Sunday, September 30, 2007

Short segment on vaccines

There are many great sites you can view to educate yourself on the pros and cons of vaccinating children. There is a great site connected to this blog and one on Scroll down and click on the children's photos to read their stories. There are thousands of stories like this on the web but it seems to be very hard to find any stories about unvaccinated children dying.
The subject has come up recently by a few different people so I thought I would just do a short rant and make sure everyone can locate these sites.

Here goes...
Each generation is subjected to more vaccinations and, as a result, is experiencing more immune dysfunction diseases. Many children have as many as twenty-two vaccinations before they go to the first grade, and as more vaccines become available, the number keeps increasing.
Vaccines are toxic mixtures loaded with various substances that never should be injected into the human body -including foreign proteins and dangerous viruses from chickens, guinea pigs, calves and monkeys. Some researchers believe these viruses put a permanent burden on our immune system and do continuous damage both to the immune and nervous systems.
Vaccines also contain toxic chemicals, like mercury (a neurotoxin), ethylene glycol (anti-freeze), formaldehyde (a carcinogen), aluminum (a carcinogen and also associated with Alzheimer's), plus antibiotics like Streptomycin (Which can cause allergic reactions). Even the FDA has called for cessation of mercury in vaccines.
Decisions about whether to vaccinate your children, should be based on accurate information. Unfortunately, the public has had little access to research questioning the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
To avoid an infectious disease, you don't need to have vaccinations; you need to keep your immunity strong. From the beginning, breastfeeding protects against many infections. Avoid allergenic foods like milk and wheat. Refined sugars are well known to depress immunity. Regular exercise, a good diet, and avoidance of allergens and toxins help to maintain a healthy immune system.
Finding any studies that prove vaccines' effectiveness is difficult. Recent worldwide outbreaks of virulent forms of TB have demonstrated that alleged "protection" by TB vaccine has little to do with whether or not anyone contracts the disease.
-excerpts from Never Be Sick Again
Health Is a Choice Learn How to Choose It.
Raymond Francis

Not meant to be used as medical advice, you must choose what is right for your child.
This is strictly my opinion.

Sunday, September 23, 2007 maybe it's time to try something different

Death Rates Per 100,000 Population
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland
Living Nutrition Magazine

1960-1988      1988-2002

Heart diseases               296.0-486.0     696.0-947.0
Cancer                          162.8-196.6     271.0-557.0
Diabetes                         15.7-18.9     72.0-249.0

Ginger Snaps

2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the maple syrup, molasses, oil, and ginger. Stir together gently until "just mixed."
Scoop spoon-sized portions onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. Makes 6
large or 12 small cookies.
-How it all Vegan

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Vegan Guacamole

2 cups ripe avocados, mashed
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 1/2 T. lemon juice
1 1/2 t. onion powder
1 t. salt
Chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup veganaise

Mix together and enjoy on toasted bread

Monday, September 10, 2007

Pepper Tofu Jerky

Another great recipe from How It All Vegan

1 lb extra-firm tofu
1/2 cup braggs or soy sauce
3/4 tbsp liquid smoke
1/8 cup water
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp pepper
1 tsp organic sugar

Cut the drained tofu into long narrow strips (about 1/4 inch thickness). They may look big, but they will shrink during baking. In a small bowl, whisk together th Braggs, liquid smoke, water, onion powder, garlic, pepper, and sugar. Place the tofu strips in a shallow baking pan or on a cookie sheet and pour the marinade over them. Let them marinat for several hours or overnight for best results.

Cook the tofu in a food dehydrator (follow directions) or bake in the oven for about 4-6 hours at 200F. Turn the tofu over once every hour so it bakes evenly. Continue until the texture is very chewy, but not crispy. Tofu jerky will keep indefinitely. Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid.

Zesty Tomato Pesto

4 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch spinach, chopped
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
4/5 tsp fresh basil, chopped
salt (to taste)

In a blender or food processor, blend together the tomatoes, spinach, onions, oil, garlic, and basil until you've reached the desired consistency. Add salt to taste. Heat and serve over pasta or rice or use in place of tomato sauce on pizza. Makes 2-4 servings.

Monday, September 3, 2007


1 cup soft or silken tofu
1/2 cup soy milk
1/3 cup sweetener
1/4 cup carob or cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
popsicle moulds

In a blender or food processor blend all ingredients until very smooth and creamy. Pour into moulds and freeze. Remove from freezer 5 minutes before serving. Makes 8-12 depending on moulds.

Rabbit Shake

1/2 cup soft or silken tofu
1-2 cup orange or apple juice
1 banana (frozen works best)
1 carrot, finely grated

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend on high speed until very smooth. Makes 1-2 servings.
Thousands of people every year pay thousands of dollars for state-of-the-art testing to learn their risk for heart disease. However, experts say that fresh vegetables and fruits and a health club membership may be better buys than any lab test. People who ate a diet low in fat and cholesterol and rich in healthy plant foods, who don't smoke, who exercise regularly, and keep their weight and blood pressure in the normal range are less likely to have a heart attack than those who don't, despite any predisposition or genetic tendency toward heart disease. - Harvard Health Letter