Low Iron Linked with Muscle Health, Sleep Disorders, Mood, Stroke Risk, and Mitochondria

Do you have iron deficiency and not know it? Fatigue, weakness, and cold intolerance are common symptoms of low iron. Standard blood tests may not reflect early iron deficiency. There is, however, a special lab test that tells you how good your iron stores are even before extensive changes occur. This lab test is called serum ferritin. Serum ferritin levels reflect the actual amount of iron stores in the body. A depletion of iron stores indicates a functional deficiency and early iron deficiency, which can cause a variety of health disorders. There is more to low serum ferritin and iron deficiency than meets the eye.

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

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Does Vaccinating Pregnant Women Really Slash The Risk of Pertussis in Infants’ First 4 Months?

Saturday, March 23rd 2013 at 5:00 am

Vaccinating pregnant women “halves the risk of pertussis in infants’ first four months” ~ A critique by Dr Suzanne Humphries

The latest propaganda hitting the provaccine press today involves the results of a retrospective study conducted through channels at the University of Sydney, NSW Australia. Click to see the conference poster HERE.

The headlines in the press include “Whooping cough jabs for mum protect baby”, “Protecting babies against pertussis: pregnant moms and caretakers need the vaccine”, “Whooping cough vaccine advised for pregnant women”, “pertussis immunization before pregnancy halves risk.” The title of “halving risk” comes from a medical organization called the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases. They made a statement that is not in the poster by Dr Quinn, and stated:

Importantly, 14% of case mothers and 26% of control mothers were vaccinated before delivery, most within 2 years but up to 6 years previously. (more…)

9 Reasons Why Exercise May Be the Best Medicine

Forms of Exercise

There is no debate, regular exercise is vital for maintaining health and wellness.  Again and again, research confirms that everyone can benefit from physical activity.  Want to live a long, healthy life?  Your chances of doing so are far better if you regularly work your body.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regular physical activity has been shown to reduce mortality rates of many chronic diseases. Additionally, many illnesses and health ailments can be improved, or even prevented, by engaging in regular physical activity. [1] (more…)

Opening windows while pregnant improves baby’s health

Women who regularly open the windows of their homes while pregnant are significantly less likely to have premature and low birth weight infants, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California and published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Preterm birth and low birth weight are significantly associated with poor infant health, higher infant morality, and lifelong problems with the heart, breathing and behavior.

Researchers collected information on the birth weights of 1,761 Los Angeles babies, along with information from their mothers about how often windows had been kept open in the home during pregnancy, how often nail polish, hairspray and bug spray were used in the home, and whether anyone smoked inside the home. (more…)

Expectant mom alert: C-sections may cause babies to develop allergies

No one would suggest a pregnant woman forgo a Caesarian section, commonly called a C-section, if that kind of surgical birth is needed to save the life of mom and/or baby. However, C-sections are too often performed for other reasons — even because the surgical procedure allows women, and doctors, to fit a birth into a specific schedule.

In fact, statistics (reported in the New England Journal of Medicine) show the C-section delivery rate is the U.S. is over 30 percent — double the number of C-sections performed in other parts of the world. And the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that 2.5 percent of all the surgical C-sections in the U.S. are done on demand, not because they are medically necessary. Often, C-sections are performed because the mom fears pain or just because it makes childbirth supposedly more convenient. (more…)

Flu shots during pregnancy lead to 4,250 percent increase in fetal deaths

For years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has maintained that the combined influenza vaccine, which was first administered during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu season, is perfectly safe and actually encouraged for pregnant women. But a new study published in the journal Human and Environmental Toxicology (HET) reveals that, following the mass administration of the untested dual vaccine, which contains the mercury-based preservative Thimerosal, miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women who received it skyrocketed by an astounding 4,250 percent. (more…)

Routine ultrasound testing not proven safe for pregnant women

It is common for a pregnant woman to undergo several routine ultrasounds during her 40-week pregnancy. What many don’t know, and despite what popular medical and government websites state, ultrasound scans have never been proven safe for pregnant women or babies and aren’t recommended for routine use and non-high risk pregnancies. (more…)

The Most Harmful Medical Intervention Is Done to All of Us

The first medical intervention in everyone’s life is clamping the cord, and it’s doing immense harm. Babies who would have survived are dying. People are suffering permanent damage, including brain damage, as a result. Please, join the campaign to end this travesty!

Newborn by en-shahdi

Newborn by en-shahdi

by Heidi Stevenson

The single most harmful intervention of modern medicine is also the most common, because it’s done to virtually every person born in a hospital, and most born outside it. It deprives us of critical oxygen, iron, and stem cells required for the first burst of independent life. The intervention is assuredly resulting in both higher infant mortality, lower intelligence, and greater debility. The intervention is umbilical cord clamping. (more…)

Medical evidence shows that pregnant mothers exposed to mercury in vaccines are more likely to have children with ADHD

The truth is finally starting to come out, at least in a roundabout way, concerning the dangers of mercury exposure during pregnancy, including mercury exposure resulting from vaccinations. New research published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reveals that even low-level mercury exposure during pregnancy can cause children to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other similar hyperactive and behavioral conditions. (more…)

UC Professor Eyes Permanent Sterilant To Cull US Population

During a speech earlier this year given by University of California-Riverside professor Richard Cardullo, the cottonseed derivative Gossypol is being proposed as an adequate sterilant to bring down the birthrate in the United States. Stating that the substance’s permanent sterilization effects on males is already being considered for widespread use in China and many third world countries, Cardullo calls it “an option” for use within the United States. In addition to Gossypol, the professor advised the attending students to lower their standard of living if the earth is to continue carrying humans on its surface.

Interesting to note that the professor has recently been selected by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to join the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) program, funded by the federal government. (more…)