Getting Sick in the 21st Century

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found in all North American
major intensive care units. This is a no-win situation for the doctor,
the patient, and the health care system. If you have a chronic condition,
these killer bugs may play the decisive role in whether or not you recover.

Bugs go round the world today riding on jumbo jets and they dare to mutate as they do. Today, in the world we live in, we hear on TV or read the papers about the illnesses or viruses we are about to catch – its spoon fed into the masses and accepted as fact. Can we trust the medical establishment and health officials from the CDC whose conflict of interests is apparent through deep and intimate ties with the pharmaceutical industry? Unfortunately we cannot. Are our children safe in hospitals today? Definitely not with all the antibiotic resistant super strains running loose.

Runny nose, fever, cough, even pneumonia — the symptoms sound like swine flu but children hospitalized at one U.S. hospital in fact had a rhinovirus, better known as a common cold virus, doctors are telling us. That is what they are telling themselves and the rest of us but what is it that is really going on that is driving these kids to hospitals? Today, when even a cold will land kids in the hospital, is it really the cold virus itself that is so threatening or is something else at work? For sure the CDC will not comment on this question.

More than half of Britons being offered vaccination against pandemic
H1N1 flu are turning it down because they fear side-effects or think the
virus is too mild to bother, a survey of doctors showed on the 18th of Nov.

Hundreds of children treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia had a rhinovirus, not the swine flu nor regular yearly influenza bug, and federal health investigators are trying to find out if it was a new strain, and if this is going on elsewhere in the country. “What began to happen in early September is we started seeing more children coming to our emergency room with significant respiratory illness,” said Dr. Susan Coffin, medical director of infection control and prevention at the hospital.

The CDC says only 30 percent of cases
of so-called influenza-like illnesses that
are tested actually turn out to be H1N1.

Usually rhinoviruses cause an annoying but benign illness that looks a lot like flu, but with runnier noses and less fever. The flu has symptoms that make a child feel worse than symptoms associated with a common cold, but it’s not always that easy to tell the difference between the two. This one, though, is causing severe symptoms and pneumonia. “Some of these kids had really bad wheezing,” Coffin said — so bad they had to be hospitalized and treated with a nebulizer, which delivers drugs into the lungs to help keep oxygen in the blood.

More than 100,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine are being withdrawn
across the country, after Canadian health officials announced Thursday
they’d noticed a higher-than-usual number of allergic reactions from one batch.
[1]

Official orthodox medicine really has few answers for these children and people in general when it comes to viral infections. There is no vaccine for rhinovirus (thank God) and no good treatment, according to allopathic theory. “For years the medical establishment has disseminated information to lead one to believe that there is no cure for the common cold. This attitude supports the multi-million dollar advertising campaign by the pharmaceutical companies,” write Drs. William J. Kerr and John B. Hagen.

For severely ill patients hospitals can try to keep blood oxygen
levels up and keep the patients hydrated, often with intravenous
lines if they are coughing or wheezing too hard to eat or drink.

Every year multitudes of people supposedly ‘catch’ the flu and then take antibiotics, antihistamines, pain killers and a whole range of other drugs to get over it. They inevitably do end up feeling ‘better’ and think they have beaten the flu. The virus theory of influenza is actually in part a scam; one of the greatest and long lived ones at the heart of allopathic medicine and the malicious vaccine industry.

“Resistance to antiviral medications has been well documented in influenza viruses. In 2006, resistance to adamantanes (amantadine, rimantadine) was detected in A/H3N2 seasonal flu viruses in the United States. By the next year, resistance was nearly 100%. Similarly, resistance to oseltamivir was noted in A/H1N1 seasonal flu isolates in 2008, and by 2009, the resistance rate was almost 100%,” writes Dr. James Wilde. We are doing the same stupid things with antiviral medicines as we did and still do with antibiotics, only shooting ourselves and our children in the feet.

Four North Carolina patients at a single hospital tested
positive for a type of swine flu that is resistant to Tamiflu.
[2]

Some Canadian provinces have suspended the ‘normal’ seasonal flu shots for anyone under 65 in response to a recent study there. The study suggests that people vaccinated against seasonal flu are actually twice as likely to catch swine flu.[3] Now why would anyone promote a vaccination that increases ones chances of getting the disease the vaccine was designed to prevent? And what is it about the vaccine that makes this so? Is it a live virus being injected or is it the toxic insult to the body that triggers a full body dump of stored heavy metals and other toxic chemicals held in the tissues and cells of the body?

Now compare the above vaccination data to getting more sleep. A study from the Archives of Internal medicine evaluated 153 people, and exposed them to a cold virus via nose drops. What was found was those who had less than 7 hours of sleep were three times as likely to catch the virus and get sick than those who had more than 8 hours of sleep.[4] Can the flu vaccine improve your immune system 300%?

The Polish Health Minister Eva Kopacz recently told
Parliament that she, as a qualified family doctor with more
than 20 years of experience, will not authorize the use of vaccines
with inadequate safety testing on millions of people in Poland.

Detoxification is essential for good health to exist. Our body must eliminate toxins daily or we will die quite quickly. Since our environment is more toxic today, our livers are over stressed with environmental toxins to deal with daily exposure. Literally we are being poisoned from many sources simultaneously with mercury being one of the worst insults we have to suffer through.

Doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia don’t seem to have a clue about the areas affected by heavy mercury contamination through emissions from coal fired plants, city incinerators and crematoriums that pollute the air and soil. Mercury is getting into everything and the problem is taken to a dramatic level when mercury fillings are put in the mouth and when men, women and children are given vaccines loaded with thimerosal, which is fifty percent by weight ethyl-mercury.

“While rhinovirus outbreaks are common in the fall, the outbreak that occurred this year was unusually large and resulted in a lot of hospital admissions, including many children that required intensive care,” CDC spokesman Daigle said. What is changing that would bring about such a result? Has the rhinovirus mutated into something more threatening or are the children’s health already compromised from increasing accumulation of heavy metals and other toxic chemicals? And God help the physician who insinuates that the kids are finally offering proof that constant exposure to microwave transmissions is weakening them.

“Under normal circumstances, when a public health measure is advocated or mandated, and it is accepted without question by all Federal health agencies, state and local health departments, and promoted by the mainstream media with unquestioning support from the orthodox medical community, then it is assumed that such measures at the very least meet basic scientifically proven criteria. When put to the test, a meticulous review of the scientific literature finds that virtually all of the Federal health agencies assumptions are held in error,” writes Dr Gary Null and Richard Gale. Nowhere is this truer then when it comes to virus infections and the flu.

Dr. Joseph Mercola writes, “It looks as though the swine flu pandemic of 2009 will go down as one of the biggest government and pharmaceutical scams ever, renewing a healthy, and necessary, skepticism about the swine flu vaccine and the dubious dealings behind the implementation of worldwide mass-vaccination programs. On the upside, it has also created a more open debate about vaccinations in general. The childhood vaccination schedule is in dire need of an overhaul, and the swine flu hysteria has actually opened many people’s eyes to the unhealthy practices behind our vaccine policies. The public is finally starting to wonder and question, en masse, what’s being injected into them and their children.”

One side of the scam it seems is an underreporting in the news about a new side of the outbreak that seems to be creeping up not only in Eastern Europe but now in Iowa, which has officially recorded 21 H1N1 deaths, including seven in Polk County alone. The county’s medical examiner Dr. Gregory Schmunk said he has performed autopsies on some residents who were never diagnosed with H1N1, but actually had it. “In the autopsy, what we’re seeing is very heavy, wet hemorrhagic lungs, lungs with a lot of blood in them.”[5] It does seem like a new super virus has been fabricated by human hands (or Nature) that bears down on peoples lungs with a ferocity not known in modern times. As we shall see below the stronger the attacking pathogen the stronger our immune defenses and nutritional sufficiency needs to be.

In a society obsessed with avoiding disease-harboring microorganisms industries are hawking everything from antimicrobial-coated steel to kitchen cutting boards boasting antibacterial qualities. To ensure that germ-defying markets will continue to expand, the concept of contagion has been packaged decade after decade in mass media blitzes. Daily television broadcasts induce fear of contamination by the Swine Flu and regular influenza and the huge amount of deaths expected from such highly contagious diseases.

Accusations are flying in British and French media that the pandemic
has been “hyped” by medical researchers to further their own cause,
boost research grants and line the pockets of drug companies. Britain’s
Independent newspaper this week asked “Pandemic? What Pandemic?

A smile is contagious and so is yawning but neither of these two is transmitted by viruses. When we get the flu or even “catch” a cold is it something like what happens to grandfather clocks swinging together on a wall or is it local weather events of cold or damp wind striking many together? The theoretical platform of bio-terrain, postulated by the nineteenth century scientist, Antoine Beauchamp suggests that it is the internal strength or balance of an individual that protects or fails to protect him/her from illness.

For instance, if four people go to a yoga class together and one of them has a cough with phlegm and is sneezing, why is it that two out of the three healthy individuals get sick with the same condition and one person doesn’t? The answer is due to individual terrain. We are all exposed to microbes, however, Beauchamp suggest that if the pH of the body is slightly more acidic in nature, the body produces more food for germs to feed upon and our risk of becoming sick increases. Basically, it is not only the microbes we need to be concerned with but also the health of our bodies “medium” or internal environment that supports the growth and mutation.

The primary cause of disease is in us, always in us.
- Antoine Beauchamp, 1883

The most popular view of illness is based on the theory of one of Beauchamp’s colleagues, Louis Pasteur. According to Pasteur’s germ theory, illness is due to bacterial, viral, and parasitic exposure. However, if exposure was the only variable in determining illness, then all three of those individuals should have gotten sick. Clearly, there is more to illness than what the germ theory has to offer and Chinese medicine concerns itself with the “other” factors, those that lay the groundwork for the strength and balance of the body’s terrain.

When we get the flu or even “catch” a cold one thing is certain, it affects the stored toxic wastes that are hiding out in the tissues and cells. When we get sick there is a toxic dump going on as chemical poisons and heavy metals flood into the bloodstream. That western medicine ignores the terrain with a fanaticism about pathogenic viruses and bacteria is telling. Personally I embrace a simultaneous model of terrain and pathogen embedded in the elements of nature that sometimes blow down hard on humans and animals alike.

You don’t “catch a cold” from a cold sufferer no matter how close your contact with him. Some proof is supplied by the interesting experiments performed by Drs William J. Kerr and John B. Hagen of the University of California. The following is an excerpt from an account of their experiments:

“The human guinea pigs were left alone for five to eight days to make sure that they were free from cold. Then a sufferer–the more he sneezed and the more his eyes watered, the more welcome–was ushered in through the air lock. He played cards with his intended victims, ate with them, drank out of a common glass with them and sneezed at them. Twenty-four or forty-eight hours later he made his exit. The doctors went to great lengths in their fierce thoroughness. They contaminated a clinical thermometer, with the nose drippings of a sufferer, dried it and took the temperature of the rest. No result. Nasal secretion (both natural and clarified in a centrifugal machine) was even dropped into the corner of the eye. But still these chronic sufferers from cold could not be inoculated. There wasn’t even a sign of irritation. This remarkable experiment was repeated many times with different individuals and every time the result was the same.” The conclusion arrived at is that the cause of colds cannot be attributed to the “cold virus,” but to an internal disturbance of the body–a failure of the body to adjust to variations in the environment, such as changes in temperature and humidity.[6]

We need not debate about the existence of viruses but they are small invisible things that are easy for the medical industrial complex to lie about. Are they the instigator and cause of disease or a byproduct?  Chinese medicine, which has been around for 5,000 years has a lot more experience than western medicine, is very clear about the etiology of disease. Chinese medicine is also honest and pragmatic whereas allopathic medicine is fattened with conflicts of interests and pharmaceutical madmen bent on poisoning the human race with toxic substances.

Chinese Etiology

The human body is endowed with the ability to resist the invasion of various kinds of pathogenic factors. Both the anti-pathogenic factor and the pathogenic forces arrayed against us are important in the creation of disease. However traditional Chinese medicine attaches more importance to the anti-pathogenic factors than to the pathogens themselves. The weakening of our internal strength against disease is considered an internal cause of disease and the leading factor in the occurrence or non-occurrence of a disease while the pathogenic factor is the external cause and the conditional factor, the latter becoming operative through the former.

Clinical experience clearly backs this model of disease for no matter how virulent a virus is in the minds of medical officials not everyone is stricken down. It’s very simple; when our immune system is strong the invasion of pathogens is hindered or completely blocked. If pathogens successfully invade it means an insufficiency of the anti-pathogenic factors. Our defenses are down and the enemy scales the walls and is able to successfully get to us.

Chinese medicine widens its concept of pathogens including variations in weather which exceed the adaptive capacity of individuals. That means when we are weakened internally due to tiredness, stress, emotions or dietary deficiencies we are more susceptible to such factors as wind, cold, summer heat, dampness and dryness. Nothing will give one a cold or flu faster than a run down body being hit by a cold damp wind in the fall when levels of vitamin D are falling because of lack of sun exposure.

All of the patients on my ward had been taking 2,000 units
of vitamin D every day for several months or longer.
Could that be the reason none of my patients caught the flu?
[7]
- Dr. John Cannell
- Atascadero State Hospital

Climatic conditions have always been held responsible in some way for colds. Inclement weather conditions-of which the chief are severe cold, dampness, windiness, or sudden change of temperature-are frequently considered the exciting or at least a contributory cause of colds. The incidence of colds is generally greatly increased in the winter months and cold weather. Even though almost everyone knows this have we seen the WHO calling for massive distribution of vitamin D?

You will never hear an allopathic doctor talk about such things but they are as real and as threatening as any virus. Nutritional deficiencies are extremely important in this picture as are acid conditions that reflect buildups in toxic cellular waste and pathogenic chemicals and metals that are invading our systems. Your rank and file card carrying member of the AMA refuses to understand the basic wisdom of nutritional medicine let alone understand and have compassion for people’s emotional vulnerabilities.

Why are things like this? One reason is that allopathic doctors use heavy metals like mercury in vaccines and a host of toxic synthetic chemicals in their pharmaceuticals so, if they came to understand peoples’ toxic exposures and their increased vulnerability to this they would have to understand how they are contributing to this mess and change what they are doing.

Mercury and a host of heavy metal and other chemical
contamination in the body is a smorgasbord not only for viruses
but for bacteria and in many cases for fungi and yeast infections.

Bad colds, influenza and even the Swine Flu are turbulent detoxification reactions of the body that are accompanied or preceded by physiological shifts into more acid conditions. Many fine Naturopaths believe that every symptom of a cold or the flu is a symptom of detoxification. This manifests with high fevers, the pores of the skin open for profuse sweating; with diarrhea, the bowels dump; with chills, which generate internal heat; with vomiting, and with coughing up and expectoration of respiratory mucus–all the cleansing actions.

This is the way that the body can violently and quickly get rid of the unprocessed metabolic waste or likewise as acid conditions continue to build up – the body suddenly weakens due to cold damp conditions and increased dietary deficiency of vitamin D in the colder months invites a flash point where pathogens take root and chemicals and metals dump into the systemic environment.

Physicians must seek out the possibility of Carbon Monoxide (CO) toxicity in patients with flu-like illness, particularly in inner-city populations. Flu and air pollution symptoms are very similar with sub acute carbon monoxide poisoning commonly being misdiagnosed as an influenza-like viral illness.[8] Carbon monoxide contamination is a most common cause of injury and death due to poisoning worldwide. At lower exposure levels, carbon monoxide’s effects are similar to flu symptoms, including dizziness, headaches, disorientation, visual disturbances, nausea, and fatigue.

On Tuesday, an 80-year-old Quebec man died
after taking the H1N1 Swine Flu vaccination.
[9]

The western medical establishment has dug in its heels about the ever growing problem of mercury contamination and how it contributes to a host of diseases and this is cruel and a demonstration of medical ignorance. We can say the same about MSG and Aspartame and the host of thousands of chemical containments. Faithful allopaths are practicing in a blind box filled with delusion and that is why they are hurting so many people and failing in their mission of helping humanity. Its really not medicine they are practicing its pharmaceutical terrorism.

The government released information on Saturday that two people
in China have died after receiving the H1N1 Swine Flu vaccination.
[10]

Only time and the power of truth will sweep away what is not helpful and we are seeing the beginnings of that right now in the international rebellion that is gathering against the Swine Flu vaccines. The herd of humanity is not as stupid as the elite old blood lines would like. And now that we are getting the first reports of deaths from the Swine Flu vaccine things might get really out of hand for some of these institutions like the WHO, CDC, FDA, UN, IMF and WTO that are the handmaidens of a group of people who really don’t belong down on earth with the rest of us.

When the media and medical authorities spit on
alternative medicine they are spitting on life itself.

Vitamin C, magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, zinc and iodine as well as the sun, plenty of good water, exercise and sufficient sleep will do more to protect you and your family from viruses than anything the western medical establishment has to offer. None of these medicinals are alternative they are all mainline orthodox nutritional medicines that all healthcare workers should be using to protect their patients from any threatened viral or even bacterial infection.


[4] Sheldon Cohen, William J. Doyle, Cuneyt M. Alper, Denise Janicki-Deverts, Ronald B. Turner, Sleep Habits and Susceptibility to the Common Cold Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(1):62-67.

[8] In one hospital study, no patient with a carboxyhemoglobin level greater than or equal to 10% (i.e., subacute CO poisoning) was diagnosed as having subacute CO poisoning.” (Dolan, et al, Ann Emerg Med)  They were instead diagnosed with virus influenza. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3592333

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Comments:

  • Helen Connors

    Hi Mark, I would very much appreciate your advice. I am 3 months pregnant and they are urging pegnant women to have the swinr flu injection. I really do not want to have this and was hoping you could let me know how i can guard myself againt the swine flu as i work as a hairdresser and come into a contact with a lot of people every day, and also how best for me to treat it if i do catch it.

    Kind Regards

    Helen Connors

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Helen,

      See our site dedicated to Swine Flu at: http://swineflu.imva.info/
      Should you contract swine flu try sodium bicarbonate. (read about this under the “treatment” menu heading at the site above)
      Recently new information has come out stating that pregnant women should not get vaccinated!

      Sincerely,

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • Helen Connors

    Hi Mark, I would very much appreciate your advice. I am 3 months pregnant and they are urging pegnant women to have the swinr flu injection. I really do not want to have this and was hoping you could let me know how i can guard myself againt the swine flu as i work as a hairdresser and come into a contact with a lot of people every day, and also how best for me to treat it if i do catch it.

    Kind Regards

    Helen Connors

    • IMVA Staff

      Dear Helen,

      See our site dedicated to Swine Flu at: http://swineflu.imva.info/
      Should you contract swine flu try sodium bicarbonate. (read about this under the “treatment” menu heading at the site above)
      Recently new information has come out stating that pregnant women should not get vaccinated!

      Sincerely,

      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • saintd

    Mark.I have been doing some research for a friend with pancreatic cancer. I have bought and read your book on sodium bicarbonate and iodine as well as Bill Sardis’ book on cancer. I e-mailed him for some suggestions on a protocal for my friend and he refered to sodium bicarbonate as a distraction and of course recommended daily vitaminD 10,000iu,,ip6 4,000mg,quercetin 500mg,and resveratrol 2,000. these are very high doses. Now I know of his stake in longevinex and the values he offered where so high that It would cost several hundred dollars a month to follow. I know that pancreatic cancer is less than 5% curable in the short term. Do you have any suggestions on how I can proceed with my search to help my friend?

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      For reasons that I’m sure you understand, I cannot address specific individual problems on this site.
      Please write or call me for more indepth information than you see here. Otherwise I would start him on my protocol of magnesium chloride, iodine and sodium bicarbonate. For Sardi to say sodium bicarbonate is a distraction is showing he perhaps not up on all the research that’s been and being done with sodium bicarbonate.

      For Consultations: director@imva.info

      Dr. Mark

  • saintd

    Mark.I have been doing some research for a friend with pancreatic cancer. I have bought and read your book on sodium bicarbonate and iodine as well as Bill Sardis’ book on cancer. I e-mailed him for some suggestions on a protocal for my friend and he refered to sodium bicarbonate as a distraction and of course recommended daily vitaminD 10,000iu,,ip6 4,000mg,quercetin 500mg,and resveratrol 2,000. these are very high doses. Now I know of his stake in longevinex and the values he offered where so high that It would cost several hundred dollars a month to follow. I know that pancreatic cancer is less than 5% curable in the short term. Do you have any suggestions on how I can proceed with my search to help my friend?

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      For reasons that I’m sure you understand, I cannot address specific individual problems on this site.
      Please write or call me for more indepth information than you see here. Otherwise I would start him on my protocol of magnesium chloride, iodine and sodium bicarbonate. For Sardi to say sodium bicarbonate is a distraction is showing he perhaps not up on all the research that’s been and being done with sodium bicarbonate.

      For Consultations: director@imva.info

      Dr. Mark

  • Kev

    In the past year it has been important to me to drill down to the basics of what it means to be a healthy human being. Over the years, I learned a lot about alternative health, but I believed I was naive of the more basic truths about natural health. You really get to the elemental truths such as the environment our bodies share and the biological terrain. Our natural health is being depleted by the very people we trust to govern, and despite public outcry by us and by scientists around the world they are amazingly single-minded and stubborn. Then they back up their policies with scientific consensus, but it is the consensus of the few, which is really a deception consensus, or what we used to call something else, some other word that starts with “cons”: conspiracy.

  • Kev

    In the past year it has been important to me to drill down to the basics of what it means to be a healthy human being. Over the years, I learned a lot about alternative health, but I believed I was naive of the more basic truths about natural health. You really get to the elemental truths such as the environment our bodies share and the biological terrain. Our natural health is being depleted by the very people we trust to govern, and despite public outcry by us and by scientists around the world they are amazingly single-minded and stubborn. Then they back up their policies with scientific consensus, but it is the consensus of the few, which is really a deception consensus, or what we used to call something else, some other word that starts with “cons”: conspiracy.

  • http://healthmaven.blogspot.com/ Paul Fassa

    Excellent article as usual, Mark. Pharmaceutical terrorism, aye!

    I’m wondering if Espom Salts, Magnesium Sulfate, would be of any benefit for my wife, who is having a hard time coping with life here in San Miguel de Allende Mexico. Weather changes and dust seem to hit her lung problems hard.

    She has started taking advantage of the fact that we’ve moved into an apartment with a bathtub so she could soak in epsom salt. I’m gonna force her (and me) to start taking in some Arm and Hammer orally too.

    BTW – we have your books for sale on our recently started blog. Just not enough traffic yet. Maybe we should start posting your articles with the ads – Is that OK with you?

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      I’d be honored to have my articles posted on your blog, as long as proper credit is given. :) Thanks!

      Epsom salt baths would benefit, but magnesium chloride would be better than mag sulfate for a number of reasons, for one the effects will be longer lasting with mag chloride.

  • http://healthmaven.blogspot.com/ Paul Fassa

    Excellent article as usual, Mark. Pharmaceutical terrorism, aye!

    I’m wondering if Espom Salts, Magnesium Sulfate, would be of any benefit for my wife, who is having a hard time coping with life here in San Miguel de Allende Mexico. Weather changes and dust seem to hit her lung problems hard.

    She has started taking advantage of the fact that we’ve moved into an apartment with a bathtub so she could soak in epsom salt. I’m gonna force her (and me) to start taking in some Arm and Hammer orally too.

    BTW – we have your books for sale on our recently started blog. Just not enough traffic yet. Maybe we should start posting your articles with the ads – Is that OK with you?

    • http://director.imva.info/ Mark Sircus

      I’d be honored to have my articles posted on your blog, as long as proper credit is given. :) Thanks!

      Epsom salt baths would benefit, but magnesium chloride would be better than mag sulfate for a number of reasons, for one the effects will be longer lasting with mag chloride.