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Average American Diet Deficient In Key Nutrients

by: Dave Gabriele

(NaturalNews) A three-year study surveying the dietary habits of over 16,000 Americans has found that a large portion of the population consistently fails to meet even the minimal intakes recommended in the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for many key nutrients. The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition (August 2011), concluded, "Without enrichment and/or fortification and supplementation, many Americans did not achieve the recommended micronutrient intake levels set forth in the Dietary Reference Intake."


The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2006 reviewed the average intake of 19 micronutrients in 16,110 people, including key vitamins such as vitamin A and K and important minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

The majority of the population shows a sufficient minimum intake of the following nutrients: vitamin B-6, folate, zinc, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-12, phosphorus, iron, copper, and selenium.

The study notes that fortified food (food with artificial nutrients added to it) and vitamin/mineral supplementation are the reasons the majority of these daily requirements are met. In other words, our food is clearly deficient in key nutrients.

On the down side of the study, a large percentage of the population showed intakes of other key nutrients that are clearly below the minimum daily requirements. These nutrients are magnesium, calcium and vitamins A, C, D, and E.

– 25% do not get enough Vitamin C
– 34% do not get enough Vitamin A
– 38% do not get enough Calcium
– 45% do not get enough Magnesium
– 60% do not get enough Vitamin E
– 70% do not get enough Vitamin D

It is important to note that the minimum daily requirement for a nutrient is usually defined as the lowest amount that can be taken in order to not develop a "deficiency" and an associated disease or health condition. For example, the minimum daily requirement for Vitamin C is 90 mg. If you take less than this amount for an extended period of time you will develop scurvy. Although taking 90 mg will keep scurvy at bay, it is not the amount needed for optimal health. These daily requirements were never designed with "optimal health" in mind, only the avoidance of disease. However, health is much more than just the absence of disease.

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization. Published since 1928, The Journal of Nutrition was the first scientific journal created solely for publication of nutrition research.

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Consumption Of White Food And Flour Products Linked To Diabetes

by: Shona Botes

(NaturalNews) For many people these days, the emphasis seems to be on eating foods which look the nicest and which look appealing. Unfortunately, these snow white and visually appealing foods come with a hefty price tag. That price tag isn`t one that is measured in monetary terms, but rather in terms of your health and wellbeing. An ingredient called alloxan, which is found in products containing white flour, destroys the beta cells in the pancreas by causing free radical damage to the DNA. This puts you at a much higher risk of contracting diabetes.

White food products become white because of the fact that all of their fibre, minerals and vitamins have been stripped from them. These refining processes result in foods, which are actually empty calorie sources, because they are left with no nutritional value in them. Eating these refined food products has also been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks by as much as 30%. Several studies have shown that people who consume wholegrain and unprocessed food products have a 30% lower risk of contracting heart disease than those who consume white food products.

Flour used to make white bread and food products is chemically bleached with substances like benzoyl peroxide, nitrosyl, oxide of nitrogen, chloride and chlorine. These in turn have various chemical salts added to them to enhance the bleaching process. Nutrients which are removed from the flour during the bleaching process include Vitamin E, potassium, phosphorus, copper, niacin, calcium, thiamin, pantothenic acid and pyridoxine.

White rice experiences the same nutrient loss as white flour when processed. Where brown rice is produced by simply removing the grain husks, white rice is produced by removing the inner husk as well. Once this is done, the grains are then polished with glucose to enhance their visual appeal.

These processes result in foods which have an extremely high GI (glycemic index) content. These result in sugars being released into the bloodstream far more rapidly than they should be. This causes blood sugar levels to spike and releases more insulin into the bloodstream. This results in the pancreas being overworked, which can result in diabetes.

White food products also lead to an increase in LDL (bad) cholesterol in the arteries. They also cause the metabolism to slow down, which results in weight gain, especially around the stomach and waist areas. Their lack of dietary fibre can also lead to constipation in more sensitive individuals. Because the body is then not able to remove all of the waste products it contains, it can then become more susceptible to other diseases such as Crohn`s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and even colon cancer.

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Research Says Eating Walnuts Improves Critical Thinking

by: Kim Evans

(NaturalNews) Walnuts have long been known to influence the brain and in the natural health world, they're known as a key brain food. Now, according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition, eating walnuts regularly can significantly increase critical thinking and especially what's called inferential reasoning.


Inferential reasoning is the ability to infer truth from other known truth and it is also the ability to deduce information based on prior experience and context. It's sometimes thought that there are two fundamental types of reasoning. So dramatically improving one is an enormous step in the right direction, and it's nice that it can be done by an easy dietary addition.

This research was done at Andrews University and led by Peter Pribis, associate professor of nutrition and wellness. Two groups of Andrews students were used: the students either ate banana bread with ground walnuts in it or a similar looking and tasting banana bread without walnuts. Then, after eight weeks of either eating walnuts or not, the students were tested for inferential reasoning and other cognitive skills. And especially for inferential reasoning, the results were impressive.

According to Pribis, "We discovered that students who consumed walnuts experienced improvement in critical thinking, specifically inferential reasoning." They actually found that eating a half cup of walnuts a day for eight weeks led to an 11.2 percent increase in inferential reasoning skills, which is the difference between an A or a B, or a B and a C.

According to the researchers, walnuts contain a wide number of neuroprotective compounds including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, polyphenolics, and significant amounts of a-linolenic acid, or ALA. Because ALA is the precursor for EPA and DHA, with plenty of ALA our bodies can make more EPA and DHA too.

The researchers also tell us that DHA is important for brain membrane stability, brain plasticity, and gene expression. Further, DHA increases the speed of brain signal transmissions while increasing serotonin and dopamine concentrations. Serotonin and dopamine are essential for brain and mood health and many brain medications manipulate these natural compounds.

Walnuts are also key sources of omega three fatty acids and most American diets lack these important fatty acids. Actually, the brain is almost 60 percent comprised of the structural fats that are found in walnuts.

Walnuts, like many other nuts, are great sources of protein too and they can be key replacements for animal eating. With benefits like these and other recent news that plant based vegetarian diets can prevent or reverse a variety of serious illnesses, it really seems the way to go.

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The Truth About Gardasil

by: Ethan A. Huff

 (NaturalNews) Texas Gov. Rick Perry's failed plot to force Merck & Co.'s Gardasil vaccine on millions of young girls in the Lone Star State has sparked renewed interest among Americans, as to what all the controversy is about concerning the vaccine

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The mainstream media's response to the incident has included a lot of whitewashing, as well as a full-scale damage control operation to reaffirm the supposed safety of Gardasil, which is alleged by Merck to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) and some forms of cervical cancer. But the cat is out of the bag as thousands of curious Americans, many for the first time, are learning about the very real dangers associated with the Gardasil vaccine.

Not long after the vaccine was approved back in 2006, Gardasil's deadly side effects quickly began to emerge. Reports came in about young girls experiencing seizures and developing chronic neurological problems, as well as other conditions, immediately after receiving one or more of the three-part Gardasil vaccination schedule.

And according to Dr. Sherri Tenpenny from, there were already more than 1,200 adverse events from the vaccine logged in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) less than a year after its release.

And because as little as one percent of adverse events are even reported in VAERS, Dr. Tenpenny says that as many as 126,000 instances of "acute health problems" may have resulted from young girls getting their Gardasil shots.

A report was put together by a group of mothers whose daughters died or became seriously injured after receiving either Gardasil or Cervarix. Cervarix is another, but less popular, HPV vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Major adverse events caused by the shots include the development of autoimmune disorders, paralysis, Guillain Barre Syndrome, seizures, migraine headaches, blindness, hearing loss, memory loss, and death (…).

So far in 2011 alone, there have been nearly 1,500 adverse events reported in association with Gardasil or Cervarix — and in 2010, there were more than 2,500 adverse events reported in association with the two vaccines (

To date, there have been more than 21,000 reported cases of girls being adversely injured by Gardasil or Cervarix, more than 3,100 serious injury reports, and more than 100 reported deaths.

Based on this information, you can clearly see why Gov. Perry's 2007 executive order, and his continued defense of it, represents a significant threat to public health. If Gov. Perry's executive order would have been preserved and upheld by the Texas state legislature, thousands of additional girls in Texas may have been seriously injured or killed as a result.

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Texas School Girls Still Dying In The Wake Of Rick Perry’s Greed

by: S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews) Reports are still streaming in of girls in Texas as young as 9 years old having outbreaks of genital warts, going into convulsions, becoming paralyzed, slipping into comas, and even dying after being force-vaccinated by the highly controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil.

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Thousands of well-documented cases have been posted to VAERS, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, but nothing is being done because VAERS only investigates cases that the manufacturer Merck suggests as, "complaints that require further research," which, so far is none.

"In our analysis of VAERS data, we look for patterns of adverse events that may be plausibly linked to a vaccine. Such patterns of adverse events may require further study."

Put simply, if a suspected murderer was on trial, and the Judge asked him or her if there were any other accomplices who helped plan or commit the crime, and the suspect said no, should the jury and the general public feel secure, that the suspect is telling the truth, and that no further investigation is necessary?

There are absolutely no checks and balances in place for properly verifying the flood of incoming damage reports. Nurses in Virginia filter and medically encode the public complaints on VAERS, and then they repost them, often make coding errors.

Plus, the site is regulated by the FDA who approved the horror in the first place. How can the public rely on the so called "transparency" of the site when reports are botched and full of misleading medical codes? As far as the public knows, the last coma report could now be listed as "broccoli allergen 3.2."

To make things worse, girls and their parents must be "educated" about the vaccine before it is administered, so in other words, have a frank discussion with your nine year old child about sex before you place them in line to be poisoned against their will.

Is this 1940 Nazi Germany all over again? Maybe all the victims of this executive order should also be forced to watch a video that documents the Republican extremist Rick Perry's infamous run for the oval office and his political views.

The damage being done to young, innocent girls and boys is extensive. Eleven deaths occurred less than one week after receiving the vaccine, seven of which died in less than two days. Three of the deaths were boys. The most common diagnosis of the cause of those deaths was blood clotting.

One female died from a blood clot within 3 hours. The echocardiogram revealed an enlarged right ventricle and blood clot within the right atrium and the right ventricle. Reports also include the onset of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a serious disorder where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system.

Judicial Watch, the public interest group which investigates and prosecutes government corruption, released a report based on new FDA documents regarding adverse reactions to the vaccine, including over a hundred deaths and spontaneous abortions caused by Gardasil. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article that describes over 12,000 reports of adverse events following Gardasil vaccinations.

The serious adverse events include anaphylactic shock, convulsion, foaming at mouth, coma, paralysis, and death. One report says a girl experienced anaphylactic shock two minutes after the vaccination. This kind of shock is considered to be immediately life-threatening. Trial data alone revealed that over 70 percent of the participants who received Gardasil acquired a new medical condition, ranging from flu-like symptoms to paralysis.

Thousands of VAERS reports include fainting (syncope) that caused serious head injuries, so the FDA and CDC's cure for this is, "Keeping the vaccinated person seated for up to 15 minutes after vaccination." But then new information surfaced that many of the girls who fainted experienced "tonic-clonic jerking movements and seizure-like activity," so the FDA revised the labeling for the immunization providers with a new "Warnings and Precautions" section.

One 14 year old girl took six steps after being injected with the vaccine and collapsed to the floor unconscious, experiencing a one minute long grand mal seizure. When she finally came to, her blood pressure was 60/40.

According to one physician's post to VAERS, a 17 year old female who was vaccinated with a .5ml dose experienced painful swelling "the size of a golf ball" at the needle's point of entry on her arm.

Over 19,000 of the VAERS reports are from the United States. Over 900 of those are from Texas. More than 3,000 reports are from "unknown locations," so the Texas total could be much higher. Over 400 reports in Texas include emergency room visits, 10 of which involve extended hospital stay. Thirty one reports are of girls who are now disabled, and more than 175 others who did not recover from their injuries.

Gardisil is basically useless. Most HPV infections in young females are temporary and have little long-term significance. Seventy percent of infections are gone in 1 year and ninety percent in less than 2 years. Plus, the vaccine only uses a couple of possible strains of human papillomavirus, of which there are literally hundreds.

So why did this vaccine ever get approved by the FDA and hit so many schools in the United States and Great Britain? The U.S. pharmaceutical giant Merck needed a new cash cow to replace the billions they lost from Vioxx, which got pulled from the market after causing over 50,000 deaths. Gardasil would have no problem filling the void, as it costs up to $1000 per dose, conveniently paid for through Medicaid by yours truly – the taxpayer.

Worldwide, over 35 million girls have been injected with the Gardasil vaccine. So far, Gardasil has been linked to over 140 deaths and countless side-effects, while cancer associated with HPV is only responsible for 1% of all cancer deaths. Gardasil is marketed mainly towards males and females age 9 to 26 as a "preventative" tool against cervical and anal cancer.

Why does Gardasil cause so many problems? The vaccine contains polysorbate 80, which is carcinogenic and mutagenic. When injected into rats, it causes their reproductive organs to grow abnormally and then become sterile. When used intravenously with vitamins it has been known to cause anaphylactic shock. The vaccine also contains sodium borate, which is widely known for its use as a roach pesticide, and the U.S. National Library of Medicine lists its side effects as vomiting, collapse, convulsions, and coma. Sound familiar?

The absurdity of the entire HPV hoax lies in the fact that the risk of adverse side effects from the vaccine is so much greater than the risk of contracting cervical cancer. Gardasil is just another H1N1 invasion of human rights that is causing permanent injuries and death all in the name of Rick Perry's political need for monetary backing.

If anyone doubts that Gardasil is causing deaths, permanent injuries and devastation to families in Texas and all over the United States, they should check out the SaneVax vaccine safety site created by mothers of children killed and injured by HPV vaccines at

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Now Is The Time To Take Action! FDA Extends Comment Period

by: Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) Massive public outcry against the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed guidelines for New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) in supplements appears to be having a significant impact, as the agency recently announced a 60-day extension period for the public to submit comments on the issue. This means that now is the time to petition everyone you know to bombard the agency with concerted opposition to its proposed takeover of the supplement industry.

In case you missed it, the FDA back in July proposed new notification guidelines for handling new dietary supplement ingredients and ingredient blends created after the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

However, the proposals, which come from mandates attached to DSHEA, actually contradict the legislation's notification provisions by turning them into an FDA approval process similar to what drugs must undergo.

In essence, the FDA has basically proposed a plan to hijack the entire supplement industry, and force it to comply with a non-existent approval process that was never a part of DSHEA, and that was never intended to pass by Congress. And if the agency gets the proposal passed as is, many of the supplements used today by millions will likely be forced off the market, not to mention their producers run out of business.

But it appears that, because of widespread publicity about the FDA's sinister plot, the agency has decided to extend the comment period for its "Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues." So the public now has until December 2 to submit comments pertaining to the proposal.

This is great news, of course, as it gives the natural health community more than enough time to let the FDA know that we are watching and listening, and that we do not approve of its little scheme. We absolutely must join together now, and tell the FDA to keep its hands off our supplements!

To view the FDA proposal for yourself, and to submit electronic comments copy and paste this url into your browser!documentDetail;D=FDA-2011-D-0376-0079

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Vitamin C Provides Beautiful Skin

by: Danna Norek

(NaturalNews) Vitamin C is one of the most well known, cost effective and universally beneficial antioxidants that we know of today. This vitamin topically and internally encourages beautiful skin, helps boost the immune system, and aids in the prevention of several types of cancer.

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Vitamin C and skin health

Vitamin C is a key component of collagen and elastin synthesis in our bodies. Collagen and elastin are proteins that make up our skin, muscles and other connective tissue.

Collagen essentially creates a "foundation" for our skin. When it begins to deteriorate with age, we start to see the sagging and wrinkles that are customary signs of aging.

Collagen and elastin are the two main reasons our skin remains smooth and resilient in our youth. Elasticity provides the ability to "bounce back" after repeated movements. Years of facial expressions, exposure to excessive UV light and other damaging dietary or environmental factors really start to show when this elasticity is compromised.

Boosting vitamin C intake can help you regain some of the lost collagen and elastin by encouraging the body to produce more. Since vitamin C is also a very important antioxidant, it helps the body to eliminate the free radicals, which compromise healthy skin cells.

In addition to its internal benefits vitamin C is also useful in external applications. It helps reduce age spots and darker pigmentation from sun exposure. It also helps to provide better skin tone and color.

This is due to its mild exfoliating capabilities, which help rid the skin of dead skin cells to reveal a fresher layer of healthy skin cells. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C and immunity

Aside from its skin health benefits vitamin C also enhances immune function. It has been shown to stimulate the production and enhance the function of white blood cells.

White blood cells are essentially our front line defense against infection and they protect us from bacterial and viral invaders. Vitamin C has also demonstrated protective qualities over white blood cells which may lengthen their life span.

Vitamin C and cancer prevention

Numerous studies have linked higher vitamin C intake to a lower occurrence of several types of cancer. In mice, these studies have shown that the vitamin can inhibit or slow the growth of cancerous tumors. These include cancer of the lung, stomach, mouth, throat, and breast.

These studies primarily point to a benefit in eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in numerous vitamins and minerals as well as vitamin C. Eating the whole food offers the greatest benefit since the vitamins and minerals complement one another and enhance overall absorption.

It is important that we replenish this vitamin every day. This vitamin is flushed out of the system daily by our natural bodily functions. Since the human body is not capable of synthesizing this vitamin on its own, it is replenished solely through diet and supplementation.

Preferably it is received via the diet as this is the most complete way to get your daily dose. Some great ways to include this in your diet include adding freshly squeezed lemon juice to your water, consuming citrus fruits and eating a variety of raw or minimally cooked fruits and vegetables.

However, you may also take a supplement. Since vitamin C is water soluble, it does not build to toxic levels in the body. Vitamin C also has the unique capability to "recycle" other antioxidants like vitamin e. This adds even more value to daily supplementation.

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Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer Turning Up In Air, Rain And Rivers

by: Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) Last month, the US Geological Survey (USGS) released a report showing that air, rainwater and rivers across the Midwest US agricultural belt are routinely contaminated with high levels of glyphosate, a pervasive herbicide produced by biotechnology giant Monsanto. And according to some, Monsanto has likely known about this for some time, but chosen to hide it from the public.


After two years of gathering and analyzing environmental samples, USGS scientists determined that the more than 180 million pounds of glyphosate spread on conventional and genetically-modified (GM) crops every year is causing "significant" environmental contamination.

Certain that Monsanto is hiding its own critical information about Roundup, Ken Cook, president of the consumer advocacy organization Environmental Working Group (EWG), has written an open letter to Hugh Grant, chairman and president of Monsanto, petitioning him to immediately release any and all studies the company is hiding about the herbicide.

"Monsanto notoriously hid PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) contamination in Alabama for decades," said Cook, referring to the infamous Monsanto PCB scandal where a plant producing the chemical from 1929 to 1972 ended up turning the entire town of Anniston, Ala., into a type of toxic waste zone — and PCB is still showing up around the area to this day (…).

"We are asking that in this case, [Monsanto] tell the public what it knew about glyphosate contamination, and when it knew. It is inconceivable that a company with Monsanto's scientific capacity did not predict, and examine, the possibility of air and water contamination by glyphosate."

Back in the summer, it was revealed that Monsanto knew glyphosate caused birth defects, endocrine disruption, DNA damage, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and cancer. This was discovered in many of its own scientific studies. But according to reports, the company knowingly withheld this crucial information from the public, and from government officials, in order to keep the product on the market.

So is it unreasonable, then, to assume that Monsanto is aware of, but withholding, critical data proving that glyphosate permeates into the deepest corners of the natural environment upon extensive use, contaminating everything in its path? Cook appears to think so, and we tend to agree with him.

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Olive Oil And Nuts In Diet Control Heart Disease

by: John Phillip

(NaturalNews) More vindication for a natural Mediterranean-style diet, including plenty of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and nuts, was revealed in an advanced study published by the prestigious journal Atherosclerosis. Early results from a Spanish study with more than 7500 participants demonstrates that high quantities of dietary EVOO and a variety of different species of nuts is more effective in managing and preventing a heart event than traditional drug therapy. Many physicians place their patients on the standard prescription of beta blockers and ACE inhibitors in a desperate effort to prevent advancing heart disease, even though repeated studies prove these drugs are detrimental to long-term health. Include copious amounts of EVOO and nuts in your diet to dramatically lower heart disease risk and avoid the need for risk drugs.

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To conduct the study, researchers placed the participants into one of three groups following a Mediterranean style diet: a diet receiving 30 liters of EVOO over a 90 day period, a nut group consuming 30 grams per day of walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts or a standard low-fat diet. Among those participants over the age of 55, the scientists found that carotid artery thickness was significantly reduced in the EVOO and nut groups for individuals with already thickened arterial walls.

Study Provides Proof of Natural Diet over Drugs in the Fight against Heart Disease

Researchers commented, "A modification in the entire diet pattern managed to achieve in just one year, results that pharmaceutical drugs did not – even after two years of treatment." Lead study author, Dr. Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez was impressed that a diet concentrated on natural food sources high in beneficial fats improved cardiovascular risk outcomes more than Pharma options. The study also found that the traditional low-fat (high carbohydrate) diet frequently prescribed by physicians and dieticians today has no health benefits and allows for heart disease to progress unabated.

Most alternative health practitioners understand that a dramatic reduction of wheat-based carbohydrates coupled with increased monounsaturated fats and Omega-3 sources can provide for vascular elasticity to lower risk of heart disease and stroke. No drug can make the same claim, despite billions of dollars spent to market and promote unnecessary pharmaceutical options to millions of unsuspecting patients.

Dr. Martinez-Gonzalez concluded "We thus observed… a significant improvement and regression of lesions having taken place in those cases that had followed a Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin olive oil or nuts." After just 90 days of EVOO or nut consumption, lipoprotein ratios improved enough to deliver significant improvement in heart disease risk for both men and women following the diet. To lower your risk of heart disease, adopt a Mediterranean-style eating pattern and be certain to include a healthy dose of EVOO (unheated) and unprocessed nuts (not roasted, cooked or heated).

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The Five Things You Really Need To Know About HPV Vaccines

by: Tony Isaacs

(NaturalNews) After the political tempest about Gardasil and mandatory HPV vaccinations, CNN posted an article about the things they claimed should be known. The article contended that the HPV vaccine controversy was mostly political and that HPV vaccines were safe. It also noted that we have been vaccinating children for many years.

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For those who prefer the truth over mainstream propaganda, here are five things you really need to know about HPV vaccines:

1. Merck needed a new cash cow to replace the billions in profits lost due to Vioxx finally being pulled from the market after it caused upwards of 50,000 deaths. Gardasil was selected to become the new cash cow and, just like happened with Vioxx, Merck has resorted to rigged and misreported study results and hidden evidence of harm.

Initial Merck safety tests used a placebo, which was identical to the Gardasil vaccine minus only the HPV virus components – instead of a truly benign placebo such as saline solution. The placebo contained highly toxic aluminum, polysorbate 80 and sodium borate – items whose side effects are markedly similar to those being experienced after Gardasil injections.

Actual trial data for Gardasil reveals that a shocking 73.3 percent of the participants who received Gardasil acquired a new medical condition ranging from flu-like symptoms to paralysis. Almost 60% had systemic reactions. The "placebo" recipients had similar results, but obviously no mere saline solution would have produced even a fraction of such reactions.

2. Studies have actually shown that Gardasil and its sister vaccine Cervarix (from GlaxoSmithKline) provide no protection for women already exposed to the HPV virus, and in fact present highly elevated risks for already exposed women as well as for expectant mothers. When the vaccine is administered to a woman with a dormant or harmless form of HPV, her likelihood of developing precancerous lesions increases by a staggering 44.6 percent.

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has reported 45 cases of spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, following Gardasil vaccination. At the time the vaccine was approved, five babies had been born with congenital birth defects after their mothers had been given Gardasil compared to zero in a placebo group. Later reports put the number of birth defects in the vaccinated group closer to 40.

3. Vaccination safety organization SANE Vax announced that they discovered that Gardasil has been contaminated with a substance many government health and safety agencies classify as a bio-hazard. HPV recombinant DNA (rDNA) was found in 100% of the 13 samples which had different lot numbers and came from New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Poland, France, and three states in the U.S.

4. Due to lack of prescribing information furnished to doctors by Merck, doctors are reluctant to report adverse events and other factors; actual deaths and adverse events for Gardasil are hugely under-reported. It has been estimated that only 10% of adverse events for other vaccines are reported. With Gardasil the estimates range as low as 1%.

5. Anyone who doubts that Gardasil has caused deaths and permanent injuries and devastated families should check out the SANE Vax vaccine safety site ( The site, created by mothers of daughters killed or injured by HPV vaccines, details story after story illustrating the harm HPV vaccines can cause.

Behind Gardasil's trail of deception is a very large and mostly hidden trail of tears. Parents and the general public richly deserve to be told the full truth to keep that trail from leading to an ever larger ocean of suffering.