Cold and Flu UPDATES

This page is set up to help you be more aware of
current information on Colds and Flu
(including H1N1),
as well as other important legislative health issues.
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Use any internet search engine and you will easily find a ton of “Update” information on Colds and Flu. So, why would we offer another Cold/Flu UPDATE web site?

First of all, there is a lot of excellent information out there and you should take advantage of that. However, there is also a lot of JUNK out there as well as a ton of misinformation, especially from your government and their appointed agencies and spokespersons. Actually, poor information as to how well-tested and safe the flu vaccines are, misleading flu statistics as well as safe and effective treatment options. You deserve better than that.

It is not our intention to duplicate what’s out there. Our goal is to decipher the good and appropriate information from the bad and then offer brief comments of fact that will then encourage you to make informed decisions that would be in your best interest.

Your legislators (state and federal) vote on issues regarding your health freedoms, but don't bother to tell you what they are doing. Our hope is that you will simply stop back from time to time to see what we have to say and that you can use this information for your benefit.

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Published 2/10/2010

State and Federal Legislation
You Don’t Hear About :o(

NEWS FLASH: 02/09/10 - NY State Withdraws Bill Allowing Secret Kid Vaccinations Without Parental Knowledge or Consent - Bill No. S04779 was slated for vote today, but the Push Back uproar was so loud that no vote was held and the bill was withdrawn from consideration.


Take Supplements or Herbs?
Not For Long if Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) Has His Way!

McCain Bill S 3002 to Kill Supplement Access Generates Huge Opposition! This is Senator John McCain's new bill to restrict dietary supplements while giving the FDA MORE power to abuse. We hear absolutely nothing about these issues in the media.... including FOX network.

The trustees of Natural Solutions Foundation,, have been warning for years that federal government power brokers have a plan to force Americans to give up their health freedoms and submit to centralized, internationalized restrictions on what we can choose to nourish our health and that of our families. It is, after all, the same plan being used to destroy the dollar and our other freedoms. GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are part of the problem as are dangerous vaccines, but right now the immediate threat lies in two companion phony "food safety" bills in the US Senate.

WE Dare Call It "Conspiracy"!

Last year, Sen. Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) disastrous "Food Safety" [sic] bill, S 510, that would have led to the suppression of family farms and ranches, natural agriculture, community gardens and the like, was shut down because of public opposition.

There is clearly an effort being made by the usual power brokers (e.g., Big Pharma's lackeys in both parties in the US Senate) to move their agenda forward by introducing yet another bogus "food safety" bill, this time S 3002, the "Dietary Supplement Safety [sic] Act" (DSSA) which would mandate the most important part of the Codex nutrient control system, the "approved ingredient list" for the US AND give the already bloated and deadly FDA power to take ANY nutrients off the market reneging on existing legislative protection for them.

This would be, in fact, exactly like the system imposed over the past few years in Europe, resulting in the complete loss of many nutrients (vitamins, herbs, minerals and amino acids) and, for those that remain, tremendous reductions in potency., a leading wellness industry site, reports that the European Food Safety Agency has rejected 80% of the "dossiers" seeking ingredient approval. Eighty percent of our nutrients could be taken off the market too!

We know for sure that high doses of fluoride will be permitted, but real nutrients are to be reduced, as they are in Europe, to totally ineffective levels. What's left? Pharmaceuticals. Period. That's what Americans face - for sure- if the disastrous McCain bill is adopted.

It is predicted that something even worse is actually intended to take place: McCain's bill will be merged with the companion Harkin "safety bill" S 510 and both our foods AND our supplements will become subject to more political power for the FDA to abuse. This is, you will recall, the same FDA that regularly approves drugs which prove so deadly that, within just a few years, half of them are quietly removed from the market. The same FDA which whitewashes mercury in vaccines, protected vaccine manufacturers from all liability, allows profound personal conflict of interest in the regulators who approve drugs and vaccines, refuses to allow GMO labeling.

This is one of the most dangerous and corrupt agencies in the US, and these bills would give it enough power to destroy what remains of either health or freedom, all at the behest of companies like Monsanto, Merck and their malignant, industrial friends.

You may be thinking... this couldn’t possibly be true. Our legislators would never stoop this low, in the name of “public safety.” Well, think again! This, and more, is going on behind our backs. Your legislator isn’t telling you about any of this. What’s just as bad, if not worse, is that none of the news networks are saying anything about this. What’s going on here? You should be concerned!

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Published 2/01/2010

$10,000 Reward Offered

Journalist Mike Adams and the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) has publicly offered a $10,000 reward for any person, company or institution who can provide trusted, scientific evidence proving that any of the FDA-approved H1N1 vaccines being offered to Americans right now are both safe and effective.

Vaccine promoters keep citing their "science" in claiming that H1N1 vaccines are safe and effective. The CWC asks one simple question: Where is this science?

It's simple, really. If such scientific proof exists, it should require less than an hour to find it. With all these doctors, journalists and FDA decision makers talking about the amazing "science" behind the H1N1 vaccines, you would think that there must be at least one of them who would like to earn $10,000 in one hour while proving the safety and efficacy of these vaccines.

Is there one such person who would claim this $10,000? To this date there has been no valid submission to claim the reward. Now, that should tell you something!


Published 12/15/2009

Even the FDA says Tamiflu doesn't work

[Natural News] The FDA, remarkably, hasn't entirely given in to the Tamiflu hoax. They required Roche to print the following disclaimer on Tamiflu labels -- a disclaimer that openly admits the drug has never been proven to work:

"Tamiflu has not been proven to have a positive impact on the potential consequences (such as hospitalizations, mortality, or economic impact) of seasonal, avian, or pandemic influenza."

Even further, an FDA spokesperson told the British Medical Journal, "The clinical trials... failed to demonstrate any significant difference in rates of hospitalization, complications, or mortality in patients receiving either Tamiflu or placebo."

It's the same message over and over again, like a broken record:
Tamiflu doesn't work. And the "science" that says Tamiflu does work was all apparently fabricated from the start.

The Tamiflu stockpiling scandal

Junk science, however, is clearly good enough for the U.S. government. Based on little more than fabricated evidence and Big Pharma propaganda, the U.S. government has spent $1.5 billion stockpiling Tamiflu. This turned out to be a great deal for Roche, but a poor investment for U.S. citizens who ended up spending huge dollars for a medicine that doesn't work.

As is stated in
the Atlantic: "Governments, public health agencies, and international bodies such as the World Health Organization, have all based their decisions to recommend and stockpile Tamiflu on studies that had seemed independent, but had in fact been funded by the company and were authored almost entirely by Roche employees or paid academic consultants."

Even if Tamiflu did work, there are Tamiflu-resistant strains of H1N1 are now circulating (

The upshot of all this is that
governments around the world are flushing billions of dollars down the drain stockpiling a drug that doesn't work -- a drug promoted via propaganda and scientific fraud.

This isn't the first time your government has wasted taxpayer dollars, of course (it seems to be what the U.S. government does best), but this example is especially concerning given that this was all done with the excuse that natural remedies are useless and only vaccines and Tamiflu can protect you from a viral pandemic.

But as it turns out,
vaccines and Tamiflu are useless and only natural remedies really work. That's why so many informed people around the world have been stocking up on vitamin D, garlic, anti-viral tinctures and superfoods to protect themselves from a potential pandemic that most world governments remain clueless to prevent.

You should find it fascinating that
the governments of the world are stockpiling medicines that DON'T work, while the natural health people of the world are stockpiling natural remedies that DO work. If a real pandemic ever strikes our world, there's no question who the survivors will be (hint: it won't be the clueless chaps standing in line waiting for their Tamiflu pills...).


Published 11-27-09

CNN Poll: Majority of Adult Americans
Don’t Want H1N1 Flu Shot

A recent CNN poll shows that the majority of American adults do not want to receive the novel H1N1 flu vaccine. The survey shows that 55% of adults do not want the shot at all and do not plan to get one. Another one in five adults say that they would like to get vaccinated, but have yet to take any steps to do so. 14% have tried to get the vaccine but were unsuccessful. Only 7% of adults have actually been vaccinated.
CNN Polling Director, Keating Holland, states that the main reason American adults are shying away from the vaccine is because of the dangerous side effects that the vaccine is "perceived" to have. Roughly 28% of those who do not want to be vaccinated list the side effects as the main reason.


Published 11/11/2009

Be sure to read this posting in its entirely.
(The following is a portion of an article printed today in our local newspaper.)
Boy Passes Out After H1N1 Shot
11/11/2009 10:05:20 AM
By Elliot Mann
Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

“Four-year-old Mecha Araka tenses up. His eyes roll to the back of his head, and he is no longer breathing.”

“His father, Cadmar Araka, a Mayo Clinic nurse, calls 911 and starts delivering CPR. Mecha still isn't responding.”

“The scene unfolded Nov. 3 at the home of Cadmar Araka after his son received a vaccination for H1N1 and suffered an apparent febrile seizure (one caused by a high fever). Mecha, who had no symptoms before the shot, responded to the second round of CPR and started breathing again.”

This article went on to say that the boy recovered and went back to school. Mayo Clinic Dr. Greg Poland pointed out that this can happen, but “None of that should dissuade people from getting the vaccines.” Poland said, “It is safe and effective.”

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The FACTS are....
First of all, this child did NOT simply “Pass Out.” He
stopped breathing, went unconscious, and was revived with CPR.

Dr. Greg Poland is a spokesperson appointed by the federal government to a H1N1 vaccination safety group. His job, in this case, was to fluff this entire dangerous episode as being no big deal.... a rare circumstance that poses “ adverse health consequences...”

Truly, there are potential, serious consequences with receiving the H1N1 vaccine.

To this date, the H1N1 vaccine has not been proven to be safe or effective.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, it is imperative that you understand the federal government has made it very clear that NOONE (i.e.: nurse, doctor, clinic, hospital, manufacturer or government) can be held liable for ANY negative consequences as a result of receiving the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine, whether it be mandatory or not.

It is imperative that you get educated, do your homework, make informed decisions and take responsibility for your own health.


Published 10/25/2009

Swine Flu Statistics
are Inaccurate, Misleading and Useless

The only way you can differentiate the seasonal flu from the Swine Flu (H1N1) is to culture it. The Center for Disease Control and many state public health departments are advising medical clinics and hospitals to label all flu symptoms entering their facilities as H1N1 and without a culture. Now how stupid is that? This will dissolve any value of statistics and will certainly present a false flu pandemic scenario. This will generate a lie that is aimed at the general public to scare them into fighting and scrambling for the flu shots. This lie could easily develop into a dangerous, yet unnecessary, misunderstanding that will put many in harms way. Get educated. You won’t be able to trust government statistics.


Published 10/09/2009

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine
Proceed With Caution!

Over the past few weeks I have reviewed hundreds of announcements, scientific papers and media publications. The following is a summary of what I have discovered to be true.

There is nothing more powerful to control a nation’s cash flow than to cripple it with fear. The recent Swine Flu outbreak has caused world-wide concern and very quickly the World Health Organization declared the Swine Flu pandemic as a public health emergency. This is the equivalent of Homeland Security’s Code Red to alert us about possible terrorist attacks. Is it just a coincidence that this world-wide flu “pandemic” has occurred at the same time the world economy has gone down the tubes? And even more quickly a Swine Flu vaccine became available that is now threatening to become a mandatory institution. The risk with it becoming so readily available is one as simple as sloppy research and limited safety trials. British newspapers have reported that 60 percent of doctors refuse to take the vaccine, as they do not fully trust the safety and efficacy of the drug. One third of American health care professionals feel the same way while another third is not sure what to think.

Usually the FDA requires rigorous testing before any new drug becomes available, but this seems not to be the case with the new H1N1 vaccine. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) any new drug bound to be released to the public must pass three phases. Phase 1 includes immunogenicity and safety studies composed with a low number of subjects that are monitored. Phase 2 tests hundreds of individuals which include vaccine doses that range in the studies in order to determine the immunogenicity and safety of the different doses. Phase 3 requires the testing of thousands of subjects to establish critical information regarding the drug’s effectiveness and crucial information regarding safety necessary for licensing. The current H1N1 vaccine has not gone through any of these stages.

The new Swine Flu vaccine contains components called MF59 and ASO3 that the manufacturers of the drugs say are safe; yet, the FDA has not approved any other drug containing these two adjuvants. The FDA has also removed the use of thimerosal in vaccines as it contains high levels of mercury and it caused mercury poisoning. But still the H1N1 vaccine contains high levels of mercury which is a great concern, especially for children, pregnant women and the elderly. Much of the Swine Flu vaccine also contains the adjuvant, Squalene (AKA: MF-59), which has very strong links to autoimmune disorders, such as MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and Lupus.

There is a lot of information out there, both for and against getting vaccinated. It is definitely difficult for the general public to decide who to believe as there is more than enough evidence out there that big pharmaceutical companies make billions a year from drug manufacturing. It is therefore easy to believe that it is all just one big conspiracy theory to force us into spending money on their product. We also have to keep in mind that a similar thing happened in 1976 with the Swine Flu vaccine then and the fact that there is not all that much difference in the current one. Remember, at that time more people were actually harmed by the vaccine than were helped. Hopefully the mandatory vaccinations legislation will not pass and everyone can choose for him/herself. I do strongly believe that we all have an obligation to take the right steps to reduce the spreading of this viral entity. However, for me, personally, the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine is not an option... mandatory or not.


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