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Featured Book Of The Month

The Science of Being Well
by Wallace D. Wattles

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In a previous issue of this newsletter we featured a book called "The Science of Getting Rich" by the same author.

In this issue we look at how the principles that help us attract abundant wealth can also be used to create perfect health.

Originally published in 1910, this book reveals the timeless secrets for manifesting the physical wellbeing we all seek. 

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"There is a Principle of Life in the universe, and it is the One Living Substance from which all things are made.

A human being is a form of this Living Substance, and has within him a Principle of Health.

It is the Principle of Health in a person which really works all healing, no matter what "system" or "remedy" is employed."
 

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Mr. Wattles discusses the mystery that underlies the fact that two radically opposite healing modalities - allopathic and homeopathic - can both seem to cure the same illness.

Therefore, the healing that results from either system must originate within us rather than coming from an external source.

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"Your getting well depends upon your beginning to think - and act - in a certain way.

The way a person thinks about things is determined by what he believes about them. His thoughts are determined by his faith, and the results depend upon his making a personal application of his faith.

To be well, it is not enough that a person should merely think in a certain way.

He must apply his thought to himself. He must express and externalize it in his outward life by acting in the same way that he thinks."
 

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In his immanently practical way, Mr. Wattles provides concise and inspired suggestions for when to eat, what to eat, and how to eat.

He also provides guidance for understanding the difference between hunger and appetites.

Finally, he gives us easy to follow instructions for how to maximize the health-giving qualities that come from right breathing and sleeping.

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"The human body is formed from the Original Substance, and is the result of certain motions, which first existed as thoughts of Original Substance.

The motions which produce, renew, and repair the body are called functions, and these functions are of two classes: voluntary and involuntary.

The involuntary functions are under the control of the Principle of Health in a person, and are performed in a perfectly healthy manner so long as a person thinks in a certain way.

The voluntary functions of life are eating, drinking, breathing, and sleeping.

These, entirely or in part, are under the direction of a person's conscious mind, and he can perform them in a perfectly healthy way if he will. If he does not perform them in a healthy way, he cannot long be well."
 

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In a few short pages, Mr. Wattles walks us through the annals of history and reacquaints us with the spiritual and secular philosophies that have always been the foundation of humanity's search for a better life.

Health, like wealth, is seen as the natural outcome of living life in harmony with the principles and laws of nature.

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A person is a thinking center, capable of originating thought, and as he does not know everything, he makes mistakes and thinks in error.

Not knowing everything, he believes things to be true which are not true.

A person holds in his thought the idea of diseased and abnormal functioning and conditions, and so perverts the action of the Principle of Health, causing diseased and abnormal functioning and conditions within his own body.

God never thinks of disease or imperfection. But for countless ages people have held thoughts of disease, abnormality, old age, and death.

And the perverted functioning resulting from these thoughts has become a part of the inheritance of the human race.

Our ancestors have, for many generations, held imperfect ideas concerning human form and functioning, and we begin life with sub-conscious impressions of imperfection and disease."
 

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Despite our "inheritance" of erroneous thinking about the way nature really works, it is never too late to return to the fundamental truths that will lead us to health and wellbeing.

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"The human body is the abiding place of an energy which renews it when worn, which eliminates waste or poisonous matter, and which repairs the body when broken or injured.

This energy we call life.

Life is not generated or produced within the body - it produces the body.

The seed which has been kept in the storehouse for years will grow when planted in the soil. It will produce a plant.

But the life in the plant is not generated by its growing - it is the life which makes the plant grow.

Life is the principle or force which causes organization; it builds organisms.

It is a principle or force inherent in original substance - all life is One."
 

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 Medicine, Money, Morality ...
And The Health Of Our Children

In the book, "Age Wave", author Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., provides some fascinating statistics that illustrate how modern medicine and technology is helping us live longer than our ancestors ever dreamed possible. 

Consider the following statistics:

In 1776, a child born in America could expect to live, on average, to the age of 35. A century later, that average had increased only 5 years to the age of 40.

But in the decades since 1900, we have nearly doubled the average life expectancy.  A child born in 1990 is expected to live until at least 75, and the Census Bureau projects that the average age will increase to 90 by the year 2040 (probably much sooner).

In the developed world, the last 100 years has brought breakthroughs in health care to eliminate many of the diseases that previously killed us at a young age.

Smallpox is gone. Cholera, typhoid and diphtheria are almost nonexistent. Tuberculosis was the leading cause of premature death a century ago, but has now been reduced by over 99.9 percent. Measles and streptococcal infections are now annoyances rather than childhood killers.

Even AIDS, which is estimated to have killed nearly 2 million people worldwide, is but a fraction of the 20 million Europeans killed in the 14th century by the bubonic plague (one out of every three people); or similarly, the 20 million lives claimed by the influenza epidemic between 1917 and 1919.

And yet, for all the miracles that modern medicine has created, and all the good that doctors have done to prolong life, other forces are proving equally strong in destroying the quality of our lives even as we have more time to live.

"Deadly Immunity"

This is the title of an article written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. that was published last month as part of a joint investigation by Salon and Rolling Stone magazines.

The article presents a disturbing story that reveals how the pharmaceutical industry has used our belief in the benefits of vaccines to make choices that are destroying the lives of thousands (perhaps millions) of people around the world.

Kennedy explains how the mercury that is used in childhood vaccinations may have caused autism in thousands of kids, and how the government (under pressure from drug company lobbyists), has rushed to conceal the data (in an effort to prevent parents from bringing suit against drug manufacturers for their role in the cover-up).

Following, are excerpts from the investigation which was summarized in the Boston Globe on July 1, 2005 (to read the original article click here, or visit: www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/06/16/thimerosal/print.html).


During the 1990s, 40 million children were injected with Thimerosal-based vaccines, receiving unprecedented levels of mercury during a period critical for brain development. Despite the well-documented dangers of Thimerosal, it appears that no one bothered to add up the cumulative dose of mercury that children would receive from the mandated vaccines.
 

Mounting evidence suggests that Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative in children's vaccines, may be responsible for the exponential growth of autism, attention deficit disorder, speech delays, and other childhood neurological disorders now epidemic in the United States.

Prior to 1989, American infants generally received three vaccinations (polio, measles-mumps-rubella, and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis).

In the early 1990s, public health officials dramatically increased the number of Thimerosal-containing vaccinations without considering the cumulative impact of the mercury load on young, developing brains.

In 1991, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, a key scientist in Merck's vaccination programs, warned his bosses that 6-month-old children who received the shots on schedule would suffer mercury exposures 87 times the government safety standards.

He recommended that Thimerosal be discontinued and complained that the US  Food and Drug Administration (which has a notoriously close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry), could not be counted on to take appropriate action (as had the European counterparts of the FDA).

Merck ignored Hilleman's warning, and over the next eight years, government officials added seven more shots for children that contained Thimerosal.


"You couldn't even construct a study that shows Thimerosal is safe. It's just too darn toxic. If you inject Thimerosal into an animal, its brain will sicken. If you apply it to living tissue, the cells die. If you put it in a petri dish, the culture dies. Knowing these things, it would be shocking if one could inject it into an infant without causing damage."

 Dr. Boyd Haley
Head of the Chemistry Department
University of Kentucky

 

Mercury is a known brain poison, and autism rates began rising dramatically in children who were administered the new vaccine regimens throughout the 1990's.

A decade ago the American Academy of Pediatrics estimated the autism rate among American children to be 1 in 2,500. Today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) places the rate at 1 in 166, or fifteen times greater in only ten years. Additionally, 1 in 6 children is now diagnosed with a related neurological problem (such as Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD).

In 2000, the CDC met with pharmaceutical companies and the FDA to review its findings linking Thimerosal (a neurotoxin) with a dramatic rise in neurological illnesses. According to transcripts, participants were alarmed about the undeniable links between Thimerosal and widespread brain damage in children.

Dr. Bill Weil told the group, ''You can play with [the results] all you want. They are statistically significant". Another attendee, Dr. Richard Johnston, admitted that he feared for his own grandchild getting a vaccine containing Thimerosal.

But the group was most concerned with the intimidating pressure they were put under to keep the findings secret. ''Consider this embargoed information", said Dr. Roger Bernier, a senior director at the National Immunization Program, when the meeting was about to end.

The CDC now says it has ''lost" the data that supported the crucial study, and it has persistently defied congressional requests (and federal law) requiring it to open up the national Vaccine Safety Database to scientists and the public.


As vaccine manufacturers recently began to phase Thimerosal out of injections given to American infants, they continued to sell off their mercury-based supplies of vaccines until just last year.

The CDC and the FDA gave them a hand, buying up the tainted vaccines for export to developing countries and allowing drug companies to continue using the preservative in some American vaccines -- including several pediatric flu shots as well as tetanus boosters that are routinely given to 11-year-olds.
 

Government health agencies who approved Thimerosal have turned a blind eye to hundreds of studies linking the neurotoxin to a range of neurological disorders; and instead, have joined the pharmaceutical industry in manipulating a series of flawed European studies to exonerate Thimerosal (studies in which the children were exposed to a tiny fraction of the Thimerosal given to American kids).

Even as the federal government has worked to prevent scientists from studying the potentially detrimental impact of vaccines on children, others have stepped in to explore the specific link to autism. UPI Reporter Dan Olmsted undertook one of the more interesting studies by searching for children who had not been exposed to mercury in vaccines -- the kind of population that scientists typically use as a "control" in experiments. Olmsted focused his research on an Amish community in Pennsylvania who generally refuse to immunize their infants.

Given the national rate of autism, Olmsted calculated that there should be 130 autistics among the Amish. He found only four. One had been exposed to high levels of mercury from a power plant. The other three had received vaccines.

At the state level, many officials have also conducted in-depth reviews of Thimerosal. For example, while the Institute of Medicine was busy whitewashing the risks, the Iowa Legislature was carefully combing through all of the available scientific and biological data.

"After three years of review, I became convinced there was sufficient credible research to show a link between mercury and the increased incidences in autism," said Senator Ken Veenstra, a Republican who oversaw the investigation. Last year, Iowa became the first state to ban mercury in vaccines, followed by California. Similar bans are now under consideration in 32 other states.


"The fact that Iowa's 700 percent increase in autism began in the 1990s, right after more and more vaccines were added to the children's vaccine schedules, is solid evidence ..."

Iowa State Senator
Ken Veenstra
 

Instead of following the states lead, the FDA continues to allow manufacturers to include Thimerosal in over-the-counter medications as well as steroids, injected collagen, flu shots, and tetanus boosters. Even more alarming, the government continues to ship vaccines preserved with Thimerosal to developing countries -- some of which are now experiencing a sudden explosion in autism rates.

In China, where the disease was virtually unknown prior to the introduction of Thimerosal by U.S. drug manufacturers in 1999, news reports indicate that there are now more than 1.8 million autistics.

Although reliable numbers are hard to come by, autistic disorders also appear to be soaring in India, Argentina, Nicaragua and other developing countries that are now using Thimerosal-laced vaccines.


If, as the evidence suggests, our public-health authorities knowingly allowed the pharmaceutical industry to poison an entire generation of American children, their actions constitute one of the biggest scandals in the annals of modern medicine.
 

"The CDC is guilty of incompetence and gross negligence," says Mark Blaxill, vice president of Safe Minds, a nonprofit organization concerned about mercury in medicines. "The damage caused by vaccine exposure is massive. It's bigger than asbestos, bigger than tobacco, bigger than anything you've ever seen."

It's hard to calculate the damage to our country (and to the international efforts to eradicate epidemic diseases) if Third World nations conclude that America's most heralded foreign-aid initiative is poisoning their children. It's not difficult to predict how this scenario will be interpreted by America's enemies abroad.

Government officials who continue to champion Thimerosal should recognize that this is not just a theoretical exercise in bureaucratic face-saving. Their wrong-headed defense of Thimerosal safety in the face of overwhelming science discourages testing of promising alternatives which may be effective.

They also cannot escape responsibility for their failure to warn international health agencies and governments who, based upon American assurances, are now injecting the developing world's children with this brain-killing chemical.


The drug companies are getting help from powerful lawmakers in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who has received $873,000 in contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, has been working to immunize vaccine makers from liability in 4,200 lawsuits that have been filed by the parents of injured children.

Frist has tried to seal all of the government's vaccine-related documents and shield Eli Lilly, the developer of Thimerosal, from subpoenas. In 2002, the day after Frist quietly slipped a rider known as the "Eli Lilly Protection Act" into a homeland security bill, the company contributed $10,000 to his campaign and bought 5,000 copies of his book on bioterrorism. Congress repealed the measure in 2003 -- but earlier this year, Frist slipped another provision into an anti-terrorism bill that would deny compensation to children suffering from vaccine-related brain disorders.
 

It would be a shame to forget the value of vaccines in helping to eradicate deadly disease and prolong the life expectancy of human beings around the world.  But it would be a great crime to allow the greed of corporations to exert such powerful influence over governmental regulatory agencies that we risk the lives of millions of children around the world for the sake of shareholder profits.

There are alternatives to Thimerosal. They cost more to develop and distribute.  But the long-term cost in human life, family disruption, emotional turmoil, and taxpayer dollars that are needed to care for the sick, is far greater than the dividends and executive bonuses that keep the truth hidden from public view.

The lawyers and lobbyist who protect these corporations from full disclosure and legal liability must have their power curtailed and controlled if we are to have the kind of world that we say we want to live in.

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