Expert in alternative medicine and founder of OsteoMed II, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny shared an in-depth look at vaccines and bird flu. She views bird flu as an environmental issue rather than a health care crisis. In Asia, a variety of pollutants such as dioxin, pesticides and raw sewage in the water supply can disrupt the immune systems of migratory birds and chickens and make them more susceptible to the H5N1 virus, she explained.
Tenpenny said that the culling of rural chickens and the destruction of small farms is an agenda of multinational agribusinesses who favor "vertical" industrial farming. Their methods include genetically modifying chickens so that their growth cycle is greatly reduced (if humans grew as fast as GM chickens they'd weigh 350 lbs. by the age of two).
Warning about the upcoming H5N1 flu shot, Tenpenny said the cell lines being used for the vaccine may be grown from dog kidneys, caterpillar eggs and other material that will have a strong possibility for viral contamination. Further, she cautioned that the government may eventually make such vaccinations mandatory, linking them with the ability to receive the new National ID card.
Researchers studying Near Death Experiences (NDEs) have found a possible physical component to the mysterious phenomenon. While not ruling out a spiritual dimension, a team at the Univ. of Kentucky discovered that those who have NDEs are more likely to experience sleep abnormalities. Specifically, rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep states occasionally intrude into their regular waking consciousness. First hour guest Dr. Jeff Long said he worked with Professor Kevin Nelson at the Univ. of Kentucky, providing his team with near death experiencers for their study. The research using "retrospective" subjects (many had had their NDEs years ago) doesn't debunk or disprove the phenomenon, said Long, who added that the control group, a set of hospital workers, may not have been candid about their own sleep problems for fear of reprisal.
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