Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Toxic Car Seats

Can you believe it?

A recent study conducted by the watchdog group, Friends of the Earth, found that 56% of infant carriers, 44% of car seats, and 40% of the strollers they tested had dangerous levels of toxic fire retardant chemicals.[1] This is downright scary--and is yet another toxic exposure on a long list of children's products with toxic chemicals to come out lately. We have to turn this tide.

The good news: Graco, the giant manufacturer of children's products, responded to the Friends of the Earth report the day it was published. Graco says they want to do the right thing, but they haven't yet committed to removing these chemicals. If Graco gets rid of these chemicals, other baby product manufacturers will be under enormous pressure to follow suit.

*Ask Graco, and other manufacturers of children's products, to not use any more halogenated fire retardants period!

Haloge-what? Halogenated flame retardants have been shown to cause serious health disorders including endocrine disruption, cancer, birth defects and a host of reproductive and neurological disorders in developing fetuses and offspring in animals.

Forward this note to your family, friends, and community so we can all let Graco, and other manufacturers, know that nobody wants toxics near their kids. When consumers speak, companies listen.

Moms' voices are turning the tide on toxics: After our petition with your signatures was delivered several weeks ago on getting the toxic bisphenol A (BPA) out of baby bottles, Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, and CVS announced they'll stop selling baby bottles which contain BPA, and Playtex committed to stop using BPA in all of their baby bottles by the year's end.

So please forward this email far and wide to get as many signatures as possible--we know your signatures will have an impact. We want Graco, and other manufacturers of children's products, to know that making safe products includes keeping toxic chemicals out of them. Together, we can make help keep dangerous chemicals away from our children.

Thank you to Friends of the Earth and Make Our Milk Safe for their tremendous work on this issue.
[1] Friends of the Earth report, entitled Killer Cribs,
To see the CBS story on flame retardants that ran on Monday, 5/19/2008 go to:


Thursday, July 17, 2008

More about the importance of nutrition during pregnancy

This is a recorded conference call hotline that you can listen to about "The Role that Nutrition Plays in a Successful Pregnancy!"
Call: 1-800-942-1260 Press, 2 # 2 with Dr Odom @ The University of Mississippi

Dr. Odom is the obstetrician that did the research study using Juice Plus with pregnant women. The results are astounding!


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Are you eating enough fruits & vegetables?

Are you eating enough fresh fruits & vegetables? I know I don't...

It’s the one recommendation in almost every diet plan, every guide to nutrition, every fitness book. Even organizations such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion agree. But as much as it’s preached, most people still don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables every day (it's recommended that you eat 5 servings EACH of RAW fresh fruit & vegetables). Juice Plus+ helps fill that gap. I've just become a Juice Plus Distributor after doing a lot of research about it. I know I don't eat enough fruits or vegetables & my kids definitely don't. I worry about that, but can now feel good about the fact that they can get all of the benefits from eating 10 servings of fresh fruits & veggies!

The HypnoBirthing Institute is now endorsing Juice Plus as well. I'm particularly impressed with the fact that they put a good share of their profits into research and development. I'm impressed with the independent, retrospective study that shows that pregnant women who were on Juice + had few incidences of low birth weight, pre-term births, next to zero pre-ecclampsia, no babies needing NICU care, and not one baby born respiratorily compromised. More studies on its effects on pregnancy and birth are in the works right now.

I'm also impressed that Dr. William Sears and the younger Drs.Sears (pediatricians) use it themselves and have all of their patients on it, and they say they never see their patients--little ones--because they don't experience the ear infections, sore throats, and usual plethora of colds and viruses.

If you'd like information about how you can purchase Juice Plus for your family, you can go to this website to learn more information about the product & the costs involved:

Also, for those of you with kids age 6+, you can receive FREE Juice Plus for your kids! All you have to do is have one adult purchase Juice Plus supplements & one child in your family will receive FREE Juice Plus supplements! How cool is that?!? Please do NOT order until you contact me to let me know you would like to participate in this program. To learn more about the Children's Health Study using Juice Plus supplements, go to:

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested...


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A 4 month old baby dies after receiving his well-baby vaccinations

This was a post from a Yahoo Vaccination Group. I have permission to share this from the moderator as well as the author of this letter:

Here is the link to the story about the 4 month old that died after receiving his well-check vaccinations:

Here is the letter Liz Parker sent to the coroner's office regarding the story noted above:

"Dear Ms. Anderson,

My name is Liz Parker, I am a mother, advocate,and concerned citizen. I am writing, today, with a heavy heart.

As parent to three children, two of whom suffered severe health events coincident with vaccination (one at 3 months, the other at 6 months and neither biologically related to the other), I have spent the last seven years attempting to inform our Government officials, doctors, and fellow citizens of the risks that are attendant in vaccinating infants and small children (even adults are at significant risk). We do not know enough about the impact of the "medicines" we inject, nor about their action within the human body and its sensitive organs and chemical or electrical balance.

As coroner in this tragic situation, you stand in an undoubtedly uncomfortable place. I can not imagine the pressure you feel as you dissect this tiny person, thinking of his parents who were so full of love, hopes, and dreams for him, just days before; being pressured to maintain your good reputation in the medical field, by Government agencies "requesting" you conclude some statistically unlikely event occurred so the vaccine program can continue its "mission;" and being barraged by people, like myself, who see this awful event as one more of the too-many losses that have occurred in our government's war on its citizens' health. One in six children now is developmentally disabled, and, according to the military data, 1 in less than 90 have Autism, according to School Districts' data the number of students with Autism is 1 in 67.

Too many families now live with severe disability; many of us are making Herculean effort to stop harm to anybody else. We are not ill-educated lunatics. We are not wealthy, with more time on our hands than sense. We simply care too much not to try to make the world a safer place to live.

One of my children is severely disabled. For life.

This little boy is dead. His last day was spent in a doctor's office, getting shots – "Well Care."

Please, whatever the cause, publish the absolute truth. This little boy's mommy and daddy deserve to know what shattered their lives into a billion pieces – and if it was the many poisons and toxins contained in the following list and most likely injected into his little body as part of his "Well Care" vaccines, so does the rest of the world. Also, please know that "mercury free"vaccines are not necessarily so – please see these test results:\temid=33%0b

Here is the link to the CDC's `Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary, Part 2, Excipients Included in U.S. Vaccines," ingredients in the shots this little boy may have received:

One of my children suffers an on-going encephalopathy, severe GI dysfunction, hypotonia, global developmental delay, autoimmune dysregulation, Autism, and much more, another suffers severe allergies and asthma; both likely candidates for harm done by the ingredients injected into them in the name of "health;" which I now know comes from a nutritious diet, proper handwashing, quality sleep, and exercise outside in the sun. In our case, the third time IS a charm, because my son is completely healthy (and completely unvaccinated); amazing, chicken pox,measles, and mumps did no permanent damage and now he is immune for life.
My story is not unique or even seldom seen; this fact drives me to send letters like this.

Please, please, please, whatever it is, out the truth.

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and time,

Liz Parker"


Friday, July 4, 2008

VBAC Ban Help

This came across my emails & I thought someone out there might be interested...everyone woman should have the right to be allowed to have a VBAC if that is their choice.

I'm a lawyer with the Northwest Women's Law Center in Seattle. I'm investigating possible legal responses to bans on vaginal birth after cesarean at hospitals in the northwest states – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon. If you are currently pregnant and want to have a VBAC, but are facing a hospital policy that would require you to have a c-section regardless of whether you want it and it is medically necessary, and are willing to consider working with a lawyer on this, we'd like to talk with you. Please send an email to and we will contact you.
Please forward this email to any list or community where it might be useful.