The moment you give birth is the most amazing moment a woman and her spouse can have. And unless you have given a strict birth plan (and sometimes even when you have), you will be faced with the decision to allow the hospital to give your child a synthetic vitamin K shot. We’ve heard lots of stories, from parents who just do whatever they are told, to those who tell the hospital “no” yet still, the hospital gives the vitamin K shot. Mostly, however, we hear of most people not understanding what it is.
So what’s the medical world’s reasoning for administering it?
…it’s essential for helping blood clot appropriately when needed. In newborns, adequate Vitamin K levels are needed to prevent Vitamin KDeficiency Bleeding (VKDB), a rare but life-threatening condition that cause uncontrolled bleeding, sometimes into the brain.
It’s to counter a condition that’s extremely rare.
But what’s in it and is it worth the risks? Well, that’s a decision left to parents. Just know the facts and do the research. Here is some good info to get you started.
Polysorbate 80: This ingredient is not well-tested. Its also a staple of many other vaccines, including DTaP, Gardasil, various flu shots, and Rotavirus.
According to the Material Safety and Data Sheet (MSDS) on ScienceLab.com:
May cause adverse reproductive effects based on animal test data. No human data found. May cause cancer based on animal test data. No human data found. May affect genetic material (mutagenic). Ingestion of very large doses may cause abdominal spasms and diarrhea. Animal studies have shown it to cause cardiac changes, changes in behavior (altered sleep time) and weight loss (upon repeated or prolonged ingestion). However, no similar human data has been reported.
OXYGEN MINERALS – Prevention ~ First Defense
A study of the periodic table of elements shows sulfur, selenium, and tellurium as being the only three oxygen transport minerals. Further study shows that chlorine and fluorine are detrimental to such oxygen transport, yet these elements have been added to make our teeth “healthier” and our water “more pure” or free from bacterial infestation. These elements are poisonous at higher concentrations, and they block the uptake of both oxygen and sulfur. Drinking city tap water is discouraged in the Study for this reason.
The Study believes that a widespread deficiency in the mineral sulfur may be responsible for the great increase in disease in the U.S. Healthy cellular metabolism is the basis for cellular regeneration of all of our cells. This is the bottom line for the human body. Without intracellular oxygen, we begin to degenerate long before our biological clock runs out.
Prevention ~ First Defense
HEAVY METALS – WHAT THEY DO AND WHAT REMOVES THEM
PREVENTION ~ FIRST DEFENSE
Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Antioxidants are a group of compounds that are produced by the body and that occur naturally in many foods. Antioxidants work together in the body to maintain our health and vigor well into our later years. They do this by protecting our cells and tissues from damage caused by free radicals. The body produces free radicals in the normal course of energy production but there are also substances in our environment, such as, certain chemicals, smoke, pollutants, solar radiation that trigger the production of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cell structures and ultimately lead to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, cataracts, arthritis, and many other ailments associated with aging can be aggravated by free radicals. Free radicals perform many critical functions in our bodies, from controlling the flow of blood through our arteries, to fighting infection and they keep our brains sharp and in focus. A key to good health and in slowing down the aging process would be to maintain a healthy balance between antioxidants and free radicals. That is the job of the body’s antioxidant defense network.
WATER IS IMPORTANT
Water… all other nutrients are found through this medium, and we cannot live without it. The human body is 60% water and as late as 32 weeks of gestation, the baby’s body is 80% water. Water is something that is greatly taken for granted and is crucial for good physical health, especially if you are elderly or an expectant mother.
We often do not consider the healing power of water and do not realize
that many health issues are directly related to drying ourselves out,
better known as, “dehydration.”
Water is vital to these functions:
- Helps control body temperatures
- Lubricates and cushions joints
- Keeps the skin healthy
- Helps remove toxins from the body
- Helps Circulation
- Essential for digestion, absorption, and elimination
Here’s a list of some very common chronic health problems associated with dehydration that many people can relate to, including myself:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Adult-onset Diabetes
Heartburn Kidney Stones
Back Pain Cataracts
High Blood Pressure Muscular Dystrophy
High Cholesterol Multiple Sclerosis
Proper water drinking:
- Only 4 ounces every 30 minutes and half your body weight in ounces per day
- Facilitates the removal of worn-out cells.
- Restores the hydration needed for mineral absorption.
- Removes the salts and excess urea (nitrate and ammonia) that can lead to heart attacks
- Sets the stage for efficient digestion of your foods.
I am the Lord your God who heals all of your diseases.