Wednesday, April 16, 2014


We have already seen that infant swaddling causes a high stress response in infants -- and that they are not sleeping while being swaddled, but are suffering with extremely high levels of cortisol. This indicates that babies are IN SHOCK while being swaddled and that they have SHUT DOWN, expecting that their true needs will never be met.

Additionally, we have also seen that infant swaddling causes delays in breastfeeding and may be contributing to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

As if all of that were not enough, we now also see that infant swaddling causes developmental hip problems in babies and even hip dislocation. Although the article below argues that there are "safe" ways to swaddle, indeed anyone connected to their intuition will clearly see that infant swaddling is not only dangerous, but can cause life-long, debilitating problems.


Source Article:
Swaddling babies can cause them hip problems, doctors warn

The practice of swaddling babies, which has become fashionable as a way to calm them, risks causing them hip problems as they grow, doctors warn.

Parents have been turning to the old-fashioned practice in order to settle their babies and help them sleep better. Swaddling, which involves wrapping the baby in sheets or blankets with their legs out straight and arms pinned so that they cannot move, has been shown to induce sleep and soothe excessive crying and colic.

But, say doctors who specialise in orthopaedics, evidence shows that the practice increases the risk of developmental hip abnormalities. Professor Nicholas Clarke of Southampton University hospital writes in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood that one in five babies are born with a hip abnormality, perhaps because of a breech birth or family history. Although these can resolve unaided, swaddling can delay it.

Swaddling has become more popular, says Clarke. Nine out of 10 infants in north America are now swaddled in the first six months of life. Sales of swaddling clothes increased in the UK by 61% between 2010 and 2011.

But studies have shown that babies who do not have their legs free to bend and kick can suffer dislocation or abnormal development of the hip.

"A high incidence of hip dislocation was reported in Navajo Indians who strapped their infants to a board," Clarke writes. "In Japan, an educational programme initially aimed at grandmothers was commissioned to prevent traditional swaddling." The programme cut the incidence of hip dislocation from between 1.1% and 3.5% to just 0.2%.

Clarke says that parents should be advised on "safe swaddling" if their babies are at risk of hip development problems. "In order to allow for healthy hip development, legs should be able to bend up and out at the hips. This position allows for natural development of the hip joints. The babies' legs should not be tightly wrapped in extension and pressed together."

Commercial products for swaddling babies should have a loose pouch or sack for the legs and feet, allowing plenty of room for movement, he says.

Other experts agreed with him. "There is indeed evidence that swaddling can affect the normal development of infants' hips," said Andreas Roposch, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Great Ormond Street hospital.

"Similar effects may be seen in all devices or manoeuvres that place the legs in a purely straight position for prolonged periods in this critical age of early infancy. Swaddling should not be employed in my view as there is no health benefit but a risk of adverse consequences."

Dr Alastair Sutcliffe, reader in general paediatrics at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, said swaddling had been known to be associated with an increased risk of congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) for many years.

"The archetypal example is in traditions where a baby is carried with their legs splayed around a mother's waist such as in Nigeria, where there is a virtually unseen rate of CDH, whereas in a country where swaddling is employed, such as far-eastern countries, there is a much higher rate of CDH.

"I would advise that if a baby needs to be wrapped up to get off to sleep that parents do this in a sympathetic and loose manner, not tight, especially around the babies' hips."


40 percent of infants in the U.S. 'live in fear or distrust of their parents', and that will translate into aggressiveness, defiance and hyperactivity as they grow into adults.

How many of you know a child or adult who has a hard time "regulating" their anger? THIS is what is at the root of the problem and one of the main reasons I have created the Birth of a New Earth Curriculum -- i.e., to prevent the damage being done to our species (and all of life) as a result of lack of bonding. For those interested to view the curriculum, which stresses the importance of doing preparatory work prior to the conception of children, go here.

The article below raises some interesting points. However, it grossly underestimates the severity of the problem and fails to mention that hospital birth is a MAJOR culprit in interfering with bonding.

Here's an excerpt. Full text is below..

"Four out of 10 infants born in the United States do not form a strong bond with either parent, and they will pay for that the rest of their lives, a new study has found.

Research from Princeton University has shown the number of babies born into families that are poorly equipped to give them a fair chance at having a successful life is alarmingly high...

The main problem, according to the Princeton study, is 40 percent of infants in the U.S. 'live in fear or distrust of their parents', and that will translate into aggressiveness, defiance and hyperactivity as they grow into adults.

Of that number, 25 percent don't bond with their parents because the parents aren't responding to their needs. Some 15 percent find their parents so distressing that they will avoid them whenever possible...

'It's not a make or break situation, but they might find it harder to regulate their behavior.'..."

Source Article:
FOUR out of 10 babies do not form a strong enough bond with their parents - and it affects them for life!

"New Princeton University research shows the importance of parental bonding in the long-run

Some 40 per cent of infants are living in fear or distrust of their parents because of a lack of bonding as children

Poverty, ignorance and stress said to be the main factors preventing the bond from forming

Researchers study basic bonding is simple to achieve and can come just from touching and sensitivity

It gives the child a sense of security and allows them to know their needs have been met

Four out of 10 infants born in the United States do not form a strong bond with either parent, and they will pay for that the rest of their lives, a new study has found.

Research from Princeton University has shown the number of babies born into families that are poorly equipped to give them a fair chance at having a successful life is alarmingly high.

Additionally, a study from the University of Rochester showing that nearly one-third of U.S. parents don't know what to expect from their newborns, or how to help them grow and learn and get along with others.

It's bonding time: A new study says not enough parents are properly bonding with their babies, which creates greater problems later in life. However researchers say basic bonding is simple

The main problem, according to the Princeton study, is 40 percent of infants in the U.S. 'live in fear or distrust of their parents', and that will translate into aggressiveness, defiance and hyperactivity as they grow into adults.

Of that number, 25 percent don't bond with their parents because the parents aren't responding to their needs.

Some 15 percent find their parents so distressing that they will avoid them whenever possible.

'They can overcome it,' sociologist Sophie Moullin of Princeton, lead author of that study, told ABC News.

'It's not a make or break situation, but they might find it harder to regulate their behavior.'

Moullin, along with coauthors from Columbia University and the University of Bristol in England, analyzed more than 100 research projects, including data collected by a U.S. longitudinal study of 14,000 children born in 2001, to reach their conclusions.

While many factors contribute to the problem - including poverty, ignorance, and stress - critical bonding is simple to achieve, researchers say.

'When a parent, most of the time, responds to a child in a warm, sensitive and responsive way - picking up the child when they cry, and holding and reassuring them - the child feels secure that they can meet their needs,' the study notes.

Other research shows that simply touching, or caressing, a newborn is critical to the infant's sense of security.

The study also says that the bond can be with either parent, not necessarily both, but studies of childhood crime and risky behavior contend that for boys, the bond is more important with the father, and for girls, the bond is relatively more important with the mother.

Mother's touch: Researcher's say that little things like sensitivity when picking up a crying child and even a soft touch makes the child feel secure

Nearly all of these studies are based on observation of children over an extended period of time.

Researchers usually pay more attention to the child than the parent, because the lack of a bond is more apparent in the infant.

One innovative technique is called the 'strange situation'.

The parent leaves the baby with a caregiver for about 20 minutes, and then either the parent or a stranger reenters the room.

The reaction to the returning parent, compared to the arrival of a stranger, tells volumes about the relationship between parent and child.

If a failed relationship is detected, especially when the infant is six months old or younger, the chances of helping the parent and the child form a strong bond is greatly improved, the study notes.

The fact that damage can begin that young should be sobering to parents.

However, often the parents most in need of help are the least likely to seek it.

Moullin said researchers in one study had observed 2-year-olds over several months and were able to predict which ones would have the most trouble years later in school, based on the child's level of poverty.

The bond can be with either parent, but studies of childhood crime and risky behavior contend that the bond is more important with the father for boys, and for girls, the bond is relatively more important with the mother

The bond can be with either parent, but studies of childhood crime and risky behavior contend that the bond is more important with the father for boys, and for girls, the bond is relatively more important with the mother

Usually, it's the mother who is the central focus of studies like these, probably because the mom is the main caregiver, especially in the early years.

But a study at the University of Iowa two years ago concluded that 'being attached to dad is just as helpful as being close to mom'.

That is critical during the first two years of life.

A similar study in 2012 from the Imperial College London found that fathers were especially important in helping the infant avoid behavioral problems later in life.

If the father is remote or distracted, the child is more likely to be aggressive.

This is a problem that is not going to go away, and some percentage of parents will never be able to do a decent job because of a wide variety of reasons.

But what all these studies show is the importance of those first few months of life, when a tiny baby is sent on a trajectory that will partly determine success at something as simple - and as critical - as getting along with others."


You read that right folks -- a 4250% increase in dead babies amongst those who were stupid enough to receive the flu shot during pregnancy.

It's definitely wakey wakey time.

Source Article:
Studies Find Flu Shots Can Harm Your Heart, Infant And Fetus

Studies Find Flu Shots Can Harm Your Heart, Infant And Fetus

Flu vaccines, according to the best scientific evidence available today, will only work against 10% of the circulating viruses that cause the symptoms of seasonal epidemic influenza. Additionally, flu vaccines have been found to elicit inflammatory reactions that may harm the human heart, the developing fetus, and the fragile immune systems of our infants. So, do the theoretical benefits really outweigh the known harms?

In a recent article, The Shocking Lack of Evidence Supporting Flu Vaccines, we addressed the surprising lack of empirical evidence supporting the use of flu vaccines in the prevention of seasonal influenza, in children under two, healthy adults, the elderly, and healthcare workers who care for the elderly.

The reality is that vaccines not only do not work as advertised, but they represent a significant health threat, likely on the same order of magnitude as influenza itself, due to their well-known role in compromising immunological self-tolerance (autoimmunity), as well as by eliciting a wide range of adverse health effects associated with the use of adjuvants, preservatives, foreign animal DNA and cell byproducts, adventitious viruses, and other so-called "inactive ingredients," including even the unnatural route and method of antigen administration itself.[i]

Basic Virology Facts Reveal Trivalent Flu Vaccines Are At Best 10% Effective

But it shouldn't take expensive, elaborate, time-consuming research to grasp the obvious limitations in effectiveness of flu vaccines from the perspective of this fundamental fact of influenza virology:
Over 200 viruses cause influenza and influenza-like illness which produce the same symptoms (fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses). Without laboratory tests, doctors cannot tell the two illnesses apart. Both last for days and rarely lead to death or serious illness. At best, vaccines might be effective against only Influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses." (Source: Cochrane Summaries).

Indeed, if facts like these were not so commonly ignored or denied, and it was the actually clinically-confirmed, unequivocal "evidence" that drove the so-called "evidence-based" medical system into its annual, seasonal influenza-induced, frenzy of pro-vaccine propagandizing and proselytizing, we might look at this ritual of mass vaccination as something other than just a profit-, policy-, and, for the masses, faith-based indoctrination, which sadly it has become.

"Science-Based" Medicine Unwilling To Look At Empirical Evidence On Vaccine Harms

Similarly, were those self-avowed "skeptics," and would-be advocates of "science-based medicine," who claim vaccinating is always safer and more effective than not vaccinating, to acknowledge research indicating the limitations and increasing failings of vaccination, as well as the value of natural influenza flu alternatives,* they might someday earn the right to use powerful-sounding words like "Science" and "Evidence" in their crusade against your access to the empirical truth and your right to bodily self-possession, i.e. your right to make free and informed decisions for yourself to engage or disengage from medical interventions, that carry a known risk of harm and even death.

The reality is that many top biomedical journals cannot and will not suppress the truth concerning the many unintended, adverse health effects of vaccines. This would, after all, be both immoral and illegal, especially when human lives, and particularly the lives of our most vulnerable, our children, are on the line. In other words, by publishing empirical research that shows vaccines are not safe and effective a priori, many thwart the party line, as represented by the policies and official statements of the CDC, the FDA, and the ACIP, and many online skeptic bloggers (anti-anti-vaccine groups, if you will; most whom fail to grasp the foolishness of such a dialectic, since they rarely take a critical look in the mirror) who claim those refusing vaccines, or educating about their harms, are guilty of crimes, or have blood on their hands.

Flu Vaccines Found To Increase Heart Attack Risk

For example, a concerning study published in 2011 in the International Journal of Medicine revealed a fact rarely addressed by conventional health authorities, or the mostly uncritical mainstream media, namely: flu vaccines result in inflammatory cardiovascular changes indicative of increased risk for serious heart-related events such as heart attack.[ii]

Titled, "Inflammation-related effects of adjuvant influenza A vaccination on platelet activation and cardiac autonomic function," their study concluded:
Together with an inflammatory reaction, influenza A vaccine induced platelet activation and sympathovagal imbalance towards adrenergic predominance. Significant correlations were found between CRP [C-reactive protein) levels and HRV [heart rate variability] parameters, suggesting a pathophysiological link between inflammation and cardiac autonomic regulation. The vaccine-related platelet activation and cardiac autonomic dysfunction may transiently increase the risk of cardiovascular events.
The four main areas of concern mentioned above are:

Platelet Activation: An indicator of increased risk for pathological clotting and/or obstruction of a blood vessel, e.g. heart attack, embolism or stroke.

Sympathovagal imbalance towards adrenergic predominance: An indication of disturbed autonomic regulation within the heart.

Elevation of C-Reactive Protein: An indicator of inflammation-mediated cardiovascular disease risk.

Reduced Heart Rate Variability: An indicator of increased heart disease risk.

Flu Vaccines Found To Adversely Affect Pregnant Women

This study is not, however, the first to raise concern over states of pathological inflammation caused by flu vaccines, and vaccines in general. In 2011, the journal Vaccine published a study titled, "Inflammatory responses to trivalent influenza virus vaccine among pregnant women," which found that flu vaccination causes measurable increases in inflammation in pregnant women which may increase the risk of preeclempsia and other adverse outcomes such as preterm birth.[iii] In this study both CRP and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α levels increased to concerning levels between one to two days after vaccination. Should we be surprised, considering flu vaccines still contain highly inflammatory, neurotoxic and immunotoxic heavy metals, such as mercury-based thimerosal? Even when the precautionary principle is employed, and mercury-based adjuvants removed in tacit recognition of its profound dangers, aluminum hydroxide is then used to replace it, injected directly into the bodies of healthy infants in the name of synthetically modifying and "improving" their immunity (see: Can We Continue To Justify Injecting Aluminum Into Children?).

And so, despite the fact that vaccine-induced disruption and dysregulation of a pregnant woman's immune system could compromise her pregnancy, resulting in birth defects[iv] and miscarriage (which is a well-known phenomena within the veterinary field: vaccine-induced abortion), the CDC has defied both common sense and the precautionary principle by urging pregnant women to receive flu vaccines, without informing them of their true risks.

Infants At Risk of Pathological Inflammation Following Vaccines

Just as disturbing is the CDC's recommendation that all infants, six months or older, receive flu vaccines on top of an already burgeoning vaccination schedule, which begins at the day of birth with the STD vaccine containing hepatitis B surface antigen, despite clear evidence that infants experience cardiorespiratory complications and C-reactive protein responses as a result of all vaccines, administered either singularly or simultaneously in combination. One 2007 study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, found that 85% of newborn infants experienced abnormal elevations of CRP when administered multiple vaccines and up to 70% in those given a single vaccine. Also, overall, 16% of infants were reported to experience vaccine-associated cardiorespiratory events within 48 hours postimmunization. [v]

Suffice it to say, vaccinating against the flu (or any pathogen) is not as safe and effective as we are being told. But please do not adopt my opinion on the matter as your own. Do your own research, and feel free to review some of the underreported and/or otherwise suppressed research on vaccination we have collated at our Vaccine Research and Education page.

*Never mind the timelessly and often cross-culturally confirmed and reconfirmed evidence contained within "orally transmitted" traditional, plant-based medical systems, used the world over.


[i], Adverse Health Effects of Vaccination

[ii] Gaetano A Lanza, Lucy Barone, Giancarla Scalone, Dario Pitocco, Gregory A Sgueglia, Roberto Mollo, Roberto Nerla, Francesco Zaccardi, Giovanni Ghirlanda, Filippo Crea. Inflammation-related effects of adjuvant influenza A vaccination on platelet activation and cardiac autonomic function. J Intern Med. 2010 Sep 1. Epub 2010 Sep 1. PMID: 20964738

[iii] Lisa M Christian, Jay D Iams, Kyle Porter, Ronald Glaser. Inflammatory responses to trivalent influenza virus vaccine among pregnant women. Vaccine. 2011 Sep 20. Epub 2011 Sep 20. PMID: 21945263

[iv] Margaret A K Ryan, Tyler C Smith, Carter J Sevick, William K Honner, Rosha A Loach, Cynthia A Moore, J David Erickson. Birth defects among infants born to women who received anthrax vaccine in pregnancy. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Aug 15 ;168(4):434-42. Epub 2008 Jul 2. PMID: 18599489

[v] Massroor Pourcyrous, Sheldon B Korones, Kristopher L Arheart, Henrietta S Bada. Primary immunization of premature infants with gestational age<35 weeks: cardiorespiratory complications and C-reactive protein responses associated with administration of single and multiple separate vaccines simultaneously. J Pediatr. 2007 Aug ;151(2):167-72. Epub 2007 Jun 22. PMID: 17643770

Monday, April 14, 2014


Monday, April 7, 2014


Come Watch an Unforgettable Screening of the Documentary Film

The Truth about Fukushima Children

World Network for Saving Children from Radiation invites you to the FREE screening of

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Watch the trailer of A2-B-C:

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"Anecdotal" evidence clearly indicates that birth defects are on the rise in Hawaii and Washington state. It seems obvious -- at least to me -- that these birth defects correlate with radiation poisoning. Yet "experts" can't seem to put the pieces of the puzzle together and many residents are in complete denial as well. Why? Why are we refusing to look at The Truth? Shouldn't the "experts" be doing whatever they can to clean up the environment and warn parents about the dangers of radioactive poisons? How about teaching people how to detox their bodies and their soil from radioactive contamination?

The pain involved in giving birth to a child with birth defects is unmeasurable. And that pain is as much for the parents as it is for the child.

It's time for a revolution in this country. Since they are all refusing to do the right thing, all levels of government need to be extinguished.

Source Article by J. D. Heyes
Surge in babies born without brains in Washington State
"There is something seriously wrong in the fertile Yakima Valley region of Washington. A surging number of babies are being born with major birth defects, and the reasons why are eluding state health officials.

As reported by CNN, a nurse in the area, Sara Barron, was the first to report on a particularly horrifying condition: anencephaly -- a condition in which babies are born without much of their brain and skull.

"I was just stunned," she told the network in an interview. "Three in a couple-of-month period of time... that’s unheard of, and they have such tragic, terrible outcomes."

Her shocking finding and report eventually prompted an investigation by the state health department. Investigators found some disturbing results.

Over a three-year period, there were 23 cases concentrated in three southern Washington counties -- Yakima, Benton and Franklin. That’s a rate (8.4 per 10,000 live births) that is four times the national average (2.1 per 10,000 live births), CNN reported.

What could be causing such a phenomenon? Is it just one of those weird coincidences, or is something more sinister at play?

Mandy Stahre, with the Washington State Department of Health, conducted the investigation into the high rates of anencephaly. She says she and other investigators are stumped.

"We have not found an answer, and that’s a very frustrating part, because this is such a devastating diagnosis for a woman to have," she told CNN.

Barron, however, says she wonders if state health authorities did not find anything because they didn’t look hard enough at all possible causes.

’We have to weigh how invasive we want to be’

For one thing, she said, the health department has not spoken to any of the parents of the babies who had birth defects. So they don’t know what the parents may have eaten, or what environmental conditions they have been exposed to, or what kind of chemicals or substances they all might have come in contact with -- like, perhaps, the pesticides that are routinely sprayed in the heavily agricultural region in which they live.

Andrea Jackman, whose daughter Olivia was born with spina bifida, another type of neural tube defect, said she wasn’t asked anything by state investigators.

"Nobody’s asked me anything," she told the network.

So, exactly how did the state conduct its investigation? Stahre said investigators examined data in each parent’s medical record -- what sort of prescription drugs they were taking and preexisting medical conditions.

"The study examined medical records from January 2010 through January 2013 and looked at possible risk factors including family history, pre-pregnancy weight, health risk behaviors such as supplemental folic acid and medication use, and whether the woman’s residence received drinking water from a public or private source. No significant differences were found when comparing cases of anencephaly with healthy births in the three county area," said a health department press release.

"But medical records don’t have details about diet or pesticide exposure," CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reported, "two key considerations for this type of birth defect."

Indeed, the health department -- in its press release -- even admitted: "Medical record reviews might not have captured all information, preventing a cause from being identified."

So why not talk to the mothers?

"Well, we have to weigh that," said Stahre. "This is a devastating diagnosis, and we know that for a lot of these women, they had to make some hard choices. We do have to weigh about how invasive we want to be with these types of reviews."

Engineered end of humanity?

At least one mother -- Jackman -- said she would have "been fine" with being questioned. She wants answers so that other mothers don't have to go through the same thing.

On the surface, this looks like yet another example of poisoning that Natural News editor and founder Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, wrote about recently when he said humanity doesn't stand a chance of surviving this onslaught of corporate-sponsored genocide:

After having now analyzed over 1,000 foods, superfoods, vitamins, junk foods and popular beverages for heavy metals and other substances at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs, I have arrived at a conclusion so alarming and urgent that it can only be stated bluntly.

Based on what I am seeing via atomic spectroscopy analysis of all the dietary substances people are consuming on a daily basis, I must now announce that the battle for humanity is nearly lost. The food supply appears to be intentionally designed to end human life rather than nourish it.

Read Mike's report here:

Watch video">here:
Mysterious cluster of birth defects stumps doctors

Via Shannon Rudolph

Aloha Governor, Legislators, Health & Ag Depts.

I wanted to pass on this update on one of the five Kaua'i infants, (that I know of, - plus two more on Maui) born with their intestines outside of their bodies. (gastroschisis) These babies will have to undergo many surgeries to correct the problem. Five of these cases are too many for a small island. Something is wrong - a state of emergency should be declared.

These young families have had to leave Hawai'i for care they can't get here. Alone in a strange land dealing with life threatening emergencies to their babies, with little family support - through no fault of their own.

You may want to look away and not believe it - but there are many credible studies linking this horrendous injustice that is happening on Kaua'i, right now... to atrazine and a witches brew of toxic chemicals sprayed on Kaua'i almost daily. And this is not even mentioning the many reports of seizures, birth defects, (THAT OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS FAILED TO TRACK for nearly ten years!) ...and the cancers.

This is just ONE true story of what our legislature is ALLOWING to happen. It's as sickening as it is insane. We are monsters - if we do nothing, and look the other way.

I can't begin to tell you how sad and angry this photo makes me feel. What is happening to the people of Kaua'i, (Molokai, Maui, & O'ahu) is inhumane.
Shame on us if we do not DEMAND some answers from our 'leaders'.

Hawai'i's Baby Arrow - after his fourth surgery/ report from daddy, below.

(Mama) Madison Strecker — with Chadry Keola Pa.
My hearts broken for my baby. He has endured so much in his little life. I'm so blessed to be Arrows mama, he is my hero.

via Chadry Keola Pa


ARROW IS A SOLDIER!!! His surgery was 5 hours long and his Atresia (constricted section of bowel) was removed!

He lost quite a bit of blood and so he did have to endure a blood transfusion which went well. He also had his appendix removed and so that is one less problem that we will have to deal with later.
He is heavily sedated and had a "G" tube placed into his abdomen as well. So hopefully he wont need the "G" tube for long as it is only in there as a precautionary in case he rejects the breast milk (which I really think he's not). And in that case can be removed very easily. I figure better to have one and not need one then need one and not have one. Because if say he did need one and was rejecting the food, it would be a major surgery putting one back in after all this surgery just went down. And I'm over cutting him up anymore!

He is on pain meds and a breathing tube as well. Breathing tube is temporary till his swelling comes down. Since he is so fresh out of surgery they don't want him moving around too much. The doctor said that if everything continues to go that way it has been, then we may be able to give him his first real meal next week Wednesday! We cant wait to start feeding him! Momma has milk for days!! Freezers full!

It's still too early to give a date on when we might come home. Its all depends on how his little stomach handles his food. One day at a time. Baby steps, Let the road to recovery begin!

Anywayz we ( Madison Strecker , Arrow, and I) just wanted to say thank you for all the prayers and Aloha that all of you have been sending our way! I really want to say and extra special Mahalo to the Desert Banner NICU team! All the nurses have been amazing and a real big Mahaloz to Dr. Greenfield for getting some good rest and performing an awesome surgery on my son!


Madison Strecker Arrow, and Chadry Keola Pa

Via Jay Duquette
"I know at least 2 babies on Maui in the last year that had the same thing. My friends doctor told them it was becoming more and more common."

Friday, April 4, 2014


The US food supply is in deep trouble.

Source Article:
Fukushima Spring: 50% Genetic Damage found at Trader Joe’s

Perusing the floral section in the supermarket is usually the first thing on my grocery list these days. For the past 3 years I have documented genetic damage not only plants growing locally in SE Michigan, but in domestic and imported plants, fruits, and produce being sold to the public. Some of my best finds have come from items grown along the Pacific Coast, and this week a recent shipment of spring bouquets and potted plants at Trader Joe’s proved the same is still happening, as I suspected it would.

First, I comb through the bouquets, camera in hand. I look at the most obvious part of the plant, the flower head including petals and center. If I can spot a mutation, I check the stem and related leaves included. I look for color anomalies as well, as we know from past research mutations in color genes is another known effect of exposure.

During normal plant growth, the cells are self-organizing and grow in a symmetric pattern, following the Fibonacci Sequence of phyllotaxis. Phyllotaxis is the study of fractions and spirals in plants, which includes fruit and flower number, divergence angles, and petal numbers and formation. This pattern allows the plant to use the least amount of energy needed for amazingly rapid growth to maturity. Once the plant has reached it’s full potential, the perfect geometry of a plant allows it to absorb the sun’s rays and collect rainwater as efficiently as possible, channeling it to the stem for nourishment. Plato, Fibonacci, and Johanes Kepler all made contributions to the discovery and application of the Golden Ratio in nature. It appears in many aspects of our everyday world, including hurricanes, ram horns, spider webs, and snail shells, and even in the arrangement of our facial features. Also, take a look at our galaxy from above…we live in a Fibonacci Sequence. Our world is filled with many mysteries that scientists and mathematicians alike are working to figure out if this was just a coincidence, or something else. For whatever reason, it’s how normal plants grow, and it is also how we distinguish the normal from the mutated.

Damage to the DNA of the plant cells will disrupt this geometric growth pattern, leading to any number of mutational expressions such as conjoining, fasciation, gigantism, albinism, or other anomalies. These are known effects from decades of experimentation and research in areas of previous radioactive contamination, such as the areas around the Chernobyl accident and Three Mile Island.

After sorting through bouquets, I move on to the potted plants. Gerbera Daisies in the past have yielded a surprising number of mutations in flower heads, stems, and leaves, and this week was no different. I suspect this is because they are closely related to Sunflowers, or Helianthus annuus, which are notorious for their ability to remove radioactive Cesium from soil. This particular batch of Gerberas came from British Colombia, Canada. The domesticated cultivars are mostly a result of a cross between Gerbera jamesonii and another South African species Gerbera viridifolia. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is also used as a model organism in studying flower formation. Out of 18 potted Gerbera’s on this particular day at Trader Joe’s, more than half of the plants had some obvious evidence of mutation in just the blooms alone. I would venture to bet that if walked into your local Trader Joe’s today and looked carefully at their Gerbera Daisies, that you would have similar findings. If you do, please takes some pictures and share them with us on our new Mutation Map Project. Their colorful beauty also makes them a favorite eye-catching post for people sharing mutation images on social media, and increasing the awareness of genetic damage that is occurring.

I also found mutations in one of my favorite flowers, the perennial desert Sun Star, or Ornithogalum Dubium (which I purchased, and which now sits on my desk). This particular batch was imported from Monrovia, California, where Trader Joe’s also receives much of its vegetables supply including lettuce, kale, celery, and asparagus. They also source these same items from Mexico, which is the only produce I will buy from their store. I would prefer to get mine from Chile or Argentina, but I would have to go to a different store for that, and on this particular day I didn’t have the time, as my main concern was securing a few bottles of their Salsa Verde, which happens to be phenomenal.

Nature does geometry precisely and efficiently and without much effort, unless genetic damage interferes with the expression of its growth patterns. Considering that Cesium and other man-made toxic isotopes have been found in US soil, including the Emerald Triangle of Humboldt County where large concentration of Medicinal Marijuana is grown, this is quite concerning not only for people sourcing and eating fresh produce from the west coast, but sick people who are using cannabis to treat severe medical conditions, including cancer.

Using the Precautionary Principle we can further surmise, if you actually care about what you eat and what you feed your family, that unless food is being specifically and rigorously tested for radioactive contamination, any food grown here must be considered suspect, and that is especially true if this food will be eaten by pregnant women, children, or people who are already sick and immune-compromised. As of right now, the only food being checked is by individuals and independent evaluation without any help from our government agencies, although this has always been the purpose of their existence. Instead, they have become gate-keepers of damaging corporate-controlled science, and the gates remain currently closed to evidence or concern about food chain contamination from radioactive fallout. Even a Canadian high school student was able to recently prove in an award-winning science fair project, that Canadian grocery stores are selling contaminated produce to unsuspecting consumers. She will be attending the Canadian Nationals next month in Windsor Ontario to showcase her research. This may become one of the most important high school science fair projects in history, considering the global implications of Fukushima Fallout in our food chain.

Over the past 3 years we have been collecting images of mutations in the news, as well as images taken by observant and curious volunteers. We have currently 1340 images in our archive, which will be placed on a map created at Climate Viewer News to track these finds, and more easily correlate their occurrence with weather patterns, and nuclear facilities across the country. In addition to plants we have received images of seeds, squirrels, moths, butterflies, pillbugs, spiders, and birds exhibiting color disruption (mainly albinism) and other curiosities. The images can also be saved and shared by scientists and grad students who undoubtably will be reporting on this as the years progress. At least 2 grad students have already sourced images from this collection to write their final thesis.

To access the map and upload images of your own, go here:

Currently I have placed one beta test image of a Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) with fasciation on the Mutation Map as an example. The rest of our archive will be uploaded in the coming weeks and months, as time allows.

We also encourage people to use their full name if they wish to receive credit if their image is used elsewhere, such as in a scientific journal, lecture, or publication. Out of 1340 submissions so far, only 2 people insisted on keeping their name private.

To see some of this collection you may also visit Mutation Watch on Facebook, which has been our current mode of collection. We will continue to administrate this page as well as the map, and encourage people to share these images on social media. Unfortunately the number of submissions during the growing season was in excess of 10 a day in 2013, and in the interest of time-management and helping keep RadChick’s sanity intact, Jim Lee volunteered to create this crowd-sourced data map to significantly decrease the amount of labelling and archiving that needs to be done, and to properly categorize the enormous amount of submissions in a format that is easily accessible. Please consider contributing news reports as well, such as the recent stories of conjoined grey whale calves in Baja, and news of the horrific rise in mutations occurring in babies born in South Africa.

Being a resident of Michigan after a long winter, the promise of warmer weather and springtime flowers is a welcome change, although these changes in our environment certainly are not. If mutations are happening in the DNA of plants, it’s happening in the people, too. For every mutation that is visible, there are 10 more that are not, but will express theselves in future generations. We continue to search for labs or individuals with the proper equipment to test these specimens, to determine whether this is primarily radioactive fallout, chemical interference, or a synergistic effect of both. But unless you have access to equipment priced at hundreds of thousands of dollars, accurate testing will be impossible. Even world-renowned animal and plant geneticists who have done extensive studies on the Chernobyl mutations have told me “Good luck getting these plants tested” as the quarantine of information on Fukushima Fallout has spread like a silent, unwanted plague, and government scientists seem to be most infected. Testing of individual specimens may or may not yield hard incontrovertible data, as the plant DNA may have been affected from gamma or beta radiation lying around in soil in close proximity to the plant, and not necessarily uptake into the plant structure itself. At any rate, we will keep collecting these images, and continue our search for mutations, as well as finding honest scientists that can assist us in figuring out what has happened to our biosphere to cause this, at what it means for future generations. This is one way to be part of the solution, as we search for ways to mitigate the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima accident, and other nuclear problems.

Here are more images of what I found at Trader Joe’s this week:

*Note from RC: I do not wish to single out Trader Joe’s as the sole source of selling mutated plants, as I have checked out numerous other grocery chains all with the same findings…mutated flowers being sold in stores is widespread, and has been confirmed by other researchers in multiple states and locations. However, I have had numerous conversations with the managers at Trader Joe’s including corporate management, and each time I have been met with contempt and disregard for trying to approach them on this subject, even when showing them obvious mutations in produce they are selling, such as celery and fruits, and radiation burns on apples from Washington State. The same has occurred when inquiring about the testing of fish and seaweed products, until fall of last year, when their rhetoric changed but appeared to be heavily censored. At that time, I was told Trader Joe’s is now testing all seafood products, and “Everything is fine”… although further questioning about how this was being conducted, at what part of the distribution process, and with what instrumentation could not be answered. Neither could any data by any type of isotopic analysis, which should be public knowledge in my opinion, or at least shared when specific inquiries are made. I have given them ample opportunity for addressing these issues and they continue to minimize and deny any and all concerns about the safety of the food they are selling in regards to this issue. In discussions with the management of other grocery chains I have been met with far more concern, and often a candid and honest discussion of how to implement widespread food testing without adding further to costs of food distribution. I know this is being thoroughly investigated at least at one large grocery chain, and I hope to see this (for now nameless) grocer implement widespread testing soon, and do so publically. In time, I expect this type of testing will become mandatory, as more people become aware of this situation and demand that it be done, because this issue is not going to go away in our lifetimes. Unfortunately we may be years away from that type of transparency, and the contamination issues have now been continuous since March of 2011. It also reasons to follow if any large chain implements a radiation testing protocol, that other stores will follow suit, as the competition in grocery chains is fierce in the effort to find, keep and maintain its consumer base.

Stay ahead of the rads on the RadChick Radiation Research and Mitigation page.

Please help us grow our Mutation Map ~ It is the first of its kind ever created, and will be an important future reference for scientists, geneticists, researchers, and inquisitive plant and planet-loving people alike. Eventually we hope to include mutation images from Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Rocketdyne/Simi Valley, and Hanford.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Here is an important excerpt from a very important article that reveals the depth of medical torture being perpetrated against infants - which torture has been going on for more than a century. Surgery is still performed on infants without anesthesia to this day, as in the case of infant circumcisions, 96% of which are done in the US without any pain relief whatsoever. Although the author of this article denies any malice on the part of the medical professionals engaged in the ritual torture of infants, in fact, satanic families have been running the medical system for more than a century and they are responsible for the DELIBERATE AND METHODICAL TORTURE OF INFANTS -- as a form of trauma-based mind-control.

Infants are not the only ones who are subjected surgical procedures without anesthesia. In fact, organ "donors" (i.e., LIVING people who are murdered by the medical parasites and whose organs are STOLEN for profit) are also systematically tortured before they are murdered. These people are injected with paralysis drugs so that they cannot move or scream while they are having their chests cleaved open and their hearts and other organs ripped out of their bodies. Just like infants, they are given no pain relief. (See for more info about this).

The medical system has evolved to become one of the most evil institutions ever to exist. It should be avoided like the plague.

"...The third belief, that infants could not withstand anesthesia due to the immaturity of their regulatory systems made the administration of pain relief irrelevant and its administration considered "unnecessary and dangerous" (Chamberlain, 1991, p. 1).

The logic of the third belief eluded Jill Lawson who demanded to see hospital records after her son's death in 1985. She said, "Somehow it was possible for professionals who perceived a baby as too fragile to tolerate general anesthesia, to perceive that same infant as able to withstand open-chest surgery without pain relief (Lawson, 1988, p. 2). She became the catalyst for change by petitioning the American Pain Society, the American Medical Association, American Board of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Anesthesiologists, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, the U.S. Surgeon General, and 18 other agencies.

Her son required PDA (patient ductus arteriosus) surgery, the most commonly performed operation on pre-term infants. At two weeks, Jeffery, "during his hour and half operation had two holes cut on either side of his neck and one in his chest, he was cut from his breastbone around to his backbone, his flesh lifted aside, ribs pried apart, blood vessels tied off and lungs retracted, tissue stitched together and a "stab incision" to secure chest tubes" (Lawson, 1988, p. 2). He died a few days later, as a result of the shock that overwhelmed his entire system causing his brain to bleed and his organs to fail. The hospital's senior neonatologist responded to Mrs. Lawson's inquiries by stating, "it didn't matter because he was a fetus," explaining that children less than 2 years of age "do not feel pain" (Lawson, 1988, p.3). The long held rationale by the allopathic medical profession that prenates, neonates, and infants did not experience pain because of an undeveloped nervous system and unmyelanized nerves was endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics..."

Source Article:
Living Out the Past: Infant Surgery Prior to 1987


The February 27-28, 2010 Pediatric Psychological Trauma in Infants and Young Children from Illness, Injury, and Medical Intervention Conference opened boldly by bringing attention to the medical dehumanization of children under the age of 18 months prior to 1987 (Chamberlain, 1991; Harrison, 1987). At this conference, Dr. Zeev Kain, Professor and Chair, Dean of Clinical Research, Dept. of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, UC Irvine stated, "As you all know, not long ago we did not administer anesthesia to infants during surgery. We have come a long way, but we have a long way to go." At no other time in human or medical history has one population been singled out for the exclusion of medical benefits, not by malice but by indiscriminate indoctrination. Doctors trained in surgery and anesthesiology adhered to an entrenched protocol and dismissed the reality unfolding in front of their eyes, every day for 140 years. The continuance of unquestioned belief kept the medical community from accepting their own humanity by consistently denying the primary language of the human race. What transpired in the minds of the medical professionals is a phenomenon worth exploring. However, this paper is not concerned with their minds, but rather with the minds left altered.

The broad implications and resulting consequences of a nervous system in full blown shock due to infant medical intervention, with only the use of an immobilizing paralytic, remains unstudied and largely unknown to the general population. Since no parental consent was needed for a "standard of practice" and the pre-verbal infant could not self-report, the barbaric experience was lost to implicit memory. Today there are generations of people left to endure posttraumatic symptoms from a cause they cannot identify.

Psychiatrist and founder of Intensive Trauma Therapy (ITT), Dr. Louis Tinnin (personal communication September 15, 2010) wrote:

Anyone now 23 years or older who had major surgery as a baby is at risk for chronic post-traumatic illness because the surgery was probably done without anesthesia, which was the custom in most hospitals prior to 1987. Abdominal surgery for pyloric stenosis and chest surgery for congenital heart problems were the most common forms of infant surgery. Together these surgeries are necessary for about 8 cases per 1000 births. A rough estimate of the number of survivors [of these surgeries] during the single year of 1987 (3,829,000 live births) is 30,600. We do not know what proportion of these survivors is now suffering with post-traumatic symptoms but considering the severity of the pain and the helplessness of the infant, but we would expect that the majority of these infants were traumatized.

These statistics account for only two types of surgeries out of multiple possibilities and refer only to neonates (infants up to one month), without the inclusion of children up to 18 months. Dr. David Breseler, former Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director, UCLA Pain Control Unit, cites the following research from the CDC National Hospital Discharge Survey, "2,310,000, in-hospital surgeries (DeFrances & Podgornik 2006) and 2,318,000 out-patient surgeries (Hall and Lawrence, 1998) were performed on children under the age of 15 in the years 2004 and 1996 respectively" (AGI, 2006, p. 1). Accounting for the increase in outpatient surgeries since 1996, current approximation of pediatric surgeries are increased from 4,628,0005 million per year to 5 million per year. The additional five years between 1987-1992 reflected in the figures below will be explained under the historical context section in reference to Dr. Anand's statement that protocol for surgical anesthesia administration did not change until 1992 (Rubin, 2005).

Adults Affected by Neonatal Surgery Prior to 1987 (1992)

Five million pediatric surgeries per year divided equally amounts to 500,000 surgeries <18 months not accounting for the expected disproportionate front-loading of the early years. Due to less technological intervention from 1936-1992 (19-75 age group) 250,000, half the original procedures reflect an average per year. Considering mortality rates the figure is reduced by half to 125,000. The last variable assumes a group for whom consequences were mitigated by caregiver relationship at 62,500. In this approximate and conservative model 62,000 children per year would have experienced the adverse effects of surgery. As adults today the population subject to early life medical trauma total 3,562,500 (62,000 over 57 years). To attain the percentage of the population affected per annum, live births were averaged over 57 years. Variances in birth rates were accounted for, in terms of reduced birth rates in some years, 1936 (2,377,000) versus higher birth rates, 1964 (4,308,000) in other years (Dept. of Heath and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, 2006). Based on an annual population average of 4,773,600, close to 7% neonates each year may be considered to have had surgical intervention. These figures look only at surgery not the NICU/PICU overall or chronic conditions that involve other challenging aspects of early developmental critical care. Historical Context The mid-1 800's was a time of unprecedented medical discovery when the combination of ether, nitrous oxide, and chloroform were found to abolish pain during surgery. As noted by Dr. William Silverman M. D. (1999), Dr. Henry Bigelow of Boston published the first article on the use of anesthesia in 1848. He stated, "the new technique is unnecessary for infants, because they lack the anticipation and remembrance of suffering." Dr. Henry Pierson confirmed the theory in 1852, saying, "babies lack the mental capacity to suffer." To insure immobility, Dr. Samuel Cabot remarked, "the child patient had been rolled firmly in a sheet as a substitute for ether" (Silverman, 1999, p. 106). Before anesthesia, surgery was extremely rare, with only 333 recorded cases between 1821 and 1846 at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1897, a Boston physician was reported to have remarked on surgical procedures pre-anesthesia, equating it to the Spanish Inquisition. He recalled "yells and screams, most horrible in my memory now, after an interval of so many years" (Sullivan, 1996, p. 8). This vivid recollection is a reminder that, whether wrapped in a sheet or administered a paralytic, the motionless child felt extreme pain during surgery as well as during the weeks or months of postoperative recovery. Studies were done at various intervals during the 20th century to confirm the three predominate medical assumptions justifying the practice of performing surgery on infants without anesthesia. The first assumption, based on limited neuroscience, was the belief that infants exhibited only mechanical reflexes, presuming that the seemingly undeveloped cortex had no cognitive ability to process pain. One particularly significant study (size and duration) was conducted by psychologist Myrtle McGraw in 1941 (Chamberlain, 1991) at Columbia University and The Babies Hospital, New York. She recorded 2,000 observations, both awake and asleep, of 10 pin pricks each to the head, trunk, and upper and lower extremities on 75 infants, from birth (some only hours old) to four years of age. McGraw, despite witnessing obvious distress, concluded that the children's reactions were devoid of any cognitive or affective elements commenting on their reactions as, "consisting of diffuse bodily movements accompanied by crying and possibly a local reflex" confirming the integrity of the standing protocol (Chamberlain, 1991, p. 2). The second assumption was based on Freud's theory of "infantile amnesia." Freud stated, "What I have in mind is the peculiar amnesia which, in the case of most people, though by no means all, hides the earliest beginnings of their childhood up to their sixth or eight year" (Johnson, 1997, p.l). This theory went unchallenged, allowing surgeons and anesthesiologists the comfort of believing that any long term effects of surgery without anesthesia was impossible without memory. The third belief, that infants could not withstand anesthesia due to the immaturity of their regulatory systems made the administration of pain relief irrelevant and its administration considered "unnecessary and dangerous" (Chamberlain, 1991, p. 1). The logic of the third belief eluded Jill Lawson who demanded to see hospital records after her son's death in 1985. She said, "Somehow it was possible for professionals who perceived a baby as too fragile to tolerate general anesthesia, to perceive that same infant as able to withstand open-chest surgery without pain relief (Lawson, 1988, p. 2). She became the catalyst for change by petitioning the American Pain Society, the American Medical Association, American Board of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Anesthesiologists, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, the U.S. Surgeon General, and 18 other agencies. Her son required PDA (patient ductus arteriosus) surgery, the most commonly performed operation on pre-term infants. At two weeks, Jeffery, "during his hour and half operation had two holes cut on either side of his neck and one in his chest, he was cut from his breastbone around to his backbone, his flesh lifted aside, ribs pried apart, blood vessels tied off and lungs retracted, tissue stitched together and a "stab incision" to secure chest tubes" (Lawson, 1988, p. 2). He died a few days later, as a result of the shock that overwhelmed his entire system causing his brain to bleed and his organs to fail. The hospital's senior neonatologist responded to Mrs. Lawson's inquiries by stating, "it didn't matter because he was a fetus," explaining that children less than 2 years of age "do not feel pain" (Lawson, 1988, p.3). The long held rationale by the allopathic medical profession that prenates, neonates, and infants did not experience pain because of an undeveloped nervous system and unmyelanized nerves was endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In near synchronized timing, Kanjalweet Anand, MD completed his research on neonatal pain perception during surgery without anesthesia, which was published in The Lancet 1987 (Anand, Phil, & Hickey, 1987). After witnessing an operation performed under the standard of practice, neonatologist Dr. Anand, refused to accept the brutality of surgery without pain relief and conducted studies at Oxford University from 1985-1987. He documented extreme levels of metabolic and endocrine shock in non-anesthetized infants confirming the existence of triple the level of stress hormones compared to post op anesthetized adults. The conclusion derived from the data successfully established traumatic stress in the infant patient. As a result of this research and Lawson's persistence, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Anesthesiologists both agreed to adopt a new consensus on pain protection for infants in surgery in 1987. Yet believing that the new consensus was not being widely implemented, Anand conducted another study at Boston Children's Hospital in 1992 recording data on babies requiring open-heart surgery (Anand, Stevens, & McGrath, 2007). The result indicated a lower mortality risk with the use of anesthesia. Mortality figures proved to be the red flag that convinced the medical community to fully embrace the new protocol. "There was a quiet revolution after that and babies were given anesthesia," said Anand (Rubin, 2005). Discussion To consider the long-term consequences of what Dr. Chamberlain calls, "the single greatest mistake in the whole of medical history" (personal communication, November 30, 2009) involves assessing the results of current developmental neuroscience relevant to trauma and implicit memory. An understanding of the trauma response as stimulant to the pre-verbal experience-dependent imprint, as well as examples of implicit memory, serve to increase awareness of the sentient nature of the infant. Medically based trauma on the level of, "torture," a word used by Dr. Sanjay Gupta (Gupta & Anand, 2008), has not been studied or recognized in the same way as other psychological and physical abuses. Therefore, the objectives of understanding the trauma effect on the developing brain, the reality of implicit memory storage, and the importance of the long-term impacts on this population are considered here in a general trauma context. Conscious Trauma Anand disproved the absence of myelination in the nerve cells stating, "nerve tracts in the spinal cord and central nervous system are completely myelinated by the second or third trimester and pain pathways to the brainstem and thalamus, which relay [s] sensation to the cerebral cortex are myelinated by week 30" (Anand, Phil, & Hickey, 1987, as cited by Edwards, 2011, p. 2). The focus of primary or perinatal psychology is on consciousness as the organizing principle of our core beliefs (McCarty, 2009). These beliefs create synaptic hardwiring through cellular activity geared either towards growth or protection (Lipton, 2008). Neuroscience discovered what was unknown to early surgeons, that a "subplate zone" functioning beneath the cerebral cortex and working in conjunction with the limbic area (the seat of emotion), the thalamic fibers, and the brain stem nuclei together allow for cortical processing by which the infant has a very present sense of themselves and their pain (Cozolino, 2006). From the moment of birth the neonate begins to interpret sensory stimuli to develop cognitive, affective, and behavioral schema, "Physical sensations are the very foundation of human consciousness" (Levine, 2010, p. 133). Clinical assessment of the senses focuses externally and primarily on the integration of auditory, visual, and tactile stimulation (Porges, 1993). According to Porges, "missing from our language and science is the ability to describe internal states" (p. 12). The communication of interceptors (e.g. sensors on organs) with the autonomic nervous system is largely through the vagus nerve and acts as a scanning system is known as neuroception, functioning primarily to interpret safety, danger, or life-threat. Subcortical encoding informs perceptions that become thought, feeling, and action, moving toward either social behavior or defensive behavior. Under threat the polyvagal branches (referring to Porges' theory of three separate neural circuits within the vagus nerve) activate from a hierarchy of evolution. The newest nerve branch, social engagement connects to facial muscles and the neocortex (Porges & Dyke, 2006). This is the primary initiation for securing safety by the infant, using verbal, facial, and motor affects to engage a caregiver. If socially unsuccessful in a traumatic situation, a "feeling" (inadequately described unmeasured internal sense) (Porges 2006) of betrayal will ensue, resulting in a "shattering of their protective shield with long term ramifications to place trust in intimate relationships" (Lieberman & van Horn, 2009). Secondly, there is mobilization, a hyper arousal in the sympatheticadrenal system, which floods the body with Cortisol, dozens of peptides, and neurotransmitters from the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal (HPA) axis. The HPA signals cortical releasing factor (CRF) which increases corticosterone production, quickly becoming a maladaptive feedback loop that can become a chronic state of hyper vigilence (Pert, 1997). The infant, unable to fight or flee, engages the parasympathetic system initiating an immobilization or freeze. The down regulated central nervous system which integrates with hormonal function imprints a disorganized-disoriented-dissociative coping strategy based on the trauma feedback. Thwarted self-preservation can hardwire a state of dissociative automatic obethence as the only mode of escape from overwhelming arousal (Schore, 2010). The exquisitely sensitive sensory awareness of both conscious and unconscious, internal and external, experience dependent neuroception is equated to "higher brain processes" (Porges, 1993, p. 15). Author, professor, researcher, and founder of the country's largest trauma clinic, JRI, in Boston, Bessel van der Kolk describes the essence of psychological trauma as the loss of faith in a safe place from which to deal with frightening emotions resulting in a pervasive feeling of helplessness (cited by Chamberlain, 1991). "Time heals all wounds" does not apply in early developmental PTSD, which destabilizes the sense of self (Levine, 2010, p. 88). Dysregulating, traumatic events occurring during the time of the most significant brain growth, the last trimester through the second year, causes a permanent imprint to a developing neural network of immature synaptic connections (Cozolino, 2006) that can lead to a poorly functioning stress response, overly reactive, with compromised ability to recover, and evident over the lifespan (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2005). The primary neurological development is almost exclusively in the right hemisphere "the emotional brain" which processes fear, terror, and pain. "What most people do not realize is that trauma is not the story of something awful that happened in the past but the residue of imprints left behind in people's sensory and hormonal systems" (van der Kolk, 2010, p.l). This sets a foundation for enduring problems of interpersonal and intrapersonal stressors with later predisposition to psychiatric disorders and medical diseases (Cozolino, 2006). Survival defenses become chronic impulses relying on a dysregulated nervous system. Reactions are triggered by even insignificant stimuli catapulting the heart rate into a state of hyperarousal in hardwired repetition of the initial fear response. According to Richard Schwartz (2001), often people who have experienced trauma appear calm yet are in constant turmoil inside. They have learned to acclimate by hiding their inner world. The right brain as the core of self-awareness and self-identity is inherently predisposed to assess threat and enact self-defense. In early trauma, experience-dependent neural pathways wire densely for protection often generating more negative emotions and pessimism later in life (Cozolino, 2006). Implicit Memory Dr. David Chamberlain (1991) details the reality of pain memory as confirmed by a mother whose premature baby was shunted for hydrocephalus, an accumulation of fluid in the brain, with only curare as a paralytic. Large incisions were cut in his scalp, neck, and abdomen and a hole drilled in his skull. Ten years after the operation he will not allow anyone to touch his head, neck, and abdomen where the surgery was performed. The mere sight of the hospital provoked violent trembling, profuse sweating, screaming, struggling, and vomiting (Chamberlain, 1991). "When the nervous system is strained to the breaking point, it leaves the psyche, body, and soul shattered" (Levine, 2010, p. 33). Dr. Tinnin, treating only patients with trauma and PTSD, has had ample opportunity to observe implicit memory as causative of life diminishing patterns. Sharing his experience in the context of medical trauma he states (personal communication, September 15, 2010), The symptom picture of the survivors we have treated is broader than the usual picture for post-traumatic stress disorder. Adult survivors report life-long symptoms of anxiety (constant nervousness and spells of terror or panic), hostility (temper outbursts and urges to smash or break things), depression, selfconsciousness, distrust of others, and a vulnerability to stress. The life-long aspect of these symptoms leads to the faulty perception that they are personality traits instead of recognizing them as persisting expressions of active survival instincts first elicited by the raw pain of the scalpel. That recognition opens the way to curative treatment of the adult survivor. Implicit Memory and Physical Health Adult health was surveyed in the ACE (adverse child effects) study, in the largest initiative ever undertaken (17,000 subjects) to ascertain whether there existed a relationship between early trauma and the leading adult diseases. A partnership of the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permante evaluated individuals within 7 different trauma categories. After a decade the study established that early trauma is implicated in the leading diseases and may shorten the life span by 5-20 years. The determinant variable in reduced mortality was dependent on evidence of one or more stressors (Felitti et al, 1998). Veterans returning with PTSD have also largely been found to have experienced early life trauma, which has affected their resiliency and predisposed them to more profound maladaptive responses (Murray, n.d.). Since medical trauma was not a category in ACE, it is unknown if it was foundational as part of the schema of anxiety, depression, suicide, or substance abuse correlated in the data. Harvard's Center for the Developing Child research published in JAMA, June 3, 2009 recognized "that early experiences are built into our bodies" and literally "shape the architecture of our brain" (Shonkoff, Boyce, & McEwen, 2009, p. 2252). The article stated that "many adult diseases can be traced to negative experiences in early life, so confronting the causes of adversity before and shortly after birth may be a promising way to improve adult health and reduce premature deaths" (p. 2252). A severely dysregulating experience produces a chemical signature called epigenetic modification. The marker damages the expression of the gene by effectively turning it on or off, altering response to adversity later in life and diminishing personal potential. "The discovery of the epigenome provides an explanation at the molecular level for why and how early positive and negative experiences have a lifelong impact" (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2010, p. 2). Further Literature Review The theories of former Stanford University professor, researcher, and cellular biologist, Bruce Lipton, PhD, and Stephen Porges, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, professor of psychiatry and Director of the University's Brain-Body Center although appearing divergent seem to conclude with similar concepts. Porges & Dyke's (2006) article confirms conscious awareness in the infant from a sensory perspective using broad qualitative research. Whether, as Lipton (2008) describes, external energy creates beliefs that wire brain function or as Porges posits, responses to internal neuroception create beliefs that connect the neural circuits; they both point to cognitive, affective, and sensory perceptual awareness. Whether the mind's responses precede the neural architecture is scientifically unknown but what is known through neuroception, sensory or cellular, provides a framework by which to comprehend the sensibilities of the infant. Trauma as a term lacks specificity but in context of Porges' Polyvagal Theory and ANS (autonomic nervous system) integration, the sequence of somatic reactions as precursors to trauma is clarified. Shonkoff and colleagues (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2010) article differentiates tolerable stress from toxic stress that shocks the system with Cortisol along with other damaging stress hormones. A brief challenge for the child, such as meeting new people or getting a shot, can be tolerated and managed with parental support. Toxic stress overwhelms the nervous system and initiates the vagus nerves' tripart trajectory building set points of hyper or hypo arousal. Lieberman and van Horn's (2009) article states that "there is a widespread misconception among health professionals and the public at large that young children are immune to trauma because they are too cognitively immature to understand, remember, and be affected in other than a transitory way by violence, accidents, intrusive medical procedures... ."( p. 707). The significance of incorporating the context of early development rather than simply focusing on behavior is emphasized by Lieberman, PhD, Chair Infant Mental Health Department of Psychiatry UCSF and director of the Child Trauma Research Program, and calls attention to the importance of consciousness and implicit memory in the therapeutic and medical setting. Psychologist, Dr. David Chamberlain, (1991, 1995, 1998, 1999) author/editor, founder of Birth Psychology, and former president of APPPAH, continues to pioneer prenatal and perinatal consciousness by debunking the myths that have kept infants constrained within the artificial limits of disbelief. Observing and recording behaviors in the fetus and neonate his view is direct, ? fundamental rule of developmental psychology that all complex behaviors must start out as simple behaviors and develop gradually has become obsolete. Surprisingly many behaviors start out complex" (1998, p. xiii). His rejection of the long held denial of pain in the infant is uncompromising, "Pain is a universal language that can be understood by its vocal sounds, facial expressions, body movements, respiration, color, and even its crashing metabolism. Babies speak this language as well as anyone. We should listen seriously and react appropriately" (Chamberlain, 1991, p. 2). Interpersonal Neurobiologist Dr. Schore, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCL David Geffen School of Medicine (2010), describes somatoform dissociation in reference to early onset trauma involving physical abuse and threat to life (both found in medical trauma). The frequently resulting PTSD reflects a "severe dysfunction of affect regulating and stress modulating functions which, in turn, impair the capacity to maintain a coherent, continuous, and unified sense of self" (p. 5). His position is clear and poignant, a child whose developing right brain experiences an acute impact to the limbic area, which is most associated with right brain function, will become an adult who suffers "a progressive impairment to the ability to adjust, take defensive action, or act on ones' self-behalf and a blocking of the capacity to register affect and pain, critical for survival. Ultimately people effected by early trauma experience themselves as different well as unworthy of meaningful attachments" (p. 83). Dr. Schore describes the complex and compounded long-term consequences this paper seeks to illustrate. The relationship of early trauma to adult health as seen in the ACE study is an example of somatic and cellular memory, where deep within the nucleus of the cells the epigenetic modification locks in the trauma exemplified in the study. The detractors of the ACE study suggest that behaviors such as substance abuse or smoking were causative of lung disease or cancer, which, while valid, does not consider that the tendency to self-harm may well have its origin in early childhood adversity. Conclusion The 2010 International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation's five day conference offered over 150 workshops and attracted nearly 500 participants. With many of the world's most renowned experts presenting, not one reference was made to medical trauma, nor could more than a mention be found among the staggering quantity of books on sale. The DMS-IV-TR does not list it as causative, in any age group, for PTSD but defines parameters as, "exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor involving direct personal experience of an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury, or other threat to one's physical integrity" (APA, 2000, p. 463). Characteristics include "intense fear, helplessness, or horror (or in children... disorganized or agitated behavior)" (APA, 2000, p. 463). Childhood experiences are the agents that drive who we become and how we interpret and execute our choices based on perceptions of safety or fear. The research shows that our earliest foundations can lead us to an affective entrapment between overwhelm and shut down, if trauma is not treated. The conservative approximation of three to four million adults, in this country alone, who are suffering the effect of fundamental neurological changes shaping their relationships, world view, and life course as described by so many experts, have an undeniable right to understand what implicit forces may be corrupting their resiliency and impoverishing their potential. Changes in cognitive neural pathways, dysregulated autonomic and central nervous systems, affective limbic system maladaption, decreased hippocampal capacity, hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances, impaired social connections, and physical disease are only some of the reasons why medical trauma can no longer be dismissed as less than severely problematic. The importance of reaching the adults subjected to medical trauma as infants is of no lesser or greater urgency than other mental or physical abuses, disorders, or pathology. 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