The big “O”

Leading an informed lifestyle can be torturous. Not only do you come upon a tonne of information that both shocks and appals you but, conflicting stories and opinions can start you into a tailspin of confusion about what ethical and heart-based decisions you can make.

Fear not, the quick answer to this is to not beat yourself up about it. You can only do so much, and caring about slow food, farm to table and small-time community initiatives (CSA’s, Farmers Markets, Eating in season…) are a great place to start.

Organics are tricky because, like most things, once the “big boys” get ahold of terms like green, local, organic etc…they start to bastardize their intended meaning…leaving us all, well, throwing our hands up in the air.

While I try not to beat myself over the head with info, I definitely like to keep a personal mandate of NOT supporting big business, especially big agribusiness and big pharma.

I found the chart below exceptionally helpful when trying to weed out “bad” organics from my very saintly regular grocery shops. Hope you find it helpful too!

Infographic Organics 

 

Flu Vaccine Ingredients – a short listing for your information this year!

What’s in that flu shot you got? Well, I hope you educate yourselves about all the possiblities before you take the plunge. Just like smoking, street drugs, alcohol and even topical lotions/potions, you should ALWAYS know what your putting into your bloodstream. 
Are the companies who make these drugs ethical? Novartis, Glaxosmithkline, Pasteur…..there’s a big business in drugs people! Take a Bloomberg Minute here: Article
A listing of ingredients from the Government of Canada: 
Articles
Aluminium
Thimerosal
ArticlesQuotes
Quotes
Thimerosal
Synergistic toxicity
Vaccine ingredients 1
Vaccine ingredients 2
Nano particles
Peanut oil
Contaminants
Human DNA
Adjuvants
Aluminium
Squalene
  Monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL, ASO4)
  MF59
65
Freund’s (FCA)
Sodium borate
QS-21
AS03:
Squalene,
Tween 80
(Polysorbate 80)
DL-α-tocopherol Preservatives:
Alcohols
Glycerine
Neomycin
2-phenoxyethanol (2-PE)
Streptomycin
Polymyxin B
Mercury

Formaldehyde
Detergents
Sodium deoxycholate
Stabiliser/solvent:
Tween 80
Triton X-100

Bovine
Canine kidney cells
Human fetal cells
Gelatin
Methiolate
Monkey kidney cells
MSG
Phenol Allergy reactions
Allergies
Anaphylaxis
Vaccines used to induce disease in animals
A-Z
2-phenoxyethanol (2-PE)
65
Alcohols
Allergy reactions
Allergies
Aluminium articles
Aluminium
Anaphylaxis
Articles
Bovine
Canine kidney cells
Contaminants
Freund’s (FCA)
Formaldehyde
Gelatin
Glycerine
Human DNA
Mercury
Methiolate
Monkey kidney cells
M
onophosphoryl lipid A (MPL, ASO4)
MF59
MSG
Nano particles

Neomycin
Peanut oil
Phenol
Polymyxin B
Quotes
QS-21
Sodium borate
Sodium deoxycholate
Squalene
Streptomycin
Synergistic toxicity
Thimerosal articles
Thimerosal quotes
Triton X-100
Tween 80
Vaccines used to induce disease in animals
Vaccine ingredients 1
Vaccine ingredients 2
5 reasons to NOT get a flu shot – CLICK HERE
ACTUAL flu vaccine labeling:
Why won’t I be getting the shot again this year? I’ll tell you.  
Ethics are highly lost in this game of legal drug pushers. How are the vaccines incubated? In chicken embryos. How are those harvested? Is it ethical to support the Glaxosmithklines of the world? How do drug companies dispose of their toxic wastes? Who are those who have been polluted by drug company run-off and how are we shedding light on that situation? How many people are “saved” by the shot? What happened to our natural immunity? 
It’s a big business, without ethics, one I won’t support!