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The Vaccine Debate – What Is The Evidence?

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We all hear about it in the news seemingly every day.  Swine flu propaganda and fear generation is everywhere.  Have you ever stopped to think about why that is?  The answer is: Fear Sells.

They call it the “vaccine industry” for a reason.  It is industrious.  By creating fear and putting some publicly well known doctor’s name behind it, the vaccine industry makes billions of dollars per year by scaring you into getting the shot.  The same fear makes them billions more by scaring parents into taking their children in to receive over 35 shots, containing 113 different kinds of disease particles, 59 different chemicals, 4 types of animal cells/DNA, and human DNA from aborted fetal tissue before the age of 10.  Do you want this injected into yourself or your baby?

According to the International Medical Council on Vaccination (IMCV), vaccines have documented associations with:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Acid Reflux
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • A long list of neurological and autoimmune diseases.

Known vaccine side effects documented in the medical literature are:

  • Arthritis
  • Heart Attacks
  • Blood Clots
  • Ear Infections
  • Kidney Failure
  • Seizures/Epilepsy
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Sudden Death

And yes, vaccines ARE associated with onset of Autism! The IMCV states, “Autism was rare until the mass vaccination programs were accelerated in 1991, with the introduction of the Hepatitis B vaccine and the HiB (meningitis) vaccine.  Tens of thousands of parents will attest that autism appeared in their children very soon after they were given these, and other, vaccines.”  To view the information for yourself, visit

I know what you’re thinking, “Well if I don’t vaccinate my child, they’ll be unhealthy and at risk for serious diseases.”  Is that true?  Or are you just repeating what the industry wants you to say?  Let’s look at the research.

Generation Rescue sponsored the Cal-Oregon Project in 2006.  The purpose of the project was to compare vaccinated children with unvaccinated children and see which population was indeed healthier.  After looking at 17,674 children, the results showed:

  • Vaccinated children had 120% more Asthma
  • Vaccinated boys had 317% more ADHD
  • Vaccinated boys had 185% more neurological disorders
  • Vaccinated boys had 146% more Autism

I think it’s obvious which population of children turned out to be healthier…the unvaccinated.  To view the study results yourself, visit

The last major question we get is, “I have to vaccinate my child, otherwise he or she will not be allowed into public school, right?”  Again, that is false information.  You have the right to refuse vaccination, use it.  Every state has vaccine exemptions, meaning, your child does not have to be vaccinated to attend public school.  To find out how to file an exemption for your child in your state, visit  To find a healthcare provider who agrees with your choice not to vaccinate and will respect you, visit

At Transcendent Lifestyle Center, we are here to empower you with the knowledge necessary to create the healthiest life possible for you and your family.  Do the right thing and research this topic for yourself.  After all, no one cares more about your health than you do.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.  We want to be your source of everything health!

Germs VS. Environment

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Since we are in the heart of the “cold and flu season”, we at Transcendent Lifestyle Center thought it’d be a great time to ask, “Why do we get sick?”

What is your answer to that question?  Have you studied your answer and proven its truth?  Or have you accepted it as truthful because that is what your mother/father/preacher/teacher told you?

For most people, the answer is they believe what they believe because that is what someone else told them to believe.  Let’s look at facts and see what Reason says is truth.

The prevailing belief is that people get sick because of germs.  This is the Germ Theory.  It states that we are surrounded by germs at all times and must do our best to protect ourselves from them.  We do this by washing our hands every time we cough, refraining from eating a carrot that falls on the floor and stays there for longer than the “5 second rule”, and by keeping an aseptic environment.  According to the Germ Theory, and it’s founder Louis Pasteur, if we don’t do these things, we will get sick,  “catch a cold”, or “catch the flu”.

I, Dr. John Bartemus, am here to tell you that the Germ Theory is false.  This is not my epiphany, it was actually advocated by Louis Pasteur’s contemporary and scientific arch-rival, Antoine Bechamp.

Bechamp championed (pun intended) the Terrain Theory.  The Terrain Theory promotes the idea that it is not germs that make us sick, it is a weak and susceptible body ecology (or internal environment) that causes us to “get sick”.  In other words, germs don’t cause sickness, poor living does.  It is a poor lifestyle in terms of physical activity levels, nutritional choices, emotional states, and nervous system coordination and integration of these things that allow us to “get sick”.

You see, as the Germ Theory advocates, there are germs around us all the time.  But if the Germ Theory were true, we’d be sick all the time, regardless of our attempts to maintain an aseptic environment (see hospitals where superbugs like MRSA run rampant for proof).  I don’t know about you, but my family and I are rarely sick.  I don’t know anyone who is literally sick all the time.  By simple observation, the Germ Theory is false.

Let’s dig deeper though.  When is “cold and flu season”?  In the winter.  When do you typically exercise the least, eat the poorest, and get most sullen?  In the winter!  Add to that the fact that the winter is the time of year when you get the least Vitamin D from the sun (a KEY immune system booster), and these 4 ingredients add up to a sub-optimally performing nervous system and an internal environment that is in a very weakened state.  The perfect situation for an opportunistic germ to invade and seemingly cause you to be sick.

It isn’t the germ that makes you sick, it is the poor lifestyle leading to the poor terrain that makes you sick. I get adjusted regularly, I exercise daily, I eat the Innate Diet, and I have positive, healthy internal dialogue.  I haven’t had the flu in over 8 years.  Any sniffle or cold I develop is gone in 2-3 days.  My terrain is solid.  Germs can try all they want, I don’t believe in the Germ Theory.

Do you?

(As a final note, it is common knowledge that on his death bed Louis Pasteur was quoted as saying, “Bechamp was right!”)


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What is your first thought when you wake each day?

This is an important question. As I’ve touched on before, thoughts become things. One of the most important thoughts of the day is your first one. Why? One word…Momentum.

If thoughts become things, and the first thought leads to the 2nd, and the 2nd to the 3rd, and so on; don’t you think the first thought should be the right one? Me too. So what should the first thought be?


Start the day of with gratitude. Be thankful for another day, be thankful for a loving family, be thankful for your health, or the ability to change your health by choice. Be thankful that you live in a free country, be thankful that you have a job, be thankful that you have a creative mind that can get you a job.

The point is, if your first thought is a thought of gratitude rather than a thought of stress, then your day will start off with positive momentum. Hopefully you will leverage that momentum to make it a positive day as a whole. Take that positive day and turn it into a positive week, and so on.

Eventually you have a life that you are happy with and everyone around you can see it. Then you become a positive role model and you change their lives for the better.

Gratitude, pass it on.

Written by lknchiropractor

February 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

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