Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Strange or "normal"?

Mankind is an interesting bunch. Everyone wants to think that they are special and at the same time be like everyone else! To be like everyone else means that you're o.k.,acceptable,"normal". It's no wonder that Jesus calls us sheep!
The funny thing is that normal is different for various groups,towns,states and countries. There isn't just one "normal".
There are some things that we do and believe that most people, Here in America ,think are strange. Of course, I have my own(very small) group that find it normal but most raise an eyebrow.
Here are the three most "strange" things that we do and a partial list of facts pertaining to them.

1.Extended Nursing (Breastfeeding for longer than one,or two years)

Here are some facts that may surprise you.

• In most of the world’s cultures, breast feeding continues for at least 2 years.

• The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that moms breastfeed their children from birth until 2 years and then as long as mutually desired.

• The worldwide average age of weaning is 4.2 years!

• The Scottish parliament is considering a bill that makes it a criminal offense for anyone to stop a mom from nursing a child up to 2 years old in a public place.

• Cancer risk decreases the longer a mother breast feeds.

• After 6 months breast feeding is usually a pleasure – Mothers and babies are comfortable and are in sync. Why give up before then?

• Studies have shown that kids who are breastfed grow up to be more secure and self reliant than their bottle-fed peers.

Extended nursing provides more than just optimal nutrition.

It's convenient. There's no need to carry milk with you whether you are traveling or just are running around town.
It calms both you and your little one/ The hormones of nursing continue to relax stressed out moms while nursing calms their toddlers.
It provides closeness. Toddlers are busy all the time. Sitting down together to nurse can provide a much-needed break for both of you.
It can delay the return of fertility. It's not uncommon for moms whose older babies still nurse a lot to remain period


Socialization : Dr. Thomas Smedley believes that homeschoolers have superior socialization skills, and his research supports this claim. He conducted a study in which he administered the Vineyard Adaptive Behavior Scales test to identify mature and well-adapted behaviors in children. Home learners ranked in the 84th percentile, compared to publicly schooled students, who were drastically lower in the 23rd.

*Homeschooling very with skill may be the fastest growing form of learning in the Associated States. It has been growing at a stride of 7 to 12% per month!

*Currently, there are approximately 2 million homeschool scholars in the Connected States.

*Due to the fact that moms homeschool their youth, there is nether capital that taxpayers apprehend to spend since the children are not in people educational facilities. The reported savings in taxpayer dollars is here and there $16 billion dollars.

*Minorities grasp latched onto homeschooling and their involvement in homeschooling is growing. There are approximately 15% of homeschool families that are non-white/non-Hispanic.

Most examination done has been surround the educational performance of homeschooling children. Its not surprising that community make obligatory to appreciate if homeschooling measures up to the intellectual acquirement kids acquire in public schools. Here is some information on this issue:

*When homeschooled pupils took approved tests, their scores were on average 15 to 30 percentile points practically that of people schooled youngsters.

*The argument over having a mom or a educator give instruction your children was disbarred when this study found that there was no unique in educational performance whether the schoolmaster was validated or non sanctioned.

*Homeschool pupils routinely score above the average on SAT and Bill assertion tests for colleges.

*Colleges are actively recruiting homeschooled learners.

*House compensation or the level of parental knowledge had no impact on the young people's inability to understand.

3.Imunizations (Actually,NOT giving artificial immunization drugs to our children)

Imm Dr. Harold Buttram, M.D. writes in the Townsend Letter for Doctors about vaccines. He states that there is a serious trend of deteriorating health among North American children. Allergic disorders, such as asthma, are rapidly increasing both in frequency and severity. There is a pattern of sickliness among today's children that was unknown several generations ago. A majority of children are on antibiotics frequently or in some instances continually. With each passing year there appears to be a pattern of increasing crippling of the immune systems of our children. Surveys among teachers tend to confirm this ominous trend of ill-health.
There is understandable concern among public health officials and parents alike as to what would happen without the vaccines. In the case of at least one, (the Pertussis vaccine) the vaccine, which is known or suspected of causing infantile encephalitis and sudden infant death syndrome, would appear to be worse than the disease. It has also been implicated in bacterial infections including meningitis.

Many years ago Sweden banned the Pertussis vaccine because of these dangers. For similar reasons Japan delays the vaccine until after two years of age, whereas in North America, it is usually administered at two months of age. Both Sweden and Japan are credited with having the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. This fact would tend to discredit claims that the Pertussis vaccine is necessary to prevent an escalation of infant mortality in North America.

If this adverse trend is in fact taking place, what are the causes? As yet no one knows why this is happening, but there is sufficient scientific evidence now available to suspect that current childhood vaccinations may be one of the underlying causes. In a survey conducted by Dr. Michel Odent, it was found that children, receiving the Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine, were six times more likely to develop asthma than children not receiving this vaccine.
Live virus vaccines require incubation in animal tissues. The oral polio vaccine is incubated in monkey kidney tissue, and the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella) in chick embryo. Incubation of live viruses in animal tissue brings two formidable risks. The first is the danger of foreign viral contamination.

In 1985 a simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) very similar to the HIV virus was discovered in African monkeys. This, together with the fact that the earliest known cases of AIDS were near in time and location to polio vaccine campaigns in Africa, raises the question as to whether some mutation of SIV, for which the oral polio vaccine was the vehicle, could have been the original source of the AIDS epidemic. Articles have appeared reviewing this matter and appealing for further research into this vital question.

Viera Scheibner, PhD - "Ever since mass vaccination of infants began, reports of serious brain, cardiovascular, metabolic and other injuries started filling pages of medical journals." In fact, pertussis vaccine has been used to induce encephalomyelitis, which is characterized by brain swelling and hemorrhaging"

Bart Classen, a Maryland physician, published data showing that diabetes rates rose significantly in New Zealand following a massive hepatitis B vaccine campaign in young children, and that diabetes rates also went up sharply in Finland after three new childhood vaccines were introduced.

The FDA admits that the 12,000 reports it receives annually on pharmacologic side effects from vaccines represent only a fraction of what actually occurs. read more

Congressman is calling for criminal penalties for any government agency that knew about the dangers of thimerosal (mecury) in vaccines and did nothing to protect American children. Congressman Dan Burton (R-Indiana) during Congressional Hearing: "You mean to tell me that since 1929, we've been using Thimerosal, and the only test that you know of is from 1929, and every one of those people had mennigitis, and they all died?" For nearly an hour, Burton repeatedly asked FDA and CDC officials what they knew and when they knew it.


At June 4, 2008 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an excellent, excellent blog - so was the one above about famous homeschoolers :)

Thanks for sharing!

At June 4, 2008 at 8:34 PM , Blogger salehimama said...

Thank you! I was so surprised about some of the famous homeschoolers!


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