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Causes of Hormonal Imbalance

I get a lot of questions about hormone problems, and there is good reason for that! We live in a world of high stress and poor diet which are big contributors to hormone imbalance.

1. The birth control pill – The pill contains progestins and progestogens, which are man-made, synthetic hormones, and they cause low progesterone levels.  These hormones are highly toxic to the body, and besides messing up our natural hormones, they can also cause miscarriages, migraines, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and depression.

2. Hormone Replacement Therapy – Hormone therapy is used to ease the symptoms of menopause – but, once again, it contains synthetic progestins which causes confusion with our natural hormones, and they react with symptoms worse than menopause!  The side effects of taking this therapy can include: osteoporosis, blood clots, high blood pressure, vaginal bleeding, rash and acne, and weight gain. If you suffer from menopause, there are herbs and natural products to take instead!

3. Toxins – Unless you live somewhere besides earth, you come into contact with toxins on a daily basis!  Though they cannot all be avoided, there are some that can!  Let me list a few things that most of us come into contact with on a regular basis:

  • Cleaning Products – you can make your own with safe ingredients, or buy “green” products that  don’t use the harsh, caustic chemicals.
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning products – once again, make your own like I do, or buy a “green” alternative. 
  • Pesticides – research things you can use instead.
  • Plastics – buy glass whenever possible, and never heat with plastic or use hot foods in them.
  • Paints
  • Varnishes
  • Cosmetics – many cosmetics contain petrochemicals. I highly recommend only using cosmetics that don’t contain harsh chemicals like Beeyoutiful Skin.

Petrochemicals found in many of the things listed above contain high levels of xeno-estrogens, which mimics the estrogen in your body.  They fill up the estrogen receptors so that the good estrogen can’t get through.  This throws our hormones off balance!

4. Non-Organic Meats and Produce – Meat you buy that is non-organic are fed estrogen steroids to fatten them up and bring in more money for the company.  This causes our estrogen levels to be higher than they should be.  Non-organic produce is grown using pesticides, which contains dioxin.

5. Stress – When we are under a lot of stress, our adrenal glands produce cortisol. If cortisol is too high, it blocks estrogen from getting into cells. Wouldn’t we all like to have less stress in our lives? :) Do your best to handle situations without piling stress on top!  It’s impossible to avoid stress completely in this imperfect world, but work on worrying less and trusting God more. If you find yourself having a stressful day, try one of these herbs or herbal mixes mentioned in this post here.

Like I said, it’s impossible to avoid all the negative things in our lives.  We can, however, reduce the amount of toxins we encounter, choose healthier foods, and learn to manage stress. Start somewhere and make healthy lifestyle changes one at a time. If you do all that you can, your hormones will most likely work in harmony.

After discussing hormonal imbalance these past two days, do you think you may have an imbalance?  Synthetic hormones are not the answer!  In the near future I will be discussing symptoms and remedies for hormone imbalance.

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Taking A Look At Vaccine Ingredients {Part 1}

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Are vaccinations safe?  This is certainly a question that both sides on the vaccine issue disagree on. Those for vaccinations say the amount of chemicals in the vaccinations are very small compared to the size of a human, and “a little bit won’t hurt”. They believe that the diseases are far worse than any effect the ingredients in the vaccine could have. This is exactly how I used to believe and argued the same point.


However my mind began to change based on an experience I had when in college.  I suffered terrible health problems which doctors told me was “in my head”.  I later realized that my health problems originated from medication that a doctor had me on for 6 years.  You may be thinking that vaccinations are not taken on a daily basis for 6 years, like my medication was.  I agree.  But the ingredients in my medication were not as toxic, nor cancer-causing as some of the ingredients in a vaccination.  

Up until my college years I thought doctors always had all the answers {which I highly respect their expertise for emergencies!}.  I was so baffled to hear them telling me I was completely healthy and my health problems were my imagination.  I knew how I felt and I knew it was not normal.  This was a time in my life that God led me to a natural chiropractor who helped me balance my nutrient-deprived body with herbs and tinctures that made me feel like a new person!  This was a good lesson learned for me: what we put in our bodies does have a direct affect on our health.  

About a year after my health improved, I had my first child.  I took her to her regular check-ups and had her get all the recommended vaccinations up to a year old.  It did not cross my mind to check what was in the vaccinations.  It was unthinkable to me at this time to not vaccinate my child.

It wasn’t until my second daughter was born that I started questioning if vaccinations were best for my children.  I was so uncertain about it and was becoming aware of the controversy, but gave into the vaccinations because I felt pressured at the doctor’s office.  {I will say that once I made a determined decision not to vaccinate, my doctor and his staff were very kind about it.}  

Do you believe eating fast food affects your health differently than eating whole foods?  Do you believe taking prescription medication affects the body differently than herbal remedies?  Do you see any difference in spraying your house with a chemical cleaner or cleaning with a disinfectant powered by natural thyme?

My whole point is this: what you believe about how food, cleaning products, medication, etc. affects your body will determine how you view the vaccination ingredient list I’m about to share.

No one can deny that the toxins in the vaccines have the possible side effects that I’m listing below.  These side effects are facts.  Where the controversy comes in with the toxins in vaccinations is, are these ingredients safe to inject into the system even in small amounts and at low levels?  Does the risk of disease impose a greater threat than the risk of injecting these chemicals into the body?  Especially into infants and small children with under-developed immune systems?

If you look at some of these chemicals individually, they are labelled as hazardous, toxic, and cancer-causing.  Can we possibly think that these ingredients are safe just because they are packaged in a vaccination shot?

The medical community says that there is no evidence that these ingredients are harmful in small amounts.

I say that these ingredients are very toxic and can change your health forever.

But this is a question you must decide for yourself.  

In this post, I’m only covering four of the ten vaccinations recommended by the Center for Disease Control from the 2013 Immunization schedule.  In part 2 of “Are Vaccinations Safe?”, I plan to cover the other 6 vaccinations recommended for children.  I’m doing it this way because the list is too long to put in one post.

There can be several varieties of each vaccine, so I’m covering each variety of each vaccine, its ingredients, and the side effects of each ingredient.

DTaP {Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis vaccine}  {Given at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15 months, 18 months and 4-6 years old}

DTaP {Daptacel}
Ingredients: Aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethanol
Side Effects of each ingredient: 
Aluminum phosphatebrain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Formaldehyde – considered a hazardous compound, is a carcinogen {cancer-causing}
Glutaraldehyde – severe eye, nose, throat and lung irritation; headaches, dizziness, drowsiness; causes birth defects in experimental animals
2-Phenozyethanol – classed as a very toxic material; may lead to kidney, liver, blood and central nervous system disorders; can include behavioral disorders, depression , convulsions, rapid heart rate; causes reproductive and developmental problems in experiment animals

DTaP {Infanrix}

Ingredients: Aluminum hydroxide, bovine extract, formaldehyde, sodium chloride, glutaraldhyde, polysorbate 80
Side Effects:
Aluminum hydroxide – brain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Bovine extract – {See my post on how vaccinations are cultured}
Formaldehyde - considered a hazardous compound, is a carcinogen {cancer-causing}
Sodium chloride – Common salt
Glutaraldehyde - severe eye, nose, throat and lung irritation; headaches, dizziness, drowsiness; causes birth defects in experimental animals
Polysorbate 80 – Causes cancer in animals, toxic to skin and sense organs {eyes, nose, ears, mouth}

DTaP {Tripedia}

Ingredients: Aluminum potassium sulfate, ammonium sulfate, bovine extract, formaldehyde, gelatin, peptone, polysorbate 80, sodium phosphate, thimerosal
Side Effects: 
Aluminum potassium sulfatebrain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Ammonium sulfate – toxic to liver and gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, can cause seizures, nausea, dizziness, paralysis, stroke, loss of motor control, difficulty with vision.
Bovine extract - {See my post on how vaccinations are cultured}
Formaldehyde - considered a hazardous compound, is a carcinogen {cancer-causing}
Gelatin – responsible for many allergic reactions including hives and life-threatening anaphylaxis.
Peptone – no known side effects
Polysorbate 80 - Causes cancer in animals, toxic to skin and sense organs {eyes, nose, ears, mouth}
Sodium phosphate – dizziness, headaches, stomach pain, seizures, problems breathing, nausea
Thimerosal – Thimerosal is a form of mercury.  Listed as a very toxic compound.  It can cause cancer, Alzheimer’s and birth defects.

DTaP-HepB-IPV (Pediarix)

Ingredients: Aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, calf serum, lactalbumin hydrolysate, formaldehyde, glutaraldhyde, neomycin sulfate, sodium chloride, polymyxin B, polysorbate 80, yeast protein
Side Effects: 
Aluminum hydroxide - brain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue

Aluminum phosphate - brain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Calf serum{See my post on how vaccinations are cultured}
Lactalbumin hydrolysate – No known side effects
Formaldehyde - considered a hazardous compound, is a carcinogen {cancer-causing}
Glutaraldehyde - severe eye, nose, throat and lung irritation; headaches, dizziness, drowsiness; causes birth defects in experimental animals
Neomycin sulfate – antibiotic
Sodium chloride - Common salt
Polymyxin B – poisonous to the nerve tissue; kidney damage
Polysorbate 80 - Causes cancer in animals, toxic to skin and sense organs {eyes, nose, ears, mouth}
Yeast protein – proteins from yeast

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Hep A Vaccine given for hepatitis A virus {Given at 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, and 19-23 months}


Hepatitis A {Havrix}
Ingredients: Aluminum hydroxide, amino acid supplement, formalin, MRC-5 cellular protein, neomycin sulfate, phosphate buffers, poylsorbate 20
Side Effects: 
Aluminum hydroxide - brain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Amino Acid Supplement – no side effects
Formalin {a solution of formaldehyde} –  considered a hazardous compound, is a carcinogen {cancer-causing}
MRC-5 cellular protein – aborted fetus cells. {See my post on how vaccinations are cultured}
Neomycin sulfate - antibiotic
Phosphate buffers – contains sodium phosphate.
Polysorbate 20 – no listed side effects

Hepatitis A {Vaqta}
Ingredients: Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, bovine albumin or serum, formaldehyde, MRC-5 cellular protein, sodium borate, sodium chloride
Side Effects:
Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfatebrain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Bovine albumin or serum{See my post on how vaccinations are cultured}
Formaldehyde - considered a hazardous compound, is a carcinogen {cancer-causing}
MRC-5 cellular protein - aborted fetus cells. {See my post on how vaccinations are cultured}
Sodium borate – now known to be a dangerous poison.  Can cause paralysis, infertility, seizures, toxic to all cells.
Sodium chloride - Common salt

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Hep B for hepatitis B virus {Given at birth, 1 month, 2 months, 6 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months}

Hep B {Recombivax}
Ingredients: Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, amino acids, dextrose, formaldehyde, mineral salts, potassium aluminum sulfate, soy peptone, yeast protein
Side Effects: 
Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfatebrain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Amino acids – no side effects
Dextrose – no side effects
Formaldehyde - considered a hazardous compound, is a carcinogen {cancer-causing}
Mineral salts – no side effects
Potassium aluminum sulfatebrain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Soy peptone – no listed side effects
Yeast proteinproteins from yeast

Hep B {Engerix-B}
Ingredients: Aluminum hydroxide, phosphate buffers, yeast protein, sodium chloride, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate
Side Effects: 
Aluminum hydroxide - brain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Phosphate buffers - contains sodium phosphate 
Yeast proteinproteins from yeast

Sodium chloride - Common salt

Sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate – no listed side effects found

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Hib {Vaccine for meningitis, pneumonia, and other infections caused by the Haemophilus influenzae type b} {Given at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 15 months}

Hib {PedvaxHib} 
Ingredients: Aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, sodium chloride
Side Effects: 
Aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfatebrain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Sodium chloride - Common salt 

Hib {ACTHib} {Given at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 15 months}
{Vaccine for meningitis, pneumonia, and other infections caused by the Haemophilus influenzae type b}
Ingredients: Ammonium sulfate, formaldehyde, sucrose, thimerosal
Side Effects: 
Ammonium sulfate - toxic to liver and gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, can cause seizures, nausea, dizziness, paralysis, stroke, loss of motor control, difficulty with vision. 
Formaldehyde - considered a hazardous compound, is a carcinogen {cancer-causing}
Sucrose - refined sugar.  Can cause insulin resistance.
Thimerosal - Thimerosal is a form of mercury.  Listed as a very toxic compound.  It can cause cancer, Alzheimer’s and birth defects.

Hib/HebB {Comvax}
Ingredients: Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, amino acids, dextrose, formaldehyde, hemin chloride, mineral salts, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, potassium aluminum sulfate, sodium borate, soy peptone, yeast protein
Side Effects: 
Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfatebrain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Amino acids – no side effects
Dextrose – no listed side effects
Formaldehyde - considered a hazardous compound, is a carcinogen {cancer-causing}
Hemin chloride – fever, hives, difficulty breathing
Mineral salts – no side effect
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide – no listed side effects
Potassium aluminum sulfate - brain damage, Alzheimer’s, convulsions, comas, dimentia, nerve cell death, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue
Sodium borate - now known to be a dangerous poison.  Can cause paralysis, infertility, seizures, toxic to all cells.
Soy peptone - no listed side effects
Yeast protein - proteins from yeast

I love my readers and welcome comments and questions.  I appreciate kindness and consideration.  I have decided that I will not publish any more comments that contain links.  One reason is because I feel that some of the authors behind the links are not honest, or I completely disagree and there is not enough room or time for me to share my view on the  links in the comment section.  Most of the things contained in the links should be addressed in future posts.  Feel free to email me any questions or links @ jillshomeremedies@gmail.com.  Thank you!      

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*Sources: 
Generation Rescue
World Association For Vaccine Education
Drugs.Com

*Disclaimer: I am not a professional, nor a doctor.  Nothing I say has been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease.

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