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African Traditional Herbal Research Clinic SWINE FLU - PART TWO

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									                          African Traditional Herbal Research Clinic
Volume 4, Issue 8                              NEWSLETTER                                             September 2009

                                   SWINE FLU - PART TWO
    BELGIUM SUSPENDS                                           What is the African Traditional
   DEMOCRACY AND CIVIL                                           Herbal Research Clinic?
                                                                        We can make you healthy and wise
 RIGHTS OVER "SWINE FLU"                                      Nakato Lewis
        PANDEMIC                                              Blackherbals at the Source of the Nile, UG Ltd.

23 September 2009                                             The African Traditional Herbal Research Clinic located
                                                              in Bukoto, Uganda is a modern clinic facility created to
The Belgian parliament yesterday voted to give the            establish a model space whereby indigenous herbal
government emergency dictatorial powers under the             practitioners and healers can upgrade and update their
pretext of dealing with a pandemic emergency.                 skills through training and certification and respond to
Belgium is the first country in Europe to formally            common diseases using African healing methods and
suspend democracy and civic rights and to                     traditions in a modern clinical environment.
switch over to military rule under the authority of a "a
special crisis committee" that answers ultimately to          Traditional healers are the major health labor resource
WHO and the UN.                                               in Africa as a whole. In Uganda, indigenous traditional
                                                              healers are the only source of health services for the
WHO declared a pandemic emergency level 6 in June             majority of the population. An estimated 80% of the
over the "swine flu" pandemic, allowing governments to        population receives its health education and health care
activate "emergency measures" that suspend the                from practitioners of traditional medicine. They are
operation of normal government and justice.                   knowledgeable of the culture, the local languages and
Earlier this summer, the Belgian Health Minister              local traditions. Our purpose is to raise public
Laurette Onkelinx passed a decree allowing the police to      awareness and understanding on the value of African
be detailed to participate in "medical emergencies" on        traditional herbal medicine and other healing practices
the mass vaccination and quarantine of the population.        in today’s world.

                                        Continued on page 2   The Clinic is open and operational. Some of the
                                                              services we offer are African herbal medicine,
INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                             reflexology, acupressure, hot and cold hydrotherapy,
                                                              body massage, herbal tonics, patient counseling, blood
1 Belgium Suspends Democracy and Civil Rights-Swine Flu
2 School Closed off over Swine Flu                            pressure checks, urine testing (sugar), and nutritional
3 Afrikan Spirituality – Miamba Tano                          profiles. We believe in spirit, mind, and body. Spiritual
4 Feature- What is the Danger of Swine Flu Vaccinations       counseling upon request.
6 Feature- The Real Pandemic Caused by Flu Vaccines
7 Airport Swine Flu Desk closed over Salary
8 Feature- Nano Particles Used in Untested H1N1 Vaccines
                                                                     Visit us also at www.Blackherbals.com
10 SA: Increase in Swine Flu Death Rate ‘Alarming’             Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday thru Friday
12 Swine Flu Serious for More Blacks, Hispanics                 Saturdays by Appointment - Sundays – Closed
13 Study: Flu can cause Heart Attacks
15 Feature – Eighteen Reasons Not to Vaccinate Your Child
18 Swine Flu Death Rate Similar to Seasonal Flu
20 Feature – Nile Valley Civilizations
26 The ‘When Pigs Fly’ Flu
27 Feature – Evidence Linking Autism Rise to Vaccinations
31 Pfizer begins Work on Drugs to Treat Autism
31 What is Vitamin D?
37 Drugs Firms can make H1N1 Vaccine for Half Planet - WHO
38 Herb of the Month – Cinnamon & More

                                    -1-Traditional African Clinic – September 2009
Continued from page 1- Belgium Suspends Democracy              At least eight students have tested positive for the influenza
                                                               A H1N1 flu, commonly known as swine flu, with another
                                                               180 isolated after showing symptoms of the flu. But parents
LA   CHAMBRE   PARLEMENTAIRE    VIENT
                                                               who turned up to check on their children were yesterday
D'ACCORDER LES PLEINS POUVOIRS AU
                                                               turned away as health officials treated the isolated students.
GOUVERNEMENT POUR CAUSE DE PANDÉMIE !
                                                               The government yesterday also announced efforts would
http://www.rtlinfo.be/info/belgique/politique/273280/grip
                                                               now focus on restraining the outbreak of the virus from the
pe-les-pouvoirs-speciaux-adoptes-en-commission
                                                               border points to dealing with it from within the country.
                                                               “The problem is that we were at Entebbe trying to keep out
         Grippe: les pouvoirs                                  the disease but now that it has established itself in the
         spéciaux adoptés en                                   country,” Health Minister Stephen Mallinga told Daily
                                                               Monitor yesterday.
             Commission
                                                               “There is no need for us to have a team at the border points
Belgique - Politique mar 22 sep, 21:20
                                                               trying to keep it out. We must concentrate our efforts on
La Commission de la Santé publique de la Chambre a             following up the cases within the country and to try and
adopté mardi à l'unanimité, moins l'abstention du Vlaams       prevent the spread of the disease within the country.”
Belang, un projet de loi accordant des pouvoirs spéciaux
                                                               Kitabi Seminary authorities said yesterday that no new
au gouvernement en cas d'épidémie ou de pandémie de
                                                               cases had been detected by health officials, who have set up
grippe A (H1N1). En cas d'épidémie, il y aura "urgence à
                                                               an isolation centre and a laboratory at the school.
disposer d'un cadre juridique adéquat", a justifié la
ministre de la Santé Laurette Onkelinx. Dans ce cas de         Rev. Fr. Dido Nsekanimanya, the Kitabi Seminary Rector,
figure exceptionnel, le processus parlementaire serait trop    said the infected students were quickly recovering.
long. Un arrêté délibéré en Conseil des ministres, serait      “Actually when you see the students, you wouldn’t know
alors approuvé par le gouvernement et publié au                that they have tested positive for the flu. They are just
Moniteur après avis du Conseil d'Etat. Le Conseil d'Etat a     going normally and taking their drugs,” Fr Nsekanimanya
réagi positivement au projet de loi qui offre la possibilité   told Daily Monitor by telephone. “None of the students is
au gouvernement d'user de pouvoirs spéciaux, une               in serious condition. We have plenty of drugs that have
technique rarement utilisée, et qui, dans d'autres             been brought here and anyone who exhibits signs of rare flu
circonstance, a parfois prêté le flanc à la controverse.       has been taken for the tests.”
http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&vi      Fr. Nsekanimanya believes the infected students might have
  ew=article&id=699%3Abelgium-suspends-democracy-and-          contracted the flu while they were still on holiday. Students
                 civil-rights-over-pandemic-                   reported back to school on September 7. “I first noticed the
            emergency&catid=41%3Ahighlighted-                  problem on September 12 when so many people were
                 news&Itemid=105&lang=en
                                                               catching flu which did not look normal and I immediately
                        ☻☻☻☻☻☻
                                                               alerted the health officials who came and did tests on the
School Closed off over Swine                                   students. That’s how we got these cases that turned out to
                                                               be positive,” he said.
            Flu
                                                               Fr. Nsekanimanya also said while the school is restricted to
             Evelyn Lirri & Paul Aruho                         the public, it has not closed down.
                   Kampala/ Bushenyi
                                                               He said all the students who showed signs of the virus have
22 September 2009                                              been quarantined and are undergoing treatment, while the
                                                               rest of the students continue with their studies.
A laboratory and treatment centre has been set up at           Samples have also been taken randomly from other
Kitabi Seminary in Bushenyi District to test possible new      students, even though they have not showed signs of the
cases of the influenza A H1NI flu that has hit the school.     flu, the priest said. Kitabi Seminary which is about 10
The school was yesterday closed to the public as health        Kilometres out of Bushenyi town, has a population of 500
officials set up an isolation centre to treat the students     students.The H1N1 virus, which is passed from human to
who had tested positive and deal with the other                human, is the type A influenza strain made up of a genetic
symptoms, Bushenyi Education Officer Norman Lukumu             combination of the swine, avian, and human influenza
told Daily Monitor yesterday.                                  viruses.
                                                                                                       Continued on page 34

                                       -2-Traditional African Clinic – September 2009
      AFRIKAN SPIRITUALITY
MIAMBA TANO- The Five Pillars
    of African Spirituality
                       Mukasa Afrika
       Taken from “The Redemption of Afrikan
                   Spirituality”
                                                                            The traditional shrine as a symbol of our cultural history

1. Afrikan Divinity (mungu wa Afrika)
Give homage and veneration to the Afrikan Creator, Afrikan            Pillars of Afrikan Spirituality). The Five Pillars (Miamba
spirits, Afrikan ancestors, and the spiritual sacredness of           Tano) are indispensable and essential to the foundation,
Nature.                                                               worldview, and structure of Afrikan Spirituality in the
2. Afrikan Shrines and Altars (Malili na Mandabhu ya                  lives of individuals, the family, Afrikan-Centered schools,
   Afrika)                                                            sacred Afrikan institution, and the Afrikan-centered
                                                                      schools, sacred Afrikan institutions, and the Afrikan-
Give daily libations and offerings of praise and tribute to           Centered community as a whole. These Pillars have been
Afrikan divinity at the Afrikan shrines and altars to seek            the five foundational supports of Afrikan Spirituality for
guidance and well-being.                                              countless tens of thousands of years back to our original
3. Afrikan Traditions (Asili ya Ki-Afrika)                            Afrikan ancestor. These foundational supports were the
                                                                      basis of all truly Afrikan civilizations. These Pillars
Give honor and praise to the sacredness of Afrikan traditions         represent the very best of every Afrikan community
and cultures.                                                         throughout the world. When African people are liberated,
4. Afrikan Family (Jamaa ya Ki-Afrika)                                when our Spirituality is redeemed, it will be a result of
                                                                      embracing Afrikan Spirituality, in some form handed
Be committed to empower and uplift the excellence of our              down by our ancestors.
people, our nations, our families, and ourselves.
                                                                      1. Afrikan Divinity (Mungu wa Afrika)
5. African Sacred Lands (Ardhi Yenyi Kutakaswa ya
   Afrika)                                                            Give homage and veneration to the Afrikan Creator,
                                                                      Afrikan spirits, Afrikan ancestors, and the spiritual
Be committed to repatriate or pilgrimage, if possible in one’s        sacredness of Nature.
lifetime, to Afrikan Sacred Land.
                                                                      Afrikan divinity is the world’s first “religious” or spititual
Introduction                                                          system, and it is the origin of all the world’s religions and
The formal name of “The Five Pillars” is Miamba Tano from             spiritual systems. In spite of all spiritual systems or
the Afrikan language of Ki-Swahili. I am aware that Islam             “religions” originating in Afrika, they are all culturally
has Five Pillars to guide Muslims. The Miamba Tano is not a           bound to particular races. Afrikans must pay homage to
copy from any of other religion. The Miamba are a                     Afrikan divinity within the context of Afrikan culture. On
formulation and compilation of Afrika Spirituality which              the Afrikan shrine and altar we must give homage to
predates and is the origin of the world’s religions. I claim no       Afrikan divinity for direction and prosperity. We must
originality with the Miamba Tano ; they are a creation of the         give praise to the Afrikan Creator and to creation (or
ancestors.                                                            Nature). We must seek to always keep our body and spirit
In the Afrikan language of Ki-Swahili, a mwamba is a rock,            in harmony with nature. We must pay homage to our
foundation, or pillar which supports a structure or house.            ancestors in the spirit-world. We must stay in tune with
Miamba is plural for mwamba. Mwamba and Miamba are                    the guiding and protecting energy of the ancestors and the
used in literal and figurative expressions. Thus, we get The          spirits. Liberated people give reverence to their righteous
Miamba Tano za Maisha ya Koroho ya wa Afrika (The Five                ancestors and ask for guidance; religious slaves give
                                                                      reverence to their conquerors and their conqueror’s
____________________                                                  ancestors. A people who observes divinity through
Managing Editor: Nakato Lewis                                         another people’s culture will never will free. When we no
PUBLISHER: KIWANUKA LEWIS                                             longer worship under foreign religions, we will cease to
Published monthly and freely by BHSN for the African Traditional      be the cultural slaves of foreign people.
Herbal Research Clinic
                                                                                                                   Continued on page 18
                                           -3-Traditional African Clinic – September 2009
                 African Traditional Herbal Research Clinic
Volume 4, Issue 8                              NEWSLETTER                                           September 2009


                                        FEATURED ARTICLES
        What is the Danger of Swine Flu Vaccinations?
                                      By Anders Bruun Laursen, MD
                                        Global Research, August 20, 2009

                                                            vaccine. When the nature of the pandemic swine flu
                                                            virus (H1N1) is known, it replaces the H5N1 virus in
                                                            an attenuated form, the adjuvants being left
                                                            unchanged.
                                                            Until now mock-up vaccine test-vaccinations have
                                                            been going on voluntary “human guinea pigs.” Since
                                                            most of the contents of the vaccine has already been
                                                            approved, the approval of the pandemic vaccine is
There seems to be quite a lot of uncertainty about the
                                                            easier to implement.
technical nature of Swine Flu (H1N1) vaccines.
                                                            After the exchange of virus in the vaccine, the
As a medical doctor, I wish to clarify a number of
                                                            company will have to apply for a “variation”.
important issues: First, we should talk about vaccines
                                                            However, this is just a matter of form, since such a
instead of vaccine, since the vaccines vary as for their
                                                            variation approval is given by the EU within 5 days –
compositions and even their ways of being dispensed:
                                                            which means that there is no objective testing of the
some by injection, another by the nose.
                                                            vaccine requiring official approval. The safety is
I think the fears as for the vaccines can be referred to:   entirely left to the vaccine producer, who has been
                                                            granted immunity to actions of damages due to
1. the adjuvants – in particular squalene which was in      expected side effects (2).
all probability responsible for the Gulf War syndrome,
                                                            So, as you see, there is no confusion with regard to
                                                            swine flu and bird flu viruses. But there is another
2. the virus antigen´s condition (dead, attenuated, live)
                                                            important consideration: the role of squalene.
3. a deeply rooted mistrust in our politicians and the      The average quantity of squalene injected into the US
vaccine producers´ motives and morals: e.g. Baxter´s        soldiers abroad and at home in the anthrax vaccine
live bird flu virus last Winter (12), the Bayer AIDS        during and after the Gulf War was 34.2 micrograms
haemophiliac product scandal (15).                          per billion micrograms of water.
First it is necessary to understand, that pandemic          According to one study, this was the cause of the Gulf
vaccines are made according to two procedures:              War syndrome in 25% of 697.000 US personnel at
                                                            home and abroad. (3). You can find this table of FDA
1. The Developement of a totally new vaccine from
                                                            analyses from the Gulf War lots on The Military
scratch. This takes more time, administration and
                                                            Vaccine Resource Directory website (4)
testing than mock up vaccines (see below).
                                                            >a.. AVA 020 - 11 ppb squalene (parts per billion)
2. A Mock-up vaccine is a vaccine with all the
adjuvants of the pandemic vaccine – but without the         > b.. AVA 030 - 10 ppb squalene
killed or attenuated pandemic virus. (1) This virus is –
                                                            > c.. AVA 038 - 27 ppb squalene
until the pandemic virus is known – a different,
attenuated known potentially pandemic virus, in the         > d.. AVA 043 - 40 ppb squalene
case of the Pandemrix vaccine for the EU it is an           > e.. AVA 047 - 83 ppb squalene
attenuated H5N1 bird flu virus. This is the mock-up
                                                                                               Continued on page 5
                                     -4-Traditional African Clinic – September 2009
Continued from page 4 – What is the Danger of Swine Flu   influenza vaccines. These manufacturers will include an
Vaccinations                                              evaluation of the utility of the adjuvant for dose sparing
These values were confirmed by Prof. R. F. Garry (5)      and higher effect in their clinical studies.”
before the House of Representatives. Prof Garry was       "The same document indicates that vaccines containing the
the man to discover the connection between the Gulf       un-approved adjuvants will be given to 100 children 6
War syndrome and squalene.                                months to 3 years old, 100 children 3 years old to 8 years,
According to his findings, the Gulf War syndrome was      100 individuals 18 to 64 years old and 100 individuals 65
caused by squalene, which was banned by a Federal         and older in each of the multiple clinical trials. In addition,
Court Judge in 2004 from the Pentagon´s use. (6)          700 individuals in each trial will be given non-adjuvanted
                                                          vaccine".
As seen on p. 6 of this EMEA document (7), the
Pandremix vaccine contains 10,68 mg of squalene per       Now for the immunological side effects of squalene to
0,5 ml. This corresponds to 2.136.0000 microgrammes       occur takes months to years – and cannot be evaluated
pr. billion microgrammes of water, i.e. one million       after up to 6 weeks of observation. Der Spiegel (9) calls
times more squalene per dose than in (4). There is any    the mass vaccinations on Europeans a gigantic cost free
reason to believe that this will make people sick to a    experiment to provide the FDA with mass vaccination
much higher extent than in 1990/91. This appears          experience to clear the track for sale in the US.
murderous to me.                                          EMEA admits that side effects can only be found through
I have contacted the Danish National Health Service:      extensive vaccination campaigns! (1).
They are to decree mass vaccinations in Denmark -         Here is what EMEA (4) has to say about risks of GSK
and yet they knew nothing about the composition of        Pandemrix:
the Pandremix vaccine.
                                                          EMEAs Pandemrix is commonly or very commonly
Then I addressed the Danish Medicinal Agency. They        associated with a range of local and systemic adverse
admitted that the Pandremix vaccine from                  reactions but these are not often of severe intensity and the
GlaxoSmithKline does contain squalene and                 safety profile would not preclude the use of the vaccine in
thimerosal. They have not rejected my remark that the     healthy adults aged 18-60 years or > 60 years.
squalene concentration is dangerous. In contrast, the
AstraZeneca MedImmune nasal vaccination (8) avoids        However, there are some adverse reactions known to be
squalene side effects.                                    very rarely associated with influenza vaccines and it is
                                                          currently not possible to predict if higher rates might be
So far the use of squalene has been banned by the FDA     observed with Pandemrix compared with, for example,
in the US according to Der Spiegel (9). However, this     seasonal influenza vaccines.
may not last long (10).
                                                          Dr Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's flu chief, today warned about
"Clearly bypassing the FDA requirements for safety        the potential dangers of the untested vaccine (11): "There
testing of these new adjuvants and the vaccines which     are certain areas where you simply do not try to make any
contain them puts the entire population at risk for       economies. One of the things which cannot be
serious, possibly life threatening side effects,          compromised is the safety of vaccines."
particularly any of the 12,000 paid trial participants
(6,000 children) who are unfortunate enough to be         Which is exactly what is going on!
randomized into the adjuvant containing groups.”          What I do not know is, if they are going to leave the
Still, on July 23, 2009, the FDA announced,               attenuated (or live - Baxter (12)) bird flu vaccine - or to
“Currently, no U.S. licensed vaccine contains the         totally replace it by the H1N1 virus.
adjuvants MF-59 or ASO3 (squalene). It is expected        Other severe, but rare side effects are autism in children
that a novel influenza A (H1N1) vaccine manufactured      due to thimerosal (13) and the Guillan-Barré syndrome
using the same process as U.S. licensed seasonal          seen with 400-500 Americans after the 1976 unnecessary
inactivated influenza vaccine but administered with       mass vaccinations against swine flu (14) – videos. As for
MF-59 or ASO3 will be authorized for emergency use        additional severe side effects of squalene – see Stephen
only.”                                                    Lendman (15).
Furthermore, “Two of the manufacturers (Novartis and      My advice: If you are forced to be vaccinated against the
GSK) have proprietary oil-in-water adjuvants (MF-59       harmless swine flu (H1N1) – demand a vaccination with
and ASO3, respectively) which have been evaluated in      the AstraZeneca nasal vaccine MedImmune (8)– thereby
a number of clinical studies including studies with       avoiding squalene side effects.     Continued on page 10

                                   -5-Traditional African Clinic – September 2009
                African Traditional Herbal Research Clinic
Volume 4, Issue 8                           NEWSLETTER                                                September 2009

                                       FEATURED ARTICLES
    The Real Pandemic is caused by Flu Vaccines
               and targets Minorities
                                Kelvin D. Annett, Republic of Lakotah
                                               September 19, 2009

Last week, many of the aboriginal people in the remote     the Fraser River near Mission, BC. The RCMP
west coast village of Ahousaht were innoculated with       intervened and protected the church, even though whole
the tamiflu vaccine. Today, over a hundred of them are     villages were wiped out as a result of the church's
sick, and the sickness is spreading.                       actions.
In the same week, body bags were sent to similarly         In 1969, native children who escaped from the Nanaimo
remote native reserves in northern Manitoba that have      Indian Hospital on Vancouver Island described being
also received the tamiflu vaccine.                         inoculated with shots that caused many of them to die
                                                           "with bloated up bodies and scabs all over", to quote one
On the face of things, it appears that flu vaccinations
                                                           survivor.
are causing a sickness that is being deliberately aimed
at aboriginal people across Canada, and this sickness      Knowing this history, it's not surprising when Indians on
will be fatal: a fact acknowledged by the Canadian         isolated Canadian reserves start sickening and dying en
government by their "routine" sending of body bags to      masse from sudden illnesses, after receiving flu shots.
these Indian villages.                                     After all, it's still the law in Canada, under the apartheid
                                                           Indian Act, that no on-reserve Indian can refuse medical
Before you express your shock and denial at the idea
                                                           treatments or experimentation. So it's small wonder that
that people are being racially targeted and killed,
                                                           these reserves are the places being targeted first to be
remember that murdering Indians with vaccinations is
                                                           injected with untested, unsafe and potentially lethal flu
not a new or abnormal thing in Canada. Indeed, it's how
                                                           vaccines.
we Europeans "won the land", and it's one of the ways
we keep it.                                                As an entire race of involuntary test subjects, Indians in
                                                           Canada are a weather vane for what will befall all of us,
In 1862, Anglican church missionaries Rev. John
                                                           and very soon. For the very techniques and weapons of
Sheepshanks and Robert Brown inoculated interior
                                                           genocide perfected against aboriginal people are now
Salish Indians in B.C. with a live smallpox virus that
                                                           being deployed against "mainstream" Canadians.
wiped out entire native communities within a month,
just prior to the settlement of this native land by gold   Under Bill C-6, which is about to pass third reading in
prospectors associated with these missionaries and         Parliament and become the law, no Canadian will be
government officials.                                      allowed to refuse inoculations for the swine flu, despite
                                                           the fact that it is relatively benign and mild, and has
In 1909, Dr. Peter Bryce of the Indian Affairs
                                                           killed only people who are already immune-
department in Ottawa claimed that Catholic and
                                                           compromised. Indeed, it is astounding that such
Protestant churches were deliberately exposing native
                                                           coercion and dictatorial laws are being employed to deal
children to smallpox and tuberculosis in residential
                                                           with what the chief Canadian Health Officer has called a
schools across Canada, and letting them die untreated.
                                                           "mild seasonal flu".
Thousands of children died as a result. (Globe and
Mail, April 24, 2007)                                      Clearly, another agenda is at work; but the time to
                                                           ascertain and challenge that agenda has all but run out.
In 1932, B.C. provincial police attempted to lay charges
                                                           This coming month, forced inoculations and
against Catholic missionaries who had sent smallpox-
                                                           imprisonment of those who refuse them may be a reality
laden Indian children back among their families along
                                                                                                  Continued on page 7
                                   -6-Traditional African Clinic – September 2009
Continued from page 6 – The Real Pandemic is caused by         deadly influenza,” he said.
Flu Vaccines
                                                               He said that they are processing the allowances but those
across Canada. And for what reason? Clearly, not for           who planned the closure of the desk would be punished.
public health, considering the sickness and death caused       “We had hopes of closing the desk scientifically. Closing
by previous swine flu vaccines.                                the desk abruptly was a case of indiscipline,” Dr Zaramba
I believe that the real pandemic is about to be unleashed      said.
through the very vaccines being pushed by governments            http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/regional-special/
and pharmaceutical giants like Novartis and Glaxo Smith          airport_swine_flu_desk_closed_over_salary_91290.shtml
Kline. The shots will be the cause, not the cure, of the                             ☻☻☻☻☻☻
pandemic. Of course, those in power can disprove this by
simply being the first people to take the swine flu shot: an    Swine Flu: Suspected Cases
event about as likely as these companies forgoing the
multi-billion dollar profits they will reap from the mass
                                                                        Rise to 263
vaccinations.                                                  Daily Monitor, Kampala
It's indeed ironic that, very soon, many "white"               September 24, 2009
Canadians may be suffering the same fate that aboriginal       At least 263 students of Kitabi Seminary in Bushenyi
people have for centuries. Perhaps it's fitting. For if we     District have symptoms of Influenza A (H1N1)
are indeed being targeted for extermination, or at the least   commonly referred to as Swine Flu, up from the previous
martial law and dictatorship, we finally can have the          180, the ministry of health has confirmed.
chance to shed our complicity in the genocide of other
people, and get on the right side of humanity - simply by      Symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, chest pain,
having to fight the system that is causing mass murder.        sneezing and running nose.

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/193626-The-real-pandemic-    The ministry however says that the disease which broke
       is-caused-by-flu-vaccines-and-targets-minorities        out in the school between September 13 and 17 is still in
                        ☻☻☻☻☻☻                                 a mild form and no deaths have been reported.
                                                               Nine students from the same school have already tested
      Airport Swine Flu Desk                                   positive with the flu which was confirmed in the country
        Closed over Salary                                     in May.
                                                               The Minister of Health, Stephen Mallinga who briefed
                   Martin Ssebuyira
                                                               journalists on the situation in Bushenyi also said that
Daily Monitor, Entebbe                                         another school, in the same district, Bishop Ogeza has
September 14, 2009                                             reported 65 students with flu like illness.
                                                               Dr Mallinga said, “On 17th September 2009, ten samples
Medical workers in Entebbe have closed down the swine
                                                               were taken by Ministry of Health officials to the National
flu screening desk at Entebbe Airport demanding salary
                                                               reference laboratory and 8 students tested positive for
arrears for three months. The workers, who dropped their
                                                               Influenza A . At that time 180 students had similar
tools on August 31, want the government to clear all their
                                                               symptoms of fever, sore throat, cough, chest pain,
allowances from June.
                                                               sneezing and running nose. The number has now
“We risked our lives to without protective gear but the        increased to 263 as of 23rd September 2009.”
government adamantly refuses to pay us,” an
                                                               Dr Mallinga however says that there is no need for panic,
infuriated nursing officer, who refused to reveal her
                                                               because, if treated early, the disease is curable and that
identity to protect her job, told Daily Monitor.
                                                               the government has stocked enough drugs.
The medical workers were receiving allowances between
                                                               The disease is acquired through an infection transmitted
Shs30,000 to Shs60,000 daily. The government set up the
                                                               through sneezing and coughing by the affected persons.
desk to screen travellers coming to Uganda to prevent the
                                                               Uganda has been experiencing sporadic cases mainly
entrance of the swine flu virus that was raging in some
                                                               affecting people coming from outside the country.
countries in the world.
                                                               The Ministry has tested over 95 people and a total of 30
The Director General of Health Services, Dr Sam
                                                               including Kitabi seminary students were found positive
Zaramba, said the closure of the screening desk by the
                                                               for Influenza A (HINl) since May 2009.
medical workers is an act of indiscipline that should be
punished. “The action will put the country at risk of the                                              Continued on page 9
                                        -7- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
                African Traditional Herbal Research Clinic
Volume 4, Issue 2                           NEWSLETTER                                                September 2009

                                       FEATURED ARTICLES
  Nano Particles used in Untested H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccines
                                            By William Endahl
                                   Global Research, 13 September 2009
 Vaccines which have been approved by the                Since the asbestos scandal, it has been established that
responsible government authorities for vaccination       particles in size a millionth of a meter, because of their
against the alleged H1N1 Influenza A Swine Flu have      enormous attractive force, penetrate all cells, destroying
been found to contain nano particles. Vaccine makers     all those they come into contact with. Nanoparticles are
have been experimenting with nanoparticles as a way      far smaller than asbestos fibers.
to “turbo charge” vaccines for several years. Now it      Beijing Tests confirm deadly effects on humans
has come out that the vaccines approved for use in       The fact that WHO, the European Medicines Evaluation
Germany and other European countries contain             Agency, the German Robert Koch Institute and other
nanoparticles in a form that reportedly attacks          health bodies today would permit the population to be
healthy cells and can be deadly.                         injected with largely untested novel vaccines containing
In 2007 researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique           nanoparticles says more about the powerful pharma lobby
Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) announced in an article      in European politics than it does about the sanity or moral
in the journal, Nature Biotechnology, that they had      integrity of the civil servants responsible for health of the
developed a “nanoparticle that can deliver vaccines      general public.
more effectively, with fewer side effects, and at a      The September 2009 issue of the respected European
fraction of the cost of current vaccine technologies.”   Respiratory Journal, made public on 19 August, and
The article went on to describe the effects of their     available since 21 August online, contains a peer-
breakthrough: “At a mere 25 nanometers, these            reviewed article with the title, “Exposure to nanoparticles
particles are so tiny that once injected, they flow      is related to pleural effusion, pulmonary fibrosis and
through the skin’s extracellular matrix, making a        granuloma.”
beeline to the lymph nodes. Within minutes, they’ve
reached a concentration of DCs thousands of times        The article describes tests carried out in 2008 at the elite
greater than in the skin. The immune response can        Beijing Chaoyang Hospital on seven young women. All
then be extremely strong and effective.” 1               seven, ages 18-47 had been exposed to nanoparticles for
                                                         5–13 months in their common workplace. All were
There is only one small problem with vaccines            admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath and
containing nanoparticles—they can be deadly and at       pleural effusions, or excessive fluids surrounding the
the least cause severe irreparable health damage.        lungs, inhibiting breathing. None of the seven had ever
Nanoparticles, promoted in the mass media as the         smoked and none were in any special risk group. Doctors
new wonder revolution of science, are particles that     carefully tested for every possibility and confirmed that
have been produced vastly smaller than deadly            the lung problems had a common origin—regular
asbestos particles which caused severe lung damage       inhalation of nanoparticles in their factory. They had
and death before being outlawed. Particles at a nano     been exposed to Polyacrylat nanoparticles.
size, (nm = 0,000000001 Meter) fuse together with        The tests confirmed the nanoparticles had set off a
the membranes of our body cell membranes and,            “super-meltdown” reaction in the patients. Despite all
according to recent studies in China and Japan,          heroic efforts of doctors, two of the seven died from the
continuously destroy cells once introduced into the      lung complications. 2
body. Once they interact with the body’s cellular
structure, they cannot be removed. Modern medicine       In their report, the scientists concluded something so
euphemistically terms the phenomenon, a continuing       alarming it is necessary to quote at length:
infectious reaction.                                                                             Continued on page 9
                                    -8- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 9 – Nanoparticles Used in Untested          European Respiratory Journal, 9/2009, 34(3): 559-567.
H1N1
                                                                3 Ibid.
“Immunological tests, examinations of bacteriology,             F. William Engdahl is a frequent contributor to Global Research.
virology and tumour markers, bronchoscopy, internal             Global Research Articles by F. William Engdahl
thoracoscopy and video-assisted thoracic surgery were
performed. Surveys of the workplace, clinical                   http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15092
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observations and examinations of the patients were
conducted. Polyacrylate, consisting of nanoparticles,           Continued from page 7 – Swine Flu: Suspected
was confirmed in the workplace. Pathological                    Cases Rise to 263
examinations of patients' lung tissue displayed
nonspecific pulmonary inflammation, pulmonary                   Minister Mallinga said that the health ministry has already
fibrosis and foreign-body granulomas of pleura. Using           dispatched a team of experts with logistics and 2000 doses
transmission electron microscopy, nanoparticles were            of Tamiflu, the drug used to treat the disease, to work with
observed to lodge in the cytoplasm and caryoplasm of            the district in investigating, treatment and containment of
pulmonary epithelial and mesothelial cells, but are             the outbreak.
also located in the chest fluid. These cases arouse             “The affected students were isolated at the school for
concern that long-term exposure to some                         proper management. All students, teachers and support staff
nanoparticles without protective measures may be                (552) have been started on treatment, however a few
related to serious damage to human lungs”.3                     students left for home and are being actively followed up
To date animal studies and in vitro experiments show            including their contacts,” Dr Mallinga added.
that nanoparticles can result in lung damage and other          He appealed to people to report anyone who develops the
toxicity in animals, but no reports on the clinical             symptoms to report to the nearest health unit for proper
toxicity in humans due to nanoparticles prior to the            management.
Beijing study had been made.
                                                                “The same appeal goes to the management authorities of all
The Beijing Chaoyang Hospital study has now                     training institutions and schools who may notice similar
conclusively confirmed that nanoparticles cause lung            symptoms among students, not to send them home but to
damage and other toxicity in humans as well.                    isolate them within the school premises,” the Minister said.
At this point in time, when two of the approved                 In case further information is required, the Ministry
vaccines planned to be mass distributed in Germany              has set up a hotline, 0777793452 to offer help and
and elsewhere contain nanoparticles, failure of the             assistance.
relevant responsible public health and epidemiology
                                                                http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/news/Swine_Flu_Susp
officials to order an immediate emergency freeze on
                                                                            ected_cases_rise_to_263_91837.shtml
distribution of any vaccine containing nanoparticles                                   ☻☻☻☻☻☻
can only be considered tantamount to criminal
negligence. Hopefully the responsible authorities will
react in time to avert a possible human health
                                                                      Government wants shs19
catastrophe orders of magnitude worse than the worst                    Billion for Swine Flu
case of Swine Flu reported to date.
                                                                                 Daily Monitor Reporter
F. William Engdahl is author of Full Spectrum
Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New                    Daily Monitor, Parliament
World Order. He may be reached via his website,                 September 22, 2009
www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net                                  Government is seeking to borrow at least $10 million
Notes:                                                          (approx. shs 19 billion) from the World Bank to fight
                                                                against the Influenza H1N1 flu commonly known as Swine
1 EPFL, Bioengineering researchers from the EPFL in             Flu which has already infected eight students in Bushenyi
Lausanne, Switzerland, have developed and patented a            District.
nanoparticle that can deliver vaccines more effectively, with
fewer side effects, and at a fraction of the cost of current    The Minister of finance, planning and economic
vaccine technologies, accessed in                               development, Syda Bbumba is expected to table a motion
www.azonano.com/nanotechnology%20news.asp?catid=13.             before parliament on Tuesday asking parliament to approve
                                                                the credit from the International Development Association
2 Song Y, Li X, Du X, Exposure to nanoparticles is related      of the World Bank.
to pleural effusion, pulmonary fibrosis and granuloma,
                                                                                                         Continued on page 10
                                        -9- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 5 – What is the Danger of Swine Flu             The outbreak comes a week after workers on the
Vaccinations                                                        screening desk at Entebbe airport had downed their tools
References                                                          over alleged non-payment of their remuneration for three
                                                                    months.
(1) EMEA, http://www.emea.europa.eu/pdfs/human/
pandemicinfluenza/PandemicVaccines_Q&A_46147609en.pdf               The flu is a highly contagious disease said to spread
 (2) Global Research 20 July, http://www.globalresearch.ca/         rapidly through coughing, sneezing, or touching
index.php?context=va&aid=14453                                      contaminated surfaces and then touching the nose or
(3 Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Gulf_ War_              mouth.
syndrome
(4) The Military Vaccine Resource Directory,                        Last month, WHO warned of a big rise in swine flu cases
http://www.mvrd.org/ showpage.cfm?ID=69 .                           during the remainder of 2009 and into 2010. So far, the
(5) Statement for Hearing Record, The House Subcommittee on         WHO has said more than 330 people have died from the
National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations,   swine flu virus, and more than 77,000 people have been
http://www.autoimmune.com/                                          diagnosed worldwide.
SubcommitteeRFGarry24Jan02.html
(6) Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/                        According to WHO, the accelerated spread of swine flu
Gulf_War_syndrome                                                   posed the greatest threat in developing countries, placing
(7) EMEA, http://www.emea.europa.eu/humandocs/ PDFs/                under-equipped and under-funded health systems under
EPAR/pandemrix/H-832-en6.pdf                                        severe strain.
(8) Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/
rbssHealthcareNews/idUSL11997420090601                              The money needed by government will also be used to
(9) Der Spiegel, http://www.spiegel.de/international/               develop preventive measures against the Avian flu,
germany/0,1518,640853-2,00.html                                     commonly known as Bird Flu. The Avian influenza virus
(10) Your Spine, http://www.yourspine.com/Chiropractic/             refers to viruses found chiefly in birds, but infections can
Swine+Flu+Squalene+Adjuvant.aspx                                    occur in humans.
(11) The London Evening Standard,
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23724398-            http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/news/Government_w
details/Vaccine+for+swine+flu+may+be+unsafe+warns+WHO/ar                    ants_shs19_billion_for_Swine_Flu_91729.shtml
ticle.do                                                                                    ☻☻☻☻☻☻
(12) The Toronto Sun http://www.torontosun.com/news/
canada/2009/02/27/8560781.html                                           South Africa: Increase in
(13) Global Research 23 July, 2009,
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14510               Swine Flu Death Rate
 (14) Video 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFcnneAqnTM
 Video 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Bvf9AaC-4
                                                                                'Alarming'
(15) Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg-52mHIjhs                                Luphert Chilwane
(13) Global Research 23 July 2009
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14510         25 August 2009
 (14) 1. video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFcnneAqnTM           BusinessDay
 2. video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Bvf9AaC-4
(15) Stephen Lendman, Global Research, 10 June, 2009                Johannesburg — SWINE flu in SA could well outlast the
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13925         winter season and kill more people than a seasonal flu
                                                                    virus, a virologist said yesterday.
Surveys can be seen here http://euro-med.dk/?p=9152 and here
                                                                    Prof Robert Bragg of the University of the Free State was
http://euro-med.dk/?p=9895
                                                                    reacting to a statement from the National Institute for
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14851         Communicable Diseases yesterday, which confirmed 18
                        ☻☻☻☻☻☻                                      people had died after having contracted the H1N1 virus.

Continued from page 9 – Government wants Shs 19                     "It is a worrying factor that the mortality rate is picking
Billion for Swine Flu                                               up so quickly. If the virus were to progress beyond the
                                                                    winter season, it might go above the level of normal
Uganda confirmed its first case of Swine Flu in July after a        seasonal death. So far, indications are that the virus is ...
40 year man from UK entered the country with the virus.             gaining strength," he said.
Last weekend, eight student of Kitabi Seminary in
Bushenyi District tested positive for the H1N1 virus while          Bragg said people had to realise the virus was becoming a
180 others are in isolation after showing symptoms of the           potential danger to lives, and that they should be in touch
                                                                                                           Continued on page 11
flu.
                                         -10- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 9 – SA Increase in Swine Flu Deaths       Minister Madzorera said investigations were still underway
Alarming                                                      to trace the source of the confirmed cases.
with their medical practitioners.                             "The outbreak came from an elite school and the people
The institute yesterday confirmed that 5118 people had        there do a lot of travelling. At the moment, we cannot say
been infected with swine flu in SA. Nine of the 18 people     where the outbreak came from, but through our
who had died were pregnant woman -- most of them in           investigations, we will get deeper into their history.
the third trimester of pregnancy.                             "Influenza AH1N1 virus is no longer at ports of entry, it is
"Pregnancy has been identified as a particular risk factor    now in the country and our focus now is identifying and
for severe H1N1 illness in many other countries.... It is     being able to contain it to avoid further spread within the
critical that infection should receive particular attention   country," Minister Madzorera said.
in any pregnant woman with influenza-like illness ," the      He urged Zimbabweans to be calm as the Government was
institute said.                                               on high alert and a response plan had been put in place.
In the earlier stages of pregnancy the decision to treat      He said drugs for the treatment of probable and confirmed
must be made by a doctor based on the clinical condition      cases had been pre-positioned at all district, central, and
of the patient.                                               provincial hospitals, and at all municipal health
"In the second and especially the third trimester of          departments with emphasis on those near ports of entry.
pregnancy, urgent treatment should be considered with         "The ministry has in place a concrete preparedness and
the appropriate antiviral drugs -- particularly if there is   response plan for dealing with the pandemic Influenza
any sign of pneumonia (shortness of breath) and prior to      AH1N1.
any laboratory testing and results being received", the
institute said.                                               "Most of our doctors are at work. Service delivery is fairly
                                                              normal. Our health services will cope, we have not been
It said other risk factors may include asthma, diabetes,      overwhelmed as yet," he said.
any chronic heart and lung condition and any cause of
depressed immunity.                                           State health workers, laboratory scientists and practitioners
                                                              in the private sector have all been trained on how to handle
       http://allafrica.com/stories/200908250712.html         the virus.
                         ☻☻☻☻☻☻
                                                              Swine flu manifests itself through severe headaches, fevers
      Zimbabwe: Swine Flu in                                  of above 38 degrees Celsius, chills, severe coughs, sore
                                                              throats, shortness of breath, fatigue and possible
             Mutare                                           pneumonia.
                 Paidamoyo Chipunza                           Last month, there was a swine flu scare in Harare when a
                                                              visiting Asian man from the United Kingdom tested
The Herald
                                                              positive for the virus.
21 August 2009
                                                              However, that case was contained.
Harare — Five Mutare schoolchildren aged between five
                                                              At that same time, a Zimbabwean schoolboy also tested
and 10 have contracted the deadly AH1N1 virus
                                                              positive for swine flu, which he contracted during a squash
commonly known as swine flu, Health and Child Welfare
                                                              tournament in South Africa.
Minister Henry Madzorera confirmed yesterday.
                                                              He was treated there and recovered.
Addressing journalists in Harare, Minister Madzorera
said the cases recorded at Hillcrest Primary School had       The first case of swine flu in the region was reported in
since been treated with the drug Tamiflu.                     South Africa on June 18.
He said a flu outbreak at the school early this month         To date, six deaths have been recorded in Zimbabwe's
prompted health officials to investigate.                     southern neighbour.
He said of the 27 samples taken, five had tested positive     More than 2 800 swine flu cases have been treated in South
for Influenza Type A, meaning the patients could have         Africa so far.
contracted either avian or swine flu.
                                                              Elsewhere on the continent, the Democratic Republic of
Further tests were done to determine if the virus was         Congo reported its first swine flu case last week.
AH1N1 and the five tested positive. The results were
                                                              The latest worldwide death toll for the disease, which has
released on Wednesday.                                                                                Continued on page 12
                                       -11- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 11 – Zimbabwe: Swine Flu in Mutare         The Chicago findings, released Thursday, are believed to be
been declared the 21st century's first pandemic, as at         the first published study to detail a racial or ethnic
Tuesday was 1 462 from 177 457 confirmed cases.                breakdown of swine flu's impact.

Swine flu cases and fatalities were first reported in          Researchers looked at more than 1,500 lab-confirmed swine
Mexico in April and the virus has so far spread to more        flu cases reported to the Chicago Department of Public
than 100 countries.                                            Health from late April through late July.

Minister Madzorera said the Government was working             Blacks with swine flu were hospitalized at a rate of 9 per
on improving sanitation and hygiene at all health              100,000, and Hispanics at a rate of 8 per 100,000. For
institutions and isolation units.                              whites, the rate was 2 per 100,000, the study found.

The ministry has also intensified awareness campaigns          Earlier this month, Boston health officials released some
to ensure people report early for treatment and adopt          unpublished information that found three out of four
the correct protective behaviour.                              Bostonians hospitalized with swine flu were black or
                                                               Hispanic.
He urged people who suspected they had contracted the
virus to visit their nearest health institution at the         "It's very disturbing," said Barbara Ferrer of the Boston
earliest opportunity for testing and treatment.                Public Health Commission, speaking about the higher rates
                                                               of minority swine flu hospitalizations.
       http://allafrica.com/stories/200908210005.html
                         ☻☻☻☻☻☻                                "But intuitively it's understandable, because we have
                                                               tremendous inequities in most areas of health," said Ferrer,
 Swine Flu Serious for More                                    the agency's executive director.
     Blacks, Hispanics                                         Also, experts noted that the Chicago and Boston data
                                                               represent limited information from only two cities and only
    H1N1 4 times as likely to send minorities to               the first two or three months of the pandemic. The
              hospital, study finds                            unpredictable manner of swine flu outbreaks means some
                    By Mike Stobbe                             parts of the city were hit before others — a sequence that
                                                               may have little to do with race.
The Associated Press
August 27, 2009                                                "I think it reflected more the neighborhoods the disease was
                                                               first going through," said Jernigan, a CDC flu expert.
ATLANTA - Swine flu was four times more likely to
send blacks and Hispanics to the hospital than whites,         This fall, the government will be doing national surveys to
according to a study in Chicago that offers one of the         better track swine flu trends. That should provide more
first looks at how the virus has affected different racial     reliable information about how the virus is affecting
groups.                                                        different groups of people, he said.

The report echoes some unpublished information from             http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32583219/ns/health-swine_flu/
                                                                                    ☻☻☻☻☻☻
Boston that found three out of four Bostonians
hospitalized from swine flu were black or Hispanic.
                                                                Namibia: Swine Flu Tests Not
The cause for the difference is probably not genetic,
health officials said. More likely, it's because blacks                for Everyone
and Hispanics suffer disproportionately from asthma,           Economist
diabetes and other health problems that make people            14 August 2009
more vulnerable to the flu.
                                                               Windhoek — As more cases of the Influenza A H1N1 or
It's not clear if a racial or ethnic difference will hold up   swine flu are being reported in the country, people are
when more complete national data is available, one             rushing to hospitals and health institutions for tests fearing
federal health official said. The findings are based on        that they have contracted the virus.
fairly small numbers of cases from the early days of the
pandemic.                                                      But, according to Gladys Kamboo, Public Relations Officer
                                                               of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, "a person
"We don't have anything definitive to say one group is         cannot just be tested".
more affected than another," said Dr. Daniel Jernigan
of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.        She said people are only being tested when they have
                                                               travelled outside the country's borders.
                                                                                                       Continued on page 13
                                      -12- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 12 –Namibia: Swine Flu Tests not for    Ministry of Public Health, Dr Shahnaz Sheriff, said they
Everyone                                                    were now targeting policy makers in the African region
"But we are now getting cases of people who have            to realise the importance of closer cooperation.
swine flu even though they have not been outside of the     This comes at a time researches show that animals cause
country. Sometimes these people were in contact with        about 70 per cent of the emerging diseases such as swine
those who have been travelling. However, they can           flu and avian flu.
only be tested if they show symptoms of swine flu,"
said Kamboo.                                                Dr Sheriff said it was the first time that a large group of
                                                            livestock and health experts met to discuss ways of
These symptoms include a fever above 38 degrees, a          working together to combat diseases.
sore throat, diarrhoea, nausea as well as headaches and
                                                                   http://allafrica.com/stories/200909040940.html
pain.
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The number of H1N1 virus cases in the country had
risen to 10 this week after three new cases were              Study: Flu can cause Heart
confirmed. Two teenagers residing in Swakopmund
were diagnosed with the virus, while another case was                   Attacks
reported in Windhoek.
                                                             Up to half of all unexpected influenza deaths tied to
The teenagers are said to have been infected while on a                          heart disease
school trip to Bloemfontein.
                                                            The Associated Press
The first case of the H1N1 virus in Namibia was             September 21, 2009
reported in July.
                                                            LONDON - Heart patients who catch the flu may have
      http://allafrica.com/stories/200908140698.html        more to worry about than just a fever or the sniffles: the
                        ☻☻☻☻☻☻                              virus could also spark a heart attack, new research
                                                            shows.
 Kenya: Country Set to Have
                                                            Amid the global outbreak of swine flu, experts say it's
     Swine Flu Vaccine                                      crucial that heart patients get vaccinated against both
4 September 2009                                            regular flu and swine flu to avoid medical problems.
Daily Nation                                                Doctors said swine flu isn't any more dangerous than
                                                            regular flu, but it's important for heart patients to get
Nairobi — The vaccine for swine flu will be available       vaccinated because more flu viruses will be circulating
in Kenya by the end of October, according to a Public       this year.
Health official.
                                                            British researchers analyzed 39 previous studies of heart
The Centre for Disease Control, Kenya, director             patients and found a consistent link between flu and
Kariuki Njenga said trials were currently going on in       heart attacks. Up to half of all unexpected flu deaths
some parts of the country ahead of the official release     were due to heart disease, the researchers found.
between October and November this year.
                                                            The study was published online Tuesday in the British
He said countries like the United States and United         medical journal, The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Kingdom have already finished their vaccine trials.
Speaking during the closing of a regional scientific        "The message here is so strong and so logical that it's
conference in Mombasa on Friday, Dr Njenga said             hard for us to ignore," said Dr. Ralph Brindis, vice
studies had shown that the virus was stable.                president of the American College of Cardiology. "If we
                                                            can convince cardiac patients to get a flu vaccine, that
"Latest scientific data available shows that the virus is   could ultimately save lives."
stable and not changing to be dangerous as was
previously thought. It is a mild disease that should not    Only about one-third of heart patients in the U.S.
cause any alarm," he said.                                  regularly get vaccinated.

The conference, which brought together medical and          Doctors have long known that flu viruses can worsen
livestock experts from several African countries,           existing medical conditions and that heart patients are
pushed for closer working relations between the             especially vulnerable during flu pandemics. Flu viruses
ministries of health and that of livestock.                 cause inflammation in the body, usually in the lungs. But
                                                            they can also cause swelling in the heart itself or in the
The director of Public Health and Sanitation in the                                               Continued on page 14
                                     -13- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 13 – Flu can cause Heart Attacks        There have been outbreaks at six schools in England, but
coronary arteries, which could lead to dangerous clots      health chiefs repeated that there are no plans to close schools
breaking off and causing a heart attack.                    as it would do little to contain the disease.

Once heart patients get the flu, they are also more         In another development, two sufferers are believed to have
vulnerable to complications like pneumonia and other        developed resistance to Tamiflu, the anti-viral drug which is
infections.                                                 the only line of defence to the disease before a vaccine is
                                                            ready.
"We know influenza vaccine is effective in preventing
influenza and therefore in theory, ought to be effective    Chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson however said the
in preventing the complications of influenza," said         two cases were not of significance as there was no evidence
Andrew Hayward of University College London, one            these resistant viruses had been transmitted from person to
of the study authors. He said two of the studies            person.
analyzed showed heart patients who got a flu shot had       Experts have been predicting a second wave of swine flu will
fewer heart attacks than those who didn't.                  hit in the winter months following a lull over the summer
Hayward said flu viruses might merely act as triggers       break, when children were not mixing as freely. Sir Liam said
for heart attacks in cardiovascular patients.               the figures 'begin to suggest swine flu is coming back'. And
                                                            he admitted: 'We would naturally have hoped for a bit more
"Influenza may be bringing forward an event that might      breathing space before it started again.'
have happened anyway," he said, adding there is
evidence that when the virus peaks, so too do heart         There are 143 people in hospital in England, of whom 23 are
attacks.                                                    in intensive care. The total of deaths linked to the virus stands
                                                            at 67 in England and 79 across the UK.
Experts are unsure whether the study results apply to
otherwise healthy people with no history of heart           Sir Liam has revised NHS forecasts, saying that between
disease. But they say flu viruses could potentially         3,000 and 19,000 will die from the virus - down from the
trigger heart attacks in people with no apparent heart      65,000 worst case scenario outlined in July.
disease, if they have risk factors like high blood          The number of new cases have been falling since the peak of
pressure or are overweight.                                 110,000 a week reported in late July. Experts believe a
For heart patients, doctors said the evidence is clear.     second wave of the disease will be more deadly as it will
                                                            coincide with winter, when flu is more virulent.
"Flu has too often been off the radar screen," said Dr.
Harlan Krumholz, a spokesman for the American Heart         Sir Liam said more than 1.3million people had been assessed
Association and professor of medicine at Yale               via the National Pandemic Flu Service for England, with
University. "But flu is as important to think about as      522,890 collections of anti-viral drugs.
cholesterol or blood pressure."                             The schools affected by outbreaks are two in South
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32954867/ns/health-         Yorkshire, one in Carlisle, one in the North East and two in
                     heart_health/                          London.
                    ☻☻☻☻☻☻                                  Sir Liam said there were no plans to close schools as the virus
                                                            was circulating in the community, meaning such efforts
     Deadly Second Wave of                                  would have little value.
     Swine Flu 'on its Way',                                Tests on GlaxoSmithKline's flu vaccine has shown that a
        Scientists warn                                     good immune response can be achieved with just one dose
                                                            rather than two, he said.
                  By Daniel Martin                          However, Sir Liam said the under-13s and over-65s may need
                                                            two doses, although research was ongoing.
18th September 2009                                         The Health Protection Agency said two samples from UK
A second wave of swine flu could be on its way,             patients have been shown to have the genetic change
scientists warned last night after the number of new        associated with Tamiflu resistance. Both were from patients
cases rose for the first time since July.                   with compromised immune systems.
The jump, from an estimated 3,000 to 5,000, comes a         One has been proved to be resistant; the other is undergoing
fortnight after children - key spreaders of the disease -   further tests to confirm resistance.
returned to school.                                                                                    Continued on page 18
                                     -14- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
             African Traditional Herbal Research Clinic
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   Eighteen Reasons Why You Should NOT Vaccinate Your
              Child against the Flu This Season
                                                   By Bill Sardi
                                               September 16, 2009
 This year it is more important that you protect your         3. In addition to failure to produce sufficient antibodies,
children and loved ones from the flu vaccines than            this swine flu vaccine is brought to you by the same
influenza itself. Here are the reasons:                       people who haven’t been able to adequately produce a
                                                              seasonal flu vaccine that matches the flu strain in
1. This flu is simply another flu. It is not unusually        circulation. In recent years flu vaccination has been
deadly. In fact, the H1N1 swine flu in circulation is less    totally worthless because the strains of the flu in
deadly than many other influenza outbreaks. The first         circulation did not match the strain of the virus in the
1000 confirmed swine flu cases in Japan and China             vaccines. Authorities claim the prevalent flu strain in
produced zero deaths. The Centers for Disease Control         circulation in mid-September ’09 is the H1N1 swine
alleges 36,000 Americans succumb to the flu each year,        flu, which appears to be milder than past seasonal
but so far, since March through August of 2009 (6             influenza in circulation. If this data is correct, why
months), the swine flu has been attributed to ~500–600        receive the season flu shot this year?
deaths in the US. The swine flu of 2009 has already
swept through the Southern Hemisphere’s flu season            4. The vaccines will be produced by no less than four
without alarm. Only exaggerated reports have been             different manufacturers, possibly with different
issued by the World Health Organization regarding             additives (called adjuvants) and manufacturing
hospitalizations required during the flu season in South      methods. The two flu inoculations may be derived from
American countries. Getting exposed to influenza and          a multi-dose vial and in a crisis, and in short supply, it
developing natural antibodies confers resistance for          will be diluted to provide more doses and then
future flu outbreaks. Artificially boosting antibodies by     adjuvants must be added to trigger a stronger immune
exposure to flu viruses in vaccines is more problematic       response. Adjuvants are added to vaccines to boost
than natural exposure. Americans have been exposed to         production of antibodies but may trigger autoimmune
the H1N1 swine flu throughout the summer of 2009              reactions. Some adjuvants are mercury (thimerosal),
with far fewer deaths and hospitalizations than               aluminum and squalene. Would you permit your
commonly attributed to the seasonal flu.                      children to be injected with lead? Lead is very harmful
                                                              to the brain. Then why would you sign a consent form
2. Health authorities tacitly admit prior flu vaccination     for your kids to be injected with mercury, which is even
programs were of worthless value. This is the first time      more brain-toxic than lead? Injecting mercury may fry
both season and pandemic flu vaccines will be                 the brains of American kids.
administered. Both seasonal flu and swine flu vaccines
will require two inoculations. This is because single         5. This is the first year mock vaccines have been used
inoculations have failed to produce sufficient                to gain FDA approval. Mock vaccines are made to gain
antibodies. Very young children and older frail adults,       approval of the manufacturing method and then the
the high-risk groups in the population, may not produce       prevalent virus strain in circulation is added just days
sufficient antibodies in response to the flu vaccine. This    before it is actually placed into use. Don’t subject your
is an admission that prior flu vaccines were virtually        children to experimental vaccines. Yes, these vaccines
useless. The same people who brought you the                  have been tested on healthy kids and adults, but they
ineffective vaccines in past years are bringing you this      are not the same vaccines your children will be given.
year’s new vaccines. Can you trust them this time?            Those children with asthma, allergies, type I diabetes,
                                                                                                   Continued on page 16

                                     -15- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 15 – Eighteenth Reasons Why You             engineered in a laboratory. He says: "This strain of swine
Should NOT Vaccinate Your Child                                 influenza that’s been cultured in a laboratory is
etc. are at greater risk for side effects. Children below the   something that’s not been seen anywhere actually in the
age of 2 years do not have a sufficient blood–brain barrier     United States and the world, so this is actually a new
developed and are subject to chronic brain infections that      strain of influenza that’s been identified." (Globe & Mail,
emanate into symptoms that are called autism. Toddlers          Canada)
should not be subjected to injected viruses.                    11. Recall the swine flu scare of 1976. In a politically
6. Over-vaccination is a common practice now in                 charged atmosphere where Gerald Ford was seeking
America. American children are subjected to 29 vaccines         election to the Presidency, the swine flu suddenly
by the age of two. This means a little bit of disease is        appeared at a military base. Vaccine was produced and
being injected into young children continually during           millions of Americans were vaccinated. But the vaccine
their most formative years! Veterinarians have backed off       was worse than the disease, causing hundreds of cases of
of repeat vaccination in dogs because of observed side          Guillain Barre syndrome and a few deaths. In a replay of
effects.                                                        the past, the White House is directly involved in
                                                                promoting the H1N1 2009 swine flu vaccine. The federal
7. Health officials want to vaccinate women during              government will use federal funds to pay off schools to
pregnancy, subjecting the fetal brain to an intentional         administer vaccines, promote vaccination via highway
biological assault. A recent study showed exposure flu          billboards and TV advertisements, and conduct military-
viruses among women during pregnancy provoke a                  style mass inoculations in such rapid fashion that if side
similar gene expression pattern in the fetus as that seen in    effects occur, it will be too late. The masses will have
autistic children. This is a tacit admission that vaccines,     been vaccinated already. Over $9 billion has been allotted
which inject a little bit of influenza into humans, causes      by the federal government to develop and deliver an
autism.                                                         unproven and experimental flu vaccine. Don’t be a
8. Modern medicine has no explanation for autism,               guinea pig for the government.
despite its continued rise in prevalence. Yet autism is not     12. Researchers are warning that over-use of the flu
reported among Amish children who go unvaccinated.              vaccine and anti-flu drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza can
Beware the falsehoods of modern medicine.                       apply genetic pressure on flu viruses and then they are
9. School kids are likely to receive nasally-administered       more likely to mutate into a more deadly strain. US
vaccines (Flu-Mist) that require no needle injection. But       health authorities want 70% of the public to be
this form of live vaccine produces viral shedding which         vaccinated against the flu this ’09 season, which is more
will surely be transmitted to family members. What a            than double the vaccination percentage of any prior flu
way to start an epidemic!                                       season. This would certainly apply greater genetic
                                                                pressure for the flu to mutate into a more virulent strain.
10. This triple reassortment virus appears to be man
made. The H1N1 swine flu virus of 2009 coincidentally           13. Most seasonal influenza A (H1N1) virus strains tested
appeared in Mexico on the same week that President              from the United States and other countries are now
Nicolas Sarkozy of France visited Mexican president             resistant to Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Tamiflu has become a
Felipe Calderon, to announce that France intends to build       nearly worthless drug against seasonal flu. According to
a multi-million dollar vaccine plant in Mexico. An article      data provided by the Centers for Disease Control, among
written by Ron Maloney of the Seguin, Texas Gazette-            1148 seasonal flu samples tested, 1143 (99.6%) were
Enterprise newspaper announces a "rehearsal for a               resistant to Tamiflu!
pandemic disaster" scheduled for May 2, 2009. The               14. As the flu season progresses the federal government
article says: "Guadalupe County emergency management            may coerce or mandate Americans to undergo
and their counterparts around the country are preparing         vaccination. France has already ordered enough vaccine
for just such a scenario…" This means county health             to inoculate their entire population and has announced
authorities across the U.S. had been preparing a rehearsal      that vaccination will be mandatory. The US appears to be
for mass vaccinations prior to the announced outbreak in        waiting to announce mandatory vaccination at a later date
Mexico. Virologists admit this part swine flu/part avian        when it can scare the public into consenting to the
flu/part human flu virus must have taken time to develop.       vaccine. The federal government is reported to be hiring
But it somehow wasn’t detected by hundreds of flu               people to visit homes of unvaccinated children. This
monitoring stations across the globe. On April 24, 2009         sounds like the Biblical account of Pharaoh attempting to
Dr. John Carlo, Dallas County Medical Director, alludes         eradicate all the young Israelite baby boys. Must we hide
that the H1N1 strain of the Swine flu as possibly being         our babies now?                      Continued on page 17

                                       -16- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 16 – Eighteenth Reasons Why You
Should NOT Vaccinate Your Child
 15. Public health authorities have cried wolf every flu
season to get the public to line up for flu shots. Health
authorities repeatedly publish the bogus 36,000 annual
flu-related deaths figure to scare the public into getting
flu shots. But that figure is based on the combined deaths
from pneumonia in the elderly and the flu. Maybe just
5000–6000 or so flu-related deaths occur annually,
mostly among individuals with compromised immune
systems, the hospitalized, individuals with autoimmune
disease or other health problems. As stated above, the
swine flu in full force has only resulted in ~500–600
deaths in the first six months in circulation and it is far
more dreaded by public health authorities than the
seasonal flu. The Centers for Disease Control issues a        According to data provided by the Centers for Disease
purchase order for flu vaccines and then serves as the        Control, for week 34 ending August 29, 2009, there were
public relations agency to get the public to pay for the      236 hospitalizations and 37 deaths related to the flu. That
vaccines. Out of a population of 325 million Americans,       would represent just 5 hospitalizations and less than one
only 100 million doses of flu vaccine have been               death per State, which is "below the epidemic threshold."
administered each year and no epidemic has erupted
among the unvaccinated.                                       17. Public health officials are irresponsible in their
                                                              omission of any ways to strengthen immunity against the
16. The news media is irresponsible in stirring up            flu. No options outside of problematic vaccines and anti-
unfounded fear over this coming flu season. Just exactly      flu drugs are offered, despite the fact there is strong
how ethical is it for newspapers to publish reports that a    evidence that vitamins C and D activate the immune
person has died of the swine flu when supposedly              system and the trace mineral selenium prevents the worst
thousands die of the flu annually? In the past the news       form of the disease where the lungs fill up with fluid and
media hasn’t chosen to publicize each and every flu-          literally drown a flu-infected person. The only plausible
related death, but this time it has chosen to frighten the    explanation as to why the flu season typically peaks in
public. Why? Examine the chart below. The chart shows         winter months is a deficiency of sunlight-produced
that the late flu season of 2009 peaked in week 23 (early     vitamin D. Protect your family. Arm your immune
June) and has dissipated considerably.                        system with vitamins and trace minerals.
                                                              18. Will we ever learn if the flu vaccine this year is
                                                              deadly in itself? In 1993 the federal government hid a
                                                              deadly flu vaccine that killed thousands of nursing home
                                                              patients. It was the first year that flu shots were paid for
                                                              by Medicare. The vaccine-related mortality was so large
                                                              that this set back the life expectancy of Americans for the
                                                              first time since the 1918 Spanish flu! Mortality reports
                                                              take a year or two to tabulate and the federal government
                                                              may choose not to reveal the true mortality rate and
                                                              whether it was related to the flu or the vaccines. You say
                                                              this couldn’t happen? It did in 1993!
                                                              Bill Sardi is a frequent writer on health and political
                                                              topics. His health writings can be found at
                                                              www.naturalhealthlibrarian.com. He is the author of You
                                                              Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Cancer Anymore.
While every childhood flu-related death should be                   http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi119.html
considered tragic, and the number of flu-related pediatric                         ☻☻☻☻☻☻
deaths in 2009 is greater than prior flu seasons as a per
centage, in real numbers it is not a significant increase.
See next chart:

                                      -17- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 14 – Deadly Second Wave of Swine flu      Either way, having new information about how many
on its Way                                                    people were infected and did not become severely ill or
A spokeswoman for the HPA said there was no question          die makes the pandemic look very mild, he said.
that the resistance could have been caused by overuse of      "The news is certainly better than it was in May and even
Tamiflu, which has been prescribed to hundreds of             better than it was at the beginning of August," Lipsitch
thousands of people with suspected cases of the disease.      said.
'We have seen this in other countries where there hasn't      H1N1 swine flu was declared a pandemic in June after
been mass prescription of Tamiflu,' she said. 'The cases      flashing around the world in six weeks. Experts all said a
are sporadic, and there is no evidence of onward              true death rate would not be clear for weeks because it is
transmission. This is to be expected and is not a cause for   impossible to test every patient and because people with
concern.'                                                     mild cases may never be diagnosed.
  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1214236/Deadly-     This lack of information made the epidemics in various
             second-wave-swine-flu-way.html#                  countries and cities look worse at first than they actually
                      ☻☻☻☻☻☻
                                                              were, Lipsitch said. People sick enough to be hospitalized
                                                              are almost always tested first.
Swine Flu Death Rate Similar
                                                              "Yes, there's been hype, but I don't think it's been an
  to Seasonal Flu: Expert                                     outrageous amount of hype," Lipsitch said.
                     By Maggie Fox                            Seasonal flu is usually far worse among the elderly, who
September 16, 2009                                            make up 90 percent of the deaths every year. In contrast,
                                                              this flu is attacking younger adults and older children, but
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death rate from the                they are not dying of it at the same rate as the elderly,
pandemic H1N1 swine flu is likely lower than earlier          Lipsitch said.
estimates, an expert in infectious diseases said on
                                                              http://www.reuters.com/article/email/idUSTRE58E6NZ200909
Wednesday.
                                                                                            16
New estimates suggest that the death rate compares to a                             ☻☻☻☻☻☻
moderate year of seasonal influenza, said Dr Marc             Continued from page 3 – Miamba Tano – Five
Lipsitch of Harvard University.
                                                              Pillars of Afrikan Spirituality
"It's mildest in kids. That's one of the really good pieces
of news in this pandemic," Lipsitch told a meeting of flu     2. Afrikan Shrines and Altars (Malilina na
experts being held by the U.S. Institute of Medicine.         Mandabahu ya Afrika)
"Barring any changes in the virus, I think we can say we      Give daily libations and offerings of praise and tribute to
are in a category 1 pandemic. This has not become clear       Afrikan divinity at the Afrikan shrines and altars to seek
until fairly recently."                                       guidance and well-being.

The Pandemic Severity Index set by the U.S. government        I have to refer the reader to African Spirituality, edited by
has five categories of pandemic, with a category 1 being      Jacob Olupona. In it is an excellent article by Benjamin
comparable to a seasonal flu epidemic.                        Ray entitled “African Shrines as Channels of
                                                              Communication.” The shrine is a channel of
Seasonal flu has a death rate of less than 0.1 percent --     communication with the spirit and human world which
but still manages to kill 250,000 to 500,000 people           brings “moral and spiritual life” to Afrikans, says Ray
globally every year.                                          (26).
A category 5 pandemic would compare to the 1918 flu           At the sacred Afrikan spaces in the world, pay homage
pandemic, which had an estimated death rate of 2 percent      and give thinks to Afrikan divinity. The shrine is a
or more, and would kill tens of million of people.            channel or a vessel of communication with the spirit
Lipsitch took information from around the world on how        world and the ancestors. A shrine can be a sacred Afrikan
many people had reported they had influenza-like illness,     city, a temple or where your personal or family altar is
which may or may not actually be influenza; government        located. The altar is where libations and offerings are
reports of actual hospitalizations and confirmed deaths.      given. It is a window to divinity, a crossroads of the
                                                              natural and spirit-world. It is where you go to speak to the
He came up with a range of mortality from swine flu,          ancestors to renew Afrikan Spirituality and living
from 0.007 percent to 0.045 percent.                          excellence.                            Continued on page 19

                                    -18- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 18 – Miamba Tano                            Culture is fundamentally spiritual.. We must keep our
Pour libations from a sacred bowel or cup into a plant,         traditions alive day-by-day, one year after the other, and
bowel, or wrinkle the entire altar with your fingers. Do        one generation to the next. An oppressed population will
not be religious at the Afrikan altar, be Afrikan Spiritual.    lose their identity when the traditions of other people are
                                                                forced on them. No people who are aware of their true
Call out the Afrikan names of the Creator and deities.          identity will remain enslaved and oppressed.
Honor the ancestors. You may use the Miamba Tano as a
guide. You may sing or read or recite Afrikan prayers,              4. Afrikan Family (Jamaa ya Ki-Afrika)
proverbs, and chants in the Kemetic, Yoruba, Akan,              Be committed to empwer and uplift the excellence of our
Swahili, or other Afrikan languages. Your personal,             people, our nations, our families, and ourselves.
family, or community altar should have any number of
sacred items such as plants, Afrikan carvings, shells,          The Afrikan family is the preserver of Afrikan culture,
candles, incense, pictures of ancestors (family or              and without the family none of the Pillars would exist.
historical ancestors), beads Afrikan soil, plates, oils, etc.   The Afrikan is the smallest unit that makes up the
                                                                Afrikan world community. Therefore, if we re to have
In many cultures, food is offered to the spirit world. I        unified nations, we must have unified families. Every
promote non-animal food offerings such as fruits, grains,       endeavor in our lives must be to bring out the excellence
and vegetables. You may stand, or a pillow is appropriate       in ourselves as a contribution to our family and our
for sitting or knelling. You may desire to remove your          people. We must abstain from vices and wrongdoings to
shoes to be closer to the Earth. The shrine and altar must      gain the rewards of righteous living. We must live right,
be kept clean, and you should be clean in heart and body        eat right, and do right towards each other to benefit not
when you approached it. The ablution, or sacred washing         only ourselves and our family, but also our community
of hands and/or feet originated in the Nile Valley, and it      and nation. We must provide models of Afrikan
is appropriate for us to use this practice before libations,    excellence for our children. We must have loyalty to the
if we choose. Ablution did not originate in Islam or any        empowerment of our people. We must honor and respect
other religion. Give praises and ask for guidance at the        our elders because they are the core and root of the
altar in the morning when you rise, before you lay down         family and the nation. We must build and control the
to rest at night, or some other time in the day. When you       schools, businesses, and other institutions in our
stand with only a plant and water to give libations, you        communities and nations. The Afrikan family has always
will have created an altar. Even you alone giving praise is     been the backbone of the nation. It is no wonder today
an altar. The Afrikan objects are a Spiritual medium, but       that we have broken families and a broken nation. The
you and your spiritual connection is what is most               only way to empower our nations is to uplift our families,
important at the altar to help center you in your               and to uplift ourselves.
Spirituality.
                                                                5 Afrikan Sacred Lands (Ardhi Yenyi Kutakaswa
We are constantly taught tht the Afrikans worship               ya Afrika)
carvings, and the Afrikan altar is paganistic or
heathenistic, but all the religions and belief systems on       Be committed t repatriate or pilgrimage, if possible in
the planet have altars and shrines. The churches,               one’s lifetime, to Afrikan Sacred Lands.
mosques, and synagogues with various religious symbols          In the broadest sense, Afrikan sacred land is a shrine.
and art are shrines. In Mecca, the Kaba stone is an altar as    Sacred lands are the burial places of our ancestors. All
much as the statues of Jesus and Mary or St. Peter’s            Afrikan people must have a spiritual connection to
Square, and the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. The altar is         Afrikan sacred lands. Afrika is sacred to Afrikan people.
not the worship of objects, they can be replaced. The altar     Some countries, cities, regions, forests, rivers and certain
is the worship of Afrikan divinity, the giving of praises to    bodies of water, etc. are more sacred than others to
Afrikan ancestors for direction and improvement in one’s        specific ethnic groups because of their particular
life. The altar is a way to bring Spiritual sacredness into     histories. Also, there is sacred Afrikan land outside of
your life.                                                      Afrika. For Afrikans in India, the Indus Valley is sacred;
3. Afrikan Traditions Asili ya Ki-Afrika)                       for Afrikans in Brazil, the area where Palmares stood is
                                                                sacred; for Afrikans in the Americas the grounds where
Give honor and praise to the sacredness of Afrikan              plantation were are sacred. But, Afrika is most sacred for
traditions and cultures.                                        Afrikan people. All people throughout the world honor
Afrikan languages, names, rituals, holy days, ceremonies,       the lands of their ancestors and give thanks for their
customs, history, narratives, fashions, music, art, dance,      origins, only slaves honor the lands of their masters.
etc. are the sacred expressions of our people. Afrikan                                                Continued on page 23
                                     -19- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
             African Traditional Herbal Research Clinic
Volume 4, Issue 8                           NEWSLETTER                                                    September 2009


                                      FEATURED ARTICLES
  Nile Valley Civilization and the Spread of African Culture
                                      By Yosef ben-Jochannan

    When we speak of the Nile Valley, of course we are          God of the Nile, shown as a hermaphrodite having the
   talking about 4,100 miles of civilization, or the            breasts of a woman and the penis of a man. God Hapi is
   beginning of the birth of what is today called               always shown tying two symbols of the "Two Lands,"
   civilization. I can go to one case of literature in          Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt, during Dynastic
   particular which will identify the Africans as the           Periods, or from the beginning of the Dynastic Periods.
   beginners of the civilization to which I refer. And since    The lotus flower is the symbol of the south, and the
   I am not foreign to the works of Africans in Egypt,          papyrus plant, the symbol of the north.
   otherwise called Egyptians, I think that should be
                                                                But we need to go back beyond Egypt. I used "Egypt"
   satisfactory proof. This proof is housed in the London
                                                                as a starting point, in that of all the ancient civilizations
   Museum that is holding artifacts of Egypt. In that
                                                                in the world, Egypt has more ancient documents and
   museum you will find a document called the Papyrus of
                                                                other artifacts than any other civilization one could
   Hunifer. At least you should find it there. It was there
                                                                speak of. So when you hear them talking about
   when Sir E. A. Wallace Budge used it in his translation
                                                                "Sumer" and "Babylon," and all those other places,
   as part of the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the
                                                                theoretically, they can't show you the artifacts. Thus my
   Papyrus of Hunifer.
                                                                position is, first hand information is the best proof; and
   It was there at that time, a copy of which is in the         I can show you the bones and other remains of
   library of Syracuse University in New York, and I            Zinjanthropus Boisei about 1.8 million years ago. But
   quote from the hieratic writing, "We came from the           no one can show me the bones and remains of Adam
   beginning of the Nile where God Hapi dwells, at the          and Eve, et al.
   foothills of The Mountains of the Moon." "We,"
                                                                So I have the proof and you have the belief. If you want
   meaning the Egyptians, as stated, came from the
                                                                to see it you can go to the Croydon National Museum
   beginning of the Nile. Where is "the beginning of the
                                                                in Nairobi, Kenya; there, you'll see the Bones
   Nile?" The farthest point of the beginning of the Nile is
                                                                Zinjanthropus Boisei. If you want to see the remains of
   in Uganda; this is the White Nile. Another point is in
                                                                "Lucy," you can go to the national Museum associated
   Ethiopia. The Blue Nile and White Nile meet in
                                                                with the University of Addis Ababa. Of course, there
   Khartoum; and the other side of Khartoum is the
                                                                are a host of other human fossils that existed thousands
   Omdurman Republic of Sudan. From there it flows
                                                                of years ago all over Africa; but you can't find one
   from the south down north. And there it meets with the
                                                                "Adam" or one "Eve" in any part of Asia.
   Atbara River in Atbara, Sudan. Then it flows
   completely through Sudan (Ta-Nehisi, Ta-Zeti or Ta-          But we have to go beyond that. We can look at the
   Seti, as it was called), part of that ancient empire which   artifacts before writing came into being. We will then
   was one time adjacent to the nation called Meroe or          be in archaeological finds along the Nile. Also you
   Merowe. From that, into the southern part of what the        would find that there were two groups of Africans; one
   Romans called "Nubia," and parallel on the Nile, part        called"Hutu," and one called "Twa." The Twa and Hutu
   of which the Greeks called "Egypticus"; the English          take us back into at least 400,000 B.C.E. (Before the
   called it "Egypt" and the Jews in their mythology called     Common "Christian" Era) in terms of artifacts. The
   it "Mizrain" which the current Arabs called                  most ancient of these artifacts, one of the most
   Mizr/Mizrair. Thus it ends in the Sea of Sais, also          important in Egypt, is called the "Ankh," which the
   called the Great Sea, today's Mediterranean Sea. When        Christians adopted and called the "Crux Ansata" or
   we say thus, we want to make certain that Hapi is still      "Ansata Cross."                   Continued on page 21
                                     -20- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 20 – Nile Valley Civilization              and that is the point when High Priest Manetho, in
The Ankh was there amongst these people, equally the           about 227 or 226 B.C.E., attempted to present for the
"Crook" and "Flail." All of these symbols came down to         Greeks, who had imposed upon him to write a kind of
us from the Twa and Hutu. You know the Twa by British          chronological history of the Nile Valley. Europeans,
anthropologists who called them "pygmies." There is no         instead of saying what Manetho said in his chronology
such thing in Africa known as a "pygmy," much less             of the history of the Nile Valley, forget to say it was at
"pygmies." But the people call themselves Twa and Hutu,        the end of the Nile Valley he addressed. For example,
so that's what they are.                                       the "First Cataract," i.e., an obstruction in the Nile
                                                               River, is at a place called the City of Aswan, when in
If we look at the southern tip of Africa, a place called       fact it is the last; the "Sixth Cataract" is in fact Aswan,
"Monomotapa," before the first Europeans came there            Upper (or Southern) Egypt.
with the Portuguese in 1486, C.E./A.D. (Christian Eera),
a man called Captian Bartholomew Diaz, and                     This is important to understand, because Egypt, which
subsequently another European and his group came, one          most of us deal with and forget the rest of the Nile
called Captain Vasco da Gama, who came there ten years         Valley, is not at the beginning of the Nile Valley high
later in 1496; when they came to that part of Africa they      cultures, but the end. High culture came down the Nile;
met another group of people there as well, which they          but if you go on the Nile you will always hear about the
called "Kaffirs." Now this is a long time before the Boers     "pyramids of Egypt." Yes, they are the "world's
came there in 1652. When the Boers came those Africans         largest"; they will blow your mind, so to speak, but
may have gone to the moon on vacation (or there they           they are not the first pyramids of Africa; they are the
"didn't meet any natives" [Africans] so they say. But one      last. There are thirty-two pyramids in Sudan, none in
thing is certain, that Bartholomew Diaz and Vasco da           Ethiopia, and seventy-two in Egypt. What happened is
Gama had already left records showing that when they           that as the Africans became much more competent in
arrived there at Monomotapa the Khaffirs [Africans],           engineering, etc., they increased the size of their
including the small ones (Khoi-Khoi, and Khalaharis)           pyramids in sophistication; thus at the end of the Nile
(remember I didn't say "Bushmen" or "Hottentots," that's       you could see different forms and the colossal
nonsense, the racist names given them by the British and       pyramids, the largest being one by Pharaoh Khufu,
Dutch Boers), were already there.                              whom Herodotus called Cheops, and that would be one
                                                               of the pyramids built in the 4th Dynasty. The first of the
So with all of these people that were found in this area we    pyramids of Egypt being that by Imhotep, for his
could go back at least 35,000 to 40,000 years to another       Pharaoh Djoser/Sertor ("Zozer"), the third pharaoh of
group of people who left their writings and their pictures.    the Third Dynasty. The architect was the multi-genus,
Those people are called Grimaldi. The Grimaldi were            Imhotep, who introduced to mankind the first structure
there in the southern tip of Africa, and traveled up the       ever built out of stone, and with joints without mortar
entire western coast, then came to the northwestern coast      of any other binding materials.
of Africa, and crossed into Spain. Not only in Spain, but
all the way up to Austria; it was found that the Grimaldi      Now you could understand if I said that the pyramids in
had traveled and left their drawings in caves all along the    Sudan ore older than the pyramids in Egypt, and I
way. In the Museum of Natural History, New York City,          simultaneously say that Imhotep built the first stone
New York, you can see Grimaldi paintings going back to         structure known by man, it would seem to be a
at least 35,000 years ago. I remind you that it is only        contradiction. It is not a contradiction, because those in
about 31,000 years before Adam and Eve! It is very             Sudan were built by two methods. There were some
important you realize that, the next time you talk about       pyramids called silt pyramids, and the second method
Adam and Eve. So we are told that there is an Adam and         was mud-brick pyramids. Not the type of "bricks made
Eve that started the world, but that is a "Jewish world"       of mud and straw" mentioned in the Hebrew Holy
and I'm talking about before Abraham, the first Jew.           Torah, specifically the Book of Exodus. That has to be
                                                               made clear. How did the silt pyramids come about?
The country that I am talking about now goes back to a         That type of pyramid came about due to the Inundation
period called the Sibellian Period. Sibellian I brings us to   Period of the Nile River. This was the period when the
a period where you will find hieratic writings, the type       Nile River overflowed its banks bringing down the silt
that no one in modern times has been able to decipher.         from the highlands of Ethiopia and Uganda, and from
Sibellian II existed about 25,000 years before the birth of    the Mountain of the Moon, which the people of Kenya
Jesus-the Christ. Sibillian III would bring us to about        called Kilimanjaro.
10,000 B.C.E., in which we now have the Stellar
Calendar that I spoke about, and the pre- dynastic period      It is in this perspective that we are talking about Africa
                                                                                                    Continued on page 22
will be considered from the same, 10,000 to 6,000 B.C.E.
                                     -21- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 21 – Nile Valley Civilization               When we go down the Nile and look at the engineering,
as a people. Because, all of that period of time we are         and our engineering goes not only to the building of the
talking about, you can go there now and see the artifacts       pyramids by Imhotep, this multi-genius, but equally to
in museums all over Europe and the United States of             the time of Senwosret II, with the division of the Nile
America. I'm not speaking to you chronologically,               water; equally to stop the rush of water. That would put
because I am using my recall; let us go back to the event       us right back to 2,200 Before the Common "Christian"
that took place; and as I thought about this, something         Era (B.C.E.).
about medicine came to my mind, I remember going to             The use of navigation and navigational instruments by
the double Temple of Haroeris and Sobek; Haroeris               using the sun and the stars as navigational tools—we
represented by the Cobra Snake and Sobek represented            have the best record of that going back even before
by the Nile Crocodile. In that temple at the rear, you will     Pharaoh Necho II, who saw the navigation of the entire
find drawings of medical instruments going back to the          continent and had a map of Africa in almost the
time of Imhotep. That will bring us to about 285 B.C.E.         common shape it is; and that dates to ca 600 B.C.E.
to the construction of the Double Temple which was              Whereas Herodotus, who came to Egypt in 457 B.C.E.,
during Greek rule. Most of the medical instruments you          and Erastosthenes, who came there between 274–194
see there are the exact dimension, the exact styles and         B.C.E., used maps which were rectangular in shape.
shapes still used in medical operation theaters today. You      They reflected the end of Africa being where the
could see all kinds of symbols relating to the use of           Sahara is, the southern end of the Sahara, meaning that
incense; you could also find the beginnings of the aspect       they had no concept of Africa from about Ethiopia
of the calendars (the dating process for the farmers) the       south to Monomotapa, now called the Republic of
same the Coptic farmers still use, the 13-monts calendar,       South Africa. It is important to note that England
twelve months of thirty days each, and one month of five        played a major role in most of the distortion that we are
days. The same one the Ethiopian government still uses,         talking about.
officially; that calendar still a means of telling time to
                                                                Then we come again to another part that we are talking
date. When we go to the Temple of the Goddess Het-
                                                                about, that is, agriculture, before we even come to
Heru (Hathor) at a place called Dendara, we see the
beginnings of what is called the Zodiac. The French stole       writing. At the gathering state, when man observes the
the original, and in carrying it to France, in hot pursuit by   seed germinating, and out of that came the religious
                                                                conflict, which other men are to later follow, comes out
the Arabs of Egypt, they dropped it in the River Nile. Yet
                                                                of one of the most secret symbols of the religiosity of
a Frenchman said he remembered everything, and he
                                                                Egypt and other parts of Africa. We are now talking
produced a whole new one within two weeks. So if you
read Revelations, like this false Zodiac, it has nothing to     about the dung beetle, and the observation of the
do with St. John, but in fact Bishop Athanasius. This is        African along the Nile with respect to the dung beetle,
                                                                otherwise called the Scarab. The dung beetle
the same thing. How could the French remember the
                                                                hibernates, goes into the manure of a donkey, horse and
stolen Egyptian Zodiac so well? It was rectangular, but
                                                                the cow, only animals with grass manure. And that
what they remembered is circular. Thus it is the French
                                                                beetle remains in there for twenty-eight days; you know
who made the Zodiac they placed in the Temple of
Goddess Het-Heru for tourist these days, and the tourist        that particular beetle died in your mind. And when the
guides will tell you that is the French one. So!                beetle finally comes out, what better symbol will you
                                                                have than the resurrection?
You can see that even in those early times we were
                                                                The beetle played the same part in the religion of the
dealing with astronomy, and Europeans have not gone
                                                                Egyptians that spread to other parts of Africa, and
one inch further than those Africans along the Nile. What
you have to remember, however, is that the Papyrus of           subsequently into Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and so
Hunefer deals with the Africans who came down the               on. Thus the beetle became the symbol of resurrection.
                                                                Of course the religion itself had started then. Just
Nile, who were already using this type of thing: and we
                                                                imagine you've got to go back 1000 years and see your
must wonder since we don't have the day-to-day, or
                                                                woman giving birth to a baby. I hope I did not frighten
enough artifacts to put them together to see the transition.
Why is it that the Yorubas of West Africa have the same         most of you fellows about childbirth; because if you
structure of the deity system as the Nile Valley? I don't       had some experience of seeing a baby being born, you
                                                                would be less quick to abandon your child. As you are
remember much because the Yorubas in their own
                                                                standing there and this baby comes from the woman's
folklore speak of having come from the Nile Valley; so
                                                                organ. You witness this, while the pelvic region is
you can stop wondering right there, since it is from their
                                                                expanding about four or five inches in diameter for the
earliest teachings in their folklores.
                                                                                                   Continued on page 23
                                     -22- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 24 – Nile Valley Civilization               when a man standing over there saw a woman here bathing
head to pass through, and you are there. You can't perceive     naked; do you think that that river would stop him? Do you
that you have anything to do with this 100,000 or 5,000         think that the Alps stopped a German from going to see an
years ago. Witnessing the birth of that baby sets you           Italian woman? What makes you think that the little river or
thinking. You immediately start to transcend your mind,         a little bit of sand would stop a man from seeing a woman
and you also start to attribute this to something beyond.       naked over there in Africa? I'm using these common
Thus you start to believe. You start to wonder' why is it       symbols so that you can appreciate what I mean. So it isn't
here? Where did it come from? And where is it going ?           because when you go to Egypt you will notice that the
Because you are now experiencing birth! But your                ancient Egyptians are shown by the artist as the ancient
experience is coming from a woman. Thus you start to pray       Nubians or Ethiopians or anybody else, except when you
and the woman becomes your Goddess, your first deity.           are talking about the conquerors. In most of these museums
She becomes Goddess Nut, the goddess of the sky; and you        they purposely bring you the statues of the Greeks, of the
become God Geb, the god of the earth. You suddenly see          Romans, of the Persians, the Assyrians, and the Hyksos.
the sun in all of this and you realize that when the sun came   They don't bring you any of the Africans. So when they
the light came; and when the sun went, the light went; when     can't help it, and they need to bring you one that you call a
the moon came you saw a moon in there and you don't see         typical African like Pharaoh Mentuhotep III, it is important
any light because the light is not shining on it. So you see    to Egypt that they have to show him. What they did was to
there is a God, at least there is the major attribute of God    make his nose flat, so you can’t tell the difference.
because you realize when that doesn't happen, the crops and     Thus once in a while, but when they couldn't do it, what
the vegetation don't come.                                      they did say, was: "Well, Negroes came into Egypt in the
You also realize that the sun and the moon make the river       Eighteenth Dynasty." Now it couldn't be, because the
rise, and the Africans regarding these factors created the      Portuguese hadn't created Negroes until the seventeenth
science of astronomy and astrology. Astrology, having           century, C.E., but how come the Negroes created by the
nothing to do with your love life. Astronomy is the chart of    Portuguese have a place they called Negroland, which was
the scientific data of the movement of the planets and the      in fact the Songhai Empire? In the map you could see
sun and so forth, to the movement of each other. Astrology      where Negroland was, and so how do you get the "Negroes
is a physical relationship of astronomy, the water rising at    and Negroland" way back in the Eighteenth Dynasty? The
the high tide and that is what the ancients spoke about and     Eighteenth Dynasty has such figures as Akhenaton, or
the division of the two disciplines.                            Amenhotep IV, and his father, whom the Greeks called
                                                                Amenhotep III; in the West you would call him Amenophis
It was the Greeks like Plato, Aristotle and others who came     III. The civilization in Africa did not spread only from
and learned. In those days the students would come and          along the Nile, but it spread into your own writings,
read for their education. There were no books to take home,     documents, and belief system right here in England.
there were no publishing houses like now. You had only
one book and most of the subjects were taught orally.           I now go back to the Etruscans, who later became the
Certain instructions were given toe to toe, shoulder to         Romans; the people of Pyrrhus, who later became the
shoulder, mouth to ear. I will go no further than that. Some    Greeks, because Pyrrhus was what later became Greece.
of you here may know how that was done and under what           But we don't have these people until they came from the
conditions. The English adopted it and called it                island of the Mediterranean or the Great Sea. At the time
Freemasonry. Sir Albert Churchward's book, Signs and            when they left, the Egyptians were the colonizers of other
Symbols of Primordial Man, is a corner stone of                 Africans in Egypt. Setting up the first educational system
Freemasonry. Churchward was a big man in England.               for the people of Pyrrhus, where the borders of Libus (now
Besides being a physician, he was also one of those who         Libya) and Egypt meet; a little enclave which later became
made English Freemasonry what it is today. So in another        Africa. It is there that the educational system for the Greeks
adaptation, the British took twenty-two tablets from Egypt,     occurred, and from there the Africans moved the system to
brought them here and set up what they called                   a place called the city of Elea. It is there that the Greeks
"Freemasonry." Of course, the Americans followed suit.          would come. This is after they left the Greek peninsula, go
                                                                to the Italian peninsula where they would meet others to
These Africans had moved along the entire continent. You        come over to Libus, because they couldn't come the other
see, we are treating the Egyptians today as if the Egyptians    way as they were going illegally, sneaking out! Remember,
had a barrier that stopped them from going to other parts of    the period of time of which we are speaking, there is no
Africa. So we say the Egyptians were of a special race, and     writing in Greece yet. Until Homer there is no writing in
they had nothing to do with the other Africans. Can you         Greece. No record you could deal with. Whatever they
imagine the Thames River at this side stopping the people       learned, came from outside, came from Egypt, came from
from the other side from contact with this side, especially                                             Continued on page 24
                                       -23- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 23 – Nile Valley Civilization             "justice isn't based upon strength, but on morality of the
Babylonia. The Babylonian writings are part of this           condition of the event." This now interprets as "the
origin of Greece as well as the writings from at least 4100   stronger should not mistreat the weaker"; and this is
B.C.E., the First Dynastic period, and this is not when       supposed to be something said by Plato, just like the
writing started along the Nile. This is the First Dynasty,    nonsense we hear that "the Greeks had democracy."
when Egypt reorganized herself from under two men.            The Greeks have never democracy. They never had one
The war between the north, headed by King Scorpion,           in the past and they don't have it now. When they were
and the south headed by King Narmer, and that will bring      supposed to have had democracy in Greece no more
us to about 4100 B.C.E. when Narmer started United or         than five percent of the people had anything you could
Dynastic Egypt.                                               call democracy. When you look at that, you find it was
                                                              from this background going back to the time of Amen-
So the pre-dynastic period was the period of the              em-eope that theses fundamental laws came from, you
introduction of religion, of mathematics and science,         could see why those laws spread from North Africa and
engineering, law, medicine and so forth. The period of        into Numidia, which is today called Tunisia.
documentation also started then to some extent in the
First Dynasty. The period of belief in "One God" really       It is at Numidia then that Augustine's family,
did not start with Akhnaten, that is, when somebody said      continuing the practice of the Manichean religion,
there must be only "One God." But the period of               carried it into Rome later in the Christian Era. When he
absorbing "One God" didn't start then, because it is that     left his education in Khart-Haddas or Carthage, it is
period in 4100 B.C.E., when Narmer, after defeating           that same teaching from the Manicheans that Augustine
Scorpion, the leader of the North, decided that the deity     carried into Rome. Ambrose, the greatest Christian
of the North, God Amen (which you say at the end of           scholar in all of Europe, became stunned. But when this
every prayer, you are still praying to the African God        twenty-nine-year-old boy arrived and spoke to
Amen), be put together with his own deity of the South,       Ambrose about his education in Carthage, Ambrose
God Ra. But they didn't notice that he made "One God'         said, "Man, you're heavy." And Augustine took over. It
out of the two, God Amen-Ra. He used them in that             was the same teachings that Guido the Monk, who went
respect. But the people fell into civil war and there was     to Spain in the time of the Moors, had taught at the
division again. From that union, God Amen-Ra became           University of Salamanca which they had established.
God Ptah, and the Goddess of Justice became Maat.             And it was the same Manichean concept that made
Justice, shown as a scale which is the same symbol now        Augustine write against the Stoics. Augustine wrote the
used in the United States for justice, except that there is   fundamental principle that was to govern modern
no justice in the United States, because one scale is up,     Christianity in its morality, when he presented them
the other is down, and that is not justice; that is "just     with a book called On Christian Doctrine. He had
this"! Justice is when both scales are on the same level,     previously written the Holy City of God. If you want to
and so the African in America who asks for justice is         check Augustine to see if he was an indigenous African
being foolish. The symbol says you will never get it;         read his Confessions. There he will tell you who he
you'll get "just this"!                                       was.

Before these symbols came the laws on morality and            When Islam came it was supposed to bring something
human behavior, the Admonitions to Goddess Maat—              new, but I ask "what did it bring new?" Because Islam
Goddess of Justice and Law. There were forty-two              was supposed to have started with an African woman
Admonitions to Goddess Maat forming the foundation of         by the name Hagar, according to Islamic literature.
justice. Then there are the teachings of Amen-em-eope         Hagar was from Egypt, and Abraham was from Asia—
one thousand years before Solomon stole them, some of         the City of Ur in Chaldea. At the time of Abraham's
which he plagiarized word for word, and others he             birth a group of African people, called Elamites, were
paraphrased, which are now called the Proverbs of             ruling. Before Abraham, the sacred river of India has
Solomon. And yet if we could have stopped there we            been named after General Ganges, an African who
would have done enough. But it wasn't the last of it, so to   came from Ethiopia. The River Ganges still carries the
speak. Because we came down with jurisprudence, the           name of General Ganges. And I notice in India they
basis of law attached to the deity which we are teaching      haven't given up the symbolic worship of the cow,
now as jurisprudence. And there is a thing in the African     which represents the Worship of Goddess Het-Heru,
jurisprudence that a harborer should not get away from        Hathor, the "Golden Calf" of the Jews. They also
the penalty of the thief.                                     haven't given up the obelisk that still stays there, which
                                                              the Hindus copied. Again came an Englishman by the
During the earliest time of the Kingdom of Ethiopia,          name of Sir Geoffrey Higgins, who published a two-
King Uri, the first King of Ethiopia had spoken about,                                            Continued on page 25
                                     -24- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from on page 24– Nile Valley Civilizations           win one in Nigeria. As a matter of fact Miss Trinidad was
volume work in 1836, and in Volume One in particular,          a white girl. Miss Barbados also a white girl, and Miss
he is speaking about all the deities of the past being         Jamaica was a white girl, all of them in a Black country.
"black," but said: "I can't accept that they could have        And this is what I'm saying. You can call it racist, but you
come from even Egypt, they must have come from                 know I'm telling the truth.
India." He couldn't accept it!                                 What I hope I have done is to make you understand the
Out of that religion of the Nile Valley came the Religion      necessity for further research; but more than all, the
of Ngail in Kenya from the same river base. And as the         necessity to talk to your child. When your physician tells
situation changed you had the Amazulu going for it,            you that you are pregnant that's when you start teaching
because the Zimbabwe river is still there. The people who      your child. Talk to the child at the time of birth. This is
were originally there were kicked off their land by the        when his and/or her education starts, before he/she gets
British, and equally by the Germans. When the German           out of school, and before you and I die.
Dr. Carl Peters came there, the struggle between the           (A lecture delivered for the Minority Ethnic Unit of the
Germans and the English for Tanganyika was going               Greater London Council, London, England, March 6–8,
strong; both sides killed off the people around that area      1986. It was addressed mainly to the African community in
who spoke the local Rowzi language. So when you talk           London consisting of African people from the Caribbean and
about Zimbabwe, don't think about the nation alone.            African people from Africa.)
Zimbabwe also means a metropolis of buildings equal in         http://www.nbufront.org/MastersMuseums/DocBen/SpreadOfA
design to the pyramids' cone shape. When the sunlight                               fricanCulture.html
coming in strikes the altar, the altar shines because of the                          ☻☻☻☻☻☻
sunlight. They had a mixture of gold and silver, the exact     Continued from page 19 – The Miamba Tano –
thing as what happens when you are down at the rock-
                                                               The Five Pillars of Afrikan Spirituality
hewn Temple of Rameses II, which is on November 22nd,
when the sun comes in past the doors. It also happens in       We dishonor our ancestors and ourselves when we
February. This shows the commonality of the African            pilgrimage to the holy lands of non-Afrikan people. Just
culture throughout Africa.                                     as we should commit ourselves to try and come before
                                                               the altar at least once a day, we should commit ourselves
And lastly, just remember that when you see the
                                                               to go to the great altar of Afrikan land at least once in our
Ashantis, the Yorubas, and all the other African people,
                                                               lifetime to pay due homage to our spiritual lineage.
they were not always where they are now. Arab and
European slavery made the African migrate from one part        Conclusion
of the African world to the other; that is why you can see     Librations are poured to the Miamba Tano. Afrikan
in Akan culture as written by the African writer Dr. J. B.     people who are striving to embrace the Spirituality of our
Danquah, the people with the same hair-cut, and the same       ancestors may embrace the Miamba Tano. They are an
beads and jewelry system as Queen Nefertari (the wife of       Afrikan code of righteous living bestowed on us by our
Pharaoh Rameses II in the Nineteenth Dynasty), and             ancestors and Creator. They are also desperately needed n
Queen Nefertiti (the wife of Pharaoh Akhnaton in the           the times that we live in today. Afrikans (Blacks) who
Eighteen Dynasty). It is too much to speak about it,           embrace foreign religions cannot fully embrace the
really.                                                        Miamba Tano. But, hopefully, through the voices of our
                                                               ancestors and our Creator, those sisters and brothers will
If you had known this when you were much younger, you
                                                               come home through one of the flowers (traditions) of
too over there, you would have wanted a nation; for you
                                                               Afrikan Spirituality. The Five Pillars of Afrikan
too would have realized that if you have a golden toilet in
                                                               Spirituality is a way of life and a cultural center.
another man's house (nation) you have got nothing. It is
                                                               Liberated Afrikans live and work towards The Miamba
only when you have your own house (nation) that you
                                                               Tano not just a day, a week, or a month, but everyday of
can demand anything, because you don't even need to
                                                               the year throughout life. Most importantly, The Five
demand anything, you do it. It is only when you have
                                                               Pillars (Miamba Tano) are passed from one generation to
your own nation that you can decide the value and the
                                                               the next. Afrikan Spirituality has been passed from our
judgment of beauty. If I was ruling England and you
                                                               ancestors to us, and it is our responsibility to pass our
came to run for a beauty contest, you could be
                                                               faith to future generations.
disqualified even before you came. You're talking about
racism; why not? This isn't your country. You cannot run       Mukasa Afrika is the author of The Redemption of Afrikan
for a beauty contest in a white man's country. You don't       Spirituality, and he formulated the Miamba Tano.
see any Europeans winning any beauty contest in China,                         http://mukasa.info/index.php
Japan or India; but the funny thing is that they come and                             ☻☻☻☻☻☻
                                     -25- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
                                                                periods of time outside the body. If this virus has a lipid
 THE "WHEN PIGS FLY" FLU                                        coating, that time will be longer.
             What Really Happened.com                           Disinfection of household surfaces can be accomplished
                      @2009                                     with a dilute (10%) solution of chlorine bleach and water
VIRUS                                                           will kill the virus. So will strong light, especially ultra-
The H1N1 virus is a hybrid of swine flu, which is highly        violet light.
contagious, and avian flu, which is similar in effect to the    Given the similarity between the avian flu component of
1918 so-called "Spanish" flu, plus human influenza.             this new virus and the 1918 Spanish flu, a possible
(Maybe it should be called the "When Pigs Fly" flu.) The        precaution to take is common household cinnamon from
fatalities are mostly within the 25 to 45 age grouping.         the spice rack. During the 1918 outbreak it was noticed
Ironically, it is the good health of this young adult           that people who worked at a cinnamon processing factory
population which causes the fatalities as the avian flu         did not catch the disease. Cinnamon in high doses can be
triggers a severe immune response which leads to                toxic, but a gram a day for adults seems like a reasonable
excessive edema. This in turn ruptures the cell walls           dose.
leading to hemorrhagic symptoms. Patients bleed out into
their lungs and drown.                                          POSSIBLE ORIGINS

UPDATE: At this time the numbers of infected and dead           It is entirely possible that this three-way hybrid virus
do not appear to support the excessive media hype about         occurred by chance, but there is compelling reason to
this disease. This appears to be another case of the            wonder if maybe this virus is a laboratory accident, or
government that cried "wolf", whether to distract the           worse, an intentional attempt at de-population.
world from the plunging economy, torture scandal,               Here are some of the relevant facts.
AIPAC-gate, or simply to sell some of the vaccines sold
by companies Congressmembers are invested in. Already           In 1974, a document entitled National Security Study
we are seeing the financial reporters try to link the           Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide
continuing economic decline to the flu. We are seeing           Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas
"Obama was just about to turn this economy around and           Interests was released by the United States National
THIS had to happen" pap start to pour from the same TV          Security Council under the direction of Henry Kissinger.
media that told us Saddam had 'nookular' bombs!                 This document, National Security Study Memorandum
                                                                200, declared overpopulation, especially in the third
VACCINES                                                        world to be a strategic threat to the United States because
There is no vaccine known to the public for this particular     of resource depletion and popular uprisings against US
virus. There are vaccines for related viruses thought to        foreign policy.
possibly be effective, but this is unreliable information. In   In the 1990s, scientists exhumed the body of a victim of
response to the problems of the 1976 Swine Flu vaccine          the 1918 flu pandemic buried and preserved in the
which caused neurological damage in patients as well as         Alaskan permafrost, and recovered the DNA of the virus.
the more recent Baxter scandal in which live H5N1 virus         There then followed a series of mysterious deaths of
was mixed in with vaccine materials, the government of          notable microbiologists.
Sweden has advised their population NOT to obtain
vaccinations at this time. As was demonsterated in the          Back in 2004, we were being propagandized that Bird Flu
1976 case, the decision to force vaccines on the public         was the next pandemic. CDC was talking about
are often made more from a commercial for-profit                recombinant viruses back in 2005. Gene studies showed
concern than what is actually best for the population.          that so-called Bird Flu appeared to be similar to the 1918
                                                                Spanish Flu. Other studies showed it was almost
In the 1976 Swine Flu outbreak, the vaccine killed fifty        identical!
times as many people as the flu did!
                                                                Which is rather nerve-wracking because in 2005 it was
PREVENTION                                                      admitted that scientists were intentionally recreating the
At this time it is being claimed that primary infection is      1918 Spanish Flu virus!
skin-to-skin contact, so wash your hands often with a           But the predicted pandemic didn't happen because Bird
good bacteriological soap. Avoid touching other                 Flu isn't that contagious. It needed to be blended with a
people. While risk of direct transfer by air is low,            more infectious form of flu, like swine flu (Used as a bio-
according to CDC, the reality is that coughs and sneezes        weapon by the CIA against Cuba), to became a real slate-
can produce aerosolized secretions in which the virus is        wiper!
surrounded by liquids and able to survive for prolonged                                                Continued on page 29
                                     -26- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
             African Traditional Herbal Research Clinic
Volume 4, Issue 8                          NEWSLETTER                                                  September 2009


                                     FEATURED ARTICLES
           Evidence Linking Autism Rise in Children to
                          Vaccinations
                                            By F. William Engdahl
                                                  Global Research
                                                 September 5, 2009
    The WHO and US Government CDC are escalating a             The study compared vaccinated macaque monkeys with
   public psychological conditioning to create hysteria and    non-vaccinated macaques. No major flaws in the study
   panic among an uninformed public about an alleged           have been revealed by any attending scientist. The
   “virus” H1N1 Influenza A, aka Swine Flu, whose              vaccines included the popular MMR series. The study
   alleged effects to date appear comparable with a            found a marked increase in “gastrointestinal tissue gene
   common cold. Before people line up in the streets           expression” and “inflammation issues” with those
   demanding their vaccinations for their children and         monkeys which received vaccinations. They are a
   themselves, it would be wise to remember, to                common symptom of children with regressive autism.
   paraphrase a 1992 campaign statement of Bill Clinton
                                                               The study also found marked behavior changes and
   to George H.W. Bush: “It’s the vaccination, Stupid!”
                                                               development differences in those monkeys given the
    By countless scientific accounts, far more dangerous to    vaccines versus those who were not. "Compared with
   human health than any reported incidences of Swine          unexposed animals, significant neuro-developmental
   Flu are the dangers of severe health issues including       deficits were evident for exposed animals in survival
   paralysis, brain damage and even death arising from         reflexes, tests of color discrimination and reversal, and
   what is added to vaccines by virtually every major          learning sets," the study`s authors reported.
   vaccine maker. Almost without exception, all                "Differences in behaviors were observed between
   commercial vaccines today contain various substances        exposed and unexposed animals and within the exposed
   known as adjuvants designed to make the vaccine             group before and after MMR vaccination."
   “work.” These adjuvants are the source of horrendous
                                                               US Government-mandated research approved by
   and sometimes deadly damage.
                                                               Congress was to begin this year, but the funds were
   It has been speculated for some time that there might be    rescinded in early January. Claiming "conflict of
   a link in the alarming rise in cases of autism among tiny   interest" because of ongoing court cases, the Centers
   infants and children and massive multiple vaccinations      for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a long-time
   today given routinely to infants and children from the      supporter of infant vaccinations, withdrew the research
   first hours of birth. There is clear and shocking           plans.
   evidence of the link between the two. If you do not
                                                                The most shocking of all is the recent and now
   have a strong constitution, you are advised not to read
                                                               common medical practice, reinforced by an aggressive
   further.
                                                               pharmaceutical industry, of giving multiple vaccines,
   A new study shows a direct link between standard            often virtually within hours of birth, to infants despite
   childhood vaccination series, MMR, and autism-like          the fact that no study including all of the vaccine series
   symptoms in monkeys. The principal scientist involved       commonly given to children in the US and UK, about
   in the study, Dr. Laura Hewitson of the University of       30 in all, has been conducted until now. The practice of
   Pittsburgh, presented the alarming conclusions as an        newborn multiple vaccinations has become widespread
   abstract pending publication at the International           in Germany and other EU countries over the past
   Meeting for Autism Research. It has been presented at       decade. Significantly there have surfaced reports of
   scientific conferences in both London and Seattle,          dramatically increased instances of autism in newborn
   USA.                                                                                             Continued on page 28
                                    -27- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 27 – Evidence linking Autism to          hysteria over the non-proven H1N1 Swine Flu virus
Vaccinations                                                 danger, recommended that infants be injected with a
and infants in various German hospitals over the past        series of mercury-containing vaccines in some cases
decade, precisely the period multiple vaccinations of        within 24 hours of birth for Hepatitis B and two months
newborn and infants has become routine.                      for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis.

US Government coverup                                        Before 1989 US pre-school children received eleven
Tragically, the US Government agency theoretically           vaccinations—polio,            diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis,
entrusted with guarding public health, the Food and          measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). By 1999, because of the
Drug Administration (FDA), as with the case of health        various CDC recommendations, the number of
dangers of GMO foods, as well with the dramatic              vaccinations was twenty two before first grade of school.
evidence of the link between autism and adjuvants used       Parallel with this explosive rise in vaccinations of the
in typical vaccines, is accepting the argument of big        very young in the United States, according to Kennedy,
and politically powerful Pharmaceutical companies.           the rate of autism among children. The state of Iowa
                                                             reported a 700% increase in autism in children beginning
The Food and Drug Administration considers vaccines          in the 1990’s and along with California has banned
safe but, just as with GMO, they have done no studies        mercury in vaccines. Despite evidence, however the US
into the effects of multiple vaccinations as given in the    FDA continues to allow drug makers to include
common childhood series which started in the 1990s in        Thimerosal in      numerous       over-the-counter     non-
the USA and spread to the UK and now across the EU.          prescription medications as well as steroids and injected
                                                             collagen. The US Government ships vaccines preserved
According to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late         with Thimerosal to numerous developing countries as
Attorney General and an attorney active in                   well, where some are reporting sudden explosion of
campaigning to expose mercury (Thimerosal) and other         autism rates as well. In China, where autism was
toxicity dangers in vaccines, recently stated, “as autism    unknown before introduction of Thimerosal by US drug
is a behavioral affliction rather than a precisely defined   makers in 1999, press reports indicate there are almost
biological injury -- epidemiological studies are critical    two million autistic children.
to establishing its causation. But the greatest source of
epidemiological data is the Vaccine Safety Datalink          Instances of autism in the US exploded as some 40
(VSD) -- the government maintained medical records           million children were injected during the 1990’s with
of hundreds of thousands of vaccinated children --           Thimersol-based vaccines, giving them unprecedented
which Health and Human Services Department has               accumulations of mercury poison. The level of
gone to great lengths to keep out of the hands of            ethylmercury in a vaccine routinely given then to children
plaintiffs' attorneys and independent scientists…The         of two months age was 99 times greater than the US
raw data collected in the VSD would undoubtedly              Government’s daily limit for exposure. As with the
provide the epidemiological evidence needed to               current WHO pandemic declaration around H1N1 Swine
understand the relationship between vaccines and             Flu, the CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee is filled with
autism. The absence of such studies makes it easy for        scientists with close ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
judges to say to plaintiffs they have not met their          Dr. Sam Katz, chairman of the committee was a paid
burden of proving causation.”                                consultant to most companies producing the vaccines he
                                                             “recommended.”
Autism was virtually unknown in the United States
until 1943 when it was diagnosed and identified eleven       The aluminium danger remains
months after Thimerosal, a mercury-based vaccine             While vaccines available in the US today exist with no
“adjuvant” was first added to baby vaccines along with       Thimerosal (50% mercury), virtually all vaccines still
various aluminium compounds in the United States.            contain aluminum, which has been linked to impaired
Thimerosal is often used to stem fungi and bacterial         neurological development in children. Aluminum has not
growth in vaccines despite massive evidence of its           replaced thimerosal as a vaccine preservative; it has
severe effects as a potent neurotoxin. Following             always been used in vaccines.
independent studies, Russia, Japan, Austria, Denmark,        In the recent past, most US chioldren got exposed to both
Sweden and Britain have banned Thimersol from                thimerosal and aluminum simultaneously with the
childrens’ vaccines. Germany to date has no such ban.        hepatitis B, Hib, DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
The toxin was developed in 1930 by Eli Lilly.                and pneumococcal vaccines. Combining mercury with
Tragically in 1991, despite overwhelming evidence to         aluminum increases the likelihood that the mercury will
the contrary the US Government’s Center for Disease          damage human tissue.                 Continued on page 29
Control (CDC), the same agency fuelling the current
                                     -28- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 28 - Evidence linking Autism to         Continued from page 26 – ‘When Pigs Fly’ Flu
Vaccinations
                                                            In 2006, it was reported that scientists were intentionally
According to a recent report by Michael Wagnitz, an         creating bird flu and swine flu hybrids in the labs! Which
American chemist, “Currently eight childhood vaccines       leads to asking how it is that this new flu epidemic
that contain aluminum ranging from 125 to 850               explodes into view right after Fort Detrick admits that
micrograms (mcg). These vaccines are administered 17        some of the nasty little beasties they have been working
times in the first 18 months of life, an almost six-fold    on went missing!
increase compared to the vaccine schedule of the
1980s.”
                                                                  DECONTAMINATION KIT
Wagnitz adds, “According to the American Society for
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, based on IV feeding                           CLOTHING
solutions, a child should not exceed a maximum daily
dose of 5 mcg of aluminum per kilogram of weight per                        Disposable Clothes
day. That means if a child weighs 11 pounds, the child
should not exceed 25 mcg in a day. This level was
                                                                         Particulate Respirators
determined to be the maximum safety limit based on a                   Disposable Head Covering
study published in the New England Journal of
Medicine titled "Aluminum Neurotoxicity in Preterm                             Rubber Boots
Infants Receiving Intravenous Feeding Solutions."
                                                                      Disposable Surgical Gloves
The hepatitis B vaccine, administered at birth, contains
250 mcg.                                                                       Rubber Gloves
In a 1996 policy statement, "Aluminum Toxicity in                              EQUIPMENT
Infants and Children," the American Academy of
Pediatrics states, "Aluminum can cause neurological                             Spray Bottles
harm. People with kidney disease who build up
bloodstream levels of aluminum greater than 100 mcg               Duct Tape (to tape cover all ends)
per liter are at risk of toxicity. The toxic threshold of
aluminum in the bloodstream may be lower than 100
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mcg per liter." What level of aluminium toxicity is                                Sheeting
contained in vaccines routinely given German, French
and other children in the EU is not known. It might be                          Wash Cloths
time for a public demand for such information to be
disclosed, and before governments launch mass                          Kitchen-Size Plastic Bags
vaccination campaigns for untested vaccines against a
non-proven H1N1 Swine Flu threat.
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                                      -29- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
                                                           decades.
     One Child in 60 'Suffers
                                                           The researchers conclude that a figure of one in 60 gives
     from a Form of Autism'                                an accurate picture. They estimate that one per cent of
                    By Sue Reid                            children - one in 100 - are known to have an autistic
                                                           condition.
20 March 2009
                                                           But, significantly, they say that for every three known
Far more children have autism than previously thought,     cases, there are two unknown. This equates to five cases
a study of British school pupils has found.                in every 300 children - or one in 60.
Researchers now believe as many as one in 60 children      'This has implications for planning, diagnostic, social and
has some form of the condition.                            health services,' the researchers told the conference.
The disturbing findings, which are due to be made          Benet Middleton, of the National Autistic Society,
public within weeks, mean that up to 216,000 children      yesterday welcomed the study's findings, saying: 'It is
in the UK could suffer from an autistic condition,         very likely there are people affected by this complex
although many have not yet been diagnosed.                 condition who have been completely overlooked by
The research could have a major impact on public           education and health officials and remain undiagnosed.'
services in Britain with many more youngsters              The Mail understands that two possible lower rates of
potentially needing a lifetime of special care.            autism among children - around one in 74 and around one
Autism covers a spectrum of developmental disorders        in 94 - are also cited in the study.
which affect a person's communication and social           These were estimates made by statisticians to compensate
skills.                                                    for missing data - for instance, when parents failed to
Families caring for severely autistic children say their   return survey forms.
lives are devastated by the condition, and looking after   Even these lower rates, which were not mentioned in the
sufferers of autism and related disorders already costs    study's conclusion, would still have a significant impact
the nation £28billion a year.                              on schools, social services, and the NHS.
The latest study, by academics at Cambridge                Anti-vaccine campaigners have previously claimed a link
University's respected Autism Research Centre,             between autism and the MMR triple jab given to children
involved thousands of children.                            aged between 12 and 15 months.
Controversially, it showed autism rates were nearly        However, the Department of Health has dismissed the
twice as high as the figure of one child in 100 which is   idea and Professor Baron-Cohen said: ' Environmental
currently accepted by the National Autistic Society.       factors such as chemicals and children's exposure to
It also surpassed the one in 87 figure revealed by         testosterone in the womb are a more likely cause.
research among south London pupils three years ago,        'At this point, one can conclude the evidence does not
which was published in the Lancet medical journal.         support the idea that MMR causes autism.'
Cases of autism have significantly increased over the      Yesterday he declined to comment on the new findings,
past 40 years.                                             which will be published in the British Journal of
In the 1980s, for example, a study found only four in      Psychiatry.
every 10,000 showed signs of childhood autism.             Dr Richard Halvorsen of Baby-Jabs, a private vaccination
The Cambridge study, led by Professor Simon Baron-         clinic in London, told the Mail this week: 'The
Cohen, states clearly that the apparently higher rate      Cambridge figures are very concerning.'
found recently is down to better detection and             In the U.S., President Barack Obama has just launched a
diagnosis.                                                 multimillion dollar offensive to combat autism and find
The outline results of the professor's research have       its causes.
already been revealed at a major international              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1163606/One-child-
conference of world experts on autism, although they               60-suffers-form-autism.html##ixzz0SyTCLONI
have not yet been formally published.                                              ☻☻☻☻☻☻
The audience in London was told that autism spectrum
conditions have shown a 'steady increase' over four

                                   -30- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
                                                              Mackay acknowledged that some have been disappointed
Pfizer begins Work on Drugs                                   with the drug but said he has learned not to get too
       to Treat Autism                                        excited nor too negative about an experimental product
                                                              until the results are in.
                Clinical Updates Drug News
                                                              -----
July 13, 2009                                                 * Pfizer starts work on autism research
Pfizer Inc, the world’s largest drugmaker, has begun          * Says new unit comprises 14 researchers
developing treatments for autism, its head of research
and development said on Friday.                               * Says part of emphasis on neuroscience

The company has formed a new, 14-member research              By Toni Clarke
group, called the Autism Spectrum Disorders unit, that        BOSTON (Reuters)
is based in Groton, Connecticut.
                                                               http://www.rxdrugnews.com/site/more/pfizer-begins-work-on-
“We’ve always been interested in this area but we                                drugs-to-treat-autism/
didn’t have the targets,” said Martin Mackay, Pfizer’s                              ☻☻☻☻☻☻
president of global research and development, in an
interview. “Now we do.”                                        What Is Vitamin D? What Are
Drug targets are typically proteins linked with a              The Benefits Of Vitamin D?
disease, and while Mackay declined to identify the
targets for competitive reasons, he said the research is                     by Christian Nordqvist.
still at a very early stage.
Autism is typically diagnosed in childhood and is             24 August 2009
characterized by impairments in social interaction and        Medical.news.today.com
communication and a tendency towards unusual
                                                              Vitamin D is a steroid vitamin, a group of fat-soluble
interests or behaviors.
                                                              prohormones, which encourages the absorption and
According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism is       metabolism of calcium and phosphorous. People who are
the second most serious developmental disability after        exposed to normal quantities of sunlight do not need
mental retardation. Studies have shown it affects two to      vitamin D supplements because sunlight promotes
seven children in 1,000.                                      sufficient vitamin D synthesis in the skin.
The unit, which was created in January by three Pfizer        Five forms of vitamin D have been discovered, vitamin
employees who have been personally touched by the             D1, D2, D3, D4, D5. The two forms that seem to matter to
condition, is part of Pfizer’s neuroscience division.         humans the most are vitamins D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3
Neuroscience, and particularly Alzheimer’s disease, has       (cholecalciferol).
become a major area of focus for Pfizer, which has            Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that
agreed to acquire Wyeth for about $68 billion.                Vitamin D levels in the body at the start of a low-calorie
                                                              diet predict weight loss success, suggesting a possible
If completed, the Wyeth acquisition will give Pfizer a
                                                              role for vitamin D in weight loss.
stake in bapineuzumab, once considered the most
promising Alzheimer’s drug in development.                    Data collected from the National Health and Nutrition
“When we decided Alzheimer’s disease was an area we           Examination Survey (NHANES), USA found that 9%
                                                              (7.6 million) of children across the USA, was vitamin D
had to hit hard, we decided we couldn’t grow
                                                              deficient (defined as less than 15 ng/mL of blood), while
organically so had to make acquisitions,” Mackay said.
                                                              another 61 percent, or 50.8 million, was vitamin D
While bapineuzumab was not the reason for acquiring           insufficient (15 to 29 ng/mL) "We expected the
Wyeth—it is still a potentially important drug, he said,      prevalence of vitamin D deficiency would be high, but
and only one of a growing number of Alzheimer’s               the magnitude of the problem nationwide was shocking,"
treatments Pfizer is building into its pipeline.              says lead author Juhi Kumar, M.D., M.P.H., a fellow in
Still, some of the gloss has come off bapineuzumab            pediatrics at Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical
since a mid-stage trial showed that while it helped some      Center, The University Hospital and Academic Medical
patients with a certain genetic profile, it raised the risk   Center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
of potentially serious side effects in the brain.                                                   Continued on page 32

                                       -31- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 31– What is Vitamin D?                      .
Vitamin D for humans is obtained from sun exposure,             A form of vitamin D could be one of our body's main
food and supplements. It is biologically inert and has to       protections against damage from low levels of
undergo two hydroxylation reactions to become active            radiation, say radiological experts from the New
in the body. The active form of vitamin D in the body is        York City Department of Health and Mental
called Calcitriol (1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol).              Hygiene.
Calcitriol promotes the absorption of calcium and               Various studies have shown that people with
phosphorus from food in the gut and reabsorption of             adequate levels of vitamin D have a significantly
calcium in the kidneys - this increases the flow of             lower risk of developing cancer, compared to people
calcium in the bloodstream. This is essential for the           with lower levels. Vitamin D deficiency was found to
normal mineralization of bone and preventing                    be prevalent in cancer patients regardless of
hypocalcemic tetany. Hypocalcemic tetany is a low               nutritional status, in a study carried out by Cancer
calcium condition in which the patient has overactive           Treatment Centers of America.
neurological reflexes, spasms of the hands and feet,
cramps and spasms of the voice box (larynx). Calcitriol     Sunlight and vitamin D requirements
also plays a key role in the maintenance of many organ      If you live in the tropics and can expose your unprotected
systems.                                                    skin to two sessions of 15 minutes of sunlight each week
What do we need vitamin D for?                              your body will naturally produce adequate amounts of
                                                            vitamin D. The following factors may reduce your body's
                                                            vitamin D synthesis:
    It is crucial for the absorption and metabolism of      If you live far from the equator, your sunlight exposure
    calcium and phosphorous, which have various             will be less during many months of the year.
    functions, especially the maintenance of healthy
                                                                                     Cloud cover
    bones.
                                                                                       Smog
    It is an immune system regulator.
                                                                                     Sunscreens
    It may be an important way to arm the immune
    system against disorders like the common cold, say      If your body cannot produce enough vitamin D because
    scientists from the University of Colorado Denver       of insufficient sunlight exposure you will need to obtain
    School of Medicine, Massachusetts General               it from foods and perhaps supplements. Experts say that
    Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston.                people with a high risk of vitamin D deficiency should
                                                            consume 25 µg (1000 IU) of vitamin D each day so that
    It may reduce the risk of developing multiple
                                                            there is a good level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the
    sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is much less common
                                                            bloodstream. Elderly people, as well as people with dark
    the nearer you get to the tropics, where there is
                                                            skin should consume extra vitamin D for good health.
    much more sunlight, according to Dennis
    Bourdette, chairman of the Department of                How much vitamin D do I need?
    Neurology and director of the Multiple Sclerosis
                                                            The information below relates to people who do not have
    and Neuroimmunology Center at Oregon Health
                                                            exposure to sunlight.
    and Science University, USA.
                                                            According to the Food Nutrition Board at the Institute of
    Vitamin D may have a key role in helping the brain
                                                            Medicine of The National Academies, which created the
    to keep working well in later life, according to a
                                                            Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), people should be
    study of 3000 European men between the ages of
                                                            intaking the following amounts of vitamin D if nothing is
    40 and 79.
                                                            being synthesized (no sunlight exposure):
    Vitamin D is probably linked to maintaining a
                                                            Children up to 13 years - 5 mcg (200 IU)
    healthy body weight, according to research carried
    out at the Medical College of Georgia, USA.             14-18 years - 5 mcg (200 IU)
    It can reduce the severity and frequency of asthma      19-50 years - 5mcg (200 IU)
    symptoms, and also the likelihood of
                                                            51-70 years - 10 mcg (400 IU)
    hospitalizations due to asthma, researchers from
    Harvard Medical School found after monitoring           71+ years - 15 mcg (600 IU)
    616 children in Costa Rica.                                                                    Continued on page 33
                                    -32- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 32– What is Vitamin D?                       Inadequate intake from foods and supplements
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that               Disorders in the gastrointestinal tract that limit
exclusively or partially breastfed babies should receive         absorption
supplements of 400 UI per day shortly after birth, and
when they are weaned they should consume a                       Liver disorders
minimum of 1,000 mL/day of vitamin D fortified                   Kidney disorders
formula or whole milk. Non-breastfed infants
                                                                 Some hereditary disorders (very rare)
consuming less than 1,000 mL/day of vitamin D-
fortified formula or milk should receive a vitamin D             Vitamin D deficiency can lead to the following
supplement of 400 IU per day. It also recommends that            conditions and illnesses:
older children and adolescents who do not get 400 IU
                                                                 Rickets - a disease of children and infants that
per day through vitamin D fortified milk and foods
                                                                 interferes with normal bone formation - a failure to
should take a 400 IU vitamin supplement each day.
                                                                 mineralize bone. Bones become distorted and bend
Vitamin D and nutrition                                          wrongly because they are soft. During the first three
                                                                 decades of the 20th century rickets was mainly
Over the last few hundred years human lifestyles have            caused by lack of direct exposure to sunlight. The
changed. The industrial revolution resulted in more              ultraviolet rays necessary for vitamin D synthesis do
indoor work and less exposure to sunlight. Many                  not pass through ordinary window glass.
societies around the world wore more clothing over the
centuries, further reducing skin exposure to sunlight.           Osteomalacia - softening of the bone caused by
These changes have brought with them a significant               demineralization (loss of mineral), mainly loss of
reduction in the natural production of vitamin D and             calcium from bone. This disorder only affects adults
subsequent diseases.                                             and can cause severe musculoskeletal pain.
Countries responded to these changes by fortifying               Osteoporosis - reduced bone mineral density and
some foods with vitamins D2 and D3, examples include             increased bone fragility.
breakfast cereals, bread, pastries, oil spreads,                 Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to the
margarine, milk and other dairy products. Initially,             following diseases:
some scientists complained that nutritional fortification
and recommended supplementation doses were not                   Hypertension (high blood pressure)
making up for the shortfall. These people were ignored,          Heart failure, according to US researchers.
and sometimes ridiculed - however, over the last few
years studies indicate that they may have been right             Ischemic heart disease
after all.                                                       TB (tuberculosis)
 Not that many foods contain vitamin D. Some fish,               Cancer
such as salmon, tuna and mackerel, as well as fish liver
oils are considered to be the best sources. Some vitamin         Periodontal disease
D is also present in beef liver, cheese and egg yolks.           MS (multiple sclerosis)
Most of these are Vitamin D3. Some mushrooms
provide variable amounts of vitamin D2.                          Chronic pain

Most of the food sourced vitamin D in the western diet           SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
comes from fortified foods - where vitamin D is                  Peripheral artery disease
artificially added. Most US milk is fortified with 100
IU/cup of vitamin D. In the 1930s milk was fortified in          Cognitive impairment
many countries to combat rickets, which was a major              Cardiovascular disease among patients with diabetes
health problem then.
                                                                 Parkinson's disease (possibly: we are not sure
What is vitamin D deficiency?                                    whether Parkinson's causes low vitamin D levels, or
                                                                 whether low vitamin D causes Parkinson's)
Vitamin D deficiency is when your body, more
specifically your blood, does not have enough vitamin            Alzheimer's disease, suspected by researchers from
D. This can be caused by the following factors:                  the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center.
    Inadequate exposure to the right kind of sunlight
                                                                                                  Continued on page 34

                                    -33- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 33 - What is Vitamin D?                         exposure would be on skin cancer numbers, and the
     Immune system problems - a University of                       health benefits from a resulting lower incidence of
     Missouri nutritional sciences researcher found that            vitamin D deficiency in the population?
     vitamin D deficiency is associated with                  Some health authorities are starting to change their
     inflammation, a negative response of the immune          recommendations. Here is a quote from the Cancer Council,
     system, in healthy women.                                Australia (2009):
     Bacterial vaginosis - a common vaginal infection         "Sun exposure is the cause of around 99% of non-
     that increases a pregnant woman's risk of preterm        melanoma skin cancers and 95% of melanomas in
     delivery, according to scientists at the University of   Australia. However, exposure to small amounts of sunlight
     Pittsburgh                                               is also essential to good health. A balance is required
                                                              between avoiding an increase in the risk of skin cancer by
Mixed messages regarding sun exposure
                                                              excessive sun exposure and achieving enough exposure to
For decades we have been told to stay out of the sun, to      maintain adequate vitamin D levels."
wear hats and cover ourselves with sun block to protect
                                                                  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161618.php
against skin cancer - and also significantly reducing our                           ☻☻☻☻☻☻
levels of vitamin D. Add to that a growingly sedentary
lifestyle where we and our children spend more time
indoors either watching TV or in front of a computer          Continued from page 2 – School Closed off over
monitor, and it is not surprising that millions of people     Swine Flu
have excessively low levels of vitamin D in our system.
                                                              Dr Mallinga told Daily Monitor yesterday that the ministry
Then we are told that sunlight can rapidly make up for        has already dispatched medical officials to the western
any vitamin D shortfall, while at the same time the           region to contain further outbreak.“So far in Uganda, the
American Academy of Dermatology continues to                  cases of swine flu that we have are mild and we don’t
recommend that the public obtain vitamin D from               expect this particular case (Kitabi Seminary) to be severe,”
nutritional sources and dietary supplements, and not          Dr Mallinga said by telephone.
from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet radiation
because of the skin cancer risk, and we despair.              http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/news/School_closed_o
                                                                            ff_over_swine_flu_91714.shtml
Telling people to get their vitamin D from just food and                             ☻☻☻☻☻☻
supplements obviously does not work. People have
been told that for the last twenty years and vitamin D         State Says Forced Injections,
deficiency or insufficiency has increased significantly.
It is estimated that 50% of American elderly women               Quarantines for “Rapidly
consume far less vitamin D in their diet than
recommended. Consequently, vitamin D deficiency is a
                                                                Spreading Germ,” But Not
serious problem among the elderly in the USA.                           Swine Flu
It is understandable why a dermatologist, who is in                             Paul Joseph Watson
direct contact with skin cancer patients, advises people
to stay out of the sun. However, millions of people are       Prison Planet.com
and will develop other very serious diseases because          September 18, 2009
their vitamin D levels are too low. Skin cancer is one        Health authorities in Massachusetts have indicated that they
factor, but there are many other factors.                     will impose quarantines and mandatory vaccinations in the
Large studies are required that can clearly tell us:          event of the H1N1 virus mutating into a lethal germ, but
                                                              that forcible injections are not on the agenda for the swine
1. Why is the current policy of telling people to get         flu outbreak as it stands.
   just their vitamin D from nutritional sources not
   working?                                                   Concerns about mandatory vaccination programs have been
                                                              growing worldwide over recent weeks as governments have
2. Is the current vitamin D problem greater than the          failed to unequivocally state that the swine flu shot will be
   skin cancer problem?                                       voluntary, while ordering enough batches to inoculate their
3.   Is it possible to estimate what the impact of            entire population.
     recommending 15 minutes twice a week of sun              These fears have been heightened by warnings from whistle
                                                                                                      Continued on page 35
                                      -34- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 34 – State Says Forced Injections,        Health authorities in Massachusetts expressed concern that
Quarantines for ‘Rapidly Spreading Germs’                     suspicion surrounding the swine flu shot could impinge on
blowers that law enforcement and military officials           their plan to vaccinate as many people as possible.
have been running drills [2]focused around                    “Auerbach’s letter demonstrates that his agency is worried
quarantining people who refuse to take the vaccine.           the dissent could raise doubts about vaccination and imperil
Governments of some European countries, such as               an unprecedented campaign to inoculate millions this fall
Greece [3], have announced that the H1N1 vaccine will         against the seasonal flu and the swine strain,” reports the
be mandatory, while leaked internal French government         Globe.
documents [4] outline a similar plan for a program of         However, concerns about the vaccine are firmly rooted in
mass vaccination without exception.                           the fact that it will contain a cocktail of dangerous additives
In response to pressure from the Liberty Preservation         and ingredients.
Association of Massachusetts, state officials have been       As we have previously documented, the swine flu vaccine
forced to acknowledge that the swine flu shot will not        was rushed through safety procedures [9] while
be mandatory, but they did not rule out the prospect of       governments have provided pharmaceutical companies with
people being forcibly injected or quarantined if the          blanket immunity from lawsuits arriving out of the vaccine
H1N1 virus mutates into a deadlier germ, which many           causing deaths and injuries.
health authorities have all but guaranteed it will.
                                                              It was previously revealed that some batches of the vaccine
Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner John                 will contain mercury [10], a toxin linked with autism and
Auerbach sent a memo to legislators this week advising        neurological disorders. The vaccine will also contain the
them “mandatory vaccination is not and has never been         dangerous ingredient squalene [11], which has been directly
part of the plan or discussion in Massachusetts’              linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of
pandemic response.”                                           other debilitating diseases.
However, state legislation passed in April does               It was also recently reported that the UK government sent a
mandate that people who refuse to follow orders to            confidential letter to senior neurologists [12] telling them to
remain isolated can be hit with a daily fine of $1000         be on the alert for cases of a brain disorder called Guillain-
and also face up to a month in jail.                          Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the
A Boston Globe article [5] also notes that the                vaccine. The CDC in America replicated this warning [13]
legislation in place describes “quarantining people who       weeks later.
decline inoculations” in the event of a “bioterror attack     As a result of the dangers of the vaccine becoming widely
or the emergence of a highly lethal, rapidly spreading        known, authorities are moving to get out ahead of the story
germ.”                                                        by acknowledging that millions of health problems in the
The issue of mandatory vaccinations in Massachusetts          aftermath of a vaccination campaign will be blamed on the
is especially prescient due to the fact that authorities in   vaccine, citing the 1976 swine flu debacle when the shot
Boston have already trialed vaccination tracking              proved far deadlier than the actual virus.
technology with the purpose of creating a “vaccination        Reuters reports [14]that public health officials, “Expect an
map” charting which people have taken the vaccine and         avalanche of so-called adverse event reports, which are
which have not, or “creating a citywide registry of           reports of death, illness or other health trauma that occur
everyone who has had a flu vaccination,” as a Boston          within two weeks after receiving treatment — in this case,
Globe article describes, [6]via the use of RFID               the swine flu vaccine,” in reaction to an estimated “one
bracelets. Police and military whistle blowers have           million heart attacks, 700,000 strokes and 900,000
warned that these bracelets will be used to single out        miscarriages.”
who hasn’t received the vaccine, upon which the
individual will be forcibly quarantined by authorities if     By coming out early and claiming that these problems
they refuse to take the shot.                                 would have occurred without the swine flu vaccine anyway,
                                                              authorities are creating plausible deniability for when side-
Health authorities in other states have been coy about        effects from the shot begin to appear.
exactly what level of outbreak severity will trigger a
mandatory vaccination program. However, after a               URLs in this post:
concerned blogger called the Arkansas State Health            [1] Prison Planet.com: http://prisonplanet.com
Department it was revealed that authorities there
                                                              [2] law enforcement and military officials have been running
believe that mandatory injections are constitutional and
can be enforced at gunpoint [8] if necessary.                                                           Continued on page 36
                                       -35- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 35 – State Says Forced Injections,          ATLANTA - The last time the government embarked on a
Quarantines for ‘Rapidly Spreading Germs’                       major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands
drills: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-and-military-        filed claims contending they suffered side effects from the
train-to-intern-swine-flu-vaccine-refusniks.html                shots. This time, the government has already taken steps to
                                                                head that off.
[3] such as Greece: http://www.prisonplanet.com/greece-to-
enforce-mandatory-swine-flu-vaccinations.html                   Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from
[4] leaked internal French government documents :               lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a
http://www.prisonplanet.com/french-government-plans-to-         document signed by Secretary of Health and Human
forcibly-mass-vaccinate-population.html                         Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials
                                                                said Friday.
[5] A Boston Globe article :
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/20      Since the 1980s, the government has protected vaccine
09/09/17/in_public_health_bill_a_contagion_of_fear/?page        makers against lawsuits over the use of childhood vaccines.
=full                                                           Instead, a federal court handles claims and decides who will
[6] as a Boston Globe article describes, :                      be paid from a special fund.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/20
                                                                The document signed by Sebelius last month grants
08/11/21/boston_launches_flu_shot_tracking/
                                                                immunity to those making a swine flu vaccine, under the
[7] Image: http://prisonplanet.tv/signup.html                   provisions of a 2006 law for public health emergencies. It
[8] mandatory injections are constitutional and can be          allows for a compensation fund, if needed.
enforced at gunpoint :                                          Immunity encourages vaccine-makers
http://www.prisonplanet.com/arkansas-state-health-
department-mandatory-vaccines-are-constitutional.html           The government takes such steps to encourage drug
                                                                companies to make vaccines, and it's worked. Federal
[9] swine flu vaccine was rushed through safety procedures:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article6694     officials have contracted with five manufacturers to make a
046.ece                                                         swine flu vaccine. First identified in April, swine flu has so
                                                                far caused at least 263 deaths, according to numbers
[10] vaccine will contain mercury:                              released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.prisonplanet.com/washington-post-swine-flu-
                                                                on Friday.
vaccine-will-contain-mercury.html
[11] dangerous ingredient squalene:                             The CDC said more than 40,000 Americans have had
http://www.prisonplanet.com/12000-u-s-children-to-be-           confirmed or probable cases, but those are people who
swine-flu-vaccine-guinea-pigs.html                              sought health care. It's likely that more than 1 million
                                                                Americans have been sickened by the flu, many with mild
[12] sent a confidential letter to senior neurologists:
                                                                cases.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/swine-
flu/6038460/Doctors-told-to-watch-for-Guillain-Barre-           The virus hits younger people harder that seasonal flu, but
syndrome-during-Swine-flu-vaccination-programme.html            so far hasn't been much more deadly than the strains seen
[13] replicated this warning:                                   every fall and winter. But health officials believe the virus
http://www.prisonplanet.com/cdc-warns-neurologists-to-          could mutate to a more dangerous form, or at least
watch-for-nerve-disease-following-swine-flu-shots.html          contribute to a potentially heavier flu season than usual.
[14] Reuters reports :                                          "We do expect there to be an increase in influenza this fall,"
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE58F3A720          with a bump in cases perhaps beginning earlier than
090916                                                          normal, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's
  http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-says-forced-injections-     National Center for Immunization and Respiratory
   quarantines-for-rapidly-spreading-germ-but-not-swine-
                                                                Diseases.
                           flu.html
                       ☻☻☻☻☻☻                                   On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the
   Legal Immunity Set for                                       regular winter flu vaccine, a final step before shipments to
                                                                clinics and other vaccination sites could begin.
  Swine Flu Vaccine Makers                                      The last time the government faced a new swine flu virus
Lessons of 1976 outbreak prompt early action to warn            was in 1976. Cases of swine flu in soldiers at Fort Dix,
off lawsuits                                                    N.J., including one death, made health officials worried
                                                                they might be facing a deadly pandemic like the one that
The Associated Press                                            killed millions around the world in 1918 and 1919.
July 17, 2009                                                                                           Continued on page 37
                                         -36- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
Continued from page 36 – Legal Immunity Set for Flu         "There is not enough production capacity worldwide to
Thousands filed claims after 1976 campaign                  vaccinate everyone," WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told
Federal officials vaccinated 40 million Americans           Reuters. "New production capacity takes a long time to
during a national campaign. A pandemic never                come on line. Any new single plant for vaccine production
materialized, but thousands who got the shots filed         takes about five years to build, test and get approval," he
injury claims, saying they suffered a paralyzing            added.
condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome or other side      It was not immediately clear whether the WHO's new
effects.                                                    estimate of 3 billion doses per year implied switching all
"The government paid out quite a bit of money," said        production from seasonal flu vaccine to H1N1 pandemic
Stephen Sugarman, a law professor who specializes in        vaccine.
product liability at the University of California at
                                                            Marie-Paule Kieny, director of WHO's initiative for
Berkeley.
                                                            vaccine research, is due to give a teleconference at 1500
Vaccines aren't as profitable as other drugs for            GMT on Thursday.
manufacturers, and without protection against lawsuits
                                                            "Outcomes of trials completed to date suggest that
"they're saying, 'Do we need this?'" Sugarman said.
                                                            pandemic vaccines are as safe as seasonal influenza
The move to protect makers of a swine flu didn't go         vaccines," WHO said. "However, even very large clinical
over well with Paul Pennock, a prominent New York           trials will not be able to identify possible rare events that
plaintiffs attorney on medical liability cases. The         can occur when pandemic vaccines are administered to
government will likely call on millions of Americans to     many millions of people," it said.
get the vaccinations to prevent the disease from
spreading, he noted.                                        Pandemic vaccines are most effective as a preventive
                                                            strategy when given before or near the peak incidence of
"If you're going to ask people to do this for the           cases in an outbreak, it said.
common good, then let's make sure for the common
                                                            The WHO advised countries to closely monitor the
good that these people will be taken care of if
                                                            vaccine's safety and report "adverse events". This was vital
something goes wrong," Pennock said.
                                                            to determine whether changes in vaccination policies were
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31971355/ns/health-         needed.
                      swine_flu/
                    ☻☻☻☻☻☻                                  Side effects are expected to be similar to those with
                                                            seasonal flu vaccines, including soreness or swelling at the
 Drug Firms can make H1N1                                   point of injection and possible fever, headache, muscle or
  Vaccine for Half Planet -                                 joint aches, according to the United Nations agency.

           WHO                                              In almost all people, these symptoms should be mild and
                                                            last 1-2 days, it said.
               By Stephanie Nebehay
                                                            Most rich nations have contracts with drug makers to obtain
GENEVA, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Drug makers can only            enough vaccine to cover their entire populations, it said.
produce enough H1N1 vaccine each year for half the
planet because they lack factory capacity, the World        But most low- and middle-income countries lack the
Health Organisation said on Thursday.                       financial resources to compete for an early share of limited
                                                            supplies, which in such countries would depend mainly on
The H1N1 vaccine looks to be as safe as the regular flu     donations. The WHO said it would begin an initial
shot, the WHO said in a statement, adding that drug         distribution of some 300 million doses of vaccine donated
makers worldwide can produce an estimated 3 billion         by rich nations to more than 90 developing countries from
doses per year and a single dose should be enough to        November.
give immunity to healthy adults and older children.
                                                            Leading flu vaccine makers include Sanofi-Aventis,
But it said companies had "limited, inadequate and not      Novartis, Baxter, GlaxoSmithKline and Solvay.
readily augmented" capacity to increase output to cover
the planet's 6.8 billion population. The WHO's previous     Regulatory authorities have licensed pandemic vaccines in
projection last May was that global production capacity     Australia, China, Hungary and the United States, soon to be
would be close to 5 billion doses, but its new estimate     followed by Japan and several countries in Europe, the
was made on the basis of results from clinical trials and   WHO said.
confidential data provided to the U.N. agency.              http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsworld.php?id=442271
                                                                                  ☻☻☻☻☻☻
                                    -37- Traditional African Clinic September 2009
           Mission Statement                                           Herb of the Month
Our aim at The African Traditional Herbal
                                                                    Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Research Clinic is to propagate and promote the
awareness in Afrikan peoples at home and abroad of                      Cinnamon (Budalasini)
their health, biodiversity, history and cultural
richness. We gather pertinent information on these
issues and disseminate these freely to our people in
Uganda, the rest of the continent, and anywhere in
the Diaspora where Afrikans are located…. One of
the main ingredients for increasing poverty, sickness,
exploitation and domination is ignorance of one's         Native to Sri Lanka and India, cinnamon is now found
self, and the environment in which we live.               growing in tropical forests worldwide and in Africa. It is
                                                          extensively cultivated throughout the tropical regions,
Knowledge is power and the forces that control our
                                                          mainly as a spice. Only the bark from wild trees is used
lives don't want to lose control, so they won't stop at   medicinally as cultivated trees are less potent. The inner
anything to keep certain knowledge from the people.       bark is also distilled for its essential oil. Cinnamon’s unique
Therefore, we are expecting a fight and opposition to     healing abilities come from three basic types of components
our mission. However, we will endeavor to carry           in the essential oils found in its bark. These oils contain
forward this work in grace and perfect ways.              active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl
                                                          acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, plus a wide range of other
 “Where there is no god, there is no culture.             volatile substances. Cinnamon has a long history of
    Where there is no culture, there is no                medicinal use and is one of the world’s more important
  indigenous knowledge. Where there is no                 spices. It is one of the oldest tonic plants in the world.
 indigenous knowledge, there is no history.               Traditionally it is taken for colds, flu, and digestive
Where there is no history, there is no science            problems and is still used in much the same way today. It is
 or technology. The existing nature is made               used as an antiseptic, astringent, aids digesting,
by our past. Let us protect and conserve our              antispasmodic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-
          indigenous knowledge.”                          nausea, anti-flatulence, anti-diarrhea, anti-microbial, anti-
                     ☻☻☻☻☻☻                               inflammatory, anti-clotting, carminative, hypoglycemic,
                                                          promotes sweating, uterine stimulant, warming stimulant,
CALENDAR          OF    EVENTS                            expectorant and immuno-stimulant. Cautions: Avoid if
                                                          pregnant, use with care in feverish conditions, can be toxic
SPECIAL EVENT: CLINIC OPENING                             if taken in excess, do not take oil internally. It can help in
PLACE: AFRIKAN TRADITIONAL HERBAL RESEARCH CLINIC         the prevention and resolution of common flu and colds; it
TIME:                                                     can also help treat catarrh and other types of infections.
                                                          Fevers affecting the person can also be treated using the
                                                          cinnamon which helps in reducing elevated temperatures in
                                                          the body.                 ☻☻☻☻☻☻
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