The Vaxxed Bus is coming to Eugene! Special Events June 14th!

This comes to us from a local vaccine activist.  We are including it as a service to our local members who would like to learn more about the vaccine controversy.

Dear Friends,

The Vaxxed bus is coming to Eugene on June 14th.  We have two great events planned for that day.  We would love your participation.

Right now our main priority is finding people to share their stories of vaccine injury or finding people to share their experience of being healthy and vaccine free.  This includes everyone from medical professionals to mamas.  If you know anyone who is willing to “be brave” enough to share their story please have them contact me to arrange a time to be interviewed by the Vaxxed team.  Help us spread the word about this find some great people in our community who can share experiences.

The daytime event is a free and family-friendly open house at the Lamb Cottage located at the base of Skinner’s Butte, by the River Play Park.  The bus will be parked there and the Vaxxed team will be doing interviews.  At the cottage, Dr. Suzanne Humphries will be signing copies of her book, Oregonians For Medical Freedom will have a table, and Vaxxed will be selling their merchandise.  (At the moment there is still room for three more business or organizations to table there.  If you would like to do some outreach or sell something at the daytime event please let me know.  Table and chairs will be provided.)

That evening at the David Minor Theater we will show a clip of Vaxxed, a clip of The Truth about Vaccines, then have a panel discussion and a Q&A with Dr. Suzanne Humphries (Dissolving Illusions), Polly Tommey (Vaxxed,) and Jennifer Margulis PhD. (The Vaccine Friendly Plan).

Attached are the fliers for the events.  (There is a basic hand flier a nicer, larger flier.)  Please share this information in your newsletters, in emails to your list serve, on your facebook pages, and most importantly by word of mouth.  I can drop a full sized flier and hand-fliers off to your offices on Thursday, just let me know if you would like some.

There is still an opportunity to help sponsor these events.  If you are interested in doing so please let me know.  Your business can be recognized as a sponsor or your contribution can be anonymous.  If you sponsor, we will reserve you seats for the evening event.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to send me an email or give me a call.

All best,

Stacey Black

541-913-9424

The VAXXED bus will be in Eugene June14th

To document stories of vaccine injury and stories of people who are healthy and vaccine free.

If you’d like to share your story please contact us.

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM @ The Lamb Cottage,

by Skinner’s Butte River Play Park

Free, family-friendly event!

VAXXED

6:30-8:30 PM @ The David Minor Theater

View clips of Vaxxed & The Truth About Vaccines

Followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Suzanne Humphries (Dissolving Illusions)
  • Polly Tommey (Vaxxed)
  • Jennifer Margulis PhD (The Vaccine Friendly Plan)

Free event, limited seating, first come first served.

Contact: staceygilligan@hotmail.com 541-913-9424 or find us on facebook at Vaxxed Eugene Or

Victory for Auzure Standard Farm

Thanks to all the many people who took time to write or call in a response to Sherman County’s plans to spray Azure Farm, the county weed board received 40,000 emails! They have backed off the plan to spray the organic farm with toxic herbicides.

http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/blog/victory-sherman-county-backs-down-after-receiving-40000-emails-organic-azure-farms-saved

We just went through the hearing with the county commission and the weed board and I want to thank all you loyal customers for giving your opinion. For spreading the word far and wide. Not only did it spread the word far and wide about this but it opened up a whole new level of debate about organic agriculture, organic farming…I think it’s done wonderful things. It’s given opportunity for people to hear about the benefits of organic agriculture – and healthy food – that have never had it before. Thank you so much. I will say that even thought here in the county there was lively debate, the level heads have prevailed. The county commission has now agreed to work with us on a proper weed plan.

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Your vote is needed – Call for NIH to investigate fat-soluble activators

ACTION ALERT

CALL FOR NIH TO INVESTIGATE FAT-SOLUBLE ACTIVATORS

YOUR VOTE IS NEEDED!

https://www.westonaprice.org/action-alerts/2017-action-alerts/call-nih-investigate-fat-soluble-activators/

The National Institutes of Health is developing its first 10-year Strategic Plan for Nutrition Research.

They are asking for input from researchers and health professionals regarding critical gaps in the existing knowledge of nutrition and where the greatest opportunities lie. They also want to know how these areas of need can best be addressed.

We have an exciting opportunity to give our input in order to help them shape their plan. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing links where you can “vote” for our submissions.

The first of these where you can indicate your support can be accessed via this link (copied below); it only takes a couple minutes to make your voice heard:

https://ideabuzz.com/a/buzz/idea/212243/details

OUR SUBMISSION

“Investigate the physiological requirements for the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K2 during the gestation and lactation periods, with the objective of determining whether current intake guidelines support optimal outcomes. The perinatal period is arguably the most critical life stage for shaping long-term health. It is imperative that we seek a full understanding of the factors during this life stage that either contribute to or detract from optimal health. We know that ensuring adequate nutritional intakes during the perinatal period reduces the risk for adverse outcomes for the child and the mother. However, there is an urgent need for more investigation into developing a better understanding of what optimal nutrition is during this period regarding vitamins A, D, and K2. Multiple lines of evidence indicate there is a very high probability that many pregnant women are under-consuming adequate dietary sources of retinol and vitamin K2, some of whom are at the same time are over-consuming vitamin D, mostly from supplements, with direct harm to their developing fetuses. We recommend that all available resources be dedicated to researching the effects and interactions of these three fat-soluble vitamins during the perinatal period. The future generations of the United States deserve no less than the best start in life.”

ACTION TO TAKE

  1. Go to https://ideabuzz.com/a/buzz/idea/212243/details and click on the “VOTE” button.
  1. If you are new to ideabuzz.com, you will be prompted to sign up—this will only take a minute. Then you can click on VOTE.
  1. You can also add comments if you like.

Thank you for your support!

Pam Schoenfeld, MS, RD, LDN, Government Relations
Sally Fallon Morell, President

LAST WEEK FOR MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT

LAST WEEK FOR MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT

I support The Weston A. Price Foundation, which relies on memberships to fund their educational efforts. Please support an organization whose sole purpose is to bring back the healthy, nutrient-dense foods of the past in a way we can enjoy and benefit from today.

I encourage you to join or even renew while membership is discounted by $10 until Friday: $30 for United States members (or 8¢ a day), and $40 for international members. As members, you’ll receive a quarterly Wise Traditions journal!

Read about more benefits here: http://bit.ly/wapfmemershipdrive
Join here: http://bit.ly/wapfmembershipform

Lisa

Eugene Chapter Leader

REMINDER: Potluck tomorrow, March 20th!

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that our March potluck and food demo is tomorrow!

We haven’t held a potluck in a few month, and I hope everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to get together, enjoy some great food and wonderful conversation.


Potluck & Food Demo:

Date & Time:

Monday, March 20, 2017  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:

Home of Marvy & Howard
2880 Blacktail Drive, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: 541-515-6591

Directions:

“Easiest way is to go South on City View all the way up to W29th.  Make a right and follow the road till it ends at Blacktail.  Make a right and the third house on the left is our home.  Parking on OUR side of the street only.”

They have a shoes-off house, but have slippers to provide.  Please bring your own clean slippers if you prefer.

Demo:

Marvy has offered to do our demo: “I can do a food demo of making fried cauliflower rice and perhaps will serve fried trout, which I have caught last year.  They are simple dishes that take but 15 minutes from start to finish as I can do them simultaneously.  I have a teaching kitchen, so am amply equipped with an area fit for 20-30 people easily.”

Note: Although properly prepared grains are part of the Wise Traditions diet, there are usually at least a few gluten-free or paleo options available.


If you can’t make it to this event, consider hosting our next one!  It is a great way to ensure that the potluck happens on a day you can attend… and you don’t even have to drive anywhere!

Please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan radzillameg@gmail.com to arrange a day and time that works for you.


Sorry this reminder comes so close to the event.  I intended to send out a reminder last week, but have WAY too much stuff on my to-do list.  If you would like to help the chapter by making sure reminders go out in a timely manner, let me know.  I’ll walk you through it.

See you soon!

Lisa

March Newsletter 2017

Hi all,Spring

We took a few months off this winter, but now are ready to start up this Spring with a great potluck and more  events to follow soon!

I’d like to welcome all the new people who’ve joined us recently, and invite everyone to attend our upcoming events.


Potluck & Food Demo:

Date & Time:

Monday, March 20, 2017  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:

Home of Marvy & Howard
2880 Blacktail Drive, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: 541-515-6591

Directions:

“Easiest way is to go South on City View all the way up to W29th.  Make a right and follow the road till it ends at Blacktail.  Make a right and the third house on the left is our home.  Parking on OUR side of the street only.”

They have a shoes-off house, but have slippers to provide.  Please bring your own clean slippers if you prefer.

Demo:

Marvy has offered to do our demo: “I can do a food demo of making fried cauliflower rice and perhaps will serve fried trout, which I have caught last year.  They are simple dishes that take but 15 minutes from start to finish as I can do them simultaneously.  I have a teaching kitchen, so am amply equipped with an area fit for 20-30 people easily.”

Note: Although properly prepared grains are part of the Wise Traditions diet, there are usually at least a few gluten-free or paleo options available.


Potluck Hosts Needed:

If you can offer your house, please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan radzillameg@gmail.com to arrange a time that works for you.

Examples of other tasks that we do or need done see: Get Involved


Weston A. Price Foundation Membership Drive:

The Weston A. Price Foundation is membership-supported. While membership isn’t required for chapter participation, without your membership, the Weston A. Price Foundation can not continue, and without the Foundation, neither will the chapter.

Please note that the president, Sally Fallon Morell, doesn’t receive a salary and neither do I as chapter leader. Membership income pays for operational costs and projects such as the podcast series and website, which are free to the public.

Discounted Membership Rates!

I encourage you to join while membership is discounted until the end of this month: $30 for United States members, or 8¢ a day, and $40 for international members; a reduction of $10. If you visit the Weston A. Price Foundation’s website, the most popular alternative nutrition website, please contribute. As members, you’ll receive a quarterly Wise Traditions journal!

Read about more Benefits of Joining WAPF
Join here: Save $10 off Membership through end of March

If you refer 2 new members, you will receive a free membership! Just contact them when the 2 new members have joined, and they’ll add or renew you as well.


The Weston A. Price Foundation has recently redesigned their website, and has many resources for you to use:

Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Enjoy!

– Lisa

Fun With Fermentation this Saturday!

Hi all,

Hope you enjoyed the snow!  I’ve been snowed in without internet (or hot running water) for the past week.  Still had a nice vacation at home.

The Eugene Chapter is planning to attend the 8th annual Fun with Fermentation Festival this Saturday, January 14th, 2017, and we are calling on you to help.  We need some more volunteers.  Can you spare an hour or two to set up or staff our booth?  We can use people with all levels of skill and familiarity with WAPF principles.

Can you do any of these tasks? (pick one or more):

  • Carry boxes?
  • Set information out on the table?
  • Smile at people who come up?
  • Talk with people about the Weston A. Price Foundation principles?
  • Refer people to our website?
  • Pack boxes and load them back into the car?

If so, we need you!  Volunteers get in free, and its a lot of fun!

For more details about the event see: https://www.evensi.us/8th-annual-fun-with-fermentation-festival-lane-community/190310745

Contact me ASAP to let me know if I can count on you.

Thanks!

Lisa

URGENT ACTION ALERT: OPPOSE PHARMA-DRIVEN BILL H. R. 34

This comes to us from our parent organization, The Weston A. Price Foundation.  We encourage everyone to oppose Bill HR 34:

URGENT ACTION ALERT

OPPOSE PHARMA-DRIVEN BILL H. R. 34, THE 21st CENTURY CURES ACT, WHICH GIVES BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS TO RECKLESSLY DEVELOP AND EXPIDITE NEW DRUGS AND VACCINES

All citizens need to mobilize to OPPOSE H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act that seriously compromises the integrity of the Federal Drug and Food Administration (FDA) drug and vaccine licensing process. This bill passed in the House of Representatives with a vote in favor of 392-26 on 11/30/2016 and is headed to the Senate early next week.

View bill here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6

An earlier version of the Cures Act passed in the House in July 2015, but failed in the Senate. On Wednesday, the House pledged a $9 billion dollar increase in mandatory funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over five years to develop more drugs and vaccines and $550 million to the FDA to fast-track products to market as part of the revised Cures Act.

Republican sponsor, Michigan Rep. Fred Upton describes the bill as “a transformational bill to bring our health infrastructure light years ahead” and the White House agreed, calling it “critically important,” urging the Senate to approve it so that President Obama can sign it before he leaves office.

However, this legislation is very much flawed. One of the 21st Century Cures Acts biggest failings is that it allows for the FDA to quickly license EXPERIMENTAL pharmaceutical products, even though those products may not have been adequately tested. The bill allows the FDA to lower licensing standards for testing of experimental drugs, medical devices and “biological products” – a category that includes vaccines.

Under this horrible act, RUSHED, EXPERIMENTAL vaccines may gain licensure and then be potentially MANDATED for children and adults alike. Nearly every single vaccine that the pharmaceutical industry creates and the FDA licenses is eventually recommended for all children and mandated by state governments for daycare and school entry.

Your URGENT action is needed to help STOP this horrible bill. We must stand up to Big Pharma and say “no” to the 21st Century Cures Act which would weaken regulations on medical devices and allow drugs to be approved with only limited evidence of the drugs safety and efficacy.

If the 21st Century Cures Act passes in the Senate and is signed by the President (as expected), it will line the pockets of pharmaceutical companies and put patients’ lives at risk.

ACTION TO TAKE:

  1. Contact your Senators and ask them to OPPOSE 21st Century Cures legislation.

Find who represents you and his/her contact information here: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

  1. Contact President Obama and let him know you OPPOSE the 21st Century Cures Act. https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Talking Points:

  • While the 21st Century Cures Act may sound good because the package is touted to bring relief to suffering patients faster and increase funding for mental health care and the opioid epidemic, the nearly 1,000 page measure includes a number of provisions that have many patient advocacy groups and physicians deeply concerned for the safety of their patients. Within these pages are provisions that will compromise patient safety. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6
  • This bill tampers with currently; crucial regulations that are meant to prevent unsafe drugs and medical devices from reaching patients. The 21st Century Cures Act would change that by speeding up the approval process, allowing use of anecdotal evidence and observational data to license new drugs.
  • A major concern is that the bill includes language that would allow drugmakers to use “real-world evidence” to support the approval of new uses of an existing drug or for new drugs that are approved through an accelerated regulatory pathway. This bill allows FDA approval without rigorous clinical trials. Instead companies can submit safety monitoring data or observational studies as proof that a drug works.
  • You STRONGLY OPPOSE the 21st Century Cures Act because it legalizes fraud. As Massachusetts Democrat, Elizabeth Warren states, “Pushing treatments without scientific evidence that they work is fraud.” In the past 5 years, drug makers have paid the US Government 19.2 billion in criminal and civil FRAUD penalties. Skepticism of the pharmaceutical industry is well deserved.

http://www.fiercepharma.com/regulatory/pharma-shelled-out-3-75b-fraud-penalties-record-setting-year-feds-say

  • The drug and device industries intensely lobbied House members to pass this legislation. The Senates lobbying database lists more than 1,100 lobbyists that pushed for the passing of the 21st Century Cures Act for over the last several years. You believe the bill is too heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Simply put, we cannot allow the already corrupt FDA to use relaxed regulations to evaluate new drugs and devices that encourage companies to bring substandard or ineffective devices to market.
  • Although the word “vaccines” has not been publically uttered by anyone sponsoring the Cures Act, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), which represents more than 1,500 pharmaceutical and other health product organizations, influenced Capitol Hill politicians to incorporate the “Vaccine Access, Certainty and Innovation Act of 2015” into the 21st Century Cures Act. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/786
  • If the Senate approves and the President signs the revised Cures Act, imagine what will happen with the hundreds of experimental vaccines in development. They will potentially be “fast-tracked” to licensure and mandated. There are currently several thousand vaccine clinical trials being conducted, including for infectious and non-infectious diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, genital herpes, RSV, avian flu, asthma, strep B, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, e-coli, salmonella, asthma, diabetes, obesity, anti-cocaine and heroin use.
  • You OPPOSE the 21st Century Cures Act because one of its provisions seems to put structures in place for amending the current vaccine schedule and including more vaccinations for pregnant mothers. 2742 (the “Promoting Biomedical Research and Public Health for Patients Act”) contains the following language: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for purposes of this subtitle, both a woman who received a covered vaccine while pregnant and any child who was in utero at the time such woman received the vaccine shall be considered persons to whom the covered vaccine was administered and persons who received the covered vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) already recommend that pregnant mothers get whooping cough, flu, and hepatitis B vaccines. Flu vaccines contain mercury. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2742
  • Currently we have one of the fastest regulatory systems in the world and we already have in place several expedited pathways for new drugs, called “fast-tracking, “breakthrough,” “priority review,” and “accelerated approval.” We do NOT need to further speed up the process at the FDA, by relaxing its current (often questionable) safety and effectiveness standards. http://www.vox.com/2016/11/30/13792732/21st-century-cures-act-warren-sanders
  • History shows medicine is replete with examples of drugs and devices that caused more harm than good, several of which were approved without proper research or rushed to market – such as Vioxx for arthritis, metal-on-metal hip implants, power morcellators (a surgical device used to cut tissue) and Avastin for breast cancer.
  • This bill exempts physicians from disclosing speaking engagements and other relationships with medical companies. This could greatly influence doctors prescribing habits, thus reversing current transparency requirements.

We hope you will support the Weston A. Price Foundation in its efforts to restore nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. westonaprice.org

 

Here in Oregon our Senators are:

Merkley, Jeff – (D – OR) Class II
313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3753
Contact: www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/
Wyden, Ron – (D – OR) Class III
221 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5244
Contact: www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/

I recommend following one of our local participant’s recommendations, and put these numbers into your phone!

  • Senator Merkley (202) 224-3753
  • Senator Wyden (202) 224-5244

Wise Traditions Holiday Potluck Anyone?

Hi all,

Who’s interested in a Wise Traditions Holiday Potluck?

Wouldn’t it be fun to go to a party where all the food is healthy nourishing traditions type food? I think so! I think it would be lovely to get together with like-minded people for some food, fun and conversation.

What we need is someone to volunteer to host the event.  All we need from the host is the space.   We can bring chairs, paper plates and serving utensils if needed. Just let us know.

Interested in Attending?

I’m asking for an informal show of hands of how many people are interested in attending (don’t worry I won’t hold you to it). Reply to this message to let me know: YES, NO, MAYBE. (Give me your preferred dates if you wish).

Host this Event!:

If you are interested in hosting the event, please pick a date and contact our potluck coordinator, Megan at: radzillameg@gmail.com

Suggested Dates:

  • Evenings: December 12, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
  • Daytimes: December 17 or 18

Upcoming January Potluck:

For our January potluck I plan to give a presentation on the Wise Traditions Conference. Let Megan know if you are able to host in January. A wide screen TV that I can hook my computer to would be helpful (but not required).

Save These Dates!

  • January 5, 2017 – GAPS Support Group (1st Thursday of each month)
  • January 14, 2017 – Fun with Fermentation Festival
  • Friday January 27th – DVD Showing: “Dirt Poor, Badly Bred and Improperly Prepared
    Missing Nutrients in Modern Food”

See you soon!

Lisa

Wise Traditions Conference on Instagram

img_20161101_190314Hi all,

If you are not attending the Wise Traditions Conference this year and would like to see what the conference is like, follow me on Instagram November 10-14.

https://www.instagram.com/eugene_chapter_wapf/

I’ll be posting photos and short descriptions from the conference. Starting my travels today.

Lisa