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here is your chance to do something for Earth March 27, 2009

Tomorrow the planet is celebrating Earth Hour.
Between 8:30 AND 9:30 pm,  people from all over the world are participating in Earth Hour.
One hour of turning OFF the lights
Just do it…ONE HOUR. Sit in the candlelight, play a game, go outside and watch the stars.
I am not asking I am begging.You will be so glad you did.
here is an awesome site for the kids to learn and play about Earth hour.
For the big folks,
For my local listmates,
While I am at it, a great friend of mine and I will be at Nutrition S’mart in Port St. Lucie, hosting a kids cooking class at 1:00pm. tomorrow.
Come with the kids or just stop by a fantastic store and check us out!
Love, blessings and abundance,

Educating on Children’s Health Options
ECHO the truth.
Be a voice for your child

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HBOT March 22, 2009

received this today about HBOT.
If you don’t know about Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, you may want to look at this.( treats many ailmants )
GREAT PRICE, but I can not say I am familiar with the place. Certainly looks nice.

Educating on Children’s Health Options
ECHO the truth.
Be a voice for your child

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Autism Rates Rocket – 1 in 38 British Boys – Cambridge Study – [SZ]

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 12:22 pm
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All right much longer are we going to wait!
Below find political contacts in the US and UK.
Pick up the phone for God’s sake and make some noise.
Dotty Scalco


This is a response from that study:

It is 1 in 38 boys not 1 in 48 [see calculation at the end]

This is nearly one boy in every class in a boy’s school.

You must ask your political representative why s/he is not demanding the Department of Health “cuts the crap”?  [Details of how to contact at end].  If you do not, you will only have yourself to blame.  And you must keep on writing.

It cannot take modern medicine and science 11 years since 1998 and The Lancet paper to not find the cause unless they have not been looking – and they have not:-

  • the only things that can be causing this over the last 20 years are the vaccinations and there is published research to support that as well as countless testimony of parents all telling the same story of what happened to their child
  • we know this cannot be genetic – genetic epidemics are impossible and research shows it is environmental – which includes vaccines
  • it cannot be “greater awareness” or “better diagnosis” – we just did not see these kids 20 years ago regardless of what the Baron Cohen’s of this world say [and you never know what he currently says because it changes with his underwear audience]
  • we do know the push for vaccinations is commercially driven – as drug companies change their business model to vaccines from the failing one of patented blockbuster drugs – the drugs “pipelines” are drying up
  • we do know some drug companies are crooked and some others have, like GSK, been implicated in criminal activity and other civil illegal activity
  • we do know the DoH is giving out false figures on the risks of measles and other disease to scare and disease monger parents into thinking they must have their children vaccinated


Contacting Your Politician – UK and USA  



UK – Write To Your Politicians – Do It Now!

Ask your MP to ask for proper clinical studies comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated children and that these are by independent unbiased objective researchers.  Ask that the UK’s Secretary of State explain why the British Government allows officials of the UK’s Department of Health to cause the human rights of children to be violated.

To email your MP, all you need to know is your MP’s name.  MP’s email addresses are in the form:-

To find out who your MP is click on this link:-

The calculation is:-

– there are two unknown for every three known

– 1 in 100 children are known cases

– so for every 300 children, there are 3 known and 2 unknown cases [5 in total]

– 4 in every 5 cases is a boy

– roughly half of the 300 children will be boys

– so 4 in 150 boys will have an Autistic Spectrum Condition

– that is approximately 1 in 38

Posted via email from amyandsimon’s posterous article about benefits of dark chocolate March 21, 2009

Thank you to Dotty at the E.C.H.O Foundation for finding and forwarding this article to me.


—— Forwarded Message
> hey amy, i was checking out your website and then…I saw this,
> Benefits of dark chocolate:
> May want to pass it on to customers or blog.
> Dotty
> —
> E.C.H.O.
> Educating on Children’s Health Options
> ECHO the truth.
> Be a voice for your child

—— End of Forwarded Message

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Vitamin K March 17, 2009

   When my son was diagnosed with autism, I made it my business to find out why. I began to learn about our intricate immune system and realized that vaccines and many other medical interventions really did not make any sense at all.
   People would often ask me about the vitamin K shot infants get at birth. I never had any real answers or valid studies but I just knew it couldn’t be good for ALL babies. Sure some infants are at risk of  HDN (Haemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn) but it is very rare.
Is there a reason, other than monetary, that all infants should receive it?
Also, I never really knew what was in the Vitamin K shot, besides synthetic Vitamin K of course, so that made me nervous.
   Next there is my belief that the skin is the body’s largest defense mechanism. We shouldn’t be poking holes in it. The body is NOT designed to receive ANYTHING intravenously.
Sure in emergency situations a shot of penicillin or benadryl can save a life but once again we overuse and abuse this procedure and pay the consequences. (autoimmunity).
from Ingri Cassel of Vaccination Liberation.
Good stuff on HDN and the Vitamin K shot. Please read it and pass it along.
We need to stick up for ourselves and just say ” NO”, to mandated hospital procedures.
In fact, I say have your babies at home.
Blessings, Dotty Scalco

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Hello guys,


This is FYI for those who expressed interest in the supplement I am taking to sleep better, feel happier and be overall healthier.  I have my MIL on it to decrease her meds for high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes, as well as to help her lose a few pounds, have more energy and be healthier herself.  It is really easy to take as it is my favorite thing in the world — chocolate!  Ask anyone, I am a chocolate fanatic.  Now I don’t have to feel bad about it.

Xocai – The Most Healthy Chocolate has launched a new product.  Xobiotic–probiotics with healthy chocolate, to add to their other seven great products: Activ–liquid chocolate, X Power Squares, Nuggets, Protein Bars, Omega Squares, X Powerhouse Cookies and Sipping Chocolate.

What is Healthy Chocolate?

Cold-processed Belgian cocoa powder, acai berry, and blueberry. High levels of antioxidants (no green tea extract).  No caffeine, preservatives, fillers, waxes, processed sugar or trans fats.  Xocai is full of antioxidants, diabetic-friendly, high in fiber, boosts sense of well-being, increases energy and tastes great!

Why do I need Healthy Chocolate?

It’s simple!  These products are produced with unprocessed, non-alkalized, non-lecithinized cacao powder and are then combined with the acai berry and blueberry.  The combination of these ingredients in their natural state provides a tasty product packed with powerful antioxidants.

Chocolate products found on store shelves use processed cocoa powder and sugars, along with bad fats, fillers, waxes, preservatives and high amounts of calories.

GREAT NEWS from my team:


HEADS UP!!!!! 

There will be a special announcement tonight on the MONDAY NIGHT LIVE
CALL . . . (however – since our own Marcy P was on the XOCAI 7 DAY
Cruise – she had inside information!!!)

On Thursday . . . there will be a ONE DAY ONLY – Buy 2 Xobiotic’s get 1 FREE
. .
What an amazing offer for this terrific product.

If you haven’t tried it or tasted it  – it is the tastiest chocolate yet!  I was blown away at how important probiotics are for you!. . . Check out all the good news about it at!  As you know – traditionally there are only discounted offers with new product launches – so don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

This will be a perfect opportunity for new distributors/wholesale customers or to upgrade or just get a supply for yourself of this awesome new product!!!

Let me know if you want more details!  Also, for the first time ever there will be a corporate meeting in Atlanta (the company is only three years old and Atlanta is a new market) on the evening of March 19th.  If you want to hear directly from the original members about this product this is going to be a great opportunity.


Amy Hukin


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High Fructose Corn Syrup

Filed under: Healthy Living,Natural Living — Amy and Simon @ 12:28 am
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This is an article sent to us from our friend Alex in FL.


We all knew High Fructose Corn Syrup was not good for us is why!  

From Dr. Andrew Weil



Q     Corn Syrup: What’s That Sweet Taste?

      What is the difference between corn syrup and high fructose corn
syrup?  Should both of them be avoided?
A     Answer (Published 10/7/2008)
      Corn syrup was invented in 1882. It is made by enzymatic conversion of
cornstarch to a syrup mostly containing glucose (also known as blood sugar
or dextrose). It is available for home use (as Karo syrup and maple-flavored
pancake syrup for example) and is used commercially to sweeten many
manufactured foods, from salad dressing, drink mixes, and fruit drinks to
puddings, ice milk, and tomato sauces. The glucose content of corn syrup can
range from 20 percent to 98 percent, but when you see “corn syrup” listed on
a product label, you have no way of knowing how much glucose it contains.

      Corn syrup that has been concentrated to contain less than 10% water
can be described as “corn syrup solids” on a product label. That ingredient is
at least 88 percent glucose.

      Alternatively, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was invented in 1957,
but did not come into widespread commercial use until the late 1970s. It is made
by using other enzymes to convert glucose to fructose. It is as sweet as
table sugar (sucrose) but much cheaper. HFCS was initially considered a
“revolutionary” food science innovation because it retains moisture and
prevents drying, controls crystallization, and blends with other sweeteners,
acids and flavorings. Manufacturers love it, and it is now the principal
sweetener used in processed and junk foods – everything from soft drinks and
juices to salad dressings, ketchup, jams, jellies and ice cream.
      HFCS contains 14 percent fructose. Never before in history have so
many people been consuming so much fructose. I am concerned about its possible
disruptive effects on metabolism, including its potential to cause insulin
resistance  (causing numerous health problems, including Type 2 Diabetes,
abdominal obesity) . Along with a growing number of experts, I believe that
HFCS is a chief driver of the obesity epidemic in this country, particularly
of childhood obesity. I deplore our government’s role in making HFCS so
cheap through federal subsidies of corn production.

      In general, it is best to cut down on foods to which any sweeteners
have been added. All of them contribute to the obesity epidemic that is
threatening the health of so many Americans. But HFCS is the worst, different from and
possibly more dangerous than ordinary corn syrup. I urge you not to buy
products made with it and not to let your kids eat them. HFCS is a marker of
low-quality foods. Avoid them.

      Andrew Weil, M.D.

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Free vaccine webnar March 8, 2009

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 11:36 pm
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Check out Dr. Mayer Eisentein and his free webnar on vaccines.
Please pass this on. Help EDUCATE!!

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Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 1-9 years March 7, 2009

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 11:33 pm

Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 1-9 years

Carolyn Gallagher ; Melody Goodman
Graduate Program in Public Health, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Health Sciences Center, New York, USA
Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, Volume 90, Issue 5 September 2008 , pages 997 – 1008  

This study investigated the association between vaccination with the Hepatitis B triple series vaccine prior to 2000 and developmental disability in children aged 1-9 years (n = 1824), proxied by parental report that their child receives early intervention or special education services (EIS). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2000 data were analyzed and adjusted for survey design by Taylor Linearization using SAS version 9.1 software, with SAS callable SUDAAN version 9.0.1. The odds of receiving EIS were approximately nine times as great for vaccinated boys (n = 46) as for unvaccinated boys (n = 7), after adjustment for confounders. This study found statistically significant evidence to suggest that boys in United States who were vaccinated with the triple series Hepatitis B vaccine, during the time period in which vaccines were manufactured with thimerosal, were more susceptible to developmental disability than were unvaccinated boys.

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