My Family’s Ongoing Journey towards an Organic Gluten-Free Lifestyle
By Rivka Seeman
Life hadn’t been easy for a while. I struggled to maintain my composure while my small child had raged on the subway in front of numerous strangers and sometimes acquaintances. Night terrors, “growing pains” that woke him up at night in tears, behavior that would change without warning- I knew something was wrong. Possibly something he was eating. His main food groups were dairy and wheat. His cousin’s juvenile arthritis, an auto-immune condition, was being helped with a gluten-free diet. I decided when he needed a blood test anyway, I’d ask the doctor to test him for food sensitivities.
Unbeknownst to me, the nurse had written his weight down in his chart wrong and it looked like he hadn’t gained weight in a whole year, a classic sign of Celiac, so although Celiac hadn’t even occurred to me, it did occur to his pediatrician. I would later find out how lucky we were to have a pediatrician who knew enough to be willing to check for Celiac, and who knew what she didn’t know. She referred us to a knowledgeable gastroenterologist to confirm the diagnosis and receive ongoing medical care. Not every medical professional has the knowledge to check for Celiac and some do provide very little guidance on where to go from there.Read more
Moms Across America Objects to Impossible Burger Products in School Lunches
May 06, 2021, Impossible Foods announced that they had secured Child Nutrition Labels (CN Labels) for its Impossible Burger products, clearing a hurdle towards widely entering the K-12 market in fall 2021. Moms Across America’s director Zen Honeycutt states. “We object to this GMO branded product being provided to our children in school lunches due to health concerns. We also object to the misleading marketing claim that Impossible Food’s fake GMO meat will help reduce climate change. Our children deserve better than to have a branded product promoted to them at their school that is risky for their health and bad for the planet, especially when there are safer non-meat, more earth-friendly alternatives.”Read more
New bills SB 556, SB-378 and AB 537 in California threaten the safety of our neighborhoods and homes. Designed to lower the costs of Telecom companies to implement the installation of thousands of "small" cell towers in cities and towns to create 5G "Smart" Grid Networks, these bills "streamline" the process by eliminating the requirement of City Commissioner Planning hearings for installations with public comment. Similar bills are expected to roll out across the United States.
Pediatrician Dr. Michelle Perro and our director Zen Honeycutt sent letters to the Assembly members in California to alert them to the dangers of bill AB 526 today and have allowed us to republish these letters for your use in your state or city.Read more
Moms Across America is deeply committed to creating healthy families and communities. Our reproductive health is essential for the viability and health of our babies and for future generations.
Two new papers, one published in the BMJ called Rapid Response: Thrombosis (menstrual irregularities and blood clotting) after covid-19 vaccination, address concerns about the COVID vaccine* that are being reported online and researched by a recent University of Illinois survey. The BMJ study points to "underlying conditions" that might be blamed for the heavy and irregular periods and blood clotting that can lead to death. We are not so sure...
The second study published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice states, "On 19th March 2020, scientists from Oslo identified an antibody from vaccinated individuals which they suspect is responsible for attacking platelets and causing recent thrombotic events . This discovery also supports our hypothesis  that CoViD genetic vaccines may have a direct role in spurring autoimmune response against platelets that may clinically manifest in thrombocytopenia, hemorrhage, and blood clots."
To support nationwide clarity on this issue, we ask that anyone who has received the COVID vaccine, please fill out the following survey and file a report with the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System VAERS.
The following parameters are directly from the University of Illinois survey:
Menstrual experiences with COVID-19 vaccines
Key Information: You are being asked to participate in voluntary research. This study aims to understand the menstrual experiences of people after they have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Participating in this study will involve completing a secure online survey which takes about 15-20 minutes. Risks related to this research include the potential to feel uncomfortable answering questions about your body and health. The benefits of this research are sharing your experiences and contributing to an often-overlooked area of health research.
Responsible Principal Investigator: Dr. Kathryn Clancy, Department of Anthropology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (email: [email protected])
Purpose of the study: This research study is about your experiences with your period or other menstrual bleeding (such as "spotting") and associated symptoms after receiving at least one dose of a vaccine for COVID-19. Side effects are a common and even important element of the vaccine response, and bleeding patterns can be an important way to understand how our immune systems are activated.Read more
The theme for 2021 is Globally Restore & Heal the Planet
“Let Food be thy Medicine & Medicine be thy food “ -Hippocrates
At Moms Across America, we continue to empower and educate mothers and others with actions and solutions to create healthy communities. Celebrating Earth Day on April 22, 2021, is another way to remind ourselves and our supporters about the importance of our choices every day that affect our health, the health of the ecosystem, and the health of our global community. We hope you will celebrate today by taking on our GROW Challenge and adopting plant today!
Mom contributor Liz Lee provided these Earth Day action ideas for us this year. We hope you will be inspired to take action and create healthy communities with us.
With each step forward…be conscious of what brings health to yourself and the environment.Read more
A new study released April 6, 2021, in the Journal of Applied Ecology reveals that Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world, and the focus of recent lawsuits regarding non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, is not just a weedkiller but a bee killer as well.
This study is monumental because the decline of bee populations has been drastically declining since Roundup was introduced to agriculture, landscaping, and backyard gardening in the late 1970s. In the US, the number of honey-bee colonies dropped from 6 million in 1947 to just 2.5 million in 2014. In 2015, Monsanto made nearly $4.76 billion in sales and $1.9 billion in gross profits from herbicide products, mostly Roundup.Read more
The recent congressional report detailing high levels of toxic heavy metals in baby foods came as a shock to parents throughout the country. Certain baby foods, including purees, snack puffs, rice cereal, and other products, contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead. Studies show that exposure to these heavy metals may play a role in causing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).Read more
A new study provides more evidence for what many of us have been concerned about- endocrine-disrupting pesticides affect the reproductive organs of our children. This means that eating organic while pregnant and avoiding Roundup and other glyphosate weedkillers (read the label!) is being shown to be even MORE worth the extra effort.
We cherish children of all genders and sexual identities. And, having their reproductive organs altered by unnecessary and harmful pesticides in food or our neighborhoods is just unacceptable. All children deserve to have their bodies be formed and developed naturally as God/Nature intended.
As first seen on Sustainable Pulse, a new peer-reviewed pilot study from a group of international scientists from the U.S. and EU suggests that baby girls' anogenital distance is becoming more male-typical due to their mothers being exposed to glyphosate when they are in the womb.
The study published on Monday in the well-respected Elsevier peer-reviewed Journal ‘Environmental Pollution, is a breakthrough in our understanding of glyphosate as a hormone hacker (endocrine disruptor).Read more
Bills in California, backed by Big Telecom, have been presented to "Streamline" 5G installations of "small" cell towers in cities, towns, and neighborhoods. These bills are examples of what is likely being or will be presented in each state.Read more
On March 22, 2021, The Del Mar Garden Club of Southern California held an informational session called “Fighting Climate Change with Plants”. As a person who is extremely concerned about the looming apocalyptic events due to climate chaos, but not extremely well informed about what we can do to prevent them, I signed up.
I quickly realized that the presentation was not going in the direction that I had hoped, meaning extolling the innate virtues of plants that have the ability to sequester carbon if we just let Mother Nature do her job. No. Featured speaker Joanne Chory, a plant geneticist from the Salk Institute, based in San Diego, CA shared how she and her team were genetically engineering plants to have bigger roots, longer roots, and roots that sequester more carbon by manipulating the gene that makes suberin to make more suberin and therefore hold more carbon, and then put those genes into crop plants. They were going to start with Sorghum. (I will talk about why that is interesting later.) She showed slides depicting what would be manipulated and how the roots were in fact growing longer in preliminary trials. I actually considered that it might be a good idea. For about a second.Read more