About Health Impact News
The Health Impact News network is owned by Sophia Media, LLC, which is owned by me, Brian Shilhavy.
I started Health Impact News in January of 2011. It was originally the HealthImpactNews.com website, and included two legacy websites that I owned, CoconutOil.com, and Created4Health.org.
The origins of CoconutOil.com go back to 2001, which was then Coconut-info.com, and started when my family and I were living in the Philippines, where we started Tropical Traditions, Inc. (Today it is Healthy Traditions, Inc.)
We were the first ones to import a “Virgin Coconut Oil” from the Philippines to the United States back in 2001, combating USDA dietary nutrition advice that condemned coconut oil as “unhealthy” due to its high saturated fat content. Not a single retail grocery chain store carried coconut oil as a dietary oil back then.
The sale of Virgin Coconut Oil quickly accelerated in the United States due to its tremendous health benefits, and I began to publish links to peer-reviewed literature showing how coconut oil had a unique fatty acid composition, particularly with lauric acid and its proven ability to destroy pathogens.
Much of the early research was based on the work of Dr. Mary Enig, Phd., and living in a rural area of the Philippines for several years proved to me that people who eat a high saturated fat diet, especially with coconut oil, were much healthier than those in the U.S. following a low-fat diet philosophy.
As the Tropical Traditions customers began to share their testimonials about how Virgin Coconut Oil was changing their lives in so many ways, they were published on the Tropical Traditions website.
In 2005, however, the FDA issued a warning letter against Tropical Traditions, claiming that we were selling “unapproved drugs” since the FDA had not approved any of the health claims people were making in their testimonials, even when backed up by peer-reviewed literature published on the NIH website from the medical literature.
Faced with possible arrest and the seizure of all of our inventory by U.S. Marshalls, I hired a regulatory attorney in Washington D.C. to help navigate through the FDA rules, and was forced to take all testimonials and articles based on peer-reviewed literature off of the Tropical Traditions website.
Those are all published now on CoconutOil.com, which sells no products, and that really was the genesis of what became Health Impact News.
Created4Health.org was started around 2007, explaining real health from a biblical, non-Darwinian perspective.
Shortly after HealthImpactNews.com was launched in 2011, VaccineImpact.com was added to the Health Impact News network, around the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012.
There was a growing body of research and knowledge combating the misinformation about vaccines that was routinely censored in the corporate media, and some of the main names back then were Barbara Loe Fisher, founder and head of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO, Dr. Suzanne Humphries, MD, and Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD.
All of them were early contributors to VaccineImpact.com and Health Impact News.
Norma Erickson of SaneVax.com then began sending us stories of mostly young girls and women whose lives had been destroyed by the HPV vaccine, Gardasil and Cervarix, and this horrible vaccine destroyed so many lives, that for a while it seemed like we were publishing at least one new tragic story every week.
We have published many dozens of their stories, and hundreds of articles on the Gardasil vaccine, and for years it was our #1 topic, by far.
In 2014 we started MedicalKidnap.com, which documented the horrific stories of families who were losing their children to the Child Protective Services and Foster Care system around the country.
Up until this point, God had already led me down a very difficult path in enduring attacks by the FDA to try and shut down my coconut oil and natural food business, and enduring scorn and criticism from doctors and others in the Pharma-owned corporate media over the vaccine issue as they did their best to discredit our work and silence us.
Being attacked by the Pharma-funded corporate media, only increased our popularity, of course.
But NOTHING prepared me for what we began to uncover in the Medical Kidnapping issue. It was like walking into a parallel universe, where everything you were taught about reality and your country turned out to be mostly false.
I could hardly believe how easy it was for doctors, social workers, and corrupt judges to simply take any child away from their parents that they wanted to, for purposes of drug research, supplying children to wealthy people who could not have their own, and to traffick children for money, including sex trafficking. In some states, child trafficking is the #1 source of revenue.
I could barely sleep for six months, and had horrible skin rashes break out all over my body, so strong was the emotional and mental stress I was suffering from learning all about this.
In the beginning what we were reporting was so horrible, and yet so well documented by testimonies from the victims themselves, that many others came along side us and also began to publish these stories, even some in the corporate media, mostly at the local levels, although some of our stories were also picked up by the national media.
But one by one they all eventually stopped, when they saw that it was making no difference, that the system was rigged, and that there seemed to be little to no hope to help these families.
It was too big of an emotional strain for them, but we pressed on, through great hardship, much of which I cannot even publish publicly.
Then came 2020: COVID and the Plandemic. The medical tyrants now had Big Tech behind them, and it was time to make their main move: Seek to vaccinate every person on the planet using the fear of a “pandemic” to accomplish their plans.
Since about April of 2020, this has been our sole focus, and while I have had a staff in the past that wrote many of the articles we published, in addition to my own writings, now I am the primary writer for Health Impact News, using my years of experience to learn just what the Globalists are up to, and explain that to you.
We changed our banner and logo about half way through 2020 to reflect this state of emergency we are now all in, but you can still see the original banner and our original six different topic areas that we used to publish below.
As I write this at the beginning of March, 2021, I feel like a fireman trying to warn people that they are in a burning building that is about to crash, seeking to save as many people as possible before they wake up, too late, to understand that the new COVID injections are only designed to benefit the Globalists, represented by Big Pharma and Big Tech, to reduce the world’s population and usher in their “New World Order” called “The Great Reset.”
We are currently ruled under Medical Tyranny, expressing itself as either communism or fascism, two heads of the same coin, because both end up with the same result, which is to destroy liberty and make us all slaves to them.
I have been expecting action by the Globalists since the end of 2020 to deplatform and silence us, but at the time of this writing, we are still publishing. For how long, I do not know, but we will continue the fight until the end, God willing.
Health Impact News
Health Impact News covers stories that impact your health, but that the mainstream media seldom covers.
We currently cover 6 broad topics:
1. Medical Watch
Mainstream media today receives significant advertising revenue from the pharmaceutical industry, and seldom does investigative reporting on issues challenging the monopoly on medicine that is controlled by government agencies such as the FDA, CDC, NIH, and others.
Our primary trending topics in Medical Watch at this time are:
For examples of stories on vaccine safety that are censored in mainstream media and that are trending here on Health Impact News, see:
We also have a dedicated website to this issue: http://vaccineimpact.com/
If you are a parent and take your child into a hospital for treatment, and end up disagreeing with your doctor, today you could lose your children to CPS and the foster care system! For an overview of this problem, see:
We also have a dedicated website to this issue: http://medicalkidnap.com/
2. Alternative Health
In our Alternative Health section we feature stories on alternative healing methods that are NOT approved by the FDA, and in many cases where the FDA feels threatened with the competition for its approved pharmaceutical products. Example article:
3. Real Food Nutrition
In our Real Food Nutrition section we cover news and issues that are directly opposed to the mainstream media’s promotion of nutrition according to the USDA dietary guidelines. These guidelines, largely the result of the McGovern Report in the 1970s which condemned saturated fats, have created a nation that is obese and diabetic, and prone to many autoimmune illnesses. We publish news, research, and how-to articles on Real Food, the traditional foods our ancestors ate. Some mainstream sources are starting to publish some of this information as well.
4. Sustainable Agriculture
With only a handful of companies now controlling most of America’s food supply, we cover the issues largely ignored in the mainstream media regarding the dangers of modern biotechnology and the contamination of our food supply that is contributing to so many health issues. Trending topics right now in our Sustainable Agriculture category are genetically modified foods and the herbicide glyphosate.
5. Coconut Health
This is our area of specialty, being the leading publisher on Coconut Health since 2001. Our Coconut Health category publishes news, research, and testimonials regarding the health benefits of coconut oil and other coconut products. Virgin Coconut Oil today is being used in ketogenic types of diets in treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. You will find all the latest research here, as well as on our original site, CoconutOil.com.
The Created4Health category is our least published category, but it is by far the most important one. The foundation for anyone’s health is their belief system. The modern-day agricultural industry and medical industry is the result of more than 2 generations of Darwinian-dominated biology and science in our educational institutes. Anything referencing the spirit world or the non-physical aspects of life are either ignored or denied, and critical thinking in this area is for the most part not tolerated. The result is that we have lifted up “science” to a whole new platform that results in “scientism,” and a new set of beliefs that are not scientific at all. The Arts and Humanities are seen as inferior, and we have produced a highly technical culture based on modern technology, which can never produce true health.
We publish articles in this category from the senior editor of Health Impact News, Brian Shilhavy, that look at the ancient cultures in the Bible and how they viewed health. We also feature writers and articles from the Discovery Institute and other places that view science from an Intelligent Design perspective.
We have a separate website for all Created4Health articles authored by Brian Shilhavy: http://created4health.org/
Health Impact News is published by Sophia Media. Brian Shilhavy is the Managing Editor. We retain some writers on staff and also work with some of the best free-lance reporters in the Alternative Media to bring you top-notch investigative reports and commentaries. Here are representative profiles on some of our staff:
Brian Shilhavy – Brian Shilhavy is the Managing Editor, Founder and owner of Health Impact News (and associated websites in the Health Impact News network through Sophia Media, LLC). He has a BA in Bible and Greek from Moody Bible Institute, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University.
Brian Shilhavy is the only writer who writes in all 6 content areas. He is the founder of Tropical Traditions (now part of Healthy Traditions), the first company to import Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the United States in 2001, and start the modern day Coconut Oil Revolution back when saturated fats, and coconut oil in particular, were demonized by the mainstream media. He learned how to do original research (while living in the Philippines for years) to find out the truth about edible oils apart from the propaganda published in the mainstream media that protected polyunsaturated edible oils from the highly subsidized U.S. crops of corn and soybeans. These edible oils only became part of human nutrition during the industrial age following WWII and after seed expeller technology allowed manufacturing to create oils from these crops, replacing more traditional fats and oils.
John P. Thomas – John P. Thomas is a health writer for Health Impact News. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.
Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D – Jennifer is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. Her writing has appeared in many of the nation’s most respected and credible publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, she is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Jennifer is a contributing journalist to Health Impact News.
Suzanne Humphries, MD – Dr. Suzanne Humphries is a practicing nephrologist (kidney physician). She is the author of the books Rising From The Dead and Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History. Dr. Humphries is a frequent contributor to Health Impact News where we feature her lectures and writings, primarily on the vaccine topics.
Monica Mears – Monica Mears holds a Master’s in Journalism from Regent University and writes professionally in a broad variety of genres. She has worked as a senior manager in public relations and communications for major telecommunication companies, and is the former Deputy Director for Media Relations with the Christian Coalition. Monica writes primarily in our Medical Kidnapping topic.
Martin Michener, Ph.D – Martin has over fifty years experience as a teacher, ecologist, zoologist and botanist. He has a B.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University Graduate School. His professional expertise in wetland science has been recognized since 1973, when he testified at a New York DEC public hearing in Utica on ground truthing aerial photo wetland mapping by wetland community type. He taught (HS) Physics, Geology, Oceanography, Chemistry and photography from 1970-1980 at Palfrey Street School, Watertown, MA. As ecological consultant at Normandeau Associates, Inc, he authored the Wetland Site Index method, (Wetlands, 1983), the Michener wetlands database and served as Principal Investigator in a National Research Council 3-year project: National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Mary Holland, JD is a researcher and law professor at New York University (NYU). She is the Director of the Graduate Lawyering Program. She worked for American law firms in Moscow, Russia for three years. She graduated from Columbia Law School, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and Harvard College. Her research interest is in human rights and health law, with a particular focus on the law and policy of vaccination.
Shannon Stonger – Shannon grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota. She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Shannon writes articles in our Real Food Nutrition category.
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