#NewJersey CALL TO ACTION – Call Your Senators and Assemblymen and Assemblywomen to Vote NO for S2173 and A3818 to Protect Religious Exemption – My NJ Senate Hearing Experience at State Capital Annex Building in Trenton, New Jersey

 

Important message from a fellow warrior (Special Thanks to the Oregon Christians who helped guide many of us with what they used to successfully defend the Freedom of Religion in S2173 and A3818

URGENTLY CALL Your Local Assembly or Senator today – Find Office Phone #:
https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp

Then call Governor Phil Murphy at (609) 292-6000 and forward him your personal statement with Return Receipt to his attention and mail to:

125 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 Phone: (609) 292-6000

S2173/3818 is more strict than we originally thought. And sneaky. We need to stand up against this legislation together.

This is NOT a religious exemption issue.

That is how Big Pharma is marketing it through our elected officials to divide the public. And right now, they are winning.

🙏🏽Think of your aging parents. Do you want them to have a choice which medical interventions they receive, some of which are contraindicated with current conditions and will cause MORE complications? Call your assemblyman or woman and let them know you OPPOSE S2173/3818

🙏🏽Think of your pregnant family member. Do you want them to have a choice which medical interventions they receive while a baby is in utero? Call your assemblyman or woman and let them know you OPPOSE S2173/3818

🙏🏽Think of a child battling cancer. In between chemo and radiation, don’t you want the parents to decide which shots they receive, WITH their doctors advice….NOT a politician and a drug manufacturer? Call your assemblyman or woman and let them know you OPPOSE S2173/3818

🙏🏽Think of your child’s teacher? This bill mandates vaccines like HPV, pneumonia, meningitis. Our educators will be forced leaves if they do not comply with heavy shots.
Do you want them to have a choice which medical interventions they receive? Call your assemblyman or woman and let them know you OPPOSE S2173/3818

🙏🏽Think of your trusted Doctor. Their expertise and professional opinions for your best care are being replaced and bullied by big brothers economic partnerships. Medicine is not a one size fits all method. Empower our physicians and call your assemblyman or woman and let them know you OPPOSE S2173/3818

🖐🏽They usually vote just the senate then it goes to assembly for vote on another day then Murphy.

🖐🏽They are doing BOTH VOTES Monday which means it could go to Murphy without another date in between.

They also have bills ready to go where it could affect homeschooling AND they could sneak in the flu and HPV thru right with it.

AND meningitis requirement for college is in for Monday too.

They have plans to make it mandatory for all educators, once this bill passes. This will affect teachers and admins. No shots no job.

AND THEY ALSO HAVE PLANS TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO DO IT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT.

We need ALL hands on deck in Trenton building to show their OPPOSITION to A3818 and S2173 on Monday for the FINAL VOTE.

No one will testify from the public it will only be the senators and assemblymen speaking.

So most important are our numbers.

KEEP CALLING ASSMEBLYMEN ALL WEEKEND LONG.

They submitted the assembly agenda at 4:59 last night .

Please spread the word! Get everyone there Monday in Trenton.

Vote NO for S2173 to Protect Religious Exemption – My Senate Hearing Experience at State Capital Annex Building in Trenton, New Jersey

Our family has been raising awareness of informed consent of vaccine injury since 2006 representing families throughout America who’ve experienced many adverse reactions to a childhood or adult vaccination, some even experienced death.

The Senate Health Committee Hearing to bring to vote the possible removal of Religious Exemption. The meeting was scheduled On Thursday at 2PM and after much encouragement from local government representatives’ offices and my family, I decided to to take the trip.
I attended my first senate testimony opportunity invited personally by two assemblyman and one senator to publicly testify to the contents of a Very personal letter I sent them in opposition of S2173, which would potentially remove religious exemption from the choices of opting out of mandatory vaccination.
Early the morning of the senate hearing, we were informed that we only had two minutes to testify, my written speech was 7+ minutes and was a verbal representation to what I submitted via email and direct mail to every Assemblyman and assemblywoman and senator in the State of New Jersey.
image1(19)I arrived in Trenton at approximately 10:30 am and there wasn’t a parking spot available in town, we were blessed to find a spot in the Lafayette Trenton Parking Authority lot. On the parking lot elevator Ride I held the door for someone, a very kind and loving Orthodox Jewish man who showed me exactly where the state capital annex building was nearly 7 blocks from where we were parked.
The man asked a lot of questions in reference to what specifically was being voted on that day and why I was so passionate about protecting #ReligiousExemption
He was in full support of voting know as an Orthodox Jewish man whose children were not vaccinated either it was an encouraging moment from the minute that I stepped into Trenton.We shook hands and parted ways as I approached the Annex Building at the State Capital entrance (photo A).
As we arrived into the annex building our IDs were checked we were given visitors passes and proceeded to be shuffled into conference room number four I believe the only problem was they quickly realized the room was massively be coming over packed overcapacity and the state troopers began to speak specifically about how they were going to handle the population control in reference to the massive turn out from the public in reference to S2173.
The only challenge was the state transportation meeting preceded the religious exemption meeting by 4 hours and ran super long,  The state troopers kindly and respectfully asked all of the people that were standing on one side of the room to exit the room. We proceeded to line the hallways and the office lining elevator rooms of the entire capital building. Here were some of the most amazing experiences of the day where I met and was blessed to meet several rabbis plus several wonderful orthodox and Hasidic Jewish women and children several homeschool parents many concerned doctors mostly very enthusiastic chiropractors and several holistic doctors.
The level of knowledge for informed consent of the possible dangers of vaccinations plus parents of many vaccine injured children was overwhelming. There could have been 5 more hours of personal heart wrenching testimonies for those who’ve suffered injuries and seek to protect the temple of the living God, our 1st amendment protected freedom of religion.  One of the most special moments was when the entire room started praying Jesus Christ’s instruction of prayer, known as the “Lord’s Prayer” from the Book of Matthew 6:9-13,
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” 
image3(4)Listening to personal testimonies from fellowship all-day, they echoed our and countless others of experiencing adverse reactions to childhood vaccinations.
Hearing the heartfelt and well researched testimonies from the bill opposers was tremendous encouragement to have been on the quest to raise awareness for informed consent to the possible damaging ingredients and transhumanism possible effects of using multiple animals and aborted fetus cell lines from girls and boys.
Mr. Dell Bigtree was there in attendance and gratefully was given a spot volunteered from someone else’s testimony and crushed the entire shill big Pharma show they attempted to put on while training the “doctors” and “med students” on what to say, even giving them official statements from the Pediatrician association and other medical group statements, which they were allowed to use two 2-minute slots for each.  Several amazing speakers testified but there were hundreds of testimonials that were never heard and we encourage you to share your testimony for the world to see before they vote on Monday in Trenton, New Jersey.
image0(1)As I sat for nearly 6 hours outside of rooms 125 and 126, I spoke to several amazing state troopers, some amazing Jewish families and several educated homeschooling parents everybody in between one of the things I noticed in the floor was literally appeared as if it was a swastika I was by the way I’m gonna post a picture below for you to figure it out yourself I understand people say that the sign is “peace sign” from Buddhism but at the angle that you would see this as you walked out of room to 125, this was where all of the Orthodox Jewish families children and wives were waiting, even the New Jersey State Trooper guarding the room of Pediatricians commented that he would speak to his supervisor to help petition for removal of this. The doctors walked in in plain clothes and walked out wearing white doctor’s coats like it was a scripted soap opera for #BigPharma, we entered the room because we were told forms to speak were in that room, but we were quickly escorted out of the room but not before witnessing the stacks of organized statements and rack of white coats, it was surreal.
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My written statement is above in the video and below for those who prefer to read:

FATHER GOD, I pray that my testimony is heard not only with your EARS, but that the words reach deep within the HEART and SOUL of everyone hearing this to reveal the truth to them about protecting the temple of the living God in the name of JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.

My name is Brian Cimins and I am a father of two vaccine injured children and Uncle of a 16-year-old completely non-verbal vaccine injured child who prompted my brother to start America’s first volunteer charity called AutismRadio.org.

The Vaccine Industry and Special Vaccine Courts which protect liability of Vaccine Manufacturers have renamed vaccine induced Autism which has the very similar description and stats of 1 in 50 injured children as ENCEPHALITIS.  Look up the definitions, they are one in the same.

As a chaplain in training, I have ministered to dozens of families who’ve had serious adverse side effects from vaccines, even death. These courts have already paid out $4 Billion in vaccine injury lawsuits.

Today, I don’t only just stand in front of you as a heart-broken parent or family member who’s witnessed first hand what the dangers of Vaccines can do to someone, but also as PERSONALLY a victim who suffered brain damage and a near death experience back in September 2004 from an adverse reaction to the Flu Vaccine.

Today, I most importantly, stand before you as a follower of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, JESUS CHRIST to boldy ask YOU to stand up for FREEDOM OF RELIGION, our first amendment constitutional right and protect OUR NEIGHBORS.

We represent nearly 80% of the State of New Jersey residents who are Christian, Jewish or Muslim, nearly 6.5 MILLION residents would be adversely affected by the possible removal religious exemptions and we ask YOU TO STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS.  .

As a follower of Jesus Christ, He told us they would know us by our love. Jesus told us to LOVE THY neighbor as thyself and this couldn’t be a more important issue for the Bible states that Christians are the temple of the LIVING GOD.  The term EMMANUEL means God with Us, which isn’t just some greeting or well wishes, but rather the FACT that the spirit of the living God indwells our bodies because of our faith in Jesus Christ dying on the cross 2,000 years ago for the penalty of sin which is DEATH, raised Himself from the dead giving us eternal life and then ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us as He will return for us one day.

As Christians (followers of Jesus Christ) with religious objections to vaccines, we share the goals of promoting good health for OUR children and families and OUR NEIGHBORS, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 clearly states, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”  

With these goals in mind and with a God-given conscience, we cannot agree to have the state mandate vaccinating our children or removing current long standing religious exemptions infringing on our first amendment right to FREEDOM OF RELIGION as United States Citizens.

Some with religious objections to vaccination may choose to use some vaccines and some may abstain from all. We are united against any and all religious discrimination which goes against our sincerely held beliefs and our constitutional rights as Americans.

7 Brief Reasons with Explanations as to why Christians seek to avoid vaccination 

1) Fetal Cell Lines – American vaccines have a serious moral issue with cell lines taken from aborted babies. In Exodus 20:13, the Bible teaches “thou shalt not kill.”1 Biblically, murdering another person is a serious offense which brings the need for redress. As God told Cain in Genesis 4:10 when he murdered his brother, “What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.”2 In addition to avoiding violence, in Proverbs 31:8-9, instructs Christians to advocate for victims.3 “Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.”

I’m speaking for Jonathan Cimins who can no longer speak for himself which was directly related to his MMR booster shot 15 years ago when he LOST the 40-50 words and ALL future ability to speak from his vaccination.

Some of the most common vaccines are only licensed in America in forms that include live attenuated viruses cultured in aborted fetal cell lines.

The Rubella portion of the MMR or MMRV is Wistar RA 27/3.4 It is documented that at least eighty abortions, likely more, took place in order to create simply that one vaccine.5 It also appears that the researchers involved had close relationships with abortionists, and obtaining babies’ bodies for the purpose of creating vaccines was intentional. What persuasion or coercion of mothers to that end took place is unknown.6

WI-38 is a cell line sourced from the lung tissue of a Swedish baby girl7, and MRC-5 was taken from a baby boy. Both of these are currently in use in America, and this alone would be enough to give Christians serious pause. What is even more alarming is that the cell lines do not last forever, and there is a demand to continue to produce cell lines. One recent one is Walvax-2, taken from a Chinese baby girl. She was one of nine aborted babies used in starting this new cell line in 2015.8

Many Christians avoid vaccines which include fetal cell lines. This is due to the great loss of life in producing these vaccines, concerns about human dna remnants in the vaccine itself, and a desire to avoid creating an incentive to develop similar cell lines in the future. Dr. Jessica Farnsworth writes, “The only recourse I have, and would argue any Christian should have, is to boycott these products.”

2) Sexual Ethics and Substance Abuse – In Romans 13:14, the Bible says, “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”10 Christianity teaches radical self-control11 and a lifestyle with high moral ethics, including lifetime monogamy.12 We are to flee from sexual immorality of any kind13 and are not to abuse the body with recreational intravenous drugs.

For most people, sexual contact or needle-sharing are the only ways to be exposed to infections such as HPV or Hepatitis B. Generally, these vaccines are administered in order to enable one’s children to make Biblically sinful decisions. If adults choose to pursue these lifestyles or work in high-risk fields, they can make the choice to get the vaccines. But to require Christian parents to provide them to children (who are generally not at risk of these diseases) is a violation of our God-given conscience.

3) Biblical View of the Body – We are not permitted in the Bible to treat the body in a way that we believe will harm it. The Bible teaches us that the body is created in the image of God14, the temple of the Holy Spirit15, a living sacrifice to the Lord.16

Some of us have children who have suffered vaccine reactions. Some have children with other serious health challenges. Some have children who have been told not to vaccinate by their doctors for health reasons. Some of us do not believe that one or more of the vaccines on the schedule would be a healthy choice for our family.

In addition, some believers may wish either for health or spiritual reasons to avoid blood products17 or products from unclean animals in the levitical law, such as pigs or monkeys.18 All of these items appear in vaccines.19 Romans 14:14 scripture states that “I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean,”20 and instructs us not to violate the consciences of those convicted over this type of issue.21 For those with a sincere belief that vaccination would harm our bodies, it is a duty to God to avoid it.

4) Love Thy Neighbor – Jesus taught, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”22 Love of neighbor is the second commandment of our faith. It is unloving to ask those families in our community who have already experienced vaccine reactions to risk further injury.

There are some families with genetic predisposition such as M-T-F-H-R gene mutation or from an Oxidative Stress Test, some families already, like OUR FAMILY, have one permanently disabled child and are now being asked to risk injury with their other children of God forbid, force us to vaccinate an already vaccine injured child. It is also unloving to force others to violate their religious beliefs which also violates the 1st Amendment for freedom of religion.

Did you know vaccines contain DNA from PIGS? Our Jewish and Muslim friends won’t eat pork or a touch a pig, HOW DARE WE FORCE THEM TO INJECT PIG DNA in their babies? Love thy neighbors my brothers and sisters, please KEEP RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS and know YOUR VOTE can allow you to love thy neighbor as thyself.

5) God’s design for the family – Children are a blessing from the Lord,23 and are given to their parents to raise and teach them.24 This is a great privilege and a serious responsibility. The Bible instructs fathers to “bring [children] up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”25 There are many charges to parents in how they are to raise their children in the Bible, but no such instructions to the government. Ultimately children belong to God, and He has given the authority to make weighty decisions such as vaccination to the parents and not to the state.26

6) Church Attendance – Attending church is a Biblical practice. The Bible teaches, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…”27 Some churches have childcare centers, schools or other educational facilities on-site. In addition, some churches rent schools and hold their worship services there. Facility-based mandates do not allow unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children to come into school locations. They severely interfere in the practice of faith by discriminating against some Christian youth and preventing them from attending church or participating in church activities.

7) Christian Education – Biblically, Christians are to provide their children with a religious education.28 Legally, the right of religious parents to enroll their children in schools which provide a private, religious education is also recognized.29 Those who have a religious conviction against vaccines should not be excluded from private schools that provide this type of education. If we are prevented from enrolling our children in religious private schools, that is not merely a violation of medical or educational freedom, it is a violation of our religious rights. Vaccine mandates may also prevent churches from providing religious instruction by opening a school, thus interfering with the church’s faith expression.

Conclusion The Bible is very clear that “we ought to obey God rather than men,”30 and so we cannot sit idly by as laws that violate our beliefs are passed. We will keep our eyes on our “hope of glory”31 and even when it is difficult, seek to find a way to keep a clear conscience toward God. There are multiple levels at which vaccine mandates interfere with the free exercise of religion.

As Christians we STRONGLY oppose government coercion in this area and support free choice based on our 1st Amendment constitutional right to Freedom of Religion.

We believe we should always maintain the right to opt out based on religious exemption and so do our fellow New Jerseyians.

In closing, I will requote 1st Corinthians 3:16-17, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

Thank you for your time and PLEASE BE encouraged to repent of sin, which means TURN AWAY and trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. May God Bless you and your family always and forever! 

Endnotes and noted references:

  1. Exodus 20:13
  2. Genesis 4:10
  3. Proverbs 31:8-9
  4. Merk, M-M-R ® II (MEASLES, MUMPS, and RUBELLA VIRUS VACCINE LIVE)

https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/m/mmr_ii/mmr_ii_pi.pdf FDA, Package Insert – ProQuad – Refrigerator Stable Version

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm123793.pdf 5. Leiva, Rene. A Brief History of Human Diploid Cell Strains. The national Catholic bioethics quarterly

6(3):443-51 · February 2006 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6704825_A_brief_history_of_human_diploid_cell_strains

  1. Ibid. Wadman, Meredith. Medical research: Cell division. Nature 26 June 2013.

https://www.nature.com/news/medical-research-cell-division-1.13273

  1. Wadman.
  2. Ma, Bo et al. Characteristics and viral propagation properties of a new human diploid cell line, walvax-2, and its suitability as a candidate cell substrate for vaccine production. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 2015;11(4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4526020
  3. Farnsworth, Jessica. Development of Vaccines from Aborted Babies. https://cogforlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/farnsworthvaccines.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3J8ggS2AryzrtWD AWfPu160NCYfWcrwE9r6K3PPHabeMaM5YVjuXslArw
  4. Romans 13:14, “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
  5. Proverbs 25:28

Galatians 5:22-23,

2 Timothy 1:7

  1. Exodus 20:14,

Proverbs 5,

Matthew 19:4-9,

1 Corinthians 7:2,

1 Thessalonians 4:3,

Hebrews 13:4

  1. I Corinthians 6:18
  2. Genesis 1:27
  3. I Corinthians 6:19
  4. Romans 12:1
  5. Acts 15:20
  6. Leviticus 11
  7. See ingredients such as “monkey kidney cells,” “hydrolyzed porcine gelatin,” and “human albumin” in

Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary, cdc.gov. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf?fbclid=IwAR 0mMUycZcKCYRcRZM5SG5IOp6CF5r9f8fAnatjIvPYdxbUNfUvr95U2ASc  

  1. Romans 14:14
  2. Romans 14, full chapter
  3. Matthew 22:37-39
  4. Psalm 127:3
  5. 1 Samuel 1:27,

Proverbs 1:8,

Proverbs 22:6,

Proverbs 29:17,

Isaiah 8:18,

Colossians 3:21

  1. Ephesians 6:4
  2. Of course, parental authority is forfeited in situations of criminal abuse. Abusive behavior

towards little ones is condemned in the strongest of terms in the Bible, which underscores the importance of one’s responsibility to one’s children (Luke 17:2).

  1. Hebrews 10:24-25
  2. Deuteronomy 11:18-20,

Psalm 78:5-7,

Proverbs 22:6,

Ephesians 6:4,

2 Timothy 2:15

  1. US Constitution, Amendment 1. Pierce v. Society of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, 268 U.S. 510 (1925). UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education 1960, Article 5. “It is essential to respect the liberty of parents and, where applicable, of legal guardians… to ensure in a manner consistent with the procedures followed in the State for the application of its legislation, the religious and moral education of the children in conformity with their own convictions…” http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=12949&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
  2. Acts 5:29
  3. Colossians 1:27

People know your reputation but God knows your true character, stand up for what YOU BELIEVE IN!

Red Wine Benefits Linked to Better Gut Health, 2019 Study – 2,000 years ago Jesus’ Apostle Paul wrote 1 Timothy 5:23

2019 King’s College Study reveals “Red Wine Benefits Linked to Better Gut Health”.  Bible scholars and believers in Jesus Christ are encouraged to realize that nearly 2,000 years ago, one of Jesus Christ’s Apostles Paul wrote 1 Timothy 5:23 saying the very same thing, it was prophecy.  Paul wrote, “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.” – 1 Timothy 5:23 (circa 150-200 AD)

How could Paul have known that?  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” – Proverbs 9:10. “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” – Colossians 1:26-27

Paul knew God and was filled with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God.

Modern scholars generally place the composition of the first epistle of Timothy late in the late 1st century or first half of the 2nd century AD.  Paul the apostle of Jesus Christ wrote the epistles to Timothy nearly 1,900 years ago and knew the results of a 2019 study prophetically, practically and accurately. 

Please remember that the Word of God is infallible truth and these truths are revealed as history progresses, even to non-believers.  “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 

 

1200px-King's_College_London_logo.svg.pngA study from King’s College London has found that people who drank red wine had an increased gut microbiota diversity (a sign of gut health) compared to non-red wine drinkers as well as an association with lower levels of obesity and ‘bad’ cholesterol.

In a paper published today in the journal Gastroenterology, a team of researchers from the Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College London explored the effect of beer, cider, red wine, white wine and spirits on the gut microbiome (GM) and subsequent health in a group of 916 UK female twins.

They found that the GM of red wine drinkers was more diverse compared to non-red wine drinkers. This was not observed with white wine, beer or spirits consumption.

First author of the study, Dr Caroline Le Roy from King’s College London said: “While we have long known of the unexplained benefits of red wine on heart health, this study shows that moderate red wine consumption is associated with greater diversity and a healthier gut microbiota that partly explain its long debated beneficial effects on health.”

The microbiome is the collection of microorganisms in an environment and plays an important role in human health. An imbalance of ‘good’ microbes compared to ‘bad’ in the gut can lead to adverse health outcomes such as reduced immune system, weight gain or high cholesterol.

A person’s gut microbiome with a higher number of different bacterial species is considered a marker of gut health.

The team observed that the gut microbiota of red wine consumers contained a greater number of different bacterial species compared to than non-consumers. This result was also observed in three different cohorts in the UK, the U.S. And the Netherlands. The authors took into account factors such as age, weight, the regular diet and socioeconomic status of the participants and continued to see the association.

The authors believe the main reason for the association is due to the many polyphenols in red wine. Polyphenols are defence chemicals naturally present in many fruits and vegetables. They have many beneficial properties (including antioxidants) and mainly act as a fuel for the microbes present in our system.

Lead author Professor Tim Spector from King’s College London said: “This is one of the largest ever studies to explore the effects of red wine in the guts of nearly three thousand people in three different countries and provides insights that the high levels of polyphenols in the grape skin could be responsible for much of the controversial health benefits when used in moderation.”

The study also found that red wine consumption was associated with lower levels of obesity and ‘bad’ cholesterol which was in part due to the gut microbiota.

“Although we observed an association between red wine consumption and the gut microbiota diversity, drinking red wine rarely, such as once every two weeks, seems to be enough to observe an effect. If you must choose one alcoholic drink today, red wine is the one to pick as it seems to potentially exert a beneficial effect on you and your gut microbes, which in turn may also help weight and risk of heart disease. However, it is still advised to consume alcohol with moderation,” added Dr Le Roy.

The TwinsUK microbiota project was funded by the National Institute of Health. TwinsUK is funded by the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, European Union, The CDRF, The Denise Coates Foundation and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through the NIHR BioResource and the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre.

Contacts and sources:

Tanya Wood

King’s College London

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