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Dhun May-Candidate for School Board, Proposes More Whole Food, Fewer Vaccines

"There are simple things that can be done to improve the health of children, such as ....."

The family of Dhun May travelled from India to Malaya (which is now part of Malaysia), then to Jamaica and then to The Bahamas before arriving in the United States-- at which time Dhun May was 9 years old.

May is Zoroastrian and so is a member of a community that today is one of the world's smallest communities. She has a beloved adult son who passed away named Daniel, and a daughter who is a veterinarian. The daughter, Dr. Armaiti May, is an activist for veganism and opposes 5G. Dhun May has no grandchildren.

Why did you decide to run for office?

"I have ideas no one else has." says May. "There are simple things that can be done to improve the health of children, such as providing more whole food and plant-based options. Such offerings can make children less susceptible to infections and early-onset puberty while promoting proper weight and classroom calmness. Plant-based options won't force them to become completely vegan."

May ran for school board six years ago. "I'm taking it more seriously this time," she says. "At my age, I could be relaxing, but I want to have something purposeful to do."

What qualifies you to sit on the school board?

"I have a Master's degree in mathematics and have taught for over 40 school years in various schools including those in the Los Angeles Unified School District, Montebello Unified School District, SMMUSD and the Inglewood Unified School District."

May says she knows how to be diplomatic. She believes she can "make some inroads that will make a real difference."

What should schools do about Covid-19?

Information about how to strengthen one's immune system should be made available. "Taking vitamins C&D and zinc, getting proper exercise and sleep, including mushrooms in one's diet, grounding (which means having bodily contact with wet sand or soil), and having a good social and spiritual life can help strengthen one's immune system."

May thinks children "should be able to come to school and not be unduly confined."

What would you do if elected to the school board?

"In addition to participating in typical school board business, I would advocate for simple, doable, mostly inexpensive practices that promote health, harmony, true justice, academic success and financial benefit to our eminent district. For example, I would advocate for retaining current wired technology, providing more whole-food plant-based options, improving ventilation & sanitation, taking a stand against mandatory vaccinations, and empowering parents. I might also advocate for friendship-making "contests" during Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month. By promoting harmony, health and parental satisfaction our district can bolster attendance and become more competitive with private schools, thereby increasing its enrollment."

May is very concerned about promoting good health in children. She cites SB277, which she says forces healthy children in all public and private schools "to be vaccinated with about 14 times as many doses as was only generally required in the 1990's. This is a concern. Educators should at least be discussing it."

May indicated that there is a correlation between the increase in vaccine administration and the increase in Special Education services and that there are numerous anecdotal accounts of health problems (including cognitive problems) that have resulted from vaccinations. She also indicated that there is a correlation between increased exposure to radiation from wireless devices and the increase in Special Education services as well as a correlation between the proliferation of GMO foods and the increase in Special Education services. May thinks it is important that educators have meaningful discussions about vaccinations, RF radiation in classrooms and possible negative health impacts form food items containing genetically modified ingredients.

May blames industry forces for selling "these products" to schools because they are profitable. But "once you have children eating healthfully in school, the benefits may last a lifetime."

What should be incorporated into the school curriculum?

"There should be more character-building books in elementary school classrooms and in school libraries," says May "There are a lot of books that don't do much for the kids." May wants more stories like "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Anderson and "The Gift of the Magi" by O'Henry (which help people to think critically) to be part of the curriculum. She wants math to be taught correctly and correct English to be spoken by school personnel. May wants science and history to be taught " through the lens of truth so that we can confidently take pride in our achievements and earnestly determine to learn from our mistakes." May believes that pupils should be encouraged to participate properly during Physical Education classes because exercise and interaction with others is important for health.

May admits, "I have old-fashioned values" and is concerned that at least one of the social justice standards being incorporated into the district's third grade curriculum may undermine the religious values of some families.


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