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By Andreas Moritz
The vaccine industry insists that their vaccines against the flu serve as the key to a healthy winter. Although there has not been a serious flu epidemic for 38 years, their vaccines are prescribed to millions of people each year. You may wonder why perfectly healthy people are injected with a normally harmless bug whose strains mutate from year to year? Although flu vaccines can never be accurate, encouraged by their employers, millions of employees submit to a flu jab each year, trying to avoid the loss of working days.
Influenza always starts in the Far East, and then spreads to the West in early winter, reaching its peak during February and March. It may come in either of three types, A, B, or C. During the last several years, type A has been the dominant version. What makes vaccination against the flu so unsuccessful is that the strains of the flu virus are different every year and the so-called protection lasts for only six months. So each autumn you require a new vaccination for a different virus. The trouble is, drug companies have no way of knowing in summer which new strain of the flu virus is going to hit the Western Hemisphere during the winter months.
The vaccine producers grow the vaccines, consisting of live viruses, in hen’s eggs, which when injected into the body can cause side effects such as redness and soreness at the injection site and a mild form of flu. Very serious complications arise in people who are taking immune-suppressing drugs or who have a heart condition. If you are allergic to eggs, having a flu-shot may also endanger your health.
For the average healthy person, coming down with the flu is not serious at all. On the contrary, it can build up natural immunity even against future encounters with new strains of the flu virus. The very reason why nature creates these new forms of virus every year and spreads them with accurate timing is to ensure continued ecological balance and strong immunity in plants, animals, and humans alike. Anyone prone to repeated infections is likely to have a toxic liver with many hundreds of stones accumulated in the liver and gallbladder. Gallstones, which harbor many types of infectious bacteria and viruses, are a constant source of immune suppression. Cleansing the liver of all gallstones is about the best prevention against any type of infection. People who have cleansed their liver in this way have reported that they never catch a cold or the flu anymore.
Flu virus vaccines used until 2002 contained “live” viruses and produced so many serious, adverse reactions that new vaccines had to be concocted. The new formula for flu vaccines is called the “subvirion,” which basically is a mutilated virus “blended, spliced and macerated” until just bits and pieces of the original virus are left. This in no way makes the virus less dangerous. In fact, the antigens or foreign proteins in the vaccine, for which the body is forced to produce antibodies against, are still as poisonous and harmful as live virus.
Besides the subvirion, there are plenty of other substances added to the flu vaccine, most of which you would never want to consciously ingest. These include:
* Hemagglutinin antigens that cause clumping of the red blood cells, leading to cardiovascular disease.
* The enzyme neuraminidase, which cuts out neuraminic acid from the cell membrane, weakening all of the trillions of cell membranes in the body.
* White crystalline substance called allantoin, a toxic animal waste product. Due to its high nitrogen content, allantoin is used as fertilizer; leads to kidneys and bladder stones.
* Gentamicin, a broad spectrum antibiotic, is added to each embryonated chicken egg to inhibit the growth of bacteria (vaccine is grown in chicken eggs).
* Formaldehyde (carcinogenic), used as a preservative and to inactivate the virus.
* The toxic chemicals, tri butylphosphate and Polysorbate 80, USP.
* Resin, to eliminate “substantial portions” of tri butylphosphate and Polysorbate 80
* Thimerosal, a mercury derivative, to preserve the vaccine cocktail.
* Polyethylene glycol, a relative of ethylene glycol (antifreeze); often used to poison dogs and other predators of sheep.
* Isocctylphenyl ether, a compound of ether; has anesthetic properties; a teratogen, causing abnormal prenatal development. It also induces testicular atrophy in animals.
The vaccine producers are unable to guarantee that the vaccine will protect you against the flu. So they carefully tell you that the vaccine “reduces the likelihood of infection; or if you do develop the disease it will be a milder case.” Some express the same uncertainly about their product in this way: “It is known definitely that influenza virus vaccine, as now constituted, is not effective against all possible strains of influenza virus.”
Why would you want to entrust your health to a cocktail of poisonous chemicals when even a somewhat weakened immune system stands a far better chance to protect you against harm from a bout of influenza. Our body’s sophisticated immune system, which has evolved over millions of years, can certainly do a better job of protecting you against the flu than anything man-made. All it needs is some basic care taking on your part. With each new flu shot, on the other hand, your immune system becomes more depleted and side-effects become more pronounced and severe. And, you may still get the flu anyway. The following list includes the possible consequences you can expect if you go down the road of vaccination:
The most frequent side effects of vaccination:
* Soreness at the site of the vaccination
* Pain or tenderness
* Skin discoloration
* A mass or lump
* Hypersensitivity reactions incl. puritus and urticaria
* Anaphylaxis in asthmatics, with possible death
* Anaphylactic shock, with possible death
Vaccination certainly does not create immunity. You cannot become immune by ingesting poisons that destroy the immune system. Studies by a group of Italian scientists showed that the flu vaccine reduced the occurrence of clinical episodes of influenza by only 6 percent in adults, and effectiveness tended to decrease with age. They concluded that universal immunization wasn’t warranted. Stated simply, hand washing and other hygienic and nutritional measures are far superior to the flu vaccine in effectiveness. When cared for hygienically, and by eating nutritious foods and keeping one’s intestines and liver clean, influenza never becomes a deadly disease. Getting vaccinated against the flu, on the other hand, is a sure way to sow the seeds for new illnesses in the body. All vaccines are poisonous, and as such act like time bombs that will explode in due time.
Why People Get the Flu
Flu jabs lower natural immunity by injecting alien and toxic substances directly into the blood stream. No other animal in the world takes recourse to such unnatural, superficial and crude means to defend itself against invading viruses. The normal route of contact with a viral particle is via the lungs. The vast majority of the population has a normal, healthy immune system and is perfectly capable of dealing with the invaders without getting sick. But if the body’s infection fighters have temporarily gone “on strike” for reasons other than the lack of a vaccine, the flu virus can gain unrestricted access into the body and cause an infection.
Regular vaccination (of any kind) is one of the major causes of depleted immunity. The yearly-administered flu jabs burden the immune system and cells of the body with foreign toxic material without giving them a chance to remove them again. The toxic viral particles can remain latent in the cells and gallstones for as long as 20 years; when they emerge they can cause serious cell damage. With each new vaccination the immune system becomes more and more restricted in its effort to neutralize the live virus that suddenly appears in the blood. It may produce antibodies for the virus (although in many cases the immune system fails to do even that), which is finally subdued, but this encounter leaves the host’s immune system unnecessarily tired and weak.
Besides immune damage, vaccines of all kinds produce alterations in genetic material and thereby cause a whole range of malfunctions in the body. Vaccines may even be the cause of the increasing incidence of malignant diseases in children. Mass immunization programs have created such weak immune systems that they are even susceptible to such harmless viruses as the one causing the flu. We may have gone as far as to replace mumps and measles with cancer, leukemia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Flu vaccinations are mainly targeted at the older generation and young children. In the United Kingdom, about 10,000 people, most of them are of very advanced age, (supposedly) die from flu-related illnesses. It may, therefore, sound reasonable to vaccinate the older people to protect them against the flu virus. But there is no total protection even among those vaccinated. Around 20 percent or more of the elderly people who get the vaccine still get a more virulent strain of flu, and many others get a lighter form of the flu. The same is true for the people in the same age group who haven’t been immunized. The weak and elderly people are more likely among those who die from the flu, regardless whether they have been immunized or not. The bottom line is that there is no real advantage in having a flu jab. And certainly, given the frailty of so many of the oldest members of society, there is absolutely no reliable way of telling whether the flu or something else may lead to their death. According to several studies released in February 2005 and reported by major news media such as CNN, the death rate in and out of the flu season among the elderly remains unchanged. In a statement commenting on the results of the new research, a CDC spokesman reiterated they still hold the strong belief that vaccinating the elderly and young is necessary. It is scary to entrust the life of millions of adults and children in the hands of people who base their decisions on mere personal belief, instead of on facts. As we have seen with AIDS (chapter 12), statistics can be manipulated in ways that support theories which have only one objective, to keep the medical business going. When a person who is about to die anyway also catches the flu, he will be automatically listed as a flu victim. This statistical deception will justify the use of vaccines in the rest of the elderly population, and the children.
Instead of giving the elderly population vaccines – in the misguided belief that this would take care of them – we could help them much more by improving their general resistance to disease through good diet, social engagements and exercise programs. Many old people don’t have adequate nutrition and suffer from depression; both these factors work as powerful immune suppressants. Others don’t have a warm home or they live alone. Research has shown that these are the major risk factors for illness and death in the older generation. A series of liver cleanses alone can strengthen natural immunity, improve digestion, retard the aging process, restore health, and foremost of all, enhance mental functions.
In developing countries, where the elderly play an important role in society, general illness is low, provided there is enough food available. In these countries it is more likely that old people die from malnutrition than from a strain of virus.
There are an increasing number of reports that indicate a worsening of high blood pressure, diabetes, gout, and Parkinson’s disease as well as an increase in all kinds of allergic complaints in adults who regularly receive flu jabs. In 1976 an extensive flu vaccination program in America led to a massive outbreak of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disease affecting the nervous system. The outbreak, known as the “Great Swine Flue Fiasco,” paralyzed 656 people and 30 elderly persons were found dead within hours after they were vaccinated. Compensation claims were enormous, which helped slowing down the program, but only for a while.
What about the other high-risk group, young children? Japanese researchers have shown that infants under one year of age fail to even generate a good antibody response following the vaccine. There is no point pumping children full with vaccine poisons, except enriching the pharmaceutical companies.
Seniors, of course, are one of the core target groups for the flu vaccine program. So every year we’re told how older people are particularly vulnerable to the flu. We’re also told that government officials are holding their breath over their fear of a devastating flu pandemic. We’re even told that about 36,000 people die of flu related complications in the United States each year, and most of those deaths are elderly people. The reality of the matter is quite different, though. How many people do you think died of the flu last year? Less than 175, according to Sherri J. Tenpenny, D.O., an internationally known leader in vaccine research! And yet, the official line propagated by media campaigns is to be prepared for another wave of deadly flu epidemic, killing thousands of people each new season.
The latest scare campaign about a possible bird-flu pandemic that recently swept the mass media and was written about in the a February issue of the New Yorker magazine is not justified, according to most research experts in the field. That 180 million people are projected to die from the bird-flu if it spreads is based on guess work, without any real scientific proof. It is like forecasting the long-awaited massive earthquake in California. At this time, there is no reason to believe that such a pandemic will occur.
In the Name of Prevention
The pharmaceutical companies producing the vaccines seem to have a more powerful effect on the population than the scientists have who invented them. As early as 1980, Dr Albert Sabin, one of the world’s leading virologists and pioneer of the polio vaccine, spoke vehemently against the use of the flu vaccine, claiming that it was unnecessary for over 90 percent of the population. This, however, has not discouraged the vaccination industry to endorse vaccination for all in the name of health and protection against disease.
What makes matters worse is that there has never been a properly controlled clinical trial with the flu vaccine. Because we don’t know anything about it’s its long-term effects, we may be unknowingly producing generations of people with debilitated immune systems and chronic diseases. Flu vaccination is an unproved and unscientific practice and there is nothing in the scientific literature that can certify or guarantee its safety. The most effective way to fight infections, including the flu, is to prevent it. There is no substitute for a health-increasing regimen. Vaccination, on the other hand, offers no real protection. Injecting the body with foreign and poisonous viral material is counterproductive to improving our well being. Dr. John Seal from the American National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases warned that we have to assume that every flu vaccination can cause the Guillain-Barre Syndrome. In this sense, prevention is not better than cure.
Help From Mother Nature
For those who are concerned about the flu and its possible effects, there is a remarkable herbal extract (andrographis paniculata) that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic (traditional Indian) therapies and traditional Chinese Medicine. It is used to treat everything from isolated cases of the sniffles to full-blown outbreaks of influenza. Apparently, Andrographis is believed to have halted the spread of the 1919 Indian flu pandemic.
There is scientific evidence to support that theory. Researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth in the UK conducted a survey of medical databases, herbal manufacturer information and World Health Organization reports to select seven studies that met the criteria for double-blind, controlled trials. The combined studies tested the use of andrographis as a treatment for respiratory tract infection in nearly 900 subjects.
In all seven of these studies, subjects who took andrographis after the onset of cold symptoms reported faster recovery, compared to subjects who took placeboes or medication.
Researchers concluded that andrographis may be effective in treating “uncomplicated” infection in the upper respiratory tract (throat, sinuses and ears). According to previous laboratory trials andrographis extract doesn’t actually kill the organisms that make you sick – at least not directly. Instead, the herbal compound boosts your immune system and stimulates natural antibodies.
Animal research also showed that andrographis may help prevent myocardial ischemia (inadequate blood circulation in the heart caused by coronary artery disease), inhibit the formation of blood clots, lower blood sugar levels in diabetics, lowered systolic blood pressure, and protect the liver against damage.
Kan Jang is a brand of standardized extract of andrographis that has consistently outsold all other cold medications in Scandinavia for 13 years running. The Swedish Herbal Institute, the formulator of Kan Jang, recommends that you take one tablet four times daily to fight colds or the flu. Kan Jang can be purchased at dietary supplement stores and through Internet sites.
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A review of genetic and biochemical abnormalities has revealed a possible link between autism and type 2 diabetes.
It’s still only a hypothesis, but according to Rice University biochemist Michael Stern, author of the opinion paper, these two conditions may have a common underlying mechanism: impaired glucose tolerance and hyperinsulinemia.
Hyperinsulinemia, a common precursor to insulin resistance, is characterized by excess levels of insulin in your bloodstream.
Insulin resistance, in turn, is associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity, and many other chronic diseases.
Could it also be associated with autism?
According to Stern:
“It will be very easy for clinicians to test my hypothesis.
They could do this by putting autistic children on low-carbohydrate diets that minimize insulin secretion and see if their symptoms improve.”
Sterns hypothesis also suggests that glucose tolerance in pregnant women may need to be addressed more seriously than it is now, in order to decrease the child’s risk of autism.
As reported by Science Daily:
“… [A]t least four genes associated with increased frequency in autism are known to produce proteins that play key roles in a biochemical pathway known as PI3K/Tor … PI3K/Tor [is] the major pathway for insulin signals within cells, and insulin [can] affect synapses in a remarkably similar way to the mGluR defects associated with autism.
… “I discovered that gestational diabetes was the most important identified maternal risk factor for autism, but that ‘no known mechanism could account for this,’” Stern recalled. “When I read this, I was speechless. That’s when I realized that this was not obvious to others in the field, so I decided to write this up with the hope that clinicians might become aware of this and treat their patients accordingly.”
In writing the article, Stern said he learned that the role of insulin in cognitive function is becoming more widely accepted… Stern said he also found preliminary studies that indicated that low-carb diets were therapeutic for some individuals with autism and ASD.
“Based on what’s already in the literature, insulin needs to be taken seriously as a causative element in autism,” Stern said.”
Diabetes, Autism and… Gut Flora: A Hidden Connection?
Sterns hypothesis linking autism and type 2 diabetes is an interesting one, and although it may initially sound far-fetched, other research suggests he may very well be onto something, especially if we consider the emerging research linking gut flora to both diabetes and autism. Could it be that it’s actually the gut microflora that is an underlying link between diabetes and autism?
There’s no definitive evidence of this at the moment, but there appear to be some rather compelling “circumstantial evidence” leaning in that direction.
For example, researchers have found that bacterial populations in the gut of diabetics differ from non-diabetics, and imbalanced gut flora has also been linked to obesity and various brain – and mental disorders – from depression to autism.
Interestingly, obesity and diabetes appear to be associated with different bacterial populations according to one 2010 study. While the researchers found a positive correlation between ratios of Bacteroidetes to Firmicutes and BMI, the reverse tendency was observed in those with diabetes, indicating that obesity and diabetes are associated with different groups of intestinal microbiota. They also found a positive correlation for the ratios of Bacteroidetes to Firmicutes and reduced glucose tolerance.
The Gut-Brain Connection—A Hidden Key to Solving Autism Mystery?
In terms of treatment, Sterns hypothesis ends up coinciding quite nicely with the GAPS theory put forth by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. The low-carbohydrate diet he recommends will automatically help rebalance your child’s gut flora, and Dr. Campbell-McBride’s nutritional program has the identical focus.
Dr. Campbell-McBride has a full-time medical practice in the United Kingdom where she treats children and adults with autism and other neurological disorders, immune disorders, and digestive problems. Her groundbreaking research led her to create the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Nutritional Program, which can help those with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia.
What is GAPS?
GAPS is the result of poorly developed or imbalanced gut flora, which can have a disastrous effect on mental health and brain development and function.
Interestingly, children who do not develop normal gut flora from birth also appear to be particularly prone to vaccine damage, and this may be a MAJOR key for reducing vaccine injuries. Dr. Campbell is actually convinced that autistic children are born with perfectly normal brains and sensory organs, but once their digestive system becomes a major source of toxicity instead of being a source of nourishment, they start to develop autistic symptoms. A vaccine may simply “push them over the edge.”
Another group of children that may also over-react to vaccinations are siblings of children with autism, severe hyperactivity, obsessive compulsive disorder, mental conditions, and—again—type 1diabetes.
How Gut and Brain Toxicity Can Lead to Symptoms of Autism
Children use all of their sensory organs to collect information from their environment, which is then passed to the brain for processing. This is a fundamental part of learning. However, in children with Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), the toxicity flowing from their gut throughout their bodies and into their brains, clogs the brain with toxicity, preventing it from performing its normal function and process sensory information.
Dr. Campbell-McBride explains:
“Sensory information turns into this mush; into a noise in the child’s brain, and from this noise the child cannot learn. They cannot decipher anything useful. That’s why they don’t learn how to communicate. They don’t learn how to understand language, how to use language, how to develop all the natural instinctive behaviors and coping behaviors that normal children develop.
The second year of life is crucial in the maturation of the brain of the baby… If the child’s brain is clogged with toxicity, the child misses that window of opportunity of learning and starts developing autism depending on the mixture of toxins, depending on how severe the whole condition is, and how severely abnormal the gut flora is in the child.”
GAPS may manifest as a conglomerate of symptoms that can fit the diagnosis of either autism, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD) without hyperactivity, dyslexia, dyspraxia, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, just to name a few possibilities.
How to Identify GAPS
Fortunately, it is possible to identify GAPS within the first weeks of your baby’s life, which can help you make better informed decisions about vaccinations, and about how to proceed to set your child on the path to a healthy life. This is done by analyzing your child’s stool to determine the state of her gut flora, followed by a urine test to check for metabolites, which can give you a picture of the state of your child’s immune system.
If your child turns out to have abnormal gut flora, Dr. Campbell-McBride strongly advises against vaccinating with the standard vaccination protocol until or unless the metabolic characteristics of GAPS have been reversed, in order to prevent vaccine damage.
The non-invasive tests described in her book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, are now available in most laboratories around the world, and typically run around $80-100 each in the US. This is peanuts compared to the incredible expense of treating an autistic child once the damage is done.
Strategies to Restore Health to Children with GAPS and Autism
All in all, there is a growing wealth of evidence demonstrating that the nutritional cause of many diseases is related to an imbalance of bacteria in your gut, a problem easily rectified by eating a diet consisting of high quality, minimally processed, and preferably organic, foods.
In addition, there’s plenty of evidence showing the harm being done by the over-prescribing of antibiotics as they are indiscriminate killers, eradicating all the beneficial bacteria in your gut along with the bad ones.
Pregnant mothers need not only be more vigilant about their glucose tolerance, as Stern suggests, they also need to pay close attention to their gut health, and avoid antibiotics as much as possible. The reason why this is so important is because the baby actually acquires its gut flora when he goes through the birth canal. Whatever lives in the mother’s birth canal becomes the baby’s gut flora. If your gut flora is imbalanced due to improper diet or use of antibiotics (which effectively destroys both good and bad bacteria), this imbalance is automatically transferred to your child at birth.
And as described above, your child’s gut flora may be crucially important for his health and development.
Dr. Campbell has developed a very effective treatment for GAPS children, called the GAPS Nutritional Protocol. It is described in great detail in her book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, which is designed to be a self-help book. In summary, the protocol consists of three elements:
- Diet—the GAPS diet consists of easily-digestible foods that are dense in nutrition, including fermented foods.In general, avoiding processed foods and foods high in sugar/fructose is an essential component of a gut-healthy diet, as sugar feeds harmful bacteria and throws your microflora off kilter. It also promotes insulin resistance, and ultimately type 2 diabetes, so it’s easy to see how the dietary component can contribute to all of the problems discussed here: type 2 diabetes, imbalanced gut flora, and brain/learning/developmental disorders.
- Food supplements, including: probiotics and vitamins D and A in the form of cod liver oil, although sun exposure is also an important part for GAPS patients, for proper vitamin D production.
- Detoxification—The GAPS nutritional protocol will naturally clear out most toxins. Dr. Campbell does not use any kind of drugs or chemicals to remove toxins as it can be too drastic for some, and can produce damaging side effects. Instead she recommendsjuicing as a gentle but effective way of removing toxic build-up, as well as baths with Epsom salt, sea salt, seaweed powder, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda.
In the video embedded above, Dr. Campbell discusses many additional and priceless details relating to this protocol, so please, set aside some time to listen to the interview in its entirety, or read through the transcript. There’s no doubt that the avalanche of autism must be curbed—and quickly! And for now the burden rests on you, the parent, to take control of your and your child’s health, and to arm yourself with information that can have life-altering ramifications.
If you’re pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or know someone who is, I can’t recommend Dr. Campbell’s book enough. Buy it for yourself, or as a gift. You can also find more information on Dr. Campbell’s website: www.GAPS.me, and on her blog at www.doctor-natasha.com.
The Importance of Vitamin D and Cholesterol During Pregnancy
Last but not least, I also want to mention the importance of vitamin D and cholesterol during pregnancy, to help protect your child from autism. The most crucial role for both vitamin D and cholesterol in the embryo is in the development of the brain and central nervous system. Not only is cholesterol a core building block of the brain, but vitamin D also plays a critical although not well-understood role in brain development. Deficiency in either cholesterol and/or vitamin D may affect your child’s autism risk.
For example, one previous study measuring cholesterol levels in children with autism found a striking correlation between low cholesterol and symptoms of either autism or Aspberger’s syndrome. And according to Dr. John Cannell of the Vitamin D Council, several research findings suggest that low vitamin D levels during pregnancy, and during infancy, may raise the risk of autistic symptoms.
Vitamin D is manufactured in your body from cholesterol, again showing the interconnected importance of maintaining optimal levels of both—especially during pregnancy. This happens in your skin as a result of sun exposure. Keep in mind that if you’re wearing a sunscreen, then you’re pretty much guaranteeing that you won’t generate any vitamin D.
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In 1988, the first conjugate vaccine was approved for use in the U.S.
It was intended to protect infants and young children against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib); a bacterial infection that can lead to pneumonia, infections of your blood, joints, bones, and pericardium.
Historically, it has also been a leading cause of bacterial meningitis.
Since that time, the vaccine has been approved in most developed countries, including Denmark and Israel where the vaccine was added to their national vaccine programs in 1993 and 1994, respectively.
Starting in the late 1980′s, there was a marked increase in the reported prevalence of autism spectrum disorders among children in the U.S.
A similar increase was seen in Denmark and Israel.
While the rise may be a reflection of “ascertainment biases,” researchers now suggest the Hib vaccine may be another trigger. The continuation of the trend toward increased rates of autism spectrum disorders could be further explained by the increased usage of the vaccine.
New Hypothesis: the Hib Vaccine May Explain Rapid Rise in Autism
According to a recent study in the journal Medical Hypotheses:
“It is hypothesized here that the introduction of the Hib conjugate vaccine in the US in 1988 and its subsequent introduction in Denmark and Israel could explain a substantial portion of the initial increases in ASDs in those countries.
The continuation of the trend toward increased rates of ASDs could be further explained by increased usage of the vaccine, a change in 1990 in the recommended age of vaccination in the US from 15 to 2months, increased immunogenicity of the vaccine through changes in its carrier protein, and the subsequent introduction of the conjugate vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Although conjugate vaccines have been highly effective in protecting infants and young children from the significant morbidity and mortality caused by Hib and S. pneumoniae, the potential effects of conjugate vaccines on neural development merit close examination.
Conjugate vaccines fundamentally change the manner in which the immune systems of infants and young children function by deviating their immune responses to the targeted carbohydrate antigens from a state of hypo-responsiveness to a robust B2 B cell mediated response.
This period of hypo-responsiveness to carbohydrate antigens coincides with the intense myelination process in infants and young children, and conjugate vaccines may have disrupted evolutionary forces that favored early brain development over the need to protect infants and young children from capsular bacteria.”
Why Pinning Autism on a Particular Vaccine May Be Counterproductive…
According to Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), vaccine injury is the result of a unique interaction between the host and the type and numbers of vaccines given to that person.
In other words, vaccine injury and death is induced by a number of co-factors, including:
There is a tendency by researchers investigating vaccine injury and death to want to point to “one” cause as the reason for an individual’s vaccine reaction, or population-based chronic disease prevalence. Many different hypotheses have been forwarded by different people regarding the link between vaccines and the dramatic rise in autism over the past few decades.
- Harris Coulter and Barbara Loe Fisher were the first to point to the whole cell pertussis vaccine, which can cause brain damage labeled as “autism” in some children.
- In 1998, Andy Wakefield suggested a link between autism and the live virus measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
- Mercury (thimerosal) preservatives in inactivated vaccines have been repeatedly implicated by various experts, as has the combination of MMR vaccine and thimerosal in vaccines.
- According to Dr. David Ayoub, a radiologist and physician who has become a specialist on the additives and preservatives used in vaccines, aluminum adjuvants may be an even greater factor than thimerosal.
The “sole cause” hypothesis is convenient because it is simple and easy to understand. It is also easier for people to think that action can be taken to “fix” the problem if there is only one cause; i.e., separate the MMR vaccine into single doses; take thimerosal or aluminum out of the vaccines, and so forth.
However, the problem with promoting the “sole cause” hypothesis when it comes to vaccination is that the rise in chronic disease and disability among our children, including autism, is likely caused by a multiple factors in any number of combinations. Therefore, by trying to hone in on just one cause, we’re likely to fail in our efforts to curb this epidemic.
Why We Must Broaden Our Scope and Address Multiple Co-Factors
Ultimately, focusing on “one cause” does little more than cause confusion when that theoretical cause turns out to be lacking or incorrect. Furthermore, there’s a danger of wholly dismissing one potential cause after the other, as each potential cause fails to be proven absolutely causative. As a result, we may end up doing too little, or nothing, to eliminate the various co-factors that might be working in tandem to, ultimately, produce autism.
In addition to the vaccine-related factors just mentioned, there are numerous other potential co-factors that cannot yet be discounted, including:
This is one of the reasons why the NVIC avoids trying to pin any particular vaccine injury on any particular vaccine. Rather the main thrust of their information campaign is to simply question the wisdom of mandating increasing numbers of childhood vaccines in the absence of true knowledge. There are distressing gaps in vaccine safety science that precludes us from understanding the biological high-risk factors that make some individuals more susceptible than others, for example.
The current one-size-fits-all vaccine mandates simply throws too many children under the proverbial bus, because we simply do not know what all these vaccines are doing to individuals with different predispositions, or how different vaccines interact when given in combination.
Majority of Drug Reactions in Kids are Due to Vaccines
While it’s highly unlikely that any one vaccine is responsible for the autism epidemic, there are many signs indicating that we may be giving our children too many vaccines, and that vaccines of all kinds may be less innocuous than previously believed.
Case in point: The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) runs a national spontaneous reporting system to collect adverse drug reaction (ADR) data. More than 31,000 ADR reports for children below the age of 17 were received between 2000 and 2009, and vaccines were a factor in more than 66 percent of these pediatric drug reaction reports.
According to a recent review in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology:
”Vaccines were included in 22,102 (66.5%) pediatric ADR reports, with Meningococcal Serogroup C conjugate vaccine reported most frequently (12,106 reports)”.
So here again, we see yet another vaccine cropping up as being particularly problematic for young children and teens… It is telling however, that vaccines account for two-thirds of all adverse drug reactions in the UK, considering how hazardous pediatric drug use can be!
Keep Educating Yourself on Vaccines
It is becoming increasingly necessary to continue to educate yourself and your family on the issues surrounding vaccinations of all kinds. There are so many problems; no one article can possibly cover them all.
You can find and search all vaccine related articles on my Latest Vaccine News page. I also recommend you familiarize yourself with the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) web site. As a leader for vaccine safety, the NVIC offers information on everything from laws to informed consent to late-breaking vaccine news.
What You Can Do to Make a Difference
While it seems “old-fashioned,” the only truly effective actions you can take to protect the right to informed consent to vaccination and expand vaccine exemptions, is to get personally involved with your state legislators and the leaders in your community. Write or email your elected state representatives and share your concerns. Call them, or better yet, make an appointment to visit them in person in their office. Don’t let them forget you!
Mass vaccination policies are made at the federal level but vaccine laws are made at the state level, and it is at the state level where your action to protect your vaccine choice rights can have the greatest impact.
Signing up for NVIC’s free Advocacy Portal at www.NVICAdvocacy.org will give you access to practical, useful information to help you become an effective vaccine choice advocate in your own community, and when national vaccine issues come up, you will have the up-to-date information and call to action items you need at your fingertips to make sure your voice is heard.
Share Your Story with the Media and People You Know
If you or a family member has suffered a serious vaccine reaction, injury or death, please talk about it. If we don’t share information and experiences with each other, everybody feels alone and afraid to speak up. Write a letter to the editor if you have a different perspective on a vaccine story that appears in your local newspaper. Make a call in to a radio talk show that is only presenting one side of the vaccine story.
You can also share your story on the NVIC Memorial for Vaccine Victims’ page.
I must be frank with you; you have to be brave because you might be strongly criticized for daring to speak publicly about the “other side” of the vaccine story. Be prepared for it and have the courage to not back down. Only by sharing our perspective and what we know to be true about vaccination will the public conversation about vaccination open up so people are not afraid to talk about it.
We cannot allow the drug companies and medical trade associations funded by drug companies to dominate the conversation about vaccination. The vaccine injured cannot be swept under the carpet and treated like nothing more than “statistically acceptable collateral damage” of national one-size-fits-all mass vaccination policies that put way too many people at risk for injury and death. We shouldn’t be treating people like guinea pigs instead of human beings.
Carefully Select Your Pediatrician
If your pediatrician or doctor refuses to provide medical care to you or your child unless you agree to get vaccines you don’t want, I strongly encourage you to have the courage to find another doctor. Harassment, intimidation, and refusal of medical care is becoming the modus operandi of the medical establishment in an effort to stop the change in attitude of many parents about vaccinations after they become truly educated about health and vaccination.
However, there is hope.
At least 15 percent of young doctors recently polled admit that they’re starting to adopt a more individualized approach to vaccinations in direct response to the vaccine safety concerns of parents. It is good news that there is a growing number of smart young doctors, who prefer to work as partners with parents in making personalized vaccine decisions for children, including delaying vaccinations or giving children fewer vaccines on the same day or continuing to provide medical care for those families, who decline use of one or more vaccines.
So take the time to locate a doctor, who treats you with compassion and respect and is willing to work with you to do what is right for your child.
And remember, in the end, it’s unlikely that any one vaccine is the culprit. Rather curbing autism is a matter of taking a closer look at the overall toxic burden of our children, and the sheer number of vaccines given during sensitive moments of their development.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has a full-time medical practice in the United Kingdom where she treats children and adults with autism, learning disabilities, neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, immune disorders, and digestive problems.
Here, she shares her insights about Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), which can make a child particularly prone to vaccine damage, and the GAPS Nutritional program; a natural treatment for autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia.
Dr. Mercola’s Comments:
I’m thrilled to share this interview with you as Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride presents a truly fascinating and elegant description of the foundational conditions that contribute to autism, along with a pragmatic approach to help circumvent and stem the autism epidemic, which has been a perplexing puzzle for most of us.
Dr. Campbell is a medical doctor with a postgraduate degree in neurology. She worked as a neurologist and a neurosurgeon for several years before starting a family. When her first-born son was diagnosed autistic at the age of three, she was surprised to realize that her own profession had no answers…
Back in 1984, when she graduated from medical school, autism was an exceptionally rare disorder, with a prevalence of about 1 in 10,000.
“By the time I graduated from medical school I had never seen an autistic individual,” she says. “… To be honest, the first autistic child that I encountered was my own… Five years ago we were diagnosing one child in 150, which is almost a 40-fold increase in incidence. Now in Britain and some countries, we are diagnosing one child in 66.”
The rates are similar in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand as well. She quickly delved into research, looking for an answer for her son, and ended up getting a second postgraduate degree in human nutrition. As a result of her work, her son fully recovered and is no longer autistic.
Although originally from Russia, where she received her medical training, she moved to the UK about 20 years ago, and now has a clinic in Cambridge, England, where she treats children and adults with autism, learning disabilities, neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, immune disorders, and digestive problems.
Early Treatment is Key
The treatment she developed is simply called the GAPS Nutritional Program, and as Dr. Campbell explains, the younger the child is when you start the treatment, the better the results.
“When we start the GAPS treatment at the age of 2, 3, 4, up to 5, you give your child a real chance to completely recover from autism, from ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and dyspraxia—and that larger group of children who do not fit into any diagnostic box… These are the children with whom doctors usually procrastinate. They ask the parents to bring the child in six months and again in six months to observe the child in order to just give the child a diagnosis and a very precious, very valuable time gets wasted that way while the child could have been helped,” she says.
It All Starts in the Gut…
Dr. Campbell is convinced that autistic children are in fact born with perfectly normal brains and perfectly normal sensory organs.
…As a result, their digestive system—instead of being a source of nourishment for these children—becomes a major source of toxicity. These pathogenic microbes inside their digestive tract damage the integrity of the gut wall. So all sort of toxins and microbes flood into the bloodstream of the child, and get into the brain of the child. That usually happens in the second year of life in children who were breast fed because breastfeeding provides a protection against this abnormal gut flora. In children who were not breastfed, I see the symptoms of autism developing in the first year of life.
So breastfeeding is crucial to protect these children.”
Brain Toxicity Leads to Symptoms of Autism
Children use all of their sensory organs to collect information from their environment, which is then passed to the brain for processing. This is a fundamental part of learning.
However, in children with Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), the toxicity flowing from their gut throughout their bodies and into their brains, clogs the brain with toxicity, preventing it from performing its normal function and process sensory information…
“Sensory information turns into this mush; into a noise in the child’s brain, and from this noise the child cannot learn. They cannot decipher anything useful,” she explains.
“That’s why they don’t learn how to communicate. They don’t learn how to understand language, how to use language, how to develop all the natural instinctive behaviors and coping behaviors that normal children develop. The second year of life is crucial in the maturation of the brain of the baby. That’s when communication skills develop and how instinctive behaviors develop and play skills develop in children and coping behaviors develop.
If the child’s brain is clogged with toxicity, the child misses that window of opportunity of learning and starts developing autism depending on the mixture of toxins, depending on how severe the whole condition is, and how severely abnormal the gut flora is in the child.”
GAPS may manifest as a conglomerate of symptoms that can fit the diagnosis of either autism, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD) without hyperactivity, dyslexia, dyspraxia, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, just to name a few possibilities…
How has Children’s Gut Flora Become so Drastically Altered?
If the epidemic of autism and other learning disorders originate in the gut, what has changed in the past 25 years to alter children’s gut flora into such an abnormal state?
Dr. Campbell explains:
“As far as science knows, the baby inside the mother’s womb during nine months of gestation is sterile. The baby’s gut is sterile. The baby acquires its gut flora at the time of birth, when the baby goes through the birth canal of the mother. So whatever lives in mom’s birth canal, in mom’s vagina, becomes the baby’s gut flora.
So what lives in mom’s vagina? It’s a very richly populated area of a woman’s body. The vaginal flora comes from the bowel. So if the mother has abnormal gut flora, she will have abnormal flora in her birth canal. Fathers are not exempt because fathers also have gut flora, and that gut flora populates their groin and they share their groin flora with the mother on a regular basis.
… I always collect health history from the mother, the father, and preferably even grandparents of the child. I find that we have a growing and a deepening epidemic of abnormalities in the gut flora, which began since Second World War when antibiotics were discovered. Every course of broad spectrum antibiotics wipes out the beneficial species of microbes in the gut, which leaves the pathogens in there uncontrolled.”
The Massive Importance of Fermented Foods and Probiotics
This is why it’s so important to ‘reseed’ your gut with fermented foods and probiotics when you’re taking an antibiotic. If you aren’t eating fermented foods, you most likely need to supplement with a probiotic on a regular basis, especially if you’re eating a lot of processed foods.
“In parallel with beneficial microbes in the healthy gut, scientists have found thousands of different species of downright pathogenic disease-causing microbes; bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes. But as long as the good ones predominate in your gut, they control all the pathogens… They keep them in small colonies and they don’t allow them to proliferate.
Every course of antibiotics tends to wipe out the beneficial bacteria and that gives a window of opportunity for the pathogens to proliferate, to grow uncontrolled, and to occupy new niches in your gut. The beneficial flora recovers, but different species of it take between two weeks to two months to recover in the gut and that’s a window of opportunity for various pathogens to overgrow.
What I see in the families of autistic children is that 100 percent of mom’s of autistic children have abnormal gut flora and health problems related to that. But then I look at grandmothers on the mother’s side, and I find that the grandmothers also have abnormal gut flora, but much milder.”
In essence, what we have is a generational build-up of abnormal gut flora, with each generation becoming ever more prone to being further harmed from the use of antibiotics—and vaccines as well, which I’ll discuss in a moment.
Bottle-Feeding and Antibiotics Exact a Heavy Toll
Adding injury to insult is the significant decrease in breastfeeding. We now know that breastfed babies develop entirely different gut flora compared to bottle-fed babies. Infant formula never was, and never will be a healthy replacement to breast milk, for a number of reasons; altered gut flora being one of them.
Dr. Campbell discovered that a large percentage of the mothers of autistic children were bottle-fed. Then, as they received many courses of antibiotics throughout their childhood, the abnormalities in their gut flora further deepened.
“Ever since antibiotics were prescribed, particularly from the 50s and 60s, they were prescribed for every cough and sneeze. They really over-prescribed antibiotics. And with every course of antibiotics, the abnormalities in the gut flora would get deeper and deeper in these girls.
And then, at the age of 15, 16, these ladies were put on a contraceptive pill… [which] have a devastating effect on the gut flora. Nowadays ladies are taking it for quite a few years before they’re ready to start their family.”
So, to recap, bottle-feeding along with over-use of antibiotics and use of the contraceptive pill set the stage for increasingly abnormal gut flora with each passing generation. Then, add to that a diet of processed junk food and excessive consumption of high fructose corn syrup and you have a prescription for disaster in terms of intestinal health.
It’s important to realize that processed foods and sugar almost exclusively feed pathogens in your digestive system, allowing them to proliferate.
“Many of these modern factors created a whole plethora of young ladies in our modern world who have quite deeply abnormal gut flora by the time they are ready to have their first child. This is the abnormal gut flora that they are passing through their children,” she explains.
“So these babies acquire abnormal gut flora from the start and while the baby is breastfed the baby is receiving protection because whatever is in the mother’s blood will be in her milk. Women who have abnormal gut flora would have immune factors in their blood, which they have developed against their own gut flora to protect them. These immune factors will be in their milk.
While the baby is breastfed, despite the fact that the baby has acquired abnormal gut flora from the mom, there will be some protection. But as soon as the breastfeeding stops that protection stops as well. That is the time when the abnormalities in the gut flora really flourish and the child starts sliding down into autism or ADHD or ADD or any other learning disability or physical problems such as diabetes type 1, for example, and celiac disease or other autoimmune conditions, or… asthma, eczema and other physical problems. That’s where this epidemic comes from.”
Changes are Urgently Needed
Unfortunately, all the factors that create abnormal gut flora are getting increasingly more prevalent, across the globe. This means that the next generation of young women having children will have even worse gut flora than their mothers, so the proportion of GAPS children being born predisposed to develop autism will be even higher!
“Our authorities need to understand that, and they need to be ready for that,” Dr. Campbell warns.
The Role of Vaccines
As Dr. Campbell explains, babies are born not only with a sterile gut, but also with immature immune systems. And establishment of normal gut flora in the first 20 days or so of life plays a crucial role in appropriate maturation of your baby’s immune system. Hence, babies who develop abnormal gut flora are left with compromised immune systems.
“Vaccinations have been developed, originally, for children with perfectly healthy immune systems,” she says. “GAPS children are NOT fit to be vaccinated with the standard vaccination protocol.”
Her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome contains an entire chapter outlining what health care professionals need to do to improve the vaccination strategy, because the standard vaccination protocol is bound to damage GAPS babies.
“It’s a matter of the last straw breaking the camel’s back,” she explains. “So if the child is damaged enough, the vaccine can provide that last straw. But if it doesn’t provide that last straw in a particular child, then it will get the child closer to the breaking point.”
She also points out another risk factor of vaccines:
“What we also have to understand is that the pharmaceutical industry cannot patent natural viruses, natural bacteria or any microbe that nature has created. They have to genetically modify them before they can patent them,” she says.
“So these vaccines contain genetically modified viruses, genetically modified microbes. We still haven’t got enough data to know what exactly they’re doing to the human body, and what exactly these genes are doing to our gut flora in these children.”
How to Identify GAPS
Fortunately, it is possible to identify GAPS within the first weeks of your baby’s life, which can help you make better informed decisions about vaccinations, and about how to proceed to set your child on the path to a healthy life.
One of the KEY issues is to screen all children BEFORE they are immunized, and if they have the metabolic characteristics of GAPS, they should NOT be immunized until that is reversed. This simple measure could prevent unnecessary and tragic trauma in hundreds of thousands of families. In all likelihood there are far more children being harmed by vaccines than being helped at this point. By simply modifying the process one could radically reduce the risk of a child developing an illness on the autism spectrum.
Dr. Campbell describes the entire process in her book.
In her practice, she starts out by collecting a complete health history of the parents, and their gut health is assessed. Then, within the first few days of life, the stool of the child can be analyzed to determine the state of her gut flora, followed by a urine test to check for metabolites, which can give you a picture of the state of your child’s immune system.
“Now we have excellent tests that find chemicals produced by various species of microbes in the gut,” she says. “… So by analyzing urine, indirectly we can say what kind of species of microbes are sitting in the gut of the child, or what kind of chemicals they are producing.”
“… If the child has abnormal gut flora we can assume that the child has a compromised immunity, and these children must not be vaccinated with the standard vaccination protocol because they simply get damaged by it. They should not be vaccinated.”
The non-invasive tests described in her book are now available in most laboratories around the world, and typically run around $80-100 each in the US. This is peanuts compared to the incredible expense of treating an autistic child once the damage is done.
“Our children are being used as a market for selling vaccines,” Dr. Campbell says. ”The children are vaccinated in our Western world, I’m afraid, not for the sake of saving the child but for the sake of making money… It’s an extremely sad and worrying situation.”
Siblings are Also at High-Risk for Vaccine Damage
Another group of children that may also over-react to vaccinations are siblings of children with autism, severe hyperactivity, obsessive compulsive disorder, mental conditions, or type 1diabetes.
“Younger siblings of autistic children, and younger siblings of children with all these disabilities should not be vaccinated with the standard vaccination protocol,” she warns.
“The immune tests that I was talking about can be repeated every six months or every year for these children. Whenever the child is considered to be perfectly healthy and the immune system shows itself to be perfectly well functioning, only then can a vaccination be considered for these children because we simply cannot take the risk.”
Strategies to Restore Health to Children with GAPS and Autism
Dr. Campbell has developed a very effective treatment for GAP children, called GAPS Nutritional Protocol. It is described in great detail in her book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, which is designed to be a self-help book.
“[P]robably tens of thousands of people now, around the world, are saving their children with this program,” she says. “… The majority of these people just bought the book, read it, followed the program, and got fantastic results.”
In summary, the protocol consists of three elements:
- Diet—the GAPS diet consists of easily-digestible foods that are dense in nutrition, including fermented foods.According to Dr. Campbell: “On average, people adhere to the diet a couple of years. It takes two years to drive out the pathogenic flora, to reestablish normal flora in the gut, to heal and seal the damaged gut lining in these people and turn the gut back to being a major source of nourishment for the person instead of being a source of toxicity.”
- Food supplements, including: probiotics and vitamins D and A in the form of cod liver oil, although sun exposure is also an important part for GAPS patients, for proper vitamin D production.
- Detoxification—The GAPS nutritional protocol will naturally clear out most toxins. Dr. Campbell does not use any kind of drugs or chemicals to remove toxins as it can be too drastic for some, and can produce damaging side effects. Instead she recommends juicing as a gentle but effective way of removing toxic build-up, as well as baths with Epsom salt, sea salt, seaweed powder, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda.
Dr. Campbell discusses many additional and priceless details relating to this protocol, so please, set aside some time to listen to the interview in its entirety, or read through the transcript.
Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is not contagious.
It is an autoimmune disorder that develops when a person’s own immune system attacks and damages the myelin sheath of the body’s nerves, causing muscle weakeness and paralysis.
GBS symptoms can last for a few weeks or months or can become permanent.
In rare cases, people die from GBS, usually because they cannot breathe.
In the U.S., an estimated 3,000 to 6,000 people develop GBS annually.
Some healthy people, who develop GBS, have recently recovered from a viral or bacterial infection within the previous 4-8 weeks but others have recently been vaccinated.
The inactivated influenza vaccine has been associated with development of GBS since 1976, when an inactivated “swine flu” shot given to millions of healthy Americans caused GBS in several hundred previously healthy Americans and there were 30 deaths.
The CDC says: ”In 1976 there was a small increased risk of GBS following vaccination with an influenza vaccine made to protect against a swine flu virus. The increased risk was approximately 1 additional case of GBS per 100,000 people who got the swine flu vaccine. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) conducted a thorough scientific review of this issue in 2003 and concluded that people who received the 1976 swine influenza vaccine had an increased risk for developing GBS.
Scientists have multiple theories on why this increased risk may have occurred, but the exact reason for this association remains unknown.”
When there is total paralysis, GBS becomes life-threatening because it can impair breathing and interfere with the heart rate and cause high or low blood pressure that can lead to serious complications, such as heart attack and stroke.
It is important to recognize the early symptoms of GBS, whether you have been vaccinated or not, and seek immediate medical care.
Powerful Profile of a Vaccine Victim
While infants and young children are at greatest risk, NO ONE is exempt from the potential serious complications of vaccination, one of which is GBS.
In the video profile of vaccine injury above, Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), interviews a Connecticut artist and her mother, a former professor of nursing, who developed Guillaine-Barre syndrome after getting a seasonal flu shot in 2008 and today is permanently disabled with total body paralysis. This family has chosen to share their heartbreaking story to help those, who have had the same experience, feel less alone, and to educate others about what it means to be vaccine injured. What happened to this family is a potent reminder of just how important it is to make well-informed decisions about vaccinations.
Getting Flu Shot at Pharmacy is a Risky Proposition
While many have become used to vaccines being considered “routine,” there’s really nothing routine about them. Each and every vaccine carries an inherent risk of causing a reaction, injury or death that can be greater for some individuals than others. The seasonal flu vaccine is no exception when it comes to serious health risks, both short- and long-term, for some people. This is why the trend of getting your flu shot at the local drugstore, grocery store or other non-medical setting is so troubling.
According to a recent article in NPR:
“In 2010, 18.4 percent of adults who were immunized received the flu vaccine at a supermarket or drugstore, just edging out workplace vaccinations for the second most popular venue, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
… [W]hile more people are going to the pharmacy, the number of Americans who get the flu vaccine each year has remained fairly constant at about 40 percent of all adults. Drugstores and supermarket pharmacies are eager to stake out a bigger piece of that market. Nationwide, the number of pharmacists trained to deliver vaccines has nearly quadrupled since 2007, from 40,000 to 150,000.”
While pharmacists are trained to administer the vaccine, they’re not necessarily trained to address a sudden and life threatening health emergency that may arise after the shot is given. It’s important to understand that ALL vaccines carry a risk for provoking an acute adverse reaction, such as fainting or having a seizure, which could be truly life threatening if you’re driving a car or crossing a street after you have left the store, for example.
All Vaccines Suppress Your Immune System
Vaccines can also be immune suppressive—that is, they can suppress your immune system, which may not return to normal for weeks to months. Here are just some of the ways vaccines can impair and alter your immune response:
- Some components in vaccines are neurotoxic and may depress your immune response or cause brain and immune dysfunction, particularly heavy metals such as mercury preservatives and aluminum adjuvants
- The lab altered vaccine viruses themselves may also affect your immune response in a negative way
- Vaccines may alter your t-cell function and lead you to become chronically ill
- Vaccines can trigger allergies or autoimmune disorders. Vaccines introduce large foreign protein molecules into your body. Your body can respond to these foreign particles in a way that causes an allergic reaction or triggers autoimmunty, especially in persons genetically or biologically vulnerable to allergy and autoimmunity
The flu vaccine may also pose an immediate risk to your cardiovascular system due to the fact that they elicit an inflammatory response. One 2007 study published in the Annals of Medicine concluded that:
“Abnormalities in arterial function and LDL oxidation may persist for at least two weeks after a slight inflammatory reaction induced by influenza vaccination. These could explain in part the earlier reported increase in cardiovascular risk during the first weeks after an acute inflammatory disorder.”
Mercury is a Well-Known Neurotoxin
Thimerosal, which is 49 percent mercury by volume, is a widely used vaccine preservative.
It is present in many different vaccines used in the U.S., including the majority of seasonal flu vaccines, although there are a few million doses of thimerosal-free single dose vials of influenza vaccine manufactured by drug companies that are supposed to be reserved for infants and pregnant women.
However if you are pregnant or have an infant and want to get a flu shot, be aware that you may have to specifically insist on getting the thimerosal-free single vial version as many health practitioners and pharmacists are still clueless about the health risks associated with thimerosal.
Some don’t even know that thimerosal is a mercury derivative!
A typical dose of thimerosal-containing flu vaccine contains 25 micrograms thimerosal. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the safe limit for human exposure to mercury is 0.1 mcg per kilo of weight per day.
Since almost half of the thimerosal is mercury, this means that each flu shot contains just over 12 mcg’s of mercury, which would be considered unsafe for anyone weighing less than 120 kilos, or just under 265 pounds.
There’s really no debate about whether or not mercury is a neurotoxin. It’s a well-established fact that it is. It’s also well understood that mercury is particularly damaging to young, developing brains, and this is one of the core concerns about vaccines. If it’s unsafe to breathe or ingest mercury, why would it suddenly become harmless when injected directly into your body, bypassing all of your body’s natural detoxification pathways?
If anything, the damage is likely to be far more profound! The following video offers a powerful illustration of how mercury literally destroys brain neurons.
Why Did Vaccine Maker Fail to Reveal Massive Increase in Reactions?
On October 18, The Australian published an article questioning the omission of research showing a dramatic uptick in side effects from the flu vaccine in 2006. As you may recall, last year, Australia temporarily suspended all seasonal flu vaccinations for children under the age of five after noticing a 200 percent increase in unusual fevers and convulsions. At that time, CSL submitted updated research from 2006 showing a sharp rise in fevers linked to its vaccine, which they had omitted from the legally required product information sheets given to doctors.
The product sheets instead listed figures from 2005.
The 2005 information showed 22.5 per cent of children under three, and nearly 16 percent of children aged three to nine experienced fever as a side effect. Meanwhile the updated figures for 2006 showed the rate of unusual fevers had nearly DOUBLED, to 39.5 percent in children up to three, and 27 percent for three to nine-year olds.
According to The Australian:
“Both sets of results were published in 2009, but CSL has still not included the more alarming set of figures in the product information. The Medical Journal of Australia reported… that CSL did not give this information to Australia’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, until last year when the spate of serious febrile convulsions in young children given the annual flu jab triggered a suspension on the use of such vaccines for children under five.”
The CSL’s explanation for the omission is that they didn’t think the 2006 figures were “clinically substantially different” to the 2005 figures. Really? If a doubling of side effects is not substantially and clinically different, then what is?
Was Blend of Flu Viruses to Blame for Increase in Adverse Effects?
CSL now claims to have pinpointed the potential problem causing their H1N1 vaccine (Fluvax) to be so much more reactive than seasonal flu vaccines of the past. According to a September 3 article in The Australian:
“CSL followed World Health Organisation recommendations when it concocted its controversial Fluvax vaccine, which combined swine flu with two seasonal strains of influenza for the first time… CSL yesterday revealed a breakthrough in its 18-month scientific investigation… It said the interim findings pointed to a problem with how the three virus strains interacted.
“Our scientific studies indicate that the interaction between the particular virus strains used in the 2010 . . . vaccine contributed to the reactions, but we are still working to understand the how and why,” a CSL spokeswoman told The Weekend Australian. “We have completed comprehensive investigations into our manufacturing operations (which) have not identified any change or deviation in our standard registered manufacturing process that could have contributed to the increased reactions.”"
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has rebutted CSL’s conclusions stating that:
“None of the other manufacturers have seen the same sort of effects with these strains,” Dr [Ian] Barr [deputy director of the WHO's influenza research laboratory in Melbourne] said. He ruled out testing the WHO’s flu-shot recipe — which tends to change each year — before new vaccines were used on people. “It’s just not possible because this is more or less a just-in-time vaccine,” he said.”
Both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Australian counterpart, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), have blamed the problem on manufacturing deficiencies, poor management, and inadequate cleaning and testing at the CSL facility.According to The Australian:
“The TGA said yesterday different manufacturing processes could explain why only CSL’s vaccine caused such widespread side-effects in children last year.”While the different brands of seasonal influenza vaccines use the same strains of virus, there are differences in manufacturing processes that may result in differences in the biology of the vaccines,” an administration spokeswoman said.
Finland Vows to Pay for Lifetime Medical Care for Kids Harmed by H1N1 Vaccine
The 2009-2010 H1N1 swine flu vaccine wreaked uncommon havoc in many countries. For example, several European countries noticed a staggering uptick in narcolepsy —a rare and devastating sleeping disorder. Unfortunately, vaccine makers are completely shielded from liability for any harm caused by a pandemic vaccine, which is what the H1N1 flu vaccine was, so the fact that this vaccine turned out to be so harmful is a red flag for everyone to carefully weigh potential benefits and risks, and not trust blindly when health officials and doctors give standard assurances of vaccine safety and effectiveness.
In a rare and welcome demonstration of compassion and respect for the vaccine injured, the Finnish government and major health insurance companies recently announced they will pay for lifetime medical care for all the children diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine.
As reported by Yahoo News:
“Finnish and international researchers recently found a conclusive link between the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine and new cases of narcolepsy… The Finnish Pharmaceutical Insurance Pool (LVP), which represents insurance companies, said… it would honor all insurance claims in this category… The Finnish government meanwhile agreed to cover any medical costs exceeding the insurance claims.
In Finland, 79 children between the ages of four and 19 developed narcolepsy after receiving the Pandemrix vaccine in 2009 and 2010. Of these cases, an unusually high number, 76, also suffered from bouts of cataplexy, suffering hallucinations or paralysing physical collapses, according to Finnish research.”
Flu Vaccine for Pregnant Women Now Called into Question
In the U.S., trivalent influenza vaccination is universally recommended for all pregnant women, but a new study now calls this practice into question. The study examined “the magnitude, time course, and variance in inflammatory responses following seasonal influenza virus vaccination among pregnant women.” The women were assessed prior to, and at one day, two days, and one week following vaccination..
The analysis showed significant increases in C-reactive protein (CRP) and other markers of inflammation following the vaccinations.According to the authors:
“Trivalent influenza virus vaccination elicits a measurable inflammatory response among pregnant women … There was considerable variability in magnitude of response; coefficients of variation for change at two days post-vaccination ranged from 122 percent to 728 percent, with the greatest variability in IL-6 responses at this timepoint.
… As adverse perinatal health outcomes including preeclampsia and preterm birth have an inflammatory component, a tendency toward greater inflammatory responding to immune triggers may predict risk of adverse outcomes, providing insight into biological mechanisms underlying risk… further research is needed to confirm that the mild inflammatory response elicited by vaccination is benign in pregnancy.”
Are Flu Vaccines Increasing Inflammation in Pregnant Women to Dangerous Levels?
The issue of inflammation is very important, and may be a crucial concern for pregnant women and infants. Pregnant women experiencing acute inflammation, whether from natural infection or from a vaccination, may well suffer an increased risk of their unborn child suffering health damage as a result.
It has always been a principle in medicine that one should not expose pregnant women to unnecessary risks from smoking or ingesting drugs or alcohol or other toxins because the risk to the unborn child is too great. Until a decade ago, most women were not routinely advised by doctors to get vaccinated during pregnancy but, today, there is a big push by the CDC and medical trade organizations to vaccinate all pregnant women in any trimester. The really big push began in earnest during the much-hyped pandemic “swine flu” influenza scare of 2009, a flu that turned out to be less severe than most annual “flu seasons.”
Researchers are now questioning the assumed safety of giving flu shots to pregnant women because stimulating a woman’s immune system during midterm and later term pregnancy may significantly increase the risk that her baby will develop autism during childhood and schizophrenia sometime during the teenage years and afterward. This risk is not minor. According to Dr. Blaylock, it’s a well-accepted fact within neuroscience that eliciting an immune response during pregnancy increases the risk of autism and schizophrenia in her offspring seven- to 14-fold!
In fact, a number of neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems can occur in babies born to women immunologically stimulatedduring pregnancy. For example, in one study done by Dr. Laura Hewitson, a professor of obstetrics at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center, found that a single vaccine used in human babies, when used in newborn monkeys, caused significant abnormalities in brainstem development.
It’s true that serious flu infections or E. coli infections during pregnancy are a major risk for all these complications, but a woman’s risk of actually becoming infected is quite small.
Two years ago, I interviewed Dr. Blaylock, a board certified neurosurgeon and author of Excitotoxins: the Taste that Kills, on this topic. At the time, we were discussing the swine flu and H1N1 vaccine, but one particular segment relates to the issue of vaccinations during pregnancy in general. As stated above, vaccines elicit an inflammatory response, and according to Dr. Blaylock, this is of considerableconcern for pregnant women.
Based on the data Dr. Blaylock shared in that interview, pregnant women had about a 99.97 percent chance of NOT becoming so ill from the swine flu that they would require any type of hospital care. Put another way, a pregnant woman only had a 0.03 percent chance of contracting a life-threatening case of influenza. These statistics would likely be applicable for most “regular” flu seasons as well. With the risk of suffering complications from naturally-acquired influenza being so low, why is the US government insisting on vaccinating ALL pregnant women; thereby significantly increasing the risk to ALL unborn infants?
What Your Obstetrician Doesn’t Know about Vaccines Can Jeopardize Your Baby
Each year, the CDC and medical trade associations like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urge pregnant women and young children to get a flu shot because, they say, pregnant women and young children are “particularly at risk” for flu complications and death. However, the statistics simply do not support this recommendation.
Neither does the science…
Unfortunately, many obstetricians and pediatricians strongly recommend the flu vaccine to their pregnant patients because they simply don’t know any better.
Doctors typically do not read neuroscience journals, perhaps because they don’t have the time or because it is a lot easier to just blindly trust and follow the CDC or AAP “recommendations” without every checking them out. But the link between inflammatory cytokine production during pregnancy and subsequent health problems in infants and young children is well explained in the medical literature; it’s been published in well-respected journals and is already accepted within the field of neuroscience.
How to Protect Yourself Against the Flu Without Vaccination
Fortunately, avoiding a serious case of the flu doesn’t require a flu vaccine. By following these simple guidelines, you can keep your immune system in optimal working order so that you’re far less likely to acquire the infection to begin with or, if you do get sick with the flu, you are better prepared to move through it without complications and soon return to good health.
- Optimize your vitamin D levels. As I’ve previously reported, optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D deficiency is likely the TRUE culprit behind the seasonality of the flu– not the flu virus itself. This is probably the single most important and least expensive action you can take. Regularly monitor your vitamin D levels to confirm your levels are within the therapeutic range of 50-70 ng/ml.
Ideally, you’ll want to get all your vitamin D from sun exposure or a safe tanning bed, but as a last resort you can take an oral vitamin D3 supplement. According to the latest review by Carole Baggerly (Grassrootshealth.org), adults need about 8,000 IU’s a day.
- Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar impairs the function of your immune system almost immediately, and as you likely know, a healthy immune system is one of the most important keys to fighting off viruses and other illness. Be aware that sugar is present in foods you may not suspect, like ketchup and fruit juice.
- Get Enough Rest. Just like it becomes harder for you to get your daily tasks done if you’re tired, if your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fight the flu. Be sure to check out my article Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep for some great tips to help you get quality rest.
- Have Effective Tools to Address Stress . We all face some stress every day, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fight off the flu and other illness. If you feel that stress is taking a toll on your health, consider using an energy psychology tool such as the Emotional Freedom Technique, which is remarkably effective in relieving stress associated with all kinds of events, from work to family to trauma.
- Exercise. When you exercise, you increase your circulation and your blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of finding an illness before it spreads.
- Take a Good Source of Animal-Based Omega-3 Fats. Increase your intake of healthy and essential fats like the omega-3 found in krill oil, which is crucial for maintaining health. It is also vitally important to avoid damaged omega-6 oils that are trans fats and in processed foods as it will seriously damage your immune response.
- Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. Be sure you don’t use antibacterial soap for this — antibacterial soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than good. Instead, identify a simple chemical-free soap that you can switch your family to.
- Use Natural Antibiotics. Examples include colloidal silver, oil of oregano, and garlic. These work like broad-spectrum antibiotics against bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in your body. And unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, they do not appear to lead to resistance.
- Avoid Hospitals. I’d recommend you stay away from hospitals unless you’re having an emergency and need expert medical care, as hospitals are prime breeding grounds for infections of all kinds. The best place to get plenty of rest and recover from illness that is not life-threatening is usually in the comfort of your own home.
By: Christina Luisa
Recently the research, practices and spending habits of The Center for Disease Control (CDC) have been under harsh scrutiny, and with good reason. Video and story coverage on CBS proves that the CDC is utterly corrupt, spending YOUR tax dollars in ways that will blow your mind.
Although the CDC’s main mission is supposed to be to prevent disease, a shocking investigation from Congress claims the profiteering agency has been squandering hundreds of millions of your tax dollars on Hollywood scripts, posh fitness clubs and amenities, parties and more.
The CDC uses tax dollars to push propaganda on Hollywood
The candid scrutiny of the CDC budget begins in Hollywood, where the agency reportedly pays a liaison to help TV dramas and soap operas write “accurate medical plots.” That’s right folks, that means the CDC actually pushes its propaganda onto Hollywood scripts. This service is completely free of charge to Tinseltown tycoons, all thanks to the generosity of $1.7 million of your tax dollars. Talk about a SERIOUS waste of taxpayer dollars!
Outlandish spending first exposed in a Congressional report: “CDC Off-Center”
In 2007 Senator Tom Coburn issued a report, titled CDC Off-Center, which cites an outrageous amount of improper spending on multiple non-disease related expenses. All the while, the agency continues to be unable to explain exactly how they are doing their job of preventing disease.
The CBS special report on Coburn’s investigation claims that even back in 2008 the CDC was asking the U.S. Government for an ADDITIONAL billion dollars to add to its $10 billion dollar budget. Clearly it plans to continue finding ways to exploit the hard-earned money of taxpayers — in ways that have absolutely nothing to do with disease prevention.
Where the agency’s funding REALLY goes
What exactly are these non-disease related expenses? How about the CDC’s new $109 million headquarters that it has filled to the brim with nearly 10 million bucks in furniture? Apparently the figures work out to be about $12,000 worth PER PERSON in the building.
The agency’s beyond-frivolous spending doesn’t stop there, however. Let’s not neglect to mention the new $106 million communications and visitors center which comes complete with waterfalls, plasma televisions and much more. A $200,000 fitness center boasts $30,000 saunas, “quiet rooms” and “zero gravity chairs” that provide “mood-enhancing light shows” for CDC employees.
The Congressional report mentions that taxpayer dollars that are actually being spent on disease prevention almost always yield “disappointing results.”
Disappointing is an extreme understatement. AIDS grants given to the CDC have reportedly been put toward workshops on erotic writing, how to flirt and how to throw an alcohol party.
In fact, the crooked agency supposedly spent $5 billion over the course of seven years on AIDS prevention. But the infection rate didn’t drop the slightest bit. And after it spent $269 million worth of YOUR tax dollars on its efforts to eliminate syphilis, syphilis rates WENT UP 68 percent.
CDC Director Julie Louise Gerberding wouldn’t agree to an interview, the CBS report claims, “from CDC’s new state-of-the-art television studio or anywhere else.”
However, the agency issued a statement saying “CDC takes seriously the need to wisely and appropriately use its resources,” and that the report gives an incomplete view of its “excellent public health work.”
Excellent public health work? That must include lying to the public for years about how dangerous vaccines are.
In fact, the CDC vaccine scientist who downplayed links to autism was indicted by DOJ earlier this year in an alleged fraud scheme.
According to the CDC, the new facilities and equipment it has spent millions on “have led to scientific advances and strengthened our ability to respond to public health emergencies.”
More like, they have drained the pocketbooks of taxpayers that have no idea where their money is actually going! (As we can see, it’s certainly not toward successful disease prevention.)
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Andreas Moritz speaks about “Vaccine-Nation” on Linda Mackenzie’s HealthyLife.Net Radio Network
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Linda Mackenzie: Welcome to the Linda Mackenzie show and this week let’s remember to radiate positive energy, especially today. Our guest today is Andreas Moritz. He is author of the book “Vaccine-Nation” which you can get on amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com or any book store, just ask for it and I’ll also be giving lots of fun and useful information as well as doing some fact based psychic readings later on in the show. This is a very important show today because if you want to understand vaccines and their impact, this is the book to get because it really is thoroughly researched and there is so much going on with vaccines today, they have just come up, I think it’s two hundred and forty-six now, they have, they want to hit children with, so it is very, very important that we know about this. So let’s get right to our guest and we have with us Andreas Moritz, author of “vaccine-Nation” and Andreas is a researcher and author of over twelve books. Welcome, Andreas.
Andreas Moritz: Well, thank you Linda I am happy to be here
Linda Mackenzie: I am glad you are here too. What is the vaccine myth?
Andreas Moritz: Well, actually, it is a composition of at least five different myths and one of them is that vaccines supposedly prevent disease and in fact the scientific research and the history that we are familiar with shows very clearly that vaccines are not preventing disease, they are actually causing and spreading the disease they are meant to prevent, and so if you look at the vaccine literature, it is filled with examples of individuals and large numbers of people who were vaccinated against infectious disease, and actually have contracted the very same infection at a later stage in their life, so it is not really doing anything in terms of eradicating disease, which is another myth, it doesn’t eradicate disease, the truth is that if you look at the statistical evidence once again, you will find that any infectious epidemic or pandemic has declined long before, that means months or years before mass vaccination campaigns were introduced, and you find that at any time there was an improvement of sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, just general cleanliness, removing garbage from the big cities that were no longer piling up in the cities and contaminating the air and the water, once that was in place, these epidemics, they died out, they literally disappeared and you find that with whooping cough, measles, diphtheria… all of the big epidemics that we have… and so there is really nothing, of course in African countries or in other developing countries, they still have epidemics and you find them disappearing as well, as the hygiene and nutrition improve, in fact the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they have actually stated on their website that clean water is far more effective in eradicating infectious disease in developing countries than vaccines are so, I personally do not understand why they are not going out and just improving their sanitation, putting filters in these communities so that they have clean drinking water… instead we are going out and spending billions of dollars in vaccinating children and…
Linda Mackenzie: Well, there is a reason for that, that basically, if you follow any path it is the money and the USA vaccinates more people that other countries, is that not true?
Andreas Moritz: It is absolutely true
Linda Mackenzie: Right
Andreas Moritz: The average child, person, up to the age of eighteen, will eventually have had sixty-one to sixty-three vaccine shots, and if you look at a country like Iceland, they get about one third of that number, and the statistics really show that you have in countries like Iceland or Norway or any of the Scandinavian countries, they have very, very low autism rates, they have low learning disability, there is low asthma rates… here in America we have one in every sixty-three children is developing autism and Iceland it is one in every thirty thousand. What is in Iceland kids, or how different is a kid in Iceland compared to a kid in America? Many of the Scandinavian people are actually here, they have moved here, they go to Minneapolis, so many of them are Scandinavians, but there is really no difference in our genes, in our upbringing, there is some difference in the diet, yes, but we do not have a link between autism and diet as yet.
Linda Mackenzie: That is right
Andreas Moritz: But we have a link between the number of people who die in Iceland and in America, there are twice as many children dying than in Iceland.
Linda Mackenzie: Well a lot of that has to do with, again, with pharmaceutical companies they are doing these genetically modified foods and the water is polluted and the foods that Americans eat and the air that we breathe…
Andreas Moritz: Correct.
Linda Mackenzie: …is all contributing factors to disease, and quite frankly, there are many countries I know, for many, many years,Denmark would not import our dairy products because of the antibiotics in it…
Andreas Moritz: Right
Linda Mackenzie: … and if you travel the world as I have when I was in a past life as an engineer for eighteen years, and if you travel the world and you think that America has the best food and the best stuff, well they don’t, I mean you can taste the difference in the foods, and Europe, except for, I guess two years, they finally broke up down, they were not even allowing any of these GMO foods, and the reason is that, so these are causes for the breakdown of systems as well as in America because we are so economically trapped, what happens if there may not be as many children autistic, with autism, as there really is because the government offers money and sustenance to children with autism so, maybe, some people who are still learning may opt to do get their child…
Andreas Moritz: Right
Linda Mackenzie: …categorized under autism so they can feed them today, but I do now want to go… divulge too much but basically, I have read that in United States the US government buys all these vaccines from the pharmaceutical companies and then stockpiles them, and now many people in US are not getting vaccinated as they once were, although still too many, and so we, it is the money that is exchanging hands that I believe is why they want these vaccines, they couldn’t care less if they’re really helping people.
Andreas Moritz: Oh yes. In fact they are more interested that the vaccines do not work because there is a lot of money to be made from sickness but there is no money to be made from health, so if people are healthy they are not going to doctor or to a hospital, so yes, and they know that vaccines suppress or destroy the immune system progressively, there are so many synthetic chemicals and genetic ingredients that cause toxic overload in people, in children’s immune systems and that is setting them up for long term and life long illnesses. There is a brand new study that was done, it was a review of studies that were done from the end of the 19th century to the year 2006 and what they discovered was that… and these were one hundred and fifty-one studies, so it is huge-huge body of scientific research, and they found that the children that were vaccinated during childhood have a significant increase in the risk of cancer later in life, so what kind of business incentive is that? Huge, because cancer business is an absolutely mind-boggling moneymaker that the medical industry does not want to give up, it is just far too important for them, and so, they, the medical industry and pharmaceutical industry obviously work hand in hand, they work on the same theme… disease care… which is nothing to do with health care… it is making sure that people get some kind of relief temporarily like vaccines can trick the immune system and suppress it so it does not develop the childhood illness at that time and later he gets it perhaps, but that can be very serious for these people.
Linda Mackenzie: Right. You know, I can remember growing up, we did have a couple of vaccines for small pox and stuff, we did not have measles, cause I am 62 so I have been around for a while, but you know what, my daughter, she had chicken pox, she had it twice or three times I do not know, some crazy thing, and I had measles and we all… very rarely do children die from these childhood illnesses and when you have the illness it automatically builds up antibodies in your system so that you do not catch it again, so I do not understand…
Andreas Moritz: Well, it does not work that way because there are two parts to the immune system. One is the antibody response as you said you get exposed to a pathogen then you produce antibodies, but it is not just pathogens, if you get any chemicals into the system that is considered toxic by the body and it causes injury, which toxins do, then the body will produce antibodies, antibodies are not really against something primarily they are healing bodies
Linda Mackenzie: Oh!
Andreas Moritz: They are blood proteins that are needed in order to heal a wound or lesion or any thing… inflammation… part of any inflammation, so when you invoke an inflammatory response, does not matter for whatever reason that may be, you are basically triggering the antibody response. Now the second, the most important, actually, the primary immune response, is the cellular immune response and that is the normal way to contract or to expose the body to a pathogen that is through the airways, thought the nose and the mouth, the inhalation and through the gastro intestinal tract, that time immune system will mount a cellular immune response while it, at the same time, there is zero, nothing, in terms of a antibody response, the antibody response is supposed to come secondary once the primary immune response has been completed, so once the person goes through the sickness, let’s say, childhood illness, and then once that is finished then the body starts producing antibodies for that but the primary immune response is the only one that leaves those us with permanent immunity to a particular pathogen and then the side effect is, the positive benefit, is you’re immune for the rest of your life and you have boosted your immune system, whereas when you take a vaccine you do the exact opposite, you suppress the primary immune response, there is no way they can do that, that is why you typically do not get sick unless you have a live virus and it makes you violently ill, you get the real illnesses and then you’re immune to it, but the typical response is, and that is why they try to reduce the viral, the activeness of the virus, through chemicals like formaldehyde which keeps it generated so it is basically weak. It is weak enough to produce antibodies but it is not strong enough to evoke a disease that you actually get sick from it. So in that sense, the vaccines cannot bestow true immunity, it is fake immunity, has nothing to do with making the body stronger, that is why you… in our population… there is massive decline in natural immunity right from the beginning you get, on the day a baby is born, gets a hepatitis B shot and that is just… it is impossible for a child’s immune system which has not even developed yet to deal with it. If the mother also has been immunized before, she does not… she is not able to… pass antibodies to the child, so the child’s immune system even has a difficulty to ever develop properly, so now we have generations of new generations that have virtually the weakest immune system that we have ever seen on the planet.
Linda Mackenzie: You know, Andreas, I always thought that if they were to take all the money and all the research and develop a cure for the disease and not worry about vaccinations and then they had this one shot that when you get the disease if you get the disease, you get it and the disease is cured, that would be a better high jump, a better way for people to… and scientists to… live. Cure the disease and then if that person gets sick, give him the shot because not everybody is going to get hepatitis B and I do not understand inoculating children on this, it is like that human papilloma vaccination, it does not, it kills, it kills the girls it only goes and stops one, not all of the papilloma viruses, so you still have a change of still getting it and it is really terrible stuff that they are doing.
Andreas Moritz: Pretty right, I mean it does not prevent new disease, look at the flu shot, they have a one percent preventive effect and yet million and millions of people get it every year. Now the CDC admitted that, just a couple of weeks ago, that the flu virus vaccine, the flu vaccine is weakening, just a couple of months like two three months after it has been given, that means it becomes ineffective and what does it mean ineffective? You have to have a shot every year because some strains are changing, now they are saying, well we have developed a universal flu vaccine that you do not even have to have one for each strain anymore. So the whole theory behind vaccines is changing all the time, there is no science to it, and there are no sound scientific principles, that is why when you suggest to the CDC please do some studies on children, compare the non-vaccinated with the vaccinated children, they say, well it is unethical, you cannot do that, that is why there is no study to prove that vaccines are actually better than not being vaccinated.
Linda Mackenzie: Right, well you know my ex husband was a bio chemical scientist at a very large drug company back in the 60s and early 70s and back then, they had, you could not really say drug, except for very, very long-term studies of ten, twenty even thirty years, now the drugs are getting approved within the six months and the guinea pigs are the people in the field. So when what happened though is with the H1N1 virus, I do know that that was a false cry, hardly anybody did get that flu and I believe that in Europe, they actually called to task pharmaceutical companies saying that they actually fostered the illusion of that big pandemic and there was none and they got cited for that, but, here in the United States, we end up hand in hand with pharmaceutical companies and paying them money and we are their biggest purchasers and most companies, pharmaceutical companies, I do not know one that is really owned by a US company. We are going to take a break but we are going to be right back with Andreas Moritz and his book “Vaccine-Nation”. Stay with us……
……Welcome back. You are listening to the Linda Mackenzie show. We have today Andreas Moritz. He is the author of a really important book that you need to have on your bookshelf and it is for everyone, not just children, they are trying to do vaccinations for everybody, it is called “Vaccine-Nation“. Now, Andreas, what is your website?
Andreas Moritz: It is ENER-CHI.com.
Linda Mackenzie: Great and they can find out more information…
Andreas Moritz: Yes
Linda Mackenzie: … about you, and he has written so many wonderful books and you know, everybody knows that I have been here for eighteen years, I do not know how long, seems like forever, but you do trust me and I am telling you that this book is very thoroughly documented and researched so if you want to know about vaccines, it is a very good book to get, and that is “Vaccine-Nation” – Andreas Moritz, and you can get it at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com and visit his website ENER-CHI.com Right?
Andreas Moritz: Yeah
Linda Mackenzie: Alright, great, let’s get back to some of these questions. Can you give us some of the, there is so much to cover with these things, and I do not like the wool being pulled over children’s eyes or any elderly eyes or anybody’s eyes, I think that if we have the knowledge then we have our eyes open and then we make a decision that we know all the facts and we choose to get a vaccine after knowing all the facts, that is okay, but, we need to know and they are not telling us because… I am sorry if I just keep going on because I am very passionate about this subject, but Andreas, what is the insider secrets about vaccines? Can you tell us some?
Andreas Moritz: Yes and there actually are a lot of contaminants, biological contaminants in vaccines, and so many people think that a vaccine is completely clean but it is not. It is already contaminated by animal parts… that are part of when you grow a vaccine, let’s say, in a monkey, then you get animal particles and DNA parts, and so once you inject them into the human body, the immune system will mount an immune response because it considers foreign DNA as an invading organism, and so, there can be serious consequences that can lead to death, but there are many other contaminants like amoeba… that the… particularly there is one there is called acant amoeba and that is feeding off brain cells and so found in the polio vaccine. That is why in countries like India or Pakistan you have a lot of children developing polio and become paralyzed because they are vaccinated, it is not because they develop polio by sort of moving around the country, and there are so many instances of severe brain damage caused by amoeba that are contained in vaccines and syphilitics, respiratory infections and these are microorganisms, they are found in lab furniture, they are in equipment, it is not easy to keep these labs clean, and so, once these cultures are contaminated then the recipients receive them and that is something that they don’t tell you, they basically say all the vaccines are safe and they are tested, but how many vaccines are being recalled!! Recently we found that a pig viruswas in a vaccine that was spread in Mexico and so you have so many of failures, there are power failures and other things that cause a change in the temperature of the vaccines, think of developing countries where there are large, long distances. I lived in Africa and in India, and there are huge distances and sometimes there is not enough power, sometimes for day or two, and so, all those vaccines become spoiled yet, they are still being given to people and that is amazing because you can make so many millions of people very sick, that’s why we have, and you go back to the history, we have so many instances where children and people were vaccinated against dysentery for example, in Germany, before WWII there were fifty thousand people who were sick with dysentery and then the vaccines were given and they shot up to two hundred and fifty thousand and then WWII happened there was no vaccine available and it went back to forty thousand.
Linda Mackenzie: Exactly! Do you know it was really interesting because I think it was between last couple of weeks, they had a picture of Bill Gates and his wife in Africa and the children were getting vaccines, but they had soldiers with machine guns all around them and they were forcing the children to get the vaccines, the people did not want to…
Andreas Moritz: Right
Linda Mackenzie: … and I am sitting there, going “Bill and Melissa Gates, I know you are trying to help but figured it out because vaccines are not where you should be putting your money,” that what I am saying and also in… I heard that in the H1N1 vaccine, which they are including now in that the regular flu shots in America, they are adding that H1N1 in so they are not even saying that it is a special one they are just adding it in, that is a mercury based, the fluid that this vaccine stays in to keep everything, organism, alive is actually mercury, that includes mercury in there, and, we all know how much mercury can come out of the body… formaldehyde, I can remember in high school, you know, dissecting the frog, I do not want that stuff in my body, they make you lithium bomb people with, I mean for goodness sake, so is that right that they do have mercury in there?
Andreas Moritz: Oh, absolutely! Most flu shots actually, not just the H1N1 flu vaccine, but most flu shots do contain mercury. So it is something that is known to be a brain damaging metal, it is the most toxic chemical… metal… in the world, so putting that directly into the human body is just irresponsible and there are no safety studies, there are no comparative studies available, there are only short-term studies like five days or so, but most of the vaccine injuries, they occur long after, months and even years after, as we have seen with the cancer, you get vaccinated as a child and when you are thirty-forty years old, you start developing cancer and you have no idea where it came from but now, the studies show that it is coming from vaccination. so there is just no… you cannot sue them and of course the supreme court of justice now sided with the pharmaceutical industry because they were pressured by them and now nobody can sue the pharmaceutical industry for vaccine injury anymore. So they are totally immune to attack by any families
Linda Mackenzie: However I did see, yeah exactly, I did see, I was very happy to see it, that for the first time in the last couple of weeks, almost all the large pharmaceutical companies are seeing loses for the first time and I am so happy about that because they design many, many things, I have a big respect for science, but it is not for money, and unfortunately the whole thing is for money and I have a vitamin company where we manufacture vitamins, for five years, so I know a bit about medical research and stuff because of having our products tested, and one of the questions I had, we have to go into a break but when we get back I want to comment on a couple of things: Can we trust the medical research? And I got some thing to say and I know Andreas does, and I also want to tell you something that happened yesterday and we are going that too, so stay with us…….
……Welcome back. You are listening to the Linda Mackenzie show. We have today Andreas Moritz and he is the author of “Vaccine-Nation“. Again, you can get this book at amazon.com and go to his website ENER-CHI.com. Andreas, during the break, right before the break, we were talking about… can we trust medical research, right before the break I was saying you know we do not, when we went to get our research done and we found that many times the research that was positive on holistic or natural substances would get pooh-pooed and thrown away and they would not even look at that, but what they would do is, they would find medical research from the drug company, the drug company was paying for the research, so anything that was negative about a drug they would find actually in the garbage cans, sometimes literally in the garbage can, and never report it, only the positive things were reported that is kind of, do you feel that that is true?
Andreas Moritz: Oh, absolutely! Drug makers… they do not have to publish negative studies.What they do is they look at the… let’s say… they do twenty or let’s say thirty studies and they have to do a lot of them and so eventually they come up with maybe three or two or four studies that are positive and the rest of them are negative they can discard the negative ones and then go to the FDA and basically deliver the positive studies to the FDA and they will post it, and very quickly, and so they do not have to report what is negative, it goes into the garbage and that’s been very well… that has been known for a long time. You go to John Leonidas, he is the world’s most renowned expert… and credibility of research…. and he is very, very, very well received and known in the medical research field, and according to him and his eminent researchers, they found that the ninety percent of the published medical information that is relied on by doctors to prescribe the drugs and the treatments, the vaccines and the surgery, is actually fraud and incorrect. And recently the University of California published in the Annals of Medicine that was back in October last year, they found that ninety-two percent of about hundred and forty-five clinical trials that were conducted between 2008 and 2009, they were invalid because it did not disclose the type of placebo they used and so they were found that to manipulate the placebo, for example, in a cholesterol study, they found that when you use a placebo which is a sugar pill, it will actually raise the cholesterol, they put some fats in it and it raises the cholesterol in the control group and that shows that the Statin drug that they tested on is more effective than the placebo so it is very and the FDA is not objecting to that
Linda Mackenzie: Well, that is because the FDA, a lot of them are from the drug industry, all the people on the FDA making the decisions are from the drug industry, I do not mind, but if you have a medical doctor that really understands science, I am not averse to that, but, when you are having former execs form a drug company sitting there saying about drugs and passing that, I think that it is a waste of our time and a waste of our money because it is still all about the money.Tell us a little bit about the law enforced vaccines. I am not allowing somebody to put something in my body. It is my body. I do not think that I should allow them to that but if the law told me that I was forced to get a vaccine what happens with that?
Andreas Moritz: Well, you have not much choice if you live in Massachusetts for example, which just passed a pandemic response act and it allows the Governor to declare a state of emergency and treat normal people like you and me as terror suspects if they are not submitting to the forced vaccination so and it is become more popular. There is another law in New Jersey where parents have to bring the children to school where they were vaccinated by force; if they did not do, that the parents would have to… they would have to be jailed. So there is lot of pressure on parents as well. Now a lot of doctors and hospitals refuse parents to bring their children to the hospitals or to the doctor unless they can show that they have been fully… their children have been fully vaccinated. so it is the law that protects most people at least in 48 states where you can fight for religious reason or philosophical reasons or medical reasons, you have to have a doctor who is supporting that, and write you the letter that you have a medical reason because you can say, “well, the previous vaccines, they caused a vaccine injury in my child, I do not want this to happen again,” and then the doctor has to approve them and say “yes, it is true, there was a vaccine injury, so it is better for the child not to be vaccinated,” but these are very, very few exemptions. Most other people, when they bring their children to school, the schools are already requiring that their children are vaccinated because they say when your child gets sick, he might infect the entire population of children and that is not entirely true, because these children most of them, 98 percent is supposed to be vaccinated already, why should they worry about getting infection? They should worry because we now know that most of the people that get infected are not the non-vaccinated population but the vaccinated population.
Linda Mackenzie: Right!
Andreas Moritz: Like the mumps outbreak in New York where fifteen hundred were infected and seventy seven percent of them were fully vaccinated. And we see that you go through the history of vaccination, you find that in every instance, that most people that were infected by any infectious disease… they were the fully vaccinated ones and the smallest numbers is among non-vaccinated population.
Linda Mackenzie: I am going to bring this to a standby kind of a thing. When we get back, we have got another break but I want to bring this, kind of, to the standby, that is really happening today, so stay with us……….
…….Welcome back. You are listening to the Linda Mackenzie show. We have today Andreas Moritz, author of “Vaccine-Nation.” You know we are a positive network and we do not do controversy usually, at least without answers, and the reason I wanted to, I feel very passionate about this because if you have the knowledge then you can make an informed decision so that, but you do not, if you are only getting one side of the story like the pharmaceutical companies and the government, that unfortunately is being hoodwinked with us then you know you are not able to make informed decisions and that is why I feel very adamant that Andreas Moritz he did fantastic research work. “Vaccine-Nation” is definitely one of the books, those books that you should get. You can get it at, I am sure you can find out more about it, at ENER-CHI.com. in the book, it talks about what a vaccine hangover is, it talks about the autism link it talks about all of the… it has everything in it so it is really great, he even gives you the whole truth on how to stay healthy, but right now, yesterday, there was something in the BBC and the story went that they have a microchip, which is nanotechnology, that they are placing in the viruses now, a couple of weeks ago it reported on the health news that they have things finer than the finest hair that they actually put in drugs now, so that your doctor can sit on his computer and could actually see if you have taken the right dose and where it is in your system and they can even see if you are not taking it anymore. Okay, so with these flus now, these flu vaccines… and vaccines…. they are now putting this nano technology microchip in that, have you heard about that Andreas?
Andreas Moritz: Oh, actually I have heard about this ten years ago, believe it or not,
Linda Mackenzie: Oh!
Andreas Moritz: And so I followed it and there is some literature that is very credible, that shows that they were planning to do this all along in the name of making it easier for medical doctors to diagnose illness and to get a good idea of what this person is all about who is sitting in front of them, that means they will know their history, the medical history, the disease and everything, and so they are basically… they are saying this is a good thing, everyone should have this, but it is a dodgy subject because many people said “oh, I do not want the government snooping around in my body, they will figure out everything about me,” because what else could they do?
Linda Mackenzie: One of the things that I think they can do because if and it is not unprecedented what they have is, if you got the live virus in your system right, when they… whether now or in the future… have a trigger and if it is all computer controlled or frequency… radio frequency controlled…. or whatever it is, if they do not like you, they can just activate that virus, or if through the vaccination, or they could say okay this group of people we like, so we are going to make sure that the virus vaccine is immune and turn it off, but, we do not like those people over there, so let’s just give them the virus and kill them. And I think that if they do not have it now, I think that they will be doing something like that because what better way to fight biological warfare…
Andreas Moritz: Oh, absolutely!
Linda Mackenzie: ….and control
Andreas Moritz: You are right about that, the technology exists, there is no doubt about it, they’re even openly admitting they have this technology. You can now even trigger heart attacks in people remotely so that is been known and a lot of people did already die because of that, but and we do not even have to put something into the human body, we can use other instruments, like playing the harp H-A-R-P…
Linda Mackenzie: Right , right , right.
Andreas Moritz: …so mind control is not something that is a young, it is actually quite an old technology.
Linda Mackenzie: Right, I had a friend of mine who was working on sound frequencies, on the different frequencies of every illness and he could actually help heal the body, and the government actually took it in, they had frequencies where you can beam down a satellite, if used the right frequency, then people turned to water in the street, if it was hit. So I know all this exists, but, as far as the vaccines, I am very afraid when the government says that everybody has to be inoculated and then it’s control, that is not freedom and that does not belong in the United States as far as I am concerned and that is what concerns me about these vaccines.
Andreas Moritz: You are absolutely correct about that and that is why we hope that things with the economy are not going to go as well as it should be and so we do need a collapse of where the funds are drying out for these programs and for making people subjected to vaccination, forced vaccination, which it is a direct way to spread disease, that we are now seeing that over and over again looking at the proof in the historic records and the data, the statistical data, you can sicken entire countries by doing that, and so there is a lot of power where these individuals and elite groups are sitting and they can do whatever they want, so it is time for the system to crack, to break up and for the economy to perhaps collapse to a point that we can recreate it on a sound basis that is not based on manipulation and…
Linda Mackenzie: Power and control and money, but you know, everything is working towards that so we have to understand, so I tell everyone now of the FDA approval and for the pharmaceutical company executives and the people that run it, let us make sure that we are sending them a love and light like pesky little fleas, just keep on hitting them with that love energy, saying do the right thing, we are all connected, keep at them like little fleas, it would be really great if all you guys get together in one place ,you can change it in a minute but you are a little lazy, we understand this, you got busy, things to do, but let’s this week, concentrate on sending all the love and light and make sure that you are saying do the right things to all of those wonderful pharmaceutical heads because we do not want to get against them, we want to make the positive energy up. We are out of time.
Thank you Andreas Moritz for being with us. Everybody get his book “Vaccine-Nation“, okay… very good book, and pass it on to your friends. Do a homeschooling, go to private schools, you do not have to suppress your freedom, you do not have to do that. Take care everyone. We will be right back.