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Even Green Vaccines Belong in the Trash

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Science, Vaccines | 31 comments

The controversy of vaccinations has led to a whole industry of advocacy groups – some protesting for "green" vaccines, some for the removal of mercury, others for vaccine choice and even pro-life groups speaking against the use of aborted fetuses in vaccine production.  With all of these issues, and fingers pointed at so many potential problems in vaccines, it is easy to miss one of the most important issues of all:  Are vaccines even effective or useful to begin with?

This is a premise that is assumed to be true in most cases… but what if it's not?  Would there be any need to try to produce vaccines without mercury, without retrovirus contamination, or without infected, aborted fetal tissue? 

Based on my understanding of the whole theory of vaccination, even if I was offered the "greenest" vaccine, free from the usual heavy metals, contaminants and carcinogens, I would still refuse it, even in the midst of an outbreak.   This may seem absurd and even totally extreme to some readers but my position is based on not only science but logic.

It is believed that vaccines prevent disease because they can cause the body to produce antibodies. This theory is only important if you accept the premise that antibodies in the blood create immunity to disease.  The antibody theory of immunity was built from the understanding of the immune system that was accepted in the early 1900's when vaccines were invented.  In actuality, the antibody theory was disproven over 50 years ago, meaning that modern science has PROVEN that antibodies do not equate immunity.  This fact has been demonstrated in several different ways.  First, it has been shown time and again that individuals with high levels of antibodies can contract the very disease for which they are supposedly protected.  In fact, after researching all the outbreaks in the last several years, to my knowledge in every single case, a large majority of infected people are always fully vaccinated.  A great example was the mumps outbreak in Brooklyn in February 2010, which was named the worst outbreak since 2006 by The New York Times.  In this instance, over 75% of the infected people had been fully vaccinated.  Further evidence mounts against the antibody theory of immunity with the fact that research has shown that individuals with low or zero antibody levels exhibit immunity.  In a diphtheria lab in Great Britain during an outbreak, no correlation between antibody level and immunity could be found.   Furthermore, some people suffer with a condition called agammaglobulinaemia.  In simple terms, this means their body cannot produce antibodies.  If the theory that substantiates vaccines were true, people with this condition would be absolutely doomed.  They would never be able to obtain immunity for any disease.  However, in real life, these individuals not only recover from disease incidence almost as rapidly as their peers, but in addition, exhibit good immunity to further exposures.  To make this case for vaccines even weaker, vaccines are not even highly effective at raising antibodies to begin with.  For this reason, booster shots to revaccinate children are added to the vaccine schedule almost yearly.  But the #1 reason that I would refuse any and every vaccine is because of the true effect they have on the immune system.  Rather than causing immunity, vaccines paralyze the immune system, leaving it disabled.  If you don't know how vaccinations shift the body toward allergy and autoimmunity, watch for my next blog post. 

America: The Land of Doctors in Their Wrong Mind

Posted by on Oct 27, 2010 in Vaccines | 16 comments

The hallmark of American pediatric healthcare is the childhood vaccination policy.   It is a portion of healthcare that is promoted by the government and enforced by the educational system.  Parents are rarely even knowledgeable about the fact that in almost every state, whether to vaccinate is their own choice.   We give up to three times the vaccines as other first world countries and there has never been more controversy and scandal surrounding another topic in medicine.

Of the hundreds of potentially dangerous vaccine additives, thimerosal has been targeted as a main concern by doctors, researchers and many organizations.  Thimerosal was developed by Eli Lilly in 1929.  Thimerosal is a form of ethylmercury, and is 50% mercury by weight.  Mercury is almost the deadliest element on earth, second only to plutonium.  Nervous system and brain damage are both proven effects of mercury exposure whether the toxin is inhaled, eaten or even placed on the skin. Starting in the 1990s, infants were being given multiple doses of mercury-laced vaccines.  During this decade, babies were injected with mercury levels that exceeded the federal safety levels for dietary mercury by 87 times.  By 1999, the government had asked pharmaceutical companies to remove all thimerosal from vaccines.  However, there is plentiful evidence that the CDC was working against the government recommendation.  In 2010, even though many parents are misled and believe vaccines are mercury-free, the thimerosal disaster continues.  Many vaccines contain “trace” amounts of thimerosal.  When a child receives numerous vaccines in a single day, trace + trace + trace still equals a toxic exposure.  And unless special ordered, flu vaccines still contain up to 25 micrograms of this dangerous additive.

A common rebuttal given by medical and health officials to defend injecting thimerosal is the fact that children can eat mercury-containing fish and not suffer brain damage.  Let’s explore this argument used to confuse the real issue at hand.  What American parents should know is that eating tuna that contains mercury is totally different that injecting a vaccine with mercury.

A first important factor is that the mercury we ingest when eating fish is methylmercury.  The mercury that we inject with vaccines is ethylmercury.  Research used to ease parental concern showed that ethylmercury is rather rapidly eliminated from the bloodstream. Many parents relied on this fact when accepting vaccines.  What would horrify these same parents is the knowledge that although thimerosal does indeed leave the bloodstream, it deposits in the worst place possible:  the brain and other organs.  This effect has been shown in research time and again, but even our own National Institutes of Health funded a study in 2005 that spells the result of ethylmercury exposure.  The findings are that ethylmercury is more toxic than methylmercury because it crosses the blood-brain barrier quicker and converts to inorganic mercury.  This inorganic mercury is most difficult to excrete and stays in the brain longer and in higher levels.    

Of a greater concern is that vaccines are injected, not ingested.  The gastrointestinal tract is equipped to eliminate heavy metals from foods we eat.  When you inject into the bloodstream the body has no defense.  Every organ and tissue is left vulnerable.  Another area of concern is that all safety levels ever established are based on ingesting the toxin. Comparing injecting to ingesting and comparing ethylmercury to methylmercury is even more ridiculous than comparing apples to oranges.   We literally have no research to substantiate the safety of this practice.  Conversely there are hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled children who have been raised with the childhood vaccine policy. 

As a side note, thimerosal has been banned in Russia, Denmark, Austria, Japan, Great Britain and all the Scandinavian countries. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a policy on mercury exposure: “Mercury in all its forms is toxic to the fetus and children, and efforts should be made to reduce exposure to the extent possible to pregnant women and children as well as the general population.”

We are injecting babies, toddlers, pregnant women and the elderly with high levels of thimerosal to attempt to avoid the yearly flu.  The question I am left with is “What doctor in his right mind would inject thimerosal into a human being?”

What is Killing American Babies?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010 in Autism, BioNutritional Care, Doctor Training, Infant Mortality, Vaccines | 10 comments

I am always amazed when I meet parents who are so "sold" on the US system of healthcare that they will accept standard protocols, like the entire childhood vaccine schedule and new pharmaceuticals, with no question, second opinions or personal research.  You would think that our country has an outstanding track record for healthy citizens.  You would almost never guess that we are failing miserably across the board.  Infant mortality is an especially alarming topic when you realize it is actually the occurrence of babies dying before celebrating even 2 birthdays… Do American parents know where the US stands? 

As reported in CNN Health:

"An estimated 2 million babies die within their first 24 hours each year worldwide and the United States has the second worst newborn mortality rate in the developed world.  American babies are three times more likely to die in their first month as children born in Japan, and newborn mortality is 2.5 times higher in the United States than in Finland, Iceland or Norway, Save the Children researchers found.  Only Latvia, with six deaths per 1,000 live births, has a higher death rate for newborns than the United States, which is tied near the bottom of industrialized nations with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia with five deaths per 1,000 births."

In the US, we have more neonatologists and neonatal intensive care beds per person than Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.  We give up to three times the vaccines, aimed to prevent childhood illness and death,  than other first-world countries.  The US went from about 2-3 to about 41-42 on the international infant mortality list after implementation of the CDC mass vaccine program.We have pharmaceuticals of all kinds readily available.  And the result?  Our newborn death rate is higher than all but one other developed country, according to the annual State of the World's Mothers report in 2006.

And in addition to infant mortality, when is our country going to experience the past-due panic at our soaring autism rates? In 2010, the Center for Disease Control's latest statistic is that 1 in 110 children has a form of autism.  Just two years earlier, the rate was 1 in 150.  The constant message from the government and medical community is one of denial – that the increase in rates is better diagnosing or awareness…  Anything to keep American parents from pondering the concept that our system of pediatric healthcare may be extremely flawed and the actual culprit of disease, disability and death.  Nevermind that nowhere can we find a population of adults where almost 1% of autistic.

Our government calmly states, "Approximately 13% of children have a developmental disability, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism." But don't worry – follow their recommendations verbatim, without question, because they know what's best.

The future of our country depends on American parents who are willing to be educated and make responsible healthcare decisions for their children.  The future of healthcare relies on doctors that are willing to be holistic-minded and dedicated to care that promotes real health rather than sales for pharmaceutical companies.  And the millions of children that are already affected by disability and chronic disease can only be helped if their parents learn that recovery is possible with the guidance of a properly trained healthcare provider.

If you have a child affected by a chronic illness, learn more about recovery and prevention by viewing the DVD, "The Explosion of Childhood Illness Explained" .

If you are a healthcare provider who wants to join the mission for the prevention and recovery of childhood illness, attend the upcoming Hope For Autism Conference in Charleston, SC on November 5-7, 2010.  For more information, click HERE.

If you are a chiropractor, read on…

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in ADHD, Allergies, Autism, Behavior Problems, BioNutritional Care, Diet, Doctor Training, Fibromyalgia, Nutrition | 7 comments

“Adversity,” said the poet Horace many centuries ago, “has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” 

This quote has profound implications for the chiropractic profession.  The adversity facing America is the harsh condition of health in our country.  And indeed, this provides the chiropractor the ability to offer the refreshing reform that is really needed.  

The devastating reality is that America has never been in such a dire health care crisis – infant mortality, obesity and autism all skyrocketing high enough to cause concern for our country’s future.  It is blatantly obvious that the health care discussions taking place in the US areon the wrong topic entirely.  The problem is not lack of allopathic health care and pharmaceuticals and the answer is not more drugs and surgery.  We hold the true keys to health in our hands.

But we certainly have our work cut out for us.  The conditions that plague millions of Americans have deep roots.  While a majority of patients respond incredibly to chiropractic care, millions of Americans now suffer directly from the care given by the medical system.  It is un-telling the percentage of illnesses that are a direct result of the vaccines, antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals.  Then when you add the increasing levels of environmental toxicity, food additives and other chemical exposures, you have the recipe for disaster.

American babies receive up to three times the vaccines as in other first world countries and by the time a child is 24 months, he should have received 38 doses.  In fact, a child can receive up to 13 vaccines in a single visit.  Every single drug on the market has admitted side effects.  Although the effects of vaccines are well-denied, it is overwhelmingly clear that vaccines have an impact on the immune system, gastrointestinal system and body burden of toxicity.  These same children are often given rounds of antibiotics repeatedly in the first several years of life.  These two factors alone set the stage for chronic gut infection, heavy metal toxicity, severe nutritional deficiency (regardless of diet), immune system abnormalities (like allergies), and more.  The only way to address these problems is through diet, nutrition and detoxification.  I often wonder if chiropractors across the country realize that addressing these issues is within our scope… and most importantly is that there are very few doctors in the whole country helping patients who are suffering with these problems.

As a chiropractor, when I test a patient for common underlying physiological causes of disease in addition to subluxation, my ability to help the patient skyrockets.  And for all the patients who don't have these conditions addressed, they must live with the consequences and often turn to drugs to mask the symptoms.  What choice do they have?

If you are not knowledgeable about the contributing factors for the most common conditions like autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, depression, fibromylagia, Alzheimer's, and gastrointestinal conditions, then your patients are at a great disadvantage.  But taking a weekend out of your busy schedule to attend the Hope For Autism Conference will give you the tools you need to start helping your patients in a greater way.  We even have a doctor mentor program in which we personally assist you in offering this care to your community – the testing, interpretation and recommendations. 

As we travel through this decade, may the talents of our profession that are so desperately needed be fully revealed like never before.

Visit www.HopeForAutism.us for information on the upcoming conference November 5-7, 2010 in Charleston, SC.

Call 888.559.9810 for information about doctor training and to register for the Hope For Autism Conference.

 

Behavior & Chronic Infection

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in ADHD, Autism, Behavior Problems | 3 comments

So many parents are not aware that childhood behavior can be a pure reflexion of the physical problems ailing their child.  This is a common oversight in autism, ADHD and many other childhood illnesses.  A great example is in the case of chronic gastrointestinal infection.  In a healthy child, the gastrointestinal tract is filled with colonies of beneficial bacteria.  These bacteria are actual organisms and excrete byproducts that are helpful for the human being.   On the other hand, harmful bacteria also have chemicals they eliminate, but the byproducts are toxic.  When the normal balance in the gut is distorted and harmful bacteria or yeast take root and become plentiful, their toxic byproducts also become plentiful.  These toxins then can be absorbed and circulated all over the body, effecting every organ and even the brain.   To give one example, research has shown that an intestinal infection of Clostridia, a type of bacteria, causes both neurological and behavior changes in children.  In children and adults, yeast overgrowth in the gut is related to a whole list of symptoms, including:

  • Poor attention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Anger
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • “Spaciness”
  • Inappropriate behavior (such as making odd noises, or talking very loudly)
  • Memory problems
  • Sleep Disturbance

If your child suffers with unexplained or uncontrollable  behavior, see a healthcare provider that can further investigate if chronic infection may be a factor. 

If you are a healthcare provider interested in offering specialized care for chronic childhood and adult illness, visit www.hopeforautism.us .

To learn more about this and related topics, click here

For a list of doctors visit www.HopeForAutism.us .

The Sentence? Juvenile Detention. The Crime? Allergies.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2010 in ADHD, Allergies, Autism, Behavior Problems, BioNutritional Care, Diet, Doctor Training, Nutrition, Science | 8 comments

It is so common to associate the symtpoms of allergies with coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes and rashes.  But what would shock most parents is that physical problems, like allergies, can be a key factor in their child's out-of-control behavior, meltdowns, and poor decision-making.

A study was conducted in a juvenile detention center in the US that confirmed the role of allergies in behavior.  First, tests confirmed that dairy allergy is unbelievably common among these troubled children.  In fact, a stunning 70% of the juveniles that were tested were allergic to milk.  To evaluate the relationship between the known milk allergy and behavior, milk was removed from the list of beverages offered in the detention center.  In fact, orange juice was used as a substitute.  It was documented that the amount of unacceptable behavior and violence decreased substantially.  Just to test the hypothesis that the improvement in behavior was indeed linked to the allergy, milk was reintroduced to the diet.  This corresponded with a direct increase in both aberrant and violent behavior.

The sad fact is that behavior is influenced by far more that the child or adult's desire to act appropriately.  Various problems in the body, that are actual medical conditions, affect the brain and in turn, can result in neurological and behavioral changes.  Yet, this is a factor that remains unconsidered most of the time.  Instead, there are thousands and thousands of children whose conditions go undiagnosed.  And the only option given to parents is to somehow cope or medicate. 

Medicating can have serious consequences, let alone the fact that it rarely addresses the cause of the problem.  A perfect example is the drug, Ritalin, used commonly for children that have behavior challenges.  In the USA, with about 5% of the world's population, we consume over 85% of the world's Ritalin.  Ritalin is classified by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) as a class II narcotic, just like speed and cocaine.  This means it carries the same potential for abuse as these other street drugs.  Even more startling is that laboratory animals make no distinction between cocaine and Ritalin.  It literally takes a chemist to differentiate the two powerful drugs.  There has been no long term study showing the effects of Ritalin on brain development.

The greatest grief is for children who somewhere along the path to adulthood end up detained and actually lose their freedom because no one knew they were suffering with a physical ailment.

An alarming number of children on the autism spectrum and with ADHD suffer with allergies, both food and inhalant.  For this reason, specialized diets and methods to regulate the immune system have shown amazing success for thousands of families.

The day couldn't arrive quickly enough when a substantial percentage of healthcare providers are knowledgable about the true factors affecting children with chronic illness.

If your child suffers with unexplained or uncontrollable  behavior, see a healthcare provider that can further investigate if allergies may be a factor. 

If you are a healthcare provider interested in offering specialized care for chronic childhood and adult illness, visit www.hopeforautism.us .

To learn more about this and related topics, click here

For a list of doctors visit www.HopeForAutism.us .