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July 2014HEALTH The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday said it has closed two laboratories and halted some shipments of dangerous disease samples after discovering new safety breaches, including one that involved the dangerous avian flu. The CDC, which is already under fire for safety mishaps involving live anthrax, said samples that were sent in March to the Department of Agriculture for research were contaminated with the highly infections virus H5N1. The flu samples from the Roybal Campus in Atlanta were destroyed as soon as the CDC realized the mistake. CDC Director Thomas Frieden said he didn’t learn about the incident until this week. “I’m upset, I’m angry, I’ve lost sleep over it,” Frieden said. “The revelation came in a new report where the CDC outlined the findings of a separate investigation into the mishandling of anthrax last month in Atlanta. The agency reported…

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By Elizabeth Renter
January 14, 2013

This article originally appeared on Natural Society

In our society today, newborns are injected with loads of chemicals nearly as soon as they enter the world. In the name of “prevention”, we give them vaccines that we aren’t even sure are safe.

As a matter of fact, in many cases, we know them to be unsafe.

This is the case with the hepatitis B vaccine, approved for infants at birth but admittedly responsible for causing serious illness and even death.

The United States Court of Federal Claims sided with the estate of Tambra Harris, who died as a result of an auto-immune disease called systemic lupose erythematosus (SLE).

The court awarded $475,000 following her death after finding the hepatitis vaccine caused her injury in the form of SLE. But this near-admittance of a cause-effect relationship between the vaccine and the illness and subsequent…

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Hyman, MarkView Profile. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine10. 6 (Nov/Dec 2004): 70-5.


This material was presented at the meeting of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, which was held in New Orleans on September 23-24, 2004

The city of New Orleans was spared the wrath of hurricane Ivan. Yet, a week later, the eye of a different kind of storm stirred at the edge of the Mississippi, a muddy and polluted river, emblematic of our self-inflicted health crisis affecting children and the elderly, from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. A unique international group of policymakers, environmental scientists, toxicologists, biochemists, journalists, academic physicians, practicing pediatricians, neurologists, and dentists gathered to make sense of the environmental impact, toxicology, basic science, public policy, and health implications of one of the least studied and perhaps greatest potential threats to our long-term health-mercury.

In this issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Woody McGinnis, MD, puts forth a theory of autism based on oxidative stress. In the conference it was proposed that mercury might be a key part to understanding autism and the toxininduced oxidative stress that results from the interaction of mercury exposure with a child’s unique genetic susceptibilities.

A few highlights will provide a flavor of the discussions that attempted to sift through the policy and scientific quagmire surrounding mercury. The presentations ranged from an analysis of the global cycle of mercury to the methylation cycles impaired by mercury.


Barry Kohl, PIiD, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University, provided a unique overview of the impact of industrialization on environmental mercury levels through a description of the levels of mercury in the ice core extracted from the pristine Freemont Glacier in Wyoming. Dr. Kohl explained that there were small peaks in mercury concentration in the ice core from the Tambora volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 1815; from the use of mercury in smelting during the California gold rush from 18501884; the eruption in 1883 of the Sumatran volcano Krakatau 10,000 miles away; and the more recent Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980. However, over the past 100 years, there has been a 30-fold increase in mercury deposition, 70% of which is from anthropogenic sources. An exponential peak has occurred in the last 40 years due to major industrialization. Much of the mercury comes from coal-fired plants and from chlor-alkali plants that use mercury in the process of making chlorine used in plastics, pesticides, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, and more.


Harvey Clewell from the ENVIRON Health Sciences Institute, Ruston, I,a, reviewed the epidemiologic studies from the Seychelles and Faroe islands. He presented a continuum of risk model for mercury exposures. Nearly all human exposures to methyl mercury derive from fish. In the Seychelles Islands, there seemed be little effect from mercury on the population; however, the islander’s fish consumption was predominately from low-risk, small reef fish. Maternal-fetal transmission was analyzed in the Faroe Islands. Elevated levels of mercury in umbilical cord blood correlated with decrements in neurologic studies in 5/17 tests in 917 mother-infant pairs. The mean umbilical cord blood level contained 22.9 micrograms per liter. A major source of their fish consumption was whale blubber, which contains over 3 parts per million of mercury.

The health effects from methylmercury upon infants and children depend on the dose, with severe symptoms presenting with exposure to doses of 100 mcg/kg/day, mild symptoms with greater than 10 mcg/kg/day, and sub-clinical symptoms with less than 1 mcg/kg/day. Symptoms include late development in walking and talking, and decreased performance on neurological tests.

Dr. Clewell reviewed the limitations of various forms of testing for mercury. Methylmercury is found predominately in red blood cells. Inorganic mercury from amalgams is found in plasma but is rapidly cleared. Methylmercury is converted to inorganic mercury in the body and is the main form of mercury in brain.


Raoult Ratard, MD1 MS, MPII, State Fipidemiologist, Louisiana Department of Health, and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, reviewed the health effects of mercury upon infants and newborns.

Sources of exposure are widespread and include mercury vapors in ambient air, ingestion via drinking water, fish, vaccines, occupational exposures, home exposures including fluorescent light bulbs, thermostats, batteries, red tattoo dye, skin lightening creams, and over-the-counter products such as contact lens fluid and neosynephrine, dental amalgams, and more. Amalgam exposure is estimated to be from 3 to 17 micrograms per day from slow corrosion, chewing, brushing and grinding.

The toxicokinetics of mercury were reviewed. Absorption is about 80% for mercury vapor and nearly 100% for oral absorption. It is primarily distributed in the kidneys and brain and readily transferred to the fetus via the placenta. It is eliminated via the urine, feces, expired air, and breast milk.

Dr. Ratard reported that the major toxicity is from mercury’s ability to covalently bind to sulfhydryl groups of enzymes in microsomes and mitochondria and other enzyme binding sites including carboxyl, amide, amine, and phosphoryl groups.

Clinical manifestations were reviewed, including the historical context of mercury poisoning epidemics such as the Minamata Bay exposures in Japan, acrodynia or pink disease in children from calomel (Hg Cl) used in teething powder, mad hatter syndrome or erethism, and methylmercury fungicide grain seed exposures in Iraq and Pakistan.

The clinical manifestations are varied and mimic many other conditions. Central Nervous System (CNS) toxicity includes erethism with symptoms of shyness, emotional lability, nervousness, insomnia, memory impairment, and inability to concentrate. Other CNS symptoms may include encephalopathy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinsonian symptoms, tremor, ataxia, impaired hearing, tunnel vision, dysarthria, headache, fatigue, impaired sexual function, and depression. Renal toxicity includes proteinuria, renal syndrome, and acute renal failure. Gastrointestinal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and colitis. Dermal toxicity includes allergic dermatitis, chelitis, gingivitis, stomatitis, and excessive salivation.

Assessment and management were discussed including the use of Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (DMSA) and Dimercaptopropane Sulfonate (DMPS).


William Hartley, ScD, Angela R. Machen, MS, Fred Kopfler, PhD, Dianne Dugas, Shannon Soileau, and Chris Piehler discussed public health implications of mercury.

Public health concerns were addressed in depth by various speakers who focused on research on the health effects and exposures of populations to methylmercury through fish consumption from recreational fishing. The difficulties of assessment methods, and the determination of long-term risks, safe limits, toxic doses, and acceptable public health recommendations were clear from the presentations. One note of hope was the reduction in industrial mercury emissions from 220 million pounds to 120 million pounds a year over the last 10 years.


Mike Robichaux, DDS, a practicing dentist, reviewed his experience with removal of amalgams fillings, lie showed a remarkable video of mercury vapor being released from a 25year-old tooth. It is available for viewing on the website of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (


Anders Lindvall, MD, from the Foundation for Metal Biology in Sweden, reported on his work on the health effects of dental amalgams and presented a review of the controversial literature on dental amalgams and human health.

Many patients reported a symptom complex consistent with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/EpsteinBarr Virus they believed were related to dental amalgams. In 1990, Dr. Lindvall began a study at Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden to diagnose and treat patients with suspected amalgam-related illness and to develop and evaluate diagnostic tools to assess toxicity from dental amalgams. Beside conventional measures of quality of life and symptoms, unique laboratory assessments were used to determine the presence and immunological toxicity of metals. These were 1) Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PlXE), an accelerator-based test on single blood cells that assesses intracellular levels of trace elements, which showed that, in lymphocytes, mercury is found in the nucleus, particularly in places where zinc is low; and 2) Memory Lymphocyte Immunostimulation Assay (MELISA), a test of lymphocyte reactivity to metal compounds. Information about the MELISA test is available at

The management of patients included supportive antioxidants (B complex C, E, Se), treatment of infection and jaw dysfunction, selective removal of any incompatible dental material, low-emission amalgam removal techniques, use of bio-compatible materials substituting amalgams, and laboratory follow up at one year. The cost was covered by national health insurance. It was a retrospective study of 796 patients with chronic symptoms. Over 70% of patients reported significant improvement in symptoms after amalgam removal. This correlated with improvement in the PIXE and MELISA testing. The study was limited by the lack of an adequate control group. The clinic was closed after the study was published and there was no further access allowed to the records, which contained over 1,000 untreated patients who could have served as a control. As of 1999, amalgam dental restorations in Sweden are no longer covered by insurance.

Dr. Lindvall discussed a review paper that was published on amalgam toxicily in February 2004 in the lnlennuional journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. Some of the findings from European investigators may be both unfamiliar and surprising to many, but are worth further attention. Mercury vapor is continually emitted and absorbed from amalgams and accumulates in organ tissues. Humans with amalgam fillings have significantly elevated blood mercury levels, 3-5 times more mercury in the urine and 2-12 times more mercury in their tissues than those without amalgam fillings. However, blood and urine mercury levels are not necessarily indicative of mercury load in body tissues or severity of clinical symptoms. Research on sheep and monkeys with dental amalgams has shown that blood mercury levels remained low, whereas tissue mercury levels were raised. The half-life of metallic mercury in the blood is quite short (about 3 days) because it quickly penetrates other tissues. Urine mercury levels mainly reflect the cumulative dose of inorganic mercury in the kidneys and only a weak to no correlation with levels in other target tissues exists. When exposure to mercury ceases, a half-life of 1-18 years can be expected in the brain and bone structures.

Patients suffering from symptoms like fatigue, irritability, mood disorders, poor concentration, headaches, and insomnia due to their amalgam fillings exhibit the presence of apolipoprotein Ii 4 allele (ApoE 4) significantly more frequently than healthy controls. ApoE 4 lacks thiols groups and thus has reduced detoxifying activity. Apolipoprotein E2 and Apolipoprotein E3 can bind and detoxify heavy metals such as mercury. Patients with self-related amalgam complaints have lower selenium levels and deficiencies of trace elements than controls with amalgams that have no symptoms. The total anti-oxidant plasma activity is significantly reduced in individuals with dental amalgams. Studies cited by many authors and institutions as proof of the putative harmlessness of amalgams do not use proper non-amalgam control groups. As noted, findvall reported a 70% improvement in most chronic health complaints after amalgam removal. Other studies showed that patients with chronic fatigue and autoimmune thyroiditis showed improvement in their health status after the replacement of amalgam fillings with composites. In another study, 71% of patients with autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, improved after amalgam removal. Eow-dose exposure to inorganic mercury may be a co-factor in the development of autoimmune diseases. Animal and in vitro studies confirm that exposure to inorganic and metallic mercury causes neuronal damage and that biochemical alterations including the induction of beta amyloid is found in Alzheimer’s disease even at very low concentrations. These effects were not seen with other metals such as lead, aluminum, cadmium, manganese, zinc, iron, chromium, and copper.

Mercury levels in the human placenta correlate with the number of maternal amalgam fillings, and a substantial amount of mercury from amalgams reach the fetus. Mercury from dental amalgams in pregnant women may also contribute to development of autism in their children. Mothers of 94 autistic children had statistically more amalgam fillings during pregnancy than 49 mothers of normal controls. In contrast to their higher mercury exposure during pregnancy, these autistic children had reduced mercury levels in their first haircut. This may reflect a reduced capacity to excrete mercury from!.heir body, which in turn may lead to elevated brain mercury levels.

In a recent risk analysis it was suggested that the frequency of pathological side effects from amalgams due to genetically determined high sensitivity is about 1%. The German Commission on Human Biological Monitoring states that genetically susceptible persons may develop immunological reactions to amalgams. The portion of susceptible persons in the general public is about l%-4%. Approximately 20% of the general public may experience sub-clinical central nervous system and/or kidney function impairment due to amalgam fillings. Taken collectively, Lindvall suggests, these data question the safety of dental amalgams.


Boyd Haley, PhD, from the University of Kentucky Medical Center, is a vociferous opponent of dental amalgams. A prodigious reading ol the toxicology literature and decades of his own research fuel his fervor. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded his research for 25 years until he began to seriously call into question safety of dental amalgams, the use of thimerosal in vaccines and their correlation with autism. The private Wallace Foundation, run by the son of President Truman’s vice-president Henry Wallace who died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and who had been frequently exposed to mercury-containing fungicide on grain, now funds his work.

Hr. Haley believes thnt fish is not as big n contributor to mercury toxicity in humans as amalgams because methylmercury is generally excreted quickly while mercury vapor lrom amalgams is not. He reported on the dramatic rise in autism rates, over 900% in less than a generation in California and 714% nationwide. The use ol drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) of all ages has increased 49% in the past 3 years, while their use has increased 369% in children under five years old. He reported on the dramatic increase in autism rates in California since the introduction of the hepatitis B vaccine in 1990 and an increase in the overall vaccination schedule. In 1999, thimerosal was removed from vaccines as parents gained increased awareness of the issue. In the first three quarters of 2004 the data showed a decline in the incidence of autism in California for the first time.

Dr. Haley reported on the toxicity of thimerosal. It is quickly converted to ethylmercury in the body where it moves rapidly from blood to brain. Mercury is lipophilic and concentrates in the brain; therefore, blood levels are not an accurate measurement of total body burden of mercury. Genetic polymorphisms of glutathione disulfide (GSST) prevent excretion of mercury. Mercury can only be excreted when complexed with glutathione (GSH). If it cannot be eliminated because GSH or GSST is lacking, then the mercury stays in tissues and does damage. Thimersol inhibits methionine synthease and methylene reductase and thus has significant effects on the body’s ability to methylate and to produce glutathione.

Dr. Haley has observed that the lowest level of Hg is found in the birth hair of the most severely affected autistic children. The 4:1 ratio of autism in males:females may be in part due to the effects of testosterone on mercury excretion. Antibiotics also prevent excretion of mercury, and antibiotic use is higher among autistic children. Dr. Haley reported on striking data showing a synergistic effects of heavy metals: a (no response level) LD-I and LD-I lead and mercury = lethal dose (LD) 100!

Dr. Llaley’s website is


Jane El Dahr, MD, is the Chief of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. She reported on the increase in autism in the last decade, its correlation with the change in the vaccine schedule and explored in detail the autism-mercury hypothesis. Dr. El Dahr discussed the immunological parallels with autism and reviewed the epidemiological and toxicological research on thimerosal.

In California, rigorous standards for reporting of autism were in place because social benefits were tied to the accurate diagnosis, so the increases are very likely to be real. During the first 25 years, 6,527 cases of autism were reported; but it took only three years during the 1990s to add 6,596 additional cases. Erom 1987 to 1998 there was a 273% increase in autism cases in California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Autism released an “Autism Alarm” stating that one in 166 children in the U.S. have autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Currently, one-sixth of all children under the age of 18 have a developmental disability. That is nearly 20% of the population who may not be able to be productive members of society.

Much of the data she presented is available on

The mercury-autism hypothesis was proposed in part due to the analysis of the actual doses of thimerosal received by children after the change in the vaccination schedule. In individuals with a genetic susceptibility, such as a defect in the enzymes responsible for detoxifying heavy metals, prenatal and early postnatal exposure to mercury leads to neurologic damage resulting in autistic symptoms. Acrodynia or pink baby syndrome from exposure to calomel or mercury in teething powder presented similarly to autism. Other potential sources of early exposure in the fetus or infant include maternal amalgams, fish consumption, eardrops, and nasal drops. Vaccines present a significant source of exposure in RhoGam, influenza vaccines during pregnancy, and childhood immunizations. The maximum exposure in the first six months of life is 187.5 micrograms of mercury, far exceeding limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These limits are set for methylmercury primarily from fish, not for ethylmercury from vaccines. Questions remain about the relative toxicity of each. According to the EPA, the “safe” daily level of mercury exposure for a 5 kg, 2-month-old infant is 0.5 micrograms or 0.1 micrograms per kg. The typical 2-month vaccination schedule includes diphtheria and tetanus (DtaP), Haemophilus infliicmac tybe B (Hib), and hepatitis B vaccines. Combined, these vaccines contain 62.5 micrograms of mercury or 125 times the EPA limits for a single-day exposure. It should be remembered that, like lead, there may be no safe level and children are more susceptible to toxic effects than adults.

Dr. El Dahr advises us that there may be large variations in genetic susceptibility to exposures. She also argues that there is a strong biologic plausibility to the mercury-autism hypothesis. Symptoms of mercury toxicity parallel autism. Beside the neurotoxic effects, there appears to be correlation between the immunopathology of both autism and mercury toxicity. She defines immunopathology to include immune deficiency and dysfunction with defective or ineffective responses, hypersensitivity with an overactive response out of proportion to potential damage and autoimmunity or inappropriate reaction to self. These specific immune abnormalities have been found in 30%-70% of autistic children.

She also reviewed the problematic Institute of Medicine recommendations and analysis of the thimerosal issue. Further information can be found at


Paul Harch, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Louisiana State University Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship and Hyperbaric Department at Medicine Center of Louisiana, New Orleans. He pioneered the application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for cerebral palsy and autism. He presented his data using Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) scan imaging pre and post HBOT for children from the autistic spectrum disorder. His results show both clinical and radiological improvement in brain function. He commented on the “oxygen paradox.” Contrary to expectation, he reported, highdose oxygen reduces oxidative stress. Mechanisms explored include the potential for LlBOT to influence DNA expression. Dr. Harch’s website is


Stephanie Cave, MD, is on the Clinical Faculty of Louisiana State University Medical School, and since 1996 has treated over 2,300 children with autistic spectrum disorder. Her recent book, What Your Doctor May Not TcII You About Children’s Vaccinations, outlines the data and debate in this highly charged field.

Dr. Cave also reported on the increased incidence of autism in the last 30 years from 1/10,000 children to 1/150 children and 1/30 males in the United States.

The major toxicity from mercury, she reports, is its ability to tightly bind to the sulfhydryl groups enzymatic or structural proteins, severely inhibiting enzyme function and structural integrity. Ethylmercury from vaccines exceeds Wl 10, EPA, PDA, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) limits for exposure. The limits for an average 5 kg child range from 0.5 meg/day for the EPA and PDA, to 1.5 meg/day for ATSDR and 16.5 meg/week for WHO. The administration of the 2-month schedule for the average child as DTaP, 1 lib, Hep B is 62.5 meg, or 125 times the safe limits set by government agencies.

Dr. Case quoted Dr Boyd’s research on the paradoxically low levels of mercury (0.47 ppm in 94 cases vs 3.63 ppm in controls) in the first haircut of autistic children despite higher prenatal mercury exposure than controls from amalgams, fish consumption, and Rho D immunoglobulin. This implies an impaired detoxification and excretion capacity in autistic cases. Dr. Cave analyzed conflicting recommendations and reports from the CDC, and from epidemiologic reports concluding that there is a causal relationship between childhood vaccines containing thimerosal and nrurodevelopmental disorders in children. She critiqued the Lancet Study, which concluded no toxic effect from thimerosal for numerous reasons including small sample size (33), blood drawn on day 7, not true peak level on day 3, variability in amounts of thimerosal exposure, and reduced exposure compared to current vaccine schedules. The population-based cohort study from Denmark published in JAMA reported no increased risk of autism with thimerosal. The authors of the study were affiliated with the state-run Statcns Serum Institut. Eighty percent of its profits on $120 million in annual revenue is from vaccines. The methodology was also called into question because of inconsistencies in the reporting system.

A case control study of 221 children with autism and 18 controls found that after a DMSA challenge test, vaccinated autistic children had three times the level of mercury in their urine compared to controls.

Dr. Cave reviewed her clinical approach to dealing with ASD children. Besides a thorough developmental history, she does a laboratory evaluation including a Complete Blood Count (CBC), Metabolic panel 7 (SMA7), liver functions, cellular trace minerals and toxic metals, hair metals, pre- and postprovocation urinary metals, urine organic acids, stool analysis, amino acid and fatty acids panels, serum copper, plasma zinc (often finding an elevated copper:zinc ratio), serum ceruloplasmin, glutathione and sulfate levels, Immunoglobulin G (IgG) food allergies, myelin basic protein antibodies, and viral studies (Human Herpes virus 6 [HHV6], EBV, etc.).

Her common findings include low cellular minerals, elevated cellular metals, elevated auto antibodies, positive viral titers, low plasma sulfate and glutathione, impaired detoxification chemistry, low plasma amino acids and abnormal organic acids, low unsaturated fatty acids, low vitamin A, elevated coppenzinc ratio, elevated CD4 cells, low CD8 cells and elevated CD4/CD8 ratio, low natural killer (NK) cells, unbalanced gut flora, multiple Candida species, and parasites. Hair metals are often elevated except for mercury due to impaired detoxification and excretion.

Dr. Cave’s treatment protocols include casein, gluten, allergy- and seafood-free diets, removal of amalgam fillings, and detoxification support. Key to the treatment is careful detoxification of heavy metals after repletion of cellular nutrients, repair of gut dysfunction and enhancement of liver detoxification chemistry. Supplements and treatments may include multivitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids (EPA/DHA/GLA), antioxidants, selenium, xinc, magnesium, digestive enzymes, vitamins C, E, A, and CoQlO. Kowel ecology restoration may include antifungals, antibiotics, herbs, probiotics, and glutamine. Enhancement of liver detoxification is facilitated by Epsom salt baths (MgSO^sub 4^, magnesium sulfate creams, and oral, intravenous, or topical glutathione.

Mercury and other heavy metal detoxification is achieved after a DMSA provocation challenge of 20 mg/kg with a 10-hour urine collection. DMSA is given at a dose of 10 mg/kg every 8 hours for 3 days with 11 days off. The cycle is repeated 4 times, followed by another provocation challenge test.

Another critical aspect of autistic spectrum disorder is impaired methylation chemistry, which affects methylation of proteins, repair of DNA, as well as the synthesis of glutathione affecting detoxification, synthesis of membrane phospholipids and dopamine binding to CNS receptors. Collectively, these effects can explain much of the clinical manifestations of ASD. Multiple polymorphisms of the methionine cycle pathway affect methylation capacity including MTl IFR 667 C to T (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase), combined MTHKK 677 C to T and 1298 A to C, and MTRR 66A to G (methionine synthase reductase). These are found at increased frequency in the autistic population. Mercury binds to methionine synthase causing severe downstream metabolic dysfunction, Because of these polymorphisms and the toxic effects on 1 Ig on these enzymes, the production of methylcobalamin impaired the entire methylation cycle leading to reduced levels of homocysteine, methylmalonic acid, glutathione, and more. Methylcobalamin (B12) has multiple neuroprotective functions including enhanced methylation facilitating phosphatidyl choline formation in membrane phospholipids, and prevention of nitric oxide toxicity, which protects neurons against NMDA receptor-mediated glutamate toxicity.

Mercury further exacerbates impairment in glutathione synthesis by depleting glutathione in lymphocytes and monocytes leading to increased risk of the immuno and cytotoxic effects of mercury. The impairment in glutathione synthesis through the inhibition of the methionine cycle and the depletion of intracellular glutathione is compounded further by the increased frequency of polymorphisms affecting glutathione antioxidant capacity such as glutathione-S-transferase Ml null (GSTMl null), glutathione-S-transferasc Tl null (GSTTl null), and a double null GST Ml and GST Tl polymorphism.

Dr. Cave presented a number of cases where these principles were applied with significant benefit and reductions in autistic symptoms.


Robert Nash, MD, is a practicing neurologist and the Chairman of the American Board of Metal Toxicology. After an overview, he reviewed mercury-associated diseases, mechanisms, controversies, and therapeutic options.

Major sources of mercury exposure include dental amalgams (vapor), fish (methylmercury), and vaccines (ethylmercury). Toxic effects, he suggests, spread across a broad spectrum of diseases including autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neurodevelopmental diseases, nephrotoxicity, and cancer. Reporting on the review in the New England Journal of Medicine, he reports that the fetal brain is more susceptible than the adult brain to mercury-induced damage including the division and migration of neuronal cells and disruption of the cytoarchitecture of the developing brain.

The mechanism of mercury toxicity in the adult brain may be related to proteins involved in mercury excretion including glutathione, glutathione transferase, metallothionine, and Apo E. Glutathione carries Hg through biliary transport for excretion. Ug2+ rapidly oxidizes glutathione. Glutathione transferase is an enzyme that may be implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. However, most interesting were recent findings that Apo E 4 may increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease because it has an impaired ability to bind mercury and transport it from the brain. Apo E 4 has no binding sites for mercury because it contains arginine at both positions 112 and 158 of the lipoprotein. Apo E 2 has cysteine at both those sites enabling it to bind and transport mercury from the brain. Dr. Nash suggests that most if not all aberrant biochemistry in the Alzheimer’s brain can be mimicked by mercury. The diagnostic hallmarks of the Alzheimer’s brain can be produced by Hg concentrations lower than reported in human brain tissues. He further concludes that the biological plausibility of Hg as a causal factor in Alzheimer’s disease is more complete than thimerosal causation of autism.

Regarding amalgam fillings, Dr. Nash concludes that due to the enhancement of mercury toxicity and retention by factors found in the diet, antibiotics, other toxicants such as cadmium and lead, and genetic susceptibilities, no level of mercury exposure from amalgams can be considered without risk.

He also reviewed the literature linking mercury and cardiovascular disease. Two studies have reported increased risk of myocardial infarction while another has showed no risk. However, the data presented on idiopathic cardiomyopathy was among the most compelling. Biopsy samples found 12,000 times the level of antimony and 22,000 times the level of mercury in idiopathic cardiomyopathy compared to controls with viral, ischemic or hypertensive cardiomyopathy.

Mechanisms of toxicity include damage to DNA, RNA, mitochondria, enzymes, immunopathology and autoimmunity, and generation of oxidative stress. Mercury can act as a metabolic uncoupler, hapten or immune sensitizing small molecule, enzyme inhibitor. It also depletes glutathione and ascorbate, and inhibits thiamine (Bl) and pyridoxine (B6). Mercury can also affect the CNS by concentrating in the CSF and the kidney by reducing concentrating capacity. It can also inhibit GTP binding affecting brain tubulin microtubules reducing nerve function and communication, which can lead to the development of neurofibrillary tangles. Mercury also inhibits nerve growth, and passes easily through the placental barrier. Dopamineric activity in the brain is reduced with mercury.

Dr. Nash concluded on an optimistic note. First he suggests that there appears to be a subset of the population that cannot effectively excrete mercury and is at greater risk than the general population, and that this susceptibility is likely due to genetic differences, diet, exposure to other toxicants, antibiotics, etc. Given that susceptibility, he argues that mercury is a risk factor in many diseases, but can be safely measured, and the body detoxified, mitigating some of its toxic effects. He calls for a more research and improved detoxification agents.


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Mark Hyman, MD

Mark H. Hyman, MD, is the Editor in Chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and Medical Director at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires.

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Society for General Microbiology; Running out of treatments: the problem superbugs resistant to everything

NewsRx Health (Apr 14, 2008): 148.

Doctors are running out of treatments for today’s trauma victims and critically ill patients because of infections due to drug resistant microbes — even after resorting to using medicines thrown out 20 years ago because of severe side effects, scientists heard today (Tuesday 1 April 2008) at the Society for General Microbiology’s 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

“Doctors in many countries have gone back to using old antibiotics that were abandoned 20 years ago because their toxic side effects were so frequent and so bad”, says Professor Matthew Falagas from the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Athens, Greece and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. “But superbugs like Acinetobacter have challenged doctors all over the world by now becoming resistant to these older and considered more dangerous medicines”.

“Even colistin, a polymyxin type antibiotic discovered 60 years ago, has recently been used as a salvage remedy to treat patients with Acinetobacter infections”, says Professor Falagas. “And it was successful for a while, but now it occasionally fails due to recent extensive use that has caused the bacteria to become resistant, leading to problem superbugs which are pan-drug resistant, in other words resistant to all available antibiotics”.

The Greek researchers have also shown in new data analyses that Acinetobacter is a more serious threat than previously thought — it doesn’t just cause severe infections, it kills many more patients than doctors had realised. Acinetobacter can cause pneumonia, skin and wound infections and in some cases meningitis.

The scientists have also identified a whole range of drug resistant strategies being used by the bacteria, including the production of compounds which can inactivate the drug treatments, cell pumps that can bail out the drug molecules from inside bacterial cells making them ineffective, and mutating the drug target sites making the drug molecules miss or fail to latch onto the specific regions of the bacterial cells that they were aiming for.

“There have already been severe problems with critically ill patients due to Acinetobacter baumannii infections in various countries”, says Matthew Falagas. “In some cases we have simply run out of treatments and we could be facing a pandemic with important public health implications”.

Keywords: Acinetobacter Infections, Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Colistin, Drug Development, Drug Resistance, Therapy, Treatment, Society for General Microbiology.

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Boston University College of Engineering; Low levels of antibiotics cause multidrug resistance in ‘superbugs’

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2010 MAR 7 – ( — For years, doctors have warned patients to finish their antibiotic prescriptions or risk a renewed infection by a “superbug” that can mount a more powerful defense against the same drug. But a new study by Boston University biomedical engineers indicates that treating bacteria with levels of antibiotics insufficient to kill them produces germs that are cross-resistant to a wide range of antibiotics.

In the Feb. 12 issue of Molecular Cell, research led by Boston University Professor James J. Collins details for the first time the biomolecular process that produces superbugs. When administered in lethal levels, antibiotics trigger a fatal chain reaction within the bacteria that shreds the cell’s DNA. But, when the level of antibiotic is less than lethal the same reaction causes DNA mutations that are not only survivable, but actually protect the bacteria from numerous antibiotics beyond the one it was exposed to.

“In effect, what doesn’t kill them makes them stronger,” said Collins, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. “These findings drive home the need for tighter regulations on the use of antibiotics, especially in agriculture; for doctors to be more disciplined in their prescription of antibiotics; and for patients to be more disciplined in following their prescriptions.”

Two years ago, Collins – together with graduate student Michael Kohanski and post-doctoral fellow Mark DePristo — proved that when applied in lethal doses, antibiotics stimulate the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecules, or free radicals that damage DNA, protein and lipids in bacterial cells, contributing to their demise. In the new study, the same co-authors demonstrated that the free radicals produced by a sub-lethal dose of an antibiotic accelerate mutations that protect against a variety of antibiotics other than the administered drug.

“We know free radicals damage DNA, and when that happens, DNA repair systems get called into play that are known to introduce mistakes, or mutations,” said Collins. “We arrived at the hypothesis that sub-lethal levels of antibiotics could bump up the mutation rate via the production of free radicals, and lead to the dramatic emergence of multi-drug resistance.”

Testing their hypothesis on strains of E. coli and Staphylococcus, the researchers administered sub-lethal levels of five kinds of antibiotics and showed that each boosted levels of ROS and mutations in the bacterial DNA. They next conducted a series of experiments to show that bacteria initially subjected to a sub-lethal dose of one of the antibiotics exhibited cross-resistance to a number of the other antibiotics. Finally, they sequenced the genes known to cause resistance to each antibiotic and pinpointed the mutations that protected the bacteria. Ironically, the researchers discovered that in some cases the bacteria were still be susceptible to the original antibiotic.

“The sub-lethal levels dramatically drove up the mutation levels, and produced a wide array of mutations,” Collins observed. “Because you’re not killing with the antibiotics, you’re allowing many different types of mutants to survive. We discovered that in this zoo of mutants, you can actually have a mutant that could be killed by the antibiotic that produced the mutation but, as a result of its mutation, be resistant to other antibiotics.”

The group’s findings underscore the potentially serious consequences to public health of administering antibiotics in low or incomplete doses. This is common practice among farmers who apply low levels of antibiotics to livestock feed; doctors who prescribe low levels of antibiotics as placebos for people with viral infections; and patients who don’t follow the full course of antibiotic treatment.

The study’s findings may ultimately lead to the development of new antibiotic treatments enhanced with compounds designed to prevent the emergence of multi-drug resistance. For example, one potential treatment might inhibit the DNA damage repair systems that lead to the problematic mutations, while another might boost production of cell-destroying free radicals so that a low dose of antibiotic is sufficient to kill targeted bacterial cells.

Keywords: Agricultural, Agriculture, Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Antimicrobial Resistance, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Drug Development, Drug Resistance, Engineering, Livestock, Therapy, Treatment, Boston University College of Engineering.

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Freedom of Information Act in the UK filed by a doctor
there has revealed 30 years of secret official documents
showing that government experts have

    1. Known the vaccines don’t work
    2. Known they cause the diseases they are supposed to prevent
    3. Known they are a hazard to children
    4. Colluded to lie to the public
    5. Worked to prevent safety studies

Those are the same vaccines that are mandated to children in the US.

Educated parents can either get their children out of harm’s way or continue living inside one of the largest most evil lies in history, that vaccines – full of heavy metals, viral diseases, mycoplasma, fecal material, DNA fragments from other species, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (a sterilizing agent) – are a miracle of modern medicine.

Freedom of Information Act filed in the US with the CDC by a doctor with an autistic son, seeking information on what the CDC knows about the dangers of vaccines, had by law to be responded to in 20 days. Nearly 7 years later, the doctor went to court and the CDC argued it does not have to turn over documents. A judge ordered the CDC to turn over the documents on September 30th, 2011.

On October 26, 2011, a Denver Post editorial expressed shock that the Obama administration, after promising to be especially transparent, was proposing changes to the Freedom of Information Act that would allow it to go beyond declaring some documents secret and to actually allow government agencies (such as the CDC)…

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What’s really in vaccines? Proof of MSG, formaldehyde, aluminum and mercury

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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NaturalNews) Have you ever wondered what’s really in vaccines? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s vaccine additives page, all the following ingredients are routinely used as vaccine additives:
• Aluminum – A light metal that causes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You should never inject yourself with aluminum.

• Antibiotics – Chemicals that promote superbugs, which are deadly antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria that are killing tens of thousands of Americans every year.

• Formaldehyde – A “pickling” chemical used to preserve cadavers. It’s highly toxic to the nervous system, causing blindness, brain damage and seizures. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services openly admits that formaldehyde causes cancer. You can see this yourself on the National Toxicology Program website, featuring its 12th Report on Carcinogens.

There, the formaldehyde Fact Sheet completely neglects to mention formaldehyde in vaccines. This is the “dirty little secret” of government and the vaccine industry. It does state, however, that “…formaldehyde causes myeloid leukemia, and rare cancers including sinonasal and nasopharyngeal cancer.”

• Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) – A neurotoxic chemical called an “excitotoxin.” It causes brain neurons to be overexcited to the point of death. MSG is toxic even when consumed in foods, where it causes migraine headaches and endocrine system damage. You should NEVER inject MSG into your body. But that’s what health workers do when they inject you with vaccines.

• Thimerosal – A methyl mercury compound that causes severe, permanent nervous system damage. Mercury is highly toxic to the brain. You should never touch, swallow or inject mercury at any dose. There is no safe dose of mercury! Doctors and vaccine pushers LIE to you and say there is no mercury in vaccines. Even the CDC readily admits vaccine still contain mercury (thimerosal).

In addition, National Toxicology Programs admits in its own documents that:

• Vaccinations “…may produce small but measurable increases in blood levels of mercury.”

• “Thimerosal was found to cross the blood-brain and placenta barriers.”

• The “…hazards of thimerosal include neurotoxicity and nephrotoxicity.” (This means brain and kidney toxicity.)

• “…similar toxicological profiles between ethylmercury and methylmercury raise the possibility that neurotoxicity may also occur at low doses of thimerosal.”

• “… there are no existing guidelines for safe exposure to ethylmercury, the metabolite of thimerosal.”

• “…the assessment determined that the use of thimerosal as a preservative in vaccines might result in the intake of mercury during the first six months of life that exceeded recommended guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…”

• …”In the U.S., thimerosal is still present as preservative in some vaccines given to young children, as well as certain biological products recommended during pregnancy. Thimerosal remains a preservative in some vaccines administered to adolescents and adults. In addition, thimerosal continues to be used internationally as a vaccine preservative.”

The report then goes on to say that the FDA studies thimerosal and somehow found it to be perfectly safe. It also states that vaccine manufactures are “working” to remove thimerosal from vaccines, but in reality it’s still being manufactured right into the vaccines.

By the way, this report also reveals that the FDA requires preservatives like thimerosal only in so-called “multi-dose” vaccines — vials that contain more than one dose of the vaccine. Drug companies could, if they wanted to, produce “clean” single-dose vaccines without any mercury / thimerosal. But they choose not to because it’s more profitable to product mercury-containing multi-dose vaccines. As the report admits, “Preservatives are not required for products formulated in singledose vials. Multidose vials are preferred by some physicians and health clinics because they are often less expensive per vaccine dose and require less storage space.”

So the reason why your child is being injected with vaccine boils down to health care offices making more money and saving shelf space!

“Mercury in vaccines is a conspiracy theory!

I’ve been told by numerous “skeptics” and doctors that there’s no such thing as mercury in vaccines, and that any such suggestion is nothing more than a “wild conspiracy theory.” That just goes to show you how ignorant all the skeptics, doctors and health professionals really are: They have NO CLUE what’s in the vaccines they’re dishing out to people!

All they have to do is visit this CDC vaccine additives web page, which openly admits to these chemicals being used in vaccines right now. It’s not a conspiracy theory, it turns out. It’s the status quo of modern-day vaccine manufacturing!

And just in case the CDC removes that page, here’s a screen shot, taken October 22, 2012, showing exactly what was on the CDC vaccine additives page:

Feel that headache after a vaccine? That’s the feeling of chemicals eating your brain

Now, consider this: The most common side effect of a vaccine injection is a headache. The CDC admits that over 30 percent of those receiving vaccines experience headaches or migraines. Gee, think about it: What could possibly be in vaccines that would cause headaches, migraines and brain damage?

Ummm, how about the mercury, the formaldehyde, the aluminum and the MSG!

Even if you believe in the theory of vaccines as a helpful way to train the immune system to recognize pathogens, why would anyone — especially a doctor — think it’s okay to inject human beings with mercury, MSG, formaldehyde and aluminum?

The argument of the vaccine pushers is that each vaccine only contains a tiny dose of these highly toxic substances, and therefore it’s okay to be injected with them. But this argument makes a fatal error: U.S. children are now receiving over twenty vaccines by the time they’re six years old! What’s the cumulative effect of all these vaccines, plus the mercury from dental fillings and dietary sources? What’s the effect of injected mercury on an immune-suppressed child living in a state of chronic nutritional deficiency?

Scientists don’t know that answer because such studies have never been conducted. So they pretend that nothing bad will happen and keep pushing more and more vaccines on infants, children and even expectant mothers. They’re playing Russian roulette with our children, in other words, where every injection could cause a seizure, coma, autism or death.

Why doesn’t the vaccine industry offer “clean” vaccines free from all toxic additives?

If vaccines are supposed to be good for you, why do they contain so many additives that are BAD for you? You wouldn’t want to eat mercury in your tuna fish. You wouldn’t want MSG in your sandwich, and you certainly wouldn’t want formaldehyde in your soda. So why would you allow yourself to be injected with these deadly substances?

And just as importantly, why wouldn’t the vaccine industry offer CLEAN vaccines? Without any brain-damaging additives?

Think about it: When you buy health food, you want that health food to have NO mercury, NO MSG, NO aluminum and certainly no formaldehyde. No sane person would knowingly eat those neurotoxic poisons. And yet, astonishingly, those same people literally line up to be INJECTED with those exact same brain-damaging poisons, with the justification that, somehow, “This injection is good for me!”

Absurdly, the vaccine industry says these toxic ingredients are intentionally added to vaccines to make them work better! Yes, that’s the reason: Mercury makes vaccines work better, they insist. Click here to see a video news report actually claiming mercury makes vaccines work better, granting children “improved behavior and mental performance.”

No, I’m not making this up. The mainstream media literally claims that mercury is GOOD for babies. Vitamins might kill you, they say, but mercury is good for you!

But hold on a second: I thought the theory behind vaccines was that weakened viruses would give the immune system a rehearsal so that it would build up antibodies to the real thing. Where does mercury, MSG or formaldehyde fit anywhere in that theory? Does your body benefit in any way from exposure to formaldehyde? Of course not. The very idea is ludicrous.

So are there such things are clean vaccines? I challenge you to try to find one. They simply don’t exist for the population at large. Nearly all vaccines for the masses are deliberately formulated with neurotoxic chemicals that have absolutely nothing to do with the science of vaccinations, but everything to do with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, early-onset dementia, immune suppression, and the mass dumbing down of brain function.

Vaccines are designed with chemical additives to poison the population, not to protect the population

That’s the real purpose of vaccines: Not to “protect children” with any sort of immunity, but to inject the masses with a toxic cocktail of chemicals that cause brain damage and infertility: Mercury, MSG, formaldehyde and aluminum. The whole point of this is to dumb the population down so that nobody has the presence of mind to wake up and start thinking for themselves.

This is precisely why the smartest, most “awake” people still remaining in society today are the very same ones who say NO to vaccines. Only their brains are still intact and operating with some level of awareness.

The system wants you to stay dumbed down, of course. It makes you easier to control. Watch George Carlin brilliantly explain the concept of “Obedient Workers” (explicit):

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September 1, 2012

Reporter Dan Bidondi uncovers the documented fact that Department of Defense and CIA experiments used our troops as guinea pigs, subjecting them to chemicals & drug cocktails, often without informing them about the true nature of the tests.

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african child Poor African Countries Get Vaccines but No Food or Clean Water

As one of the world’s most well-known and respected voices, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has a unique opportunity to call attention to important social issues and make a huge impact worldwide.

Unfortunately Gates, through his foundation, has been partnering with not only biotech giant Monsanto to hoist genetically modified seeds on third-world countries, but also with Big Pharma, to whom he pledged $10 billion to provide vaccinations to children around the world.

This is billed as a humanitarian effort to save lives, but what children in developing countries need is healthy food, clean water and better sanitation.

These are the keys to preventing the spread of infectious disease, and they are being wholly ignored by the likes of Bill Gates and other vaccine proponents – at the children’s expense!

The Aftermath of a Bill Gates Vaccine Campaign …

An American family, the Gianelloni’s, visited a village in Uganda shortly after a Bill Gates vaccine campaign swept through and discovered what Bill Gates’ money does for hungry, sick children – essentially nothing.

The family found that the children were starving, living on one meager meal a day. Their only water source was the same stagnant stream that they bathed in. They had no sewage or sanitation. But, thanks to Gates, they were now vaccinated against measles and polio. Never mind that the most pressing epidemics in the area were actually Yellow Fever, malaria, HIV/AIDs and diarrhea …

Worse yet, one little girl who had received a measles vaccine two weeks earlier was now suffering with the measles as a result! After this blogger left, thanks to her and the mission group that arrived with her, the village had a water tank and clean water system, a cow, and a year’s worth of rice and beans. You can probably understand why the blogger made this comment about Gates’ “philanthropy”:

“I don’t care who you are or what side of the vaccine philosophy you fall under, there is no logic in the world that can explain that going into a remote village and giving children who only eat one meal a day and have never had clean drinking water, a vaccine. 

Seriously? Think about it. Can you imagine walking up to this precious little girl and saying ”I know you are starving, but here is a measles vaccine instead. I promise this will make you much healthier than food or water”. It’s a scary day when simple logic no longer exists.

Food & Water, nope. Vaccines, yep. And innocent children suffer the consequences. It’s absurd.

Food, Water, Sanitation is What’s Needed to Help Prevent Disease

The most vulnerable of the world’s children are those in the poorest countries where death and disease are often a result of malnutrition and lack of adequate sanitation and clean drinking water. In many third-world countries, children are often battling some sort of infection 200 days out of the year. Vaccines can be devastating to these already immunosuppressed children, as well as to adults, because vaccines often weaken and confuse the immune system, which ultimately increases the recipient’s susceptibility to the very infectious diseases vaccines are designed to prevent.

Nonetheless, emerging vaccine markets like third-world countries will soon outgrow developed markets by hundreds of billions of dollars. Emerging markets are areas of the world that are beginning to show promise as a profitable venture for many products, including vaccines. And emerging markets – primarily in developing countries in Southeast and Central Asia, and Africa – have been on vaccine makers’ radar for quite some time.

One reason that vaccine makers are interested in these parts of the world is that that’s where most of the world’s deaths from major infectious diseases occur. The only problem has been that, until recently, making vaccines for undeveloped countries with no money to pay for them was not exactly a profitable goal for vaccine makers.

Concerned that developed countries would have little or no resources for addressing serious infectious diseases if vaccine makers continued their pull-out, the World Health Organization and the G8 – the top developed countries in the world – responded with a plan for enticing vaccine companies to stay in the business. That plan was called Advance Market Commitments (AMCs).

AMCs Guarantee Drug Company Profits

Under AMCs, developed countries make legal, binding agreements to purchase vaccines that are needed in low-income countries. The purchase guarantees a bottom line for the manufacturers. In return, the manufacturers promise to sell those vaccines at reduced prices in the countries where they are most needed.

The idea is simple: “rich” nations sign legally binding commitments to purchase and/or finance an AMC vaccine once it’s ready for market. In return for the guaranteed market and income, drug companies promise to sell the new vaccine to “poor” countries at vastly reduced prices.

To speed up the process, the World Health Organization “prequalifies” AMC vaccines in an approval process that slices years off the time it normally takes a vaccine to make it to market.

Unfortunately, legally binding, advance market commitments to purchase vaccines that are mostly needed in third-world countries could backfire on developed countries that don’t need – or want – certain vaccines.

For instance, HPV (human papillomavirus) statistics show that HPV causes 4,000 deaths from cervical cancer per year in the United States, compared to 274,000 worldwide, 88 percent of which are in developing countries. So why were the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix — which have known safety issues — introduced in the U.S. and Europe, first, instead of going straight to where they’re needed most, if not to help sell huge quantities of the vaccine at premium prices, in anticipation of it becoming an AMC?

Even Gates and a Leading Vaccine Maker Admit Clean Water is Key

Malaria is another one of the top neglected diseases that world health leaders want to address with AMCs, but the ability to resist diseases like malaria requires a strong immune system, and for that, you require good nutrition, clean drinking water, and sanitation. If we want to help people in other countries to lower their malaria rates, and rates of other infectious diseases (like infection-associated diarrhea, which is one of the most common, and most preventable causes of death among children in the developing world) it would be wise to focus on these basics first.

Infectious organisms are more likely to penetrate the bodies of malnourished children due to inadequate vitamin C, which causes their skin to break down more easily and facilitates the entry of bacteria and other pathogens. The same is true for vitamin A deficiency, another common third-world problem, which results in increased susceptibility to infection and which could be rectified in individuals for pennies a day. Also, the living conditions of third-world children are often so poor that they are exposed to inordinately large numbers of pathogens, from which they have little defense.

In order to eradicate infectious disease from a nation, you also have to first address compromised immune systems. If you hit immune suppressed children with a potent, adjuvant-loaded vaccine, you’re far more likely to create new disease, not eradicate it.

With all of the billions being poured into vaccines to “save” the children, how many water purification systems could have been built? How many sanitation facilities? How many rations of meat and fresh produce?

Even Bill Gates himself has admitted that vaccines alone don’t eradicate disease. In a Wall Street Journal article about the resurgence of polio in African countries, Gates said that’s why he is revamping his disease fight to incorporate health, hygiene, and clean drinking water programs into vaccination programs.1 Polio spreads, after all, largely through feces-contaminated water, so ignoring that major risk factor while trying to eradicate the disease is ignorant, to put it nicely.

What’s really interesting is that at least one major vaccine maker has also echoed these sentiments, as evidenced on the front page of GlaxoSmithKline’s presentation to shareholders in June 2010:2

“With the exception of clean drinking water, vaccines are the most cost-effective public health measure,” GSK said.

What if, just what if, the same amount of money that has been spent on vaccines over the past decade had been spent on sanitation facilities, toilets, healthy food and clean water instead?

What You Can Do to Make a Difference

Increasing numbers of vaccines are being introduced not only in third-world countries but also in the developed world, and it’s simply not wise to blindly depend on the information coming directly from the vaccine makers’ PR departments, or from federal health officials, agencies or foundations that are mired in conflicts of interest with industry …

No matter what vaccination choices you make for yourself or your family, it is a basic human right to be fully informed about all the risks of medical interventions and pharmaceutical products, like vaccines, and have the freedom to refuse if you conclude the benefits do not outweigh the risks for you or your child.

Unfortunately, the business partnership between government health agencies and vaccine manufacturers is too close and is getting out of hand. There is a lot of discrimination against Americans, who want to be free to exercise their human right to informed consent when it comes to making voluntary decisions about which vaccines they and their children use.

We cannot allow that to continue.

While it seems “old-fashioned,” the only truly effective actions you can take to protect the right to informed consent to vaccination and expand your rights under the law to make voluntary vaccine choices, is to get personally involved with your state legislators and the leaders in your community.


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 will have the greatest impact.

Signing up to be a user of NVIC’s free online Advocacy Portal at gives you access to practical, useful information to help you become an effective vaccine choice advocate in your own community. You will get real-time Action Alerts about what you can do if there are threats to vaccine exemptions in your state. With the click of a mouse or one touch on a Smartphone screen you will be put in touch with YOUR elected representatives so you can let them know how you feel and what you want them to do. Plus, when national vaccine issues come up, you will have all the information you need to make sure your voice is heard. So please, as your first step, sign up for the NVIC Advocacy Portal.

Right now, in California, the personal belief exemption is under attack by Pharma-funded medical trade organizations and public health officials trying to get a bill (AB 2109) passed that would require parents to get a medical doctor’s signature to file an exemption for personal religious and conscientious beliefs. Watch NVIC’s 90-second public service message and learn more about what you can do if you are a California resident.

Internet Resources

To learn more about vaccines, I encourage you to visit the following web pages on the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) website at

  • NVIC Memorial for Vaccine Victims: View descriptions and photos of children and adults, who have suffered vaccine reactions, injuries and deaths. If you or your child experiences an adverse vaccine event, please consider posting and sharing your story here.
  • If You Vaccinate, Ask 8 Questions: Learn how to recognize vaccine reaction symptoms and prevent vaccine injuries.
  • Vaccine Freedom Wall: View or post descriptions of harassment by doctors or state officials for making independent vaccine choices.
  • Vaccine Ingredient Calculator (VIC): Find out just how much aluminum, mercury and other ingredients are in the vaccines your doctor is recommending for you or your child.
  • Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) on MedAlerts. Search the government’s VAERS database to find out what kinds of vaccine reactions, injuries and deaths have been reported by patients and heath care workers giving vaccines.

Find a Doctor Who Will Listen to Your Concerns

Last but not least, 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 punish those patients and parents, who become truly educated about health and vaccination and want to make vaccine choices instead of being forced to follow risky one-size-fits-all vaccine policies.

If you are treated with disrespect or are harassed in any way by a doctor (or government official), do not engage in an unproductive argument. You may want to contact an attorney, your elected state representatives or local media, if you or your child are threatened.

That said, 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 and connect with 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 isn’t just competing for government incentives designed to increase vaccination rates at any cost.

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by Michael Belkin
The Refusers

Merck is the company that makes Gardasil, MMR, Varivax (chickenpox) and other vaccines. Merck is the largest US vaccine manufacturer.

According to OSHA head David Michael’s excellent book Doubt is Their Product, Merck knew from their pre-release clinical studies that Vioxx had four times the risk of heart attack as the placebo they used (naproxen). They preposterously inverted that finding and spun it around to state that the placebo naproxen reduced heart attack risk by 80%. According to Michaels’ book, ‘scientists at the FDA estimate that Vioxx caused between 88,000 and 139,000 heart attacks, probably 30%-40% of them fatal.’

The midpoint of that range is 40,000. So Merck (with foreknowledge) deliberately killed about 40,000 people that were simply taking a pain reliever drug (most weren’t heart patients). That is almost as many deaths as US combat casualties in the Vietnam war. That must make Merck the biggest corporate mass-murderer in history. Where is the outrage? The public remains ignorant of Merck’s crime.

Take a close look at that deadly card trick with placebos. Merck and other vaccine manufacturers use a similar strategy with vaccine trials. Vaccine safety studies use other vaccines or aluminum adjuvants for placebos, not something neutral like saline solution. Vaccines and aluminum adjuvants cause neurological adverse reactions. If their new vaccine being tested causes the same amount of neurological reactions as an old vaccine or aluminum placebo, they call it ‘safe.’

In my opinion, Merck is following a Vioxx-style business strategy with Gardasil and other vaccines. They couldn’t care less how many people die or get permanently disabled from their pharmaceutical products. With drugs, multi-billion dollar settlements like this are built into the business plan. With vaccines Merck has zero liability because they are shielded by the sham US national vaccine injury compensation program.

People should wake up to the risk of prescription drugs and vaccines. Personally, I would boycott all Merck products because they are clearly an unethical company with zero integrity. If you don’t believe me, read David Michaels’ book Doubt is Their Product. David Michaels is an epidemiologist and is the US Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA).


Merck to Pay $950 Million to Settle Government’s Vioxx Probe

Bloomberg Nov 22, 2011

By Jef Feeley, David Voreacos and Seth Stern

Merck & Co. (MRK), the second-largest U.S. drugmaker, will pay $950 million and a unit of the company will plead guilty to a criminal charge to resolve a federal probe of its sales of the painkiller Vioxx, the U.S. said.

Merck, Sharp & Dohme will plead guilty to a single violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, a misdemeanor, the U.S. Justice Department said today in a statement. The company will pay a $321.6 million criminal fine and $628.3 million for a civil settlement of allegations regarding so-called off-label marketing of the drug.

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999, Vioxx became Merck’s third largest-selling drug by 2003, generating $2.5 billion in annual sales. Merck, which pulled Vioxx off the market in 2004 after a study found it posed an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, set aside $950 million in October 2010 to deal with the consequences from the criminal investigation.

The company, based in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, already has agreed to pay $4.85 billion to settle thousands of patient lawsuits claiming injuries, along with $1.9 billion for legal costs in defending and resolving the cases. The shares fell 32 cents to $33.82 at 2:58 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading.

The criminal plea stems from the misbranding of Vioxx for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis before regulators had approved that use, the U.S. said. The civil settlement covers inaccurate or misleading statements made by Merck about the cardiovascular safety of the drug.

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Vaccines, Autism and the Thimerosal Scandal

Browsing online tonight i was looking into some things when i came across a website about vaccines and the Autism Link and had a quick look. This lead me to a video of Robert F Kennedy Jnr Speaking about thimerosal and the link to Autism. I decided to have a quick look at his website, and found some relevant readings he had posted.

ThimerosalScandalFINAL is a downloadable PDF that i downloaded, read and decided to link people to.  I think that every parent with a child on the Autism Spectrum, with Autism, or any other behavioural issue to read this and his further relevant documents regarding this issue.

I urge parents to research for themselves what INDEPENDENT scientists who are not paid government staff or contacts (or funded by government) have to say on this issue.

Anyways, a long day ahead of me tomorrow but i wanted to get this file out there and back in the public scene as its got some good credible info.


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