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Let’s Talk Flu Vaccine

If you’ve been listening to the news, I am sure you have seen the PR campaign promoting flu vaccine. The message is: “You owe it to friends and family to get the vaccine. You need to protect them.” “Thousands of people die every year from being unvaccinated.”

The newest push is for the “senior vaccine.” It’s supposedly “better” for seniors.

There are major problems with all of this and I would like to share the unreported truths with you and give you much safer options than the vaccines.

First of all, let’s address the issue of the number of people who die due to influenza.  In 2005, Peter Doshi, a Harvard graduate student, published an analysis in the British Medical Journal entitled “Are US flu death figures more PR than science?” In this article, he points out that the quoted statistics conflate flu deaths with flu-related deaths, which are quite different. Most of what are called “flu-related deaths” are actually from pneumonia. And, it isn’t viral pneumonia either. It’s a secondary bacterial pneumonia not directly caused by the flu. { BMJ 2005;331:1412}

To quote his article: “[The CDC claims that] influenza and pneumonia took 62,034 lives in 2001; 61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu; and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.” (emphasis added)

Please note: This article was published in the British Medical Journal, not in America. His follow-up article in 2013 was also published in the BMJ. Apparently, the American medical journals simply weren’t interested.

In his second article, he points out that in 2013, 130 million doses of vaccine were sold in the U.S. (up from 90 million in 1990). Of course, there are 315 American residents. If vaccination were so vital, this shortage could be called “medical malpractice.” In that same article he points out that mandatory vaccination laws are popping up all over the U.S. because so many people don’t want the shot.

So, now, let’s examine just how effective the vaccine is; then, I’ll talk about side effects. Finally, I’ll share natural alternatives to protect your immune system. [By the way, I haven’t had the flu in more than a decade, despite treating many patients with influenza, so I am confident the protocol works!]

In the face of aggressive PR campaigns to “get your flu shot,” you may think the flu vaccine is the ultimate solution. “What’s not advertised, however, is just how lackluster the vaccine is. The most commonly used flu shots protect no more than 60% of people who receive them; some years, effectiveness plunges to as low as 1%.” {Science Mag}

So, what is going on? Seasonally, manufacturers produce a vaccine against the strains of flu they expect to circulate that year. This is an “educated guess;” actually, it’s a crapshoot. No one can accurately predict what strains may pop up. An additional problem has been uncovered by more modern genetic testing.

For decades, tests suggested the flu vaccine worked extremely well. However, a better genetic test polymerase chain reaction (PCR), revealed many infections in vaccinated people who would have previously been deemed protected. {Med J Aust} The actual efficacy proved to be between 60% (high) and 10% (low).

Another study conducted in British Columbia suggested that the problems with the vaccine arise in the production process. For years, it was assumed that mutations in the virus caused the vaccine to be ineffective. However, Danuta Skowronski, an epidemiologist at he BC Center for Disease Control in Vancouver, Canada  blames mutations during the culture of the vaccine. The most common vaccine contains an “inactivated” virus, which manufacturers grow in chicken eggs. As Skowronski’s team first reported in 2014, the virus can mutate while it is growing in chicken eggs, resulting in a vaccine that is unable to block circulating strains.

Again, please note that ALL of this information is being researched and published in foreign countries. Access to information in the U.S. is controlled by the pharmaceutical companies.

So, in an effort to boost efficacy, Big Pharma has come up with a “senior” vaccine, which is a “high dose” vaccine that contains four times the antigens of the regular vaccine. The theory is that the extra antigens will boost your immune response and provide extra protection. {source)

However, this increased potency is not without cost. Very common side effects include: myalgia; headaches; tenderness, redness, itching and swelling at the injection site; abnormal crying, malaise and fever; runny nose and nasal congestion; upper respiratory infection; vomiting, nausea and diarrhea; loss of appetite; and irritability. Some of these occur at the rate of 78%!

Merely common side effects include: hemorrhage, chest tightness, chills, shivering, back pain, migraine, sore throat, cough, oropharyngeal pain, rhinorrhea, wheezing, nasopharyngitis, infection and flu-like illness. {source: www.drugs.com re Fluzone} Please tell me how this is different from actually having the flu?!?

Recently, one of my long-time clients had the senior vaccine. She wanted to see her newborn niece. (You are probably aware of the new tactic; family members must receive vaccines in order to visit newborns.) She had a severe reaction, including the central nervous system effects. I recommended she return to her primary care doctor and inform the doctor of the reaction, so it could be noted in her medical records. The M.D. took swift action and specified that my patient should never have any flu vaccine again.

Standard flu vaccine is also a problem. It comes with unrevealed side effects, including: soreness, redness and/or swelling from the shot; headache; fever, nausea and muscle aches. There are also severe allergic reactions, which include: difficulty breathing, hoarseness or wheezing, swelling around the eyes or lips, hives, paleness, weakness, fast heart rate and dizziness.  More seriously, is Guillain-Barre´ Syndrome (GBS), which results in progressive paralysis of the motor nerves, including the nerves that control the muscles of respiration. This information comes from the CDC.

What I found shocking was the extent to which the impact of this life-threatening condition is being minimized. I clearly remember 1976, when the swine flu virus paralyzed 565 infants with GBS; hundreds more suffered major side effects. Eventually the U.S. government paid out $400 million in damages to victims’ families when it was proven that the government had foreknowledge of the risks. {Source: Coulter H, Fisher B, A Shot in the Dark, Avery 1991}

The facts of the case are as follows: The federal agency, the Division of Biologic Standards, is in charge of vaccine safety. Just before the vaccine was released, one of their top research scientists, J. Anthony Morris, was fired by the agency for warning the public that there was no evidence that a swine flu “epidemic” was coming and also that the vaccine had serious side effects. {Ibid}

However, there is an even more serious effect — one that is being not only ignored, but ridiculed by the CDC. The gentleman who revealed this adverse effect, Dr. Hugh Fudenburg, has impeccable credentials in immunology. He published some 850 peer-reviewed papers (the gold standard in medicine). He was a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and an associate professor of immunology at the University of California, Berkeley. He also was the editor of the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology for 15 years, as well as serving on the World Health Organization’s expert committee on immunology for 20 years. Now, however, he is being demonized for making the following public at the first National Vaccine Information Center International Conference on Vaccination and Vaccine Risks. “If an individual had 5 consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980, the chance of Alzheimer’s Disease was 10 times greater than for those . . . getting no shots.” If you Google his name, you will immediately see the attacks against him. Such is the cost of opposing established medical dogma.

So, what is a person to do? Since Medi-Herb’s St. John’s Wort (SJW) is the specific for all encapsulated viruses, it is effective against the influenza virus. For more information, you can read my prior article on St. John’s Wort.

For prevention, the dose is 2 tablets, twice a day, of SJW. They are best taken approximately 12 hours apart. At the first sign of a symptom, increase to 2 tablets, 3 times per day.

To improve your resistance to bacterial pneumonia, you have 2 choices; either Echinacea Premium or Thymunose. (Thymunose is slightly less expensive.) The dose is 1 tablet, morning and evening, of either. Increase the dose to 2 tablets each time if you start feeling ill.

Side effects of this protocol include: alleviation of mild to moderate depression; alleviation of symptoms of SAD (seasonal affective disorder); protection against other encapsulated viruses, including the entire herpes family – oral and genital herpes, shingles, Epstein Barr and cytomegalovirus; also West Nile Virus. Thymunose and/or Echinacea Premium provide protection against secondary bacterial infections by boosting the efficiency of your immune system.

So, it’s really your choice: Take the risk of the toxic pharmaceutical approach; or choose botanicals that provide a host of additional benefits unavailable from the vaccine.

I have stocked up on both SJW and Thymunose, so feel free to place an order if you want to be protected from influenza. You can reach me at frontoffice@RichardsFamilyHealth.com.

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November 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

The Vaccination Debate

 

We now have an hysterical news cycle highlighting the measles “epidemic” and converting it into the “necessity to vaccinate all children.” There are several huge problems with what’s going on.

First of all, 100 cases do not an epidemic make. 1,000 maybe; but even then it can only be considered a “mini-epidemic.” However, there has been increasing hysteria about public risk, starting with the Ebola non-event. Now, we have involved “the children,” which ramps up the decibels considerably.

What is never mentioned is that our vaccination policy has seriously shifted the demographics of measles. It used to be a mild, self-limiting childhood disease, which actually helped the child’s immune system to mature. Furthermore, young women contracting measles acquired lifelong immunity, which they could pass on to their newborn infants in their breast milk. Vaccination doesn’t work that way. Now, vaccinated young women cannot pass immunity to their newborn infants, placing the most susceptible among us at the greatest risk. Infants can’t be given the measles vaccine until they are 12 months of age. However, it is precisely that age group (<12 months old) that has the most serious complications from measles, including life-threatening encephalitis. Daycare centers only increase their risk of exposure, particularly if some of the children are older and have been vaccinated. There are many reported cases of transmission via the vaccine. If their mothers had contracted measles in childhood, they would not be at risk at all. Yet, our medical establishment continues to push vaccines as a solution to a problem they created.

Another problem from my point of view is that the debate has focused on autism, claiming the science is settled. My first objection to this is that autism is not the most serious side effect of vaccines. Serious brain damage, including cerebral palsy and vegetative states are by far more devastating. There is no mention of this, except by Senator Rand, although he wasn’t specific enough.

The most convincing evidence concerning the danger of childhood vaccines is the federal program for compensating victims of vaccination. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was established in 1986 when pharmaceutical companies threatened to stop providing vaccines due to liability. In 2002 one girl was awarded $4.7 million to pay for her on-going care. The last I had heard was that the fund was bankrupt and there were 4,000 cases in the pipeline. I couldn’t discover the current status on line.

The reason I designate this fund as the “most convincing” evidence of the danger of vaccine is that pediatricians rarely see a vaccine as the proximate cause of a child’s disability. They look for any other possible explanation, minimizing the impact of the vaccine. Some pediatricians actually recommend you give your child Tylenol after vaccination to quell any fever, one of the primary indicators that the child is having an adverse reaction. Worse, the Tylenol doesn’t cure anything; it simply masks the symptoms. I believe the cause is clearly financial; vaccination schedules are the lifeblood of pediatric practices.

Furthermore, to my knowledge no one has ever refuted Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s findings of the vaccine DNA in the lymphatic patches of autistic children. He has been denounced for financial conflict of interest – parents’ groups paid for his research, because no drug company would fund his work – and for subjecting children to unnecessary colonoscopies – he needed samples and how else was he to obtain them? He also attempted to develop a safer version of the vaccine and this, too, was considered an ethical conflict of interest. I personally believe that Dr. Wakefield was very brave to put his career on the line to try to solve this dilemma. He has lost his medical license and can no longer practice in Britain.

Over and over again, I have read and heard the statement that the science is indisputable – there is no connection between the vaccine and autism. This is an assertion coming from medical doctors and the media under the influence of WebMD and other purveyors of medical “information.” It is often nothing more than drug company propaganda, since pharmaceutical houses are among their largest funding sources. In the case of WebMD, drug company advertising is their only source.

Furthermore, there is more going on behind the scenes:

  1. The strain of measles in the Disneyland outbreak is from the Middle East, not America.
  2. There were several vaccinated individuals who contracted measles at Disneyland.
  3. There is now an allegation that vaccination has been turned into a political “talking point” by the Democratic Party to gin up another phony issue against those of us who are politically conservative. I can’t speak to this last point; I just know it is dangerous when our parental rights are kicked into the political arena. You may not know that Arkansas, under Bill Clinton, was the first state in the Union to make childhood vaccines mandatory. One of my instructors, Dr. R. Michael Cessna, lived there at the time. He was forced to vaccinate his last child, and she is the only one of his four children to develop asthma and a host of allergies. He believed it was directly attributable to the vaccine.
  4. It has been reported that the recent wave of undocumented and unvaccinated children crossing our southern border in response to President Obama’s edict on immigration have not been medically screened. Furthermore, the federal government has mandated that these children must be enrolled in public schools across the nation. These actions are in direct contravention of the CDC guidelines.

My final comment on all of this is purely personal, so that you can know where I am coming from. I have serious doubts about the safety of any vaccine. I have covered several of my concerns in previous blogs. Let me just list a few of my most serious doubts:

  1. I have seen a huge increase in shingles cases in my practice since the introduction of the shingles vaccine. It is a live virus vaccine, much like the polio vaccine that was quietly taken off the market in the late 1990s, because all of the polio cases in the U.S. were attributable to the vaccine. (My nephew being one of the victims.)
  2. There is no telling what is in any given batch of vaccine. Although the issue is controversial, I have read enough on the topic to be quite certain that HIV arose as a result of viruses recombining in cell culture while the vaccine for Hepatitis B was being produced. If you map the epidemiology of HIV, you will find that it exactly follows the path of Hepatitis B vaccine – here in America in the gay community, and across Africa, as well. I am not claiming that there was a plot to eradicate certain people. I am saying that human scientists are overly confident of their ability to control viral recombinant genetics. Another horrific example of unintended consequences.
  3. Lastly, there are studies (which the CDC discounts) that 5 influenza vaccines in 10 years result in a 9-fold increase in Alzheimer’s disease. I am simply not willing to take that risk. The belief is that the thimerasol (organic mercury) is the problem; yet, the most common version of the vaccine being administered contains thimerasol. Only single-dose vials do not, and most pharmacies and doctor’s offices use multi-dose vials due to expense.

The decision to vaccinate or not should remain a personal decision, with no government involvement of any kind. Once we lose our freedom to make our own health decisions, who knows what will be next.

February 6, 2015 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

Shingles Vaccine Caution

I have been asked repeatedly about the wisdom of taking the shingles vaccine, which is being pushed aggressively in the media. There are a number of things you should be aware of before opting for this “therapy.”

Continue Reading October 1, 2012 at 11:38 pm Leave a comment

VACCINES & THE INFORMATION BLACKOUT

If you pay attention to health “news,” as I do, you must have noticed the current spin. Anyone who opposes vaccination is a kook and is putting the general public in danger. If you have any experience with adverse vaccine reactions, as I have had in my practice, the question immediately arises: “Why are this devastating products still on the market?” This article attempts to shed light on what is going on behind the scenes.

Let me elaborate on what I have seen in my practice. Two or three examples will give you a window into what can happen. Several children in my practice developed severe cerebral palsy after being vaccinated – either at birth or at the age of 2 months. Several other children developed autistic symptoms after being vaccinated in infancy. In every case, the medical professionals claimed that the symptom pattern bore no relationship to the disability, leaving the parents without recourse or any help for the expensive and life-changing challenges they now faced.

In one particularly severe instance, the medical profession wanted to vaccinate the family’s second son, as well. Happily, the mother did extensive research on the Internet, discovering the increased incidence of adverse reactions in siblings of impaired children. This research completely changed her view on vaccine dangers. Happily, their second son is perfectly healthy – and unvaccinated. Of course, they’ve had to take a lot of heat from the medical profession, as a result.

So, how is this vital information concealed from the public at large? It is important to understand that, in America, we have an enormous conflict of interest in health care. And, this conflict severely limits your health care choices. The problem is: American medical practice doesn’t acknowledge that there are any other authorities, except American research. The examples are endless, but I’ll provide a compelling one. There are literally thousands of research articles demonstrating the efficacy of herbs in human health. However, this research was all done outside of the U.S. — Europe, Australia and Japan are prime sources. But, herbs are dismissed in American medical practice. They are regarded as mere panaceas (although lately we’ve been hearing more and more about the “dangers” of these supposedly useless plants). The American medical profession always falls back on the old chestnut, “More research is needed.” As though no one knows anything about herbs! In effect, American hubris completely discounts all other professionals and the research they do. If an article on non-traditional medicine isn’t published in the United States, any research result is automatically suspect.

The mechanism for this information blackout is “peer review,” the gold standard of scientific and medical publishing in the U.S. This means that a research article must be approved by a panel of “experts” before it can be published in an accepted medical journal. (The word used to refer to these journals is “reputable,” automatically categorizing all other publications as “disreputable.” Clever, isn’t it?) In actuality, this process provides an excellent tool to control what is accepted “truth,” becoming the basis for our entire health care industry, including acceptable treatments and what claims insurance companies will honor.

This same scenario applies to chiropractic research. Where chiropractic is concerned so much has been lost. I have a garage full of research done in the 1950’s and 1960’s by well-trained scientists. However, no peer reviewed medical journal would accept their findings. And, thus, these research results are no longer in the public knowledge pool. The work done is a total loss. Today, a similar process is at work. Chiropractic research is only accepted for publication if it conforms to the medical model of mechanical alleviation of low back pain. The truly revolutionary effects that can be achieved — everything from NVD for neurological injury and internal disorders to cranial adjusting for head injuries and cerebral palsy or ADD — are dismissed out of hand because they don’t fit the prevailing medical paradigm. And, no amount of data will convince the powers that be otherwise.

This is not the fault of individual doctors. It is the result of a system dominated by drug companies and attorneys. Doctors are constrained by liability worries. Always wondering when the next resourceful young lawyer will discover a unique — and heretofore unknown — cause of action, a new way to sue for malpractice. Adhering to well-established standards of care protects the individual doctor to some degree from these overzealous entrepreneurial lawsuits.

However, it is the public that suffers. Have you ever wondered why a physician is so anxious to establish a diagnosis? Because once your illness has a name, the doctor knows exactly what to expect — how to treat it, how it will progress, whether you will live or die. Everything he or she needs to be protected from a potential malpractice lawsuit. The trouble is, in many instances, medical texts define many diseases as “incurable.” For these illnesses, your doctor knows that you can’t get better. She knows this because no one else treated for the same condition has ever gotten better, except for those rare cases labeled “spontaneous remission.” Voila! A self-fulfilling prophecy — one with no room for other options.

Of course, the missing piece is that there may be another treatment that offers hope. There’s a hint in those pesky, unexplained, “spontaneous” remissions, if only the medical community would pay attention. But, since the prevailing belief is that only a medical approach has any value, all other bodies of knowledge and treatment modalities are automatically excluded. Any patient who was treated by unorthodox means automatically gets dumped into the “spontaneous remission” category – thus, totally eliminating any chance to broaden the medical landscape. What a vicious circle!

I have come to believe very strongly that the most serious threat to the health of the American public is the number of doctors trained to know that you can never get well.

And, there are consequences to the medical profession’s assumption of omnipotence. Not only are some medical treatments ineffective; some of them are downright dangerous. This is certainly true of the medical model of “prevention through vaccination.”

Were you aware that, according to the Centers for Disease Control web site, all the cases of polio in the U.S. in the 1990s were the result of the attenuated virus vaccine? (When I recently went back to the CDC web site to provide a link for this article, I was unable to find it again.  Interesting, don’t you think?)  The “attenuated” virus still had the ability to infect. It was transmitted through exposure to infected fecal matter. So, who was most at risk? Parents changing dirty diapers and those individuals who were exposed to recently vaccinated people where there was a lack of hygiene. In 1999, the CDC and the United States government finally took action and mandated that only inactivated virus be used in polio vaccines.

The full story about vaccines is well documented. If you are interested in more detail, I highly recommend Dr. Tim O’Shea’s book “Vaccination I$ Not Immunization; The Sanctity of Human Blood.” You can obtain a copy of this book on Amazon.com or by contacting Dr. O’Shea directly at thedoctorwithin.com, or by calling his San Jose, California office at 408/298-1800. It contains hundreds of references — all documenting the dangers of vaccines. When last I was updated, the book was in its tenth edition, and I recommend it highly.

Although the side effects of vaccines are bad enough in themselves (brain damage, including cerebral palsy and mental retardation, and in extreme cases even death), we are creating a public health nightmare for the future. There are three examples that I believe will clearly illustrate the dangers.

The first is flu vaccine and Alzheimer’s Disease. There is a single documented study of the effect of the flu vaccine on cognitive abilities. It was done retrospectively for the decade 1970 to 1980. (Fudenberg, H., MD, “Hazards of vaccines.”, J Clin Investigation, vol 4, p. 97-105, 2000) The researchers found that adults given the vaccines five consecutive times in that ten-year period had a nine-fold increase in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. In drug research, a statistically significant effect may be as little as 15% or 20%. Here, we are talking about 800%! Why hasn’t anyone raised a hue and cry about the need for more studies to look into this potential threat? Why hasn’t the information been reported? Have you seen it anywhere?

My personal experience may be illuminating. You may be aware of Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, who is the medical expert on Fox News every Sunday morning. In October of 2009, after one of his morning broadcasts wherein he routinely touts drugs and vaccines, I called this study to his attention. In his nasty and dismissive email, he said that since the CDC doesn’t acknowledge that study, it is meaningless. But why would the CDC dismiss such a potentially alarming side effect? More on that topic in a moment.

This nasty effect on the brain is probably the result of the mercury used to preserve the vaccine. Although, nobody knows for sure since no further research has ever been done. An additional word of caution: Some of my patients have been told that a vaccine is “mercury free.” Maybe that’s because the person they asked — a nurse or nurse’s aid — didn’t know that thimerosal, the preservative in vaccines, is actually an organic mercury compound; and, therefore, much more easily absorbed than the inorganic mercury that we all played with as children. The CDC web site actually states that a vaccine may be labeled “preservative free” if the thimerosal is “diluted out” during the purification process, even though the vaccine still contains traces of the chemical! No one knows if a safe level of thimerosal even exists; it is that toxic. And, in 2009, there was no mercury-free version of the swine flu vaccine available. After all, without mercury, the vaccine has a very short shelf life.

The second example I want to illuminate really makes me angry, because the “at risk” population is unborn babies and infants. Let me explain a few inconvenient background facts first. The vaccine under discussion is MMR — short for mumps, measles and rubella. More about mumps later — that’s my third example. Right now, I want to focus on measles and rubella.

Both of these are normal, self-limited childhood diseases. A case in childhood imparts lifelong immunity — an immunity that protects the fetus in the womb and that can be passed through mother’s milk to the breastfed infant. Why is this important? Because these viruses are very damaging to the nervous system of underdeveloped humans. Rubella (or, German measles) can pass through the placenta and severely damage the child within, resulting in blindness, deafness, heart defects and mental retardation. Measles (or rubeola) is a relatively minor disease when contracted during childhood, but in infancy — while the immune and nervous systems are underdeveloped — measles can cause life-threatening pneumonia and encephalitis. (The Merck Manual, 16TH Ed.)

And, the unacknowledged, and unpublicized, fact is that vaccination does not impart this type of lifelong, transmissible immunity. I say “unpublicized” because vaccination is routinely referred to as “immunization,” leading to the false impression that a vaccinated little girl has a lifelong immunity that will protect her — and also her future babies — from further exposure to these viruses during the infants’ most vulnerable life stage. Not so! A young woman vaccinated in childhood has no immunity to protect either herself or her unborn child, unless she gets “booster” shots.

But, there’s an additional problem: Giving the MMR vaccine to teenage girls has caused severe arthritic side effects. The Ontario, Canada, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care reports, “Up to one in four teenage girls and adult women may get painful swelling of some joints within one to three weeks after vaccination. . . . . chronic arthritis may occur.” So, 25% of women may have an arthritic effect from the MMR, attributable to the Rubella vaccine. For many it is transitory, but do you want your daughter to be the one who develops permanent, rheumatoid-like arthritis? So, another shot is not the answer.

If you’re wondering why I am quoting Canadian statistics, it’s because the American health care system has not made this information available. The first hit on a Google search is the Ontario web site. When I searched the web site of the CDC, there was NO information concerning these effects of the Rubella vaccine. When I looked at the tab entitled “Vaccine Safety and Adverse Events Reporting,” there was no information concerning actual adverse effects, but a great deal of reassuring double-talk about how safe vaccines are. In fact, the first topic is “How do you know if vaccine information you find on the internet or in other sources is accurate?” The article then goes on to discredit all other sources of information. The CDC is the official American government source for public health information. So, why such an effort to discredit well-documented research? Do you think there may be something else going on here? Read on, for more detail regarding the power behind the scenes. For me, what comes to mind is the old saying, “Methinks thou dost protest too much.”

My third example concerns mumps and adult males. All little boys should be exposed to mumps, so that they develop lifelong immunity prior to puberty. In little boys, mumps is a self-limiting, febrile disease of approximately two weeks’ duration. In men, it can be devastating. In adults, the target organ is not the salivary glands in the cheeks, but the glandular tissue in the testes. The testicles become hugely swollen, hot and excruciatingly tender. The end result can be sterility. So, I urge you, if you are a man who was vaccinated as a child, but who never had the mumps, to stay away from young children who could infect you. I don’t have enough data to comment upon whether exposure to children who have recently received the MMR vaccine could be a source of infection — as they are in polio. And, I wasn’t able to find any information in my on-line research. I just urge you to err on the side of caution.

What are the medical community’s solutions to these problems? More vaccines! Now, children are scheduled for upwards of 60 such injections before they start kindergarten! And, the number is rising. What are we doing? And, why aren’t we asking more questions? Particularly, in light of the fact that it has now been established in veterinary medicine that one of the side effects of veterinary vaccines is cancer? My cats’ vet explained that he only gives these shots in the extremities — so that he can amputate the malignancy. And, no, I still won’t let him vaccinate my animals.

One final comment on a subject that is no longer in the public awareness: When vaccines were first introduced, the loudest objections were raised by scientists in the field of virology. Their concerns were based upon the ability of viruses to splice themselves into DNA strands. I don’t believe that this concern has ever been adequately addressed – or that anyone has ever even examined it. We are, essentially, conducting an uncontrolled experiment on our children’s genetic future.

Now for the important questions: How many of the American public are aware of these facts? Why aren’t these devastating side effects common knowledge?

Because the media and the FDA are controlled by the drug companies and vaccines represent huge profits. I have first hand experience with the controlled media. In 2005, during the height of the West Nile virus incursion into Southern California, I wrote a well-documented article concerning the efficacy of medicinal quality St. Johns’ Wort in the prevention and treatment of West Nile virus. My publicist posted the article on a web site where media professionals look for material to publish. We got well over 100,000 hits, but no one picked it up for publication. When we shopped it around to broadcast outlets, the individual reporters were very interested in the herb for personal use, but we were flatly told, “Nothing gets on the air that isn’t AMA approved.”

Of course, if you think about it, there’s a big conflict here. The advertising dollars from drug companies represent a huge percentage of any station’s income. The medical profession and the pharmaceutical houses constitute a powerful (and wealthy) unholy alliance when it comes to what health information you are allowed to receive.

You may find it shocking that I assert that the FDA is controlled by the drug companies. But, think about it. First of all, the FDA is funded in large part by the fees paid by the drug companies for approval of their drugs. And, it is common knowledge that for many years directors of the FDA have typically retired to lucrative positions with major drug companies.

The disinformation campaign, disseminated via the media, has far-reaching tentacles. The bird flu scare is just the most recent example. SARS was the “disease of the year” in 2003. Were you frightened by all of the media announcements? Did you know that only slightly over 8,000 people worldwide contracted the disease, and only 774 died? No one in the United States died, and only 8 people became ill after traveling to a part of the world where SARS was endemic. Yet, if you listened to the news you would be certain that we were all going to die from an unstoppable pandemic. Yet, by October 6, 2004, there were no reported cases of SARS anywhere in the world. So, what was the point? Do you suppose the idea was to condition the American people into accepting the idea that a vaccine was their only protection?

In 2006 and 2007, we had the H5N1 virus (bird flu) hysteria. Again, I believe, this was a manufactured “epidemic” designed to frighten the populace into accepting vaccines. As of March 2007, The World Health Organization web site reported that there had only been 281 human cases worldwide. It’s true; there is a very high mortality rate — 169 of those individuals died. But, all of these cases occurred in parts of the world where people live with their poultry and are regularly exposed to their blood and feces. H5N1 is not transmissible from human to human, nor is there any evidence that, even if it does mutate to become transmissible between humans, it will still be so virulent. Mutations are unpredictable, at best.

So, what’s the point of all this media angst? With the litany of horrors and the reportage of how hard doctors are working to produce the vital vaccines that will save us all from the next pandemic, people become conditioned to accept vaccines unquestioningly. Gradually, vaccines become sacred icons whose efficacy can’t be questioned by any sane person. Only “kooks” raise objections to these scientific marvels.

There are many factors at work here, but one of the biggest ones is an economic consideration. Drug companies spend millions of dollars developing new drugs and vaccines — a good example is Tamiflu, developed by Roche Holding AG.

First a bit of historical background: Were you aware that in 1999 the drug manufacturer Roche Holding AG brought out the first patented drug to treat viral diseases? Perhaps you’ve heard of Tamiflu. As reported by WebMD in 2006, in most markets, sales of Tamiflu”were well below the company’s expectations. But that changed in 2005, when WHO recommended governments stockpile antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu. . . . Consequently, sales of Tamiflu from January to June 2005, were nearly double the number in 2004.” It is also interesting that Roche is the sole manufacturer of Tamiflu and has stated that there was no question of relinquishing its patent, which is protected until 2016. This was in response to then U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Anan’s suggestion that the usual patent rules may have to be suspended if there is an outbreak of avian flu. His suggestion was that other companies could also make the medicine, increasing the supply.

In the spring of 2007, media coverage was saturated with advertisements advising the public to “consult your doctor” at the first sign of flu symptoms. You see, one of the shortcomings of Tamiflu is that it’s only effective if taken during the first 48 hours of infection. During that time, most people are so miserable that they take to their beds. Furthermore, in the era of HMO health care, how many Americans can hope to schedule a doctor’s appointment within 48 hours? Dream on!

There are other problems: Tamiflu has only been “proven” effective against influenza strains A and B, not the bird flu strain. Furthermore, a partial list of the side effects includes: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bronchitis, stomach pain, dizziness and headache. Forbes on October 14, 2005 (FoxNews) published an article that pointed out that the bird flu was showing resistance to Tamiflu.

However, none of that is important to the manufacturer. Their fortune is made; world governments are stockpiling their product while the patent is still active. No generic, low cost version here! I wonder whether those stockpiles are preserved with thimerosal? That’s the only way to maintain the doses in long-term storage.

I want to bring one, last disturbing fact to your attention. Are you aware that The Patriot Act contains provisions for mandatory mass vaccination in the event of biological attack? The penalties for refusal include federal prison. Since there is a strong underground of opposition in the U.S. to vaccination, I believe there is a planned public information (or, disinformation, if you agree with my views) campaign to accustom the American public to the notion that vaccines are harmless and lifesaving. However, as I hope I have made clear, this is far from the proven. I, for one, do not intend to be a casualty of vaccine hysteria.

December 2, 2010 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

Swine Flu Vaccine Alert

This morning, October 9, 2009, a comment on the news made me perk up and listen.

It seems that the swine flu vaccine contains mercury. If you want mercury-free vaccine, you have to make a special request. Not only do you have to request it, but you have to wait, because it isn’t yet available.

Why is this a worry? Because flu vaccine that contains mercury represents an enormous risk to your mental acuity. A study done by Hugh Fudenburg, MD, a leading immunogeneticist who has published some 850 peer-reviewed papers, revealed “If an individual had 5 consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980, the chances of Alzheimer’s Disease was 10 times greater than for those getting . . . no shots.” (Fudenburg, H MD, Hazards of vaccines. J Clin Investigation, vol 4, P 97-105, 2000)

I think this information is serious enough to warrant wide dissemination. However, when I brought the statistic up to Dr. Rosenfeld on Fox News, who has a segment called “Sunday House Call” and who is a passionate advocate of vaccination, his response was “The CDC doesn’t acknowledge that study.  It’s meaningless.”  My questions:  Why doesn’t the CDC acknowledge statistics that are so alarming?  Is there something operating behind the scenes of which we are unaware?  It has already come to light that the CDC is susceptible to political pressure.  (Example:  the inaccuracy of the Body Mass Index.  See my article “Body Mass Index Invalid” for the details)

Of the greatest concern to me about the “nasal mist” swine flu vaccine is that it contains live, attenuated virus.  Yikes!  This is the same type of preparation that was outlawed in the 1990s for causing polio in the U.S.  My nephew was a victim of that vaccine.  Furthermore, a live vaccine — even if attenuated — has the ability to incorporate itself into our genes.   That was one of the primary objections of virologists (scientists who study viruses) when the concept of live-virus vaccines was first introduced in the 1950s. Their voices were quickly drowned out by the flood of funding for research and marketing of vaccines.  We now see the end result: government backing of a flood of potentially toxic vaccines. Furthermore, you inhale this mist, providing a direct route for the mercury to travel to your brain via the olfactory nerve.  This mechanism was demonstrated in Alzheimer’s research (see my article “Aluminum Toxicity” for more information).

The only solution that I see is to avoid vaccines.  They all have side effects.  Documented side effects of influenza vaccine include Guillain-Barre syndrome, which demyelinates the peripheral nerves, pleurisy, fever and illness.  It is very difficult to find documentation regarding vaccine side effects, since the drug companies suppress this information.  A good resource for more on this topic is Dr. Tim O’Shea (TheDoctorWithin) who wrote an excellent book The Sanctity of Human Blood: Vaccination is NOT Immunization.  In 2008, it was in its 12th edition, and there may be a newer version available, so I recommend you order the book directly from  his web site.

In addition, many others are raising warnings about the dangers of this vaccine (“Is The Swine Flu Vaccine Dangerous?“)  Even some medical doctors have come forward and acknowledged that this vaccine may be more dangerous than the illness, which is relatively mild and self-limiting.  Unfortunately, I have only heard these comments on the radio, but was not able to provide you an internet link.

Educate yourself; protect yourself and your family. Become an informed health care consumer.  If you do become ill, call the office for a treatment to boost your immune system and shorten your convalescence.  (See “Avian Flu” on this blog for more info)  We also have herbs that specifically target the influenza virus.  You can begin taking Medi-Herb St. John’s Wort (2 per day) immediately for prophylaxis.  I also recommend 2 Echinacea Premium daily to up-regulate your immune vigilance.

October 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment


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