The Danger of Excessive
Vaccination During Brain Development: The Case for a Link to Autism
Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
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In 1976, children received 10
vaccines before attending school. Today they will receive over 36
injections. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for
Disease Control assured parents that it was safe to not only give
these vaccines, but that they could be given at one time with
complete safety. Is this true? Or are we being lied to on a grand
The medical establishment has created
a set of terms, which they use constantly to boost their egos and
firm up their authority as the unique holders of medical wisdom–the
mantra is “evidence-based medicine”, as if everything outside
their anointing touch is bogus and suspect. A careful examination of
many of the accepted treatments reveals that most have little or no
scientific “evidence-based” data to support it. One often repeated
study found that almost 80% of medical practice had no scientific
This is not to say that medical
practice should be purely based on pure and applied science, as
understood in the fields of physics and chemistry. Medicine, as
pointed out by many of the great men of medicine, is an art. For a
discussion on the proper role of medicine I refer the reader to my
paper titled –Regimentation in Medicine and the Death of
Creativity – on my website (www.russellblaylockmd.com).
Most men of medicine recognize that
some things are obvious without a placebo controlled, double-blind,
randomized study. For example, there has never been such a study to
see if smashing your finger with a hammer will be painful, but we
accept it without such pristine evidence. The same is true with
removing brain tumors or sewing up severe lacerations.
I find it interesting that there
exist an incredible double standard when it comes to our
evidence versus theirs. The proponents of vaccination safety
can just say they are safe, without any supporting evidence
what-so-ever, and it is to be accepted without question. They can
announce that mercury is not only safe, but that it seems to
actually increase the IQ, and we are to accept it. They can proclaim
thimerosal safe to use in vaccines without their having ever been a
single study on its safety in over 60 years of use, and we are to
Yet, let me, or anyone else, suggest
that excessive vaccination can increase the risk of not only autism,
but also schizophrenia and neurodegenerative diseases, and they will
scream like banshees –Where is the evidence? Where is the evidence?
When we produce study after study, they always proclaim them to be
insufficient evidence or unacceptable studies. More often than not,
they just completely ignore the evidence. This is despite the fact
that we produce dozens or even hundreds of studies that not only
demonstrate the link clinically and scientifically, but also clearly
show the mechanism by which the damage is being done –even on a
molecular level. These include cell culture studies, mixed cell
cultures, organotypic tissue studies, in vivo animal studies
using multiple species and even human studies. To the defenders of
vaccine safety-our evidence is never sufficient and, if we face
reality –never will be.
When I was in medical school, there
was no proof that cigarette smoking cause lung cancer. The
connection was as obvious as the layman’s observation that smashing
your finger with a hammer would cause pain and even the town drunk
knew it was true, but to the medical elite –there was no proof.
No one had ever produced lung cancer
in animals by exposing them to cigarette smoke. In fact, my
pathology professor, Dr. Jack Strong, had trained monkeys to chain
smoke, and after years of smoking none developed lung cancer. Yet,
he was convinced that smoking caused lung cancer. Dr. Alton Oschner,
founder of the famed Oschner Clinic in New Orleans, led the charge
in proclaiming the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.
It took almost another decade before the medical elite was willing
to admit that smoking caused most cases of lung cancer.
Almost 30 years passed from the time
some iconoclastic men of medicine tried to convince the medical
establishment that smoking caused most cases of lung cancer until it
was generally accepted. The questions that needs to be asked is –How
many people died of lung cancer, the most prevalent cause of cancer
death in the United States, during this time? Data from the National
Cancer Institute estimated that in the year 2004, 157,000 people
died of lung cancer. If 80% were secondary to smoking that would be
125,000 dead. Over a ten-year period that would be over one million
dead and over 30 years almost 4 million people who died from a
preventable cause of death that at the time was still being hotly
debated by the medical purist. Lung cancer death rates were actually
higher during that time period.
So we see that questions of medical
importance that are nick picked to death on points of scientific
purity can cost a lot of lives –millions of lives. There are over
one million children and even adults with autism and the numbers
continue to grow. This is a medial disaster of monumental
proportions. The link to the vaccine program is scientifically and
logically compelling but these same medical elitists refuse to
Like smoking and lung cancer, we have
enough proof today to call a halt to the present excessive vaccine
program and ban any level of mercury in vaccines. In 1983,
before the autism epidemic began, children received 10 vaccinations
before attending school and the autism incidence was 1 in 10,000.
Today they are receiving 23 vaccines before age 2 years and 36 by
the time they attend school and the autism rate is now 1 in 150
births. Medical “experts” have provided no other explanation for
this dramatic and sudden rise in autism cases, despite a draconian
effort to find one.
They attempted to say it was genetic,
but geneticists were quick to respond that genetic disorders do not
suddenly increase in such astronomical proportions. They then said
it was because of better diagnosis, despite the fact that the
diagnosis is obvious in virtually every case and that the criteria
officially accepted for diagnosis has become more restrictive not
When trapped by a lack of evidence,
defenders of a nefarious position resort to their old standby –the
epidemiological study. Statisticians will tell you that the least
reliable type of study is an epidemiological study because it is
easy to manipulate the data so that the study tells you anything you
wish it to. Every defense offered by vaccine defenders is based on
such studies and never the actual science. Then they announce that
the issue is settled and no further studies need be done. After the
media has been informed that the issue has been settled, those who
continue to present the evidence are considered kooks and the great
The Autism Disaster: Is it Man
Today, specialists speak of the
autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which include a number of related
neurodevelopmental disorders such as classical autism, Rett’s
syndrome, Asperger’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD)
and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
I have noticed over the years that when specialists know very little
about a disorder they spend an inordinate amount of time naming and
sub-classifying it –periodically. In addition they go to great
lengths to define characteristics and symptoms of the disorder that
must be present to meet the criteria of classification. Those who
fail to meet these criteria are dispensed with into another
dimension, that is, they are ignored.
In the early 1980s, the incidence of
autism was 1 in10,000 births. By 2005, the incidence had leaped to 1
in 250 births and today it is 1 in 150 births and still climbing.
One of the strongest links to this terrible set of disorders was a
drastic change in the vaccine programs of the United States and many
other countries, which included a dramatic increase in the number of
vaccines being given at a very early age. No other explanation has
been forthcoming from the medical elite.
In this paper I shall present
evidence, some of which has not been adequately discussed, that
provides strong evidence for a connection between excessive
vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders. In a paper I wrote in
2003, I stated that removing the mercury from vaccines would help
relieve the problem, but it would not eliminate it. This was based
on a number of studies in the neuroscience literature that indicated
that excessive and especially repeated immune stimulation could
result in severe disruption of brain development and even
In this paper and a follow-up paper,
I attributed the central mechanism to excessive and prolonged
microglial activation with an interaction between inflammatory
cytokines and glutamate receptor subtypes. The Vargas et al study,
published two years later in 2005, strongly supported this
hypothesis, with the finding of elevated inflammatory cytokines as
well as the presence of extensive, widespread activated microglia
and astrocytes in examined autistic brains from age 5 years to 44
years of age. This indicated that the brain’s immune activation
persisted for decades. Recent research indicates that this
phenomenon is not that uncommon and can be reproduced in the
laboratory using a variety of immune stimulating agents and
neurotoxins, including mercury and aluminum.
Autoimmunity and Vaccinations
A number of studies have suggested a
link between autoimmune disorders and autism risk. Support comes
from studies showing an increased risk of ASD in children of mothers
with autoimmune disorders.1-3 Yet, not all studies agree, since at
least one carefully done study found no strong link.4
Other more carefully done studies
provided evidence suggesting some link. For example, in one study
serum from a mother with an autistic child was found to bind
immunologically with specific brain cells (Purkinje cells).5 When
this serum was injected into pregnant mice, their babies
demonstrated neurological changes suggestive of autistic behavior,
indicating a transfer of the autoantibodies into the developing baby
A number of studies have found
autoantibodies in a significantly higher number of autistic children
to various brain structures, such as serotonin receptors, myelin
basic protein, neuron axon filament protein, nerve growth factor and
cerebellar neurofilaments.6-10 It should be understood that these
autoantibodies are not found in all cases and that they may develop
as a result of the damage caused by the disease itself, rather than
causing the disease. For example, we know that after a stroke or
head injury a substantial number of people will develop
autoantibodies to brain proteins. Never the less, the autoantibodies
can worsen the damage and prolong the damaging pathology.
It has also been demonstrated that
methylmercury (from fish) and ethylmercury (in thimerosal) are both
powerful immunosuppressants and are associated with a high incidence
of autoimmunity.11 In this study, researchers found that unlike
methylmercury, thimerosal (ethylmercury) initially caused immune
suppression and then strong TH2-induced autoimmunity. They
attributed this to the higher conversion of ethylmercury to ionic
mercury (Hg+) than seen with methylmercury. In fact, one study found
that strains of mice highly susceptible to developing autoimmune
diseases were sensitive to the ASD-like behavioral effects upon
mercury exposure, whereas mouse strains genetically not susceptible
to autoimmunity do not develop ASD behaviors.12 It is obvious from
the extremely high incidence of ASD that these autoimmune-related
genes are very common, but they remain silent until triggered by
vaccines or other environmental toxins.
Immunologists have now concluded that
autoimmune disorders are not the result of excessive activation of a
normal immune system, but rather activation of a dysfunctional
immune system. The question remains- what is causing such widespread
immune dysfunction among our population? Studies have shown that the
number of autoimmune diseases has increased over the past 30 years,
with asthma, type 1 diabetes and eczema rates increasing over two
fold. There is also compelling evidence to indicate that certain
vaccinations are associated with these autoimmune-related
A compelling number of studies have
shown an increase incidence of autoimmune reactions in children with
the autism spectrum disorders (ASD), especially involving measles
antigens, milk antigens and antibodies to gliadin and gluten.15-17
Some of these have been shown to cross-react with brain-derived
proteins as well, especially those in the cerebellum, a major
structure affected in these disorders.18
Recently, neuroscientists have shown
that much of the damage done in cases of autoimmunity is not due to
direct immune reactions with brain structures, but rather results
from the release of storms of free radicals and lipid peroxidation
products during the immune reaction, something I call a “hand
grenade in a shopping mall effect”. If you use a hand grenade to
target a single person in a crowd you will not only kill and injure
the intended target, but all of the bystanders as well.
Neuroscientists P.L. McGeer and E.G.
McGeer have named this effect bystander damage.19 The immune
attack caused by the autoimmune reaction in the autistic person’s
brain damages a number of surrounding structures, especially brain
connections called dendrites and synapses. Subsequent studies have
confirmed that bystander damage is the most destructive reaction of
Some studies, as referred to above,
have shown that autism is much more common in families with a
hereditary tendency for autoimmune diseases, which makes sense
because they will have dysfunctional immune systems. There is also
compelling evidence that vaccines themselves can damage the immune
system of immature animals, leading to a higher incidence of
autoimmunity and abnormal brain development.20-24 Mercury, even in
small concentrations, is also known to induce autoimmunity in a high
percentage of those exposed.11
Ironically, things that suppress a
portion of the immune system, usually cellular type immunity,
increase the likelihood of autoimmunity. Immunologists speak about a
Th1 to Th2 shift and vice versa. This can occur with exposure to
mercury as well as in response to vaccination.25 A great number of
autoimmune diseases are associated with a Th2 shift.
The immune system is a very complex
system, which at birth is incompletely formed. This means, and has
been confirmed in animal and human studies, that immune reactions to
vaccinations differ at different ages, so that small babies have a
different reaction than adults. This has been shown with the
hepatitis B vaccine now given to newborns. The rate of maturation of
the immune system also differs considerably among babies and
children, meaning we cannot say what effect will occur in all
children. There are a great many variables, including diet.
The immune system’s reaction to
infection and immunization can be quite different. Normally the
immune system relies on a shifting of T-lymphocyte function to
determine which is better for the particular situation.26 The
T-helper lymphocytes (Th) can exist as either Th1, Th0, or Th2
forms. When no infection is occurring, the system is in the Th0 mode
(an uncommitted phase). If a virus invades, it quickly switches to
the Th1 phase, which allows immune cells to secrete a group of
cytokines that kill viruses. It also activates immune lymphocytes
that kill viruses and bacteria. At other times, the immune system
needs a whole different set of immune signals and cells, which are
supplied by the Th2 phase. The Th2 phase favors the production of
antibodies, mainly supplied by B-cells, but in general they reduce
Infants are stuck in the Th2 mode
during intrauterine life, so as to prevent being immunologically
rejected by the mother during pregnancy (much like transplant
rejection), since the baby is seen as a foreign body to the mother’s
immune system. Upon birth, the baby remains in a Th2 mode, but has a
limited ability to switch to the Th1 defensive mode if the need
arises, say from an infection. Months later the baby switches to the
adult Th1 mode. If the baby’s immune system remains in a Th2 mode,
it has a high risk of developing an autoimmune disorder, such as
eczema, asthma or other allergies.
Presently, vaccine authorities
recommend every baby be vaccinated with the Hepatitis B vaccine at
birth. But, is this safe? A recent study looked at the immune
reaction in newborn infants up to the age of one year who had
received the HepB vaccine to see if their immune reaction differed
from adults getting the same vaccine.27 What they found was that the
infant, even after age one year, did react differently. Their
antibody levels were substantially higher than adults (3-fold
higher) and it remained higher throughout the study. In essence,
they found that the babies responded to the vaccine by having an
intense Th2 response that persisted long after it should have
disappeared, a completely abnormal response.
Autistic children have been described
as having a Th2 predominance, which would explain their propensity
to developing autoimmune diseases and being more susceptible to
infections early in life.20,28-30 Elevated proinflammatory
cytokines, particularly TNF-, have been described in studies of the
cytokine profile in autistic children. As we shall see later, an
excess production of B-cell cytokines and suppression of
T-lymphocyte TH1 activity, as seen in autism, is associated with a
high incidence of neurological damage by excitotoxins.
Several things about these immune
responses are important to all parents, including effects of such
immune overstimulation during pregnancy. For example, it has been
shown that excess immune stimulation, as occurs with vaccination,
can significantly increase the risk of a pregnant woman having a
child with autism or schizophrenia later in life, depending on when
the vaccine is given.31.32 In addition, persistent Th2 responses
caused by the HepB vaccine puts your child at a great risk of
developing an autoimmune disorder and impairing your baby’s ability
to fight off infections. This means that immediately after birth
this vaccine has put your child at a greater risk of all childhood
related infections, including H. Influenza meningitis,
meningiococcal meningitis, rotavirus, measles, chickenpox, etc. Not
only that, but numerous studies have shown that such immune
suppression greatly increases the number of severe complications
associated with these infections, which means that should your child
be exposed to measles or chickenpox they are more likely to suffer
neurological damage, seizures or other systemic disorders.12,33,34
When this occurs, rather than admit that the science indicates that
the vaccine program is the cause of the complications and deaths,
the vaccine proponents scream that it demonstrates again the need
for greater efforts to vaccinate our children.
Immune Suppression By Live Virus
It is also known that certain viruses
powerfully suppress immunity, such as the measles virus.35 The MMR
vaccine contains live measles viruses and recent studies have shown
that immune suppression after vaccination with this virus suppresses
immunity in a profound way that last as long as six months.36-41 In
fact, the CDC recommends separating this vaccine from other live
virus vaccines to prevent viral overgrowth (Yet, they combine it
with two other live viruses-rubella and mumps viruses).
Yet, they never address the obvious
question –wouldn’t this vaccine also make the child more susceptible
to other naturally occurring infections such as hemophilus B
influenza meningitis, meningococcal meningitis, persistent measles
infection, influenza infection and even chickenpox? This has been
strongly suggested by a number of studies.42 Not only would they be
more susceptible, but severe complications and even death would be
more common as well.
When death and severe complications
occur due to these infections, pediatricians, the CDC and the
American Academy of Pediatrics use this as a justification for more
vaccines, never admitting that the increase incidence of these
infections and complications was caused by their previous vaccine
This risk is especially high in
families with a number of other children in the household or in
children in day care centers. With a prolonged suppressed immune
system, exposure to other sick children would put this child at a
high risk of contracting the infection and of having complications
or dying from the infection as stated.
Studies have also shown that vaccines
that cover only a few strains of a virus or bacteria that naturally
have a great number of strains (some have over a hundred strains),
can cause a shift in strain dominance so that the strain not
included in the vaccine then becomes the dominant disease causing
strain. We see this with the meningiococcal and pneumococcal
vaccines.43-45 This is discussed in the scientific literature but
the public is never informed. Most pediatricians are completely
unaware of this.
When combined with mercury, which is
also an immune suppressing substance, the effect is compounded.
Fluoroaluminum, formed in fluoridated drinking water, also
interferes with immune function, as do many insecticides and
herbicides used around the home.46
Often forgotten, is the substantial
evidence that omega-6 oils powerfully induce inflammation and immune
suppression when consumed in large amounts. Those eating a Western
diet are consuming 50-fold higher amounts of this type of oil
(called linoleic acid) than needed for health. These oils include
corn, safflower, sunflower, canola, peanut and soybean oils. So, we
see that the average child is exposed to a number of substances in
their food and environment that can also alter immunity, making them
not only more susceptible to natural infection, but also to vaccine
In essence, by overvaccinating our
children, public health officials are weakening their immune system,
making them more susceptible to a number of infections and less able
to combat the infections. This gives them an endless source of
“horror stories” to justify even more vaccines. Remember also that
mercury is an immune suppressant, that both from vaccines and
One can see that a pregnant mother
having dental amalgam fillings who eats a diet high in methylmercury-containing
seafood and living in an area with high atmospheric mercury, such as
West Texas, would be at a greater risk of having an autistic child
than one not exposed to these other sources of mercury. These
differences in environmental mercury exposure are never considered
by those insisting all children have the same vaccines, including
mercury-containing vaccines such as the flu vaccine.
The Autistic Prone Child
What is becoming obvious is that
certain children are at a higher risk of developing autism than
others, for a variety of reasons. It is also obvious that these
newborns and small children develop infections at a higher rate than
less vulnerable children. This may be because of a developmental
immune deficiency, which can affect only a portion of the immune
system and so be easily missed by their pediatrician. Indeed, it has
been noted that a great number of cases of childhood immune
deficiencies are missed by practicing pediatricians, especially the
more subtle cases, which may make up the majority of ASD-prone
For example, many physicians treating
autistic children have noted a high incidence of ear infections.
These are treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics, which often lead
to a high incidence of Candida overgrowth in the child’s body. Both
infections will prime the microglia in the child’s brain –which is
the brain’s specific resident immune cell. This priming effect
shifts these normally resting microglia immune cells into
overdrive.47 If stimulated again within weeks or even months, they
generate extremely high levels of free radicals, lipid peroxidation
products, inflammatory cytokines and two excitotoxins glutamate and
quinolinic acid.48 Studies have shown that this is the major
mechanism for both viral and vaccine-related brain injury.
The high incidence of infection in
these children indicates the possibility of preexisting immune
system dysfunction. As stated, this also increases the risk of an
autoimmune reaction. The stage is then set for the autism cascade to
develop and this can be triggered by early vaccination or a
recurrent infection. Remember, the microglia have been primed,
either by a natural infection or an earlier vaccination (such as the
hepatitis B vaccine given soon after birth). The vaccine is
different from a natural infection in that the vaccine produces
brain immune stimulation for very prolonged periods.
It has been proven, in both animal
studies and human studies, that systemic infections or immune
activation by vaccines, rapidly activate the brain’s microglial
system and can do so for prolonged periods.49-53 Once the primed
microglia are reactivated by the subsequent vaccination or
infection, the microglia activate fully and pour out their
destructive elements as discussed above.
With a natural infection, the immune
system quickly clears the infection and then shuts off the immune
activation, thus allowing repair of what damage was done. This
shutting down of the microglia is very important. There is evidence
that with repeated and excessive vaccine-triggered immune
stimulation, the microglia do not shut down.47 This is what was
found in the Vargas et al study, in which they examined the brains
of 11 autistics from age 5 years to 44 years of age dying without
active infectious diseases as compared to age matched controls.54
That is, they found widespread activation of inflammatory cells
(microglia and astrocytes) in the brains of the autistic patients.
This explains the widespread brain damage seen in all autism cases.
This study was one of the most
carefully conducted, extensive examinations of the immune reactions
in the autistic brain ever done and involved immunocytochemistry,
cytokine protein assays and enzyme-linked immunoascorbant assays of
the brain tissue. They also performed similar assays of spinal fluid
from an additional six living autistic patients, which confirmed the
intense immune activation and inflammation.
The average child receiving all of
the recommended vaccines will have some 23 inoculations by age two
years and 36 by the time they enter school. Most of these will be
spaced within one month of each other, which means the priming and
activation cycle of the microglia will be continuous. In
addition, should they follow the new CDC recommendation, they will
receive the flu vaccine every year starting at age 6 month through
age 18 years. These vaccines contain a full dose of thimerosal
In addition, we must consider the
effect of the measles and rubella portions of the MMR vaccine, which
begins at age 1 year. The profound immune suppression, which last up
to 6 months after it is given, will not only increase the risk of
developing other infections, but will increase the risk of an
autoimmune reaction. Cytomegalovirus is also a powerful immune
suppressing virus that commonly infects newborns and small children,
especially if they are immune suppressed. So, we see that giving a
live, immunosuppressant vaccine early in life can dramatically
increase the risk of autoimmune disorders, increase microglial brain
injury as well as increase the risk of infection by other
immune-suppressing viruses and pathogenic organisms. And, it
dramatically increases the risk of your child developing one of the
autism spectrum disorders.
It should also be appreciated that
the Candida infections in these children trigger a prolonged
systemic immune reaction, which means a prolonged brain immune
response as well and a worsening of any autoimmune disorder it may
Seizures and Autism
It is estimated that 30% to as high
as 82% of autistic children develop seizures, depending on the
sensitivity of the examination.55-56 Growing evidence indicates that
there is a close correlation between brain inflammation (by
microglial released inflammatory cytokines and glutamate) and
seizures, just as we see with excessive brain immune stimulation
with vaccines. Using lipopolysacchride as a vaccine-based immune
stimulant, scientists have induced seizures in experimental animals
of various species.57,58
A considerable amount of evidence
links excitotoxicity and seizures. In addition, a number of the
newer antiseizure medications work by blocking glutamate receptors
or preventing glutamate release. One of the central mechanisms
linking excessive immune stimulation with seizures, as with
vaccines, is the induced release of the excitotoxin glutamate and
quinolinic acid from immune stimulated microglia and
In many cases these seizures are
clinically silent or manifest as behavioral problems, often not
recognized by pediatricians as seizures. Yet, they can alter brain
function and eventually result in abnormal brain development. Even
the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes that infants
and children with a history of seizure should not be vaccinated.
It is also known that autistic
children who regress, that is begin to show a sudden worsening of
mental development, have a significantly higher incidence of
seizures, both clinical and subclinical, than those who do not
regress. Interestingly, studies have shown that during early brain
development after birth the number of glutamate receptors (that
trigger the seizures) increase steadily until the age of 2 when it
peaks.62 Thereafter they decline in number. This means that the
immature brain is significantly more susceptible to seizures than
the more mature brain and this is when your child is being given 23
vaccine inoculations, many of which are associated with a high
incidence of seizure.
Let just use the case of the 1
year-old child who is taken by his mother for his vaccines and the
pediatrician convinces the mother to allow him/her to give all five
vaccines recommended for that age group at that one office visit.
After all, both the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics
assures mothers and fathers that it is completely safe to give them
all at once. This not only means that the child’s immune system will
be assaulted by 7 different antigens (viruses, three of which are
alive) but by five full doses of immune adjuvant –a powerful mix of
immune stimulating chemicals.
This intense immune stimulation not
only results in a red, swollen and painful site where the shots were
given, but a hyperintense activation of the brain’s immune system.
Mothers and fathers are familiar with the high-pitched crying their
babies have after such a series of vaccines. Often, this high
pitched crying, lethargy and poor feeding last weeks to months. This
is not due to the pain of the injection, as the pediatrician will
assure you, rather it is secondary to brain inflammation –what we
call an encephalitic cry.63
Recently, information was released
that the combination vaccine by Merck, ProQuid resulted in twice as
many seizures as giving the vaccines separately. This vaccine
contains the MMR antigens as well as chickenpox viral antigen (in a
dose 5x that of the single vaccine). The study was conducted by
comparing 43,000 kids getting the ProQuid vaccine versus those
getting the shots separately. While they attributed the increased
seizures to fever caused by the vaccine, this is only part of the
I have seen a number of febrile
seizures during my neurosurgical practice and my research indicates
that the reason some kids are susceptible to febrile seizures and
not others is that the susceptible ones are deficient in
neuroprotective nutrients and are often exposed to neurotoxic
substances, such as mercury and aluminum, that increase sensitivity
to seizures. Consistently found in the studies of febrile seizures
is the presence of low blood sodium levels (called hyponatremia).64
It is known in neurology that very
low sodium blood levels can trigger seizures, even in normal people.
It can also result in rapid coma and death, especially in a child.
In the presence of brain inflammation, the incidence of hyponatremic
seizures is much higher. One of the major causes of hyponatremia in
infants and small children is the doctor giving IV fluids that
contain little or no sodium chloride (salt). During my practice I
constantly tried to convince pediatricians to stop using D5W (5%
dextrose and water) as an IV solution in sick children, because it
induced seizures. I am convinced that a significant number of
children who died following a meningitis infection actually died of
hyponatremia induced by a combination of the infection and the
pediatrician giving hypotonic IV fluids (D5W) during treatment.
I will always remember the case of a
little girl who developed H. Influenza meningitis and was in a deep
coma. The pediatricians consulted me, suspecting a brain abscess.
This was quickly ruled out. I noted the child was getting D5W as an
IV solution. A simple blood test demonstrated she had severe
hyponatremia. Because she was comatose, the pediatricians wanted me
to let her die. I refused. They even went so far as to approach my
partners to have them take me off the case. Fortunately, they
refused to intervene. I corrected her sodium deficiency and she made
a good recovery and had no further seizures.
Studies have also shown that
glutamate, as MSG, given to small animals with immature nervous
systems, also increase the likelihood of seizures from other causes,
such as fever.65,66 Excess vaccination, increases brain levels of
Keep in mind that the child by age
one will already have had 20 vaccine inoculations, each spaced no
more than one or two months apart. This means the brain microglia
are maintained in a constant primed state. Each vaccine increases
dramatically the damage done by the previous vaccine series. One is
not surprised that so many vaccinated children develop seizures,
often repetitive seizures, or that we have such a high incidence of
autism. And I can assure the elite of the American Academy of
Pediatrics and the CDC that over one million autistic children far
exceeds the danger measles, mumps, diphtheria, chickenpox, tetanus,
rotavirus, HiB meningitis and hepatitis pose to our youth. Also,
keep in mind that for every fully autistic child there are ten times
that many with lesser degrees of impairment.
Compelling evidence indicates that
the death rates from the childhood vaccines fell dramatically in
developed countries prior to the mass vaccination programs, as
documented in Neil Z. Miller’s book, Vaccines: Are They Really
Safe and Effective?.67 Objective studies attribute the fall in
death rates to better nutrition and improved public sanitation. So,
when you hear health authorities warn that stopping the present
vaccine program will mean a return of millions of children dead from
childhood diseases, they are lying and know they are lying.
Human Brain Development is
The human being has an unusual brain
development in that there is a prolonged period of maturation and
neuroanatomical pathway development occurring years after birth. The
most rapid brain development occurs during the last trimester of
intrauterine life and two years after birth –what is referred to as
the brain growth spurt. It is the areas regulating higher brain
functions, such as emotions, emotional control, thinking, complex
memory and language function that is last to develop.
Recent studies using functional MRI
scans (fMRI) and PET scanning have shown that brain development
continues until about age 26 or 27. Using such brain mapping
techniques as volumetric parcellations that give a 3-D view of the
brain, researchers examined the brains of 13 children followed for
10 years with scans being done every 2 years.68 What they found is
that there was an overdevelopment of synaptic connections after
birth that was slowly removed (called pruning) in developmental
cycles during early childhood and even adolescence. For example,
around age 4 to 8 years there was a thinning of the cortex in the
language areas of the brain (parietal lobes) that spread to the
temporal lobes and finally to the frontal lobes. This thinning moved
the brain into a more functional state of development, that is, it
got rid of unnecessary pathways and connections-sort of a final
Further, they found that the language
areas of the brain matured around age 11 to 13 years and the brain
areas controlling higher brain function, the prefrontal cortex,
matured in the mid twenties.69,70 What this means is that during the
first two years of life, the child’s brain is undergoing rapid and
very critical development and that the more advanced cognitive
portions of the brain continued their development even later –much
There is compelling evidence that the
pruning of these excess synapses is essential. Otherwise the brain
would be inundated with an enormous array of competing signals –that
is a lot of static and misinterpreted messages. This pruning
process, as well as the growth, maturation and migration of neurons,
is carried out by a combination of signals, which include carefully
controlled fluctuating glutamate brain levels and appearance of
specific microglia-released cytokines in a timed sequence.63,71-75
This is all very exacting and easily disturbed by a number of
toxins, such as mercury and aluminum. It is also critically
dependent on the presence of thyroid hormone.
Anything that alters these
fluctuating glutamate and cytokine levels can affect, sometimes in
drastic ways, the development of the brain, which as we have seen
continues far into young adulthood.76-79
Pathological studies of autistic
brains demonstrate three areas that are especially affected –the
cerebellum, the limbic brain and the prefrontal area.80-83
There exist intimate connections between the cerebellum and the
prefrontal cortex and between the prefrontal cortex and the limbic
system –in particular the amygdalar nuclei. These are also areas
frequently affected by inflammatory cytokines during immune
stimulation, such as with vaccinations.84 In the Vargas et al study,
the most intense microglial activation was in the cerebellum.54
In low concentrations, both the
cytokines and glutamate act to protect developing brain cells and
promote brain development (neurotrophic function), but in higher
concentrations they can be very destructive, especially in
combination. Of particular importance are the inflammatory cytokines
interleukin 1 and 1ß (IL-1 and IL-ß), IL-6 and tumor necrosis
Evidence that alteration in these
cytokines can cause developmental brain problems comes from in part
from studies of schizophrenia, a disorder that can be produced by
stimulating inflammatory cytokine surges during pregnancy.90-92 It
is known, for example, that women who are infected with the flu
during pregnancy are significantly more likely to give birth to an
autistic child or a child with schizophrenia, depending on when the
infection occurs. At first, they assumed this was due to the virus
being passed to the fetus, but subsequent studies found that it was
not the virus, but the mother’s immune reaction that cause the
problem –that is, it was the immune cytokines (IL-1, IL-2, Il-8,
IL-6 and TNF-) that was causing the injury to the baby’s developing
The insane policy of having every
pregnant woman vaccinated with the flu vaccine flies in the face of
what we know concerning the neurotoxic effect of excessive immune
stimulation during pregnancy. Even if the vaccine prevented the flu
(studies show it reduces it only in a select few), instead of a
small percentage of pregnant women being at risk, they would make
sure every woman was at risk. Keep in mind these pregnant women will
have been receiving the flu shot (containing mercury) every year
since age 6 months (according to present CDC recommendations)
meaning they will have accumulated a significant amount of mercury
and will, as a result, have a hyperintense cytokine response to the
flu vaccine during their pregnancy. In addition, they will have
accumulated a significant amount of neurotoxic mercury.
It is also important to keep in mind
that the immune activation with vaccination differs from natural
immunity, in that it persist much longer –even for years following a
vaccination. This does not allow the brain time to repair itself
either in the mother or in the unborn child. In addition, the way
the immune system reacts differs with vaccination, especially in the
very young, as we have seen.
A new study from the Weizmann
Institute in Israel by Hadas Schori and co-workers found that with a
normally functioning immune system, the T-lymphocytes actually
protected neurons from glutamate excitotoxicity, but if the immune
system was dysfunctional, as seen in most of the ASD children, the
opposite happened.93 That is, stimulating the immune system was
significantly destructive of the brain’s cells. Their study found
that under conditions of immune dysfunction, B-cells predominated in
invading the brain and this dramatically increased the destructive
effect of excess glutamate.
Another study also found that mercury
toxicity was greatest in mice prone to develop autoimmune diseases,
thus confirming the above study.12 Further, the Schori study
indicates that even in animals without an autoimmune-prone genetic
makeup, suppression of T-lymphocyte function increased excitotoxic
damage. Both the measles and cytomegalovirus inhibit T-cell
function, as does mercury and the hepatitis B vaccine.11,27,35,41,
The Vargas et al study also
demonstrated that T-lymphocytes failed to infiltrate the autistic
brains examined, meaning that the protective T-lymphocyte protection
was not in evidence.54 Under these conditions, systemic immune
activation, as seen with multiple and sequential vaccinations, would
increase the excitotoxic damage caused by the microglial and
When all the evidence is taken
together, these studies provide powerful evidence that sequential,
multiple vaccinations in newborns and small children maximizes the
inflammation of the brain and as a consequence dramatically enhances
the excitotoxic pathology, and does so for prolonged periods
(decades). The more vaccines that are added to the vaccine schedule,
the more frequently this devastating effect will be seen and in
What About the Adjuvants Used in
While mercury has gotten all the
attention, aluminum (found in most vaccines) is also a major culprit
in this shocking saga. Added to most vaccine are a number of
substances either used during manufacturing or designed as an immune
booster (adjuvant). These include albumin, aluminum (either as
aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate or alum also known as
aluminum potassium sulfate), various amino acids, DNA residues, egg
protein, gelatin, monosodium glutamate (MSG), MRC-5 cellular protein
and various antibiotics. Not listed on official lists are bacterial
and viral contaminants, which can include their particulate,
The purpose of the aluminum compounds
is to dramatically boost the immune reaction to the vaccine and make
it prolonged, since some of the aluminum remains in the site of
injection for years. Aluminum was first added to vaccines in 1926.
Many of the other components added to the vaccines also boost
immunity, especially that of undesirable components of the immune
system, such as the B-cells.
Because these vaccine adjuvants are
designed to produce a prolonged immune stimulation, they pose a
particular hazard to the developing nervous system. Studies have
shown that immune activation can last as long as two years after
vaccination. This means that the brain’s microglial cells are also
primed for the same length of time, and possibly longer.
A new emerging syndrome called
macrophagic myofasciitis has been attributed to the aluminum
adjuvant in vaccines and is especially associated with the hepatitis
B vaccine and the tetanus vaccine.100 Victims of this syndrome
suffer severe muscle and joint pains and severe weakness. Subsequent
studies, since the syndrome was first described in France, indicate
widespread, severe brain injury as well, as confirmed by MRI
scanning.101,102 This brain syndrome has been described in American
children as well.
It is known that aluminum accumulates
in the brain and results in neurodegeneration. The evidence for a
link between aluminum neurotoxicity and Alzheimer’s disease
continues to grow stronger. Aluminum, like mercury, activates
microglia leading to chronic brain inflammation, which is a major
event in both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.103-110
Flarend and co-workers studied the
fate of vaccine injected aluminum in the dose approved by the FDA
(0.85 mg per dose) using radiolabeled aluminum adjuvant –either
aluminum hydroxide or aluminum phosphate, the two approved forms of
adjuvants used in vaccines.111 They found that the aluminum was
rapidly absorbed into the blood from both forms of aluminum, but
that the aluminum phosphate was absorbed faster and produced tissue
levels 2.9x higher than aluminum hydroxide. Blood levels of
aluminum remained elevated for 28 days with both adjuvants.
Elevated aluminum levels were found in the kidney, spleen, liver,
heart, lymph nodes and brain.
This indicates that aluminum from
vaccines is redistributed to numerous organs including brain, where
it accumulates. Each vaccine adds to this tissue level of aluminum.
If we calculate the total aluminum dose from 36 vaccines, we see
that the total dose is 30.6 mg and not the 0.85 mg considered safe
by the FDA. Of course not all this aluminum ends up in the tissues,
but they will accumulate substantial amounts, especially when added
to the amount from foods and drinking water. When a number of
aluminum-containing vaccines are given during a single office visit,
aluminum blood levels rise rapidly and to much higher levels and
this elevation persist for over a month, all the time infiltrating
the tissues, including the brain with aluminum.
It is also known that aluminum
enhances the toxicity of mercury and that aluminum, even from other
sources, increases inflammation in the body.106 The question no one
seems to be asking is -does the aluminum act as a constant source of
brain inflammation? Research, especially that showing
aluminum-triggered microglial activation, seems to indicate it
does.112 Dr. Anna, Strunecka, a professor of physiology, found that
aluminum readily binds with fluoride to form fluoroaluminum and that
this compound can active G-protein receptors, which controls a
number of neurotransmitters, including glutamate receptors.46 Giving
multiple aluminum-containing vaccines at once would raise blood and
tissue levels much higher than when give separately, thus increasing
brain levels as well. Fluoride in drinking water, foods and dental
treatments would react with the brain aluminum, creating the
neurotoxic fluoroaluminum combination. Studies have shown that
fluoride also accumulates in the brain.
The Role of Mercury in
Developmental Brain Damage
Mercury also activates microglia and
does so in concentrations below 0.5 microgram (3 to 5 nanograms).113
This is well below the concentration seen with giving
mercury-containing vaccines to children. Ethylmercury, like its
cousin methylmercury, enters the brain very easily but once within
the brain it is de-ethylated, forming ionic mercury (Hg+).114 There
is evidence that ionic mercury is significantly more neurotoxic than
organic mercury. Once it is converted, the mercury is difficult, if
not impossible, to remove. Studies using monkeys demonstrated that
ionic mercury is redistributed in the brain.115 These same series of
studies also demonstrated that there was extensive microglial
activation in the monkey’s brain and it persisted over 6 months
after the mercury dosing was stopped, indicating that even when the
plasma mercury disappears the brain mercury remains.116
This is important to remember when
you hear from the vaccine safety promoters that new studies have
shown that ethylmercury (in thimerosal) disappears from the blood
within several days. Actually, the mercury leaves the plasma and
enters the brain, where it is de-ethylated and remains for a
lifetime. What they fail to mention is that recent studies have
shown that only 7% of methylmercury is converted to ionic mercury,
whereas 34% of ethylmercury is converted within a short time.117
This means that more of the most destructive form of mercury is
retained in the brain following mercury-containing vaccine exposure
than exposure to mercury from fish.
They also fail to mention that the
vaccine-based mercury that was removed from the blood enters the
stool in high concentrations, where it recirculates repetitively,
meaning that with each cycle the mercury has access to the brain.
Mercury has another link to this
immune/excitotoxic reaction. A number of studies have shown that
mercury, in submicromolar concentrations, interferes with the
removal of glutamate from the extracellular space, where it causes
excitotoxicity.118-120 This removal system is very important, not
only in protecting the brain but also in preventing abnormal
alterations in brain formation.121 As you will recall, it is the
carefully programmed rise and fall in glutamate levels in the brain
that allow the brain’s pathways to develop and for proper
development of its connections (called synaptogenesis).
Another way mercury damages the brain
is by interfering with its energy production. The mitochondria of
the neuron (the energy factory) accumulate more mercury than any
other part of the cell. It is known that when you interfere with the
neuron’s ability to produce energy, you greatly magnify its
sensitivity to excitotoxicity, so much so that even physiological
concentrations of glutamate can become excitotoxic.124,125
One of the destructive reactions of
both excitotoxicity and mercury toxicity is the generation of storms
of free radicals and lipid peroxidation products. Essential to the
protection of brain cells is the antioxidant enzymes (catalase,
glutathione peroxidase and SOD). Mercury poisons these protective
One of the most important protective
systems is the glutathione molecule, which is present in every cell
in the body. Mercury dramatically lowers glutathione levels by a
number of mechanisms. (See Dr. Boyd Haley’s work for more
information).126 So, we see that mercury can greatly aggravate this
entire destructive mechanism.
It is important to appreciate that as
important as mercury is, it is not the lone essential element in
this process. Rather, essential to this process is a combination of
pre-existing or vaccine-induced immune dysfunction and excess immune
stimulation by a crowded vaccine schedule. This is why autism will
not go away, even when mercury is completely removed from all
vaccines. It also important to appreciate that mercury can never be
removed from the picture because of the numerous sources of mercury
in our environment, such as contaminated seafood, atmospheric
mercury and dental amalgam.
Why Males Are Affected More Often
One of the enigmas of autism is why
it occurs in males more often than females. Actually there are a
number of toxins that have this gender selectivity. Studies have
shown, for example, that both mercury and monosodium glutamate (MSG)
have greater neurotoxicity in males than females.127 The reason
appears to be the enhancing effect of testosterone on both
Glutamate is the most abundant
neurotransmitter in the brain and operates through a very complex
series of receptors (3 major inotropic receptors- NMDA, AMPA and
kainite receptors, and 8 metabotropic receptors). As stated, the
presence of glutamate outside brain neurons, even in very small
concentrations, is brain cell toxic. Because of this, the brain is
equipped with a very elaborate series of mechanisms to remove
glutamate quickly, primarily by utilizing glutamate uptake proteins
(EAAT1-5). Mercury, aluminum, free radicals, lipid peroxidation
products and inflammatory cytokines can easily damage these. 130,131
One of the important ways glutamate
regulates neuron function is by allowing calcium to enter the cell
and by the release of calcium within cell storage depots. When
calcium (glutamate operated) channels are opened, the calcium flows
in as a wave of concentrated calcium. These are referred to a
calcium waves or oscillations. They regulate a number of neuron
functions, one of which plays a vital role in brain development.
During brain development, the future
neurons are lined up along membranes within the core of the
undeveloped brain. These cells must migrate outwardly to reach their
final destination and they do so by guided chemical signals mainly
released by microglia and astrocytes. These trillions of connections
also develop during a process called synaptogeneis, and use many of
the same signals.
Studies have shown that the calcium
waves cause developing brain cells to migrate, which is essential
for development of the brain (it forms the architectonic structures
and functional columns of the brain).132 Interestingly, testosterone
also affects embryonic brain cell migration by regulating calcium
waves, and mercury, probably by stimulating glutamate release, does
the same thing.133 Estrogen reduces calcium oscillations and stops
the migration. Other chemical signals in the brain also play a role
If calcium oscillations are not
properly regulated, that is- there are too many calcium
oscillations, the brain develops abnormally. Testosterone and
glutamate have an additive effect on these calcium waves. In this
way, testosterone enhances the damaging effect of excessive
glutamate and mercury.
Studies have shown that higher doses
of MSG during brain formation can cause abnormalities of brain
development that closely resemble mercury poisoning and the toxic
effects of high levels of inflammatory cytokines.76 Interestingly,
vaccination has been shown to significantly increase the toxicity of
several other neurotoxins, so much so that they can trigger brain
cell destruction or synaptic loss even when subtoxic concentrations
of the toxicants are used. Testosterone aggravates this toxicity as
Studies of autistic children show an
elevated level of androgens in most, even in female autistic
children.134 In general, androgens, such as testosterone, enhance
neurological injury and estrogens tend to be protective of the
The Role of the Leaky Gut
Phenomenon and Food Intolerances.
Wakefield and his co-workers
demonstrated a connection between the MMR vaccines and abnormal gut
function in a landmark article appearing in the journal Lancet in
1998.136 In this carefully conducted study they biopsied the lining
of the intestines of autistic children having GI symptoms and
demonstrated lymphocytic infiltration as well as elevated levels of
inflammatory antibodies and cytokines. TNF- release was particularly
high from these gut-based immune cells. The entire GI tract, from
the stomach to the colon, was infiltrated by these immune cells.
Subsequent studies have shown a high
incidence of abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation in
children with ASD.138,139 A number of other studies have shown
problems with digestive enzymes, defective detoxification, and an
overgrowth of a number of pathogenic bacteria and fungi in the colon
and intestine of ASD children.140,141
Not surprisingly, a few studies have
shown significant improvement in behavior when ASD children are
placed on diets devoid of identified food allergens.142-144
Antibodies to food components, such as casein, gliadin and gluten
have also been described as well as cross-reactions between food
antigens and brain components.145
One disease that closely resembles
the case of ASD in terms of brain injury associated with food
allergins is celiac disease, in which there is an immune sensitivity
to the food components gliadin and gluten. Approximately 6% of such
patients will demonstrate neurological damage, most frequently
cerebellar ataxia.146 Other studies have also found seizures,
cranial nerve damage, dementia and impaired frontal lobe
Autopsy studies indicate that the
most commonly found neurological damage occurs in the cerebellum, as
we see in autism. Other studies have shown an immunologic
cross-reactivity between gluten antibiodies and Purkinje cells in
the cerebellum.144 Like the celiac cases, in autism the most intense
microglia activation and neuronal loss occurred in the cerebellum.
In many of the cases of autistic brains examined, virtually all of
the Purkinje cells were lost.54
Studies looking for the incidence of
GI symptoms in autistic children indicate that from 20% to 84% will
have complaints. It is interesting to note that in the studies on
celiac-related neurological problems, only 13% complained of GI
symptoms, so ASD children can have gut-related brain effects without
obvious GI symptoms.154
Some feel that the gliadin, casein
and gluten can be converted to opioid-like substances, such as
gliadomorphin and casomorphin that can produce a morphine response
in the brain, leading to abnormal behavior.152 These opioids also
suppress immunity and increase excitotoxicity.154 While the opioid
effect exists, I feel it is the recurrent immune stimulation of
primed microglia that is causing most of the damage seen in
Studies have also found frequent
dysbiosis in autistic children, that is, an overgrowth of pathogenic
bacteria and fungi and a loss of beneficial probiotics organisms.138
It has been demonstrated that Candida organisms can penetrate the
gut wall and enter the blood stream, were they can be distributed to
all tissues and organs, including the brain.156 The same is true for
pathogenic bacteria and bacterial toxins. These brain implanted
organisms act as continuous sources of immune stimulation, which is
especially damaging to the brain because of vaccine-triggered
microglia priming and/or activation occurring before the gut problem
presents itself, with repeated vaccination aggravating the injury.
With each subsequent vaccination, the
microglia response is enhanced because of the recurrent immune
activation by food antigens and microbiological antigens. It is
interesting to note that trials of antibiotic vancomycin, which is
not absorbed from the gut, objectively improved the cognitive
function of a number of autistic children.157 We also know that with
children having celiac disease even a very small amount of the
offending food can have devastating neurological effects.
I have presented a considerable
amount of evidence for a connection between the present vaccine
schedule and the development of autism spectrum disorders, yet even
this paper is only a brief review of what we know. A more in-depth
discussion of the immune/excitotoxic will appear in my paper-
Interaction of activated microglia, excitotoxicity, reactive oxygen
and nitrogen species, lipid peroxidation products and elevated
androgens in autism spectrum disorders, which will appear in an
upcoming special autism issue of the journal-Alternative
Therapies in Health and Medicine.
Much of this information is being
totally ignored by the medical elite and especially the media. The
Simsonwood conference proceedings, in which over 50 scientists,
vaccine pharmaceutical company representatives and representatives
from the World Health Organization met secretly in Norcross,
Georgia, disclosed that the safety of your children is not their
primary interest –their only interest is selling vaccines to the
public. A friend of mine, while speaking to an audience of
scientists and public health officials in Italy, was rudely told by
a public health official that (paraphrased) –We all know that
vaccines can cause neurological damage, but we must keep this from
the public because it might endanger the vaccine program.
It is also important to understand
that most practicing pediatricians have never heard what I have
disclosed to you. Most have very little understanding of immune
function and have no idea of the pathological effect on the brain of
giving multiple vaccines on a large scale. These effects are widely
discussed in the neuroscience literature, but few practicing
physicians, especially pediatricians, ever read such articles.
Immunology, like nutrition, gets only
scant attention in medical school and even less in residency
training of physicians. Older doctors have no concept of the newer
discoveries in immunology, especially neuroimmunology. The human
immune system is one of the most complex systems in physiology and
our studies indicate an even greater complexity is to be found.
Despite a renewed interest in the immune system’s function in
neonates and small children, much remains unknown concerning the
immune effects of exposing infants and small children to such a
large barrage of vaccine early in life. Yet, what we do know is that
they react quite differently than adults and it can have devastating
consequences on brain development and function.
Vaccinating millions of children with
the hepatitis B vaccine at birth can only be described as dangerous
idiocy. The vast majority of infants, children and adolescents are
in no danger from this infection- even the medical authorities agree
on that. It is also known that the effectiveness of the vaccine in
children last no more than two years and has little or no
effectiveness in the immune suppressed child. The nefarious plan by
these vaccine geniuses is to force vaccines all babies, since they
would have difficulty convincing adults, that is, the one at any
danger, to get the vaccine.
The problem with this “plan” is that
the vaccine is ineffective by the time the child reaches the age of
risk. Now that they have discovered this, they are recommending that
all children have a booster vaccine every two years.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
and the CDC, the forces behind this vaccine mania, assure parents
that giving all of the required vaccines at once is perfectly safe.
As we have seen, the scientific “evidence” does not support this
policy. To do so exposes the child to a high concentration of
immune-stimulating adjuvants that will intensely activate the
brain’s immune system (microglia) during the brain’s most active
growth period, that is, during the first 2 to 6 years of life. The
maturation and development of the brain continues to a large degree
throughout adolescence. As we have seen, excessive vaccination can
result in brain inflammation and brain swelling that can be
prolonged, even lasting years, if not decades (as we have seen in
the Vargas et al study). This can result in seizures, high pitched
crying, severe lethargy, weakness and behavioral problems, such as
agitation, depression, anger and other autistic behaviors.
In addition, giving the vaccines all
at once exposes the brain to higher levels of neurotoxic aluminum as
proven by radiolabeled aluminum study quoted above. If a person were
to follow recommended vaccine guidelines they would receive over 100
vaccines in a lifetime. Because of the way the vaccines are given,
this would not allow the brain’s microglial cells to shut down,
which is essential.
One of the effects of chronic
microglial activation, other than brain inflammation, is an
elevation in brain glutamate levels. Studies have shown this can
lead to chronic neurodegeneration and is suspected as a common
mechanism associated with neuropathic viruses, such as the measles
and borna viruses.158-160 In fact, blocking certain of the glutamate
receptors can prevent brain damage by the measles virus, as well as
other viruses.158 We also know that the prognosis of spinal
meningitis can be determined by the spinal fluid glutamate levels,
with high levels having the worst prognosis.161 Studies of autistic
children have also shown elevated glutamate levels in their blood
and spinal fluid.
Because excitotoxicity plays such an
important role in autism, parents of autistic children should avoid
feeding their children foods containing excitotoxic additives, such
as MSG, hydrolyzed protein, vegetable protein extracts, soy protein
or soy protein isolate, natural flavoring, yeast enzymes, etc. There
are many disguised names for high glutamate food additives. A recent
study has also shown that there is an interaction between certain
food dyes and glutamate and aspartame that enhances neurotoxicity
They should also avoid immune
suppressing oils, such as the omega-6 oils (corn, soybean, peanut,
safflower, sunflower and peanut oils). As stated, people in this
country eat 50-times the amount of this immune suppressing oil than
they need for health.
While omega-3 oils are healthy, the
EPA component is significantly immune suppressing and as a result,
high intakes should be avoided. Studies have shown suppressed
lymphocyte function (NK cells) with high intake of EPA.162 It is
the DHA component that has most of the beneficial effects,
especially as regards brain repair and inflammation reduction.163
DHA also inhibits excitotoxicity. Because the autistic child has
intense brain inflammation, a combination of EPA and DHA is
preferable, with a lower content of EPA (no more than 250 mg).
Milk and milk products should be
avoided and foods containing gliadin and gluten should also be
avoided. Soy foods are also responsible for a significant number of
food allergies as well as being very high in glutamate, fluoride and
manganese. Fluoride should be avoided, especially in drinking water.
Water is also a significant source of aluminum in the diet (it is
added as a clarifying agent) and in fluoridated water the fluoride
complexes with aluminum to form the highly neurotoxic fluoroaluminum
compound. The greatest dietary source of aluminum is biscuits,
pancakes, black tea and baked goods made with aluminum-containing
Low magnesium intake, which is common
in the United States, is associated with higher degrees of
inflammation in the body and lower glutathione levels. It also
enhances excitotoxicity, since magnesium is a natural modulator of
the NMDA glutamate receptor. Low intakes of magnesium greatly
enhance glutamate receptor sensitivity, worsening excitotoxicity.
Low magnesium also lowers brain glutathione levels, which increases
brain sensitivity to mercury toxicity. Increasing magnesium levels,
reduces inflammation, raises glutathione levels and reduces
A number of flavonoids are
neuroprotective, especially against inflammation and excitotoxicity.
These include curcumin, quercetin, ellagic acid, natural vitamin E
(mixed trocopherol), epigallocatechin gallate (from white tea),
theanine, DHEA and hesperidin. All are available as supplements and
most have a high safety profile.
The live virus vaccines, such as
chickenpox, measles, mumps and rubella, pose a special danger in the
immunosuppressed child, because some of these viruses can take up
permanent residence in the body, including the brain. In one study,
which examined the tissues of elderly dying of non-infectious
causes, found live measles virus in 45% of the bodies examined and
20% of their brains.164,165 These measles viruses were highly
mutated, meaning they could result in a number of diseases not
normally suspected with measles infection.
I have omitted discussions about
vaccine contamination, which is a major problem. Several studies
found a high incidence of microorganism contamination in vaccines
made by a number of major pharmaceutical companies, with figures as
high a 60% of the vaccines being contaminated.94-99 Bacterial and
viral fragments have also been found in a number of vaccines. While
vaccine promoters were quick to assure us that these viral fragments
should cause no problem, research says otherwise. In fact, a
non-viable viral fragment implanted in microglia and astrocytes in
the brain causes the devastating dementia associated with the HIV
virus.167,168 The virus does not infect the brain neurons
themselves. The mechanism proposed is an
immunological/excitotoxic-induced toxicity, just as we see with
repeated vaccination. The same mechanism is seen with a number of
viruses, including measles viruses, borna virus and the herpes
When brain glial cells or neurons are
chronically infected with these viruses (called a persistent viral
infection) the smoldering immune/excitotoxic reaction slowly
destroys the brain cell connections because the immune system is
attempting to destroy the infectious microorganism. Since it can
never kill the organism, the destruction (and intense microglial
activation) continues for decades, as we saw in the autistic
brain.54 The same can occur with viral fragments, the Lyme disease
organism, aluminum and mercury that has accumulated in the brain
from either contaminated vaccines or from vaccine additives. And
because excessive vaccination, especially with immune-suppressive
viruses, can depress proper immune function, the child is at a
greater risk of developing such a persistent viral infection.
Likewise, they are at a greater risk of developing deadly invasive
bacterial infections, such as H. Influenza meningitis, pneumococcal
and meningiococcal meningitis. When it occurs, the vaccine promoters
scream that we need more vaccines to protect the children, never
admitting that it was the vaccine program itself that destroyed the
lives of these children.
While a number of people and even
physicians, think they desire a universal health care system (a
euphemism for socialized medicine), here is something to consider.
The government will use access to health care as a way to mandate
vaccinations for all Americans. Those who refuse any of the mandated
vaccines will be denied access to health care, meaning you will not
be able to see a doctor or enter a hospital or clinic.
All federal programs will have
completion of vaccine mandates as a requirement. This could be
linked to social security, food stamps, housing subsidy programs and
other such federal programs. Remember, they use such tactics now for
access to schools and daycare centers. One may even have to prove
that they have had all their required vaccinations before they can
use public transportation, such as busses, trains and airplanes.
Another thing to consider is that the
communist Chinese are gradually taking over vaccine manufacturing.
In fact, communist China is now the largest vaccine manufacturer in
the world . They have over 400 biopharmaceutical companies busy
making vaccines and poor quality drugs for the world. The FDA admits
that it inspects only 1.8% of the 714 drug firms in China and that,
according to a GAO study, that FDA inspections may be 13 years apart
(it is spaced 2 years apart in the United States).
Even more frightening is that the
inspectors must depend on Chinese translators and US companies
purchasing these vaccines and pharmaceuticals must, by agreement,
have a Chinese communist official serve as its legal representative.
According to the Phyllis Schafly Report, one CEO was quoted as
saying “ every piece of information you get (from the Chinese) is
With thousands of people dying and
getting sick, not only in China, but in hundreds of nations
receiving their tainted pharmaceutical products, this means future
vaccines will be an even greater danger. The risk of millions of
Americans and others living in the West receiving contaminated
vaccines is extremely high. It could even be done on purpose, since
the Chinese communist have declared their intention to defeat the
United States. Infecting over a hundred million Americans with
contaminated vaccines would be an easy way to defeat us. The irony
would be that our public officials would have aided them in our
Parents must appreciate that those in
positions of authority are lying to them. Most pediatricians think
they are doing what is right, because they too are victims of years
of propaganda by elite members in the CDC and American Academy of
Pediatrics. Most truly believe what they are telling parents. They
should wake up and joint the fight to bring some sense to this
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