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Should I Vaccinate My Kids? Chemist Gives 4 Reasons He Refused Them

“Should I vaccinate?”

As a medicinal chemist, it’s one of the questions I get the most.

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to answer without getting labeled, censored, or attacked.  Public vaccine commentary has been shut down by a pharmaceutically complaint media. They insist that anything contrary to the pro-vaccine stance is either quackery, anti-vaccine, or both.

This is absurd. Every medicine involves an inherent risk. Regardless of whether or not you support it, there’s always going to be pros and cons for each individual. For example, if we find the Fountain of Youth tomorrow, some people are going to live forever after being showered by its healing waters, others will choke or drown.

When it comes to a child’s health, any and all vaccine talk is healthy and mandatory…as long as it’s rooted in logic. Unfortunately, you’ll never find this in the media. For almost a hundred years, they’ve beaten us over the head with marketing speak such as, “vaccines are safe and effective,” “vaccines have saved us all from deadly childhood diseases,” “vaccines don’t cause autism,” and of course we can’t forget the infamous, “Vaccines saved us from polio.

The headlines have become so common and brazen that any talk against vaccines is assumed abusive and risky to our beloved children. No matter how illogical, this has led to mandated vaccination in California and other states. (If vaccines were so great, why mandate them?)

When my first child, Lily, was born 16 years ago, I had just gotten out of graduate school for organic chemistry.  I had a top position as a medicinal chemist for Big Pharma. Every medical and chemistry journal ever published was at my fingertips, which allowed a thorough investigation into vaccines.

So I began a relentless examination. My wife cheered me on. Our biggest concern was whether or not vaccines were safe and effective. And of course, if we decided to opt out, would we be contributing to a breakdown in “herd immunity?

It wasn’t easy to get truthful answers.

Best Research Money Can Buy

Most “research” was paid for by the vaccine industry, which profits every time someone is jabbed with a shot. The majority of the papers published by the CDC came from ghostwriters. Doctors then listed their names as authors, in exchange for payment, but they didn’t actually pen a single word of these papers. And more frustrating, many of the studies suffered from flawed designs by never having a vaccine-free placebo against which to compare the treated group.

When I heard things from our pediatrician like, “Doctors have spent years learning their craft to honestly help your children, not harm!” I knew this was factually impossible, thanks to pharmaceutical corruption and greed that published the majority of vaccine science. A young chemist, I was getting a rude awakening to modern day science.

To my dismay, I learned that clever, ambitious individuals always get ahead in the pharmaceutical industry. They multiply their wealth by taking advantage of people’s lack of scientific understanding. In time, these vermin use their massive profits to burrow into the rotten wood of government. In time, they make laws and regulations that favor their own kind, even at great cost to patients. As they spawn and multiply like a cancer, Pharma’s army takes over the media and the regulatory agencies set up to protect us from their ilk.

As I kept digging through the history of vaccines, the evidence just got more sinister. That was over 15 years ago. And since then, my wife and I have had 3 more children.

Thankfully, our research paid off and we decided not to vaccinate any of our kids. That doesn’t make us “anti-vaccine.” If vaccines were proven safe and effective, we’d be the first in line to advocate using them. But that hasn’t been the case.

The following is a short excerpt from my upcoming book, 3 Worst Meds. It shows what we learned about herd immunity, and it outlines the 3 reasons we chose not to vaccinate our 4 kids.

Herd Immunity: Why It Doesn’t Hold Up

Herd immunity is a hypothesis plucked out of an old college textbook. It states that large groups of immune people can protect those who are immune compromised or unvaccinated. In other words, herd immunity serves as a human shield—a type of immunity—for “at-risk” individuals. Without question, vaccines are said to induce it. But remember, it’s only a hypothesis . . . as old as 1840! It’s never been proven.

To test herd immunity, you simply have to monitor a highly vaccinated (or even naturally-immune) group for an outbreak. If even one person among the herd is infected and there’s a spread—then obviously, herd immunity doesn’t work. This is exactly what’s been observed.

In Corpus Christi, where the vaccine rate was 99%, measles was undeterred. Scientists writing for The New England Journal of Medicine documented the spread of an outbreak among adolescents who had received their shots. The scientists found that, “outbreaks of measles can occur in secondary schools, even when more than 99 percent of the students have been vaccinated and more than 95 percent are immune.”(1)

Echoing these findings, The American Journal of Public Health showed a 98% vaccine rate at a Massachusetts high school. This high rate didn’t stop a measles outbreak from erupting among the heavily vaccinated “herd.”

Proponents of herd immunity usually insist that outbreaks should be met with yet more vaccines, reaching as high as 100% . . . but that’s no longer herd immunity, that’s assumed vaccine-induced protection, by definition. And even then, the herd is still vulnerable! And by that point, you’ve taken away people’s freedom to choose.(2)

In Illinois the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented an outbreak despite a 100% vaccine rate in a high school in Sangamon County. In Emerging Infectious Diseases, scientists discovered whooping cough outbreaks among fully “immunized” populations of children as well. Their research—published by the CDC—found that, “Vaccinated adolescents and adults may serve as reservoirs for silent infection and become potential transmitters to unprotected infants.”(3)

You can go as far back as the first test tube and find these same results, repeated numerous times among different “herds.” That’s because herd immunity (as well as vaccine-induced immunity) does not fully exist outside of textbooks and pharmaceutical propaganda. In other words, you could vaccinate EVERYONE and there could still be an outbreak.

Ignoring or refusing to learn the facts when outbreaks arise, health officials are quick to state that this vaccine failure is due to a breakdown in “herd immunity.” Doctors parrot it, too, without even looking at the research. They say it’s happening more often nationwide as states make it easier for parents to opt out of vaccinations.

Like argumentative apes, pro-vaccine parents and their physicians start pounding their chests in favor of such statements. More incredulously, they attack anti-vaccine parents, accusing them of “putting vaccinated kids at risk due to a breakdown in herd immunity.” This is fuzzy logic. And it’s borderline stupid. After all, if vaccines truly worked, why would vaccinated kids be at risk? Isn’t the vaccine supposed to protect them?

Ultimately, the facts are clear. Senselessly jabbing tribes of kids with dozens of new-fangled shots isn’t going to help anyone. Herd immunity is nothing more than a silly catch-phrase—spawned by those who profit from vaccines—used to scare and bully parents into vaccinating their children.

If pro-vaccine advocates, the media, and doctors truly cared about protecting kids, they’d stop using an unproven hypothesis like herd immunity to question parents who opt out. Instead, a more level-headed approach would be to question the obvious factors that are detracting from our children’s health:

  • A lack of herd immunity
  • Waning vaccine efficacy
  • Vaccine failure
  • The spread of disease by the vaccinated

Healthy skepticism can go a long way in asking the obvious question: Are vaccines safe and effective for my kids?

Reason #1: Vaccination Does Not Always Mean “Immunization”

The two words are NOT synonymous. It’s widely believed that vaccines work by triggering immunity. When the body is injected with weak or dead infectious agents (i.e., the vaccine), it’s thought that the appropriate immune defense is triggered. That’s why these shots are often and incorrectly referred to as “immunizations.”

Believing that vaccination is the same thing as immunization, many people reference the polio vaccine and its so-called history of eradicating the paralyzing disease. However, when you look past the industry-funded hype, the argument doesn’t hold up. In fact, it proves that sometimes a vaccine can cause the very illness it’s trying to prevent!

Polio is the most feared childhood illness. It has caused paralysis and death throughout much of human history. Its mere mention inspires terrifying images of crippled children and the Iron Lung. However, these associations are more the result of Pharma-inspired indoctrination than actual polio risk.

In 1910 the world experienced a dramatic increase in polio. This spike in illness was the driving force behind the great race toward the development of a polio vaccine. Mounting public fear became the perfect sales opportunity for drug makers working alongside the government (as usual).

Here’s how the scheme played out.

Starting in the early 1940’s, the March Of Dimes (a “non-profit” organization set up courtesy of the U.S. government) began grooming the public with a manipulative vaccine marketing campaign. Feeding everyone gruesome images of crippled children, they used sensationalist publicity to gain public favor of vaccines. (This was prior to a single vaccine ever being developed or even studied.) Essentially, the March of Dimes fabricated an epidemic that had not yet occurred to win favor for a remedy (vaccine).

Once put into a fearful polio frenzy, people were emotionally powerless to resist. The well-planned front group began siphoning tax dollars away from the government and towards its own pharmaceutical companies in the name of polio immunization—a perceived remedy by the public. Nine million dollars of government money (worth a hundred million today) was doled out for “successful immunization.” It was the perfect crime—scare the masses, use tax dollars to fund vaccine makers, make millions in sales. (As you’ll see, they still use the same heist today to make billions worldwide.)

In 1953, as planned, the first official polio vaccine was developed and served up to a ravenous public. But the vaccine came too late and was no longer needed. Thanks to improvements in hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition, the rates of polio infection plummeted before vaccine intervention began.

Infection rates also dropped for the Black Plague and many other horrific illnesses for which vaccines were never developed! These diseases were slowly eradicated naturally through a change in human habits that favored better nutrition, hygiene and natural immunity.

This fact has been well documented, but always ignored. Even the CDC acknowledged the phenomenon, stating, “The 19th century shift in population from country to city that accompanied industrialization and immigration led to overcrowding in poor housing served by inadequate or nonexistent public water supplies and waste-disposal systems. These conditions resulted in repeated outbreaks of cholera, dysentery, TB, typhoid fever, influenza, yellow fever, and malaria. By 1900, however, the incidence of many of these diseases had begun to decline because of public health improvements, implementation of which continued into the 20th century. Local, state, and federal efforts to improve sanitation and hygiene reinforced the concept of collective ‘public health’ action (e.g., to prevent infection by providing clean drinking water).”

Even today, the risk of paralysis from polio infection is still only 1% of those infected, just like it was in the early 1950s despite the media insisting there was an “epidemic.”(4, 5)

Still, mass vaccination continued in the 1950s, thanks to the March of Dimes draining the government of money. As polio became less common, many people falsely praised the vaccines—not better hygiene, nutrition, or sanitation—for its defeat. In time, the vaccine was celebrated for its so-called ability to eliminate the paralyzing virus, while the drug’s side effects were ignored, buried, and forgotten.

In time, researchers around the world began learning of the drug’s notorious side effects, one of which was polio itself. In other words, they noticed the “medicine” was causing the very disease it was intended to protect against.

The Medical Journal of Australia discovered “the relation of prophylactic [preventive] inoculations [polio vaccines] to the onset of poliomyelitis [polio]” as far back as 1951 during early testing. In their research they found increased polio outbreaks among the “immunized.” (6)

In 2004 the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that despite a three billion dollar effort to vaccinate as many people as possible, “ten previously polio-free countries across Africa have now been reinfected.” The United States showed the same trend. To quote the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “From 1980 through 1999, a total of 162 confirmed cases of paralytic poliomyelitis were reported, an average of 8 cases per year. . . . The remaining 154 (95%) cases were vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) caused by live oral polio vaccine.”(7)

Eerily similar to the March of Dimes heist in the 1950s, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has marched off with over eight billion dollars by convincing foreign governments like Africa and India to foot the bill for more polio vaccines. In 2007 Reuters published “Nigeria Fights Rare Vaccine-Derived Polio Outbreak,” showing how the vaccine itself ignited outbreaks of polio in Nigeria, Chad, and Angola.(8)

According to The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, the polio vaccine program launched by Bill Gates paralyzed 47,500 children in 2011 alone. Indian doctors pleaded, “clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis, non-polio acute flaccid paralysis was directly proportional to doses of oral polio received.” In other words, the more people who got the shots, the more cases of paralysis the country suffered from.(9)

The data is clear. Using the polio vaccine to defend vaccination for its ability to immunize is a weak argument. If you dig even deeper, you can also trace the vaccine to other health complications like cancer and immune deficiency. Pushing for mass vaccination is not only ignorant, it’s criminal.

Today’s vaccines are, by definition, a crapshoot. Just like with polio, the whooping cough vaccination came too late. Between 1900 and 1935, mortality rates due to whooping cough dropped by 79% in the United States. Yet the vaccine intended to eliminate it (DTP and DTaP) wasn’t introduced until 1940.

Today those who have been “immunized” for pertussis are the most susceptible to whooping cough. Researchers with the CDC publicly stated in 2002, “the number of infants dying from whooping cough is rising, despite record high vaccination levels.” In 2009 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recognized the trend as well. In an article titled, “Whooping Cough Vaccine not as Powerful as Thought,” the publication highlighted a recent cluster of 18 whooping cough-infected students. Seventeen of those students—95% of those infected— had been immunized with five doses of DTaP vaccine.(10)

The measles vaccine shows the same paltry results. In 1957 the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) shot became widely used in an effort to eradicate these three diseases. The CDC insisted the vaccine would eliminate mumps in the United States by the year 2010. But rather than preventing mumps and measles, the MMR shot has actually caused widespread epidemics. Outbreaks have become the norm. Those who have suffered the most were “vaccinated.”

Between 1983 and 1990, there was a 423% increase in measles cases among vaccinated individuals. In 2006 the largest mumps outbreak in twenty years occurred. Among those infected, 63% were “immunized,” as shown by Neil Z. Miller in Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective? Others found similar results. In The Journal of Infectious Diseases, scientists from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine wrote, “Vaccine failure accounted for a sustained mumps outbreak in a highly vaccinated population.”

In his book, How to Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor, the late Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, MD, warned parents that vaccinated individuals are 14 times more likely to contract mumps than unvaccinated individuals are.

Over time, these stunning vaccine failures led the Iowa Department of Public Health to conclude, “. . . Our most important public health tool against this disease—2 doses of MMR vaccine—is not providing the necessary levels of protection to control mumps in the U.S. population.” Even the Mayo Clinic, which is a bastion of mainstream medicine, states, “vaccine failure has become increasingly apparent.”(11)

The flu vaccine has proven to be just as worthless. In 2007 the CDC reported it had “no or low effectiveness” against influenza or influenza-like illnesses. The data showed the flu vaccine protected no more than 14% of those who received it. This wasn’t some fluke, either. The vaccine is rarely any more effective than that.

Even The New York Times reported, “The influenza vaccine, which has been strongly recommended for people over 65 for more than four decades, is losing its reputation as an effective way to ward off the virus.”(12)

Vaccine science has quite a bit of catching up to do before it even remotely resembles the truth. If we are going to jab our children, then we at least need to know how these drugs work, so that we can better understand their efficacy and safety. Until then, vaccine science is still experimental. Confirming this, The World Health Organization (WHO) wrote, “To generate vaccine mediated protection is a complex challenge. Currently available vaccines have largely been developed empirically, with little or no understanding how they activate the immune system.(13)

Vaccine failure isn’t a scientific quandary or a mystery. It’s easy to understand when you use uncommon sense. The immune system is programmed to recognize and attack invaders that come through the biological “front door,” not the skin. (The “front door” is comprised of the nose, mouth, and eyes.) This is especially true for young children—their immune system simply does not recognize biological invaders that come in through the skin (including weak or dead infectious agents contained in a vaccine). In Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, the WHO found, “Children under two years of age do not consistently develop immunity following vaccination.” (14)

Doctors who do their homework understand that vaccines are ineffective. Dr. Ira Goodman, MD, FACS, ABHIM, a surgeon from Loyola Medical School, is one of them. Through email correspondence, he told me he is against vaccines simply because “they don’t work!”

Bottom line: vaccination is not the same thing as “immunization.” Vaccines don’t work. If they did, there wouldn’t be any outbreaks among the vaccinated.

Instead of admitting that vaccines don’t offer protection, health officials and pharmaceutical companies continue to push for MORE VACCINES as the solution! When you consider the growing history of vaccine failure—and the number of outright toxins contained in these experimental concoctions—the implications for public health are chilling.

Reason #2: Injecting Toxins into Kids is Risky

Many parents insist that because they were safely vaccinated as kids, then surely their own children can get shots. This would be true if the vaccines of today were the same as they were decades ago—and used on the same schedule—but of course, they’re not. It’s ludicrous to think otherwise.

In 1960 an average of three vaccines were given to children. By 1983 this number shot up 800% to 24 doses! Today it’s a staggering 49 doses of 14 different vaccines, as recommended by the CDC. That’s three times more than any other industrialized nation. Meanwhile, our kids still carry the most illnesses. The culprit? Vaccine toxins.

According to fact sheets released by the CDC and the FDA, vaccines today are brimming with toxins. These include dozens of chemicals, heavy metals, and allergens—as well as the very objectionable monkey kidney cells (Vero cells) and aborted fetal tissue. Sorry, but I have no interest in mainlining these toxic substances into my vulnerable children in the name of “prevention.”

Formaldehyde is just one of many questionable chemicals found in vaccines. According to the FDA, “Excessive exposure to formaldehyde may cause cancer.” To date, childhood cancer rates like leukemia are skyrocketing along with the number of formaldehyde-rich vaccines.

The industry covers up this risk by assuring parents that formaldehyde is naturally produced by the body and that it’s completely safe. This is nothing more than hot air—it offers absolutely zero proof of safety and is a total injustice to vulnerable young children. Just because your body produces something doesn’t mean you can drink it, eat it, or inject it. It’s completely asinine to think otherwise.

For example, the body produces hydrochloric acid (HCL) for digestion. The stomach produces epithelial cells that churn out bicarbonate to neutralize the acerbic compound. Drinking it, eating it, or injecting it would be life-threatening—just like stabbing yourself with formaldehyde can cause leukemia or other forms of cancer years later.

Is anybody using their brain here?

The National Toxicology Program and Department of Health and Human Services countered the absurdity of insisting formaldehyde is safe. In their report to doctors, they stated, “Formaldehyde is known to be a human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity from studies in humans and supporting data on mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Formaldehyde was first listed in the Second Annual Report on Carcinogens in 1981 as reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence from studies in experimental animals. Since that time, additional cancer studies in humans have been published, and the listing status was changed to known to be a human carcinogen in the Twelfth Report on Carcinogens (2011).”(15)

Another deadly player in the cocktail of chemical preservatives in vaccines is 2-phenoxyethanol. The FDA warns: “It can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants.” The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) cautions that the vaccine additive is: “Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.”

Singling out the common preservatives used today, The Medical Science Monitor highlighted to doctors, “None of the compounds commonly used as preservatives in US licensed vaccine/biological preparations can be considered an ideal preservative, and their ability to fully comply with the requirements of the US Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for preservatives is in doubt.” Adding to the assault, mercury toxicity is lurking nearby in select shots via thimerosal.(16)

Thimerosal is a mercury-containing organic compound (i.e., a preservative) that serves as an antiseptic and antifungal agent. It’s used in vaccines as a way of safeguarding against vial contamination. But is it safe for humans to inject into their bodies?

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the FDA insist that thimerosal is safe when used in doses found in vaccines. Taking a pragmatic approach over a scientific one, the status quo insists, “The active form of mercury in vaccines is different than that found in contaminated fish,” and “only in trace amounts.” True. But both forms are toxic. These government agencies will also parrot The American Academy of Pediatrics who chirp, “The continued benefits of thimerosal use in vaccine manufacturing clearly outweigh any perceived risks.”

You can’t make informed decisions about thimerosal based on these ridiculous statements. Parents who do are in for a wake-up call. A lifetime of unimaginable pain, suffering, isolation, and madness are lurking nearby for those who choose to play roulette with the silvery sludge. Here’s what’s not being shown to parents . . .

The last entity to fund a thimerosal study in the United States was Eli Lilly, back in 1929. They’re not even a health agency; they’re a pharmaceutical drug company. That hardly offers proof of safety and efficacy. Their test churned out horrific results, showing that 100% of the kids jabbed with trace amounts of Merthiolate—the trade name for thimerosal—died from meningitis. How could that possibly be considered safe? Meanwhile, the Pharma-funded authors (using ghostwriting) still concluded that there was no causal association between mercury in vaccines and harm.

In time, the devastating effects could no longer be ignored. On January 5, 1982, the FDA published its notice of proposed rule-making regarding thimerosal. Their scientific panel’s opinions and recommendations were the culmination of five years of research concerning the potential hazards and safety of thimerosal. Published in the Federal Register, the panel concluded:

“At the cellular level, thimerosal has been found to be more toxic for human epithelial cells in vitro than mercuric chloride, mercuric nitrate, and merbromim (mercurochrome).”

“Exhibit 34 (Exhibit ELI-512). The FDA specifically found that thimerosal was significantly more toxic for living tissue than it was for the bacteria it was supposed to kill.”

“It was found to be 35.3 times more toxic for embryonic chick heart tissue than for staphylococcus aureus [top killer in hospitals today].”

“The Panel concludes that thimerosal is not safe for [over-the-counter] topical use because of its potential for cell damage if applied to broken skin and its allergy potential.”

The FDA’s findings clearly should have settled the matter—that thimerosal is not safe for humans, let alone children, to use.

In 2001 the pharmaceutical industry promised removal of thimerosal from vaccines. Sadly, nine vaccine shots still contained the metallic poison in the year 2016. The irony of promising to remove a “safe” preservative is proof that thimerosal is risky. If you need more proof, a little math goes a long way.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s acceptable dose for mercury is 0.1 microgram per kilogram of body weight, per day. Running simple conversions, this means a 10-pound baby who gets jabbed with a thimerosal-rich vaccine receives an insurmountable 55 times the safe upper limit for mercury exposure. For an adult given the same injection, that’d be four times the safe supper limit!

Pleading for thimerosal removal, Congressman Dan Burton wrote to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make his case. He insisted, “During a review required by the Food and Drug Modernization Act, it was learned that infants receive more mercury [from thimerosal] in the first six months of life than is considered safe according to federal guidelines. For a twelve-to-fourteen month old child receiving vaccines on the Universal Childhood Immunization Schedule as they are typically delivered (four to six shots in one doctor visit), they may receive forty or more times the amount of mercury than is considered safe according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. The EPA guidelines were confirmed to be accurate through an independent evaluation conducted by the National Research Council (NRC).”

If you read the vaccine package inserts, the danger of thimerosal becomes even more apparent. The DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus) vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur warned, “A review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found evidence for a causal relation between tetanus toxoid and both brachial neuritis and Guillain-Barré syndrome [pain and loss of nerve and motor function].”

Makers of the Tripedia vaccine for DTaP (which is rich in thimerosal) stated, “The vaccine is formulated without preservatives, but contains a trace amount of thimerosal [(mercury derivative), (≤0.3 μg mercury/dose)] from the manufacturing process.”

Certain negative outcomes are so frequent that the manufacturer had to list them in a public warning:

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Cellulitis (a bacterial skin infection)
  • Autism
  • Convulsion/Seizures
  • Brain dysfunction
  • Low muscle tone and strength
  • Nerve damage
  • Hyperventilation/apnea

In his extremely well-researched book Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak: The Evidence Supporting the Immediate Removal of Mercury—a Known Neurotoxin—from Vaccines, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. showed there’s more global scientific muscle power than what it took to build the space station proving that thimerosal is ruining the health of our nation. And yet, with unconstrained malice and well-calculated schemes, Pharma continues to profit by selling cheaper, mercury-rich vaccines in 40 other countries. Once the country’s citizens are riddled with shots, research shows that continents like Africa, as well as citizens living near the Amazon river, are forever scarred from neurological damage.

Thimerosal has an evil twin, making the combo more dangerous than the individual ingredients. Accompanying mercury is aluminum. Brought to the attention of doctors by Nature, evidence from the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology found that both thimerosal at small concentrations and aluminum are neurotoxic.(17)

The journal insisted, “In this regard, aluminum adsorbed vaccines caused a transient rise in brain tissue of mice. Indeed, in vitro work showed that adjuvant-Al [aluminum] at levels comparable to those administered to adults can kill motor neurons.” The outcome was neurotoxicity, which leads to a higher risk of receiving special education services and nerve cell deterioration, causing memory loss and possibly dementia later in life.

Consistent with these observations, an elaborate toxicological report for aluminum prepared by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) reported that, “There is a rather extensive database on the oral toxicity of aluminum in animals. These studies clearly identify the nervous system as the most sensitive target of aluminum toxicity.”

In Current Medicinal Chemistry, scientists warned that despite 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, “their precise mechanism of action remains poorly understood.” Digging deeper into aluminum toxicity, they showed that aluminum presented in vaccines “carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences. The widely accepted notion of aluminum adjuvant safety does not appear to be firmly established in the scientific literature and, as such, this absence may have lead to an erroneous conclusions regarding the significance of these compounds in the etiologies of many common neurological disorders.”(18)

The assault from chemical threats isn’t the only concern. Many vaccines are spiked with antibiotics like neomycin, polymyxin B, streptomycin, and gentamicin—all of which can set off allergic reactions and threaten liver and kidney health. None of the these medications are even approved by the FDA for children.

Interested in clinical observations from medical doctors, I reached out to Dr. Suzanne Humphries, MD, to express my concern as a chemist and father. She was adamant in her position: “Vaccines put children most at risk for a form of kidney disease called nephrotic syndrome. This can be caused by a common ingredient—Bovine Serum Albumin. Doctors just give children steroids to suppress the symptoms, never reporting it or knowing what the cause was.”

These were some damn good reasons for my wife and I to avoid vaccinating our kids. Doctors still insist that the benefits outweigh these toxicity risks. But that would only be true if vaccination offered guaranteed immunization. It doesn’t. That said, why would anyone risk exposing their kids to toxins when there’s no guaranteed benefit— especially when natural immunity is available to protect you?

Reason #3: Kids Can Build Immunity Naturally

It’s a fact of life: invisible threats are everywhere. We’re all at risk from various “biological nasties,” germs, and foreign invaders. A single gram of feces can contain more than 10 million viruses, 1 million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts and 100 parasite eggs. From the hands we shake, to the water we drink and the mats we wrestle on, nowhere is safe . . . unless you’ve built up natural immunity in your body. This firewall acts as our God-given protection from the incalculable number of threatening microorganisms.

Professor Sven Gard, member of the Staff of Professors of the Royal Caroline Institute, identified the importance of our body’s ability to protect itself. Speaking to The Nobel Prize Committee, he warned that “The capacity of developing [natural] immunity is one of the most important means of defense, of decisive importance for the survival of the individual and the species.” Over time, some of the world’s top scientific minds have begun focusing on demystifying the mysterious complexities of self-protection (i.e., natural immunity) and how to harness it.

One of the most interesting discoveries in natural immunity occurred in 1908. Venerable scientists Ilya Mechnikov and Paul Ehrlich revealed how our immune system is armed with a special set of destroyer cells. Studying simple-celled aquatic life, they observed how phagocytes eradicate infection by digesting them and subsequently eliminating them. Robust and resilient, the average person has about six billion of these armed sentries ready to attack.(19)

In 2011 Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffmann observed that the immune system is pre-programmed to identify self and non-self. This discovery single-handedly proved humans are hardwired to build immunity, outside of vaccination. This work paved the way for future scientists to discover how our body thwarts numerous types of pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, virus, fungi, and parasites.(20)

Arguing in favor of vaccines, pro-vaccine parents insist that newborns lack immunity. Pushing for more shots for everyone else, they insist that herd immunity is the best protection for the young and unvaccinated. They couldn’t be more wrong.

Natural immunity is a biological gift from our mothers and DNA. According to more award-winning science, natural protection is fully developed during the earliest stages of life. First, it’s passed from mom and after a few weeks or months, it’s fully developed in newborns. Plus, thanks to “immunological memory,” natural immunity lasts a lifetime. This explains why we’re protected from the millions of other known microorganisms that we don’t have vaccines for!

Scientist Sir Peter Medawar and co-workers presented their experimental evidence to prove the validity of immunological memory in 1960. The Nobel Prize committee awarded them for their work, stating: “Immunity is our perhaps most important defense against a hostile surrounding world. By penetrating analysis of existing data and brilliant deduction, and by painstaking experimental research you have unveiled a fundamental law governing the development and maintenance of this vital mechanism. On behalf of the Caroline Institute, I extend to you our warm congratulations, and ask you to receive the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine from the hands of His Majesty the King.”(21)

To this day, Medawar’s observation has been abundantly confirmed. His work was the foundation for developing medicine to shut down organ rejection among transplant patients. Otherwise, immunological memory would work against patients and attack foreign tissue as if it was being infected from outside threats. Medawar’s observation also put a spotlight on misguided vaccine supporters who insist that vaccination is the only road to protection form childhood diseases.

Natural immunity works—but only if you support it with proper hygiene, sanitation, and what I call “nutrient logic.” Without phagocytes, immunological memory, and the ability to identify self from non-self, the power of natural immunity is diminished. This forgotten logic dictates that today’s health and immunity threats are simply the result of gaping nutrient deficiencies. By failing to give your body the right nutrients, you deny the body its ability to grow, build immunity, and protect itself.

Nutrient logic addresses the deficiency by filling the nutritional void or malnutrition to restore proper cellular and immune function. Better than a pharmacist doling out meds, the body becomes its own “pharmacy” by producing custom-made medicine to enhance survival, through nutrient logic.

The process is as simple and logical as resurrecting a dying, sun-deprived plant with sun exposure and water, which initiates photosynthesis for the production of life-giving glucose. That same innate intelligence guides our own health and immunity when we obtain essential molecules—i.e., nutrients—from nature.

Just as hand washing and soap saved millions from infant mortality caused by unwanted intruders in a hospital setting, nutrient logic boosts our natural defenses. Reams of scientific data show that natural birth, breastfeeding, and cod liver oil (Norwegians’ mainstay of health) are among the most important strategies for building and protecting our children’s natural defenses. Learn more about boosting immunity and the best products to make that happen in 3 Worst Meds.(22)


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