How to avoid unnecessary vaccinations:

I have been asked: What’s the alternative to vaccinations?

Before we discuss this, let me draw an analogy.

If you knew your car was unsafe to drive would you drive it?  Would you trust your kids to be driven in it? Would you put your pet dog in it?

“You don’t call someone who advocates for safe automobiles anti-car. Similarly it’s ridiculous to call somebody who advocates for safer vaccines, more effective vaccines and to protect children, to ever call them anti-vaccine.”

I am not an “antivaxer”, but I find it difficult to understand how ANYONE cannot see the lack of scientific evidence for vaccinating any individual with multiple vaccines in any slightly immunocompromised patient, or in placing poisonous material into a biologically underveloped and very small mass.  The downright deception and cover ups by pharmaceutical industry, and the lack of their duty of care is an abomination.

Here is a police officer who stood up to his brainwashed employers (the government) when he would not give false witness about parents causing their baby’s death — after witnessing sudden death syndromes in babies post vaccination, even though the child died of brain inflammation and swelling. The doctors would not sign off on this as vaccination injury, even though the child was fine up until the vaccination and “never right since” and then died of the brain swelling- with innocent parents (in this police officers view and knowledge of the facts) going to jail! The officer was dismissed. Of course this officer is mad and angry.  He has seen some bad things. This is beyond sad. False accusations SIDS, shaken baby syndrome- all post vaccinations.

Very powerful testimony from a former police officer that lost his job for speaking up about the vaccines playing a part in killing children whose case he would help investigate. Sadly, it took his own vaccine injury to realize how harmful these vaccines are. He soon realized that babies were getting vaccinated before dying and decided to educate his peers, this resulted in him losing his job. We appreciate his care to speak the truth! Thank you Chris Savage for your dedication to help expose vaccine damage cover up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=119&v=GnVkJmoXDqc

First off let me make this clear: Vaccinations for diseases that are present in a given geographical area that present a risk for all animals (including man) need to be carefully considered.  The discussion below on the following posts/blogs is not “don’t ever vaccinate” but it is about recognising vaccine damage, to prevent kids getting the next series- of vaccines if they are already suffering damage from their first “shot”  or if their siblings have been shown to have damage from a vaccine and–to be aware of some of the risk factors, as it is not “1 size fits all” which is what is happening with vaccine damaged kids/small white fluffies (dogs) etc.

Over vaccination is a problem right now, and all vaccines are not created equal, just as all people are not created equal. There is a lot of science out there regarding individual metabolism, genetic variation, and risk factors- which is why I blogged about it.

As a holistic vet I see vaccine damaged dogs regularly, and many vets are still vaccinating unnecessarily – that is annually. There is NO scientific evidence to back up annual vaccinations in dogs for the standard Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus, they require their primer then an antibody titre test to prove it “took” and they are generally good for 5-7 years, if not for life. The discussion is also about vaccinating for what is present, so if there is no small pox, it wouldn’t make sense to vaccinate against that. Just like we don’t vaccinate for Rabies here. Vaccines are NOT innocent, benign things. That’s all.

  • Antibody titre testing mother and then bub, and AB titre in dogs after their 12-16 wk pup vaccination. Most are protected and don’t need vaccines. Also vaccinate only for what is around and what is necessary. With humans check pyroluria, MTHFR factors first, prior to vaccinating. Breast feed bubs. check toxin levels in mum prior to pregnancy (hint! its high in many!) so detox before getting pregnant, then be aware of industrial pollutants and environmental toxins, so eat clean. Think about each and every vaccination- what is in it (hint not all flu vaccines are protective or safe- many still have thimerosal) Not all vaccines are effective. Intransal flu drops are better than injections in providing immunity.
  •  do the 23 and me genomic testing, and run your results through a third party, find out what your offspring challenges are likely to be.

From a medical officer working in infection control in a hospital.

Essentially with the staff if the are unsure if they have been immunised Hospitals and Medical doctors  can test for measles, mumps, rubella and Hep B. The chicken pox (varicella test is only sensitive enough to pick up if you have had the disease previously not if you have immunity from immunisation). We have to be careful with the Hep B to make sure the staff have had all 3 vaccinations (or 2 if they were a certain age when they had them) because some people can have a temporary rise in their titre levels after one dose but it doesn’t offer them life long immunity. The current thinking on vaccinations is that once you have had your course in child hood you are generally covered for life for measles, mumps and Hep B. We have noticed that Rubella immunity titres can fall and pertussis (whooping cough) still needs to be done for people in at risk groups every 10 years (the timing on pertussis is under debate at work at the moment).

Practice “Safe Stress!”

DCIM100GOPROLet’s face it, life is becoming increasingly busy with work, family, social media, and things that go beep all around us. All this stimulation sets off our internal alarm buttons, and gives our physical bodies unnecessary alerts. The messages we receive tell us that it’s hard to stay afloat of all the events and time commitments around us.   It can make you  feel like you are drowning in paper work, or going under with financial burdens. Many feel overwhelmed with commitments or unfinished projects.

STRESS!  Stress!  Stress!

It’s a killer. It’s the NUMBER ONE cause of all illnesses!  I must admit that I didn’t believe it until I felt the effects. Its A sneaky– under the radar– black cloud that just niggles at your adrenal glands until you have nothing more to put out, and find yourself struggling to get out of bed in the morning, or tossing and turning unable to fall asleep at night —Stress_2without popping a pill.  Curiously most of us just don’t recognise that we have this monkey on our back, until we actually do fall apart with some physical signs, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic skin disorders, back aches, disc diseases, Digestive problems,  Cancer (through lowering your immune vigilance) heart palpitations and fibrillation or Thyroid conditions.

Image by Gdudycha :  The effects of stress on the body.

Stress from too much emotional, physical, or mental stimulation needs to be calmed. Stress causes your adrenals to push out the hormones of adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. This can lead to inflammation and wear and tear on your body, it also pushes up your blood sugar and insulin levels, leading to that middle belly fat store and liver diseases.

Some stress is ok, but when we continually burn our adrenals and force them to pump out stress hormones, our bodies go to ground. PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder is a longer term effect.

Nurture and nourish your body and soul. You are here for the long haul, not just for a couple of exams or a University course, a stressful job, parenting a child with autism, or a difficult marriage, or a speeding ticket.  There options and ways to handle your stress levels, even if you cannot completely control your environment/relationship/job.

Here are  top 7 stress busters:

  1. Organize- Clutter control is the key to staying organized. Keep a wastebasket close by and throw away things that you no longer need. Dedicate at least 15 minutes of your time to organizing your study area so you do not have to waste time sorting through rubbles of books and papers when looking for something. Remove and give away excess clothing, pottery, kitchen ware, magazines, newspapers.
  2. Learn how to say “No”- Don’t get over-involved. You don’t have to join every activity, every club, and every community project. You do not have to accept all invitations to socialize with friends. Evaluate your schedule and check your to-do list to see what tasks are important and accomplish them first.
  3. Exercise- Regular exercise releases muscle tension and will rev up your energy. Join a yoga class, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Swim, go for a walk with a friend, or get up and dance in your living room. You don’t need fancy exercise machines to get regular exercise. Any type of exercise is good for your body and mind. Take a break daily to smell the grass, roses and exercise at the same time. DSC_0720
  4. Eat nutritiously- Students, nurses, doctors and busy housewives, executives and police officers are notorious for not eating right. A healthy diet can enhance your body and mental functions. A poor diet can zap you of brainpower. So grab a fruit, a veggie plate, or nutrition bar when you are hungry or have no time to prepare a healthy meal.
  5. Get enough sleep- Students, shift workers, and Medical professionals  are among the most sleep-deprived group of people due to over-commitment. Getting enough sleep will rebuild your energy and will make you feel better.
  6. Herbal Helpers- The gardening principle comes into play when nourishing your body- to last a lifetime, you will need to spend a lifetime looking after your adrenals, “weed out” the stress by removing yourself from stressful situations, and feed them well replenish them with some of the following herbs at periods of stress with these adaptogens: Withania somnifera= Ashwaganda, Rehmannia glutinosa, Rhodiola, American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), Astragalus membranaceus, Bacopa monnieri, Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng).  See a Naturopath for a consultation to tweak your own personal herbal formula.
  7. Essential oils- Good quality oils and aromatherapy massages can help your brain and adrenals recover. The oils must be of a therapeutic non contaminated blend and individualised for the person’s requirements, preferably by seeing a qualified aromatherapist. Some useful blends might include some of the following: Bergamot, Patchouli, Blood Orange, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Rose, Sandlewood, and Grapefruit essential oils.

And lastly, remember to SMILE!    Life is a present. Open yourself to receiving JOY.

Hug your dog, neighbour’s dog, friends dog…..or get a nice well behaved and friendly dog- they make you smile!

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Vaccinology: for those that need to see the science

….here are 332 studies which show the other side of the issue.
To believe vaccination is 100 effective and that it does not have any major side effects is an absolute contortion of the scientific facts. To make vaccination mandatory takes away our freedom of choice and makes a mockery of informed consent. There is a humans rights issue involved here too with regards to mandatory vaccination.” – scroll down to see the studies:
Link Between Neurologic and Immune Disorders
Aluminum
Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants: Are they Safe?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21568886
Mechanisms of aluminum adjuvant toxicity and autoimmunity in pediatric populations
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/223.short
Aluminum hydroxide injections lead to motor deficits and motor neuron degeneration
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819810/
Long-term Persistence of Vaccine-Derived Aluminum Hydroxide is Associated with Chronic Cognitive Dysfunction
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0162013409001895
Long-term follow-up of cognitive dysfunction in patients with aluminum hydroxide-induced macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF).
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0162013411002194
Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22099159
Aluminum Adjuvant Linked to Gulf War Illness Induces Motor Neuron Death in Mice
http://www.springerlink.com/content/x457214811q62412/
The immunobiology of aluminium adjuvants: how do they really work?
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S1471490609002488
Aluminum inclusion macrophagic myofasciitis: a recently identified condition
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14753387
Macrophagic myofasciitis lesions assess long-term persistence of vaccine-derived aluminium hydroxide in muscle
http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/…/1821.full.pdf+html
A role for the body burden of aluminium in vaccine-associated macrophagic myofasciitis and chronic fatigue syndrome
http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/…/S0306-9877(08)…/abstract
Aluminum as an adjuvant in Crohn’s disease induction
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/231.abstract
Aluminum is a potential environmental factor for Crohn’s disease induction: extended hypothesis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17804561
DNA released from dying host cells mediates aluminum adjuvant activity
http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v17/n8/full/nm.2403.html
Mercury
Sorting out the spinning of autism: heavy metals and the question of incidence
This file is a PDF http://www.ane.pl/pdf/7021.pdf
Comparison of blood and brain mercury levels in infant monkeys exposed to methylmercury or vaccines containing thimerosal
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16079072
A Case Series of Children with Apparent Mercury Toxic Encephalopathies Manifesting with Clinical Symptoms of Regressive Autistic Disorders
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17454560
Neurodevelopmental disorders following thimerosal-containing childhood immunizations: a follow-up analysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15764492
Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21549155
Maternal thimerosal exposure results in aberrant cerebellar oxidative stress, thyroid hormone metabolism, and motor behavior in rat pups; sex- and strain-dependent effects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015705
Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20803069
Integrating experimental (in vitro and in vivo) neurotoxicity studies of low-dose thimerosal relevant to vaccines
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21350943
Thimerosal-Derived Ethylmercury Is a Mitochondrial Toxin in Human Astrocytes: Possible Role of Fenton Chemistry in the Oxidation and Breakage of mtDNA
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3395253/
Activation of methionine synthase by insulin-like growth factor-1 and dopamine: a target for neurodevelopmental toxins and thimerosal
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14745455
Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3264864/
Neurologic and Immune Development
The Emerging Link Between Autoimmune Disorders and Neuropsychiatric Disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3086677/
Influence of pediatric vaccines on amygdala growth and opioid ligand binding in rhesus macaque infants: A pilot study
This file is a PDF http://www.ane.pl/pdf/7020.pdf
Primary Immunization of Premature Infants with Gestational Age <35 Weeks: Cardiorespiratory Complications and C-Reactive Protein Responses Associated with Administration of Single and Multiple Separate Vaccines Simultaneously
http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(07)00185-0/abstract
Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20803069
Maternal thimerosal exposure results in aberrant cerebellar oxidative stress, thyroid hormone metabolism, and motor behavior in rat pups; sex- and strain-dependent effects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015705
Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3264864/
Molecular mechanisms underlying anti-inflammatory phenotype of neonatal splenic macrophages
http://www.jleukbio.org/content/82/2/403.full.pdf+html
Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145534
Integrating experimental (in vitro and in vivo) neurotoxicity studies of low-dose thimerosal relevant to vaccines
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21350943
Serological association of measles virus and human herpesvirus-6 with brain autoantibodies in autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9756729
In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development
http://action.psr.org/site/DocServer/frontmatter.pdf
Novel roles for immune molecules in neural development: implications for neurodevelopmental disorders (Many toxic insults discussed but not vaccines.)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3059681/
Immune Activation in Brain Aging and Neurodegeneration: Too Much or Too Little?
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0896627309006771
Neurologic and Immune Dysfunction
Primary Immunization of Premature Infants with Gestational Age <35 Weeks: Cardiorespiratory Complications and C-Reactive Protein Responses Associated with Administration of Single and Multiple Separate Vaccines Simultaneously
http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(07)00185-0/abstract
Neurodevelopmental disorders following thimerosal-containing childhood immunizations: a follow-up analysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15764492
Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21549155
Maternal thimerosal exposure results in aberrant cerebellar oxidative stress, thyroid hormone metabolism, and motor behavior in rat pups; sex- and strain-dependent effects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015705
Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3264864/
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19043938
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 2: immunoexcitotoxicity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19161050
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 3: the role of excitotoxin food additives and the synergistic effects of other environmental toxins
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19284184
Oily adjuvants and autoimmunity: now time for reconsideration?
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/217.abstract
Evidence of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism and Implications for Treatment
This file is a PDF http://www.icdrc.org/documents/Mitoandautism2008.pdf
Fatal outcome after postexposure rabies vaccination in a patient with Parkinson’s disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15675624
Specific Vaccines
Neurological Complications of Pertussis Immunization
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2025848/?page=1
DPT Vaccine and Chronic Nervous System Dysfunction: A New Analysis
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=9814#toc
Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145534
Pertussis toxin is required for pertussis vaccine encephalopathy
This file is a PDF http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/PMC391…/pdf/pnas00364-0469.pdf
Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 1-9 years
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02772240701806501
CNS demyelination and quadrivalent HPV vaccination
http://msj.sagepub.com/content/15/1/116.short
Increased Incidence and Clinical Picture of Childhood Narcolepsy following the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Vaccination Campaign in Finland
http://www.plosone.org/…/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pon…
Safety and immunogenicity of H5N1 vaccine
http://www.thelancet.com/…/PIIS0140-6736(06)69891-7/fulltext
Child influenza vaccination: Ramifications of adverse events in children in Australia
http://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.c2994
Progression of Renal Disease in Henoch-Schönlein Purpura After Influenza Vaccination
(Click PDF in upper right corner for full text)
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=367705
Henoch–Schönlein purpura following meningitis C vaccination
http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/3/345.full
Fatal outcome after postexposure rabies vaccination in a patient with Parkinson’s disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15675624
Brain Inflammation (encephalitis) Post Vaccination
Neurological Complications of Pertussis Immunization
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2025848/?page=1
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
http://www.neurology.org/content/68/16_suppl_2/S23.abstract
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis following influenza vaccination
Full text available by clicking PDF in upper right corner
http://archneur.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx
A Case Series of Children with Apparent Mercury Toxic Encephalopathies Manifesting with Clinical Symptoms of Regressive Autistic Disorders
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17454560
Vaccination against Whooping-Cough: Efficacy versus Risks
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0140673677910285
DPT Vaccine and Chronic Nervous System Dysfunction: A New Analysis
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=9814#toc
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
http://pmj.bmj.com/content/79/927/11.full
Pertussis toxin is required for pertussis vaccine encephalopathy
This file is a PDF http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/PMC391…/pdf/pnas00364-0469.pdf
Acute necrotizing encephalopathy secondary to diphtheria, tetanus toxoid and whole-cell pertussis vaccination: diffusion-weighted imaging and proton MR spectroscopy findings
http://www.springerlink.com/content/44xt417387hx4877/
The smallpox vaccine and postvaccinal encephalitis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12170398
Encephalo-Myelitis following Vaccination
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2047920/
Encephalo-Myelitis following Vaccination
http://actx.beta.download.thelancet.com/…/PIIS0140…/fulltext
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis–the continuing threat
Deaths Attributable to Smallpox Vaccination, 1959 to 1966, and 1968
Click PDF in upper right corner for full text.
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx
Acute encephalopathy and chronic neurological damage after pertussis vaccine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7906066
Encephalopathies following prophylactic pertussis vaccine
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/…/437.abstract
Treatment of lethal pertussis vaccine reaction with histamine H1 antagonists
http://www.neurology.org/content/37/6/1068
Murine model for pertussis vaccine encephalopathy: linkage to H-2
http://www.nature.com/…/journal/v299/n5885/abs/299738a0.html
Autoimmune Disease
‘ASIA’ – Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome
‘ASIA’ – Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20708902
The spectrum of ASIA: ‘Autoimmune (Auto-inflammatory) Syndrome induced by Adjuvants’
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/118.full.pdf+html
ASIA: A New Way to Put the Puzzle Together: Autoimmune (autoinflammatory) syndrome induced by adjuvants provides a diagnostic framework for enigmatic conditions
http://www.the-rheumatologist.org/…/ASIA_A_New_Way_to_Put_t…
Induction of the ‘ASIA’ syndrome in NZB/NZWF1 mice after injection of complete Freund’s adjuvant (CFA)
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/203.abstract
The common immunogenic etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome: from infections to vaccines via adjuvants to the ASIA syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22054760
Shoenfeld’s Syndrome After Pandemic Influenza A/H1N1 Vaccination (Download free full text by clicking ACTA Reumatologica Portuguesa in upper right corner.)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21483283
Human Adjuvant Disease Induced by Foreign Substances: A New Model of ASIA
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/128.full.pdf+html
Gulf War Syndrome as a part of the autoimmune (autoinflammatory) syndrome induced by adjuvant (ASIA)
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/190.abstract
Adjuvant Immunization Induces High Levels of Pathogenic Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Genetically Prone Mice: Another Facet of the ASIA Syndrome
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/210.abstract
Autoimmunity Following Hepatitis B Vaccine as Part of the Spectrum of ‘Autoimmune (Auto-inflammatory) Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants’ (ASIA): analysis of 93 cases
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/146.abstract
Macrophagic Myofasciitis
Macrophagic myofasciitis lesions assess long-term persistence of vaccine-derived aluminium hydroxide in muscle
http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/…/1821.full.pdf+html
Macrophagic myofasciitis: characterization and pathophysiology
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/184.abstract
Lessons From Macrophagic Myofasciitis: Towards Definition of a Vaccine Adjuvant-Related Syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12660567
AlOH3-adjuvanted vaccine-induced macrophagic myofasciitis in rats is influenced by the genetic background
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16616846
Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disease
Recombinant Hepatitis B Vaccine and the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis: a Prospective Study
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15365133
CNS Demyelination and Quadrivalent HPV Vaccination
http://msj.sagepub.com/content/15/1/116.short
Asthma and Allergy
Is infant immunization a risk factor for childhood asthma or allergy?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9345669
Infection of Human B Lymphocytes with MMR Vaccine Induces IgE Class Switching
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11513549
Delay in diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus vaccination is associated with a reduced risk of childhood asthma
http://www.jacionline.org/ar…/S0091-6749(07)02379-2/fulltext
Effects of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis or tetanus vaccination on allergies and allergy-related respiratory symptoms among children and adolescents in the United States
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714532
Vaccination and Allergic Disease: A Birth Cohort Study
(Interesting to note that the data show a risk of allergic disease after vaccination but the authors dismiss it in their conclusion.)
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/…/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.94.6.985
The relationship between vaccine refusal and self-report of atopic disease in children
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0091674905000266
Rheumatic Disease
Immunization of patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (the EULAR recommendations)
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/162.abstract
Chronic Arthritis after Rubella Vaccination
http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/15/2/307.short
Autoimmune response following influenza vaccination in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/175.abstract
Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica after influenza vaccination: report of 10 cases and review of the literature
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/153.abstract
Diabetes
Pertussis infections, vaccines and Type 1 diabetes
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/j.1464-5491.2004.0114…/full
Clustering of cases of type 1 diabetes mellitus occurring 2-4 years after vaccination is consistent with clustering after infections and progression to type 1 diabetes mellitus in autoantibody positive individuals
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12793601
Clustering of cases of insulin dependent diabetes (IDDM) occurring three years after hemophilus influenza B (HiB) immunization support causal relationship between immunization and IDDM
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12482192
Vaccines and the risk of insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM): potential mechanism of action
http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/…/S0306-9877(01)…/abstract
Italian pediatric data support hypothesis that simultaneous epidemics of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes/metabolic syndrome/obesity are polar opposite responses (i.e., symptoms) to a primary inflammatory condition
http://www.degruyter.com/…/…/jpem.2011.023/jpem.2011.023.xml
Specific Vaccines and Autoimmunity
Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145534
Autoimmune hazards of hepatitis B vaccine
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S1568997204002010
Vaccine Model of Antiphospholipid Syndrome Induced by Tetanus Vaccine
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/195.abstract
Influenza vaccination can induce new-onset anticardiolipins but not ß2-glycoprotein-I antibodies among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/168.abstract
Influenza and autoimmunity
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/j.1749-6632.2009.…/abstract
Systemic lupus erythematosus following HPV immunization or infection?
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/158.abstract
Early diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccination associated with higher female mortality and no difference in male mortality in a cohort of low birthweight children: an observational study within a randomised trial
http://adc.bmj.com/…/20…/02/13/archdischild-2011-300646.full
Effects of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis or tetanus vaccination on allergies and allergy-related respiratory symptoms among children and adolescents in the United States
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714532
Henoch–Schönlein purpura following meningitis C vaccination
http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/3/345.full
Other Autoimmune Diseases
Characterization of antigen-presenting dendritic cells in the peripheral blood and colonic mucosa of patients with ulcerative colitis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11474315
Polymerase chain reaction detection of the hemagglutinin gene from an attenuated measles vaccine strain in the peripheral mononuclear cells of children with autoimmune hepatitis
http://www.springerlink.com/content/tln20u18374r4q30/
Early Childhood Membranous Nephropathy Due to Cationic Bovine Serum Albumin (Though not mentioned by the authors, Bovine Serum is in vaccines.)
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1013792
The common immunogenic etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome: from infections to vaccines via adjuvants to the ASIA syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22054760
General Autoimmunity Issues
Vaccines and autoimmunity
http://www.nature.com/…/jo…/v5/n11/abs/nrrheum.2009.196.html
Vaccine-induced Autoimmunity
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0896841196900918
Mechanisms of aluminum adjuvant toxicity and autoimmunity in pediatric populations
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/223.short
The Emerging Link Between Autoimmune Disorders and Neuropsychiatric Disease
This file is a PDF http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/PMC3086677/pdf/nihms284704.pdf
Serological association of measles virus and human herpesvirus-6 with brain autoantibodies in autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9756729
Adjuvant Immunization Induces High Levels of Pathogenic Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Genetically Prone Mice: Another Facet of the ASIA Syndrome
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/210.abstract
Self-Organized Criticality Theory of Autoimmunity
http://www.plosone.org/…/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pon…
Gut-Brain-Immune System Connection and Function Development
Autism: an emerging ‘neuroimmune disorder’ in search of therapy
http://informahealthcare.com/…/abs/10.1517/14656560903107789
Normal gut microbiota modulates brain development and behavior
http://www.pnas.org/content/108/7/3047.full
Novel roles for immune molecules in neural development: implications for neurodevelopmental disorders
(Many toxic insults discussed but not vaccines.)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3059681/
Immune Proteins in Brain Development and Synaptic Plasticity
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0896627309006783
Function
Gastrointestinal Pathology in Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Venezuelan Experience
http://www.scribd.com/…/Gastrointestinal-Pathology-in-Autis…
Clinical Presentation and Histologic Findings at Ileocolonoscopy in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms
(Click “Download Paper” for full text)
http://www.la-press.com/clinical-presentation-and-histologi
Characterization of antigen-presenting dendritic cells in the peripheral blood and colonic mucosa of patients with ulcerative colitis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11474315
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19043938
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 2: immunoexcitotoxicity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19161050
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 3: the role of excitotoxin food additives and the synergistic effects of other environmental toxins
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19284184
Efficacy of methylcobalamin and folinic acid treatment on glutathione redox status in children with autism
http://www.ajcn.org/content/89/1/425.long
Metabolic endophenotype and related genotypes are associated with oxidative stress in children with autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2610366/
Oxidative stress-related biomarkers in autism: Systematic review and meta-analyses
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0891584912001827
Immune-glutamatergic dysfunction as a central mechanism of the autism spectrum disorders
http://www.benthamdirect.org/pages/content.php
Central and Peripheral Cytokines Mediate Immune-Brain Connectivity
http://www.springerlink.com/content/f6718rl3g2k75656/
No Antibodies Required For Immunity Against Some Viruses: B Cell Maintenance of Subcapsular Sinus Macrophages Protects against a Fatal Viral Infection Independent of Adaptive Immunity
http://www.cell.com/immunity/abstract/S1074-7613(12)00057-X
Immune Activation in Brain Aging and Neurodegeneration: Too Much or Too Little?
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0896627309006771
Connection
Autism: an emerging ‘neuroimmune disorder’ in search of therapy
http://informahealthcare.com/…/abs/10.1517/14656560903107789
Molecular mechanisms underlying anti-inflammatory phenotype of neonatal splenic macrophages
http://www.jleukbio.org/content/82/2/403.full.pdf+html
Central and Peripheral Cytokines Mediate Immune-Brain Connectivity
http://www.springerlink.com/content/f6718rl3g2k75656/
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who exhibit chronic gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and marked fluctuation of behavioral symptoms exhibit distinct innate immune abnormalities and transcriptional profiles of peripheral blood (PB) monocytes
http://www.jni-journal.com/a…/S0165-5728(11)00191-3/abstract
Panenteric IBD-Like Disease in a Patient with Regressive Autism Shown for the First Time by the Wireless Capsule Enteroscopy: Another Piece in the Jigsaw of this Gut-Brain Syndrome?
http://www.nature.com/…/journ…/v100/n4/full/ajg2005166a.html
Clinical Presentation and Histologic Findings at Ileocolonoscopy in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms
(Click “Download Paper” for full text)
http://www.la-press.com/clinical-presentation-and-histologi
Effectiveness of the gluten-free, casein-free diet for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder:
(Based on parental report)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22564339
Hypothesis: Conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0306987711004117
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19043938
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 2: immunoexcitotoxicity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19161050
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 3: the role of excitotoxin food additives and the synergistic effects of other environmental toxins
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19284184
Immune-glutamatergic dysfunction as a central mechanism of the autism spectrum disorders
http://www.benthamdirect.org/pages/content.php
Immune Activation in Brain Aging and Neurodegeneration: Too Much or Too Little?
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0896627309006771
Autism
Metals and Environmental Toxins in Autism
Sorting out the spinning of autism: heavy metals and the question of incidence
This file is a PDF http://www.ane.pl/pdf/7021.pdf
Neurodevelopmental disorders following thimerosal-containing childhood immunizations: a follow-up analysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15764492
A Case Series of Children with Apparent Mercury Toxic Encephalopathies Manifesting with Clinical Symptoms of Regressive Autistic Disorders
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17454560
Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21549155
Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20803069
Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?
This file is a PDF http://omsj.org/reports/tomljenovic%202011.pdf
Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3264864/
Mercury in first-cut baby hair of children with autism versus typically-developing children
http://www.tandfonline.com/d…/abs/10.1080/02772240701699294…
Mercury induces inflammatory mediator release from human mast cells
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1742-2094/7/20
Maternal thimerosal exposure results in aberrant cerebellar oxidative stress, thyroid hormone metabolism, and motor behavior in rat pups; sex- and strain-dependent effects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015705
How environmental and genetic factors combine to cause autism: A redox/methylation hypothesis
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0161813X0700215X
Comparison of blood and brain mercury levels in infant monkeys exposed to methylmercury or vaccines containing thimerosal
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16079072
Integrating experimental (in vitro and in vivo) neurotoxicity studies of low-dose thimerosal relevant to vaccines
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21350943
Thimerosal-Derived Ethylmercury Is a Mitochondrial Toxin in Human Astrocytes: Possible Role of Fenton Chemistry in the Oxidation and Breakage of mtDNA
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3395253/
Neuroimmune Disorders in Autism
Influence of pediatric vaccines on amygdala growth and opioid ligand binding in rhesus macaque infants: A pilot study
This file is a PDF http://www.ane.pl/pdf/7020.pdf
Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21549155
Neurodevelopmental disorders following thimerosal-containing childhood immunizations: a follow-up analysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15764492
Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20803069
Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145534
Maternal thimerosal exposure results in aberrant cerebellar oxidative stress, thyroid hormone metabolism, and motor behavior in rat pups; sex- and strain-dependent effects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015705
Serological association of measles virus and human herpesvirus-6 with brain autoantibodies in autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9756729
Autism: an emerging ‘neuroimmune disorder’ in search of therapy
http://informahealthcare.com/…/abs/10.1517/14656560903107789
Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3264864/
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19043938
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 2: immunoexcitotoxicity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19161050
A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 3: the role of excitotoxin food additives and the synergistic effects of other environmental toxins
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19284184
Evidence of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism and Implications for Treatment
This file is a PDF http://www.icdrc.org/documents/Mitoandautism2008.pdf
Neuroglial activation and neuroinflammation in the brain of patients with autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15546155
Thimerosal-Derived Ethylmercury Is a Mitochondrial Toxin in Human Astrocytes: Possible Role of Fenton Chemistry in the Oxidation and Breakage of mtDNA
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3395253/
Environment and Genetics in Autism
Genetic Heritability and Shared Environmental Factors Among Twin Pairs With Autism
http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx
How environmental and genetic factors combine to cause autism: A redox/methylation hypothesis
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0161813X0700215X
Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes—A review
http://informahealthcare.com/…/abs/10.…/1547691X.2010.545086
Gastrointestinal Disease in Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who exhibit chronic gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and marked fluctuation of behavioral symptoms exhibit distinct innate immune abnormalities and transcriptional profiles of peripheral blood (PB) monocytes
http://www.jni-journal.com/a…/S0165-5728(11)00191-3/abstract
Panenteric IBD-Like Disease in a Patient with Regressive Autism Shown for the First Time by the Wireless Capsule Enteroscopy: Another Piece in the Jigsaw of this Gut-Brain Syndrome?
http://www.nature.com/…/journ…/v100/n4/full/ajg2005166a.html
Clinical Presentation and Histologic Findings at Ileocolonoscopy in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms
(Click “Download Paper” for full text)
http://www.la-press.com/clinical-presentation-and-histologi
Gastrointestinal Pathology in Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Venezuelan Experience
http://www.scribd.com/…/Gastrointestinal-Pathology-in-Autis…
Autistic enterocolitis: Fact or fiction?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2694587/
Autistic Enterocolitis: Confirmation of a New Inflammatory Bowel Disease in An Italian Cohort of Patients
http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1409
Specific Vaccines and Autism
Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145534
Hypothesis: Conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0306987711004117
Hepatitis B Vaccination of Male Neonates and Autism, NHIS 1997–2002
http://www.tandfonline.com/…/p…/10.1080/15287394.2010.519317
Elevated levels of measles antibodies in children with autism
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0887899402006276
Methylation in Autism
Efficacy of methylcobalamin and folinic acid treatment on glutathione redox status in children with autism
http://www.ajcn.org/content/89/1/425.long
Metabolic endophenotype and related genotypes are associated with oxidative stress in children with autism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2610366/
Oxidative stress-related biomarkers in autism: Systematic review and meta-analyses
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0891584912001827
How environmental and genetic factors combine to cause autism: A redox/methylation hypothesis
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0161813X0700215X
Thimerosal-Derived Ethylmercury Is a Mitochondrial Toxin in Human Astrocytes: Possible Role of Fenton Chemistry in the Oxidation and Breakage of mtDNA
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3395253/
Unexplained Infant Death
Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3170075/
Primary Immunization of Premature Infants with Gestational Age <35 Weeks: cardiorespiratory Complications and C-Reactive Protein Responses Associated with Administration of Single and Multiple Separate Vaccines Simultaneously
http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(07)00185-0/abstract
Unexplained cases of sudden infant death shortly after hexavalent vaccination
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0264410X05004688
Unexplained cases of sudden infant death shortly after hexavalent vaccination – rebuttal
http://www.murciasalud.es/archivo.php?id=88521
Simultaneous sudden infant death syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17654772
Treatment of lethal pertussis vaccine reaction with histamine H1 antagonists.
http://www.neurology.org/content/37/6/1068
Murine model for pertussis vaccine encephalopathy: linkage to H-2.
http://www.nature.com/…/journal/v299/n5885/abs/299738a0.html
Chronic Illness
Emergent Human Pathogen Simian Virus 40 and Its Role in Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC452549/
‘ASIA’ – autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20708902
The common immunogenic etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome: from infections to vaccines via adjuvants to the ASIA syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22054760
Aluminum as an adjuvant in Crohn’s disease induction
http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/231.abstract
Aluminum is a potential environmental factor for Crohn’s disease induction: extended hypothesis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17804561
Characterization of antigen-presenting dendritic cells in the peripheral blood and colonic mucosa of patients with ulcerative colitis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11474315
The relationship between vaccine refusal and self-report of atopic disease in children
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0091674905000266
Antibodies to Saccharomyces cerevisiae in Crohn’s disease: Higher titers are associated with a greater frequency of mutant NOD2/CARD15 alleles and with a higher probability of complicated disease
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ibd.20031/full
This item pairs with the link just above: The antigen is harvested and purified from fermentation cultures of a recombinant strain of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
This file is a PDF http://www.merck.com/…/pi…/r/recombivax_hb/recombivax_pi.pdf
Thimerosal-Derived Ethylmercury Is a Mitochondrial Toxin in Human Astrocytes: Possible Role of Fenton Chemistry in the Oxidation and Breakage of mtDNA
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3395253/
Viral Infection and Neurologic Dysfunction
Antibodies to measles in individuals with recent onset psychosis
http://www.schres-journal.com/…/S0920-9964(09)0060…/abstract
Elevated levels of measles antibodies in children with autism
http://www.pedneur.com/artic…/S0887-8994(02)00627-6/abstract
The human endogenous retrovirus link between genes and environment in multiple sclerosis and in multifactorial diseases associating neuroinflammation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19697163
Endogenous retroviral genes, Herpesviruses and gender in Multiple Sclerosis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19447411
Endogenous retrovirus type W GAG and envelope protein antigenemia in serum of schizophrenic patients
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18760403
The multiple sclerosis-associated retrovirus and its HERV-W endogenous family: a biological interface between virology, genetics, and immunology in human physiology and disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19039700
Infection and Autoimmunity
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/3/05-1409_article.htm
The common immunogenic etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome: from infections to vaccines via adjuvants to the ASIA syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22054760
Influenza and autoimmunity
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/j.1749-6632.2009.…/abstract
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis–the continuing threat
(cut and paste link to download PDF)
hrcak.srce.hr/file/43654
Other Complications Post Vaccination
Emergent Human Pathogen Simian Virus 40 and Its Role in Cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC452549/
Adverse Events following 12 and 18 Month Vaccinations: a Population-Based, Self-Controlled Case Series Analysis
http://www.plosone.org/…/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pon…
Increased Incidence and Clinical Picture of Childhood Narcolepsy following the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Vaccination Campaign in Finland
http://www.plosone.org/…/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pon…
Henoch–Schönlein purpura following meningitis C vaccination
http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/3/345.full
Fatal outcome after postexposure rabies vaccination in a patient with Parkinson’s disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15675624
Discolored Leg Syndrome Following Vaccines:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18546020
Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality
(From the text: The committee finds that evidence convincingly supports a causal relationship between some vaccines and some adverse events…evidence favors rejection of five vaccine-adverse event relationships… However, for the majority of cases (135 vaccine-adverse event pairs), the evidence was inadequate to accept or reject a causal relationship.”
http://www.iom.edu/…/Adverse-Effects-of-Vaccines-Evidence-a…
Vaccination Efficacy, Failure, and Disease Transmission
Disease Transmission
Attenuated vaccines can recombine to form virulent field viruses
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6091/188.abstract
Sibling Transmission of Vaccine-Derived Rotavirus (RotaTeq) Associated With Rotavirus Gastroenteritis
This file is a PDF http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/…/peds.2009-1901.full…
The Evolutionary Consequences of Blood-Stage Vaccination on the Rodent Malaria Plasmodium chabaudi
http://www.plosbiology.org/…/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal…(Ambra+-+Biology+New+Articles
Vaccine-acquired Rotavirus Infection in Two Infants with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
http://www.jacionline.org/ar…/S0091-6749(09)00151-1/fulltext
Long-Term Circulation of Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus That Causes Paralytic Disease
http://jvi.asm.org/content/76/13/6791.full
Molecular and Antigenic Characterization of a Highly Evolved Derivative of the Type 2 Oral Poliovaccine Strain Isolated from Sewage in Israel
http://jcm.asm.org/content/38/10/3729.full
Prevalence of vaccine-derived polioviruses in the environment
http://jgv.sgmjournals.org/content/83/5/1107.full
Transmission of mumps virus from mumps-vaccinated individuals to close contact
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21983359
Adventitious Agents and Vaccines
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/a…/PMC2631857/pdf/11485673.pdf
Efficacy Issues/Failure
Why Do Pertussis (Whooping Couvh) Vaccines Fail?
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/conte…/…/5/968.extract
Unexpectedly limited durability of immunity following acellular pertussis vaccination in preadolescents in a North American outbreak
http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/54/12/1730.abstract
Selection of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Vaccine Escape Mutants in HBV-Infected and HBV/HIV-Coinfected Patients Failing Antiretroviral Drugs With Anti-HBV Activity
http://journals.lww.com/…/Selection_of_Hepatitis_B_Virus__H…
Measles outbreak in a fully immunized secondary-school population
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3821823
Acellular pertussis vaccination facilitates Bordetella parapertussis infection in a rodent model of bordetellosis.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20200027
Mumps outbreak among vaccinated university students associated with a large party, the Netherlands, 2010
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0264410X12006299
Waning Protection after Fifth Dose of Acellular Pertussis Vaccine in Children
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1200850
Review of the United States universal varicella vaccination program: Herpes zoster incidence rates, cost-effectiveness, and vaccine efficacy based
primarily on the Antelope Valley Varicella Active Surveillance Project data
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0264410X12007761
Effectiveness of Jeryl Lynn-containing vaccine in Spanish children
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19356610
Mumps Orchitis in the Post-Vaccine Era (1967Y2009)
This file is a PDF http://www.vaccine-tlc.org/docs/Mumps.pdf
Considerations for Viral Disease Eradication: Lessons Learned and Future Strategies
Quote: Important and often overlooked, mass vaccinations itself can also exert tremendous selective pressures and lead to the evolution of new infectious agents.
http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10424&page=R1
Recent Resurgence of Mumps in the United States
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0706589#t=article
Risk of vaccine failure after Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) combination vaccines with acellular pertussis
http://www.thelancet.com/…/PIIS0140-6736(03)13171-6/fulltext
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis–the continuing threat
(cut and paste link to download PDF)
http://www.hrcak.srce.hr/file/43654
Questionable Science and Policy
Placebos
What’s in Placebos: Who Knows? Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20956710
Testing vaccines in pediatric research subjects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2831649/
Policy
Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality
(From the text: The committee finds that evidence convincingly supports a causal relationship between some vaccines and some adverse events…evidence favors rejection of five vaccine-adverse event relationships… However, for the majority of cases (135 vaccine-adverse event pairs), the evidence was inadequate to accept or reject a causal relationship.”
http://www.iom.edu/…/Adverse-Effects-of-Vaccines-Evidence-a…
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine policy and evidence-based medicine: Are they at odds?
http://informahealthcare.com/…/abs/10.…/07853890.2011.645353
The Number Needed to Vaccinate to Prevent Infant Pertussis Hospitalization and Death Through Parent Cocoon Immunization
http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/…/…/12/01/cid.cir836.abstract…
The Evolutionary Consequences of Blood-Stage Vaccination on the Rodent Malaria Plasmodium chabaudi
http://www.plosbiology.org/…/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal…(Ambra+-+Biology+New+Articles
Selection of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Vaccine Escape Mutants in HBV-Infected and HBV/HIV-Coinfected Patients Failing Antiretroviral Drugs With Anti-HBV Activity
http://journals.lww.com/…/Selection_of_Hepatitis_B_Virus__H…
Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy: A Critical Assessment of the Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
http://www.jpands.org/vol11no2/ayoub.pdf
Review of the United States universal varicella vaccination program: Herpes zoster incidence rates, cost-effectiveness, and vaccine efficacy based primarily on the Antelope Valley Varicella Active Surveillance Project data http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0264410X12007761
Adverse events and quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx
Attenuated vaccines can recombine to form virulent field viruses
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6091/188.abstract
Mandatory HPV Vaccination
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1104867
Acellular pertussis vaccination facilitates Bordetella parapertussis infection in a rodent model of bordetellosis.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20200027
No autoimmune safety signal after vaccination with quadrivalent HPV vaccine Gardasil?
http://tinyurl.com/72uvrb2
Influenza vaccination: policy versus evidence
http://www.bmj.com/content/333/7574/912%2523TBL2.full
Human papillomavirus vaccine trials in India
http://www.thelancet.com/…/PIIS0140-6736(11)60270-5/fulltext
Australia suspends seasonal flu vaccination of young children
http://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.c2419
Australia suspends seasonal flu vaccination of young children
http://www.bmj.com/…/adverse-events-following-influenza-vac…
Child influenza vaccination: Ramifications of adverse events in children in Australia
http://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.c2994
Vaccine safety: current systems and recent findings
http://journals.lww.com/…/Vaccine_safety__current_systems_a…
Excess mortality from seasonal influenza is negligible below the age of 50 in Israel: implications for vaccine policy
http://www.springerlink.com/content/2p44p50005827585/
Adventitious Agents and Vaccines
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/a…/PMC2631857/pdf/11485673.pdf
Why Do Pertussis Vaccines Fail?
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/conte…/…/5/968.extract
Vaccine Contamination
Mercury in vaccines from the Australian childhood immunization program schedule
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20391108
Quantitation of DNA and Protein Impurities in Biopharmaceuticals -Liver Cancer?
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac00009a003
Cloned Hepatitis B Virus DNA causes hepatitis in chimpanzees
This file is a PDF http://www.nature.com/natu…/journal/…/n5885/pdf/299740a0.pdf
The Dangerous Impurities of Vaccines
http://www.scribd.com/patro…/d/49973741-Dangerous-Impurities
Adventitious Agents and Vaccines
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/a…/PMC2631857/pdf/11485673.pdf
Veterinary Research
Attenuated vaccines can recombine to form virulent field viruses
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6091/188.abstract
Vaccine-associated acute polyneuropathy resembling Guillain-Barré syndrome in a dog
http://www.mendeley.com/…/vaccineassociated-acute-polyneur…/
Viral status and antibody response in cattle inoculated with recombinant bovine leukemia virus-vaccinia virus vaccines after challenge exposure with bovine leukemia virus-infected lymphocytes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8725805
Interesting Articles, etc.
Vaccines for Children Program: Vulnerabilities in Vaccine Management
http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-04-10-00430.pdf
Guide to Vaccine Contraindications and Precautions – CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/…/downlo…/contraindications-guide-508.pdf
Charts Comparing Dead Babies to Vaccine Timeline:
http://therefusers.com/…/dead-babies-and-stillbirths-repor…/
Unvaccinated Children Are Healthier
This file is a PDF http://www.vaccineinjury.info/imag…/stories/ias1992study.pdf
State of health of unvaccinated children
http://www.vaccineinjury.info/…/survey-results-illnesses.ht…
Interview with PhD Immunologist, Dr Tetyana Obukhanych- part 1, by Catherine Frompovich
http://tinyurl.com/7guruq6
Vaccines Backfire: Veterinary Vaccines Found to Combine Into New Infectious Viruses
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/…/120712144754.htm
A National and State Profile of Leading Health Problems and Health Care Quality for US Children: Key Insurance Disparities and Across-State Variations
http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S1876285910002500
The Questionable Contribution of Medical Measures to the Decline of Mortality in the United States in the Twentieth Century
This file is a PDF http://www.columbia.edu/…/clie…/readings/week_2/mckinlay.pdf
High Rate of Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Failure in Pre-Adolescents in a North American Outbreak
This file is a PDF http://www.immunizeca.org/…/CIC-2012-Sum…/Presenter-Witt.pdf
Aluminum in vaccines may be linked to health risks
http://www.straight.com/…/aluminum-vaccines-may-be-linked-h…
Vaccine-Nation: ‘Globally-supported company is funding fatal polio shots:
http://tribune.com.pk/…/vaccine-nation-globally-supported-…/
FDA 21 CFR Part 630, [Docket No. 84N-0178] Additional Standards for Viral Vaccines; Poliovirus Vaccine, Live, Oral: “However, although the continued availability of the vaccine may not be in immediate jeopardy, any possible doubts, whether or not well founded, about the safety of the vaccine cannot be allowed to exist”
(See last page, top of middle column: click top link to download)
http://tinyurl.com/88k77o4
A Judicial Watch Special Report: Examining the FDA’s HPV Vaccine Records
This file is a PDF http://www.judicialwatch.org/…/JWReportFDAhpvVaccineRecords…
Live virus used in polio vaccine can evolve and infect, warns TAU researcher
http://www.news-medical.net/…/Live-virus-used-in-polio-vacc…
The Present Status of Polio Vaccines – Transcript published in Illinois Medical Journal
http://s45.photobucket.com/…/Ang…/Present%20Status%20Polio/…
Recombinant HPV DNA found in multiple samples of Gardasil
http://sanevax.org/sane-vax-to-fda-recombinant-hpv-dna-fou…/
Warning bells against HPV vaccines (Rate of cervical cancer in US is about 3 per 100,000)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Warning-bells-HPV-vaccines.htm…
Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science
http://www.theatlantic.com/…/lies-damned-lies-and-med…/8269/
Response to influenza vaccine in adjuvant 65-4
(Peanut oil used as an adjuvant)
This file is a PDF http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/PMC213…/pdf/jhyg00071-0101.pdf
Gut Inflammation and Autism
http://the-scientist.com/2011/02/01/opening-a-can-of-worms/
Vaccine and medication safety are parents’ top research priorities
http://www2.med.umich.edu/prmc/media/newsroom/details.cfm
Thomson Reuters-NPR health poll: Vaccines
http://healthcare.thomsonreuters.com/…/NPR_report_vaccines.…
Alternative Vaccination Schedule Preferences Among Parents of Young Children
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/conte…/…/848.abstract…
Frequency of Alternative Immunization Schedule Use in a Metropolitan Area
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/…/peds.2011-3154.abst…
Italian court reignites MMR vaccine debate after award over child with autism
http://tinyurl.com/bvo2puj
States ending free parent whooping vaccine
http://www.news.com.au/…/state…/story-e6frfku0-1226350174856
Public Accounts and Estimates Committee – Ending Cocooning for Whooping Cough – Committee Testimony – see pgs 26-27
http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/…/PAEC_Budget_estimates_12…
Three Young People From the Same Danish Town Have All Suffered Loss of Hearing in the Aftermath of MMR-Vaccination
http://nbjour.wordpress.com/…/three-young-people-from-the-…/
The Insanity Virus
http://discovermagazine.com/…/03-the-insanity…/article_view…
Potential Role of Parents’ Work Exposures in Autism Risk Examined: Possible Link Between Some Work Exposures and Risk for Offspring
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/…/120312113902.htm
Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys given standard doses of popular vaccines develop autism symptoms
http://www.naturalnews.com/035787_vaccines_autism_monkeys.h
Merck & Co., Inc.: Lawsuit Claims Merck Overstated Mumps Vaccine Effectiveness
http://tinyurl.com/7j877qk
A Drumbeat on Profit Takers
http://www.nytimes.com/…/…/a-drumbeat-on-profit-takers.html…
Recommendation to place a moratorium on aluminum in vaccines in France by French Assembly Committee
This file is a PDF http://pdf.20mn.fr/2012/autres/ge-vaccination.pdf
google translation:
This file is a PDF http://translate.google.com/translate
What lies behind the low rates of vaccinations among nurses who treat infants?
This file is a PDF http://www.vaccineliberationarmy.com/…/What-lies-behind-the…
Amish farm kids remarkably immune to allergies: study
http://www.reuters.com/…/us-kidsallergies-idUSBRE8431J92012…
Vaccines for Children Program: Vulnerabilities in Vaccine Management
This file is a PDF http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-04-10-00430.pdf

Defending your right to protect your children

Recently I posted this photo, shared on my Facebook feed. Hoo boy- what an event erupted!  The needles are a representation of the number of vaccines, and not the actual number of needles as some of them are combined in trivalent or bivalent forms, and some are oral vaccines (eg. polio).  The caption of this doll picture is “Here is the current vaccination schedule for babies from birth to six months” .  The recent events of our Australian leader Tony Abbott enacting a “No Jab, No Pay” legislation, essentially removes conscientious, educated parents the choice to decline some of the FULL gamut of vaccines.  If they refuse to vaccinate their kids they are threatened  with the plan that they will lose government financial  child care aid , and possibly will have their kids excluded from day care and schools.  This media alert has raised the vaccination discussions to the forefront again.  Let’s face it: we all want to do the best for our kids and that means “DO NO HARM” and protect them the best way we know.  Let’s examine what this entails. This new legislation mandating all families to have their babies thoroughly vaccinated, following the schedule  listed below, with no exceptions, means the child will receive 34 vaccinations before the age of 2 yrs.  When my children were babies, the number of vaccines recommended (and not mandated) was less than half this number, and when I was a baby almost 60 years ago the number of vaccines given were smaller still–only DPT, polio and smallpox.   Today babies are given 25 vaccines by the time they are only 6 months old.    Many parents have witnessed their friend’s or their first child experiencing an adverse event from one of the vaccines- which makes them think twice about further vaccinations.  People are questioning the need to have that many vaccines – which include toxic adjuvants,  given to a young, less than 10 kg bundle of a new human life.  This has driven some parents to refuse to have their child vaccinated, with the aim of protecting their child from harm.  Perhaps it not surprising to know that many doctors also refuse to vaccinate their own children with all the available vaccines, because they are witnessing  the fall out from vaccine related illness.   On the other hand the media relishes in showing cases of young babies suffering from Whooping cough, a disease that the current vaccines do not adequately protect against, and one which vaccinated individuals carry and shed; hence vaccinated individuals are actually becoming a source of infection when handling infants! The media incorrectly blames this  on all the antivaxers.  The information about vaccine adverse events goes unnoticed or ignored by the majority of the populace.   The uproar from the masses that believe that vaccines can cause no harm, and only lead to beneficial herd health is alarming.  Their animosity and vehemence against pro-choice intelligent parents is frightening and shameful.  Australia’s popular cartoonist, Michael Leunig, released  his statement about the governments action with his cartoon ‘ Mothers’ in the morning Melbourne Herald, and was immediately besieged by haters . The cartoon was posted on MLAP this morning but was removed after Michael, his children and the page admin received death threats. This is unacceptable and also a criminal act.Leunig antivax “Michael Leunig is in support of the right of individuals to conscientiously refuse vaccination for their children. This support does not necessarily indicate his position on vaccination per se, it is primarily a human rights issue that he addresses in his cartoons. He also illuminates questions regarding maternal instinct and concern, and appeals for tolerance to be extended to the possibility that a mother’s personal wisdom and insight concerning her child’s health has been traditionally near-sacred and may be of enormous ongoing value. He contends that such conscientious maternal concern should not be dismissed too lightly or overruled so belligerently. Most of humanity owes much to the natural care of a mother at the beginning, with all the intuition, attunement and skill involved in that individual mothering process. Michael feels the punitive approach by the government to people of conscientious belief regarding this matter is coercive and unjust, and sets an appalling example to society about how those opposed might be universally regarded and treated.” Providing a “one size fits all” policy on vaccinating the population of newborns does not fit well with the diversity of genetics and epigenetic factors. WE need to scientifically and medically examine each individual’s family risk factors, and understand their immunogenetic capabilities, and find out how they can be given supportive nutritional components. Tony Abbot’s plan of throwing a magnitude of vaccines into the crowd of babies and to just cross our fingers hoping that no damage might occur is a bit like the Leunig cartoon- mother’s are justifiably concerned and are running away.  It would be wise to obtain further information for each parent group about  how we can shield our genetically weaker and susceptible individuals. There is some testing that can be done prior to vaccinating willy nilly.  The genomic knowledge of MTHFR and Pyroluria are just 2 of the genetic predisposition genes where epigenetic factors (food, synthetic chemicals, artificial dyes, parabens, BPA, plasticizers, inutero stress- ie mother’s cortisol levels while pregnant) and vaccines all come together to create an immunological soup where the microbiome of the mother and her child are affected. These people have metabolic pathways where their folates, zn and other trace minerals get flushed out so any inflammatory process (eg being vaccinated, stressed etc) creates a myriad of problems, unless they are supplemented and put on excellent diets and provided with a low stress environment/lifestyle.  Here is a good article on the brain/gut function for an MTHFR individual- folinic acid supps and methyl B12 plus Zinc and a diet high in omega 3’s can change the life of some individuals. Vaccinate these guys and they just CRASH without adequate support.http://m.adelaidenow.com.au/…/story-fnizi7vf…

The gut microbiome is centrally important to nerve and hormone function. Vaccines disrupt the system.  This is also why so many autistic (and  those on the ASD scale) kids have constipation and gut problems, and likely why we see megacolon in cats– weakened tissue, inflammatory mediators burning magnesium levels up as cofactors in the body’s antioxidant pathways etc and the gut/brain connection disconnects. It’s all about the toxin load displacing good bugs for bad bugs, and affecting  the individual’s metabolic processes. Healthy, happy immune and endocrine systems make good gut bugs. Plastic food and incipients in vaccines affect cells at the tiniest immunological level. Body’s are a very complex microbiome- in fact no two individuals have the same identical microbiome pattern, we are all more bacteria then human in a ratio of about 10/1. Vaccines are part of the “antimicrobial brigade” and the consequence of changing our immune microbiome definitely is one of the negative variable triggers for some- which is why the meta analysis studies actually fail at identifying problems! Rebalancing patients is an individualised medicine, it is not a “One size fits all” and this is what good holistic integrative healers do.  What really needs to happen is a critical analysis of which vaccines are necessary for each individual. HOW  those vaccines are manufactured and WHAT goes into them is also an important consideration. For instance I  suggest that the injection of BB (Bordetella Bronchiseptica in dogs) is an allergenic trigger as I have seen anaphylaxis from that one- I recommended that Fort dodgem remove that from their line- and only recommend intranasal BB for kc. I don’t know why they need to put red dyes in vaccines (they don’t! need to ..I think they just think it looks good.) which sets a lot of kids up with immunocompromise for the future. Go the the Suzanne Humphries lectures on youtube when you have time. Most vaccine manufacturers are NOT doctors, are NOT integrative specialists, and are JUST BUSINESSES. The politicians that make the recommendations are equally not qualified to make those health decisions, they are taking advice from businesses. There should be an integrative well trained doctor overseeing all manufacturing of FOOD, agriculture and VACCINES! Not all individuals will be at risk for adverse vaccine reactions, and for those in that majority we can support their decision to have the full array of vaccines, but let’s not make the mistake of not recognizing individual differences in immune response and uptake. Let’s review the history of how this number of vaccines have come in to play today.  I think you can see where the money trail comes from. Vaccine manufacturing is big business, and the more you can put into the general population the bigger the profit.  One needs to question why the sudden requirement to vaccinate such young bodies in ever increasing amounts of adjuvant toxic laden jabs arises, as these diseases were also around in the 70’s and 80’s and only a very few vaccines were given then.  Most of these diseases are not life threatening, and with good nutrition, nature and nursing care, including adequate levels of vitamin C and chicken soup, juices and preventing dehydration, shaking off the virus and developing long lasting immunity can be obtained. This is the schedule from 1983,  for American kids, which is very similar to Australia.  Looks like an increasingly profitable business to me- let’s see how many vaccines we can introduce to give to kids, the parents/government will be happy to pay for that! http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/…edule1983s.jpg By 1989, a new vaccine, Hib was added, and it was only one dose at 18 months. http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/…edule1989s.jpg By 1994, http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/…edule1994s.jpg they added more doses of Hib, one more dose of MMR, and a new vax consisting of 3 doses, Heb B. Prior to 1995, the childhood schedule was published periodically, as part of the ACIP’s General Recommendations. By 1996, varicella (chickenpox) was added to the schedule, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00039897.htm 1999 brought another new vaccine to the schedule, and this was year I realized I knew nothing about the vaccines I had allowed to be injected into my children beginning in 1984. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056261.htm Rotashield  (Rota virus) vaccine was added this year, but then pulled due to several infants died and far more needed surgery to reconstruct their bowels because of this vaccine that appears to have been approved by people with severe conflicts of interest (one of the panel members held a patent to a rotavirus vaccine that was in production by another company. The approval of this vaccine would pave the way to $$$$$$ for his company’s vax.) 3 doses of this vaccine were added the schedule in 1999. By 2000, we see the rotavirus vax gone but Hep A added in selected areas. No doubt this was only a temporary measure until the drug company could lobby Hep A across the country, making it required for ALL children. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4902a4.htm By 2001, 4 doses of ANOTHER new vaccine was added to the schedule, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5001a3.htm Prevnar. For 2001, ACIP, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics have added pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to the schedule (2) and have extended the recommendation for the use of hepatitis A vaccine to include persons through age 18 years in selected geographic areas and in certain high-risk groups (3). Detailed recommendations for using vaccines are available from the manufacturers’ package inserts, ACIP statements on specific vaccines, and the 2000 Red Book (5). ACIP statements for each recommended childhood vaccine can be viewed, downloaded, and printed from CDC’s National Immunization Program World-Wide Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/ACIP-list.htm. By 2002, they sneak in influenza (flu vax) for hi risk children. Another temp move like the Hep A vax. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5102a4.htm By 2003, they have widened the recommendations for the flu vax, now being added to the group, all infants 6-23 months. Watch for this recommendation to widen even more as time goes on…. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr…nizationa1.htm By 2005, they got influenza recommended for all http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr…nizationa1.htm So by 2006, as we close out the year, the drug companies were successful in getting Hep A and Influenza vaccines recommended for all. http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-sc…olor-print.pdf

Birth Hepatitis B
2 months Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis Polio Hib Hepatitis B Pneumococcal Rotavirus
4 months Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis Polio Hib Hepatitis B Pneumococcal Rotavirus
6 months Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis Polio Hib Hepatitis B Pneumococcal Rotavirus
The National Immunisation Program Schedule specifies at what ages your child should receive certain vaccines.
HUMANSERVICES.GOV.AU
The science is out there fore those kids that do have problems- but many doctors and nurses are not yet educated adequately about the immune system or the epigenetic factors- although recently some doctors are looking into it.  The science is definitely there- go to pubmed there are 3752 articles on MTHFR polymorphism published in the last few yearshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=mthfr+polymorphism– but it is still not part of  nursing or doctor’s training. I know because I am married to a doctor and have extensive medical training, and only in the last few years have I become aware of the connections. The point is we should not discredit parent’s findings or the new science simply because we have not studied it. Singlenucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)  in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR)gene is  associated with the risk of AE (Adverse events in vaccination)   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18454680 

The Paediatrician Dr Palevsky states that tragically, most doctors are far too arrogant to even consider that there is any possibility that there might be something wrong with vaccines. Most pediatricians are indoctrinated to simply tell parents that anything related to a bad outcome from a vaccine is a mere coincidence. But how come there are so many of these “coincidences”?Says Palevsky           ,http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/14/expert-pediatrician-exposes-vaccine-myths.aspx

“It is heartbreaking, because I see many of these kids who were developmentally normal, who were doing well, who were speaking, then whose voices and eye contacts were lost, who went into seizures, who developed asthma and allergies, and they had nowhere to go because their doctors told them that they don’t know what they’re talking about. These kids are real. The literature is showing that there are changes in the immune system of children who are vaccinated, especially if we vaccinate them before one year of age or even at one day of age. The literature is there. It’s good scientific literature, and it shows that more and more of these kids who are suffering from chronic illness are suffering from impairments of their immune system. Whether vaccines are causative or contributory, the literature is showing that there is a role that vaccines are playing in creating the groundwork for these children’s immune systems to start to show signs of impairment and destruction. The list of vaccine links to  autism are on the website “Greater good”  http://www.greatergoodmovie.org/learn-more/science/autism/ which explains about methylation genetic problems, gastrointestinal diseases, heavy metal toxicity etc linked to vaccines.

Adjuvants in vaccines were placed because it was thought babies did not respond adequately to vaccines without them.  Dr Suzanne Humphries,  who lectures extensively about vaccines has this to say :A baby’s immune system produces only very small amounts of IL-1B and TNF-alpha. There was a time when experts thought that this was simply a DEFECT in all newborn humans. In 2004, a study by Chelvarajan suggested that if vaccine manufacturers added various immune system kickers into vaccines, this would solve the problem and fix these perfectly normal children’s immune systems, which are so often described in terms of “defective”, or “inadequate”, when they are completely age appropriate, with characteristics shared by all land mammals. – See more at: http://drsuzanne.net/dr-suzanne-humphries-vaccines…/… Even though Australian immunization authorities ‘removed’ mercury (Thiomersal) from “all’ childhood vaccinations in 2000 – it does still exist in a few adult vaccines and it has been found in trace amounts in at least one childhood vaccine – please see the following article http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15287391003613994 the point is made by the researcher that we should not believe blindly everything that we are told. The National Centre for Immunization in Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) still listed Thiomersal as an ingredient in some Australian vaccines in 2013. Many vaccines do contain antibiotics and other adjutant’s, aluminum is particularly interesting – and if anyone has the time, its worth looking up the research on the ‘safe’ levels of aluminium exposure for the infant brain and the cumulative levels for vaccines across the first 18 months of life.  There is never a need to have aluminum in one’s body, it’s just not necessary. There has been some mention of Sudden Infant death Syndrome (SIDS)  linked to vaccination.   The following article addresses this. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3170075/(Infant Mortality Rates Regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?)   Then there is this article which  addresses all age group deaths post vaccination … and it shows mortality in groupings of days post vaccination.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2013.02.020 (Mortality Rates and Cause of Death Patterns in a Vaccinated Population) Recently a large payout has occurred for vaccine injury in over 800 children from the swine flu vaccine- many now with permanent brain injury.The swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 children across Europe, and the UK government has now agreed to pay $90 million in compensation to those victims as part of a vaccine injury settlement. This is the same swine flu vaccine that the entire mainstream media ridiculously insists never causes any harm whatsoever. From the quack science section of the Washington Post to the big pharma sellout pages of the New York Times, every U.S. mainstream media outlet exists in a state of total vaccine injury denialism, pushing toxic vaccines that provably harm children. “Across Europe, more than 800 children are so far known to have been made ill by the vaccine,” reports the International Business Times.The vaccine caused narcolepsy and cataplexy in hundreds of children. Both are signs of neurological damage caused by vaccine additives which include mercury, aluminum, MSG, antibiotics and even formaldehyde. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/049423_swine_flu_vaccine_brain_damage_financial_compensation.html#ixzz3Y16PtFPu The point is that some vaccine caused harm occurs; which varies from minimal reactions (pain, swelling) to allergic sensitisation to brain/neurological damage and even death. We should not be complacent about this, but should aim to find a way to reduce the risk per every individual.

 Vaccines are BIG business and large profit making industries.  The industry can afford to pay out when a few horrible events cross their path- but they sure don’t want the media to get hold of those tragic cases.  If you are interested in seeing some of the 5.5 BILLION dollar court cases involving vaccine adverse reactions go here:http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/FY14%20Annual%20Judgment%20Report.pdf
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is in the news again making headlines after having to settle another major lawsuit bringing the latest total to over $9.1 billion since 2003. This time, it is due to GSK’s product Pandemrix, which was the swine flu vaccine forced upon the public during the pandemic of 2009 http://naturalsociety.com/brain-damaged-victims-of-swine-flu-vaccine-win-63-million-lawsuit/
AUTISM
There are several studies cited in the journals of science that state- no make that SHOUT- unequivocally that AUTISM IS NOT CAUSED BY VACCINES!  What keeps me scratching my head are the multiple families I have met where the chronological sequence of regression is very much linked to the vaccine, and the interviews from families that are educated and followed through with their lawsuits and WON (after many years of fighting lawyers from the drug manufacturing side) defy these journal articles.  What is very obvious to medically informed and curious skeptics is that the terminology is allowed to be misrepresented in the regular journal articles (guess who funds them!) so in a roundabout way it becomes obvious when you use alternate search words for their data base. For instance substitute the word encephalopathy+vaccine for autism and plug that into the pubmed search engine and BINGO you have it! To couch the seriousness of the events the science writers actually call it “Mild encephalitis” post vaccination! I would never call this event “mild” if it was my child! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25542078 It is these events that once calmed can be forgotten after the 6-18 month event but may be behind the “slow learner, ADHD, ASD on the spectrum” scale.  The epigenetic factors that may cause autism when vaccines are introduced include certain genetic weaknesses phenotypic heterogeneity of CACNA1A loss-of-function mutations  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25735478, and “acute anoxic encephalopathy” is frequently identified in lawsuits against the vaccine manufacturers http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21854821 Most commonly implicated vaccines were DTP/DTaP, followed by MMR and IPV/OPV, but almost all of the vaccines currently given to infants/children were alleged to be responsible for the illness/death.  Here is a link to 99 articles associating vaccines to Autism:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/220807175/86-Research-Papers-Supporting-the-Vaccine-Autism-Link#fullscreenhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/220807175/86-Research-Papers-Supporting-the-Vaccine-Autism-Link#fullscreen
Also if you are researching for your family go here to review vaccine safety product inserts click on the vaccine and scroll down to warnings/contraindications/adverse events for each (note all do not recommend vaccinating pregnant women or sick individuals, or individuals with previous allergies) : http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm?hc_location=ufi
 Finally if you need to see a short video summarising problems with vaccines go here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLSZKJDfY-k#t=209
My friend Maree sums this up nicely in her PS— in my experience there are many people who have already made up their mind about their stance on this, ( I have several FB ‘friends’ like this) who are actually completely closed minded to any new information on the topic and it doesn’t matter how much science or how many research articles you present to them, they will never hear them. It actually shows them up to be terribly ignorant and unwilling to consider the ongoing health of ALL children.. Very sad for those ( many) children who have had their lives altered with disability as a result of a ‘one size fits all’ vaccine schedule. In their minds they are doing the right thing, and perhaps just don’t posess the intellect or logical capacity to make the connections. But someone has to. We once thought the earth was flat and those who said otherwise were ridiculed.

“I wish someone had told me that before I graduated”

Recently someone asked me to write a chapter in a book for new Veterinary graduates.
I thought it might be useful for many people of different walks of life, so here are my
TIWI KWIP’s — This cone of shame is a mnemonic word that specialists and “older” vintage  practitioners use to explain “Things I Wish I Knew When I was in Practice”
 I always enjoy listening to these lecturers, as their stories given with their “retrospectroscope” are illuminating and often a relief to hear that others had gone through your situation, bringing some hilarity to our subjective failings .  For instance the Professor of anaesthesiology was lecturing to us and relayed a humorous story about an Anaesthetist climbing the long ladder to heaven after he had passed away.  There was a long chalkboard next to the ladder, and after each step you had to place a chalk mark  next to the ladder for any mistakes you made in your life or any work related mishaps.  On his way up he met a surgeon he knew coming down, and he was surprised and somewhat concerned to see that this surgeon was heading the wrong way! “Hey, are you ok? Did you get rejected at the pearly gates?” he asked. “No, I just ran out of chalk, I’m coming down to get some more!” the surgeon said.
I hope, as you travel through your working life, that you realize that all the great Veterinarians that you respect, and that have gone before you, are there because they never gave up, and that they probably made all the mistakes that you perhaps will, or are going through right now.  Your licence to “practice” means just that- you will forever be “practicing” and learning. Listen to your colleagues, listen to your clients, avoid becoming judgemental, stay humble.  You are still the top of your High School league, and necessarily in the top 1% academically, so be aware that Veterinary Medicine and Surgery is not always clear sailing, and it is not always your fault. This does not mean that you shouldn’t acknowledge anything that did not go 100% smoothly, but remind yourself, and your clients, that we are dealing with biology, not changing an old tyre, and we cannot guarantee immortality at any cost. We can only do our best, with our heartfelt desire to help. The vast majority of our work will be an improvement for their pet, and we are definitely more knowledgeable than any other non- veterinarian out there giving advice on pet care.
There will be  many moments of mild, or even severe anxiety,  and several periods of doubt, during your first few years as a Veterinary Surgeon and Physician.  You will gain experience. Keep moving and seek help if you are feeling overwhelmed- because it’s actually a normal part of the process!  Many “disasters” are actually a lesson which in the future will help you to help someone else.  Cherish those, and remind yourself how well you recovered from that situation. Save your client thank you notes, and refer to the many outstanding successes you have had if you ever find yourself feeling down about your profession.
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First off remember that you are NOT ALONE.  You really do have friends and family that care, just go and find them.   Get social.  Talk to PEOPLE.  Off load your grief. The rate of suicide in the veterinary profession is unacceptably high.  It has been shown that those  vets who have a more balanced life, with a social supporting structure such as church, drama clubs, book clubs, soccer, netball, football have much less stress related illness. Exercise based activities that are routinely added to your week are a survival mechanism, it might seem a chore but just DO IT!  Find your TRIBE, so you have a sense of purpose and belonging. Tribes exist online (Facebook) and in real time in your community, its the niche- doing what you like together with a small group.
1) Develop an attitude of gratitude towards your boss and nurses. Bring food to share!  When you graduate you do not know everything and the nurses and staff often know a heck of a lot more than you. Be kind to the nurses especially, some of them may not seem worth it (they get stressed by new grads) but time will pass and you will improve.
2) Expect the unexpected– re spay– plan everything well, and something will happen that you didn’t expect, but don’t feel bad about that because next time you will do that better.   Everyone drops a spay pedicle in their first year, don’t panic, extend the incision and find the kidney in that area, its right under it.   Exteriorize and have good vision of the tract.  Don’t use thin  monofilament suture around the uterine stump in fat/peri-oestrous  as when the swelling happens (as it always does post) the material will cut into the tissue and the animal can bleed out from there.
3)  There are always more options than what you have been taught at Uni, consider referring if you are stumped- no shame in that: ophthalmology, Dentistry, Dermatologist, Internist referral, also “alternative medicine” to a qualified veterinarian trained in acupuncture, Chinese herbs, western herbs, essential oils, remedial massage, chiropractic, osteopathy- refer to your colleagues it will make you look AWESOME. (not dumb) if you get a patient that you cannot think of a way forward.  Visit your colleagues and watch them practice, see if you can be a trainee under their mentorship. Join the local journal club.
4) FAMILY first!  Make time for dating and looking after your partner and plan family fun times- your family is more important than work. However if they are very “needy” you might have to put in place some outside help, eg. if you are caring for elderly parents, an autistic child, or disabled partner, you need back up plans for when you are scheduled to work.  I have been both employer and employee, and understand both sides, however if an employer is looking after an family crisis member and their casual staff calls in at the last minute repeatedly to say they cannot work because their child has a head cold and cannot go to school – you can understand that this is really not the employer’s problem, even if government regulations in the workplace industry might allow some time off for parental leave. It’s important to be thoughtful of your colleague’s time.  Be kind to your workplace and have babysitters lined up to cover these incidences. There are paid agencies such as “Dial an Angel” and lovely grandmothers nearby, figure it out in advance, prior to your need!
Remember the saying “if you fail to plan, you are planninbaristag to fail”. Plan to make time for your family and help the practice plan to give you time off.
5) Nutrition! Don’t skip breakfast! Have 1gm of protein/kg of your body weight every day. If you  need to have a smoothie on the run, then do that. Plan nutritious stews for evening meals, a slow cooker and a rice cooker with steaming basket on top are essential to your growing family. Throw everything in the crockpot before you go to bed, and its done for the day!
6) Do 7 minutes of exercise everyday- this could be 1 minute of push ups, 1 minute of star jumps, 1 minute of planking, 1 minute of running on the spot, 1 minute of stair climbs and 1 minute each of side planking
fatcatI’m in shape! (Round is a shape, right?)You can watch the morning news while doing this.

7) Find a hobby- art, painting, pottery, snorkeling etc- you need to put GOOD pictures into your brain daily, to wipe out or replace the BAD pictures that will come in- the Hit by cars, the emotional client that blames you (incorrectly usually!) for not picking up their pets disease, the euthenasia where everyone cries etc- these all affect your adrenals and will give you a type of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.  You need to file these away and calm your hormones. Reset your Parasympathetic gut healing and remove the cortisol/adrenal rush.
8) See a Qualified Naturopath and an Integrative GP doctor–and ask for a referral to a specialist if necessary,  to help you cope and find strategies, supplements, and diet advice to get you back on track if you are feeling not quite 100%
9)  SMILE! It’s contagious–Do IT- even if you don’t feel like it. Be happy.  It is a choice.  Learn to meditate on that.
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Good luck and be well, go for the long haul– life journey!
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The Angelina Jolie factor & Ovarian Cancer: Risks, Genetics, epigenetics and nutrigenomics

We have all heard about the famous and beautiful actress Angelina Jolietmb_173x173_angelina-jolie-parenting-21may14-01 having taken the preventative steps of having her breasts, and now her ovaries surgically removed due to the presence of her cancer causing genetic roulette make up. She made this decision after careful consultation with her medical advisors, and after watching her mother die of the same genetic cancer.  She is such an admirable and gifted human being with otherwise an amazing genetic makeup.  It takes us aback with this news to appreciate that she really is, indeed, human.
Many of you readers may have formed an opinion about this. Some have voiced disappointment in the media hype with their pontificating on conspiracy theories. That is “she was manipulated by big pharma” or having surgery to improve the coffers of the Medical establishment etc. this quite frankly does not make sense. There is very little pharmacy associated with surgical healing compared to cancer chemotherapy. It’s actually a much more straightforward procedure. Even a complete ovariohysterectomy is only a few days in hospital.  I am sure that a woman of such high regarded stature would have had excellent medical advice and care. It is very likely that she will also partake of nutritional medicine, including herbs and  antioxidant therapies replete in omega 3 rich meals.  Integrative medical care in the United States is much more advanced than here in Australia, although we do have the Olivia Newton John Hospital opening in Victoria.  http://www.austin.org.au/cancer/
Others are saying that she was not given adequate informed holistic advice, otherwise why would she have surgery, especially if her organs were not shown to be cancerous. I think this too is unlikely.  Angelina and her family are well connected and intelligent people.
It’s more likely that the general public is less informed.
Having just returned from a visit with the senior professor in oncological gynecology, Professor Obermair http://www.obermair.info/inform…/gynaecological-cancer/… I think I can speak from the medically established  point of view given the latest research which puts some women (with the bad BRAC1&2)  somewhere between 30-80% certain to have ovarian cancer at some stage in their future if they carry a percentage, in total summation of genetic markers called SNP’s, that  produce the overall risk factor.
Ovarian cancer is insidious, and by the time it is diagnosed it is usually too late to save those precious mothers, wives and daughters. . It’s a difficult diagnosis to make, the signs and symptoms are not specific-and the cancer markers CA125 and HE4 are not 100% sensitive or specific. Therefore– speaking from the specialists:  it is simply an unacceptable risk if you have the strong SNP BRAC 1 and BRAC 2. End of discussion. Take it out, end of future risk.

As a veterinary surgeon who has performed thousands of ovariohysterectomies  and indeed some lifesaving surgeries, (pyometron, leiomyoma, adenocarcinoma) I can see their point.

I think it is most likely that Angelina had the best advice – she seems level headed and a smart cookie- and am confident it wasn’t about cosmetics. The public are probably not generally knowledgeable about the serum markers and DNA tests, as this is relatively new technology.  Given that her mother died a horrible death from this and that we are not privy to her exact BRCA figures, we are the uninformed. 

Because she is a public figure we can question her choice, but its likely that she did not have much choice from a statistic and genetic understanding. No doubt she will continue on with herbal, and nutritional supplementation, as did Olivia Newton John and all others. If Angelina had even a small cystic change on her ovaries, she would have been advised that there is no way to tell if this benign change could not become cancerous, and by the time it is “watched for change” it is often too late and peritoneal metastatases have spread. That is the dilemma in this diagnostic plan. You can read some more about it here:http://www.obermair.info/…/gynaecolo…/ovarian-cancer/…

Gynaecological Cancer Uterine Cancer In Australia, uterine cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer with more than 2000 women newly diagnosed every year. Typically it is a disease of postmenopausal women. Fibroids can become cancerous.  Ovarian cysts can become cancerous.

 I think the real point is that there is a lot more to understand about the intricacies now known regarding BRCA genes.

The SNP pedia explains the genetics in some detail, and it turns out that “23 and me ” saliva test is actually not as accurate as one would hope. There are over 2 thousand genetic markers when considering the 2 BRCA types. For the cancer markers 1+2 SNPedia currently contains 1456 BRCA1 SNPs and 1497 BRCA2 SNPs. Some of the variations in these genes are linked to Breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and other variations are benign. (See also BRCA1 and BRCA2 for individual gene discussions and links).
Microarray platforms used by DTC genomics testing companies such as FamilyTree DNA and 23andMe usually test a subset of substantially less than 100 BRCA1 or BRCA2 SNPs, typically, the most common ones. This results in both false positives (which includes being found positive for a variation that’s benign) as well as false negatives (the person tested carries a bad mutation, but it won’t be found since it’s one of the many SNPs that aren’t actually tested.
Having just researched and gone over the “23 and me” genomics (you can read about testing yourself here: https://www.23andme.com/)   I think it is not as simple as black and white, “it is what it is” does not explain the complex interaction of multiple genes…that is people on the outside (not being privy to geneticists, medical teams and the individuals circumstances) and without that genetic map knowledge might lump everyone into yay or nay piles. Diet and preventative measures are helpful FOR SOME, but they have a poorer probability of cancer reversal for others. Its not as simple as “you have BRAC1 gene so you must chop off your breasts”. There are thousands of genes with several of them interacting to set off or disallow the telomerase/cancer restriction to occur. Its actually more like a calculus problem, with many arithmetic variations and its very complex. One can have a multiplying variation of cancer causing genes which factor into the equation. As we age and our telomeres contract (its inevitable really, none of us get out of this life alive in the end!) our natural killer cells and immune system struggles. If you have a few SNPs that code for cancer they may increase your risk with age to an unacceptable level.( http://www.snpedia.com/index.php/Rs1042838)  This predisposition may rear its ugly head at any time- its like a time bomb.. Surgical removal of the offending, out of control tissue is a realistic option and is likely life saving for some. Not everyone will need to do this procedure, but for those with the 80% risk factors its definitely something to consider. If the multiplying factors weigh in at say 10% the option is less straightforward and perhaps not something someone would want to do, as the surgeries are not without trauma and side effects. Its great to be optimistic and open minded, but not so open that your brains fall out. Nutritional  medicine and herbs have a place and Gerson diets, Budwig principle, http://www.budwigcenter.com/the-budwig-diet/#.VRT1nmeJhdg,  and essential oils can help and I encourage you all to review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHKaVd_twIE
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The risk factors based on genetic testing may also be misleading.http://www.survive-and-thrive-cancer.com/angelinajoliemastectomy.aspx#.VTcdF5WlBFR It may well be that the risk of breast cancer being passed down through the generations is seldom due to true genetic inheritance but rather due to an ‘inheritance’ of similar non-constructive dietary habits, lifestyle ways and emotional patterns.
I advocate careful choices–>health, nutrigenomics, herbal medicine and Surgery if it is indicated. It does very little to support the patient to say that “they must have eaten too many toxins or didn’t take enough tumeric, or didn’t pray enough or eat enough salad” if they, in fact drew the short straw in the gene pool. As more of us become thoroughly educated about the genetic risk factors, we may be seeing a whole new method of cancer treatment- genetic manipulation and deletion of some of our nasty genes. There is already the possibility of adding the mitochondria from a third person into an embryo making a “three person zygote”. Hmmm, now that is an interesting concept. We likely will not achieve immortality, nor would we want that- where will everyone fit on the planet?😉

So the point is the oncological checks for ovarian cancer are so far poor diagnostic and prognostic indicators , ultrasound does not diagnose (It can’t differentiate a benign cyst from malignancy) , the cancer markers are somewhat inaccurate (benign uterine fibroids also elevate CA125), and the genetic potential is the only marker that is relatively accurate in identifying risks. The diagnosis of ovarian cancer is best made by excising the suspect ovary- the complete ovary within a bag carefully, with no Fine Needle aspirate- it seeds the cells into the peritoneum. The surgery is tricky, but curative.   If you have been given a big bundle of bad genes its probably better out than in, but if you have only a minor “bad hand” you might want to think about it – rest and digest, but pay closer attention to monitoring. (Ultrasound and serum testing CA125 and HE4). Eat healthy take in daily antioxidants and antitumour diets.  Avoid processed meat (ham, salami) and eat a largely plant based, preferably organic diet.  Avoid simple sugars. Joanna Budwig diet of flax seed oil and cottage or quark cheese with your salads is likely beneficial.  See our facebook site for more!    https://www.facebook.com/Naturopathvet?fref=nf

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Vaccinations: To Prick or not to prick?

Just had a discussion about vaccinations: There is a lot of information out there about pros and cons of vaccines. Unfortunately much of the information is biased one way or the other. Here are some comments worth considering.  This is an article about puppies and dogs mostly, but some reference to 2 legged individuals is mentioned.

The timing: of the vaccinations are important.  To be protective the puppy/baby/kitten needs to have a vaccine given AFTER the maternal antibody levels have waned, otherwise mum’s antibodies nullify the antigen injection.  “Annual boosters” are NOT necessary and contribute to dis-ease. The dog’s immunity post vaccination lasts for many years, if not life- which is similar to MMR- you only really need one vaccine for life. The Mother’s antibodies (in the bitch and in humans!) come through the colostrum milk and provide immunity to the baby/puppy as long as there is breast feeding continuing, and while the babie’s gut is immature. The gut seals itself and the mother’s antibodies reduce by the 16th week of age. Vaccines are necessary then to give the bub its own immune push, and we recommend ONLY the NECESSARY core vaccines- DH&P (this is dogs! not humans- stick with me…I am a Naturopath and a Vet!).

REACTIONS: We do see vaccination reactions in puppies as well, unfortunately.  Holistic vets have recognised this for over 30 years, and have been integral in pushing the Veterinary group to recognise this!

 The type of vaccinations are also important considerations, (oral, intranasal, injection etc)the injectable bordatella causes major BAD reactions- anaphylaxis and death. Don’t do that one! the intranasal vaccine works and does not have the same negative reactions. DH&P reactions occur, usually after the second or 12-14 week shot. Its not common, but it is commonly missed! The reactions include GME (Ganulomatous Meningo Encephalitides), arthritides, skin reactions, autoimmune diseases- such as hypothyroidism, and possibly “Autism” or “hasn’t been right since” The problem arises more commonly in the very small white fluffy breeds. It’s likely a dose dependent problem and maybe related to the open blood brain barrier when the animal is teething. Vaccines should NOT be given to sick or ill animals.  Here is an article about vaccination reactions in dogs:

 What this means for humans is open to conjecture, but certainly one should vaccinate for ONLY the diseases present and with “good” vaccines which are modified live, that do not have mercury, formalin, artificial dyes (sets up food and insect allergy) and should NOT be given to sick or ill children- if you have Pyroluria or MTHFR genetics you should take supplements/give them to the kid prior. Thuja homeopathic may be useful, and giving 1/2 doses to small breeds and supplementing with vitamin E, vitamin B and spirulina provides methylation detox help. The accumulated evidence indicates that vaccination protocols should no longer be considered as a “one size fits all” program. Giving too much vaccinal antigen to a small breed puppy also can increase the risk of adverse reactions.http://drjeandoddspethealthresource.tumblr.com/…/dodds

What are vaccines and what are their purpose?
Vaccines are biological preparations used to stimulate immunity to a disease. They commonly contain a piece of infectious agent (bacteria or virus) that has been changed to make them less dangerous but more stimulating to the immune system. They do this usually by being killed or “live attenuated”. Most these days are live attenuated or modified live. The vaccine also contains “adjuvants”: additives that boost the immune response. These adjuvants are things like aluminium. They also contain preservatives to stop them becoming contaminated.  The commonly used vaccines in dogs contain several organisms together: eg the C3 vaccine contains three viruses; the C5 contains 5 infectious agents (the core 3 viruses and 2 agents of kennel cough).  Vaccines are delivered into the body in different ways. Most commonly they are injected under the skin. In the case of kennel cough vaccines, they can be delivered “locally” into the nose.

Why are vaccinations important?
Vaccinations are important to protect against infectious disease, especially those that can kill. In dogs these are the core vaccines, against distemper, infectious hepatitis and parvo virus. Vaccination programs have successfully reduced the number cases of deadly, infectious viruses and in so doing have made dogs healthier. Distemper, which was common when I was a child, is now almost non-existent. Likewise parvo virus, which swept the world in an epidemic in the 70’s and was rampant in the 80’s, is much less commonly seen. This is largely due to vaccination.

Vaccines also protect against common, but not fatal illnesses like kennel cough. Like a flu vaccine, it is possible to catch the illness, but symptoms are usually less severe. These are called “non-core vaccines”.

How effective are vaccines?

 Vaccines are general speaking very effective at producing immunity if used appropriately. They do however vary in their effectiveness to produce immunity in an individual animal. The effectiveness depends on several factors, including:

1.       The strain of the infectious agent used in the vaccine (some strains produce a strong immune response, such as the newer parvo vaccines).
2.       Completing a proper vaccination schedule (multiple doses are typically needed, at correctly spaced intervals)
3.       The individual genetic predisposition of each dog (some may be overly sensitive to the vaccines and more prone to side effects, whilst other individuals do not develop sufficient immunity despite being properly vaccinated).

Are there any problems or side effects with vaccines?

YES!! It is important that you know this. Vaccines are not benign, harmless substances. They work by affecting the immune system and can have long term, far reaching effects on it. There are three main categories of side effects or problems.  There is much more information here: u. There is much more on Dr Jean Dodds sites. http://www.britfeld.com/vaccination-adverse.htm

The first one is the least dramatic and most common: local pain or swelling at the injection site. This usually passes within a day or two. Just be careful handling your dog or puppy in that area.

The second one is quite uncommon and is an acute, sudden anaphylactic (allergic) reaction to the vaccine. The dog may become ill in the hours following vaccination: common signs are aches and pains, fevers and chills, reluctance to move. Rarely your dog or puppy may show other signs of neurological, gastro-intestinal, or respiratory disturbance. Mostly these are mild but occasionally strong and severe reactions are recorded. Veterinary assistance should be sought. DO NOT VACCINATE your dog again if your pet has ever experienced a vaccination reaction, as it is likely to be worse next time.

The third category is a delayed immunological response, up to 45 days afterwards. The signs commonly include milder symptoms like fever, stiffness, sore tummy, sore joints, increased susceptibility to infections, itchy skin and ears. Rarely, stronger signs are seen, including neurological and brain disorders, blood and bleeding disorders, liver and kidney failure and bone marrow suppression. We highly recommend titre testing in lieu of revaccinating atopic or itchy dogs, as we have seen them become increasingly pruritic each year following vaccination. After all, vaccinations are there to prime the immune system and make them more hyperactive.

Why are there such side effects from vaccines?

 We are still trying to understand all that goes on when we vaccinate, and afterwards. It is thought that a number of factors are involved including

1.       Using more effective (stronger) modified live (attenuated) vaccines.
2.       Possible preservatives, adjuvants and contaminants.
3.       “over-vaccinating”: giving a booster every year. Latest research shows that most dogs only need a booster as an adult every 3-5 years minimum.
4.       Mixing too many agents together in one vaccine: this provides too great a challenge at once.
5.       Vaccinating animals when they are stressed or unwell.
6.       Giving the agents by injection, rather than locally into the area affected.

What can we do then to maximize the benefits of vaccinations and reduce the harm and side effects?

1.       Only vaccinate your dog or puppy when they are healthy and not stressed.
2.       Do not give heartworm injections or other treatments at the same time. Wait two weeks at least.
3.       Have your dog receive the minimum number of puppy vaccines and adult boosters.
4.       Replace the annual booster vaccination visit with a full wellness exam, including blood tests.
5.       Ask your vet to use only “core vaccines” by injection : distemper, hepatitis and parvo virus (C3)
6.       Kennel cough vaccine, if needed, is best administered in the nose.
7.       If multiple injections are needed (eg to cover for leptospirosis as well) then wait at least two weeks between them. Use the minimum number of  agents at any one time.
8.       Do not vaccinate your dog against giardia or corona virus. These diseases are rare and the vaccines provide questionable immunity.
9.       Do not vaccinate puppies younger than 8 weeks.
10.    Seek veterinary advice regarding vaccination for geriatric animals and those with chronic health issues.

What vaccination protocol is recommended then?

 Puppies: I recommend two vaccines only, and do not give any before 8 weeks of age. Final vaccines can be given at 11 or 12 weeks, if your vet is using one of the newer products, such as nobivac. This means your puppy can be fully protected and out and about with all important socializing from 13 weeks.

Teenagers: Give a first booster 12 months after the final puppy vaccination. It is not necessary to vaccinate again sooner than this.

Adults: Do a blood test every year (titre test) to check if immunity is low and if a booster vaccination is required. Titre tests are available for the core vaccines but not for kennel cough. If boosters are needed for kennel cough for boarding, agility, showing etc, then the intranasal vaccine is recommended.

If your dog does not need a kennel cough booster for one of these reasons, then I suggest you pass on this and keep to a healthy diet and lifestyle and immune boosting supplements instead.

Train yourself to go to see your vet for an annual wellness exam for your dog: NOT a booster vaccination. The wellness exam should include blood work for titre test, and any other tests you and your vet deem necessary or important.

In Conclusion:
Vaccines are important tools in keeping your dog healthy. However, they need to used carefully to cause no harm. Please discuss vaccination for your pet with your vet. If in doubt, a second opinion never hurts. There is also lots of information available regarding vaccines and vaccination protocols. W Jean Dodds of California, USA is a world authority and research leader in this field. I highly recommend her work to you.