The Great Vaccine Debate
editorial by Dr. Rosie Main BS,CC, CCCN
There are two problems with vaccinations. First they are toxic and worse yet, they stimulate the wrong immune system. The first problem is obvious if you look at the components of vaccines such as formaldehyde, (used in embalming), thimerosal (50% mercury and used as a preservative), aluminum phosphate (toxic and carcinogenic), antibiotics, phenols (corrosive to skin), aluminum (neurotoxin), methanol (toxic), isopropyl (toxic), 2-Phenoxyethanol (toxic), live and killed viruses, Human aborted fetal tissue and a host of unknown components considered off-limits as trade secrets. Each one of these elements has adverse effects on your child!
Mercury being one of the many deadly toxins and strongly linked to autism and many of the above disorders drew attention to itself in 1999 when the National Institute of Health banned its use in consumer products. However, the drug industry was slow to respond because of the increased costs and loss of profit. Lawmakers in approximately 20 states are calling for bans on mercury in vaccines, however they are up against stiff resistance from the health and medical organizations such as the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and groups (such as the American Academy of Pediatrics) who receive substantial funding from drug makers.
The pressure on drug companies to eliminate mercury in vaccines was effective from 2002-2004. However after 2004 mercury has made a comeback because of the CDC’s refusal to recommend thimerosal free flu shots for infants and pregnant women. In 2004 the CDC allowed mercury to find its way back in other vaccines as well.
Even if mercury is removed from vaccines, they still remain extremely toxic containing increased amounts of aluminum and propylene glycol (anti-freeze) among other toxins which also can cause neurological damage.
The second problem, stimulating the wrong immune system is really the bigger issue. When you stimulate the immune system you are setting the body for disease. When you receive a vaccination, you stimulate a Th2 immune response. A Th2 response is an emergency response where your body releases antibodies. This is why you must get a booster shot every 3-5 years. There is no permanent immunity. On the contrary, when you contract a childhood disease naturally, it stimulates a Th1 response, which is a cell-mediated response, and gives you lifetime immunity.
Many top scientists today feel we are exchanging childhood diseases for cancer, asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases where the body is attacking it. They feel it is because the continued repetitive stimulation of the Th2 emergency response is teaching the body’s immune system to over-react to common invaders that would otherwise not be considered a threat. Many of these same experts feel that these childhood diseases are not only NOT a threat to normal, healthy children like those in the United States but actually strengthen your child’s immune system.
Editorial by Dr. Rosie Main BS,CC, CCCN