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Is this intentionally causing infertility in boys… and girls?

 

What if you had known? was the title of a recent talk given by Dr Sherri Tenpenny at a public debate on HPV vaccines organised by Courtenay Heading of Jurby Wellness, a multi national open Science collaboration-passionate about wellness. 

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Sherri Tenpenny – What If You Had Known?

Dr Sherri Tenpenny took part in an important public debate on HPV vaccines organised by Courtenay Heading of Jurby Wellness, a multi national open Science collaboration-passionate about wellness.

To date, I have logged well over 20,000 hours of personal time researching to expose this 200-year mistake. I have collected more than 5,000 mainstream articles into my subscription website, the Vaccine Research Library. These articles, and more, lay bare the travesty, greed, conflicts of interest and sordid politics behind vaccination.

I look forward the day when parents stop poisoning their children because they blindly follow the advice of an under-informed “authority figure” in a white coat. The day is approaching, through the efforts of many, when adults will be more fearful of what is coming through that needle and the potential consequences of a life time of poor health and medical travesties than they are of a fever, a rash, a cough and diarrhea — the core symptoms of childhood diseases. – Sherri Tenpenny

Sherri Tenpenny begins her powerful presentation on Gardasil and Gardasil 9

Probably one of the most unnecessary, most toxic, most destructive vaccines they have come up with yet.

She calls for a change of language in regard to vaccines stating that we need to use the word infection rather than disease. The difference is that infections come whereas diseases come from vaccines.

Vaccines are not safe and effective.

The American osteopathic physician and anti-vaccination activist reminds us of the flawed nature of vaccines when she states that if someone develops antibodies after a vaccination the vaccine is called effective when in reality these antibodies are ‘a marker of contamination’.

Gardasil and Gardasil 9

There are greater than 150 serotypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV) that are supposed to cause cervical cancer. However as Tenpenny states:

I think there is an association not causality. HPV infections come and go…like the common cold

For in fact 98% of HPV infections resolve within 2 years. There is some US data which shows that only 3.45% of women tested positive for the 4 HPV strains that became part of the Gardasil vaccine and only 2% tested positive to HPV 16 and 18. Tenpenny asks:

Why did we develop a vaccine for these strains when women didn’t have these anyway.

We are reminded that the CIN classification does not determine how much cancer is present in the cervical cells but is a marker for how much infection and inflammation there is in the cells. It can depict the potential for the cells to become cancerous. When there is cancer, viruses such as HPV adhere to these tissues but this doesn’t mean that the viruses caused the cancer.

Virus is blamed so we can have a vaccine and this is what happened.

Why do some HPV infections fail to resolve?

Most people have an HPV infection at some stage in their lives but these are usually resolved within two years. However in a small minority of cases these infections do not spontaneously resolve.

Tenpenny listed the risks factors that prevent the resolution of the HPV virus in some women.

Smoking; parity or number of births; number of sexual partners; the continued use of oral contraceptives and poor nutrition.

VLP’s or virus-like particles

As I have pointed out in my book Gardasil:Fast-Tracked and Flawed and reiterated by Sherri Tenpenny, Gardasil vaccines do not even contain the HPV virus.

Developing the vaccine was not straightforward for “HPV proved impossible to grow in the lab”.  “Most viruses can be grown in the lab because the cell lines that are grown are ‘permissive’, which means that when a virus gets inside, all the machinery necessary for that cell to make lots of copies of the virus is present,” explains Madonna King, author of Ian Frazer: The Man Who Saved a Million Lives. Undaunted by the challenge, Ian Frazer and the late Jian Zhou, an expert in gene technology, ‘reasoned’ that “If HPV couldn’t be grown … then perhaps they could build their own version of the virus”

So what we have in HPV vaccines is not a real virus but virus-like particles. Seriously what are we really doing injecting these particles into the bodies of teenagers all over the world. According to investigative journalist and author Janine Roberts:

… these vaccines are the product of a new synthetic vaccine industry based, not on isolating viruses, but on reproducing short lengths of genetic codes postulated to come from proteins that once formed the outer coat of the virus.

Dr Tenpenny’s presentation discusses the toxic contents of Gardasil and Gardasil 9 which include the potent adjuvant amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate, (AAHS), polysorbate 80 and sodium borate as well as the antigens – the virus-like particles.

Rise in infertility

Polysorbate 80 is known to cause infertility on female mice. In the research for my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed I discovered that although mainstream media remains silent about the problems emanating from this vaccination program, some doctors are reporting the adverse effects on young women’s health.

In the BMJ (British Medical Journal) Case Reports authors Deidre Little and Harvey Rodrick Grenville Ward of Australia reported the case of a patient with amenorrhoea who noticed that her usual regular menstrual cycle had changed, becoming irregular and then scant after Gardasil.

The authors explain that it is very rare for the condition known as premature ovarian failure to occur at such an early age and that the annual incidence is 10 per 100,000 between 15 and 29 years of age. Premature ovarian failure is a serious health event for young girls and one that adversely affects their ability to have children.

Dr Little has continued her research into HPV vaccines after having several more patients report to her with what is now called premature ovarian insufficiency. These young women report having infrequent periods which continue to dwindle and finally cease.

Deidre Little is a general practitioner who has reported on seven patients with POF who told her their symptoms came on after their Gardasil vaccination. If there are seven reports from her small town of Bellingen, NSW then we can expect that there are many other girls suffering the same unnecessary, but serious and life-changing condition after their Gardasil shots.

Sodium Borate

Is rat poison. Banned in food but the vaccine industry is allowed to include it in vaccines that are injected into our children.

Aluminium adjuvants

Sherri Tenpenny points to a 1995 animal study which found that aluminium adjuvants lead to low sperm counts and therefore to infertility. The addition of these seriously harmful additives, polysorbate 80, sodium borate and aluminium makes her wonder:

Is this intentionally causing infertility in boys… and girls

This is a powerful presentation by Sherri Tenpenny. My thanks to Courtenay Heading for holding this important seminar.

See: The Gardasil Vaccine—Bad Science, Great Promotion, Dangerous

 

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Can popular ‘Wellness Sage’ Medical Medium help victims of Gardasil

I have just completed Anthony William’s 28 day cleanse, a raw fruit and vegetable cleanse that includes a large glass of celery juice taken daily on an empty stomach. William is the author of Medical Medium:  Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal. The author reveals the causes of  these debilitating conditions one of which is the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) affecting over 225 million Americans. This blog explores the idea that the epidemic of chronic illness is likely connected to the over-vaccination of the population. Continue reading

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Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed – the Australian experience

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Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

The Australian experience

Australia has its own special but scandalous place in the history of HPV vaccines now distributed to teenagers in over 130 countries. Australia might be regarded as the birthplace of Gardasil for it was Professor Ian Frazer and the late Jian Zhou who first produced an HPV virus-like particle at the University of Queensland. Australia was also one of the first countries to offer Gardasil to girls in 2007 even though cervical cancer is rare with 1.7 deaths per 100,000 Australian women. Continue reading

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Another customer base for Gardasil

In 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil 9 for use in males and females aged 9 through to 26 years. And as the US market for Gardasil declines there is a new customer base for this dangerous vaccine.

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On October 5 2018 the FDA approved Gardasil 9 for use in women and men aged 27 through 45 years. This is a very strange move owing to the fact that for the last ten years the FDA had denied Merck’s request to expand the Gardasil market to adults. Continue reading

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Gardasil and premature ovarian insufficiency

high res In the research for my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed I discovered that although mainstream media remains silent about the problems emanating from this vaccination program, some doctors are reporting the adverse effects on young women’s health. In the BMJ (British Medical Journal) Case Reports authors Deidre Little and Harvey Rodrick Grenville Ward of Australia reported the case of a patient with amenorrhoea who noticed that her usual regular menstrual cycle had changed, becoming irregular and then scant after Gardasil. Continue reading

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‘Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood illness’ by Thomas Cowan

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One Doctor’s Surprising Answer to the Epidemic of Autoimmunity and Chronic Disease

Thomas Cowan, MD, argues for a direct causal relationship to a corresponding increase in the number of vaccines American children typically receive―approximately 70 vaccine doses by age eighteen. The goal of these vaccines is precisely what we’re now seeing in such abundance among our chronically ill children: the provocation of immune response.

Thomas Cowan’s latest book is one I can’t wait to read. I want to understand all about autoimmunity and how our increasing insane vaccine schedule is implicated.

Cowan begins his book with a description of how when he was growing up he never heard of children with chronic illness or of children who took prescription medicines.

Many of us had horrible diets, yet chronic disease among children was relatively unknown. No one had ever heard of autism, let alone a family member with autism.

I have to agree with his childhood recollections. Children with cancer or  an autoimmune disease was unheard of in 1950s Australia.

In his work as a medical practitioner Thomas Cowan has had the experience of treating vaccinated children, partially vaccinated children and the unvaccinated. He writes that he rarely saw an unvaccinated child with any chronic illness however the same could not be said for those who were vaccinated many of whom were suffering from asthma, eczema, seizures and gut problems. This state of affairs he believes:

corresponded with the introduction in the late 1980s to the mid 1990s of certain adjuvants and excipients, as well as the introduction of ever more vaccines.

During his practice he has treated many children who had childhood infectious diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox, rubella, mumps and measles. These children recovered well and did not develop complications.

Decades later:

1 in 2.5 children have an allergy

1 in 6  children has a developmental disability

1 in 9 children has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ADHD

1 in 11 children has asthma

1 in 13 children has severe food allergies

1 in 36 children has autism

He calls it ‘a national emergency’.

How did we get to such a state where we have so many sick children?

Cowan writes that the cause is environmental requiring us to do something about it. The problem as he sees it stems from the huge drop in infectious disease which ‘train the immune system’.

In writing Vaccines, Autoimmunity and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness Cowan wanted to explain the nature of disease.

when we get sick there is a very certain sequence of events that happens: We are fine, then we get a fever, or we get hot then we get snot, and then we get better

In an interview with Dr Joseph Mercola he explains that he often wondered why disease follows this progression. His curiosity led to his researching the nature of fever along with the working of the cell and why our bodies follows this sequence of events in relation to disease.

Once you realise the wonder of this sequence of the events you can understand what happens when something is done to interfere with nature which Cowan describes as ‘thwarting of the sequence’. This is what happens in the context of vaccines leading  to chronic disease. Vaccines cause a distortion in the immune response and increases the risk of cancer.

What happens inside the body of a child who gets a new viral disease.

When a new virus enters the body it distorts the cells whereupon the body begins its attack and produces a cell mediated immune response. This system consists of white blood cells which attack the infected cells, chewing them up and spitting them out – this is ‘snot’. This process takes about 5-10 days and over this time we consider the person affected ‘sick’ and all the while the virus has promoted a cell mediated response which clears the body of the virus and dead cells and rejuvenates the cells.

The humoral system which responds by making antibodies to the virus is also activated taking place after the cell mediated response. If the child meets a particular virus again then he/she will not get sick. This production of antibodies takes place around 6-8 weeks after the infection. ‘It is almost a 100% fool proof system’, says Cowan.

These are the two parts of our immune system.

When we vaccinate there is no cell mediated immune response. Vaccines provoke an antibody reaction but because there is no cell mediated response the immunity wears off and boosters are required. Adjuvants such as aluminium are required to stimulate this antibody reaction.

Autoimmune diseases

Such as Graves’ disease, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

 these diseases are characterised by an excessive antibody reaction

In autoimmunity there is non specific activation of the humoral immune system caused by the adjuvants such as aluminium.  Vaccines stimulate humoral antibodies without a prior cell-mediated response.

There has never been until about the 1940s a situation where you have the stimulation of one without the other. So that’s what happens with vaccines, the whole point of a vaccine is to stimulate the humoral immunity, the humoral antibodies without a prior cell-mediated response.

It is not enough to just put the antigen in a vaccine along with saline. To make the vaccine stimulate humoral immunity, that is to produce antibodies, adjuvants such as aluminium or other irritants such as formaldehyde and mercury are necessary for the immune system to react. These are neurotoxins and should have no place in the human body.

The diseases that are characterized by suppressed cell-mediated immunity and heightened humoral immunity, you’re talking things like asthma, allergies, eczema and autoimmune diseases including Crohn’s, colitis, MS [multiple sclerosis], Sjogren’s syndrome, Hashimoto’s, etcetera. All of these are characterized by increased antibody production – that is what we mean by an autoimmune
disease.

Cowan states that the the fastest growing type of diseases are autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases are soaring globally and together affect as many as one in five Americans today. Thomas Cowan’s  Vaccines, Autoimmunity and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness   explains how our wonderful immune system has been ravaged by vaccines and includes chapters on treatment and diet protocols for autoimmune disease.

A must-read book on vaccines and autoimmunity and a history lesson on natural immunity that we all need to read and share.

 

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Autoimmunity following Gardasil

Have you noticed how many young girls who have become so unwell following Gardasil  report the worsening of their symptoms after the second shot.

This research by Pompilio Martinez, MD from the School of Medicine, National University of Colombia explains why.

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Pompilio Martinez describes the neurological symptoms of 62 girls who were vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV). The quadrivalent HPV vaccine Gardasil was given to 61 Colombian girls and and the bivalent Cervarix was administered to one Mexican girl.

Martinez’s survey reveals an overall pattern of peripheral nervous system damage as demonstrated by complaints of inflammatory and neuropathic pain syndromes in the head, back, chest, arms and legs. There were also sensory and motor syndromes with upper and lower limb numbness and tingling (paraesthesia), muscle weakness and difficulty walking (paresis) accompanied by tremors, muscle spasms and twitches (abnormal movements).

It was found that most of these debilitating symptoms developed after the second shot of the HPV vaccine which corresponds to the greater antibody titres that occurs after booster vaccines. Dr Martinez explains the common process of adding an aluminium adjuvant to the vaccine in order to strengthen the immune response and subsequent antibody production.

However as a result a serious problem can occur if antibodies attack other tissues in the body inducing a process called ‘molecular mimicry’.  These are called ‘cross-reacting’ antibodies or auto-antibodies and are capable of inducing disease in the body.

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Initial exposure to the vaccine or infection induces the production of immunoglobulin which increases over several weeks after vaccination. Then with a repeated dose of the vaccine body cells are reactivated causing very high antibody concentration. Importantly these cross- reacting antibodies are reactivated also and minor damage can be worsened.

Some of these examples of molecular mimicry manifest as nerve demyelination and are experienced as muscle weakness, numbness and neuropathic pain. Some very unfortunate girls and boys develop respiratory muscle problems and require intubation and ventilation.

One of the striking findings of the survey was that symptoms developed after the second dose of the HPV vaccine. After the first dose only 15-30% of girls had symptoms but 48-80% were symptomatic after second dose. Symptom onset and disease severity increase with doses because of increased antibody titres.

This is what we are seeing in the girls who have become unwell after 2 or 3 doses of Gardasil. Frequently their stories are of worsening disease after the second dose of Gardasil.

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In my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed I wrote about Australian woman Kristin Clulow and her battle with ill health following Gardasil. In May 2008, the 26-year-old Australian woman received the first dose of Gardasil, one of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines on the market. Two weeks later, the fit young woman fell and broke her left foot and although perplexed at the ease at which she had incurred her fracture, she didn’t think the two events were connected. In August 2008, she dutifully turned up at her doctor’s office for her second shot of Gardasil. But shortly after this injection, Kristin’s health began to unravel. It started with a temporary loss of vision and mobility problems that made it impossible for her to run, jump, dance or wear her beloved heels. Then her handwriting failed her: “Handwriting just doesn’t suddenly go,” she cried. Worse was to come when Kristin’s speech became slurred: “They thought I’d had a stroke.” Kristin’s story is all too common with adverse effects following the HPV vaccines now well over 80,000 according to the World Health Organisation’s database.

Interpretation of the study

We can infer that auto-antibody concentration paralleled symptoms suffered by girls who became sick by Gardasil. That is, antibodies elicited by the first dose caused symptoms in a few girls; while greater antibody concentrations with a second dose would cause a greater number of them to fall sick. Although we have no lab evidence of antibodies changing in this fashion we don’t need it, since it’s a very well-established scientific fact that serum antibody titres change with vaccine doses

Clinical evidence

In the study it was found that when the girls were re-exposed to vaccine antigens the auto-antibodies rose and relapse occurred. When the auto-antibodies were removed then there was clinical improvement. Partial remission has been achieved with antibody removal therapies such as IVIg ( a solution of human plasma proteins and plasmapheresis (a process that filters the blood and removes harmful antibodies).

Valentina’s story

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After two doses of Gardasil, Valentina developed flaccid paralysis in at least five muscle groups in her body. The young Colombian woman could not breathe and was intubated and ventilated and given plasmapheresis ridding her blood of the autoantibodies that had caused her paralysis.

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This procedure is used for treating many autoimmune diseases which are increasing rapidly. It is not a treatment that is undertaken lightly with risks of  complications as well as costing thousands of dollars. This is why there has to be more independent research such as what has been elicited by Martinez in Colombia. It is vital that the public understand the risks of these vaccines that are being given to teenagers all over the world.

How can we let this happen? All over the world girls and boys are becoming very ill after being vaccinated against HPV said to causing cervical cancer. But there is no scientific proof that the vaccine has ever prevented a single case of the cancer. Cervical cancer is well detected by Pap smear programs. There is no need for these harmful vaccines.

 

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HPV vaccines for UK boys – why the change of heart?

Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 12.01.19 PMA year ago I wrote a blog welcoming the news that the UK health officials were not recommending HPV vaccines for schoolboys. This was a win for boys and their parents.

In the UK, The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation(JCVI) had been considering whether to include boys along with girls in the current vaccination program since 2014. There were ongoing campaigns aimed at a ‘gender-neutral‘ approach to the vaccination, that would make sure that 400,000 school-age boys were able to access HPV vaccines. The committee made its 2017 decision based on their findings that it wouldn’t be cost-effective to vaccinate boys along with girls.

So what has changed in a year? Why has the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt given the go-ahead for boys to be included in the HPV vaccination program?

Eileen Iorio explains:

The Throat Cancer Foundation filed a High Court case in the UK against the National Health Service (NHS) under the 2010 Equality Act, seeking to add boys to the national HPV vaccine program.

According to the Daily Mail there are 2,000 male cancers annually, with 650 deaths and these are mainly from mouth and throat forms of the disease.

It appears that the boys have been missing out on the vaccine or that is the line that the public is supposed to accept. The Daily Mail headline is provocative and aimed at concerned parents and teenage boys.

HPV jabs will be offered to thousands of teen boys on the NHS as well as girls to protect against deadly cancer virus

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Professer Ian Frazer and former PM John Howard

 

Who is behind the campaign to extend HPV vaccination to UK boys?

Behind the scenes is the Scottish charity, the Throat Cancer Foundation which has been running a campaign “Jabs For The Boys.” And guess who was on the charity’s clinical and scientific board. Well it’s our very own ‘national hero’ Professor Ian Frazer who was awarded the honour of ‘Australian of the Year’ in 2006. It was Ian Frazer who along with his partner Jian Zhou developed the first HPV vaccine Gardasil and who earns royalties on sales from the vaccine. Ian Frazer is no longer on the board.

Then there is the obvious conflict of interest in Professor Margaret Stanley a consultant for Gardasil’s manufacturer Merck remaining on the charity’s board.

Her presence on the advisory board of the Throat Cancer Foundation indicates high-level industry support and influence.

HPV vaccines have not been approved for the prevention of throat cancer. Merck’s prescribing information states that Gardasil 9 is approved for boys and men from age 9 to 26 years for prevention of anal cancer and genital warts. There is no approval for throat or head and neck cancers.

But that does not stop the over-extended reach of these vaccines. In Australia we are now seeing the development of serious adverse events occurring after Gardasil in boys as well as girls.

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Who is going to treat the UK boys who may become ill after Gardasil vaccines? Who is going to pay for the loss of education and life opportunities afforded to those who are injured?

As is the case here most doctors deny the connection tending to diagnose the injured with common chronic fatigue syndrome for the extreme lethargy and body pain, and treat the increasing number of vaccine-acquired neurological illness as multiple sclerosis or acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.

This time the pressure is on to vaccinate boys against HPV for cancers linked to oral sex. But are young girls and boys and their parents making an informed consent to the vaccination? Are they informed that there are well over 83,000 reported serious adverse health effects occurring after HPV vaccination. These include death, seizures, paralysis, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrhythmias, infertility, cervical cancer and in boys there are now reported cases of erectile dysfunction following HPV vaccination.

This current wave of re-selling Gardasil is being aided by the mantra of gender equality. Boys need HPV vaccine, too, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC every year in the United States around 11,000 men get cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.

The Daily Mail  article features stories of men and their painful experiences of throat cancer but just as in the case of cervical cancer the human papilloma virus may well be present in many cancers but it may just be a passenger virus and not causing any harm.

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According to the authors of ‘What if HPV does NOT cause cervical cancer?’ Norma Erickson and Peter Duesberg, the pieces of inactive HPV DNA that can be found in cervical cancers are from infections or warts that occurred 20-50 years before the cancer. There other causative factors at play. For example smoking, dietary deficiencies and environmental toxins that may be the real causative factors. But once again the search for truth is forsaken when there is profit to be made.

Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed is available from Spinifex Press

 

 

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Everything to be gained by breastfeeding, nothing to lose

In Natural Immunity and VaccinationTetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D states that the measles vaccine has probably eradicated much of the wild measles infection. Then she asks: But is this a good thing?

Answering her own question with a firm ‘no’ she explains that in eradicating the wild measles infection we are also putting an end to something else, something precious and this is maternal immunity. Dr Tetyana adds that we are actually eliminating this amazing maternal immunity even faster than the measles virus.

Natural immunity

In past generations most of us had childhood infections such as measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox. We encountered these viruses during our childhood and had acquired natural and lifelong immunity before child-bearing age. This is vital for during pregnancy mothers can pass on this immunity via the placenta and through breastfeeding. Such immunity lasts 6 months after the birth of the infant continuing and extended by length of breastfeeding. Because of this amazing maternal immunity now being eliminated through the mass use of vaccines, it was very rare for an infant to develop measles infection.

In 1990s there was a measles outbreak in USA where it was observed that some young infants developed measles and some didn’t. The infants who didn’t get measles were the babies of mothers who were born before 1963 (date when measles vaccine was introduced in the U.S) and the infants who developed measles were born to younger mothers who were more likely to have been vaccinated. The reason that the babies didn’t develop measles during the outbreak would be due to maternal immunity which was not available to the babies born to younger and vaccinated mothers.

Sadly in the same way as we are eliminating maternal immunity to measles we are on the way to eradicating maternal protection from common childhood infections such as mumps, rubella and chicken pox. (The vaccines for these being introduced at later dates). This is tragic for when there are outbreaks of mumps, rubella and chicken pox, young infants who in earlier times would have been covered by their mother’s immunity, will most likely be infected for young girls all over the world are now vaccinated.

‘Mass vaccination’, says Dr Tetyana, is resulting in a leaky herd immunity and this is because many of the vaccinated are called ‘low responders’ to the vaccine. We have ruined this natural immunity which was reinforced among adults when their offspring developed the childhood infections. How silly are we?

Tetyana Obukhanych discusses the choices available to us in relation to infectious disease control.

Public health model

This model promotes vaccines as the way to control infectious diseases. A better way is the adoption of the personal health model.

Personal Health Model

In this way we choose to leave the virus alone and keep our babies well so if they are infected it will be a very mild case of disease. This involves breastfeeding the infant and  attention given to ensuring a nutritious diet. It also involves avoiding fever suppressing medicine such as paracetamol.

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The immune system gradually matures during infancy. Critical early protection against many infectious diseases previously experienced by the mother is given by the passive IgG antibody transferred from the mother via the placenta and in milk.

The infant immune system is transitioning to deal with life. Breastfeeding provides this protection by way of a ‘surrogate immune system‘ that includes the secretion of proteins that exist in breast milk and have antibacterial functions such as secreted IgA and other protective substances such as oligosaccharides that bind with bad bacteria and eliminate them avoiding gut inflammation.

The gut flora is vital in keeping the infant well. Lactobacteria in the gut is promoted by breastfeeding – the presence of this bacteria regulates the junctions in the gut preventing leaky gut. Breastfeeding has been shown to be protective against diarrhoea and also common ear infections and meningitis.  It also has a role in the prevention of chronic diseases.

Everything to be gained by breastfeeding, nothing to lose

As the child grows, attention must be given to nutrition and the importance of vitamins such as A and D. When infection strikes, macrophages pick up the virus and replicate it.  They then secrete interferon which sends signals to cells to fight the infection. However the function of interferon depends on adequate levels of vitamin A. In countries such as Africa where diets are deficient in vitamin A, measles is deadly, so supplementation of children with vitamin A is given.

Vitamin D is also vital for good health in that it activates some of the cells of the immune system and causes the secretion of substances such as antimicrobial peptides which helps with fighting infections. It is especially effective in fighting influenza. This explains why flu is more virulent in the winter when our vitamin D levels are low. Dietary supplementation with foods high in vitamin D is essential for immunity. Cod liver oil has sustained populations for many generations. See: Weston A. Price Foundation for more information about Vitamin D rich foods.

We have wonderful bodies which are designed to heal. There is no need for vaccines. We can build our immune systems and make ourselves and our children strong.

 

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