The issue of heavy metals and toxins in vaccines is unfortunately only the tip of the iceberg as far
as the immune system is concerned.  If you have a family history of allergies, asthma, ADHD,
autism, sensory disorders or any autoimmune disease, or you're just wondering how vaccines
actually work (or don't work) please read on...

Three short - yet, oh so long - years ago, I knew very little about the immune system.  I knew that
to boost it our family should take vitamin C, probiotics and well, that’s good enough, right?!

If only I knew then what I know now (which still is only scratching the surface of what the scientists
know), I may have prevented Caroline’s neurological damage.    Here are the basics that every
parent should be familiar with:

Th1 / Th2 101… or actually 001.

The immune system has two different modes of attack, based on the type of invader. One is Th1
(T Helper 1). It goes after organisms that get inside our cells such as viruses. The other is Th2 (T
Helper 2). It attacks extracellular pathogens, organisms that are found outside the cells in blood
and other tissue such as most bacteria, yeast and parasites. A healthy immune system is
dynamic, able to switch back and forth as needed, quickly eradicating one threat and then resting
before responding to the next.

Problems arise when the immune system is not yet developed, overly stressed, or out of balance.
If the Th1 system is dominating, it can lead to autoimmune diseases such as High/Low Thyroid,
arthritis, lupus or multiple sclerosis, while an overactive Th2 system leads to allergic diseases
such as hives, allergies and asthma.

Vaccinations and our Immune System

It has only very recently become understood how vaccines affect Th1 and Th2.  Vaccination
stimulates the immune system just enough so that it makes antibodies (Th2) and "remembers" the
disease antigen but not so much that it provokes an acute inflammatory response from the cells
(Th1).   

Contrary to previous belief, vaccinations do not strengthen or "boost" the whole immune system.   
Instead, they over-stimulate Th2 and suppress Th1, thus "preventing" the disease in question.  In
reality, what is prevented is not the disease but the ability of our cellular immune system to
manifest, to respond to and to overcome the disease.  

The repeated use of vaccinations has been demonstrated to shift the functional
balance of the immune system further toward Th2 which can harm people who
are already previously Th2 skewed,
especially people with allergies and asthma.


Vaccines and Autism… one piece of the puzzle

If a child has an immune system skewed toward Th2, which may have been caused by previous
vaccinations -- and don’t forget, especially vulnerable because their immune system is still
developing -- a subsequent vaccination can produce an autoimmune response (over producing
antibodies)
which causes neuro-inflammation and hypoperfusion of the brain resulting in a
suppression of neurological development
and wide variety of symptoms including Autism, ADHD
and other developmental disorders.

Inflammation in the gut can also become a problem, causing chronic intestinal disorders like
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn’s Disease and more.

I must briefly mention that addition to a child’s inability to appropriately respond to the viruses
themselves, they are also often unable to detoxify the toxins (including metals) in vaccines –
another very large piece of the puzzle -- which causes further problems and is a topic which has
been well researched.  If you’re interested, here’s a link to a review in the
Journal of
Immunotoxicology
which gives a good summary of the research regarding the many prongs of
the vaccines/autism link:
Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes—A review


Vaccines and other Diseases

Vaccines are not only linked to childhood disorders.  Considering that they change the immune
system, they are suspected to be behind
all autoimmune disorders such as allergies, diabetes,
cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), intestinal disorders (IBS & IBD), paralytic symptoms
such as Guillaine Barre Syndrome, glandular disorders, increased stress, psychiatric disorders,
personality disorders and rheumatic and arthritic ailments

There is growing concern that they are also be behind brain diseases like Parkinson’s and
Alzheimer’s, caused by the mercury and aluminum.  And in children they are known to trigger
eczema, asthma, meningitis, encephalopathy and epilepsy.

I’ve already had vaccines, how can I realign my immune system?

It isn’t easy because our immune systems have a memory and  the balance is very delicate.  
However, there are supplements and medications called “Immune modulators” which can aid in an
attempt to balance one’s immune system.

For Caroline, we’ve used
ProBoost thymic protein A, which is a T Helper Cell immune shifter.  It
helps stimulate natural killer cells (which can be measured through blood tests and rise when
there is a shift from Th2 toTh1).

There are also Transfer Factors and Herbs (including Pine Cone Extract) that can shift Th2 to
Th1.  We used Immune Factor #8 by Chisolm Labs specifically designed for the MMR and other
vaccines and saw good results – but her yeast problem flared (which is triggered by viral die off)
and we decided to take a break.

In addition, we used Low Dose Naltrexone Cream and Imunovir (both by prescription).  They
caused obvious viral shedding and the LDN produced amazing gains in language and
socialization, but after about a week, her system couldn’t handle it and her yeast was aggravated
again.

The moral of the story

Changing an infantile or well balanced immune system with vaccines is very risky.  If I could turn
back time and undo the vaccinations Caroline received I would do so in a heartbeat.  I personally
know several Moms whose children had developmental delays, but were improving with the gluten
free diet and other biomedical treatments.  Upon receiving their booster vaccines, they regressed
terribly.  No words can describe the despair those parents now feel.

If you’re concerned about vaccines for your child, some people have found this book helpful and
here’s a link to a summary:
The Story of Vaccines. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About
Children's Vaccinations  

And finally…

This Tuesday, May 10th, a report detailing a "Clear Vaccine-Autism Link Based on the
Government’s Own Data” will be released in Washington DC on the steps of a US Federal
Court.  

It’s not for me or anyone else to instruct on personal decisions about vaccines, but because no
one encouraged me to research at the level needed to uncover the information I now know, I feel
a duty to encourage everyone to try to
investigate vaccines as if they have already caused
damage to your child.  

Because sadly, most people don’t know more than what the media chooses to report… until their
child is affected
.  It's only then that we become experts on the topic, but tragically, it’s too late.

What the future holds

The medical community must find a way to determine if an individual will be harmed by vaccines
before any damage is done and develop a different type of “vaccine” for those individuals.  
Unfortunately, it seems we’re many years away from that being possible.

The number of children with memory problems, neurological problems, behavioral issues,
developmental problems and attention deficit disorders is said to be 1 in 6.  That number cannot
be ignored.  

Vaccine damage is not an all or nothing proposition, many children are likely subtly affected.  No
one would know if any given child would have had the same allergies, asthma, behaviors, even IQ
if they were unvaccinated.  Something for all parents to consider.  


Looking for more reading?     




May 8, 2011

Vaccines and the Immune System... say it isn't so.
Baby Caroline... so innocent.  How could
we have better protected her?  Back then
we did not know.

Now we do, and we're hoping to help
others by sharing it here and at our
"
Vaccines" page -- a collection of news
articles and videos about vaccines that
EVERY proactive parent should review.
Vaccines have the power to forever
change your child's life.  Please learn
more from our story at:  
Vaccines Page
HELPFUL TIP:  
Homeopathy is another method
which has successfully rebalanced
many people's immune systems.  
There are also
homeopathic
vaccines... worth looking into!
For even more info, please visit the
"
Vaccine Connection" page at our site --
a collection of related news articles and
videos
Don't Forget!
When researching vaccines, a great place to start is with the
package inserts themselves.  See just what the manufacturer
says. Some examples:

The MMR vaccine, what the manufacturer's insert tells us

The Dtap Package Insert  Pg 11, "Adverse events reported during
post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic
purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal
convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea.
Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of
reporting.
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