Monday, February 13, 2012

An Exercise In Critical Thinking

An Exercise in Critical Thinking - Check out this chart comparing the 1980's vaccine schedule to our current schedule and then ask yourself a few questions.
1) How many kids were dying due to outbreaks of infectious disease in the 1980's?
2) How can we assume this dramatic jump in the number of vaccines is safe when there are no studies on giving multiple vaccines in one day?
3) How can we assume this dramatic jump in the number of vaccines is safe when there are no studies on the health outcomes of the current vaccine schedule in total?
4) How can we assume this dramatic jump in the number of vaccines is safe when there are no studies evaluating the safety of injected aluminum in children when the amount of aluminum exposure in one pediatric visit could be as much as 5 times the allowable amount given to an adult in a single day intravenously in the hospital setting?
5) How can we assume this vaccine schedule is safe when there are still trace amounts of thimerosal (mercury) in many pediatric vaccines and there are ZERO studies that compare populations of children who received vaccines with thimerosal compared to vaccines with NO thimerosal? (all current studies compare vaccines with a high amt of thimerosal to vaccines with LESS)
6) How can we assume the current vaccine schedule is safe when there are ZERO studies comparing the overall health of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated people?
NOTE how many times I used the word "assume" because that's what the CDC and AAP do. In the absence of scientifically answering these questions they are...."assuming" vaccines are "safe". And we know what "assuming" makes of us all. I don't know about you but I think, given vaccines are mandated, my child deserves better than that.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What is FDA Thinking? Hep B Vaccine for New Borns Contains 10 Times the Allowed Level of Aluminum in IV Drugs

An article about a new study showing a correlation between Hep. B vaccine in new borns with elevated risk of Autism prompted me to do some research on the amount of aluminum in this vaccine. I was HORRIFIED! Read the article here.

The study most strongly implicated Energix brand with the elevated risk. According to NIH on the Energix Hepatitis B vacine, "Each 0.5-mL dose contains 10 mcg of hepatitis B surface antigen adsorbed on 0.25 mg aluminum as aluminum hydroxide." according to NIH

The conversion = .25mg equals 250 mcg

So that's a one time injection of 250 mcg aluminum in a new born baby. Now let's see what FDA says about aluminum exposure in hospital IVs.

"...FDA recommends that premature babies, and anyone with impaired kidney function, receive no more than 10 to 25 mcg of injected aluminum at any one time," according to Dr. Sears in his article "Is Aluminum the New Thimerosal?"

UNBELIEVABLE... Again 250mcg on day one of life in Engerix!

Also, according to Dr. Sears, “...The second document discusses aluminum content in IV feeding solutions, or Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) solutions. The FDA requires these solutions to contain no more than 25 mcg of aluminum per liter of solution. A typical adult in the hospital would get around 1 liter of TPN each day, thus about 25 mcg of aluminum.”

Again 250mcg on day one in Engerix vs a limit of 25mcg/liter in an IV solution for an adult! WHAT!!? How the hell does FDA justify this?

I didn’t even quote the study findings from Dr Sears article regarding nervous system damage caused by aluminum toxicity. If you haven’t read this article I highly recommend it. Here

There are no studies evaluating the safety of aluminum in vaccines.

The 16 studies the government always references, that supposedly prove vaccine don't cause autism, are all based on either one vaccine (MMR) or one ingredient (Thimersal/Mercury). These studies are all epidemiological and many, including Dr. Bernadine Healy, former Dir of NIH, say epidemiology will not find subsets of susceptible population. Here

So with regard to thimerosal (mercury), which was formerly in the Hep B vaccine at levels far exceeding EPA standards for one day exposure, Hep B contained an excessive amount (according to EPA standards) prior to sometime after 2002 (we don't know when stockpiles of thimerosal containing vaccine ran out.) Would this study not also potentially implicate thimerosal or the use of thimerosal with aluminum simultaneously?

Note: There are implications that Hep B vaccine may cause (autoimmune) Rheumatoid Arthiritis in a subset of the population
Oxford Journals, Rhematology -

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Why Current Thinking About Autism is Completely Wrong; by Dr. Mark Hyman

This is the best article that I have ever read in sicintly describing how treating underlying systemic medical issues can recover a child from autism. In this article, you may as well exchange the name Sam with our daughter.

Read the article here.

Here's the comment I posted to this article:

Our Story of Recovery

My seven year old daughter is recovered from PDD and Sensory Processing Disorder. She regressed after flu vaccine received month of her second birthday. Immediately after her third birthday we started the treatmentsyou describe here. It took 4 months to get lined up with DAN! doctor but I was able to get basic treatment started with the assistance of the book, Children With Starving Brains. I persuaded our pediatrician to do an IgG test and Oarganic Acid Test through Great Plains Lab. With these results we confirmed the need for a gluten(wheat) free/casein (dairy) free diet and egg in our case. The OAT test defined the basic supplements she needed as well as yeast overgrowth and leaky gut.

Our daughter was an IMMEDIATE responder. We had a dramatically improved child in the first month. Three months later the DAN! doctor ran additional tests and added treatments. While most of her functional recovery took place early on, healing the underlying systemic issues has been a long road...but wow, without these treatments we would have had a daughter who would have never been able to function in our world. Instead she is not only indistinguishable from her peers, she is flourishing.

I know several children who have been diagnosed with autism. All of these children have either recovered or have improved dramatically thanks to this treatment approach. Thank you to all the DAN! doctors. You are giving our children their lives back.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Just Released! - Healing and Preventing Autism By Jenny McCarthy and Dr. Jerry Kartzinel

From Age of Autism, 3/29/09 - here

Jenny McCarthy has teamed up with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, the doctor who recovered her son, to write Healing and Preventing Autism. Their new book provides all the necessary information about biomedical treatment from diagnosis, dietary interventions and environmental changes for the home, to advanced therapies that doctors use today.

Spring is the season of hope, renewal and life. There's no better time to read Healing and Preventing Autism. Why not give a copy to your child's doctor and teachers too? Order your copies Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Here's the media tour for Jenny and Dr. Kartzinel. Go to Generation Rescue for updates.

Los Angeles
Friday, March 27
4:00 (Taping) ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (interview to air 4/1)

New York
Tuesday, March 31
9:00AM- 12:00PM - ABC RADIO TOUR

WRQX RADIO, Washington, DC
WPRO RADIO, Providence, RI New Bedford,
WLW RADIO, Cincinnati, OH
WTAM RADIO, Cleveland, OH
WIBC RADIO, Indianapolis, IN
KCMO RADIO, Kansas City, MO
KTRS RADIO, Saint Louis, MO
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

9 to 10AM HOUR - (Taping, air date TBA) FOX & FRIENDS WEEKEND

10:30 AM - REUTER TV

Thursday, April 2, 2009
7:00 AM-11:30 AM TV SATELLITE TOUR (mulitple interviews - TBA)

Los Angeles
Friday, April 3, 2009
1:15PM-2:30PM - Tape EXTRA (interview with Jenny and Dr. Kartzinel - air date: TBA)

6:00PM - LARRY KING LIVE (interview with Jenny, Jim Carrey, Dr. Kartzinel and JB Handley)

Monday, April 13, 2009
(Taping) ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (interview to air 4/14)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

4:00PM - (Tape) THE BONNIE HUNT SHOW (interview to air 4/16)

Thursday, April 16, 2009
3:00PM-4:00PM - CHELSEA LATELY (interview)

Friday, April 17, 2009
9:00AM - (Taping) THE DOCTORS (interview with Jenny, Dr. Kartzinel, JB Handley, and Stan Kurtz, and a recovered family, air date: TBA)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Joint Study from USC and Vanderbilt says "We Need To Learn Where Toxins Impact Gene Expression to Find the Cause of Autism."

By David Kirby – Full Article at Age of Autism here

A new study written up in Science Daily (Mar. 2, 2009) and elsewhere says that researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and Vanderbilt University have “identified a specific gene variant that links increased genetic risk for autism with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions.”

So far, reporting on the study, to be published in Pediatrics, has suggested that a polymorphism in the Met gene has been identified which, by itself, may explain both brain abnormalities and GI disturbances in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Kirby quotes the study, “We need to learn where toxins impact gene expression in order to find the cause of autism. Finally, if we are going to understand functional etiology of ASD, if we are trying to identify the genes that underlie risk, and we are searching for environmental factors that cause changes in brain development, we need to know where these candidate genes are expressed in the developing human brain, and where these environmental factors have their impact.”

Sunday, March 1, 2009

David Kirby: US Health Officials Back Study Idea on Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Children – Will Media Take Note?

by David Kirby and published by Age of Autism - Here

It is not accurate for members of the media to report that the link between vaccines has been “disproven.” This is especially true in light of recent news from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and a series of news items from the Federal Court of Claims, Federal health agencies, leading universities and top autism researchers around the country. There are now many reasons why the media should continue its coverage of this serious and ongoing debate:


On Friday, February 27, a special group convened by The Keystone Center on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Advisory Committee Vaccine Safety Working Group (NVAC VSWG) recommended appointing a panel of experts to explore the strengths and weaknesses of conducting studies on health outcomes in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated populations. The group, known as the “Salt Lake City Writing Group,” said it was “desirable” to include autism as one such health outcome.

As they stated in a draft “consensus statement”:

“(There is) a strong desire to study the health impact of the immunization schedule, potentially through a ‘vaccinated vs. unvaccinated study’. Outcomes to assess include biomarkers of immunity and metabolism, and outcomes including but not limited to neurodevelopmental outcomes, allergies, asthma, immune-mediated diseases, and learning disabilities. The inclusion of autism as an outcome is desired”

The Writing Group supported a recommendation to “charge an expert panel with evaluating study designs for research on the impact of the standard schedule of vaccination on an array of health outcomes of significant public interest. This draft charge is responsive to issues raised at community meetings in Alabama, Oregon, and Indiana as well as the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee request for collaboration with the National Vaccine Program Office.”

Writing Group members who drafted the statement included Federal and State health officials, Federal vaccine officials, CDC officials, and leaders of autism and vaccine safety advocacy groups. They included the following individuals:

Federal Health Agencies and Panels


Roger Bernier, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Advisor, CDC
Elizabeth Skillen, PhD, MS, Policy Analyst, Immunization Safety Office, CDC


Bruce Gellin, M.D., MPH, Director, HHS National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) and Executive Secretary of NVAC

Dan Salmon, Ph.D., Vaccine Safety Specialist, HHS - NVPO

Ben Schwartz, M.D., former Associate Director for Science, HHS and Medical Director for CARE


Guthrie Birkhead, M.D., MPH Chair, HHS National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) and member of NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group, also Deputy Commissioner, Office of Public Health, NY State Dept. of Health

Andrew Pavia, M.D., NVAC Member & Chair, NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group and with Dept. of Pediatrics, Utah School of Medicine

Chris Carlson, Ph.D., NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group Member, and with Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Lance Gordon, Ph.D., NVAC and member of NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group

James Mason, M.D., DrPH, NVAC Member and member of NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group, former CDC Director and former Assistant Secretary of Health

Tawny Buck, member of NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group, parent of DPT brain injured daughter

State & Local Public Health Agencies and Organizations

Anna Buchannan, MPH, Senior Director, Immunization & Infectious Disease, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Jim Shames, M.D., Medical Director, Jackson County Health Department, OR

David Sundwall, M.D., Executive Director, Utah Department of Health

Collette Young; Ph.D., MS, Surveillance & Training Manager, Oregon Public Health Division, Immunization Program, OR Public Health Division

Robert Bednarczyk, NVAC Research Analyst, NY Department of Health


Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., M.D., Professor & Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University

Margaret Dunkle, Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy Research, George Washington University and Director, Early Identification and Intervention Collaborative, LA County

Alan Greene, M.D., Clinical Profession, Division of General Pediatrics, Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine;

Heather Zwickey, Ph.D., Dean of Research and Associate Professor of Immunology, National College of Natural Medicine, Oregon

Autism or Vaccine Organizations

Peter Bell, Executive Vice President, Programs and Services, Autism Speaks

Sallie Bernard, Executive Director, Safe Minds

Vicky Debold, PhD, RN, Director of Patient Safety, National Vaccine Information Center;
Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-founder & President, National Vaccine Information Center

Members of Public or Other Child Health Groups

Tracy Cron, RN and mother who attended the Birmingham public engagement workshop
Dennis Johnson, MS, Executive VP, Policy & Advocacy, Children's Health Fund, NYC
Debbie McCune Davis, Program Director, Arizona Partnership for Immunization, Arizona State Senator


Sunday, February 15, 2009

SafeMinds' Response to Autism Omnibus Court Decision

From the SafeMinds statement,

Washington, D.C. - February 12, 2009 - Autism advocacy organization SafeMinds regrets today's ruling by the U.S Court of Federal Claims against three families who argued that vaccination contributed to their child's autism. The denial of reasonable compensation to families was based on inadequate vaccine safety science available to the court. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the defendant in vaccine injury cases and is also responsible for carrying out the very vaccine safety research that should be integral to court decisions. This conflict of interest means the deck is stacked against families when they enter "vaccine court" and is yet one more reason for parents to doubt the integrity of the National Immunization Program.

Read the full statement here.