A measles outbreak in the western U.S. has fanned the flames of a debate on whether children should or shouldn’t be vaccinated. Some experts claim that a lack of vaccinations has resulted in the spread of this disease, with 121 cases recorded across 17 states in the U.S. since the disease first made its appearance in December 2014, at Disneyland in California, according to information from the Center for Disease Control. Measles was supposedly eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, which means that the disease was not transmitted continuously for a period of 12 months.
The debate regarding vaccination centers on a number of factors, including a potential link between the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine and the development of autism. Parents who are against vaccination have come under fire as they are accused of putting their children in danger, but also the children of other people who have opted for the vaccine.
So, the question is: who is right? At the Hallelujah Diet, we support informed consent for medical treatment and parental rights in the area of vaccines. We feel the key factor is “informed” consent. Therefore, to make an informed decision, parents need to have as many facts as possible at their disposal.
“Our point of view is this: Build a strong healthy immune system and let the body do what is does best — build natural immunities against things like measles and chickenpox.” – Paul Malkmus, CEO
Potential Problems With Vaccines
Did you know that the average child receives over 26 doses of vaccinations in their first 15 months? Infants even get HPV vaccines, which is to prevent the sexually transmitted infection common in sexually active adults. Vaccines are touted as being miracle medicine with the ability to prevent children from contracting a wide range of diseases. However, very little is said about the problems they cause, whether it’s by design or simply because the risks are not deemed great enough.
The CDC clearly states that any vaccine can cause side effects, yet they say that in large part, they are minor. Depending on the vaccines, these mild problems can range from joint and abdominal pain to fever and vomiting.
However, many of the vaccines available in the U.S. can also have much more serious side effects, though the cases are reported to be very rare. The CDC reports that the MMR vaccine causes seizures as a result of fever in approximately 1 out of 3,000 patients. Other issues include temporary stiffness and pain in the joints in 1 out of 4 patients, and a temporary low platelet count, which can lead to a bleeding disorder, in approximately 1 out 30,000 patients. More severe reactions include deafness, long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness and permanent brain damage, though the CDC is quick to point out that the cases of such severe side effects are so rare that it is difficult to determine if there is an actual link with the vaccine.
Another, more worrisome, element of the MMR vaccine in particular is its potential link to the development of regression autism. A study conducted in 1998 by Dr. Andrew Wakefield on a sample of eight children found that parents remembered their children’s autism symptoms appearing right after receiving the MMR vaccine. The study was published in the Lancet. It should be noted, however, that the findings were retracted after issues were allegedly found with the methodology of the study. However, Dr. Wakefield, whose license was revoked for telling the truth (according to some), still has many supporters. And information has recently come to light that could actually vindicate Dr. Wakefield.
Has the CDC Been Lying to the American Public
All This Time?
A critical component of being able to make an informed decision is having accurate information at one’s disposal. Normally, information from a government agency, such as the Center for Disease Control, should be reliable. We should be able to trust the CDC, whose main purpose is to protect and save people from disease.
Unfortunately, it seems that the CDC is anything but transparent. In fact, according to a Senior Scientist with the CDC, William Thompson, the agency omitted essential information that showed a clear link between autism and vaccines. Mr. Thompson states:
“… I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African-American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”
In other words, William Thompson openly admits to engaging in scientific fraud, along with his colleagues at the CDC. This 2004 study has constantly been cited by the CDC as representing proof that vaccines are safe. So, the CDC has been lying to the public and has put an incredible number of children at risk of developing autism over the decade they have covered up this information.
Less surprisingly, pharmaceutical companies are in on the “conspiracy.” Former employees of Merck, the pharmaceutical giant, stated that the company knowingly falsified test results for their mumps vaccine to make it look as if it had a 95% efficacy rate. Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, former virologists from Merck, filed a False Claims Act, which states that animal antibodies were added to the human blood being tested to make it appear as if the immune system had a higher level of antibodies than it did.
Some believe that drug companies actually design vaccines in such a way that they fail. If a vaccine fails, the prevalence of the disease grows, which in turn sparks fear in the public and leads to higher vaccine sales. So, the more widespread a disease is, the more money the big pharmaceutical companies make. In other words, it makes more business sense for vaccines to fail than for them to be effective.
Potential Toxins in Vaccines
We have been so brainwashed into believing that vaccines are miracle drugs that we’ve stopped asking questions. And that is precisely why few people wonder what vaccines contain. Here is a rundown of some of the ingredients used on a regular basis in vaccines, according to the website of the CDC:
Aluminum – this light metal has been linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Aluminum should never be injected into the body.
Antibiotics – though used to treat various diseases, these chemicals have led to mutations and superbugs, such as MERS. Superbugs are deadly bacteria strains that are resistant to antibiotics. Some say that now a handshake can be more dangerous than smoking because of how easy it is to spread these superbugs.
Formaldehyde – this is a chemical that is used in the preservation of cadavers. It can cause blindness, seizures and brain damage. Formaldehyde has also been linked to cancer, as the National Toxicology Program’s 12th Report on Carcinogens shows. This is a fact that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services openly admits.
However, the report doesn’t mention that formaldehyde is an ingredient in vaccines. It only says that formaldehyde can cause myeloid leukemia and various rare cancers, such as nasopharyngeal cancer and sinonasal cancer. The fact that children are routinely exposed to this chemical via vaccination is completely ignored.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) – MSG is an excitotoxin, or a neurotoxin that causes excitement in the neurons to the point where they die. Though used widely in foods, MSG is known to be toxic and even the trace amounts in food leads to migraines and damage to the endocrine system. MSG is another chemical that should never be injected into the body, yet it is a common adjuvant in vaccines.
Thimerosal – a methyl mercury compound that is highly toxic to the brain and can cause severe and permanent damage to the nervous system. Mercury is incredibly toxic and no dose is safe. Drug companies have stated their vaccines no longer contain any form of mercury, but this is inaccurate as thimerosal is still used but then, apparently, removed. The process still leaves trace amounts of the compound in vaccines, which is something the CDC admits to.
The MMR Vaccine Isn’t the Only Problem
While the MMR vaccine has been front and center of the debate recently, it isn’t the only vaccine that can cause serious problems.
For example, the DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and acellular Pertussis) vaccine can cause long-term seizures, coma, lowered consciousness or permanent brain damage. According to the CDC, this occurs in less than one patient per million receiving the shot, though we don’t know the real rate since vaccine adverse events are voluntarily reported.
The flu vaccine can cause mild side effects such as redness, swelling or warmth at the site of the shot, as well as fever. However, it could also cause severe allergic reactions, shoulder pain and brief fainting spells.
Another potential problem with vaccines is that some of them use a live strain of the virus, such as the rotavirus strains. After someone receives a vaccine with a live rotavirus, they can transmit the virus to other people for weeks or even months after immunization. This is something that the FDA openly warns the public against. The MMR virus is one of the vaccines to include live viruses. In other words, these vaccines could potentially be the cause of outbreaks of the specific disease they are supposed to prevent, which means that children who have been vaccinated are actually the ones putting everyone else at risk.
The recent Ebola outbreak led to a flurry of studies and clinical trials in an attempt to develop a viable vaccine for the disease. One study had to be halted due to unexpected side effects, such as joint pain in the hands and feet.
Does Anyone Have the Right to Force Parents to Vaccinate Their Children?
Amid all this information, it’s natural for parents to be reticent to vaccinate their children. Maybe things would be different if vaccines didn’t contain so many toxic adjuvants and if they were administered over a longer period of time. However, that is not the case.
The government, along with pediatricians, though, is trying to force parents to immunize their children, despite the fact that it goes against everything the American Medical Association stands for. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics clearly states that the association doesn’t agree with mandatory vaccine programs. This type of program is clearly a medical procedure that is carried out with the consent of the patient or the parents of the patients. And this is in clear violation of the AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ section on Informed Consent, which states:
“The patient should make his or her own determination about treatment… Informed consent is a basic policy in both ethics and law that physicians must honor, unless the patient is unconscious or otherwise incapable of consenting and harm from failure to treat is imminent.”
In other words, according to AMA, physicians must uphold the informed consent policy, and mandatory vaccinations violate this code. Then again, informed consent is difficult to give when the CDC seems to be doing its best to ensure we remain as uninformed as possible.
An Alternative Solution:
Strengthening the Immune System
A common problem among children nowadays is a weak immune system. The hygiene hypothesis holds that by protecting children from exposure to viruses, bacteria and parasites when they are young, they are at greater risk of developing asthma, allergies and various other autoimmune diseases when they become adults. Without exposure to these pathogens, the immune system never learns how to create the antibodies to fight them off. In other words, we are keeping our children too clean and too safe.
The same can be said for vaccines. Are we, in our desire to protect them, doing more harm than good to our children? And this is without even taking into consideration the slew of risks discussed previously.
Naturally, the key to fighting off disease effectively is having a strong immune system. And one of the ways that can be achieved naturally is not only through a healthy and nutritious diet but by protecting children a little less. A study conducted by Thom McDade, PhD, an associate professor and the director of Northwestern University’s Laboratory for Human Biology Research, discovered that children who had greater exposure to animal feces and experienced a higher degree of diarrhea before the age of 2 had a lower frequency of inflammation in the body during adulthood. Inflammation has been connected to a number of chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
As stated, a healthy, nutritious diet is also essential to boosting your immune system. A diet rich in anti-oxidants will rev up your immune system, meaning your body will be better able to fight off disease by itself. Maintaining a strong immune system is more important than getting a vaccine as the latter has been shown to have a limited time of efficacy.
Foods containing antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene are essential to strengthening and maintaining a healthy immune system. Some of these foods include:
- Beta-carotene: apricots, beets, asparagus, cantaloupe, carrots, pumpkin, spinach, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelon;
- Vitamin C: broccoli, cantaloupe, cauliflower, papaya, snow peas, kiwi, mango, strawberries, honeydew; red bell peppers
- Vitamin E: broccoli, carrots, mustard greens, papaya, spinach, red peppers.
The Vitamin C Case Study
The measles is definitely not a nice disease. In fact, it can have very unpleasant consequences. However, it doesn’t have to be quite that bad. Dr. Frederick Klenner cured a wide range of viral infections by administering intravenous vitamin C. He actually cured measles and polio, amongst others, with this approach.
For example, a five-year-old boy was admitted to a hospital with a relapse history despite recovering from the measles. The child had a feeble, thread pulse and a distinct rub was in evidence by auscultation. The EKG presented RS-T deviations and the child exhibited a temperature 105°F. The child was given 400 mg of ascorbic acid per kg of body weight. It was administered with a syringe, intravenously. Within two hours, the child was almost back to normal. The vitamin C injection was repeated six hours later and then another six hours after that. The fourth and final injection was administered 24 hours after the first, despite the fact that the child was clinically healthy. On the 4th day of hospitalization, the child was released.
HDiet Liposomal Vitamin C:
Helping Prevent Disease the Right Way
While intravenous vitamin C has been shown to cure various diseases, you shouldn’t have to get to the point where it is necessary. Vitamin C supplementation can be highly effective at warding off disease as it provides excellent support to the immune system. And it does not have to be administered intravenously.
For a long time, intravenous delivery was considered the best way to deliver a nutrient, mineral, medicine or vitamin to the body. This is no longer always the case. Liposomes are a highly effective delivery system as they are tiny molecules with a very high concentration of the compound being administered. Unfortunately, the production process is not cheap or easy. However, these liposomes are created only with top-quality ingredients, such as expensive highly refined phosphatidylcholine, making them very effective. In fact, experts believe liposomes will revolutionize pharmaceuticals in the years to come.
HDiet’s Liposomal Vitamin C offers a powerful boost to the immune system comparable to intravenous vitamin C. A liposome-encapsulated nutrient is absorbed straight into the bloodstream as a fat molecule and into the cell, meaning the nutrient bypasses the digestive system. The result is a higher level of vitamin C being delivered to the body compared to normal vitamin C supplementation.
Clinicians have found that liposomal vitamin C has an incredible immune boosting effect, especially when used to treat acute infections. And vitamin C has been proven to be effective in treating and curing a number of diseases, but it has to get to where it’s needed in the right dosage, which is precisely what HDiet’s Liposomal Vitamin C does.
Drug makers, the government and vaccine fanatics all cite the mortality rates of the diseases these vaccines prevent as sufficient reason to accept the risks associated with vaccination. And while it is true that vaccination does reduce the incidence of a disease, the mortality rates aren’t exactly accurate. In fact, many of these diseases against which our children are inoculated are no longer as dangerous as they once were. Mortality had actually dropped nearly to zero before vaccines appeared.
So, while vaccines are not all negative and can be essential, inoculation shouldn’t be done mindlessly. Parents should be given the right to choose, after being properly informed of all the risks of vaccination and non-vaccination.
More importantly, disease can be fought with a strong immune system, which is more important for children over the long-term. Ergo, adopting a healthy diet boosted with vitamin C as well as making lifestyle choices to help children build that strong immune system is essential.