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To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate – part 2

In this part we can have a look at the ingredients that makes up these vaccines that is having all the people up in arms.

Just a question: Everyone is shouting at Big Pharma being the culprit, they are pushing the vaccines knowing it is not save – but why? 

If more children gets vaccinated, and more children becomes Autistic – those children grow up and depending on the treatments and therapies you received while growing up, less than half will be able to enter normal mainstream employment. This means the government has to spent more on grants. This means the less people that work, the less people are there to pay for treatments and therapies. If they are trying to create super humans or even a population they can control (like the conspiracy theorists believe) they are doing a very poor job.

Lets look at the ingredients of the vaccines:

1. Aluminum

Aluminum is present in many things around us.  It’s in food, air, water, and soil and is said to be harmless when swallowed because it doesn’t absorb into the body when consumed.  Aluminum is put into vaccines as anadjuvant to help them “work better” or to “enhance” them. However, if a premature baby receives more than 10 mcg of aluminum in an IV, it can accumulate in their bones and brain, and can be toxic. The FDA maximum requirements for aluminum received in an IV is 25 mcg per day. The suggested aluminum per kg of weight to give to a person is up to 5mcg. (so a 5 pounds baby should get no more than 11mcg of aluminum.)

So how much aluminum is in the vaccines that are routinely given to children?

  • Hib (PedVaxHib brand only) – 225 mcg per shot

  • Hepatitis B – 250 mcg

  • DTaP – depending on the manufacturer, ranges from 170 to 625 mcg

  • Pneumococcus – 125 mcg

  • Hepatitis A – 250 mcg

  • HPV – 225 mcg

  • Pentacel (DTaP, HIB and Polio combo vaccine) – 330 mcg

  • Pediarix (DTaP, Hep B and Polio combo vaccine) – 850 mcg

what happens if a child receives more than the maximum required dose of aluminum?

  • Aluminum builds up in the bones and brain and can be toxic.

  • Aluminum can cause neurological harm.

  • Aluminum overdose can be fatal in patients with weak kidney’s or kidney disorders or in premature babies

2. Amino Acids and Proteins

What are amino acids?  

Put simply, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins in our bodies and they make up over 3/4 of the human body. There are 20 amino acids found naturally in the body and 8 that are considered “essential” for humans because our bodies cannot create them naturally, and therefore must be taken into our bodies by diet.

So injecting amino acids into the body by way of vaccination is good, yes? Wrong.

Vaccines are called antigens — “A toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body, especially the production of antibodies.”  Antigens are made from foreign proteins.  These foreign proteins are produced from animals (like cows, monkey’s and chickens) and also humans (human cells from aborted fetuses.)

Foreign proteins (in order to be beneficial to the body) need to first be digested in the GI tract.

Protein is broken down into amino acids during the digestion process.

So what’s the outcome if you inject amino acids and/or foreign animal and human protein into the body instead of first digesting the proteins to make amino acids naturally?

  • Auto-immune disorders like Addison’s disease, celiac disease – sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy), dermatomyositis,Graves disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, pernicious anemia, reactive arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, type I diabetes etc.

  • Food allergies or food sensitivities associated with eggs, gluten, peanuts, milk, etc.

3. Formaldehyde (or Formalin):

Formalin is an aqueous, or watery, form of Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is toxic and is known to cause cancer.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies formaldehyde as a human carcinogen.

Other known side effects from exposure to formaldehyde:

  • Alters tissue proteins

  • anaemia

  • antibodies formation

  • cardiac impairment

  • palpitations and arrhythmias

  • central nervous system depression

  • changes in higher cognitive functions

  • convulsions

  • destruction of red blood cells

  • depression

  • diarrhoea

  • difficulty concentrating

  • disorientation

  • dizziness

  • ear aches

  • eczema

  • emotional upsets

  • fatigue

  • foetal asphyxiation

  • gastritis

  • gastrointestinal inflammation

  • headaches

  • hyperactivity

  • immune system sensitiser

  • impaired (short) attention span

  • inability to recall words and names

  • inconsistent IQ profiles

  • asthma

  • irritability

  • jaundice

  • retarded speech pattern

  • schizophrenic-type symptoms

  • sensitivity to sound

4. Benzethonium Chloride

Benzethonium Chloride is an anti-microbial agent used as a preservative in some vaccines. 

The known side effects of ingesting BC are (according to it’s MSDS):

  • Seizures

  • Coma

  • Respiratory depression

  • Central Nervous System

  • Depression

  • Convulsions

  • Urinary system reaction

5. Glutaraldehyde:

Glutaraldehyde is an organic compound that is used to disinfect medical and dental equipment.  In vaccines it is used as a chemical preservative.  There have been several studies done on Glutaraldehyde and it has been found that exposure to it can cause:

  • Asthma

  • Allergic reactions (up to 10% of up people can be allergic to Glutaraldehyde.)

  • Induced respiratory issues

  • diarrhea

6. MRC-5, DNA, MRC-5 Cellular Protein, Human Serum Albumin 

All of these derive from either human tissue or human blood.

 MRC-5, MRC-5 Cellular Protein  – Aborted babies that has been exposed to the Rubella virus while their mothers were pregnant (Japan actually proved you can get the same DNA from a throat swab from living children.)

 DNA – Just what you think it is.

 Human Serum Albumin – Human Serum Albumin is a stabilizing protein made from human blood donated by screened donors.

7. Thimerosal

Thimerosal is a compound made up of approximately 50% mercury. Thimerosal is used as a preservative in vaccines to help prevent bacteria growth in multi-use vaccines. It is also used in the creation process of a vaccine, and then through a purification process it is “removed” and only “trace” amounts are left.

 8. Yeast Extract/MSG

Yeast extract is a common name used for various forms of processed yeast.  Many people have yeast allergies, and vaccines can induce an anaphylactic response after being vaccinated due to the yeast.

Aside from that, ALL yeast extract contains MSG. Many people have either an allergy or a sensitivity to MSG (I am one of them).  MSG has been known to cause:

  • Migraine headaches

  • Sleeping disorders

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Asthma

  • Diabetes

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Lou Gehrig’s disease

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Seizure

  • Stroke

  • Anaphylactic reaction

9. Egg Protein
10. Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide (CTMB)

Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide is a cationic surfactant.  It’s used for many things, including acting as a buffer solution for extracting DNA.  According to it’s Safety Data Sheet we find out several things:

  • CTMB is labeled as “Hazardous”

  • It is a skin irritant

  • It is a serious eye irritant

  • It is hazardous if inhaled

  • It is harmful if swallowed

  • It may cause respiratory irritation

  • It is dangerous to the environment

  • It is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

  • It is flammable

11. 2-Phenoxyethanol

2-Phenoxyethoanol is used as an antibacterial agent in vaccines.  According to the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), we find that it is toxic if swallowed, inhaled, absorbed through the skin, it is a severe skin and eye irritant, and it may cause reproductive defects.  According to the EPA data sheets, it has shown to cause chromosomal changes and genetic mutations in tests, as well as testicular atrophy and interference with reproductivity in mice.

The known side effects of 2-Phenoxyethanol exposure are:

  • Headache

  • Shock

  • Convulsions

  • Weakness

  • Kidney damage

  • Cardiac failure

  • Kidney failure

  • Death

I told you, some nasty stuff. The question again – why?

To Vaccinate or not to vaccinate – part 1

That is the big argument.

 This argument has probably been around since the first recorded inoculation in China against smallpox in the 10th century. That is a long time ago. They used a method called variolation – nasal insufflation – snorting it up the nose. Imagine trying to get an one year old to snort powder up their noses. Don’t think that is going to happen. In 1545 there was an smallpox outbreak in India and from there vaccines were developed.

 Understanding the difference between vaccines, vaccinations, and immunizations can be tricky. Below is an easy guide that explains how these terms are used:

  • A vaccine is a product that produces immunity from a disease and can be administered through needle injections, by mouth, or by aerosol.

  • A vaccination is the injection of a killed or weakened organism that produces immunity in the body against that organism.

  • An immunization is the process by which a person or animal becomes protected from a disease. Vaccines cause immunization, and there are also some diseases that cause immunization after an individual recovers from the disease

This is how the current Vaccination schedule looks like in South Africa:

** At birth in hospital:

  • Polio drops (0)

  • BCG injection (vaccine against TB- please read about possible effects at bottom of the page)

  • Hep B dose 1 (This is often given in the private hospitals. It is required, if Infanrix-hexa is the choice of vaccine at 6 weeks)

** 2 weeks:

  • General baby check-up and weigh. This is important because all babies loose weigh initially and babies should be back at birth weight at 2 weeks.

  • Mommy check can be done

  • Questions and concerns are dealt with

  • Discussion about vaccinations due from age of 6 weeks

6 – 8 weeks:

  • Questions and advise

  • Baby check-up

  • Vaccinations:

  • Prevenar (1st dose)

  • Rotarix (1st dose)

  • Infanrix-hexa / Hexaxim (1st dose)

10 – 12 weeks:

  • General check-up

  • Vaccinations:

  • Infanrix-hexa / Hexaxim (2nd dose)

14 – 16 weeks:

  • General check-up

  • Vaccination:

  • Prevenar (2nd dose)

  • Rotarix (2nd dose)

  • Infanrix-hexa / Hexaxim (3rd dose)

6 months:

  • General check-up

  • Vitamin A drops

9 months:

  • General check-up

  • Vaccinations

  • Rouvax

  • Prevenar (3rd dose)

  • Menagra (from 9 months on-wards. Not given together with others, 1 month later, Booster dose then 3 months later)

12 months: 

  • General check-up

  • Vaccinations

  • Varilrix

  • Avaxim (1st dose- 2nd dose to be given 6 months after first dose)

15 months:

  • General check-up

  • Vaccinations

  • Priorix/ Trimovax

  • Prevenar (4th dose)

18 months:

  • General check-up

  • Vitamine A drops

  • Vaccinations

  • Infanrix-hexa / Hexaxim (4th dose)

  • Avaxim (2nd dose if 1st dose was given at 12 months)

2 years:

  • General check-up

  • Vitamin A drops

4 – 6 years: 

  • General check-up

  • Vaccinations

  • Infanrix or Adacel quatra or Boostrix

  • Priorix

Other optional extras: (all optional extras)

  • Vaccinations:

  • This is for cervical cancer, genital wards

  • Cervarix (Female: > 10 yrs = given at 0, 1, 6 months)

  • OR 

  • Gardisil (Females: 9-26 yrs and Males: 9-17 yrs = given at 0, 2, 6 months)

***Currently in the private sector, we are unable to receive EPI (SA) funded vaccines for now, as the permits are not being renewed. This means that all vaccines used in private clinics, will be ordered privately, but it can be claimed from medical aid for those with medical aids or paid cash for those without. It all depends on your medical aid and the plan that you are on.

 What are the possible side-effects of vaccinations?

The likelihood of these side-effects have reduced dramatically within the last couple of years, due to newer and better vaccinations.

However, these are the most common possible side-effects that cauld occur within 24-48 hours post-vaccination:

  • Redness, warmth and swelling at the site of immunisation

  • Increase in body temperature

  • Sleepiness

  • Irritability and persistent crying

  • Disinterest in food

  • Body rash

Here is a brief explanation of uses of vaccines:

OPV Oral polio vaccine

Pentaxim Diptheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b and Polio

HBV Hepatitis B

Infanrix-hexa(6-in-1 injection)-Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Polio, Hepatitis B

Hexaxim (6-in-1 injection)-Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Polio, Hepatitis B

dT Diptheria, Tetanus

PCV (Prevenar) Pneumococcal Vaccine: Prevention against Pneumococcal bacteria which can cause pneumonia, septesimia, otitis media and meningitis which could be fatal in children.

Synflorix Pneumococcal Vaccine: Prevention against Pneumococcal bacteria which can cause pneumonia, septesimia, otitis media and meningitis which could be fatal in children.

Rotarix Prevention against Rota-virus (gastro in babies and children)

Rouvax Measles vaccine

Varilrix Chickenpox vaccine (It is recommended that this is given on its own and not together with

Rouvax (measels) on same day)

Avaxim Hepatitis A vaccine

Priorix Measels, Mumps, Rubella

Menagra Meningiococcal bacterial vaccination

Gardasil The only Quadrivalent HPV vaccine (HPV= Human Papillomavirus)

  • Gardasil will protect against HPV 6, 11, 16 + 18- this means against Cervical, Vulvar and Vaginal Cancers and Genital warts.

Cervarix An HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine

  • for protection against HPV 16 + 18- meaning against Cervical, Vulvar and Vaginal Cancers and Genital warts

Part 2 – Other ingredients in the vaccines

Rett Syndrome and Fragile X

As mentioned before, it use to be Autism Spectrum Disorder with Autism, Asperger syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-otherwise not specified, Rett Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome.

Rett and Fragile X Syndrome has been removed from the spectrum diagnoses into their own categories.

Rett Syndrome

Rett syndrome is a neuro-developmenal disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. It is characterized by normal early growth and development followed by a slowing of development, loss of purposeful use of the hands, distinctive hand movements, slowed brain and head growth, problems with walking, seizures, and intellectual disability.

 The disorder was identified by Dr. Andreas Rett, an Austrian physician who first described it in a journal article in 1966. It was not until after a second article about the disorder, published in 1983 by Swedish researcher Dr. Bengt Hagberg, that the disorder was generally recognized.

 The course of Rett syndrome, including the age of onset and the severity of symptoms, varies from child to child. Before the symptoms begin, however, the child generally appears to grow and develop normally, although there are often subtle abnormalities even in early infancy, such as loss of muscle tone (hypotonia), difficulty feeding, and jerkiness in limb movements. Then, gradually, mental and physical symptoms appear. As the syndrome progresses, the child loses purposeful use of her hands and the ability to speak. Other early symptoms may include problems crawling or walking and diminished eye contact. The loss of functional use of the hands is followed by compulsive hand movements such as wringing and washing. The onset of this period of regression is sometimes sudden.

 Apraxia — the inability to perform motor functions — is perhaps the most severely disabling feature of Rett syndrome, interfering with every body movement, including eye gaze and speech.

 Children with Rett syndrome often exhibit autistic-like behaviors in the early stages. Other symptoms may include walking on the toes, sleep problems, a wide-based gait, teeth grinding and difficulty chewing, slowed growth, seizures, cognitive disabilities, and breathing difficulties while awake such as hyperventilation, apnea (breath holding), and air swallowing.

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is one of the more common known causes of intellectual disability that can run in families (inherited). FXS is caused by a change in the genetic material in each cell of the body. This change in genetic material makes it hard for cells to produce a protein that is necessary for normal brain development and normal brain function. As an inherited condition, FXS can be passed on to the next generation.

FXS Symptoms:

People with FXS may have some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Walking, talking, or toilet training later than other children of the same age
  • Problems with learning
  • Trouble making eye contact
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Seizures
  • Autism
  • Sensory difficulties (trouble with what a person sees, hears, smells, tastes, and touches)

Currently there is no cure for FXS, but an early diagnosis can help a family get treatment and services for their child sooner, and having a diagnosis may provide valuable information for other family members.

Myth Busters for Families:

MYTH: I thought my child was tested for FXS when I was pregnant or after my child was born?

  • FACT: FXS requires a special blood test that is not usually included in the genetic tests that a pregnant woman gets or in the tests done right after a baby is born. The only way to diagnose FXS is with a special blood test called the “FMR1 DNA Test for Fragile X.”

MYTH: I thought girls couldn’t have FXS, and boys always have severe symptoms.

  • FACT: Both boys and girls can have FXS. The symptoms are usually more severe in boys than in girls, but both boys and girls can have symptoms that range from mild to severe.

MYTH: Does everyone with FXS have large ears or a long, narrow face?

  • FACT: Many people with FXS do not have certain physical traits that textbooks attribute to FXS. However, some people with FXS do have some of these physical features. These features can be seen in younger children, but some may not show up until puberty.

MYTH: If there is no cure for FXS, why does my child need a diagnosis?

  • FACT: Even though there is no cure for FXS, there are educa­tional, behavioral, and therapeutic services which can help. A diagnosis may also help families with family planning and connecting with support groups of other families affected by FXS.

MYTH: How can my child have FXS? We don’t have a family history of FXS.

  • FACT: FXS is caused by a change in genetic material that ranges in size, and can become bigger from one generation to the next. Small size changes typically do not cause FXS, but large size changes often do cause FXS. Therefore, a person can have FXS without a family history if that person inherits a large change in the size of the genetic material while everyone else in the family has small size changes. Families who do not have FXS but have small size changes can have other signs that FXS could occur in future genera­tions. These families have members that may have fragile X-associated disorder symptoms, such as tremors and early menopause, which could be identified through a more thorough evaluation of family history.

What to Do If You Think Your Child Might Have FXS:

  • Talk to your doctor about genetic testing if your child is not sitting, walking, or talking at the same time as other children the same age, has trouble learning new skills, or has social and behavioral problems like not making eye contact, anxiety, trouble paying attention, hand flapping, acting and speaking without thinking, and being very active.
  • Talk to your family to see if anyone remembers a history of “Parkinson-like” tremors in older men on the mother’s side of the family, or a history of early menopause or fertility problems in women on the mother’s side of the family. These are symptoms of fragile X-associated disorders, which suggest that FXS could run in the family.

What to Do If Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with FXS:

Early intervention services in each state help children from birth to 3 years old learn important skills. You can ask to have your child evaluated, and these services may improve your child’s development. Even if your child has not been diagnosed with FXS, he or she may still be eligible for services.

  • Work with your child’s pediatrician to get care and services for your child.
  • Contact the organizations who work with FXS families and become familiar with FXS resources.
  • Consider joining a local group of FXS families to share information and support each other.

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

The childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), also known as Heller’s syndrome and disintegrative psychosis, is a rare condition characterized by late onset of developmental delays in language, social function, and motor skills. Researchers have not been successful in finding a cause for the disorder.

CDD has some similarity to autism, and is sometimes considered a low-functioning form of it. Also called “regressive autism”.

 An apparent period of fairly normal development is often noted before a regression in skills or a series of regressions in skills.The age at which this regression can occur varies,but typically after 3 years of normal development.The regression can be so dramatic that the child may be aware of it, and may in its beginning even ask, vocally, what is happening to her/him. Some children describe or appear to be reacting to hallucinations, but the most obvious symptom is that skills apparently attained are lost.

 Many children are already somewhat delayed when the disorder becomes apparent, but these delays are not always obvious in young children. This has been described by many writers as a devastating condition, affecting both the family and the individual’s future. As is the case with all pervasive developmental disorder categories, there is considerable controversy about the right treatment for CDD.

 CDD is a rare condition, with only 1.7 cases per 100,000.

 A child affected with childhood disintegrative disorder shows normal development and he/she acquires “normal development of age-appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication, social relationships, motor, play and self-care skills comparable to other children of the same age.

 However, between the ages of 2 and 10, skills acquired are lost almost completely in at least two of the following six functional areas:

  • Expressive language skills (being able to produce speech and communicate a message)

  • Receptive language skills (comprehension of language – listening and understanding what is communicated)

  • Social skills and self care skills

  • Control over bowel and bladder

  • Play skills

  • Motor skills

Lack of normal function or impairment also occurs in at least two of the following three areas:

  • Social interaction

  • Communication

  • Repetitive behavior and interest patterns

Sensory Processing Disorder/ Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Sensory processing (originally called “sensory integration dysfunction” or SID) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into a sandwich, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, your successful completion of the activity requires accurate processing of sensation.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), exists when sensory signals are either not detected or don’t get organized into appropriate responses. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and many other problems may impact those who do not have effective treatment.


Pervasive Developmental Disorder – not otherwise specified

The term “pervasive developmental disorders,” also called PDDs, refers to a group of conditions that involve delays in the development of many basic skills. Most notable among them are the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination. Children with these conditions often are confused in their thinking and generally have problems understanding the world around them.

Because these conditions typically are identified in children around age 3 — a critical period in a child’s development — they are called developmental disorders. The condition actually starts far earlier than age 3, but parents often do not notice a problem until the child is atoddler, when differences in children of the same age can be more obvious or noted. These children may still not be walking, talking, or developing in the same way as their peers.

 This category is used to refer to children who have significant problems with communication and play, and some difficulty interacting with others, but are too social to be considered autistic. It’s sometimes referred to as a milder form of autism.

Asperger Syndrom

As mention on the Introduction page, Pervasive Developmental Disorder includes Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.

What is Asperger Syndrome:

 Asperger syndrome is mostly a ‘hidden disability’. This means that you can’t tell that someone has the condition from their outward appearance. People with the condition have difficulties in three main areas. They are:

  • social communication

  • social interaction

  • social imagination.

While there are similarities with autism, people with Asperger syndrome have fewer problems with speaking and are often of average, or above average, intelligence. They do not usually have the accompanying learning disabilities associated with autism, but they may have specific learning difficulties. These may include dyslexia and dyspraxia or other conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy.

With the right support and encouragement, people with Asperger syndrome can lead full and independent lives.


Volunteers help autism cause in the Western Cape

Volunteers help autism cause in the Western Cape

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Cards that can be arranged on cardboard to help autistic children with routines, through visual means. Volunteers helped Autism Western Cape to cut and laminate the cards. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Cards that can be arranged on cardboard to help autistic children with routines, through visual means. Volunteers helped Autism Western Cape to cut and laminate the cards. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Cape Town – Getting ready for the day and using the toilet are skills that most people never think twice about.Autistic children, on the other hand, don’t know what to expect in their day, may be anxious about their routine and might not be able to ask someone.

With this in mind, volunteers got their scissors out on Monday to help Autism Western Cape (AWC) create visual schedules that children could use for routines at home, school and in the bathroom