NEW STUDY SHOWS THAT BIG PHARMA "MISLED" THE PUBLIC CONCERNING RESEARCH ON SAFETY OF ALUMINUM VACCINE ADJUVANTSRead Now
RENOWNED RESEARCHERS SHOW THAT PREVIOUS SAFETY STUDIES ON ALUMINUM VACCINE ADJUVANTS WERE BOGUS
Although they are many and sundry, one of the dirtiest of the dirty little secrets in the field of medicine has to do with aluminum adjuvants in vaccines. VACCINES are interesting creatures because they don't really function in the manner that we have been led to believe they do --- i.e. germs that are injected into your body cause your immune system makes antibodies against said germs, creating immunity to disease. The truth is, in most cases, injecting germs alone does not cause nearly a strong enough immune system reaction to generate the antibodies needed for protection against the disease(s) caused by said germ(s). Enter aluminum.
Only two short months ago, the journal Vaccine Adjuvants (Overview of Vaccine Adjuvants: Introduction, History, and Current Status) revealed that, "Adjuvants such as alum have been in use for the past 90 years." What the heck is alum? Although it has numerous purposes, it's chemical formula is aluminum potassium sulfate. And while alum is no longer used as a vaccine adjuvant, other forms of the metal are. I bring this up because a group of five of the world's top experts in the field of aluminum toxicology did a study that was just accepted to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry (Critical Analysis of Reference Studies on the Toxicokinetics of Aluminum-Based Adjuvants). The gist of their paper is that the three (3) studies historically used to "prove" that ALUMINUM is a safe adjuvant are seriously flawed and blatantly inaccurate.
Before I go any further, realize that all five of the authors (Jean-Daniel Masson, Guillemette Crépeauxa, François-Jérôme Authiera, CHRISTOPHER EXLEY, and Romain K. Gherardi) are all Ph.D researchers who are considered tops in their field. They are also widely held up by many of their brethren as "ANTIVAXXERS" because they don't toe the traditional line --- that aluminum adjuvants are safe and were "proven" so decades ago. It's important for you to realize by taking this stance they are not going to earn brownie points with BIG PHARMA or the universities it supports and funds. In fact, taking unpopular stances like this actually has the potential to severely reduce their career opportunities (ask HUGH FUDENBERG or NICK BRAGAZZI about that one). Now, back to adjuvants.
A section title (Rational Receptor-Driven Adjuvants that Activate the Innate Immune System: 1990s-Present) of a chapter (Development of Vaccine Adjuvants: A Historical Perspective) of a 2006 book written by a pair of pharmacology researchers (Vaccine Adjuvants and Delivery Systems) clearly explains what adjuvants are and what they are for. Like I stated earlier, the immune system must be "activated" by something other than germs in order to create a response strong enough to create effective immunity. Because INFLAMMATION is itself an immune system response, all adjuvants are predicated on the fact that they purposefully create inflammation. Thus, the resultant immune system reaction with adjuvants is much (MUCH) stronger that it would otherwise be using germs alone. But there's a problem.
While it might sound great to "boost" immune system response (people are always talking about "boosting" their immune system with this or that), it's critical to understand that any amount of immune response over and above normal is detrimental --- highly detrimental and potentially deadly. Part of your immune system response (cells called TREGS or T-Regulatory Cells) actually keeps the brakes on your immune system so that it does not get carried away and start attacking self. When your body begins attacking self we call this autoimmunity and as you might have guessed, is never a good thing (for a list of some of the more common autoimmune diseases, you can look at THIS POST). Part of the problem is due to the fact that once your body starts to attack one part of itself, it has a much greater probability of attacking other parts of itself, which is why I've told you before that autoimmune diseases are kind of like Lays potato chips --- you can't get just one. I've also shown you how they tend to travel in packs like wolves.
ALUMINUM VACCINE ADJUVANTS
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).