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Sixth study in recent months links mercury in flu shots to brain damage, autism

Ethan A. Huff, Natural News

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June 29, 2013

(NaturalNews) The toxic effects of the mercury, also known in vaccines as Thimerosal, have once again been confirmed, this time by researchers from the University of Brazil. Marking the sixth major study in recent months to condemn the use of mercury in medicine, the new study reveals that mercury causes serious brain damage, and is linked to autism and other developmental diseases in children and Alzheimer's disease in adults.

Dr. Jose Dorea and his colleagues conducted an extensive, peer-reviewed analysis of various studies and available information in major databases that address the effects of low-dose Thimerosal, or ethylmercury, on neural tissue and behavior. They found conclusively that Thimerosal accumulates in brain tissue, negatively affects brain development, and harms brain cells.

"Mercury is known to cause serious harm, especially to fetuses and children because of their smaller size," said Lisa Sykes, president of the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD), a non-profit group dedicated to removing mercury from medicine. "Why remove Thimerosal from pediatric vaccines only to inject it into pregnant women and children with recommended flu shots? They removed Thimerosal from other vaccines, so it should also be removed from flu shots."

Several other recent studies confirm the numerous dangers posed by mercury, including one recently published in the Folia Neuropathologica that links the toxin directly to autism ( Mercury is also known to disrupt proper immune function, damage DNA, inhibit healthy embryonic development, and cause cancer.

The vast majority of the flu shots <>  administered in the US still contain Thimerosal, as they come from multi-dose vials that require a preservative in order to prevent contamination. However, CoMeD says there is no reason to continue using Thimerosal since safer alternative preservatives already exist and are currently in use in many pediatric vaccines that used to contain Thimerosal.

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New Study Verifies Mercury In Flu Shots Is Toxic

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CoMeD — Yet another peer-reviewed, scientific study proving the connection between the mercury in medicine and human illnesses has just been released.  The latest study <>  is the sixth one published in recent months.  This report specifically examines the harm inflicted on developing fetuses and children by Thimerosal <> , a mercury-based compound routinely used as a preservative in flu shots.

Members of non-profit groups like the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD) <>  are actively sharing the latest scientific data about the dangers of medical mercury <>  with the public, largely because they recognize that the mercury in Thimerosal is a factor in numerous childhood diseases <> .

Thimerosal is the Eli Lilly trade name <>  for sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate when used as a preservative in vaccines and other drug products.  It is also known as "Thiomersal" in Europe and "Merthiolate <> " when used as an antiseptic.  Consisting of approximately 49.6% mercury by weight, Thimerosal <> has been phased out (supposedly) of many vaccines in the United States because of concerns about its "potential risk <> ."  However, it is still in most flu shots even though much safer (supposedly), cost-effective alternatives are already being used.

The newest study about Thimerosal <> , from the University of Brazil, warns that while vaccines are medically essential to the well-being of children around the world (this is open to some serious debate), the use of Thimerosal should be reconsidered.  The author, Dr. José Dórea, reviews the published science which demonstrates that infant exposure to the amount of Thimerosal in vaccines is toxic to human brain cells.

A number of recent studies have further suggested that the mercury used in everyday medical products, such as flu shots <>  and amalgam, or "silver" dental fillings <> , contributes to causing a wide variety of illnesses, including autism <> and other developmental diseases in children <>  and Alzheimer's disease <>  in adults.

Currently, the United Nations Environmental Programme <>  is working to create international mercury regulations in 2013, and the European Commission <>  is expected to announce their findings about health risks associated with mercury-based fillings this month.  The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) <>  is also re-evaluating the safety of mercury-based fillings.

While governmental groups around the world consider the dangers of mercury, the debate over Thimerosal <>  continues to grow.  When Bill Gates recently made remarks <>  insinuating that people who question the safety of vaccines were killing children, many critics of Thimerosal were shocked because they agree with the need for vaccines and want to maintain public confidence in the vaccine program.

Rev. Lisa Sykes <> , President of CoMeD <> and mother of a mercury-poisoned child, responded, "Mercury is known to cause serious harm, especially to fetuses and children because of their smaller size.  Why remove Thimerosal from pediatric vaccines only to inject it into pregnant women and children with recommended flu shots?  They removed Thimerosal from other vaccines, so it should also be removed from flu shots."

SOURCE Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD)



* Italics above are mine – when they state that a new ingredient is safe, remember they said that about thimerosal. There is not enough research to show ant safety. Again our kids are the guinea pigs. As far as thimerosal being phased out of childhood vaccines, not exactly so. The companies are allowed to use the stock that they had instead of destroying it and the new ones still show traces of it in them. And since there is NO safe level for it, well you get my point. And as vaccines being medically essential I think there is enough research that I have presented over the years to question that. Maybe they mean medically essential to their end-of-day gross income.


The following I received from Alex Jones:

In 2011, Walgreen Co. brought 5.5 million people through their doors for influenza vaccinations—and was sure to give them coupons on the way out. Unfortunately, this seemingly benign marketing campaign could have bigger, more troublesome side effects. In addition to the ineffectiveness and even danger of many vaccines <> , receiving them at a pharmacy as opposed to a physician’s office disrupts medical record continuity.

From a quality standpoint, this cuts down on the continuity of care,” says Dr. Joel Shalowitz, medical group president. “There becomes no way of knowing when someone is due for a vaccination that they may need.”

Attracting Customers and Money

Meanwhile, the likes of Walgreen are raking in cash.

Pharmacies generally administer flu shots for up to $32, while the actual dose costs private-sector buyers up to $16.72 (and as low as $9.50). Therefore, not only do pharmacies profit for the actual vaccination, they lure patients into the pharmacy to spend more cash on, for example, deodorant or contact solution. Rite Aid even offers people who receive their flu shot a booklet with coupons amounting to $100.

The Affordable Care Act is even encouraging vaccination. Walgreen claims that only 1 of 10 of its customers will pay for their flu shot and insurance will take care of the rest. But the issue goes far beyond personal gain in profit. Vaccines are dangerous, and with local pharmacies offering up a jab, which are very often free during flu season, even more people are being exposed to the dangers.

Unfortunately, most of us are blissfully ignorant of the dangers of many vaccines. Australian health officials eventually banned the flu shot <>  after several children were hospitalized for convulsing after vaccinations, and in 2010 the American government admitted that the H1N1 vaccine side effects <>  included a deadly nerve disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This, of course, didn’t stop health officials from continuing the push the vaccine on the public, even though it has been found by researchers in Vancouver to actually worsen H1N1 symptoms <> .

To steer clear of the flu and harmful effects of the vaccine, try taking a sunscreen-free walk in the sun. Just 10 to 15 minutes daily of vitamin D3 can slash your risk of getting the flu by 42% <> . You could also start drinking green tea and following these other steps below on how to prevent a cold <>  and the flu. Your immune system – not vaccines – is the true fighter against the flu.

How to Prevent a Cold and the Flu –


The Greeks knew to use garlic to support their health—even their athletic performance before competitions in the Olympic games. Garlic may help prevent cancer and common infections and illnesses better than antibiotics <> , and its chemical compound allicin has antiviral properties that may help stave off the influenza virus. Although raw foods are often most potent, you can simply add chopped or diced garlic to dishes to harness the power of this pungent food. Garlic benefits <>  are absolutely amazing, and should not be overlooked by anyone looking to be healthy. Don't like garlic then try Kyolic garlic capsules – no odor but works great. It also works wonders for those who have high blood pressure and more.


Native to China, this herb protects your liver and lets it more efficiently remove toxins from your body. Adding to the astragalus benefits <> , author Phyllis Balch (“Prescription for Nutritional Healing”) says taking astragalus supplements supports your immune system so it can fight off the flu. Be sure to avoid counteracting drugs—like immune-suppressants after organ transplants—while taking astragalus supplements.

Vitamin C

Do you really want to know how to prevent a cold and the flu? Consume vitamin C. This is a no-brainer: vitamin C may give your immune system the boost it needs during flu season. As a bonus, the antioxidants in vitamin C-rich foods scavenge free radicals in your body while the vitamins protect your liver. (One of the best things you can do for your liver, in fact, is to start the day off with a glass of water and lemon juice!)  Search for the following foods at the grocery store or farmers’ market to get loads of vitamin C: kiwi, grapefruit, watercress, alfalfa, strawberries, oranges, and pineapples.

Ginkgo Biloba

Also native to China, this herb may improve blood flow. Keeping in mind that it’s our blood that carries nutrients to our cells, ginkgo will be a useful tool for your anti-flu arsenal. This substance has also been shown to help memory, tinnitus, Alzheimer’s, and eye problems.

Vitamin D

The good old sunshine vitamin can slash your risk of getting the flu by 42 percent—a greater track record than the highly controversial H1N1 flu shot <> . According to Bruce Hollis from the Medical University of South Carolina, a fair-skinned woman should spend 10 to 15 minutes without sunscreen in peak sunlight (in the summer) to get optimal levels of vitamin D, especially if they are pregnant (since vitamin D is essential for fetal brain development <> ).

No need to pay money to get toxic pricks in the arm this season. You can fight off the flu naturally—without harmful side effects. Remember to tell everyone who doesn’t know how to prevent a cold and the flu to consume these foods.

And last but not least,


According to Dr David Jockers' research the nervous system and the immune system are hardwired and work together to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal appropriately. Neural dysfunctions due to spinal misalignments  (subluxations) are stressful to the body and cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly coordinated immune response. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost the coordinated responses of the nervous system and immune system.

Dr Robynn Garcia's research had her state, “Chiropractic adjustments restore proper spine function, which allows your nervous system – which is housed in your spinal canal – to perform optimally. Your nervous system controls EVERY physiologic function of your body, including the immune system. Thus, regular adjustments are part of maintaining strong defenses against illness.”

Ronald Pero, Ph.D. (chief of cancer prevention research at N.Y.'s Preventive Medicine Institute & Professor of Environmental Health at N.Y.U.) did a study way back in 1975. His conclusion - “Those in the study who received 'long term wellness' Chiropractic care (adjustments) were shown to have a 200% greater immune function than people who had not received Chiropractic care, and a 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer or other serious diseases.”

Just these few studies is why I encourage patients who may feel 'ill' to come in for their adjustments instead of calling to cancel. I don't fear your illness because I get adjusted weekly, eat well and take enough supplements to keep my immune system functioning optimally. My July-August-September Health Talk Bulletin (in-office) will go into this in much greater detail.

Also for those of you who want more information on Chiropractic & the Immune System I suggest you read my in office Article of the Week 2013 – 20 - “Chiropractic Boosts Immunity”.

For your health,


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