bodyMIND Wellness Centre Published on Nov 6, 2017
Dr. Sean Stringer of the Trust Me I’m A Doctor Podcast and Body Mind Health Radio Show on WSLR 96.5 LP FM Sarasota, interviews #Vaxxed producer Del Bigtree about the lack of vaccination safety and efficacy.
Two Meta-Analysis Reviews Confirm (Yet Again) the Link between Mercury and Autism Spectrum Disorder
By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Even the smallest amounts can cause cumulative adverse effects. Two of the most widespread forms of mercury exposure comefrom the organic compounds methylmercury (found in fish) and ethylmercury, which makes up 50% of the vaccine preservative thimerosal. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) affirms that young children and fetuses are particularly sensitive to harmful mercury-related effects such as “brain damage, mental retardation, incoordination, blindness, seizures and inability to speak.” This calls into question public health authorities’ aggressive peddling of annual flu shots—many of which contain thimerosal. The influenza vaccine guidelines target all children who are at least six months of age, with two closely spaced doses recommended for very young children in their “first season of vaccination.” They also target pregnant women and women who “might” be pregnant.
Organic mercury can cross the blood-brain barrier, and numerous studies have fingered it as a major offender in increasing the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), tic disorders, delayed language and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Shamefully, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refuses to admit that mercury is an ASD risk factor. Instead, it has been left up to other researchers to continue to focus attention on the compelling relationship between mercury and ASD.
Taking stock across studies
Two 2017 studies perform a valuable service by systematically reviewing the totality of published mercury-ASD evidence that has accumulated over the past dozen or so years, in particular. The two studies both come out of Iran, and both employ a technique called meta-analysis, which is a quantitative systematic review. Meta-analytic studies seek to take a step back and draw rigorous conclusions about comparable studies as a group. A key benefit of this approach is that it can consolidate “a large, and often complex, sometimes apparently conflicting, body of literature.”
The meta-analysis approach is a very appropriate tool for taking stock of published studies that compare mercury levels in ASD individuals and healthy controls without ASD. The first meta-analysis (published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biologyby Tina Jafari and other researchers at Iran’s Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences) focuses exclusively on mercury. The second study (published in Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry by Amene Saghazadeh and Nima Rezaei at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences) examines mercury along with other heavy metals such as lead. Both research teams used state-of-the-art statistical techniques to produce unbiased results.
The chances are that if you ask most chefs about the ingredients they put into their favorite recipes, they will be able to list for you the name of every single ingredient and the corresponding amounts. That is what you would expect. By the same token, you would expect most doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical workers who administer vaccines would be able to list for you every ingredient in vaccines, along with the corresponding amounts. That is what you should expect. However, that is not necessarily the case.
According to neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock MD:
You’d be amazed at the number of physicians, you ask them what’s in a vaccine? They’ll say, well, there’s the bacteria, the virus you want to vaccinate against, and then there’s a little immune stimulant in there to help stimulate the immunity so they react against those viral antigens. They don’t know about these other chemicals in there like formaldehyde, special proteins, special lipids that are known to be brain toxic, that are known to induce autoimmunity in the brain. They’re not aware of that. They don’t know that MSG is in a lot of vaccines―monosodium glutamate, a brain excitotoxin. They’re not aware of what’s in the vaccine they’re giving.1
Nephrologist Suzanne Humphries, MD concurs with Dr. Blaylock. She admits, “[D]octors are not taught about vaccines in medical school. We are not taught what’s in vaccines as far as the adjuvants. We are not taught how vaccines are manufactured as far as what kind of animals go into them.”2
Pediatrician Bob Sears, MD also admits, “We never learn what goes into making vaccines or how their safety is studied. We trust and take it for granted that the proper researchers are doing their job. So, when patients want a little more information about shots, all we can really say as doctors is that the diseases are bad and the shots are good.”3
Pediatrician Larry Palevsky, MD recalls:
There are a number of ingredients in the vaccines, and it was only after 15 years of being in medicine that a mother came up to me in 1998 and said did you know that there was mercury in vaccine? So you could see being a pediatrician, being trained, one of the lectures is not these are the vaccine ingredients. Most of the public, and most of my colleagues in medicine, are unaware that small particles of these products are being injected into children, and most children are receiving almost all of them at once because they’r receiving so many vaccines at the same time.4
You would think that doctors would, at least, be curious about exactly what they are injecting into their patients. Most of the ingredients in vaccines are listed in the manufacturer’s package inserts as required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so it should not be difficult to look them up and memorize them. Certainly, it would be no more than it would be for a chef to memorize his or her recipes.