By Mark Sircus Ac., OMD <email@example.com>
Director International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA)
December 13, 2004
( Below is the first page and a half of a chapter published
in July of this year by the IMVA on vaccines. Directly below that is addendum
material added December 12, 2004 which presents some late breaking news
and insights into the entire mercury question. )
Medicine today is more and more frequently described in terms of science.
With the origin and development of drugs and surgical techniques modern
medicine has thought itself to be evermore exact and evermore resembling
the hard sciences of chemistry and physics. We would all like to think that
medicine today is based on rock solid assumptions that stand the test of
time. But since the 1930s medical science began a process of self-deception
when it began relying on drug trials and 'studies' that were easily manipulated
by conflicts of interests whose driving motive was the making of profit.
Conflicts of interest may be very diverse in their character and effects
but nowhere is the effect more nightmarish than in this story about mercury
Mercury is a unique poison in that it incapacitates
numerous enzymes in cells, including those used to neutralize free radicals.[i]
Dr. Russel Blaylock (Neurosurgeon)
Only weeks after the IOM came out with their report in early
2004, stating that thimerosal is not connected in any way with autism, Columbia
University researchers reported, “The mercury preservative used in
some vaccines can cause behavioral abnormalities in newborn mice characteristic
of autism, but only in mice with a specific genetic susceptibility.”[ii]
These researchers’ findings challenge directly the statements of the
IOM and the CDC, who are insisting that mercury is safe to use in vaccines.
Dr. Steven Goodman of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, a member of
the IOM commission that prepared the report, said those on the commission
were aware of the research from Colombia University, published in the journal
Molecular Psychiatry. Dr. Julio Licinio of UCLA, the editor of this medical
journal said, "I believe this has enormous implications for public
health. Showing that genetic background impacts on the outcome of thimerosal
exposure is a major breakthrough.” He added that the study clearly
showed that there was a link between vaccines and autism "for some
groups and not for others."[iii]
The report released from the IOM clearly indicates the
complete absence of any desire to discover scientific truth at the supposed
highest levels of medical academia. The individuals responsible for the
IOM report either severely lack any intellectual integrity or, are suffering
from neurological impairment due to mercury toxicity themselves. There
is NO other explanation for the IOM report.[iv]
Dr. Rashid Buttar
Dr. Horning, Dr. Chian and Dr. Lipkin of the Department of
Neurology and Pathology at Colombia University College of Physicians and
Surgeons dismiss the CDC’s conclusion that thimerosal is safe and
has nothing to do with autism. They state very clearly, “The developing
brain is uniquely susceptible to the neurotoxic hazard posed by mercurials.”[v]
They demonstrated that, “Autoimmune disease-sensitive SJL/J mice showed
growth delay; reduced locomotion; exaggerated response to novelty; and densely
packed hyperchronic hippocampal neurons with altered glutamate receptors
and transporters.” The mice were exposed to thimerosal doses and timing
equivalent to the pediatric immunization schedule. They found, “Profound
behavioral and neuropathologic disturbances were observed after postnatal
thimerosal in SJL/J mice, but not in strains without autoimmune sensitivity.”
This study, and many others that back up its findings, was not enough to
deflect the IOM and the CDC from approving new vaccines for the childhood
vaccine program that contain thimerosal.
Mercury has been known to be hazardous
for literally hundreds of years, and its dangers have been well documented.
Thousands of parents have reported biological and neurodevelopment changes
in their children directly following administration of mercury-containing
vaccines with a broad range of symptoms, including sudden onset of shyness,
GI distress, loss of motor skill function, allergies, the inability to speak,
tremors and autonomic disturbances, all which mimic those associated with
Addendum Dec 12, 2004
By the end of 2004 yet another new study lays waste to the
medical establishments official position that the mercury in thimerosal
containing vaccines is safe. Led by Dr. Jill James of the University of
Arkansas, the study found that 20 autistic children had less glutathione,
an antioxidant that helps rid the body of toxic metals, when compared to
a sample of healthy children. A glutathione deficit could leave children
vulnerable to toxic substances, including mercury, and "may contribute
to the development and clinical manifestation of autism," concluded
the report, published in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical
Gluthathione is a small molecule found in almost every cell.
The rate at which glutathione can be made by the cells depends on the availability
of cysteine. The amino acid cysteine has a sulfur-containing portion which
gives the whole glutathione molecule its ability to protect cells from free
radicals and heavy metals, which when left unchecked, damage and destroy
cells. According to Dr. Patricia Kongshavn, former professor, department
of medicine at McGill University, “Glutathione is a very important
detoxifying agent, enabling the body to get rid of undesirable toxins and
pollutants. It forms a soluble compound with the toxin that can then be
excreted through the urine or the gut. The liver and kidneys contain high
levels of glutathione as they have the greatest exposure to toxins. The
lungs are also rich in glutathione partly for the same reason. Many cancer-producing
chemicals, heavy metals, drug metabolites etc. are disposed of in this way.”
Dr. Kongshavn goes on to say, “Glutathione is also
required in many of the intricate steps needed to carry out an immune response.
It is needed for the lymphocytes to multiply in order to develop a strong
immune response, and for killer lymphocytes to be able to kill undesirable
cells such as cancer cells or virally infected cells. The importance of
glutathione cannot be overstated. It has multiple roles as indicated and,
indeed, as one examines each system or organ more closely, the necessity
for glutathione becomes increasingly evident. Glutathione values decline
with age and higher values in older people are seen to correlate with better
health, underscoring the importance of this remarkable substance for maintaining
a healthy, well-functioning body.”
What Dr. Jill James did not report is that the mercury toxicity
itself is leading to declining glutathione production through an attack
on cysteine and the all important sulfur-containing portion of the glutathione
molecule. It is very important to pay attention to the fact that sufur bonds
are the preferred targets of both mercury and lead.
Mercury binds most easily to sulfhydryl groups within proteins
in the body. The sulfhydryl groups within cystein function to form “cross-links”
or disulfide bridges between two cysteins as we can see in the diagram above.
In general these vital cross-links are what give proteins their three dimensional
structure essential for their biochemical activity. As we will see in the
chapter on diabetes the hormone insulin and its receptor sites in the cells
also have these disulfide bridges that mercury comes in and destroys. Essentially
what this report is pointing to is that children with low gluthatione counts
are more vulnerable to thimerosal in vaccines.
What will become clear as researchers zero in on such fundamentals
of body chemistry is that mercury attacks the very biochemical defence
mechanisms responsible for eliminating and cleaning the cells of mercury.
It is one of the very essence reasons mercury is capable of doing such damage,
why it earns its title of being the most potent non-radioactive poison.
The medical establishment lost all sense of reason when it came to using
thimerosal in vaccines and has not a leg to stand on in defending its use.
Having never proven its safety in all the long years of its use, the medical
establishment, and especially the medical elite are literally destroying
all semblenses of their integrity on this issue.
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