Flu and Other Vaccines
Recently, a very good friend of mine delivered twins. After a fight with breast cancer 3 years earlier (at age 35) and several subsequent miscarriages, her pregnancy was a much celebrated event. In preparation for hospital visits from friends and family post-delivery, her doctor asked that only people with flu shots be allowed into the room. While I was very anxious to see these two miracle babies (no post-chemotherapy chromosomal issues), I let her know that I would not be receiving a flu shot. I let her know about the dangers of thimerosal, a preservative in many vaccines that contains ethylmercury. Yes, ethylmercury, a form of mercury -- the stuff that is toxic in even the smallest amounts. It has been assumed thimerosal has been removed from vaccines since 1999. This is not true. Some influenza vaccines have thimerosal and some don't, it depends on when they were made.
I didn't push the issue because I didn't want be a buzz-kill. Plus I'm trying to actively manage my faux Tourette's syndrome -- a diagnosis by friends who have to endure my exclamations and socially inappropriate fact-telling and often derogatory remarks about food and health. So I let it go...for the moment.
Fast forward to yesterday when I was reviewing Thom Cowan's web site for the Flu post. I came across Russell Blaylock, M.D. Dr. Blaylock is obviously a maverick. I like mavericks -- people who will risk everything to tell the truth. He has written two very interesting and important articles on the problems with flu shots and vaccines in general.
So while this post may be a little off-topic, I'm hoping you will find it valuable. I know many of you are not only into nutrient-dense foods but are also exploring non-allopathic ways of dealing with health (notice that I didn't say "illness"). As one explores the topic of "real food" and its implications for health and longevity, it's almost impossible not to delve into an examination of orthodox medicine and the traditional route of pharmaceutical treatment.
Here's how Blaylock opened the first article:
"I was asked to write a paper on some of the newer mechanisms of vaccine damage to the nervous system, but in the interim I came across an incredible document that should blow the lid off the cover-up being engineered by the pharmaceutical companies in conjunction with powerful governmental agencies."