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Many parents have contacted me with questions about the H1N1 vaccination. Here is my position on the vaccination. In the H1N1 section you will find information about thimerosol, squalene and tips for prevention of H1N1 and tips for boosting viral immunity. I am posting this information to help you make a very difficult decision about vaccination. Every parent must decide and weigh the pros and cons of the H1N1 vaccine.
Health Canada information:
As a naturopathic doctor and a mother, I have concerns about some of the components of the H1N1 virus including thimerosal and squalene. The virus has limited clinical use and no long term studies on deletrious effects to immune function or development. There is no evidence to support use of the vaccine in pregnant women and children aged 0 – 3 years.
There is a “squalene free” or “unadjuvant” version of the vaccination available to pregnant women. The adjuvant (squalene containing) vaccine is being recommended for children aged 6 mos and up. My concern is that the adjuvant vaccine has not been tested for children under 3 years old. The adjuvant vaccine has limited clinical testing; but that testing does not include children under 3 years old or women who are pregnant.
To see Health Canada’s position on the nonadjuvant vaccine visit:
In a recent study, Dr. Jill James (more information available in the METHYLATION section of this website – ) of the University of Arkansas, found that children who had autism spectrum disorder also had up to 80% depleted stores of glutathione. Children who have low glutathione or a toxic metal load should be cautious with the H1N1 vaccination because it contains thimerosal. Glutathione helps to detoxify thimerosal and other harmful substances. Glutathione evaluation can be done through laboratory testing including:
- Serum glutathione
- Organic Acid Testing
- Hair analysis
- Fecal heavy metal assessment
- Porphyrin testing
For more information on testing visit the TESTING section of this website:
Thimerosal has powerful and damaging effects on cells of the nervous and immune systems in mammals including humans. Its effect may vary depending on the dose, the genetics of the individual, and the timing of exposure. Organic forms of mercury are well-known neurotoxic agents and far more dangerous than inorganic mercury sources.
After only 2 hour exposures, thimerosal at micromolar concentrations causes neuronal membrane damage and alterations leading to cell death in immune T-cells.
Thimerosal alters the functioning of critical neurotransmitters necessary for proper brain functioning.
Thimerosal causes DNA fragmentation of neuronal cells and disrupts neuronal growth factor signaling at micromolar and even nanomolar concentrations. It also causes DNA methylation and attentional pathways at nanomolar concentrations leading to alterations in brain function.
Here is a link to 75 studies about the toxcy effects of mercury:
Squalene is not officially licensed for use in the United States or Canada. Oil adjuvants like squalene have been ordinarily used to inflict diseases in animals – for experimentation and study. According to anthrax vaccine expert, Gary Matsumoto, and other reliable sources, the US military used an unlicensed, experimental anthrax vaccination with squalene, with disastrous consequences, including Gulf War Sydrome.
“There are now data in more than two dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers, from ten different laboratories in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, documenting that squalene-based adjuvants can induce autoimmune diseases in animals, observed in mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits. Sweden’s Karolinska Institute has demonstrated that squalene alone can induce the animal version of rheumatoid arthritis. The Polish Academy of Sciences has shown that in animals, squalene alone can produce catastrophic injury to the nervous system and the brain. The University of Florida Medical School has shown that in animals, squalene alone can induce production of antibodies specifically associated with systemic lupus erythematosus” writes Matsumoto.
Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long periods of time according to a 2000 article in The American Journal of Pathology. The study demonstrated that a single injection of the adjuvant squalene into rats triggered a chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation, also known as rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers concluded the study raised questions about the role of adjuvants in chronic inflammatory diseases.
Here is a link to a study linking squalene to Gulf War Syndrome.
This is a very difficult decision, especially for parents who have children on the autism spectrum or who have been diagnosed with a developmental disorder. If you decide to vaccinate DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHILD TYLENOL as it depletes glutathione (antioxidant needed to detoxify mercury). There is a fever management page under the H1N1 section of this website:
If you decide not to vaccinate your child, please ensure you are doing as much as possible to support immunity