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Joseph Mercola, DO on the Decline of Mercury and Increase of Aluminum in Vaccines

Joseph Mercola, DO on the Decline of Mercury and Increase of Aluminum in Vaccines

Mercury (thimerosal) exposure has declined significantly since it was eliminated from the single-dose vials of most childhood vaccines, yet autism rates have continued to skyrocket. This has led many to assume that mercury isn’t a problem, and anyone questioning the safety of vaccines is considered to be a hysterical wingnut.

However, while mercury use has decreased, the use of aluminum additives has increased! Aluminum, like any other adjuvant, is added to the vaccine in order to boost the host’s immune response …

Barbara Loe Fisher on the Importance of Balanced Cellular and Humoral Immune System Responses

Barbara Loe Fisher on the Importance of Balanced Cellular and Humoral Immune System Responses

Humans and infectious microbes have coexisted for as long as humans have walked the earth, and the human immune system has developed an efficient way of dealing with viral and bacterial infections. When infected with a microorganism, the body’s first line of defense is for the cellular or ‘innate’ part of the immune system to mount an inflammatory response. This response then signals the humoral or ‘learned’ part of the immune system to produce anti-inflammatory chemicals and…

Michael Bennese, DC on the Misapplication of the Theory of Herd Immunity

Michael Bennese, DC on the Misapplication of the Theory of Herd Immunity

The theory of herd immunity was a term applied to the general immunity to a pathogen in a population based on the acquired immunity to it by a high proportion of members over time. It was never intended to describe potential group immunity gained from vaccination. This distinction is important. Vaccination is not synonymous with immunization, although the terms are used interchangeably. Natural immunization from disease is a complex interactive process involving many bodily organs…

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