How Vaccines Can Injure and Kill

We know that sometimes a vaccination can injure, or even kill a person. Medical and vaccine researchers understand clearly why and how. Do you? If you read a lot of the press about vaccines, you will see two sides of nonsense. One side claiming that vaccines can’t cause diseases, and the other side claiming that vaccine products contain poisons, which cause damage, disease, and disability.  Who is right?

To understand how vaccines cause injury and sometimes death, we need to understand how a vaccine works. A vaccine has two main functional components.

The first component is the antigen.  It contains chemicals, usually fragments of an entity that might cause an illness, but they are disabled, or dead, such that they cannot cause the illness. Eg. The antigen portion of a vaccine is a ‘fake illness’. They are, in most cases of very little danger. Some vaccines contain several antigens in a single vaccination.

The second main component of a vaccine is the adjuvant. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An adjuvant is a substance that is added to a vaccine to increase the body’s immune response to the vaccine.” This is a specific definition of an adjuvant, but a more general description would read “an adjuvant is a substance that increases the immune systems response to everything“. It puts your immune system into hypersensitivity and hyperactivity.

An adjuvant is like a turbo charger for your immune system.  The intent is that with a small amount of antigen, a substance recognizable by your immune system – and a turbo-boost on your immune system, there will be a powerful immune response. Your immune system will learn, and remember the invader, so that it recognizes it in future – if you actually encounter the danger. But, sometimes problem arise.  There are several things that can go right, or wrong. Let’s look at some possibilities. Note: some of these can happen together.

  1. Your immune system reacts correctly. If your immune system reacts correctly, it will ignore the antigens, because they are non-threats. From a medical perspective, the vaccination ‘failed to immunize’. From a healthicine perspective, your immune system acted correctly.
  2. Your immune system is tricked by the vaccination, and reacts one or more of the antigens in the vaccination.  In this case, the vaccine works – from a medical perspective, and the immune system learns to protect against the true illness agent – bacteria or virus, if it attacks.
  3. Your immune system is weak, and does not react to the antigens. In this case, the vaccine also fails.
  4. Your immune system over-reacts. When the immune system over-reacts, many dangerous things can happen:
    1. Your immune system might learn that something healthy is dangerous. Your immune system might ‘learn’, because it is hyperactive, that some of your healthy cells are dangerous, and attack them. This can lead to an autoimmune system disease. There are many autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and more. How many cases are caused by vaccinations? We simply don’t know.  No one is researching these questions. An overactive immune system can also lead to diseases known to be caused by an overactive immune system, like Type 1 Diabetes.
    2. Your immune system might learn that something ‘normal’ is dangerous. For example, if you have peanut proteins in your bloodstream, your immune system might decide to remember that peanut proteins are dangerous, to be attacked, leading to a dangerous peanut allergy. Many other natural substances might train your immune system to react, leading to asthma and other diseases of overactive, or unhealthy immune systems. Note: In most cases these diseases are defined and diagnosed as having ‘unknown’ causes. There is no effort to understand how many are caused by vaccinations.
    3. If you have a minor illness – perhaps a cold, influenza, or other minor infection, putting your immune system into high intensity might cause serious damage, even death.

Most of the time, the hyperactive immune system is not a serious problem. Most of the time, vaccinations are safe.  However, because vaccines only work by tricking your immune system – they can’t work consistently. Every person who receives a vaccination is unique in many ways, and their current health and illness status is also unique.  This uniqueness is also why different individuals have different effects from the same vaccine.

Sometimes, a vaccination can have serious consequences, sometimes causing serious injury and even death. It is not the antigen that causes the injury, nor is it the presence of preservatives and other poisonous chemicals in the vaccine.  It is the combination of substances, specifically designed to be an adjuvant – to push your immune system into hyper-activity. When we begin to count, and to study these cases, we can improve our medical systems and make them safer and more effective.

When the vaccine produces a dangerous result, it often seems totally unpredictable. As a result, it is difficult to see the connection.  In one case of hundreds, the vaccination might cause minor to serious irritation, but no danger. In one case of thousands, the vaccination might cause serious damage – but the damage might be different in every case, because the immune system is facing unique situations in each person, at each individual time. Sometimes, perhaps once time in a few million, the vaccination causes death. These deaths are often inexplicable.  How can a vaccine be perfectly safe millions of times – and deadly in a few cases?  It’s because the vaccine works not by health, but by lies and trickery – lying to your immune system about danger, and trying to trick it into a specific reaction. Sometimes, lies bite back. Sometimes, trickery catches you on the rebound.

Unfortunately there is very little study of these effects. Medical study of the negative effects of vaccines is a well known ‘career limiting move’. Medical researchers want to study things that might make them famous, not things that will make them infamous. Maybe someday, this will change.  But I’m not holding my breath. It’s a case of the emperor has no clothes. Anyone who looks, can see what’s happening. But no one dares speak up. People who speak up aren’t wakeboarded, they’re Wakefielded.

Speaking up is only the first step. We know what’s going on. We know how it works. With this knowledge, and some effort, we can work to make vaccines safer. Instead, we are on a constant slide into over-use of vaccines, based on false beliefs of safety. This results in excessive numbers of vaccine induced illnesses. But who is counting? Nobody.

If we truly want to limit the damage caused by vaccination, we need to study it in earnest.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation website clearly states “In very rare cases, a vaccine can cause a serious problem, such as a severe allergic reaction. ” What is an ‘allergic reaction’? According to WebMD.com “Your immune system has an important job: to defend your body from invaders such as bacteria and viruses that mean you harm. But when it makes war on substances it shouldn’t, that’s an allergy.”  This is exactly the problem described above in 4.A, 4.B, and 4.C. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation even lists specific injuries, including death – that are covered for specific vaccines.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation System was set up to protect vaccine manufacturers from excessive lawsuits, to ensure that a supply of vaccines could not be cut by court decisions.  But it has resulted in diminished analysis of damage caused by vaccines – to the detriment of many.  We can do better. It’s time to change.

to your health, tracy

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How Healthy are Our Freedoms?

Are our freedoms healthy?  In healthicine, we say “Everyone has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of healthiness” because healthiness includes all freedoms and more, and is therefore superior to freedoms. We often think of freedoms with the phrase “life and liberty”, but there is much more to freedom.

Freedoms begin with the body, rise into our mind, encourage our spirits, and are liberated and constrained by our communities.

We can look at life, at each life entity, as a hierarchy rising from body, to mind, to spirits, to communities, each existing in their environments. What about freedoms? Let’s begin at the beginning, the body.

Our bodies have freedom to move.  When we are young, we don’t often think about it. But, I’ll never  forget the time I took an elderly friend to a clinic, and the first question the nurse asked was “can you clip your own toenails?”. “No.”, he replied, “not for many years.”

It never occurred to me that someday I might lose the freedom of movement to cut my own toenails.  But there it is. I should live so long. Our bodies have physical freedoms.  Is it healthy to have ‘more’ physical freedoms? I’m not sure, but I know it’s healthier to be able to clip your own toenails, even if you choose have someone else do it for you.

What types of freedoms does the body have? The body has freedom to move, freedom to stop moving, to rest, and even freedoms to change itself – to cut it’s own toenails, if necessary. In summary, the body has freedom to change.

The mind has different freedoms. Don’t think of the mind as the brain. The brain is part of the body.  The mind consists of the processes, conscious and unconscious, that happen in the brain components including sensory organs and nervous systems. The mind can make decisions. Not only that, the mind can make decisions, and stick to those decisions, or change them. It is free to remember what it decided, or to change what was decided. The mind can learn, but not only that. The mind can choose to teach itself, or to neglect what it has learned – consciously or unconsciously. Likes and dislikes are learned, and as a result, the mind has freedom to change what it likes, what it doesn’t like; what it likes to do and what it doesn’t like to do; what it wants to do, what it doesn’t want to do.

A healthy mind has freedom to choose. Freedom to choose to change what has been chosen, to choose again – the same or differently.

Our spirits have other freedoms. Perhaps a moment to define what I mean by the spirits. Minds and spirits evolved together, so closely that it is almost impossible to state with certainty which came first.  There is no doubt that even the smallest animal has a mind, and also has spirits. Senses provide input from the outside world and also the internal states.  The mind remembers, forgets, and calculates. Working with the spirits, it decides. What do the spirits provide that the mind does not?  Fear.  Anticipation. Joy. These higher level emotions are not logical, cannot be calculated by the mind. They are not directly connected to our senses, they emerge from the complexity of sensory components. If they can be calculated, they are simple facts – part of the mind, and there is little need for emotion.  Why do we need emotions?  To make better use of the past to facilitate our future. To anticipate danger, to anticipate and enjoy success. To feel excited, or bored – so that we move towards excitement and opportunity.

What freedoms do our spirits have?  The freedom to change. If our spirits cannot change, then once we become depressed – we might stay depressed, even in the face of opportunity. Once we become happy, we might stay happy – even in the face of danger.  Healthy spirits are always changing, feeling what is happening, what might happen, analyzing what has happened in the past.  Unhealthy spirits are stuck. Healthy spirits have freedom to change.

When we normally think of freedoms – we might first think of community freedoms and constraints: parents, family, religion, the law, the government, corporations – are entities that restrict our freedoms. If we don’t behave, as judged by a community, we get put in our room, in purgatory, jail, or worse. It is important to understand that communities also enable our freedoms. Communities provide opportunities for cooperation, which creates many things and opportunities an individual could never create by themselves.  Humans cannot live without the assistance and opportunities provided by communities. From paths to roadways to highways to jet flight paths. Created by communities, not by individuals.  It is possible for an individual to create a path, even a small road, but it’s easier with a community – and with a community, it’s much more useful. Sharing is an important aspect of freedom. Communities have freedoms too.  They have freedom to grow, to shrink, and freedom to change.  Over the long term, families, labour unions, companies and corporations, religions and governments grow and change.  Communities have freedom to change. When a community loses freedom to change, it becomes weaker, less healthy.

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak“, a common phrase about the differences between the freedoms of the spirit and those of the body.  Maybe the body is tired.  Maybe the mind is convinced that there is no time, or no logic to the action.  Sometimes, it’s actually “the spirit is willing, but the mind is weak”. In other situations, when the spirit is willing, the mind can overrule the body’s complaints.  Freedoms, even individual freedoms are not simple, not trivial – are often in conflict. That’s the way of health, the way of life.

When we look analyze in more detail at the relationships between body, mind, spirits and communities, we might see something like this. In this diagram we can see that mind/body (or body/mind) and spirit/mind, and community spirit are also important considerations. Body and mind compete and cooperate. Spirit and mind compete and cooperate with each other creating spirit-mind, or mind-spirit. Communities and individuals compete and cooperate.  This is how freedom works.  Not by absolute rights and absolute wrongs, not by complete freedom of individuals, not complete freedom of mind, nor of spirit, nor of communities.  The freedom to compete for attention, to compete with other layers, and also freedom to cooperate with other layers are essential to freedom. We need freedom to make better choices in complex situations.

Freedom is not about actions, not about thought. It is about choosing.

But for every individuals, choosing freely is not so simple. Choosing freely is simply not possible, unless we identify which layer is choosing, and I suspect, if we look closer, we will find more layers of wants, needs, goals, and objectives, of choices. Our bodies are, after all, communities of cells, which compete and cooperate freely to create communities of tissues, which compete and cooperate freely to create communities of organs and limbs, which compete and cooperate freely to create organ and limb systems, which compete and cooperate freely to create and maintain our body. Mind, spirits, and communities simply extend the cooperation, and the competition; the freedoms that bring life and health. Freedoms do not exist without constraints. Freedoms do not exist without the need to decide which freedom to choose, consciously or unconsciously.

Are our freedoms healthy?  Which freedoms are healthier? Which are less healthy? Freedoms that serve one area, be it body,  mind, spirits, or community, but detract from the other areas, are less healthy.  Freedoms that function in or assist more than one area are healthier.  Freedoms that limit freedoms, like community laws against individual or community actions -risk decreasing healthiness.  Freedoms that enable other freedoms are healthier.

Absolute freedoms are not true freedoms, not truly healthy, they are the freedoms that do not change, freedoms that are sickly, that lead to sickness in other areas.

The healthiest freedoms are freedoms that facilitate positive changes, that facilitate more freedoms.

to your health, tracy

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Curing Chronic Illness

Modern medicine has no cures, no theory of cure, for chronic illness. Many disease are complex, often described as multi-factorial, leading us to give up on a cure, to resort instead to treating the symptoms, or providing a crutch. Symptoms are shadows. They are indications of illness, but they are not the illness. Pushing symptoms further into the shadows can actually facilitate, even encourage illness. We know this, but sometimes, we don’t know what else to do. Continue reading

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Why Can’t we Cure Scurvy?

We can’t cure scurvy.  Why not?  We know the cause of scurvy, in theory.  Scurvy is defined as a deficiency of Vitamin C. Why is it that we can’t cure scurvy.

I know what you’re thinking. Your thinking “That’s crazy, we know the cause therefore, we know the cure“. But you’re wrong.  Simply wrong.  And the proof is trivial. Simpler than you think, and sillier than you might guess. Continue reading

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Cure Ignorance

Today’s medical theories suffer from many cure ignorances. We want to believe that medicines cure, that medicines are designed to cure, that clinical studies search for cures, that a cure is just around the corner: the Medicines Myths. In truth, most medicines make no claim to cure, and simply do cannot cure. Most clinical studies cannot test for cures – ‘cured’ is seldom defined for a clinical study, and if it occurs, it is generally ignored. Clinical studies search for treatments, not cures. No one is searching for cures for most diseases. Cure ignorance. Continue reading

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