By Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
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Causes the Free Radicals
How Vaccines are Made
to the Brain With Vaccination?
What Happens When the Brainís Immune System is Activated?
Direct Effect of the
of Autoimmunity and Viral Persistence
Studies on all of these disorders, even in autism, have shown
high levels of immune cytokines and excitotoxins in the nervous
system. These destructive chemicals, as well as the free
radicals they generate, are diffused throughout the nervous
system doing damage, a process called bystander injury. Itís
sort of like throwing a bomb in a crowd.
Not only will some be killed directly by the blast but those far
out into the radius of the explosion will be killed by shrapnel.
Normally, the brainís immune system, like the bodyís, activates
quickly and then promptly shuts off to minimize the bystander
damage. Vaccination wonít let the microglia shut down. In the
developing brain, this can lead to language problems, behavioral
dysfunction and even dementia.
In the adult, it can lead to the Gulf War Syndrome or one of the
more common neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinsonís
disease, Alzheimerís dementia or Lou Gehrigís disease (ALS).
A recent study by the world-renowned immunologist Dr. H. Hugh
Fudenberg found that adults vaccinated yearly for five years in
a row with the flu vaccine had a 10-fold increased risk of
developing Alzheimerís disease. He attributes this to the
mercury and aluminum in the vaccine. Interestingly, both of
these metals have been shown to activate microglia and increase
excitotoxicity in the brain.
Direct Effect of the Cytokines
Various cytokines have been used to treat cancer patients as
well as other common diseases.
Studies of the effects of these cytokines on brain function
reveal some very close parallels to the diseases we have been
discussing. For a more in-depth study of these effects I suggest
you read my article appearing in the Journal of the American
Nutriceutical Association (volume 6 [fall], Number 4, 2003, pp
21-35) and in the summer issue 2004 of the Journal of the
American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.
One can see:
A host of other behavioral problems
In the child, brain immune over-activation has been shown to be
particularly damaging to the amygdala and other limbic
structures of the brain. This can lead to unusual syndromes such
as the loss of "theory of mind" and " Alice in Wonderland
syndrome." It has also been shown to damage the executive
functions of the frontal lobes.
In essence, what is lost is that which makes us social human
beings, able to function in a complex world of ideas and
Several studies have indeed shown elevated levels of cytokines
in autistic children. It is also interesting to note that these
cytokines, especially interleukin-1Ŗ and tumor necrosis
factor-alpha (TNF-a) dramatically increase the damage produced
by excitotoxins. So, what we see is a viscous cycle of immune
activation, excitotoxin and cytokine excretion, and free radical
production. The latter starts the cycle all over again.
The Role of Autoimmunity and Viral Persistence
Studies in autistic children have shown that a state of immune
attack on the brain is occurring. Similar findings are seen with
neurodegenerative diseases and the Gulf War Syndrome. It must be
appreciated that this autoimmunity was triggered by the
vaccinations and by organisms contaminating the vaccinations.
Once started, the immune reaction cannot stop, thus triggering
all the destructive reactions I have discussed.
Dr. Garth Nicolson has shown a direct connection between
mycoplasma contamination of vaccines and the 200 percent
increased incidence of ALS in Gulf War veterans. The disorder is
produced by the same mechanism described above.
Another, even more common, problem is the use of live viruses in
vaccines. The reason live viruses can be used is that they are
weakened by passing them through a series of cultures--a process
called attenuation. These attenuated, non-disease-causing
viruses are then injected in hopes of stimulating the body to
produce an immune attack.
The problem with this idea is two-fold.
First, we now know that in far too many cases these viruses
escape the immune system and take up residence in the body--for
a lifetime. A recent autopsy study of elderly individuals found
that 20 percent of the brains contained live measles viruses and
45 percent of the other organs contained live measles viruses.
Similar findings have been described in autistic children and
the measles virus is identical genetically to the one used in
The second problem is that most of these viruses were found to
be highly mutated. In fact, different mutations were found among
viruses in various organs in the same individual.
This has been a secret kept from the public.
These attenuated viruses undergo mutation brought on by the
presence of free radicals in the tissues and organs and they can
mutate into virulent, disease-causing organisms. Recent studies
have confirmed this frightening finding. In fact, a large
percentage of Alzheimerís disease patients have live viruses in
their brain as compared to normal individuals.
Once these live viruses are injected, they cannot be removed.
Because the viruses stays in the body, they will be under
constant free radical exposure, which can increase during times
of stress, illness, exercise and with aging. It is the free
radicals that cause the virus to mutate.
In essence, the viruses can exist in the brain, or any organ,
either silently and slowly producing destruction of the brain or
spinal cord or producing sudden disease once the virus mutates
to a highly lethal form.
We have seen that the policy of giving numerous vaccinations to
individuals, especially infants and small children, is shear
A considerable number of studies have shown conclusively that
such a practice can lead to severe injury to the brain by
numerous mechanisms. Because the childís brain is undergoing a
period of rapid growth from the third trimester of pregnancy
until age 2 years, his or her brain is at considerable risk from
this insane policy.
We have also seen that live-virus vaccines and contaminated
vaccines hold a special risk in that the viruses tend to persist
in a substantial number of individuals and that free radicals
can cause the latent viruses to transform by genetic mutation
into disease-causing organisms later in life.
It is vital that anyone scheduled for vaccination follow a
schedule that allows no more than one vaccine every six months,
allowing the immune system time to recover.
Live-virus vaccines should be avoided.
This was recently illustrated by the switch from the live polio
vaccine to the killed virus. All cases of polio after the
introduction of the vaccine, in the developed world, came from
the vaccine itself. This was known from the beginning.