Health Alert - Vaccines and Peanut Allergies

There is an alarming connection between our epidemic of peanut allergies in children and the 68 vaccines on the Mandated Schedule (as of 2011). It is a story that has been covered over, and one every parent should be aware of.

Prior to 1900, violent reactions to peanuts were unheard of. Today, there are over 1 million children in America allergic to peanuts. What happened?1

This issue is extremely serious because peanut allergy has suddenly emerged as the #1 cause of death from food reactions.2 The reaction is anaphylactic, causing swelling and obstruction of the air passages, which is life threatening. It also increases the risk of asthma attacks.

A look at the change in the Mandated Schedule for vaccines illustrates this problem:
         in 1980         20 vaccines mandated
         in 1995         40 vaccines mandated
         in 2011         68 vaccines mandated

New research published in Heather Fraser’s 2011 book, The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, illuminates the vaccine connection much more specifically. Peanut oil is used as a vaccine excipient. And, this usage has become increasingly widespread until, by the 1980s, it was the preferred excipient. Prior to 1980, peanut oil was used occasionally, or not at all.

An excipient is defined as a component other than the original medication. This is a problem with vaccines, because it is so difficult to define the original “medication” in a vaccine. In general, excipients are the substances added to preserve, stabilize or otherwise dilute the viral antigens.3

Peanut oil (even the most refined) still contains some traces of intact peanut proteins. Intact proteins do not belong in the human body. The digestive system is designed to break down these antigenic substances into peptides and amino acids, non-allergenic building blocks of proteins, which your body then uses to build tissue.

This contamination with intact, allergy inducing proteins is why doctors are directed to inject vaccines intramuscularly, rather than intravenously in hopes of lessening the chance of reactions. However, it is obvious from the epidemic of peanut allergies that this measure has been inadequate.

As Helen Fraser states in her book (2, p.106), “The peanut allergy epidemic in children was precipitated by childhood injections.”

So, our children are being injected with a substance that can cause life-threatening allergic reactions, and what was the government’s response? The first study of peanut allergies that focused on the use of peanut oil in vaccines was conducted in 1973. Soon afterwards, and as a result of that study, manufacturers were no longer required to disclose all of the ingredients in their vaccines, thereby limiting their liability. The detailed information became “proprietary” and the precise ingredient list was no longer disclosed.

However, childhood vaccination has become the sacred cow of pediatrics. Many of the parents in my practice, who do not wish to have their children vaccinated, are regularly abused by health care professionals, both doctors and nurses. I am personally aware of one case in my immediate family where a nurse reported the family to Children’s Protective Services over this issue. Fortunately, the outcome was positive.

You should also be aware that, at least for now, the State of California still provides a waiver from vaccination based upon personal beliefs. There is a new form, CDPH 8261, designed specifically for the new mandated TAP vaccine. You can access information concerning the waivers on line.

Dr. O’Shea’s article is quite lengthy and goes into a great deal more detail regarding the biochemistry of these reactions. If you would like a copy of the entire article, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to our office with a request for the vaccine article.

In the meantime, be vigilant on behalf of your family and your children.

1 O’Shea, Tim, DC, “It’s Nuts; Vaccines and Peanut Allergy,” Spizz Magazine, Issue II, pp. 64-66.

2 Fraser, H. The Peanut Allergy Epidemic – Skyhorse, 2011

3 Kino Yoichiro, Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Res. Inst, JPN, Vol.53, No.6, pg 1850-1852, 2004. [Science Links, Japan]

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