Thursday, February 26, 2015

Positive Affirmations

We function a lot like computers: garbage in produces garbage out, while great stuff in produces great stuff out. We talk to ourselves far more than we talk to others. In fact, most experts agree that about eighty percent of all conversations we have are with ourselves. All too often, we talk to ourselves with anger, fear, belittlement and negativity. "I knew there wouldn't be any parking" or "I knew that they were going to be mad at me," or "I am always depressed this time of year," or even "I just can't seem to do anything right" are examples of the kind of negative inner talk we play over and over again in our minds. We acknowledge our ability to manifest our inner thinking and yet the majority of our inner thinking is negative and demeaning.
This raises a very important point. If we are powerful enough to manifest our negative thoughts, why can't we also manifest our positive thoughts? The answer is that we can. In order to create positive thoughts instead of negative ones, we must decide in advance to be proactive and to discipline ourselves to take out the old mental program of negativity and immediately replace it with the new mental program of being positive and kind. I have found the best way to do this is through the use of affirmations.
Affirmations are positive self-talk designed to help you create the life of your dreams. Using affirmations on a daily basis is a simple step you can take to get what you want out of life and to reduce stress, fear, and depression. Making positive, affirmative statements to yourself will change your self-image, raise your self-esteem, and create an attitude of expectancy.
Here are some of the keys that allow you to maximize the power of your daily affirmations:
  • Affirmations should be written down. This allows you to crystallize your thoughts and gives you a reference to refer back to daily.
  • Affirmations should be in the first person and in the current time frame. They should always contain the word "I" and be in the "now" time frame, as they are the truth, told in advance. Remember the rule, "To Become, Act As If."
  • Affirmations are best done in the morning to start your day or in the evening before going to sleep. This helps to program your subconscious mind with positive thoughts.
  • Affirmations can be either memorized or read, and need to be said aloud with emotion. This is what is necessary to open the trap door between your educated and innate mind.
Let me share some possible affirmations with you to get you thinking properly about creating your own. Remember that you can and should create affirmations for all parts of your life. Affirm professionally, spiritually, financially, and in all other areas. For example: "I am happy, I am healthy, and I am wise. My potential is unlimited and I am growing every day. I am a magnet that attracts all the good of the universe to me daily. I am committed to constant and never-ending personal improvement, and I take massive action steps to create the future, as I want it to be. I will do whatever it takes to become the winner I know I am.
"My beliefs create my reality! I choose robust health, abundant wealth, constant happiness and eternal love. I attract and positively influence the lives of people in my community. I think big thoughts, relish small pleasures and handle setbacks gracefully. I give thanks for the opportunity to serve humanity and I willingly accept the rewards being sent to me by an abundant universe. I am deeply grateful for all I create and receive. My life is now in total balance and I am a master!"

Monday, February 23, 2015

Over 80 scientific studies that link autism to vaccines.

I imagine there is a majority of physicians, and many self-proclaimed experts without a science or medical background, who are sure the link between vaccines and autism does not exist. Most of them will swear by the industry backed studies putting a spin on the lack of any connection between the sacred vaccines and the brain damage we are seeing in our children. Nonetheless, it appears that not even the true science is enough to make people wake up. They either have to experience a deterioration in the health of their children to actually believe what vaccines are doing to their children's brains, or they have to wait until the government declares martial law, and then takes away their rights to informed choice. - Lawrence B. Palevsky, M.D.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pediatrician's letter about the measles

Measles Matters: News You Can Use
Dear Parent,

As a board certified pediatrician, I took the same oath as all physicians, "to do no harm."
The latest media presentation of the measles outbreak at Disneyland as a result of unvaccinated children is very upsetting to me. We are being fed information that is essentially inaccurate by media journalists - none of whom have medical degrees - which may actually be promoting medical harm to our children.

The latest reports blaming a failure of the measles vaccine on the unvaccinated population are not accurate, and in some reports, not true at all. In fact, over the past 30 years, there have been similar numbers of measles cases reported in various areas of the United States. Studies published in leading medical journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Public Health and others around the world have confirmed small numbers, 75-140 cases of measles annually. So why then is the latest statistic of over 90 cases of measles spread over 14 states, representing tens of millions of people being billed as an epidemic?

The media would have us believe that this is a result of the fringe population of anti-vaxers who refuse to have their children vaccinated according the guidelines of the current vaccine schedule. Medical reporting has brought to light the glaring ineffectiveness of the measles vaccines in fulfilling their widely claimed promise of preventing outbreaks in highly vaccine compliant populations.
In fact, measles outbreaks have occurred in populations that have been vaccinated on the average of 77%- 99%, not the so-called anti-vaxers.

Last year 1 in every 500,000 Americans came down with the measles. Nearly all recovered in a few days without serious consequences. At the same time 1 in 68 American children were diagnosed with autism or for every case of measles there were 7000 cases of autism. I ask myself which is the real epidemic here?

Frank Bruni in an editorial in the New York Times on February 1, 2015 states that this measles outbreak is a result of "wealthy, educated people who deliberately didn't vaccinate their children." He refers to measles as "the scourge once essentially eliminated in this country is back" when, in fact, it never left! He refers to all links between autism and MMR vaccines as having been discredited yet he obviously has not read all the studies from the U.S. and around the world proving his information false. As a recent example, I would ask him to justify the 340% increase in autism in African-American boys in Chicago - a report that was supposedly squelched by the CDC . While he reports that the incidence of measles has increased over the past 10 years, no patients have died.

Scare tactics were used to terrorize those who attended this year's SuperBowl in Phoenix because of one woman who sat in a clinic without being properly isolated or that every one of the thousands of people passing through Penn Station are at risk because of one man who rode an Amtrak train. It appears that the saturation of the media amplifies the hypotheses to a point that seems misleadingly worthy of consideration. In other words, if enough people say things enough times there must be some truth to it. Does that justify USA Today publishing an article claiming that non-vaccinated parents should be jailed or sued or have their children removed from the home if they chose not to vaccinate their children against the measles? Does that justify the immediate vaccination of every child and adult in this country regardless of their immune status or overall medical health? Will the local pharmacies be hooking pedestrians into their stores for MMR vaccines as they have been doing for the less than effective flu vaccines?

As I write this piece, the director of the CDC states that the overall vaccination rate in this country is 92% !! Yet he is very concerned of a large outbreak because of the trend in not vaccinating certain children. Does this make sense?

I wish these journalists, vaccinologists and infectious disease specialists spent a week in my office. I wish they would actually listen to the testimonials given to me by parents of autistic children who were obviously affected by these vaccines adversely. I wish they would tell parents that the risk of dying from the measles in the United States is around zero. I wish they would admit that they are being told by pharmaceutical companies not to report certain statistics or to cover up factual scientific information. I wish they could be free to report honestly about vaccines rather than being dependent upon drug advertising and internet information.

This is an emotional debate for sure. If we discount emotion and fear, we would realize that a child may have a greater chance of getting struck by lightning, accidental drowning or possibly from adverse side effects of the MMR vaccination itself than from acquiring live measles infection. I wish that my pediatric colleagues would offer parents factual pros and cons of vaccines in general so that a parent can make an informed decision and then give consent to vaccinate rather than being told that if their child isn't vaccinated they will be thrown out of school and they are guilty of child abuse!

I am not advocating that vaccines be discontinued. I am advocating that doctors and patients become aware of the ingredients of these vaccines, what they can potentially do to affect an adverse outcome in an immunologically compromised child. Adverse reactions to MMR and other vaccines have been reported in numerous clinical trials and studies. I am advocating that medical practitioners and researchers, not journalists, address the real medical epidemics of autism, asthma, GI disease and autoimmune diseases facing our society and people around the world. Stop hyping the safety of MMR vaccines which may actually be more dangerous than live measles and may be ineffective in preventing the illness which they are so anxious to report as a dangerous epidemic itself.

Let's stop believing that the mainstream media is telling us the truth when all they are doing is shutting down any intelligent and open discussion about vaccine safety and how to improve it.

Dr. Michael Elice, M.D.

Please read! I do want to commend Dr. Elice for his bravery to go against the conventional grain. 

Thank you, 

Dr. Jon Wise

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sugars: The Fuel for Cancer!

Sugars: The Fuel for Cancer!

By Dr. Ben Lerner
If an oncologist or anyone tells a cancer patient that it doesn’t matter if they eat sugar, that person is just flat-out wrong. Like all causes of cancer, sugar interferes with normal, healthy, balanced physiology. What makes sugar even more of a problem is that cancer really thrives on it.
When a patient goes in for a positron emission tomography (PET) scan to see if cancer is spreading, what are they given? The answer is dextrose, which is a form of sugar. Why? Because cancer cells have more receptor sites for sugar than for anything else. The reality: sugar is the fuel for cancer.
Shortly before a PET scan is performed, the patient is injected with sugar containing a radioactive dye. The cancer cells eat the sugar, and the dye lights up like a Christmas tree when scanned. That lets the doctors verify whether the cancer has spread. Cancer cells, which grow quickly, are more likely than normal cells to take up larger amounts of the sugar.
In Germany on June 30, 1966 Dr. Otto Warburg delivered a lecture to Nobel Laureates titled, “The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer,” which discussed the role of sugar in the spread of cancer. “Cancer, above all other disease, has countless secondary causes, but even for cancer, there is only one prime cause,’’ Warburg told the lecture. “The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by fermentation of sugar (anaerobic respiration).”
All normal body cells need oxygen to survive. However, cancer cells are not like normal, healthy cells. Cancer cells meet their energy needs through fermentation. In other words, glucose (sugar) helps cancer cells survive and thrive.
High blood sugar and insulin levels also lead to elevated levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). As mentioned previously concerning milk cows injected with hormones, elevated IGF-1 plays a major role in the progression of many childhood cancers and in the growth of tumors in breast cancer, small cell lung cancer, melanoma, and cancers of the pancreas and prostate, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. This has been confirmed many times.[i] [ii] [iii] [iv]
Whether it’s the insulin, the body fat, the inflammation, or the hormones, many studies support the flat-out fact that sugar equals cancer. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2004 showed that women who ate the highest glycemic (or sugary) foods were three times more likely to develop colon cancer.[v]
Do you ever see high fructose corn syrup on your food labels? This is even worse than regular cane sugar. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate. The study, published in the journal Cancer Research, noted that tumor cells thrive on sugar, but they specifically used fructose to proliferate. And finally, it suggested that people who “reduce fructose intake … may disrupt cancer growth.”[vi]
With all of this documented research on sugar and cancer, over the past fifty years, how much of the money raised for cancer research has gone toward reducing the amount of sugar people are eating? Answer: too little to register.
Sugar Alternatives: The Good, the Bad, and the Out-of-the-Question
Sugar and its close cousins—corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, and agave—are “anti-nutrients.” All cause spikes in blood sugar. They include only an insignificant amount of vitamins and minerals and actually rob your body of stored precious nutrients. The natural herb stevia is the preferred alternative sweetener. Xylitol® is an acceptable alternate. These are both great ingredients for desserts and ways to satisfy a sweet tooth.
While alternatives like honey and Maple Syrup are natural, they will still spike blood sugar. If eaten at all, it must be only in raw, organic forms. And even then you’ve got to get some exercise regularly to burn these calories.
Chemical alternatives in the pink, blue, and yellow packages are simply out of the question! Saccharine, Nutrasweet®, and Splenda® are concentrated chemicals made in a lab and don’t belong in any level in a body wishing to steer clear of disease. (See more toward the end of this chapter in “The Cancer Culprits.”)
This disease-causer is everywhere. According to published reports, the top source of sugar for the vast majority of North Americans is soft drinks. Other sources include processed meats, pizza, sauces, breads, soups, crackers, fruit drinks, canned foods, yogurt, ketchup, and mayonnaise. Read the ingredients! You’ll be shocked. This deadly white powder is consumed at an average of 120 pounds per person each year.
[i] LeRoith, D. and H. Werner, S. Neuenschwander, T. Kalebic, and L. J. Helman, (1995), “The Role of the Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Receptor in Cancer,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 766: 402–408. doi: 10.1111/ j.1749-6632.1995.tb26689.x.
[ii] Mantzoros, C.S. and A. Tzonou, L. B. Signorello, M. Stampfer, D. Trichopoulos, H.O. Adami, “Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 in Relation to Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia,”British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 76, No. 9, 1997, pp. 1115-18, PubMed, PMID:9365156.
[iii] Cascinu, S. and E. Del Ferro, C. Grianti, M. Ligi, R. Ghiselli, G. Foglietti, V. Saba, F. Lungarotti, G. Catalano, “Inhibition Of Tumor Cell Kinetics and Serum Insulin Growth Factor I Levels By Octreotide In Colorectal Cancer Patients,” Gastroenterology, Vol. 113, September 1997, pp. 767-72, PubMed, PMID:9287967.
[iv] Chan, June M., and Meir J. Stampfer, Edward Giovannucci, Peter H. Gann, Jing Ma, Peter Wilkinson, Charles H. Hennekens and Michael Pollak, “Plasma Insulin-like Growth factor I and Prostate Cancer risk: a prospective study,” Science, Vol. 279, January 23, 1998, 563-66.
[v] Higginbotham, Susan and Zuo-Feng Zhang, I-Min Lee, Nancy R. Cook, Edward Giovannucci, Julie E. Buring, Simin Liu, “Dietary Glycemic Load and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in the Women’s Health Study,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute, (2004) 96(3): 229-233 doi:10.1093/jnci/djh020.
[vi] Liu, Haibo, and Danshan Huang, David L. McArthur, Laszlo G. Boros, Nicholas Nissen, Anthony P. Heaney, “Fructose Induces Transketolase Flux to Promote Pancreatic Cancer Growth,” Cancer Research, July 20, 2010.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Your Double Helix

Your Double Helix

Your Double Helix
Maximizing the Value of Your Exercise
Vigorous exercise provides a mechanical challenge to your musculoskeletal system. When you exercise, you impose stresses and loads on your bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. As a result, your bones and muscles get stronger and the elasticity and distensibility of the associated soft tissues improves. These improvements take place physiologically, that is, naturally, as a direct result of the design elements built-in to your body.
But structural problems may interfere with these natural processes. Owing to nerve interference and spinal misalignments, you may derive less benefit from the valuable time you spend exercising. Exercise may even lead to injury.
Regular chiropractic care detects and corrects these structural problems, including spinal misalignments, helping restore proper functioning of your nerve system, your body's master system. Seeing your chiropractor regularly helps you achieve the greatest benefit from your exercise activities.
Not everyone will admit this, but there's something magical about exercise. Your brain produces endorphins in response to vigorous exercise and you feel energized, alert, and alive. You derive tremendous satisfaction from doing something you said you'd do. You feel good about yourself all day long. Beyond these benefits related to personal fulfillment, regular vigorous exercise builds strong muscles and bones and strengthens your cardiopulmonary system. Your heart and lungs become substantially more efficient. Your heart pumps more blood with every beat and your lungs take in more air with every breath. Your entire physiology, that is, every one of your cells, tissues, and organs, benefits from a consistent program of regular exercise.
Yet, remarkably, there's more. Medical researchers and public health policy makers have long known that regular vigorous exercise helps improve the health of people with diabetes, heart disease, many types of arthritis, and even cancer. But more recently, within the last couple of years, scientists have been finding that exercise causes lasting changes in the configuration and functioning of human genes.
As we all know, our genetic inheritance is encoded in complex, tightly wound strands of DNA. Our genetic code comprises only four nucleotides - adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine - biochemical structures whose precise sequence contains all the information required to produce a living human being. (Some fun facts: There are approximately 3 billion "base pairs" of DNA in a human cell. A single uncoiled strand of DNA is approximately 3 feet (1 meter) in length. In contrast, human cells average 25 millionths of a meter in diameter.). Up until 10 or so years ago, it was generally accepted that genes (specific sequences of base pairs) controlled all protein formation and all physiologic functioning. But within the last 10 years, numerous discoveries have demonstrated a variety of additional factors that contribute to individual genetic expression. One such mechanism involves "epigenetics", the process of "tagging" genes with small "side groups" or "markers". The attachment of a methyl side group (—CH3), an action known as methylation, modifies a gene's expression, boosting its output or turning it off completely. Researchers have now consistently demonstrated that regular exercise influences and even reprograms the epigenetic pattern of methylation.1,2
One study has demonstrated that exercise-associated methylation patterns impact genes associated with energy metabolism and insulin response in muscles.3 These findings, if reproduced by follow-up studies, would go far toward clarifying the role of exercise in relieving the symptoms of many chronic diseases.
The conclusion is that not only does exercise make you look good and feel good, it also exerts a profound effect on the most basic components of human physiology. Our long-ago high school gym teachers who exhorted us in seemingly endless rounds of sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, and squat thrusts knew what they were doing. It's up to us to continue the program.
1Denham J, et al: Exercise: putting action into our epigenome. Sports Med 44(2):189-209, 2014
2Ronn T, et al: A six months exercise intervention influences the genome-wide DNA methylation pattern in human adipose tissue. PLoS Genetics 2013 Jun;9(6):e1003572. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003572
3Lindholm ME, et al: An integrative analysis reveals coordinated reprogramming of the epigenome and the transcriptome in human skeletal muscle after training. Epigenetics 2014 Dec 7:0. [Epub ahead of print]

Avoiding Diabetes

Avoiding Diabetes

Avoid Diabetes with a Healthy Diet
Regular Chiropractic Care and a Healthy Lifestyle
Regardless of the prescription medication you may or may not be taking, regular chiropractic care helps provide a strong platform for managing the effects of chronic disease. Although the ultimate causes of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes are largely unknown, nerve interference may be reasonably postulated as a key contributor to the development and maintenance of these conditions. If as a result of nerve interference, your body's cells, tissues, and organs are not receiving timely and accurate information from your brain, then a host of symptoms may develop. Over time, chronic disease may be the unwanted outcome.
Regular chiropractic care helps eliminate nerve interference by detecting, analyzing, and correcting spinal misalignments that result from normal, everyday circumstances involving work and stress. By helping restore spinal function and reducing irritation to the nerve system, regular chiropractic care provides an environment in which chronic disease is less likely to flourish and your health and well-being can be maximized.
The worldwide type 2 diabetes epidemic has been thoroughly documented.1,2 Yet despite extensive study and analysis, there has been little actual progress in slowing the spread of this chronic disease. Numerous medications such as metformin and glyburide are available to help counter the severe problems that result from unchecked diabetes. But if the person with diabetes doesn't assist in the process of getting well, the disease will continue on its unrelenting course. There are many important  steps a diabetic patient can take to improve his or her health status. Better still, these same steps may be implemented by healthy persons to ward off type 2 diabetes in the first place.
In type 2 diabetes, the cells of your body become resistant to the effects of insulin. Normally, the hormone insulin promotes the absorption of glucose from the blood by muscle cells and fat cells. With insulin resistance, glucose fails to be properly absorbed by these cells and blood levels of glucose rise. Over time, some of this excess glucose is converted into fat, increasing the person's weight, causing high blood pressure, and placing undue stress on the heart. Further, prolonged exposure to excess glucose damages small blood vessels and nerve fibers, leading to significant pain along large nerve tracts (neuropathies), loss of circulation to and even amputation of a lower limb, kidney disease, kidney failure, eye disease, and blindness.
Thus, diabetes can be devastating for both patients and their families. The annual public health costs related to diabetes treatment are huge. Diabetes costs in the U.S. were $245 billion in 2012, representing $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in lost productivity. Worse, in 2012, 9.3% (29.1 million) of Americans had diabetes, up from 8.3% (25.8 million persons) in 2010. Costs of diabetes to patients, families, and society continue to rise.
The only feasible method of combating the worldwide diabetes epidemic focuses on individual initiative. Medical treatment, by definition, arrives after the fact, typically years after the diabetes process has been set in motion. Prevention is the best strategy. Adopting a lifestyle that, indirectly, leads to appropriate utilization of insulin rather than insulin resistance offers a real, effective solution to diabetes prevention. More than 20 years of research has demonstrated that 30 minutes of vigorous exercise a day, combined with a healthy diet and sufficient rest, will substantially assist a person in avoiding chronic diseases such as diabetes.3 Personal accountability and personal responsibility are called for. It is up to each of us to make such choices in the best interest of ourselves and our families.
1Vollenweider P, et al: HDLs, Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome. Handb Exp Pharmacol 224:405-421, 2015
2Skrha J: Diabetes mellitus--a global pandemic. Keynote lecture presented at the Wonca conference in Prague in June 2013. Eur J Gen Pract 20(1):65-68, 2014
3Orio F, et al: Lifestyle changes in the management of adulthood and childhood obesity. Minerva Endocrinol 2014 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Why Are Doctors Silent?

Why Are Doctors Silent?

Doctors care about their patients, so why aren't they more critical of vaccination? Is it lack of awareness, an inability or unwillingness to connect the dots, years of indoctrination or fear of possible professional repercussions if they speak out...? Dr. Bernice Eddy, (see Politics of Power and Contol;) Dr. Robert Simpson, Dr. Rebecca Carley, Dr. Jane Donegan and Dr. Andrew Wakefield are but a few examples of doctors who've been professionally penalized for not towing the party line

The Need to Alert Physicians

"Since vaccine development information is considered proprietary, government and researchers shield potential safety issues from public scrutiny. In essence, health care professionals and the general public know little about the possible dangers."

Dr. W. John Martin MD, PhD 
"Death from brain and spinal chord diseases resulting from immunizations sometimes are attributed to other causes because doctors are not alerted to the connection between immunizations and the deaths."
H.S. Martland, former Chief Medical Examiner, Essex County, NY 
Bonnie Dunbar
"It is essential in my opinion that physicians are better educated on the potential risks of this vaccine, (Hepatitis B) as well as the interactions with other vaccines and the increased risks of vaccinations of sick children..."
Bonnie Dunbar PhD, Professor of Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas (worked in vaccine development for over 25 years) 
"When we look at the symptoms that we see in a child that has been vaccinated – high ever, high pitched screaming...sometimes even almost hemapletic, these are symptoms that if they were seen in a child that had not just been vaccinated, all us doctors would be concerned...we wouldn't simply sit back and say 'that's fine'"

Robin Cosford MD, Documentary, 'Vaccination: The Hidden Truth' 
Russell Blaylock
"It's important to understand that most practicing physicians have no idea of the pathological effect on the brain of giving multiple vaccines on a large scale... These affects are widely discussed in the neuroscience literature, but few practicing physicians, especially pediatricians, Ever read such articles... Older doctors have no concept of the newer discoveries in immunology especially neuroimmunology."
Russell Blaylock MD, Neurosurgeon, 'Vaccines, Neurodevelopment and Autism Spectrum Disorder 

The Power of Indoctrination

Bernard Rimland
"Physicians are indoctrinated to disbelieve claims of harm and are not trained to recognize nor required to report any adverse reactions. From 90-99% of adverse reactions reported to doctors are never reported to the government's lax Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System."
Bernard Rimland, PhD, Director, Autism Research Institute 
"The medical-industrial complex has neither wavered nor modified its posture of providing a white washed endorsement and promotion of what is largely an unproven, technological fix of dubious origin which carries within it seeds of disease and death."
Raymond Obomaswin PhD, Author of 'Immunization: Medical Miracle or Masterful Mirage?' 
"Vaccinations hold the answering loyalty and support on numerous health professional once whom imprinted in their early training never allow new data or studies to sway their allegiances. If that data does not appear within the realm of a few specific journals, it is simply assumed that new information cannot exist."
Thomas Levy MD, FACC 'Vaccination - The Shot That Keeps on Shooting' 
Gerhard Buchwald
"In the publications of the pharmaceutical industry vaccinations are praised with prayer-like instill the belief in the benefit and the necessity of vaccinations...Evidence which disproves such claims is conveniently ignored."
Gerhard Buchwald MD, Internal Medicine Specialist, Germany 
Hilary Butler
"Seventeen years in this domain has taught me that people believe what they want to believe. This applies to journalists, scientists, doctors and parents. Most of us believe what were trained to believe by the actions of our parents, and the dictates of the system. The majority believe rules by force of numbers. It's only when something happens which turns your world upside down and rips your 'belief” values open and forces you to admit that your beliefs were based on the shifting sands of convenience and ignorance. This was how I became involved. It was a painful process and once it happens in one area, you find that your conditioning starts to be stripped away in many others."

Hilary Butler, Founder, Immunization Awareness Society 
Russell Blaylock
"What is a vaccinologist? Do you go to school to learn to be one? How many years of residency training required? Are there board exams? It's a stupid term used to describe people who are obsessed with vaccines. They are very narrow in their thinking and wear blinders that prevent them from seeing the numerous problems occurring with large numbers of vaccinations in infants and children. Their goal in life is to vaccinate as many people as possible with an ever-growing number of vaccines."
Dr. Russel Blaylock, MD Neurosurgeon 

Feeling the Pressure

Mark Donohoe
"We have pressure on doctors from every corner to push vaccination and never let people think the adverse reactions may outweigh the benefits. When problems arise after vaccination, doctors tend to play down the severity of the complaints and will often deny a connection with vaccination."

Mark Donohoe, MB 'Vaccination Roulette' 
"I do believe that there is a problem in reporting the effects of vaccination on children... And one of the reasons that I believe there is, is that there is a great, great pressure put upon the medical hierarchy, by the drug companies to suppress an enormous amount of important information."
Dr. Evan Lallemand, Osteopath specializing in vaccine damage rehabilitation, Austria, 1992 
Bonnie Dunbar
"Many physicians and medical students have told me that if this vaccine is recommended and mandated by government officials 'Why should they look at it or discuss it with their patients?' Others have said their colleagues do not report these incidences because they 'don't want to get involved.'"
Bonnie Dunbar PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, (worked in vaccine development over twenty-five years) 
"If a pediatrician fails to administer an officially recommended vaccine and the child gets a preventable disease, the pediatrician could be sued for malpractice. If a child is injured by a vaccine, no pediatrician can be sued."
Roger Shafly, PhD 'Official Vaccine Policy Flawed' 
"Doctors automatically assume that people who get vaccines do not come down with the diseases they are now supposed to be protected from. They say the vaccine is safe. But what do they base this judgment on. They base them on definitions which automatically rule out condemnation of the vaccine. You see it's circular reasoning. It's a closed system. It admits no possible fault. If a person, who gets a vaccine for hepatitis, gets hepatitis or some other disease, the automatic assumption is this had nothing to do with the disease."
Dr. Mark Randall (pseudonym) former NIH Researcher and former Vaccine Developer, in interview with investigative journalist, John Rappoport 
Jane Orient
"Once a vaccine is mandated, the manufacturer and the physician administering the vaccine are substantially released of liability for adverse effects. The relationship of the patient and physician is shattered: in administering the vaccine, the physician is served as an agent of the state. To the extent that the physician complies without an independent evaluation of the appropriateness of the vaccine for each patient, He is abdicating his responsibility under the Oath of Hippocrates to 'prescribe regimen of the good of my patient according to my ability and my judgement and never do harm to anyone'."
Jane Orient, Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons 
"I have found vaccines have far more problems than I was ever led to believe in nursing school or latter practice."
Sheri Nakken, RN (Well Within) 
Robert S. Mendelsohn
"Because routine immunizations that bring parents back for repeated office calls, pediatricians continue to defend them to death. For a pediatrician to attack what has become the bread and butter of pediatric practice is equivalent to a priest denying the infallibility of the pope."
Robert Mendelsohn, MD, Pediatrician, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Illinois 

Denial... Refusing to Connect the Dots

Richard  Moscowitz
"Thirty-five years of medical practice have convinced me that all vaccines carry an important risk of chronic disease that's inherent In the vaccine process. Yet the growing concerns of parents...rarely, if ever, elicit anything beyond automatic denials by medical and public health authorities alike."
Richard Moscowitz MD 'Hidden in Plain Sight; The Role of Vaccination in Childhood Disease' 
These are two of thousands of cases of vaccine damage that been dismissed by the medical authorities. Has blind faith in vaccine dogma become so entrenched, that even the most obvious of connections are denied? Have the so-called experts and the media who largely repeat official assurances without a modicum of critical investigation had all common sense vaccinated out of them? ... Again, on what basis can the cliché "the benefits outweigh the risks" when the authorities repeatedly deny harm, even in the most blatant of cases?
  • "My grandson had his 1st DPT shot and oral polio vaccine at his two month check up... After the shot he started projectile vomiting and continued the high-pitched crying... within 21 hours he was dead. The doctor did not report the reaction. He did not feel it was related to the vaccine."
    National Vaccine Information Centre, November 25, 1991, p23-34
  • "My normal, healthy 12 month-old daughter was vaccinated with hepatitis B, polio and varicella. The next day she began to vomit and did not stop for two hours. She became completely lethargic and did ended up in the emergency room with IV fluid pumping through her to keep her alive. All the medical staff told me this could not be a reaction her vaccination. What do you think?"
    'Vaccines, Are They Really Safe and Effective' Neil Miller (page 88)
"Like many who seek help this woman honestly believed her son was crippled for life by the MMR vaccine...yet such stories are routinely dismissed out of hand... That was the reaction of every doctor involved in Alan's case, despite compelling evidence to the contrary, even after case reports were supplied by the drug company itself. Whether a strategy to defeat possible litigation simply the instinctive shielding of a cherished worldview from threat of change, this defensive and hostile stance is so pervasive in the medical profession as to merit careful study in itself."

Robert Moscowitz MD 'Hidden in Plain Sight; The Role of Vaccination in Childhood Disease' 
"How accurate are our statistics on adverse reactions to vaccines when parents are still being told 'No connection to the shot. No connection at all."
Donna Gary, grandmother of DPT victim testifying before Congress regarding Vaccine Injury. 

Professional Repercussions

Also see: Autism section and Politics section
Jayne Donegan
"If a parent says, 'I'm worried about safety of vaccinations,' They are told, 'You don't understand you're not a doctor.' However, is a doctor says 'I'm worried about the safety of vaccines' they are told, 'We're charging you with serious professional misconduct."
Jayne Donegan, MBBS DRGOG, DCH, DFFP, HRCGP 'My Experience with the General Medical Council' 
Richard Moscowitz
"Today vaccines are largely an untouchable subject...Any hint of dissent concerning their clinical effectiveness and social value is met with bitter resentment. A former President of the U.K. Academy of Medical Science actually threatened to get me sacked for publishing work that raised questions about the MMR vaccine."
Robert Moscowitz MD, 'Hidden in Plain Sight, The Role of Vaccination in Childhood Disease' 
"I was investigated by the NY State Health Dept. to determine if there was any negligence in my treatment of patients... The whole case was quietly dropped without any official statement. It was a fishing expedition that came up with nothing. A friendly source within the Health Department confided to me that my position on vaccinations was the real impetus for the investigation."
Philip F. Incao MD, Denver, Colorado 
Richard Halvorsen
"Whenever a doctor questions a vaccine, he is discredited. Many doctors were afraid to talk to me during my research. Some had even signed the Official Secrets Act. This is very worrying. We're not talking about national security. We're talking about the health and wellbeing of our children."
Richard Halvorsen MD, Britian, Author, 'The Truth About Vaccines' 
"During the past 25 years of work to prevent vaccine injuries and death through public education and defend the informed consent ethic, I have seen doctors who tell the truth about vaccine risks be viciously attacked by their colleagues in government, industry and academia."

F.E. Yazbak, MD FAAP, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist 
Robyn Cosford
"They say openly in the (medical) legal system that if you advise against vaccination, the AMA will push to deregister you."
Robyn Cosford MD, Australia 
Lendon Smith
"As a result of Dr. Erdem Cantekin's efforts his data tapes were erased, he was taken off the department's grants, fired as Director of the Ear Research Clinic and forbidden by the Chairman to publish the paper..."
Lendon Smith MD speaking on the price paid by Dr. Cantekins (Prof. of Otalarynygology, Internationally recognized authority on Otis Media...) for his critique of the Prevnar vaccine. 
"I spoke to the head of the CDC, the person who actually put these programs in place and he told me specifically that he was terminated in job because he refused to make the annual public announcement that the influenza vaccine should be administered."
James S. Turner, Chairman, Citizen's for Health, Documentary 'Vaccine Nation' 
"Dr. Ratner refused to give the vaccine (Polio) to children under him and suffered a media blackout for his concerns. Because he spoke the truth as he saw it, Dr. Ratner was relieved of his post as editor of The Bulletin of the American Association of Public Health Physicians."
Tribute to Dr. Herbert Ratner (www.whale.toalso see: polio section 

Doctors... Starting to Question and Taking a Stand

Walter Hadwen
"I once believed in Jenner. I once believed in Pasteur. But I changed my views as a result of hard thinking...Why is it that medical men for the most part follow the fashion of the day?...Is it that they dare not think?...A man is 'eminent' as long as he is orthodox. When he begins to think for himself he becomes a 'crank'."
Walter Hadwen, MD MRCS, LRCP LSA (1925) 
"Can physicians be so stupid as to trust these rubber stamp committees whose members have such questionable vested interests and conflicts of interest?... For the sake of your little patients, THINK CAREFULLY and CRITICALLY, evaluate this same propaganda, from the SAME agencies who are serving the SAME masters...These new vaccines have been ramrodded through these SAME kind of 'EXPERT' panels, with the SAME fraudulent assurances of effectiveness and safety...These are the SAME people who will manage the coerced vaccination of our babies and children...With their tiny immunologic functions and overwhelmed by these useless vaccines, their synthetic immune system will be unable to counter and organism of even low virulence...And these are the same people who have gone into the medical business to solve the "health-care crisis" – which they created...Our babies' and children's only hope is to have a rare pediatrician that uses his own capacity to critically evaluate and think..."
Thomas Stone MD, 'Open Letter to Pediatricians on the Flu Vaccine' 
Archie Kalokerinos
"...This forced me to look into the question of vaccination further, and the further I looked the more shocked I became. I found that the whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors are convinced that they are useful, but if you look at the proper statistics and study the instances of these diseases you will realize that this is not so..."
Archie Kalokerinos MD, PhD FAPM, author, 'Every Second Child' 
Jayne Donegan
"Knowing what I know now, I would not vaccinate my children and run the risk of getting diabetes, asthma, eczema and becoming more susceptible to meningitis and ending up chronically disabled."
Dr. Jayne Donegan, MBBS DRGOG, DCH, DFFP 
Joyce Riley
"As a result of my experience in the military I was vaccine injured and I made a statement that I will never take another vaccine or give another vaccine as long as I live. I had no idea the damages that could be caused by vaccines."
Joyce Riley, Military RN (Doc., 'Beyond Treason') 
"I make one tenth of what I made as a surgeon but at least I can sleep at night."
Rebecca Carely MD, Surgeon, VIDS Expert 
Kenneth P. Stoller
"As a pediatrician, who has been a fellow of the American Academy of pediatrics (AAP) for two decades, I find the AAP's approach to the autism epidemic to be deeply disturbing. Not only have they allowed the myth of better diagnosing (as the reason for all the notice given to affected children) to be perpetuated, but when they were put on notice at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC'S) Simpsonwood meeting in 2000, that the mercury in the preservative thimerosal was causing speech delays and learning disabilities, they obfuscated and hid that information. For all above reasons, I will no longer enable the AAP to be party to the damage that is being done to the world's children by sending in my dues for a third decade. It is a token protest, but it has to begin with someone."

Kenneth P. Stoller, MD 'My Open Letter to The American Academy of Pediatrics' 
"This is what I've made my oath towards... what my life's mission has been as a physician ...That mainstream medicine continues to look the other way has been unbearable."
William Redwood MD, father of a VIDS victim, Documentary, 'Vaccine Nation' 
Andrew Wakefield
"We must continue, no matter how difficult the road, no matter how serious the consequences... because if we put down the flag and Surrender who else will do it.... There will be no one and the next generation and the next will be lost forever."
Andrew Wakefield MD, FCSP, FCPath, 11/2003 
"You cannot take the 'First do no harm medical oath and push vaccines at the same time. This is ludicrous."
Dr. Omesh Bharati, India