The following is my public response to a private inquiry on the subject of infant vaccines.
My biggest problems with vaccines have to do with the decreasing age recommendations for them. I’m also of the mind that Polio as a disease was already dying out prior to the introduction of the vaccine—the first vaccine—and therefore even that popular narrative is suspect.
I think that it is possible for a vaccine to assist in conferring immunity; however, there are so many problems and possibilities for interruption of this process or for other complications to arise that it is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Most vaccination recommendations are supposedly based on statistical analysis to benefit the largest number of people, who, by definition, reside within the mean in terms of general health, habits, etc. However, that doesn’t say that greed and eugenics for example don’t play a part in those recommendations, and that the mean for health hasn’t been slipping gradually as the population at large becomes less healthy. Mainstream dietary recommendations contribute to this vulnerability. A “half plate” of fruits and vegetables does not make for a strong constitution. Neither does poverty.
When the human infant is born the intestines are not fully developed and neither of course is the brain. The Vagus nerve forms the interface between the two systems and its functionality is only barely understood by modern medicine. The immune system as a whole is also not fully formed. The infant should be receiving no food other than raw, fresh, warm human milk with all of its immune co-factors, that is, from a healthy, well-fed mother. The modern reality is that this system is probably somehow compromised. Women are being given the wrong advice in terms of what to eat and how to prepare their bodies to give birth.
When it comes to the intestine of an infant, it is important to understand that the membranes do not have much integrity yet. This means that anything that goes in the intestine can easily find its way into the bloodstream. A foreign protein will result in an immune response. Depending on the intensity of the response, this can actually halt the development of the intestine in such a way that it is permanently vulnerable to breach. The immune system response both damages the intestine itself as well as sets up a pattern for histamine reactions that can affect all sorts of systems and otherwise set up a pattern of food sensitivity and over-active immune response.
I am of the view that autism is primarily a result of this immune system overreaction which forms a feedback loop such that the more it is activated the worse the response. Those persons, such as Donna Gates, who have achieved autism reversal in patients do so with a highly restricted diet and other protocols to attempt to heal the intestine such that although it may always be compromised it isn’t causing the immune response in the brain which impairs the development of the myelin sheath of the nerves in the same way as the membranes of the intestine are impaired.
A compromised myelin sheath is similar to a compromised intestinal membrane in that it causes an immune response. There’s also the matter of unmanageable electrical impulses comparable to a frayed electrical cord which causes a defensive physiological (and psychological) reaction–that’s autism in my view.
When a foreign protein such as in a vaccine enters the bloodstream of an infant, the same problem occurs as when the foreign protein enters the bloodstream from the intestine. It permanently halts the development of the intestine causing an overactive immune response that sets up that infant for vulnerability to a host of reactions. At the low end of the spectrum would be gluten intolerance which is now at epidemic levels. At the high end it would be autism, particularly in males, in that testosterone has a role there that is not fully understood. Diabetes may also have a part here.
My recommendation with regard to vaccines in children is to wait as long as possible. I don’t think it is practical for most people to refuse vaccines only that all possible loopholes should be exercised. Furthermore, if possible, that vaccine should be obtained privately rather than publicly, that is, through a private physician rather than a government clinic. Just because something is free and government subsidized doesn’t mean that it is better. Meanwhile, that child should be getting a diet as close to healthy mother’s milk as possible, which means high fat and high cholesterol, and in a less that perfectly hygienic atmosphere which means that farm kids have a better chance than city kids. That will build up the intestine to be strong enough to withstand the onslaught of foreign proteins in the bloodstream while simultaneously developing the immune system to normal sensitivity rather than over-sensitivity levels.