Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Forced Vaccinations and the Myth Behind "Herd Immunity"

Dr. Russell Blaylock's latest article, Forced Vaccines and the Myth Behind Herd Immunity (see below), blows the lid off the misguided notion that high rates of vaccination among the population is necessary for keeping infectious disease at bay, and is thus in the public interest to enforce.

Don't miss this important article if you've ever had to argue with someone claiming that forced vaccines are necessary in order to "protect the public" from illness and disease, and prevent a pandemic.

For those just becoming enlightened to the inherent dangers of vaccines, you might want to consider obtaining a copy of Attorney Alan Phillips' inexpensive book, The Authorative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions, which explains how to obtain legal vaccine exemptions throughout the United States. It is still available inexpensively, here.

In the event government-mandated (i.e., forced) vaccinations are instituted, see the blog post Detoxifying Naturally from Mandatory Flu Vaccines, where you'll learn which specific natural substances can be used to bring detoxification, healing and relief from vaccine toxins.

For serious cases in which vaccines have caused significant toxicity problems and side effects, you might want to consider looking into the services of Dr. Rashid Buttar, D.O. at the Center for Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research. This is the doctor who successfully treated Washington Redskins cheerleader Desiree Jennings with natural medicine after she was completely incapacitated following a Swine Flu vaccine.

-- Spencer

Forced Vaccinations and the Myth Behind "Herd Immunity"

By Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.

December 2009

Those who are observant have noticed a dangerous trend in the United States, as well as worldwide, and that is the resorting of various governments at different levels to mandating forced vaccination upon the public at large.

My State of Mississippi has one of the most-restrictive vaccine-exemption laws in the United States, where exemptions are allowed only upon medical recommendation. Ironically, this is only on paper, as many have had as many as three physicians, some experts in neurological damage caused by vaccines, provide written calls for exemption, only to be turned down by the State’s public-health officer.

Worse are the States, such as Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland, where forced vaccinations have either been mandated by the courts, the state legislature, or have such legislation pending. All of such policies strongly resemble those policies found in National Socialist empires, Stalinist countries, or Communist China.

When public-health officers are asked for the legal justification for such draconian measures as forcing people to accept vaccines that they deem either a clear and present danger to themselves and their loved ones or have had personal experience with serious adverse reactions to such vaccines, they usually resort to the need to protect the public.

One quickly concludes that if the vaccines are as effective as being touted by the public-health officials, then why should one fear the unvaccinated? Obviously the vaccinated would have at least 95% protection. This question puts them in a very difficult position. Their usual response is that a “small” percentage of the vaccinated will not have sufficient protection and would still be at risk. Now, if they admit what the literature shows, that vaccine failure rates are much higher than the 5% they claim, they must face the next obvious question – then why should anyone take the vaccine if there is a significant chance it will not protect?

When pressed further, they then resort to their favorite justification, the Holy Grail of the vaccine proponents – herd immunity. This concept is based upon the idea that 95% (and some now say 100%) of the population must be vaccinated to prevent an epidemic. The percentages needing vaccination grows progressively. I pondered this question for some time before the answer hit me. Herd immunity is mostly a myth and applies only to natural immunity – that is, contracting the infection itself.

Is Herd Immunity Real?

In the original description of herd immunity, the protection to the population at large occurred only if people contracted the infections naturally. The reason for this is that naturally-acquired immunity lasts for a lifetime. The vaccine proponents quickly latched onto this concept and applied it to vaccine-induced immunity. But, there was one major problem – vaccine-induced immunity lasted for only a relatively short period, from 2 to 10 years at most, and then this applies only to humoral immunity. This is why they began, silently, to suggest boosters for most vaccines, even the common childhood infections such as chickenpox, measles, mumps, and rubella.

Then they discovered an even greater problem, the boosters were lasting for only 2 years or less. This is why we are now seeing mandates that youth entering colleges have multiple vaccines, even those which they insisted gave lifelong immunity, such as the MMR. The same is being suggested for full-grown adults. Ironically, no one in the media or medical field is asking what is going on. They just accept that it must be done.

That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.

If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred. Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations.

When we examine the scientific literature, we find that for many of the vaccines protective immunity was 30 to 40%, meaning that 70% to 60% of the public has been without vaccine protection. Again, this would mean that with a 30% to 40% vaccine-effectiveness rate combined with the fact that most people lost their immune protection within 2 to 10 year of being vaccinated, most of us were without the magical 95% number needed for herd immunity. This is why vaccine defenders insist the vaccines have 95% effectiveness rates.

Without the mantra of herd immunity, these public-health officials would not be able to justify forced mass vaccinations. I usually give the physicians who question my statement that herd immunity is a myth a simple example. When I was a medical student almost 40 years ago, it was taught that the tetanus vaccine would last a lifetime. Then 30 years after it had been mandated, we discovered that its protection lasted no more than 10 years. Then, I ask my doubting physician if he or she has ever seen a case of tetanus? Most have not. I then tell them to look at the yearly data on tetanus infections – one sees no rise in tetanus cases. The same can be said for measles, mumps, and other childhood infections. It was, and still is, all a myth.

The entire case for forced mass vaccination rest upon this myth and it is important that we demonstrate the falsity of this idea. Neil Z. Miller, in his latest book The Vaccine Information Manual, provides compelling evidence that herd immunity is a myth.

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

Those pushing mandatory vaccination for an ever-growing list of diseases are a mixed bag. Some are quite sincere and truly want to improve the health of the United States. They believe the vaccine-induced herd immunity myth and likewise believe that vaccines are basically effective and safe. These are not the evil people.

A growing number are made of those with a collectivist worldview and see themselves as a core of elite wise men and women who should tell the rest of us what we should do in all aspects of our lives. They see us as ignorant cattle, who are unable to understand the virtues of their plan for America and the World. Like children, we must be made to take our medicine – since, in their view, we have no concept of the true benefit of the bad-tasting medicine we are to be fed.

I have also found that a small number of people in the regulatory agencies and public health departments would like to speak out but are so intimidated and threatened with dismissal or destruction of their careers, that they remain silent. As for the media, they are absolutely clueless.

I have found that “reporters” (we have few real journalists these days) rarely understand what they are reporting on and always trust and rely upon people in positions of official power, even if those people are unqualified to speak on the subject. Most of the time they run to the Centers for Disease Control or medical university to seek answers. I cannot count the number of times I have seen university department heads interviewed when it was obvious they had no clue as to the subject being discussed. Few such professors will pass up an opportunity to appear on camera or be quoted in a newspaper.

One must also appreciate that such reporters and editors are under an enormous economic strain, as vaccine manufacturers are major advertisers in all media outlets and for an obvious reason – it controls content. A number of excellent stories on such medical subjects are spiked every day. That means we will always be relegated to the “fringe media” as our media outlets are called. Despite the high quality of the journalism in many of the “fringe” outlets, they have a much smaller audience. And despite this we are having an enormous effect on the debate.

As the Public Awakens, the Collectivist Becomes Desperate

John Jewkes, in his book Ordeal by Planning, observed that as the British collectivists began to see opposition rise to their grandiose plans, they became more desperate and aggressive in their reaction. They then initiated a campaign of smearing their opponents and blaming every failure on the unwillingness of the people to accept the planner’s dictates without question. We certainly have seen this in this debate –opponents to forced vaccinations are referred to as fringe scientists, kooks, uneducated, confused, and enemies of public safety – reminiscent of Stalin’s favorite phrase, “enemy of the people.”

This desperation is based upon their fear that the public might soon catch on to the fact that the entire vaccine program is based upon nonsense, fear, and concocted fairy tales. One special fear of theirs is that the public might discover the fact that most vaccines are contaminated with a number of known and yet-to-be discovered viruses, bacteria, viral fragments, and DNA/RNA fragments. And, further, that our science demonstrates that these contaminants could lead to a number of slowly-developing degenerative diseases, including degenerative diseases of the brain. This is rarely discussed but is of major importance in this debate.

The idea that adults and their children would be forced to submit to being injected with dozens of these organisms and organic fragments is terrifying. No regulatory agency is tracking to see if chronic diseases are rising in the vaccinated, yet we have compelling evidence of a massive rise in all autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and certain cancers since the advent of a dramatic increase in the number of vaccines being mandated.

Of special concern is the finding that many of the contaminant organisms can pass from generation to generation. For example, new studies have found that SV-40, a major contaminant of the polio vaccine until 1963, not only existed as a latent virus for the lifetime of those exposed to the vaccine but was being passed on to the next generation, primarily by way of sperm, something called vertical transmission. This means that every generation from now on will be infected with this known carcinogenic virus. There is also compelling evidence that some polio vaccines manufactured after 1963 may contain SV-40 virus.

What makes the SV-40 contamination disaster of such concern is its association with so many cancers – including mesothelioma, medulloblastoma, ependymoma, meningioma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, pituitary adenoma, glioblastoma, osteosarcomas, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, papillary thyroid carcinomas, and anaplastic thyroid carcinomas.

The Federal government has gone to enormous links to cover up this association, despite the powerful scientific evidence that this vaccine infected at least a hundred million people worldwide with this carcinogenic virus. And, it took over 40 years just to get this far. Linking vaccine contaminations and immunoexcitotoxicity to the drastic rise in neurodegenerative diseases will probably take even longer because of the widespread growth of entrenched powers high in government and their control of the media, which is equally extensive. The fact that powerful, enormously wealthy foundations, such as the Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Rockefeller series of foundations, are supporting forced vaccination greatly enhances the power of governments all over the World.

These foundations operate in the shadows, influencing legislation and government actions through the World Health Organization and individual governmental bodies. Behind every call for forced vaccinations, mandated quarantines, and home invasions, one can find one of these foundations providing the money as well as experts. Remember, the largest of the pharmaceutical-vaccine manufacturers are also providing much of the money for the foundations and serving on the boards of these foundations. The Rockefellers either owned outright or had controlling interest in all of the major pharmaceutical companies. This has given them absolute and extremely powerful access to the reins of power at all levels. Yet, they can be defeated by the truth.

Dr. Blaylock is a board-certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. He attended the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. For the past 24 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice for 2 years. Retiring from his neurosurgical practice to devote full time to nutritional studies and research, Dr. Blaylock has written and illustrated three books (Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, and Natural Strategies for The Cancer Patient). In addition, he has written and illustrated three chapters in medical textbooks, written a booklet on nutritional protection against biological terrorism, has an e-booklet on radioprotection (Nuclear Sunrise), written and illustrated a booklet on multiple sclerosis, and written over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Other credits include Dr. Blaylock's DVD Nutrition & Behavior, a CD-ROM on the Truth About Aspartame, and, for the past five years, a health newsletter The Blaylock Wellness Report, published by NewsMax. Since the publication of his first book, he has been a guest on over 100 syndicated radio and television programs and appeared on the 700 Club seven times. He lectures widely to both lay and professional medical audiences on a variety of nutritional subjects.

Dr. Blaylock is a visiting professor of biology at Belhaven College and serves on the editorial staff of the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, the editorial staff of the Fluoride Journal and is on the editorial staff of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, official journal of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. He is also a regular lecturer for the Fellowship for Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine.

Helpful Links:

The Authoritative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions

Colloidal Silver Kills Viruses

Colloidal Silver Cures MRSA

Make Your Own Colloidal Silver

The Colloidal Silver Secrets Video

The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

The New Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator

The Immune Manual

Colloidal Silver Secrets blog

Secrets of Natural Healing blog

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Death by Vioxx, or Complete Healing of Arthritis Pain With Safe, Natural CMO?

Death by Vioxx, or Complete Healing of Arthritis Pain With Safe, Natural CMO?

As the news article below demonstrates, the drug company Merck apparently knew that it’s arthritis painkiller Vioxx was killing people four years before they finally admitted to finding out and withdrawing the drug from the market.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that Vioxx may have contributed to as many as 27,785 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths between 1999 and 2003. The estimate is based on the 92.8 million prescriptions issued for Vioxx between 1999 and 2003.

This reminds me of my post of Sunday, November 1, in which the drug company Wyeth ignored evidence of cancer risk from their hormone replacement therapy drug, Prempro. Their parent company, Pfizer, Inc., now faces billions of dollars of losses in lawsuits from some nine thousand women who took the drug and ended up with breast cancer.

(Pfizer, by the way, was recently was ordered to pay a record $2.3 billion fine for illegally marketing another arthritis painkiller, Bextra, which is now also off the market.)

What’s the Big Fascination With Prescription Drugs?

Why so many people still take potentially dangerous and toxic prescription drugs instead of generally safe, natural and highly effective nutrient supplements I’ll probably never understand. I suppose it’s because they get their drugs relatively “free” due to medical insurance, whereas they would have to pay for the supplements fully out of pocket.

But death by sudden cardiac arrest is one helluva price to pay for “free” drugs.

Cetylmyristoleate (CMO):

Arthritis Pain Reliever Extraordinaire

If I were suffering from serious, debilitating arthritis pain, I’d take a safe, natural supplement known as Cetylmyristoleate, or CMO, for short. You can read more about it at the link in the previous sentence. But suffice it to say that CMO not only relieves the body of arthritis-induced pain, but often completely cures it, in as little as 30 days of use.

Here’s a rather long testimonial we recently received from a very happy CMO user that’s indicative of the kind of extraordinary relief many CMO users attest to:

“When I ordered my first supply of CMO I was a bit skeptical, having tried numerous other “arthritis relief” supplements and so-called “cures”. My skepticism was to be short lived; my daily parole from constant joint pain and muscle fatigue is unparalleled and nothing short of miraculous. Here’s my story:

I’m a licensed contractor in the State of California. I began my journey of becoming a professional tradesman around the age of 15, when I landed my first construction assignment as a laborer. I lied about my age to get the job; back then you could do that!

From the onset, I absolutely loved the physical demands and sense of accomplishment that came with this type of work.

Several years later, I became a licensed contractor, specializing in Electrical, Heating/Air Conditioning and Plumbing trades. Being self employed was my dream come true for it had many benefits along with some liabilities; namely LONG HOURS! At times I stretched my physical being to unimaginable limits, only to pay a relatively small price with regards to aches and pains. It usually amounted to a couple of days of being “sore and uncomfortable.” I never required more than an aspirin or two to obtain relief. I enjoyed many years doing the work I loved and thinking I was invincible. Then it happened…I got older and developed a painful case of arthritis.

I awoke one morning (I think I was 42 at the time) to find my fingers completely locked in a semi-bent position. After a few minutes of strenuous stretching of my hands, I was able to go about my business. As you may have guessed, my hands and limbs were my most important asset in my profession.

This was just the beginning of a downward spiral into constant arthritic pain and inflammation, which would eventually affect my elbows, knees, wrists and shoulders. By the age of 47 I was eating five to ten Advil tablets per day, just to make it through the day.

I had visited my doctor (Dr. Tsai) many times, only to be given 800mg Ibuprophen and various diuretics. I hated the effect the 800mg pills had on me, so I resorted to taking over-the-counter Advil. Semi-depression began to sink in, as I struggled to find a different solution to my dilemma. I mean, there had to be a better way. There just ABSOLUTELY had to be another answer. I began my quest for a “natural” supplement and an end to the insanity of becoming a minion to “Mother’s Little Helper”.

So my search began. Over the next few years I tried such exotics as Cat’s Claw, Devil’s Claw, Turmeric, Calcium Supplements, Vitamin B, B-Complex and glucosamine. By the time I began taking glucosamine, I had developed another problem; bone spurs. Nothing helped.

I even tried painful cortisone shots (I know…it’s not natural, but I did try them).

During another all-too-frequent visit to Dr. Tsai in April of 2008, I mentioned that my pain was becoming excruciating when I walked and I had noticed bumps forming on my right wrist and both elbows. Dr Tsai sent me to the local Community Hospital, where they X-rayed the affected areas. Two days later during a follow-up with my doctor, I was informed of his findings and shown the X-rays. Bone spurs had formed on my wrists, elbows and feet/ankles and the little buggers (spurs) looked like bent horns with stickers poking out. My doctor recommended surgery to remove them and said I’d be out of work and off of my feet for approximately 3-6 weeks, with NO guarantee the spurs would not return. WHAT??

To add insult to injury, when my arthritis flared up just a little, the newly developing spurs notably exasperated the process of swelling and inflammation. By now it had become nearly impossible to hold a screwdriver, let alone lift anything above 10lbs. While some of the supplements I had tried seemed to provide sparing relief, they just didn’t get the job done sufficiently. By the age of 52, I was intermittently taking the 800mg “helpers” again, along with a few more Cortisone injections when the pain became UNBEARABLE. I began to believe that surgery may be my only option in the not-too-distant future.

However; I did not stop searching for and trying natural supplements. There had to be another way…

I really hate to use clichés, but how dark it is before the dawn. During March of this year, I decided to read up on the information provided on the website of a company called The Silver Edge, regarding CMO. While reading its description, my eyes focused on the following text: “…in a study reported in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, partial to total remission of pain was reported by 93% of users of Cetyl Myristoleate”. As stated earlier, I was somewhat skeptical but made the purchase anyway. By this time, I am 53 years of age and have been worn thin by hype, snake oil and products that just didn’t deliver.

I stopped taking Advil and all other supplements for three days before starting my CMO regimen. I really wanted to know if it worked as claimed. On the fifth day of taking the recommended dosage, I experienced a noticeable reduction of pain and swelling. I wondered if I had conned myself into a placebo effect, since my hopes were so high. Well, after two weeks I had no pain, the swelling was gone and I was the recipient of an unexpected benefit; MY BONE SPURS WERE ACTUALLY SHRINKING!

In June I returned to my doctor for a routine checkup. I immediately had him feel my elbows; where just three months prior, two painful-dime sized volcanic masses resided just below the skin. The last time I was in his office; I cringed in pain when he (or anything else) touched those areas. The same day, I was sent in for additional X-rays and a follow up. The results -- NO active spurs, although you can still see minor bone disfiguration where the eruptions took place. For me this is nothing short of a miracle.

I am now in my eighth month of taking CMO and couldn’t be more pleased. I work 12-16 hr days while experiencing no flare ups at all! I mean it’s UNBELIEVABLE! The results are staggering. Ten years of pain and suffering from arthritis was virtually abolished for me in less than 30 days! I have been a staunch advocate of this product for the last five months and continue to give it praise.

Oh yeah I almost forgot; at the time of this writing (10-12-09) I have had no more bone spur eruptions whatsoever!

I am grateful to have my life back without pain, along with the ability to work in the profession I love! I have not felt this good since I was in my late thirties…


Harold H., CA

Vioxx, or CMO?

Which would you rather take? Vioxx, or CMO?

The medical authorities continue to denigrate nutritional supplements as complete wastes of time and money. That’s one way they stampede millions of people each year into taking potentially dangerous prescription drugs which result in the admitted deaths of some 100,000-plus Americans per year.

Millions of people experience phenomenal relief from a wide variety of natural supplements every day. It’s a personal, choice, I know. But whenever I can, I choose natural.

-- Spencer

Merck knew of Vioxx dangers long before they finally withdrew it under pressure


By John von Radowitz, Press Association

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Evidence that the painkiller Vioxx might increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes emerged nearly four years before the drug was voluntarily withdrawn from the market, research has shown.

Vioxx, the brand name for rofecoxib, was designed to fight the pain of arthritis. It was launched in May 1999 by Merck & Co Inc. But in September 2004, Merck voluntarily pulled Vioxx following a large trial that was halted early after finding evidence linking Vioxx to a raised risk of cardiovascular events.

In November 2004, Merck's then chief executive Raymond Gilmartin testified before a US Senate finance committee that until the halted trial, there was no suggestion from research data that patients taking Vioxx were at increased risk.

Yesterday, experts from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York writing in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine produced evidence of clear concerns about Vioxx from December 2000 onwards.

Helpful Links:


Jubilee 3 Arthritis Relief

Colloidal Silver Secrets blog

Colloidal Silver Kills Viruses

Colloidal Silver Cures MRSA

Make Your Own Colloidal Silver

The Colloidal Silver Secrets Video

The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

The New Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator

The Authoritative Guide to Vaccine Legal Exemptions

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Drug Companies Oppose Simple Surgical Cure for Multiple Sclerosis

Drug Companies Oppose Simple Surgical Cure for Multiple Sclerosis

An Italian medical researcher and vascular surgeon, Dr. Paolo Zamboni, seeking a cure for his wife’s Multiple Sclerosis, has discovered a treatment based on a simple surgical procedure similar to angioplasty that appears for all intents and purposes to cure the disease (see news article below).

What the researcher discovered is that many Multiple Sclerosis victims have a peculiar narrowing of the arteries that drain blood from the brain (i.e., the jugular vein and other arteries). This unusual narrowing of the arteries – thought to be caused by excess iron buildup in the body – apparently prevents proper drainage of the blood from the brain, and may even cause iron to cross the blood brain barrier and accumulate in the brain.

When the doctor performed a simple surgery on his wife to “unclog” these arteries, she experienced a complete recovery. Since then, over 100 other Multiple Sclerosis victims have also enjoyed startling remissions of their MS symptoms after undergoing the surgery.

Similar to Angioplasty

The procedure is similar to angioplasty, in which a catheter is threaded into the groin and up into the arteries, where a balloon is inflated to clear the blockages. But instead of clearing blockages to the arteries in the heart, the procedure clears blockages to the arteries that help drain blood from the brain.

Drug Companies and Multiple Sclerosis Societies Up in Arms

Not surprisingly, the drug company-related Multiple Sclerosis societies (i.e., the so-called non-profit “educational” foundations that seem to exist almost solely to direct Multiple Sclerosis victims to information on drug treatments) are in an uproar over the new discovery. Following the classic pattern of ad hominem attacks -- i.e., attacking the man rather than the discovery -- many are questioning the good doctor’s motives, his credentials, his educational background, and other factors.

Still other skeptics are urging victims of Multiple Sclerosis to forego the treatment until more is known. Some are even urging Multiple Sclerosis patients not to get tested for narrow arteries, even though the simple ultrasound test for narrowing arteries is relatively inexpensive and very safe and simple.

This Will Blow Your Mind…

When you take a look at the unbelievable array of drugs commonly prescribed to Multiple Sclerosis patients, you might begin to understand why the drug companies and their associated foundations (funded by the drug companies) are not too eager to see Dr. Zamboni’s simple, inexpensive treatment become widely used.

You can check the entire list of drugs at the link in the paragraph above, or read below for the short version of the list, which includes the annual cost of the most common drugs prescriped to Multiple Sclerosis patients:

* Avonex: Minimum price = $23,736 annually; Maximum price = $30,660 annually

* Betaseron : Minimum price = $22,272 annually; Maximum price = $32,616 annually

* Copaxone : Minimum price = $23,208 annually; Maximum price = $33,804 annually

* Rebif was : Minimum price = $25,068 annually; Maximum price = $30,756 annually

* Tysabri : Now costs $31,332 for the drug itself, with additional charges for the infusion facility or clinic fees.

Gee, can you imagine why the drug companies and their “non-profit” foundations don’t want Dr. Zamboni’s simple, straightforward and inexpensive surgical treatment ever to see the light of day?

See videos on the new treatment at this link.

-- Spencer

Researcher's labor of love leads to likely MS cure


Elena Ravalli was a seemingly healthy 37-year-old when she began to experience strange attacks of vertigo, numbness, temporary vision loss and crushing fatigue. They were classic signs of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating neurological disease.

It was 1995 and her husband, Paolo Zamboni, a professor of medicine at the University of Ferrara in Italy, set out to help. He was determined to solve the mystery of MS – an illness that strikes people in the prime of their lives but whose causes are unknown and whose effective treatments are few.

What he learned in his medical detective work, scouring dusty old books and using ultra-modern imaging techniques, could well turn what we know about MS on its head: Dr. Zamboni's research suggests that MS is not, as widely believed, an autoimmune condition, but a vascular disease.

More radical still, the experimental surgery he performed on his wife offers hope that MS, which afflicts 2.5 million people worldwide, can be cured and even largely prevented.

“I am confident that this could be a revolution for the research and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis,” Dr. Zamboni said in an interview.

Not everyone is so bullish: Skeptics warn the evidence is too scant and speculative to start rewriting medical textbooks. Even those intrigued by the theory caution that MS sufferers should not rush off to get the surgery – nicknamed the “liberation procedure” – until more research is done.

U.S. and Canadian researchers are trying to test Dr. Zamboni's premise.

For the Italian professor, however, the quest was both personal and professional and the results were stunning.

Fighting for his wife's health, Dr. Zamboni looked for answers in the medical literature. He found repeated references, dating back a century, to excess iron as a possible cause of MS. The heavy metal can cause inflammation and cell death, hallmarks of the disease. The vascular surgeon was intrigued – coincidentally, he had been researching how iron buildup damages blood vessels in the legs, and wondered if there could be a similar problem in the blood vessels of the brain.

Using ultrasound to examine the vessels leading in and out of the brain, Dr. Zamboni made a startling find: In more than 90 per cent of people with multiple sclerosis, including his spouse, the veins draining blood from the brain were malformed or blocked. In people without MS, they were not.

He hypothesized that iron was damaging the blood vessels and allowing the heavy metal, along with other unwelcome cells, to cross the crucial brain-blood barrier. (The barrier keeps blood and cerebrospinal fluid separate. In MS, immune cells cross the blood-brain barrier, where they destroy myelin, a crucial sheathing on nerves.)

More striking still was that, when Dr. Zamboni performed a simple operation to unclog veins and get blood flowing normally again, many of the symptoms of MS disappeared. The procedure is similar to angioplasty, in which a catheter is threaded into the groin and up into the arteries, where a balloon is inflated to clear the blockages. His wife, who had the surgery three years ago, has not had an attack since.

The researcher's theory is simple: that the underlying cause of MS is a condition he has dubbed “chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.” If you tackle CCSVI by repairing the drainage problems from the brain, you can successfully treat, or better still prevent, the disease.

“If this is proven correct, it will be a very, very big discovery because we'll completely change the way we think about MS, and how we'll treat it,” said Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, an associate professor of neurology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

The initial studies done in Italy were small but the outcomes were dramatic. In a group of 65 patients with relapsing-remitting MS (the most common form) who underwent surgery, the number of active lesions in the brain fell sharply, to 12 per cent from 50 per cent; in the two years after surgery, 73 per cent of patients had no symptoms.

“I am confident that this could be a revolution for the research and diagnosis of multiple sclerosis”— Dr. Paolo Zamboni

Augusto Zeppi, a 40-year-old resident of the northern Italian city of Ferrara, was one of those patients. Diagnosed with MS nine years ago, he suffered severe attacks every four months that lasted weeks at a time – leaving him unable to use his arms and legs and with debilitating fatigue. “Everything I was dreaming for my future adult life, it was game over,” he said.

Scans showed that his two jugular veins were blocked, 60 and 80 per cent respectively. In 2007, he was one of the first to undergo the experimental surgery to unblock the veins. He had a second operation a year later, when one of his jugular veins was blocked anew.

After the procedures, Mr. Zeppi said he was reborn. “I don't remember what it's like to have MS,” he said. “It gave me a second life.”

Buffalo researchers are now recruiting 1,700 adults and children from the United States and Canada. They plan to test MS sufferers and non-sufferers alike and, using ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, do detailed analyses of blood flow in and out of the brain and examine iron deposits.

Another researcher, Mark Haacke, an adjunct professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, is urging patients to send him MRI scans of their heads and necks so he can probe the Zamboni theory further. Dr. Haacke is a world-renowned expert in imaging who has developed a method of measuring iron buildup in the brain.

“Patients need to speak up and say they want something like this investigated … to see if there's credence to the theory,” he said.

MS societies in Canada and the United States, however, have reacted far more cautiously to Dr. Zamboni's conclusion. “Many questions remain about how and when this phenomenon might play a role in nervous system damage seen in MS, and at the present time there is insufficient evidence to suggest that this phenomenon is the cause of MS,” said the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

The U.S. society goes further, discouraging patients from getting tested or seeking surgical treatment. Rather, it continues to promote drug treatments used to alleviate symptoms, which include corticosteroids, chemotherapy agents and pain medication.

Many people with multiple sclerosis, though, are impatient for results. Chatter about CCSVI is frequent in online MS support groups, and patients are scrambling to be part of the research, particularly when they hear the testimonials.

Kevin Lipp, a 49-year-old resident of Buffalo, was diagnosed with MS a decade ago and has suffered increasingly severe attacks, especially in the heat. (Heat sensitivity is a common symptom of MS.) His symptoms were so bad that he was unable to work and closed his ice-cream shop.

Mr. Lipp was tested and doctors discovered blockages in both his jugular and azygos veins. In January of this year, he travelled to Italy for surgery, which cleared five blockages, and he began to feel better almost immediately.

“I felt good. I felt totally normal. I felt like I did years ago,” he said. He has not had an attack since.

As part of the research project, Mr. Lipp's siblings have also been tested. His two sisters, both of whom have MS, have significant blockages and iron deposits, while his brother, who does not have MS, has neither iron buildup nor blocked arteries.

While it has long been known that there is a genetic component to multiple sclerosis, the new theory is that it is CCSVI that is hereditary – that people are born with malformed valves and strictures in the large veins of the neck and brain. These problems lead to poor blood drainage and even reversal of blood flow direction that can cause inflammation, iron buildup and the brain lesions characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

It is well-established that the symptoms of MS are caused by a breakdown of myelin, a fatty substance that coats nerve cells and plays a crucial role in transmitting messages to the central nervous system. When those messages are blurred, nerves malfunction, causing all manner of woes, including blurred eyesight, loss of sensation in the limbs and even paralysis.

However, it is unclear what triggers the breakdown of myelin. There are various theories, including exposure to a virus in childhood, vitamin D deficiency, hormones – and now, buildup of iron in the brain because of poor blood flow.

While he is convinced of the significance of his discovery, Dr. Zamboni recognizes that medicine is slow to accept new theories and even slower to act on them. Regardless, he can take satisfaction in knowing that the woman who inspired the quest, and perhaps a dramatic breakthrough, has benefited tremendously.

Dr. Zamboni's wife, Elena, has undergone a battery of scans and neurological tests and her multiple sclerosis is, for all intents and purposes, gone.

“This is probably the best prize of the research,” he said.

André Picard is the public health reporter at The Globe and Mail. Avis Favaro is the medical correspondent at CTV News.

With reports from Elizabeth St. Philip, CTV News

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Procter & Gamble recalls Vicks nasal spray over bacteria fears

As the news article below demonstrates, chemical-laden over-the-counter products like commercial nasal sprays always carry the risk of bacterial contamination, not to mention the hidden dangers from the potentially toxic chemicals you're sniffing up your nose and into your sinuses and lungs.

Using colloidal silver with a simple device called a neti pot
, is a far more effective way to deal with sinus problems.

Another simple way to fight sinus infections with colloidal silver is to purchase one of those tiny, plastic nasal spray squeeze bottles full of saline solution, which you can get at any pharmacy. Empty the tiny bottle of the saline solution and wash and rinse it well. Then re-fill it (about half full) with colloidal silver and sniff it up the nose three or four times a day. Sinus problems disappear like magic!

Another safe, natural supplement for sinus problems is NAC, also known as n-acetyl-cysteine. We have recommended it in the pages of this blog several times, in relation to its ability to de-toxify the body of mercury and other toxic byproducts of vaccines. But one of its many other proven uses is for sinus relief.

-- Spencer

Procter & Gamble recalls Vicks nasal spray over bacteria fears


Francesca Steele

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has recalled 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after finding traces of bacteria in the product.

No illnesses have been reported yet but the bacteria, known as B. cepacia, could cause serious infections for an individual with a compromised immune system or a chronic lung condition such as cystic fibrosis, P&G said.

The affected product was sold only in the US, Germany and the UK.

P&G detected the problem in a routine quality control at its German plant in Gross Gerau, it said.

It found the bacteria in a small number of bottles from a lot sold in the US and is testing the UK and German lots that were produced from the same batch of raw material mixture.

Shares in P&G fell marginally in the US yesterday, down one per cent to 62.15 cents.

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Death by Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu, or Death by Tamiflu?

I find several things interesting and disconcerting about the below news article.

First, the cluster of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu is all in the same state.

Second, the latest four victims were all patients in the same hospital.

Third, they were all hospitalized for reasons other than the flu, which is to say, they caught the flu in the hospital.

And fourth, they were all given Tamiflu, and three out of four of them died.

Considering reports coming in from other countries of Tamiflu's toxicity, which in a number of cases has led to patient deaths (see here, and here), couldn't it have been the Tamiflu that killed these latest victims?

Might not the growing news reports of "Tamiflu-resistant swine flu" be exaggerated cover-ups for the simple fact that Tamiflu is still killing people, particularly when it is adminstered to people who are already sick with other illnesses?

I don't know about you, but I think I'll do my darndest to stay out of hospitals, and stick with my high-dose Vitamin C, a good probiotic supplement, plenty of Vitamin D3, and of course my favorite all-natural antiviral supplement, colloidal silver. See http://www.colloidalsilverkillsviruses.com/

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Tamiflu-resistant swine flu cluster reported in NC


By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer

ATLANTA – Four North Carolina patients at a single hospital tested positive for a type of swine flu that is resistant to Tamiflu, health officials said Friday.

The cases reported at Duke University Medical Center over six weeks make up the biggest cluster seen so far in the U.S.

Tamiflu — made by Switzerland's Roche Group — is one of two flu medicines that help against swine flu, and health officials have been closely watching for signs that the virus is mutating, making the drugs ineffective.

More than 50 resistant cases have been reported in the world since April, including 21 in the U.S. Almost all in the U.S. were isolated, said officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The BBC reported another cluster of five Tamiflu-resistant cases this week in Wales, in the United Kingdom.

The CDC has sent three disease investigators to North Carolina to help in the investigation there, said Dave Daigle, a CDC spokesman. CDC testing confirmed the Tamiflu-resistant cases.

All four cases at the hospital were very ill patients in an isolated cancer unit on the hospital's ninth floor, and it is believed they all caught the flu while at the hospital, said Dr. Daniel Sexton, professor of medicine and director of the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network.

Three of the four patients died and one is recovering, he said. Flu seems to have been a factor in each death, but they were very sick so it was hard to say that it was the primary cause, he added.

North Carolina health officials did not disclose details about the four patients, other than that three of them — including the survivor — were women and their flu illnesses occurred last month and this month.

The first patient had been given Tamiflu before becoming ill with the virus, as a preventive measure. The three others were given Tamiflu after developing flu symptoms, Sexton said.

The case is under investigation, but hospital officials said they have no evidence the cases represent a hospital-wide concern.

The North Carolina cluster is unusual, but "at this time we don't have any information that should raise concerns for the general population," said Dr. Alicia Frye, epidemiologist in the CDC's flu division, in a prepared statement.

The only other reported U.S. instance of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu spreading from one person to another occurred about four months ago at a summer camp in western North Carolina, where two teenage girls — cabin mates — were diagnosed with the same drug-resistant strain. Health officials said at the time that the virus may have spread from one girl to the other, or it's possible that the girls got it from another camper.

Why did both Tamiflu-resistant clusters occur in North Carolina? It could be coincidence, or perhaps North Carolina's disease surveillance is unusually good, said Megan Davies, the state's epidemiologist.

Overall, CDC officials said Friday that swine flu cases appear to be declining throughout most of the U.S., with reports of swine flu illnesses widespread in 43 states last week, down from 46 the week before.

CDC officials also said reports have been increasing in a few states, including Maine and Hawaii. They said it's hard to know whether the epidemic has peaked or not.

Thanksgiving and the holidays may not help matters, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, who heads the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

"All the kids get together with their grandparents and there's a lot of exchange of warmth and love, but a little exchange of viruses, too," she said.

Swine flu has sickened an estimated 22 million Americans, hospitalized about 98,000 and killed 4,000 since it was first identified last April. It has proved to be similar to seasonal flu but a much bigger threat to children and young adults.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another Young Child Almost Dies from Swine Flu Vaccine

Here's another story about the Swine Flu vaccine nearly killing a person -- this one a young child.

The internet news is rife with stories of flu vaccine serious side effects and deaths, but very little of it is making it to the national news.

All I can say is "Think twice" and do your due diligence. Then, if you still want the vaccine, fine.

But you might want to consider an effective natural solution instead -- one that has never killed anyone in over 100 years of use.

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