Friday, March 18, 2011

Caring For An Intact Penis

Since there seems to be so much MIS-INFORMATION on how to care for an intact penis, here's some instruction from the Canadian Paediatric Society:

And I quote:

Caring for an uncircumcised penis:

The foreskin covers the shaft and head (glans) of a boy’s penis. During the early years of a boy’s life, the foreskin separates from the glans. This is a natural process that occurs over time. You do not need to do anything to make it happen.

When the foreskin separates, it is said to be “retractable,” meaning it can be pulled back.

An uncircumcised penis is easy to keep clean and requires no special care:

•Keep your baby’s penis clean by gently washing the area during his bath. Do not try to pull back the foreskin. Usually, it is not fully retractable until a boy is 3 to 5 years old, or even until after puberty. Never force it. (Clean it like a finger, wipe and you're done.)

•When your son is old enough, teach him to keep his penis clean as you’re teaching him how to keep the rest of his body clean. (Some worry about their "dirty" teenager not properly caring for their intact penis...I ask you this; Have you ever had to tell your teenage son to touch his penis in the bath or shower? While he's at it, he can wipe it down.)

•When the foreskin separates, skin cells will be shed and new ones will develop to replace them. These dead skin cells will work their way down the penis through the tip of the foreskin and may look like white, cheesy lumps. These are called smegma. If you see them under the skin, you don’t need to force them out. Just wipe them away once they come out.

•When the foreskin is fully retractable, teach your son to wash underneath it each day.

It's as simple as it sounds. Keeping it clean will prevent infection...just like every other part of your son's body!!! It's not necessary to cut off anything to prevent a possible infection.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vaccine Adverse Effects Information!

You know, there are a lot of people who like to argue with me about vaccine safety. I too was raised to believe that vaccines saved the world. Until I had my own children...suddenly I had to research it further...and I was terrified. The truth is so far from what I was told.

Since then I've had the chance to talk to many many un-vaxxing parents, all of which are amazing and loving parents. We have all dug into more research on vaccines and disease than ANY un-vaxxing parent I know. It seems to me that the more you know, the less safe vaccines become. Suddenly the wool is pulled OFF your eyes and you can see just how dangerous they are.

I trust Doctors to HEAL...and some are fantastic and do a wonderful job. The ones in the offices who see 60 people a day, all in less than 4 mins., and who barely look at you...I trust them as far as I can throw them. THOSE Doctors are in it for the money. They would rather vaccinate your child to prevent diseases that are preventable, curable, or non-existent in the Western Hemisphere. The vaccines are dangerous, and your Dr. cannot be held liable if something goes terribly wrong after your child gets a vaccination...not that they'd EVER admit guilt anyways!!!

Below are links to various bits of information sent to me by Rick Neubrander. (Published with permission.)

Please take a few minutes to look up some of these things and EDUCATE BEFORE YOU VACCINATE.


The following study shows that vaccinated have high chances of asthma and food allergies and the unvaxed do not.

Within each group, the association between pertussis infection and atopic disorders (both as reported by the parents) was assessed. In the unvaccinated group, there were no significant associations between pertussis infection and atopic disorders. In the vaccinated group
Or the finding that the vaccine lowers the body's immune response to infections. Vax for one disease catch many more that could have been avoided and can harm.

The there is the study that after 35 years of vaccinating with the flu shot that mortality rates did not change. The media and CDC would have us believe this vax saves of from 36,000 deaths each year.

We attribute the decline in influenza-related mortality among people aged 65 to 74 years in the decade after the 1968 pandemic to the acquisition of immunity to the emerging A(H3N2) virus. We could not correlate increasing vaccination coverage after 1980 with declining mortality rates in any age group. Because fewer than 10% of all winter deaths were attributable to influenza in any season, we conclude that observational studies substantially overestimate vaccination benefit
Or this information from the Cochrane Group

Influenza vaccines are effective in reducing serologically confirmed cases of influenza. However, they are not as effective in reducing cases of clinical influenza and number of working days lost. Universal immunisation of healthy adults is not supported by the results of this review

If you think that you are protecting infants from pertussis by having the vaccine, it has been shown that the vaccine does not stop the spreading of pertussis.

We found that immunity does not even persist into early childhood in some cases. We also observed that DPT vaccine does not fully protect children against the level of clinical disease defined by WHO. Our results indicate that children ages 5-6 years and possibly younger, ages 2-3 years, play a role as silent reservoirs in the transmission of pertussis in the community

All pertussis vaccines tend to modify duration and severity of disease rather than completely preventing illness.

Even the CDC tells us that the vax does not stop transmission, but the media and all the scaremongering like what happened in California leads you to believe the unvaxed are the only way this is transmitted.

The whole-cell vaccine for pertussis is protective only against clinical disease, not against infection (15-17). Therefore, even young, recently vaccinated children may serve as reservoirs and potential transmitters of infection.
But did not vaccines save us from smallpox? This is an interesting article on the subject.

But we eradicated polio in the US by vaccines. Again some interesting articles to digest.

Hopefully this will cause you to look at the various vaccines yourself. Making an educated choice is better than making a choice by trusting that "Pharma" and the government are looking out for your best interests. Did you ever wonder why they will not do a study of vax vs unvaxed? Did you ever wonder why they have never tested administering multiple vaccines in a single visit yet "Know" it is safe?

Chronic disease is up dramatically since the 80's. Because the Autism community is very vocal and the only things studied have been MMR and Mercury, yet the parents still cry out for a vax vs unvaxed and no studies to date have been done. I... decided to look outside of autism and see if there are other things that mysteriously arose at the same time as autism. The results disturb me but mainstream medicine seems to think it does not matter. I say we traded acute disease for chronic disease.
Can Vaccines induce chronic illness? Let's look at several chronic diseases. Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue.

Stable in numbers from 1920-1950 then a steady rise from mid century on

From 1985-1996 we get this conclusion "Incidence of insulin dependent diabetes in children aged under 5 years has risen markedly in the Oxford region over the past decade. The cause of the increase is unknown, but environmental influences encountered before birth or in early postnatal life are likely to be responsible"
When did the mass increase in vaccination begin? Why did diabetes start to increase in the same timeframe as autism? - HIB Vaccine - Pay attention to the last statement in the conclusion.

We found that immunization starting at birth was associated with a decreased risk of insulin dependent diabetes, while immunization starting after age 2months was associated with an increased risk of diabetes in both rodents and humans.

We initiated a collaboration with Dr Jaakko Tuomilehto to study the effect of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine on the incidence of diabetes. Roughly 116000 Finnish children were randomized to receive either four doses of the vaccine, starting at 3 months of age, or one dose at 24 months of age.

A conference was held in Bethesda, Maryland, in May 1998 to discuss our data. At the conference we stated that the data on the vaccine support our published findings that immunization starting after the age of 2 months is associated with an increased risk of diabetes. Our analysis is further supported by a similar rise in diabetes after immunization with H influenzaetype b vaccine in the United States and United Kingdom. Furthermore, the increased risk of diabetes in the vaccinated group exceeds the expected decreased risk of complications of H influenzae meningitis.

The current data shows that vaccines are much more dangerous than the public is lead to believe and adequate testing has never been performed even in healthy subjects to indicate that there is an overall improvement in health from immunization. The current practice of vaccinating diabetics as well as their close family members is a very risky practice

There is a statistically significant correlation between the prevalence of obesity and the number of vaccine doses recommended. A similar trend exists for hypertension, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The data presented and prior publications indicates vaccine induce an immune spectrum disorder BCG Vaccine

It is concluded that BCG vaccination has an immunomodulatory role in these diseases.

Animal studies have demonstrated the timing and content of human vaccines can affect the development of diabetes. Clinical trials of new human vaccines are not designed and generally not powered to detect an effect of immunization on the development of IDDM. These animal toxicology studies indicate that the effect of vaccines on human insulin dependent diabetes needs to be examined.

We conclude that HIB vaccination may have an unspecific stimulatory polyclonal effect increasing the production of GADA and IA-2A. This might be of importance under circumstances when the beta cell-related immune response is activated by other mechanisms.See More

In the unvaccinated group, there were no significant associations between pertussis infection and atopic disorders. In the vaccinated group, all associations between pertussis infection and a...topic disorders were positive, the associations with asthma [odds ratio (OR) = 2.24, 95% confidence interval (CI(95%)): 1.36-3.70], hay fever (OR = 2.35, CI(95%): 1.46-3.77) and food allergy (OR = 2.68, CI(95%): 1.48-4.85) being significant. There was a positive association between pertussis infection and atopic disorders in the pertussis vaccinated group only. From the present study, it cannot be concluded whether this association is causal or due to reverse causation.

RESULTS: A significant (p = 0.0024) increase in the prevalence of asthma could be observed among 5th grade children in all three communities studied between 1980 and 1989. At the same time a significant (p = 0.0172) rise in the prevalence of wheezing accompanied by shortness of breath could be observed. A similar trend could not be found for the prevalence of bronchitis and other respiratory conditions among the studied children. PFT (FEV1, FEV1/FVC) of children suffering from asthma or from wheeze accompanied by shortness of breath were lower than those of healthy children. Changes in the prevalence of background variables over time could not explain the significant rise in the prevalence of asthma among the children.

CONCLUSIONS: The significant rise in asthma and related respiratory conditions coupled with reduced PFT observed in this study suggest that the increase over time in the prevalence of asthma is a true increase in morbidity and not due to reporting bias. The increased prevalence of asthma could be observed in all the communities studied and does not seem to be connected with the operation of the power plant.

Note: The above rise is from 1980-1989, same as diabetes, same as autism. Coincidence? DTaP

Delay in diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus vaccination is associated with a reduced risk of childhood asthma HIB

Bronchial hyperreactivity to histamine induced by Haemophilus influenzae vaccination

The 23 children who received no diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) and polio immunizations had no recorded asthma episodes or consultations for asthma or other allergic illness before age 10 years; in the immunized children, 23.1% had asthma episodes, 22.5% asthma consultations, and 30.0% consultations for other allergic illness. Similar differences were observed at ages 5 and 16 years. These findings do not appear to be due to differential use of health services (although this possibility cannot be excluded) or con-founding by ethnicity, socioeconomic status, parental atopy, or parental smoking

The preventive effects of aminophylline and clemastine (50 microns . kg-1, i.v.) were observed. B. pertussis not only alters adrenergic function but provocation in B. pertussis-sensitized guinea-pigs seems to be a good model for bronchial asthma.

DTP or tetanus vaccination appears to increase the risk of allergies and related respiratory symptoms in children and adolescents

Parents who refuse vaccinations reported less asthma and allergies in their unvaccinated children.

In the last 20-30 years, the prevalence of allergic diseases has increased significantly - a trend that shows no signs of abating.
Wow, Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies and Autism all increased at the same time. Coincidence?

results indicate an increased sensitivity to antigenic challenge and suggest that the functioning of beta-adrenoceptors was decreased as a result of H. influenzae vaccination

It is hypothesized that the regular application of aluminium compound-containing vaccines on the entire population could be one of the factors leading to the observed increase of allergic diseases

indicates that the role of immunization for the development of allergy merits further studies

Multiple vaccination effects on atopy

a potential side effect of vaccination with live attenuated viruses may be an increase in the expression of IgE

immunization against diphtheria, poliomyelitis and tetanus toxoid may cause arthritis (2 Case studies)

Recombinant hepatitis B vaccine may trigger the development of RA in MHC class II genetically susceptible individuals

Hepatitis B vaccine might be followed by various rheumatic conditions and might trigger the onset of underlying inflammatory or autoimmune rheumatic diseases

In a small number of susceptible individuals, immunization may thus act as a trigger for RA
Chronic Fatigue/Gulf War Syndrome

findings suggest a possible role for the aluminum adjuvant in some neurological features associated with GWI

Multiple vaccinations performed over a short period of time in the Persian gulf area have been recognized as the main risk factor for Gulf War syndrome

multisymptom illness in Gulf War veterans is characterized by ongoing Th1-type immune activation

retrospective recollection of side-effects of vaccines and causal attributions also have been shown to be relevant in studies on Gulf-related illness

Factors that could lead to a Th2 shift among Gulf War veterans include exposure to multiple Th2-inducing vaccinations under stressful circumstances

The presence of aluminum inclusions in these macrophages points to an inappropriate reaction to aluminum used as an adjuvant in some vaccines (7 Case studies)

Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) is a rare inflammatory muscle disorder characterized by a characteristic infiltration of muscle tissue by PAS-positive macrophages, which is caused by pathological persistence of vaccine-derived aluminium hydroxide

The report describes hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode, encourages reporting of vaccine-associated adverse events (Case study)

MMF should be considered in the evaluation of children with failure to thrive, hypotonia, and muscle weakness

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Our Job Is To Protect Them!

I'm not much of a back-rubber. I speak the truth and try to say it in a way that is without judgement, but I have no ability to sugarcoat things. Facts are facts. I just say it like it is. I've always been that way. When it comes to circumcision, I have even less ability to sugarcoat the facts. I think that saying anything other than the complete truth is no better than promoting it. People NEED to know the truth. Perhaps if they knew the entire truth, all the facts, without someone saying "but you know, dear, in the end it's YOUR choice", (because it's NOT your choice...unless it's YOUR OWN penis) maybe less babies would have to go through this trauma and mutilation of something that was JUST FINE in the first place. An intact penis isn't broken, so you don't need to "fix it". Leave it alone!

Even deeper than the actual mutilation part of the whole subject is the issue of protecting our young. How someone can say that they love their child, and then pass their newborn to a nurse so he can have his foreskin ripped from the end of his penis, clamped down, and cut on EARTH can that be love?! Your instinct tells you that it's wrong. Your instinct tells you to grab your son and RUN. How can anyone ignore their instinct for reasons like "it's cleaner", or "we want him to look like his daddy"?! (It's NOT cleaner, and no one is going to ask for a penis comparison to prove their relationship!)

Our job is to protect our children from harm. Our job is to get them through this life safely. We are supposed to teach them to trust and love and do good... How do we do that when the day after they're born they're whisked away, screaming for their momma, only to be strapped to a table against their will and have the most sensitive part of their body cut off for NO LOGICAL REASON?! How do we teach them to trust when right after being born they were forsaken by the one person who should be willing to die before allowing harm come to their baby? How can we teach them to love when the love they have been shown is one that allows torture for cosmetic reasons? How do we teach them to do good when we don't do good by them? Children are a product of their environment. When we hurt them, they hurt others. When we protect them, they feel safe, and in turn will go on to protect others.

What is sad is that sometimes it takes the mutilation of a once-perfect little boy for a mother to REALIZE that she perhaps shouldn't have let that happen. (Mis-information is one thing. Knowing you were doing wrong and allowing it to happen is another.)

This is a discussion where hundreds of moms post their stories of circumcision regret. It was found on

The only thing that irritates me more than someone who circumcises their son even though they know the facts is someone who BRAGS about it. As though they are somehow good parents for letting someone remove a perfectly functional piece of their baby's body. I wonder if they'd also brag if it had been the eyelids that they had removed? Or if had been their daughter that had been circumcised? Somehow I have to think that anyone who is proud of tearing (, clamping, and cutting) away the choice of how their son wants his OWN penis to look, is just a straight up asshole. I bet they WOULD brag about circumcising their daughter. I feel bad for a child in that family because their parents overlook the science that clearly shows circumcision is 100% unnecessary, and allow him to be mutilated based on their own opinions. (Damned stupid science always trying to teach us things!) I will not post a link to these types of discussions because when I read them, it makes my blood BOIL. The cutters need no more promotion than they give themselves.

I will just end this by saying that there are also men who resent their parents for never giving them a choice as to whether or not they were allowed to stay intact or not. To me that is just so so sad. It wasn't something they would have chosen for themselves...and they have only their parents to thank for that. What parents are never told is that one day, when your son becomes a man, he has the right to sue you and to sue the Dr. for the violation of his human rights. What you once thought was your choice can become very much become a lawsuit.

Instinct has kept us alive this long. Don't ignore it when your gut tells you that it's wrong to allow a man to strap your infant to a board, fondle him to an erection, rip the skin from the head of his penis only then to cut it, clamp it and then cut it off completely. There are no excuses for this. Instinct has a does foreskin!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Canadian Children Do NOT Need To Be Vaccinated To Attend School

There are a lot of straight up lies passed around regarding this subject, so let me set the record straight. It is against the charter of rights and freedoms. The truth is that all children have a right to an education, regardless of their vaccination status. The following information was found after searching for 20 mins. on the Ontario Ministry Of Health And Long-Term Care website. You can find the page HERE.  (It's been moved to HERE.)

I feel as though this information is hidden from the general public in an attempt to make parents feel as though they HAVE to have their children immunized. It's just not right. If you choose not to vaccinate your children, you shouldn't be afraid that they will be kicked out of school for it.

Ontario, NB, and Manitoba require an "Exemption Form", which is available at your local Health Unit. I'm not sure about NB or Manitoba, but in Ontario it needs to be notarized and then returned to the Health Unit where it will be kept on file. If your child's school has an outbreak of a disease--such as measles, your child will be asked to stay home until the outbreak is over. (Personally, I don't want my kids at school when everyone else has measles anyways...LOL.) I have yet to pick up our exemption forms since my kids are still 2 years from going to school, but what I was told is that the Health Unit has a nasty problem of "losing" the exemption forms, so keep a copy of one handy just in case the school requires it for some reason. It could be what keeps your child in school until you can have another one notarized.

Don't let your school tell you that your child cannot attend unless they are fully vaccinated. That is nothing more than a scare tactic to get you to join the herd. It is illegal for them to expel your child for not being vaccinated, so long as you have an exemption form filled out and turned in.

For the record, other than the three listed above, no other province and/or territory in Canada requires an exemption form. You simply tell the school that your child is not vaccinated, and they keep a record of it at the school, and if there is an outbreak, your child is asked to remain at home until it's over.

Is immunization required for attendance at school or day care in Ontario?
(Taken from )

"For children attending school in Ontario, a written immunization record or proof of immunization is required, by law, for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps and rubella unless there is a valid written exemption. Parents/guardians are required to provide this information to their local public health unit, and to update the information as necessary.

Children attending licensed childcare centres should be immunized according to their age and as recommended in the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario - 2009 or as current. You may contact your local public health unit for more information.

You may decide because of medical, religious or philosophical reasons not to immunize your child. In this case, you will need to provide a valid written exemption to your local public health unit. If the disease appears in your child's school or childcare centre, your child may have to stay out of school/childcare until the disease is no longer present."

I sent an email to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and asked why this information is not readily available to the public. I asked why it's so hard to find...I've found it once before and when I searched again for it, it took me 20 mins., and 13 steps to find it...and I knew exactly what I was looking for. I also asked if a Doctor has the right to refuse to keep a patient (or their children) if they are not vaccinated, or if they fill out an exemption form. I was sent this:

Ministry of Health
and Long-Term Care
Correspondence Services
2nd Floor
56 Wellesley Street West
Toronto ON M5S 2S3


Dear Ms. XXXXXX:
Thank you for your letter to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, expressing concerns that the Health Canada website could mislead parents into believing that their child had to be vaccinated in order to go to school.

In Ontario vaccines are available, at no cost to the general public, through publicly funded immunization programs. All Ontarians are encouraged to access vaccine through the publicly funded programs, through which provincial laws protect the right to informed consent. The statement you have noted from the Health Canada website “…your child may not be allowed to attend school without proof of immunization…” is a true statement for the province of Ontario. The single, mandatory component to attend school in Ontario is to declare your child’s immunization status according to the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA)

The purpose of the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) is to protect children against the six diseases designated in the Act. The diseases are; Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Even under the ISPA, people that choose not to be immunized can complete and submit a statement of conscience or a religious belief affidavit to the relevant health authority, thereby allowing parents the ability to opt out of immunization for their children.

However, please be aware that, in the event of a vaccine preventable disease outbreak at a school, immunized children that are susceptible to the outbreak may be excluded from school by the Medical Officer of Health for that jurisdiction for the duration of the outbreak.

The medical exemption form and the statement of conscious or religious belief forms are attached to the ISPA and are located on page 2 and 3 of the Act. If you wish, you may access this information and the form via the Internet through the Service Ontario E-Laws site that is located at For your convenience the specific information for Ontario that you have requested is located at the following link:


The ministry is not aware of any laws in Ontario or Canada that allow physicians to refuse services to children that are not vaccinated. You may wish to contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for information on the college’s interpretation on the acceptability of such a refusal of service. The CPSO may be contacted at,

Again, thank you for bringing your concerns to the attention of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.


M. MacPhail
Correspondence Services
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

This is all great and dandy, but he really did just completely avoid the entire question about why it is so hard to find the information. Maybe he can't answer because of his job? Or maybe he can't say "because if we made it easier to find that information, people would know and not vaccinate."

Either way, they're being less than transparent with their information. Am I all that surprised? Not so much. At least now you know. It's never to late to stop vaccinating, or researching this information for yourself.

**Update: Aug., 2012**

The information from the first link I provided can no longer be found there.  The second link I posted goes to  the "Public Health Agency of Canada" website.  (Again, you can find the page HERE.)

The information on that site says this;

"Is immunization compulsory in Canada? Does my child have to be immunized?

Immunization is not compulsory or "forced" in Canada, but we do have regulations that help ensure that as many people as possible are protected by vaccines from the diseases they prevent. Some provinces require certain vaccines to be given before a child can enter school, but these are not mandatory in the usual sense of the term. Rather, parents (or children, if they are old enough to give consent) are required to declare a choice of whether to have their child (or themselves) immunized or not. If they choose not to, the child may be told that he or she must stay home from school if there is an outbreak of disease. This rule is designed to keep unimmunized children from getting sick and to keep the outbreak from spreading. School entry regulations also give parents an opportunity to bring their child's immunizations up to date. Health care workers may also be required to have certain vaccinations, such as hepatitis B vaccine and an annual 'flu shot. If they refuse, they may be required to stay away from work during an outbreak. This practice protects their patients, who could be in grave danger if they became ill with a communicable disease."

I'm going to give it to you straight. Your children depend on you to keep them alive. If you know NOTHING and only follow the herd, you might as well not have kids. You MUST know what the hell you're talking about when it comes to their health. You MUST be educated on what is in the vaccines, what they do, how well they work, what can happen, the adverse effects, the diseases, how they present themselves, how to prevent them, what they can do, and how to cure them. You need to know about the immune system and how vaccines can damage it. You need to know how to make it strong, so it can naturally fight off can't stop vaccinating and just leave your child eating trans-fat filled garbage.  Your job is to know what you're doing.  What the risks on either side are.  And then you need to make a choice.

Educate before you vaccinate. If you're reading this you have access to the internet. Use it for something more than a place to gossip about your MIL. Research. Your children's lives depend on it!

For some fantastic information go to (or find her page on Facebook), Proud Parents of Unvaccinated Children (website) or (Facebook), VAERS, or look at the information on the Health Canada, CDC, and FDA websites. If you search for FACTS and not their biased opinions, you'll be terrified. Also, ask for the "package insert" that comes with EVERY vaccine. Take it home and look up the ingredients online. And read what it says can happen after vaccination.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Why Giving The Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy Doesn't Make Any Sense
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP)
recommends flu vaccination during all trimesters of pregnancy.

However, according to a report published in the Journal of American
Physicians and Surgeons, this recommendation is unjustified, unwise,
and should be withdrawn.

Citing ACIP's own sources, as well as current literature, the report
based its conclusions on the following findings:
Flu infection is rarely a threat during normal pregnancy.
There is no "convincing evidence" that the flu vaccination is
effective during pregnancy.
Studies have not adequately assessed the risk of flu vaccination
during pregnancy.
Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative present in most flu vaccines,
has been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, in
Thimerosal has been linked to a number of animal reproductive
toxicities including teratogenicity, mutagenicity and fetal death.

The ACIP maintains that flu vaccinations are necessary because
influenza is more serious during pregnancy than at other times, yet
they cite only two scientific papers to support this statement.

The report concluded that since routine administration of flu vaccine
during pregnancy is ill-advised and not supported by scientific
literature, and use of thimerosal during pregnancy should be
contraindicated, the ACIP's policy recommendation should be withdrawn.

Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Summer 2006, Vol. 11, No.
2: 41-47 (Free Full-Text PDF)

Dr. Mercola's Comment:

Tragically, the influenza vaccine is now universally recommended in
the United States during all trimesters of pregnancy.

I am very grateful to the American Association of Physicians and
Surgeons (AAPS) for publishing this comprehensive review. If you have
any interest in this topic I would encourage you to review the
full-text PDF that they graciously made available for free.

The AAPS is the only professional organization I pay to belong to. I
have been a member for nearly 20 years. Membership is limited to
physicians and medical students, and I would encourage all who qualify
to consider joining this group, which is one of the loudest voices for
medical freedom in the United States.

Flu vaccines are still loaded with mercury and this will invariably
contribute to brain injury in many of the children whose mothers
receive this vaccine. This is particularly tragic because there is
just no logical reason for mothers to receive this vaccine, other than
the obvious one -- to have the drug companies increase their
bottom-line profits.

The decision to vaccinate pregnant women was based on two weak studies
that in no way support this recommendation. When you carefully analyze
the first you will find that the pregnant moms did not transfer the
flu infection to their babies.

The stinker here is that the government used the fact that there were
significant differences in complications between vaccinated and
unvaccinated pregnant women. But what were the complications? Was it
something potentially fatal like pneumonia?

No, it was merely symptoms like chest pain and other minor issues,
which could have even been related to a strong immune response
providing permanent authentic immunity to the infection. So the drug
companies and the government manipulated the results to justify the
use of this vaccine in pregnant women.

If you review the only other study used to justify this recommendation
you will find it also had similar methodology flaws.

Then there is the whole issue of whether or not this unnecessary
vaccine even works during pregnancy. The projection was one to two
women per 1,000 would be prevented from being hospitalized, but the
projections are not supported by the current scientific literature as
many other studies show that this vaccine does not work.

The primary reason for the confusion is that the researchers
frequently fail to factor in important socioeconomic factors that are
the primary reason many people develop complications from the flu.

Additionally, most symptoms of the flu are not even caused by the flu
virus, which would clearly make the vaccine worthless in these

So if all the vaccines did were cause unnecessary expenses, that would
be good enough reason to stop using them. However, there is a stack of
evidence that strongly supports that the mercury used in nearly all
flu vaccines is clearly associated with brain injury in children that
are born to vaccinated mothers.

Amazingly, a vaccine manufacturer, Lilly, even notes on its package
insert that the mercury they use as a preservative is "known to cause
birth defects and other reproductive harm."

So once again we have another dramatic example of how the evil
marketing geniuses put a deceptive spin on it and are able to
manipulate government policy -- not for the protection of the citizens
it is supposed to serve, but for its true masters, the multi-national
drug corporations.