• Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    We mandate more vaccines than any other country. We also have the worst infant mortality rate of any first, second, and even some third world countries. Most parents or doctors (for that matter) do not start out "anti-vaccine", their stance is changed once they have a child who is permanently and profoundly damaged by a vaccine. They then decide no more for that child and no more for their next children. And they are correct in making that decision. All the independent Cochrane meta-analysis on vaccine studies end the same way: safety studies are needed in order to assess risk/benefit ratios. There are over 200 new vaccines in the pipeline and as those before them, they will all be approved and recommended which will turn to mandates. When is enough, enough?

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  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    “ASIA”-Autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants or Vaccine Injury with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia WellnessResources.com News and Views January 19, 2015 Linda J. Dobberstein, Chiropractor, Board Certified in Clinical Nutrition In the world of autoimmune research, there is a new diagnosis quietly making headlines. It is called Autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants or “ASIA.” Scientists have been studying this topic with mounting interest over the last few years as there has been a marked increase in autoimmune disorders. They are studying how there is a loss of tolerance to self, i.e. autoimmunity/auto-inflammation, and the role of environmental factors and genetics. They are putting together some very intriguing pieces of the puzzle. ASIA ASIA syndrome was first introduced in 2011 by researchers Y. Schoenfeld and N. Agmon-Levin in the Journal of Autoimmunity. In their research, they studied the interactions among vaccines, adjuvants and immune diseases. Adjuvants are used to increase the immune reaction to the compound that you are being vaccinated against. It is intended to be helpful by enhancing and potentiating the immune system response to the vaccine. This is like adding a little lighter fluid to the gas grill you are about to light with a match. The researchers saw that four conditions: siliconosis (complication from silicone containing implants), the Gulf War Syndrome, macrophagic myofasciitis syndrome (MMF), and post-vaccination phenomena were linked to previous exposures to an adjuvant found in vaccines. The primary adjuvant used in vaccines for over 70 years is alum, which is a mixture of aluminum salts. According to the CDC, the adjuvant aluminum is used in US childhood vaccines that prevent hepatitis A and B, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP, Tdap), Haeomophilus influenzae type B (HiB), human papillomavirus (HPV) and the pneumococcus infection. Up until 2009, it was the only adjuvant used in the United States. Scientists are now working on other types of adjuvants to use with vaccines. ASIA, CFS and FM The December 2014 journal Immunological Research contained a study by the same researchers who first published on ASIA. The title was “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia following immunization with the hepatitis B vaccine: another angle of the ‘autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) syndrome induced by adjuvants’ (ASIA).” The researchers analyzed the medical records of 19 patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and/or fibromyalgia (FM). All patients were immunized with the hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccination during the years 1990-2008 in the US. No patients had CFS or FM prior to the Hep B vaccination. The study stated that “all patients fulfilled the ASIA criteria.” This means that all individuals experienced inflammation that triggered immune injury from the vaccination and aluminum salts and then developed CFS or FM after the Hep B shots. The onset of symptoms of CFS or FM took anywhere from days to a year after the last vaccination. Forty-two percent of the patients took the full series of Hep B shots despite experiencing adverse effects while taking the shots. Participants experienced multiple symptoms, including neurological, musculoskeletal, cognitive difficulties, memory loss, fatigue, GI, and skin problems. The average age of the patient in this study was 28 years and 68 percent of the participants were women. Prior to the hepatitis B vaccine, about 20 percent of the group had either a personal or family history of autoimmune disorders. After the series of shots and the development of CFS or FM, 71 percent of the patients had elevated autoimmune antibodies, i.e. lab evidence of active full blown autoimmunity. Agmon-Leven, et al provided the conclusion of this study - “All patients fulfilled the ASIA criteria. This study suggests that in some cases CFS and FM can be temporally related to immunization as part of the ASIA syndrome.” The three main risk factors cited included: 1. The appearance of adverse event during immunization 2. The presence of autoimmune susceptibility (personal/family risk and history) 3. Elevated levels of autoantibodies. The CDC recommends that all children get the Hep B vaccine at birth and complete the series by 18 months. If the child did not get the vaccination in infancy, then they recommend it as soon as possible. General adult recommendation is to get the Hep B vaccine if there is risk with sexual behaviors, drug behaviors, health care workers, dialysis, HIV, diabetics, a prisoner, etc. You weigh your risk and your infant’s or grandchildren’s risk. The findings in the study demonstrated that the adjuvants and vaccine exposure took young healthy adults, most of whom did not have known autoimmune disorders, and tipped the scales into chronic debilitating autoimmune disorders of CFS and fibromyalgia. Macrophagic Myofasciitis – MMF Earlier in the article, there was mention of an illness called macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF). This rare condition is characterized by persistent reactions of macrophages, a type of white blood cell, to the aluminum adjuvant creating either local or a systemic reaction. MMF occurs primarily in adults. Macrophages are primarily found in connective tissue and the bloodstream and ingest foreign particles and infections like “pac-man.” With MMF, the macrophage becomes dysfunctional and unable to remove the aluminum. This leads to local or systemic inflammatory response with symptoms of muscle aches and pain, tenderness, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction. It is considered a rare systemic inflammatory disease. Researchers published a review article on this topic in November 2014 in Frontiers in Neurology. The authors related that MMF symptoms correspond to those found in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). Neurological tests show significant brain involvement with poor blood flow similar to the CFS/ME. This caused problems with carrying out tasks and function, memory, hearing beside the chronic fatigue and systemic pain. This same study reviewed associations with other disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, headaches, other autoimmune diseases, spinal pain, and more associated with adverse adjuvant reactions. In every case, MMF reactions caused chronic cognitive dysfunction. A recent publication found in Pharmacological Research, the researchers noted a general consensus of risk factors pertaining to ASIA and felt that vaccination-related ASIA is uncommon. 1. Patients with prior post-vaccination autoimmune difficulties 2. Patients with a medical history of autoimmunity 3. Patients with a history of allergic reactions 4. Individuals who are prone to develop autoimmunity, i.e. they have a family history of autoimmune diseases, are asymptomatic carriers of autoantibodies, or carrying certain genetic profiles, etc. Other researchers openly disagree and are trying to sound the alarm. Research published in Immunotherapy in 2014 clearly states that aluminum salts impact the brain at every single level and change gene expression. In the Journal of Toxicology, these same authors describe aluminum salts as affecting all species studied in a highly negative manner including the biophysics of water. It injures cells, circuits, and can cause catastrophic cell failure leading to death. “Aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences.” They go onto say aluminum salts form highly toxic complexes with other elements like fluorine/fluoride and interact negatively with gyphosate (Round-Up/GMOs), lead and mercury. These are serious interactions that certainly Big Pharma, Big Ag, and Big Government will continue to dismiss and sweep under the rug. Not everyone who gets Hep B shots or other vaccinations have such serious adverse outcomes such as MMF, CFS, or FM. But it makes one wonder how many times we are going to pour gasoline on a sleeping giant that we don’t really understand. Why turn someone’s life upside down with chronic illnesses that are poorly understood, often dismissed as psychosomatic or depressed. In the battle of vaccinations with Big Pharma and Big Government versus the groundswell movement of those opposed to vaccination, this new knowledge is groundbreaking for those with CFS and FM. It is information that needs to be fully acknowledged and understood. It may at least provide those with CFS and FM some understanding on potential reasons why they lost their health. Hopefully, this information will help you understand risks and help prevent autoimmune disorders from occurring by taking appropriate precautions and actions. Vaccinations are nearly universal and it will take years to put all the pieces together. Remember that there are over 70 years of vaccinations given to billions of individuals, and we are still early on in understanding long term effects and all the implications that surround them. How one cleans up the damage takes arduous work. Much is left to be learned. How to Prevent Vaccine Injury Make sure you understand your risk with personal and family history before being lulled into the complacency that a vaccine and adjuvant is no big deal. It is a big deal to the immune system if it is already primed. A spark is a spark, but its outcome is different near a water source versus in a forest during a hot summer drought. Don’t light the match in autoimmune battles if the conditions in your body are primed. If you are stressed, worn out, digestive complaints with brain fog, brain fatigue, or suspected thyroid problems, etc., determine the risk and decide if you are going to light the match or not. The studies discussed here have focused on adults who were previously generally healthy, then received the vaccinations with the adjuvants and subsequently had their health turn into a chronic nightmare. Work on taking the burden off the body to avoid the fire of autoimmunity. Start with the basics. Remove as many chemicals, toxins, GMOs, food intolerances, sugar, processed foods, and EMFs out of the diet and environment. Regularly work on detoxification with diet, nutrition, sweating, stretching, movement and exercise, etc. Improve gut and immune health and heal gut permeability or Leaky Gut Syndrome if present. Restore antioxidant status with nutritional support such as glutathione precursors, curcumin, lipoic acid, silymarin, omega 3 oils, coenzyme Q10 and redox agents like PQQ. These compounds help fortify and balance inflammation and immune activity. Animal studies show that curcumin and coenzyme Q10 have been found beneficial in reducing adjuvant induced arthritis in animal studies. When this issue is laid out on the table and the dust settles, I suspect it will be similar to what we have learned with cigarettes and cancer or HRT and cancer, but far more insidious and substantially more people. Weigh the risks. Don’t be lulled into complacency. 7155 Amundson Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55439 | Copyright © Wellness Resources, Inc. 1999-2013 - Terms
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    NJ has a religious exemption form.
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    They have ripped away many of our rights already. They already own your children. Wake up! They are going to forcibly vaccinate, and forcibly let illegals take your jobs, and tax money. Talk against them, and they will forcibly take your children from you. That's after they try to take our guns. It is time to turn to God people! Pray for our nation, and your loved ones, and yourself! Quit eating GMO's!!! Eat organic. Build up your immune system. Turmeric is a very good spice to use on your food. Curcumin, also. Do your body good!
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    Great information. I thank you from the heart!
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    And- furthermore- Let's not forget that these vaccines may not be properly stored or administered. Let's beef up the quality control and inspection/training practices for dispensing and administering!! We need to investigate BOTH sides of this important debate. Money should NOT be an issue in Health care!!
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    Of developed nations. Lesser developed countries must account for malnourishment, lack of adequate health facilities, basic hygiene Practices and access to clean water.
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    This is wonderful posting, and I praise you for doing so! I have two very sensitive grandchildren, and my only Granddaughter cried (high pitched screaming at times) for three days after her vaccination at six months (never earlier because her Mother refused). Because of her reaction, she and little brother had no more until mid-elementary school. Again they had a bad reaction with their arms swollen to where they could not bend them for awhile. The girl had brain swelling as verified by Dr. James Rowland in Kansas City, using a German Dermatron Machine, and he also advised that she now carries Gillian Barea Virus in her system, So we assume the little brother does as well. It is like a sword hanging over their heads, knowing the virus might cripple them, were their immune systems to drop at some point.
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_05.pdf
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    Thank you for speaking out. You are very brave and people deserve and need to question what is so in our society.
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    "We also have the worst infant mortality rate of any first, second, and even some third world countries" We are number 169 on the list..........Correction, we have one of the lowest. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2091rank.html
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    I wish Dr. Bark's letter could be sent to Washington State legislatures. (actually all the states and Obama) Medical tyranny is on the rise and we seem to have stepped back in time. Nazi Germany was a democracy before it took missteps. We should be learning from history, not repeating it.
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    Saw it last Friday and bought ten!!
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    It makes me ill to think how hard others are working to eliminate our right to choose which medicine we deem healthy for us/our family. Especially when you consider studies like this: US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Curr Med Chem. 2011;18(17):2630-7. Aluminum vaccine adjuvants: are they safe? Tomljenovic L1, Shaw CA. Abstract Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science's understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compounds. In spite of this, the notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted. Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences. In our opinion, the possibility that vaccine benefits may have been overrated and the risk of potential adverse effects underestimated, has not been rigorously evaluated in the medical and scientific community. We hope that the present paper will provide a framework for a much needed and long overdue assessment of this highly contentious medical issue. PMID: 21568886 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    I would really love to know the risk posed to my sons if they take Gardasil....since I have chronic HPV (16 or 18) infection and did when they were born. I didn't learn this until my 3rd pregnancy unfortunately (thin prep was new then). All were born vaginally so they were definitely exposed naturally. Since there is no way to test males for hpv, there is obviously no titer test (not that I've ever seen one done prior to any shot, including for myself as an adult). Most people are fortunate enough for their immune system to clear hpv when exposed but many aren't. It is one of the most transmitted STDs and also responsible for many, if not most, cases of cervical, penile, anal, and now oral cancer. How many kids have been born already infected/exposed? How many people have been infected or exposed through untested donated blood? I used to donate often and deeply regret that now! There is a place for acquired immunity but what are the dangers when we try to artificially impose that when natural immunity, or active infection, may already be present? I'm a mom who believed in vaccines (still do somewhat). I've spent 14 yrs researching autism on my own as I have 2 sons who are half-brothers who have autism. I never believed their vaccines played a role....until i researched the adjuvants, namely aluminum. I also have some medical training although I've never worked in field. Watching a cancer researcher stick a needle full of herpes into the pt bed when sharps container was accessible was my last straw. Medicine and science are fascinating and we have learned and can do amazing things! I just wish we could get the disinformation, greed and Dr Frankensteins out of it. And teach humility with intelligence - many doctors miss what they might see if their inflated egos weren't crowding out common sense. Such as...vaccine science is logical. Adding a bunch of stuff to the antigen, overwhelming an immature immune system, forcing acquired immunity when risk of natural occurring disease or shot itself doesn't outweigh benefit, not checking titer levels, not excluding those more susceptible to adverse reactions (such as those with compromised immune systems, which are many these days) - these are the issues that turn science loving parents into "anti-vaxxers"!!!!
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    Thank you. Thank you. You are brave and just in your convictions. You are helping the world!
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    I have seen an heard of many children being permanently physically damaged by recommended vaccines that caused serious adverse reactions, an often these children had an unknown underlying immunodeficiencies or other conditions, that if parents were aware they would think differently about giving their children vaccines. If vaccines become mandatory then the health care system needs to put into effect a policy that they pay for testing of all children prior to vaccines that children dont have underlying conditions. At least be offered w/ detailed education of every vaccine. Americans are losing control of their own bodies, unacceptable.
  • Dr. Toni Bark, M.D. – Do Not Remove Vaccine Exemptions – Some Children Die from Vaccines

    Thank you Dr. Bark for being a voice of reason and standing up for our Constitutional Rights. Please continue to fight for those of us that fear this country will begin to take away our rights.