According to the organization ‘Children & Asthma in America’ there are at least 7 million children in the USA who suffer from the debilitating illness asthma. After carrying out a landmark survey researching the current state of asthma and asthma management among children in the United States, ‘Children & Asthma in America’ revealed that a massive 1 in 10 children suffer from the disease. (http://www.asthmainamerica.com/children…)
Many people are unaware that certain childhood vaccines contain yeast. Yeast is a substance which can cause breathing problems and asthma in any child who as a yeast allergy. One of the vaccines containing yeast is the Hib vaccine which is said to protect a child from Haemophilus Influenzae type B infection. This is a serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia, swelling of the throat and other disease complications, Another vaccine containing yeast is the Hep B vaccine which is said to protect a child from the Hepatitis type B infection. Hepatitis B can cause inflammation (swelling) of the liver and significant liver damage. The first Hep B vaccine is given to babies in the USA at birth and the first Hib vaccine at 8 weeks.
Pharmacist Heidi White wrote a paper in 1999 linking the Hib vaccination to asthma. She explained how different studies in rats, mice, and guinea pigs supported this. She wrote:
“A nasal Hib vaccine has been shown to stimulate Th1 and Th2 cells in mice. If the Th2 side of the immune system is over stimulated, then this can increase the risk of asthma and allergy.”
To read more go to http://www.whale.to/vaccines/hib2.html
She finished her article by adding that at that time no human studies had been carried out to support her theory.
It is highly probable that her studies are correct, as some manufacturers use yeast as an ingredient of the Hib vaccine and an allergy to yeast is known to cause asthma and breathing difficulties in some children. On the ‘Yeast Free Diet’ website, asthma is included as one of the many adverse reactions that can be caused by a yeast allergy. http://www.yeastfreedietcure.com/yeast-allergy/yeast-allergy-symptoms
Lauren DiMiceli and associates carried out a study using the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System database as a tool. They reported that they found that some children have reacted adversely to the yeast used in vaccinations. The problems they found were mostly linked to the Hep B vaccine, which has been known to be given to babies alongside the Hib vaccine. If two vaccines containing yeast were used simultaneously, one could assume that any problem an infant with a yeast allergy may face would be twofold in magnitude. They mentioned in their abstract that the preparation of recombinant hepatitis B vaccines involves using cellularcultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, otherwise known as baker’s yeast.
To read more go to http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X05007486
Another vaccine containing yeast and given to children from the age of nine, is the Gardasil vaccine, which Merck claims will protect children from the HPV infection and cervical cancer. This vaccine has also been seen to cause asthma in children,
On the website Medications.com one mother describes how her child has suffered from severe asthma ever since she had the Gardasil vaccine. She says that she is convinced that her daughter has only developed severe asthma after she received the vaccination. She wrote:
“Now our daughter sees an allergy, asthma, and immunology specialist–that is the right kind of doctor, at least. Our daughter is still battling very severe asthma which she has had for 1 year and 10 months.”
To read more go to http://www.medications.com/gardasil/51538
She is not the only mother to report that their child has suffered from asthma and breathing problems after being vaccinated with the Gardasil vaccine. Marianne Green also reported that her daughter Holly had suffered from severe breathing problems after she had the Gardasil vaccine. She said:
“Holly got her first dose of Gardasil on a Thursday, and on Saturday had what she thought was an allergy attack. Sunday, she had problems breathing and took her asthma medication. The following Monday, she had severe chest pains and could not breathe. Her pallor was grey. Over nine days she repeatedly visited the emergency room, telling her mother that her “chest hurt so badly it felt like someone was ripping her heart out.” She had pericarditis, a swelling and inflammation that surrounds the heart with fluid. The doctor said it was directly caused by Gardasil, and wrote that in his report.”
One article which appeared in the Epoch Times entitled ‘Guard your daughters from the Gardasil jab’ written by news reporters Sally Fallon and Mary Enig PhD from the Western A Price Foundation, may offer insight as to why some children have suffered from breathing problems and asthma after receiving the Gardasil vaccination. Fallon and Eing wrote that when the Gardasil trials took place that instead of using a non-reactive saline solution, the researchers used one containing reactive aluminum instead. The results were devastating as Gardasil also contains aluminum :
Vaccinations which contain yeast however, are not the only vaccinations said to be causing asthma in children. In a paper written by Dr. David L. Phillips entitled ‘Do DTP and Tetanus Vaccinations Cause Asthma?,’ Dr Phillips discusses a study which revealed that a child who has had the DTP and tetanus vaccination is 50% more likely to experience severe allergic reactions and over 80% more susceptible to sinusitis. They are also twice as likely to suffer from asthma.
The study which took place in 2000 was reported in PubMed.gov Abstract by Hurwitz EL, Morgenstern H UCLA School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Los Angeles. They reported a definite casual link between the DPT and Tetanus vaccines and asthma. They reported that:
“The odds of having a history of asthma was twice as great among vaccinated subjects than among unvaccinated”
In their conclusion they wrote:
“DTP or tetanus vaccination appears to increase the risk of allergies and related respiratory symptoms in children and adolescents”.
To read the abstract go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714532
Another vaccine also said to cause asthma in children is the whooping cough vaccine. The Pulse magazine reported in 1997 that children who are vaccinated against whooping cough were 50 per cent more likely to develop asthma, eczema and hay fever in later life.
A GP and chest consultant from the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, Dr Julian Hopkin carried out a study using a sample of his patients to examine the relationship between childhood infections and the development of subsequent atopic asthma, hay fever and eczema.
After adjusting for medical and social variables, Dr Hopkin discovered pertussis immunizations, the receipt of antibiotics in the first two years of life and maternal atopy each represented independent risk factors for development of allergy in later life. He said:
“In this population (these) three independent variables were found to consistently predict the development of subsequent asthma, hay fever and eczema- the associations were not explained by other variables,”
There are several theories as to why there has been a sudden rise in the incidence of asthma over recent years. Dr. Stephen G. Hendrix, Georgia USA, discusses a few of these. Interestingly one of the theories he discusses is a theory called the ‘Hygiene Theory’. The hygiene theory is the theory that children who are brought up in dirty unclean environments such as farms and areas that are rich in bacteria are less likely to be prone to asthma. This is because early exposure to such environments builds up a child’s immune system. He says:
“A popular hypothesis for the increasing prevalence of asthma and allergy is the so-called “hygiene hypothesis”. Investigators have noted that children exposed to infections from older siblings seem to have some protection from the development of asthma and allergy. Children raised in environments rich in bacteria and microbial organisms such as around stables and barns tend to be much less likely to develop allergies than children in homes with high levels of hygiene. Early exposure to microbes or germs might allow the human immune system to develop some tolerance to allergens or other environmental toxins which are responsible for triggering the symptoms of allergy and asthma”. http://www.southcoastmedical.com/documents/blurbs/Hendrix%20Article.pdf
Andrew H. Liu, MD, and James R. Murphy, PhDb Denver, Colorado also discuss the ‘hygiene theory’ in their article entitled ‘Hygiene hypothesis: Fact or fiction?’ http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749%2802%2991491-0/abstract#
Most medical professionals consider the house dust mite to be a major cause of asthma. In fact Asthma UK recommends using complete barrier covering systems on your mattress, duvet and pillow. They say that many people with asthma are sensitive to the droppings of house-dust mites. However, when Dr Liu and Dr Murphy studied the results of their research they discovered that environmental exposure to microbial products, as measured by the endotoxin levels in mattress dust, was associated with a significant decrease in the risk of hay fever, atopic sensitization, atopic asthma, and atopic wheeze in childhood.
In other words the more children are exposed to germs and bacteria the stronger their immune systems are.
One of the most sensible statements I have read on the subject was written by Anne Munoz-Furlong, CEO and founder of U.S. based ‘The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network’ (FAAN) who wrote: http://www.whale.to/vaccines/hoffman.html
“Perhaps our homes are too clean – we’ve done too much to take away the job of the immune system. We don’t have parasites, a lot of the childhood diseases you vaccinate and don’t have, so maybe for some people, the immune system is looking for something to do and decides, ‘Aha, I don’t like milk’ or ‘I don’t like peanuts,’ and the body then attacks the food protein as if it were an enemy invader.” Somehow I think our God given immune systems are smarter than that – that is, if left to do the job without any interference!”
Lawrence J. Hoberman, MD would agree he says:
Seventy percent of our immune system is in the intestines. Since the intestines serve as our window to our environment, it is important that the intestines monitor our exposure to harmful infections and toxins.” http://www.yourpathtohealing.com/Hygiene_Theory.html
I totally agree, our immune systems really do need to do what they are supposed to do. We should stop attacking our body’s natural defenses with an onslaught of vaccinations to protect us against illnesses that our immune systems were built to protect us from. Vaccinations are artificial and made by man, how can they ever replace our bodies natural defense against disease? Dr Viera Scheibner once said that vaccines represent a medical assault on the immune system with the result that vaccinated children commonly exhibit a deranged immunological response, and that new diseases derive from vaccination. From the research that I found she could not be more correct.