In 2011 a group of researchers headed by Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld the head of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, and Dr. Levine who is a senior physician in the Zabludowicz Center, coined a new term to a group of 4 immune-mediated diseases triggered by an adjuvant stimulus.
It’s called Autoimmune (Auto-inflammatory) Syndrome induced by Adjuvants. These four seemingly unrelated conditions: siliconosis, Gulf War syndrome, macrophagic myofascitis syndrome and post-vaccination phenomena share a common trigger that is used in every doctor’s office on as many patients as possible.
Vaccine Adjuvants are the Trigger to Autoimmune Diseases
This new disease is called ASIA and it stands for Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants. These conditions are all characterized by hyperactive immune responses accompanied by a similar complex of signs and symptoms after receiving a vaccination.
The link between silicone, a synthetic polymer, and immune-mediated diseases has been accepted by the medical community and has been documented many times over in relationship to silicone breast implants.
Since the 1960s, silicone implants have been used for breast augmentation and reconstruction. However, safety issues regarding the use of silicone led to a moratorium by the US Food and Drug Administration between 1992 and 2006. At the present time the silicone implants are being used again, but local and systemic adverse effects still remain a concern.
Gulf War Syndrome
Gulf War syndrome is a condition that is characterized by a constellation of the following symptoms: myalgia, arthralgias, chronic fatigue, neurological cognitive impairment, gastrointestinal symptoms, respiratory symptoms, skin manifestations and appearance of autoantibodies. There are also other symptoms but these are the ones that are in common with the 3 other ASIA conditions.
Additionally, veterans with GWS showed antibodies to squalene, an adjuvant used in vaccines.
Macrophagic Myofascitis Syndrome
Macrophagic Myofascitis Syndrome is characterized by diffuse myalgias and chronic fatigue. This condition meets both CDC and Oxford criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome in about half of patients. About 33% of the patients develop an autoimmune disease, such as multiple sclerosis. Even in the absence of frank autoimmune disease there are signs of chronic immune stimulation, and most of them are of the HLADRB1*01 group, a phenotype at risk to develop polymyalgia rheumatica and rheumatoid arthritis — also autoimmune diseases.
Researchers found an immunologically active lesion upon deltoid muscle biopsy — this is the site for injection of an aluminum adjuvant used in vaccines against hepatitis B virus, hepatitis A virus, and tetanus toxoid. According to the researchers,
Aluminum hydroxide is known to potently stimulate the immune system and to shift immune responses towards a Th-2 profile. It is plausible that persistent systemic immune activation that fails to switch off represents the pathophysiologic basis of chronic fatigue syndrome associated with macrophagic myofasciitis, similarly to what happens in patients with post-infectious chronic fatigue and possibly idiopathic chronic fatigue syndrome… Interestingly, special emphasis has been put on Th-2 biased immune responses as a possible explanation of chronic fatigue and associated manifestations known as the Gulf war syndrome. Results concerning macrophagic myofasciitis may well open new avenues for etiologic investigation of this syndrome. Indeed, both type and structure of symptoms are strikingly similar in Gulf war veterans and patients with macrophagic myofasciitis. 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. Moreover, the war vaccine against anthrax, which is administered in a 6-shot regimen and seems to be crucially involved, is adjuvanted by aluminium hydroxide and, possibly, squalene, another Th-2 adjuvant.
Post-vaccination phenomena (also referred to as vaccinosis) or the association between vaccination and autoimmune illness is still controversial. Brain antibodies as well as clinical symptoms have been found in patients vaccinated against measles and hepatitis B virus (HBV). There have been other associations between autoimmune diseases and tetanus, influenza vaccines, polio vaccine and others.
The Adjuvant Effect
The use of adjuvants in vaccines in order to enhance the immune response is commonly practiced by manufacturers. According to Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD,
Formerly, adjuvants were thought to pose little or no independent threat. Alas, studies of animal models and humans demonstrated the ability of some of them to inflict autoimmunity and immune-mediated diseases by themselves. One of the most studied adjuvants in this context is pristane. This adjuvant was found to be capable of inducing an autoimmune disease like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a murine model… The adjuvant squalene, can also induce arthritis in rats and the production of SLE (Lupus) associated autoantibodies in mice.
Aluminum as an Adjuvant
A commonly used adjuvant is aluminum. Again from Dr. Shoenfeld,
The widespread use of aluminum was enhanced by the belief that it is nontoxic and rapidly excreted in the urine. Regrettably, it turns out that aluminum has several pathologic effects such as postdialysis encephalopathy, degenerative brain disorders, osteomalacia, cholestasis, ototoxicity, normo- or microcytic anemia, hemolytic anemia, disturbed erythropoiesis process, and inhibition of macrophage and leukocyte defensive mechanisms.
Mercury as an Adjuvant
Mercury as an adjuvant is in the form of thimerosal, is a substance that has been highly controversial. Not surprisingly, the medical establishment has not and will never admit that it is implicated in the spike in autism rates in this country.
Just recently in 2012, a study was published entitled, Evidence of parallels between mercury intoxication and the brain pathology in autism from researchers at the Institute of Chronic Illnesses in Maryland.
The researchers found many parallels between mercury toxicity and autism, including,
- microglial/astrocytic activation
- brain immune response activation
- oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation
- decreased reduced glutathione levels and elevated oxidized glutathione
- mitochondrial dysfunction
- impairment in methylation
- decreased cerebral/cerebellar blood flow
These are just a few of the similarities found. The researchers conclude that,
The evidence suggests that mercury may be either causal or contributory in the brain pathology in ASD, possibly working synergistically with other toxic compounds or pathogens to produce the brain pathology observed in those diagnosed with ASD.
Clearly, mercury, in the form of thimerosal is extraordinarily toxic and should be removed from ALL vaccines immediately.
Kudos to these Researchers
I applaud these brave researchers who are pursuing these investigations in the face of the medical establishment, Big Pharma and other powerful forces in opposition.
Best Defense is an Offense
Your best defense is to stay informed about the risks vs. the benefits of these shots and be prepared when you bring your child to the doctor. They will automatically set you or your child up for shots. You are the parent and you can make the decisions for your child and not rely on a set schedule that pharmaceutical companies and bureaucrats have dreamed up.
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