A Word on Vaccines

Dr. Suzanne Humphries was a widely known and respected MD that specialized in treating kidney disorders until she dared to question hospital administration on the practice of vaccinating severely ill patients upon hospital entry.

You’ve heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the following graph, of many, found in “Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History,” by Humphries, clearly shows by using primary sources, nearly all diseases vaccinated for were completely eradicated or were on their way out before any vaccination programs began, and in the case of the Diphtheria and Tetanus Vaccines, cases actually increased after vaccinations.


For a clearer view of the graph, go to the above link listed at the beginning.

Humphries also educates that vaccines enter the body very differently than natural infection and can do untold harm especially to the nervous system. They also contain ingredients such as aborted human fetal cells, monkey and dog kidney cells, aluminum, mercury, polysorbate 80, formaldehyde, chicken embryos, serum from aborted calf fetus blood, cells from Army worms, and the scariest one of all: mouse brain. Viral vaccines prepared in tissue culture or mouse brain have been used in Asian countries, but according to the CDC website, while used in the US since 1992, is no longer available.
While all of these ingredients should stop us in our tracks, those of us with MSIDS should particularly begin to quake whenever we see mouse brains. Mice are one of the largest carriers of ticks and therefore MSIDS. To put vaccines through mouse brains that most probably are infected with multiple pathogens and then inject that substance into a human body is in a word, homicidal.  Now we are told they no longer do that. But the question remains, how many of us have a latent virus caused by a childhood vaccination that activated upon a tick bite or other immune system challenge?
Microbiologist Judy Mikovits, PhD, was jailed right here in the US without a search warrant for not turning in her personal lab notebook, which is unheard of in the scientific community, that contained details of her research on the retrovirus XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus), the virus linked possibly to autism and other chronic illnesses. As she details in “Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases,” which reads more like a thriller, we have quiet plagues in our country such as ME/CFS that affect at least a million poor souls, with autism affecting 1 in 50 children, and that these are new diseases, never before seen in history. By the way, “murine” means mouse.  We are talking about a virus relating to the mouse.  It is no wonder that many are questioning vaccination practice when thousands of people are getting more than they bargained for and the very serious possible connection with MSIDS. The medical community vilified her as well and there is an article cited even on our website appearing to debunk Mikovits’ work; however, after reading her book you will understand that the replication studies used completely different laboratory standards. Mikovits is “old school,” and has been trained in the most rigorous laboratory standards for studying the AIDS virus. To compare the replication studies to her work would be like comparing an experienced farmer to someone who throws seeds up in the air.
PJ Langhoff, lifelong MSIDS sufferer and science writer, also connects dots to contaminated cell lines in vaccines as well as insect biowarfare (sprays to agricultural crops to combat pests) with chronic infection in her tomb, “God Science: The Secret World of Rampant Genetics, Hidden Illness, and Biotech Profiteering.” With nearly 4,500 scientific references, her book is quite convincing as well as could double as a booster chair for one of your kids.
So why aren’t we hearing about all of this?
Humphries gives a quote by Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, in Reader’s Digest.
KS:There are groups out there that insist that vaccines are responsible for a variety of problems despite all scientific evidence to the contrary. We have reached out to media outlets to try to get them to not give the views of these people equal weight in their reporting to what science has shown and continues to show about the safety of vaccines. http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/h1n1-the-report-card/#ixzz3d9TPbRqJ
Well, that explains some things.
Blogs and other media also discredit anyone, even qualified folk in medicine who have legitimate concerns, who dares to question vaccination:
…”some truly clueless anti-vaccinationists arguing against vaccines and bolstering their argument with a hilariously pathetic list of signatories, among which were noted anti-vaccine activists, chiropractors, homeopaths, and other dubious practitioners totaling only between 80-90. Among those signatories was a woman named Suzanne Humphries, MD. “
There is an increasingly widening schism in the medical community, but for those of us with MSIDS, this is nothing new. We know first hand that the mainstream medical community is not fighting for us. MSIDS is after all, all in our heads, don’t you know?
Have you ever considered that virtually no time is spent by doctors on disease prevention? According to Dr. Mercola, things like good nutrition, hygiene, fitness, optimal vitamin D levels, avoiding fluoride, and getting enough sleep, basically anything to bolster your immune system, can do far more for your overall health than any vaccine could ever hope to do. He also reveals that a study in China identifies vaccines as the most common source of adverse drug reactions in children, including anaphylaxis and death, and he convincingly argues that vaccines are creating new, more virulent strains of disease.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/26/vaccines-adverse-reaction.aspx. Similarly to how organisms mutate and evade the immune system in an MSIDS patient, organisms vaccinated for are now forced to adapt and survive, and are becoming stronger. Humphries states the same and adds that the wild version of a disease is almost always milder and self limiting as well as the little quoted fact that the recent measles outbreaks were predominantly in vaccinated children. It’s also a fact that there are 107 children in 34 states with polio symptoms – all of whom have been successfully immunized against polio. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2015/02/15/effectiveness-safety-vaccines-questioned/23424655/. While the article admonishes that it’s not polio, doctors like Humphries believe it’s a mutated form that started out in the past as relatively mild. Equally disturbing is the 1200% increase of paralysis in India after the live oral polio vaccine was introduced a decade ago. Non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP), is clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/323371
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck….
Despite what the mainstream medical field tells you, you do have a choice – at least for now. Become informed. Do your own research. Try whenever possible to look at primary sources, as Humphries shows that the CDC and others manipulate the data to support their views, refusing to even consider another side. Dissolving Illusions is filled with graphs demonstrating that in certain cases, disease rates actually went down after vaccines were stopped. You will not find this on a CDC site. Another point to remember is that no long-term studies have been done comparing vaccinated versus truly unvaccinated people, much less considering multiple vaccines given simultaneously. Humphries sites only one recent study, http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/03/13/cid.cis307, where a saline placebo was used, rather than a vaccine or fluid which has everything but the main antigen. The study showed no difference in influenza viral infection but a 5-6 times higher rate of non-influenza viral infections in those who got the vaccine. No good studies have been done on pregnant women or the chronically ill, and even the CDC states that people with altered immunocompetence may be at increased risk for an adverse reaction after a live attenuated vaccine as well as that some have anaphylactic reactions to ingredients such as egg and antibiotics found in vaccines, and gives a conflicting paragraph on Thimerosal, an “organic mercurial compound,” which is like saying “organic” lead or anthrax in small amounts is OK. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/general-recommendations-for-vaccination-and-immunoprophylaxis
MSIDS patients are quite familiar with the information war and understand that the very folks entrusted with public health safety are often like wolves guarding the chickens. For instance, here’s a quote found in the NY Times by Dr. Lance Rodewald, the director of the Division of Immunization Services at the CDC: “Frightening parents about the consequences of failing to vaccinate their children will most likely be part of the campaign. For that task, meningococcal meningitis is ideal.” http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/27/health/27vaccine.html?_r=0 So, rather than educating people on how to avoid meningococcal meningitis, authorities would rather resort to fear tactics. And, along this same line, Dr. Jacobson of the Mayo Clinic has created a slide show to train doctors on how to deal with patient objectives to vaccines. The slides coach physicians not to give printed material to parents or email them links to study vaccines for themselves, but rather to persuade them to get them rather than to inform them.
In the link above, Humphries does an incredible job out outlining typical arguments used by vaccinators and takes them all head on. For an informative interview about vaccinations, watch the following YouTube.

Each state has its own laws on vaccinations. There are religious, medical, and conscientious objection exemptions. Depending upon the state, there may be all three possible exemptions to states like California where legislators are pushing for mandatory, compulsory vaccinations for all. This, by the way, seems to be the trend, and for those who disagree with this direction, it’s important to stand up and be heard. Everyone should take the time to learn about vaccines and the risks, but the MSIDS patient particularly needs to be well versed as his immune system is already compromised.
On a final note, every single MSIDS person I know had a relapse after vaccination.
For more information on vaccines contact the National Vaccine Information Center at http://www.nvic.org. NVIC is a national charitable, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to informed consent. They provide assistance to those who have suffered vaccine reactions; and funds research to evaluate vaccine safety and effectiveness, as well as monitors vaccine research, development, regulation, policy-making and legislation.

We will have a simple support meeting this Saturday (June 20) from 1:30-3:30 at the Pinney Library on Cottage Grove Road in Madison.  Hope to see you all there!

Also, for those of you who missed Dr. Waters’ talk he gave to the group, he will be repeating it (A Multisystem Approach for the Treatment of Lyme Disease) on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 at the Ambers Resort & Conference Center.  The address is 655 N Frontage Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI.  Family and friends are welcome.

Here’s a few more talks he’ll be giving, all at the Ambers Resort:

Thursday, June 15, 6:30:  Diet, Allergies & Fatigue

Thursday, August 20, 6:30:  Weight Loss Shouldn’t Be So Hard!

Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30:  Pain ~ Friend or Foe?

All of these topics relate to those of us with MSIDS as our entire immune system is being challenged.  This sets us up for allergies, fatigue, weight gain or loss, and tons of pain.

Please advise me if any of your practitioners are giving public talks or if they would be willing to speak to our group.  “A man of many counselors is wise.”


University of Florida researcher, Katherine Sayler, found that about 10% of Lone Star ticks collected had the Tacaribe virus which causes hemorrhagic fever.  The virus was first isolated from bats and mosquitoes in Trinidad in the 1950’s.  

Symptoms include fatigue, fever, weakness, dizziness, and muscle pain.  More severe cases show bleeding under the skin, from bodily orifices, and in internal organs.  It can cause kidney failure and coma leading to death.  

What’s unusual about this event is that this virus was thought to have disappeared 40 years ago as well as the fact it seemed to jump from bats to ticks.  Sayler states that “No arena virus has ever been associated with a tick.”

Perhaps this article will help point out that the Emperor still has no clothes on.  Firstly, Lyme is a catch-all name for something that could potentially be hundreds of things.  Horowitz calls it MSIDS (multi infectious disease syndrome), which is a far better descriptor.  Secondly, authorities need to use the scientific method, unbiasedly.  If they did, they would discover that veterinarian, Dr. Breitschwerdt, strongly believes that each animal has its own strain of Bartonella and believes it’s a silent epidemic.  They would also learn that far more insects than thought are involved in spreading disease.  They would get over the notion that MSIDS has state and country borders.  (Tell that to the bird)  These pathogens have been here since the beginning of time.  Time to give them the respect and careful study they deserve and time to start listening to patients!

Recently Kathy Lynch, Pharmacist from Women’s International Pharmacy (WIP), spoke to our group.  Since adrenal insufficiency is common in MSIDS (multi systemic infectious disease syndrome) patients, it’s important to rule it out or treat whatever imbalances exist.  Similar to MSIDS testing, testing for adrenal function is poor and is best treated clinically by doctors with experience, with testing used mostly to confirm suspicions.

One thing that is clear is that all MSIDS patients should have their thyroid, cortisol, vitamin D, and basic hormones checked.  Kathy lists some of the more common symptoms for these disorders but a quick Google search should help you and your practitioner know fairly well if you need treatment.  While it is not true across the board, another quite common ailment with MSIDS is low magnesium.  All of these supplements are fairly inexpensive and can make a world of difference in how you feel.

WIP is a local compounding pharmacy and takes great effort and care in making the most bioidentical forms of hormones.  In other words, their hormones are as close to what your body makes as possible.  The beauty is your body processes it more naturally with fewer side effects and usually it is less expensive.

Due to the length of the presentation it is in 5 parts for your convenience.  I feel strongly that this very well might be the “missing link” in many treatments.  If you have low magnesium, low thyroid and cortisol, I guarantee you are going to feel lousy.  The little thyroid gland controls our body temperature.  If you are hypothyroid your temperature is going to be lower making you an excellent habitat for bacteria and viruses.  Just by taking thyroid medicine you make yourself a tougher target for disease.  Same goes for vitamin D, magnesium, and many other levels.

If you do not feel your practitioner is qualified in this area, contact WIP for their list of practitioners who use them frequently.  The phone # is 1-800-279-5708.  The pharmacists are quite knowledgeable and helpful.  They also put out wonderful articles on topics from fatigue to high blood pressure, hormone testing, liver, vitamin D, and yeast – all subjects MSIDS patients contend with.  If you have a subject you need information on, contact them and they will send you literature on it.

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Besides our June 6 meeting from 1:30-3:30 with Pharmacist Kathy Lynch from Women’s International Pharmacy, we have a simple group support meeting June 20 from 1:30-4:30.

Also, the following link has excellent information on repellents:


“Repellents with the best track records include the following: DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, and oil of lemon eucalyptus (PMD). The three non-DEET compounds each seem to work as well as or nearly as well as DEET when they are used at higher concentrations (20%).”


Excellent “natural options”: http://www.primallyinspired.com/favorites-how-to-make-a-homemade-bug-repellent-oil-easy-essential-oils/

Bug Blends

15 drops lavender + 5 drops eucalyptus

Bug Blend 1
10 drops rosemary
7 drops cinnamon
3 drops cedarwood
Bug Blend 2
12 drops lemongrass
6 drops eucalyptus
2 drops citronella
Bug Blend 3
20 drops rose geranium

Premixed Bug Blends
Many essential oil companies make premixed blends that you can purchase and use instead of blending your own. Just add 10-20 drops to your carrier oil and you’re good to go.
doTERRA’s TerraShield Repellant Blend
Plant Therapy’s Bug Off Synergy Blend
Eden’s Garden Four Thieves Synergy Blend

How To Make A Homemade Bug Repelling Oil:

The first thing you’ll need is to choose your carrier oil and put about 2 TBSP into a bottle or jar.

Next, choose the essential oils or blend of oils that you want to add to your carrier oil.
You want to get around 20 drops for 2 TBSP of carrier oil so that your oil isn’t too strong, but just right.

Slowly add your essential oils to your carrier oil.
Lastly, shake or stir your oil well to mix everything together and store it in a place that’s out of direct sunlight. To use your homemade bug repellent oil, just pour a bit of oil into the palm of your hand, rub it together, and massage it into your little ones skin before going outdoors.

The author of Primally Inspired puts 1 drop of Rose Geranium Oil in between her dog’s shoulder blades and a drop at the base of his tail each day.  She puts a drop on the insides of her wrists and a drop behind her ears.
 Homemade Flea Powder Recipe:

1 cup Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (find HERE)
1/2 cup Neem Powder (find HERE)
1/2 cup Yarrow Powder (find HERE)
20 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil* (find HERE)  *Leave out the essential oil if using for cats.

Mix all ingredients together and put in a shaker top container. I used a mason jar with a shaker top lid (I got my mason jar shaker top lid at Christmas Tree Shop, but you could make your own by drilling holes in a regular mason jar lid).
Apply from head to tail along your pets spine in dry conditions. Brush your pets fur going the opposite direction so the powder comes in contact with the skin. Avoid the eyes and nose. Rub the powder on the belly and legs. Try to get the flea powder on as much skin as you can.

How often to apply flea powder?
To use this as a general repellent (with no serious flea infestation), applying once a month during active flea season (end of spring/summer) is sufficient. If the pet gets a bath or gets wet, it will need to be reapplied.
If you have a flea infestation:
You will need to apply more often, depending on how bad of an infestation you are dealing with.

If you have a flea infestation, you will also need to apply this flea powder to your floors, windowsills, door sills, pet bedding, sofa, etc. Focus your efforts where your pet spends the most amount of time, since fleas and their eggs will be the most concentrated in those areas. Just apply a light dusting to the areas in your house and leave it there overnight. Vacuum in the morning or sometime the next day. Do this once a week for 4 weeks if you have a flea infestation.

You can also leave a little bit of this flea powder on your door and window sills to prevent spiders, ants and other bugs from entering.

Information derived from a Mercola article found at:

Marijuana is a Schedule 1 controlled substance, a category reserved for the most dangerous drugs, along with heroin and LSD due to a “high potential for abuse” and “no accepted medical use.” Current research shows this to be completely untrue.

Interestingly, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) obtained a patent for marijuana as a “neural protectant,” in 2003. So much for the “no accepted medical use.”

The active ingredient, cannabinoids, has two subclasses important for medical use: THC (tetrahydrocannabinols) and CBD (cannabidiols). CBD comprises 40% of cannabis resin and interact with specific receptors in your cell membranes. THC is the most psychoactive, and is known for producing a “high.” Over time, some producers have bred plants with higher amounts of this compound. The downfall of this practice is lower medicinal value and adverse effects. Like all herbs; however, the plant works best as a whole plant with the CBD lessening the psychoactive effects of THC. Once again, it’s all in the breeding.

According to Dr. Mechoulam we have our own endogenous cannabinoid system within us, with our bodies making cannabinoids similar to those in marijuana, and are found on cell membranes throughout our bodies. The two that have been identified are CB1 which is in our brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and other parts. CB2 is in our immune system. This cannabinoid system is believed to assist regulating physiological processes and in maintaining homeostasis.

The most encouraging aspect for MSIDS (multi, systemic, infectious, disease) patients is the ability of marijuana to lower inflammation and an overactive immune system, increase energy, control appetite, help with nutrient transport, cellular communication, emotional balance, sleep, and memory, all of which we struggle with.

It is also pro-apoptotic, which means it kills cancer cells, but leaves healthy cells alone. It is also anti-angiogenic, which means it cuts off a tumor’s blood supply.

But perhaps the greatest benefit is its proven ability to control pain as well as or better than pharmaceuticals as demonstrated by the 2010 report by the Center for Medical Cannabis Research on 14 clinical studies which were FDA-approved, double-blind, and placebo-controlled.

According to Dr. Margaret Gedde, MD, PhD, cannabis is safer and less toxic than many prescription drugs. For instance, in states were medical marijuana is legal, overdose deaths from pharmaceutical opioids decreased by an average of 33% after five and six years of marijuana legalization. The main side-effect of cannabidiol is sleepiness which wears off after the patient gets accustomed to it.

For more information on optimal dosing and protocols, Gedde recommends looking into current clinical practice in states where cannabis is now legally accessible. Other resources include PubMed, cancer.gov, The Journal of Pain, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Mercola’s interview with Dr. Frankel. Found here:


http://m.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/5-kentucky-elk-brought-to-wisconsin-die-from-tick-disease-b99496215z1-303303681.html  (Go to this web page for the entire article)

By Paul A. Smith of the Journal Sentinel

Five elk recently transferred to Wisconsin from Kentucky as part of a reintroduction effort died in mid-April because of a tick-borne disease, the Department of Natural Resources announced Monday.

The elk died over a period of about one week in a quarantine pen in Jackson County, according to the DNR. The dead elk included one adult cow, which carried an unborn calf, and four yearlings (three females and one male).

Necropsies on the dead animals revealed they died of acute Babesiosis, according to the DNR. The disease is caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells and are spread by certain ticks, including the deer tick.

State wildlife officials presume the elk were bitten by ticks after their arrival in Wisconsin. The dead animals were part of a shipment of 26 elk brought to Wisconsin in late March as part of a multiyear agreement with Kentucky wildlife officials. The plan calls for Wisconsin to receive up to 150 elk from Kentucky.

Although Babesiosis has also been isolated in white-tailed deer, it has only led to benign infections in the continent’s most abundant cervid, Ryan said.

The disease also affects humans. Wisconsin, Minnesota and states in the northeastern U.S. have the highest rates of Babesiosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The parasite that causes Babesiosis typically is spread by a tick in the young nymph stage of their life cycle, when they are most apt to be found seeking a blood meal during spring and summer.


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