How to Cause a Peanut Allergy Epidemic in 4 Easy Steps

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail(This originally ran February 27, 2014.  As the second edition of Heather Fraser’s book is now out, it seemed a great time to revisit this blog in the hopes that we can reach even more people. — Editor)

At some point in 2010 I saw a simple website, where the margins of the text were too narrow, causing the sentences to run too wide, that claimed that the peanut allergy epidemic we are now experiencing is due to peanut oil being used in vaccines. I am a peanut allergy mom. I am angry and disappointed on a near-daily basis about the hand we’ve been dealt with our son, and I want answers. I knew my child was vaccine injured; I saw the downward spiral happen before my very eyes when he was two months old. However, I didn’t believe the text in front of me. I didn’t think it was true that there was peanut oil in today’s vaccines. I searched for information about peanut oil and vaccines, but everything I read contained the exact words of the outdated site I’d already seen, as if everyone else got their information from the same place, and none of it cited a source. I let it die and moved on.

peanut allergyThe next year a new book was published by Heather Fraser of Ontario, Canada called The Peanut Allergy Epidemic: What’s Causing It and How to Stop It. I read reviews here and there, and people mentioned the peanut oil in vaccines again. I dismissed the book, assuming the entire theory behind it was the peanut oil in our vaccines rumor.

Fast forward to 2014: I was reading about how widely accepted it is in research that injected aluminum was responsible for some major afflictions — IgE production, increased allergenicity, and neurotoxicity. Rogue IgE antibodies are the cornerstone of asthma and anaphylactic food allergies. Aluminum neurotoxicity is the suspected cause of Alzheimer’s and, many believe, autism. If vaccines are point “A” and food allergies are point “D,” studies published in peer-reviewed journals don’t directly connect A to D. Instead, they connect point B, aluminum, to point C, IgE antibodies, and leave it to the reader to connect the outside dots — lest they be subjected to the Andrew Wakefield treatment. I spent days researching these terms and the studies that supported them, and time and time again Google was giving me Ms. Fraser’s book in the search results.

Another startling discovery came from the realization that if you want to know what’s causing an affliction in a large group of human beings, look to how researchers recreate those characteristics in the mice models they study. Peanut-allergic mice are created in the lab by feeding the mice, or forcing them to inhale, peanut protein fused to a bacterial toxin like diphtheria or cholera. It is truly that simple. The more I read, the more links to that book appeared on my screen.

Then I moved on to the relatively new Hib vaccine that has been part of the CDC vaccination schedule for two-month old babies only since 1990. I’d heard that there was something about the molecular structure and weight of the Hib bacterium that was so similar to peanut protein that the body confused the two. Again, all Google signs were pointing to The Peanut Allergy Epidemic. Finally, I stopped reinventing the wheel, went straight to Amazon, and ordered the book.

In short, what follows is what I learned, but I want to emphasize the need to read the book in its entirety. The note section at the back reads like a primer on “All You Ever Needed to Know about Peer-Reviewed Journal Vaccine Ingredient Studies that No One Talks About.”

A lot of people might be surprised to know that there are food oils in injectable vaccines. In the 1930s there was cottonseed oil in vaccines, followed by a short-lived spate of cottonseed oil allergies of about a decade that quietly went away with a change in formula. In the 1960s and 1970s a flu vaccine used peanut oil as an adjuvant to make a smaller amount of influenza antigen elicit a bigger antibody response from the immune system. From 1950-1980 an injectable penicillin was suspended in peanut oil to allow for a slow release of penicillin while the body metabolized the oil. The occasional anaphylactic death from subsequently eating peanuts made headlines.

Unfortunately, highly refined peanut oil does not have to be listed on the labels of foodstuffs or injectable medicines in the United States because it has been granted GRAS status — Generally Recognized As Safe — despite the fact that oil refiners know that it is not possible to remove all allergenic proteins from the oil. A sensitized child might be prescribed a medicine that contains peanut oil, and neither the parent nor doctor would know it, leading to a dangerous situation. However, all of that information is merely an interesting distraction in Heather Fraser’s book; a tangential history of the efficacy of America’s beloved peanut oil that is news to most of us.


no-peanuts-sign1One hundred pages into the book, the mind-boggling bureaucratic roller coaster begins. Four events happened all at once leading up to 1990 so that in 1995 a wave of peanut-allergic kindergarteners was sent to school for the first time.

The events of that perfect storm are:

1. The vitamin K1 shot became part of the general consent for treatment in hospital births in the mid-1980s. The injection was linked to leukemia in 1998, and the formula was changed in 2006. In both the new and the old versions, the popular brands of vitamin K1 contained a hefty dose of aluminum adjuvant to make a “depot” under the skin to slowly release the K1 over at least the next 2 months. The original formula contained castor oil, which is known to cross-sensitize immune systems to peanut oil. The 2006 reformulation of K1 replaced the castor oil with lecithin derived from soybean and egg. Due to the cross-reactivity molecular weights of soybean and peanut, soybean is sensitizing some babies to peanut and tree nut. That depot of aluminum is still in the infant body, churning out an IgE antibody response, at the time the baby receives the two-month vaccines. It is estimated that 4% of injected aluminum remains in the body for an indefinite period of years.

hib vaccine2. The invention of the bacterial Hib vaccine and its subsequent licensing for use in two-month old babies arrived in 1990. Children under the age of two years were not responding to the Hib vaccine’s carbohydrate antigen, which led manufacturers to create the CDC schedule’s first “conjugate vaccine” which covalently bonded the bacterium to a toxic carrier protein that the infants’ bodies would recognize: either tetanus or diphtheria toxin. This new carrier toxin acted as an adjuvant, stimulating an immune response. Two vaccines hit the market in 1988-89 for 15 – 18-month-old babies. By 1990 the age of use had been dropped to two-month-old babies, and an additional two more vaccines were on the market, being administered at the same time as the DTP and polio vaccines. It is now known that the structure and weight of the Hib bacteria proteins are very similar to the structure and weight of the peanut protein, which leads to cross reactivity to peanuts and tree nuts. We are, essentially, creating anaphylactic babies in the same manner researchers create anaphylactic mice: administering a peanut-like protein fused to adjuvant bacterial toxin.

3. By 1995 the countries of the western world were giving five vaccines in one needle for the first time. In the next three years there were 5,000 adverse reports filed in Canada, which is assumed to be only 10% of the actual adverse reactions. The effects of combining five viruses with multiple adjuvants and preservatives in one needle are essentially unstudied, though the Canadian Department of Pediatrics’ sheet on a five-in-one vaccine listed brain inflammation, convulsion, anorexia, infections, anaphylaxis, inconsolable screaming, and death as side effects.

ecbt4. In 1992 the already-crowded CDC vaccination schedule added additional doses of combination vaccines, resulting in load upon load of aluminum and antigens being delivered to the bodies of two-month old babies. Prior to this time the vaccination rates for children four years old and under in the western world were between 55% and 65%. The 1994 National Vaccine Plan aimed for 90% compliance for all infants and spent $500M to achieve it. Vaccinations became a requirement for preschools and daycares for the first time. Canada, Australia, and the U.K. made the same changes at the same time as the United States. Vaccination rates were suddenly at a record high — all well over 90% — on a jam-packed schedule of aluminum-loaded combination vaccines.

In the United States, emergency room records showed that from 1992-1994, 467 people per 100,000 were discharged from the ER after having experienced anaphylaxis. By 1995 that number had almost doubled to 876 per 100,000. By 2008 there were 1,000,000 peanut allergic children under 18 in the US and 2,000,000 adults.

We are overwhelming the immature newborn immune system with this toxic soup. It is not difficult to take Ms. Fraser’s collection of data and extrapolate the effect those reckless changes had on the similar epidemics of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, asthma, epilepsy, childhood diabetes, and more. This country needs to take a step back and learn from the gigantic elephant in the room, even at the expense of loosening the reins of public health policy and admitting the cost that the vaccination schedule has had in collateral damage.

The most infuriating part of Ms. Fraser’s book is the light she shines into the dark corners of the “search for the cause” of the peanut allergy epidemic. She exposes the game of The Emperor Has No Clothes that has been played between pharmaceutical companies and the governments of the western world for at least the last 85 years. It is only acceptable — and, in fact, of utmost importance — to research a source of any epidemic as long as it is not vaccines, because the fact that vaccines are proven to be safe is unquestionable.

I know from my own research that the non-stop pressure to shout about vaccine safety from the rooftops is levied on the media by the pharmaceutical companies who pay advertising revenue for top-selling drugs, like those for erectile dysfunction or to chemically lower cholesterol. That pressure has birthed the media trend of promoting “blame the mother” research — blame her not only for what she ate while pregnant that caused an anaphylactic child, but for taking a dose of Tylenol while pregnant and causing ADHD in her child, or for catching the flu while pregnant and causing autism in her child.

As Ms. Fraser points out time and time again, no publicly promoted theory can explain the tidal wave of peanut-allergic kindergarteners in 1995 except for the ingredients of vaccines and the schedule they are administered on. Throughout her book she presents a painstakingly researched timeline and builds a convincing case of circumstantial evidence — the kind of facts that juries use to convict criminals every day of the week.

To order Heather Fraser’s book, The Peanut Allergy Epidemic: What’s Causing It and How to Stop It, click here.

~ Robyn Charron

Prior to attending law school, Robyn earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and worked for two years in laboratories researching genetic disease. When her first child suffered an injury from vaccines at two months old, her conventional parenting went out the window, and she ushered in a world of organic food, supplements, and non-toxic living. She currently lives in Denver where she advocates for allergy awareness and parents’ rights to make medical decisions for their children without government intervention.


Pin It
This entry was posted in Blogs by Thinking Moms' Revolution, Featured Guest Blog, Robyn Charron and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

131 Responses to How to Cause a Peanut Allergy Epidemic in 4 Easy Steps

  1. Jeff says:

    My 14 month-old son received Varicella, MMR, Prevnar 13, Fluzone and Vaqta (Hep A) last week. Five days later (over the weekend) he developed an allergic reaction to peanut butter, which he’s eaten more than 20 times. The doctor told me it was a coincidence, which I found insulting so I asked for the NDC’s of what was given. Is there anything I can do? As a parent, the doctor decides these vaccines (what to buy and from who) and the schedule they are administered. The timing is too precise to be a coincidence. Could the hypersensitivity to peanuts be temporary (wishful thinking)?

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      Well, it is not permanent for some children, but I would do all I could to reverse it. Check out NAET. It sounds wacko, but it works for a lot of things if they’re not at the anaphylactic stage.

  2. Cathy says:

    Where do i start. My 4 year old son has had issues since about 3 weeks old. It started with vomiting. Then came the wheezing. Then came the scratching so hard he scratched the skin off his leg, twice. At 11 months old, after numerous ER vists for the above mentioned symptoms, he was admitted through the ER. His blood oxygen was 63. They used heliox to reinflate his lung that collapsed. He was in PICU for 3 days. At 1 year (and about 45 days), admitted again and stayed in PICU for 3 days. Not as severe this time. Was referred to the allergist. Diagnosed with asthma, eczema, acid reflux, and allergies. The food allergies include PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, EGGS, SOY, AND WHEAT. Everyone asks me well what does he eat? I try to be careful, i read labels. Mostly meat, veggies, and fruit. He does get his fair share of candy and sweets. The wheat allergy seems to be what the allergist called a false positive. He can eat mac and cheese, bread, etc. But i don’t give it to him frequently. Last year (august) he was admitted again this time, 2 days. He also has seasonal and environmental allergies as well. Right now during ragweed season be can not eat certain fruits and veggies. Like watermelon, cantelope, cucumbers, bananas. They will make him vomit. This year, welts (welps, sp?) Appeared on his neck when i picked him and my daughter up. My sister gave him talapia. About a week earlier, she made salmon, but no reaction. Back to the allergist we went. Blood test showed he is allergic to talapia and cod. But unfortunately the lab did not complete the tests ordered (i was upset). Allergist suggested to exclude all seafood as he had just recently did a skin test and did not want to do another so soon. Sensory disorder – does he have one – i dont know. My sister and I think its something with his hearing. Used to get frequent ear infections and now has tubes. The tubes actually helped with his asthma flares when he catches cold and gets congested. I wrote all of this to say, what if the vit k and vaxs caused all of his misery. He is such a loving boy. I was doing a search for vaccine ingredients and your page came up and is very informative. My sister found another site about the peanut oil in vaccines and i did some research. If i knew who to sue i would. Its weird though. My daughter is nothing like him. No allergies. VERY MILD exercise induced asthma. Thanks for listening. More research to be done by me. Thanks for posting this great blog and i will be buying the book by Heather Fraser! Sorry for the long post!

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      Unfortunately, even if it WERE the vaccines, you couldn’t sue. You could put a claim in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program if it is within the statute of limitations, but they do not recognize food allergies as a consequence of vaccination and you would have an uphill battle proving it. On the plus side, the program pays attorneys’ costs.

  3. Mandy says:

    All very interesting.
    Of note, though, my son was BORN with severe asthma– he had his first attack when he was just a few hours old. He’d had no vaccines or shots, I didn’t take anything (except prenatal vitamins) or have any illnesses while I was pregnant, and I’m not a peanut or peanut butter eater. I ate what I considered to be a careful diet, although I did eat breads and sugar. Here’s the kicker: he also has autism (Asperger’s), eczema, and sensory issues. His sensory issues are the first thing we noticed were VERY different about him when he was just a few weeks old. At just a few months old, it was glaringly apparent to me that a tiny baby focusing on a single thread sticking out of the edge of his blanket, and using one finger to stroke it, was NOT normal. I don’t believe he was vaccine injured. I believe he “came this way,” and that the processed diet he’s enjoyed since being weaned from breast milk has exacerbated the symptoms of his asthma, eczema, autism, and sensory processing disorder. He’s wired differently than you and I, and it affects every aspect of his personality and mannerisms. No question that wheat and other inflammatory foods aggravate eczema and asthma (those two are inexorably linked)– you can immediately see the difference after starting a gluten-free diet– but an altered diet had no effect on his sensory and autism symptoms. Those seem to be an integral part of who he is, not just “the way he acts.” Not every child with an allergy or asthma or autism is vaccine injured. These illnesses and disorders were around long before vaccines, and were nearly always described as SIDS when a very small child died as a result of an attack, and a sad but unexplained death in older children or adults. Even cancer deaths went unexplained. But there are more cases of autism, now, than whooping cough. There are more peanut allergies than diphtheria. I don’t think anyone gets typhoid anymore, and tuberculosis is pretty much extinct. If I had the chance to trade his asthma, autism, and SPD for polio, I wouldn’t do it.

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      No one has suggested that EVERY allergy is vaccine injury alone. Yes, many children come into the world “wired that way,” but WHY do they? Autism is characterized by inflammation in the brain that is a specific form of immune dysfunction. While vaccines definitely cause and contribute to immune dysfunctions, they are by no means the only thing that can. Immune activation often results when a body cannot detox properly. The body feels it MUST get rid of the foreign molecules, so it mounts a defense against the “invaders.” If methylation, etc. cannot be relied upon, the immune system will kick in. This often sets a person up for a lifetime of skewed immune function whenever it occurs, prenatally, soon after birth, in your teens, or even much later in life. An interplay between genetics and the environment determines WHEN it gets to the point of overwhelm.

      You might be interested in MNRI, Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration. Basically, she works with primary reflexes that should work in a particular way. If they don’t, it’s often because some form of trauma (sometimes chemical) got in the way of the neurons’ development. She does simple exercises that “remind” the reflexes of their naturally programmed function, which allows them to integrate properly into the whole neurological system and thus provide a stable foundation for further neurodevelopment. What’s happening with sensory processing issues is that the reflexes are being triggered at too low a threshold (or too high in sensory-seeking children), which keeps the body in survival mode. When we are in survival mode, we produce too many stress hormones and we are spending all our energy dealing with non-existent threats instead of spending it on learning and growing.

      I have to disagree about “these illnesses,” meaning food allergies and asthma, being around “long before vaccines.” They were literally invented with the advent of the hypodermic needle. Yes, anaphylactic allergies to bee stings already existed, but they were exceedingly rare, and you can see how they reinforce the concept of an injected substance “sensitizing” one to further doses. For a quick overview of the history and science on this, you might be interested in the following:

    • Sd says:

      Did you get the flu shot or pertussis shot while pregnant? Babies are whisked away for a bath and oftentimes immediate vitamin know and other injections before you are even aware.

    • Maureen says:

      My granddaughter was given a vaccine at birth without the mothers permission. She didn’t find out about it until I suggested to ask the staff and sure enough they had given her one – I think it was Hep B. I was very angry but my daughter thought well they must know what they are doing!!!

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        Think about the fact that “medical error” is now the third leading cause of death, while another huge chunk happens from “correctly prescribed” medications, and she’ll realize that they DON’T know what they are doing.

  4. Sarah says:

    What about the “let your kids eat dirt” theory? My brother and I have always been fully vaccinated, and have no allergies. We did grow up on a farm, where our bodies were exposed to a variety of germs, teaching our immune systems not to overreact. Meanwhile my father, who was not vaccinated as a child, had his eyesight ruined by a case of rheumatic fever and missed a lot of school due to avoidable childhood illness. My grandfather was lucky to survive polio, though he could not leave a bed for 8 months.

    I know we all want answers when something goes wrong, but not when it puts children and communities at risk.

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      But what if the “risk” calculation as produced by those with a vested interest in a certain preventive treatment is significantly skewed? Indications are that that is indeed the fact. For instance, we constantly hear that about 1 in 1,000 people will die from a case of measles (that is people, not children; measles is more dangerous in older people). But when you analyze actual CDC data, you realize they are counting REPORTED cases of measles in the pre-vaccine era, NOT cases. The vast majority were never reported because they were considered “no big deal,” which reduces the mortality risk by nearly a factor of 10 to approximately 1 in 8,000. The mortality rate had already dropped by over 90%, and there is no reason to think that it wouldn’t continue, just as it did for rheumatic fever (which has no vaccine available). Interestingly, rheumatic fever can usually be avoided by treating a strep infection with antibiotics, but overuse of antibiotics is acknowledged to be a huge problem by mainstream medicine right now, and yet it continues. Many speculate that we have created so many antibiotic-resistant strains of common bacteria that we are coming to the end of the antibiotic age. I personally believe that the overuse of vaccines is creating a similar crisis. (By the way, eyesight issues have increased drastically since your father was a child.)

      There is so much that does NOT reach the mainstream with regard to actual risk of transmissible (not to mention non-transmissible, like tetanus or the vast majority of invasive meningococcal disease in middle-school and older children). It is important not to assume that you are getting true information without digging deeper. The “hygiene hypothesis” doesn’t play out with respect to peanut allergies in particular. Heather goes through a detailed logical analysis in The Peanut Allergy Epidemic. That doesn’t mean that growing up on a farm did not play into the relative health of your brother and yourself, however. Recent studies are showing that the diversity of microbe population in people who live on farms is distinctly larger than it is for urban and suburban people. Other studies are showing that that diversity may be the single biggest predictor of who can remain healthy. Those microbes can actually alter epigenetic expression.

  5. Jewels says:

    I have wondered and suspected this. My kids are unvaccinated and my youngest is anaphylactic to peanuts. When he was born I told the nurse we were skipping the vitamin k shot and she said it was an automatic call to CPS if I refused!!! I was lied to, threatened and belittled- they said it was “just a vitamin” and made no mention of the other ingredients, nor did they provide info or give me anything to sign. I still didn’t agree to it and while I was in the shower they gave him the shot without my consent!!! He’s 7 now, we homeschool all our kids and I have anxiety about him going anywhere without me.

  6. Mrs. O Lewis says:

    Is there a cause/effect link between BCG vaccine and developing nut (peanut/tree nut) allergy in toddlers?

    • APV says:

      I am not aware of it. But it is easily possible. The BCG vaccine, like most other vaccines, contains many ingredients derived from plant sources. So it could easily be contaminated with peanut/tree nut proteins.

  7. Mom of a T1D child says:

    Can you please clarify – childhood diabetes

    Are you talking about the auto immune disease Type 1 Diabetes which is no longer called Juvenille Diabetes where there is currently no cure and you csnt turn it around. Adults can also get type 1.
    Metabolic / Type 2 diabetes is a current epidemic in children but mostly due to poor quality of food, bad eating habits, lack of exercise.

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      She’s referring to type 1, the type most commonly associated with childhood. Incidence rates have risen sharply in recent years. Yes, type 1 rarely appears in adults and, as has become apparent recently, Type 2 can appear in children so the designations have changed. By the way, Dr. Zachary Bush, who has been working on the problem of autoimmunity claims that he has recently turned around a case of type 1 diabetes in a child. The body has tremendous powers of regeneration under the right circumstances.

  8. CAWS says:

    Here is a new warning for adults. Since the CDC has admitted that the last two years of flu shots had little or no efficacy for seniors [even though they DOUBLED the dose in 2015] ; the NEW flu shot FLUAD is laced with squalene oil. This is also considered G.R.A.S. because it exists in the human body. However not in your blood stream or in synthetic form. Squalene is injected routinely into mice to reliably induce autoimmune disease. It was also included in the experimental anthrax shots give to the Gulf War Illness soldiers [many of whom never deployed] and some of the H1N1 vaccines administered in other countries where it was halted because it caused severe reactions like Narcolepsy, Guillian-Barre & miscarriage. Don’t forget they are recommending that pregnant women receive flu shots now & they still have thimerisol in them.

  9. chelsea says:

    Also a mom of completely unvaccinated 2.5 yr old who has peanut sensitivity (hives). She did receive vit k before i knew better. A previous poster commented about a class action for vitk being only applicable to the unvaccinated, which would apply to us. Does anyone know if you can sue the manufacturer and if so, how do you prove your case?

    • Shannan R says:

      No, a law was passed in the 1980s excluding pharmaceutical companies from any responsibility for vaccine injury. Instead, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was established, and there has been a 75-cent tax on most shots. That money flows into a federal trust fund set aside for victims who can prove in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that a vaccine caused injury or death. Basically, “we the people” aka the “taxpayers” are paying for our own vaccine injury claims.

      • Julie says:

        As a nurse, I would not consider vitamin k injection to be a vaccine. Is it included as one in the liability protection?

    • Kristi says:

      My son also has peanut allergies and he’s unvaccinated. Like you, I finally connected it to the vitamin k shot, which he seemed to have a significant reaction to – flailing jerking arms showing neurological disturbance and gasping breaths like sleep apnea, both of which the doctors and nurses said we’re normal (I don’t doubt they’re typical, but they’re not normal). I’ve read that peanut oil was also in vitamin k shots. We skipped the k shot for my daughter and she’s not allergic and never had the eczema my son had.

      • David says:

        My son has had sleep apnea since he was a baby. I asked the pediatrician about it and he said its impossible because at that age his pallet in his mouth and sinus isn’t developed yet. He never mentioned central apnea which is neurological.

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        I wish I had a dollar for everything that some doctor said was “impossible” and yet was true.

      • chelsea says:

        Thank you for sharing your experience. Im really curious how many unvaccinated kids who got thevit k shot are PA. I just wanted to add that she had the same gasping apnea that your son did. Every fiber of my being screamed to not do the vit k shot but as a first time mom, I let the Dr talk me into it and I trusted him when he said its natural vitk and a sugar…very different than what the package insert says.

    • Ann says:


      Consider a lawsuit. Please. Find out of other parents in your area, whose babies got the same shot around the same time, at the same hospital, are experiencing what you have with your kiddo.

      Was the lot number of the Vit K “shot” recorded in your baby’s hospital record?

      Get a copy of those records, ASAP.

      I’m a completely NON-vaccinating parent to four amazingly & shockingly healthy kids.

      I did not see any VAERS links below; my apologies if I missed such a post.

      THANK YOU to the poster who posted about the “wayback machine”.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH to the people who have written in about acetaminophen allergies. This is amazing info for me to get to read. Wow. I *never* considered this could be a problem for my own body, and perhaps this explains why, as an adult, I have become allergic to every OTC pain-killer sold.

      • Mary says:

        I was wondering what you found out about being allergic to all OTC pain meds. I cannot even take a aspirin.

      • Ann says:

        Mary – I haven’t found anything new about the OTC meds and allergies for my awesome allergies set, since I posted originally. Haven’t had time to research that more. But now know that, if my back goes out, I can get chiro, acupuncture, and massage – 3 different modalities – to deal with that sort of pain, no meds needed. Tried (deep tissue) massage last time this happened, in early summer, was extremely relieved to learn that it helped 100%.

  10. eram says:

    Has anyone ever studied rates of peanut allergy in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children?

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      No, of course not. That might be “bad news” for the vaccine program! 😉

      • APV says:

        But, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has concluded that food proteins in vaccines cause the development of food allergy.
        We know that vaccines contain Polysorbate 80 that is derived from various vegetable sources (with no restriction on the use of peanut/tree nuts as sources).

        “Adverse events on our list thought to be due to IgE-mediated
        hypersensitivity reactions
        Antigens in the vaccines that the committee is charged with reviewing do not typically elicit an immediate hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., hepatitis B surface antigen, toxoids, gelatin, ovalbumin, casamino acids).
        However, as will be discussed in subsequent chapters, the
        above-mentioned antigens do occasionally induce IgE-mediated
        sensitization in some individuals and subsequent ypersensitivity
        reactions, including anaphylaxis.”

        Casamino acid contains casein (and of course all other proteins) from cow’s milk. One of those proteins – folate receptor protein, is also linked to autism.

        People do not connect peanut allergy to vaccines because the package insert does not list it. But there are numerous allergens including peanut/tree nuts that can be present in vaccines due to vaccine excipients such as Polysorbate 80, sorbitol being derived from those sources. There is NO regulation of the level of such allergens and no requirement to list them in the package insert.

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        Hmmmm . . . that’s VERY interesting, APV. I would never have thought of Polysorbate 80 and sorbitol as a possible source of peanut protein contamination.

      • APV says:


        Many Polysorbate 80 vendors do not list the allergens.

        Avantor here added peanut to the “do not contain” list in 2011.
        Apparently, they were unable to guarantee it before that date.
        Other major allergens like sesame and tree nuts are also conspicuously missing from the “do not contain” list.

        The same company does have a “Super-refined” version of Polysorbate 80 where they indeed list sesame and tree nuts in the “do not contain” list.

        BOTH products are “multi-compendial” and approved for use in injections and vaccines. These products however are made from coconut, sunflower, palm and corn. While they claim these food proteins do not exist in the final product, they perform no testing to guarantee it. So the next wave of food allergy may be to corn, palm, sunflower and coconut …

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        That’s tremendous information. Thank you!

      • Melissa says:

        My daughter has a severe corn allergy. The only thing she received at birth was the vitamin k, she is now almost 3 and is unvaccinated and incredibly healthy except for her allergy. However, her dads family is pro vax and they have severe corn allergies, psoriasis, asthma, diabetes, blindness(probably caused by lack of healthy food and consuming allergens on a regular basis despite diagnosed allergies. Instead they take multiple drugs to put a bandaid on the hemmorage of symptoms the toxic foods are causing) They get sick all the time and take every drug the doctors throw at them, happily, because they trust their doctors. Its so frustrating because they don’t even question why they are so sick.

  11. India is also one of the well developed country providing eminent homeopathic treatment to the patients of different age groups.
    Many of our habits and lifestyle or dietary choices are
    the main sources of disease promotion. Homeopathy deals with the consequences of both physical (shock, burns, cuts,
    bites) and psycho-emotional (the effects of fear, frustration, anger, resentment, etc.

  12. Buy Diapers says:

    Wow… Thanks for sharing those thoughts! Very informative!

  13. bigHLITTLEg says:

    I read the book three years ago after i picked up the prescription for my not quite two year olds first epi-pen. An RN with degrees in microbiology and biochemistry, I do not feel like the “ignorant mother who doesn’t vaccinate her kids.” Although i have been called that many times. However, I do feel like a mother with a mission. There is a piece missing from this puzzle. There just has to be. Why some kids and not other family members, why vaccinated and unvaccinated? What have we been giving our children that has been hidden right under our noses? It has to be part of the processed food system. I think ms. Frazer addresses it well, but it’s an area that needs more attention. Why isn’t there more focus on gut health? Healthy gut colonization is key to the functional immune system. It makes up over 70% of the human body defense mechanism. If pregant mothers or new born babies are given antibiotics, their guts are significantly altered in the process of fighting infection. How many studies have addressed the correlation between antibiotic use, vaccine delivery and healthy gut flora? This, in combination with the incredible insult delivered by innoculation must be part of the big picture. Thank you for bringing this topic to the forefront of conversation. I told my pediatrician WHY I was refusing to vaccinate my children. I explained what I had read and he asked to borrow the book. I hope to have fruitful conversation with a man of great influence. These concerns are game changers for this generations!!!

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      Yes, yes, yes! That’s one of my big questions as well, and it is virtually ignored by much of the mainstream. I noticed a long time ago that antibiotics figured heavily in the etiology of many cases of autism, and that addressing gut issues can help virtually all the symptoms. I think that the use of antibiotics at approximately 30% of babies’ births due to strep B is likely to be a factor, as well as a high c-section rate (which has been shown to disturb gut flora), AND the heavy use of the pesticide glyphosate (RoundUp) which was designed to destroy the guts of the insects who eat crops.

  14. APV says:

    Institute of Medicine (IOM) admits vaccines induce sensitization (allergy) to gelatin, egg and milk

    Straight from the horse’s mouth …

    “Adverse events on our list thought to be due to IgE-mediated
    hypersensitivity reactions
    Antigens in the vaccines that the committee is charged with reviewing do
    not typically elicit an immediate hypersensitivity reaction (e.g.,
    hepatitis B surface antigen, toxoids, gelatin, ovalbumin, casamino acids).
    However, as will be discussed in subsequent chapters, the
    above-mentioned antigens do occasionally induce IgE-mediated
    sensitization in some individuals and subsequent hypersensitivity
    reactions, including anaphylaxis.”

    Casamino acid contains casein from cow’s milk.

  15. Dudu says:

    Anyone who is confused by this shloud try studying for a test with a 105deg fever. Seriously. Anyway, disease burden is correlated w/ poverty as well which obviously affects academic achievement. Remember, IQ is not natural intelligence , there is no such thing, or at least it can’t be measured. IQ is very heavily correlated with academic support and nurturing.

  16. Deanna says:

    My 3 year old is completely vaccine free, including the Vit K shot, yet suffers from exczema and is allergic to peanuts, cashews and pistachios. Hmmm…

  17. APV says:

    Folate receptor (FR) antibodies cause cerebral
    folate deficiency syndrome – a type of autism.

    A milk-free diet downregulates folate receptor autoimmunity in cerebral
    folate deficiency syndrome

    FR is a protein present in bovine milk.

    We know that DTaP vaccine is contaminated with milk and causes milk allergy:

    “In addition, they induced Th2-type cytokines to the
    co-administrated antigen tetanus toxoïd, as well as to the food
    antigen beta-lactoglobulin.”

    If people can develop antibodies to one milk protein beta-lactoglobulin
    that contaminated the DTaP vaccine, it is certainly possible that people
    are developing antibodies to another milk protein – the folate receptor
    (FR) protein, from milk contaminated vaccines.

    So it looks like at least some forms of autism can be caused by vaccines.

  18. Brenda says:

    I do not disagree with any of these findings at all. But I have one child out of four with peanut and dairy allergies. My other kids are allergy free. The child with the allergies was birthed at home and is entirely vaccine free. It just confounds me that this child showed up with these allergies! I have read that there is a possible link between mothers ingesting peanut products while pregnant and having a child that is allergic to them. I have always eaten peanut butter several times a week-including during pregnancies. I’m left wondering if this is also a cause?

    • ProfessorTMR says: It does seem to be a factor, but certainly does not explain the huge rise in incidence. People have been ingesting peanuts for many years. Given the ubiquity of peanut butter sandwiches when I was a child, every child at the tail end of a big family should have been allergic to peanuts, especially people like me (effectively, 9th of 10) who seemed to be allergic to everything. Yet I ate peanut butter sandwiches just like everybody else. I suspect there is another connection. Did the child with the allergies get the vitamin K shot? Leaky gut seems to be a big factor in food allergies in general. Did your child get any antibiotics?

    • APV says:

      May be:
      Peanut allergy: effect of environmental peanut exposure in children with filaggrin loss-of-function mutations.

    • Kendra says:

      My case is almost identical. The youngest of my four children was born at home, has never had a shot in his life, no vaccines, no Vit. K, nothing, and has a severe peanut allergy. Twice, before we realized he had the allergy, he was given peanut butter and had an anaphylactic reaction. This was before the age of 2. He also had severe eczema as a baby. I started withholding wheat and gave him fermented cod liver oil daily, and the eczema completely cleared up. Now he can tolerate some wheat, but once he crosses a threshold he starts to get eczema again. I also wondered if he might have gotten the peanut allergy because I was eating a lot of peanut butter when I was pregnant with him. But I probably ate the same amount with my other three pregnancies, and none of my other children have food allergies. Well, I take that back. My second youngest is allergic to dairy- again born at home completely unvaxed. None had ever had antibiotics, nor did I have any during my pregnancies, before the allergies were discovered. I really believe it has to do with a gut imbalance, which was likely passed on through me. I grew up like any typical kid in the 80’s, fully vaxed, tons of antibiotics, dinner out of a box or can. I know my system is all screwed up. I feel like if I can correct the gut imbalance in my son, perhaps he can outgrow his peanut allergy. I hope so, anyways. Living with a peanut allergy can be terrifying.

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        Bingo. Gut imbalance is the other side of the coin. A compromised gut becomes “leaky” allowing undigested food proteins into the bloodstream where they are treated as “foreigners.” Today’s kids are frequently affected by both vaccines and compromised gut bacteria.

      • APV says:

        Any stomach acid blocker treatment?

  19. APV says:

    The textbook says Vitamin K may have had peanut/sesame oil as recently as 2005.

    Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy
    edited by David B. Troy, Paul Beringer
    pg. 803 says, corn, cottonseed, peanut and sesame oil are most commonly used as a vehicle in Vitamin K injection formulations.

  20. APV says:

    Nobel Laureate Charles Richet discovered over a hundred years ago that
    injecting proteins into mammals can cause them to develop an allergy to
    that protein.

    In 2002, the doctors from the CDC and FDA warned that gelatin-containing
    vaccines can cause gelatin allergy based on similar findings in Japan.

    “Nonetheless, our cases with anti-gelatin IgE required some previous
    exposure to gelatin to become sensitized, and this may have come through
    ingestion of gelatin-containing food or injection of gelatin-containing

    They wrote: “Efforts should continue to identify less allergenic
    substitutes for gelatin currently used by vaccine manufacturers.”.

    Vitali Pool, MD, CDC, M. Miles Braun, MD, MPH, FDA, John M. Kelso, MD,
    Naval Medical Center, Gina Mootrey, DO, MPH, CDC, Robert T. Chen, MD,
    MA, CDC, John W. Yunginger, MD, Robert M. Jacobson, MD, Mayo Clinic,
    Paul M. Gargiullo, PhD, CD.
    Prevalence of Anti-Gelatin IgE Antibodies in People With Anaphylaxis
    After Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine in the United States

    Yet today, the CDC table here lists numerous food proteins contained in
    vaccines, including gelatin, egg, milk, soy, seaweed and vegetable oils
    (in Polysorbate 80, sorbitol).

    The result – the food allergy epidemic.

    And gelatin in vaccines is still making kids sick today:

    Japan removed gelatin from their vaccines in 2000.

    Kuno-Sakai H, Kimura M. Removal of gelatin from live vaccines and DTaP-an ultimate solution for vaccine-related gelatin allergy.Biologicals 2003;31:245-9

    Vaccines are among the greatest achievements of modern medicine.
    Food protein contaminated vaccines causing food allergy, is one of the worst blunders of modern medicine.

  21. diana says:

    So informative, thanks for sharing to everyone! This Momma rabbit has come out of a long research hole

    • Mary Saunders says:

      Stephanie Seneff has commented that glyphosate may contribute to leaky gut. Unfortunately for U.S. people, glyphasate also is sometimes in the air. Fluorides can be in our air and our water, and fluoride compounds are neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors. There are avenues where things can get in the blood that should not be there, and when they show up in the blood, they can trigger cytokines and other immune factors, which are trying to take them out of the body. There are likely natural substances that can calm the inflammatory system, but that field is developing. Some people I know of have gotten relief from Traditional Chinese Medicine protocols.

  22. Tim Lundeen says:

    Does anyone have evidence for this claim about Vitamin K1 shots? “In both the new and the old versions, the popular brands of vitamin K1 contained a hefty dose of aluminum adjuvant to make a “depot” under the skin to slowly release the K1 over at least the next 2 months.”

    The Peanut Allergy Epidemic book has two links in support, but the merkmanuals link no longer works, and the link has an aluminum warning, but no information about the quantity or the type of aluminum (low-level contamination with ionic aluminum is very different from aluminum-adjuvant nanoparticles). I’d really like to understand this, thanks.

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      Hi Tim, I’ll see if I can get Heather to come by and answer your question.

      • Heather Fraser says:

        BTW I didn’t write this article and was cautious in my book to write that aluminum is in only some of the vitamin K brands — which I footnote. I have no further information on form of the aluminum. Nor is it further described in the package insert for a K1 by Hospira (second link below) that does contain aluminum. The Merck appears not to contain aluminum.


      • Tim Lundeen says:

        Thanks, Heather.

    • eram says:

      Hi Tim. Are you familiar with the Wayback Machine? (aka, a vaccine researcher’s best friend). Plug your websites into this and go back several years to the captures taken to find out what the broken links say and to compare the original nih link to the recent one.

  23. Pingback: Vaksiner. The final truth! -

  24. Pingback: A Letter about Robyn O’Brien’s Food Allergy Crusade | Levi Quackenboss

  25. Holli says:

    Also, along these same lines, skin prick testing might also be playing a role. It places food proteins directly into the blood stream. Try to avoid this test if you can–request the blood test. It’s an easy thing to give up given there is a more reliable blood test.

  26. This is a very informative and in-depth blog. Thank you for posting, as some people wouldn’t really have any idea on what is on what we are eating or using – research is such a powerful tool in order to gain knowledge on what others are trying to be stealth about it.

  27. APV says:

    Any protein injected into the body, especially along with an adjuvant
    can cause the immune system to be sensitized to that protein. Subsequent
    exposure to the protein will cause the immune system to attack that
    protein. This is the mechanism used by vaccinations.

    When one receives an intramuscular shot (vaccines or even a Vitamin K1
    shot that includes an adjuvant) the muscle can be pierced and muscle
    proteins such as tropomyosin can be deposited along with the vaccine and
    adjuvants. In theory, the immune system can develop sensitization to
    tropomyosin. Tropomyosin is also present in the brain and intestines.
    When the sensitized immune system attacks tropomyosin, the result could
    be autism and intestinal inflammatory disorders such as IBD and
    ulcerative colitis.

    More details and peer-reviewed references to the mechanism described are

    Tropomyosin sensitivity also of course means seafood allergy.

    Likewise, skin proteins from skin pierced by the injections are also
    deposited along with the vaccine and adjuvants. Sensitization to skin
    proteins can cause autoimmune skin disorders such as eczema. This can
    explain why eczema has been increasing over the last decades given the
    increasing number of adjuvanted injections in the vaccine schedule.

    • Holli says:

      This is so interesting! thank you!

    • Sheila says:

      Thank you for providing another piece of the puzzle I had not previously thought of!

    • CYNTHIA SMYTH says:

      Your comment, has really made me think. My son developed Autism by 15 months (received all vaccines). Which coincidentally (or not) was the exact same time that he was weened from the breast, and put on cows milk. We battled with chronic diarrhea (finally diagnosed as IBS years later). He also had severe Eczema. All this of course (being a Thinking Mom) led us down the path of all kinds of Biomedical interventions for Autism. This is the first time I’ve read about the potential for Tropomyosin sensitivity. When I saw your comment about seafood sensitivity, I recalled the time we found out that my son also probably had a shellfish allergy, as a severe rash erupted all over his body, the first time he ate some shrimp! Your post basically describes by son to a tee. Do you know of any treatment avenue I can pursue, if a tropomyosin sensitivity does in fact exist?

      • APV says:

        Sorry about your son’s condition.
        Corticosteroid may help treat autoimmune disorders.

        Food allergy treatment is experimental and applies to IgE mediated food allergy. Your son’s case may involve IgE (food allergy) and IgG (autoimmunity). I don’t know if food allergy treatment will help.

      • Tim Lundeen says:

        I don’t recommend corticosteroids for autoimmune illness. They can provide short-term relief, but long-term problems. Best long-term answer is to calm down the immune system. Sarah Ballantyne’s book, The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body, is very helpful.

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        I’m inclined to agree with you, Tim. Corticosteroids have many long-term issues. My feeling is that they are best for short-term intervention in an acute situation. It is far better to go to the source of the problem for long-term relief.

      • CAWS says:

        Try homeopathy with a licensed practitioner.

  28. Anaphylactic Asthmatic says:

    I might as well consider myself vaccine damaged. Tree nut, peanut, sesame… and the only one in my family before my children also tested for these allergies. I found the info about peanut meal and hib very interesting here. I have to say though, the oils, though traces are a risk, my doctor has always said the the shelf life process, boiling the oils so they do not go rancid, breaks down any remaining proteins in the oil, so that they are not recognizable as a protein any longer. I have been able to use all the oils of the foods I am allergic to (as long as they are not cold pressed, where the protein traces remain intact)

    Any thoughts on this? Would the vaccine makers then be using cold pressed oils, since the additives are preservatives? I would have assumed these vaccine oils would have been boiled for shelf life.

    Interesting as well, I have stopped using aluminum foil and canned food. Once I got terrible anaphylactic shock after eating tomato sauce we kept in the can it came in, with foil over the top. The foil oxidized when it touched the sauce a little. (extremely acidic) Tomato is not on my allergen list, but for that following year all nightshade family foods made me sick

  29. Seth Bittker says:

    This is fascinating and horrifying. I think the connection to aluminum is especially interesting.

    From statistics above in the US between 1992-1994, 467 people per 100,000 were discharged from the ER after having experienced anaphylaxis. By 1995 that number had almost doubled to 876 per 100,000. I understand the reasoning that it was additional vaccines which caused this but wonder about a different hypothesis.

    In 1992, the FDA changed the target level of amounts of vitamin A and vitamin D in milk with no change in the label. Here is the announcement:

    Prior to this the level of vitamin D in milk was much lower than that which was on the label. Here is a study on the levels prior to the FDA announcement:

    Oral doses of vitamin D given to the young are a risk factor for allergies in later life:

    Therefore, it seems to me that there was a significant increase in the level of vitamin D that toddlers were receiving in the early to mid-1990s. This caused greater suceptibility to allergies in general and this was responsible for the increase in anaphylaxis reactions in 1995.

    In addition I think the same hypothesis would explain the increase in autism rates that occurred at the same time frame: . In interest of full disclosure, I am the author of the article in this link, but this connection between allergies and vitamin D has been discussed in the literature by others.

    • Holli says:

      Thank you for sharing your study, it’s very convincing as well. I read it. Thank you for being open to dialogue. Has anyone looked at all these ingredients and how they work together? Vit K injection with alum and food proteins, alum and food proteins in vax, Vit D, human fetal cells that can set off an autoimmune response, antibiotics, ibuprofen, antacids (gut lining)–and then skin prick testing. (Genetically engineered foods are probably in here as well.) It’s like a giant onion: how do we begin to peel back the layers? Can parents fund their own studies? WE MUST START SOMEWHERE, our children need us. Thank you.

    • Linda says:

      ergocalciferol or cholecalciferol? D2 (ergocalciferol) is synthetic and reaches toxicities much sooner. I imagine milk producers use the cheaper D2 version. D3 (cholecalciferol) is preferable, more bioavailable with less toxicity worries.

  30. I just finished this book. It does make a lot of sense. One major unanswered question brought up is why boys are disproportionately affected than girls, both with allergies as well as with autism. What is one major difference between boys and girls? Boys are circumcised and typically given Tylenol during the procedure. Multiple studies have shown Tylenol to have a dose dependent association with asthma. Additionally, Dr. Shaw from Great Plains Laboratory makes a very good case for the negative effects of tylenol related to the brain and autism, especially for those babies who are colonized with clostridia (37% of 1 months old – which is likely even higher in even younger babies). In addition to the acetominophen itself in Tylenol, Tylenol is also full of toxins ranging from parabens, red #40 and #33, Blue #1, and high fructose corn syrup to propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sorbitol and sucralose. As a pediatrician trained in the early 1990’s, I can’t believe I never knew anything about vaccine ingredients or medication ingredients other than the “active” ingredients. FYI: casein is an ingredient in the DTap. Wonder why there are so many dairy allergies too? This may very well be why.

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      Hi, Katherine! Very interesting connection there. I had not heard that boys were disproportionately affected by allergies, but perhaps that’s due to my own perspective. When I was growing up it seemed that girls were hit harder than boys, but I’m “old.” I grew up in the 60s when there was no Tylenol. It didn’t start ruining my health till I was a teenager. 😉 Also, my son is more allergic than my daughter, and he was not circumcised and had a LOT less Tylenol. (Fortunately, he wouldn’t take it more than a few times before I wised up about it.) I’m sure the casein in the DTaP is a factor, but I don’t know if you know about how undigested molecules making it through a leaky gut can act on the dopamine receptors in the brain? That seems to be a big reason for the intolerances of children with autism. It’s also why they seem to drink milk like it’s crack cocaine and get “high” on it. However, that is not a true “allergy.” It’s quite possible that many of the actual allergies come straight from the DTaP.

    • Lou says:

      Katherine – the rates of autism is higher in boys because of the way the toxins injected react to testosterone. I too wondered this and did quite a bit of extensive research. There is plenty of information using key words: aluminium, mercury, testosterone etc.

    • Beth Rhoades says:

      In addition to your compelling observation about tylenol exposure, there are other differences between girls and boys that affect the strength of their immune responses, susceptibility to pathogens, and tendencies for allergy and autoimmune disorders. There is much mainline evidence of how sex hormones (androgens, estradiols, progesterones, for example) affect immune cells. Also, some immunity genes are on the X-chromosome which leaves boys with one copy that may or may not be fully functional. There is a fairly recent review that can point you towards more answers I’m an immunologist and a mother of 2 children, the younger with milk and peanut allergies (despite no family history). As a scientist I want to investigate the factors that have lead to the allergy epidemic. As a mother, I want to identify the (multiple) factors that lead to life-impacting conditions in kids and share this information with parents and vaccinologists.

      • APV says:

        Dr. Rhoades,
        Since you are an immunologist, it will be interesting to hear your comments on this:
        Arumugham V (2015) Evidence that Food Proteins in Vaccines Cause the Development of Food Allergies and Its Implications for Vaccine Policy. J Develop Drugs 4: 137. doi:10.4172/2329-6631.1000137

        Also, we know that influenza nucleoproteins that resembled human hypocretin receptors resulted in Pandemrix induced narcolepsy.

        We know that many vaccines containing casein/casamino acids are contaminated with milk proteins. One such milk protein is the bovine folate receptor protein. By the same mechanism as Pandemrix, one can expect these vaccines to cause the synthesis of folate receptor antibodies (FRA). FRA have been found in up to 75% of ASD patients. FRA block folate uptake and result in cerebral folate deficiency disorders or ASD.

        Frye, R E et al. “Cerebral Folate Receptor Autoantibodies in Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Molecular Psychiatry 18.3 (2013): 369–381. PMC. Web. 20 Dec. 2015.

  31. Meg says:

    I had met a biochemist at a party who overheard me speaking of my son’s contact anaphylactic nut allergy & turns around to me & asks “you know why he is allergic right?” To which I replied I have my theories. His response was “it’s the peanut oil adjuvant in vaccines.” I asked if he had read this book & he replied “no, I just used to make vaccines.” He also does not vaccinate his child & has since moved on to other drugs.

  32. Jeff Mitzel says:

    Had one of those Eureka moments in connecting the dots. There is a cure for Autism.

    An M.D. who does research at UCLA helped develop a natural product that helps rebuild the myelin sheaths for diabetic neuropathy patients. I was excited when I found this product for a friend who suffers from neuropathy. And it worked. Quickly and easily.

    I wondered if this could help children on the Autistic/ADD spectrum, as well, so I made a call. Yes, I was told. And there is a group of parents who have provided testimonials for just that. Children are no longer affected by the weather, those who couldn’t dress themselves are now able to, etc.

    It is profound. B vitamins are needed to rebuild the myelin sheaths, but it’s not easy. rALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) is needed amongst other things, and it took time to develop the proper formulation.

    This is thrilling beyond words. Otherwise, struggling to get hold of you Karen. Your article and a lovely video by an autistic girl who can type and helped explain why autistic children hit themselves to help distract from the pain— helped me make the connection.

    We should talk, Karen.

  33. Stewart Little says:

    I read Frasier’s book per your recommendation. I am the mother of a child with a severe peanut allergy, among others and am looking for answers. One thing I missed in the book that maybe you can help me with, is the explanation of why some children end up with anaphylaxis and others do not. I understand that there are impacts beyond anaphylaxis but curious what the reasoning is. Thank you!

    • Robyn Charron says:

      Hi! I’m so sorry I’m just seeing this from 3 weeks ago! I didn’t know this article had made the rounds again. My guess is that there are many ways for a genetic predisposition to get triggered. My allergic vaccinated child has allergy genes from both my husband and I, and my non-allergic non-vax child has less than half of those genes. It was a perfect (crap) storm that hit him. Hope this helps your understanding. 🙂

      • Christy says:

        I was born in 1977. My allergic son was born in 1997. Today along with his allergy to nuts he also has ADHD and a severe learning disability. Genetic testing revealed 2 x-linked genetic mutations that could be related to his learning disability. PHF4 and SHROOM4 variants unknown in significance were maternal of origin. I am a carrier but remain unaffected. It is the PHF4 gene that I believe is connected to IgE ? I found it interesting to learn that a gene connected to a learning disability was also connected to IgE (allergies). We are still waiting for further genetic results and study but have often joked that he received all the crap genes.
        In the mean time I have started to read about epigenetics and do see there is cause for my heart to sink the more I learn. My son and myself were both vaccinated as per the Canadian guidelines. After his first vaccination he did become very ill and had horrendous eczema on his cheeks that took a long time to clear. We never missed a recommended vaccination, a flu shot given in secondary school gave him symptoms similar to a allergic reaction. I have honestly never connected any of the three until reading this blog and maybe I am able to do so because I have started to open my eyes to the study of epigenetics.

    • Amber says:

      It’s easy to hop down the bunny trail as to why some kids get anaphylaxis and others don’t. It’s easy to blame our genetics–and if you follow that rabbit trail you will forever be distracted. I believe genetics, on the anaphylaxis issue, comes straight from tobacco science. I’d like a solid study down on batch variations. We already know some manufacturers use different amounts of aluminum. Or, what about different culture media? But the thalidomide kids are a good example: only 30% of those kids got sick from that drug, yet, the drug was pulled. For other manufacturers, in other industries, they pull defective products at an impressive 4%. What do you think, with vaccines what percentage are we at if we add up the autism, anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy? Could it be as high as 50% or higher? The lack of liability keeps us hopping down the bunny trail.

  34. Pingback: monday musings | sustaining simplicity

  35. Tara says:

    Is it really true the vitamin K shot has aluminum in it? my daughter born in 2009 had it, but that is the only thing she had. Now i am kicking myself. argggg

  36. Pingback: Dear parents, you are being lied to. | Gianelloni Family

  37. Namey says:

    No doubt Lilady will be creeping here. She has claimed at RI that peanut oil has not been used in vaccinations since the /60’s. Hmmm…. I see that there are several patent from /93 and /98, to name a few (ex patent 575324) that are for peanut oil as adjuvant. Apparently adjuvant is not considered an active ingredient so that it doesn’t have to be listed in the ingredients. Not only that but it has protection as a ‘trade secret’ ingredient. “FDA approves adjuvants in combination with vaccines, not adjuvants alone.”
    Another factoid: ‘haemophilus b is grown in complex fermentation media. Peanut meal is often used in fermentation media.’
    Lilady etc. conveniently ignores the detailed realities.

  38. Amber says:

    Okay, one last question! I’m sorry, but there’s so much to talk about. It seems the root problem in all of this (autism, allergy, diabetes, autoimmune illness, our children) is that vaccine companies are free of lawsuit. We know once upon a time they lobbied for freedom from lawsuit as the production of vaccine was getting expensive. But now they appear to have some very good profit margins. Therefore, it appears that the tables have turned. The governments will be absorbing the costs of a generation of chronically-ill children–and soon-to-be-adults, this will perhaps be at the expense of vaccine companies. Is it perhaps best to lobby for the ability to seek legal recourse in the area of vaccine? Is it the fear of lawsuit that keeps companies ultimately accountable? How do we motivate companies to be accountable? Thanks everyone.

  39. Amber says:

    Robyn, maybe you would also like to explain for readers the basic biological principle of antigen + blood = antibody. This seems to be a hard idea for people to fully understand. But once you get it, food allergy makes LOADS of sense. See Dr. Charles Richet, Nobel-prize winning scientist on anaphylaxis:

    • Erica says:

      This absolutely blows my mind. This should be required reading in medical school. I read the entire lecture and the four biggest things that stand out to me:
      1. “all the proteins without exception produce anaphylaxis: one has seen this with all sera, milks, organic extracts whatsoever, all vegetable extracts, microbial proteinotoxins, yeast cells, dead microbial bodies.” (HPV vaccine is grown on yeast cells. I wrote a blog post years ago about how this vaccine is a perfect combination for food allergies.)
      2. “Let us assume the existence of a substance in the anaphylactized blood, which we will call toxogenin. It is in itself harmless as animals have it in the blood and seem to enjoy good health. It may moreover be injected into other animal subjects without harm. But if toxogenin is mixed with antigen, then a new poison is produced, which has immediate and serious consequences.” What kind of research has been done on each and every vaccine ingredient and the combinations of such … not extensive enough to know whether this type of toxogenin is created and then causing the first (or final) anaphylactic set up.
      3. Given the significant increase in anaphylactic response to the second injection, it is inarguable the role of heredity and second (and sometimes third) generation vaccinated is grossly underestimated in the epidemics we are now seeing. The late Dr. Edward Yazbak was the only one doing research into the increased risk for autism in children whose mothers were re-vaxed as adults (as I was). We inherit predisposition to certain diseases, there are even gene markers. Why would vaccine antigen be disregarded as an inheritable predisposition?! This research clearly demonstrates we are altered indefinitely from the injection. The next generation is only one removed for the worse, 2nd anaphylactic response. We already know allergies are inheritable. And perhaps this also accounts for those unvaxed who develop anaphylaxis. (The general exposure to the protein is enough for the severe 2nd response.)
      4. “This means that henceforth study of the physiology of the species is no longer enough. Another physiology must be taken up, which is very difficult and barely broached, namely that of the individual.” Such foresight and sadly, so ignored.
      The only thing I believe he got wrong was the conclusion:
      “It does not matter much that the individual becomes more vulnerable in this regard. There is something more important than the salvation of the person and that is integral preservation of the race.” He concluded essentially the anaphylactic response was necessary to weed out the weak and strengthen the stability of the species. What he didn’t account for was the future massive and repeated injection of the poisons he researched and wrote of to the entire lot of newborns and children. And the anaphylactic response would not stabilize the species but weaken it in mass.
      Such brilliant research from 1913 and so applicable today, yet sadly and obviously ignored over the past century. I can only hope it isn’t all for naught and someone will at some point connect the dots before it’s too late. I’m sorry to go on, but this just accumulated the research of the past 12 years of my life into one a-ha moment. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  40. Amber says:

    Robyn, I have read Heather’s book too, and I love it. What I would have liked to have seen in her book is a blueprint for change. Here in Canada, we have something that was just passed called Anaphylaxis Motion 230. The gov’t is promising more attention to food anaphylaxis. This is my question: in terms of vaccines, what is the ONE thing governments could change to begin to improve the epidemic of food allergy? Would it be the removal of peanut oil? or reduction of aluminum? I think we have to start somewhere in terms of lobbying and give the government realistic goals. Perhaps year by year. For any food allergic Canadians here, you can go in and talk to your MP about your concerns today. In fact, please, please show up. This is a very progressive political motion. If you are thinking mom, please turn your thoughts into actions. But Robyn, please, perhaps you can help me figure out the best thing to focus on. My child is anaphylatic PA. Thank you.

    • Robyn says:

      Hi Amber, thanks for the comment. This is tough because in my mind there isn’t a “one” thing to change.

      I want to first point out that Heather doesn’t accuse the pharma industry of continuing to use peanut oil in vaccines for children today. There was a history of its use, and it continues to be unlisted in some medicines in the US, but she does not state that peanut oil is in the CDC schedule. I believe I’ve seen it listed in two vaccines, neither of which are for children.

      Given that my own child developed a 2″ blue hemangioma on his body about 16 days after the vitamin K shot, I’d love to see more research about injected vitamin K and allergies. It is known that there is a link between hemangiomas and children who have eczema, asthma, and allergies.

      So I’d start there and investigate the western world’s need to subcutaneously deliver 20,000 times vitamin k at birth combined with aluminum and soybean oil. We did the vitamin k drops for our 2nd, and she turned out fine despite any claim that the drops are useless. When hospitals run out of the shot, they use the drops anyway.

      The 2nd general answer would be to use more antigen and less of a different adjuvant, eliminating aluminum, and all metals, entirely.

      The 3rd answer would be to return to the days of beginning vaccination later in life, eliminating any requirement for daycare children to be vaccinated, and allowing the infant immune system 12 months to develop naturally before being forced into an artificial inflammatory response.

      • Amber says:

        BTW Robyn, I really like your summary of Heather’s book.


        Robyn, here’s an interesting study for you:


        Do you have any links to the ingredients in the Vitamin K shot? (good to know about the drops)

        The aluminum adjuvant seems to be a very common concern. The antigen is the expensive part of the vaccine, is that correct? Governments are concerned with cost; of course, this epidemic of autoimmune illness has a cost all its own. I know.

        I know there is a lot to fix, for example, the fetal stem cell component in vaccines is outrageous. I just think we need to be organized and try to help the governments along a little bit.

        If we ask, what would be the easiest solution with biggest impact on child health, well, that would be a great place to start and easiest for governments to implement. . .

        I am wondering if, in America, if anyone has looked into a class-action lawsuit against Vitamin K? Since vaccines are in a class all their own, in terms of lawsuit, Vit K might be easier to pursue? Robyn, what do you think?

        Very interesting Robyn! Good work!

    • Robyn says:

      I think each thread can only have one reply so I will answer here.

      Here is one link to a Vitamin K shot. There are several brands; I believe the most-used ones will all contain aluminum. They may not list the aluminum in the description but a few pages in you will see the warning for aluminum. If you see polyoxyethylated fatty acid is another name for castor oil. Benzyl alcohol is a preservative that comes with its own warnings.

      The drops can be purchased at Birth With Love or Precious Arrows. I haven’t researched those ingredients but putting anything through the digestive track doesn’t concern me 1/100 of injecting it subcutaneously.

      Yes, adjuvants are much cheaper than paying a lab to grow and process antigens.

      No, I’ve not ever heard of a class action for Vitamin K. I would assume it is not protected under the vaccination protection act. I would guess that in a world where a baby receives 30 vaccinations by the age of 2, starting on days 1-3, it would be very difficult to establish fault to something administered at 2 minutes old. The class would only be the otherwise unvaccinated.

      In answer to your last question, the relationship between the CDC and the biggest pharmaceutical companies is so incestuous at this point that I don’t see the days of immunity coming to an end. I believe that at the point Reagan granted immunity, the value of the lawsuits facing a polio vaccine manufacturer was 12x their profits on it. I don’t know the cost of vaccine manufacturing because I’m sure the cost of R&D for all of the vaccines never produced is factored into their overhead, but it is a $20B industry now.

      The families of the injured can still sue manufacturers, but I think after the long, arduous process of vaccine court that they all take the money and run when it’s awarded. If they turn down the award after their entitlement to it is established, they can move on and use the company. I don’t know that anyone does; it may be far too daunting of a task.

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        For future, Robyn, you can reply repeatedly to the first level. You just can’t go down to any further levels. Weird feature… Sorry!

  41. Rachel says:

    What about the Vitamin K drops? Does anyone know if those are any safer than the shot? That is what we have done for most of our children.

  42. Kim says:

    My 4th child is peanut sensitive (hives) and completely vaccine free – but she did get the vit K shot. 😛 I will be looking for alternatives for our next baby.

  43. Robyn says:

    I live in a small town where most families take their children to the same pediatrician (a group of 5 pediatricians). A letter was sent out asking parents to comply to their philosophy on vaccinations or the patient will have to find a new doctor. I understand that they have the right to do this as long as they don’t take govt funding but I’m very bothered that the letter states “it’s against the law not to vaccinate your child!” This is not true in NC. A parents can file a medical or religious exemption. This offices attempt to scare parents into complying makes my blood boil. Should I just walk away and look for a new pediatrician or make a fuss about their tactics?

    • Robyn says:

      I would make a copy of the letter and send it to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Call 1 (866) 843-2271 and ask how to send it. This is in violation of the AAP’s own clear instructions to pediatricians to not kick families out of their practice for not vaccinating, especially when the family does not already have alternate care in place. If they are the only office in town, they have no business doing that.

  44. Lynn says:

    Thank you for this thoughtful article – my neice has a peanut allergy and she is fully vaccinated but only 2 so she still has more vaxes coming…is there a risk for peanut allergy kids to get vaccines in terms of having an allergic reaction to the shots?

    • Robyn says:

      The risk is going to be the same. A dense vaccination schedule, combination shots, and injected aluminum causing the IgE (asthma/allergy) imbalance. That is a FACT. Hop on google scholar and type in aluminum and IgE and see what you get. It should be illegal to vaccinate an allergic child.

      • Amanda says:

        So are you saying that a child with food allergies should not receive ANY further vaccines? My son is almost 8 and has followed traditional vaccine schedules and has received flu shots the past 3 years.
        He is allergic to milk, egg, peanut, some tree nuts.
        I did breast feed until he was 15mos old.
        He isn’t due for more vaccines for a while, but I am curious of what you would recommend.

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        Amanda, we cannot advise you what to do medically, but what we CAN advise you to do is to RESEARCH THOROUGHLY before you consider any further vaccines.

  45. Carolyn says:

    Thank you so much. Came here through WAPF FB post. The older I get, the more things are coming to light that I knew were bad, but not THIS bad! Passed this on to those I know with small children. Thankfully, none of my 12 g-kids have never been vaxed as I was made aware of the danger back in early ’80’s.

  46. Stacy says:

    Gary Null produced a great documentary about vaccines called ” Silent Epidemic “.
    It’s fantastic, I wish everyone in the world could see it, they’d be outraged.

  47. Tranquil says:

    Thank you for this article. India is the next humongous market for vaccines and the public at large is fed on the “West-is-Best” diet in terms of looks, food, cars, faucets, marble flooring! Moms here slavishly follow their docs advise – many of the opinion maker women have high-ranking executive husbands whose companies pick up their medical insurance and bills. These women populate high-end hospitals which are relentless drug pushers. Thanks once again for thinking, Mom!

  48. Erica McPhee says:

    I absolutely believe there is a correlation. But it is only one of the perfect storm ingredients. However, also look at the inclusion of corn oil as an adjuvant beginning I think around the early 1990’s. I don’t have my data right in front of me, but it was the corn oil adjuvant which was widely used afterwards.

    We now know high fructose corn syrup is contaminated with mercury. Corn, and in particular HFCS, were the biggest stim inducers for my son. It also caused HORRIFIC tantrums in my 3rd, completely unvaxed child. Also, the ingredient making diapers so absorbent – derived from corn. So does the adjuvant cause the body to respond to external exposures?

    While it is the accumulation of these things together, along with pesticides, degraded food supply, rampant heavy metal exposures, I do believe there are wide and varied triggers.

    Sadly, my 3rd developed a severe peanut allergy around age 6. She was completely unvaxed and did not receive the Vitamin K shot. We had someone with her 24/7 at the hospital to ensure this did not happen as they gave my son HepB against my wishes.

    So while these things can definitely be an impetus or trigger, it is my opinion, there is still a bigger cause at large.

    • Kathy says:

      I have to agree with you on this. Although the mercury and aluminum, as well as other injurious additives in vaccines are most definitely the cause of allergies and neurological disorders, there is much evidence pointing to the glyphosate in pesticide spray (Roundup) for these triggering foods. Genetically modified crops like wheat, barley, rye sugar beets, soy and others most definitely play a role as well. Baby formula has toxic ingredients, and mild from conventionally grown cows is downright disgusting. So, it’s in the vaccines, it’s in the food, and the heavy metals (mercury and aluminum) can be passed down to the child from the mother while in utero and therefore accumulates in the system. Those heavy metals alone can wreak havoc on a child’s (and adult’s) nervous system and general health. There’s such a thing as a tipping point, and so many things are allowed by our govt into our environment, medicines and food, it’s difficult for a child to even stand a chance at good health these days.

  49. Sara R. says:

    Thanks for this! I didn’t know that about the Vitamin K shot.

  50. Laura Hayes says:

    Great article! I have shared it widely 🙂

    I know TMR readers will want to know about a brand new video, “Vaccines: Are They Safe and Effective”, pitting the ridiculous Paul Offit against the brilliant and ethical Dr. Boyd Haley. It is a most powerful 36-minute movie that you won’t want to miss and will definitely want to share! Here’s the link:

  51. Alixandra Mixon says:

    I am saddened that I did not learn more about the K1 shot. My last son was vaccine free, I even declined the RhoGam shot during pregnancy. He was natural childbirth, medication free, but because he was a meconium baby the doctor insisted on immediate cord clamping so they could whisk him away and suction him, and I was too selfish and wanted a circumcision that I let them give him a vit K shot since he didn’t get the vital cord blood! I never thought it had aluminum in it!

    • Michelle J says:

      I’m not sure how much you know about RhoGam, but as a blood bank medical technologist, I gotta tell you, that shot is really to protect your baby from being attacked by your immune system. If that shot was offered to you, I am going to go on a limb here and guess your blood is Rh negative, correct? As in O-, A-, B- or AB-. In your case, if the previous baby you had was Rh positive, like O+, A+, and so on, during birth/pregnancy when you were exposed to your son’s blood, your body could have produced antibodies, called Anti-D to the Rh positive blood. This type of anybody is IgG and is the only one that can cross the placenta during pregnancy (since it is the smallest), enter your baby’s blood stream and attack his red blood cells, destroying them, raising his bilirubin level, which if it became high enough, could cause Kernicterus, a condition where bilirubin builds up in the brain (even dying it yellow) and causing permanent brain damage, and even death. The more babies you have that are Rh positive, the more antibodies your body makes, and each subsequent pregnancy is more and more affected.
      RhoGam contains some of these antibodies against Rh-positive cells that trick your body into not producing your own. That’s all it is. By proper administration, it can reduce the chance of your body producing antibodies from 16% to less that 0.1%.

      Just some info. Hope it helped.

    • Namey says:

      What??? The vitamin K shot has aluminum in it?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *