by Dr. James Howenstine, MD.
Posted: Sat 03 Feb, 2007
Dr. James A.
Howenstine is a board certified specialist in internal
medicine who spent 34 years caring for office and hospital
patients. Curiosity sparked a 4 year study of natural health
products when 5 of his patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis
were able to discontinue the use of methotrexate (chemotherapy
agent) after trying an extract of New Zealand mussels for the
therapy of severe rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Howenstine is convinced that natural products are
safer, more effective and less expensive than pharmaceutical
drugs. This research led to the publication of his book 'A
Physicians Guide To Natural Health Products That Work'. This
book and the recommended health products are available from
Dr. James R. Shannon, former director of the National institute of
"the only safe vaccine
is one that is never used."
Cowpox vaccine was believed able
to immunize people against smallpox. At the time this vaccine was
introduced, there was already a decline in the number of cases of smallpox.
Japan introduced compulsory vaccination in 1872. In 1892 there were 165,774
cases of smallpox with 29,979 deaths despite the vaccination program. A
stringent compulsory smallpox vaccine program, which prosecuted those
refusing the vaccine, was instituted in England in 1867.
Within 4 years 97.5 % of persons
between 2 and 50 had been vaccinated. The following year England experienced
the worst smallpox epidemic in its history with 44,840 deaths. Between
1871 and 1880 the incidence of smallpox escalated from 28 to 46 per 100,000.
The smallpox vaccine does not work.
Much of the success attributed to vaccination programs may actually have
been due to improvement in public health related to water quality and
sanitation, less crowded living conditions, better nutrition, and higher
standards of living. Typically the incidence of a disease was clearly
declining before the vaccine for that disease was introduced. In England the
incidence of polio had decreased by 82 % before the polio vaccine was
introduced in 1956.
In the early 1900s an astute Indiana physician, Dr. W.B. Clarke, stated,
"Cancer was practically unknown until compulsory vaccination with cowpox
vaccine began to be introduced. I have had to deal with two hundred cases of
cancer, and I never saw a case of cancer in an un-vaccinated  person."
There is a widely held belief that vaccines should not be criticized because
the public might refuse to take them. This is valid only if the benefits
exceed the known risks of the vaccines.
Do Vaccines Actually Prevent
This important question does not appear to have ever been adequately
studied. Vaccines are enormously profitable for drug companies and recent
legislation in the U.S. has exempted lawsuits against pharmaceutical firms
in the event of adverse reactions to vaccines which are very common. In 1975
Germany stopped requiring pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination. Today less
than 10 % of German children are vaccinated against pertussis. The number of
cases of pertussis has steadily decreased even though far fewer children
are receiving pertussis vaccine.
Measles outbreaks have occurred in schools with vaccination rates over 98 %
in all parts of the U.S. including areas that had reported no cases of
measles for years. As measles immunization rates rise to high levels measles
becomes a disease seen only in vaccinated persons. An outbreak of measles
occurred in a school where 100 % of the children had been vaccinated.
Measles mortality rates had declined by 97 % in England before measles
vaccination was instituted.
In 1986 there were 1300 cases of pertussis in Kansas and 90 % of these cases
occurred in children who had been adequately vaccinated. Similar vaccine
failures have been reported from Nova Scotia where pertussis continues to be
occurring despite universal vaccination. Pertussis remains endemic in the
Netherlands where for more than 20 years 96 % of children have received 3
pertussis shots by age 12 months.
After institution of diphtheria vaccination in England and Wales in 1894 the
number of deaths from diphtheria rose by 20 % in the subsequent 15 years.
Germany had compulsory vaccination in 1939. The rate of diphtheria spiraled
to 150,000 cases that year whereas, Norway which did not have compulsory
vaccination, had only 50 cases of diphtheria the same year.
The continued presence of these infectious diseases in children who have
received vaccines proves that life long immunity which follows natural
infection does not occur in persons receiving vaccines. The injection
process places the viral particles into the blood without providing any
clear way to eliminate these foreign substances.
Why Do Vaccines Fail To
Protect Against Diseases?
Walene James, author of Immunization: the Reality Behind The Myth, states
that the full inflammatory response is necessary to create real immunity.
Prior to the introduction of measles and mumps vaccines children got measles
and mumps and in the great majority of cases these diseases were benign.
Vaccines "trick" the body so it
does not mount a complete inflammatory response to the injected virus.
Vaccines and Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome SIDS
The incidence of Sudden Infant Death syndrome SIDS has grown from .55 per
1000 live births in 1953 to 12.8 per 1000 in 1992 in Olmstead County,
Minnesota. The peak incidence for SIDS is age 2 to 4 months the exact time
most vaccines are being given to children. 85 % of cases of SIDS occur in
the first 6 months of infancy.
The increase in SIDS as a
percentage of total infant deaths has risen from 2.5 per 1000 in 1953 to
17.9 per 1000 in 1992. This rise in SIDS deaths has occurred during a period
when nearly every childhood disease was declining due to improved sanitation
and medical progress except SIDS. These deaths from SIDS did increase during
a period when the number of vaccines given a child was steadily rising to 36
Dr. W. Torch was able to document 12 deaths in infants which appeared within
3˝ and 19 hours of a DPT immunization. He later reported 11 new cases of
SIDS death and one near miss which had occurred within 24 hours of a DPT
injection. When he studied 70 cases of SIDS two thirds of these victims
had been vaccinated from one half day to 3 weeks prior to their deaths. None
of these deaths was attributed to vaccines. Vaccines are a sacred cow and
nothing against them appears in the mass media because they are so
profitable to pharmaceutical firms.
There is valid reason to think that not only are vaccines worthless in
preventing disease they are counterproductive because they injure the immune
system permitting cancer, auto-immune diseases and SIDS to cause much
disability and death.
Are Vaccines Sterile?
Dr. Robert Strecker claimed that the department of defense DOD was given
$10,000,000 in 1969 to create the AIDS virus to be used as a
population-reducing weapon against blacks. By use of the Freedom of
Information Act Dr. Strecker was able to learn that the DOD secured funds
from Congress to perform studies on immune destroying agents for germ
Once produced, the vaccine was given in two locations. Smallpox vaccine
containing HIV was given to 100,000,000 Africans in 1977. Over 2000 young
white homosexual males in New York City were given Hepatitis B vaccine that
contained HIV virus in 1978. This vaccine was given at New York City Blood
The Hepatitis B vaccine
containing the HIV virus was also administered to homosexual males in San
Francisco, Los Angeles, St.Louis, Houston and Chicago in 1978 and 1979. U.S.
Public Health epidemiology studies have disclosed that these same 6 cities
had the highest incidence of AIDS, Aids related Complex (ARC) and deaths
rates from HIV, when compared to other U.S. cities.
When a new virus is introduced into a community. It takes 20 years for the
number of cases to double. If the fabricated story that green monkey bites
of pygmies led to the HIV epidemic, the alleged monkey bites in the 1940s
should have produced a peak in the incidence of HIV in the 1960s at which
time HIV was non existent in Africa.
The World Health Organization
(WHO) began a African smallpox vaccination campaign in 1977 that targeted
urban population centers and avoided pygmies. If the green monkey bites of
pygmies truly caused the HIV epidemic the incidence of HIV in pygmies should
have been higher than in urban citizens. However, the opposite was true.
In 1954 Dr. Bernice Eddy (bacteriologist) discovered live monkey viruses in
supposedly sterile inactivated polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk.
This discovery was not well received at the NIH and Dr. Eddy was demoted.
Later Dr. Eddy, working with Sarah Stewart, discovered SE polyoma virus.
This virus was quite important because it caused cancer in every animal
Yellow fever vaccine had
previously been found to contain avian (bird) leukemia virus. Later Dr.
Hilleman isolated SV 40 virus from both the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines.
There were 40 different viruses in these polio vaccines they were trying
to eradicate. They were never able to get rid of these viruses contaminating
the polio vaccines. The SV 40 virus causes malignancies. It has now been
identified in 43 % of cases of non-Hodgekin lymphoma , 36 % of brain
tumors , 18 % of healthy blood samples, and 22 % of healthy semen
samples, mesothiolomas and other malignancies.
By the time of this discovery SV
40 had already been injected into 10,000,000 people in Salk vaccine. Gastric
digestion inactivates some of SV 40 in Sabin vaccine. However, the isolation
of strains of Sabin polio vaccine from all 38 cases of Guillan Barre
Syndrome GBS in Brazil suggests that significant numbers of persons are
able to be infected from this vaccine. All 38 of these patients had received
Sabin polio vaccine months to years before the onset of GBS.
The incidence of non-Hodgekin
lymphoma has "mysteriouly" doubled since the 1970s.
Dr. John Martin, Professor of Pathology at the Univ. of Southern California,
was employed by the Viral Oncology Branch of the Bureau of Biologics (FDA)
from 1976 to 1980. While employed there he identified foreign DNA in the
live polio vaccine Orimune Lederle that suggested serious vaccine
contamination. He warned his supervisors about this problem and was told to
discontinue his work as it was outside the scope of testing required for
Later Dr. Martin learned that all eleven of the African green monkeys used
to grow the Lederle polio virus Orimune had grown simian cytomegalovirus
from kidney cell cultures. Lederle was aware of this viral contamination as
their Cytomegaloviral Contamination Plan clearly showed in 1972. The
Bureau of Biologics decided not to pursue the matter so production of
infected polio vaccine continued.
In 1955 Dr. Martin identified unique cell destroying viruses termed stealth
viruses in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. These viruses lacked
genes that would enable the immune system to recognize them. Thus they were
protected by the body's failure to develop antiviral antibodies. In March of
1995, Dr. Martin learned that some of these stealth viruses had originated
from African green monkey simian cytomegalovirus of a type known to infect
The Lederle vaccine experience suggests that the higher-ups are not
concerned about sloppy and dangerous preparation of vaccines. Animal cross
infection is a huge unsolved current problem for all vaccine manufacturing.
If this vaccine production sounds like an unbelievable mess to you, you are
Club of Rome has a position paper in which they state that
the world population is too large and needs to be reduced by 90 %. This
means that 6 billion people must be reduced to 500 to 600 million.
Obviously, creating famines and genocidal wars such as wrecked havoc in
Africa, and loosing new laboratory-created diseases (HIV, Ebola, Marburg
, and probably West Nile virus and SARS) can help reduce the population.
Other elitist groups (Trilaterals,
Bildenbergers) have expressed similar
concerns about excess people on planet Earth.
The company that was projected to produce the new smallpox vaccine in the
U.S. was in serious trouble in England because of unsatisfactory quality of
operations before setting up their facility in the U.S. Why would their
performance here be any better than it was in England?
If there are important powerful groups of people that are determined to
reduce the world population, what could be a more diabolically clever way to
eliminate people than to inject them with a cancer-causing vaccine? The
person receiving the injection would never suspect that the vaccine taken 10
to 15 years earlier had caused the cancer to appear.
Other Dangers From Vaccines
In the March 4, 1977 issue of Science Jonas and Darrell Salk warn,
virus vaccines against influenza or poliomyelitis may in each instance
produce the disease it intended to prevent. The live virus against measles
and mumps may produce such side effects as encephalitis (brain damage)."
The swine flu vaccine was administered to the American public even though
there had never been a case of swine flu identified in a human. Farmers
refused to use the vaccine because it killed too many animals. Within a few
months of use in humans this vaccine caused many cases of serious nerve
injury (Guillan Barre syndrome).
An article in the Washington Post on Jan. 26, 1988 mentioned that all cases
of polio since 1979 had been caused by the polio vaccine with no known cases
of polio from a wild strain since 1979. This might have created a perfect
situation to discontinue the vaccine, but the vaccine is still given.
Vaccines are a wonderful source of profits with no risks to the drug
companies since vaccine injuries are now recompensed by the government.
The steady escalation in the number of vaccines administered has been
followed by an identical rise in the incidence of auto-immune diseases
(rheumatoid arthritis, subacute lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, multiple
sclerosis, asthma) seen in children. While there is a genetic transmission
of some of these diseases many are probably due to the injury from foreign
protein particles, mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and other toxic agents
injected in vaccines.
In 1999, the rotavirus vaccine was recommended by the Center for Disease
Control for all infants. When this vaccine program was instituted several
infants died and many had life endangering bowel obstructions. Prelicensure
trials of the rotavirus vaccine had demonstrated an increased incidence
of intussusceptions 30 times greater than normal but the vaccine was released
anyway without special warnings to practitioners to be on the lookout for
bowel problems. Children's vaccines are often not studied for toxicity
possibly because such study might eliminate them from being used.
A large study from Australia showed that the risk of developing encephalitis
from the pertussis vaccine was 5 times greater than the risk of developing
encephalitis by contacting pertussis by natural methods.
Naturally acquired immunity by illness evolves by spread of a virus from the
respiratory tract to the liver, thymus, spleen, and bone marrow. When
symptoms begin, the entire immune response has been mobilized to repel the
invading virus. This complex immune system response creates antibodies that
confer life long immunity against that invading virus and prepares the child
to respond promptly to an infection by the same virus in the future.
Vaccination, in contrast, results in the persisting of live virus or other
foreign antigens within the cells of the body, a situation that may provoke
auto-immune reactions as the body attempts to destroy its own infected
cells. There is no surprise that the incidence of auto-immune diseases
(rheumatoid arthritis, subacute lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis,
asthma, psoriasis) has risen sharply in this era of multiple vaccine
Vaccine Induced Type 1
Dr. John Classen has published 29 articles on vaccine-induced
diabetes. At least 8 of 10 children with Type 1 (insulin needing) diabetes
have this disease as a result of vaccination. These children may have
avoided measles, mumps, and whooping cough but they have received something
far worse: an illness that shortens life expectancy by 10 to 15 years and
results in a life requiring constant medical care.
Dr. Classen has shown in Finland, the introduction of hemophilus type
b vaccine caused three times as many cases of type 1 diabetes as the number
of deaths and brain damage from hemophilus influenza type b it might have
In New Zealand, the incidence of Type 1 diabetes in children rose by 61 %
after an aggressive vaccine program against hepatitis B.. This same program
has been started in the U.S.A. so we can now look forward to many cases of
Type 1 diabetes in children. Similar rises in Type 1 diabetes have been seen
in England, Italy, Sweden, and Denmark after immunization programs against
Toxic Substances Are Needed
To Make Vaccines
Vaccines contain many toxic substances that are needed to prevent the
vaccines from becoming infected or to improve the performance of the
vaccine. Among these substances are mercury, formaldehyde and aluminum.
In the past 10 years, the number of autistic children has risen from between
200 and 500 percent in every state in the U.S. This sharp rise in autism
followed the introduction of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in 1975.
Representative Dan Burton's healthy grandson was given injections for 9
diseases in one day. These injections were instantly followed by autism.
These injections contain a preservative of mercury called thimerosal. The
boy received 41 times the amount of mercury which is capable of harm to the
body. Mercury is a neurotoxin that can injure the brain and nervous system.
And tragically, it did.
In the United States the number of compulsory vaccine injections has
increased from 10 to 36 in the last 25 years. During this period, there has
been a simultaneous increase in the number of children suffering learning
disabilities and attention deficit disorder. Some of these childhood
disabilities are related to intrauterine cerebral damage from maternal
cocaine use, but probably vaccines cause many of the others.
Many vaccines contain aluminum. A new disease called macrophagic
myofasciitis causes pain in muscles, bones and joints. All persons with this
disease have received aluminum containing vaccines. Deposits of aluminum are
able to remain as an irritant in tissues and disturb the immune and nervous
system for a lifetime.
Nearly all vaccines contain aluminum and mercury. These metals appear to
play an important role in the etiology of Alzheimer's Disease. An expert at
the 1997 International Vaccine Conference related that a person who takes 5
or more annual flu vaccine shots has increased the likelihood of developing
Alzheimer's Disease by a factor of 10 over the person who has had 2 or fewer
When we take vaccines we are playing a modern version of Russian Roulette.
We not only get exposed to aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde and foreign cell
proteins but we may get simian virus 40 and other dangerous viruses which
can cause cancer, leukemia and other severe health problems because the
vaccine pool is contaminated due to careless animal isolation techniques.
Congress has protected the manufacturers from lawsuits, so dangerous
vaccines simply increase profits at no risk to the drug companies.
U.S. children aged 2 months began receiving hepatitis B vaccine in December
2000.No peer-reviewed studies of the safety of hepatitis B in this age
bracket had been done. Over 36,000 adverse reactions with 440 deaths were
soon reported but the true incidence is much higher as reporting is
voluntary so only approximately 10 % of adverse reactions get reported.
This means that about 5000
infants are dying annually from the hepatitis B vaccine. The CDC's Chief of
Epidemiology admits that the frequency of serious reactions to hepatitis B
vaccine is 10 times higher than other vaccines. Hepatitis B is transmitted
sexually and by contaminated blood, so the incidence of this disease must be
near zero in this age bracket.
A vaccine expert, Dr. Philip
Incao, states that,
"the conclusion is obvious that the risks of
hepatitis B vaccination far outweigh the benefits. Once a vaccine is
mandated the vaccine manufacturer is no longer liable for adverse reactions."
Dr. W.B. Clarke's important observation that cancer was not found in
unvaccinated individuals demands an explanation and one now appears
forthcoming. All vaccines given over a short period of time to an immature
immune system deplete the thymus gland (the primary gland involved in immune
reactions) of irreplaceable immature immune cells.
Each of these cells could have
multiplied and developed into an army of valuable cells to combat infection
and growth of abnormal cells. When these immune cells have been used up,
permanent immunity may not appear. The Arthur Research Foundation in Tucson,
Arizona estimates that up to 60 % of our immune system may be exhausted
by multiple mass vaccines (36 are now required for children).
Only 10 % of immune cells are
permanently lost when a child is permitted to develop natural immunity from
disease. There needs to be grave concern about these immune system injuring
vaccinations! Could the persons who approve these mass vaccinations know
that they are impairing the health of these children, many of whom are being
doomed to requiring much medical care in the future?
Compelling evidence is available that the development of the immune system
after contracting the usual childhood diseases matures and renders it
capable to fight infection and malignant cells in the future.
The use of multiple vaccines, which prevents natural immunity, promotes the
development of allergies and asthma. A New Zealand study disclosed that 23 %
of vaccinated children develop asthma , as compared to zero in unvaccinated
Cancer was a very rare illness in the 1890's. This evidence about immune
system injury from vaccinating affords a plausible explanation for Dr.
Clarke's finding that only vaccinated individuals got cancer. Some radical
adverse change in health occurred in the early 1900s to permit cancer to
explode and vaccinating appears to be the reason.
Vaccines are an unnatural phenomena. My guess is that if enough persons said
no to immunizations there would be a striking improvement in general health
with nature back in the immunizing business instead of man. Having a child
vaccinated should be a choice not a requirement. Medical and religious
exemptions are permitted by most states.
When governmental policies require vaccinations before children enter
schools coercion has overruled the lack of evidence of vaccine efficacy and
safety. There is no proof that vaccines work and they are never studied for
safety before release. My opinion is that there is overwhelming evidence
that vaccines are dangerous and the only reason for their existence is to
increase profits of pharmaceutical firms.
If you are forced to immunize your children so they can enter school, obtain
a notarized statement from the director of the facility that they will
accept full financial responsibility for any adverse reaction from the
vaccine. Since there is at least a 2 percent risk of a serious adverse
reaction they may be smart enough to permit your child to escape a dangerous
Recent legislation passed by
Congress gives the government the power to imprison persons refusing to take
vaccines (smallpox, anthrax, etc). This would be troublesome to enforce if
large numbers of citizens declined to be vaccinated at the same time.
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