The following may not seem to have much to do with type-1 diabetes. It’s a letter I wrote to the editor of the local newspaper in response to an article they printed (To Vaccinate Or Not). The article suggests that anybody who is unwilling to give their child the measles vaccine is unethical and unscientific. It made a fair effort of shaming people into following its authoritative voice, without presenting much evidence to support its claims.
Likewise, type-1 diabetics are told by doctors to follow a insulin and dietary protocol that they claim is scientific, safe and effective – when in fact it’s based upon untruths about fat and carbohydrate metabolism, leads to fatal complications and is lucky to pull off a 6.5% HgA1C. Likewise, diabetics are told to rely on pharmaceutical companies to cure the disease; instead of encouraging them to explore healing methodologies on their own.
So I thought I’d share this letter with readers of Diabetic Dharma. I think it’s a good example of using discernment rather than blind acceptance when dealing with “medical science”:
The anonymous author of the article demotes any question of vaccine safety or efficacy as coming from “fraudulent studies” or the lips of “Hollywood self-declared experts.”
Would Dr. Gregory Poland qualify as a Hollywood fraudster? Poland is the founder of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group. In the journal Vaccines, he observed that there were 98 measles outbreaks in Canada in 2011. Over 50% of those outbreaks were in those who had already received two doses of the measles vaccine. “This leads to a paradoxical situation,” he writes, “whereby measles in highly immunized societies occurs primarily among those previously immunized.”
Or how about the Netherlands’ National Institute of Public Health? Their 2013 study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases showed that infants of vaccinated mothers were more likely to acquire measles. ”This increases the risk of disease transmission in highly vaccinated populations.”
Parents can also look at the insert for the measles vaccine which states that it can cause encephalitis. “As a result of the use of the measles vaccine, we see fewer obvious cases of acute measles infections,” writes board-certified pediatrician Dr. Lawrence Palevsky. “Instead, however, we now have many more clinical cases of chronic brain inflammation, the very complication of a natural measles infection that the vaccine was supposed to protect against.”
Andrew Wakefield’s defense of his research linking the MMR vaccine to autism is important to review. A talk he gave before the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is available on YouTube. Judge for yourself whether you think he is sincerely trying to protect children from harm or whether he has “deliberately skewed facts for financial gain.”
In September 23, 2014, a court in Milan awarded compensation for vaccine-induced autism. Two years earlier, on May 23, 2012, another Italian court judged that the MMR vaccine had caused autism. In 2008, the U.S. federal government conceded that vaccines had regressed a young girl into autism. Courts all over the globe are finding a link between vaccines and brain damage.
People are skeptical of vaccines for good reason. I’d encourage parents to reference multiple sources including the National Vaccine Information Center. We need to see 12- and 24-year studies of children on full vaccine schedules, measuring every aspect of physical and mental development. Until then, the science is not as convincing as the editorial suggests.
As I hope is clear from the letter, I’m in no way advising people to not use vaccines. I’m simply encouraging people to do a thorough review of the information available before making an educated decision.
– John C. A. Manley
P.S. To read more about Dr. Bart Classen’s research into the link between vaccines and type-1 diabetes you can read: Do Vaccines Cause Type-1 Diabetes?
P.P.S. And for another viewpoint on how to manage type-1 diabetes check out: Unconventional Type-1 Diabetic Wisdom: Review of Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution