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Redesigning Your Biological Computer

Stress affects your body’s biological com- puter, causing health issues and chemical imbalances. Determining and addressing the causes of stress is the most important factor in creating wellness. There are ten stressors that can cause endocrine break- down: genetics, neurotransmitter dys- function, dental issues, scar tissue, diet, foreign organisms, environmental toxins, medications including HRT, mind/emo- tions, and of course, immune challenges.
The first step in obtaining an accurate di- agnosis of stress is to look at meridian lev- els related to cortisol production. Since de- veloping my Menopause, Nutrition & Lifestyle Monitor, I have studied thou- sands of (before and after) case histories and programs. The five elements of tradi- tional Chinese medicine are tested, along with hormones, and then a custom pro- gram is created. This program includes an endocrine rebuilding diet, a list of impor- tant nutrients such as flax seed, primrose and borage oil, and a formula for the im- mune system such as Source Naturals® Wellness Formula®.
Due to testing inaccuracies, women are often misdiagnosed, placing them in the categories of pre- or post-menopause dys- function, when they are just experiencing abnormal periods of stress. I have ob- served patients’ tests results and symptoms completely turn around in two to three months just by following my seven-step program, which is discussed in my new book, Revitalize Your Hormones: Dr. Dale’s Seven Steps to a Healthier, Happier and Sexier You.

Your Menopause Choices
Due to the media promotion of bio-identi- cal hormones from celebrities, it is of ut- most importance that you educate yourself about this pressing issue.
Fact One: It is clear that natural and bio- identical hormones have toxic side effects. Every testing laboratory has observed the toxic side effects of all varieties of hormone replacement; it’s documented through thousands of before and after tests!
Fact Two: Bio-identical hormones create dependence and your body slows down production of your own natural hormones.
Fact Three: As your body deals with stress- ful situations, your hormone needs change. Balancing changing hormone lev- els with hormones will only produce frus- tration and toxic symptoms.
Fact Four: Possible symptoms of using natural, synthetic or bio-identical hor- mones are weight gain around the but- tocks, thighs, middle waist and abdomen, depression, facial hair growth, hair loss, and fatigue.
Fact Five: The ONLY hormones that are bio-identical or natural are the ones your body makes.
EndoPure Homeopathic Hormone Re- juvenation
EndoPure is an oral homeopathic remedy and can also be used as a douche for vagi- nal dryness. Due to the success of the En- doPure and NeuroEmotional Remedies, it is clear that even women with complete hysterectomies can strengthen their adre- nal glands, re-educating them to make hormones in appropriate amounts. EndoPure is available in four formulas—EndoPure Pro, EndoPure Estro, EndoPure Testos-Female, and EndoPure Testos-Male. Instructions for use are on each box.

Neurotransmitters and Hormones
I look at neurotransmitters as regulators of the biological computer, affecting thoughts, moods, hormones and overall mental, emotional and physical well-being in humans. My challenge was to formulate a new homeopathic remedy, which would download new information that the bio- logical computer uses to repair itself and balance all neurotransmitters. If your neu- rotransmitters are out of balance, it can cause hormonal problems, adrenal stress, insomnia, weight gain and depression.
In handling stress, the brain uses large quantities of certain chemicals called neuro- transmitters. Neurotransmitters induce or inhibit impulses in your brain. At some point, the amount of stress we endure caus- es the brain to use up these chemicals. Many apparently unrelated effects of neuro- transmitters influence symptoms, and opti- mizing neurotransmitters can improve many patient symptoms.
Neurotransmitter-related symptoms in- clude fatigue and chronic muscle/joint pain, adrenal cortisol burnout, memory problems, inappropriate hunger or food cravings, irritability and hostility, inability to focus or concentrate, depression or agi- tation, excessive body fat, obsessive/com- pulsive behaviors, sleep disturbances, physical or emotional stress, diarrhea or constipation, headaches, inability to focus, hot flashes, and many other difficulties.

The laboratory evaluation of neurotrans- mitter levels has shown that approximate- ly 70% of the population has some degree of neurotransmitter imbalance. This is an alarming figure, which is confirmed by the increase in the number of patient visits re- garding these conditions, and the growing number of obese people who cannot com- bat their weight due to a lack of appetite control or adrenal burnout.

How Do Chemicals Released by Our Own Brain Damage Our Bodies?
The body responds to emotional stress ex- actly as it responds to physical danger or stress. Your body produces chemicals for extra strength or energy. This physiological process has evolved over millions of years.
Moreover, the brain reacts to today’s prob- lems with yesterday’s primitive responses. In our history books we get the picture of times when our stressors related to physi- cal battles to stay alive, to eat, to provide for oneself and one’s family. Then, stress was primarily physical, as cavemen actual- ly fought wild animals. Modern stress is different—we don’t do physical battle with wild beasts, we do mental battle with free- way traffic, unending meetings, or jobs that have no future. Yet, the high-energy biochemicals needed for running or fight- ing are still pumped into our bodies. As a result, we sit in our cars or at our desks, ac- tually boiling in the chemicals our own body has released. These chemicals, adren- aline and dopamine, which power the “fight or flight” alarm reaction, can do great damage to all our internal organs, es- pecially our hearts.
Can Our Brain Run out of these Precious Chemicals?
When our brain uses up these chemicals, or when levels decrease or increase, we ex- perience anger and fear, perhaps a lack of sleep, irritability, anxiety, depression, and feelings of insecurity. In addition, the constant release of adrenaline can cause long-term damage to our organs and body systems. Over 75% of all medical appointments made in America are di- rectly related to stress!

There are five main chemicals or neuro- transmitters in the brain’s emotion center. They are opioids, GABA, serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. When the levels of these chemicals are low, a danger- ous cycle begins. This is called the Stress Cycle and the damage it causes is deadly.

NeuroBalance PRO
My new homeopathic formula, Neu- roBalance PRO, is FDA-registered and effective for balancing all neurotransmit- ters. If you are asking yourself how one formula can address all neurotransmit- ters, including those that are functioning normally, the remedy will only affect neu- rotransmitters that are out of balance. That is the gift of homeopathic medicine: the body selects the remedy (or frequen- cy) it needs and the remedies that are not required will not work if the body/brain does not need them.
Theresa Dale is a board-certified Naturo- pathic Doctor, President of the Wellness Center for Research & Education, and Dean of the California College of Natural Medicine, a state-approved college in Cali- fornia. She is active on the lecture circuit, and has been featured on NBC News, Vogue, Associated Press, EXTRA, Hard- Copy, and hundreds of radio shows, as well as in Alternative Medicine and Homeopa- thy Today magazines. She has been in pri- vate practice since 1979. Dr. Dale’s interest in non-invasive therapies expanded when she was diagnosed with a uterine tumor at 22 years of age. After healing herself using natural methods, she dedicated her life to helping others do the same. Dr. Dale is the author of Transform Your Emotional DNA and BioticMac Slow Foods Cookbook. Her new book on hormone rejuvenation, Revi- talize Your Hormones: Dr. Dale’s Seven Steps to a Healthier, Happier and Sexier You, offers self-help methods based on results from thousands of individuals who have healed their endocrine systems using home- opathy and Dr. Dale’s Anti-Aging Lifestyle protocol.

Disclaimer: The above article is for infor- mational purposes only and is not intend- ed to diagnose or treat a particular illness. The reader is encouraged to seek the ad- vice of a holistically competent licensed professional health care provider. The in- formation in this article has not been eval- uated by the Food and Drug Administra- tion. This product is not intended to di- agnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Nuclear Anti-Radiation Diet – a 21st Century Strategy to Fallout

Is a threat of radiation contamination to foods and supplies prompting us to reconsider our lifestyle, diet and choice of supplementation support?

When discussing ‘dangerous radiation levels’, most people refer to the ionizing radiation at levels reaching far above average ‘background radiation levels’ experienced every day. Non-ionizing radiation such as visible light, radar, microwaves and radio waves are virtually harmless. However, Dr. Theresa Dale, founder of the Wellness Center for Research and Education, notes that ionizing radiation has the power to break molecular bonds in living tissue, causing damage and in extreme cases, death.

Ionizing radiation is excessive energy, mass produced by unstable atoms. It comes in two forms:  waves such as X-rays and gamma rays, and particles such as alpha and beta particles.  Whenever these pass through living tissue, or are ingested, they have the potential of removing electrons from atoms, turning them into positively charged particles, or ions, which may possibly damage body’s cells.

News sources tell of major widespread nuclear radiation exposure occurring due to the accident in 2011. The latest reports indicate that both Japan’s Fukushima and California’s San Onofre Plants are having issues.  Unless the Japanese government entombs the entire Fukushima Plant as done 25 years ago at Chernobyl , it will continue spewing into the environment, land, sea and air.

Radiation contamination to food supplies should motivate continued testing not only in in Japan, but in countries around the globe, including here in the U.S. It appears that the Japanese people were misled as to the safety of their nuclear plants as well as ill advised.  They were told it was safe 20 miles or even 50 miles from the plant.  Actually, research demonstrates that 200 miles may be even too close if there is a meltdown or even a partial meltdown. Nuclear expert, Dr. John Price, a former member of the Safety Policy Unit at the UK’s National Nuclear Corporation, has warned it could take a 100 years before fuel rods at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are safe.  The dilemma under deliberation

is the risk involved when every organism in the food chain is jeopardized.

The Japanese lifestyle has been drastically affected due to the fact that their staple diet, which is grown in their country, including fish, rice and seaweed, is now contaminated. Oddly enough, a diet on non-contaminated seaweed and algae would be the recommended anti-radiation diet of choice.  Certain nutrients in foods play a major role against the damaging effects of radiation.  One of these being Glutathione (GSH), as it has important detoxification abilities and plays a key role in neutralizing “hydroxyradicals”.

Extensive studies published in PubMed tell of Cancer specialists that are now raising Glutathione (GSH) levels in patients who are undergoing radiation therapy as part of their cancer treatment.   The World Health Organization reported that radiation exposure cause 3% to 14% of all lung cancers alone, and other evidence indicate that radiation exposure in general cause approximately 3% of all cancers.  When exposed to radiation, a very reactive type of free radical is formed called a “hydroxyradical” and by boosting Glutathione (GSH) levels prior to treatment, Cancer patients can better

tolerate their therapy because it will help with detoxification.  Since studies have been done around the world, from

Switzerland to Spain and India to Germany, of the Glutathione (GSH) effect on radiation damage, the implication here is that Glutathione (GSH) does and will, to a greater degree, play a major role in the treatment of cancer by using detoxification to reduce the damaging effects of radiation.

After a direct experience with radiation exposure from the Chernobyl disaster while studying abroad, Dr. Theresa Dale of Wellness Center for Research and Education, created a special product called HGP to repair the pathway that produces Glutathione in the body. The best way to naturally recover from radiation is to actually fix the pathway in the body that detoxifies it – The Hepatic Glutathione Pathway. This is accomplished through balancing and adding missing nutrients

such as methycobalamine, folinic acid, N.A.C., SAMe, TMG (Trimethylglycine) for example.  Repairing the pathway is much more effective than wasting money using expensive Glutathione supplementation. The key to repairing the pathway is so the body is able to detoxify, correct and protect itself from free radicals.


Dr. Dale combined a radiation protection protocol along with HGP – using a Homeopathic RadiationX formula and a biologically available Iodine supplement.  The dosage depends on exposure length and proximity to the nuclear plant. Seaweed varieties are also excellent sources of iodine when found sourced from the U.S.   For added protection, Dr. Dale’s Anti-Radiation protocol involves Vitamin D3, an Optimal Multi Pro vitamin and Nano Ionic Minerals with Silica, along with Ocean Med’s that have high amounts of Fucoidan, a seaweed extract used for cancer and other health issues, besides the benefit of using Homeopathic RadiationX formula, and BioIodine.


In Chernobyl, for instance, spirulina was used to help save many children from radiation poisoning.  By taking 5 grams of spirulina a day for 45 days, the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk even proved that children on this protocol experienced enhanced immune systems, T-cell counts and reduced radioactivity.   Israeli scientists have since treated Chernobyl children with doses of natural beta carotene from Dunaliella algae and proved that it helped normalize their blood chemistry.   Chlorella algae, a known immune system builder and heavy metal detoxifier, have also shown radio protective effects.   Note that because they bind heavy metals, algae should therefore be consumed after exposure to any type of radioactive contamination.


There exists beyond a doubt, a plethora of diets and the Nuclear Anti-Radiation Diet should demand fullest attention. In short, after radioactive exposure, eating seaweeds and algae’s are recommended. Whether someone is worried about depleted uranium, plutonium or other isotopes, this would be the wisest thing to do and certainly won’t hurt.  Washing all foods carefully helps some but do not eat foods that have been contaminated with fallout.  If the food supply has been exposed to radiation, buy frozen veggies but find out where and when they are grown and packaged. Basically, an anti-radiation diet should focus on the following organic foods:


– Miso soup (not made in Japan); Dulse or any other type of sea veggie (from the U.S., preferably Maine); high beta carotene vegetables; beans and lentils; potassium calcium and mineral rich foods; high nucleotide content foods to assist in cellular repair including spirulina, chlorella, algae, sardines, anchovies and mackerel; olive oil for drizzling on foods, not for cooking; avoiding sugars, sweets and wheat.


Dr. Dale believes that the Fukushima disaster may be far more serious and complicated than Chernobyl.  Projected paths of the radioactive atmospheric plume emanating from the Fukushima reactors, best described as airborne particles or aerosols for 131I, 137Cs, and 35S, and subsequent atmospheric monitoring showed it coming in contact with the North American continent at California, with greatest exposure in central and southern California.


Government monitoring sites in Anaheim (southern California) recorded peak airborne concentrations of 131I at 1.9 pCi m−3.  Anaheim is where Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, is located.  Radioactive debris is beginning to wash up on the Pacific Coast with radiation levels 500% higher than normally found in coastal seaweed.   Due to the fact the Japanese are burning radioactive materials instead of disposing of them, radioactive rain-outs will continue for some time, even on the Pacific Coast.   At a time when public awareness should be at an all-time high, the government appears to be doing everything it can to cover up what is really occurring.  Furthermore, instead of raising the bar to protect their citizens from Fukushima, Japan, the U.S. and the E.U. just publicly raised the radiation levels they deem as “safe” – pretending that these levels of radiation is now good for us.


American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborne radiation, and are not testing fish for radiation. Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that high-level friends in the State Department told him Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food is not being tested for radioactive materials. The root problem is that all of the world’s nuclear agencies are

entrapped by the nuclear industry. An effort by the Southern California Edison power company to secretly ramp up production and avoid public disclosure may have led to a tube leak at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.  A steam rupture and radioactive leak resulted from a faulty alloy tubing installation. When bracing was redesigned and more tubes were added, instead of replacing the steam generator, these extensive modifications were a way to allow SCE to squeeze more power out of the plant while avoiding scrutiny from public department NRC regulators.

Whatever the outcome of Fukushima or San Onofre, a personal strategy change over to a powerful whole plant food based diet can improve detoxification of nuclides or radioactive elements.  Dietary plant fibers, sulfur-containing antioxidants found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and cabbage, along with pectin in fruits, and Green tea have all been shown to reduce levels of radioactive substances and provide protection against free radical damage.

So what would a 21st Century First Aid Anti-Radiation kit look like? Hopefully, for a start consider Dr. Dale’s Homeopathic RadiationX formula, HCG and BioIodine supplement product, with perhaps a few tasty, crisp, organic algae snack foods. Bon appétit!

 Health Professionals and other inquiries welcome.

For more information, call Theresa Dale’s office at (800) 219.1261

Theresa Dale, PhD, CCN, NP

Founder, The Wellness Center for Research & Education, Inc. Dean, California College of Natural Medicine


A Brief History of Human Diploid Cell Strains

Originally published in the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly
6.3 (Autumn 2006): 443–451 © 2006 by The National Catholic
Bioethics Center. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.

A Brief History of Human
Diploid Cell Strains
Rene Leiva, M.D.


The Pontifical Academy for Life published a response about the moral legiti- macy of immunizing children with vaccines manufactured using cell strains derived from aborted human fetuses. In order to fully appreciate the level of cooperation involved among different agents, it is important to review the history of the develop- ment of these cell strains: “The need to articulate a moral reflection on the matter in question arises mainly from the connection which exists between the vaccines men- tioned above and the procured abortions from which biological material necessary for their preparation was obtained.” 1

Human diploid cell strains (HDCSs) are batches of cells that are currently used for different purposes, including culturing viruses for the manufacturing of vaccines. HDCS-derived human vaccines have been licensed worldwide for polio IVP and OVP, rabies, rubella, measles, varicella-zoster, mumps, and hepatitis A. Current vac- cines contain extremely small traces of the original fetal DNA, while the cell strains contain the complete fetal chromosomal set. The choice of HDCS was made among several based on their susceptibility to many human viruses, their good characteriza- tion, the enormous number of cells obtained from one original culture, their long storage potential, the low cost of cell procurement, an excellent record of safety, and the very low risk of latent virus on the cells themselves. 2

Even though there are many cell strains in use in research, the most well known are WI-38 and MRC-5. These two cell strains come from two deliberately aborted fetuses. But as the evidence shows, there were more abortions involved to achieve the technical expertise needed for development of these cell strains. In addition, other cell strains have been developed for vaccine manufacturing and other pur- poses. Because of its relevance to this discussion, I will also review the history of the virus strain RA 27/3, as it is the source of the only rubella vaccine available in North America and in fact, most of the world. Finally, as my intention is to capture the real meaning of the evidence, I will quote from the actual sources and personal communi- cations to try to respect the original meaning.

Human Diploid Cell Strains

The Wistar Institute is a scientific institute located on the campus of the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, specializing in the fields of immunology and cell biology. Working for the Institute in 1961, Dr. Leonard Hayflick first published a paper describing twenty-five HDCS: WI-1 through WI-25 (Wistar Institute fetal samples nos. 1–25). These cell strains were derived from the lung, skin, muscle, kidney, heart, thyroid, thymus and liver of nineteen separate, electively-aborted fe- tuses. The purpose of choosing different organs was to test difference in tissue characteristics. His research included also testing these cell strains’ susceptibility for different viruses. He stated in this paper that

the isolation and characterization of HDCS from fetal tissue make this type of cell available as a substrate for the production of live virus vaccines. Other than the economical advantages, such strains … make the consideration of their use in the production of human virus vaccine a distinct possibility. 3

Abortion was illegal in the United States at that time, so fetal tissue was pro- vided by Dr. Sven Gard of the Karolinska Institute Medical School in Stockholm, Sweden.4   Dr. Erling Norrby, who later served as chairman of the department of virology and dean of the medical faculty at the Karolinska Institute, was a graduate student there during this period. He dissected many of the aborted fetuses:

My predecessor as professor of virology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sven Gard, spent a sabbatical year at the Wistar Institute in 1959, two years after the institution had been taken over by the dynamic Koprowski. One of my duties as a young student in the laboratory in Stockholm was to dissect human fetuses from legal abortions and send organs to the Wistar In- stitute. Such material was the source of many important studies of cell lines at the Institute, such as Leonard Hayflick’s study of WI-38 cells.5

Hayflick and his collaborators (including Anthony Girardi from the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research) started working with these cell strains to develop viral vaccines: a poliovirus vaccine was developed in the WI-1 cell strain in 1962. By this time, fifty HDCSs had been made. Finally, after these improvements in the tech- nique, Hayflick published his reports of the development of WI-38.6  WI-38 was obtained from a three-month-old female fetus:

This fetus was chosen by Dr. Sven Gard, specifically for this purpose.  Both parents are known, and unfortunately for the story, they are married to each other, still alive and well, and living in Stockholm, presumably. The abortion was done because they felt they had too many children. There were no familial diseases in the history of either parent, and no history of cancer specifically in the families. 7

This report also mentions two additional cell strains: WI-26 from a male fetus (lung) and WI-44 from a female fetus (lung). Both fetuses were about three-months’ gesta- tion as well.8

An article co-authored by Gard and colleagues at the Wistar Institute stated, in reference to Hayflick’s cell strains, that

a human diploid cell strain derived from a fetal lung tissue was employed in- stead of monkey-kidney cells for the preparation of the attenuated poliovirus vaccine utilized in our study. The cell strain, cultivated especially for the pro- duction of virus vaccines, retains relatively constant morphology and chromo- somal characteristics … and it is believed to be free of all known adventitious agents. The expectation  is that cells originating from a single fragment of tissue, passages of which are stored and cultivated at will, could be used in place of monkey cells … to make large quantities of vaccine.9

On an interesting note, Hayflick was concerned about the continued capture of wild monkeys and their existence as species and saw HDCS as a solution to this problem. A previous ethical version of these vaccines was developed from the kidney cells of the African green monkeys, an endangered species.10  Also, Hayflick himself became a vaccine developer for a polio vaccine and fought and won the legal right to hold a patent and profit from WI-38.11  Finally, Hayflick was one of the co-signers of a letter sent to President Bush in 2001 to support the destruction of human embryos that occurs in embryonic stem cell research:

For the past thirty-five years many of the common human virus vaccines— such as measles, rubella, hepatitis A, rabies and poliovirus—have been pro- duced in cells derived from a human fetus to the benefit of tens of millions of Americans. Thus precedent has been established for the use of fetal tissue that would otherwise be discarded. 12

He is on the scientific advisory board of Advanced Cell Technology, the private company that claimed to have cloned the first human embryo in 2002.

Dr. J. P. Jacobs published the development of the cell strain MRC-5 (Medical Research Council strain no. 5) in 1970. He replicated Hayflick’s work with the purpose of creating cells strains for the production of vaccines:

The stability and integrity of the human foetal cell strain WI-38 … explain the value of such material for the isolation of viruses and in the development of vaccines. We have developed another strain of cells, also derived from fetal lung tissue, taken from a fourteen-week male fetus removed for psychiatric reasons from a twenty-seven-year-old woman with a genetically normal fam- ily history and no sign of neoplastic disease both at abortion and for at least three years afterwards.13

There is the possibility that there may have been previous abortions performed to create MRC-5. In fact, Jacobs reported creating a second cell strain, MRC-9, by the use of a different aborted fetus:

the cells were derived from the lungs of a female fetus in 1974, whose gesta- tional age was about fifteen weeks. The fetus was of normal development and was delivered of a fourteen-year-old mother whose pregnancy was terminated by therapeutic abortion because she was unmarried. The medical history of the mother and her family indicated nothing abnormal according to information given by the gynecologist who performed the operation. The lungs were dis- sected from the fetus immediately following the abortion…14

 Newer HDCSs continued to be made as back-ups for the current cell strains. Among the most common ones are IMR-90, cell strain 293, and PER C6.15  In short, IMR-90 was established from a sixteen-week-old human fetus on July 7, 1975, from a therapeutic abortion performed on a thirty-eight-year-old white mother of six.16

Cell strain 293 was made from human embryonic kidney cells from an aborted fetus in 1972, and cell strain PER C6 from human embryonic retina cells from an abortion in 1985. The main researcher was Dr. A. J. van der Eb at Leiden University in Holland. Van der Eb dissected the fetuses himself, which were healthy. PER C6 came from an eighteen-week-old aborted fetus because “the woman wanted to get rid of the fetus and the father was unknown.” Van der Eb stated that “PER C6 was made just for the pharmaceutical manufacturing of adenovirus vectors.”  He also added, “I realize that this sounds a bit commercial, but PER C6 was made for that particular purpose.” Cell strain 293 was made for “basic research.”17  At least fifty companies have licensed PER C6, including Merck, the sole manufacturer of the only rubella vaccine available in North America.18

The Origin of Rubella Virus RA 27/3

Currently, the virus strain (RA 27/3) found in the rubella vaccine most com- monly used around the world was developed by Dr. Stanley Plotkin and colleagues at the Wistar Institute.19   The RA 27/3 (rubella abortus, twenty-seventh fetus, third tissue extract) virus strain was obtained from a female human fetus in a series of twenty-seven abortions in the United States: “Explant cultures were made of the dissected organs of a particular fetus aborted because of rubella, the twenty-seventh in our series of fetuses aborted during the 1964 epidemic.”20  “This fetus was from a twenty-five-year-old mother exposed to rubella eight weeks after her last menstrual period…. The fetus was surgically aborted seventeen days after maternal illness and dissected immediately… It was then grown on WI-38.” 21

 The new vaccine was tested on children at a Roman Catholic orphanage in Philadelphia. It is documented that there were other effective virus strains already made at that time which had been obtained from other non-abortion-related meth- ods.22   Nevertheless, the researchers seem to have chosen RA 27/3 because of its lack of contaminants, immunogenicity, low side effects, and enormous cell growth. Also, RA 27/3 was further cultured with the cell strain WI-38.

Additionally, six months after publishing this research, Plotkin and colleagues published an article documenting forty, not twenty-seven, abortions:

Out of the forty rubella fetuses cultured, cell strains were derived from thirty- four; in most cases they originated from pieces of skin and muscle obtained at curettage … rubella virus was isolated from the supernatant culture medium of cell strains derived from eighteen fetuses; sixteen fetuses yielded cell strains which were rubella negative.23

The RA 27 fetus was not the first fetus in the series to be positive for rubella virus. It is not clear why they continued with the series.

Later, Drs. J. Hoskins and Plotkin tested the action of the RA 27/3 virus on different systems of human embryonic cell cultures. Additional cell strains were made from more fetuses originating in both elective abortions (twenty-one) and miscarriages (seven):24

Two groups of human fetuses, eight to twenty  weeks, were used for the initia- tion of diploid cell strains. The first group consisted of normal embryos ob- tained by hysterotomy and flown from Scandinavia.… The second group rep- resented spontaneous abortions obtained from the gynecologic service of the Philadelphia General Hospital.25

From the records, it also seems that both sources of cell strains yielded similar efficacy:

Cell strains derived from twenty-nine fetuses were examined. Twenty one of these originated from surgical abortions, while seven came from spontane- ously aborted fetuses. One cell strain was of uncertain origin. At the start of these studies, most importance was attached to HDCS derived from the surgi- cally aborted fetuses since these could be presumed to be normal. In fact, no differences in any of the parameters studied could be found between the two groups of fetuses, and no distinction will henceforth be made between them.26

 (Please note the arithmetic error, as twenty-one and seven do not add up to twenty- nine fetuses. It could have been one more aborted fetus or one extra miscarriage).

Plotkin later developed experimental polio, varicella, and cytomegalovius vac- cines. He is now employed at Sanofi Pasteur, a vaccine manufacturer. He believes that his rubella vaccine has helped to prevent many abortions: “‘I have no doubt that rubella vaccination has prevented thousands and thousands of abortions,’” he said.

‘From strictly an arithmetical assessment, the good done by the vaccine—if you are opposed to abortion—is infinitely greater than any possible harm.’”27


The Manufacturers

At this point, it is important to mention that pharmaceutical companies in both Europe and North America quickly became involved in the use of HDCSs.28   The World Health Organization in joint effort with the Wistar Institute funded meetings and training sessions with individuals interested in learning about HDCSs during the 1960s. 29

Given the fact that the research was public knowledge, it is impossible that the companies were unaware of the ethical predicament. To the researchers’ credit, they never hid the real source of the cells, as the titles of their articles confirm.30  As stated in the written evidence, at least one collaborator in the research was working for a pharmaceutical company at the time the research was being done. Besides, the mini- mum requirements of safety standards dictate that a manufacturing pharmaceutical company know in detail the source of its raw material. The question has been posed whether this is like benefiting from the use of an organ from an executed persons or from unethical Nazi research.31


The Abortions

As I am also preparing an article for a Canadian medical journal on immuniza- tion, refusal, safety, and informed consent but not necessarily on the moral point of view, I needed to be able to assess the vaccines’ track of safety. In order to do this, it was necessary to trace back to the original abortions to ensure that there were no foreign dangerous contaminants. I thus emailed Dr. Norrby about this problem. Dr. Norrby stated that the cell strains were safe, since the tissue was collected in a very sterile manner:

When we collected the organs this was done immediately after the legal abor- tion. We were on duty to immediately perform the sampling and to arrange for an as rapid transport as possible over the Atlantic Ocean. The fetal material arrived by car from the nearby hospital to our laboratory en wrapped in a green surgical cloth. Maximal sterility was critical to allow an outgrowth of fetal cells without any contamination after the transport under cold conditions to the Wistar Institute.32

Whether there was any coercion in the abortions in order to procure these cell strains is unknown. We will also probably never know whether the mothers were actually aware that their abortions may have been used for the creation of cell strains, given what Dr. Norrby states regarding informed consent:

Remember that at the time in the early 1960s when organs from aborted fe- tuses were collected and sent to the Wistar Institute no one had as yet invented the concept of informed consent. I am absolutely convinced that there is no remaining documentation about the fetuses used from the Department of Vi- rus Research of the Karolinska Institute at the time. I was the head of this department between 1972 and 1997. Thus in case there is no documentation that allows identification of fetal samples at the Wistar Institute, there is no way of tracing them. I do in fact remember the time well, because we as gradu- ate students made the dissections collecting organs.33



There is clear evidence that research around the development of the RA 27/3 rubella vaccine included the performance and coordination of at least eighty abor- tions, including the two individual abortions for the creation of WI-38 and RA 27/3. Development of MRC-5 used one abortion, but there is a strong indication that more abortions occurred. Evidence also seems to indicate that there was intention in the act of utilizing abortions for the creation of cell strains, most likely because the tissue source ensures an absence of contamination and a high growth titer. There have been other abortions as a result of the need to create more cell strains for use in vaccine development.34  Pharmaceutical companies are actively involved in this research and



1 Pontifical Academy for Life, “Moral Reflections on Vaccines Prepared from Cells Derived from Aborted Human Fetuses” (June 5, 2005), http://www.academiavita.org/ template.jsp?sez=Documenti&pag=testo/vacc/vacc&lang=English; reprinted in this issue of the Quarterly on pp. 541–549.

2 M. A. Fletcher, L. Hessel, and S. A. Plotkin, “Human Diploid Cell Strains (HDCS) Viral Vaccines,” Developments in Biological Standardization 93 (1998): 97–107; L. Hayflick, “History of Cell Substrates Used for Human Biologicals,” Developments in Biological Standardization 70 (1989): 11–26.

3 L. Hayflick and P. S. Moorhead, “The Serial Cultivation of Human Diploid Cell Strains,” Experimental Cell Research 25.3 (December 1961): 618.

4 E. Norrby, “Listen to the Music: The Life of Hilary Koprowski (review),” Perspec tives in Biology and Medicine 44.2 (Spring 2001): 304; Fletcher, Hessel, and Plotkin, “Human Diploid Cell Strains,” 97–98.

5 Norrby, “Listen to the Music,” 304.

6 L. Hayflick, “The Limited In Vitro Lifetime of Human Diploid Cell Strains,” Ex perimental Cell Research 37 (March 1965): 614–636; L. Hayflick et al., “Preparation of Poliovirus Vaccines in a Human Fetal Diploid Cell Strain,” American Journal of Hygiene 75 (March 1962): 240–258.

7 “Gamma Globulin Prophylaxis; Inactivated Rubella Virus; Production and Biologics Control of Live Attenuated Rubella Virus Vaccines” [no author given], American Journal of Diseases of Children 118.2 (August 1969): 377–278.

8 Hayflick et al., “Preparation of Poliovirus Vaccines,” 240, 244, 254.

9 J. S. Pagano et al., “The Response and the Lack of Spread in Swedish School Chil- dren Given an Attenuated Poliovirus Vaccine Prepared in a Human Diploid Cell Strain,” American Journal  of Hygiene 79 (January 1964): 74–75.

10  L. Hayflick, “The Choice of the Cell Substrate for Human Virus Vaccine Produc- tion,” Laboratory Practice 19.1 (January 1970): 59.

11 L. Hayflick,  “History of Cell Substrates Used for Human Biologicals,” Develop ments in Biological Standardization 70 (1989): 15.

12 K. J. Arrow et al., “Nobel Laureates’ Letter to President Bush,” Washington Post, February 22, 2001, A02.

13 J. P. Jacobs, C. M. Jones, and J. P. Baille,  “Characteristics of a Human Diploid Cell Designated MRC-5,” Nature 227.5254 (July 11, 1970): 168.

14 J. P. Jacobs, A. J. Garrett, and R. Merton, “Characteristics of a Serially Propagated Human Diploid Cell Designated MRC-9,” Journal of Biological Standardization 7.2 (April 1979): 114.

15  W. W. Nichols et al., “Characterization of a New Human Diploid Cell Strain, IMR-90,” Science 196.4285 (April 1, 1977): 60; FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, transcript of meeting May 16, 2001, “Session on Designer Cell Sub- strate,” http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/01/transcripts /3750t1 01.pdf.

16 Nichols et al., “Characterization of a New Human Diploid Cell Strain,” 60.

17  Alex J. van der Eb, in “Session on Designer Cell Substrates,” FDA meeting tran- script, May 16, 2001.

18 L. Xie et al., “Large-Scale Propagation of a Replication-Defective Adenovirus Vec- tor in Stirred-Tank Bioreactor PER.C6 Cell Culture under Sparging Conditions,” Biotech nology and  Bioengineering 83.1 (July 5, 2003): 45.

19 S. A. Plotkin, D. Cornfeld, and T.H. Ingalls, “Studies of Immunization with Living Rubella Virus: Trials in Children with a Strain Cultured from an Aborted Fetus,” American Journal  of Diseases of Children 110.4 (October 1965): 381–382.

20  S. A. Plotkin et al., “Attentuation of RA 27-3 Rubella Virus in WI-38 Human Dip- loid Cells,”American Journal  of Disabilities of Children 118.2 (August 1969): 178.

21  Plotkin, Cornfeld, and Ingalls, “Studies of Immunization with Living Rubella Vi- rus,” 381–382.

22 F. T. Perkins, “Licensed Vaccines,” Reviews of Infectious Diseases 7 (March–April 1985), Suppl 1: S73–S76.

23 T. H. Chang et al., “Chromosome Studies of Human Cells Infected in Utero and In Vitro with Rubella Virus,” Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medi cine 122.1 (May 1966): 237–238.

24 J. M. Hoskins and S. A. Plotkin, “Behaviour of Rubella Virus in Human Diploid Cell Strains. I. Growth of Virus,” Archiv fur die Gesamte Virusforschung 21.3 (1967): 285; J. M. Hoskins and S. A. Plotkin, “Behaviour of Rubella Virus in Human Diploid Cell Strains. II. Studies of Infected Cells,” Archiv fur die Gesamte Virusforschung 21.3 (1967): 297.

25 Hoskins and Plotkin, “Behaviour of Rubella Virus I,” 285.

26 Hoskins and Plotkin, “Behaviour of Rubella Virus II,” 297.

27 D. Brown, “Rubella Virus Eliminated in the United States,” Washington Post, March 21, 2005, A07.

28 Fletcher, Hessel, and Plotkin, “Human Diploid Cell Strains,” 97–98.

29 Hayflick, “History of Cell Substrates,” 15.

30 Plotkin, Cornfield, and Ingalls, “Studies of Immunization with Living Rubella Virus,” 381–382.

31 R. K. Zimmerman, “Ethical Analyses of Vaccines Grown in Human Cell Strains De- rived from Abortion: Arguments and Internet Search,” Vaccine 22.31–32 (October 22, 2004): 4238–4244.

32 E. Norrby, e-mail response to a message from R. Leiva on January 23, 2006. Dr. Leiva had asked: “You mention that the step you were involved in (dissection of the fetal tissue) was done under sterile conditions. What about the steps of the procedure prior to that? Do you know anything about the conditions between the therapeutic abortions and the dissections? Were they both happening one after the other in the same facility and laboratory standards?”

33  E. Norrby, e-mail response to a message from R. Leiva on January 20, 2006. Dr. Leiva had asked: “(1) Was the reason for the pregnancies’ termination medical or socio-thera- peutic? (i.e., were diseases in the fetuses the reasons for the terminations?)  (2) Was there good documentation regarding the health of parents of the fetuses? If so, where this can be obtained? (3) How were particular fetuses chosen? (Were there any medical reasons for choosing a particular fetus as Dr. Gard says in reference 2, or did the parents have any in- put in the choice. And (4) How was the termination–dissection–set-up organized to de- crease the risk of introducing any kind of contaminants?”

34 M. G. Pau et al., “The Human Cell Line PER.C6 Provides a New Manufacturing System for the Production of Influenza Vaccines,” Vaccine 19.17–19 (March 21, 2001): 2716–2721. new vaccines are being made with unethical cell strains.

35   There are alternative ethical viral vaccines already made with modern cell substrates: Cell lines such as mammalian cells like Vero monkey cells and Chinese hamster ovary cells (e.g. some Polio IVP).36  Alternatively, producing vaccines with antigens using recombinant DNA technology is another option (e.g.: hepatitis B).37  Efforts should be made to encour- age research on these and other novel ethical sources.

35  M. N. Oxman et al. for the Shingles Prevention Study, “A Vaccine to Prevent Her- pes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults,” New England Journal of Medi- cine 352.22 (June 2, 2005): 2271–2284.

36 L. Hayflick, “History of Cell Substrates,” 24.

37 D. B. Huang, J. J. Wu, and S. K. Tyring, “A Review of Licensed Viral Vaccines, Some of their Safety Concerns, and the Advances in the Development of Investigational Viral Vac- cines,” Journal  of Infection  49.3 (October 2004): 179–209.

Fluoride is Toxic

I have compiled urgent information to enhance your awareness about Flouride. Nearly all European countries have banned fluoridation? What do they know that we



There is a link between fluoride and problems ranging from the cosmetic to the critical. Lets look at the health issues caused by fluoride:

* Dental fluorosis, which leaves your teeth brown and mottled…

* Increased bone fractures, devastatingly deadly to the elderly…

* Skeletal fluorosis, bony overgrowths that can lead to bone spurs or spinal stenosis… or perhaps even cripple you…

* Goiter or decreased function of the thyroid gland (pregnant women with low thyroid function run a higher risk for mental retardation in their children)…

* Learning and behavioral problems in children (even lowered IQ and brain damage)…

* Abnormal, mutated sperm, impotence, lowered testosterone and male infertility…

* The malignant bone cancer osteosarcoma (not to mention increased cancer of the lung, bladder and larynx)…

* And last, but certainly not least…

* Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain disease (like Lou Gehrig’s and



Think twice about what’s in the water you drink (and the toothpaste you use) and make necessary changes in your patient protocol.


Is your city’s drinking water fluoridated? Find out now!

In order to find out how much fluoride is added to your city’s drinking water supply, google “city water” and the name of your city and state                        Then, click on the city’s

municipal water supply website and the fluoride content should be documented there.


Fluoride- Adverse Health Effects

Fluoride can be one of the most volatile and active harmful chemicals in the body. Fluoride can attack mercilessly, against any age group, but its effects are especially harmful to developing children and the elderly. The detrimental effects of fluoride are varied. Click here to view a list of some of the recently documented, harmful effects of drinking fluoridated water:  http://www.historyofwaterfilters.com/fluoride-2.html




The Hidden and Dangerous Side Effects of Fluoride

Controversial fluoride is one of the basic ingredients in both PROZAC (FLUoxetene

Hydrochloride) and Sarin nerve gas (Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl FLUoride).



Sodium fluoride, a hazardous-waste by-product from the manufacture of Aluminum, is a common ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons, anesthetics, hypnotics, psychiatric drugs, and military nerve gas. It’s historically been quite expensive to properly dispose of, until some aluminum industries with an overabundance of the stuff sold the public on the terrifically insane but highly profitable idea of buying it at a 20,000% markup, injecting it into our water supplies, and then DRINKING it. Yes, a 20,000% markup: Fluoride – intended only for human consumption by people under 14 years of age – is injected into our drinking water supply at approximately 1 part-per-million (PPM), but since we only drink ½ of one percent of the total water supply, the rest literally goes down the drain as a free hazardous-waste disposal for the chemical industry, where we PAY them so that we can flush their expensive hazardous waste down our toilets. How many salesmen dream of such a deal? (Follow the money.)


Independent scientific evidence repeatedly showing up over the past 50 years reveals that fluoride allegedly shortens our life span, promotes cancer and various mental disturbances, accelerates osteoporosis and broken hips in old folks, and makes us stupid, docile, and subservient, all in one package. There are reports of aluminum in the brain possibly being a causative factor in Alzheimer’s disease, and evidence points towards fluoride’s strong affinity for aluminum and also its ability to “trick” the blood- brain barrier by looking like the hydrogen ion, and thus allowing chemical access to

brain tissue.


Click here to read more of this article: http://themsmfoundation.org/The%20Hidden%20And%20Dangerous%20Side%20Effect s%20Of%20Fluoride.htm


Fluoride Effects on the Brain:

Animal studies have documented considerable evidence of direct toxic effects of fluoride on brain tissue, even at levels as low as 1 ppm fluoride in water (Varner 1998).

These effects include:

— reduction in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors;

— reduction in lipid content;

— impaired anti-oxidant defense systems;

— damage to the hippocampus;

— damage to the purkinje cells;

— increased uptake of aluminum;

— formation of beta-amyloid plaques (the classic brain abnormality in Alzheimer’s disease);

— exacerbation of lesions induced by iodine deficiency; and

— accumulation of fluoride in the pineal gland


Source: Varner JA, et al. (1998). Chronic administration of aluminum-fluoride and sodium-fluoride to rats in drinking water: alterations in neuronal and cerebrovascular integrity. Brain Research 784: 284-298.


Study on neurobehavioral function of workers occupationally exposed to fluoride “The results of the NCTB (neurobehavioral core test battery) testing show the exposed groups with significant differences for various indices as compared to the reference standards and the control, with particular deficits in attention, auditory retention, and physical dexterity and acuity as well as abnormal emotional states. This is consistent with the symptoms of endemic fluoride poisoning, suggesting occupational exposure to fluoride has a harmful effect on the higher functions of the central nervous system, and negatively influencing both cognitive and autonomic functioning. There is a definite relationship between the damage caused by fluoride and the level of exposure.”


SOURCE: Guo Z, et al. (2001). Industrial Health and Occupational Disease 27:346-348.


Effects of high-fluoride on neonatal neurobehavioral development

“The effects of excessive fluoride intake during pregnancy on neonatal neurobehavioral development and the neurodevelopment toxicity of fluoride were evaluated. Ninety-one

normal neonates delivered at the department of obstetrics and gynecology in five

hospitals of Zhaozhou County, Heilongjiang province, China was randomly selected from December 2002 to January 2003. The subjects were divided into two groups (high fluoride and control) based on the fluoride content in the drinking water of pregnant women. The results showed that the urinary fluoride levels of mothers from the high fluoride group were higher than those of the control group. There were significant differences in the neonatal behavioral neurological assessment score and neonatal behavioral score between the subjects in endemic areas and the control group. There were also significant differences in the non-biological visual orientation reaction and biological visual and auditory orientation reaction between the two groups. It is concluded that fluoride is toxic to neurodevelopment. Excessive fluoride intake during pregnancy can cause adverse effects on neonatal neurobehavioral development.”


SOURCE: Li J, Yao L, Shao Q-L. (2004). Chinese Journal of Endemiology 23:464-465.


Can Fluoride Cause Cancer?

According to the National Toxicology Program, “the preponderance of evidence” from laboratory ‘in vitro’ studies indicates that fluoride is a mutagen (a compound that can cause genetic damage).

It is generally accepted that if a substance can induce genetic damage there is a heightened risk that it could cause cancer as well.

While the concentrations of fluoride causing mutagenic damage in the in vitro studies is

higher than the concentrations found in human blood, there are certain

“microenvironments” in the body (e.g. the bones) where the concentrations of fluoride


can accumulate to levels comparable to, or in excess of, those causing mutagenic effects in the laboratory.

Of particular concern are a series of studies indicating that fluoride can cause osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in both fluoride-treated male rats and boys under the age

of 20 living in fluoridated areas.

Source: http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/cancer/


Further research:

In the May 19th issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a 12-year follow-up study of workers in the cryolite industry confirms earlier reports of a link between

occupational fluoride exposure and bladder & lung cancer.

In the May 19th paper, the authors – Dr. Philippe Grandjean & Jorgen Olsen – report:


“We previously reported the cancer morbidity from 1943 through 1987 for 422 male cryolite workers employed for more than 6 months at the mill from 1924 through 1961. We observed excess incidences of primary cancer of the lungs and of urinary bladder tumors (including bladder papilloma)… We have now extended the follow-up of this cohort by 12 years, at the end of which the total percentage of cohort members who had died exceeded 90%. These findings amplify our previous observation of increased bladder cancer rates among cryolite workers… We therefore believe that fluoride should be considered a possible cause of bladder cancer and a contributory cause of primary lung cancer.”


Source: Grandjean, P.; Olsen, J. (2004) Follow up Study. May, Journal of the National

Cancer Institute.


“The Aging Factor: How to Recognize and Avoid the Devastating Effects of

Fluoride” by Dr. John Yamouyiannis


Fluoride at levels as low as 1 part per million in the drinking water give rise to an irregular formation of collagen in the body. Collagen, which makes up about a third of our bodies, is a major component of skin, ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage, bones and teeth.


The disruption of this collagen is what results in wrinkling of the skin, weakening of the ligaments, tendons and muscles. When fluoride induces the breakdown or irregular formation of collage in cartilage, irreversible arthritis and stiffness of the joints is observed. Moreover, fluoride interferes with the production of collagen in cells responsible for laying down tooth enamel and bone. This results in deformed teeth and bones which is characteristic of high fluoride intake.


A book by Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, titled “Fluoride, The Aging Factor,” shows that the drug causes a premature aging process. He notes that in areas where fluoride is


consumed in the drinking water, there are higher rates of bone disorders (skeletal fluorosis, osteoporosis and arthritic pain) and people suffer from brown decaying teeth. “Fluoride is a poison!” Yiamouyiannis warns.” The 1984 issue of Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products lists fluoride as more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic. It has been used as a pesticide for mice, rats and other small pests. A 10-pound infant could be killed by 1/100 of an ounce and a 100-pound adult could be killed by 1/10 of an ounce of fluoride. The Akron Regional Poison Center indicates that a 7-ounce tube of toothpaste contains 199 mg. of fluoride, more than enough to kill a 25-pound child.”


This information is based upon the book “Fluoride, The Aging Factor”

by Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, Health Action Press, 1993. url: http://www.wholywater.com/fluoride.html

Explosive Facts about Sugar Substitutes

There is an increase in childhood obesity, having more than tripled in the past 30 years, affecting both immediate and long-term health. Dr. Theresa Dale, PhD, CCN, NP, feels it is dishonest to market these sugar substitute chemicals as “safe for human consumption”.

Ventura, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 — Dr. Theresa Dale, PhD, CCN, NP, feels it is dishonest to market these sugar substitute chemicals as “safe for human consumption”. From fast food chains to the best restaurants, aspartame is right there next to salt and pepper, as if it merits being a part of daily life. These potentially hazardous substances are always right in our face. Children are continuously bombarded with subliminal exposure to foods and treats containing artificial sweeteners whether on TV ads or Kid’s shows. Yet, there is an increase in childhood obesity, having more than tripled in the past 30 years, affecting both immediate and long- term health. Sugar substitutes such as Splenda are 600 times sweeter than sugar, and very small amounts are needed to achieve the desired sweetness, but does it help put a lid on the desire for more sweets? A 1988 study published in the scholarly journal “Physiology and Behavior,” reports that individuals who consume non- nutritive sweeteners crave sugar more than those who don’t use these sweeteners. Researchers suggest that because artificial sweeteners are much sweeter than table sugar, they increase desire for very sweet flavors.

Among the worst offenders and the most commonly used sugar substitutes are Aspartame and Sucralose. The Aspartame Toxicity Information Center submitted an evidence based Docket to the FDA, listing over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption alone. Still to this date, fine print on packaging and marketing of aspartame products do not disclose these side effects. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can have acute reactions. Dr. Dale feels that updating labeling laws is essential, establishing new regulations for concerned consumers with disclosure of side-effects.

How did this chemical get approved by the FDA?

NutraSweet (a brand name for Aspartame) was not approved until 1981, in dry foods. Former FDA Investigator Arthur M. Evangelista detailed the history of aspartame. To its credit, for over eight years the FDA refused to approve it because of the seizures and brain tumors this drug produce in lab animals. The FDA continued to refuse to approve it until President Reagan took office and fired the FDA Commissioner who wouldn’t approve it. The political process at work, Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes was appointed as commissioner. G.D. Searle pharmaceuticals hired Donald Rumsfeld, former member of the U.S. Congress and Chief of Staff, to handle the aspartame approval difficulties as a “legal problem rather than a scientific problem.” (US Senate 1987). There was so much opposition to approval that an FDA Board of Inquiry was set up that said: “Do not approve aspartame”. Dr. Hayes overruled his own Board of Inquiry.

Aspartame Side Effects Exposed: Grave’s Disease or Aspartame Poisoning?

According to Dr. Lendon Smith, M.D., there is an enormous population suffering from side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why drugs, supplements and herbs do not relieve their symptoms. Subsequently, there are users who do not ‘appear’ to suffer immediate reactions at all; the reason being is because aspartame builds up in the body over time. Even individuals who do not have a current side effect are susceptible to the long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP.

Let us briefly examine a few adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame:

•Psychological/Psychiatric – severe depression, irritability, aggression, anxiety, personality changes, insomnia, phobias.

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 •Gastrointestinal – nausea, diarrhea (sometimes with blood in stools), abdominal pain, pain when swallowing.

•Skin and Allergies – itching without a rash, lip and mouth reactions, hives, aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma.

•Chest – palpitations, tachycardia, shortness of breath, recent high blood pressure.

•Neurologic – epileptic seizures, headaches, migraines and (some severe) dizziness, unsteadiness, confusion, memory loss, severe drowsiness and sleepiness, paresthesia or numbness of the limbs, severe slurring of speech, severe hyperactivity and restless legs, atypical facial pain, severe tremors.

•Eyes – blindness in one or both eyes, decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision, pain in one or both eyes, decreased tears, trouble with contact lenses, bulging eyes.

•Ear – tinnitus, ringing or buzzing sound, severe intolerance of noise, marked hearing impairment.

•Endocrine and Metabolic – loss of control of diabetes, menstrual changes, marked thinning or loss of hair, marked weight loss, gradual weight gain, aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), severe PMS.

•Other symptoms – frequency of voiding and burning during urination, excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling and bloating.


These ‘disease syndromes’ are commonly misdiagnosed because aspartame symptoms mock textbook ‘disease’

symptoms. Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Epstein-Barr, Post-Polio Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Grave’s Disease, Meniere’s Disease, ALS, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), EMS, Hypothyroidism Fibromyalgia, Lupus, non-Hodgkin’s, Lymphoma, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).


Moreover, a 2007 article in the scholarly journal “Environmental Health Perspectives,” notes that rats exposed to aspartame in utero have a higher risk of cancer over the course of their lives. This may or may not indicate that using aspartame as an adult will increase the risk of cancer, but Theresa Dale feels that it does suggest if someone becomes pregnant, using aspartame during pregnancy might make it more likely that the unborn child will have a higher risk of cancer later in life.


It is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays because aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Further, textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic overload resulting from aspartame poisoning. Is it not common to hear someone say they have gone to the doctor with real, physical symptoms, but they can’t find the cause? Could it be a negative result of diet, environment or emotions? The Aspartame and Sucralose Detoxification Program is a safe and effective way to reverse symptoms. The Wellness Center for Research and Education suggests 8-steps to detoxifying these sugar substitutes:


•          Remove all sugar-free products with aspartame and sucralose from your diet.

•          Read Labels carefully

•          Get a Five Element Saliva Test

•          Detoxify using the Dr. Dale’s Slow Cleanse for 30 days.

•          Restore depleted nutrients with Dr. Dale’s Optimal Multi and Nano Ionic Multi.

•          Exercise and stretch 5 days per week and get plenty of rest.

•          Eat 75% raw foods at every meal.

•          Water: Drink 7 to 8 glasses (8 oz each)


Sucralose Toxicity: mouse or man?

 According to a grass roots movement, the Sucralose Toxicity Information Center, research findings appear to show a significant reduction in size of the thymus gland, yet “the manufacturer claimed that sucralose was unpleasant for the rodents to eat in large doses and that starvation caused the shrunken thymus glands”. Toxicologist Judith Bellin reviewed studies on rats starved under experimental conditions, and concluded that their growth rate could be reduced by as much as a third without the thymus losing a significant amount of weight (less than 7 percent). The changes were much more marked in rats fed on sucralose. While the animals’ growth rate was reduced by between 7 and 20 percent, their thymuses shrank by as much as 40 percent. (New Scientist 23 Nov 1991, pg 13)


The most misunderstood fact about sucralose is that it is nothing like sugar even though the marketing implies that it is. Sucralose was actually discovered while trying to create a new insecticide. It may have started out as sugar, but the final product is anything but sugar. According to the book Sweet Deception, sucralose is made when sugar is treated with trityl chloride, acetic anhydride, hydrogen chlorine, thionyl chloride, and methanol in the presence of dimethylformamide, 4-methylmorpholine, toluene, methyl isobutyl ketone, acetic acid, benzyltriethlyammonium chloride, and sodium methoxide, making it unlike anything found in nature. Furthermore, read the fine print on the Splenda web site; it states that “although sucralose has a structure like sugar and a sugar-like taste, it is not natural.”


Sucralose.org stated that “the sucralose molecule contains three atoms of chlorine, and this is the key to how we intensify the sweetness of sugar and remove the calories.” Some chemists have noted that the presence of chlorine is thought to be the most dangerous component of sucralose. Chlorine is considered a carcinogen and has been used in poisonous gas, disinfectants, pesticides, and plastics. The digestion and absorption of sucralose is not clear due to a lack of long-term studies on humans since the majority of studies were done on animals for short lengths of time. Sucralose is not yet approved for use in most European countries, where it is still under review.


Sucralose does have calories; nevertheless since it is 600 times sweeter than sugar, very small amounts are needed to achieve the desired sweetness so the consumer normally won’t ingest enough to get any calories. Splenda is a popular product that contains the artificial sweetener sucralose, but that is not all that it contains. The other two ingredients in Splenda are a mixture of dextrose and maltodextrin, which are used to increase bulk and both are carbohydrates that do have calories. The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard

Reference shows that 10 grams, i.e., ten individual packets, of Splenda (NDB No: 19868) have 33 Calories. Ten grams of Splenda contain 9.00 g of carbohydrates consisting of 8.03 g of sugars (dextrose) and 0.96 grams of starch (maltodextrin). For comparison, 10 grams of granulated sugar (NDB No: 19335) have 39 Calories. This

is only 6 calories more than the equivalent weight of Splenda. Anybody who uses Splenda instead of sugar is saving an insignificant number of calories. Because this is found in a great many products used in cooking, it can be possible to consume 1 cup or more each day. One cup of Splenda contains 96 calories and 32 grams of carbohydrates, which is often unnoticed due to the label claiming that it’s a no calorie sweetener. For people with diabetes, this is a significant amount of carbohydrates, and for people who are watching their weight, this can be a problem. Consuming an additional 100 calories a day can result in a weight gain of 10 lbs. per year!


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Heavy Metal Toxicity Increases Your Risk of Electromagnetic Sensitivity

After reviewing available literature on WiFi, Cell Phones, EMF’s, and all forms of radiation, there is urgent information for your review.

Since the body is an antenna, sending and receiving information, we are even more susceptible to symptoms of cell towers and cell phone radiation if we have heavy metals in our body. Any one with heavy metals in their body are “toxic” in heavy metals, even though a hair, blood, urine test may not show it.  As I wrote in 1994, Transform Your Emotional DNA, our body is an antenna, which sends and receives information.  Our nervous system is key to distributing the disharmonic frequencies.  There have been many cases of people with mercury, and even gold fillings, picking up (receiving) radio stations in their mouth – even before cell phone were invented.

That’s right!  The absolute fact is that we are a living antenna – sending and receiving information.   It is now easy to understand how the heavy metals in our body can amplify symptoms.  We are more susceptible to receive harmful radiation from cell phones, cell towers, etc., due to our level of toxicity in heavy metals.

Heavy metals can weaken our field through their frequency outputs by modulating compatible frequency components of the body resulting in a weakening of the field thereby causing unhealthy biochemical changes. If you have accumulated toxic metals in your brain, and since your brain is an antenna, you can actually receive more cell phone radiation, which in turn can cause the microbes in your system to overreact and create more potent mycotoxins. This can create a never-ending vicious cycle between the microbes and metals in your body and your exposure to electromagnetic fields, which can lead to hypersensitivity. I have seen that a high percentage of illness including chronic infections are caused, and/or aggravated, by electromagnetic field exposure.  Then chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes can easily develop or worsen.

You may use the therapy localization technique I teach to determine if radiation is the cause or a contributor to any health condition. Just use my homeopathic radiation formula as a diagnostic tool.

This clearly explains why some people are more sensitive to cell phone, EMF’s and radiation than others.

Dr. Yoshiaki Omura’s research shows that the more your system is contaminated with heavy metals from silver amalgam fillings, eating contaminated fish, living downstream from coal burning power plants and so forth, the more your body becomes a virtual antenna that actually concentrates radiation, making it far more destructive.

Dr. Robert Becker — in his second important book Cross Currents that came out in the late 80s or early 90s — found that when you expose a bacterial culture to abnormal electromagnetic fields, the bacteria believe they are being attacked by your immune system and start producing much more virulent toxins as a protective mechanism

Furthermore, my opinion and according to various long-term research, minerals can protect the body; perhaps fortify one’s field.  Nano Ionic Minerals penetrate the cell and are safe and effective.

I have included a protocol below to help patients get well. The entire protocol needs to be followed for best success.

Discover How You Detoxify the body from Heavy Metals and Radiation.  

The following healthy and life giving protocol forms the foundation of optimal health, and can help reduce your toxic load.

  • Healthy diet is essential
  • Exercise
  • Regular Detoxification, every three to six months
  • Sleeping well (more info below)
  • Appropriate sun exposure.
  • Radiation formula:  use 4 or 5 days per week to detoxify and protect the body from all types of radiation.
  • Eliminate caffeine
  • Rule-out Candida / Parasites with new saliva test
  • Use the Slow Detoxification Program to prepare the body for Mercury Amalgam replacement. Then replace mercury fillings with a compatible substance.
  • Use Nano Ionic Multiple Minerals to help nourish and protect the body.
  • Mercury Plus Detox; use after mercury fillings are replaced.  This effective homeopathic formula will pass the blood brain barrier to detoxify heavy metals.
  • Lymph Detox Formula is a companion product to Mercury Plus Detox
  • AllerCyl formulas for chemical sensitivity.


You already know why healthy diet and exercise is essential.  Lets look at sleep and sunlight, which have a direct impact on your melatonin levels, and melatonin is actually one of the most potent detox agents that eliminate metals from your brain naturally.

Increasing your melatonin production can be done in three ways:

    1.    Sleeping in absolute darkness

    2.    Getting at least an hour of exposure to bright daylight each day

    3.    Reducing the electro-pollution in your sleeping quarters (i.e. remove electrical alarm clocks, cordless home phones and wireless phones from your bedroom)

Melatonin is not only the most important detox agent for your brain; it is also a very important anti-inflammatory. Electromagnetic radiation can make inflammation worse by creating more potent mycotoxins, so reducing inflammation is vital.

I do not recommend taking Melatonin, as it can cause toxicity.  Use NeuroBalance Pro, two sprays 20 minutes before bedtime.

A 1997 Australian Senate Discussion Paper also confirms the importance of reducing electro-pollution in your bedroom, as researchers found that even low level (12 milliGauss) exposure to 50-60 hertz electromagnetic fields can significantly reduce your melatonin production.

Many times, those suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity will also be highly sensitive to chemicals or suffer from MCS. Other at-risk groups for developing EHS include those with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and people experiencing mercury toxicity from dental amalgams.

This makes logical sense since your nervous system is a primary site impacted by both chemicals and electromagnetic fields. And if your nervous system has been damaged from toxic exposures you may also be more susceptible to EHS as well.

The five most common symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity are:

   1. skin itch/rash/flushing/burning, and/or tingling

   2. confusion/poor concentration, and/or memory loss

   3. fatigue and weakness

   4. headache

   5. chest pain and heart problems

   6.  chemical sensitivity

I believe it is the cause or contributes to psychiatric conditions as well.

Less commonly reported symptoms include:

    * nausea

    * panic attacks

    * insomnia

    * seizures

    * ear pain/ringing in the ears

    * feeling a vibration in body / head.

    * paralysis

    * dizziness

Sweden is leading the pack in acknowledging and dealing with this issue, mainly due to the progress made by FEB – The Swedish Association for the Electro Sensitive. The association produces and distributes educational literature that has helped raise awareness about the phenomenon around the world.

Mast Action UK is doing similar work in Great Britain, as well as the Electromagnetic Radiation Alliance in Australia.

There are signs that acceptance is spreading, especially in Europe. Just last week, the French magazine Connexion reported that four libraries in Paris have turned off the WiFi connections they installed at the end of 2007 after staff claimed they were causing health problems.

Why is WiFi Potentially Worse than Other Radiation?

Electromagnetic fields are all around us, no matter where you live these days. They emanate from power lines, televisions, household electrical wiring, appliances and microwaves. Then you have the information-carrying radio waves of cell phones, cell phone towers and wireless Internet connections.

WiFi is a kind of radio wave that operates at either 2.4 or 5 gigahertz – slightly higher than your cell phone. Since they’re designed to allow for transmission of very large amounts of data, WiFi radio waves also emit greater amounts electromagnetic radiation.

Cross Currents

If you have not read Dr. Becker’s book “Cross Currents”, it is a good read that is vitality important in understanding cell phone and cell tower radiation and how the body is a living antenna.  The following is from Page 72 of Robert O. Beckers book, which follows.

‘Cross Currents’ by Robert O. Becker M.D.

“In 1975, Professor Richard Blakemore, also of Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, became intrigued by the strange behavior of some bacteria he was studying. Blakemore noticed that the bacteria always clustered at the north side of their culture dish. Even if he turned the dish so that they were at the south end and left it overnight, the next morning the bacteria were back at the north side. While such “magnetotrophic” bacteria had been described before, no one had ever done what Blakemore did next: he looked at them under the electron microscope. What he found was astonishing. Each bacterium contained a chain of tiny magnets! The magnets were actually crystals of the naturally magnetic mineral magnetite, the original lodestone of preliterate peoples. Somehow, the bacteria absorbed the soluble components from the water and put them together in their bodies as the insoluble crystalline chain.

Later studies showed that this arrangement was of value to these bacteria, which lived in the mud on the bottom of shallow bays and marshes. If they were moved by the tide or by storm waves, their magnetic chains were large enough (in comparison to their body size) to physically turn their bodies so that they pointed down at an angle corresponding to the direction of magnetic north. All the bacteria had to do was swim in that direction, and sooner or later they would be back in the mud…”

Important Articles to Review

The article The Largest Biological Experiment Ever by Arthur Firstenberg can be read at the following link. http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2006/04/20/mobile_and_wireless_largest_biological_experiment.htm#

Are You Allergic to Wireless Internet?

Cell phone dangers, wifi, wireless, internet, allergies, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome, EHS, multiple chemical sensitivity, MCS Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS) is a condition in which people are highly sensitive to electromagnetic fields. In an area such as a wireless hotspot, they experience pain or other symptoms.

People with EHS experience a variety of symptoms including headache, fatigue, nausea, burning and itchy skin, and muscle aches. These symptoms are subjective and vary between individuals, which makes the condition difficult to study, and has left experts divided about the validity of such claims.

More than 30 studies have been conducted to determine what link the condition has to exposure to electromagnetic fields from sources such as radar dishes, mobile phone signals and, Wi-Fi hotspots.

Sources: * ABC News May 28, 2008

Toxins in Supplements

Are some health symptoms caused by common excipients and additives in food and supplements? There is shocking proof that ingesting some types of popular supplements containing toxic ingredients can be detrimental to health. Theresa Dale acknowledges that there is power in knowing the facts about the current supplement manufacturing processes and labeling codes, since it is essential to ones well-being.

Ventura, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 — Are supplements healthy or toxic? It is well known that most supplements contain binders, fillers, heavy metals and flow agents. There is ongoing research to convey that may disappoint the public. For the most part, Dr. Theresa Dale, PhD, CCN, NP, expresses how supplement manufacturers are numb to the information that additives and excipients in vitamins and minerals cause health issues, so the public needs to go beyond just reading labels and actually read the laws. Labeling laws state that if as product has less than 5 ppm of heavy metals or a flow agent, filler, and/or binder (excipients); manufacturers are not required to disclose this on the label. Shocking but true! To make this point clear, note that because these additives are not listed on the label does not mean that the products do not contain them. Which ingredients are the worst in supplements today?

The facts about these egregious ingredients, demonstrated to cause health problems in some persons, may be alarming but hopefully it allows a wiser choice for any future purchases.

Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid and Calcium Stearate

These stearates, made by hydrogenating cottonseed or palm oil, are used throughout the supplement industry as lubricants. They are added to the raw materials in supplements so that production machinery will run at maximum speeds. These fatty substances coat every particle of the nutrients, so the particles flow rapidly. Bottom line, this ensures that production schedules will meet profit targets.

Cottonseed oil has the highest content of pesticide residues of all commercial oils, as cotton crops are heavily sprayed. In the hydrogenation process, oil is subjected to high heat and pressure in the presence of a metal catalyst for several hours, creating a hydrogenated saturated fat. Hydrogenated vegetable fats contain altered molecules derived from fatty acids that may be toxic. The metal catalyst used in the hydrogenation process may also contaminate the stearates produced.

While toxicity is one problem, decreased absorption is another. In a study published in the journal Pharmaceutical Technology, the percent dissolution for capsules after 20 minutes in solution went from 90% without stearates to 25% with stearates. Clearly, stearates reduced the rate the capsule dissolved by 65%! This means delays in the absorption of nutrients. Therefore, individuals with impaired digestion may have particular difficulty absorbing nutrients coated with stearates.

Even more problems with Stearates

Concentrated doses of stearic acid suppress the action of T-cells, a key component of the immune system. The article “Molecular basis for the immunosuppressive action of stearic acid on T cells” appeared in the journal Immunology in 1990. Notably,

•          Companies that manufacture and transport magnesium stearate must file a Material Safety Data Sheet

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with the Environmental Protection Agency because concentrated magnesium stearate is classified as a hazardous substance.


•          Its uses are listed as “ammunition, dusting powder, paint and varnish drier, binder, and emulsifier.” The section “Human Health Data” states that “Inhalation may irritate the respiratory tract” and “Acute ingestion may cause gastroenteritis.”


•          Under the heading “Regulatory Information,” the paper states, “This product is hazardous under the criteria of the Federal OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.” This information may be viewed at the web site:  http://www.hummelcroton.com/msds/mgstear_m.html though this document is indeed confusing for consumers due to the fact that OSHA contradicts their own reporting. The above URL states the following information:


Section XI. Toxicological Information

•          RTECS Number: Not Established

•          Routes of Exposure: Eye contact. Ingestion. Inhalation. Skin contact.

•          Toxicity Data: To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated for Magnesium Stearate.

•          Chronic Toxic Effects: This product has no known chronic effects. Repeated or prolong exposure to this compound is not known to aggravate medical conditions.

•          Acute Toxic Effects: Irritating to the skin and eyes on contact. Inhalation will cause irritation to the lungs and mucus membrane. Irritation to the eyes will cause watering and redness. Reddening, scaling, and itching are characteristics of skin inflammation. Follow safe industrial hygiene practices and always wear protective equipment when handling this compound.


Absorption Decrease Equals Body and Mental Stressors!

One of the reported dangers of magnesium stearate is the decreased absorption of Vitamin B2, B3, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Zinc. Researchers report that tablets without magnesium stearate have a 90 percent absorption rate, while those formatted with magnesium stearate show a 25-30 percent absorption capacity. This may be the reason why some people complain of absorption problems after taking magnesium stearate containing products. This would be very serious for a person with such a health issue, as it would be compounding the problem. Excessive ingestion of magnesium stearate adversely affects the normal functioning of T-cells, which are very important for the body’s immune responses. High amounts of magnesium stearate act as an immune-suppressor. Thus, prolonged administering of magnesium stearate at a high dosage weakens the immune system over a period of time.


Supplement manufacturers pass off magnesium stearate as a benign form of magnesium. Magnesium stearate is the magnesium salt of stearic acid, which is also used in supplements for the same purposes. The argument is made that small amounts of these substances do no harm. Is this true? Does anyone really want them in their supplements every day? Remember, the sole purpose of using these substances is a flow agent ~ to make the machines go faster. Supplements can be made without them; it just takes more time, quality control and care, and more attention to detail.


How Much Hydrogenated Lubricant Oils are in Supplements?

Up to 5% of the average 1000 mg capsule or tablet is magnesium stearate. That’s 50 milligrams. Supposing someone consumes 8 capsules or tablets a day. That’s 250 a month – or 12,500 mg of this hydrogenated oil – nearly half an ounce. From just 8 pills a day, it equals to about 6 ounces of hydrogenated oils a year. Many people take additional amounts of supplements, ingesting pounds of this toxic oil we try to avoid in our diets – and a substance that directly inhibits the utilization of nutrients they’re supplementing!


The Wellness Center has an exclusive process that yields absolutely pure supplements – no lubricants, binders, flowing agents, fillers, dyes or additives of any kind – only the pure nutrients. As a result, Dr. Dale’s supplements have an extremely high absorption rate so the consumer benefits from all the active ingredients that are clearly labeled. Selecting quality products that go beyond industry standards ensure superior outcomes for the end consumer, as well as creating a trusted practice for all professional healthcare providers carrying these goods.


Health Professionals and all other inquiries welcome.

For more information, call Theresa Dale’s office at (800) 219.1261. Theresa Dale, PhD, CCN, NP

Founder, The Wellness Center for Research & Education, Inc. Dean, California College of Natural Medicine

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The Wellness Center for Research & Education, Inc. https://www.wellnesscenter.net

(800) 219-1261

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Common Infant Vaccine Recalled

WEDNESDAY, Dec.12 (HealthDay News) — Merck & Co. has recalled 1.2 million doses of a common childhood vaccine due to potential contamination during the manufacturing process. But, the vaccine does not pose a health threat, U.S. health officials announced late Wednesday.

The company voluntarily recalled two lots of the Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine. Haemophilus influenzae is a group of bacteria that may cause different types of infections in infants and children. They include ear, eye, or sinus infections and pneumonia. The more serious but rare strain can cause meningitis and a life-threatening infection called epiglottitis.

The Hib vaccine is recommended for all children under 5 and is usually given in a three-shot series, starting at 2 months of age.

“The CDC and FDA learned this week that Merck, one of two companies that provide Hib vaccine, is recalling certain lots of the vaccine,” Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a late afternoon teleconference. “Right now, this is not a health-threatening situation for children.”

There have been no reported cases of adverse effects with the Hib vaccine, Gerberding said. “The recall has nothing to do with the potency of the vaccine, so children who have received the vaccine are protected,” she said.

Gerberding noted that Haemophilus influenzae type B is a bacteria and has nothing to do with influenza virus.

Before the Hib vaccine, there were about 20,000 cases of Hib diseases in the United States each year, leading to about 1,000 deaths, according to the CDC.

“But thanks to the vaccine there are fewer than 100 documented cases of Hib disease in the entire United States each year — a reduction of over 99 percent,” Gerberding said.

The vaccine is made by both Merck and Sanofi Pasteur. The recall involves lots of Merck’s PedvaxHIB and Comvax shipped after April 2007.

It’s not known how many of the 1.2 million doses may have been given to children. But even children who received a vaccine from one of the recalled lots are not at risk of any health problems, Gerberding said.

Gerberding expects the recall will result in shortages of the vaccine, but she doesn’t expect any increase in disease because so many children have been vaccinated.

“We are sorry for parents who will be inconvenienced,” she said.

Merck identified the problem during routine testing of the manufacturing process at a plant in Pennsylvania, Dr. Norman Baylor, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Vaccine Research and Review, said during the teleconference.

“Merck identified an issue that creates the potential for microorganisms to survive a sterilization step performed during manufacturing,” Baylor said. “No documented contamination of the vaccine has been found.”

Parents whose children were recently vaccinated against Hib can look for skin bumps or abscesses at the site of the injection, which could indicate a potential problem, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. But she did not specify what those problems might be.

“These kinds of things might emerge up to a week after a vaccination,” Schuchat said. “But we don’t have any reports of those.”

The CDC is reviewing the Hib vaccine supply throughout the country to see what can be done to alleviate any shortage that occurs, she added.

More information

For more Haemophilus influenzae infections, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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