Mercury/Autism Brain Research Alert

Warning Regarding Flu Vaccines




Widi Design/Shutterstock.com

As the debate rages between health officials and vaccine critics about possible links to autism, mercury seems to be a specific bone of contention. It has long been present in the form of thimerisol, a preservative that inhibits bacterial contamination. Under government pressure, amounts have been reduced by the pharmaceutical industry to trace levels or eliminated, except in commonly recommended flu vaccines, some of which contain the food emulsifier polysorbate 80, which disrupts the blood-brain barrier and helps create an extremely effective delivery system for escorting neurotoxic ethylmercury and other heavy metals straight to the brain. The U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reports that ethylmercury, in particular, gets metabolized into even more toxic inorganic mercury and remains in the brain for years.


This article appears in the January 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Generosity Cheers Mind, Body and Spirit

Even an intention to be generous activated happiness neurons in the brains of Swiss study volunteers.

Fish Oil Twice Weekly Eases Arthritis

Eating fish at least twice a week significantly reduces the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, report Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers.

Hemp Oil Cuts Seizure Frequency in Half

Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive extract of hemp oil, halved the number of seizures in young adults in a recent New York University study.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

Club Divine Provides a New Way of Celebrating

Club Divine events, located in the Bodhi Spiritual Center, include spiritual teaching, chanting, meditation, the Oneness Blessing and then party.

Recipes to Enjoy Some Fresh Spring Veggies

Halo Medicine Rejuvenates Skin With Zero Downtime

Halo Medicine will celebrate their first anniversary with an open house from noon to 4 p.m., March 12 with free skin care products, complimentary skin exams and demonstrations, deep discounts, food and more than $2,500 in giveaways, prizes, gift certificates and gift baskets.

The Unique Oral Health Needs of Women

Hormonal fluctuations change the oral tissue, and an increase in hormones can even promote the growth of harmful bacteria.

The Havoc Wrought by Chronic Inflammation

Ryan Lombardo, the weight-loss, wellness and longevity specialist of FreshSkin Medical Spa & Wellness Center, will join Marilee Papale, of Essence Pilates.

Ignite the Feminine Spirit in Lake Forest

Ignite Your Spirit 2012, a one-day retreat facilitated by Chris Moses, of Featherheart Holistic Paths, and Professional, Certified Coach Faith Curtis, will be held in Lake Forest.