MEET Scarlet California, the NAMESAKE of our foundation

When Scarlet was a baby she was rushed to the emergency room and admitted to the NICU with a vaccine reaction. She spent her first Halloween fighting for her life and survived bowel obstruction, surgical necrotizing enterocolitis bells stage 2a, an ostomy placement, and exploratory surgery. Later she underwent procedures including manometry, ileostomy reversal, and several emergency room visits.

 

She battles every day against the leftover effects of heavy metal poisoning caused by too many vaccine shots, too soon. She is still under the care of several specialists and has been left with chronic bowel dysfunction, emotional dysregulation, and sensory processing difficulties. 

 

Despite these obstacles, and with lots of hard work, she is now thriving and educating others on the dangers of over-aggressive vaccination.

 

 

Read more about her story below:

Watch my interview with
Dr. Andrew Wakefield

 

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MEET Violet Star: Scarlet's big sister & number one fan (and also a NICU baby). She was born at 38 weeks by an emergency cesarian and was admitted to the NICU with breathing-related issues. Violet was not vaccinated until we decided to put her in public school. She then began to struggle with ADD and Asthma. But, she doesn't let it get her down & has become Scarlet's biggest supporter.

Violet also became our families superhero when she found her mom unconscious on the floor after fainting in the middle of the night and suffering a concussion. She went for help and saved the day. She is an amazingly creative kid who participates in Girl Scouts and the Gifted and Talented Program at her School.

Part 1:  Her First Shots & The NICU

Age: Birth - 2 months old

In October 2013, little miss Scarlet California W. was born perfect at 37 weeks + 2 days, weighing in at 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and 18 inches long, having APGAR scores of (8) at 1 minute and (9) at 5 minutes. We had planned a c-section after a partial ‘placenta previa’ caused intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) [1, 2]. 

 

When she was only 24 hours old, the nurse gave her the Hepatitis B vaccine [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] & the Vitamin K1 shot [10, 11]. Within hours after injection, her skin went from a healthy pink to pale and mottled. She started having trouble eating, became very lethargic, and had trouble staying awake to feed. Hours before she had been latching okay and breastfeeding fine. She had her first apnea event that night and stopped breathing in her sleep [5, 12, 13, 14]. I thought for sure she was dying of SIDS and called the nurse in haste to attend to her. She started breathing when I picked her up, so they did not take any further action.

They just told me to keep an eye on her and call them if it happens again. She had awful jaundice, worse than the other babies from what our nurse said (most likely from toxic overload to her liver), and was not gaining enough weight.

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I spoke with our NICU doctor, Dr. Speziale, and the NICU head, Dr. Evans. They were concerned about whether or not she could have heavy metal poisoning [5, 6, 9, 23]. I didn’t understand. Metals?! How could that be? What did they mean? The doctors were back and forth on whether to do chelation therapy (an IV therapy to remove metals from the body) because Scarlet was so small and fragile. There was even talk about the news headline that reported on a boy in Florida who was five-years-old and had died from chelation therapy, so everyone was cautious [24, 25]. At that time, I had no idea what chelation was. I had no idea vaccines had metals in them or that they can contain toxic ingredients. These ingredients can include (but are not limited to); Aluminum, Mercury, Formaldehyde, Glyphosate, Polysorbate 80, Human Fetal Cells, Monkey Kidney Cells, Bovine (Calf) Serum, and so many other things [6]. The FDA set a limit on aluminum allowed in bottled water at 20 mcg/L, which means infants are injected with 15x’s the FDA daily allowable limit when given the Hep B shot [6, 9].

 

Additionally, I knew nothing about how c-section births affected the babies’ gut microbiome and immune system and how, after so many “hits,” this system can break down. I’ve since learned so much about how the physical, mental, emotional, and chemical stress loads can add up pretty quickly for a tiny baby until it hits a tipping point causing a cascade of chronic health issues to ensue [26, 27]. 

 

Now I know that I should never have given any medicine without learning the risks and reading the package insert for ingredients and reactions [5]. I never saw a package insert and was denied one when I asked for it. The science was not presented to me in such a way so that I could research it thoroughly. And, I hate to admit it now, but at the time, this entire conversation about metals and chelation with the doctors in the NICU went well over my head.

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We received lots of phototherapy (light) and a lactation consultation. Since there was an improvement with light therapy, and the weight loss did not exceed 12% of her body weight, there was not a good enough reason to admit her to the NICU at that time. After a 5 day stay in the hospital, we were sent home with pediatric follow-up visits and the diagnosis of “Small for Gestational Age.” 

 

When we left the hospital, Scarlet only weighed 4 pounds and 12 ounces. Her arms were so thin they reminded me of a chicken wing, and I was afraid to break them when changing her clothes. I would keep her propped-up in the bouncer chair right next to my bed and stay awake at night just to make sure she was breathing. Over the next three weeks, we went to the pediatrician weekly to make sure she gained weight. Which she was - very slowly. The doctor told me to flick her foot to wake her up during feeds because she was so lethargic during feeding time. I was rather put off by the idea of foot flicking but desperate to try anything that would help. During this time, her stomach started slowly blowing up like a balloon [7, 8]. The veins made it look like her tummy was cracking. The doctors gave us gas drops and advice to go to the ER if she has no dirty diapers in a 24 hour period.

 

Eventually, we went to the ER because she stopped making dirty diapers for about 24 hours [15]. We were immediately transferred by ambulance to our local children's hospital (because a helicopter was unavailable) where she was x-rayed, diagnosed with an unknown bowel obstruction, and promptly admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Her breastfeeding was stopped, and she was placed on an NG tube to suction her tummy, and a PICC line was placed in her arm to deliver IV nutrition called Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). A standard method of feeding in hospitals that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. 

 

While in the NICU, it took 12 days of interventions for her bowels to sort out and finally pass stool. In the meantime, they tested for the birth defect, Hirschsprung disease (HSCR). This disorder is characterized by the absence of nerve cells (ganglion cells) in a segment of the bowel in an infant. The absence of ganglion cells causes the bowel muscles to lose their ability to move stool through the intestine (peristalsis) [16]. She tested negative for Hirschprung’s via rectal suction biopsy. However, due to being backed up for so long (despite stomach pumping and enemas), she started showing signs of pneumatosis intestinalis on her x-rays [17], which leads to a deadly intestinal infection called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) [18, 19, 20]. Once it gets to stage III, your body is fighting sepsis. On the Modified Bell Staging Criteria of NEC, Scarlet had reached Stage 2A, the third of six stages [21]. Luckily she was already right there in the NICU with IVs inserted and doctors waiting. So, the surgeon recommended two strong antibiotics, an ileostomy to help rest her bowel, and exploratory surgery to check for ganglion cells throughout the colon (again). Which, if were missing, indicated a definite diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease (missing nerve cells in the intestinal tissue) common in preemies [16]. And, even though she was born full-term, she was still tiny.


On the morning of November 11th, 2013, we handed our baby over to the surgeon. Dr. Saenz was able to perform the surgery and found ganglion cells throughout Scarlet’s intestine and colon length. He also placed two stomas and a tiny ostomy bag on her tummy. They couldn't tell us how or why her bowel obstruction happened. So I pressed them further to keep looking. They did a cystic fibrosis genetics test, which came back negative. Every path we explored was a dead end. Why did her bowel stop in the first place? They just kept saying she was born small. I wasn’t okay with the final answer of origin being idiopathic. At the time she was admitted to the hospital, she was only three weeks old and was 100% breastfed with no other substance in her body except her shots (Hepatitis B & Vitamin K). Since breast milk stimulates maturation of the intestine and stands as the gold standard for healing intestinal inflammation [22], the only remaining factors were her small size and the shots she received after birth. 

Later, I would have horrible PTSD flashbacks and nightmares about that conversation. I’d replay it over in my head, thinking “what if” we had decided to chelate or test for heavy metal toxicity. I think at the time, we all did the best we could with what we had. 

If I had known better, I could have advocated better for myself and my child. While pregnant, I tested negative for Hepatitis B, and it was in my medical file, so she never even needed this shot to begin with because she was never even at the risk of exposure from me. Hepatitis B is not endemic in the US, and less than 1/2 of one percent of mothers who give birth to babies in the US, have hepatitis B disease. Also, while exploring the package insert, I read that the Hep B shot should be deferred for preemie babies under 2,000 grams. My child weighed 2,296 grams, while an average 8-pound baby weighs 3,639 grams. Additionally, the Hep B shot can also cause sleep apnea in preemie infants and tummy aches, bloating, and GI disease [5]. So maybe if we were informed better, we would have chosen better for our baby.

 

Using the MedAlerts search engine, as of July 31, 2018, there have been more than 94,535 adverse events reported to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in connection with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis B containing vaccines [28]. Approximately 50% of those serious Hepatitis B vaccine-related adverse events occurred in children under three years old, with about 1,637 deaths occurring in children under three years of age [28]. Of the vaccine-related adverse events reported to VAERS, there were 2,210 related deaths, 13,853 hospitalizations, and 3,499 related disabilities [28].

PART 1 - REFERENCES:

[1] Stanford Children’s Health - Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR): General Information 

https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=intrauterine-growth-restriction-iugr-90-P02462

 

[2] Intrauterine Growth Restriction Alters Mouse Intestinal Architecture During Development. - JANUARY 8, 2016

“We speculate that this abnormal intestinal development may constitute an inherent "first hit,” rendering IUGR intestine susceptible to further injury, infection, or inflammation.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26745886

 

[3] CDC Recommended Pediatric Immunization Schedule

“The CDC recommends that all infants be vaccinated with the hepatitis B vaccine beginning at 12 hours of age.”

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html

 

[4] Hepatitis B Overview  (Why do they give babies this shot?)

“Individuals at highest risk for hepatitis B infection are those who engage in risky behaviors such as illegal IV drug use, prostitution,... and people who have received blood transfusions using infected blood. The primary reason that the CDC recommended hepatitis B vaccination for all newborns in the United States in 1991 is that public health officials and doctors could not persuade adults in high-risk groups (primarily IV drug users and persons with multiple sexual partners) to get the vaccine.”

https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/hepatitis-b/overview.aspx

 

[5] FDA Package Insert - Injection ENGERIX-B (Recombinant) Hepatitis B Vaccine  (What your doctor won’t give you)

“Section 5.3 Infants Weighing Less than 2,000 g at Birth: Hepatitis B vaccine should be deferred for infants with a birth weight <2,000 g. Section 5.4 Apnea in Premature Infants: Decisions about when to administer an intramuscular vaccine to infants born prematurely should be based on consideration of the infant’s medical status. Section 5.7 Altered Immunocompetence: Immunocompromised persons may have a diminished immune response to ENGERIX-B. Section 5.9 Limitations of Vaccine Effectiveness: may not prevent infection in individuals who do not achieve protective antibody titers. Section 6.1 Clinical Trials Experience: All subjects were monitored for 4 days post-administration. Gastrointestinal Disorders: Abdominal pain/cramps, constipation. Section 6.2 Postmarketing Experience: Vascular Disorders; Vasculitis. Respiratory Disorders; Apnea. Gastrointestinal Disorders; Dyspepsia. General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions Injection; site reaction. Investigations; Abnormal liver function tests. Immune System Disorders; An apparent hypersensitivity syndrome (serum sickness-like) of delayed onset has been reported days to weeks after vaccination. Section 11 Description: Each 0.5-mL pediatric/adolescent dose contains 10 mcg of HBsAg adsorbed on 0.25 mg (250 mcg) aluminum as aluminum hydroxide. 13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility; ENGERIX-B has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or impairment of male fertility in animals. 17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION • Inform vaccine recipients and parents or guardians of the potential benefits and risks of immunization with ENGERIX-B. • Emphasize, when educating vaccine recipients and parents or guardians regarding potential side effects, that ENGERIX-B contains non-infectious purified HBsAg and cannot cause hepatitis B infection. • Instruct vaccine recipients and parents or guardians to report any adverse events to their healthcare provider. • Give vaccine recipients and parents or guardians the Vaccine Information Statements, which are required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to be given prior to immunization.”  

https://www.fda.gov/media/119403/download

 

[6] CDC - Vaccine Excipient (Ingredients) List  (What your doctor probably doesn’t know)

“Hep B (Engerix-B): aluminum hydroxide, yeast protein, sodium chloride, disodium phosphate dihydrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate.” Each 0.5-mL pediatric/adolescent dose contains 10 mcg of HBsAg adsorbed on 0.25 mg aluminum as aluminum hydroxide. (As stated above)”

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf

 

[7] Hepatitis B vaccination and adult associated gastrointestinal reactions: a follow-up analysis - NOV-DEC 2002

“Hepatitis B vaccination was statistically associated with gastrointestinal reactions, including hepatitis, gastrointestinal disease, and liver function test abnormalities in comparison to our control groups. “

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12397738/?ncbi_mmode=std

 

[8] Aluminum enhances inflammation and decreases mucosal healing in experimental colitis in mice - MAY 7 2014

“Deleterious effects of aluminum on intestinal inflammation and mucosal repair strongly suggest that aluminum might be an environmental IBD risk factor.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24129165


[9] Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - TOXICOLOGICAL PROFILE FOR ALUMINUM

“Aluminum has no known physiological role in the human body (Nayak 2002)”

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles/tp22.pdf

 

[10] FDA Package Insert - Injection AquaMEPHYTON® (PHYTONADIONE) Vitamin K1

“WARNINGS: Benzyl alcohol as a preservative in Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection has been associated with toxicity in newborns. Adverse Reactions: Hyperbilirubinemia has been observed in the newborn following administration of phytonadione.”

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2003/012223Orig1s039Lbl.pdf

 

[11] LearnTheRisk.org - The Vitamin K Shot is NOT Just a Vitamin…

“A young baby isn’t able to process or filter the synthetic Vitamin K shot, and it can cause liver toxicity from the benzyl alcohol (this is why you see jaundice in babies who get it). The blood also turns extremely thick, making it hard for those stem cells to do their job (makes their blood about 7,000 times thicker than normal). It also contains Polysorbate 80, which is used in chemo drugs TO OPEN THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER.”

https://www.learntherisk.org/vitamink/

[12] The United States has the highest first-day death rate in the industrialized world - APRIL 30 2013

“The United States has the highest first-day death rate in the industrialized world and an estimated 11,300 newborn babies die each year in the United States on the day they are born. his is 50 percent more first-day deaths than all other industrialized countries combined.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/healthmain/more-us-babies-die-their-first-day-68-other-countries-6C9700437

 

[13] Babies born in America are less likely to reach their first birthday - JANUARY 9, 2018

“Babies born in America are less likely to reach their first birthday than babies born in other wealthy developed countries. U.S. babies were three times more likely to die from extreme immaturity and 2.3 times more likely to experience sudden infant death syndrome.”

https://time.com/5090112/infant-mortality-rate-usa/

 

[14] Our prescription drugs kill us in large numbers - OCTOBER 30, 2014  (What if your Doctor refuses to provide the insert?)

“Prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in the United States and Europe. Around half of those who die have taken their drugs correctly; the other half die because of errors, such as too high a dose or use of a drug despite contraindications. Our drug agencies are not particularly helpful, as they rely on fake fixes, which are a long list of warnings, precautions, and contraindications for each drug, although they know that no doctor could possibly master all of these. We should take far fewer drugs, and patients should carefully study the package inserts of the drugs their doctors prescribe for them.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25355584

 

[15] Seattle Children’s Hospital - Constipation (Pediatric)

https://www.seattlechildrens.org/conditions/a-z/constipation/

 

[16] National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) - Hirschsprung Disease 

https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/hirschsprungs-disease/

 

[17] Pneumatosis intestinalis: a review. - APRIL 1998

“The most common and most emergent life-threatening cause of intramural bowel gas is the result of bowel necrosis due to bowel ischemia, infarction, necrotizing enterocolitis, neutropenic colitis, volvulus, and sepsis. Pneumatosis, often linear or cystic in appearance, is seen with increased frequency in patients who are immunocompromised because of steroids, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or AIDS (or even vaccination). In these cases, the pneumatosis may result from intraluminal bacterial gas entering the bowel wall due to increased mucosal permeability caused by defects in bowel wall lymphoid tissue.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9530294

 

[18] What causes necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)?

“The cause of NEC is not well known. NEC involves infection and inflammation in the child’s gut, which may stem from the growth of dangerous bacteria or the growth of bacteria in parts of the intestine where they do not usually live. Full-term infants who get NEC almost always do so because they are already sick or, in some cases, have low body weight for their gestational age.”

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/nec/conditioninfo/causes

 

[19] Necrotizing enterocolitis in full-term infants. - JULY 2003

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12861534

 

[20] Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the Premature Infant - SEPTEMBER 2, 2013

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3759524/

 

[21] Modified Bell Staging Criteria for NEC - 2003

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3759524/table/T1/?report=objectonly

 

[22] Human Breast Milk and the Gastrointestinal Innate Immune System - JUNE 2014

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4414019/

 

[23] The Truth About Aluminum and Vaccine Ingredients: What Do We Know? What Don’t We Know? JUNE 2014

https://www.nvic.org/Doctors-Corner/Lawrence-Palevsky/Aluminum-and-Vaccine-Ingredients.aspx

 

[24] Boy Dies After Controversial Treatment for Autism - AUGUST 2005

https://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20050826/boy-dies-after-controversial-treatment-for-autism#1

 

[25] Risky alternative therapies for autism have little basis in science - NOVEMBER 22, 2009

https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/chi-autism-treatments-nov22-story.html

 

[26] Brain maker, Dr. David Perlmutter - APRIL 2015

https://www.drperlmutter.com/about/brain-maker-by-david-perlmutter-md/

 

[27] The Healing Self, By Deepak Chopra M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi Ph.D. - JANUARY 2018

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/539323/the-healing-self-by-deepak-chopra-md-and-rudolph-e-tanzi-phd/9780451495525/

 

[28] National Vaccine Information Center - MedAlert Information for Hepatitis B on/before July 31, 2018

https://medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?TABLE=ON&GROUP1=AGE&GROUP2=CAT&EVENTS=ON&VAX%5b%5d=6VAX-F&VAX%5b%5d=DTAPHEPBIP&VAX%5b%5d=DTPHEP&VAX%5b%5d=HBHEPB&VAX%5b%5d=HEP&VAX%5b%5d=HEPAB&VAXTYPES%5b%5d=Hepatitis%20B&SUB_YEAR_HIGH=2018&SUB_MONTH_HIGH=07

PART 1 - ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

[A]  World Health Organization:  INFORMATION SHEET 

OBSERVED RATE OF VACCINE REACTIONS - HEPATITIS B VACCINE - JUNE 2012 https://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/initiative/tools/Hep_B_Vaccine_rates_information_sheet.pdf?ua=1

 

Part 2: Another Surgery, More Shots & Now we have Tics

Age: 2 - 7 months old

 

November 2013. Scarlet came home from the hospital with an ostomy bag, which was awful, but we were thankful she didn’t also need a feeding tube. Over the next few months, she seemed to be gaining weight, eating well, and eliminating okay but would cry inconsolably. Her pediatrician and GI doctor thought she might have had GERD or acid reflux and prescribed Prilosec/Omeprazole. It didn’t seem to help much at all. Keep in mind that I did not realize that she had heavy metal poisoning at this point. I did not find out until we did a hair follicle test that confirmed it. I also didn’t know that antacids contain aluminum. I later found out that there have been reports of infants with healthy kidneys showing elevated blood levels of aluminum from taking antacids, like omeprazole/Prilosec [1]. And that Citrate increases the absorption of aluminum and can commonly be found in Enemas and prescription formulas [2].

 

In 2014, We would spend the year making sure Scarlet got the best of care, which included all of her well-baby visits and all of her recommended immunization shots [3].  At 4-months old, Scarlet had received her 2-month shots. I remember asking her doctor at that time if it was okay to give a sick baby their shots. He assured me that being sick meant having an active fever and flu-like symptoms, which she did not have. She was, however, on an ostomy bag with a history of unknown bowel dysfunction, which to me, meant ‘sick.’ So even after reading the information on the vaccine information sheet [4] that I was given while at his office, I went ahead with the shots because we had been assured that this procedure was safe for our fragile baby. And the doctor refused to supply the vaccine package inserts, stating that they needed to stay with the vial. 

 

What we should have done was reviewed the “ASK 8 BEFORE YOU VACCINATE” worksheet [5]. This is a campaign put together by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) to help parents make an informed decision before vaccination. This worksheet was not available in my pediatrician’s office.  Had I read it beforehand, I would have known that I was not ready to give my baby shots on that day. Our doctor made it seem like there was a grave risk to leaving the office without the shots’ protection. It just wasn’t true. There was no Informed Consent [6], which, from my understanding, is one of the basic elements of the Nuremberg Code [7]. 

 

In March 2014, we were cleared for an ostomy reversal after great results following manometry and dye study procedures showing Scarlet’s intestines were ready to reconnect. These procedures ensured she did not have Hirschsprung’s disease [8]. So, at six months old, Scarlet had her second bowel surgery, which included reconnecting her intestines and botox injections in the sphincter. Afterward, she spent the standard five days in recovery at the hospital and went home without incident. However, during that time, we met with the surgical team to try to figure out why Scarlet was always uncomfortable and crying at home. After several consults, I was asked again if we thought it was her shots, causing her bowel issues because nobody could figure out exactly what was going on. We were sent home on an Elecare elemental formula to help aid with her digestion. 

 

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In April 2014, at six months old and only five days after discharge from major surgery, Scarlet’s pediatrician talked me into vaccinating her with her 4-month round of shots [3]. She developed the usual redness and swelling at the injection site [9, 10], and this time there was another side effect, ‘tics’ [11, 12, 13, 14]. She started to jerk her head down toward her shoulder while wincing at the same time. At a later appointment, our pediatrician asked me to demonstrate them for him, and when I did, he proceeded to snicker at me and dismissed the reaction. I was shocked and embarrassed. When I asked him if he would report it, he gave a firm ‘no’ and explained that he would only report real reactions [15]. When I asked what those reactions were, he said, “fainting, shock, or death.” When I then inquired why a ‘tic’ was not considered a reaction, I was told that it could have been caused by anything, including the new formula. He insisted that he had no reason to report her reactions. So he didn’t. I left the appointment upset and unempowered. I had no idea whom to turn to for help. I found out later that doctors are required to inform the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) [16] of all reactions reported by their patients, no matter how small [15]. 

PART 2 - REFERENCES:

 

[1] U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: TOXICOLOGICAL PROFILE FOR ALUMINUM - 2008

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp22.pdf

 

[2] The Effect of Oral Bases on Enteral Aluminum Absorption - OCTOBER 1990

“Citrate thus appears to augment gastrointestinal aluminum absorption markedly.”

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/613960

 

[3] CDC Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule for Birth to 18 years old.  

Are eight or nine antigens too many for one visit?  

1. Pediarix = DTaP-HepB-IPV (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Polio)  

2. ACT-HIB = HIB (Haemophilus influenza type B)  

3. Prevnar13 = PCV13 (Pneumococcal)  

4. RV5 (Rotavirus)  

5. Flu Shot

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html

 

[4] Vaccine Information Sheet 

*This is NOT a Package Insert with Ingredients and Reactions! 

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html 

 

[5] Ask 8 Before you Vaccinate 

“If you decide to vaccinate, ASK THESE 8 QUESTIONS FIRST:

  1. Am I or my child sick right now? (This includes recent surgeries, procedures, accidents) 

  2. Have my child or I had a bad reaction to a vaccination before? 

  3. Do my child, or I have a personal or family history of vaccine reactions, neurological disorders, severe allergies, or immune system problems?

  4. Do I know the disease and vaccine risks for myself or my child? (What are the chances of getting the disease being vaccinated for?)

  5. Do I have full information about the vaccine’s side effects? (From reviewing the package insert)

  6. Do I know how to identify and report a vaccine reaction? (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is used to keep track of reactions)

  7. Do I know I need to keep a written record, including the vaccine manufacturer’s name and lot number, for all vaccinations? (Did your doctor do this for you? Did they do it correctly?)

  8. Do I know I have the right to make an informed choice? (You can say NO!)

*If you answered YES to questions 1, 2, and 3, or NO to questions 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and did not understand the significance of your answer, you may want to research more before administering those shots. These questions are designed to educate consumers about the importance of making fully informed decisions.”

https://www.nvic.org/Ask-Eight-Questions.aspxhttps://www.nvic.org/Ask-Eight-Questions.aspx

 

[6] American Medical Association - Informed Consent: Code of Medical Ethics Opinion 2.1.1

“The process of informed consent occurs when communication between a patient and physician results in the patient’s authorization or agreement to undergo a specific medical intervention. The physician should include information about the burdens, risks, and expected benefits of all options, including forgoing treatment.”

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/ethics/informed-consent

 

[7] U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Ethical Codes & Research Standards

Ethical Codes: Nuremberg Code: “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject, there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person, which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.”

https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/international/ethical-codes-and-research-standards/index.html

 

[8] National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) - Hirschsprung Disease - 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2005, & 2017

https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/hirschsprungs-disease/

[9] Post-vaccination granuloma due to aluminum hydroxide - APRIL 2001

“A well-known reaction due to aluminum absorbed vaccines.”

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11373585/

 

[10] Unexpectedly high incidence of persistent itching nodules and delayed hypersensitivity to aluminum in children after the use of adsorbed vaccines from a single manufacturer - DECEMBER 2003

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/9019531

 

[11] Thimerosal exposure and increased risk for diagnosed tic disorder in the United States: a case-control study - JUNE 2015  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4961900/

 

[12] Temporal Association of Certain Neuropsychiatric Disorders Following Vaccination of Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Case-Control Study - JANUARY 2017  

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00003/full

 

[13] Children’s Health Defense: The Association Between Thimerosal Exposure and Tics – The Advisory Committee on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) Machinations - JANUARY 11, 2018

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/the-association-between-thimerosal-exposure-and-tics-the-accv-machinations/

 

[14] Vaccine preservative can cause tics - SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/life/vaccine-preservative-can-cause-tics/article18146288/

 

[15] Adverse reactions to Vaccines – What to Report

“Since 1986, it has been required by law for doctors and vaccine providers to report hospitalizations, injuries, deaths, and serious health problems following vaccination to VAERS.”

https://www.focusforhealth.org/vaccine-adverse-events-reporting-system/

 

[16] Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System

https://vaers.hhs.gov/

 

Part 3: Hypotonic Hyporesponsive Episodes

or Breath Holding spells? 

Age: 1-4 yr old

 

In Oct/Nov 2014, at about a year old, Scarlet was learning to walk. Like a normal one-year-old, she fell on the carpet, bumped her head, and immediately started to lose consciousness. She arched her back, her eyes rolled back in her head, her lips turned blue, and she began to gurgle and passed out cold in my arms. We panicked! I thought she broke her neck and was dying. I had never been so scared. We called 9-1-1, and off to the emergency room, we went. 

 

At the ER, they told us this was a “normal” thing called “Breath-Holding Spells” (BHS) [1]. We were not satisfied with this diagnosis because it came with NO answers as to what caused it. Clearly, she wasn’t holding her breath. Clearly, this wasn’t the first time she fell or bumped her head. It was so confusing. We were referred to the pediatrician for follow-up, and he agreed with the ER and did not seem alarmed. We were told by both the ER and the Pediatrician that BHS was behavioral and that there was nothing we could do about it. That she would just grow out of it. We were told to expect it to happen again and that they had no idea what caused it or how to prevent it. I was shocked and dumbfounded. I had never heard of such a thing. The Breath-Holding Spells happened several dozen more times; she would arch her back, go stiff, turn blue, and go limp and lifeless in our arms. It was terrifying each time as we tried to coax her back to reality. 

 

In the Summer of 2015, After months of random BHS, and my insistence that these “spells” were not normal, her pediatrician referred us to the cardiologist for more testing. So she went in for an EKG, which immediately came back abnormal. This prompted the doctor to tell me that she needed an on-the-spot ECHO test and that she needed to be sedated for it right then! The doc seemed worried, and I was alarmed that he insisted that we sedate her on the spot for the echo. With a lump in my throat, I asked if he could do the procedure without sedation. He said we could try it and see if she could hold still long enough. I agreed and was able to lay on the table with her and watch a movie. The technician worked away while Scarlet fell asleep in my arms. God must have been with us this day because everything turned out to be benign and better than expected. Later my research would point to BHS being caused by nerve demyelination [2, 3, 4]. I suspect it also has something to do with heavy metal poisoning caused by too many shots too soon [5], or maybe related to Hypotonic Hyporesponsive Episodes (HHE) [6, 7, 8, 9]. The BHS lasted from age one year to age three-and-a-half years. 

 

In 2016, Melanonychia came into our lives [10]. Longitudinal Melanonychia is either caused by a freckle/birthmark (or) melanoma. So off to the ER, we went, and another specialist added to our repertoire. The dermatologist couldn’t tell us if it was cancer without removing the nail, so we opted to leave it alone and spare Scarlet the trauma. She was confident that it was a freckle/birthmark. We were instructed to observe it and if it changed shape, size, thickness, or if the edges became wavy, to call in immediately as that would be a sign of cancer for sure. After a few months of observation, it did not spread to our relief, and it was NOT cancer. It has faded over the years, but still, the bowel issues, crying, and BH spells persisted. At this point, we had a lot of unexplained history, and the only answers we were getting were about what was NOT wrong. The severe constipation was NOT Hirschsprung’s disease or Cystic Fibrosis or Crohn’s. The prolonged crying was NOT something to worry about. The tics were NOT something to be concerned with. The loss of consciousness was NOT anything significant. It was frustrating to see her suffer and never to have any answers. I was losing my mind. 

 

By spring 2017, Scarlet was not a fan of hospitals or doctors and was starting to show signs that she was feeling the trauma. It was almost impossible to get her examined at the dermatologist and, for that matter, in any scenario; the dentist, the nutritionist, the pediatrician. She also began having unbelievable tantrums, and it was almost impossible to leave the house or get through a day without complete exhaustion from the meltdowns. The tantrums lasted up to 45 minutes, and there was NOTHING I could do to calm her. It would get violent, and she would begin to scratch at her legs while uncontrollably crying. It killed me that I couldn’t help her or stop her. By now, she was three years old and had developed an extreme stutter and would often repeat words up to 9 or 10 times before she got them out. I didn’t know much about Autism, but I was pointed in that direction after asking for advice in a support group [11, 12, 13]. At this point, I was open to trying anything. 


We got her evaluated for behavioral issues, and after testing, we found out that she did NOT have Autism, but she was suffering from Emotional Dysregulation [14, 15], Sensory Processing Difficulty (SPD) [16, 17], and Hypersensitivity to touch, sound, and light. The diagnosis was very validating. These tantrums were not our fault, and we needed to hear that. It was also a huge wake-up call and another learning curve. We had to change how we parented since our child couldn’t self-soothe. We started taking her to weekly therapy appointments with a psychologist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, and even group therapy to get her ready for school. Additionally, I started group and individual counseling for my PTSD and trauma.  I remember being so broke I could barely afford to drive to these appointments. It was such a low point in our lives. 

 

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In August 2017, Everything came to a head. I stumbled upon a docu-series called “The Truth About Vaccines” [18] from the makers of “The Truth About Cancer” docu-series [19]. I started to connect some dots that I had not previously been made aware of, and this began what turned out to be years of researching, documenting, and networking. I was discovering that my daughter’s medical records were coinciding with her immunization records. The more I researched, the more I learned. I realized Scarlet had received 18 shots of 25 antigens by the age of one year old. I didn’t realize that while I was trying to take every precaution to keep my baby safe, I was also inadvertently exposing her to a toxic load of aluminum, mercury, and other dangerous toxoids [20]. We had come to realize that the bulk of Scarlet’s medical issues had likely been vaccine reaction related. It was becoming clear that we were treating medically-induced disease with more medicine. 

PART 3 - REFERENCES:

 

[1] Breath-holding spells in infants

“Seizure Like episodes in which children cry and hold their breath to the point of cyanosis and loss of consciousness. The episodes start with a provocation such as emotional upset or minor injury and might progress to breath-holding, cyanosis, and syncope. Maturation delay in the myelination of the brainstem could be the cause of breath-holding spells in children.” 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4325862/

 

[2] Aluminum in the central nervous system (CNS): toxicity in humans and animals, vaccine adjuvants, and autoimmunity - 2013

“There was an apparent cause-effect relationship between vaccination and the onset of clinical signs associated with the presence of antibodies against myelin. Thus, either viral or other vaccine antigens, or the adjuvants included in the vaccines, might have triggered the formation of anti-myelin antibodies by overstimulation of the dog’s immune system.”

http://www.vacunacionlibre.org/nova/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/en-article12b.pdf

 

[3] The Spectrum of Post-Vaccination Inflammatory CNS Demyelinating Syndromes

"...there are cases where the clinical presentation was delayed (more than 3 weeks or even up to 5 months post-vaccination) (approximately a third of all the reported cases)."

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24514081/

 

[4] Neurological disorders post-vaccination

“Acute demyelinating disease of the central and peripheral nervous systems can follow vital and some bacterial infections and can complicate the administration of inactivated antiviral vaccines. The acute monophasic central nervous system disease is variably known as postvaccinal encephalomyelitis, postinfectious encephalomyelitis, or acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM).”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236298/

 

[5] An Aluminium adjuvant in a vaccine is an acute exposure to Aluminium

A study by Christopher Exley, Published in January 2020

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31561170/

 

[6] World Health Organization - DTaP Information Safety Sheet 

“A case definition defines an HHE as the sudden onset of limpness and reduced responsiveness and pallor or cyanosis. In 1991 the review by the Institute of Medicine concluded that there was sufficient evidence available to establish a causal relationship between the whole-cell pertussis vaccine and HHE. Although HHE occurs most frequently after the whole-cell pertussis vaccine, the reaction has been documented to occur after other vaccines, including diphtheria, tetanus, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and hepatitis B. The cause is unknown, but recovery occurs spontaneously, and no long term sequelae have been documented.”

https://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/initiative/tools/DTP_vaccine_rates_information_sheet.pdf

 

[7] Hypotonic-Hyporesponsive Episode in a 7-month-old infant after receipt of multiple vaccinations - NOVEMBER 2005

“A 7-month-old boy became difficult to arouse, was limp and had blue extremities 8 hours after immunization with intravenous poliovirus, diphtheria-tetanus toxoids-acellular pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b-hepatitis B virus and pneumococcal vaccines.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/16282941/

 

[8] Hypotonic-hyporesponsive episodes after administration of hexavalent DTP-based combination vaccine: A description of 12 cases - JUNE 2017

“Hypotonic-Hyporesponsive (HHE) episodes are known and recognized phenomena, which typically occur within 48 hours of immunization. HHE are confirmed as benign events, even after administration of hexavalent vaccination, devoid of negative neuro psychomotor outcome.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5489273/

 

[9] Hypotonic-hyporesponsive episodes reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 1996-1998.

“HHE does occur after the administration of DTaP and other nonpertussis-containing vaccines.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11015547

[10] Melanonychia: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

“Melanonychia is a very worrisome entity for most patients. It is characterized by brownish-black discoloration of the nail plate and is a common cause of nail plate pigmentation. The etiology of melanonychia ranges from more common benign causes to less common invasive and in situ melanomas.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7001389/

[11] Aluminum Hydroxide Injections Lead to Motor Deficits and Motor Neuron Degeneration

“Aluminum in its adjuvant form can gain access to the CNS. The second series of experiments was conducted on mice injected with six doses of aluminum hydroxide. Behavioral analyses in these mice revealed significant impairments in a number of motor functions as well as diminished spatial memory capacity. The demonstrated neurotoxicity of aluminum hydroxide and its relative ubiquity as an adjuvant suggest that greater scrutiny by the scientific community is warranted. The route of exposure, and perhaps the form of aluminum, may be important factors that determine the potential for toxicity.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819810/

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[12] Empirical Data Confirm Autism Symptoms Related to Aluminum and Acetaminophen Exposure

“ The practice of including aluminum in the so-called “placebo” in vaccine trials should be abolished. While we have not shown that aluminum is directly causative in autism, the compelling evidence available from the literature on the toxicity of aluminum, combined with the evidence we present for severe adverse reactions occurring much more frequently following the administration of aluminum-containing vaccines as compared to non-aluminum-containing vaccines, suggests that neuronal damage due to aluminum penetration into the nervous system may be a significant factor in autism. We also observed a strong correlation between the MMR vaccine and autism, which we suggest could be explained by the effects of acetaminophen. We also feel that the vaccine industry should find a way to reduce or even eliminate the aluminum content in vaccines.”  https://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/14/11/2227/htm

 

[13] Aluminium in brain tissue in autism, Christopher Exley, et al. 

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder of unknown etiology. It is suggested to involve both genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. The aluminium content of brain tissues from donors with a diagnosis of ASD was extremely high. Aluminium was found in both white and grey matter and in both extra- and intracellular locations. The latter were sometimes seen in the environment of extracellular aluminium deposition. This implies that aluminium somehow had crossed the blood-brain barrier and was taken up by a native cell, namely the microglial cell. Interestingly, the presence of occasional aluminium-laden inflammatory cells in the vasculature and the leptomeninges opens the possibility of a separate mode of entry of aluminium into the brain, i.e., intracellularly. The presence of aluminium in inflammatory cells in the meninges, vasculature, grey, and white matter is a standout observation and could implicate aluminium in the etiology of ASD.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763

 

[14] What is Emotional Dysregulation?

“Individuals with emotional reactivity experience intense emotions more frequently and for longer durations. They have significant skills deficits in emotion regulation. Individuals who experience emotion dysregulation have difficulty accepting their emotional response, which can lead to behavioral dysregulation, including non-suicidal self-injurious behavior, suicidal ideation and attempts, excessive substance use, and impulsivity. These behaviors serve to immediately decrease the current level of emotional distress. Individuals with severe emotion dysregulation are often misdiagnosed with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder due to the extreme mood lability, sometimes even within a given day.” 

https://rogersbh.org/emotional-dysregulation-facts

 

[15] What Is Affect or Emotion Dysregulation?

“Emotion Dysregulation may be thought of as the inability to manage the intensity and duration of negative emotions such as fear, sadness, or anger. If you are struggling with emotion regulation, an upsetting situation will bring about strongly felt emotions that are difficult to recover from.”

https://psychcentral.com/blog/what-is-affect-or-emotion-dysregulation/

 

[16] Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

“Sensory processing refers to how the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into responses. For those with Sensory Processing Disorder, sensory information goes into the brain but does not get organized into appropriate responses.”

https://www.spdstar.org/basic/understanding-sensory-processing-disorder

 

[17] The Unbearable Sensation of Being: Living With Sensory Processing Disorder

Some Kids Find Everyday Stimuli Excruciating, And Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why By Jane Goodman and Claire Conway - JUNE 25, 2018

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2018/06/410786/unbearable-sensation-being-living-sensory-processing-disorder

 

[18] The Truth About Vaccines https://thetruthaboutvaccines.com/about/

 

[19] The Truth About Cancer https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/about-us/

 

[20] An Aluminium adjuvant in a vaccine is an acute exposure to Aluminium

A study by Christopher Exley, Published in January 2020

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31561170/

 

Part 4: Shots for School, a Miralax Reaction

& our dentist knows about MTHFR.

Age: 4 - 6 years old

 

In May 2018, I was pressured to give Scarlet her booster shots in order for her to start school in the fall [1, 2]. Her pediatrician refused us an exemption, even with her extensive medical history. He insisted she suffered no previous allergic responses. Against my better judgment, I allowed for the administration of the vaccinations for the benefit of attending public school. I’ll never forgive myself for doing so. A few days after the injections Scarlet fell so hard while walking, we were sure she had passed out. She had permanent damage to her front upper tooth and a massive cut on her knee that left a scar that is still there over two years later. She had never before or since fallen so hard as to injure herself this way. 

 

Post-injection, She suffered from severe abdominal cramping for three weeks [3, 4]. She would lay on the heating pad begging for relief. Her severe constipation returned, and we immediately lost all of the gut health gains we had accomplished over the previous three years. She had been recently potty trained and had gotten out of diapers but after the shots she lost control of her bowel and the diapers made a comeback. She would barely eat, and sleep became interrupted again. The tantrums came back and so did the stammering, stuttering, and repeating of words that had disappeared the year prior while in therapy. Our family therapist noted the differences and was shocked to see the regression after receiving her shots. 

In July 2018, about 71 days after the school shots, we were back in the emergency room and admitted to the hospital. This time she had an intense headache and couldn’t move her neck. We had to call an ambulance so they could use the gurney to get her to the ER because sitting her up for the car ride was impossible. We were admitted overnight, but no diagnosis was given. In the hospital, she was being monitored for meningitis [5, 6, 7], and we were told that she might have been dehydrated and suffering from a migraine. But, at one point, they were ready to do a spinal tap and a Ct scan because they wanted to rule out meningitis. We couldn’t get the symptoms to break on ibuprofen alone, so we went home alternating Tylenol and Ibuprofen around the clock without any definitive answers. Thankfully everything went away within the week. However, I couldn’t help but wonder if this illness could have been ‘aseptic meningitis’ induced by the polio vaccine she had received in her school shots. I know it seems like a long span between the shot and the reaction, but her first reaction as a baby with Hep B took three weeks to become an emergency. Then I learned that it could easily be weeks or months sometimes before reactions happen [8]. It was time to search for more in-depth answers to what was causing all of this. 

 

In the Summer of 2018, I decided to opt for hair follicle and gene testing, hoping to uncover more clues. For Hair Follicle tests, we used Dr. Amy Yasko, with HolisticHealth.com [9, 10]. The test costs about $120.00. This company came highly recommended, and after seeing dozens of other tests they did, we became clients. We finally received results back on a sample of hair, from the tips of her first haircut, essentially her baby hair from about one year old. The test showed an excess of toxic metals such as Aluminum, Arsenic, Barium, Tin, etc. [11]. My heart sank. I was sure now that she must be suffering from the health effects of metal poisoning from the vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and medical treatments she had received [12, 13, 14]. We could see it in black and white now with our own eyes. 

 

A few weeks later, the gene test came back. We used an independent lab that comes highly recommended, called Maximized Genetics [15]. I chose this lab because they offered an additional test panel for 20+ MTHFR SNP’s that other labs did not provide. The two tests cost about $350.00. The results showed that Scarlet has one copy of the MTHFR c677t gene variant and two other lesser-known MTHFR gene variants [16, 17, 18]. I was beside myself but knew enough to know what we needed to do, which was to detox [19]. We used a zeolite that captures the aluminum ion to be secreted [20, 21]. We also started seeing a Holistic practitioner and started high-dose Vitamin C, omega 3, and probiotics. We started buying organic as much as possible. We did every bath with Epsom salts to gently detox through the skin, as proven through the Autism study [22, 23]. You name it – we’re willing to do it. And we see significant gains!! 



In 2019 we gained most bowel control back. We have gotten almost all of the way out of diapers, with an occasional accident. The stuttering came and then went away as she worked through a gentle detox. The intermittent stomach cramping and pain have mostly gone away. But severe constipation persists, causing megacolon, and we are on a bowel regime of stool softeners and laxatives to help shrink her colon. She only has a bowel movement once or twice per week. Or you could think of it as 3-5 times per month. We keep track on the calendar with stars. You could imagine the pain and discomfort from being so backed up and with passing such a large, hard stool. Because of this, her eating is minimal. She grazes and only eats a few bites per meal at best. The behavior is mostly manageable, but still, it can be very disruptive to our entire household. The mental anguish that comes from not knowing what is going on or how to fix it has been the hardest part of our story. Having her suffer on the toilet in pain has been exhausting for everyone in our household. 

 

In January 2020, We had a huge milestone. Scarlet was in kindergarten at this time and finally graduated out of diapers!!! (She even made her first boom-boom at school before winter break. We high-fived!) Once we finished the gentle detox we ordered more hair follicle testing [24, 25].  It showed a marked difference in the clearing of toxins. Scarlet still suffers from extreme constipation and occasional behavior meltdowns. She is still under the care of several different specialists, as needed, such as her chiropractor and GI team. But it’s mostly for management and maintenance. Scarlet may suffer from bowel issues for the rest of her life, but we are still hoping that she will make a complete recovery with time.

In September 2020, we hit another health scare and were referred to Rady's ER because Scarlet's bowel had again obstructed. She had not stooled for 14 days straight. Her tummy was swollen and got so bad that she couldn't pee and started to have severe pain. We were in constant contact with her GI team and due to COVID at the time we were persistent in trying everything we could before going to the ER. She was terrified, and I did not want to deal with the ER during a global pandemic, if at all possible. So we worked together. I told her step by step what would happen at the ER. I then gave her the option of trying an enema at home. Honestly, I think she was more scared of getting an IV than an enema, so she finally agreed. Thankfully, it was a success about an hour later and we avoided another trip to the hospital.

 

I was so relieved that I was able to coach her through it. At this point, it was very common for her to have extremely large stools that would often clog the toilet when she did eventually go. And, we had literally tried everything. During this bout, we needed advice from Rady's again. And once again we were prescribed Miralax. This time Scarlet suffered from a reaction to the MiraLax and developed a tic and would wince uncontrollably. You may have seen the video in the group. The tic lasted several weeks before going away and again included behavioral issues. It was another lesson and a reminder of how sensitive her body has become to any synthetic toxin. Here is the link to a group we love with more information about the dangers of Miralax [26].

 

The next month, in October of 2020, we had scheduled some dental work with a specialist. He wanted to do sedated dentistry to take care of some extractions and fillings, but because of her carrying the MTHFR gene, and known negative side effects associated with anesthesia, we opted for nitrous oxide instead and to spread it out over a few appointments. This ended up being a huge turning point. Our dentist had knowledge of the gene condition and its complications and recommended we take a Vitamin B supplement for 2 weeks before the procedures to open up the detoxification pathways. We searched out a METHYLATED B VITAMIN as directed by the genetics company because of the MTHFR gene. It was a huge success. The dental procedures went smoothly. There were some minor behavior and eating glitches after these appointments but they worked themselves out quickly. The most shocking news is that taking these vitamins regularly HAS MADE HER REGULAR!! She will be regular for the next six months before having any sort of constipation again. 

We are now in May of 2021. We just now had our first scare of constipation since starting Methylated B Vitamins daily. Meaning it has been the first time in seven months that she has gone more than 3-4 days without going. And it has clearly been because we relaxed our Methylated B Vitamin and chiropractic regimen. The good news is I was able to get back on track with a pill organizer just for that Vitamin. We all take it now. Scarlet has grown so much too. Maybe 3 sizes in the past year-and-a-half. She is top of her class and you would never know by looking at her what she has suffered through. I pray every day that we have been through the worst of it and that this is going to be our new normal. I'm so very thankful to have made it to this point.  

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PART 4 - REFERENCES:

 

[1] State Law & Vaccine Requirements  

https://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx

 

[2] California Code of Regulations Title 17, Division 1, Chapter 4 - JULY 2019

https://eziz.org/assets/docs/IMM-1080.pdf

 

[3] Hepatitis B vaccination and adult associated gastrointestinal reactions: a follow-up analysis - NOV-DEC 2002

“Hepatitis B vaccination was statistically associated with gastrointestinal reactions, including hepatitis, gastrointestinal disease, and liver function test abnormalities in comparison to our control groups. “

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12397738/?ncbi_mmode=std

 

[4] Aluminum enhances inflammation and decreases mucosal healing in experimental colitis in mice - MAY 7 2014

“Deleterious effects of aluminum on intestinal inflammation and mucosal repair strongly suggest that aluminum might be an environmental IBD risk factor.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24129165

 

[5] Risk of aseptic meningitis after measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine in UK children

“Cases of aseptic meningitis associated with measles/mumps/rubella vaccine... identified vaccination 15-35 days before onset as a significant risk factor and therefore indicative of a causal association.”

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8096942/

 

[6] Viral Meningitis

“Viral meningitis is the most common type of meningitis, an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. It is often less severe than bacterial meningitis, and most people get better on their own. Non-polio enteroviruses are the most common cause of viral meningitis in the United States, especially from late spring to fall. That is when these viruses spread most often. However, only a small number of people infected with enteroviruses will actually develop meningitis.”

https://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/viral.html


[7] Non-Polio Enterovirus

“Non-polio enteroviruses cause about 10 to 15 million infections and tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year in the United States. Most people who get infected with these viruses do not get sick, or they only have a mild illness, like the common cold. But some people can have serious complications, especially infants and people with weakened immune systems.”

https://www.google.com/search?q=Non-polio+enteroviruses&rlz=1CARAWP_enUS781US782&oq=Non-polio+enteroviruses&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

[8] The Spectrum of Post-Vaccination Inflammatory CNS Demyelinating Syndromes

"...there are cases where the clinical presentation was delayed (more than 3 weeks or even up to 5 months post-vaccination) (approximately a third of all the reported cases)."

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24514081/

 

[9] Dr. Amy Yasko, for hair follicle testing. 

https://www.holistichealth.com/

 

[10] Purpose of running the hair follicle test

https://feelgoodbiochem.com/chapter-1/

 

[11] Scarlet’s First Hair Follicle Test Results - Approximate age: One year old. 

https://www.scarletskids.org/scarlet-s-hair-analysis-1

[12] Mechanism and Health Effects of Heavy Metal Toxicity in Humans

“Some of these heavy metals in high doses can be harmful to the body while others such as cadmium, mercury, lead, chromium, silver, and arsenic in minute quantities have delirious effects in the body causing acute and chronic toxicities in humans. The focus of this chapter is to describe the various mechanism of intoxication of some selected heavy metals in humans along with their health effects. Therefore it aims to highlight biochemical mechanisms of heavy metal intoxication, which involves binding to proteins and enzymes, altering their activity, and causing damage. More so, the mechanism by which heavy metals cause neurotoxicity, generate free radical which promotes oxidative stress damaging lipids, proteins and DNA molecules and how these free radicals propagate carcinogenesis are discussed. Alongside these mechanisms, the noxious health effects of these heavy metals are discussed.” 

https://www.intechopen.com/books/poisoning-in-the-modern-world-new-tricks-for-an-old-dog-/mechanism-and-health-effects-of-heavy-metal-toxicity-in-humans

 

[13] An Aluminium adjuvant in a vaccine is an acute exposure to Aluminium

A study by Christopher Exley, Published in January 2020

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31561170/

 

[14] Acute exposure and chronic retention of aluminum in three vaccine schedules and effects of genetic and environmental variation

“differences in schedules impact accumulation and how factors such as genetics and environmental influences on detoxification influence clearance.”

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X19305784

 

[15] Maximized Genetics - Gene Testing (Now Called MaxGen) Email them to request the expanded MTHFR panel at: Help@MaxGenLabs.com 

https://maxgenlabs.com/collections/genetic-testing-kits/products/maxfunction

 

[16] Scarlet’s Gene Test Results from MaxGen

https://www.scarletskids.org/scarlet-s-genetic-testinf-results

 

[17] Genetic basis for adverse events following smallpox vaccination

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2746083/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18454680/

 

[18] Interindividual variations in the efficacy and toxicity of vaccines

https://vaccinesafetycommission.com/pdfs/30-2010-toxicology-interindividual.pdf

 

[19] Gentle Detox Guide http://circleofmamas.com/remedies/gentle-detox-guide/


[20] TRS Zeolite (Manmade)

https://www.trs-spray.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw-5v7BRAmEiwAJ3DpuPl-tMdPlMcNBRgZ1nZMCV-m-r8LlfQrHVLhVHv7ljSdAIG6aDSZ9BoCSCoQAvD_BwE

 

[21] PBX Zeolite (Natural) https://lv.thegoodinside.com/shop/

 

[22] Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder—A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial - March 2018

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872787/

 

[23] Epsom Salt Baths for Children with Autism

https://www.autismnaturopath.com.au/naturopath/epsom-salt-baths-for-children-with-autism/

 

[24] Scarlet’s Second Round of Hair Test Results. 

https://www.scarletskids.org/scarlet-s-hair-analysis-2

 

[25] Scarlet’s Third Round of Hair Test Results. 

https://www.scarletskids.org/scarlet-s-hair-anlysis-3

 

[26] For More MiraLax Information - Join this group and look under the files section

https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=parents%20against%20miralax%20(peg%203350)

 

Watch my interview
with Dr. Andrew Wakefield

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Did You Know?

Did you know that the hepatitis B shot given to every newborn in the US at 12 hours old, was only safety tested for 4 days [1].  Hepatitis B is spread by promiscuity and needle sharing. No newborn is doing that, and nobody around your newborns doesn't know if they have Hep B [2].  Every pregnant woman is tested while pregnant, for Hepatitis B. So they know if they have it or not and if there is a risk of giving it to her baby before it is born. So why push the shot on 12-hour old babies [3]?  Believe it or not, the manufacturers of those shots have no liability for adverse reactions to their products. And neither do doctors, nurses, clinics, or the hospitals giving these shots [4].  All immunizations are classified as biologics, unlike prescription drugs, which are classified as pharmaceuticals [5].  That's kind of important to know because ALL biologics suppress the immune system and increase the risk of infections [6]‍.  And, did you know biologics do not have the same Gold Standard double-blind placebo-controlled safety studies that pharmaceuticals do. That is kind of important to me when giving an elective medical procedure to my baby [7].  Also, since babies have been skipping their well-baby visits (aka: shot visits) during the Covid shutdown, about 200 fewer babies are dying on a weekly basis [8]. Could the reason so many babies have bad reactions to their shots be because they have so much aluminum? Or could it be because there is no way of knowing who is genetically predisposed? Or maybe it's because they're given so many, so soon? Lots of stuff going on here to think about. Now is a great time to start your research [9  

Want to know more?

Visit VaxSafety.org for 60 talking points to start your research or conversate with the ones you love. 

 

REFERENCES:

1. https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/engerix-b

2. https://www.hepb.com/what-is-hep-b

3. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p502.html

4. https://www.congress.gov/bill/99th-congress/house-bill/5546

5. https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/center-biologics-evaluation-and-research-cber/what-are-biologics-questions-and-answers

6. https://www.arthritis-health.com/treatment/medications/risks-and-side-effects-biologics

7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4157320/

8. https://www.ageofautism.com/2020/06/lessons-from-the-lockdown-a-white-paper-from-health-choice.html?fbclid=IwAR2VAEG0X6kMFz_emwrtu8JvyWTxhwZzb_ckxwFTPaeyGfWHszL6zdv3Vqc#more

9. http://www.vaxsafety.org