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The Peanut Allergy Vaccine

The Peanut Allergy Vaccine

Of all food allergies, those to peanuts are most common. Yet, no one in the scientific or medical community seems to know why. Without addressing the cause, the CDC wants you to roll up your sleeve to be injected with a new vaccine based on research in mice using immunotherapy to alter the immune system’s response to prevent peanut allergies.

By redirecting the immune responses, our vaccine not only suppresses the response but prevents the activation of cells that would initiate allergic reactions. – Jessica O’Konek, Ph.D.

If you think that vaccines are being repurposed, you would be right. While the original vaccine model trains the immune system to recognize the invaders and mount an efficient defense the next time the invaders are present, vaccinating against allergens requires teaching the immune system to ignore these proteins.  Allergy immunotherapy sounds very similar  to allergy shots first introduced in 1911 where small doses of inhaled allergens are given over the course of many years. Allergy shots do not work on food allergens so why reinvent a broken wheel? Why not simply use natural homeopathy, developed in 1796 based on his doctrine of ‘like cures like’ and where the remedy is specific to an individual’s symptoms?

Demographics show that incidents of peanuts allergies in the medical literature began to creep up in the 1990s.   A 2010 study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reported the number of children with documented peanut allergies had increased from 0.4% in 1997 to 0.8% in 2002 to 1.4% in 2008. About 90% of allergies are caused by tree nuts. Daycare centers see at least 3 new children with peanut allergies in the classroom each year. Allergy symptoms can include hives, rashes, and itching, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting, tightness of the chest, narrowing of the windpipe and esophagus, wheezing and stuffy or runny sinuses, and death. The standard protocol for a severe peanut attack requires a shot of epinephrine delivered immediately through the thigh in the form of a large syringe popularly known as an Epipen.

Peanut Oil In Vaccines

Ironically, the onset of the peanut allergy epidemic coincides with the onset of refined peanut oil as an ingredient in vaccines. Vaccines began adding peanut oil as an adjuvant in the 1960s and 1970s. Then, only the occasional anaphylactic death made headlines from eating peanuts. However, because of its availability and low cost, peanut oil is one of the top favored emulsifiers used in vaccines.

Larry Palevsky, MD suggests that vaccines also incorporate egg protein, (MMR); soy protein(Prevnar), Brewer’s yeast,(Hep B); and casein protein. When injected, these foreign protein antigens trigger an immune response, especially in the presence of the aluminum adjuvant. They go on to create a rise in chronic diseases. For instance, patients with IBS have antibodies (markers) to Saccharomyces cerevisaewhich is Brewer’s yeast. And we wonder why wheat (glyphosate), casein, and soy allergies are all on the rise.

According to an article from ThinkingMomsRevolution:

Unfortunately, highly refined peanut oil does not have to be listed on the labels of foodstuffs or injectable medicines in the United States because it has been granted GRAS status — Generally Recognized As Safe — despite the fact that oil refiners know that it is not possible to remove all allergenic proteins from the oil.

From The Peanut Gallery

The exemption status of peanut oil as a food allergen by the Food and Drug Administration falls under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. However, these Acts address allergens as foods that are ingested.

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