A new study again shows that Thimerosal (THIM), used to preserve vaccines, can cause brain damage. Dr. Dorota Majewska of the Marie Curie Chairs Program at the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology of the Nervous System, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, Poland, showed how THIM injections in rats cause increased levels of glutamate. Glutamate is toxic to the brain and is one of the reasons THIM causes neurological diseases. Her research was published in the journal Neurochemical Research
Dr. Majewska and her colleagues research showed that repeated intramuscular injections of THIM on neonatal rats cause a long lasting increase of glutamate. She also cites previous work that shows that low THIM doses, in the range found in vaccines in some countries, can cause brain damage. When monkeys are administered THIM, it accumulates in the brain and stays there for years. Rats tend to get rid of it in a matter of weeks or months.
Glutamate can cause damage because it produces oxidative stress, and lowers glutathione. Sulfur might protect against THIM damage, and Dr. Majewska has told me that she recommends that nursing mothers eat a sulfur rich diet. She stated that older children who already received THIM can also try to boost their sulfur, and in their case chelation has also been effective.
THIM is used in vaccines in many countries, including Canada and the US. You can ask your doctor to use a vaccine that doesn’t contain it. The nursing mother can try to boost her sulfur intake, and some high sulfur products include garlic and onions. Sulfur is also stored in glutathione. Some amino acids might also prevent THIM damage
, such as l-cysteine. Glutathione also prevents THIM damage, and l-cysteine is the main nutrient that can increase it.
Children MUST NOT use aspirin. Although acetaminophen is commonly prescribed to infants, it depletes glutathione, and thus you should discuss its use with your doctor, especially when used before/after vaccinations, because it could amplify the toxic effects of THIM.
I’m not advocating that your children avoid vaccines, because vaccines do protect them from several diseases, including some that are neurological. These diseases are usually worse, and some are deadly, than the low risk of side effects from the vaccines.