Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vaccinations Inevitably Cause Autoimmune Diseases: PLoS Study

Gaia Health
by Heidi Stevenson

Autoimmune diseases are a modern plague, causing untold suffering and early, painful death. This study clearly documents that vaccinations are a primary cause.

A major curse of modern living is the advent of mass suffering from chronic autoimmune diseases. They have become the way we live and the way we die. Now, a study published in PLoS One has documented that vaccinations may be causing this plague.

The study, Self-Organized Criticality Theory of Autoimmunity, produced a wide variety of tests on animals to examine the fact that, as they stated:

Repeated immunization with antigen causes systemic autoimmunity in mice otherwise not prone to spontaneous autoimmune diseases.

They concluded:

Systemic autoimmunity appears to be the inevitable consequence of over-stimulating the host’s immune ‘system’ by repeated immunization with antigen, to the levels that surpass system’s self-organized criticality.

In other words, they found that, not only is vaccination a possible or even probable cause of autoimmune disorders, but that:

Chronic diseases are the inevitable result of vaccinations!

In their introduction, the authors further describe their discovery:

The method we have chosen was to stimulate the system maximally by antigen to the levels far beyond its steady-state just like testing the capability of automobile. In a perfectly reproducible experiments in which the mice not prone to autoimmune diseases were immunized repeatedly with antigen, we have unexpectedly and surprisingly discovered that overstimulation of immune system beyond its self-organized criticality inevitably leads to systemic autoimmunity. [Emphasis mine.]

The mice used in this experiment were ones bred to have no autoimmune disorders, so the ability to stress them to the point of inevitably suffering from autoimmune disorders is particularly significant.

Study Findings

T-cells, commonly called killer cells, are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell). They are a critical part of the immune system. CD4+ cells are a type of T-cell. They initiate the body’s response to infections. The study found that overstimulation of CD4+ cells results in the induction of autoantibodies, that is, antibodies that attack the self instead of invaders. That is virtually the definition of an autoimmune disease.

The authors specifically found tissue injury like that of the disease lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune disorders.

The researchers used Staphylococcus entertoxin B (SEB) to inject mice bred for their lack of autoimmunity. Injection initially resulted in loss of energy in a particular kind of CD4+ cell, Vβ8+. These cells recovered through 7 cycles of injections. However, the Vβ8+ cells were unable to recover after the 8th injection. At that point, they started to produce the autoantibodies.

They found the following autoantibodies:

IgG-rheumatoid factor (RF)
Anti-Sm antibody
RF reactive against galactose-deficient IgG

As the term rheumatoid factor seems to imply, these are significant in rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder. The last item, anti-galactose deficiency IgG antibodies, is used as a marker to diagnose the disease.

The researchers also showed that ovalbumin (OVA) and keyhole limpet hemocyanin, also induce autoimmunity after the 8th injection.

Autoimmune Tissue Damage

 The authors included graphic images of autoimmune tissue damage from the experiments.

The image above is of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, in the kidneys of mice immunized 12 times. Both images are at 400X. The image on the left is (PBS) refers to a nonantigen injected. It shows grossly enlarged eosinophils resulting from autoimmune damage:

Immune complexes (ICs) of proteinuria are indications of autoantibodies. The image above shows the development of ICs of Immunoglobulin G (IgG), C3 (indicative of lupus erythematosus), and OVA in mice injected 12 times. As in the previous image, PBS refers to the results of the injection of a nonantigen, and the results on the bottom are injection of the known antigen, OVA. The image is of a microscopic magnification of 400X.

The next image above shows infiltration of CD8 cells in the kidneys and anti-interferon (IFN) autoantibodies in mice injected 12 times. The image is of a microscopic magnification of 300X. As in the prior images, PBS refers to injection of a nonantigen and OVA is the injected antigen.

Types of Damage Found

The authors state that they found the following types of tissue damage:

Diffuse membranous (wire-loop) glomerulonephritis in the kidney.
Proliferative glomerulonephritis in the kidney.
Infiltration of plasma cells around hepatic bile ducts.
Enlarged lymphoid follicles with marked germinal center in the spleen.
Occasional lymphocyte infiltration into the salivary glands.
Lymphoid cell infiltration into the thyroid
Perivascular infiltration of neutrophils and macrophages into the skin dermis of the auricle.
Positive lupus band test.
Autoimmune Diseases Are Infectious

The authors also reported that injection of the damaged CD4+ cells into the autoimmune disease-safe mice transferred the damage to them. The implications of that are huge. It means that no one suffering from an autoimmune disorder should be allowed to donate blood, because they could also be donating their diseases.


The researchers concluded:

Systemic autoimmunity appears to be the inevitable consequence of over-stimulating the host’s immune ‘system’ by repeated immunization with antigen, to the levels that surpass system’s self-organized criticality.

Starting with the A’s, autoimmune diseases include:

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
Acute necrotizing hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis
Addison’s disease
Alopecia areata
Ankylosing spondylitis
Anti-GBM/Anti-TBM nephritis
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Autoimmune angioedema
Autoimmune aplastic anemia
Autoimmune dysautonomia
Autoimmune hepatitis
Autoimmune hyperlipidemia
Autoimmune immunodeficiency
Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED)
Autoimmune myocarditis
Autoimmune pancreatitis
Autoimmune retinopathy
Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (ATP)
Autoimmune thyroid disease
Autoimmune urticaria
Axonal & neuronal neuropathies

Then comes the rest of the alphabet, including lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and frankly, too many others to list here.

Here’s a more complete list.

With this information in hand, can there be any justification for the current extreme vaccination schedule that exists in virtually all nations today? Can there be any wonder that the industrialized nations giving the greatest number of vaccinations are those with the greatest infant mortality rates?

The information exposed by this study clarifies that there can be no justification for the push to vaccinate. There is also no justification for the lack of research into the effects of the full schedule of vaccines.

With this information, the routine injection of vaccines into children or adults is clearly unjustified.


  1. Very well written and informative article, thank you :-)


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