A Study of the
Association of Vaccinations with Food Allergies
Barbara Feick Gregory
To see if the cause of the food allergy "epidemic" is due to vaccinations.
I did a major search of Internet sources: patents, medical studies, allergy
sites, allergy discussions, vaccination information sites both pro and con,
animal studies, veterinary websites, vaccine package inserts, etc. and
correlated the information.
Vaccinations are given
to create an immune response in the individual. Any protein in the vaccine,
especially if given with an aluminum adjuvant, can create an immune response
in some people. Many vaccine ingredients are protected by trade secret and
are not listed on the package insert. But many of these ingredients can be
found listed in patents for vaccine adjuvants and culture mediums. For every
food allergy but one (I would need to read Japanese patents to find that
one), I have found that food listed in a patent. I found that animals who
are vaccinated also suffer from food allergies and that food allergies are
nearly unknown in unvaccinated people and animals. There are so many factors
that correlate with vaccines as the main cause of food allergies that the
question now isn't if food allergies are caused by vaccines but why some
people don't develop food allergies from vaccines. It is quite possible
given the large number of types of foods used in vaccine production, that
the vaccinated public has many undiagnosed food allergies.
Vaccines are the main
cause of food allergies. The first allergy in children is casein (milk) allergy due to the casein and aluminum adjuvant in the DTaP – Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) shot which is often given at 2-3 months of age. Since all babies are fed milk in some form immediately, this is the first allergy to be recognized. The next allergy to usually show up
at about 3 months of age is soy allergy due to the soy peptone broth and
aluminum adjuvant in the Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine given at
approximately 2 months of age. Since soy formula is frequently fed to
infants, this allergy also shows up early. Peanut and nut allergies have
shown up as early as 6 months of age in children. Peanut oil is a common
trade secret ingredient in vaccine adjuvants. Some manufacturers rely more
predominantly on other oils in the vaccines - sesame oil in the vaccines
used in Israel and parts of Europe or fish oil which is used in the
Scandinavian countries. At 6 months of age, children can have had as many as
16 vaccinations several of which can contain mixed oils in the vaccine
adjuvant. Many different food oils can be used in the vaccine adjuvant and
even more foods used in the culture medium. These ingredients do not have to appear on the package insert because they are considered "inactive" and are a protected trade secret. Most physicians do not know that all of the ingredients do not appear on the package insert. Vaccines are not identical from batch to batch or even from dose to dose. The food protein remaining from the oils in the adjuvant or the culture medium varies which is why all the children getting vaccinated from a particular batch of vaccine may not all get the same food allergies.
I read in the book Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies, by Kenneth Bock, M.D. and Cameron Stauth
his theories about allergies and how he is actually healing the children. The puzzle of why peanuts should be a major allergy, I found interesting. What if peanut products are used in childhood immunizations? If that was the case, then the source of the allergy was in the shot that was injected into the child’s body and directly caused the allergy. As I investigated peanut allergies, my study expanded to include all food allergies.
Food allergies have become a major problem in "industrialized countries":
Australia: "1 in 20 Australian children suffers from
a potentially fatal food allergy..."
Canada: "...nearly 6 % of children suffer from food
Anaphylaxis Canada’s Summer 2001 newsletter states that “approximately 4% of
children and 2% of adults have developed a potentially lethal allergy to
France: 4 to 8.5% of preschool children have food
Greece: 6% -8% of infants and young children have
Italy: "An estimated 6 to 8% of the Italian
population has food allergies."
Japan: "about 10% of Japan’s population suffers from
Malaysia: "about 30% of young children are likely to
develop allergic disorders in the first five years of life"
Netherlands: about 4.8% of the population has food
South Africa: up to 6% of young children have food
Sweden: approximately 10% of children have food
USA: 6 to 8 percent of children 4 years of age or
under have food allergies
UK: 5-7% of infants have food allergies
populations with low vaccination rates, food allergies statistics are much
lower or non-existent.
"...developing countries have almost no allergy..."
The Hispanic population of the United States has a lower vaccination rate
and a lower food allergy rate.
fact that vaccinations can cause allergies seems to have been forgotten
recently. It has been known since 1839 that injections of food protein cause
"allergy-like" symptoms in animals.
Gelatin when injected along with an alum adjuvant has been known to cause
Jones-Mote Hypersensitivity Protein-Adjuvant Reactions says that "any pure
protein mixed with adjuvant could induce an immune response."
Injections of food protein are used to induce allergies in animals.
It has been known that the egg protein in vaccines can cause egg allergy in
Any ingredient in a vaccine can cause an allergy.
known ingredients cause allergies.
The first allergy in children is casein (milk) allergy due to the casein and aluminum adjuvant in the DTaP – Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) shot which is often given at 2-3 months of age.
Since all babies are fed milk in some form immediately, this is the first
allergy to be recognized. The next allergy to usually show up at about 3
months of age is soy allergy
to the soy peptone broth and aluminum adjuvant
in the Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine given at approximately 2 months
of age. Since soy formula is frequently fed to infants, this allergy also
shows up early. The aluminum adjuvant can cause aluminum allergy.
causes beef allergy.
allergy is a problem for some people.
Chick embryo cell culture in the MMR
has been known to cause egg allergy.
Hydrolyzed gelatin from pork is an ingredient in the Varicella
"Poorly hydrolyzed bovine gelatin was immunogenic when administered with
alum adjuvant." Even though the "well" hydrolyzed bovine gelatin is less
immunogenic, it can still cause allergies.
It is also possible that the monkey kidney cells in the Diphtheria,
Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
is responsible for the monkey fur allergy in some race car drivers.
Chinese Restaurant Syndrome has all the same symptoms as
monosodium glutamate allergy which could be due to the MSG in the MMR
The MMR has neomycin as an ingredient that causes allergies.
Thimerosal which is still used in Fluval causes allergies, too.
of the ingredients in vaccines are not listed on the package insert
because they are considered "inactive". They are considered a trade secret
and by law cannot be revealed by the government nor do they appear on the
though the only way we could find out the exact ingredients used in vaccines
is by paying to have them analyzed, we can find out what foods are likely to
be used in vaccines by reading patents for vaccine adjuvants and culture
mediums. For every food allergy that I could find mentioned on the Internet
(with the only exception of squid which causes allergy in Japan) I have
found that food listed as an ingredient in a vaccine adjuvant or culture
is a list of the oils that I have found listed as an ingredient in vaccine
almond oil, animal oils, apricot oil, avocado oil, babassu oil, black
currant seed oil, borage oil, canola oil, castor oil, castor oil
hydrogenated, chicken fat oil, coconut oil, cod liver oil, corn oil,
cottonseed oil, cottonseed oil hydrogenated, cottonseed oil partially
hydrogenated, emu oil, evening primrose oil, fish oils, flax seed oil,
grapeseed oil, groundnut oil, hazelnut oil, jojoba oil, lard oil, linseed
oil, lupin oil, Menhaden oil, mineral oil, mink oil, mustard seed oil, oat
oil, olive oil, orange roughy oil, palm kernel oil, palm oil, palm oil
hydrogenated, peanut oil, rapeseed oil, rice oil, rye oil, safflower oil,
sesame oil, shark liver oil, soybean oil, soybean oil partially
hydrogenated, squalane, sunflower oil, teff oil, terpene oils [derived from
pine trees (turpentine) and oil contained in the peels of citrus fruits
(orange oil)], triticale oil, walnut oil, wheat germ oil.
These oils can be mixed in any combination.
foods missed in the vaccine adjuvant seems to have been covered in the list
of foods in culture mediums.
The growth medium can have agar, gelatin, fruit and vegetable wastes,
left-over animal parts (cow brains and hearts), yeast (from brewing) or
digests of plants or animal slurries (peptones are one example of this
This patent for fermented hydrolyzed medium
lists enough variety of ingredients to show that even hay fever allergies
can be due to vaccines: "Vegetables preferably used are of leaf and root
types e.g. various cabbages, beets, rutabaga, carrot, pumpkin, spinach,
beet, watermelon, melon, peanut, artichoke, eggplant, pepper sweet,
asparagus, and tomato. Fruits to be preferably used are apples, pears, kiwi,
plums, citrus, apricots, grapes/raisins, mango, guava, bananas, biwa,
cornel, fig, cherry plum, quince, peach, pomegranate, avocado, pineapple,
date, papaya. Berries preferably include raspberry, bilberry, guelder rose,
dog rose, ash berry (red and black), currant (red, black, and white),
sea-buckthorn berries, gooseberry, schizandra, blackberry, cowberry, bird
cherry, cranberry, sweet cherry, cherry, and strawberry. Preferred herbs and
their roots are ginseng, celery, parsley, dill, dandelion, nettle, ginseng,
and spinach. Preferred high protein products are offals including spleen,
kidney, heart, liver, brains, maw, and stomach as well as mushrooms, sea
products (fish, mussel, plankton for example), eggs or nuts. Preferred
products of beekeeping are propolis, honey, royal jelly, and pollen of
next question is can't these food proteins be eliminated from the
vaccines? No, there will always be a small residue. Let's look at peanut
oil, for instance. I had thought that vaccine manufacturers would be using
"pharmaceutical grade" oil but there is no such thing.
Even the most highly refined oil contains a small amount of protein.
And even if the vaccine manufacturer could eliminate all of the food protein
from the culture medium, I would assume that since the bacteria were feeding
off that protein, there would still be undigested food protein in the
bacteria which could cause a problem.
are a number of countries that manufacture vaccines.
The oils used in the vaccine adjuvant vary which accounts for the lack of
peanut allergy in Israel.
The Israeli people consume peanuts in their diet. Their children are
Jewish children in London get peanut allergies.
Fewer children in Britain eat peanuts at an early age than the children in
This would indicate that the consumption of foods along with being
vaccinated is not the cause of food allergy. They do have a problem with
My conclusion is that the vaccines used in Israel use sesame oil and do not
use peanut oil. One woman emailed me to tell me that I was wrong because
Israel uses the same source of vaccines that are used in Europe. But France
also has a problem with sesame allergy.
This would indicate that both countries use vaccines containing sesame oil.
I don't have enough information about what country uses which vaccines to
match the food allergies to the vaccines manufactured by specific companies.
study that is frequently cited saying that Indonesia and Thailand
people do not suffer from peanut allergies
was erroneous. Children dismissed from the study were "sick young children
and those with atopic tendency" which may have eliminated children with
peanut allergy. Many children in the study reacted to peanuts in the skin
prick test. The study also relied on parents to report food reactions. When
I searched the Internet, I found a Thai parent quoted on the Internet saying
that her child had a peanut allergy.
I also found a physician from Singapore stating that peanut allergy is a
major problem there.
vaccinated animals are getting food allergies.
Animals normally are not allergic to food.
Dogs are becoming allergic to peanuts, milk, and wheat.
Food allergy is common among dogs and cats and usually develops before the
animal reaches 12 months old.
Searching the Internet - I found a wild elephant allergic to wheat; the
elephant had been immunized. (Wheat germ oil is used as a carrier of
vaccines. Wheat protein is used to manufacture vaccines/medicines.)
history of food allergies follows the history of vaccines.
"The first case report of food allergy (cows' milk allergy)
was published by Hamburger in 1901."
By that time we already had these vaccines: 1879 cholera, 1890 tetanus, 1896
typhoid fever, and 1897 bubonic plague.
In 1919 oil started to be used in vaccines instead of saline.
At Google books, the “Peanut Allergy Answer” book says 1920 was the
first reference of a nut allergy.
Peanut oil was common in the U.S. long before this time (1840's).
More vaccines were developed: 1917 another Cholera vaccine, 1917 Typhoid
vaccine (parenteral), 1921 diphtheria, 1926 pertussis (whooping cough), 1927
In 1934 Dr. Vaughan studied an entire village of 508 people who lived in and
around Clover, Virginia. He found that 37% of the population suffered from
some form of food allergy.
1935 Yellow Fever vaccine, 1945 First vaccine for influenza
When the first case of sesame allergy was reported in 1950,
the allergen was considered very unusual.
In 1960 children received on average one or two vaccines.
The “Peanut Allergy Answer” book says that there was no research in the
field of peanut allergy until 1976.
In 1980 children were up to 8-9 vaccines.
The first case of Brazil nut anaphylaxis in the UK occurred in
In 1988 four people died of peanut allergy.
The first known case of lupin allergy was 1994.
In 1997, the incidence of food allergy in children was approximately 1.3%
and 1 in 250 young children had peanut allergy in the US.
Using combination vaccines in 1999 a minimum of 13 separate injections were
needed to immunize a child from birth to age six.
In 2002, 1 in 125 young children had peanut allergy in the US.
2003, the first case of allergy to lingonberry.
2008 one in every 17 children under the age of 3 has food allergy.
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