The connection between sudden infant death, vaccines and vitamin C
(Naturalhealth365) Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the ‘unexplained death’ – usually during sleep – of an infant under a year old. And, although (conventionally speaking) many experts say the cause is ‘a combination of physical and sleep environmental factors,’ others blame this tragic event on the toxicity of vaccines.
The peak age for SIDS occurs at a time when infants are undergoing many vaccinations, giving rise to concerns that vaccines and SIDS may be linked. Of course – citing many studies – government health agencies deny this connection. But, there are still heartbreaking accounts that exist of SIDS occurring within hours or days of a vaccination.
As the controversy continues: cardiologist Thomas Levy, MD, JD points to vitamin C as a natural intervention that could potentially protect our children from a vaccine injury or premature death.
Medical doctor says: SIDS is linked to acute infantile scurvy
SIDS, the leading cause of mortality in infants between one month and one year old, claims the lives of 2,300 infants in the United States every year.
Western medicine is at a loss to explain SIDS, but points the finger at a variety of possible factors – including respiratory infections, brain defects, low birth weight, bed-sharing, and babies sleeping on their stomachs or sides.
However, the late Australian physician Dr. Archie Kalokerinos postulated the theory that the primary culprit in SIDS is severe vitamin C deficiency – or acute scurvy.
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Determined to reduce the rate of SIDS among Aboriginal people (which was a shocking 50 percent in the 1950s and 1960s) Dr. Kalokerinos noted that almost all of the victims were severely deficient in vitamin C. After supplementing with vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, he reported that the incidence of SIDS fell to zero.
Vitamin C corrects depletion caused by vaccine administration
Dr. Kalokerinos noted that many of the infants had died immediately after being vaccinated, and that almost all were so low in vitamin C that only trace amounts of the nutrient could be detected. He declared that this was due to the fact that the body needs extra vitamin C in order to counter the toxic effects of vaccines.
Massive amounts of vitamin C are utilized during times of sickness, injury, and other forms of immune system stress. As vaccines force a hyper-immune response, Dr. Kalokerinos reasoned that they create a similar demand for vitamin C.
Whereas vitamin C deficiencies put infants at risk of developmental problems and even death, prenatal supplementation with vitamin C helps prevent the onset of SIDS.
In addition to poor diet, the use of infant formulas can contribute to low levels of vitamin C. Saying there is “no acceptable substitute for breastfeeding,” Dr. Kolakerinos points out formula lacks the essential vitamins and minerals found in human breast milk – and increases the likelihood of childhood health catastrophes.
(Note: although Western medicine tends to not embrace some of Dr. Kalokerino’s findings, they do agree with him on this point. Mayo Clinic advises breastfeeding for the first six months to lower the risk of SIDS.)
Dr. Levy weighs in: Vitamin C can prevent vaccine harms
In an article published in Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, board-certified cardiologist and high-dose vitamin C advocate, Dr. Thomas Levy endorses vitamin C as an effective antidote to adverse effects from vaccines.
Referencing Dr. Kalokerino’s work, Dr. Levy noted that deaths rates from SIDS fell dramatically when the infants were dosed with vitamin C before and after vaccination.
Dr. Levy reports that vitamin C helps to neutralize and detoxify mercury – a neurotoxin used in the vaccine preservative thimerosol. Animal studies have shown that vitamin C can counteract even lethal dosages of the most toxic organic forms of mercury – including mercury chloride.
Another benefit of high-dose vitamin C before and after immunizations is that it stimulates production of antibodies, thereby making the vaccine more effective.
Although Dr. Levy advises high-dosage vitamin C before and after vaccinations, even a one-time dosage of vitamin C – given before the injections – can still have a significant toxin-neutralizing and antibody-stimulating effect.
The takeaway is obvious: there is no (good) reason not to give vitamin C in order to restore depleted levels, and to protect against SIDS and toxic effects from vaccines.
Vitamin C, arguably the most non-toxic nutrient on the planet, not only protects against toxins and oxidative damage, but also stimulates antibody production – the whole point, Dr. Levy comments, of vaccines.
Check out the video (below) from World Mercury Project, an organization that works to raise public awareness of the dangers and sources of mercury.
CDC: “Nothing to see here” on vaccines and SIDS (go back to sleep)
Naturally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to insist that there is no connection between vaccines and SIDS – and to maintain that immunization actually lowers the risk.
And the agency has a pat on the back for medical associations and governmental authorities, saying that the declining rate in SIDS comes from a 1992 recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that babies be placed on their backs to sleep – and a 1994 campaign by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to publicize it.
Obviously, many natural health experts and integrative healers beg to differ with the CDC. But, says Dr. Levy, amidst all the controversy, there is one virtual certainty. Giving vitamin C before and after vaccinations for infants and children can only protect them.
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