The 4th Ugly – Growth Medium
Many vaccines are grown on tissue considered foreign to our dogs’ bodies.
The common tissues used to grow viruses for vaccines are:
- Chick embryos
- Fetal bovine serum
- Human diploid (aborted fetus) lung
- Monkey kidney
- Dog kidney
- Porcine gelatin
These growth mediums were not meant to elicit an immune reaction … but they certainly do.
The foreign tissue cells make their way through the bloodstream exposing the organs to these proteins … that would have never gained access to our inner sanctum.
This is why anaphylaxis … or chronic allergies to pork or eggs are common reactions after vaccines.
You’re probably starting to get the idea why I call these The Ugly.
The 5th Ugly – Buffering Agents
Buffering agents such as the sugars glycerol, sorbitol and sucrose, as well as salts and borax … all act to buffer the varied chemical cocktail to help maintain a balanced pH.
The borax I mention is sodium borate … a Substance of Very High Concern identified by the European Chemicals Agency. It’s the same detergent we grew up within the box with a mule team of 20. Its role in vaccines is unclear, except to maintain a pH balance.
It’s associated with increased fetal mortality, low birth weight and infant malformations. In dogs and rats it’s shown to decrease fertility rates – that is, after feeding it to them. Certainly not humane … but feeding toxic borate is not as toxic as injecting it into the body.
Now you might be able to see how these cumulative ingredients could cause great harm to your dog.
The 6th Ugly – Surfactants
A world without surfactants would make washing our clothes difficult.
Using them in vaccines allows the ingredients to mix and stay in a homogeneous solution.
The main emulsifier used is polysorbate 80 (aka Tween® 80) … found in some low-quality salad dressings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
It’s shown to affect biofilms on the skin and in the gut by increasing the growth of certain bacteria … like Staphlococcus aureus.
Polysorbate 80 in vaccines increases the permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). This allows heavy metals (aluminum and mercury) in the vaccines … or from other environmental exposures circulating in the body – to cross the BBB. And it also allows for other vaccine ingredients to cross the BBB.
Animal testing (here we go again!) has shown harmful effects on reproduction, heart function, behavior changes and carcinogenicity.
And the toxic cherry on the top is the breakdown of Tween® 80 to sorbitol, which increases the risk of diabetes.