Dr. Suzanne Humphries, author of Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History, is a nephrologist who has committed the latter part of her medical career to exposing the truth of vaccinations.
I have read the book from cover to cover and would strongly recommend that you pick up a copy if you have even the remotest interest in this topic, especially if you believe in the safety and necessity of vaccines. The comprehensive documentation may cause you to reevaluate your position or in the very least ask more questions about their safety.
As a nephrologist, Dr. Humphries was accustomed to giving vaccinations to her patients with kidney disease, including those on dialysis. She didn’t question the status quo… until one patient in 2009 said, “I was fine until I had that flu shot…”
Dr. Humphries calls this example her “sentinel case.” A 56-year-old man had normal kidney function until receiving an H1N1 vaccine. He felt severely ill two days later and within two weeks, his kidneys failed. He required dialysis for three weeks but when he stopped dialysis his kidney function had only returned to about 70 percent of their original function.
After this first “eye-opening” event, Dr. Humphries began to ask her patients, “When was your last vaccine?” She compiled a series of cases of kidney problems occurring shortly after vaccination:
A 69-year-old man with normal kidneys received an H1N1 vaccine in mid-December 2009 and in early January 2010 experienced sudden kidney and liver failure
A 32-year-old man with normal kidneys received an H1N1 and seasonal flu shots on December 15, 2009. On February 3, he was admitted to the hospital with severe kidney damage
A 76-year-old woman with normal kidneys received a flu shot on October 14, 2005. She developed acute illness the same day and was admitted to the hospital two days later with kidney damage. She required five dialysis treatments, but her kidney function never went completely back to normal.
A 56-year-old man with normal kidneys received both H1N1 and seasonal flu shots in December and four days later he became ill. In January his kidneys shut down and he started dialysis but his kidneys only returned to about 80 percent of their former function.
Dr. Humphries wanted to err on the side of caution… if any drug could be considered as causative of kidney failure, you certainly would not want to take a chance with it, especially if you were taking it for a “preventive” reason (i.e. not for a life-threatening condition or illness).
After seeing so many of her hospitalized patients respond poorly or develop kidney failure after vaccination, she placed a “do not vaccinate” note in the hospital charts of her ill patients, and asked the administration to delay vaccination until discharge day.
As it was, hospital policy called for vaccinations of sick individuals upon arrival at the hospital, even before a diagnosis had been given or a doctor had approved of the shots. When the administration learned of Dr. Humphries’ concerns, they dismissed them and stated the vaccinations would continue.
So Dr. Humphries began to investigate. Was there any science behind the hospital’s vaccination policy? Had vaccines been proven to be safe when administered to those who were severely ill? She uncovered a link between the aluminum adjuvant and mercury in many vaccines and health damage.
Aluminum hydroxide is the oldest and most commonly used vaccine adjuvantand is considered “safe,” in spite of scientific evidence to the contrary. An adjuvant’s role is to hyper-stimulate the immune system to mount a strong antibody response to the lab altered virus or bacteria introduced into the body by a vaccine.
It was once thought that the body eliminated aluminum hydroxide within a few days of an aluminum-containing vaccine being injected into it, but scientists now know this isn’t necessarily true.
For genetic or biological reasons that we don’t yet understand, some people appear predisposed to poor aluminum detoxification, so it accumulates in their tissues and leads to myalgias, fatigue, cognitive deficiencies, and other health problems.
Aluminum is also known to be toxic to kidney patients on dialysis, which is why the water used for this processed is carefully screened to be sure it’s aluminumfree (as well as free of other toxins). As Dr. Humphries stated:
“Nowhere could I find studies that looked at vaccines in acutely ill patients commonly seen by nephrologists. Even my pro-vaccine colleagues agreed that there was no scientific basis to give these injections so quickly upon admission.”
The hospital administration, however, refused to relent and never addressed her specific concerns.
Flu Vaccines Potentially Linked to Disease That Causes Kidney Failure in 2013
In 2013, a study was released showing two patients who developed antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) after receiving a flu vaccine.1 AAV can cause kidney failure requiring dialysis, and one of the study’s authors told Dr. Humphries that she is now taking vaccine histories on all her kidney patients.
The study’s lead author also verified what Dr. Humphries had been seeing in her own patients. That the flu vaccine may lead to an increase in autoimmune disease activity and therefore the routine use of such vaccines should only be performed after careful assessment of the benefit-to-risk ratio.
This is what Dr. Humphries had done, but the hospital overrode her decision. Even in patients with underlying vasculitis and autoimmune disease, no mention of increased risks from vaccination is made. Instead, they are assured the benefit outweighs the supposedly small risk.
One-Size-Fits-All Vaccine Programs Are Dangerous
Dr. Humphries left a successful practice making $300,000 a year to be a poorly paid researcher. For her it was worth it, because her integrity wouldn’t allow her to turn a blind eye to what she knew to be wrong. The fact is, vaccines are tolerated by some people and devastating to others.
“If you want to make these [vaccine] arguments, we have to have information and we have to have knowledge. We have to understand the history, the medical literature, the biology, the chemistry, the physiology, and the immunology. That is not easy. You cannot dabble in the topic of vaccination. If you do, you’re likely going to be toppled by the pro-vaccine lobby because they’re doing their homework.
I felt it was more important to do my homework and make these arguments that I wanted to make… Right now I’m really immersed in the topic of infant immunity because there is so much information that has just come out in the past few years that, in my opinion, turns the vaccine paradigm for infants completely on its head.
Instead of arguing about any particular vaccine, if you understand the way the infant immune system is designed, you can automatically see that if you were going to toss any kind of a vaccine in there, you might give them some short-term immunity, but you’re also going to change their immune systems so that it can’t function the way it was designed to function… The arguments against vaccines when you really understand the infant immune system I think are irrefutable.”
And it’s not only infants that need to be considered in a one-size-fits-all vaccine paradigm; it’s people with chronic diseases, the elderly, those with mitochondrial disorders and, really, every individual.