Scoliosis and its link to Vaccines and MTHFR. The following was written by Bethany Schoeff-Cotter with Informed Choice Washintgon (source):
Scoliosis and vaccines:
Scoliosis, the MTHFR genetic variant (methylenetetrahydrafolate reductase deficiency), and vaccines.
Did you know scoliosis is a physical sign of the MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrafolate reductase deficiency) genetic variant? The MTHFR genetic variant is one of many known human genetic variants and is estimated to be in 30-50% of the population. It is not rare.
At around 11 years old, shortly after booster shots I started have serious digestive problems, then I started getting scoliosis (7 degrees). I ended up missing two months of school because of how ill I was. My mom took me to countless doctors who did lots of testing. All they said was that I had IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). That’s a cop-out term BTW.
I was not born with scoliosis. When it started it was only 7 degrees. Soon after it became galloping idiopathic (unknown origin) scoliosis, and I had a full spinal fusion at Shriners hospital at age 14. The upper curve was 56 degrees and lower 47 degrees. It was/is very painful. Two eighteen inch steel rods and thirteen hooks were attached along my spine along with bone graft. I found out at age 25 after actually finding a knowledgeable doctor, that I had severe food allergies (gluten, eggs, dairy, and much more).
A common known cause around the world for scoliosis is malnutrition. With the MTHFR mutation, absorbing vitamins and minerals is much more difficult. The mutation can make vaccine injury a higher risk as well. Detoxing without appropriate vitamins and minerals just doesn’t happen. The complex puzzle pieces finally come together. It seems to be a synergy between many components. Studies at Washington State University are showing that plastics and pesticides are actually damaging our DNA in regard to methylation. Environmental factors and vaccines (Epigenetics) seem to go hand in hand in regards to damaging the human body. There are consequences to our arrogance on this planet. What we consume, breathe, drink, touch, and inject do affect us. There is so much affecting us, that the only thing we can do is try to minimize the damage. Use natural products, eat non-GMO/organic foods, take supplements, eat well, have healthy habits, exercise, find cleaner safer products, and read labels. Do not inject something you would not ingest. There is a big difference between these things. This study explains why.
Aluminum Adjuvant Study:
This is from the full study on science direct. ($31.50)
INGESTION VS INJECTION
“In healthy subjects, only 0.3% of orally administered aluminum is absorbed via the GI tract, and the kidneys effectively eliminate aluminum from the human body. Only when the GI barrier is bypassed, such as by intravenous infusion or in the presence of advanced renal dysfunction, does aluminum have the potential to accumulate. As an example, with intravenously infused aluminum, 40% is retained in adults and up to 75% is retained in neonates.”
“If a significant aluminum load exceeds the body’s excretory capacity, the excess is deposited in various tissues, including bone, brain, liver, heart, spleen, and muscle. This accumulation causes morbidity and mortality through various mechanisms.”
Interesting scoliosis studies:
Can a vaccine cause scoliosis?
“Although a variety of techniques have been used with varying success to induce scoliosis in animals, primates have rarely been used. A series of monkeys is presented where scoliosis developed incidentally during the routine virulence testing of live, attenuated, oral poliomyelitis vaccines by intraspinal injection. The site and extent of histological damage in the different anatomical areas of the spinal cord were examined in 25 scoliotic monkeys and 25 matched controls. Analysis of the data demonstrated that there was significantly greater damage on the convex side of the spinal cords of the scoliotic animals, particularly in the sensory areas-the posterior horn and Clarke’s column. Scoliosis was not thought to be caused by clinical poliomyelitis as the involvement of the anterior horn was not significantly greater than in the scoliotic animals than in the controls. These observations are taken to support the view that scoliosis may develop as a result of asymmetrical weakness of the paraspinal muscles due to the loss of proprioceptive innervation.”
Experimental scoliosis in primates: a neurological cause.
So they gave these primates scoliosis via the polio vaccine. What?
Spinal deformities in farmed Atlantic salmon:
“The gross findings of kyphosis, scoliosis, and lordosis are consistent with dietary vitamin C deficiency. Depending on the species, fish either lack the ability to synthesize vitamin C or do not produce vitamin C at a rate that allows the formation of physiologically normal cartilage, bone, and connective tissue.”
“Evidence exists of the culpability of heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, zinc), bleached kraft mill effluent, and chlorinated benzoquinones as etiological factors of vertebral defects in feral fish.”
“If the time between vaccination and the introduction to seawater exceeded 3 mo, the risk of vertebral malformation occurring (relative risk = 1.6) was increased. The vaccination factor was likely due to the relative younger age and smaller size of smolts if they were vaccinated 5 mo before being introduced to seawater. Younger smolts (2 mo) may have been more susceptible to the stress of being vaccinated prior to smoltification, due to the mechanical stresses of being handled and of receiving an intraperitoneal injection (14). Based on this finding, smolts should not be vaccinated until 2 mo prior to introduction to seawater.”
Studies connecting the MTHFR variant and scoliosis:
Spine and brain malformations in a patient obligate carrier of MTHFR with autism and mental retardation
Severe scoliosis in a patient with severe methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency.
Association between the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase c.677C>T polymorphism and bone mineral density: an updated meta-analysis.
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), environment, exposome and epigenetics: a molecular perspective of postnatal normal spinal growth and the etiopathogenesis of AIS with consideration of a network approach and possible implications for medical therapy
Genetic Aspects of Congenital and Idiopathic Scoliosis
MTHFR and other genetic risk factors compilation link which includes information from the new medical textbook “Vaccines and Autoimmunity” by renowned immunologist Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld.
Anyone with scoliosis should be checked for genetic issues (MTHFR). Simply getting methylfolate and methyl-b12, and a good methyl multi (avoid folic acid), can make a huge difference in health.
Check out the scolismart clinics. They do genetic testing (MTHFR included), and create a nutrition plan tailored to each patient. They also have exercises and a boot camp that has shown great success for many patients. There are chiropractors around who are familiar with what the Scolismart Clinics do as well. I take a private Pilates course with a gal who has scoliosis. She was able to reduce her 40 degree curve down to 15 degrees on her own through nutrition and targeted exercise. Her mother was one of the very first scoliosis fusion patients in 1958. 12 went into surgery, and 6 came out alive. I’m fully fused, so correction is not an option, but strengthening my atrophied more immobile muscles has helped immensely.
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