The elephant in the room is the damage conferred by vaccines. By the time a child is 6 yrs old, she/he has received upwards of 49 doses of 14 vaccines, starting at birth w/a hepB $hot containing 240 mgs of aluminum, more than Shaquille O’Neal could handle. The neuro-toxic and carcinogenic components of vaccines present a myriad of disorders including, but not limited to: myalgia, allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures, Guillain-Barre, ADHD, Autism, Alzheimer’s, etc. Formaldehyde, aluminum, thimerosol (49.6% ethyl mercury), msg, polysorbate 80 (reproductive sterilization chemical), peanut oil, phenols, carbolic acid, foreign DNA/viruses, dead animal pus, etc. are just some of the toxic ingredients contained within vaccine serums. These neuro-toxic and carcinogenic chemicals do not confer life-long immunity such as that realized by actually being exposed naturally to chickenpox, measles, mumps, etc. As someone born in the 50’s, we all had chickenpox, mumps, and measles, considered a rite of passage, and if you didn’t contract them, you went to a ‘chickenpox’ party, for ex. to be exposed so as to get that particular virus. These natural viruses fortify and strengthen the immune system and are necessary for discharging toxins accumulated embryonically via the mother through the umbilical cord. The vagus nerve is among the first organ systems to develop in the initial embryonic stage and this nerve connects the brain to the gut. Any chemicals such as those in vaccines, drugs, foods, etc. will affect the brain and vice-versa, the gut. It is like a two-lane highway that is a pathway between the brain and the intestinal/stomach area. Everyone has probably experienced the mental anguish or worry about something that literally can cause one to get sick to their stomach. Eating certain foods, taking drugs, vaccines, etc. will also affect the brain’s function. We have all witnessed this w/sugar intake and realize how our body reacts w/sugar highs/lows. I’m glad to see more conversation around the entire organism. The allopathic view has been to treat the brain and body as separate entities and to use maintenance meds, surgery, and other modalities to ‘treat’, but not to ‘cure’ the malady. There is no profit in having healthy patients. For an overview of the vagus nerve and how it functions in the body, as well as how certain food components such as gluten intolerance/celiac disease can result in schizophrenia, for ex., check out http://www.gutandmentalillness.com for starters. Dr. Russell Blaylock, a prominent neuro-surgeon, has written and lectured extensively on the connection between chemicals, drugs, vaccines, foods, etc. and how the brain is affected. His work in studying the prison population and how diet, in particular, affects the chemistry of the brain in prisoners, is well-researched and notable for how changing just the food intake of such a population can have a positive affect on the behavior and well-being of prisoners, not to mention reducing the rate of recidivism.