Allergens in Vaccines Are Causing Life-Threatening Food Allergies

Allergens in Vaccines Are Causing Life-Threatening Food Allergies
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The question that few are asking is why life-threatening food allergies have become so alarmingly pervasive.

It would probably surprise few people to hear that food allergies are increasingly common in U.S. children and around the world. According to one public health website, food allergies in children aged 0-17 in the U.S. increased by 50 percent from 1997 to 2011.

Although food allergies are now so widespread as to have become almost normalized, it is important to realize that millions of American children and adults suffer from severe rapid-onset allergic reactions that can be life-threatening. Foods represent the most common cause of anaphylaxis among children and adolescents. The United Kingdom has witnessed a 700 percent increase in hospital admissions for anaphylaxis and a 500 percent increase in admissions for food allergy since 1990.

The question that few are asking is why life-threatening food allergies have become so alarmingly pervasive. A 2015 open access case report by Vinu Arumugham in the Journal of Developing Drugs, entitled “Evidence that Food Proteins in Vaccines Cause the Development of Food Allergies and Its Implications for Vaccine Policy,” persuasively argues that allergens in vaccines—and specifically food proteins—may be the elephant in the room.

Historical Perspective

As Arumugham points out, scientists have known for over 100 years that injecting proteins into humans or animals causes immune system sensitization to those proteins. And, since the 1940s, researchers have confirmed that food proteins in vaccines can induce allergy in vaccine recipients. Arumugham is not the first to bring the vaccine-allergy link to the public’s attention. Heather Fraser makes a powerful case for the role of vaccines in precipitating peanut allergies in her 2011 book, The Peanut Allergy Epidemic: What’s Causing It and How to Stop It. In that fascinating book, Fraser notes that mass allergic phenomena (called “serum sickness” at the time) first emerged at the close of the nineteenth century in tandem with mass vaccination.

Allergens in Vaccines

What food proteins are found in vaccines? The list includes ovalbumin, casein, gelatin, and soy. As Arumugham ascertained, however, synthetic vaccine ingredients such as polysorbate 80 and sorbitol also are sourced from food items, including coconut, palm, sunflower, wheat, and corn. Arumugham observes that it is likely impossible to fully eliminate residual allergen proteins deriving from these sources. Moreover, it takes very low-level exposure to food proteins to cause allergic sensitization.

Synergy with aluminum-based adjuvants

A more subtle and troubling point is that the aluminum adjuvants contained in many vaccines augment the food proteins’ immunogenicity (a substance’s ability to provoke an immune response). When numerous food proteins and adjuvants get injected in one sitting, as is the case when multiple shots are administered simultaneously, the probability of sensitization greatly increases.


The Institute of Medicine admits that food proteins in vaccines “occasionally induce…sensitization… and subsequent hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis.” Despite this knowledge, the allergen content in vaccines is entirely unregulated. No safe level or limits have ever been established or enforced for the allergens contained in vaccines.

In this context, it is hard to disagree with Arumugham’s suggested solutions. The most obvious response—one that would likely alleviate much suffering—is to remove food proteins and aluminum compounds from vaccines as soon as possible. To decrease the odds of allergic sensitization, it also makes sense to adopt the precaution of decelerating the vaccine schedule and administering one vaccine at a time. In the interim, the link between vaccines and food allergies needs to be openly discussed so that the public can be more fully informed about vaccine risks.

Note: This article was reprinted with the author’s permission. Claire Dwoskin is founder and president of the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI).

13 Responses to "Allergens in Vaccines Are Causing Life-Threatening Food Allergies"

  1. Alli   October 30, 2016 at 9:06 am

    It is my understanding that heavy metal compounds are an inextricable component of vaccines as they are made currently because they keep the toxoid, particle, etc in the tissues long enough to be “found” by the immune system in order to stimulate an immune response; they would otherwise be flushed out of the tissues before such a reaction occurred. So they can’t just be removed, the manufactures might argue. Perhaps someone can enlighten me otherwise? If so, we’d need an entire overhaul of the vaccine development process used at present – which could result in a “safer” product if you subscribe to this method of immune stimulation. My point being, I’m not sure the solution is as simple as just removing metal compounds. Thanks in advance for helping me understand the topic with your responses!

  2. Alli   October 30, 2016 at 9:07 am


  3. Num Guy   October 30, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Talk, Talk, Talk is all we seem to do! We need to mobilize!! Otherwise, Big Pharma will poison future generations completely!!

    Let’s start by repealing the “1986 Vaccine Injury Law Information”. This law has been shielding Big Pharma for over 30 years from all lawsuits.

    Please google “Repeal Immunity for Drug Companies Against Vaccine Injuries” and sign the petition. This 1986 law must go. Otherwise, no amount of talk will make things better.

    Please take a moment to sign and please share with friends and family.

    • Luccim   November 7, 2016 at 10:27 am

      This petition has been floating around for a couple of years and when the signatures get close to the required amount, many of them seem to disappear similar to what happened to the petition against the mandatory vaccination law in California brought by senator Pan. Surely there must be another way to get rid of this unconstitutional law or to have an it security protect the signatures. This is the only consumer product/service ever to be granted such immunity. In the meantime, parents to be and their future children need to get tested for the MTHFR genetic snp that impairs detoxification before they consider vaccinating their children.

  4. mark   October 30, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I completely agree. Fraser’s book is damning, although not conclusive evidence of the effects of peanut oil adjuvants on the exploding incidence of peanut allergies in the Western World. It is difficult to understand why medical scientists, including researchers at the FDA or elsewhere seem to have so little interest in studying this epidemic. It is similarly difficult to conceive of how private vested interests in vaccination and the CDC’s bias in favor of vaccination are not influencing this apparent lack of interest in exposing this very plausible theory. The rise in allergies, asthma, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, autism, and other illnesses has similarly escaped with little interest in investigating the role of vaccination. Other explanations that have been offered, such as better diagnosing, have been unpersuasive and unsupported by the evidence.

    • Bob   October 31, 2016 at 5:25 am

      I would suspect that anyone who goes down that road would soon be out of a job. That would be why no one wants to study this.

    • TeeJae   August 12, 2017 at 10:26 am

      “It is difficult to understand why medical scientists, including researchers at the FDA or elsewhere seem to have so little interest in studying this epidemic.”

      It’s not difficult to understand when you follow the money trail.

  5. James Cook   October 30, 2016 at 10:11 am

    The obvious solution is to do away with vaccines altogether. They are toxic pathogenic cocktails that spread disease rather than preventing it.

    • Wilma Ralls   November 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      I have been advocating this for over 40 years! The amount of time I have been vaccine injured!!!

  6. Marene Mayer   October 30, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    As I have stated in many of my comments on these articles…..back in the 50’s —– 80’s I never heard of a Peanut Allergy. I grew up on Peanut Butter – so did my son. My son was taken off Vaccines (due to Severe Reactions) in the early 70’s – by his Pediatrician – never had another after that. Mandatory Vaccinations are CRUEL – and they even Vaccinate children with Disabilities – this is beyond CRUEL. Only we – can keep up the fight – it is not easy against Government & Pharmaceuticals – but we cannot Stop trying. Parents are SCARED – they cannot all afford to do Home Schooling. The Proof on Toxic Vaccines is certainly out there……..but again, Parents don’t have enough choices. Just keep up the fight – and don’t give up. There is a Homeopathic by Newton Lab – Vaccine Detox/ illness- this is what I’ve given my Grandchildren.

  7. Angel Scott   November 1, 2016 at 11:45 am

    It is time to recognize that what we call big pharma is a well funded arm of the banks and corporations that Thomas Jefferson warned us were “more dangerous than standing armies.”
    If he is right, then this is a war strategy. If they tried to poison the U.S. quickly we would rise up. But slow poisoning is a very effective way to soften up your enemy.
    We really must consider that their goal is not a figurative but literal subjugation, enslavement or even elimination of the population of the United States and it’s pesky first two amendments.
    The truth about our hundreds of thousands of missing children every year in the U.S. is coming out soon as well.
    Veteran’s remember your oaths.

  8. Denton   December 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    So I get that there could be potential reactions to vaccines but wouldn’t it be worth keeping major diseases that have been eliminated due to vaccines away? I mean you have to admit, you don’t see hundreds or thousands of individuals dying from smallpox or polio each year. I get that these individual reactions are sadly unfortunate but they are far less in number than those that were affected by the major diseases. I just feel it’s more logical to potentially risk a food allergy than something much more serious.

  9. Denton   December 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

    So i get that there are potential reactions that may occur with vaccines, but isn’t better than the numerous deadly diseases in which they eradicated? You have to admit that we don’t see the diseases such as smallpox and polio that killed hundreds of thousands each year. Yes, these individual reactions are unfortunate and research needs to be done to help lessen the chance of occurrence, but millions aren’t dying from it. I think just logically thinking, it would be better to risk a food allergy than something more serious by not receiving the vaccine.


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