Causes & co-factors of polio quotes

1. Drugs & vaccines 
2. Pesticides
3. Tonsillectomy
4. Diet
5. Hygiene

1. Drugs & vaccines: [See: Provocation polio.]

2. Pesticides:

[All this spraying and they want us to believe it had no effect at all!]

In 1946, when the Great Polio Epidemic was exploding, Zimmerman and Lavine advocated that farmers spray 5% DDT solutions upon dairy animals during feeding, in the air, upon their bodies and bedding. DDT Dosage In The Early 1950s

"The vaccination programs are irrelevant to the decline of polio, while pesticides correlate perfectly with polio.  The unfunded, ostracized theory of poison causality far exceeds all other theories in simplicity, exactitude, and directness regarding correlations within all data areas: dosage, physiology, etiology, epidemiology, economics, and politics."--Jim West

"The official West Nile virus paradigm actually does make political sense. After all, you can't expect Mayor Giuliani to say, "Thousands of birds are falling from the sky because of petrochemical emissions in Jersey, illegal emissions, major airport take-off lanes over residential zones, congested automobile traffic, and gasoline with 15% MTBE, which is a poison and neurotoxic precursor. Air pollution has triggered the deaths of birds already burdened with pesticides, mercury, and lead residues. If you're a visiting tourist, chances are you'll be OK, and NYC loves your money. So, let's all pretend it's a deadly virus and endure a ritual of mind-numbing fear, dramatized by occasional unscheduled pesticide sprayings by helicopters over crowded streets and parks."--Jim West

"My site has several articles by the Nobel Laureate Alexis Carrel regarding injections of highly dilute poisons, similar to formaldehyde in Salk vaccine, which was 1:4000 concentration. Carrel injected carcinogens at 1:5000 to 1:250000 and caused reliably, cancer in chickens."---Jim West (Harpub)   

"April 1953, leading DDT consultant, Dr Kumm, became Director of Polio Research for NFIP."---Jim West

"In 1983, via new legislation, DDT was allowed back into the U.S. marketplace, but only in pesticide blends. Within only a few months of this re-entry, a new kind of polio epidemic suddenly occurred. It was labelled "post-polio", the re-emergence of polio symptoms in former victims. This has involved approximately 600,000 victims."--Jim West

"The injection of puree of diseased brain tissue into the brains of dogs was the method preferred by Louis Pasteur to establish virus causality with the CNS disease, rabies. A recent, definitive biography of Pasteur finds him to be a most important publicist for germ theory, a crucial publicist for rabies virus causality, and that his rabies experiments were biased and unsupported by independent studies. (Gerald L. Geison, The Private Science Of Louis Pasteur, Princeton University Press (1995))."---Jim West

"Central nervous system diseases other than polio continue in the U.S. and throughout the world: acute flaccid paralysis, chronic fatigue syndrome, encephalitis, meningitis, muscular sclerosis, and rarely in humans, rabies."--Jim West

The word "virus" is ancient Latin, meaning "slime" or "poison." Mainstream science admits that most viruses are harmless, yet the word "virus " adds to a biased and highly promoted language of fear regarding nature. Definitions of viruses; range from "pathogenic" to "not usually pathogenic" - the more popular the media source, the more frightening the definition. Less fearful definitions would change the relationship between the medical industry and its "patients."
    Paradoxically, early virus studies considered virus filtrates to be a poison, not a microbe, thus the name virus. Today, we know that viruses are information. Now, nearly a half-century later, the validity of Dr. Biskinds work appears even more certain. Again, according to Biskind:
    It was even known by 1945 that DDT is stored in the body fat of mammals and appears in the milk. With this foreknowledge the series of catastrophic events that followed the most intensive campaign of mass poisoning in known human history, should not have surprised the experts. Yet, far from admitting a causal relationship so obvious that in any other field of biology it would be instantly accepted, virtually the entire apparatus of communication, lay and scientific alike, has been devoted to denying, concealing, suppressing, distorting and attempts to convert into its opposite, the overwhelming evidence. Libel, slander and economic boycott have not been overlooked in this campaign.
    The unique correlations between CNS disease and CNS toxins present a variety of research opportunities not only in medical science, but political science, philosophy, media studies, psychology, and sociology. Images of Poliomyelitis: A Critique of Scientific Literature by Jim West

When DDT was released for civilian use after World War II, it was recognized as effective and generally benign to humans. It was so popular it was even thrown instead of rice at some weddingsProducers of DDT and other new pesticides had the best of all possible worlds. Regulation was limited to concerns about efficacy, not safety......The USDA began to promote widespread spraying with DDT and other pesticides......The USDA knew little about the effects of widespread dispersion of many of the chemicals it promoted and subsidized, partly because Congress directed funds for spraying but not research on environmental impacts. And because federal regulation was aimed at preempting state regulation, the federal government discouraged states and localities from controlling pesticide use. [2001] DDT: An Issue of Property Rights

[DDT was actually used to combat polio as the man spraying alleys must be doing.] As to the alleged freedom from toxic reactions in the public health usage, here too evidence gathered by Dr. Robert F. Mobbs of North Carolina, indicates that these reactions occur frequently among affected populations but are not attributed to their actual cause. The use of DDT is an effort to stop the spread of poliomyelitis is a case in point.  Following a recent extensive trip through the South, Dr. Mobbs informed me that wherever DDT had been used intensively against polio, not only was there an epidemic of the syndrome I have described but the incidence of polio continued to rise and in fact appeared where it had not been before.   This is not surprising since it is known that not only can DDT poisoning produce a condition that may easily be mistaken for polio in an epidemic but also being a nerve poison itself, may damage cells in the spinal cord and thus increase the susceptibility to the virus. [1950] Statement On Clinical Intoxication From DDT And  Other New Insecticides by Morton S. Biskind, M.D.

"Today, various other forms of the the word "polio" are still used to describe the effects of poisoning, though usually with regard to paralysis in animals. A search of Medline ("polio" and "poison") finds about 45 contemporary articles where poisoning causality is attributed to polio. The terminology found was: "polioencephalomalacia", "poliomyelomalacia", "polyradiculoneuritis", "neurological picture similar to that of poliomyelitis", "polioencephalomyelomalacia", "lumbal poliomyelomalacia", "cerebrocortical necrosis (polioencephalomalacia)", "Lead poisoning in grey-headed fruit bats (Pteropus poliocephalus)", "multifocal-poliomyelomalacia", "spinal poliomalacia", "Polio and high-sulfate diets", "Atypical porcine enterovirus encephalomyelitis: possible interraction between enteroviruses and arsenicals", "Polioencephalomalacia and photosensitization associated with Kochia scoparia consumption in range cattle", "bovine polioencephalomalacia". ---Jim West, Health and Research Publications,

"They sprayed towns, crops and orchards with deadly poison DDT insecticide, suggesting that polio might be caused by flies. The chemical companies reaped the benefits but the orchards were seriously damaged, crops were ruined and people were killed by this wild and unwarranted experiment. An article on polio in "Your Health" magazine (1954, Fall Quarter, p. 69) comments on the fly situation by saying that in "Iceland where there are no flies . . there have been polio epidemics. Experiments on eliminating flies by spraying whole communities with DDT have not had any effect in combating epidemics."---Eleanor McBean

"A quarter-century ago, I began my doctoral research in a lab that studied how to create poliomyelitis in mice without any poliovirus: by manipulating the junk DNA with toxic chemicals or radiation. GWS has convinced me that these same interactions of toxic exposures and chronic diseases occur in humans as well. So, the clues are now telling us that the cause of chronic diseases is the JUNK genome, not the germs."--Testimony of Howard B. Urnovitz, Ph.D. (1/24/02)

"When the population is exposed to a chemical agent known to produce in animals lesions in the spinal cord resembling those in human polio, and thereafter the latter disease increases sharply in incidence and maintains its epidemic character year after year, is it unreasonable to suspect an etiologic relationship?"---Biskind.

First polio epidemic--1887 Sweden.  Patent of first pesticide sprayer---1873.

Pesticides and Polio

"Dr. Abraham Gelperin, director of the Bureau of Communicatable Diseases and assistant Clinical Professor or Public Health at Yale University stated flatly that he believes many ills to be the result of these poison insecticide and that large numbers of what are believed to be polio are in reality cases of poisoning, possibly caused by something like parathion."--E. McBean

3. Tonsillectomy [See: Polio and Tonsillectomies]

[Media10 Sept 2004] Most tonsil operations 'needless'

Tonsillectomies have become common procedures in the West, with 45,000 in Britain every year...Adenotonsillectomies - where both the tonsils and adenoids are removed - were performed on 115 of every 10,000 children in Holland, but only 50 per 10,000 in the 1998. In Britain the rate was 65 per 10,000 children. The Dutch researchers ....found rates of fever were lower during the first six months after an operation. But from then on, there were no differences between the two groups.  Writing in the online version the British Medical Journal, they concluded that the operation 'little clinical benefit'. [Media10 Sept 2004] Most tonsil operations 'needless'Tonsil suction and cleaning apparatus

The paralysis associated with tonsillectomy was a type called ‘bulbar’—the worst, involving the lungs.

Doctor’s are starting to think that the polio epidemics of the 1940’s and 1950’s may have been caused by the high number of tonsillectomies done in the 1920’, 30’s and 40’s. They have discovered that the only area of the body that can synthesize the antibody to poliomyelitis is the tonsils. If you don’t have tonsils you can’t fight off polio.

"I also pointed out that the medical profession’s love affair with routine tonsillectomies was also a factor. At the time, around 1910’ish, doctors decided that these things which now seemed to get so pussy, were obviously no used, so should be whipped out. And while we’re at it, why not take them out before they became a problem. In America, by the 1950’s, every year, 2.2 million babies were born. Guess what,  2 million tonsils were also removed. What a wonderful industry this was too. But what they didn’t realise was that anyone without tonsils had a 600% greater chance of getting paralytic polio, because the tonsils are the primary defence of the body against polio virus."--Hilary Butler

"During the polio epidemics it was found that people who had their tonsils removed were 3-5 times more likely to develop paralysis….There were many at that time that suggested that polio was an iatrogenic disease…..we caused thousands of cases of paralysis. We did not cause the polio , but we converted people who would have recovered from a vial illness into people with a paralytic illness."—Dr Mark Donohoe MB BSSluder tonsil guillotine

I would like to refer to something that Dr. Donohoe said in reference to a question about polio because it is such an important point and really causes us to question whether the polio vaccine has, in fact, been responsible for the decline in paralytic disease or if it is just another coincidence. `How many people here had their tonsils out back in the 50s and 60s? (the majority of the audience held up their hands) How many have children now who have had their tonsils out? A couple. Do you ever wonder why the medical profession drops a procedure? Certainly not because they have paid their cars off. `There was a problem in that we were removing tonsils from people throughout the 40s and 50s. They were taken to be extra tissue not needed by humans, but only a source of trouble. Then, during the polio epidemics, it was found that people who had had their tonsils removed were three to five times more likely to develop paralysis. That does not mean that they got the polio virus more frequently, simply that without the protection of the lymphatic tissue in the throat, there appeared to be a quite strong association between getting the polio virus and developing an illness. There were many at that time who suggested that paralytic polio was an iatrogenic ( ed note -medically-caused) disease. The medical profession dropped tonsillectomy as if it were a hot potato, but I don't know that it told many about that. Certainly, it did not tell me, in my medical school, why tonsillectomies were becoming so much less popular. I had mine removed; virtually everybody in my community did. It is one of those forgotten truths in Australian medicine, and world-wide medicine, that we removed tonsils at our own risk. We thought there was no problem. The iatrogenic part of it was that we caused thousands of cases of paralysis. We did not cause the polio, but we converted people who would have recovered from a viral illness into people with a paralytic illness. To this day, I don't think the medical profession has owned up to that problem that it caused in the Australian health community. Simplex tonsillotome

"Dr. R. V. Southcott (Med. Jour. .Aust. 1953. ii. 281) believes that a child whose tonsils were removed at the usual age of 5-7 yrs suffers trauma to the nerves of the pharynx which increases susceptibility to bulbar poliomyelitis for at least ten years. In an outbreak in South Australia in 1947-48 he found that in 35 out of 39 cases of bulbar poliomyelitis the patient had been tonsillectomised)."--M. Meadow Bayly, M.R.C.S.,

4. Diet:

"The milling of wheat destroys 40% of the chromium, 86% of the cobalt, 68% of the copper, 78% of the zinc, and 48% of the molybdenum. By the time it is completely refined it has lost most of its phosphorus, iron and riboflavin, as well most fiber. Wheat flour has been plundered of most of its vitamin E, important oils and amino acids. White bread also turns to glucose as quick as white sugar (This is the staple diet of the majority).

Enriched and vitamin fortified foods are an outlandish rip-off...after enrichment white flour has less than half the calcium, a third the phosphorous and potassium. In one experiment 2/3rds of the rats kept on a 90 day diet of enriched bread died before the experiment was finished!. The 8 vitamins sprayed on most "fortified" breakfast cereals represent only a small portion of the nutrients originally present---not to mention fibre which has been removed almost entirely".---Paul Stitt (food scientist).

Stephen Cooter found that the description of an acute polio virus infection is almost identical to vitamin B1 deficiency caused damage, Beri Beri. This is commonly caused by dextrose and alcohol as well as eating white rice. Polioencephalomalacia, thiamine deficiency, or PEM

Dr McCormick pointed out that the first case of polio was reported in Vienna one year after roller-mill white flour was first sold there. He calls polio the form of beri-beri that follows the use of degerminated flour.

Klenner, Southern Medicine & Surgery, April, 1951
"... review[ing] the findings of McCormick in 50 confirmed cases of poliomyelitis in and around Toronto, Canada, during the epidemic of 1949... families eating brown bread who came down with poliomyelitis did not develop paralysis; whereas in those families eating white bread many of the children having poliomyelitis did develop paralysis. The point here is that brown bread has 28 times more vitamin B1 than does white bread. Obviously, then, the paralysis which complicates acute poliomyelitis appears to be due to a B1 avitaminosis."

"Intensive research during the past twelve years on the relationship between diet and susceptibility to infection, not only in polio but also in common respiratory infections and tuberculosis, has convinced me that the human organism can protect itself against infection virtually completely by proper nutrition."--Dr Sandler 1952

Similarity of polio to pellagra, beriberi, and other deficiency diseases--Eleanor McBean

Dr Sandler in 1949 warned the residents of North Carolina to decrease consumption of ice cream, soda pop, and artificially sweetened products in hot weather. The incidence of polio dropped by 90%.

[Book] DIET PREVENTS POLIO Benjamin P. Sandler, M.D.

Another factor is the protection provided by human milk. Vaccination could not be successfully admintered to breast fed babies.

Dr George Starr claimed that "every case of infantile paralysis he had been able to check up on had been the victim of denatured (pasteurised) milk", and his observation that, "a child has never been known to have infantile paralysis if the nursing mother took fruit juice in the place of milk and that, similarly, no child was ever known to have infantile paralysis if fed on fruit juice instead of milk".

Dr Melvin Page D.D.S. found that when he was able to get patients to achieve a calcium level 2 1/2 times that of phosphorus, degenerative diseases disappeared. The prime agents to cause an imbalance in the phosphorus calcium ratio are animal products (meat has a 20-1 ratio) sugar and soft drinks. (The average yearly sugar intake is 110 lbs. Average soft drink intake in the USA is 1-2 cans. Soft drinks are highly acidic, about 2.5 pH. It would take 32 glasses of alkaline water of pH 10 to neutralise one glass of cola.)

Dr Hal Higgins D.D.S states that pasteurised milk will rot your teeth at twice the rate of sugar.

"Pasturised milk is dangerous and destructive. It causes disease. It has not one redeeming quality. All it does is mask spoiled milk so that big business can make big money".---H. Diamond, nutritionist.

Dr Gordon Stewart, Prof of Epidemiology and Pathology, states that polio and other viruses can be carried for months, even years with no effect. According to Dr Dennis Geffen, of every 100 people who contract polio virus, 90% remain symptomless; 9% only develop slight signs of the illness such as a stiff neck or sore throat, whilst only 1% develop definite paralysis.

5.  Hygiene

In an outbreak in Taiwan of 1.031 cases in 1982 they found children were 5 times more likely to contract polio if they received non-municipal water rather than municipal water.

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