Fukushima AIDS, part 1.

Chernobyl AIDS & Fukushima AIDS

The ongoing global spread of radionuclides from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is causing immune system-related illnesses in Japan, the USA, and worldwide. The same phenomenon occurred and is still occurring after the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in 1986, where it was termed “Chernobyl AIDS.”

One result of many studies conducted during the last few years in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia is the clear finding that Chernobyl radiation suppresses immunity – a person’s or organism’s natural protective system against infection and most diseases.

The lymphatic system – the bone marrow, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, and Peyer’s patches – has been impacted by both large and small doses of ionizing radiation from the Chernobyl fallout. As a result, the quantity and activity of various groups of lymphocytes and thus the production of antibodies, including various immunoglobulins, stem cells, and thrombocytes, are altered. The ultimate consequences of destruction of the immune system is immunodeficiency and an increase in the frequency and seriousness of acute and chronic diseases and infections, as is widely observed in the Chernobyl-irradiated territories… The suppression of immunity as a result of this radioactive contamination is known as “Chernobyl AIDS.”…

Apparently, impaired immunity triggered by Chernobyl radionuclides adversely affected all of the individuals, without exception, who were subjected to any additional radiation. (Yablokov et al., p. 87 & 92, emphasis mine)

So everyone who was exposed to Chernobyl radiation had their immune systems affected from the fallout. The same will happen to everyone exposed to Fukushima radiation, which is or will be the entire populations of Japan and the USA. This is known as “Fukushima AIDS.”

Why I am susceptible

I have a host of previously existing autoimmune disorders, which were caused by fetal exposure to radiation from the Castle Bravo nuclear bomb in 1954. These illnesses includes psoriatic arthritis, chronic fatigue, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disorder, and immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Everything has gotten much worse after Fukushima, especially since November 2011. So I wanted to know what the hell was going on, so I could treat and survive this thing. I have extreme sensitivity to many medications, with overblown side effects, so running to doctors and sheep-like obedience to them is out of the question. The medications which might be prescribed like TNF-alpha blockers would likely have life-threatening side effects.

T-cell immunology

T-lymphocytes are used in the body’s defense against pathogens. They arise in the bone marrow, and travel to the thymus, where they are differentiated into different kinds of T-cells. T-helper cells include Th1, Th2 and Th17 cells. T-regulatory cells (Treg) suppress the T-helper cells and bring the system into homeostatic balance.

T-lymphocytes are part of the body’s immune system; they recognise pathogens (foreign bacteria) and they produce cytokines – hormonal messengers that are responsible for biological effects in the immune system. The cytokines fall into two groups: those that are pro-inflammatory, and those that are anti-inflammatory.

The helper T-cells (a type of T-lymphocyte) produce enormous amounts of two types of cytokines: Th1 and Th2. The Th1 cytokines produced by the helper T-cells produce a pro-inflammatory response; The TH2 cytokines produce an anti-inflammatory response, but promote allergic responses…

The Th1-type cytokines produce inflammation to kill intracellular parasites (viruses and certain bacteria, such as Listeria and Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the bacillus that causes TB). These cytokines also perpetuate any form of autoimmune response, and can cause cell-mediated allergies.

Th1-type lymphokines are involved in the development of organ-specific autoimmune diseases, such as autoimmune uveitis, allergic encephalomyelitis, or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus…

The TH2 cytokines counteract the effects of the TH1 cytokines – they have an anti-inflammatory action. But they also help kill extracellular pathogens (which live outside the body’s cells and are exposed to antibodies in blood and other body fluids).

The TH2 cytokines induce a pronounced allergic response. If you suffer from IgE-mediated allergies, or asthma, you are likely to be over-producing TH2-types of cytokines, and have a TH2-weighted imbalance.

Th2-cell predominance is found in patients with chronic graft-versus host disease, progressive systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and allergic diseases. ( http://suite101.com/article/what-are-th1-and-th2-forms-of-immune-response-a118467 )

So T-cells arise from the bone marrow. Strontium-90 and plutonium are bone-seekers and collect in bones and bone marrow. Amounts of naive T-cells (Th0) were found to be reduced in Chernobyl. The thymus is the organ where these naive T-cells take on different characteristics, and become Th1 or Th2 cells, etc. The thymus was also affected in Chernobyl.

The Th1/Th2 axis

As above, there is a balance between Th1 and Th2. An imbalance means that a person is Th1-dominant or Th2-dominant. More Th1 means less Th2 and vice versa.

Th1-dominant people tends toward autoimmunity, they have rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disorders, joint inflammation, multiple sclerosis. They are vulnerable to parasites.

Th2-dominant people have allergic reactions, allergic asthma, hives, rashes, sensitivity to household chemicals, lupus, atopic dermatitis etc. They are vulnerable to bacterial and viral infections.

It is obvious that I am highly Th1-dominant. I rarely have allergic reactions, but suffer from inflammation of joints and skin. So personally I am interested in herbs and medications that swing the balance towards Th2.

Th1 has to with cellular immunity, that is, it deals with pathogens like viruses and bacteria that are inside cells. Th2 has to do with humoral immunity, pathogens in the interstitial fluid between cells, like parasites.

Playlist: Immunology Lecture 6 (T Cells)


    The Th17/Treg axis

    Th17 cells were discovered in 2005. These cells are pro-inflammatory and cause inflammation in joints and skin in arthritis and psoriasis. Treg cells are immune suppressors, they secrete cytokines that reduce the Th17 response, and keep things from going out of control. This is another axis like Th1/Th2. Treg reduces Th17. Too much Th17 and your immune-related symptoms are amplified. Too much Treg and your body cannot fight fungi, bacteria and cancer.

    It is obvious that I have way too much Th17 and way too little Treg. So I am interested in substances that increase Treg, but reduce Th1.

    Salem, Chiropractor, Dr. Bryan Hulsey Discusses TH1, TH2, TH3 and TH17 Immune regulatory systems

      An antigen like a bacteria, virus, fungus, or plutonium particle will interact with the body and create an antigen-presenting cell (APC). This will tell the naive T-cell to become a Th1, Th2, Th17, or Treg cell. Radiation in the environment can affect both the Th1/Th2 and Th17/Treg balances.

      This video is very technical, but it has a good discussion about the role of interleukin-17 (IL-17) in inflammatory diseases (at 18 minutes in). This cytokine is involved with Th17 imbalance. At 23 minutes a case study is presented in which a baby was not able to produce Treg due to defective bone marrow. Around 33 minutes he talks about the role of Treg in gut biology, how the gut flora are affected by lack of Treg cells.

      T Cell Effector Function: Part 2 – Th17 and T Regulatory Cells in Health and Disease

        Candida

        A word about Candida fungi… ordinary Th17 and Th1 fight fungi in the body, but in the case of Candida, Treg is converted into Th17, and kills the fungus. The Th17 goes away when the infection clears up, and little or no inflammation results. Therefore clearance of Candida is associated with less inflammation, not more as with other pathogens. Substances and herbs that promote Treg are important to fight Candida infections.

        In Chernobyl, and sites of other nuclear catastrophes like Mayak, reduced amounts of T-cells were noted, along with polarization of T-cells along the two axes. The imbalances can go any of 4 ways, but it seems that more often Th1 is pushed up at the expense of Th2. I will get into this more in the next post.

        Important Chernobyl videos.

        These videos should be seen by everyone. What happened at Chernobyl, to the people who lived in the area, to the children, and the response (or lack thereof) by Mystery Babylon sociopaths, is also happening as the result of Fukushima… but on a much larger scale this time.

        Chernobyl: A Million Casualties
        Toxicologist Dr. Janette Sherman, contributing editor to “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment”, talks about research into Chernobyl and how it is being ignored by the nuclear industry.

        Chernobyl: A Million Casualties

          Chernobyl Heart
          HBO documentary about children affected by the Chernobyl radiation catastrophe.

          HBO Chernobyl Heart 2003

            Nuclear Controversies
            How the nuclear gangsters from the IAEA control the World Health Organization (WHO), and hold the entire medical profession hostage. These sick and twisted a-holes are the reason that you are not getting information about Fukushima radioactive contamination, and that you and your families will not receive adequate medical care in the coming decades. They control politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton like puppets. See them in action.

            Nuclear Controversies (full length) 核電爭議(附中文字幕)

            US government doctors injected patients with plutonium.

            Eileen Welsome won the Pulitzer Prize for a series of newspaper articles about how the US government exposed unwitting people to radiation during the cold war. This included injecting people with plutonium.

            I’m sure the doctors that did this felt they were doing the patriotic thing. Or maybe it was for money. In any case, what happened to the Hippocratic oath? They are murdering maniacs in my book.

            The Plutonium Files

            (I am testing out the YouTube Lyte plugin. I am hoping to embed videos in this blog without performance and memory issues.)

            Increasing thyroid abnormalities and cancers among Fukushima children.

            INTRODUCTION

            Fukushima Voice has a report of the Tenth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey, which has just been released. These are outcomes of ultrasound examinations of 94,975 children residing in Fukushima prefecture, from April 1, 2012 through January 21, 2013 (fiscal year FYH24). These outcomes included the existence and size measurements of thyroid nodules and cysts in these children. A previous set of examinations of 38,114 children, from the previous fiscal year (FYH23), October 2011 through March 2012, also measured these outcomes. It was found that in the previous fiscal year, 3 children had already undergone surgery for thyroid cancer. 7 more were found to have an 80% chance of having thyroid cancer, based on biopsy results.

            The rate of thyroid abnormalities in these children for April 2012 – January 2013 were compared to the rate of abnormalities for October 2011 – March 2012, in order to determine if this rate had significantly increased. Also, the rate of thyroid cancer for FYH23 was compared to a previously established rate of incidence of this disease. Both sets of measurements were made after the onset of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.

            METHODS

            Fisher’s exact test (FISHER) and optimal discriminant analysis (ODA) were utilized to compare the rates of incidence of thyroid nodules and cysts. These tests were performed by Optimal Data Analysis for Windows (using the author’s modified copy). Binomial probabilities (BINOMIAL) were used to compare thyroid cancer incidence rates. These probabilities were computed by Excel Statistics Spreadsheets Helper. The prior rate of thyroid cancer (1-3 cases per million) was obtained from this link. The upper end of this range (3 cases per million) was used in the proportion comparison.

            The significance level adopted for these analyses was P < 0.05. RESULTS

            Large nodules were defined as those greater than 5mm in size, and large cysts greater than 20mm in size.

            The effect size indicator ESPV (effect strength for predictive value) was used instead of the more familiar ESS (effect strength for sensitivity), due to the very small incidences of large thyroid nodules and cysts relative to the population, which rendered ESS meaningless in the context.

            The use of Mid-P probabilities was discussed in a previous post. They were generated in ODA for Windows by using the ADJUST keyword of the MCARLO command. Mid-P overcomes the excess conservatism in Fisher’s exact test (and equivalently, ODA, in this context), and in all discrete statistics in general, avoiding the waste of statistical power.

            The use of one-tailed statistics was also discussed in the previous post. The Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe released huge amounts of radioactive iodine-131, which was attested to by the Japanese government, MEXT, Tepco, the CTBTO, and many researchers. Iodine-131 is well established as a cause for thyroid cancer and abnormalities, as attested to by uncountable scientific articles, the ECRR, ICRP, IAEA, which used data from atmospheric nuclear testing, Sellafield, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, radiotherapy, and many other nuclear accidents, dumping sites, and mishaps. Thus we are only interested if these thyroid abnormalities increased or not, and are not concerned with whether they decreased as a result of this catastrophe. There is no evidence that the release of iodine-131 protects anyone from thyroid cancer or abnormalities. Also, the precautionary principle in epidemiology argues that harm should be assumed, and the onus of proof is on those arguing that there is no risk from an environmentally harmful action. Therefore, Mid-P one-tailed statistics are both correct and ethically required in this case. Two-tailed non-Mid-P statistics have been included in the above table also, since they are overwhelmingly used in scientific literature, even though in this case it is both incorrect and unethical to use them.

            It can be seen from the table that the rate of incidence of large nodules is significantly increased over the prior time period. The rate of large cysts has increased also, but the small number of children with these cysts has resulted in lack of significance, as evidenced by the higher ESPV. The rate of cysts of all sizes has significantly increased in a powerful way.

            Since it is possible for a child to have both a nodule and a cyst, rates for having either of these conditions were included. Large nodules or cysts were significantly increased, as well the number of children with any nodule or cyst.

            The thyroid cancer rate from FYH23 was also seen to significantly increase in a powerful way, relative to the rate from before the Fukushima catastrophe. This is true for both the small (3 cases) and the large (10 cases) estimates.

            The social and ecological importance of these findings is obtained from the effect size, not P-values. Though the values of ESPV might seem low relative to an ordinary experiment, in this context with a large sample size, an extremely vulnerable population, and the likelihood that disease will increase over many years, the medical and ecological significance of these findings is huge.

            CONCLUSIONS

            The rates of incidence of thyroid cysts and large thyroid nodules in Fukushima children has been shown to be significantly increasing since the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. The rate of thyroid cancer has also increased since the disaster. The social, medical and ecological significance of these results is unquestionable. Everything that is possible should be done to treat these children, and to prevent more thyroid disease from arising in Fukushima, in Japan, and all across the world.

            Sick doctors and crashing birth rate in Japan.

            I haven’t been posting much lately. Instead I have been focusing on my health, reading hundreds of papers, all in the field of immunology, trying to find out why my body goes crazy every time a radiation plume passes by here. I am hoping to post about this in the near future.

            But Fukushima keeps spewing out radiation in the meantime. Unit 2 is heating up again, signifying that yet another criticality is under way. Fallout in Fukushima prefecture is increasing. It’s safe to assume that a new radiation plume is on its way to the US, or is here already. So what else is new?

            Health problems of doctors in Fukushima jumped up from 5.6% to 20% after 311. In August and September, 19.4% of doctors in Fukushima reported that their health was not good. This is 3.5 times higher than prior to the catastrophe. I reposted a graph which indicates the rise in illness rates of Chernobyl liquidators and their children. This survey was 1.5 years after Fuku, so locate 19.4% on there, that would correspond roughly to the children. So you could infer, by year 8 (2019), 74% of the doctors will be sick. 74% of people in general would also be sick… so the demand for medical care goes up, three-quarters of the population, and the supply goes down, only one-quarter of doctors would be available. So medical care will become very expensive, with long wait times for appointments, and many will not get care at all. Meanwhile, doctors get to keep their monopoly on writing prescriptions. Is this not unconscionable? A similar thing will happen in the USA, except maybe at a lower rate.

            Also the Japanese asyura board is reporting that the birth rate in Koriyama has dropped by two-thirds. Koriyama is a large city in a highly contaminated area of Fukushima prefecture. It is unknown whether this is due to miscarriages, abortions, or inability to get pregnant.

            So we have the birth rate going down, while an increasingly sicker population starts dying due to a lack of medical care. DEPOPULATION. Japan’s population was shrinking even before Fuku. It is devastating.