Vaccines, Thymus Gland Damage and Autism

Thymus Gland

When I began writing this post I thought I was sharing information which came from some pretty ‘far-out’ places about the link between vaccines, thymus gland damage and autism, but a short amount of research reveals that there are some conventional studies supporting my opinions.

What’s the Thymus Gland for?

For years it was believed that it was merely a ‘vestigial organ’, important during childhood but then atrophying as we become adults. It is true that is plays an extremely important role in childhood immunity, but it also continues to play a role throughout our life.

This organ is where the ‘T-cells’ are made. As William Shaw pHD states, “The functions of the T-cells are to kill foreign tissue or tissues infected with virus, to produce lymphokines, which are large proteins that regulate other cells of the immune system and to help to enhance the immune response.”

Research suggests that 38-45% of autistic children with autism have T-cell abnormalities. In other words, their thymus glands aren’t working properly.

So… a malfunctioning thymus gland = immune deficiency and often an overgrowth of candida and other opportunistic pathogens. The problem with just suppressing these pathogens with anti-fungals, anti-virals, anti-biotics etc is that this doesn’t fix the underlying problem. The pathogens are just a sign that there is an imbalance in the body.

The thymus glands in autistic kids are often damaged or not functioning correctly. Unfortunately this isn’t recognised by many front-line physicians, whether from the the conventional or biomedical camp.

I believe that the main reason for this is:


Other causes can be prolonged use of medications, or prolonged stress or emotional trauma.

Unfortunately once a thymus gland has been compromised, this tends to lead to more and more drugging from the doctor. The vaccines damage the thymus, then the child start ‘coming down’ with frequent infections (chronic ear infections are very common) which are treated by course-after-course of antibiotics, this damages the gut flora and allows candida to proliferate throughout the system. Now we can have problems of mal-absorption, IBS, allergies, joint problems and neurological complaints… each of which is usually treated as a separate illness (requiring a separate medication)!

Due to ongoing misinformation surrounding autism, many treat it as “a disorder of neural development” (that’s an actual quote from the very unbalanced wikipedia entry on the subject). This obvious nonsense doesn’t reflect how the kids, their parents, (or I) experience autism.

As is well known, there is very often both a problem with the immune system, and serious gastrointestinal issues (‘leaky-gut’, abdominal discomfort and swelling, chronic constipation, undigested food in the stool, even viruses lurking in the gut tissues.)  In my experience repairing a thymus gland will not only improve immune function, it also often leads to a reversal of developmental delays.

How can we repair the Thymus and get these children’s immune systems ‘fired back up’?

This is a systematic process and depends on each individual case.

But generally I aim to:

  • Remove any residual toxins left over from the vaccines.

  • Remove traces of any other courses of allopathic medication (such as antibiotics or psychotropic drugs).

  • Support the body’s organs of elimination – make sure the liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract are functioning well.

  • Control any secondary problems such as systemic candida or parasites.

  • Repair the Thymus Gland itself so that the immune system can return to normal function.

Hopefully you can see that a poorly functioning thymus gland could be implicated in many other ailments, not just autism. My treatment approach would remain the same.

If you’d be interested in learning more about my methods, please drop me a line. I offer FREE 15 minute chats on Skype and accept patients from all over the world.

I welcome any comments you’d like to make about the article, and to hear your experiences in this field.

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7 Responses to Vaccines, Thymus Gland Damage and Autism

  1. Roopa Subramani February 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Hi Mr Alan,I have been trying to send you email about my sons who I am sure beyond doubt have PANDAS.I am not sure why my mail did not get through as I went to your website and went to the Contact me link,typed the message and clicked on Submit,though it said that the email has been sent.Please let me know if you are able to take on more clients at this time.I am already seeing a homeopathic physician and have not got any results with both my boys.My email i.d is email me if you will be able to help me with my kids.Thanks in advance.

    • Alan Freestone February 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      Hi Roopa,
      I’ve just sent you an email. Sorry you’ve had trouble with my ‘contact me’ page.
      Kind regards

  2. Melissa February 19, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    What kind of tests are done to check thymus functioning? My son has pandas.

    • Alan Freestone February 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Hello Melissa
      I don’t test the thymus function, that is something you’d have to do with your doctor. What I can offer is remedies that will help normalise thymus function. What timezone are you in and we can have a talk about it.

      Kind regards


  3. Andrea April 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Hi Alan,

    I have been dealing with PANDAS and autism with my 10 year old for quite some time now, I am in Canada and would love I see if you can help us. The antibiotics work well but can’t imagine doing them forever.


  4. alice May 14, 2014 at 1:09 am #

    I was given a diagnosis of Lupus , sjogrens, and ra 2 years ago after noticing a lot of hair loss and burning scalp sensations.. I have been without any meds except supplements and diet . I feel after reading your article I do need to repair my thymus to make this all work and go away.How can I do this? Can just reducing my stress and exercising fix this?

    • Alan Freestone May 14, 2014 at 11:04 am #

      Hello Alice,
      Lovely to hear from you.
      It would be easier to talk to you over Skype so I can find out a little bit more about you. Send me an email letting me know what timezone you are in & I’ll arrange a suitable time.

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