Deirde Imus Recommends YOU Read “INOCULATED!”

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

I have to say I feel like I’m making a LOT of new friends.

Okay, so maybe they’re not the kind of friends I’m used to having, the kind where I can get together with them on a moment’s notice, go out and see a movie with, or maybe play a round of golf, but I consider them friends nonetheless.

One of my new good friends is Deirdre Imus, the multiple New York Times bestselling author, President and Founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University in New Jersey, wife of radio superstar, Don Imus, co-founder of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids (the only vegetarian cattle ranch for kids with cancer), and a regular guest on Imus in the Morning’s Blonde on Blonde and Psychos segment.

What has Deirdre Imus done recently to make herself my friend? 

Well, she has made my recent book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, a “recommended reading” for her Environmental Health Center.  That’s quite an honor.  I consider anybody who takes such an action to publicize the scandal regarding vaccines and autism at the Centers for Disease Control, as alleged by whistle-blower, Dr. William Thompson, to be one of my very best friends, even if I have never laid eyes on them.

I have recently been made U.S. Correspondent for the prestigious Autism File magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine dedicated to autism, and have truly enjoyed my interactions with editor, Rita Sheffler.  We have worked on several articles together and I have always found her to be a delightful person.  Her contributions to my articles have been first-rate, making me sound smarter than I am.  I am learning so much from her.

My agent, Johanna Maaghul, of Waterside Productions, the world’s number one literary agency for New York Times non-fiction bestsellers, is another wonderful new friend.  Her guidance on INOCULATED has been fantastic, and there are some days where I might exchange nine or ten texts with her about some issue.  I can usually count on a response within a half hour.

My publicist, Jackie Lapin, of Conscious Creations is truly another heaven-sent friend.  Through her efforts I have appeared on more than forty radio shows and I wouldn’t be surprised if my eventual number doesn’t top out at more than seventy-five.  By contrast, with my previous book, PLAGUE, I appeared on only about five radio shows.  She is an amazing woman with a remarkable past, including being one of the first female sports-writers in the country.

I was recently sent the paperback version of my first book, PLAGUE, by Susan Randol, of Skyhorse Publishing, and the front cover took my breath away.  It hits the stands in late February, and for a first book (co-authored with Dr. Judy Mikovits), its success has been beyond my wildest imagination.  You should know that only about one in ten books published by a first-time author EVER go into paperback.  I am looking forward to a long career as a writer, and it all started at Skyhorse.  Thank you, Susan, as well as Tony Lyons, the owner of Skyhorse, who gave me my first chance.

Teri and Ed Arranga, the guiding force behind the Autism One Conference, held every year, surprised me by offering me my own weekly show on Autism One Radio.  Every week I come up with commentary that goes out over internet radio.  (Honestly, I can’t claim to understand internet radio, but I do understand presenting information in an upbeat and passionate manner.  I leave the technical side of things to Ed.  Thank you, Ed.  I know I’m a technological caveman!)

I am also happy to have on my team, Barry Segal, founder of Focus for Health, as well as Dr. Brian Hooker, without whom there would have been no story about the CDC whistle-blower, Dr. William Thompson.  I spent many hours with Dr. Hooker going over the details I relate in INOCULATED, and Barry Segal was kind enough to write the foreword to my book.

Michelle Ford, founder of the Vaccine Injury Awareness League, invited me to speak on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on March 31, 2017.  I will be joined at the Capitol by Dr. Brian Hooker, Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, and Robert Kennedy, Jr., newly appointed chairman of the Vaccine Safety and Scientific Integrity Commission.  I deeply respect these three men.  I expect when we get together it won’t take more than a few minutes before we’re joking together like old friends.

I have to admit that my daughter’s severe autism has isolated me in ways I never imagined possible, and yet it has opened my eyes to a wider world of people who need a champion.  I fight for my daughter and those with autism, but I also fight for those with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), as I believe these are linked diseases.  We are joined by those who oppose GMO foods as well as many other allied groups, and although we may have been made outcasts by our activism, I like to believe that we have made for ourselves a new family of brave souls who are fighting for our common future.

I consider all of you to be my new friends, and when you pick up a copy of INOCULATED, and read about the struggles of your fellow brothers and sisters in this great effort, you will know that YOU are not alone.

By Kent Heckenlively, J.D.

Kent Heckenlively is the author of INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, available now on Amazon and at Barnes&  If you read the book, please make sure to post a review.



9 thoughts on “Deirde Imus Recommends YOU Read “INOCULATED!””

  1. I find the article I just read by Kent Heckenlively JD quite interesting especially where he says that chronic fatigue syndrome is related to autism. I would like to read his book ‘ Innoculated’ to find out more.

    I had mononucleosis 4 times in my 20’s . I was also vaccinated when I was in boot camp. My silver (mercury fillings) were replaced on my first duty station. The first time I was diagnosed with mono, the doctor told me that he had not seen a case of mono as severe as mine in all of his 20 years of practicing medicine. He asked me a very interesting question about my dental work. He inquired if I had any recent dental work done. I told him yes I had and told him what was done. I had 16 amalgams replaced in about a months time.
    I was only in the service for 2 years. From this I developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and had it for 15 years. I had it before the medical field ever gave it a name!

    When I was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard back in 1974 I enrolled in the Medical Education Center’s Physician’s Technician program where I spent the next 30 of my life. Along the way I became a certified nutritionist and chelation therapist.
    After all those years I began to put two and two together and cured my CFS with amino acid therapy. I used this lab that calculated the formula of basic amino acids the body needs based on your test results. (Plasma amino vs. urine) I started taking this formula and my energy was phenomenal. It was 4 years before I could wean myself off of the special formula and still maintain energy. That was 20 years ago. I don’t know why the medical schools don’t teach this. Another thing I wish the medical schools would incorporate into their lesson plan is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

    That is a whole other story with me. Suffice it to say I’ve had over 200 HBOT and don’t plan on ever quitting. Nine years ago this month I suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and stroke. I was in a coma for 3 months. When I woke up from my long nap (lol) I was paralyzed on my right side. Total hospital time was 5 months. I went home in a wheelchair. HBOT helped me get out of that wheelchair and I’m dancing now. When I tell this story people don’t believe me.

  2. Let’s investigate how VACCINES are CAUSING AND SPREADING CANCER GLOBALLY. The big mystery: where is all the cancer coming from? : VACCINES !! Contaminated misguided vaccines have been spreading the cancer virus since the 50’s and continue to not only spread cancer virus (SV40 and polyomaviruses) but many other diseases, including polio around the world. Mercury and Autism is the least of our problems from vaccines.
    NO VACCINE IS A SAFE VACCINE and they should be banned immediately for the genocide they are causing. Study about SV40 and polyomaviruses. Study about the historic Cutter incident. Study this research blog: vaccinecancerconnection.wordpress(dot)com. Study Dr. Anthony Rees and his findings on cell line contamination. Study about HELA cells (worlds first ever ‘immortal’ cloned cancer cell, which is the root of the issue). Looking at Mercury is only sidestepping the real issue at hand.

  3. pam, i believe you, i too got CFS from my dammed from hell mercury fillings.

    luckily my son avoided all otherwise he like me who cant handle metals at all in the body, would have been made severely ill.

    1 sicko in the fam is more than enough. Ive heard several mention the connection between CFS+autism, but im not sure exactly what the connection is. Do you know ?

    Injected with mercury = autism as a child, toxicated by mercury = CFS ?

    Dental mercury fillings in the pregnant mother I believe are a huge thing in creating autism, but im just not sure how it all connect.

    Anyone know ?

  4. also Pam, can you detail more your AA therapy ? I dont know anyone who uses it. Would love to know more as very little has worked to restore me.

  5. Hi Pam,
    I too am interested in your amino acid therapy and the lab that worked with you. Could you send that info? I sent you a friend request on fb. Hope you respond. Thanks, Susan

  6. I used a lab formerly named Meta Metrix . The name has been changed to Genova Diagnostics. They have been sold but they still do amino acids. Order the 40 plasma amino acids vs the 20. Their phone number is 770-446-5483. Ask for their client service dept. and then ask client services for a list of dr. that use them that are located in your geographic area. You will have to give them your zip code. They don’t make the amino acid formula like they used to but will direct you to a firm that can.

  7. John,
    Dentists are instructed not to put a new silver amalgam in a pregnant woman. If she has existing amalgams they constantly give off mercury vapor. You are exposed to more Hg vapor while installing new silver amalgams or taking them out. When a regular dentist takes out amalgam they drill it to vaporize it. Hence, mercury vapor that goes straight to your brain. (and the dentists brain and the dental assistant). I know a dentist that shared an office with the doctor I used to work for who used silver amalgams. He admits he has mercury poisoning. Why do you think that dentists have the highest suicide rates of all the white collar workers? Do you know that dentists must have a special system in their office to get rid of left over amalgam?

    Go to They have 2 videos on this site on mercury and fluoride. These are the mercury free dentists.

    And as for vaccines, do you know that they start vaccinating children on the day that they are born? Hepatitis A is the first vaccine. Now do you think that this child is having sex at a day old? It takes at least 6 months for the infant to develop their own immune system. They don’t need vaccines! They are working off their mothers immune system.

  8. Susan Kulis,
    I looked for you on FB but could not find your friend request. Would you send it again?

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