The body is perfect in its natural state. It can resist foreign invaders with ease if given the internal terrain to heal, meaning proper nutrition, clean water and sunlight. It doesn’t really need anything else, besides maybe some love. So love your body naturally, because no vaccine injection into your body is a safe one.
4,500 families are suing the government because they believe vaccines caused their child’s autism.
Since the 1980s, critics have questioned the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Government health officials and most doctors insist the benefits are large and the problems exaggerated.
Now a June survey of more than 10,000 families suggests the problems are more than speculative.
It found teenage boys vaccinated as children were:
–Twice as likely to suffer from autism
–Four times as likely to have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
–And boys and girls of all ages – vaccinated as children – were more than twice as likely to have developed asthma.
So what can parents do to at least limit the side effects?
-Don’t vaccinate a child who is sick or has had a previous severe vaccine reaction.
-Be careful about giving multiple vaccines on the same day, especially to premature babies.
-Tell your doctor if your child or your family has a history of autoimmune or nervous system disorders.
-Learn vaccine side effects so you can monitor your child after vaccination. In case of problems, immediately call your doctor.
The most important thing is good nutrition to build a strong immune system.
That’s not just theory, that’s history. The fall of mass death from infections occurred when nutrition improved on a large scale.
“When they looked at diphtheria and they looked at measles and they looked at all these infectious diseases that were killing so many people, they found a 75 percent, 90 percent, 50 percent drop in the number of people who were dying before the vaccine programs were ever started,” Blaylock said.
In other words, the drop had nothing to do with the vaccines.
That kind of information is needed by parents, Fisher believes. Know the risks and the benefits. Then make an informed decision. And know that vaccine policy may need radical reform, so parents are allowed to pick and choose what’s best for an individual child.
“We have to individualize the policies to begin with,” Fisher said. “But we have to do the scientific studies to really determine whether a policy of using 48 doses of 14 vaccines before age 6 is a wise policy.”
My personal perspective on childhood vaccinations.
I think if vaccinations were “greener”, more natural/homeopathic and less toxic then I would have fully vaccinated my son. Another concern of mine is the number of dosages, is it truly necessary for the amounts? When I was an infant in Romania, Europe I was given 5 vaccinations and barely ever got sick. Now, our american children are given 48 doses of 14 vaccines before age 6. Why is it that the longer I wait to vaccinate my baby, the less total vaccination shots he needs? That poses the question of how efficient are the vaccinations to begin with?
I don’t think enough research has been conducted on the short/long term side effects of these toxic and controversial ingredients. Just like we wouldn’t let the Gov. raise our child for us, we can’t let the Gov. decide whats best for them without truly knowing their intentions? Is it about money?? There is a lot of covering up and denial of vaccination injuries.
Knowing that the pharmaceutical industry is a multi-billion dollar establishment, who are the true beneficiaries? Our children or stock owners?
After Ethan was born, I conducted research for several months and chose which vaccinations I felt comfortable giving:
Hep B: 1 shot (because they persuaded me to give in right after he was born, which was a mistake)
DTAP: 3 shots (because of the concern of contracting whooping cough, airborne virus)
PC: 1 shot (because it’s a very common germ and may cause severe reactions if baby caught it)
MMR: 1 shot @ 18month (I went back and forth on this one…but decided that since measles is still a threat, it should be wise to get it)
At 12 months old, only had 2 runny noses and 1 fever. Very healthy and bright boy. At 13 months old I took him to Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and it was WAAY too crowded there. Poor Ethan contracted the Chicken Pox there. It lasted about a month and he has 3 little scars left as a reminder. I remember having chicken pox at 9 years old, I just wish he didn’t get it so early. I was waiting to give him that vaccination before preschool. Atleast now he has life time immunity. Now at 22 months, he’s had some more runny noises and a cough since then. I often remember a few studys I’ve read that featured Amish communitys who never vaccinate their children and they are healthier and don’t contract the many diseases that we currently vaccinate for.
I found Dr. Sear’s Vaccinations book EXTREMELY helpful in making my decision. http://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Book-Decision-Parenting-Library/dp/0316017507/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266934016&sr=8-1
Just build his immunity up naturally, so that if he does contract something, the body will be better equipped fighting it off.
Here are some links that helped me:
Hope this helps!
CNN.com and Dr. Bob help parents answer the question, “Should I vaccinate my baby?”
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
CNN correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explores how parents attempt to answer this question, and how various doctors across the nation are responding to parents’ concerns, in her weekly column on www.CNN.com
I believe vaccines are very important and have played a tremendous role in limiting many serious diseases in our country, as do all of the doctors interviewed by Elizabeth for her column. However, more and more parents are concerned and want to take an approach that varies from the regular CDC schedule. I believe that if more and more doctors offer parents such options, we will have better vaccination rates than we are seeing now.
Here are just a few of the options that Elizabeth presented in her column:
- Don’t give the Hepatitis B vaccine to newborns in the hospital. Because this shot can cause fever, lethargy, and poor feeding (problems you don’t want to see in a newborn), it’s better to delay this shot for the first two months of life, especially since the disease doesn’t even occur in newborns (it’s a sexually-transmitted disease).
- Checking “titers” (blood immunity levels) for various shots before doing boosters. Some kids don’t need some of the booster shots at age 5 years because their original infant series may still be working just fine. While this is a costly and time-consuming approach, some parents prefer it instead of automatically getting all the boosters.
- Getting fewer shots at each infant checkup and spreading the shots out over more time. This is the hallmark of Dr. Bob’s Alternative Vaccine Schedule.
- Limiting large combination shots. Some parents prefer to split some of the combo shots into separate components to decrease the chance of a reaction. While we don’t know if this precaution even helps, it is an option that some doctors like to provide for concerned parents.
The bottom line is that more and more parents want options. If we don’t provide them with options they are comfortable with, more parents will opt out of vaccines altogether. We will then see more and more disease fatalities and complications.
Boosting the immune system to prevent infectious diseases and to minimize vaccine side effects by Dr. Sears
A healthy immune system is the key to preventing infectious diseases. We are all exposed to millions of germs every day, and vaccines only cover a tiny fraction of one percent of these germs. So we must rely on our own immune system to fight off most potential infections. Children and adults with healthy immune systems are also less likely to suffer a serious vaccine reaction. Most vaccine side effects involve the immune system reacting poorly to the vaccine, so insuring a healthy immune system is one way parents can decrease their child’s risk of a vaccine reaction.
Here’s what you can do:
• Breastfeed. If you are breastfeeding, plan to continue for a minimum of one year. Two years is better. Not only will your baby catch fewer illnesses, but her immune system may be better equipped to handle vaccines. No one has actually studied whether or not breastfed babies show fewer reactions, but theoretically it makes sense.
• Minimize sugar and junk food. We do know that sugar weakens the immune system; one of the busiest times in our office is the week after Halloween. Of course, this doesn’t apply to babies, but for older kids, minimize treats and sugary foods for several weeks prior to checkups and vaccines at the doctor’s office.
• Minimize other chemical exposures. The small amounts of chemicals in vaccines are unavoidable. But there are other areas of life where we can control this exposure, and that is in the foods we feed our kids. Serve organic foods as much as possible, beginning with baby foods. A little baby’s growing brain and developing immune system are very susceptible to chemical influences. Eating organic fruits, veggies, grains, and meats is a good way to help insure a healthier brain and body.
• Use omega-3 oil supplements. Most children are deficient in the healthy omega-3 fats, since the main dietary source is fish and eggs, foods that most kids don’t eat enough of. Breast milk is also full of omega-3’s. Fish oils (liquids for toddlers over age one and chewables or capsules for older kids) that are tested and found to be mercury free are a healthy addition to any diet and can improve many aspects of a child’s health, including the immune system.
• Probiotics. These are the healthy bacteria that live in our intestines. They play a critical role in regulating both our intestinal immune system and our internal immune system. Antibiotic use, which is a typical part of every infant and child’s early life, destroys all these healthy bacteria, leaving a child more susceptible to a host of illnesses and intestinal problems. Taking probiotics on a continuous basis, but especially for a week before and several weeks after vaccinations, can really do wonders for the immune system, and may help protect from the side effects of vaccines. Also called acidophilus, probiotics can either be mixed into food or liquid as a powder for infants 6 months and older, or swallowed as small capsules or pearls for older kids.
• Fruits and vegetables. Everyone knows these are good for you, but unfortunately very few children get enough. Fruit, veggie, and berry supplements are available as chewables for children and as capsules for adults. Infants age one and older can also use adult capsules opened up into their food. The immune-boosting content of fruit, veggie, and berry supplements can really help prevent infectious diseases and may limit vaccine reactions.
• Vitamin A. This specific vitamin helps with neurologic health. It also helps regulate the immune system’s response to infections. Some researchers believe it can play a role in protecting the brain from vaccine side effects. Give vitamin A once a day for 3 days prior to vaccines and continue each day for 10 days after. Infants should get 1500 IUs daily, toddlers and preschoolers 2500 IUs and older kids and teens 5000 IUs. A commonly available form of vitamin drops for babies and young kids is a mix of Vitamins A, C and D available at any drug store. Another choice would be a total multivitamin liquid or chewable. A better source of Vitamin A is cod liver oil, available at health food stores. The label will say how much Vitamin A is in each teaspoon. You should be aware that overdosing Vitamin A can be toxic, so do not exceed the suggested amounts. I would suggest not using cod liver oil for any baby younger than 9 months.
• Vitamin C. This anti-oxidant vitamin can help boost the immune system and may decrease vaccine side effects. Give this once a day for 5 days starting on the day of the shots. Infants should get 150 mg daily, toddlers and preschoolers 250 mg, and older kids and teens 500 mg. Vitamin C drops, chewables, and capsules are available at any health food or drug store. The amount of Vitamin C in the multivitamins discussed above (with vitamin A) usually isn’t enough.