Well, I attended a very interesting talk last night hosted by Dr. Josh Axe. He is a local nutritionist and wellness doctor. He has been doing a lot of talking in our community about various aspects of our life in regards to our intake and management of our bodies. I have listened to him on the radio and now have seen him twice in person. I want to post some of the information that I learned here to help me remember why I will no longer be vaccinating my children. Dr. Axe highly recommended that I research this myself and see what I come up with. I will bookmark some of the links I am reading below based on what he stated.
* a book was recommended by Dr. Mendelsohn R. “How to Raise a Healthy child…in spite of your doctor” – a quote used from this book was “We have traded mumps and measles for cancer & lukemia.”
* comparing immunized children to non-immunized children; those immunized had almost 30% more asthma & 30% more allergies…those non-immunized had 0!!! This article seemed to have a bunch of things summarized together pointing to this statistic, but I couldn’t find the specific one that he referenced.
*our immune system has a 2 part response system. A TH1- kills off virus, parasite, and cancer by using our first line of defense- mucus membranes and such. A TH2- uses white blood cells and inflammation to clean up the mess the TH1 found. Since we are injecting these diseases directly into our blood stream we are by passing the TH1 response and all we get is our body is messed up and retrained on how to deal with infections only using the TH2 responses.
*a remark was made about Japan having the worst crib deaths until they postponed/stopped immunizations. I found a longer article here, but this is an excerpt of what I read:
Evidence That The Age Distribution Of SIDS Is Vaccine Related
So, is any of this more than just theory?
Between the years of 1970 and 1974 in Japan, there were 37 infant deaths directly after vaccination. Because of this, a group of doctors decided to boycott vaccines and vaccination was stopped altogether for two months. After that two months, the vaccination starting age was lifted to 2 years old, meaning that no child recieved a vaccine until after their 2nd birthday. Japan jumped from 17th place in child mortality to the lowest child mortality in the world. SIDS had disappeared.
In 1988 the vaccination age was lowered to 3 months old, and the SIDS rate rose again.
Cherry et al (1988), Pediatrics 81:6 Part 11 (June 1988) Supplement pp 936-984, said he found this to be ‘instructive’, suggesting a link between the Japanese vaccination schedule and SIDS.
Interestingly, Noble et al. (1987) who spent some 2 weeks in Japan studying the acellular whooping vaccine there, wrote: “It is difficult to exclude pertussis vaccines as a causal factor even when other etiologies are suggested, particularly when the adverse events occur in close temporal association with vaccination”.
The same thing has happened in other countries when vaccination is stopped or delayed.
For instance, in the UK in 1975 and 1976, there was publicity about the whooping cough vaccine causing brain damage, so the vaccination rate fell to only 30%, and only 10% in some areas. In line with this, the infant mortality rate also fell.
By 1977, the controversy was starting to simmer down so vaccination rates began to climb up. And yes, you’ve guessed right, the infant mortality rate increased.
*Pediatric cancer has risen 1% a year since 1975. Now taking its place as the leading cause of death in children. He had a chart from what I thought was the CDC, but I have not been able to find it yet. Many are due to inflammatory cancers and such.
He talked a bit about the swine flu throughout. Recognizing the need for proper nourishment and proper sanitation to avoid contamination. He stated that this swine flu (H1N1) is no worse than the regular flu or a cold. Vaccines in the past have been introduced to the population when the disease was nearly and naturally irradicated. Take Typhoid and Scarlet Fever, they both were 2 of the biggest population killers, no vaccine was introduced and yet it is unheard of now. How is that possible?
Having measles and chicken pox will enable our children to have stronger immune systems. Another thing I thought was interesting was that the chicken pox vaccine was not introduced because children were suffering so, it was because parents were missing 1-2 weeks of work per occurrence and it cost too much. Several people nodded their heads in agreement, it was the first time I had heard that.
* Heavy metals like to deposit themselves into fat and cholesterol = brain and spinal chord (i.e. dimensia, add, adhd, and autism can fall into these categories)
* What risks are you willing to take? Getting Hep B or Polio is a 100,000 to 1 chance without a vaccine OR a 1 in 100 chance that your kid will end up autistic with a vaccine?
*Some things that are included in some of the vaccines given: aborted fetal tissue, animal tissue, heavy metals, etc.
*Catholics are making public statements in regards to immunizations because of what the vaccines contain. Check out this long paper.
What TO DO:
You do not have to have vaccines even for public schools!! You can fill out a vaccine exemption form for your state. There are various free sites that will help you find the form for your particular state. Here is one example.
For having a birth in a hospital facility you will run into alot of red tape as I experienced with declining some of the ‘normal’ things they wanted to do to Lucy. I have located the following, to opt out of any immunization type procedures for my state. A quick search on google will help you find yours.
In partner with the form, one thing that Dr. Axe really focused on throughout was God’s plan for how we live our lives. There is also a religious exemption you can take. Think about the Old Testament, the Egyptians used goats blood and snake skins to alleviate illness while God’s people were instructed to follow certain food laws, use proper sanitation, and trust and pray to God for health and healing. God has created our bodies to naturally fight off infection and disease with his help. If we give our immune system the fuel necessary we can go many days and years with no illness. The answer is building a strong immune system.
1. build up your nerve system strength
2. take in the proper nutrients
3. proper sanitation and reduce toxicity
I’m sure there is alot more that I missed, but that’s what seemed to get my attention. Hopefully if anything this will cause you to think and be informed about what we are doing to our children and be empowered to ask questions. I am not going to look down on anyone that decides to vaccinate their children, it is each parent’s choice. I just want people to be making informed decisions. It seems like many things our culture here in America is that there is an imbalance of information that is shared. Our freedom is our choice, lets use it!
A little treat from Katie’s Birthday this past weekend!