VACCINATIONS: MAKING THE CHOICE
Choosing to vaccinate or not to vaccinate your child is a significant decision. Because of our current health care model and due to the pressure from doctors and other health officials, most parents may not even know that they have a choice. Most of the time, parents are led to believe by their physicians and school leaders that is required by the government, but it is not and can be avoided if that is the wish of the parent(s). Many parents choose not to vaccinate their children or they adopt a modified schedule of vaccinations that fits their beliefs.
The Flaw In Germ Theory
Louis Pasteur is responsible for bringing our awareness to the fact that certain micro-organisms cause particular diseases. For example, he noticed that patients suffering from diptheria tested positive for diptheria bacillus and thus concluded that the disease was caused by that same micro-organism. Building upon his ideas and research, he then concluded that strep throat is caused by strep bacteria, whooping cough is caused by pertussis bacteria and so on with many other diseases.
What he discovered later is that healthy individuals can also test positive for some of these micro-organisms and not contract the actual disease symptoms. This is when he concluded, nearly on his death bed, that the most important aspect contributing to an individual getting sick is not the micro-organism, rather it is the health of the individual. We call this someone’s terrain, or overall resistance to disease.
When a body is not in “homeostasis,” or in other words, “balanced,” it becomes weaker, rendering it less able to defend itself from certain micro-organisms and disease. Many factors can contribute to the homeostasis of the body thereby, affecting the body’s overall terrain. Improper diet or improper nutrition in the womb, poor lifestyle habits, genetic family history, physical and emotional stress, environmental toxicity stress, and many others can contribute to a child’s terrain.
The idea for vaccinations was born out of Louis Pasteur’s work, still working under the premise that a particular organism is responsible for a disease. Now, as this may be true, there are many other components to assess when summarizing risk verses benefit regarding vaccinations. Babies who are exposed to less and have healthier home environments and who are breast-fed will have less risk for infections. Babies who are not being breast fed, who live in unhealthy home environments such as a smoking household, are being fed a poor diet, or are in too crowded of a household may have an increased risk for infections. It is important to take all of these factors into account when decided upon vaccinations.
Problems with Vaccinations
There are many potential problems related to vaccinations including side effects such as Gullain Barre or anaphylaxis in some cases and other more mild side effects such as redness at the injection site, fever, and mild rashes related to vaccinations.
One concerning problem worthy of consideration when vaccinating a child is the amount of un-natural substances that are in vaccinations. From additives to animal and human cells and proteins, to formaldehyde and heavy metals, vaccinations are not innocuous. In relation to these additives, we can see many possible problems later in life such as potential auto-immune reactions and cancer due to improperly stimulating the immune system.
One thing to remember is that the current vaccination schedule recommended by the CDC is administered very young before proper development and maturity has occurred for many body systems. Of particular importance are the gastrointestinal system and liver which are responsible for breaking down toxic and foreign invaders and the immune system which is responsible for attacking the foreign antigen and mounting an immunological memory response to the organism to protect against future infections.
Infections and Childhood Development
As infants and children grow older, the insides of their bodies are developing in ways that we are unable to see. All of the very important systems within the body are developing and maturing through each experience, each sensory stimulation, and even through each infection. The immune system matures throughout infancy and childhood and is not completely mature until after the child begins school.
When an infant or child is exposed to a bacteria or virus and gets a cold or fever, this reaction is important to the whole development of the very complicated foundational backbone of the immune system. Each infection teaches the immune system more and stimulates proper development to ensure survival if exposed to viruses and bacteria again. Most infants and children do a very good job of mounting fevers against infections. Infants and children are often wrongly viewed by society as “sickly” whereas they really should be labeled as “vital.” Fevers are truly the best cure for illness. Fevers increase metabolism, boil bacterial and viruses, and increase antibody production and white blood cell response against the offending organism.
Vaccinations drastically reduce the number of organisms that a child’s body is able to take in naturally and mount a natural immune response. Vaccinations also introduce many viruses and bacteria at the same time often at a younger and less developed age than a child is normally exposed.
Considerations for Not Vaccinating your Child
There are times that you should not vaccinate your child and this should be conferred to you during your physician visit. The following should be aware of when considering vaccinations
Don’t vaccinate your child if he or she is ill during the vaccination appointment.
- Don’t give your child a follow up vaccination in a series if they had a negative reaction to the first dose.
- Consider not vaccinating your child if you have another child who had negative reactions or has autism.
- Consider not vaccinating your child if they already have signs and/or symptoms of autism.
- Don’t vaccinate a child if they are chronically ill, have failure to thrive, and are not growing and developing properly.
It is Your CHOICE
It is your choice, as an educated parent to make the decision about vaccinations. If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you are making a commitment to raising them on a healthier diet and with a healthier lifestyle. If a child is going to be eating fast food all the time, not able to breast feed, and is going to be in day care full time from 1 month old, make the best decision that fits the child. It is ok for you to choose some vaccinations that seem more important to you than others and that is why we did our best to come up with a modified schedule for the vaccinations we feel are more important if you desire partial vaccination. If you have begun some vaccinations and want to continue the series, it is perfectly ok to do so. Remember, if you have started a series and do not finish it, you cannot assume that your child is protected from the disease.
Thank you so much for showing that you truly care enough to educate yourself on this very important life decision for your children. Thinking outside the box of mainstream medicine is often difficult when faced with questioning family members, doctors, friends, parents, etc… and we hope this information will stimulate you to educate yourself further on this vital decision for your children.