If you think that’s a lot, you should know that even more are in development. Not because we need them, but because pharmaceutical companies want to sell more vaccines.
And many of the vaccines administered today are for low-risk, non-fatal, or diseases that are practically non-existent in First World countries. Chicken Pox, a disease most of us had growing up, is now a vaccine required by the government (insert pharmaceutical executive high-fives here) and it is not even guaranteed to work.
Natural exposure to bacteria, viruses, and germs produces a stronger immune system that can protect you from degenerative disease in later years. Vaccines only provide temporary immunity. Remember Chicken Pox parties? I’m all for ’em! I would much rather my kids get chicken pox than get the chicken pox vaccine.
Ever wondered what’s in a vaccine? Here’s a partial list :
Lab altered viruses and bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, gluteraldehyde, sodium borate, sodium chloride, sodium acetate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), hydrochloric acid, lactose, gelatin, yeast protein, egg albumin, bovine and human serum albumin (DNA from humans and cows), antibiotics, unidentified contaminants, and more.
What about mercury? Thimerosal is a 49% mercury-based preservative still present in some vaccines that has been linked to various brain, gut and immune system disorders.
(Read this post on the dangers of mercury)
And while the pharmaceutical industry has published their own studies “proving” that there is no connection, scores of mothers of vaccine-injured children continue to come forward year after year with testimonies of vaccine-related injuries, including autism.
Meanwhile the rate of autism in the unvaccinated communities, like the amish, is nearly zero.
According to the National Vaccine Information Center:
– In 1970 1 of every 2500 children developed autism.
– Today 1 of every 150 children develop autism.
Not only that, but today more children have learning disabilities, ADHD, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and sickness in general. 1-in-4 kids today is taking some type of prescription medication.
Something is happening…
There are some people that get very upset about the vaccine and autism issue. Before you get all huffy and puffy, let me be clear. I’m not saying vaccines cause autism. What I am saying is that vaccines contain the toxins listed above, and some of them like aluminum and mercury are directly linked to brain and immune system disorders including autism. In a “perfect storm” situation, depending on what other environmental toxins a baby is exposed to, the ingredients in vaccines and the high fever sometimes caused by vaccines could cause an adverse reaction with lasting health effects. That is something we want to avoid. To see which vaccines still contain mercury, go here.
This was passed by Congress to compensate families for vaccine-related injuries or deaths. Yes it really was. The good thing about it is that it legitimized the fact that vaccines can cause harm. The bad thing is it actually protects the pharmaceutical industry from being sued and uses our tax dollars to compensate victims. Not cool. Read more about it here.
Now there are some people who say you should never vaccinate your child. But the reality is there are children in third world countries dying for lack of some vaccines. As a parent it becomes a very difficult decision once you are exposed to information like this.
I’ve heard some people dismiss this issue and say, “Fear is not from God,” I agree! So do you let your young children play with knives and matches? Do you leave them alone at the park? Do you let them play in traffic?
Of course not.
As parents we trust God to protect our children from harm, but we also participate in the process.
It’s important to address vaccinations not from a position of fear, but with wisdom; not blindly trusting the government and the billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to operate with your family’s best interest in mind.
Here’s what my wife and I did:
Our children did not get the Hepatitis B vaccine (typically given at the hospital within 12 hours after birth because it was unnecessary and has been linked to an increased risk of neurological damage and even Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Pregnant mothers are routinely tested for Hepatitis B. If the mother doesn’t have Hep B, the child is not at risk. But when I politely told the nurse that we didn’t want our first daughter Marin to get the Hep Bvaccine the day she was born the nurse got nasty and said, “Well I hope your baby doesn’t die!”
What kind of person says that to the parents of a 1-day old baby? Needless to say, I did not take it well and I kicked her out of the room and reported her to her supervisor.
As for the rest of the vaccines, we waited longer to get the shots and spaced them further apart. I suggest you look at the current recommended vaccination schedule, read up on the risks and side effects of each vaccine, use your own discretion, and make a plan that you are comfortable with. You can find an alternate vaccine schedule in The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert Sears MD.
Dr. Sears is not alone. There is a growing contingent of medical doctors who have boldly come forward to question the current American vaccine system.
Fortunately our pediatrician was very understanding and easy to work with. If yours isn’t, find a new one. Older pediatricians are typically much more laid back, than the younger know-it-alls.
We do not get annual flu shots for several reasons…
Flu shots contain mercury/thimerosal. There’s no guarantee that the vaccine will even work as they are manufactured from the previous years strains. And they wear off, which is why vaccine manufacturers recommend you get one every year. Exhibit A: We all know people who got a flu shot and still got the flu!
Everyone in my family has had the flu at some point in the last decade. It’s certainly no fun, but I believe we are all healthier and stronger because of it.
Remember the Bird Flu and the H1N1 Swine Flu?
The pharmaceutical industry convinced the CDC, Homeland Security, and other government agencies that these flu strains would be a global pandemic and a “public health emergency” was declared. Of course the media had a field day, reporting on it every day for months.
Fear and hysteria opens the door for pharmaceutical companies to produce “emergency vaccines” and rush them to market with only a few weeks testing on few hundred people.
Needless to say, with government support and funding, vaccines are a grand slam profit for pharmaceutical companies.
Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children by Louis Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland
Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy by David Kirby
Unlikely hero Jenny McCarthy has become a champion for the prevention and treatment of autism after she brought her son back from autism. She’s authored three books on the subject and definitely earned my respect.
–Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism (Her own story)
–Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds
–Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide by Jenny McCarthy and Jerry Kartzinel M.D.
Their site is www.generationrescue.org.
Also visit www.ageofautism.com
I knew a post like this would ruffle some feathers, which I’m ok with. I do this to share information that I believe is important. People often ask my opinion on the vaccine issue, so there it is.
Immediately after posting this I received some angry messages and comments, the majority of which were from people who didn’t even read the whole article and assumed that we didn’t vaccinate our kids and are telling others not to vaccinate. One person claiming to be autistic even accused me of promoting genocide to rid the world of autistic people. Really?
While those types of comments are entertaining, if they don’t add value to the post, they won’t be approved.
Having said all that, I would love to know what you think.