This is a very important issue. Most people blindly trust their doctors and do not think twice about rolling up their sleeves to get a shot. They think that getting a vaccine is as benign as taking a multivitamin. But when a serious adverse reaction occurs, such as Guillian-Barre paralysis, seizures, or autism, they come face to face with the reality of how dangerous a simple vaccine can be.
So, what is the truth about vaccines? Are they safe?
The main preservative in vaccines, thimerosal, contains 49.6% ethylmercury by volume. This form of mercury is highly neurotoxic. Mercury is the second most toxic metal known to man, second only to uranium. When nerve cells have been exposed to mercury in a petri dish, the nerve cells suffer severe damage. Before 1986, children received a total dose of ethylmercury of 100 micrograms in the first two years of life from 10 vaccines. By 1991, this dose was up to 246 micrograms: an increase of 246%!
There is enormous controversy over whether vaccinations have played a role in the explosion of autism and other neurological disorders in our country. Autism didn’t even exist prior to 1929, the year vaccines were developed. In the 1980’s, autism affected 1 in 10,000 children. Today, autism is affecting 1 in 150. That is an increase of 6000%!! I don’t know about you, but this is VERY alarming! The rate of autism has increased as the amount of vaccines given to children has increased. When I was a child, children were only given 10 vaccines. Now they are given 36 by the time they are 5 years old!
Children are not the only ones affected by adverse reactions to vaccinations. Last August, Desiree Jennings, a 25 year old Washington Redskins’ cheerleader, had an adverse reaction to the H1N1 flu shot. 10 days after receiving the flu shot, she came down with the flu and her health started spiraling downwards. She began having seizures and began to have difficulty walking and speaking. But fortunately, she found an alternative medical doctor that started detoxifying her body and she is regaining her health.
Last year, many people declined to take the H1N1 vaccine, due to concerns about adverse reactions. But what you may not know is that this year's flu shot contains the H1N1 virus and there is NOT a version without it. I didn't know this until I started researching the flu vaccine for this post. The media is not reporting this probably because they do not want to scare people into not taking the flu shot. This year's flu vaccine formulation that includes the H1N1 is the same formulation that was used in Australia earlier this year and was reported to cause an increase in convulsions in young children. Children were becoming so seriously ill that Australia banned the vaccine entirely! More recently, Finland has suspended use of the H1N1 vaccine in children due to reports of narcolepsy in some Finnish children given the vaccine. The H1N1vaccine has been linked to seizures and other neurological disorders and has resulted in some children becoming paralyzed. Please think twice before getting the flu shot this year!
I recently had an opportunity to help someone completely recover from a severe vaccine reaction. A healthy 40 year old sushi chef was given a routine tetanus shot when he cut his hand and had to get stitches at the hospital. Immediately after the shot, his shoulder became sore. Then he started getting muscle pain and constriction in his other arm, and it progressed to his lower back. His muscles started to seize up and constrict and walking started becoming difficult. Over the next few weeks, he went from being healthy to being completely bedridden and in constant pain. He would get muscle spasms, convulsions, and eventually lost the ability to stand upright. He became unable to work, or even take care of himself. His doctors scoffed at the idea that his symptoms could be related to the tetanus vaccine and were unable to offer him anything besides muscle relaxers and pain medication. There was nothing else the doctors could do, and despite medication they offered him, his situation grew bleak.
When I saw him for an assessment, I quickly realized that the vaccine was indeed the problem, and I put him on a homeopathic remedy to detoxify his body from the adverse effects of the vaccine. In less than a week, his pain lessened and he started to improve. Over just a few months, he slowly but steadily regained his health. The pain in his muscles and nerves gradually lessened and he was able to start walking again, first with a cane, then on his own a couple weeks later. A month later, he made his first trip out to a store, which he had been unable to do for the past several months. He continued to make steady gains and now he is pain free and able to go on a 30 mile bide ride! He is living proof of the power of alternative medicine and the answers it can offer even when the doctors have failed to help.
I believe the increase in adverse vaccine reactions is due to the increased body burden of toxins already in our bodies from over-vaccination, heavy metals, environmental pollution, pesticides, and chemicals that we are all exposed to in such high amounts.
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Good health begins with the food that you eat everyday. When your body is getting the nutrients that it needs, you will be much more resistant to illness. It is not the germs that we are exposed to that determines whether we get sick or not, but rather the condition of your health at the time of the exposure. Keeping your immune system strong and eating well are the keys to staying well. When you eat refined carbohydrates and sweets, you are setting the stage for illness. Sugar depresses the immune system and decreases the activity of infection-fighting white blood cells for up to 5 hours after you eat it.
With a good diet as the foundation, the most important supplement to avoid the flu is cod liver oil. Cod liver oil is rich in the fat-soluble vitamins A and D. Vitamin A helps to maintain resistance to infections. Vitamin D is normally produced in our body when we are exposed to the sun. But lowered sun exposure during the winter months can drastically reduce our vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is essential for proper calcium absorption and for the health of the immune system. Adults should get at least 2000 I.U. of vitamin D and 20,000-40,000 I.U. of vitamin A per day in the winter months. Higher amounts can be taken for a few days when you first start feeling flu-like symptoms and can be remarkably effective in restoring health. Vitamin D levels should be monitored by a physician if you take more than 2000 IU of vitamin D regularly as it can be toxic in very high doses.
Another favorite herb I like to use is Olive Leaf. Olive leaf extract is a powerful anti-microbial herb that is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fingal. It is also beneficial for sore throats and helps reduce fevers. Used at the first sign of a sore throat or illness, I have seen it stop sickness in it's tracks many times. A high quality tincture, such as Energetix Core Olive Leaf is recommended for maximum effectiveness.
Natural remedies work best when they are taken at the very first sign of illness. If you wait until sickness becomes well established, it takes more time to bring the body back into balance. At the first sign of illness, I suggest greatly increasing your cod liver oil and taking XenoForce (1-2 capsules for children, and 4-6 capsules for adults). Eat only nutritious and easy-to-digest foods like homemade soup with stock, green vegetable juices, and raw foods. Avoid starchy foods, such as breads and pasta, sweets of any type, and dairy products, until you are well. Last fall, I started to get flu-like symptoms (fever, aches, and chills) and immediately took 2 tablespoons of cod liver oil and some olive leaf tincture. I took another tablespoon a couple hours later and within just a few hours, I was completely well!
Remember that YOU are the one in control of your health. You deserve to have all the facts before making decisions about any vaccine. Before you take ANY shot, ask your doctor to give you the package insert from the vaccine and discuss any possible adverse reactions with you.
Please pass on this important information, so that those you care about can be informed and educated on this issue.