I've been thinking about this a lot lately...well for about the last year anyway. And upon the release of the swine-flu "outbreak", it brings the issue to mind once again. It is perhaps one of the most debated and controversial issues of parents today, or then again maybe some people don't think twice, I don't know. But it's a big one with me.
To be blunt. I don't do it. At all. Not a single vaccine in my little girl. And here's why.
I believe that our bodies are built perfectly. God does a pretty good job with that. And I'm not going to pretend that I, my doctor, or the researcher down at big Pharma knows how to make our body better than He does. That's the big one with me.
I believe that injecting a virus, live or otherwise, into my child does not help increase her immunity levels. In fact, I think it upsets the body's natural reaction and response on how to handle the virus.
Now, I may think differently if it was just a virus that we are dealing with, because in theory that makes sense. But it's not. In typical vaccination schedules, it's an assortment of a few viruses plus all the chemical additives. How is my body supposed to react when it's hit with 7 different viruses at one time, let alone a 2 month old baby? I wouldn't think of drinking the vaccine...so why would I feel any different about injecting it into my daughter? Doesn't it just seem wrong when we think about it?
By the way, do you know what you're putting into your body when you receive a vaccination? A vaccine isn't just a vaccine. It's a chemical cocktail. Invented by trained mixologists. (see here for a list of vaccine ingredients) And it's big money. BIG money.
And while I'm not really much of a conspiracy theorist, it doesn't take much to discover how deeply the pharmaceutical companies are embedded in our society. If you start to look, you'll notice propaganda for their cause everywhere. And it's not necessarily our Doctors & nurse's fault. Yes, they recommend vaccines. But why? Because for the most part, they are trained and educated about the pros of vaccination. And it starts early. High school biology...and certainly earlier in a roundabout way, as vaccinations are recommended as a way to stay healthy. And it's generally accepted and unquestioned by much of society.
But again, if you start to follow the money, we see who sponsors either directly or indirectly the very agencies that are supposed to be "educating" us. And admit it or don't, but they are educating us in favor of their cause. Money is pumped into educational institutes by way of donations, scholarships, sponsorships, etc from the makers of vaccines. And obviously these people have a vested interest in ensuring what we believe to be true. If our doctors and nurses are taught that vaccines are safe & effective, that's what they come to believe. And I'm well familiar with the way post secondary institutes are run, and the influence outside interests play. Big Pharma has partnerships on all levels of government. And if you don't believe me, take a look yourself. It doesn't take a research wizard to figure it out. So, with this information in mind, how are we to be sure that we are given objective information with which to base our decisions on?
When you got your flu shot, or you took your baby in for a routine vaccination, did your doctor sit down with you and discuss the pros and cons of each vaccine? Did they present you with the real risks of each disease? Did they present you with the listing of adverse side effects that even the manufacturers of the vaccines admit to, including death?
Sadly, you have to do your own research. Into every disease and related vaccine.
Yesterday, I attended a "breastfeeding support" session that is put on by the David Thompson Health Region. Obviously, I know their stance on the issue. Someone in the group made a comment that some local children's programs do not allow your child in if they are not vaccinated. Being the opinionated person I am, I couldn't just keep my mouth shut. I made a comment somewhere along the lines of "are these programs sponsored by big Pharma?". One of the nurses reacted with "I think they just want to make sure no one gets sick". Hmmm. Interesting.
If vaccines work, why would your vaccinated child need to worry about coming into contact with my unvaccinated child? Shouldn't I be the one worried? If you believe that vaccines create immunity as intended, you have nothing to worry about. So why does it matter? Why should my child be excluded?
I think ultimately, we need to use common sense. If your child is sick. Please stay home. Yes, I know it sucks. I know Mom needs a break, wants to get out, blah, blah, blah. I get it. Trust me. I do. But your child is sick. They don't need to be out. They need to be home getting better. And not passing on whatever they have.
Living a healthy lifestyle is a much more reasonable prevention strategy. Eat healthy (sugar is the main "food" for disease, limit sugar as much as possible), wash your hands (and not with that stupid antibacterial soap...which only helps breed stronger bacteria), take your vitamins, exercise. Reduce your exposure to chemicals. But why do these things if we can just get a shot? Nevermind how effective it really is.
We live in a society that is constantly being bombarded with information. And a lot of it is provoking fear (take for example the recent swine flu outbreak). We're terrified. And the first thing many people are asking for is a vaccine. And they'll get one. But what kid of long term effects will be left in it's place?
By the way, does anyone else find it strange that it coincides with the greatest economic crisis since the great depression?
Perhaps I am a conspiracy theorist afterall.
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