Dear parents, you are being lied to.

Immunisation_baby2 In light of the media’s hysteria over a once common childhood illness called measles and the refusal of the vaccine industry to acknowledge the problem has nothing to do with the unvaccinated, it was past time for this post.

Dear Parents,

You are being lied to.

People who claim to be acting in the best interest of your children by pushing vaccines are putting their young lives at risk because they have received little to no education on vaccine ingredients and the injuries that they cause.  They aren’t aware that the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program pays out $100M a year in damages, which is barely a drop in the bucket of vaccine injury in this country.  In fact, the doctor singing the loudest praises of vaccine safety was paid $36M for his 20% portion of a patent on a vaccine that your child probably received, after the first rotavirus vaccine he voted to be added to the CDC schedule was withdrawn from the market for causing injuries.

They say that measles is deadly, but they’re talking about famine-stricken countries, not in America.

They say that the measles vaccine is effective but the truth is that outbreaks happen in populations of 99.7% vaccination with no easy explanation.

They convince you to vaccinate for chicken pox so that your boss isn’t mad that you miss a few days of work to be home with your child.

They distort the number of flu infections by combining it with pneumonia, which is irrelevant in anyone but the most elderly, while mainstream media write headlines about flu deaths in children that had other, far more serious simultaneous infections.

They tell you that whooping cough is “back” due to herd immunity rates dropping when the truth is that pertussis is cyclical, immunity to it cannot be defined, and researchers at Johns Hopkins knew even 20 years ago that herd immunity to whooping cough could never be achieved through vaccination.

They say that vaccines are effective at preventing disease, but the truth is that antibody production only tells half of the immunity story.

They’ll have you believe that vaccination is equal to natural infection, but the truth is that even the FDA admits that aluminum adjuvant vaccines cannot produce cell-mediated immunity, which is the basis of herd immunity.

They say that vaccines are safe but the ruler by which safety is measured is the mouse weight gain test, not the fact that 1 in 6 children today live with a chronic illness or disability in our over-vaccinated country.

They will tell you that vaccine side effects are mild because they’re referring to the aluminum depot in your child’s thigh swelling and getting hot.  They’re not talking about 4 months later when you realize your child has developed a deadly peanut allergy. The truth is that there is a mountain of research about the dangers of injecting aluminum– from IgE antibody production in asthma and allergies, to how aluminum targets the myelin covering of the nervous system, which causes autism, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s disease.

They will insist that a viral vaccine can’t cause autism at the same time that researchers are quietly making autistic mice in the laboratory by creating a viral infection in pregnant mothers.  Nonsensically, they want you to believe that regressive autism would begin in 1 million children at 12, 15, 18 or 24 months anyway, on its own, and the timing with the vaccine is a coincidence, despite no explanation for such a theory, and of course no control group proving them right.

They’ll tell you that mercury doesn’t cause autism, regardless that Merck admitted in 1991 they were exposing children to 87 times the toxic levels of mercury that should be eaten, and the FDA didn’t intervene for almost a decade.  They will offer its removal as some kind of proof that the MMR doesn’t cause autism, despite the fact the MMR never contained thimerosal in the first place.

They’ll tell you that vaccines “no longer contain mercury” and hope that you don’t realize the number of vaccines that are bathed in mercury and the amounts remaining are determined to be residual and not worth telling you about.

They will distract from the bodily damage caused by aluminum by discussing the abundant aluminum found in the earth’s crust, or in a mother’s breastmilk, asking you to believe that drinking breastmilk is equal to injecting aluminium into the human body; as if aluminum poisoning our mothers’ breastmilk is something to celebrate.  They will hope that you don’t learn that the amount of injected aluminum in the two-month vaccination schedule exceeds the amount of aluminum allowed intravenously by a factor of 20.  They will snidely say, “It’s a good thing it’s injected subcutaneously and not put into a vein,” as if capillaries don’t carry those injected substances to the bloodstream.

They will tell you the vaccine reactions recorded by parents in VAERS aren’t to be believed, as if they know more than the parents who stand as witnesses to the crippling effects of vaccination in their children.  They will play down the reports in VAERS despite the fact that the FDA admits that only 10-20% of all vaccine reactions are even reported.

They’ll tell you that the vaccine schedule is safe but the cold hard facts are these: there has never been a laboratory double-blind study of the CDC vaccination schedule.  Not in 1980, not in 2010, not ever.  The people telling you how safe the vaccine schedule is were not even remotely vaccinated on that schedule.

They throw around the phrase herd immunity as if it is proven fact, rather than a hopeful theory derived from naturally acquired viral illness.  They fail to mention that one can never become immune to bacteria for the same reason antibiotics cause bacteria to evolve into superbugs.   They will not admit that vaccination has turned conventionally inconvenient illness into deadly infections.

They cry to protect the immunocompromised children who “cannot” receive vaccines when the truth is that those children should not receive further vaccines because vaccines are what caused them to be immunocompromised in the first place.  To add insult to injury, the CDC has removed almost every contraindication for vaccination so that “immediate anaphylaxis after vaccination” is nearly the only reason one could rely on for a medical exemption to vaccines.  In fact, even children with cancer are expected to be fully vaccinated with exception of the live viruses in the MMR+V.

They are quick to smack down any treatment that a pharmaceutical company doesn’t own a patent on, even those that are widely known to be beneficial, such as cannabis oil, chelation, or supplements for vitamins and minerals that are lacking in our pesticide-heavy American diets or due to malabsorption in those carrying MTHFR defects.

They will tell you that vaccination is a greater achievement than the creation of a water sanitizing system so that we no longer drink our own disease-ridden fecal matter.  They want you to believe that Africa needs more vaccinations rather than clean water to drink.

Why are they lying to you?  For several reasons.  Many of them don’t know any better; nutrition isn’t given much time in medical school and their biased learning institutions are funded by pharmaceutical companies.  They truly believe the lies they repeat to their patients.  Many of them are victims of their own Doctor As God complex.  Many see what happen to those MDs who dare to caution others of pharmaceutical dangers and watch those whistleblowers called quacks and become the victims of media witch-hunts.  Many of them know that admitting the truth means admitting their role in the tragic harm that’s been caused for the past 30 years.  Expecting those doctors to take responsibility is like expecting the last of the Nazi soldiers to come out of hiding and turn themselves in to stand trial.

In only one respect is my message the same as the pro-vaccine propaganda: Educate yourself. But while they mean “Read all these websites that we fund to support our position”, I suggest you should learn what the scientific community that does not profit from vaccines is saying. Learn how the immune system works. Go read about the history of disease before vaccines, and talk to older people who grew up when polio, measles, and other diseases that were prevented by modernization of society and clean water before vaccines were available. Go read about how vaccines are fast tracked for approval without proper safety trials. Learn about Andrew Wakefield, and how his paper that suggested there may be a possible link between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children has been replicated and proven time and time again and how his partner Professor John Walker Smith was exonerated of all charges, proving that the allegations of fraud propagated against Dr. Wakefield were unfounded.

Read the numerous, huge studies that have explicitly examined whether autism is caused by vaccines…and have found that yes in fact, there is a connection. While you’re at it, understand that we have spent 27.4 million dollars on 127 genetic studies since 2006 and are no closer to finding a cause.

That may seem like a lot of work, and the scare tactics from the media can seem intimidating. But learning to differentiate between truth and propaganda is a skill that can be mastered. You owe it to your children, and to yourself, to thoroughly investigate the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Don’t rely on what some stranger on the internet says (not even me!). Read the scientific studies that I linked to in this post for yourself. Despite what anyone is telling you, you don’t need to be bullied by scare tactics. You should instead be afraid of the fact that vaccines are admittedly “unavoidably unsafe” and the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act releases all manufacturers and administers of vaccines from all liability from any injury caused by a vaccine.

This blog post was guest written by Robyn Charron.
Robyn has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and years of experience as a lab tech. Robyn has written pieces that have been published by Scary Mommy, Mass Appeal, The Girl Who for Babble, Bonbon Break, Just Eat Real Food, and MSN. 

Due to the fact that this blog was guest written, comments are closed.

Light it up True…

April is Autism Awareness Month.
And today, April 2nd  is World Autism Awareness Day!

I can’t think of a better way to “celebrate” this day, than to provide awareness behind what is really happening through these “awareness” campaigns.

Last week the new Autism numbers were released: 1 in 68. We are all AWARE. And there is nothing to celebrate.

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What I find so interesting is that the same organization that celebrates World Autism Awareness Day through their catchy campaign “Light It Up Blue”, is the same exact organization that denies the causes of autism. This organization is called Autism Speaks, and sadly the families I know with children with autism, do not in anyway support Autism Speaks. Today, they will not be “lighting it up blue” for their child.

I have not met a single autism parent that does not despise this multi-million dollar organization.

Why?

“It is a leech upon the autism community, sucking resources and walk-a-thon energy away from cash-strapped families struggling to cope. If there was any value in its “awareness” campaign, it has been achieved; Autism Speaks has no apparent further reason for being. It’s delaying progress, deflecting attention from the truth. It’s job, like any other business (or malignancy), is to grow”
–Dan Olmstead, Investigative Reporter and Editor of Age of Autism.

Autism Speaks has wasted 27.4 million dollars on 127 genetic studies since 2006 and are no closer to finding a cause…
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If you know the behind-the-scenes details regarding the Autism Speaks foundation, it’s actually quite maddening. Here’s the short version:

Katie Wright is the daughter of the founders of Autism Speaks and the mother of the little boy who was the catalyst for the organization. She’s been extremely vocal and active about what she witnessed happen to her son; vaccine regression into severe autism. She sits on the boards of other organizations because she doesn’t support the very organization created in her own child’s honor. Think about that.

Here is Katie Wright’s comments of one of Autism Speaks’ many studies debunking vaccine causation:  “This is just Autism Speaks caving in to the government and Drug Companies… AGAIN!!! They just keep publishing Government funded studies by organizations who get PAID by major Drug Company $$$”

The founders of Autism Speaks own daughter.  It’s just plain sad.

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“I’m tired of pretend vaccine research. Give me some REAL research. Give AMERICA some real research. Stop playing games and wasting money that should go into real studies.” -Dr. Sears

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It is very sad to me that today, the world will “Light It Up Blue” for a billion dollar organization that does nothing to help the Autism Community. An organization that funds studies to “prove” vaccines don’t cause autism.

Why not instead support The Thinking Mom’s Revolution.
Real parents rescuing their real children from the real cause of autism.

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So today, lets all Light It Up True!
If you are asked to donate to Autism Speaks today, just say no. And go check out TEAM TMR’s 501c3 Not-For-Profit Organization Created By The Founders Of
The Thinking Moms’ Revolution. 100% of your donation will help heal and recover a child from autism! 

Donate to them TODAY! 

 

Dear Blog Bullies, I Don’t See Your Comments!

Whenever I write a blog that quickly goes viral, the backlash is immediate. Through the years, I’ve come to expect it. Through the years, I’ve also learned that cyberspace bullies really do exist. Most of them hide behind fake names and a lot of them are paid pharma shrills. I have a zero tolerance and engagement policy. And this will be the one and only time I ever address this.

First let me say this: If you are new and recently subscribed to this blog, WELCOME! I’m thrilled you are here. This post is not for you. Please read my post: “Why Do I Care So Much?” to learn a little more about me and this reasons behind this blog. I’m happy to have you along for this journey! The rest of the post is written for the Blog Bullies. So here we go…

Dear Blog Bullies, I Don’t See Your Comments.

I have a comment moderator that moderates each comment before I ever see them. Let me repeat blog bullies: I don’t see your comments.

Your comment is immediately deleted if:

*you use profanity

*you hide behind a fake name that uses profanity

*your comment involves name calling and insults

*you use bullying and intimidation tactics

*you belittle my Faith

*you demand my “credentials”

*you tell me I’m “just a mom”

*you demand that I prove my research

*you entice me to defend myself

*you tell me I don’t know how to read the science

*you tell me I’m putting my kids or other kids at risk

*you try to tell me vaccines don’t cause autism

*you try to tell me vaccine reactions are rare

*you try to tell me Wakefield’s findings were discredited

*you try to tell me vaccines saved the world from polio & smallpox

*you try to pressure me using stories about children in 3rd world countries.

*you give me links to the CDC or WHO

*If you send me 18 paragraphs commenting on everything you disagree with, sentence by sentence, please know that your comment is deleted about 3 sentences in, and you’ve pretty much just wasted a few hours of your life. Unless of course you are being paid by the anti-vaccine surveillance and alert system, then I expect you to have all the time in the world finding blogs like mine to bully. After all, you are being paid for a job with a mission statement to: “establish an internet-based global monitoring and rapid alert system for finding, analyzing, and counteracting misinformation communication campaigns regarding vaccines to support global immunization efforts”. A whole lot of Bill Gates money went into this program, so I expect there are quite a few of you. You are not real. Neither are your comments.

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I don’t have to prove myself to you. I don’t know you. If you don’t like the content in the blog, please go elsewhere to learn. I don’t need to have a PhD or be an MD or have immunology training and work in the “health”care industry, to know how to use logic and THINK for myself. Vaccines are a belief system. You get to believe in them. I don’t. I get to do what I want to do for me and my kids. I could throw logic and science and statistics at you all day, and at the end of the day, you will still choose to believe in vaccines, because that’s what you want to believe. Guess what? I don’t have to believe what you believe. And you can’t make me.

Because here’s the thing. I could sit here all day and link every THINKING doctor who understands the same truth and logic that I have found. Would it really make a difference if I was a doctor? No, you’d find a new way to try to bully. Because that’s what bullies do.

“I never imagined myself in this position, least so in the very beginning of my Ph.D. research training in immunology. In fact, at that time, I was very enthusiastic about the concept of vaccination, just like any typical immunologist. However, after years of doing research in immunology, observing scientific activities of my superiors, and analyzing vaccine issues, I realized that vaccination is one of the most deceptive inventions the science could ever convince the world to accept.” -Vaccine Illusion, written by Tetyana Obukhanych (Ph.D. in immunology from Rockefeller University, New York, NY)
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What about the other comments?

After a moderator trashes the insults, death wishes, and such…. I do read the respectful comments even when they have different view points. What I find is there is always a common theme in the comments from those who don’t agree with the particular post at that time. This last post brought out a very common theme and I would like to address it.

In my previous measles post I asked  “How are the unvaccinated a threat?”

And I shared a quote from a pediatrician about how preposterous it is to think that a child who is vaccinated no longer carries the bacteria or the viruses that they have been vaccinated against. And how preposterous it is to the think that the unvaccinated child is carrying some secret bacteria or viruses that no-one else is carrying. “You can’t vaccinate believing that your children are protected and then feel that your children are not protected because somehow, some non-vaccinated child is carrying some secret organism that no-one else is carrying. You can’t have it both ways. It just doesn’t make any sense”.

While some still believe that somehow the unvaccinated can put the vaccinated at risk, the more common theme was about how the unvaccinated can put those who CAN’T receive vaccines at risk.

The comment goes something like this: 

-“Un-vaccinated children are a threat because there are some people who have forms of immunodeficiency diseases that a “herd immunity” will help protect them from. You are putting kids at risk that for medical reasons can’t receive them, ie. immune system disorders, etc. You are also putting babies at risk who are too young to receive vaccines”

-”I find those who refuse to immunize the epitome of selfishness and self-centeredness. Stop thinking only of yourself and consider those around you”

My personal favorite:

-”You fail to realize that many kids can still get measles even if they got the vaccine. So your un-vaccinated child could potentially infect a vaccinated one. Your behavior is actually putting other children at risk”

Here’s how I read that last one: “You fail to realize that vaccines don’t work. So your unvaccinated child could potentially infect a vaccinated one. So go get your unvaccinated child vaccinated with a vaccine that doesn’t work to protect the vaccinated child who wasn’t originally protected from the vaccine that didn’t work”

How is the previously unvaccinated child who is now vaccinated going to now protect the always vaccinated child if the vaccine doesn’t work?

Oh logic, where art thou?

But in all seriousness….

Here is my response plain and simple:

My responsibility as a parent is to protect my own children. The end. 

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At the end of the day, the only person who will answer for my children is ME. I walk daily with peace and confidence over MY decisions for MY children. Their immune systems were fearfully and wonderfully made. Every single thing that goes into their bodies (and does not go into their bodies) is building and strengthening their immune systems. Their health is the living proof. I do not expect anyone else to protect my children. And I will not be bullied into thinking that it is my responsibility to protect other children. I think it’s selfish that anyone would expect that. As my wise friend Em says: “You worry about your immune system and I’ll worry about mine”. The Greater Good is a movie based on the myth of Herd Immunity. If not, then every single adult who has not had a booster in 50 or so years is also “threat” and a “risk” to those who can’t receive vaccines. As if.

One would also have to believe that vaccines do in fact “protect” to think that it’s appropriate to expect people to vaccinate to keep others safe.  It’s quite silly to think that a vaccinated child could “protect” anyone. And that an unvaccinated child is a “threat”.

How can an unvaccinated individual without said diseases expose others to a disease they do not have?

Just plain silly.

The entire vaccine industry is built on fear and the myth of herd immunity. If we can’t make people think it is their responsibility to protect others, then there becomes no social pressure to vaccinate. Without the social pressure, what argument is left to bully the unvaccinated?

So NO! it is not my responsibility to put my children at risk with a product that is neither safe or effective in order to “protect” others. 

By the way, who protects the vaccine-injured children?

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Modern Alternative Mama published such a fantastic piece last week. I’m going to share some of that article below, as it eloquently speaks what so many of us THINKING MOTHERS feel. Originally published on her site, you can find the FULL article (HERE). Great post Kate!

Dear Vaccine Pushers: I Don’t Vaccinate and You Can’t Make Me

“I’m not going to defend myself against the bullies.  I’m not going to throw facts and statistics at you, showing how reasonable my position actually is.  (My position, by the way, is that every parent should have the right to choose if they want to vaccinate or not.  If you want to, that’s fine.)  I’m not going to try to mount an actual logical argument.  Because these people are bullies.  They are not interested in facts.  They are not interested in logic.  They are only interested in forcing people to accept their will.

Herd Immunity: Who Cares

The biggest reason people want me, and everyone, to vaccinate is herd immunity.  They claim that unless 95% or greater of the population is vaccinated, that we all risk these diseases beginning to circulate again wildly — and that the elderly, infants, and immunocompromised will be at serious risk.

Let’s ignore that:

  • Most of the adult population isn’t up to date on boosters and/or never received certain vaccines in the first place
  • Over 95% of children ARE up to date on their vaccines
  • We’ve had major advances in medical science that allow us to treat diseases differently so they’re NOT deadly anymore

I make the decisions that are right for my child.  do.  With no input from you or anyone else, unless I choose to consult them.  And I’m not asking right now.  I’m not willing to put my children at risk on the tiny chance that it might someday prevent another child from getting a disease (that most likely won’t harm him or her).

No, I don’t think it’s selfish to say that.  In fact, I think it’s selfish for people to ask me to vaccinate when I’ve made a decision not to.  That’s right — you’re being selfish to try to force your will onto me.  Vaccines are not without risk.  In fact, there are thousands of reports of children who have died or been permanently damaged by vaccines.  But vaccine pushers are going to tell me that that doesn’t really happen that often, and it doesn’t really matter, that it’s “worth it” to “save” some other children.  (Never mind that vaccine reactions are much more common than most people know, and that severe complications from the disease themselves are quite rare….)

I’m sorry, but having my own child dead or damaged isn’t worth it to me, to possibly save another child from an uncomfortable week.  Not by a long shot.

I will not be bullied into vaccinating.  I won’t place my child at risk to possibly help someone else’s child.  I.will.not.  And don’t ask me to, either.  You don’t have that right.

Responsibility to Society

Some of you say, okay, fine — don’t vaccinate.  But then don’t ever come out in public. Don’t go to libraries, to public schools, to anywhere that your child might “infect” someone else.

I say, do you know how silly that is?

First, unvaccinated children are not disease carriers.  Under normal circumstances, they’re as likely as anyone else to catch something.  Most of what they’re likely to catch, we don’t vaccinate for anyway.  The rotovirus (stomach flu) that’s been going around this year is truly nasty…but we don’t vaccinate for it.  I don’t see this as being any worse or different than measles.  Yet if my family inadvertently gave it to someone else, they would just say “It happens.”  But if my family somehow gave someone measles?  They might flip out.

It’s not different, people.  These illnesses are pretty equally bad.  And pretty equally “fine,” in the sense that you will recover with no lasting damage.

“They” say that people like me aren’t scared enough about these diseases, that we don’t really remember what they are like.  I say, the opposite side is too scared.  Good job, media! They’ve made people think that if you get polio, you will end up paralyzed and in need of an iron lung (not even remotely close), that if you get mumps you will end up sterile (almost no chance), that if you get measles you will go blind (this wasn’t even reported as a complication in any case in the last 30+ years in the U.S.).

Our responsibility to society is simple: don’t go out in public if you are sick.

Yeah!  That’s it!

There’s no reason to keep healthy people out of the public sphere just because they haven’t had a vaccine.  It’s ridiculous.  It’s paranoid.  It’s bordering on obsession and insanity.  And I’m honestly not blaming most who think this — it goes back to the media.  They’ve done a great job of scaring people into vaccinating, and against those who choose not to”. -Modern Alternative Mama

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So Dear Blog Bullies:

Stop wasting your time commenting on this blog. This blog is not open for dialogue with you. No matter how hard you try, you will not entice me into a debate with you.

And one more thing you should know about me,

You will never change my decision.

Signed, a thinking MOM (yep, that’s all) :)

Thanks, Pharma. You created the “anti-vaccine movement”.

I love that when a nonsense article floats around on facebook, everyone who knows me, sends it to me. This newest article was sent to me about a dozen times today. I’m out of town for work and said “Nope, not refuting it. No time”. But here I am, with a few hours to spare in my hotel room, and what am I doing….refuting the article. Haha!

I’ve been researching the measles vaccine for 8 years now and have written many posts on this subject.

So here we go…..again.

I have to remind myself that my passion and heart is truly to educate and empower other mothers. So if you are a non vaccinating mother and read the silly Daily Beast article titled “Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC”, and that article made you question your decision, or you were to made to feel like you needed to defend yourself and your decision to friends or family, this post is for you! Baby-Vaccines-175058_L
The article begins with: “There is currently an outbreak of measles in New York City.  Considered eliminated in the United States in 2000, last year saw a record number of outbreaks around the country”. (I kept the two original links within these sentences for references)

Let’s break this down.

Right away, the original article links to other articles.  I always click on the links within the original article, because that is where the real information can be found. The original article is always an opinion piece with no research or statistics. So I always leave the original article to get to root of what is being said. I look for statistics. Research. Science. Logic.

The first linked article is titled: “New measles cases confirmed in New York City”.

Are you ready for what comes next?

First sentence: “New York City health officials have identified 3 more cases of measles”

“Five hospitalizations have occurred as a result of this outbreak”

“At least two cases were transmitted right in a doctor’s office, officials said”

Say what? 3 WHOLE CASES? 5 hospitalizations? And 2 cases were transmitted right in a doctors office?

And this is what we call an outbreak? And we blame the unvaccinated? I honestly wonder how an “outbreak” such as this can warrant an article titled:  “Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC”. Is it just me, or have we completely lost grasp of what true journalism is?

And 2 cases transmitted right in a doctors office? Wait you mean transmitted through the vaccine? Ha! Seriously though, let’s not forget that the measles vaccine is a live virus vaccine that can live in saliva and feces, so yes those recently vaccinated are carriers. Vaccine shedding anyone?

I love how the original article (like I said which is always an opinion piece) says: “Measles was considered eliminated at the turn of the millennium. Now it’s back, thanks to the loons who refuse to vaccinate their children” Really? That’s the science? An article that calls parents loons? How low can we go?

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The second link given in the original article, (about how measles was considered eliminated in the United States in 2000, but last year (2013) saw a record number of outbreaks), that link leads you directly to the CDC website which shows the graphic above. I’ve shared this graphic before. There you have it folks, all 159 cases of measles (2013 actually ended with 189 cases).

In 2000 (the year measles was “eliminated” from the US) there were 86 cases. So I guess somehow the difference between the 189 cases in 2013 and 86 cases in 2000, all 103 of those new cases are considered “outbreaks” and are caused by the small percentage of unvaccinated children? Totally logical, right?

Funny though, I went to the CDC website and in the year 2011 there were 222 cases in the US, which is significantly higher than 2013. And did you know that in 2011, we added a third MMR vaccine onto the childhood schedule, and also put it on the adult vaccination program as a regular booster?

Funny how we just can’t seem to eliminate measles within the United States.

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In 1967, during a measles campaign, the CDC said: “Effective use of this vaccine during the coming winter and spring should insure the eradication of measles from the United States in 1967”. The cutesy slogan read “Stop measles with just one shot”.

Well that was 47 years ago. And now a child entering Kindergarten needs 3 shots.

Good ole measles.

I love how the original article states: “Most patients recover after an unpleasant but relatively uneventful period of sickness”. Yep, big bad scary measles. Seriously, how have we let measles become so scary? In a healthy child, the symptoms are nothing more than a common cold.

The article does goes on to say:  “Unfortunately, about one patient in every 1,000 develops inflammation of the brain, and one to three cases per 1000 in the United States result in death”. The truth is, 1 in about 10,000 (not 1,000) may develop inflammation of the brain.

Dr. Mendelsohn: “Doctors maintain that the inoculation is necessary to prevent measles encephalitis, which they say occurs about one in 1,000 cases. After decades of experience with measles, I question this statistic, and so do many other pediatricians. … in middle and upper-income brackets, … incidence of true encephalitis is probably more like 1/10,000 or 1/100,000.”

However 1 in 50 kids with autism suffer from inflammation of the brain and the MMR vaccine package insert for the measles vaccine actually lists inflammation of the brain as a side effect from the vaccine. Go read the package insert. It’s called encephalitis. Caused by the measles vaccine. Not caused by the natural measles virus.

As the article suggests, how do we actually know 1 -3 cases per 1,000 in the United States result in death? We don’t. According to the CDC, deaths occur in populations with high levels of malnutrition and a lack of adequate healthcare. Deaths don’t occur in developed countries. Deaths do not occur in 1 -3 cases per 1,000 in the United States. And in developing countries, “Data shows that one-third to one-half of the millions of deaths in children across the world, caused by measles, are due to undernutrition, not undervaccination”. 

WHERE IS THE LOGIC?

The original article continues with paragraphs such as: “The anti-vaccine crowd may think they’re only making a decision for their own family. In fact, they’re threatening to make the rest of us sick. Refusing to vaccinate your children means you are contributing to a worsening public health crisis. There is no denying it, and there is no point in sugar-coating it”.

HOW ARE UNVACCINATED CHILDREN A THREAT?

“It is preposterous to think that a child who is vaccinated no longer carries the bacteria or the viruses that they have been vaccinated against. If, in fact, children are vaccinated, then why are parents and public health authorities afraid that non-vaccinated children are somehow carrying something that their children are not, when they should feel comfortable that their children are vaccinated? You can’t have it both ways…

You can’t vaccinate believing that your children are protected and then feel that your children are not protected because somehow, some non-vaccinated child is carrying some secret organism that no-one else is carrying. You can’t have it both ways. It just doesn’t make any sense”. -–Dr. Palevsky, board certified pediatrician in New York

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I won’t go through each silly paragraph within the article. My favorite though was: “If you missed measles and are glad it’s back, thank a vaccine-denier”. If you are an adult who survived measles as a child, you now have PERMANENT immunity acquired from contracting the natural measles virus. You cannot and will not ever contract measles again. Who else is this article referring to that would be “missing measles” but the generation that actually contracted it naturally? They aren’t worried.

When these types of articles clearly point the finger at only one people group (in this case the non-vaccinating parent) it is so hard to understand the logic. The article states: “Perhaps vaccine-refusing parents will consider whether it’s worth the anxiety of knowing that a person who coughed in their grocery store two hours earlier could infect their kids as they do the week’s shopping together, and will reconsider their choices”

Scientists believe that measles can be eradicated by vaccinating 80% -100% of the population. Theoretically, such “herd” immunity will interrupt measles transmission and end epidemics. According to the CDC, childhood immunization levels are near or above national targets.

CHILDHOOD immunization levels are near or ABOVE National targets. 

And why the heck is it always the “vaccine-refusing parents”? What about the vaccine-refusing adults? We have an entire generation of baby boomers who haven’t had a booster shot in years. Why don’t we blame them? The blaming is so targeted, it’s hard to take serious. The small percentage of unvaccinated children would or could never be the cause of an outbreak. But then again, it’s almost comical what we call an “outbreak”.

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Dear Pharma

I’ll end with the sentence in the article that said: “I hope the anti-vaccine movement somehow loses steam”. Wake up Pharma. Wake the hell up. There is no such thing as an “anti-vaccine movement”. You created it. You got greedy and added 49 vaccines to the childhood schedule before a child starts Kindergarten. You created an entire generation of sick children. We know them as vaccine injured child. Guess what? These children ARE vaccinated. You know, the GREATER GOOD. The parents believed the lie. They did what they were told. The took their kids in for the shots. This movement is called truth. And it will never lose steam. Not until you stop harming and injuring children. This movement is only growing. This movement is just getting it’s steam. Your articles like the one today, they fuel us.

So go find another scare tactic. Your “measles outbreak” scare tactics aren’t fooling anyone.

Thanks, Pharma. You created the “anti-vaccine movement”.

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To read more posts on the topic of outbreaks:
Why All The Measles Outbreaks? 
Measles Shmeasles
The Myth of Herd Immunity
LA Times and the Whooping Cough Story
The Whooping Cough Has Me For a Loss of Words
Pertussis: The Outbreaks that Cry Wolf

February 25, 2009: The Day that Changed My Life Forever

*Today marks 5 years since the day Brother was born. This is a story I will continue to tell and republish every year on his b-day.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” -Revelations 12:11

5 years ago today I learned that I had made a grave decision that affected
the health of my newborn child. I made a promise to my son that day:
Everything I put into his body would give him life and life more abundantly.

Thank-you son for giving me my life back and for helping me learn how to truly live the way God created our bodies to live.

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I’ve learned so much over the last 5 years.
I wish I could share it all in a single blog.
I know I still have a lot of learning to go…but this much I know…

God created everything we need for health and healing. Especially for pain. 
I now know there are tons of other options to manage pain.
Non-toxic, non-addictive, safe & effective ways to manage pain.
I learned the hard way.

For me, it was pain medicine. But really, it’s all the same.

Pharmaceuticals. Prescription meds. Over-the-Counter meds. Vaccines. Chemotherapy. Allergy Shots. Insulin. Asthma meds. Antibiotics. Anti-anxiety meds. Anti-depressants. ADHD meds. Sleep aids. Pain Pills. This list goes on and on. And on.
They all have one thing in common.
They are ALL drugs.

5 years ago, I gave birth to a son who immediately displayed symptoms of withdrawals to the pain medicine that I was prescribed during pregnancy. A product that I was told was “safe” and “effective” during my pregnancy for my back pain. Sitting in my hospital room after just giving birth, two pediatricians walked in and ask if I had been taking narcotics during pregnancy. And at that moment, reality proved what my instinct had known for months before, and my world went crashing down. The pain in my heart was worse than the pain of my c-section. Guilt, shame, & confusion. How could I have possibly done this to my newborn son? Watching your newborn experience withdrawals is something no mother should have to witness. Especially when you know it was your own fault.

*Let me first say that within 24 hours after finding out this devastating news, we were both discharged and went home. My son never again showed any signs of withdrawals and has always been a healthy, thriving baby and child. I truly believe that he exhibited those symptoms for those first 24 hours for a greater reason. And that was to give me my life back.  And teach me truth. I will say though that watching my son suffer from withdrawals was the longest 24 hours of my life. Longer than the 3 months I would later suffer from withdrawals. 

Getting my life back wasn’t easy. And I don’t ever want to minimize what it is like to suffer from addiction. If anyone is reading this blog and you are suffering from addiction, I am here to agree with you and understand with you and have compassion with you. Addiction is horrendous.  The day I left the hospital with my son, I entered into the deepest-darkest, living hell of a depression, which would soon be combined with months and months of withdrawal symptoms as I got off of pain medicine. I can only describe it as a living hell. During the time I was getting off pain medicine, every minute of every day was riddled with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, fear, confusion, hopelessness, insomnia, flu-like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, headache, and a complete disconnect from reality! Withdrawals are intense. Especially when you didn’t even know you were addicted. This went on for months while my body was trying to readjust to not being on narcotics anymore. My body was stripped of serotonin and melatonin and all the things we need to function and feel normal.

During those months, I was a non-existent mother and wife. My brain had been high jacked and I was nowhere to be found. I will never forget when my son was a few weeks old.  We were sitting in the living room with him and his two older sisters (ages 2 & 3 at the time). My husband said: “I can’t wait until Brother is older and we can teach him how to ride a bike”. I remember thinking to myself: “I better not still be here. There is no way I can survive year after year living like this”. I was a miserable, despondent, wretched mess. And I thought I was stuck that way forever.

My reality was so messed up that I could not even see these 3 amazing beautiful blessings right in front of me. Oh my heart breaks for my old self during this time.5968_145991640882_3977051_n

That was 5  years ago.

This summer, my son learned to ride a two-wheel bike.
I stood there in awe and watched him ride away. I thought about the last 5 years and how thankful I am that I have a loving and merciful God who loved me so much that he wouldn’t leave me as a broken mess. Today I am free.
Free from bondage. Free from addiction. Free of pain.
I wake up everyday and can’t wait to conquer the world.
I have passion. I have hope. I have peace and comfort and joy.
Daily, I live with a peace that surpasses all understanding.
I truly believe that God is glorified when our bodies are healthy and we are whole.

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“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” -Revelations 12:11

Today
Today we are a pill-free home. Not a single prescription med or over-the-counter med. Not even Tylenol, or an Ibuprofen. Some people might think this is extreme. Extreme experiences call for extreme transformations. When you have a baby or child that has suffered based on a bad decision that you’ve made, you will do everything in your power to make that bad decision right. And once you know better, you do better. And hopefully along the way, you can teach and inspire and encourage others to do better.

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 I’ve been called radical in my approach to health and healing and wellness.
I’ll tell you what radical is. Radical is giving birth to your child, only to have Child Protection Services show up in your hospital room to interview you and make sure you are a fit parent to bring your child home. My husband & I sat there answering the routine questions: Yes, we were married. Yes, we had college degrees. Yes, I had a Higher education degree. Yes, we were both employed. Yes, we were Christian and attended church. “Oh wait, the pain medicine you took during pregnancy was prescribed to you? Oh wait, that changes everything. Why of course you are a fit parent and free to go home. We had no idea you were being prescribed these meds by your OBGYN”.

You see, I was just a typical mother thinking that the decisions I was making based on my doctors “expertise” were the best decisions for me & my child. Sometimes the decisions that we let others decide for us, have tragic consequences if we haven’t done our due diligent research.I made a promise to my son that I would never again make a poor decision that could adversely affect his health!

 Today my son has never been on a single prescription medicine or drug.
No vaccines. No meds. No antibiotics. No fast food. No junk. He’s never been diagnosed with a sickness or illness. Eating a mostly 100% organic diet since the day he was born and making a research based decision that I would not put a single substance into his body that would compromise his God-given immune system (including, but specifically vaccines), my son is thriving in every way. He is a bundle of joy and a body full of health!

Why couldn’t I see it then? 
It’s easy to recognize and acknowledge that prescription meds during an entire pregnancy isn’t the best decision. However, it’s hard to make the right the decision when you are being told differently by “professionals”.

See I know this dilemma firsthand. I was “diagnosed” with chronic back pain caused from a severe car accident.  I was told that the only way to manage my pain was through pain medicine. Drugs were created by a pharmaceutical industry, who need us dependent on what they have to offer. And then we believe the lie that we need them or that they are the “only” thing that will help us. Then that lie takes on a life of it’s own, and the next thing you know, you’re addicted to a product that you thought was meant to “help” you.

I’ve been told that being addicted to narcotics and opiates is harder to get off of then crack. I believe that because I lived it. Even my well-meaning, church going, pain management doctor knew that, yet he wrote my prescription each month and handed it to me without the blink of an eye.  Why? Because he too believed the lie. That drugs were the only option. How blinded we can be.

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Well-meaning doctors don’t always know what is best.
I had two well-meaning doctors “caring” for me during my pregnancy.
One was a Christian that went to my church.
Both of these doctors assured me and prescribed me pain medicine during pregnancy. Both told me it was “safe” and the best option for my situation.

 In the same way, I watch well-meaning doctors prescribe young children
a cocktail of meds, in hopes that they will provide “healing” or “relief”.
These doctors don’t do this because they are mean people.
These are all well-meaning doctors. I know mine were.

These same doctors though. Where are they in the after math? My doctors where nowhere to be found when the damage had been done. In the same way I have hundreds of friends whose pediatricians have not a clue that they are living the nightmare of vaccine injury. At the end of the day, we are the only people that answer for the consequences of the decisions doctors make for us.

We are stuck in a vicious cycle.
More people today are suffering from addiction and chronic sickness caused by the pharmaceutical industry in the first place. And then being “treated” by that same pharmaceutical industry. Guess how we typically get people off pain pills? We prescribe a different pharmaceutical drug. Our country runs sickcare. Not healthcare. Healthcare would not have an entire generation of children on ADD medication. Healthcare would not allow 1 in 6 children to suffer from autoimmune disease. The multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry has mastered Sickcare.

The pharmaceutical industry has infiltrated every level of the medical field.
And sadly, it’s starts with babies & children.
It actually starts from the moment they are born.
Hep B vaccine now given at birth? And without the blink of an eye, we all agreed.
Really? Our babies must have been born defective.
Good thing for immediate drugs.
And 49 vaccines before Kindergarten.
A very sad vicious cycle.
Is This The Best We Can Offer? 

The choice is ours. 
At the end of the day, every decision we make regarding our children,
regardless of who we trust or what we believe, that decision falls on us.
And as parents, we get to decide how complicated we are going to let things get.
I made things terribly complicated when I was pregnant with my son.

It doesn’t have to be complicated. If fact, it’s quite simple.
Everything we put into our bodies either gives us life or gives us death.
It’s simple biology. You either feed your body life or you feed your body death.
This includes everything from food and water to medicine to drugs.

God created health and healing. Not Pharma. 
The more I learn about the plants God created. The trees. Herbs. Essential oils. Homeopathics. Real Food. Clean Food. Fruit. Vegetables. Water.
He created it all. Health is at our fingertips. How did pharmaceuticals take over?
Plain and simple: Money.

A tragic thing has happened.
The Medical Field gets to pretend they have all the answers. Our doctors have become God.  And for some reason we want to push the responsibility that God has given us as the stewards of our own children, onto doctors and the medical field. I know I did when I was pregnant with my son. I prayed that God would heal my back pain, and I believed he would. But I also trusted my OBGYN and my Pain Management doctor to tell me what was “right” and “safe” and “wise”. Even though it went against everything that I felt was “right” and “safe” and “wise”.

Don’t ignore your instinct. 
I will never forget the day that I voiced my concerns to my doctors about the amount of pain medicine I was taking during pregnancy. I will never forget being handed a piece of medical literature showing the narcotics I was taking were in the same safety class as pre-natal vitamins. Ha! I know now, that literature was funded by the same company that profited from the pain medicine,  so of course it was “safe” for pregnancy.
And that day, I ignored my instinct. And medicine played God.

Maternal instinct is the greatest gift God gives us as mothers. 
If something tells you that what you are putting into your body or your children’s bodies may not be best, follow your instinct. I ignored the heck out of mine.
I understand now that my God-given instinct is one of the most powerful tools I have as a mother. Everyday I watch this being stripped from mothers.

See the double standard is this… if we make proper decisions based on true diligence and informed consent, like properly researching the drugs we put into our body while pregnant, or feeding our children properly, or making an informed decision to keep our children free of vaccines and drugs, then those same people that put their trust in pharmaceuticals and pray for God to protect and heal them, they like to say parents like us are trying to play God.
You can’t have it both ways.

A mother doesn’t pop pain pills everyday while she is pregnant and pray that God heal her back pain and keep her & her unborn baby safe.
There are consequences for poor decisions.
I suffered great consequences for my poor decisions.

Don’t get me wrong. God is the God of miracles.
He can and will perform miracles. But I also believe God is looking for discipline and obedience and discernment and a willingness to make decisions based on His word, not based on decisions of the word of a pharmaceutical industry.
As soon as I stopped taking pain medicine, my back pain was gone.

And this I know for sure:
God created our bodies to live free of pain, sickness, illness, & disease.

Happy 5th B-day Son!
Your birth and life inspired me to seek a life of health and truth!

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And thank-you God for your wisdom! To you, ALL THE GLORY!

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
   your works are wonderful, I know that full well -Psalm 139:14


A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF MY FAVORITE PICTURES
of this little life that saved mine!

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HAPPY 5TH B-DAY BROTHER!!!

 

LA Times and the Whooping Cough story…

This week, I had a handful of people send me articles to refute. I don’t always have time to refute all of the nonsense articles that float around. I wish I did have the time. But I don’t. I simply write these posts to help others. I’m honestly in a season of my life where I don’t feel the need to defend my vaccine stance anymore. When I was first having babies, I felt a strong need to defend my stance. And I wrote tons about vaccines. Now that my children are getting older, their health is living proof. And I have little desire to defend my stance or spend my time refuting articles.

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However one article that was sent to me (by a friend looking for genuine help)…it kept bugging me. I kept going back to it, then talking myself out of not wasting my time refuting it, then going back to it again. So here I am. Refuting this most worst article published in the LA Times. It was titled “The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic”. The article led to a graphic above of a map showing “vaccine-preventable outbreaks”. Whatever that means. Under the map it said “Almost all the whooping cough is in the United States.”

Uh yeah…. of course almost all of the whooping cough cases are in the US. We are the most highly vaccinated country in the world, against a disease that is primarily spread through the vaccinated.

As vaccination rates and boosters continue to rise, we have become the most highly vaccinated population in the history of the world. And we still can’t escape whooping cough outbreaks. So we keep blaming the outbreaks on the small percent of the unvaccinated population. And we call it the “anti-vaccination movement”. Whatever that means.

Don’t the people conducting the “ground breaking research” about the so-called “anti-vaccination movement” understand that there is no such thing as an anti-vaccination movement? Most of the people who have woken up to the truth about vaccines are parents of vaccine injured children (Who guess what? They once believed in vaccines and their children ARE vaccinated) or parents like myself who have done the proper research. I’m not anti-vaccine. I’m pro-truth, pro-safety, & pro-effectiveness. Vaccines are none of those. It’s that simple.

OK back the LA Times article. I’m actually only taking the 4th paragraph from that article that then leads to a “study”. And I’m going to focus on how a “study” with  such crap science becomes the reason behind an LA Times published article with a title called the “TOLL OF THE ANTI-VACCINATION MOVEMENT”.

It is truly hard to comprehend how the study I’m about to breakdown is the reason behind the “toll of the anti-vaccination movement”.

4th paragraph in the article:
“Vaccine panic also plays a role in the shocking incidence in the U.S. of whooping cough, also beatable by a common vaccine. Researchers have pointed to the effect of “non-medical exemptions” from legally required whooping cough immunizations… as a factor in a 2010 outbreak of whooping cough in California”

Ok, lets break this down….

“Vaccine panic also plays a role in the shocking incidence in the U.S. of whooping cough, also beatable by a common vaccine”

First of all what is “vaccine panic”? Lame. And how is the whooping cough “beatable by a common vaccine” when the majority of people with whooping cough are vaccinated? That the CDC admits has waning immunity? How many boosters do we need to add to the schedule before the vaccine is actually effective?  And are we really always going to try to blame the incidence of whooping cough on the small percent that doesn’t vaccinate? The so called “anti-vaccination movement”.

“Researchers have pointed to the effect of non-medical exemptions as a factor in a 2010 outbreak of whooping cough in California”

OK, seriously, click on the link this article gives as the “research” behind this claim. It leads you to this: Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions and Pertussis in California, 2010

The first paragraph to this study reads: “Although this resurgence has been widely attributed to waning immunity of the acellular vaccine, the role of vaccine refusal has not been explored in the published literature. Many factors likely contributed to the outbreak, including the cyclical nature of pertussis, improved diagnosis, and waning immunity; however, it is important to understand if clustering of unvaccinated individuals also played a role” 

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So the first paragraph clearly tells us that:

1. The resurgence has been WIDELY attributed to waning immunity of the acellular vaccines

2. That the role of vaccine refusal has NOT been explored in published literature (I guess until this ground breaking study)

3. That MANY factors likely contributed to the outbreak including: - the cyclical nature of pertussis, improved diagnosis, and waning immunity

4. However, LET’S STILL TRY TO BLAME THE UNVACCINATED, right?

The conclusion to this amazing “research” article…Are you ready? 

CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest clustering of NMEs (Non medical exemptions) may have been 1 of several factors in the 2010 California pertussis resurgence.

May have? Or not.
And 1 of several factors. But let’s not talk about any of those other factors.

By the way, they analyzed nonmedical exemptions (NMEs) for children entering kindergarten from 2005 through 2010 they found “2 statistically significant clusters of pertussis cases in this time period”

TWO.

There were 9,120 cases of pertussis during the 2010 outbreak. And researchers have already determined from a 2012 report that  92% of pertussis cases in California during that outbreak were in vaccinated individuals.

But this study found TWO clusters of pertussis in NME’s over a 5 year period and LA Times gets to publish a piece about the “toll of the anti-vaccination movement”. Whatever.

And that’s really where this post should end. But I’m going to take it a step further and break down the REAL reasons behind the increase in Whooping Cough (pertussis) outbreaks.

So if you need to take a break…come back later for the 2nd half of this post. If not, keep reading :)

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According to the CDC…

“In the past 20-30 years, we’ve seen the peaks getting higher and overall case counts (of pertussis) going up. There are several reasons that help explain why we’re seeing more cases as of late. These include: increased awareness, improved diagnostic tests, better reporting, more circulation of the bacteria, and waning immunity”

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Let’s talk about these other important factors:
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Waning Immunity of the Acellular vaccine.

In 1997,  the ACIP recommended that pediatric DTaP replace all pediatric DTP doses. What does that mean? It means we went from a whole cell vaccine (DTP) to a targeted acellular vaccine (DTaP). The DTP vaccine was much more effective, but very dangerous. The DTaP vaccine was not nearly as effective, and still dangerous. Great logic there. Anyways, that was 15 years ago. There was a large group of intelligent people who knew back then that the acellular vaccine was not going to be effective. And that it was still dangerous. But none of that mattered.

Since that time, we have been experiencing “outbreaks”. So many times these outbreaks are blamed on the  folks who don’t vaccinate. Like what the LA Times article and graph is trying to show.  And this is how we create the “anti-vaccine” movement and credit them with the vaccine failure.

How many boosters are we up to? Seven. And we are still having outbreaks. Blame the unvaccinated of course.

“If you think that a vaccinated person cannot get whooping cough, in the most severe manner, think again. Most babies over the age of 6 months who get whooping cough are fully and “appropriately” vaccinated. Pertussis is admittedly, even by the vaccine enthusiasts,primarily spread by vaccinated children, adolescents and adults” -A Special Report done by the International Medical Council on Vaccination

Cyclical nature of pertussis.

Pertussis is and has always been cyclical in nature, with peaks in the disease every 3-5 years.

I am copying and pasting directly from the CDC website (as you will see, they do not blame the “anti-vaccine” movement)

Q. Why are reported cases of pertussis increasing?
A: Since the early 1980s, there has been an overall trend of an increase in reported pertussis cases. Pertussis is naturally cyclic in nature, with peaks in disease every 3-5 years. But for the past 20-30 years, we’ve seen the peaks getting higher and overall case counts going up. There are several reasons that help explain why we’re seeing more cases as of late. These include: increased awareness, improved diagnostic tests, better reporting, more circulation of the bacteria, and waning immunity.

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More circulation of bacteria

Did anyone notice this was listed under the CDC’s reasons behind why we are seeing more cases? Let me explain…

More and more studies and reports are showing how the DTaP vaccine is causing a mutated strain. Mutated strains are not the strains we are vaccinated against. Mutated strains also shed. See there are different bacterial strains of Pertussis. In an excellent article written by Everything Birth, they explain the difference in these two very clearly:

“See, this disease is most often attributed to B. pertussis infection… BUT, it is also caused by the closely related  B. parapertussis.

But, what they already know and just aren’t telling you is this…  In tests, the vaccine appears to work quite well against B. pertussis in mice. In contrast, the same tests showed vaccination led to a 40-fold enhancement of B. parapertussis colonization in the lungs of mice.

40-Fold.

That doesn’t necessarily translate into 40 sick mice as opposed to just one. It means 40 times the lung colonization.

Just so there is no confusion: colonization [kol″ŏ-nĭ-za´shun] the development of a bacterial infection on an individual, as demonstrated by a positive culture. The infected person may have no signs or symptoms of infection while still having the potential to infect others.

So, yes…. Please, think of those with weakened immune systems. Think of them enough to demand better tests. Think of them enough to look at the facts of this vaccine.  Think of them enough not to get swept away in this scaremongering.  Also think of what this means to your own child’s health.  At the end of the day, no one is going to care if their pertussis is B. pertussis or B. parapertussis. Sick is sick.

And the vaccination appears to have the potential to make sure more people are walking around contagious or sick.  Worse yet, these people could be walking around showing NO symptoms…”

Please read the conclusion of this most excellent article (HERE)

*Back in 2011, scientists came out with a study warning: Whooping Cough Strain Now Immune to Vaccine: THE bacteria that causes whooping cough has mutated, eroding the protection provided by the vaccine now given to children.

“A key issue is that the whole cell vaccine (DTP) contained hundreds of antigens, which gave broad protection against many strains of pertussis. But the (targeted) acellular vaccine (DTaP) contains only three to five antigens. Our findings suggest that the use of the acellular vaccine may be one factor contributing to these genetic changes.” - UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

*CDC study:  suggests that the resurgence of WHOOPING COUGH is due to the vaccine causing an increased and more virulent toxin. The CDC acknowledges that whooping cough is recurring in highly vaccinated populations. They also concluded that there is a high secondary transmission rate from vaccinated individuals.

The CDC ended the study with: “Vaccinated adolescents and adults may serve as reservoirs for silent infection and become potential transmitters to unprotected infants. Therefore, even young, recently vaccinated children may serve as reservoirs and potential transmitters of infection.”

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Improved diagnostics.

I think improved diagnostics being one of the reasons behind the resurgence in whooping cough is interesting. Especially if improved diagnostics leads to studies such as this. Haha!

Title: “A cluster of suspected whooping cough cases in Colorado was actually most likely a “pseudo-outbreak,”according to an investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1. The patients were mistakenly diagnosed because of contaminated samples.
2.  The samples were contaminated from the pertussis DNA in the vaccine.
3. They tested more patients than necessary, leading to more mistaken diagnoses.
4. Many of the people they found infected with pertussis were vaccinated.
5. They still recommend the vaccine. Haha!

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What about all the outbreaks though?

In April 2012,  an infectious disease specialist out of California came out with a pretty damning report that showed the majority of whooping cough cases in the famous 2010 CA outbreak, occurred within the vaccinated population.

Here are few more articles worth reading: 

ARTICLE: Whooping Cough Epidemic In Washington State Exposes Vaccination Problems:

“We started dissecting the data. What was very surprising was the majority of cases were in fully vaccinated children.  That’s what started catching our attention.”

ARTICLE: Vaccine failure admitted: Whooping cough outbreaks higher among children already vaccinated

ARTICLE: Whooping Cough Vaccine – Doesn’t Work – GSK Says “We Never Bothered to Check”

ARTICLE:  92% of pertussis cases in California were in vaccinated individuals 

ARTICLEWhooping Cough Spreads Mainly through Vaccinated Populations

ARTICLE: Why Whooping Cough Cannot be Prevented, Despite Near 100 Percent Vaccination Rates

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I also wrote a post called “Pertussis: The Outbreaks that Cry Wolf”, where I share further research on this topic and cover many other outbreaks through the years. I also cover risk/benefits (the majority of $2 billion paid out by our government for vaccine injury is for injury caused by pertussis vaccine). I also share different published studies on safety and effectiveness. For example, a 1994 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that 80% of children under 5 who got pertussis had been fully vaccinated. The researchers concluded that the “vaccine offered insufficient protection from the disease”. You can read that post (HERE)

In closing, this what I call “The toll of the Whooping Cough Vaccine in one devastating graphic”
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An Open Letter to My Facebook Friends, written by TMR’s own Booty Kicker

My friend Booty Kicker from The Thinking Moms Revolution wrote a post called “An Open Letter to My Facebook Friends”. Originally published on the TMR website. If you aren’t aware of The Thinking Moms Revolution, get on over there. They are changing the world!

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With their permission I am re-publishing the original post. Because what is written below are my thoughts exactly. I too get tired of my own fb posts about vaccines. I get tired of controversial nature of the topic. I get tired of “debates”. As a mother of 5 children with passions outside of vaccine safety advocacy, I find that I can never walk away from trying educate others.

“Because not one more child should ever be injured by vaccines.  NOT ONE MORE.”

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Why I Post About Vaccines

Dear Friends,

I want to address something that you most certainly have noticed about me if we have been friends for a while. It’s about some of the things I post on Facebook.   It is something that might bother you or even upset you, and you may have even considered unfriending me at one point or another because of it.

It’s about the vaccine issue.

Look, just so you know, I get tired of it myself.  In fact, I find the whole issue kind of a bore.  I’d much rather post funny jokes, or cute pictures of puppies or kittens, and keep Facebook light and pleasant and a fun “place” to hang out.

But I just can’t.  You see, something is happening to our children.

Our children, our WORLD’S children, are getting sicker.  Autism is one thing.  But there is so much more than that.  Children are being diagnosed every day with autoimmune diseases, environmental allergies, life-threatening food allergies, ADHD, seizure disorders, asthma, and cancer.  There are also children at very young ages being diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and bipolar disorder, as well as various gastrointestinal issues and bowel diseases.

I know that the media tells you that vaccines are completely safe, and that you want tobelieve them.  I know that vaccines make people feel safe and protected.  I know that thinking that the media, the FDA, and the CDC might be lying to you is a very scary idea.  We as humans have this desire to believe that our government is taking care of us, and have all of our best interests at heart.  It makes us feel safe.  We want to trust those who are in charge.  We NEED to trust them.
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But we are being lied to.

For every “study” that “proves” vaccines are safe, there are more studies that prove that they are not safe.  But the studies that prove that they are not safe are not reported by the mainstream media.  And the studies that “prove” that vaccines are safe are commonly funded by pharmaceutical companies. The companies that make money off the sale of those vaccines are the ones doing the testing.  And the media’s “go to” guy that they commonly interview to discuss the safety of vaccines is Paul Offit, who has made millionsfrom the sale of the RotaTeq vaccine.

The fact is, studies aside, thousands of parents are witnessing their children falling ill immediately following routine immunizations.  Suddenly, children who were engaged and developing normally lose their eye contact and speech.   Or they develop high fevers and seizures, and they start screaming and won’t stop.  But eyewitness accounts, which are pretty credible and damning in a court of law if you happen to witness a felony, are quickly dismissed about vaccine injuries as “anecdotal evidence” by “hysterical parents” who are “just looking to blame someone.”

It’s a cover-up, plain and simple.  And it’s all about money.

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For those of us who are living with sick children, the situation is very hard to live with.  Watching what our children go through each day, we agonize over the decisions we made and the trust we had in a system that we never even investigated.  We did what we thought we were supposed to and we never thought for a second that anything could go wrong.  And for us, it’s too late to go back and undo what we did.

But we don’t want to see your children go through it, too.  You are our friends.  We love you, and we love your children.  We want your children to grow up healthy and happy.  My son has to deal with self injury, chronic constipation, unknown rashes, life-threatening allergies, and the inability to communicate with others.  He is a sweet, loving little boy who deserves so much better than what he got.  I don’t want to see your children, or grandchildren, go through what he has had to go through.

Yes, there is a possibility that your children could get their vaccines and do just fine.  But there is a chance that they won’t.  The prevalence of autism, along with other chronic health conditions, is growing at an alarming rate.  Our immune systems seem to be weakening with each generation.  Parents who have a history of allergies or asthma tend to have children who have inherited that tendency, and when they are immunized, their immune system is made weaker, and chances are that their health problems will be greater than their parents’.

We just can’t stand by and watch that happen.  So, we sound the alarm.  It’s just like if you saw someone about to get hit by a bus.  You’d say, “Watch out for that bus!”  Or you might even push them out of the way.  We are doing everything we can to make sure that your kids are not hurt.  And when we find out that another one of our friend’s kids has been diagnosed, we grieve.  It HURTS.

So, I am going to keep on posting about vaccines.  As much as I hate it, as much as I bore myself, I’ll keep on doing it.  It’s something I believe I am supposed to do.  I believe it’s a job that God has given me.  I’m here to sound the alarm.

Because not one more child should ever be injured by vaccines.  NOT ONE MORE.

~ B. K.

To read more published articles by B.K (click here)

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Lioness Arising Mother #8: Robyn Charron

I’d like to introduce my next mother from the Lioness Arising Mother series, Robyn Charron. I first learned about her story a few months ago. When a mothers story grips me and I can’t stop thinking about it, I know I have to re-tell their story. Robyn fits the definition of a Lioness Arising Mother in every way and I am honored that she is allowing me to share her sons story. It is both heartbreaking and encouraging. Heartbreaking because this is the new normal and represents so many children. And encouraging because this momma gets it. She. Gets. It.

If you or anyone you know has a child with colic, reflux, head-banging, food allergies, or constant rashes please share this story.

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In Robyn’s own words….

“If you wait until your child is born to think about vaccines, a vaccine injury is almost impossible to recognize.  You are too tired and overwhelmed when it strikes.  You are too immersed in the trees to see the forest.  Too busy putting band-aids on symptoms to see the syndrome.  You might be told that you have a sensitive, high-needs baby on your hands and his sensitivities manifest as colic, reflux, head-banging, food allergies, or contact rashes.  You will be told that it is all normal, which is the truth, considering what passes for normal these days.  Now I see these signs in other infants and I try to intervene.  I try to warn the parents that these sensitivities mean so much more than their doctor tells them.  I know that these parents are too down in it to see for themselves.

My son was born and like a lot of people, we put more thought into the paint in his bedroom than we had into vaccinations.  I knew one person, nearly a decade ago, who didn’t vaccinate his children.  He said, “We don’t put that crap into our kids.”  He scared me.  I thought he was a conspiracy theorist.  I would never be like that guy.

We were presented with the Hepatitis B vaccine paperwork on our child’s third day of life, just before leaving the hospital.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology but I didn’t know what Hep B was.  None of the parenting books I’d read mentioned that I would be expected to make a decision I knew nothing about while I was high on painkillers.  If you don’t already know, Hep B is a sexually transmitted blood borne disease that is also spread through using dirty needles.  Children don’t catch Hep B at the playground, or from a sneeze, or from drinking water.  The vaccine administered to a newborn baby will have long worn off by the time the child becomes sexually active.  If a mother is Hep B positive and has been receiving prenatal care, she certainly knows her status prior to the baby arriving.

So why are hospitals vaccinating all of our newborns for Hepatitis B?  Because they can.  Because almost no one says “No.”  It is as simple as that.

We all want to trust our doctors.  No one wants to believe that the CDC and the AAP aren’t looking out for our best interests.  No one wants to retroactively realize they were responsible for harming their babies.  No one wants to debate their child’s pediatrician.  No one wants to have this battle with their spouse.

We allowed the Hep B vaccine that day.  We actually said, “It must be a really big deal or it wouldn’t come with all of this consent paperwork,” but allowed it anyway.  We took our baby home that evening and spent the wee morning hours wishing we could put that hysterical child back into my body.  We didn’t make a connection between the two events.  We were already too down in it to see.

A week later we were still miserable.  My husband would race home from work to help me.  I would still be in my pajamas, covered in spit-up, leaking milk.  Our baby would be crying.  I would be crying.  I wouldn’t have fed myself, brushed my teeth or folded any laundry.  At two weeks old our son was diagnosed with “classic colic” and it did not let up for the next five months.  It was the most severe case of colic anyone in our lives had ever seen.  We ended up medicating him with an antispasmodic to save our marriage.

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When he was nine weeks old I took my fussy baby in for his 2-month checkup and was attacked with paperwork.  I wasn’t prepared for what the check-up would entail.  “Sign here, sign here, sign here, he needs his vaccinations.”  They were three injections and two orals that covered 7 diseases.  “Is this safe?  Why are there so many?”  They don’t want you to ask questions.  They don’t have any answers.  There is a list of side-effects on the package inserts but they do not share it with you.  You are rushed to hurry up.

They try to strip you of all maternal instinct when you are in your most vulnerable postpartum state. 

My postpartum anxiety was sky-high.  I was a shell of my former self and sleep-deprived.  I had been screamed at for hours on end by this tortured baby.  I was too down in it to think.

I asked to nurse him through the shots and was denied.  I signed off on the vaccines.  Within 20 minutes he fell into a deep unwakeable sleep.  This colicky child of ours did not usually fall asleep out in the middle of commotion.  He did not ordinarily pass out the moment I put him into the car.  I called my husband to tell him that something was wrong.  I put our son into his crib but even the transition did not wake him.  I hovered over him as he slept for hours—something he’d never done before.

When he finally did wake, he screamed a high pitched scream I’d never heard before or since.

I remember running into his room and standing over him with the phone, letting the nurse at the doctor’s office listen.  She insisted this hysteria was due to “pain from the injection site” and said I should give him more Tylenol.  I didn’t believe her.  The note they sent me home with said to call if he had a high-pitched scream so why were they saying it was normal?

He didn’t want to be held.  He didn’t want me touching him.  After 15 minutes of ear-splitting screams I nursed him back to sleep.  I was sitting inches from him in his baby hammock chair when he woke the second timeI will never forget the way his arms stiffened up and shot out from his body with his piercing screams.  His eyes scrunched tightly shut as he put every ounce of his energy into the terrifying sounds coming out of his teeny, tiny person.  He wasn’t looking at me.  He didn’t even know I was there.   He went back to sleep and the scream stopped.

I stayed up all night doing the research I should have done 2 months before.

His scream was cry-encephalitis, also known as the DTaP scream.  It is brain inflammation.  It is literally an allergic reaction to vaccines in the brain.  It is not uncommon.  Had I taken him to the ER, it would have been documented with an EEG.  Instead I was lied to by my pediatrician’s office until the event had passed.

That was the beginning of the end of vaccines for us.

Children do not have the requisite myelin sheath coating their nervous system pathways to withstand bombardment of viruses, aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, MSG, and animal DNA.  Damage to the nerves not covered by myelin sheath is autism.  It is Asperger’s.  It is epilepsy.  It is asthma.  It is well-documented and accepted by mainstream media that damage to the myelin sheath is physically and mentally debilitating in head injuries, yet the connection to autism remains unacknowledged.

Believe me, it made me sick to think about not vaccinating my child.  I flip-flopped on my stance countless times.  I told myself that at his next vaccinations we would go wait in the parking lot of the emergency room just in case.  Then I told myself that was crazy talk—what kind of mother would subject her child to something that might send him to the emergency room?  The day before his 4-month doctor appointment I finally got up the nerve to tell his doctor we were holding off on more vaccinations until he turned one.  The doctor took the news so well that I felt silly for making myself sick over it.

Our baby now had eczema all of the time.  At 4 months he was covered head to toe in a body rash from his first tablespoon of banana.  We held off two more months for solid food.  At 6 months old he developed a contact rash on his face from sweet potatoes.  I pushed his doctor for answers, and a blood test came back positive for a peanut allergy.

My 6 month old breastfed baby had deadly peanut allergy.  I didn’t see a connection.  I was way too down in it by now.

At 12 months old his pediatrician who promised us that he “wasn’t a stickler” for the CDC vaccination schedule kicked us out of the practice for not resuming the shots.  “It’s stressing me out not to vaccinate your child,” he said.  I was holding my baby in my arms, trying to explain our fears, describing how horrible that terrifying day ten months prior had been.  I told him how worried I was that we would end up in the ER this time.  I was humiliated.  He’d told his entire staff he was kicking us out that day.  I left in tears.  I thought of all of the things I’d wished I said to him for months to come.

We never did resume the vaccines.  It took some time to feel confident in that decision.  My supportive husband stood by me in our defiance even though neither of us knew what we were doing, and man we were scared.

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At 13 months old our child broke out in hives at a birthday party from bites of a meatball that contained walnut.  At 16 months we’d had enough and took him to an allergist for a $600 skin test.  He was officially diagnosed with allergies to wheat, egg, melon, cat, ragweed, grass, cedar, tree nuts, and a deadly peanut allergy.  We’ve since learned that he can’t have corn or potato and still can’t eat banana.  My baby has a dozen allergies.

I had to learn how to feed him all over again.  The natural process of these eliminations led to putting him on an organic Paleo/Primal diet, and my husband and I followed suit ourselves six months later.

My child was 16 months old when he was diagnosed with the slew of allergies and I didn’t make the connection that he was harmed by the vaccines even then.  I was mystified.  I asked the allergist what caused these problems in my child.  His answer was, “He’s under-vaccinated.  We need vaccines to challenge our immune systems in order to eat food without our bodies attacking it.”

Although I did not believe such an unfounded statement, I was too busy putting band-aids on symptoms to see the syndrome.  It wasn’t until The Greater Good was released in October of 2011—nearly 2 years after the fateful vaccinations—that the anvil hit me on the head.  It all made sense.  The colic, the encephalitic scream, the rashes, the mast cell issues, the hyper-vigilant immune system.

There is now no doubt in our minds what path we were forcing our sensitive child to go down had we continued vaccinating.  I know in my heart that he cannot handle vaccines and he would have autism today had we continued.  All the signs were there.  My second child who statistically shares half of his DNA is nothing like this.  A needle has never pierced her skin.  She can eat anything.  She does not get contact rashes.  She never had colic.  She does not have eczema.

This is what really gets to me, though:  The staunchest defenders of vaccines.  The parents who will go toe-to-toe with me in a public forum saying what a bad parent I am for not vaccinating.  And then what do I find out months later, years later, always in private?

Their child has food allergies.  Their child has a learning disability.  Their child is medicated for ADHD.  Their child is crippled with asthma.  Their child is on the spectrum.

How do they publicly proclaim, “We vaccinated on schedule and my child turned out just fine!” but in private they are dealing with these problems?

Welcome to the new normal.  Your child isn’t fine. Your child is vaccine injured– just like mine”

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About Lioness Arising Mother #8

Robyn has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and years of experience as a lab tech. She previously wrote a public blog The Robyn Nest, but it is now private due to security reasons. Sadly mothers who share the truth are persecuted. Pieces she has written have been published by Scary Mommy, Mass Appeal, The Girl Who for Babble, Bonbon Break, Just Eat Real Food, and MSN.  The Thinking Mom’s Revolution published a video she made. And she has done a live interview for the Huffington Post, that you can watch (HERE). This video shares her powerful story in more detail. Please watch. 

Lastly, please pray for this mother and her son. A message I received from her today: “My son just went into respiratory failure at noon yesterday for unknown reasons.  The doctors’ best guess is that his peanut-free school has traces of peanut butter from kids who ate it for breakfast and didn’t wash their hands.  It seems he touched something and it got into his eyes.  He had to be epipenned by the director and took his 3rd ambulance ride in 8 months.  Everyone needs to know that for the majority of kids, this is preventable.  Skip the vaccines.  We are living a nightmare”

It doesn’t have to be this way.

“If there ever comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known”
-Matthew Arnold, Nineteeth-Century British Poet and Philosopher

To learn more about the Lioness Arising Series and read about the other mothers changing the world, click (HERE)

Project _________

I started this project a few months ago when I was told that my views on vaccines are just “one individual opinion”. I agreed. I am only one person. When I am asked my thoughts and views on things, it doesn’t matter how much research I’ve done or how many studies I’ve read, I am still only ONE person. This thought that my views only represent ONE person kept ringing in my head. This word: “ONE” struck a nerve. I thought….how can I represent myself as more than ONE person.

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So I posted a question on facebook. It read:

“Moms who don’t vaccinate. I’m working on a project. Please tell me in one word, one sentence, or one paragraph why you have made this decision. Or if you were a momma who did vaccinate and then stopped. Or if you did vaccinate and your child is vaccine injured, What is the ONE word, ONE sentence, or ONE paragraph you would like to share”

I had no idea what to expect. I received over 100 answers. I knew that in those 100 answers, I would find an underlying theme. A common answer that united the decision. And that’s what I would name the Project.

I honestly thought that common answer would be TRUTH and that I would name the project…Project Truth.

But there was a different theme. A few dozen responses in, I realized an overwhelming common answer. This mutual thing that all these mommas had in common was the same thing I have always hoped and prayed for mommas to follow. I couldn’t believe how prevalent it was in every answer. But then again, why was I surprised? This common thing that we all share is a God given gift to us. God gives ALL mothers this thing. Over the years, I have been crushed and saddened as I watch this thing get stripped away from mothers, one well-baby visit at a time. But all along I knew mothers had it. What is that one thing?

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INSTINCT.

PROJECT INSTINCT

Every mother has instinct. Some bring it to their first pediatricians visit and it’s as simple as one question: “Are these vaccines safe?” The pediatrician ensures the mother that yes, of course vaccines are safe. And just like that, the pediatrician has spoken on behalf of the mothers instinct. And poof! The instinct is gone. The still small voice is still there, and almost every mother I talk to who went against their instinct, shares how they still did not have peace, but they went ahead and ignored their instinct. Because pediatricians always know best, right?

My prayer is that every mother would take that instinctual question…and not stop researching until she is met with total and complete peace.

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What I’ve found over the years is that we all learn differently.

Some women learn better with just ONE word at a time.  One word that catches their attention and taps into their instinct. Some women learn better with a sentence or a paragraph. Or a book or ten books or a hundred books. Some women like to learn from personal stories. Others like to learn from published studies. I’ve never met a mother who wants to learn about vaccines and spends her days on the vaccine manufacturers website. That is not where instinct leads you. Instinct leads you to conduct thorough research that is not produced by the very people with financial incentives. Instinct leads you to question with a fine tooth comb and to not stop until every question is answered. Instinct does not accept a 2 minute answer from a pediatrician. Especially when the answer does nothing more than put fear into a parent.

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I’ve been researching vaccines for 8 years now. I’ve estimated that I’ve put in over 5,000 hours of research. However, when I first started, I started off with 2 words. First let me not forget that my INSTINCT gave me two words: SAFETY & EFFECTIVENESS. I was pregnant with my first child. It did not make sense to me that my baby was going to be born vaccine deficient and that the only way she would live a healthy, safe, & protected life was through endless amounts of vaccines. Starting from the day she was born (Hep B). So I needed to make sure that the product I was told my baby had to have, was SAFE & EFFECTIVE. I took those two words and never stopped. I’m so thankful I followed my instinct.

I found that this product called vaccines was not safe and not effective. The risk/benefit ratio suddenly became a risk/risk ratio.

There were waaaaay too many unanswered questions. Why has the current vaccine schedule never been studied? There has never been a single study done on the current vaccine schedule. The combined doses of vaccines have never been tested. Not once. Ever. These sort of facts didn’t sit well with my instinct. I didn’t care what my well-intention pediatrician told me. She could look me in the face all day and tell me vaccines were perfectly safe. Show me the safety studies. Where are they?

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I’m often amazed at how pediatricians are put on a throne of vaccine expertise. Yes, they went to medical school. That still does not make them an expert in Immunology. Or an expert over your intuition. In the newly release book Vaccine Illusion, written by a Ph.D Immunologist : “I never imagined myself in this position, least so in the very beginning of my Ph.D. research training in immunology. In fact, at that time, I was very enthusiastic about the concept of vaccination, just like any typical immunologist. However, after years of doing research in immunology, observing scientific activities of my superiors, and analyzing vaccine issues, I realized that vaccination is one of the most deceptive inventions the science could ever convince the world to accept.” - Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych earned her Ph.D. in Immunology from the Rockefeller University, New York, NY and has done postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Sadly, pediatricians do not receive this type of training or conduct this type of research in immunology. Pediatricians are not vaccine experts. So when a mother puts her instinct into the hands of a well meaning pediatrician, most often, the answers are not met with peace because the “answers” don’t sit well. Show.me.the.research.

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As I continued to read through the 100 answers I received, it was so refreshing to see that instinct outweighed a pediatrician. And that instinct eventually led to experts who HAVE conducted the proper research. Proper research can and does and will confirm what instinct always knew. Instinct leads to truth. Parents who follow their instinct are met with feelings of peace and clarity. Educated. Empowered. Informed.

Parents ARE the experts over the decisions that they make for their children’s health. In the end, no-one else will be held accountable for the outcomes.

I can’t wait to share all the answers I received. So many times, I read the words:
“Instinct”
“Gut”
“A feeling”
“Intuition”
“Still small voice”
“Holy Spirit”
“Peace”

WOW! The answers from this project have me more amazed seeing firsthand the gift of a MOTHER’S INSTINCT being played out. Mothers instinct is bigger than fears and myths and lies and propaganda and everything else that the vaccine industry is built on. Sort through all the nonsense and there lies truth.

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So who are these parents of unvaccinated children? How did they arrive at their decision?

Researchers from the CDC published a study in the Journal of Pediatrics. It showed that children who hadn’t received any shots at all tended to come from educated families who had “parents who expressed concerns regarding the safety of vaccines and indicated that medical doctors have little influence over vaccination decisions for their children”.

The study ended saying: ”It’s an excellent example of how more education and awareness translates to better health. Parents are gradually waking up to the dangers of vaccines. Those who have a university education and a well paid job, are in a better position to research vaccinations and know their rights. Education is power and they and those most invested in health and research are most likely to avoid vaccinations at all costs, a trend that is welcome and timely for future generations”.

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For me personally, my decision became one of peace and clarity and gratitude that I had a choice and I was able to make a choice based on my instinct, and confirmed over and over again by years and years of research. I’ve shared briefly about my own journey in a few different posts called “I HOPE YOU’VE DONE YOUR RESEARCH” & “I ONLY WANT THINGS TO MAKE SENSE”.

I cannot wait to share all of the answers. I will be sharing them in ONE word, ONE sentence, and ONE paragraph answers. We are all only ONE person. But together, we represent ONE answer: MATERNAL INSTINCT.

Which brings me to my favorite quote ever. Written by Dr. Wakefield. (By the way, if you are not familiar with the truth about Dr. Wakefield and have only heard media soundbytes on him, please research the truth about Dr. Wakefield. He has written an astounding book called “Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines — the Truth Behind a Tragedy”. He merely suggested that perhaps a connection between MMR vaccine and Autism deserved further study. That was it. And that was all it took for his entire medical career to get dragged through the mud. Dr. Wakefield is not finished though. I share about that (HERE). I have personal friends who still work with him on a daily basis. He is still helping thousands of families today. Just last week he spoke in Chicago with a panel of Thinking Moms and Doctors. Yes, doctors that get it.

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Dr. Wakefield quote:

“To the parents I would say, trust your instinct above all else. When considering how to vaccinate your children, read, get educated, and demand fully informed consent and answers to your questions. When you are stonewalled or these answers are not to your satisfaction, trust your instinct. I say this as someone who has studied and engaged in the science and who has become aware of the limitations of our knowledge and understanding of vaccine safety issues. Maternal instinct, in contrast, has been a steady hand upon the tiller of evolution; we would not be here without it”

Stay tuned for PART II of PROJECT INSTINCT

The Greater Good

If you have not seen The Greater Good movie, you need to. Whether you are for vaccinating or not, this is a must see documentary. I first saw this documentary when it was released, but still recommend it to anyone I know who truly wants to be educated on the topic of vaccines. Which I believe, IF you are a parent, you better be educated on the topic of vaccines. What better way to become an informed consumer, than to watch a well made documentary that has won awards and great reviews.

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“A new documentary about childhood immunizations, THE GREATER GOOD could intensify debate around the potential dangers of vaccines.”- The Wall Street Journal

“Deftly examined…provocative…film is an effective eye opener” - LA Times

Since the documentary came out in 2012, The Greater Good continues to write articles refuting what is told through mainstream media and reports on up-to-date vaccine research. I want to briefly share two articles. You can click on the title to read the full article and analysis.

1. Hep B: Vaccination and Mutations: Mother Nature Bites Back
Uh-oh! But are we really surprised? 
Hepatitis B virus is mutating. What will the unintended consequences be? Who knows…. All we know is that the surface of the virus is mutating to outsmart the vaccine – what a surprise! This lovely vaccine is now given to newborns on their first day of life. I’ve shared before here on this vaccine being given to newborns. And now, the consequences…oh my!

2. Pertussis Outbreaks and the Journal of Pediatrics – Shameless Blaming
In recent days there have been dozens of reports covering a new study blaming unvaccinated kids for fueling the recent whooping cough outbreaks. The study in question is anything but scientific. Rather it is propaganda designed to do one thing: frighten parents into getting more vaccines. Here the Greater Good shares a brilliant critique of the study and the Activist Post piece that brings this “study” to its knees.

Remember, what neither the media nor Journal of Pediatrics wants you to know is that 70-8o% of those who contracted pertussis had been fully vaccinated.

Did you know that both the US CDC and California Dept. of Health have openly stated that the pertussis outbreaks in recent years are NOT due to non-vaccination but rather due to vaccine failure. This is also documented in the scientific literature. I’ve written on whooping cough vaccine failure here & here as well.

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I’m thankful for The Greater Good documentary and for their efforts to continually give fair media reporting on the one of the most important topics that involve decisions we make for our own children.

To learn more about the movie, click (HERE) or click the image below to watch full length feature of the film.

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