Friday, December 13, 2019

How healthy are my unvaccinated children?

When I think about all the wonders of living in our modern era, the thing that I am most disappointed in is our healthcare. It could be doing so much to improve our health, but it's not.

The vast majority of us are living with chronic illnesses, and we don't even know why.

Western healthcare is pharmaceutically-driven to the point where doctors don't seek to find the causes of our ill-health, but rather seek to match the symptoms of our ill-health to pharmaceutical drugs that only treat those symptoms and not the root cause. And if you get put on that drug for life, all the better (for the pharmaceutical companies).

Most doctors don't even realise they're failing us, because they have spent years mastering a healthcare education that was shaped by pharmaceutical companies.

I came up against this in my own life a few years ago, when it was discovered I had goiters on my thyroid glands.

My GP referred me to a surgeon so I could have ultrasounds on my neck to check if the goiters looked malignant. Thankfully, they didn't, so I asked the surgeon what could have caused my goiters. He told me there was no known cause, but it was likely hereditary. I thought that was strange, since no one else in my family suffers from goiters, but he was the expert.

The surgeon's suggestion to me was that if the goiters continued to grow and bother me, he could "whip them out" and then I would simply take one tablet a day for the rest of my life to do the hormone-balancing work that my thyroid had been doing.

In his spiel, he spoke with joy of the fact that the tablet he was offering had relatively few side effects. That was the thing that brought him joy.

Neither my GP nor the surgeon mentioned that goiters can be caused by an iodine deficiency. I found that out from my friend, Michele, three years later, just in casual conversation. She had also been burned by the medical industry and had started doing her own research on everything health-related. She recommended I start taking Lugol's Iodine and even told me where to buy it online, since you can't get it over the counter here in New Zealand.

The change to my goiters upon taking iodine was dramatic. They immediately began shrinking, and within this year have reached the point where my neck looks and feels completely smooth. Another symptom of iodine deficiency has also resolved; My hair, which had been breaking off near the roots, isn't anymore.

If you are mistrustful of our healthcare system, you have a right to be.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the constant pushing of vaccines, despite the fact that vaccines put a toxic load on our bodies and negatively change the way our immune systems operate. How many vaccinated children do you know who are dealing with allergies? What about asthma? Eczema? Recurring ear infections? Tonsillitis? Cancer? Learning difficulties? Inflammatory bowel disease? Neurological disorders?

As you will know, if you've been following my blog for any length of time, I chose not to vaccinate any of my children. I feel really blessed that I stumbled across a book during my first pregnancy that listed some of the negative side effects of vaccines. I had never even heard that vaccines could have negative side effects.

The story we get sold by our doctors and the media is that vaccines are the most marvellous medical invention of our age, that they save lives and that they are incredibly safe. The adverse reaction statistic that gets thrown around is "one in a million." As in, only one in a million people will have an adverse reaction.

Well, I don't even know a million people, but I know a heck of a lot more than one person who is vaccine injured. Something isn't adding up.

My eldest child is now 10 and has no health issues. When we fill in forms asking about what health issues she has, we get to leave the entire health section blank. The same goes for my other two children. We have no allergies, no asthma, no learning difficulties, no eczema, no recurring ear infections, no tonsillitis, no cancer, no inflammatory bowel disease, no diabetes, no neurological disorders. In fact, no medical disorders or chronic illness of any kind.

I recently had to re-enrol all of my children with our GP, because it had been so many years since she had seen any of them.

This good health is despite the fact that all of my children had to be formula-fed from their first week of life, due to my lack of milk supply.

So, what health issues have my children had to deal with over the years and what medical decisions have we made?

My eldest child
We declined the vitamin K shot for Miss L (and all of our children) due to its link to an increased risk of cancer. However, we did give Miss L oral vitamin K as she had a large hematoma on her head due to her turning from a posterior to an anterior position in the birth canal.

Miss L was put on IV antibiotics in her first 24 hours of life because an initial swab showed she might have contracted Strep B. She hadn't, so after a day, she was taken off the antibiotics.
While in the hospital, a midwife recognised that L was positive for Coombs (her A+ blood had mixed with my O+ blood and caused antibodies to develop). L had to spend several days sleeping on a UV bed. It took a while for her jaundice to clear, because my milk supply was not sufficient to help her kidneys flush out the antibodies that had built up with the Coombs.

We introduced formula when she was a week old, (after doing everything we could to increase my supply) and that gave her the nourishment she needed to be able to leave the hospital.

After a time, the formula caused mild constipation, so we switched to goats' milk formula and I fed her boiled prune juice, which helped alleviate it.

When L was six-years old, she caught the chicken pox, along with her two siblings. I treated her at home, and kept her there until the last of her spots had scabbed over.

L had antibiotics for the second time in her life shortly after we moved into our current house. She was six-years old and had caught impetigo off her younger sister. I hadn't recognised it in her sister, because I didn't even know what it was. I had never had school sores or seen anyone who had. The antibiotics cleared up the impetigo. (Note the six-year gap between her hospital stay at birth and her next medical treatment.)

The third time L had antibiotics was when she was seven and grazed her elbow roller-blading. I grabbed the first aid kit, but then noticed rain through the window so ran outside to bring in the washing, and handed over the wound care to my husband. He didn't clean the wound with an alcohol wipe like I would have done, or put Betadine on the wound. He simply wiped it with water and put a plaster on it. A few days later, L had red shooting lines leading away from the wound up to her armpit. The glands in her armpit swelled up and she got a fever. Paul took her to White Cross, where she was prescribed antibiotics that cleared up the infection.

That was the last time she had antibiotics or required medical treatment, and that was over three years ago. (Paul and I are both very careful with our wound care now. I carry alcohol wipes, bandaids and Betadine or Crystaderm with me at all times.)

Last year, L came down with the flu. I treated her at home with liposomal vitamin C, elderberry syrup, homemade chicken broth and plenty of rest. She came through just fine. She also suffered from a bad cough for a while last year.

Over the years, L has also had the odd cold and vomiting bug, but nothing I couldn't treat at home.

My middle child
My second daughter, Miss S, suffered with reflux for her first year of life, thanks to the formula she was drinking. We gave her Gaviscon as recommended by our doctor, to try and ease some of her discomfort. It wasn't working, so I began giving her homemade chicken broth and coconut oil when she was closer to one, and those both helped.
At 16-months, S had an ear infection that caused the whole side of her neck to swell up. She began to have febrile convulsions, so I took her to the hospital where she was given paracetamol and antibiotics. I now know more about how to treat an ear infection, and wouldn't give her either of those drugs if we were dealing with one again. Fortunately, she is the only one of my children to have ever had an ear infection, and that's the only one she's ever had.

That is also the only dose of antibiotics she's ever had and she's now eight.

At two-years old, L threw a rock at S's head, which caused a puncture wound. I took her to the hospital where the doctor strongly recommended I vaccinate her for tetanus. I asked if I could get that vaccination on its own and was told it only came in a multi-vaccine shot with pertussis and dyptheria, so I declined.

I did, however, bow to pressure somewhat and agree for her to receive the Tetanus Toxoid Antigen. She had that injected into both of her thighs, and is the only one of my children to have received an injection of any kind (other than L's IV antibiotics at birth). If I was doing it over, I don't think I'd even give Miss S the antigen. I don't know if it's a coincidence, and there's no way to test for a connection, but she regressed with night-time bed wetting around that time.

Even if the tetanus vaccine was offered on its own, I wouldn't give that either, because I've continued to research vaccines and now understand them to be even more unsafe and ineffectual than I first thought when I made the decision not to vaccinate.

Miss S had the mild chickenpox at age four, which we treated at home. She caught impetigo a few months later, but I didn't know what it was and she managed to clear it on her own (but not before passing it on to her brother and sister).

Miss S has also had the odd cold and vomiting bug over the years, but nothing serious.

My youngest child
Our six-year-old son, Master J, was incredibly blessed to receive donor breast milk for most of his first year of life, starting at seven weeks, so he had far less formula than his sisters did in that first year.

I was also able to keep up my meagre milk supply for that entire year by co-sleeping with him and breast-feeding him to sleep for all his naps and whenever he woke up overnight, so he received my maternal antibodies in that year as well.

He went to the hospital once in that year for croup. (I actually tried treating it at home with an onion poultice first, but didn't back myself and decided to take him in.) The doctor attempted to give him oral medication for the croup, but he kept vomiting it up so in the end I just took him back home and the croup went away very quickly with no further intervention. (If I'm remembering right, it was gone when he woke up the next morning.)

J has had antibiotics once in his life, and that was for the impetigo he caught off Miss S when he was two.

He also had the chicken pox when he was two, but we treated that at home and it was mild, although he did become quite constipated with it.
Like most active boys, J has been to the emergency room or White Cross a few times for accidents - mild concussion from hitting his head on a table, breaking his arm falling off a bunk bed, and splitting his chin open falling out of a tree.

On the whole, he's had more colds than his sisters, which started in his second year of life after he began drinking formula instead of donor breast milk.

This year (2019) I started giving all three children a drop of iodine in milk every few days, and have noticed significantly better health because of it. Maybe one or two mild colds in all of 2019. I've always given vitamin C, but this year I also added in a vitamin D spray over the winter months. That could have contributed to the good year we've had health-wise. Of course, it's also likely that we just haven't come into contact with as many bugs, since this is the first year we've had no children at either kindergarten or school. (We now homeschool.)

So there you have it. That's the health status of my vaccine-free children.

I'm so glad we chose not to vaccinate, and the more I study vaccines and their toxic load on the body, the more grateful I am. Thanks to the tireless research of people like Hilary Butler and Dr Suzanne Humphries, I feel confident in my decision not to vaccinate, and I'm not afraid to treat my children at home for most illnesses they do get. It breaks my heart to see how afraid many of my vaccinating friends are because of the scaremongering that is coming out of our media.

I expect our family will still get its fair share of illnesses over the years, because we live in a fallen world and disease is a fact of life. It doesn't scare me though. We will deal with whatever comes our way by working to build health so that we can better fight those diseases.

I know that lots of you are particularly worried about measles right now, because of the outbreak we had here in New Zealand this year and because of the outbreak and deaths that are happening right now over in Samoa. I would encourage you to look deeper into that situation than what the mainstream media is sharing. This YouTube video by Just Dad offers a good summary of what is going on over in Samoa.

I would also encourage you to research vaccines as much as you can. You don't have to have a medical degree to read PubMed articles. Make sure you read the whole article though, not just the abstract, because the latter doesn't often match the former. The good stuff gets buried in the body of the medical literature.

Ultimately, whether you decide to vaccinate or not, do it from a position of knowledge. Don't just assume your doctor has done the research for you. Ask to see the vaccine inserts and read what the ingredients are as well as the possible side effects.

Then, before you agree to have anything injected into your children, go away and look up the ingredients to find out what effects they can have within the body. We all have different genetic makeups and responses to toxins. If you ask your doctor or nurse whether a vaccine is safe, they will always down-play the side effects, repeating the standard line that vaccines are safe. Don't accept that. Do your own research so you're genuinely aware of the risks before you submit your children to them.

For example, aluminium is the adjuvant used in most vaccines. It forces the body to create an immune response so that antibodies will develop. Find out what aluminium does in the body. Where does it go? Where does it settle in the body? What are its effects? How does a small baby with immature kidney function process this aluminium, compared to an older person with full kidney function? What happens when dose after dose of aluminium is injected into a person?

What I've learned is that aluminium is not used because it's safe, but because no safer adjuvants have been found. It would be replaced if it could be. Although, it's the best adjuvant option we have, it's definitely not a risk-free option.

Check out Vaxxed II, The People's Story, where people who have witnessed vaccine reactions in their own children are interviewed about their experiences. A recurring theme in these stories is that the doctors push for the vaccines, but then deny any link between the vaccines and the catastrophic injuries that result from them and also don't know how to help the vaccine-injured children.

I can assure you that I have done a lot of reading and research on the subject of vaccines (both for and against vaccines), so I understand the arguments people will give for vaccinating.

In my opinion, those arguments don't stack up against the reality of what we are seeing, both on the ground and in the medical literature.

If I am wrong about this, my children don't seem to be suffering for it.

If you have any questions about what I've shared today, please feel free to ask them. I'm happy to talk about this topic, so long as the conversation remains respectful. We can have different opinions without hating each other for them. 

18 comments:

  1. Thank you for this.
    you are doing an amazing job of raising 3 happy, healthy young people ♡

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  2. My now adult children are vaccine free and have never been to a doctor. They got measles and chickenpox when nature intends them to, as children, and I managed the infections at home. They never had any of the other infections for which there are vaccines. My two grandchildren are vaccine free and very healthy. I have never had cause to regret not vaccinating my children. I know many parents who regret vaccinating.

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  3. I feel sad reading this, but also anxious and borderline angry. There are many things I want to say at once and I don't think I'll be able to put them across in a very good way, but I will try.

    To start with: you and I have a lot in common. I, too, am concerned over the power of pharmaceutical companies; appreciate how big of a role they play in the medical "industry" (industry - what an ugly word to describe this...) I have problems with my thyroid; have several medical issues that go against the "grain" of doctors' training, so have chosen to pursue rather unconventional ways of dealing with some of them - I am not an "easy" patient for any doctor to deal with. I advocate strongly for my children's wellbeing.

    Having said: when you generalise all vaccines into descriptions of vaccines-are-this and vaccines-are-that, and advocate for not vaccinating full stop, I feel it makes my blood boil.

    For two reasons.

    One, I have a feeling that you have an ingrained distrust of a scientific method - and I suspect that it is because you have had such negative experiences with people whose job has been to make you better. I am very, very sad about that. Doctors are not always 1) right nor even 2) knowledgeable. Anyone who claims otherwise is an idiot, pardon my words. Even very good doctors make mistakes sometimes, and some are downright horrible most of the time. There is a balance.

    Same goes for vaccines and the scientific method in general. (I am not sure how long comments are allowed to be, so I may start another comment to continue, okay?)

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    1. There are many very different vaccines. They are for 1) different illnesses, 2) vary by brand, 3) are administered in different circumstances, 4) are administered to a HUGELY varied population who live in 5) HUGELY varied environmental conditions.

      Scientific method does not label vaccines into "good" and "bad". Rather, scientific method looks into what can be observed and then draws conclusions BASED ON THE DATA THAT IS AVAILABLE - and, let's remember, data is never perfect. Depending on who is providing funding, what sort of data they are able to gather, who analyses it etc - conclusions depend on that. Science is always evolving because it is never "ready" - there is always more that can be learned and, as it is learned, new conclusions can be made.

      It looks to me that you are a very inquisitive person. I applaud your desire to understand how the world around you works. But, please, for the love of life, do not bunch ALL vaccines into a general statement about vaccines; and then use the fact that your children are healthy as an argument against vaccines.

      Looking at what you have written above, your children have had a significantly reduced network of contacts as you've moved onto homeschooling - you have acknowledged that it has probably played a part in the number of viruses they've been exposed to. Your family eats homegrown fruit and vegetables (how wonderful!). Your children are spending more time outdoors and less in stuffy NZ classrooms which have a shocking quality of indoor air. You are living in a country where you have good access to clean water and good sanitation. I assume you may be prefering natural materials over synthetics in your household, including when it comes to cleaning products. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS GOING ON IN HERE.

      (Hmm... I think I may need to pop onto the next comment...)

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    2. When vaccines are researched using a scientific method, a number of observable conclusions are drawn: risks (ie things we label "bad"), benefits (ie things we label "good"), acknowledgment of gaps in the available knowledge.

      It is then up to us to make a balanced decision in weighing the risks against the benefits, and deciding on how trustworthy we find the conclusions given the imperfect-ness of data.

      When you've been faced with people who have given you unconvincing arguments either for or against, or have passionately advocated something without backing it up... Well that's just sad.

      Which brings me to the second reason I feel my blood boil reading your article.

      Diseases for which vaccinations are available are very different. Some can be "flunked" relatively easy, depending on what your circumstances are. Chickenpox, TB, HPV. Others, on the other hand... kill.

      My friend has a daughter who has needed to go through several open-heart surgeries. She cannot be vaccinated - it's just not an option at this stage. That family has lived in absolute horror of catching measles from... anywhere, really. A park. A playground. If she did pick it up someplace, she'd probably die.

      Living in a large city where a lot of people come into contact with a lot of other people, what protects them is immunity of others. If they were living in a small, reclusive community someplace, it'd be a different story - but it's not a realistic choice. They live in an interconnected, large community where, if they came into contact with someone that is infectious, their child would likely die.

      You have chosen not to vaccinate your kids. Just like vaccines, it comes with risks and benefits. The benefit is, you have protected your kids from the harmful effects of vaccines. The risk is, you have increased the risk (ie morbidity) of the community around you. You do not bear the responsibility single-handedly because viruses require a certain number of "carriers" on which they can spread before large epidemic takes place. However, you do play a part - you have chosen protecting the health of your children over protecting the health of others' children. But in doing you, you have continued to rely on the community around you to protect YOUR children. Some of these diseases are not reaching your family because other families around you have made a choice of taking collective responsibility over personal benefit.

      Yes, vaccines come with risks and I applaud you for researching them. But please, when you write about them, do not bunch them into one general group called "vaccines" - weigh the risks of each particular vaccine against the risks of each particular disease and then justify each separately to the best of your conscience.

      And oh how I hope that it is not your family who, through an unfortunate coincidence, passes a deadly disease onto my friend's daughter who, through no fault of her own, cannot choose to vaccinate.

      Everything comes with risks - including carrots. Some children die because they choke on a carrot: you weigh the benefits of eating it against the chances of choking on it.

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    3. Sorry, I have popped back onto your blog just to ask/say/exasperate: what kind of a doctor / nurse does not mention iodine deficiency in goiters!?! And what kind of a doctor / nurse says that vaccines do not carry any risks?!?

      It just belies belief that you would've gone several years without knowing otherwise... What shocking service must have been offered to you if it is, indeed, true. I feel sorry for you :(

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    4. Hi Maria, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment, especially when so much of what I've written is upsetting to you. You've raised quite a few points, so I'll try to speak to them as best I can.

      First of all, I'd like to say that I don't have an ingrained mistrust of doctors, or at least, I didn't use to. I made the decision not to vaccinate my children because I researched it during my pregnancy. I had actually got the flu vaccine twice in my adulthood, prior to falling pregnant, purely because I had never given any thought to vaccines. Like most of society, I'd just accepted the story that was fed to me. It was only when I actually engaged my mind in the process and began thinking critically about how best to protect my children, that I decided to forego them. And, that was after reading extensively on the subject and each of the various vaccines and diseases.

      Although I've declined vaccines, I have still continued to take my children for medical help when I felt they needed it, although in recent years that has been more for accidents than for sickness issues. I've definitely become more mistrustful of the medical profession since my thyroid saga, that's fair to say.

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    5. In regards to herd immunity, this is something that many people cite as being a good reason to vaccinate. It's the idea of taking one for the team. The idea that, yes, the vaccine might damage you, but you're doing your bit for humanity by getting vaccinated, so you're a really good human being. It's brilliant as an argument, actually, because it makes non-vaxxers look like an uncaring lot. I can assure you we are not. We probably care too much, which is why we're so devastated by all the people suffering from vaccine injuries around the world and want to prevent more people from suffering. That's why we continue to speak out. For me, the main issue is that there are so many flaws with the herd immunity argument. It's great in theory, but not so much in reality. Herd immunity from vaccines doesn't and can't exist, no matter how high the vaccination rates are. It doesn't exist because of primary and secondary vaccine failure and it doesn't exist because any vaccine that contains a live virus can actually infect the people it's supposed to protect, especially the malnourished, which is a large percentage of humanity on our planet. In New Zealand, blood tests for measles, for example, show which strain of measles someone has contracted. If the strain is shown to be vaccine-strain/attenuated measles, it is removed from the data set. This makes it incredibly hard to get accurate statistics on how many vaccine-strain measles people are actually getting, but they are definitely getting them. They can get them either directly from the vaccine, or from someone else shedding the disease through bodily fluid (sneezes, etc) in the first few weeks after vaccination. Yet the vaccinated aren't locking themselves away from the public in order to protect the immunocompromised.

      As for looking at each vaccine individually and weighing up their individual merits, I did that in the beginning, but since it's basically impossible in New Zealand to get any vaccine on its own, and I was never happy with the vaccine combinations on offer, I abandoned that plan. Now, I'm glad about that because my kids are their naturally healthy selves. The safety rates and efficacy rates of all vaccines are different. HPV, for example, I wouldn't touch with a barge pole. It's the most dangerous, in my opinion. But I didn't go into all of that in my post because it was long enough as it was and I wasn't trying to teach people everything I've learned about vaccines, or even to convince them not to vaccinate, I was simply trying to encourage them to go and find out this information for themselves.

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    6. You're right that I prioritise healthy eating. That's always been the main focus of my blog. I love being able to grow our own food here and it's one of the reasons we sacrificed house size to have a slightly larger suburban section. I'm also focused on protecting our gut health with homemade kefir, yoghurt and chicken broth, and I think those things helped my kids bounce back from their antibiotics without further complications, even though they didn't have the best start in life nutrition-wise, drinking formula as they did. We also do have the advantage of fresh air and exercise where we live, I'm not going to deny that. These are good things. I wish all people had good food and a good quality of life. We do what we can for those more disadvantaged than us by sponsoring several children overseas and supporting KidsCan here in New Zealand, but I'm not sure what more we can do. We are also trying to make ends meet on a single income.

      Homeschooling has probably helped improve our health, as I mentioned in my post, although we are still interacting in the wider community several times a week, so exposed to germs there. I'm sure glad the kids aren't stuck in a classroom all day, that's for sure.

      Thank you again for commenting and sharing your view. It's good to have a discussion about these things and not just shut each other down when we don't agree.

      Did I respond to everything you raised?

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    7. Thank you for replying. I have a number of questions to you.

      1) Would you take your unvaccinated children to interact with someone that is infectious with measles? Men B?

      2) In addition to the first question: given that your children are already old enough that they are likely to survive measles, Men B without many complications: would you take a, say, 3-month old baby to interact with someone that has measles? Men B?

      Reason I ask is this: you write about herd immunity being fallable, and use it as an argument to not vaccinate at all. But where have you weighed up 1) risks of disease if no-one vaccinates at all, versus 2) risks of vaccination if everyone vaccinates?

      We both know that a lot of harm from diseases happens due to secondary infections, vitamin deficiencies and poor sanitation. In an undeveloped country, a vaccine can therefore be a lifesaver because there isn't access to medical care, sanitation, nutrition; so it leads some people to making an argument that if there IS access to good medical care, sanitation and nutrition, then the disease is a risk worth taking.

      But... would you willingly expose your children to diseases? I am assuming the answer will probably be no, but I am intrigued to see what you say.

      Because, look: the problem I have with what you've written is that you are writing from the relative safety of living in a reasonably well-vaccinated country. Yes, you are doing ABSOLUTELY the right thing in that you are supporting your kids health with nutrition, fresh air, exercise and emotional support, so when they DO contract various diseases, they are better equipped to deal with them.

      But would you willingly expose them to these diseases? If the answer is no, then you need to admit that at the moment, you get to make a relatively safe decision not to vaccinate because the statistical chance of you contracting these diseases is low. "Herd immunity" is not perfect (it is one of the arguments that gets used BOTH for and against vaccines - anti-vaxxers say that it's not perfect, why use it; pro-vaxxers say it's not perfect, so make sure to vaccinate as many as possible to allow for failure in the vaccinated).

      Which brings me to the second point: given that NZ children aren't eating a very healthy diet (I think your children are probably within the very few top percentiles), medical system is underfunded and there is one group in particular that is very disadvantaged: Maori, Pasifika, low socio-econ. - how do you think they would fare if everyone stopped vaccinating, full-stop? Again, you get to make this decision on your children's behalf in safer circumstances that many others; so you are prioritising your personal benefit over collective wellbeing.

      I think we both know that arguing on this topic is very difficult.

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    8. Hi Maria, again, you've asked really good questions. I do realise that I am writing from a position of relative safety, and that I have the privilege of making these choices for my children, where many do not.

      I would have preferred it if all of my children had contracted the measles, mumps and rubella by now. Complication rates are the least in the age group 3-8, and my eldest is now outside of that age range. I'm particularly keen for my daughters to gain natural immunity to these diseases, so they can pass maternal antibodies on to their babies and continue to protect them with their breastmilk during their most vulnerable stage of life. (I'm praying my daughters don't inherit my genetics where it comes to breast function.)

      My husband differs from me on wanting the children to catch these diseases, and so I haven't sought them out, out of respect for him. However, he has not researched vaccines to the extent that I have.

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    9. In places where sanitation is low and malnutrition is prevalent, I particularly do not agree with the use of vaccines. Vaccines do not have the same success rates there as in more nourished populations, and their complication rates are far higher. I would prefer that all the money being given to vaccines, was given to feeding the malnourished and cleaning up water supplies.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your story xx
    Many pro-vaxers say their kids "have had all their shots and are fine", yet they've had some or all of the following: multiple ear infections, digestion issues, behavioral issues, learning difficulties, eczema, asthma and chalk it down to "normal"
    Well no it's not and not all vaccine injury looks like aspergers or autism. It's unusual for children to get through childhood without antibiotics these days which is really sad and worrying.

    I also have 3 children. 2 6year olds and a 2yo. None have had antibiotics or pamol or anything worse than a bit of a cold (as in no tummy bugs or anything despite being in public daycare since 2yo and the youngest from 1yo). I don't cotton wool my kids, they get out and about and exposed to every germ imaginable I'm sure. They're just healthy with an intact immune system as yours are Emma. Keep up the amazing work xx

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    1. You must be doing something right with your kids to have them be so healthy. What's your secret? Are you all sugar-free? That's the one we haven't been able to give up yet, even though I know it's not good for us.

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  5. Really? I have five vaccinated children who are probably as or healthier than yours, luck and genetics. Yes (and you're going to roll your eyes and say you covered that) a couple of kids have had allergies, but I can assure you they were in the throes of those BEFORE their first 6 week immunisation shots so I'm not sure you can blame those, 100% more likely to do with the fact that they come from parents with allergies in their families (dating back to well before most immunisations were available) - and in fact, more incredible that they're not worse (and before the argument is parents immunised, breaking the healthy chain, my brother was also coping with severe ecezma before his first shots). Avoiding antibiotics (completely agree with your stance on that, and think that is why our children have rarely seen a doctor, in fact, same as you, my 18yo isn't on the doctors books because it has been so long since she has seen a doctor - long enough I can't even remember why or what for, probably her 4yo immunisation shots!). Please don't blame immunisations on bad/good health - that is ridiculous.

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  6. That’s great! I’m glad you’re children are so healthy. Although no long-term, wide-scale studies have been done comparing the health of unvaccinated versus vaccinated, a few smaller studies have been done which show that the health issues I mentioned in my post are more common in the vaccinated. Of course, not everyone will have negative reactions to vaccines, and your kids are among the lucky group to have avoided those, but many people do react to them with long-term, chronic health issues (I’ve seen it extrapolated out at around 1 in 10). I’m glad for you that your children don’t appear to be in that group.

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