My Stance on VaccinationsPosted 02/4/15 in [Non-Nutrition Thoughts and Kudos] | 2 Comments
This week I was asked for my stance on vaccinations, an extremely hot topic in today’s society. It was a reasonable question for me as an allied health professional, to answer. From personal experience, I understand the deep pain parents feel at seeing their infant suffer after a vaccination battery (and see a corresponding alarming physical reaction or illness or permanent birthmark); I can only imagine what it must be like to have complete long-term/permanent personality change afterwards.
The bottom line for me is that we vaccinate TOO EARLY in this country. I actually feel vaccination is merely mimicking what our bodies do anyway when we have a healthy immune system. Just as our bodies create complex antibodies to fight of invaders so we are not impacted when they are re-introduced, a vaccination simply purposely introduces parts of those invaders so our bodies will create the antibodies. Like it or not, I do believe in the autism connection, and you can click here to watch an outstanding testimonial about a woman who saw changes in her autistic son after starting Body Balance. But we have to view this as a connection in a very complex situation. I just believe we need to rethink and re-tool the medical profession’s opinion about what the human body can handle in the first 3 years.
I do not support vaccinations for things that will not maim or kill us, should we contract them. Good examples are the flu shot and chicken pox. Also, I absolutely do think we need to wait much, much longer to vaccinate our children, and those vaccinations need to be spread out in smaller doses. We are overwhelming our children’s bodies with disease, too much at once. Further, we have to get a better way to keep the vaccine sterile over using heavy metals. This is a very complex issue and the answer is not to throw out the baby with the bath water, but to leverage our medical technology knowledge to benefit the human body in a gentle way.
I respect and hurt for people who have had loved ones damaged by vaccines. I believe you. I just don’t agree with the fix proposed by the anti-vaccine advocates.