Being a wellness coach and a mother of two, I often get asked the question as to whether or not I believe in vaccinations or if I choose them for my children. This is a tough question for me to answer, because many times people do not want to hear my reply, or may not be happy with what I tell them. I always wonder why they ask if they are not ready for the truth, or not open minded enough to look at a different point of view. I do understand, for the past 60 years vaccination has been drilled into our heads. The fear of what could happen without them, is programmed into our minds, so by nature, we do what we have been told to do. We do what we think is safe. I did.
Yes, I did. When my first daughter Faith was born, I followed the program. I did not know much about what was in vaccines, I just knew they were supposed to be safe and they were to protect my baby and others. Around the 8 week mark, my beautiful little daughter turned into a tormented screaming child for 6-8 hours each night. She screamed as if she was in horrible pain. I tried all the formulas, medications and special rocking methods, nothing worked. She screamed this way for approximately eight weeks. Of course it was diagnosed as colic, but truly no explanation. Needless to say, it was the worst eight weeks of my life in which I felt like I wanted to get rid of my child from pure exhaustion and the feeling of incompetence as a mother.
Five years later, I planned to have a second child. It was around this time when weird things came across my path pertaining to vaccines. An email, a news report….a client who brought it up. I felt as if God was trying to tell me to look into this. Then I watched a special on TV speaking about a young girl who felt trapped in her own body. She was autistic and could not speak. She could type.
Here is her story for reference http://abcnews.go.com/2020/MindMoodNews/story?id=8258204&page=1 . She typed that it felt like she was on fire, or like she had ants crawling all over her. As soon as she typed this message, I felt as if a light bulb went off. It was laid on my heart that this was why Faith would scream in such pain as a baby. She screamed as if she was on fire. I wondered could she have been having side effects from her shots? I didn’t know, and of course I could not prove it, but why else would a perfectly peaceful baby just start screaming at the top of her lungs every night when nothing changed other than her vaccinations? That’s the problem…. babies can’t tell you what they feel after their shots, and they do not even know if their symptoms may be correlated. I wondered why these babies needed to get the shots so young. I also wondered why the required number of vaccines prior to the age of 6 is now 49, yet when I was born in the 1970’s there were only 10 vaccinations. Why? I cannot recall one major outbreak that threatened our lives in the past 30 years that would require this prevention. How can we possibly think that it is safe to increase the dosage of vaccines by 39 additional doses with a one size fits all plan? And how are we ok as a society to just go with the flow not even educating ourselves with what is being injected into our babies or ourselves?
Here is a list of the common ingredients in our vaccinations from the CDC, Center of Disease Control Website
If we’re required to label our foods and we’re all checking the labels before we eat something, why are we not checking these labels before we give the go ahead? Once you realize there is formaldehyde (a known carcinogen in more than 25 vaccinations), MSG, aluminum, mercury etc. in our immunizations, and realize we inject them directly into the blood stream, you start to think hmmmm? Is this safe, and is it safe to give a mix of 4-6 at one time? And is it safe for every individual? We have 20 different blood pressure meds or more, cholesterol etc. Why is the vaccination concoction the same for everyone?
So ok, this is all skeptical and just thinking common sense, kind of outside of the box. Let’s get into some numbers. Did you know only an average of 7500 people died per year from Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Pertussis, HIB, Rotavirus, Chicken Pox and Mumps prior to vaccinations for them in the US? In 1950, there was an estimated 152 million people in the US with only 7500 dying from all of these diseases combined. Today, we lose over 100,000 people per year due to correctly prescribed medications and over 780,000 from medical error.
Why would we inject such harsh substances into our body when there is a higher chance of dying from medication than from the disease itself? If you do your research, you will find hardly no one died from chicken pox or mumps, and incidences of pertussis have actually increased with vaccinations.
You have to ask why, if God made a perfectly healthy baby, would we inject them with a chemical concoction we do not know what it’s made up of or how the healthy baby will react to it? Why would we put something in them to possibly prevent something that may or may not even happen? This is like taking blood pressure meds before you have high blood pressure, or chemo before you get cancer. We have a 6 million more times chance of getting into a car accident with our baby than them being hurt by one of these diseases, so why get in the car? If we’re truly worried about what we could die from, why are we not making better food choices for prevention as a whole? Six times as many people are dying from heart disease than all ailments we vaccinate for, so why if we are so passionate about prevention, are we not taking every healthy preventative step to hopefully avoid it?
People who are vaccinated can still get measles, chicken pox, hepatitis etc.
Vaccination does not guarantee prevention, and it can never be as good of a preventative measure as old fashion rest, good food and healthy movement. Ask anyone you know in their 80’s. Most contracted every disease we vaccinate for and if you are talking to them, they lived through it. Many cannot even tell you any of their friends or family members who died from them. I can bet all of your friends today can tell you they know someone with an autistic child, someone who died from cancer, someone with ADHD and someone who is infertile. I understand it’s scary to think some of us do not vaccinate our children, but many of us who make this decision know if we feed our children quality food and give them quality care, they have a very low chance of contracting any of these illnesses….spreading them or dying from them. Many who vaccinate their children out of concern, may not realize poor quality food, late hours and lack of water, will lead to much worse chronic disease than the chicken pox or measles. We have to wake up and realize that our over reactive, preventative measures, are not making us healthier. We are being taught to rely on a pill or a shot for health, when nothing can prevent disease better than you and your daily choices.
So here’s how the story ends. After all of the research, and looking at both sides, my husband and I decided to request a religious exemption and we did not vaccinate our new baby girl who is now three years old and our nine year old will not receive any further vaccines. Vaccines have to be a personal choice. I am not against the concept of vaccinations, and I am all about prevention. I just do not agree with the lack of education we receive. I believe the labels with ingredients should be offered prior to you deciding which route you want to take. I believe each person has a choice. You may feel that not vaccinating your child puts your child in harm’s way, while I feel vaccinating my child puts her in harm’s way. With over 2.2 Billion dollars being paid out to individuals who claimed damages against the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, this tells us there are valid concerns with vaccines, how they are administered and how they are tested. So if you are someone who is pro vaccination, that is ok, but please understand those who choose not to vaccinate are not doing so to be ignorant, defiant or to hurt your child. They do so, because after looking at the data, they feel it’s the best decision they can make to protect their healthy baby.
I hope this helps answer the question as to why I do not vaccinate. This article is not intended to disrespect health professionals which promote vaccination or to sway you in your personal beliefs. This is just to give you the inside scoop as to why more and more people are deciding to take their chances with the body God gave them.
Resources for this article:
All diseases researched through CDC, Wikipedia History, About.com, DHPE and Wrong diagnosis.com