In part I of our blog, I mentioned the pitfalls of our “one-size-fits-all” vaccination policies and spoke ofÂ the misconceptions about back to school vaccine requirements. This is the article that inspired me to write the blog in the first place. You should know the vaccination laws in your stateÂ ,Â your rights as a parent in your state, andÂ thoroughly educate yourself onÂ the vaccines themselves, before you make a decision to vaccinate.Â Just as you did your research homework before you bought a product, isn’tÂ it even moreÂ important to research something that will be injected into your child’s body?
I explained in part one the contributing factors to my grand daughter’s, Megan’s,Â spirallingÂ from apparent healthÂ ontoÂ the autism spectrum.Â How did this happen? Why are so many children ( at least 1 in 100) being diagnosed with autism today?Â Let’s back up a little to explain the domino effect of what happensÂ from generation to generation when parents have less than optimal health that is compounded by other factors like, poor diet, vaccines, and environmental toxins. In my grand daughter’s situation,Â the problemÂ started with me!
I was bottle fed as an infant and even though we were fedÂ healthy meals andÂ weren’t allowedÂ many sweets, I had a lot of cavitiesÂ which translated intoÂ a mouth full of amalgam fillings. All that mercury leached into my systemÂ when IÂ was pregnant withÂ my children -Â and into the breast-milk when I nursed them.Â Mercury messes with your gut health! It can have a devastating effect on the healthy bacteria in your intestinal tract that supports your immune system. Remember, up to 70% of your immune system is housed in your gut! I had poor gut health and passed it on to my daughter.Â This lead to my daughter’sÂ historyÂ with eczema, some irritable bowel issues (meaning her gut wasn’t as healthy as it should be either!) and, without my knowledge, sheÂ also had amalgam fillings when she was in college,Â making her gut even more unhealthy.
Here’s a helpful article fromÂ Custom Probiotics (a product that should be a mainstay in your supplement regimen) to help you understand the mercury-gut health-autism connection.Â For another graphic example ofÂ mercury’s toxic effects, check out this YouTube video, “Smoking Teeth” – theÂ World Health Organization has determined that the number one source of mercury poisoning is from amalgam fillings which contain 50% mercury!
Back to my story…
My daughterÂ had also been on birth control pills before she conceived in addition to the mercury fillings.Â Do you know birth control pills will alsoÂ affect your healthy gut flora?Â This means the conditions for her pregnancy were already vulnerable. Then during her pregnancy, she received a RhoGAM shot for an Rh negative conditionÂ AND a flu shot – both of which contain thimerosal (which is 50% mercury by weight).Â Â In case you’re thinking vaccines no longer contain thimerosal, guess again. The vaccines that are considered “mercury-free”Â still contain traces of mercury. (Just like many foods you eat are labeled “trans-fat free” but they’re still allowed to contain small amounts of trans-fats.) You can thank the “big-pharma, big-food,” lobbyists for that!Â You must ask for a single-dose vaccine if youÂ want one considered thimerosal free. Otherwise,Â multi-dose flu shots andÂ children’s vaccines will contain thimerosal. Now you seeÂ how my grand daughter was subjected to multiple exposures to mercury before she was born.Â She unfortunately inherited my daughter’s poor gut flora. The one big thing that saved her from further damage was the fact that she was breast fed.
Babies are born with little to no immunity (no gut flora). They receive their immunity by picking up healthy bacteria in the birth canal.Â TheyÂ receive more through breast feeding and their constant interaction with their environment – they put everything in their mouths! TheseÂ combined factors strengthenÂ their immune systems. However, when pregnancy beginsÂ in a mother with a compromised immune system,Â and you throw inÂ other health concerns like (eczema,Â allergies, diabetes, or any autoimmune disease) you have the potentialÂ recipe forÂ disaster for her offspring.
If you’d like a comprehensive overview of gut health and the link to chronic illnesses like autism, I strongly encourage you toÂ listen to this interview with Dr. Joe Â Mercola andÂ Natasha Campell-McBride – author of the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome)Â Diet. Dr. Campbell explains the connection between the functioning of the digestive system and the functioning of the brain.
When you take a child with a compromised immune system and assault it with multiple vaccines which contain everything from mercury, aluminum (known neurotoxins), antibiotics, formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate and more, their little bodiesÂ aren’t strong enough to fight theÂ effects of so many toxins in their system.Â If you have aÂ school-aged child who already has allergies, a chronic illness,Â learning disabilities, or cognitive impairment, vaccines could make them worse.Â My grand daughter only received two vaccines, but they were what caused her ultimate journey into autism. Her body was on toxic overload and she needed help.
This is why knowing your family history before you vaccinate (if you choose to do so) is so critical. You need to know if anyone in yourÂ family has an autoimmune diseaseÂ like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritisÂ or Crohns disease. Does anyone in your family have allergies?Â Has any of your other children had a bad reaction to a shot? The doctor should know thatÂ and your family history before you go aheadÂ and vaccinate.
Follow the NVIC‘s advice – Before You Vaccinate, Ask 8! What You Need to Know Before and After Vaccination.Â This debate is all aboutÂ informed consent. As I mentioned before, every state in the US has some exemptions. Check out the State Law & Vaccine Requirements page in NVIC’s website. It will keep you current on your state laws for immunization. We are fortunate in Wisconsin that we have medical, religious and philosophical exemptions. If your state is like Wisconsin and you have all three exemptions, you need to understand the language of the exemptions – some religious exemptions, for example,Â require you to belong to a church that specifically says no foreign or offensive (to the religion)Â elements should be injected in the body. READ THE EXEMPTIONS CAREFULLY!
The choice to eitherÂ vaccinate of not vaccinate both carry risks. If you choose not to vaccinate, then you must take every step to build your child’s immune system (you should do this even if you vaccinate!) Give them healthy foods and supplements like vitamin D3 or New Chapter’s Herbal Immunity 4 Kids that will keep them strong. You can’t be cavalier about your child’s health -Â once the damage is done, there’s oftenÂ no turning back.
Lastly, just “follow the money”Â in evaluating the worth of vaccines.Â They mean huge profits for big pharma. The Hepatitis B shotÂ given to almost allÂ newborns in the hospital (which isÂ given to target the children of Â IV drug users and prostitutes)Â reaps in a whoppingÂ one billion dollars a year and it causes many serious and life threatening disorders – watchÂ Think Twice Global VaccineÂ . If your child is back at school now and needs more shots, Â it’s time for you to do your homework! Let us know what you find out!
PS – Thanks to a pediatric chiropractor, my grand daughter is a thriving, healthy 4 year old today!
- Measles and MMR vaccinations (biosil.wordpress.com)
- Think You Know About Thimerisol? (naturalhealthnews.blogspot.com)