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Vaccines: Do Your Own Research – By Amy Todisco, Green Living Expert

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Vaccines: Do Your Own Research

What if most of what we have been told about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines was a lie?

Well, according to Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn, “Much of what we have been told about vaccinations simply isn’t true…The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunization.”

In his book, “How To Raise A Healthy Child…In Spite of Your Doctor” Dr. Mendelsohn said, “I not only have grave misgivings about them (vaccines); if I were to follow my deep convictions in writing this chapter, I would urge you to reject all inoculations for your child.”

We’ve all been told that vaccines are supposed to keep us from getting some of the dreaded childhood diseases like measles, whooping cough, and polio. And, that we need to vaccinate the majority of the population in order for “herd immunity” to take place. (To read more about “herd immunity” go here).

I started to research the issues of vaccination over 20 years ago, before I was pregnant with my daughter. One of the first things I learned was that there was a massive decline of the diseases BEFORE vaccinations even began. In fact, these same diseases had already declined by 90% in Europe without any mass vaccination program. Improved sanitation was key.

The idea of administering a vaccine directly into the bloodstream via the muscle tissue of a vulnerable infant or child whose immune system is just building is questionable at best. If that same child were to contract that disease naturally, those germs would enter his/her body through the skin, nose, mouth, or ears and meet up with the body’s natural defense system. By injecting it, along with countless toxic preservatives and additives (such as Thimerosal), directly into the bloodstream, the immune system isn’t able to do its job normally.

According to CDC epidemiologist, Tom Verstraeten, who analyzed the medical records of 100,000 children, the mercury based vaccine preservative, Thimerosal, seemed to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. He was actually stunned by what he saw.

There’s also a “one size fits all” dosing practice. A 10 pound two month old gets the same dose of a vaccine as a 40 pound 5 year old. Random tests on the number of “units” in a vaccine found that there is a quality control issue. A vaccine may have 1/3 to 3 times what the label indicates.

There is a commonly held, yet faulty belief that just because someone has the antibodies for a disease in their bloodstream, that this means they’re protected from that disease. Not true. If it were, then fully vaccinated people would not be getting the diseases they’ve been vaccinated against. In fact, Attorney Alan Phillips said that outbreaks in recent years have recorded more disease cases in vaccinated children than in unvaccinated children.

Attorney Philips also said that “Doctors in the U.S. report thousands of serious vaccine reactions each year including hundreds of deaths and permanent disabilities, fully vaccinated populations have experienced epidemics, and researchers attribute dozens of chronic immunological and neurological diseases that have risen dramatically in recent decades to mass immunization campaigns”.

Isn’t it interesting that the flyer for the DPT vaccine stated that the chance of a serious adverse reaction from the vaccine was 1 in 1750, whereas the chance of dying from pertussis was 1 in several million. I’ll take my chances with pertussis, thank you.

Experts estimate that only 1-10% of the actual adverse vaccine reactions are actually reported to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Even the FDA estimates that approximately 1% of serious adverse reactions to vaccines are reported. The CDC admits that maybe only about 10% of these events are reported. Can you believe that Congress has heard testimony that medical students are told not to report suspected adverse events?

Okay, so that’s some of the bad news. What can a conscientious health minded person do to stay healthy? Build your immune system so that it is strong enough to fight off whatever you are exposed to. Here are some of the things I do to stay healthy:

1. Try and get 8 hours of sleep per night.

2. Wash hands thoroughly with vegetable based (not antibacterial) soap and warm water. Okay, truth be told I probably do this less than I should, but…

3. Cough/sneeze into your elbow (or “wing” as they say in the elementary schools here).

4. Change hand towels frequently in the bathroom (give a sick person their own hand towel to use).

5. Stay hydrated. Some days I’m better than others. I really like young coconut water. The best brands for this are: Amy & Brian’s Coconut Juice and one I haven’t found in the stores yet: Nature Factor Organic Young Coconut water.

6. Drink a raw organic juice every day. I got the Breville Juice Fountain Plus and it works great. We’ve been juicing for about 10 months.

7. Get 15 minutes of sunshine on your skin per day ideally, and/or take Vitamin D3. I prefer the vitamin brand, Garden of Life.

8. Take an organic, raw, food based multivitamin like Garden of Life. They have different choices depending on your age, etc.

9. Stay active, get moderate exercise with fresh air.

10. Get regular massage. (Once per month at least). I need to be better about this. You can also do self-massage with organic sesame oil..

11. Take/eat probiotics. The ones in the refrigerator at the natural food store are better than the ones sitting on the shelves, I believe. You don’t really get much from yogurt but you can from organic fermented veggies, like sauerkraut and kimchi.

12. Avoid OTC cold/flu remedies. They just suppress your symptoms, they don’t heal you.

13. Avoid alcohol and caffeine when you are fighting off germs/viruses. Challenges your liver, which is already working hard to deal with the germs/viruses.

14. Drink 1 tsp. per day of “Fire Cider” for cold/flu prevention. Just discovered this wonderful liquid at the Vermont Farm Show yesterday. Now I’m going to have to make my own once I run through the bottle I bought from Cate Hill Orchards.

15. Get an essential oil diffuser and diffuse tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary and thyme into your indoor air.

But, don’t take my word for it. Do your own research and see where YOU come out.

Amy Todisco, www.greenlivingnow.com

Amy Todisco, is a nationally recognized green living expert, green consultant and life coach. She’s also a Co-author of the Amazon best seller book, You Make A Difference: 50 Heart Centered Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories of Inspiration and Transformation.

She began her work as a community activist in 1995, where she created community educational events; founded and co-founded several nonprofits; served as Executive Director for two nonprofits; provided presentations on household toxics; consulted with private and public schools; churches, community groups, local boards of health, and the MA State Department of Public Health; written on the topic of household  toxics for newspapers, newsletters and websites; and been interviewed on  TV, radio and Internet radio.

She was featured on Vermont Public Television, WCAX TV in Burlington, Vermont, was contacted by a producer from The Oprah Winfrey Show, interviewed for an online article for FoxNews.com, and a Rachel Ray magazine article, and have been featured in several magazines and newspapers, including: The Seven Days, Burlington, VT, Christian Science Monitor, and In With Skin. She appeared with her organic farmer life partner, Dave, in Vermont Life, and Farm & Ranch Magazine. She served as the technical editor for the Green Living for Dummies book.

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4 Responses to “Vaccines: Do Your Own Research – By Amy Todisco, Green Living Expert”

  1. Leila says:

    I think not vaccinating your children is a difficult choice for many parents. Thanks for putting this information in one place.

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  2. fred says:

    For the fermented veggies I would use the term “lacto fermented”, and maybe suggest using raw organic veggies with pure water and sea salt. All good advice, though.

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  3. Isaria says:

    The immune system of a child is complete around 3 or 5 yrs old. So vaccination interrupt this process therefore create disease.
    If you can not avoid the vaccination, have with you a peparation of clay and directly after the shot put an amount of the clay on the place of the shot. The clay will suck the toxic. Repeat this for a few days.

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  4. Amy Todisco says:

    I agree Leila, deciding whether or not to vaccinate is a difficult one. That’s why getting both sides is so important.

    Yes Fred, I prefer your term of lacto fermented. Thanks.

    And Isaria, thanks for the tip about the clay, I hadn’t heard that one before. Do you have a source for that? I’d love to read more.

    Thanks everyone.

    Amy

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