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Let’s Take a Look at the Potential Dangers involved with Vaccination!
What actually is vaccination?
Vaccination is also referred to as Inoculation and according to McGraw-Hill Science & Technology Encyclopedia is defined as:
“The process of introducing a microorganism or suspension of microorganism into a culture medium. The medium may be (1) a solution of nutrients required by the organism or a solution of nutrients plus agar; (2) a cell suspension (tissue culture); (3) embryonated egg culture; or (4) animals, for example, rat, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, monkey, birds, or human being. When animals are used, the purpose usually is the activation of the immunological defenses against the organism. This is a form of vaccination, and quite often the two terms are used interchangeably. Both constitute a means of producing an artificial but active immunity against specific organisms, although the length of time given by such protection may vary widely with different organisms.”
There is also another way to look at and define this controversial issue offered by Craig Stellpflug, in his article for NaturalNews.com entitled, Myth Busted: Vaccinations are not Immunizations where he explains that,
“In vaccines, an antigen is injected into the body to produce a reaction and the immune system responds in the form of antibodies, but antibody presence does not confer immunity.” Stellpflug states that, “Vaccines should never be called immunizations because that is a misnomer. Immunity and vaccinations are two different subjects altogether.”
Have you ever met an unvaccinated child or adult?
I know several quite well. I am always amazed at how bright they are, how healthy they are and how little chronic diseases they seem to suffer from. It seems to go with the territory that their moms feed them a great diet, usually organic, encourage them to practice some sport or dance type activity, raise them with companion animals, and overall lead a healthy life style, as individuals and as a family. The parents of the kids that I know are educated and have conducted some pretty thorough research and looked at the risks vs benefits pretty closely. I am not talking about children who are malnourished or impoverished as that would be an entirely different discussion. I’m just talking about kids from middle class homes and families, that I know personally and that you might have encountered, perhaps in your own neighborhood and circle of friends, if their parents dared to tell you their kids secret. Maybe they were even home schooled and seemed to think a bit outside the box. Maybe they used high quality supplements such as Moxxor, see http://www.MoxxArt.com like the baby above gets! Maybe the parents are Vegan and did not wish to have animal material injected into their children. Maybe they just object to having their kids forced to be jabbed with a syringe loaded with suspicious substances or cultured in animal products, see http://vactruth.com/2012/05/25/vaccine-dog-cells-allergy/?utm_source=The+Vaccine+Truth+Newsletter&utm_campaign=74dc3e8387-05_25_2012_dogs&utm_medium=email that have never been thoroughly tested or proven to be safe or effective!
My first hand evidence with these unvaccinated babies, young children and young adults, and now even some of whom have babies of their own, is clearly anecdotal and the minute I open the lid to this pandora’s box the kitchen sink is thrown at me, about how wonderful vaccines are, and how many lives they save, and how insane it is to not do it, and what are my credentials to have the audacity to suggest questioning this now nearly sacred procedure! The incredible health and high IQ’s of these kids has got to be just a coincidence, right? Not! I offer in response to these inevitable skeptics; just how insane is it to push chemically induced ‘herd’ medicine and a one size fits all medical model at everyone on the planet? It’s a good idea to change the subject at that point as things always get heated and it’s a win/lose scenario one way or another!
I found an interesting Timeline that helps us put the subject of vaccination into its proper historical perspective. When we look at it in this way it seems like such a wonderful scientific advancement. It seems to make sense in many ways. See http://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/timelines/all
We learn at historyofvaccines.org that the story of vaccines did not begin with the first vaccine which seems to have always been credited to Edward Jenner. (It was indeed Jenner who observed a group of milkmaids resistance to ‘cow pox’ and it was Jenner whose use of cowpox pustules seemed to provide protection against smallpox). Although we hear this story quite often, we learn here ostensibly that the saga begins with a long history of infectious disease in humans, and in particular, with early uses of smallpox material to provide immunity to that disease.
Evidence is reported from the Timeline group, that the Chinese employed smallpox inoculation (or variolation, as such use of smallpox material was called) as early as 1,000 CE. It was practiced in Africa and Turkey as well, before it spread to Europe and the Americas.
Edward Jenner’s innovations, began with his successful 1796 use of cowpox material to create immunity to smallpox, and this quickly made the practice widespread. His method underwent medical and technological changes over the next 200 years and we have heard again and again how this eventually resulted in the eradication of smallpox (there is a dark side to Jenner’s work because his own son died of Tuberculosis, perhaps because vaccination impaired his immune system, but let’s leave that out of our discussion. I may tackle that another time).
Yes, I too know the propaganda rather well after 20 years research on this subject matter and yes my own parents (and their parents) bought it and even I bought into it when I was a young mother, ‘hook line and sinker’ as we all got the jab! I find it interesting that ‘the powers that be’ stopped giving the small pox vaccine because the side effects to it became pretty horrific and deadly.
In reviewing the Timeline above, one might wish to have been a fly on the wall and listened in on the debates amongst religious scholars vs the science guys of the day. It might have sounded something like this: “If man was created in Gods image and therefore perfect why isn’t he/she perfect without this jab?” That’s actually a good question. You’d think a babies first food, their mothers colostrum and the building of a strong immune system, by being allowed to catch childhood diseases, building immunity to them naturally, be nourished with good food, clean water and proper hygiene, would/should be all that is needed. However today, we are told a different tale and vaccination due to fear of getting sick has become so common place that there is actually a new kind of fear model circulating that involves the so-called threat of the unvaccinated child or adult!
Is there any validity to these fears about being unvaccinated?
In a recent article by Ethan Huff for Allignlife.com see http://www.alignlife.com/articles/asthma/Unvaccinated_Children_Less_Likely_to_have_Asthma_or_Allergies.html a recent survey released by vaccineinjury.info is reported, which debunks the notion that unvaccinated children are not as well off as those individuals who have been vaccinated. It seems that the unvaccinated kids are less likely to develop allergies, autoimmune disorders and neurological problems along with endocrine diseases and other illnesses that their vaccinated counterparts endure.
According to Huff, a homeopathic practitioner named Andreas Bachmair put together heath data on more than 8,000 unvaccinated children in at least 15 different countries and then compared it to the health data compiled on more than 17,400 vaccinated children in a German Study. This study was called, KiGGS – The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents.
The ages of the children involved ranged from 0 to 17 years of age, but typically were 8 years of age or younger. Huff explains that both studies used the same criteria for collecting data on these children’s health. More on this subject can be found here: http://www.alignlife.com/articles/autism/Attempt_to_Debunk_Vaccines_Link_with_Autism_Backfires.html
Huff reports that “In every single health category evaluated as part of both studies, the overall health of unvaccinated children was leaps and bounds ahead of the vaccinated children. The allergy rate among vaccinated children, for instance, was more than double the allergy rate among unvaccinated children. And worse, vaccinated children were found to be nearly eight times more prone to developing asthma or chronic Bronchitis than were unvaccinated children.”
Huff, includes in his excellent article, that another finding observed between the two groups was the category of auto immune disorder see: http://www.alignlife.com/articles/childhealth/Kids_Bacteria_Infections.html Apparently less than half of one percent of unvaccinated children were found to have developed an autoimmune disease, however roughly seven percent of vaccinated children developed one. Huff states, that according to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 25 percent of Americans today suffer from at least one autoimmune disorder.
There were other health area’s where the unvaccinated kids fared better than the vaccinated ones and those included neurodermatitis, herpes, otitis media (common ear infections) see http://www.alignlife.com/articles/earaches/Heal_Earaches_Without_Antibiotics.html,
hay fever, hyperactivity, scoliosis, epilepsy and seizures, migraine headaches, and thyroid disease. Huff includes, “The only category where disease rates were roughly equal between the two groups was in the category of diabetes mellitus, a disease which affects only about 0.2% of children under the age of 20.”
If you are interested, the Bachmair vaccination study, complete with thorough details and visual graphs, can be found at: http://www.vaccineinjury.info/vaccinations-in-general/health-unvaccinated-children/survey-results-illnesses.html
I would like to close with the exploration of the thought I offered above in that proposed dialogue between a clergyman and a scientist; is it not possible (and I’m only asking a hypothetical question) that we were created perfectly by a perfect creator and live in a perfect universe, as suggested in the book, ‘Hubble Reveals Creation by an Awe-Inspiring Power,’ by J. Paul Hutchins? See http://www.hubblerevealscreation.com/ What effect would/does chemical compounds, including toxic substances and heavy metals actually do to us on a quantum/micro and a macro level? If there is a God Particle within each of us which is suggested by the exploration of and search for the Higgs Boson particle,http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16116230 what do these un-natural chemical substances do to it?
Many of you know that my passion has been helping people and their companion animals, both cats and dogs transition to a holistic lifestyle. One of the things of great concern has been with a specific vaccine site sarcoma in cats induced by certain feline vaccinations. I think we need to open our minds at long last that vaccines are not the safe procedure the media and medical establishment wishes us to believe. They come with risks and this article is very interesting in that respect, see http://vactruth.com/2012/05/23/pet-vaccinations-cancer/?utm_source=The+Vaccine+Truth+Newsletter&utm_campaign=dfe88ac3e4-05_23_2012_Pets&utm_medium=email
This article further shares that: “One demographic in U.S. society that does not embrace vaccinations, the Amish, have remarkable statistics that we need to consider further, e.g., the autism rate is one in 15,000! Plus, their children, who usually work the farms in some way virtually have no allergies.
It goes on to offer that Dr. Paul G. King, PhD, offers the following information that needs to be acknowledged and applauded:..’ non-mercury exposed Amish children (those who were not vaccinated or did not live near a coal-fired power plant), the number with “autism” was “0″ zero. And in Dr. Eisenstein’s practice in Chicago, IL called The Home First children who are all breastfed and not vaccinated, there were reportedly NO cases of autism and only 1 child with asthma in a population in excess of 30,000 [children]. But all of these are only considered “anecdotal” reports that the CDC dismissed instead of even trying to confirm their validity (for obvious reasons).
For updates on issues surrounding vaccination controversies like these which I have shared, I highly recommend the vactruth.com site which offers some alternative views which you won’t see covered in mainstream media. I found the posting regarding potential liver damage to also be of special interest. http://vactruth.com/2012/05/15/vaccines-damaging-liver/?utm_source=The+Vaccine+Truth+Newsletter&utm_campaign=42c1b6a25a-05_15_2012_liver&utm_medium=email
In every discussion on vaccination the subject of vaccines eradicating Polio and paralysis usually comes up because we don’t see children in iron lungs any more but we do have a new disease similar to it with a different name and the children go on ventilators instead, but this video offers a different slant on that subject as well http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/vaccines-1/cases-of-non-polio-paralysis-rise-after-polio-vaccination-drives.html You can read more about this breaking news here: http://www.naturalnews.com/035627_polio_vaccines_paralysis_India.html#ixzz1vgnIfxgG
Have we truly opened Pandora’s Box when we inject these foreign substances directly into the bodies of living things? Vaccines are just the tip of the iceberg of the epigenetic consequences we humans have created for our future generations! If you like a bit of science with your morning ‘cuppa’ have a look at this! v.asp?v=81C330EC0311060BEB98A7C005C57B3A
Here are some articles that I have written for NaturalNews.com on pet related issues which also apply to people:
quick poll: Does this discussion make you re-consider your stand on vaccinations for your family and your animals?
By Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D Artwork courtesy of http://www.NazimArtist.com
“The Art of Medicine Consists of Amusing the Patient While Nature Cures the Disease.”
Just for a moment, forget all we have been taught about evidenced based medicine and the hallowed halls of science today and just ponder for a few moments the possiblity of a world where we might not ever need a physician or healthcare provider or not ever need a doctor to write a prescription for a drug again. Could the ability to heal ourselves be locked in our DNA, like the lizards that lose their tail and grow a new one? Could this ability be lurking somewhere maybe even in what they refer to as ‘junk’ DNA? What about a world where we wouldn’t need to go to the local health food store to purchase an herbal preparation or a homeopathic remedy or have to endure the slings and arrows of all those negative nay-sayer types whom we all know so well who shoot down anything and everything that is deemed unscientific in the world of energy healing. Isn’t it amazing that it usually takes less than 100 years for todays absolute science to become tomorrows nonsense? A hundred years ago blood letting was the state of the art. If we only we had a crystal ball how many could be helped from suffering through treatments offered today that one day will be deemed harmful and even deadly. What if all healing could be done right inside of our own minds but we just don’t have the tools as of yet to know how to do it? Is it possible that it is there right inside of us and we just need to find the keys to unlock its secret door? What could this kind of magical self healing system open up? What would happen to Big Pharma and our current medical system if it was possible for us to heal ourselves? Would it ever even be allowed to exist, as most likely we would be able to access it for free?
Let’s explore something that is very much part of the 800-million dollar cost to bring a drug to market today; that little sugar pill known as the ‘placebo.’
Newtonian scientists who come from the world of “only matter matters,” find that natural remedies (unless they can stick natural ingredients like fish oil into a patented delivery system or process and make a drug with it) are for the most part described as having a ‘placebo effect.’ The same holds true when scientists look at Homeopathy, and other systems of healing based on an energy meridian system, such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). It never fails that we will quickly hear the term ‘placebo effect’ thrown right back at us when these modalities are offered. We can just visualize the ‘usual suspects’ with their hands over their ears muttering ‘la la la’ if we were bold enough to suggest that somebody spend some of their millions on a really big study that could explore our inate ability to heal ourselves, could it ever happen? Probably not, as there has to be something financiallly beneficial for the folks who pay for the study and the doctors who get those lucrative grants to do it! If we could heal ourselves who would make a profit in corporate controlled America where that now famous 1% hold the wealth and power?
There is something going on right now that does seem to be shaking up the scientific troops a bit and that is the fact that Big Pharma has done an amazing job of keeping from ‘us,’ just how potent placebos actually are in the world of drug testing! Also just bear in mind that the third leading cause of death in the Western medical model is from allopathic medicine, this is referred to as ‘iatrogenic,’ meaning induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon, or by a medical treatment or diagnostic procedure. Dr. Leape of the Harvard Medical School of Public health has stated brilliantly, “Medicine is a high risk industry, like aviation. But the chance of dying in an aviation accident is one in 2 million, while the risk of dying from a medical accident is one in 200!” Wow, I know of orthopaedic surgeons who tell their hip or knee replacement patients to take a permanent marker and mark which knee or hip is to be replaced in big block letters, so they don’t operate on the wrong leg! .
While doing a bit of my Celestial Musings, (I have been nick-named Celestial, ‘long not short’ for Celeste), all my life, I found it quite compelling to learn that for years these folks in the hallowed halls of Western Medicine have been protecting a dirty little secret weapon called the ‘placebo’ which causes what has been known for many years as the ‘placebo effect.’
n Wired Magazine, writer Steve Silberman, wrote an article in August of 2009 entitled, “Placebos Are Getting More Effective, Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.” This is quite an eye-opening article. I find it amazing to think that Big Pharma has actually been worried about the lowly little placebo for a very long time and I thought it might be interesting to share a bit of it what is happening in order to take a serious look at it.
Many people do not even know where the term ‘placebo effect’ comes from. But in truth it can be traced to a little white lie, according to Silberman, who tells the story of an Army nurse during World War II in Italy who was assisting an anesthetist named Henry Beecher, who was caring for our US troops under German bombardment. When their morphine supply had trickled down to nothing, this nurse assured a wounded soldier, that he was getting a shot of a potent painkiller, though her syringe was loaded only with, saline solution (salt water). Amazingly, the bogus injection relieved the soldier’s excruciating pain and kept him from going into shock!
Beecher returned ultimately to Harvard and became one of the USA’s leading medical reformers. He was so inspired by the nurse’s clever ruse, that he launched a crusade to promote a method of testing new medicines to find out whether they were truly effective. At the time, the process for testing the efficacy of drugs was not very good. Pharmaceutical companies would simply give volunteers some experimental agent of some sort until the side effects would overcome the presumed benefits. Beecher proposed that if test subjects could be compared to a group that received a placebo (a sugar pill), health officials would finally have an impartial way to determine whether a medicine was actually responsible for making a patient better.
The placebo plot thickened; in a 1955 paper entitled “The Powerful Placebo,” which was published in “The Journal of the American Medical Association,” Beecher described how the ‘placebo effect’ had undermined the results of more than a dozen trials by causing improvement that was mistakenly attributed to the drugs being tested. He demonstrated that trial volunteers who got real medication were also subject to placebo effects; the act of taking a pill was itself somehow therapeutic, boosting the curative power of the medicine. Only by subtracting the improvement in a placebo control group could the actual value of the drug be calculated.
The article caused a sensation. By 1962, the news of birth defects caused by the drug, Thalidomide, and its tragic consequences were of such monumental proportions, they hit every front page of America’s Newspapers. The only silver lining of this horror story was that it caused Congress to amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, requiring trials to include enhanced safety testing and placebo control groups. Volunteers would be assigned randomly to receive either medicine or a sugar pill, and neither doctor nor patient would know the difference until the trial was over.
Beecher’s double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial—or RCT—was enshrined as the gold standard of the emerging pharmaceutical industry. Today, to win FDA approval, a new medication must beat placebo in at least two authenticated trials. The question now can be carefully posed…are they worth the paper they are printed on? Why you might ask? Because, even the color of the pills in these studies is at play; yellow is the best for antidepressants as it is like a little dose of sunshine, red pills provide a stimulating effect and give you a kick in the behind, green and perhaps even blue, add a bit of chill to the pill, and white are more soothing to the gut, particularly as an antacid even if they only contain lactose (milk sugar).
It also seems that more pills are better so that if you take your placebo several times a day you get better results and if your pills are embossed with a name brand like Tylenol, the name branding on them seems to make them work better than generic, even if the person offering the tablet to the user, says they are the same! Now how about that? Can we see the power that we each hold in our own belief systems!
It is true, that Beecher in fact did help to cure the medical establishment of its own brand of quackery, but it had a really big side effect – it cast the lowly little placebo as the villain in RCTs, and Beecher ended up stigmatizing one of his most important discoveries. The fact that even dummy capsules can kick-start the body’s recovery engine have now become a problem for drug developers to overcome, rather than a phenomenon that could guide doctors toward a better understanding of the healing process of our miraculous bodies and how to drive it most effectively into perhaps healing itself. Where would the ‘big bucks’ be in that?
Beecher just didn’t see the handwriting on the wall nor foresee, the explosive growth of the pharmaceutical industry. The blockbuster success of mood enhancing drugs in the ’80s and ’90s beefed up Big Pharma’s resolve to promote pharmaceutical drugs for a growing cache of mental disorders. One might also ask, which comes first the drug or the new disease or the condition to match it? Even Dr. Oz asked this question on National TV. The question however was not answered to anyones satisfaction when his show aired even though he pitted the Big Pharma ‘rep’ against his expert adversary. One can only ask, “whom shall guard the guardians” especially if they have the power to create the disease first and then the drug or vaccine to market as a treatment for it?
By attempting to dominate the central nervous system, Big Pharma gambled its future on treating ailments that have turned out to be particularly susceptible to the placebo effect. I’m so worried about their financial future, aren’t you? Pardon my sarcasm but when I see the millions of dollars spent on television commercials of epic proportion designed to make us ask our own doctors to give us the drugs we see advertised as if they are the latest ‘must have’ designer footwear, I get a little upset! But just let us dare to walk into our doctors with a new supplement and see how fast they will shoot that idea down in favor of the drug tested against a placebo. I really have to commend their creativity with the creation and marketing of Lovaza which is really just plain old fish oil with a twist and a huge price tag which medicare covers even for the greedy doctors who seem to be too cheap to buy their own supplements and instead take advantage of the system to get it for free!
What about all those clinical trials they wave around, you ask? Remember they don’t have to use the studies that don’t support their drugs, they can use just the ones that do and throw out all the others. It has been said that $100,000 can buy you any outcome ‘they’ want to get from a clinical trial because ‘they’ control whom the drug is tested on and who the placebo is tested on. Since when are any of us the same in a control study group? My cold or flu virus may be a lot different from yours. I might cough and you might have sinus congestion but yet we’d both get the same drug during the test period! And then we might ask, do drugs ever really cure anything or just palliate the symptoms? Remember the days of having a bladder infection and taking the drugs only to have the yeast infection two weeks later and then require another drug for that? We end up chasing symptoms around our body with multiple drugs, which interfere with each other causing more symptoms and so the cycle begins. We just keep palliating these symptoms until something much more catastrophic rears its ugly head..and then we wonder “why me?”
Why on Earth could it be that the Big Pharma boys are now so worried about placebo’s? Why is it that these inert sugar pills are suddenly overwhelming what they refer to as promising new drugs (promising only if you don’t listen to or read the side effects) and already established drugs alike? The reasons are only just beginning to be understood. A group of independent research experts have been for some time actually delving into this phenomena and uncovering the inner workings—and potential therapeutic applications—of the placebo effect. Can they patent a sugar pill with a special delivery system? I wonder!
You can bet on the fact that some drug makers are realizing they need to fully understand the mechanisms behind it so they can design specific trials that differentiate between any positive effects of their products (if indeed there are any) and our body’s precious ability to heal itself. A special task force was even initiated by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, by the time Silberman had written his article, which began seeking to stem this placebo vs. drug crisis by quietly undertaking one of the most ambitious data-sharing efforts in the history of the drug industry. After decades in the jungles of fringe science, the placebo effect has become, as Silberman states, “the elephant in the boardroom.”
Now a new term has been coined and that is known as ‘the placebo response,’ instead of ‘placebo effect.’ By definition, inert sugar pills have no effect, but under the right conditions they can act as a catalyst for the body’s ‘endogenous health care system.’ Like any other internal network, the ‘placebo response’ has limits. It can ease the discomfort of say chemotherapy, but can it stop the growth of a tumor? It also works in reverse to produce the placebo’s evil twin, the ‘nocebo effect.’ What on Earth is a ‘nocebo?” A nocebo works like this; men taking a commonly prescribed prostate drug who were informed that the medication may cause sexual dysfunction were twice as likely to become impotent.
There’s more to this tale; everything also depends on the messenger! If a particular doctor was optimistic that something would work it had a better chance of working. No wonder the phrase ‘don’t shoot the messenger’ was coined. Could the diagnosis/prognosis actually be the killer instead of the disease as the body processes its own death sentence?
These very same Newtonian (materialistic) scientists we’ve surrendered so much control to, are seeking ways to suppress and keep this information regarding the ‘placebo response’ quiet and unknown to the ‘pill popping’ public who are constantly told that anything outside the mainstream, such as alternative or natural medicine, is bogus. Please do note that they do seem always to be the first to use the argument of the ‘placebo effect’ to take down homeopathy, or even acupuncture and every other form of energy medicine or natural healing that calls upon the body to heal itself or even to nourish it…well of course they would, it’s so simple…homeopathic and/or acupuncture and other natural remedies, even whole food supplements cannot be patented and only that which can be patented makes Big Pharma their fortunes.
Western medical doctors and pharmaceutical makers take the approach that the living thing is the victim of its circumstances because it is just a collection of body parts and organ systems which are subject to mechanical breakdowns, like a car, due to circumstances outside the individuals control, maybe with the exception of obesity. Obese patients are always given a load of guilt even though ‘they pushed the so-called ‘pyramid’ diet for far too many years, which in turn pushed empty cereals and grains to the bottom and quality protein and healthy fat to the top! Remember how to fatten cattle? Just feed them lot’s of low fat grain! Turn the food pyramid upside down and actually lose weight in a healthy way because if you don’t they will try to sell you the lap band surgery!
Wouldn’t it be amazing to be consciously empowered with the knowledge that if we can get ourselves into a particular state of health we also can have the power to get ourselves out of it? If a sugar pill can work just because the Big Pharma folks in white coats tell people to take it and they will feel better and or get well, AND THEY DO, just think, what we could do for ourselves armed with access to just the right technique or belief system or even the perfect placebo or sugar pill, might we be able in the foreseeable future to heal ourselves? Now that is a healthy thought to ponder!
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