Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Are you still wondering why there is still such an argument for and against vaccination? It's a tough one when it is so hard to get your hands on information.
Think about these common myths...
The 25 Most Common Arguments Supporting Vaccination:
CAUTION:THESE ARE MYTHS
Vaccines are safe.
Vaccines are effective and have saved millions of lives around the world.
Serious adverse events following vaccination are rare.
Vaccination has been demonstrated to be one of the most effective medical interventions known to mankind. The eradication of smallpox demonstrates this accomplishment.
Vaccine-induced antibodies provide protection against infection, disability and death caused by vaccine-preventable diseases. Antibodies are a sign of protection.
Arguments against vaccination are irrational, based on fear and resistance to authority. (In other words, persons who make these arguments don't want the government telling them what to do). Many are conspiracy theorists and believe the government is knowingly harming them.
Vaccine-preventable diseases of childhood can be serious. Your child can contract one of these illnesses and your child could die.
Parents who believe chickenpox is a benign disease and that the vaccine is not necessary are putting their children at considerable risk. (Includes extensive facts about the chickenpox vaccine.)
No child should be denied the benefits of vaccination.
Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective interventions in all of health care.
There is no evidence that vaccination harms the immune system.
There is no evidence that vaccination can lead to chronic disease.
There is no evidence that vaccination is linked with the development of asthma.
There is no evidence that vaccination can lead to allergies.
The traces of additives found in vaccines are inconsequential and non-toxic.
The stray viruses sometimes found in vaccines are harmless.
Vaccines cannot cause the diseases they are designed to prevent.
We must continue to vaccinate against polio until the WHO declares the virus is eradicated. After all, polio is just a plane ride away.
Everyone must be vaccinated to protect everyone else.
Pertussis (whooping cough) is a serious illness and children are at risk of dying from this infection.
The pertussis vaccine is safe. After all, it has been FDA-approved for use since the 1940s.
Due to some concerns about the whole-cell pertussis vaccine, a new, acellular pertussis vaccine was licensed in 1991. The DTaP vaccine is safe and effective.
There are no effective treatments for pertussis.
The incidence of pertussis is on the rise. Adolescents need to be revaccinated to prevent outbreaks of pertussis.
There is no relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. The MMR vaccine is completely safe and should be given to all children. Claims made by Dr. Andrew Wakefield about MMR and autism have been disproved.
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Saturday, September 06, 2008
Good morning, wellness enthusiasts!
Let me tell you about my morning. I grabbed my newspapers and headed back to bed to do some morning reading.
The front page story: Law allows phamacists to administer flu shots. Wow!
Here's my editorial. I am coming from a subluxation view point, of course.
First let's talk about the physical subluxations that a flu shot causes to the spine.
Here is a list of the true chemical soup of a flu shot:
Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
Phenol, also known as carbolic acid (this is used as a disinfectant, dye)
Formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agent
Aluminum, which is associated with Alzheimer's disease and seizures and also cancer producing in laboratory mice (it is used as an additive to promote antibody response)
Thimerosal (a mercury disinfectant/preservative) can result in brain injury and autoimmune disease
Neomycin and Streptomycin (used as antibiotics) have caused allergic reaction in some people.
Vaccines are also grown and strained through animal or human tissue like monkey kidney tissue, chicken embryo, embryonic guinea pig cells, calf serum, and human diploid cells (the dissected organs of aborted human fetuses as in the case of rubella, hepatitis A, and chickenpox vaccines).
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Dangerous chemicals cause subluxations and both, chemicals and advanced subluxations, damage the nervous system. As the immune system tries to detoxify these chemicals the body becomes weak to the usual strains of viruses and bacteria we are constantly exposed to.
What does a well published doctor think about the flu shot? Hugh Fudenberg, MD, an immunogeneticist and biologist with nearly 850 papers published in peer review journals, has reported that if an individual had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied), his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is ten times higher than if they had zero, one, or two shots. READ MORE
Now let's talk about the mental subluxations this news story is causing.
There is always talk of a shortage of flu vaccine, and people actually become panicked. Are we really that short of physicians, nurse practicioners, and physician's assistants that we need more warm bodies who are willing to jab needles in people's arms? While allowing pharmacists to help out sounds like great news it is planting another subtle seed of fear that we are helpless to these bugs. But the truth is, these viruses and bacteria are around all us all year long. What's so special about fall and winter? Perhaps it is in the way we take care of ourselves.
I was a mental health counselor before I became a chiropractor but I studied both for the same reason: the biggest epidemic we can succumb to is our lack of confidence in our own personal strengths. This is a serious problem when we start giving in to health advice that is not necessary and downright dangerous.
If you read more of the newspaper article there is also a new law that hotels need to demonstrate that their glasses have been sanitized. I didn't know this was an ordeal. Maybe it is for the germ-a-phobics. Landlords also have to provide information on the indoor air quality of their dwellings. Who ends up paying for that? The state of New York just created a new business niche, so perhaps it will also create more jobs.
What great topics for debate.
But always remember, no one needs to take the flu shot. It is an individual choice.
No one has to drink out of a hotel glass. Pass it up and bring along a thermos (no germs if you brought it from home...). If you're a renter, it might be tough to figure out the air quality. All homes, rented or owned have carpeting, furnishings, paint, second hand smoke, and furnaces exposing us to who knows what.
But we still get to choose.
This is just the news. We can decide for ourselves.
I will always tell you, keep the energy of confidence flowing in your spine and mind.
Your Health Freedom Coach
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