To vaccinate or not vaccinate your children is a very big decision and has become a very heated topic. A lot of parents I met have a story that is so similar to my own. You have a baby in a hospital and you vaccinate at well baby visits. We trust the doctors taking care of our babies and don’t think to question what they are telling us. Most moms I talk to about vaccines didn’t just wake up one day and decide to stop vaccinating. Unfortunately it often takes your child having a reaction to vaccines for us to wake up and start questioning them. #WEDID
I breastfed my first child for 12 months and my second for almost 2 years. I fed them both a very healthy diet and I vaccinated them according to the CDC schedule. I researched every baby item I purchased, how to feed them, benefits of breastfeeding etc. but I NEVER thought to question vaccines.
I also didn’t know that many of the illnesses that are considered “normal” these days are actually caused by vaccines. I recently found my 11 year old medical and vaccine records and was shocked at what I found. See video below.
I had no clue what a vaccine insert was. Have you ever read one? Here is the MMR vaccine insert and it’s 11 pages long!! Pay close attention to the adverse reactions.
I had my third baby and still didn’t think to question vaccines. In fact, I thought those “anti vaxx moms” who didn’t vaccinate were crazy. Anya was vaccinated through 4 months old. It took her having a reaction for me to finally stop and ask questions. Here is our story. Once I started looking into vaccines I was appalled at what I learned. I felt like I had been lied to all this time. I knew in my heart that I could no longer vaccinate my babies. I made the decision to stop over 2 years ago and I haven’t stopped researching them. The deeper I dig the more I learn.
I would be lying if I told you that when I first stopped vaccinating I wasn’t scared that my precious babies would catch some awful disease like measles, chicken pox or polio. I laugh now when I think about how misguided those concerns were. Measles used to be a normal part of childhood, so did chicken pox, I’ll address polio as well.
What about Polio???
Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. It is caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body).
Most people who get infected with poliovirus (about 72 out of 100) will not have any visible symptoms.
About 1 out of 4 people with poliovirus infection will have flu-like symptoms that may include—
These symptoms usually last 2 to 5 days then go away on their own…..hmmmmmmmm none of that sounds very scary.
A smaller proportion of people with poliovirus infection will develop other more serious symptoms that affect the brain and spinal cord:
Paresthesia (feeling of pins and needles in the legs)
Meningitis (infection of the covering of the spinal cord and/or brain) occurs in about 1 out of 25 people with poliovirus infection
Paralysis (can’t move parts of the body) or weakness in the arms, legs, or both, occurs in about 1 out of 200 people with poliovirus infection
So most people who contract polio have no symptoms or flu like symptoms that go away on their own….Interesting right?
What if I told you that many vaccines list adverse reactions that are eerily similar to polio like ADEM or GBS?!?!
We are constantly told that vaccines are safe and we are just CRAZYMOTHERS but when you read the inserts vaccines are FAR from safe.
DID YOU KNOW……
Health and Human Services (HHS) is supposed to file Vaccine Safety Studies with Congress every 2-3 years. Robert F. Kennedy won a lawsuit against them last year proving that they haven’t filed a single safety study in OVER 30 YEARS!!!
So many mamas ask me what they can do to keep their children healthy?? Lets start with the basics:
Have an un-medicated childbirth (I understand that this isn’t for everyone)
Breastfeed for as long as you can. Rock on my fellow extended breastfeeding mamas! If you can’t breastfeed look into donor milk
Feed your children whole foods, focus on lots of fruits and veggies
Avoid processed foods
If you are doing the things listed above but would like extra protection against the “vaccine preventable diseases” then you need to check out Homeoprophylaxis!! There are other options mamas!!!
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Janet Levatin and interviewing her on this topic! You can see the full interview below.
Homeoprophylaxis is a method used to protect individuals – from infants to adults – from contracting infections. In contrast to vaccinations, homeoprophylaxis does not rely on antibody formation to prevent an illness. Instead, the homeopathic remedies boost the innate immune system to lower a person’s susceptibility to diseases.
Homeoprophylaxis is based on the philosophy that micro-organisms are not the sole cause of illness, but rather the symptoms of the illness are the interplay between a micro-organism and the individual’s susceptibility to it. The healthier the patient, the less susceptible to contracting an infection.
Specific homeopathic remedies are used to prevent the individual from becoming ill. For example, the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, wrote in 1801 on scarlet fever: “Who can deny that the perfect prevention of infection would offer infinite advantages over any mode of treatment, be it of the most incomparable kind soever?”
Homeopaths who have practiced according to this principle during the centuries include Boenninghausen, Kent, Burnett, Tyler, Blackie, Boger and others. In modern times Dr. Isaac Golden from Australia, has addressed this issue in a systematic manner.
You can learn more from Dr. Levatin’s blog HERE!
If you are interested in learning more you can contact Dr. Levatin. She offers free 15 minute consultations (in person or over the phone) to see if her services are right for you.
Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center
www.TenpennyIMC.com 440 239 3438
I first met Dr. Levatin last year at an Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom event she was speaking at. You can purchase a disc from the event with her talk and many other amazing guest speakers such as: