Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's Not Just a Vaccine Issue

This post is inspired by a recent facebook discussion about vaccines.  I respect that whether or not to vaccinate is a personal and difficult choice.  I believe that each parent needs to take the time to be educated and then make their decision.  I know that some parents argue for vaccines because we don't deal with diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella, but what is left out of that argument is all the children who now suffer from autism, asthma, allergies, and ADHD.  Is one really worse than the other?  I personally don't think so.  In some ways, I think the chronic issues are worse then some of the diseases. 

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It saddens me to see the statistics of the increasing numbers of children who are autistic, have asthma, and are coming down with allergies.  Many people link this to vaccines.  I think there is a link, but I do not think it is the only link.  I think the toxic load that children carry from their SAD diet (Standard American Diet), environment, and over the counter and prescription meds (like antibiotics) along with the vaccines is the cause the increasing numbers of chronically ill children.

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Take some time to look through the Nourished Living Network site.  There are so many helpful ideas about eating Traditional foods and using holistic means to keep your children health and strong!  I will also continue posting things you can do to strengthen your child's immune system.

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If you are a parent with a child with one of the chronic health issues I mentioned, there is hope!  I would be happy to speak with you and discuss holistic treatment options you can explore to reverse or treat those issues.
 Even if your child does not have any issues yet, but you want to learn more about how to protect them, feel free to contact me and we can set up a consultation.  I wish there was a one size fits all approach to treating things, but every person and situation is unique, which is why it is best to do a consultation, so you and your child's individual situation and unique needs can be discussed and met.

If you mention this post, I will do a free consultation call with you, lasting 30 minutes.  This can be done via SKYPE or by telephone and is a $20 value.  You can contact me at naturallivingsocal@gmail.com to  set up your free consult.

You can also get many helpful ideas from the Nourished Living Network.

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  1. I think you are so right about vaccines. Unfortunately, pressure is put on parents to have their children vaccinated and they are made to feel "irresponsible" if they decide not to. A sad state of affairs.

  2. I agree re: vaccines. I haven't looked into them as carefully as I have looked into other health/diet info, but I'm pretty convinced that a large percentage of the vaccines given nowadays are crap. Have you seen the documentary The Greater Good? It focuses on the evil that is the HPV vaccine (that's one I'm for sure never giving my kids when/if I'm blessed with any one day). I don't know if I'm completely anti-vaccines, but I'm against forcing children to be vaccinated without parental consent, and I'm completely against hiding relevant information about the vaccines, their contents or possible side effects from the parents. People should be informed of what they're putting into their bodies, and vaccines are no exception to this rule!

  3. Oh I sooo agree with you that the vaccine side effects are worse than the illness without because the side effects are chronic whereas the illness may be more acute in some cases. Thanks for your insight. I hope I am able to make the right choices when and if I am able to have kids of my own. It's getting so difficult to know what is even in those vaccines anymore. There is so much that they don't have to label and disclose.

  4. When you say the rates of ADHD and autism and whatnot are soaring, dont you think it could be because doctors have given a name to such things, and so have only just begun measuring the rates. Just like celiac disease, suddenly everything is gluten free because there is so much information out there that many people are just now finding out they have it.
    I just think statistics can sometimes be misleading.

    1. Amy, I do think that that can account for a small amount of the increase in numbers, but not much. I firmly believe what I wrote about in the post above.