Vaccinate or bust(ed)?

I just had to bring attention to this article on Dr. Mercola's site, and his response to it. The issue of immunizations is one that has long concerned me. It was during my years as a therapist for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder that I first became aware of the link between vaccinations and auto-immune and neurological disorders,  and shortly after the birth of my first child, when I read a 3 inch stack of information from my midwife, that my husband and I made the decision never to vaccinate any of our children.

This morning I read a disturbing article that was highlighted in the Mercola newsletter. The article is about a recent situation in Maryland, where parents whose public school children where not immunized were threatened with fines and jail time if they did not promptly show up at a court hearing and immunize their children on the spot. Here are some of Dr. Mercola's thoughts:

If this kind of forced medical treatment does not bother you, then
you may have given up the very last shred of personal freedom you, and
your children, have.

If that is the case, make no mistake – it will not end with the
forceful poisoning of your children. There are lots of medications out
there that the pharmaceutical industry would love for everyone
to eat in lieu of breakfast… What medications, and how many, would you
like to be force-fed every day? Or do you truly believe industry,
together with your government, would never take it that far even if
they could? I believe public opposition is the only thing standing in
their way.

Where are We Heading?

To get a glimpse of your potential future without using a crystal
ball, just look at the current trends. For example, according to a BBC
news brief, aired over the Thanksgiving weekend, autism has skyrocketed
from 1 in 10,000 in 1993, to the current rate of 1 in 150. The
mandatory immunizations program and the MMR vaccine were introduced in


Hardly.  Although you will read reports, and hear through the
conventional media that this has been disproven, don’t you believe it,
as nothing could be further from the truth.

Are they involved in all cases of autism? 

Probably not, but they are a major factor in many, especially in
conjunction with the absolute explosion in exposure to
information-carrying radio waves from cell phones, cell phone towers
and WiFi routers.  These waves tend to disrupt intercellular
communication microtubules, which greatly increase these children’s
ability to tolerate heavy metal insults that can cause severe free
radical injury.

Read the entire article and Dr. Mercola's response here.

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  1. Great info and link–thanks! Just found a new MD for the kiddos after the old one gave me attitude when I put off my one year old daughter’s Chicken Pox vaccination. Frantically researching immunization info now before her next checkup–thanks again for the post!

  2. My sixth baby is nine months old now, and I have not had her vaccinated yet. I probably will, just not yet. We’ve not had anything serious happen, though I do wonder about my son’s odd behavior and one of my girls had a noticable personality change after the four (?) month shots. That’s enough anecdotal evidence for me.

  3. i have NEVER agreed with immunization and i always encourage moms to be very wise and research the facts. i’m so delighted to see this here…

    and, have you heard the new one about something called bp in formula? just heard it tonight…ahhh….

  4. i haven’t immunized either of my children (I have a 3 yr old and a newborn) because I don’t want to do it, just because that’s what everyone does. However, if something happened to them because they didn’t get immunized, I would really be unhappy with myself. So what do you do alternatively? Any ideas? I’ve heard you can “vaccinate” homeopathically, but I’m not sure about the effectiveness. Any thoughts/info you have would be most helpful. thanks

  5. Erin, I have a few resources for you to check out. Personally, I have not used homeopathic vaccinations, but I have heard of them and here is a website with more info:

    There is also a book on the subject that my mother-in-law said is a good one. You can read about it at Amazon-http://www.amazon.com/Educated-Decision-Christina-J-Head/dp/0953575802/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197395948&sr=8-5

    There is also a lot of good information out there about how to boost your children’s immune systems, and nutrition plays a large role in that as well (as does breastfeeding).

    As well, this is controversial, but many people believe that it is actually beneficial for young children to be exposed to viruses, such as measles, chicken pox, etc. to develop the immunity naturally. The reason to do it while they are young is that there are usually less severe side effects, but they get worse as the child gets older. I am planning to do some research on this myself, so when I know more, I will post about it.

    Thanks for the excellent question!

  6. We have 3 children that have never been vaccinated either. I am SO thankful that we were made aware of the dangers of it. We always have to deal with weird glances from nurses and aggressive doctors but we know we are doing what is best for our children!

  7. I was just running through some of your favorite posts links and wanted to say that a very informative and thoughtful book on this topic is “autism’s false prophets”. I read it recently and it has helped in my search for the right decision to make concerning vaccines.

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