What would be in a Green Vaccine?

Green means a product or service which is environmentally sustainable, and non-toxic. Green means to reduce impact on the environment and natural resourcescaless. Green also means to focus on a system of economic activity that benefits the health of individuals and the planet.

When it comes to a disease prevention program, in order to be green this disease prevention program should pass the following requirements:

  1. Non- toxic
  2. Environmentally sustainable
  3. Economically sustainable
  4. Benefit the health of individuals and the planet

How does the model of Vaccination compare to that of Homeoprophylaxis? Truth is there is nothing green about a vaccine. While the intention is to benefit the health of individuals and the planet, the reality of the application of this disease prevention program is far from it. Below let’s examine how vaccines fare with regards to being green:

  1. It is not just the disease agent in the vaccine, the growth mediums, and adjuvants we are talking about, but rather all of the other ingredients like formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, Gutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxethanol, thimerosal, beta-propiolactone, phenol, neomycin, and streptomycin, to name a few. These ingredients are toxic in themselves let alone in combination with the disease agent and immune system modulators found in vaccines: Fail.
  2. The vaccine industry relies on a continuous supply of host tissue cell cultures such human aborted fetal cells, monkey kidney or pigs intestine cells. Human fetal cells come from abortions, 100,000’s of monkeys have donated their kidneys to the science of vaccines and I am not sure where they get the pigs intestines from. Could it be a by-product of the meat production industry where the pigs are stuffed full of antibiotics and growth hormones before they are slaughtered? Fail.
  3. The economic outlook on the public health care campaign of vaccines is grim if you take the whole picture into account. On the one side, the global vaccines industry was valued at $24 billion in 2009 and is expected to reach $52 billion in 2016 at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.5%.[1] On the other side, the annual cost of autism has more than tripled to $126 billion in the US. The cost of providing care for each person with autism through his or her lifespan is $2.3 million:[2] Is this an economically sustainable health care model? Fail.
  4. While one could argue that infectious disease incidence has dropped with the use of vaccines, we are seeing an alarming rate of other conditions arising in our children: In the United States an estimated 1 in 50 children are diagnosed with autism:[3]  In 2005, 8.9% of children in the United States had asthma.[4]Now an average of one out of every 10 school-aged children has asthma.[5], [6] In 2007, 29% of children who had a food allergy also had asthma:[7] Vaccines have failed to contribute beneficially to the long-term health of our children or the environment. Fail.

On the other hand let us examine Homeoprophylaxis. Homeoprophylaxis (HP) is the use of potentized substances given by oral ingestion prior to exposure to disease with the aim to prevent that disease. Nosodes are used in the process of prophylaxis. Nosodes as defined by the Food and Drug Administration’s Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States are homeopathic ‘attenuations‘ of pathological organs and/or tissues, causative agents, or disease products from infected individuals, such as discharges, excretions, and secretions. With the creation of nosodes, through the attenuation process of potentization, the energetic frequency of an infectious agent has been captured while removing its virulence and toxic effect.[1] Nosodes are prepared without any preservatives, adjuvants, and toxins.

According to the green scale let us see how homeoprophylaxis fares:

  1. Non-toxic: As homeopathic remedies are prepared by dilution in pure alcohol there is no longer any source material present.  The final solution is anointed onto sugar pellets and the alcohol evaporates. There are no preservatives, host tissue cells, or immuno-modulators present: Pass.
  2. As the source solution can be prepared once and then forever diluted, one can prepare an infinite amount of doses from a single source, resulting in a near zero environmental impact: Pass.
  3. The cost of Homeoprophylaxis is a minimal initial outlay of money: $277 per child. HP provides a safe effective form of educating the immune system with no long-term health consequences. The model of HP is economically sustainable. Pass.
  4. Children who undergo HP programs are found to be healthier then children who have not received any protection, and children who have been vaccinated according to Dr. Isaac Golden’s 15 years of research into HP.[8] HP benefits the health of the individual who in turns contributes to a healthy society. Pass.

What do you think?


[1] Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy, University of Pennsylvania. “Global Vaccines Revenues Projected to More than Double by 2016.” January 2010. <http://centerforvaccineethicsandpolicy.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/global-vaccines-revenues-projected-to-more-than-double-by-2016/&gt;.

[2] “New Research Finds Annual Cost of Autism Has More Than Tripled to $126 Billion in the U.S. and Reached £34 Billion in the U.K.” Autism Speaks.org. http://www.autismspeaks.org/about-us/press-releases/annual-cost-of-autism-triples. (2013)

[3] Centers for Disease Control. “National Health Statistics Reports.” 65. March 20, 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr065.pdf. (Aug 2013)

[4] Centers for Disease Control. “Surveillance for Asthma” – United States, 1960-1995.” MMWR, (1998); 47 (SS-1).

[5] Ibid.

[6] American Lung Association. Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Research and Program Services. “Trends in Asthma Morbidity and Mortality.” November 2007.

[7] Branum Amy and  Susan Lukacs. “Food allergy among U.S. children: Trends in prevalence and hospitalizations.” NCHS Data Brief. 10. (2008) http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db10.pdf. (Aug 2013)

[8] Golden, Isaac, PhD, DHom, ND. “Homoeoprophylaxis – A Fifteen Year Clinical Study A Statistical Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Long-Term Homoeoprophylaxis.” Aurum Pty Ltd. Melborne. 2004.

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Press release

ICHfrom the International Council for Homeopathy

ICH is the international professional platform representing the interests of 32 national associations of professional homeopathy practitioners in 30 Countries

Anti-microbial resistance, bacterial and viral infections and homeopathy’s potential to help address a growing crisis.

The world is facing a major crisis due to anti-microbial resistance. At the 66th World Health Assembly of the WHO in Geneva in May 2013 Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the WHO in her opening address stated ‘The spread of antimicrobial resistance is rendering more and more first-line treatments useless. .. With few replacements in the pipeline, medicine is moving towards a post-antibiotic era in which many common infections will once again kill’ .. We must recognise, and respond to, the very serious threat of antimicrobial resistance.”

At a side event of the 66th WHA entitled ‘Antibiotic Resistance – a threat to Global HealthSecurity and a Case for Action’ 12 countries outlined their strategies to address the problem, strategies that essentially involve: severely reducing antibiotic use in humans and animals, preventing drug-resistant microbial infections and researching new pharmaceutical products.

Despite the fact that there is serious doubt about the capacity of the pharmaceutical industry to develop new antimicrobial products (the last new antibiotic class was developed in 1987) not one country showed any lateral thinking and proposed exploring the use of alternative systems of prevention and treatment of infectious illness such as homeopathy or herbal medicine. This in our view, is a serious oversight, particularly from those countries such as India and China, both of which have a strong history of use of such systems.

In the face of the global crisis of antimicrobial resistance, far more attention now needs to be paid to how medicinal systems such as homeopathy and herbal medicine can play a significant contributing role in combating the crisis and protecting the power of antibiotics for when then are truly needed.

As far as homeopathy is concerned existing evidence from RCTs and observational studies shows it can potentially have a frontline role to play in preventing and treating infectious illness.* (see appendix)

More centrally funded research is now needed to show how homeopathy can effectively play a role in the future prevention and treatment of infectious illness thereby helping prevent antimicrobial resistance and preserving antibiotic effectiveness.

Stephen Gordon,General Secretary, International Council for Homeopathy, 23 May 2013

Address: School House, Market Place, Kenninghall, Norfolk, NR16 2AH United Kingdom Tel/Fax: 0044 1953 888163 Mobile: 0044 7767360944 Email: ich@gn.apc.org Web: http://www.homeopathy-ich.org

* Appendix: Existing research for homeopathy in infectious illness

A) There is clearly positive RCT research evidence for homeopathy in:

Influenza (where antibiotics may be called for in secondary bacterial infectious complications)

  1. Brydak LB, Denys A (1999). The evaluation of humoral response and the clinical evaluation of a risk-group patients’state of health after administration of the homeopathic preparation Gripp-Heel during the influenza epidemic season1993/94. International Review of Allergology and Clinical Immunology; 5:223–227.
  2. Ferley JP, Zmirou D, D’Adhemar D, Balducci F (1989). A controlled evaluation of a homoeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza like syndromes. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology; 27:329–335.
  3. Papp R, Schuback G, Beck E, Burkard G, Bengel J, Lehrl S, Belon P (1998). Oscillococcinum® in patients with influenza-like syndromes: a placebo-controlled double-blind evaluation. British Homoeopathic Journal; 87:69–76.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (where antibiotics may be called for in secondary bacterial infectious complications)

  1. Aabel S (2001). Prophylactic and acute treatment with the homeopathic medicine Betula 30c for birch pollen allergy: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of consistency of VAS responses. British Homeopathic Journal; 90:73–78.
  2. Aabel S, Laerum E, Dølvik S, Djupesland P (2000). Is homeopathic ‘immunotherapy’ effective? A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with the isopathic remedy Betula 30c for patients with birch pollen allergy. British Homeopathic Journal; 89:161–168.
  3. Aabel S (2000). No beneficial effect of isopathic prophylactic treatment for birch pollen allergy during a low-pollen season: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of homeopathic Betula 30c. British Homeopathic Journal; 89:169–173.
  4. Kim LS, Riedlinger JE, Baldwin CM, Hilli L, Khalsa SV, Messer SA, Waters RF (2005). Treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis using homeopathic preparation of common allergens in the southwest region of the US: a randomized, controlled clinical trial. Annals of Pharmacotherapy; 39:617–624.
  5. Reilly DT, Taylor MA, McSharry C, Aitchison T (1986). Is homeopathy a placebo response? Controlled trial of homeopathic potency, with pollen in hayfever as model. Lancet; ii:881–885.
  6. Weiser M, Gegenheimer LH, Klein P (1999). A randomized equivalence trial comparing the efficacy and safety of Luffa comp.-Heel nasal spray with cromolyn sodium spray in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Forschende Komplementärmedizin und Klassische Naturheilkunde, 6:142–148.
  7. Wiesenauer M, Gaus W (1985). Double-blind trial comparing the effectiveness of the homoeopathic preparation Galphimia potentization D6, Galphimia dilution 10⁻6 and placebo on pollinosis. Arzneimittel Forschung; 35:1745–1747.
  8. Wiesenauer M, Gaus W, Häussler S (1990). Behandlung der Pollinoisis mit Galphimia glauca. Eine Doppelblindstudie unter Praxisbedingungen [Treatment of pollinosis with the homeopathic preparation Galphimia glauca. A double-blind trial in clinical practice]. Allergologie; 13:359–363.
  9. Wiesenauer M, Lüdtke R (1995). The treatment of pollinosis with Galphimia glauca D4 – a randomized placebocontrolled double-blind clinical trial. Phytomedicine; 2: 3–6.

B) There is tentatively positive evidence for homeopathy in:

Childhood diarrhoea

  1. Jacobs J, Jiminez LM, Gloyds SS, Casares FE, Gaitan MP, Crothers D (1993). Homoeopathic treatment of acute childhood diarrhoea. A randomized clinical trial in Nicaragua. British Homoeopathic Journal; 82:83–86.
  2. Jacobs J, Jimenez LM, Gloyds SS, Gale JL, Crothers D (1994). Treatment of acute childhood diarrhea with homeopathic medicine; a randomized clinical trial in Nicaragua. Pediatrics; 93:719–725.
  3. Jacobs J, Guthrie BL, Montes GA, Jacobs LE, Mickey-Colman N, Wilson AR, DiGiacomo R (2006). Homeopathic combination remedy in the treatment of acute childhood diarrhea in Honduras. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine; 12:723–732.
  4. Jacobs J, Jimenez LM, Malthouse S, Chapman E, Crothers D, Masuk M, Jonas WB (2000). Homeopathic treatment of acute childhood diarrhoea: results from a clinical trial in Nepal. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine; 6:131–139.

Common cold

  1. Gassinger CA, Wünstel G, Netter P (1981). Klinische Prüfung zum Nachweis der therapeutischen Wirksamkeit des homöopathischen Arzneimittels Eupatorium perfoliatum D2 (Wasserhanf composite) bei der Diagnose “Grippaler Infekt”. [A controlled clinical trial for testing the efficacy of the homeopathic drug Eupatorium perfoliatum D2 in the treatment of common cold]. Arzneimittel Forschung; 31:732–736.
  2. Maiwald VL, Weinfurtner T, Mau J, Connert WD (1988). Therapie des grippalen Infekts mit einem homöopathischen Kombinationspräparat im Vergleich zu Acetylsalycilsäure. Kontrollierte, randomisierte Einfachblindstudie [Treatment of common cold with a combination homeopathic preparation compared with acetylsalicylic acid. A controlled, randomized single-blind study]. Arzneimittel Forschung; 38:578–582.

Otitis media (acute)

  1. Jacobs J, Springer DA, Crothers D (2001). Homeopathic treatment of acute otitis media in children: a preliminary randomized placebo-controlled trial. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 20:177–183.
  2. Taylor JA, Jacobs J (2011). Homeopathic ear drops as an adjunct to standard therapy in children with acute otitis media. Homeopathy; 100: 109–115.

Sinusitis

  1. Friese K-H, Zabalotnyi DI (2007). Homöopathie bei akuter Rhinosinusitis. Eine doppelblinde, placebokontrollierte Studie belegt die Wirksamkeit und Verträglichkeit eines homöopathischen Kombinations-arzneimittels [Homeopathy in acute rhinosinusitis. A double-blind, placebo controlled study shows the efficiency and tolerability of a homeopathic combination remedy]. HNO; 55:271–277.
  2. Weiser M, Clasen B (1994). Randomisierte plazebokontrolierte Doppelblindstudie zur Untersuchung der klinische Wirksamkeit der homöopathischen Euphorbium compositum-Nasentropfen S bei chronischer Sinusitis [Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of the clinical efficacy of the homeopathic Euphorbium compositum-S nasal spray in cases of chronic sinusitis]. Forschende Komplementärmedizin; 1:251–259. (2 sets of comparisons: one positive; one non-conclusive)
  3. Wiesenauer M, Gaus W, Bohnacker U, Häussler S (1989). Wirksamkeitsprüfung von homöopathische Kombinationspräparaten bei Sinusitis. Ergebnisse einer randomisierten Doppelblindstudie unter Praxisbedingungen [Efficiency of homeopathic preparation combinations in sinusitis. Results of a randomized double blind study with general practitioners]. Arzneimittel Forschung; 39:620–625. (3 sets of comparisons: all non-conclusive)
  4. Zabolotnyi DI, Kneis KC, Richardson A, Rettenberger R, Heger M, Kaszkin-Bettag M, Heger PW (2007). Efficacy of a complex homeopathic medication (Sinfrontal) in patients with acute maxillary sinusitis: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter clinical trial. Explore (NY); 3:98–109.
  5. Kneis KC, Gandjour A (2009). Economic evaluation of Sinfrontal® in the treatment of acute maxillary sinusitis in adults. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy; 7: 181–191. [Data not extractable]

Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)

  1. de Lange de Klerk ESM, Blommers J, Kuik DJ, Bezemer PD, Feenstra L (1994). Effects of homoeopathic medicines on daily burden of symptoms in children with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections. British Medical Journal; 309:1329–1332.
  2. Jobst D, Altiner A, Wegscheider K, Abholz H-H (2005). Helfen intramusculäre Eigenblutgaben bei chronisch rezidivierenden Infekten der Atemwege? – Fußangeln auf dem Weg einer randomisierten Studie [Do autologous blood injections help against relapsing upper respiratory infections? – Traps on the way of doing a randomised trial]. Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin; 81:258–263.
  3. Steinsbekk A, Bentzen N, Fønnebø V, Lewith G (2005). Self treatment with one of three self selected, ultramolecular homeopathic medicines for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections in children. A double-blind randomized placebo controlled trial. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology; 59:447–455.
  4. Steinsbekk A, Fønnebø V, Lewith G, Bentzen N (2005). Homeopathic care for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections in children: a pragmatic, randomized, controlled trial comparing randomized homeopathic care and waiting-list controls. Complementary Therapies in Medicine; 13:231–238.

NB The above list is not exhaustive and is made with reference to a more extended list of research provided by the Faculty of Homeopathy accessible at: http://www.facultyofhomeopathy.org/research/rcts_in_homeopathy/

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Do Children get Sick with Homeoprophylaxis?

The cycle of inflammation:        T cells (orange) communicate via cytokines with other inflammatory cells, such as B cells and macrophages, to maintain and amplify this cycle.

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Before answering we must determine the reasoning for the question. On one side there is fear of sickness; on the other there is now fear of vaccines and adverse events. It is from these points of view this question is being raised.

We have been led by conventional medicine to view febrile sickness as a worrisome thing to avoid at all costs. The use of vaccines and antibiotics has been towards this end. On the other side, as the number of vaccines have increased and doctors over prescribe antibiotics, parents are seeing their children suffer more severe immunological distress than the sicknesses may have ever caused.

The immune system’s primary function is to discern self from non-self. Who am I and who am I not? This function is mirrored by the act of putting food in our bodies (what needs to be absorbed and what is eliminated?), the billions of antigens we encounter daily (do I need to make antibodies against or not?), and the process of intellectual discrimination (what thoughts are rational and what is junk?: What do I know is true and what have I been led to believe?).

We are exposed to all sorts of external influences. The immune system’s function is to discriminate: A healthy immune system knows how to react with the environment and how to build a defense to those agents which could otherwise harm it. The strength of our defense mechanism determines the extent of our reaction. Those who are sickly will produce an insufficient immunological response and the process of disease can progress. Those who have a strong defense mechanism are at risk for over reacting, producing too high of a fever or purgative process which also puts the body at risk.

Healthy immunological response is to produce a sufficient fever and the appropriate elimination pathway resulting in immunity. Fevers and discharges are healthy and are necessary for normal childhood development. If a child never gets fevers they are at risk for chronic disease later in life.

The problem of not vaccinating, and not having a method to treat infectious disease is that when your child gets sick, unless you have access to homeopathy to treat the illness, there is risk of harm. With vaccinating however, rather than the risk of infectious disease, the child is at risk of vaccine injury which can have life-long devastating effects.

The opening question is best translated to: how is homeoprophylaxis affecting the immune system and is there a risk of homeoprophylaxis injury?

The nosodes used in homeoprophylaxis are sourced from pure disease entities without added adjuvants, preservatives, and incubation medium. They are potentized (serial dilution) beyond the point of having anything in them. These nosodes still maintain an energetic imprint of the disease which has the ability to initiate an immunological response when administered orally. The desired response is to produce mild symptoms relating to the disease of the nosode given (fever and discharge). The purpose is to practice immunological action to that disease entity so that if exposed, the immune system knows how to respond appropriately. If the immunological response to the nosode is significant enough it will generate immunity to the disease. Typically the immunological response is mild and short lived (24 hours or less) while the body behaves ‘as if’ it has the disease. As there is no disease agent present, the symptoms subside on their own.

Is this sickness? Not really. It is healthy immune system function which helps to build a healthy immune system.

In contrast to vaccines where the immunological response stimulated can lead to high fevers, seizures, allergic reactions, ear infections, neurological problems, developmental delays and more, homeoprophylaxis can never cause this. Vaccines are made with the actual antigen, multiple disease are given at once, and vaccine adjuvants force an over productive immunological response. As vaccines are injected they need to be eliminated. It is the attempted elimination process which puts the child at risk. Rather than helping to build the immune system, vaccines act to confuse immunological response, leaving in their wake a generation of children lumbering with allergies, pervasive developmental delays and neurological deficits. They have done nothing to teach the immune system how to discriminate as it should.

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Today in My Homeopathic Clinic:

  • I got an email this morning from a mom who lives in Texas. She wants to calfdo homeoprophylaxis (HP) for her two boys but was wondering if her Private Catholic school would accept the HP instead of vaccines and would HP produce titers sufficient to be accepted as immunity: The doctor would not write a medical exemption for vaccines as he did not see there being any medical condition that would preclude them. The school said if she did not vaccinate they would have to leave the school. I explained that HP did not satisfy state requirements or school requirements and that HP does not always produce titers even though it lessens susceptibility to disease.
  • The mom of my 11:00am new patient appointment with a 9 year old autistic girl with excessive violence problems called to reschedule as the she believes the child has PANDAS:  They wanted to address the PANDAS with Antibiotics. I explained that homeopathy can help with not only the autism but also the PANDAS.  More often than not the PANDAS are a result of too many antibiotics given for ear infections that are a direct result of the vaccines. In my mind I am not sure how more antibiotics are going to help.
  • A mother called about her two and a half year old son who had been having a fever on and off for the last three days: This mother was new to homeopathy when her daughter got a full body skin rash from her first DTaP vaccine. After Clearing the DTaP vaccine with the CEASE protocol in homeopathy the skin rash completely resolved.  We had also been working on clearing the Pediarix vaccine from her son. He had behavioral issues, was not talking, and seemed to be having a variety of symptoms that looked like developmental delays. With every vaccine he had been given she was instructed to give Tylenol so that he wouldn’t get a fever. I had explained that in order for the vaccine to do what it is intended to do, ie to stimulate immunity, the child needed to get a fever. The reason her child was suffering from the developmental delays was that because the fevers had always been suppressed. In these last two months with the CEASE clearing of the Pediarix vaccine he had been developing fevers and discharges and now his behavior is normalizing. He is speaking more and development seems to be returning to normal.  This fever today was a random fever not relating to any clearing protocol. She said this is the first natural fever he has had she has not given Tylenol for. Based on the symptoms I suggested Gelsemium and to call back in a few hours. My expectation was that he should sleep, the fever would go up, and he would sweat. When he wakes the fever should be gone.
  • I got a call from a long-time patient whose neighbor got a flu shot three weeks ago and is now in the hospital with Guillain–Barré Syndrome: The symptoms started shortly after the vaccine with weakness and paralysis of lower limbs but progressed quickly to full body paralysis with an emergency tracheotomy as he was suffocating. During the surgery they accidentally cut his vocal cords so now he can’t speak. She wondered if homeopathy could help? I said yes we would need to address why his immune system is attacking his nerves.
  • Later, while registering a new family for the HP program for their second child I had a long discussion with the mom about how to talk with the nurse mother-in law about not vaccinating: This mom had initially come to me for help with their three year old who, after the Pediarix vaccine started to develop OCD type behaviors after the second round of antibiotics given to address the recurrent double ear infections she had been having. The mother was remarking that since we had initiated the CEASE Clearing protocol with the Pedirax vaccine nosode and Carcinosin, and after the fevers and sweat which developed in the clearing process, her child had stopped screaming and throwing tantrums, had begun to talk, and toilet train and no longer screamed in the bath. It was after these improvements and a new understanding of how her child’s immune system had been struggling with the vaccines that she and her husband decided that they did not want to vaccinate their new born. During our conversation as I was explaining that HP nosodes are just the pure disease energy without any other ingredients like bovine casein, pig’s intestines or human diploid cells (aborted fetal tissue), she stopped me and said she started to feel really sick. I asked why? She said it was because her brother-in-law, who developed the Hib vaccine, was over just recently getting more cows blood from their dairy cows for his vaccine lab; She was becoming sick at the realization of her small little part in the production of vaccines that in turn were being injected into millions of children who in turn could end up with developmental delays and more. She was sick to her stomach at the implication of it all- this mad-scientist method of disease prevention we have indoctrinated everyone into believing is truth.
  • My day ended with the mother of the boy with the fever calling back saying that yes he had been sleeping all afternoon: She had given all three doses. The fever had gone up as expected and now he was really sweaty. He woke up happy. Was there anything more she should do?  I said the fever is passing, his immune system is doing what it needs to do.

How was your day?

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State of Affairs: Alarming

This week I have had the opportunity to step outside of my country of residence (USA) for a week, and with much rest have had the time to examine the state of affairs in the US with regards to vaccines, autism, and states encroaching on parent’s rights to raisFront covere their children the way they see fit.

In my sojourn I have traveled to England where  a band of people have dedicated their lives to defaming homeopaths. They stand by their assertions that all homeopaths are delusional  and there is no way homeopathy could ever help to prevent or treat infectious contagious disease amidst a growing measles epidemic.

I have read blogs discussing how  vaccines have killed, maimed, or otherwise damaged the health of children, and other blogs on how people are fired from their jobs, or kicked out of schools for not vaccinating. There are posts from mothers who have lost the ability to know in their own gut what is right for their children; who are easily persuaded by fear and propaganda while the government is busy making plans to track everyone’s vaccine status.  All this is happening in a country where infectious disease is nearly nonexistent.

There are those who would argue that the reduction of infectious disease is because of vaccines.  There are also those who can demonstrate it is vaccinated children who are now contracting the diseases.

The whole thing seems way out of control. The reason and rationale that should prevail in ordinary, thinking people’s minds is shot out the door. Pregnant pro-vaccine moms are pitted against life-long friends who are parents of non-vaccinated  children.

For me it is not whether you vaccinate or not, but rather if the rationale you rely upon to make the choice regarding your children‘s health is sound. If you let fear be your guide — whether it is fear of the disease, or fear of vaccines — you are denying yourself the opportunity to really understand the problem and any possible solution.

We must first try to understand the true nature of infectious disease. Next we must understand how the immune system really works, and then seek to find a system of medicine that helps the individual learn about the disease process and how to recover from it. People may come and go, but no matter what we do, infectious disease is here to stay. It is our job to figure out how to live with these viruses and bacteria in harmony.

If we let the government tell us what to inject into our blood, have we lost the sovereignty over our own bodies?  Then is it really possible for us to think for ourselves anymore?

Let’s calm down bit, let ration be our guide, and look towards a Solution that can help get us out of this mess.

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Declaring a Truce with Our Microbiological Frenemies

From Penn State University — Managing bacteria and other microorganisms in the body, rather than just fighting them, may be lead to better health and a stronger immune system, according to a Penn State bacteriabiologist.

Researchers have historically focused on microbes in the body as primarily pathogens that must be fought, said Eric Harvill, professor of microbiology and infectious disease. However, he said that recent evidence of the complex interaction of the body with microbes suggests a new interpretation of the relationship.

“Now we are beginning to understand that the immune system interacts with far more beneficial bacteria than pathogens,” said Harvill. “We need to re-envision what the true immune system really is.”

Harvill said that this reinterpretation leads to a more flexible approach to understanding how the immune system interacts with microbes. This approach should balance between defending against pathogens and enlisting the help of beneficial microbes.

While the role that some bacteria play in aiding digestion is better known, microbes assist in improving body functions, including strengthening the immune system and responding to injuries.

In some cases, attacking pathogens can harm the beneficial effects microbes have on immune system, according to Harvill. For example, patients on antibiotics have an increased risk of contracting yeast infections and MRSA.

“Viewing everything currently considered immunity, including both resistance and tolerance, as aspects of a complex microbiome management system that mediates interactions with the sea of microbes that surround us, many of which are beneficial, can provide a much more positive outlook and different valuable perspectives,” Harvill said.

The system that includes bacteria and other microbes in the human body, or the microbiome, is much larger and more integrated into human health than most people suspect, according to Harvill.

“The human body has 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells,” said Harvill.

Adding to the complexity is the adaptive capacity of the human immune system. The immune system can develop antibodies against certain pathogens, which it can reuse when threatened by future attacks from the same pathogen.

Harvill, who described his alternative viewpoint in the latest issue of mBio, said that some researchers have not yet accepted this broader approach to the immune system.

“Among immunologists or microbiologists this is an alien concept,” said Harvill. “It’s not part of how we have historically looked at the immune system, but it’s a useful viewpoint.”

Other researchers who study plant and nonhuman biology are already starting to embrace the concept. For example, plant biologists are beginning to recognize that viruses can help plants resist drought and heat.

“Within nonhuman immunology, this is not an alien concept because they have seen many examples of beneficial relationships between the host and its microbial commensals,” Harvill said.

Harvill said adopting this new perspective could be the first step toward new medical treatments.

“This new viewpoint suggests new experiments and results will published,” said Harvill. “And, hopefully, the concept becomes more and more mainstream as supporting evidence accumulates.”

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences supported this work.

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Homeoprophylaxis Public Health Care Campaign

We thought we would compare the public health care campaign of homeoprophylaxis to the campaign of vaccination.  This is in light of the latest autism statistics –  1 in 50 children now suffers from an autistic spectrum disorder!*

If we are to inject multiple disease agents into the blood stream of infants to elicit an immune system response, then we must be able to recognize the response we are getting and determine if it is the desired response.

Campaign for Homeoprophylaxis:

  • Parents want to keep their children healthy
  • Parents know what is best for their childmaya
  • Parent are nervous about fevers but understand fevers are a good and normal part of immunological childhood development
  • Disease prevention programs should come with signs that the immune system is responding and recovering  completely from stimulation
  • Stimulation of the immune system is done in such a way as to educate the immune system from the periphery to the interior without putting the child at risk
  • Homeoprophylaxis uses doses of disease at the energetic level, one disease at a time, to gently stimulate an orchestrated immunological immune response to build deeper and longer lasting immunity
  • By these gentle immunological stimulatory events your child’s immune system is now healthier and remembers how to get sick and how to recover
  • Voluntary participation in homeoprophylaxis actually helps to keep disease incidence down to protect the rest of the public
  • Documentation and full disclosure of all reactions allows us to know what is happening with your child and what is actually happening as a result of the immunological stimulation on a short and long term basis
  • Children can grow up free, happy and healthy without risk of adverse events that results in death, allergies, seizures, etc.

Campaign for Vaccination:

  • Disease should be feared and avoided at all costsChild recieving a vaccine
  • If you do not vaccinate, you are a bad parent and putting your child at risk of the disease which can be fatal
  • If you do not vaccinate you are putting the rest of the population at risk as your child may be riddled with disease
  • You are putting your child at risk if they have a fever
  • Infants immune systems can easily accommodate up to 10 diseases at one time without any immunological signs of reactivity
  • Fever reducers should be given at the time of vaccination to reduce the risk of high fevers and suppress any immunological activity because somehow we can stimulate immunity with a vaccine without getting a fever
  • Those fevers, ear infections, neurological aberrations that occur after vaccines have nothing to do with the vaccines but just show that the child has some sort of immunological condition
  • We are not tracking reactions other than those that occur in the first 48 hours after vaccines as reactions that occur after this time period have nothing to do with the vaccines
  • It is no problem to keep giving vaccines if these symptoms are present because none of these symptoms have anything to do with the previous vaccines given
  • Your child who has behavior problems, emotional outbursts or night terrors is lacking the proper parenting
  • Food sensitivities have nothing to do with the vaccine ingredients, but rather our food sources are polluted somehow
  • Aren’t you glad you vaccinated because if you didn’t, you would probably have a child die from infectious disease
  • Occasional adverse events from vaccines are expected and they are the reasonable expense of a public healthcare model. Some children will die or suffer permanent damage
  • Most immunological responses after vaccines are considered coincidental to the vaccination and should be ignored. Both short term and long term health outcomes of our children have nothing to do with vaccines because studies have proven vaccines are safe
  • The CDC will now study and compare the health outcomes of unvaccinated and vaccinated children but this study will not be open to the public

What do you think? Which campaign elicits fear and which campaign speaks to the reason of inquiring parents?

*http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr065.pdf

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