Podcast 321: Vaccine Decision Struggles
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the big question that keeps coming back along with attacks on parents who don’t let their children be vaccinated for whatever reason. We must find a way to separate the concepts of immunity or immunization from vaccines and vaccination. The objective is to prevent serious harm, and to prevent large-scale infectious disease outbreaks.
Martin and Scott have a strong opinion on this subject and they share a story in this episode about parents from California who lost their baby son after being vaccinated by inappropriate amount of vaccine and an extra dose of unnecessary vaccine for hepatitis B. It took over a year to actually prove that vaccination was what caused the infant’s death. But this is not the only family forever affected by the over-use of vaccination, there are many. Many parents are vilified for not getting their kids vaccinated and they are called “bad mother“ or “danger to the society.“ Even in cases where one kid got really injured as a result of a vaccine treatment, it was still mandatory for the parents to get other kids vaccinated, when their time comes.
But why is that?
Over 70% of our immune system resides in our gut. We carry around 5 pounds of intestinal bacteria in the gut and that bacteria helps us not just to digest nutrients, absorb minerals and break down food, but also fight the bad stuff – inflammation, diseases, allergies. Our bodies have their own defense mechanism placed right in our stomach to deal with viruses. Healthy body with a well functioning immune system does not need a needle with a questionable substance injected into the bloodstream. Instead we need to keep our gut healthy and train our immune system, because that is the natural way to keep us healthy and protected.
Forget using a hand sanitizer or a wet wipe every time your kid picks up a bug or chews on a piece of wood. Let those immune cells learn about the environment, so they are able to face it later on. After childbirth, you should not stick a needle into baby’s butt to make it immune to diseases, you should put it on mom’s chest, because that is how mom’s bacteria can colonize the baby, making it protected right from the birth. Many vaccines come with potentially severe side effects your doctor does not tell you about. The medical system asks doctors to push vaccination on you (as they are pushed themselves to do so), but nobody tells you that your kid might end up being autistic, blind or even dead. Doctors do not have bad intentions, they are not well informed about what the actual vaccine can do to a tiny infant body.
The medical system is controlled by money and power of people running large pharmaceutical corporations. Their focus is their company’s health, the bottom line. Consider smallpox, a childhood disease that is inconvenient, but not life-threatening Smallpox vaccination can cause encephalitis, which can lead to permanent brain damage. You can say that chances are not that high, but why risk the health and life of your child? Kids all over the world are forever disabled to various levels and families have to deal with economic issues as a result of this. Taking care of a disabled child is much more demanding in time and energy, and can financially ruin a family.
Supporting healthy gut bacteria by eating fermented foods, making sure your diet has enough necessary vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and simple tools like earthing, playing in the dirt, having reasonable hygiene habits – these things have no dangerous side effects. Instead of permanent injury, you can experience health, happiness and longevity for you and your offspring without the need of sticking a needle with potentially harmful substance into your veins.