“It is a vaccine that’s been highly marketed, the benefits are over-hyped, and the dangers are underestimated” – Dr Christopher Shaw from the University of British Colombia. (Take from the One More Girl documentary).
In Australia in the 1960s, children were given a total of five vaccines from early childhood to adolescence. Fast forward to 2017, and the full schedule includes over 50 injections. And the list of new vaccines keeps growing.
How many vaccines are enough? What is it going to take to put an end to this dated science that is making our children so sick?
In the near future I will be a grandmother again. New birth is a wonderful time ripe for celebration and happiness. Or it should be. But regrettably for so many of us now, the occasion is also one full of fear for the child and his or her future health. This is because our children and grandchildren are being given far too many vaccines and the result of this over-vaccination is skyrocketing rates of autism and other chronic health problems.
Our human bodies are wonderful and if subjected to a favourable environment including good food, clean water, and adequate housing, most of us will live healthy lives without needing medical intervention such as vaccines.
When my daughter Tamara was born, I was fortunate to have a sensible, down-to-earth mother who encouraged me to breast feed. This was 1971 when it was becoming fashionable for young women to ditch the breast and take up formula feeding. I happily followed her advice and never regretted it for a moment. Breastfeeding is natural, convenient, and more importantly, a perfect feed for baby — not just nutritionally, but replete with immunity, too.
This brings me to…