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Vaccine Research: Deciding the Best Vaccination Plan for Your Child

- Posted 06/23/2016 Tags: , ,
Vaccine Research: Deciding the Best Vaccination Plan for Your Child

There is so much controversy around the topic of vaccinations, making many parents hesitant to talk about their choices because of fear of the judgement of others. It doesn’t matter which side of the table you are on, there are always going to be other people who don’t agree with your decisions.

 

Choosing What is Best for Your Child

 

As a parent, you have the unique opportunity to choose the medical care and treatments that are best for your child. It is important to understand that each person is unique, which means that there isn’t a cookie-cutter approach to make these decisions for your family. If you want to support your child’s health and wellness, then you need to do the research to determine the best pathway forward.

 

There are many resources available online, in books, and through documentaries that will help you learn more about the options that you can choose from. By doing your own research, you will have the knowledge and understanding to make the right decisions for your child.

 

Personalizing Your Choices

 

Don’t make the assumption that it is a black-or-white choice to have your children vaccinated, because there is a wide range of decisions that can be made. Some parents choose to avoid vaccinations all together, other parents follow the suggested vaccination schedule, and other parents move forward with certain vaccinations and skip others.

 

For example, you might see some benefits in researching each vaccination to decide if that particular treatment will be right for your child. Do the research, then put together a plan for administration. It is common for parents to choose a different schedule for the vaccinations, in order to wait until the child is older and to spread out the shots. There is nothing wrong with asking your pediatrician for a particular vaccine insert before hand.

 

I have very strong words of advice that I offer to parents when they are adamant in vaccinating their child. These are the parents that are scared of their child being exposed to a disease. I do not judge, but I do offer suggestions based on what I have learned and hope parents make informed decisions.

 

Do you know what a vaccine titer is? It’s the measure, or level, of antibodies in the blood stream. I encourage parents to get their children’s titers tested before injecting a vaccine into their small bodies.  You can test vaccine titers through a blood test that can identify the presence of antibodies induced by vaccinations. Titer tests do not distinguish between antibodies generated by vaccination and those generated by natural exposure to disease agents through infection. If it’s found that the levels are satisfactory, the person is considered to have “protective antibody” and is considered to be “sufficiently immune” to the disease.  At this time, you can argue that no further vaccination is necessary at this time.

 

You cannot deny the escalating illness seen in children across the country. It may be caused by the large numbers of vaccines children are now receiving. Did you know? More than 100 vaccine antigens and measurable amounts of chemicals are injected in children by the time they are 5 years of age. Because titers are not routinely ordered, many of these children are being over vaccinated with boosters that they do not need. It’s important to have this discussion with your pediatrician and ask questions. Request a vaccine titer before vaccinating. It is your right! Most medical insurances will cover this test(s).

 

The tests below are currently available to determine the potential need for the following diseases:

 

° MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

° Hepatitis B

° Diphtheria, Tetanus

° H. influenza (HiB)

° Hepatitis A

° Varicella

° Polio

° Pneumococcal vaccines (adult “pneumonia shot” and pediatric Prevnar)

 

I also encourage parents to test their children for allergies. Many people do not realize that vaccines are made with food proteins, including eggs, chicken, beef (bovine), pork (porcine), cow’s milk (bovine casein), gelatin (bovine and porcine) and yeast. In addition, parents should document their family medical history and share with their pediatricians and ask questions.

 

I would pay extra-special attention to any and all incidence of autoimmune disease. Many doctors (even mainstream doctors) have come out publicly (on CNN) stating that family history of autoimmune disease is a contra-indication to vaccination. Watch this CNN clip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LXaT8N-F50#action=share

 

There isn’t a right or wrong decision, so you should talk with your family and your health practitioner that is open to this conversation. It is helpful to have a doctor who is open to alternative vaccination schedules or no vaccines at all, so that they will be supportive of the decisions that you make as a parent.

 

Pediatricians and Vaccinations

 

Keep in mind that most pediatricians have a strong opinion to support vaccination, so if you are talking with your doctor they might try to sway you to their personal opinion. This decision shouldn’t be taken lightly and it is best to talk with several medical professionals who can offer information. Also, remember that it is possible for a doctor to be wrong! They might be following the recommendations set by the American Medical Association without doing their own research and reading on the topic.

 

Pharmaceutical companies are in business to make money, so you can’t simply trust the guidelines without questioning motives. Look for research studies that were funded by third-party sources to find unbiased information if possible.

 

Detoxing after Vaccinations

 

If you decide to have your child vaccinated, then you should consider the options for detoxing after the vaccination has been administered. Many of these shots contain heavy metals that can be dangerous to the child’s health, and a gentle detoxification treatment can help to purge the body of these heavy metals. The ingredients within the vaccinations are toxic to the human body, and might include things such as formaldehyde, aluminum lake dye, sulfate, aluminum phosphate, ammonium sulfate, bovine extract, peptone, and more. Do a quick search online for vaccination preservatives and additives, and it will pull up a long list of harmful ingredients.

 

After vaccination, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to support a strong immune system. Drink plenty of water to flush the body of toxins, and focus on raw fruits and vegetables. Some of the best cleansing ingredients include things such as garlic, cilantro, citrus peel, chlorella, and spirulina.

 

Be sure that your child avoids sugar and other artificial sweeteners, because these ingredients wear on the body and weaken the immune system. Also, avoid all other types of processed foods.

 

Exercise and movement are also beneficial to help the body keep things moving so that the toxins can be eliminated. Heavy breathing and sweating are methods that the body can use to eliminate toxins and support good health. Spend some time outside with your child running around and working up a sweat, then have the child soak in a warm bath with a small amount of Epsom salt to assist the detoxification processes.

 

Choosing the Pathway Forward

 

Instead of being swayed by your family or friends, do your own research and make the decision based on what is right for your children. Attend conferences when possible. A quick google search may help you find something local. My chiropractor and good friend was a great resource for my husband and I. He gave us direction when we were pregnant with our first child and we were questioning vaccines. Find someone you can trust, ask questions, find support groups on social media, and do your own research.

 

Watch two new documentaries that are now available called Vaxxed and Trace Amounts to learn more about these topics to help you make your decisions. I will be going this weekend to the Vaxxed showing in Knoxville, TN.

 

Resources:

http://www.vaxchoicevt.com/science/studies-comparing-vaccinated-to-unvaccinated-populations/
http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/quick-compare-2/
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/six-reasons-to-say-no-to-vaccination/
http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/dr-kurt-why-i-will-never-choose-to-vaccinate-my-own-son-and-any-future-kids-my-wife-and-i-have/
http://drtenpenny.com/titer-test-information/titer-tests/