Before I had children, I assumed that when I became a mother, I would make decisions guided by my intuition, and that this would somehow be easy. Wow, was I wrong. I couldn’t have imagined how much I would love my child, and how precious her health would be to me – and how much I would fear doing something that might endanger that balance. Some decisions were easy, like breastfeeding and natural childbirth, but when it came to vaccinating our now four-year-old-daughter, I was unsure, to say the least.
I read the evidence that vaccinations increased the risk of autism, leaky gut, and having lived in Denmark, I remember reading data in the newspapers that revealed reduced numbers of autism in children after the government decided to remove most of the ethyl mercury from the MMR vaccine. I knew there had to be truth to what I was reading, but my doctor led me to believe that I was making a grave mistake in choosing not to vaccinate. Here are some good questions on vaccinations for your doctor that I wish I had on hand then:
- What studies have been done to prove their safety?
- What studies have been done to prove their efficacy?
- How long can you guarantee each particular vaccine to protect my child?
- Vaccines contain mercury, even residual amounts, and formaldehyde, aluminum,antifreeze, MSG, phenol, etc. Aren't those poisons?
- What are the safety studies on their use?
- Do we know if my child is allergic to eggs? Do we know if my child is allergic to antibiotics?
- What genetic material is being injected into a child's body along with the vaccine?
Check out www.nvic.org, and read "Evidence of Harm" by David Kirby to learn more about the scientific and political implications of vaccinating.