Health Doesn't Come Through a Needle
From Maine to Maui, Vancouver to Miami, autism rates across North
America are soaring. As of February, 2010, there are an estimated
300,000 severely autistic children in this country -- requiring
nearly $9billion per year in services. Then numbers in Canada are
equally staggering. Considering the countrys much smaller
population, autism affects an estimated 190,000 children in Canada.
And these numbers dont reflect the millions of children "on
the spectrum" in both countries.
Parents include OT, PT and speech therapy into their routine, approaching
these activities as though they are a normal part of childhood,
like soccer and piano lessons. Doctors have started to say, "Well,
two years is when kids get asthma", as though becoming asthmatic
is a growth milestone.
There is one unifying factor affecting children, from sea to shining
sea. Its not genetics; genetics between families are different.
Its not environmental exposures; some kids live in the Projects,
some live in Gated Communities. Its not food; some kids eat
only organic, some eat mostly McDonalds. Its not exercise;
some kids are athletes; others are couch potatoes.
What touches almost all children and is the most likely smoking
gun for the epidemic of chronic illness and autism across
North America (and beyond), are childhood vaccinations. Vaccine
makers and undereducated medical professionals claim vaccines eradicated
diseases, but official statistics clearly document that the so called
"vaccine-preventable diseases" were nearly eliminated
prior to the release of the vaccines designed to prevent the illnesses.
Vaccines arrived at the eleventh hour in nearly every case, and
were undeservedly credited as the hero.
Infectious diseases come and go. They are part of life, just as
childhood illnesses, such as chickenpox and measles, were a normal
part of growing up merely a generation ago. With an immune system
supported by clean water, adequate sleep, decent living conditions,
reasonably good food, and a 25-OH vitamin D level >60ng/mL, few
will be at risk of dying from an infection. In fact, few will even
Medicine and healthcare have become emotionally sterile. We have
separated the soma from the soul, removing the spiritual lessons
that can come from experiencing illness and knowing death. We cling
to life using all methods and endless expense. Western medicine
conveniently sweeps deaths from vaccines under the rug as if vaccinating
were a civic duty and adverse outcomes are an acceptable, if untoward,
part of good citizenship. If we truly come to this planet to learn
lessons, then perhaps death -- even the tragic and untimely death
of a child -- is an opportunity for us to learn and grow. But I
We inject animal cells, heavy metals, toxic chemicals and viruses
into our bodies, then call it "prevention", expecting
shots to keep us well. Why have we allowed fear of illness to over-ride
our common sense? Do we expect to always be happy, always be sniffle-free?
Have we lost our minds, believing for more than 200 years that an
injection can actually keep us well?
We have exchanged chicken pox for autism, flu for asthma, ear infections
for diabetes...and the list goes on and on. In the zeal to eliminate
relatively benign microbes, we have traded temporary illnesses for
pervasive, life-long diseases, disorders, dysfunctions and disabilities.
High vaccination rates and low infection rates must not be the only
measure of health. Indeed, North American, highly vaccinated children
are the most chronically ill, most heavily medicated persons in
the world. True health, no matter how it is packaged and sold, cannot
come through a needle.
February 12, 2010