One of them in particular that is quite taboo is the issue of vaccination or immunisation.
Let me be frank on this.
I am not AGAINST vaccinations. Never have been. Never will be (despite what others may think or say).
I am VERY MUCH AGAINST some of the ingredients contained IN vaccinations.
I am very much opposed to the harmful effects of those ingredients. I am extremely opposed to the fact that mainstream medical research has stated repeatedly that those ingredients (namely formaldehyde and thimerosal which produces mercury in the body) are supposedly not harmful. Common sense should find that this is absolute crap.
When I watched the 60 Minutes report on 12 June 2011 whereby the reporters used “mainstream medical research” as their way of trying to convince Australians that vaccinations are safe, I was disgusted.
Those same reporters had just previously covered a story whereby “mainstream medical research” was panned because it had allowed for continued use of BPA in plastics including baby bottles in Australia.
Clearly, you can not rely on the media for an accurate representation of anything, even these supposed “forensic” or investigative journalists. Investigative... yuh, ok. Sure you are.
Before I get into that though, I WAS vaccinated as a child, as were all my siblings & just about everyone of my 42 FIRST cousins (I come from a large Irish Catholic family). We appear all ok. There is only one case of autism in our family which hasn’t been identified as linked or NOT linked to vaccination. This research was NOT driven by anything or anyone who has had an unfavourable response to vaccines - I don’t personally know anyone who has.
This research was purely so I could confirm 100% as a mother, the safety of my daughter. End of story.
I started this quest to determine what exactly is contained in vaccines so I could see why and how they are effective. I am not the sort of person to put ANYTHING into my body unless I know what it is, what it does, why it does that and how it does it... be that vaccines or Coca-cola or vitamins. Its just a bi-product of many misdiagnosed illnesses by the medical profession. I am vigilant about what goes into my body and now much more so, to protect my daughter.
This is further assisted by the fact that I have always been a curious person and enjoy (I know - its a bit sick!) delving into medical research, active ingredients and their uses as well as what natural alternatives have the same or better effects. Don’t ask me why - I just find it fascinating.
I commenced digging around the issue of vaccines, wanting to know what exactly was in them and how they work. It seemed the more I dug, the more conflicting information there was. This was very frustrating to me - I am a black & white person in many ways, so having conflicting reports appear over and over was starting to drive me nuts!
One study said vaccination ingredients were all a-ok, no issues there whatsoever, nothing to be concerned about, totally healthy and all good. Then the next one I’d find said “actually, there is a problem with them but they don’t want you to know about it”. Still another one would say “yeh, ok so formaldehyde isn’t great but even though its harmful, using it far outweighs the dangers of NOT vaccinating”. So finally, someone was admitting what my common sense was telling me - these ingredients aren’t ok, for anyone let alone little babies.
I kept digging. I devoured books on the subject, both for and against vaccinations. Most of it is boring reading. Some is so shocking I would sit bolt upright at 11pm at night in bed with a gasp disturbing my partner who thought I was going into early labour.
Then I stumbled on the list of ingredients (which is here) in Australian vaccines. That shocked me.
I didn’t know exactly what formaldehyde was (I asked my partner initially then googled it). Nor did I know what aluminium hydroxide was or thimerosal. Much googling ensued... and what I found was truly astounding.
I used sources that are actually well known (like Wikipedia for example) as well as medical journals via Google Scholar to find out what these ingredients are used for. I found that they’re preservatives only. They’re not active ingredients, they don’t improve the efficacy of vaccines, they serve no healthful purpose except to prolong shelf life.
There were no HEALTH benefits listed ANYWHERE for these ingredients. None! I couldn’t understand that these ingredients weren’t actually HEALTH-ful yet they were in vaccines. Why? I kept digging.
Then I find that not only are these ingredients NOT healthful, they’re downright dangerous!
Common sense told me that injecting an embalming agent (which is what formaldehyde is) can’t be good for babies. Same goes with mercury.
I remember in science labs at school we were told over and over and over to be super careful with the mercury thermometers in case we broke them because mercury was “deadly”. That’s what we were told by our science teachers in high school classrooms. Again, injecting something like that into a baby - well it just can’t be good. Common sense tells me that; I don’t need medical reports to verify it because I just know that those types of things injected into a person just can’t be healthy for them, long or short term!
So, why are these ingredients even IN vaccines in the first place? That is something I am yet to find a definitive answer to.
All the research I have done (which basically has equated to a full time job of at least 8 hours a day since I fell pregnant) for a year now has only turned up information stating that these ingredients are used only to preserve the vaccines. That is all.
There is NO reporting, medical, scientific or otherwise stating that formaldehyde & thimerosal are healthy, good for the human body for whatever reason, active ingredients in preventing disease or vital to the success of vaccination programs. None whatsoever - anywhere. That’s the God’s honest truth that NO scientist, reporter or medical professional can argue with.
I don’t deny that vaccination programs do save lives. I can see that throughout history and its a brazen person who says otherwise. Yes, vaccination programs can save lives. Yes, vaccinations programs have helped to almost eradicate polio and other infectious diseases.
My beef is not with vaccinations per se.
My beef is with vaccination ingredients that are KNOWN to be harmful, severely damaging and carcinogenic are being injected into a babies, over and over again. Some babies have up to 25 vaccinations before they’ve even gone to school which is where the bulk of “exposure” to these infectious diseases begins!
With the issue of “herd immunity” or the use of vaccines protecting not just the individual but the nation as a whole, it seems there is a gap in that argument. I caught whooping cough in the 2009 outbreak, as did many other people I know. I had been vaccinated against it yet I caught it. Many people had been vaccinated against it yet an outbreak still occurred. Doesn’t that tell you that “herd immunity” is in fact perhaps just an overused argument that doesn’t carry the same sway anymore?
Further to that, I went to doctors to be treated for whooping cough because I was sick as a dog and couldn’t sleep because of coughing so much. They told me there was no cure, no treatment other than “cough syrup”. I asked for a stronger prescription brand as I’d had 3 bottles of cough syrup that week and was told “there isn’t one”.
I then called my Natropath because I knew if I went another day without sleep things would go rapidly downhill. She immediately made up an “Infection Mix” full of immunity boosting goodies like echinacea, garlic, ginger & olive leaf extract. She also made up an anti-spasmodic cough tonic from herbs that I was to take 3 times a day. I started it straight away and that night, slept through no worries. I had no trace of whooping cough within 7 days when others had it for months.
People at work (where I had caught it) were asking me for doses of the herbal tonics because I kicked whooping cough so quickly by comparison.
So, yeh, I guess you could say that got me to wondering about the efficacy of vaccines in regards to individual health let alone herd immunity. They have clearly failed in regards to whooping cough because we’re still in the grip of an outbreak, that has been going on for 2 years.
Anyway, back to the research I had been doing.
That is a question that remains unanswered to this day.
Mainstream medical research can tell me until the cows come home blue and spotty that vaccines are 100% safe for babies. I will never believe them until I see the vaccine that has not got ANY metals or toxic chemicals contained therein.
There ARE apparently thimerosal free vaccines available and if you insist, you can have these instead of the stock standard product. However... BIG caveat here: you need to KNOW what vaccine brand has thimerosal in it and what one doesn’t, then insist on seeing the bottles used for vaccinating your child to ensure what you ask for is what you get.
What I want to know (and still haven’t been able to find out) is why, if there are thimerosal free vaccines issued in Australia, hasn't every vaccine issued free of thimerosal? Clearly someone knows that thimerosal can’t be good for human consumption else the vaccines without it wouldn’t have been made.
So who made THAT decision and why has it not been rolled out across the board?
60 Minutes might make people like me out to be morons because we are conscientious objectors to the federal vaccination program however who’s the moron? Are those supposed “investigative reporters” going to stand there, in all honesty, and tell me they’re perfectly fine with injecting themselves and their children with mercury & formaldehyde? If so, then why not line up a needle full and get to it?
I sure as sh*t won’t be subjecting my daughter to anything of the sort and if that makes me a moron, then so be it!
What I have done however, is not only object to the ingredients contained in vaccinations, but researched the little publicised and often scrutinised alternatives for protecting my child. She will commence her alternative immunity schedule soon & I will be responsible for administering it and ensuring she is healthy, safe and has no adverse reactions. If she does, it stops. There will be NO formaldehyde or thimerosal or aluminium hydroxide in what I give my daughter.
Ok, so I’m a moron. Be that as it may, I won’t be risking the poisoning my child on the basis of “mainstream medial research”.
So, to those people out there who've started engaging in personal attacks; before you decide to go me again on a personal level based on my decisions regarding my family and the fact that I am willing to share this information, go and do some research yourself. I’ll even outline the places I started so you can follow the white rabbit to wherever it leads you.
Make your own decisions, sure, but do so from an informed position. That doesn’t mean reading the hospital literature put out by the vaccine program pushers of the government. That means reading up on all sides of the argument, researching the ingredients, finding out what they’re used for, checking stats of increased “developmental disorders” and what medicine use correlates.
These are the things that I have done, among many other parents who have made the decision to be conscientious objectors of the government’s vaccination program.
For those that are too narrow minded to look into this issue themselves but insist on slinging mud in my direction and that of others who have done the due diligence for their family, I say this to you:
“I’d rather be a dumb hippie than a blind poisoned sheep!”
Thanks to all that support the Eco Mum & what we do and stand for. Its not easy putting things out there in the public eye. Its not easy deciding to be an activist for what is right, true, pure and good. Its not easy being attacked on a personal level for beliefs based on research that affects us all on a global scale.
I truly appreciate those of you that enjoy reading the posts and articles from the Eco Mum & thank you for your messages of support and encouragement.
I promised myself when my daughter was born that I would do EVERYTHING I could to make this world the best I could, for her. That means not stopping because it gets uncomfortable. I believe “If you can’t take the heat, then get out of the kitchen!” so I will cop the heat. Its made easier when lovely supporters encourage me to keep going.
Thank you. You know who you are.
Love & gratitude,
The Eco Mum xo