To Vax or not?
Being a parent is like your heart is walking around on the outside of your chest. You want to do the best for your child and never have harm come to them. This is such a major controversial issue in so many circles on vaccinations. As a parent, I vaxxed my children to prevent certain diseases but I didn’t allow any and all vaccines. Some vaccines that were offered to my children, I felt as a parent weren’t needed like the HPV vaccine, the flu and the Meningococcal vaccine. There have been a few others that I have said no to as well but why do we have vaccines? The goal was to stop the spread of diseases.
We begin our history of vaccines and immunization with the story of Edward Jenner, a country doctor living in Berkeley (Gloucestershire), England, who in 1796 performed the world’s first vaccination. Taking pus from a cowpox lesion on a milkmaid’s hand, Jenner inoculated an eight-year-old boy, James Phipps. Edward Jenner’s created the world’s first vaccine for smallpox in the 1790s.
A little more than a century ago, the U.S. infant mortality rate was a staggering 20 percent, and the childhood mortality rate before age five was another disconcerting 20 percent. For more than two centuries we have benefited from vaccines and immunizations. Our struggle with germs is never ending and can not be completely halted nor alleviated entirely by vaccines, no matter how great their immunological power. These microorganisms or “pathogens” that create disease are caused by microorganisms that invade the host but what vaccines has promised us is the peace of mind that if you inject this vaccine into your body, you will less likely, even if you come into contact with the disease, that even if these microorganisms were to invade your body, your immune system has already created antibodies to fight off these invading germs. Truth is : The strength of an individual’s immune system varies throughout their life and we do have a genetic mechanism in all of our living cells that is far more powerful than any medicine or vitamin that can prolong the life of living cells.
Vaccines and immunization has halted the spread and the high death rate of most infectious diseases such as these seven major human diseases – smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, yellow fever, whooping cough, polio, and measles.
I wrote this blog not to tell you to vaxx or not to vaxx but merely because there was this facebook posting that was very misleading and held many untruths about it. Here is the post …..
IF YOU VACCINATE In the first 6 years of life your child receives the following:
•17,500 mcg 2-phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)
•5,700 mcg aluminum (neurotoxin)
•Unknown amounts of fetal bovine serum(aborted cow blood)
•801.6 mcg formaldehyde (carcinogen, embalming agent)
•23,250 mcg gelatin (ground up animal caucuses)
•500 mcg human albumin (human blood)
•760 mcg of monosodium L-glutamate (causes obesity & diabetes)
•Unknown amounts of MRC-5 cells (aborted human babies)
•Over 10 mcg neomycin (antibiotic)
•Over 0.075 mcg polymyxin B (antibiotic)
•Over 560 mcg polysorbate 80 (carcinogen)
•116 mcg potassium chloride (used in a lethal injection)
•188 mcg potassium phosphate (liquid fertilizer agent)
•260 mcg sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
•70 mcg sodium borate (Borax, used for cockroach control)
•54,100 mcg of sodium chloride (table salt)
•Unknown amounts of sodium citrate (food additive)
•Unknown amounts of sodium hydroxide (Danger! Corrosive)
•2,800 mcg sodium phosphate (toxic to any organism)
•Unknown amounts of sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate (toxic to any organism)
•32,000 mcg sorbitol (Not to be injected)
•0.6 mcg streptomycin (antibiotic)
•Over 40,000 mcg sucrose (cane sugar)
•35,000 mcg yeast protein (fungus)
•5,000 mcg urea (metabolic waste from human urine)
•Other chemical residuals
(From the book, “What The Pharmaceutical Companies Don’t Want You To Know About Vaccines” – By Dr.Todd M. Elsner)
Here is the truth about these ingredients.
– phenoxyethanol is not antifreeze. Ethylene glycol is antifreeze.
– there is no aluminum in any vaccine. There are aluminum salts, like aluminum phosphate or aluminum hydroxide, but neither of them breakdown into elemental or ionic aluminum. Saying there is aluminum in vaccines is like saying that table salt is a toxic because it has chlorine gas in it.
– fetal bovine serum is not cows blood. By definition, there is no blood in serum. It is a stable ingredient used in many products because it very closely resembles human serum.
– the formaldehyde in vaccines is less than what your body produces every day through normal metabolism.
– gelatin is in essentially every food and medicine you will ever eat.
– albumin isn’t blood either. It is just a protein, no different than creatine.
– monosodium glutamate does not cause obesity or diabetes. It is commonly in high foods, but claiming it causes those health problems is as logical as blaming the fork you eat with. It is just a salt of an amino acid.
– there are no MRC5 cells in any vaccines. Cells are used in the manufacture but are removed before the final product. They are not cells from aborted babies – they are a cell line used and replicated from stem cells taken decades ago that are replicated over and over again.
– polymyxin B is an antibiotic. As with all the the antibiotics here, they are in place to keep the vial sterile. It wouldn’t make sense to have a contaminated injection.
– polysorbate 80 is a surfactant. It keeps surface tension reduced to allow fluid to spread. It is only carcinogenic at high dose with chronic exposure, neither or which are true in vaccines.
– the next couple get grouped because they are the same reason and the stupidity to believe in this shit staggers me. Potassium chloride and potassium phosphate are just salts. These do break down into their ions and these ions are healthy parts or your body’s electrolytes. They aren’t dangerous, especially at these levels. The same goes for all of the sodium salts listed below it. How stupid do you have to be to believe this nonsense?
-sorbitol can be injected. There is no reason that it can’t be and it is something your body makes on its own.
– yeast protein isn’t a fungus. It is literally just a protein. It is named based on where it is first found.
– urea is not from human urine. It is a safe form of nitrogen your body makes every day to keep dangerous forms of nitrogen from circulating.
No, I am not telling you that you need to vaccinate/ not vaccinate your child or yourself. That wasn’t the intention of this blog at all. This is your decision and I am also not agreeing that although the fb posting that is circling around is misleading on many of what the ingredients are that it is okay to have them injected into your body. Again, your decision.
I hope that in any of my choice’s to vax or not to vax won’t end of being nothing more than a fraudulent lie that I have told myself. Either way I decide, I certainly dont want to have created myself a false reality and it will eventually come at a cost on either end of the spectrum for my life. Wishing that I did vaccinate or very happy that I declined. Just in the last few hundred years what we call modern medication has become a reality for us. You see nutrition history came to life within the context of World Wars, Famines, Politics, and individuals dedicated to saving lives but the idea of nutritional theorizing actually began, like most everything, with the ancient Greeks. Hippocrates (ca. 460 BCE–370 BCE) is often credited with developing the theory of the four humors—blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm—and their influence on the body. Galen’s understanding of anatomy and medicine was principally influenced by Hippocrates’s theory of the bodily humors in the second century CE, which these teachings lasted for centuries. I believe that we have been fed lines of bullshit to meet the bottom dollar of many but you must become your own health advocate. Please people just do your research and make your own choices to vaxx or not to vaxx never allow someone to pressure you either way….
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.
Prayer for today:
Lord, please help me to get out of my own way so I don’t miss out on the wonderful things you have for me. Help me to remember that your promises are true and you have always and will always provide my every need. Your word says, that you will bless me, exceedingly, abundantly and above all that I can ask or think. I want change, I want to be healthy and I want to learn how to heal my body. I step out on faith and I know you will guide me as I search for the truth. I thank you for wisdom and spiritual guidance.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!
You can find great inflammation and recipes in my book Beyond the Bite: The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women.
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