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A common misperception of the reason that immunizations must be administered at certain ages, is that preventable diseases are not treatable and are fatal to your child. It may be scary, if you don’t know better, when you hear that there is an outbreak of MEASLES in your town. The news discussing how devastating this is, makes you think that measles will kill your child, if they fall victim to the disease, right?
Wrong. Let’s dive into the treatment of these preventable diseases to soothe your soul and shed some light.
Measles is a VIRUS, so like most viruses, there is not much medication to give, other than letting the virus run its course. Vitamin A, as well as dense foods and supplements may allow the virus to pass more quickly. Cod liver oil [found here] and beef bone broth [found here] are high in Vitamin A. Antibiotics are ineffective against Measles.
Symptoms of measles may include a full body rash, a cough, fever, and red eyes. The virus typically dissipates from the body a week or two after contraction, and then provides most children with lifelong immunity and protection from certain types of cancers.
Rubella, a nearly identical virus to measles, can also be treated with high-dose Vitamin A, and is simply less severe, lasting only about 3 days. The CDC advertises that Rubella is most threatening to pregnant women, but does not recommend administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella vaccine) to pregnant women, so if you are pregnant and your provider recommends the MMR, RUN, it is NOT SAFE for pregnant women, PERIOD. In fact, no vaccines have been tested for safety in pregnant women actually, but that’s a conversation for another day.
Big yikes, Polio is a really bad one, and we should definitely get vaccinated for that, right? Hmm, maybe not. Polio spreads through contact with fecal matter of someone that has polio, so those in countries with unsanitary conditions and poor hygiene are way more likely to get polio than developed countries, even without immunization. Most people who become infected with polio never experience symptoms, and if they do, it presents as a common cold. In fact, that group of individuals accounts for 95-99% of those diagnosed with polio. Paralytic polio accounts for 1% of those that contract the virus and 5-10% of that ONE PERCENT population will result in death. That definitely makes polio look a lot less scary, indeed. Palliative care for those with polio looks like lots of rest, hydration, antibiotics, antispasmodics, portable ventilators (welcome to modern day iron lungs, friends!), physical therapy, thermal therapy, and pulmonary rehab.
Even with these statistics at hand, doctors are still fear mongering and making polio out to be something that it is not, and honestly, polio used to be “so common” because doctors would slap a label of polio onto anything that mimicked the symptoms of paralytic polio. Now, luckily, we have more in-depth ways of testing and diagnosing, and know that what they may have thought was polio back then, could have actually been, Cerebral Palsy, Bell’s Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis, Acute Flaccid Paralysis, Spinal Apolexy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Cholera, Multiple Sclerosis, Inhibitory Palsy and more. In 1956 the AMA (The American Medical Association) instructed each licensed medical doctor that they could no longer classify polio as polio, or their license to practice would be terminated.
Many use President Roosevelt as a primary example about why the polio vaccine is critical, but it was not accounted for that just days before he awoke paralyzed, he had been in a pesticide-laden apple orchard and swimming in a contaminated lake. Pesticides work by destroying the nervous system of bugs, so what do you think it could do to us humans when absorbed into our bodies via our food and water sources?
Infants are expected to get 4-5 doses of the polio vaccine (IPV) within their first year of life. The polio vaccines contain trace amounts of antibiotics, so those with allergies to antibiotics should not receive these vaccines whatsoever. The polio vaccine effectiveness is entirely unknown, and says so directly on the CDC website, but they assume it gives immunity for many years. It does not require adults to get boosters or follow up doses on their schedule. On another note, cancers are being linked to products in the IPV vaccine. Please also look into the Cutter incident of the creation of the polio vaccine, it’s terrifying.
High-dose Vitamin C [found here] is recommended among the natural community for polio treatment, along with Magnesium Chloride [found here], Vitamin B complex [found here], Cats Claw [found here], fennel [found here], licorice root [found here], astragalus [found here], and electrical-muscle stimulation [learn more here]. This site also has a few homeopathic remedies to suggest.
Mumps is fairly easy to recognize, as it impacts the salivary glands (specifically the parotid glands), causing swelling in the upper neck/jaw/cheek area. Mumps may also result in fever, loss of appetite, nausea, stiff neck and fatigue. It may last anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks.
Anti-inflammatory and soft, alkaline foods are essential for helping a child through the mumps, as their mouths are often sore and acidic foods irritate the body, while anti-inflammatory foods and herbs will help bring down the swelling. Turmeric [found here], black pepper, rosemary, ginger, clove, and cinnamon are all fantastic anti-inflammatory herbs that can be easily made into a soup or tea.
Mumps is thought to also be due to Vitamin B deficiency so obtaining a METHYLATED Vitamin B Complex supplement can be extremely helpful to your child while their body is processing mumps!
Again, once you have had Mumps organically, you are almost always immune for the rest of your life. In studies, mumps has actually been found to potentially protect against future ovarian cancer.
Chickenpox displays as an itchy, all over blister-like body rash, accompanied by fever, fatigue, and irritability. It usually subsides after 5-10 days. Hydration, oatmeal baths, high-dose Vitamin A [found here], Vitamin D [found here], garlic, echinacea [found here] and astragalus are excellent at home therapies for chickenpox.
People “back in the day” used to hold Pox Parties to help their kids get the virus when it was most convenient for the parents to take time off work or school, and in turn, the kids would have lifelong immunity for good. Shingles can develop later in life from chickenpox exposure, but this is not limited to wild chickenpox. Those that have immunity derived from vaccinations can, and do, also obtain shingles later in life, sometimes more severely than those that had wild chickenpox. Shingles can also be treated with high-dosing Vitamin A, C and D, so do not fear chickenpox because of shingles.
Chickenpox has been found to reduce the occurrence of gliomas (brain/spinal cord tumors) even though the cancer in itself is rare, as is, it is also a severely difficult cancer to deal with, so any protection that one can obtain from that, they should take advantage of.
Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that leads to liver infection and inflammation. Hepatitis A is spread through contact with a sick person or fecal-contaminated water sources/food. It is very common, and very unlikely to cause any harm to the person that catches it other than discomfort until the infection subsides, other than for those that already are experiencing liver failure due to another unrelated medical complication. After Hepatitis A has run its course through the body, the person is immune to the virus for the rest of their life. Symptoms may include clay-colored stool indicating a bile imbalance in the liver, fever, jaundice, itching and vomiting. Peppermint and ginger may ease a child’s symptoms, but the CDC says most children under 5 that have contracted the virus, never show symptoms at all, and they are not sure why.
Hepatitis B is also an infection of the liver caused by a virus, but this infection can be quite a bit more serious and even lead to chronic infection or cancer if left completely untreated.
However, how Hep B is transmitted may give you a lot more re-assurance on the fact that your small child is highly unlikely to come into contact with it. Hepatitis B transmission requires bodily fluids to be exchanged, and this does not include nasal fluids, but would include blood, semen, vaginal secretions, breastmilk, etc. So your child would need to be sharing needles, or having sex to even potentially be exposed to this virus. If your child has been sexually abused or exposed to addicts that use needles around the child, Hepatitis B testing may be a true concern for you and that is completely valid! But for your freshly born baby, you may want to think twice, unless you personally have Hep B yourself that you could give to your child during birth or while breastfeeding!
Grapefruit seed extract [found here], black seed oil [found here], garlic, organic green tea [found here], Java Grass/Cypriol combination (Ayurvedic herbs), red algae and oxygen therapy can treat both acute Hep B and chronic Hep B, if Hep B is transmitted to your child by a dirty needle or sexual transmission.
Influenza, also known as the “flu”, is a very generic term, considering that there are a multitude of different varieties of the flu, and it is not JUST ONE virus. The flu vaccine is also constantly changing, to fit the most current, seasonal flu that year, so it is surely not a perfect science by any means, and those that have a history of allergic reaction to eggs in their family should never obtain a flu vaccine as it contains egg-derivatives. The flu vaccine may or may not be live, be sure to ask, if you are getting one! Most flu vaccines will not cover all the strains of flu, and the most are trivalent vaccines, containing inactive versions of two types of Influenza A and one type of Influenza B. After receiving a flu shot, one is certainly not protected from the flu in general.
The flu may only ever present itself as a common cold, and you may not even realize that you or your child have obtained the flu! Depending on the strain, one might present with symptoms such as vomiting, chills, fever, fatigue, sore throat, coughing, and typically lasts 2-4 days.
Tamiflu is a common medical treatment for the flu, but it is highly controversial, so be sure to not follow recommendations blindly, as this medication has been known to cause suicidal, hallucinogenic, and violent tendencies in those that take it. It is better to just receive fluids and monitoring if one is experiencing complications from the flu.
Oscillococcinum [found here] is a homeopathic remedy that appears to knock out the flu, or at least reduce the symptoms! Bone broth soup with parsley, rest, hydration, manuka honey [found here], fire cider, high dose Vitamin C and D, elderberry syrup [found here], oregano oil [found here], zinc [found here], brewers yeast, clove, ginger, probiotics [found here] and chiropractic care are all recognized natural remedies for the flu.
Like the flu, Rotavirus has several different strains; currently 7 known strains. There are two different vaccination options available, and some pediatricians attempt to use them in combination. Rotarix contains one strain of the virus, while RotaTeq contains 5. 95% of children are infected with this by the age of 5, even after the vaccine was introduced and put on the CDC schedule, so it does not seem to be very effective. If you or your child have a latex allergy, avoid any Rotavirus vaccines, as they contain latex.
Rotavirus presents as prolonged bouts of diarrhea, lasting about a week. Some people contract rotavirus and never present any symptoms at all. Once Rotavirus has been contracted, the person will have immunity from the specific Rotavirus strain that they were in contact with, but not all of the strains.
Rotavirus can only be treated with hydration whether that is at home or intravenous fluids in the hospital, and high dosing Vitamin D and A may help.
Diphtheria is an infection that gets into the respiratory system and can cause weakness, sore throat, fever and swollen glands in the neck, as well as a thick coating similar to mucus in the throat. 10% of those that contract Diphtheria will die, even with treatment.
Luckily, unlike other diseases that we have discussed so far, Diphtheria can be treated with antibiotics, as it is an infection derived from a BACTERIA, not a virus. Specifically the bacteria is known as Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Doctors also treat Diphtheria with an anti-toxin to prevent the bacteria from spreading.
Balto, the dog, is commonly but falsely, referred to as the hero that delivered Diphtheria vaccines to sick children, but he actually was delivering the anti-toxin, not the vaccine, in case you hear this myth floating around or have someone criticizing you for not giving your child the DTAP.
The prevalence of Diphtheria in countries that have sanitary water conditions and proper hygiene practices, sits at an average of 5 cases a year.
Unfortunately, since it is a bacteria, you can get Diphtheria more than once, and lifelong immunity is not obtained after having it. Most adults are not up to date on their Diphtheria immunizations whatsoever, yet we in the United States have yet to see a resurfacing of Diphtheria other than the rare quantity of cases each year, and I can assure you that much more than 5 people are not vaccinated against Diphtheria and the side effects of the DTAP vaccine can be devastating and are much more prevalent than Diphtheria is.
Castor leaves inhaled, garlic, pineapple juice, passionflower [found here] and gargling salt water are all home remedies thought to alleviate some of Diphtheria’s symptoms, but if you or your child are showing signs of struggling to breath due to the film that is created by the bacteria, do not attempt to treat at home and seek medical assistance.
Tetanus is also spread through bacteria known as Clostridium tetani, except this bacteria is not contagious, at all. It must be obtained through an active source of the bacteria and the bacteria must release its toxins, tetanospasmin and tetano-lycin into the host, and the host’s immunity must be unable to fight it by itself. This can lead to lockjaw, other neuromuscular issues, and potentially, death. It is very serious once the bacteria’s toxins have released in the body, but does the vaccine actually prevent this from occurring? Is it safe to obtain the vaccine with the high-risk of side effects and low occurrence of infection? Be sure to conduct research on the efficacy and side effects of the Tdap.
There are FIVE types of Tetanus; Subacute, Local, Cephalic, Generalized, and Neonatal. What is the most common you may ask? Neonatal, derived from unsanitary birthing conditions, and this was on the decline prior to introduction of the vaccine.
Fun fact: At least 5-25% of us carry Tetanus in our gut, have no idea, and are not dead.
These excerpts from historical books show the reality of tetanus bacterium presence and occurrence of actual infection…
In the Official History of the War, Pathology 1923, it is stated “Tetanus bacilli have been found in 20% of war wounds although no symptoms of tetanus were present, ” and “in 50% of undoubted tetanus cases the bacilli have been undiscoverable.” In the same volume also appears clostridium tetani has been “cultivated from the wound of a man showing no evidence of tetanus, 882 days after it had been inflicted,” and “it has been realised during the war that the tetanus bacillus or its spores may be present in vast numbers of wounds without producing tetanus.”
To prevent a wound from developing into Tetanus, first make sure the wound bleeds, as this ensures that oxygen is reaching the wound and the bacterium cannot thrive in wounds exposed to oxygen. Cleaning out the wound with warm water and an anti-septic such as hydrogen peroxide is the next step! If the bacterium has already created a film protecting the bacteria from being impacted by outer sources, antibiotics and a TIG (Tetanus immunoglobin) may be necessary. The human body literally cannot build up immunity against toxins, which is the source of the scary symptoms of Tetanus, therefore the DTAP would be of absolutely no use to the human body to prevent Tetanus. Also, a DTAP vaccine will not work on active Tetanus in the body, either, so it IS NOT an effective treatment for Tetanus.
Tetanus has an incidence rate of .16 per million people, that is .0000016% for those that prefer percentage rates.
Some adults that have experienced a form of Tetanus and chose to treat it naturally, report healing from combinations of Collodial silver [found here], Beta-Glucan, Aconite, high dose Vitamin A and C, Olive Leaf extract [found here], Bromelain [found here], Fish oil [found here], milk thistle [found here], magnesium [found here], Glucosamine sulfate with MSM, Colostrum, Oregano, and Echinacea. If you or your loved one are displaying serious symptoms of Tetanus, please seek assistance.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
This cough is unmistakable, literally making a WHOOP sound with the inhalation after cough. It may present with a runny nose, and/or fever, as well, and linger for a couple weeks to a couple months, decreasing in severity over time. Unlike many of the other diseases discussed in this article, once you have whooping cough, you can get it again. This means that the vaccine does not protect anyone from whooping cough because immunity is not constantly sustained once the body is exposed and even the CDC will admit that the vaccine is considered effective by their own terms, for only about 1-5 years after being immunized. Though, it was found in this study that those that had naturally derived immunity may be protected for up to 70 years.
Whooping Cough is easily treated at home in most cases, even though it sounds scary! Whooping cough is also a bacteria, therefore it responds to antibiotic treatment well, when needed. In very serious cases, antibiotics, oxygen supplementation and fluids may be necessary at a medical facility. 1% of those that are diagnosed and receive treatment for pertussis, die. Eucalyptus [found here] diffused in an Essential Oil diffuser, steam treatment or by hanging it in the bathroom and turning the shower on hot and sitting with your child in the bathroom until the steam clears, is a great way to open the lungs, decrease inflammation and break up mucus. Other remedies may include ginger, manuka honey, turmeric, bone broth, probiotics, licorice root [found here], N-Acetylecystine, elderberry, pure grape juice, saffron, chamomile [found here], fenugreek [found here], marshmallow root [found here], and slippery elm [found here].
Did you know the Meningoccocal vaccine does not prevent against all forms of meningitis, either? The vaccine with the most strains covered would be the Menveo vaccine, covering 4 types, but there are actually 12 types of meningitis, that we know of. Fungal meningitis is not contagious. Parasitic meningitis is not contagious. Non-infectious meningitis is not contagious. The Hib vaccine and the Gardasil vaccine can cause meningitis, by themselves, by inducing inflammation in the muscles, brain and spinal cord in an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
Not all of the versions of the vaccines are created equal either. For example, Sanofi Pasteur’s Menactra, contains toxoids from diphtheria, Pfizer’s Trumenba contains polysorbate 80 while only vaccinating against one form of Meningitis, and GlaxoSmithKline’s Menveo vaccinates against 4 types of meningitis, contains Diphtheria, and is known to cause Guillain-Barre syndrome. Unlike other vaccines on the CDC schedule, meningitis is a fairly new one, and meningitis was definitely on the decline WAY before the vaccine was introduced.
Meningitis can be very scary sounding, especially considering the tales from our grandparents of how kids would go blind or deaf after being ill from meningitis! But, literally one in a million people actually die from meningitis annually and the primary cause of death or severe side effects from meningitis is the induced scurvy that the bacterial meningitis can cause. What is the solution to scurvy? High-dose vitamin C, boom. Inflammation of the spinal cord and brain is also an important concern, which can typically be reduced by anti-inflammatory herbs and foods, and if not, prescription anti-inflammatories should be sought out. If the meningitis is bacterial, it can be easily treated with antibiotics.
Also, according to the CDC, “Persons who have deficiencies in the terminal common complement pathway (C3, C5-9) and those with anatomic or functional asplenia are at increased risk for acquiring meningococcal disease. Antecedent viral infection, household crowding, chronic underlying illness, and both active and passive smoking also are associated with increased risk for meningococcal disease.” (CDC, MMWR, vol. 54, No. RR-7, p. 2).” C3 deficiencies are prevalent in Lupus, C5 deficiencies are prevalent in Leiner’s Disease, and C5-C8 deficiencies are related to Toxoplasmosis, and we have no vaccine for any of these diseases, though they leave the patients so much more prone to meningitis.
What does meningitis look like in a modern day person? It may look similar to the flu, but 1 in 10 of us walking around are literally carrying the meningitis bacteria in our throats, yet never present symptoms. Other symptoms may be headaches, fever, stiff neck, sleepiness, and bulging fontanelle (soft spot) in babies.
Meningitis can be a symptom of another disease, as well, such as pneumonia, listeria, E Coli, parasites, malaria, and herpes. (Fun fact: we do not have vaccines against listeria, E Coli, parasites, or herpes, and a malaria vaccine is available, but only recommended for those that will be traveling outside of the US, but WHY do we not have vaccines against these meningitis causing diseases and bacteria, if we could prevent deaths this way? Something to make you think!).
We do not vaccinate against things like Small Pox, Scarlett Fever, Leprosy, AIDS, Black Plague, Enterovirus, and more, and yet, we do not walk around fearing those on a daily basis! Before you become terrified by a doctor that gets paid to push a product, make sure you read up on the disease, what the root cause is, what the natural therapies are for it, https://vaccine.guide/ the efficacy, ingredients and inserts of the vaccinations for it, and weigh the risk-benefit ratio on the vaccine VS the disease itself. Above all, at HERBAL we believe everyone should have the freedom of choice. If you choose vaccines, you should have the right to access, but if you do not choose them, you should NEVER be forced or coerced into doing so. Medical freedom is a human right.