By Ian Sinclair
March 8, 2007
As parents become aware of the dangers and inefficacy of childhood vaccines, they will, for obvious reasons, seek an alternative approach to safeguard their children's health.
Many parents choose a practice known as "Homeopathic Prophylaxis" sometimes referred to as homeopathic vaccination. Other parents employ vitamin and mineral supplements in the belief that they will strengthen their child's immune system, while others prefer their children to contract the childhood infections in the belief that it will give them natural life-long immunity. There are many parents who are just plain uncertain or confused as to what alternatives to embrace and therefore live in a constant state of fear and anxiety over their children's health.
So how do those parents, who reject vaccination yet remain uncertain of the alternatives, choose an approach that gives them the confidence and certainty of safeguarding their children's health?
In my opinion, such parents must do two things;
Firstly, they must gain a clear understanding of the root causes of childhood infection. This will not only reveal to them the reasons why vaccines are ineffective, but more importantly, it will reveal to them the true means of disease prevention.
Secondly, they must gain a clear understanding of what childhood infection is. This will enable parents to overcome their fears of childhood infection and offer them an insight into a method of treatment that not only allows their children to recover from childhood infections quickly and without complications or suffering, but ensures that their children will be in better health afterwards.
The Root Causes of Childhood Infection
Common sense tells us that the prevention of childhood infections is only possible by removing it's root causes. Now the World Health Organisation acknowledges that malnourishment, polluted water supplies, poor sanitation, and poverty and despair, causes the deaths of tens of thousands of children each year in Third World countries from measles, whooping cough, tetanus, tuberculosis and many other infectious diseases. Significantly, these deaths occur despite widespread vaccination coverage in these countries.
The reasons why vaccination fails to prevent these tens of thousands of deaths should be obvious to any logical thinker. Vaccines do nothing to correct the nutritional status of a malnourished child. Vaccines do nothing to purify a child's body that has been poisoned from drinking polluted and contaminated water. Vaccines do nothing to raise the vitality of a child whose vitality has been depleted through poverty and despair. Vaccines do nothing to remove the root causes of childhood infection and other infectious diseases and it is for this reason that vaccines have failed to prevent the tens of thousands of deaths in Third World countries.
In the developed countries like USA, Australia, England etc, deaths from childhood infections are quite rare, however, there are still thousands of cases of measles, whooping cough, chicken pox etc reported annually. Although the root causes of childhood infections in these countries are less obvious, they are, I believe, most often related to faulty diet, overfeeding, and chemical and toxic pollutants. Once again, herein lies the reasons why vaccines provide no protection against these childhood infections. Vaccines do nothing to correct the nutritional imbalances caused by faulty diet. Vaccines do nothing to unclog the digestive and intestinal tracts of overfed children. And vaccines do nothing to detoxify a child's body which is encumbered with chemical and toxic wastes. Vaccines do nothing to remove these root causes of childhood infection and this is evidenced by the fact that in the US, England, Australia etc, up to 90% of reported cases of measles, whooping cough and other so-called vaccine preventable diseases occur in fully vaccinated children.
Now at this point of time, some readers may be wondering where "germs'' fit in to all of this. After all, aren't outbreaks of infectious disease caused by the spreading of germs from person to person? Isn't measles caused by the measles germ? Isn't chicken pox caused by the chicken pox germ? Isn't whooping cough caused by the whooping cough germ? Aren't childhood infections caused by all the different germs out there?
I do not deny the existence of germs within the body nor do I deny that they can be passed from person to person. However, I do not accept the medical belief that they represent the root cause of childhood infection or any of the other infectious diseases including AIDS. So that you may understand my reasons for rejecting the germ theory of disease, it will be necessary for me to take you inside the body and explain to you one of the most important metabolic functions in human physiology - the process of elimination.
The Process of Elimination
Elimination is the process whereby metabolic wastes, toxic chemicals and foreign substances are eliminated from the body via the normal channels of elimination, mainly the kidneys, lungs and bowel. The important thing to realise, is that the efficiency of this process, like all other metabolic processes, is primarily dependent upon the health and vitality of the body. Anything that weakens or compromises health, eg malnourishment, faulty diet, impure water, overwork, fatigue, stress, etc will impair elimination which results in a build up of internal waste matter, a condition commonly referred to as Toxemia. In the world of Natural Health, it is believed that many diseases including the childhood infections and other infectious diseases are a direct result of this condition.
Toxemia can also develop if the amount of chemicals and foreign matter that enters the body exceeds the body's normal eliminative capacity. For example, lets say a child's body can eliminate around 100 units of toxic waste a day. If the amount of toxic waste produced in that child is around 120 units a day, then this means there will be 20 units of toxic waste that the child's body has been unable to remove. If this continues day after day, then over a period of time, the result will be an accumulation of toxic waste within the child's body leading to this condition known as Toxemia.
This may come as a shock to some parents, but I don't believe there would be a child out there, who, raised under the conventional lifestyle, would be free of this condition. Poor parental health, drugs and vaccines, impoverished breastmilk, fluoridated water, overfeeding, chemicals in the diet, pesticides, negative emotional states, etc etc all contribute to the development of Toxemia in children. Little wonder that sickness in today's generation of children is so endemic.
By understanding the toxemia theory, one is in a perfect position to clearly understand where "germs" (bacteria and viruses) fit in to all of this. Bacteria are micro-organisms known as saprophytes whose biological role is to breakdown organic waste matter into simple molecules which can then be transformed back into living substances. The role of bacteria in the body is not to attack cells or tissues but to breakdown organic waste matter for disposal and recycling. As for viruses, Natural Health regards them as merely products of cellular decay which play no part in disease causation. It's worth noting that Louis Pasteur, the scientist credited with the germ theory of disease, ultimately admitted that it was not the seed (germ) but the soil (toxemia) which was the determining factor in disease. Rene Dubois, the most renowned microbiologist of the 20th century wrote "Viruses and bacteria are not the sole cause of infectious disease, there is something else." What is this something else? Toxemia.
So what it all comes down to is this. If a child develops measles, chicken pox, whooping cough or any of the other childhhod infections, it is not because of germs, it is because of the toxic conditions in the child's body. Whenever some type of infectious disease is diagnosed in a child or adult, regardless of what name is given to it, regardless of whether it is viral or bacterial, the underlying cause is always toxemia. This explains why vaccines fail to prevent disease for they do nothing to remove the toxic conditions of the body out of which the various bacterial and viral diseases arise.
I wrote in Part 1 that in order for parents to choose an alternative approach that gives them the confidence and certainty of safeguarding their children's health, they would need to gain a clear understanding of the root causes of childhood infection and what childhood infection is. By understanding the Toxemia theory, not only do parents gain a clear understanding of the root causes of childhood infection and the means by which it can be prevented, but they are in a position to clearly understand what childhood infection is.
What Childhood Infection Is
Let's go back to the example of a child whose body is capable of eliminating 100 units of toxic waste a day. If that child's body produces 120 units of toxic waste a day (as a result of the conventional diet, fluoridated water, chemical pollutants, vaccines etc), then this means that there will be 20 units of toxic waste that the child's body has been unable to eliminate. If this continues day after day then obviously, over a period of time, there will be a gradual build up of toxic waste within that child's body creating the condition known as toxemia.
This condition is very harmful, for toxic waste is poisonous, and if left unchecked, then it's retention within the body will ultimately lead to cellular damage and destruction, or in other words, serious disease including cancer. Fortunately, there are safety mechanisms within our bodys that are switched on whenever our toxicity levels rise above the normal level. These safety mechanisms are designed to reduce excess toxicity.
In infants and children, the most common safety mechanism that the body employs to reduce excess toxicity is fever. Fever is not a mistake, it is not something evil, it is not the body trying to fight off germs. Fever is an emergency reaction by the body which is designed to speed up the process of elimination. This dramatically reduces toxicity levels thereby restoring the health of the child. This safety mechanism, like all other safety mechanisms that the body employs, is governed and controlled by the innate intelligence of the body, and this intelligence knows exactly when to turn the fever on, and exactly when to turn the fever off.
Whenever fever is present, the body will activate a number of other safety mechanisms which are designed to facilitate and assist in the reduction of toxicity. During fever, the body will neither need or want any food and therefore it will shut down the digestive system resulting in a loss of appetite. If, during fever, any food is present within the digestive tract, then the body will eject it either through vomiting or diarrhea. During fever, the body directs all its energy towards this process of elimination, so the general energy level of the body will be greatly reduced resulting in tiredness, lethargy and fatigue.
During or after the cessation of the fever, there may be localised areas of inflammation which is another safety mechanism the body employs in order to reduce toxicity and promote healing and repair. There may be swollen glands whereby the swelling increases the glands capacity to filter toxic waste from the bloodstream. In many cases the body will eliminate toxic waste through the skin which will manifest as skin eruptions, blisters, red spots or rashes. Throughout this entire process the central nervous system will be on full alert and therefore extremely sensitive to the level of toxic waste in the circulation, and its subsequent elimination from the body. This can result in headaches, aches and pains, nausea and general discomfort.
Now if it hasn't yet twigged, then what I'm about to tell you is probably the most crucial point of this whole article. Whenever a child develops measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, mumps, rubella or any other so called childhood infection, the child will experience the exact same symptoms that I have underlined above. So what all this means is that measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, mumps, rubella or any of the other so called childhood infections, are not infections caused by germs, but are in reality, safety mechanisms which are designed to reduce inner toxicity to a safe level.
Whether you wish to refer to them as childhood infections, safety mechanisms, crises of elimination, acute illnesses, cleansing processes, healing crises or whatever - measles, chicken pox, rubella, whooping cough, mumps etc all arise from the same underlying cause - toxemia, and all of them serve the exact same purpose - the elimination of toxic waste from the body.
By clearly understanding what childhood infection is, parents are in a postion to understand a method of treatment that not only allows their children to recover from childhood infections quickly and without complications or suffering, but a method that ensures their children will be in better health afterwards.