The National Institutes of Health recently announced an expansion of its funding of nine Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units with an annual budget of $135 million dollars of government money.
This effort to decrease disease outbreaks by increasing the funding of vaccine studies is misguided. Financial and medical resources could be better utilized by focusing on the underlying causes of illnesses. Functional medicine has established that most diseases are caused by nutritional deficiencies and toxic overload, which together suppress the immune system, making one susceptible to disease.
Vaccine studies show unvaccinated persons are healthier than vaccinated
Population studies universally show that vaccinated populations experience more disease outbreaks than those with no vaccinations. In a 1992 New Zealand study comparing 226 vaccinated children to 269 unvaccinated children, the results overwhelmingly showed that the unvaccinated children suffered far less from chronic childhood illnesses, including tonsillitis, sleep apnea, hyperactivity, ear infections and epilepsy.
An Africa study done in 2000, covering a six-year period and examining the health of 15,000 children, showed that the death rate from diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough was twice as high in vaccinated children compared to unvaccinated children.
A 2011 German study of 8,000 unvaccinated children, with medical documentation from birth to age 19, showed that vaccinated children have at least two to five times more diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children
Disease outbreaks routinely occur in vaccinated populations
In addition, research has shown that disease outbreaks of whooping cough, chicken pox and measles occur in vaccinated populations.
Vaccines Injure and kill
Vaccinations, promising disease immunity, have been shown to injure and kill. A 2013 search of the National Vaccination Information Center database showed that 52,835 negative reactions were reported for the DTaP vaccine alone.
By 2012, there were 119 reports of death from the HPV vaccine, along with 894 cases of disability and 9,889 documented emergency room visits.
For those receiving the hepatitis B vaccine, as of March 2012, there were 66,554 reports of serious adverse reactions to the vaccine, along with 1,500 deaths, including those officially reported as sudden infant death syndrome. This data is just a sampling of the many vaccines in use at the present time.
Nutrition important to prevent disease
Following the dietary principles of the Weston Price Foundation is one way to greatly increase the nutritional content of food. Dentist Weston A. Price, in his remarkable ten-year study in the 1930s, discovered through meticulous observation that endemic cultures, who ate foods high in fat and water-soluble vitamins, exemplified perfect mental and physical health. These cultures were immune from the diseases of their time, including tuberculosis, as long as they maintained their nutrient-dense diets.
For those individuals who ate modern processed foods, including white flour, sugar, oil and canned vegetables, immunity to disease was quickly lost. Natives adopting a processed food diet quickly developed tuberculosis and suffered terribly from the disease.
Researcher Tyler Graham and physician Drew Ramsey, in their well researched book, The Happiness Diet, recommend a diet remarkably similar to the Price diet with high fats and low carbohydrates, including foods from pastured animals fed an organic diet. Nutrient-dense foods include pastured raw organic milk, butter, yogurt, kefir, cheese, eggs, home-made meat or fish broth, liver, fat and meat from pastured animals, soaked organic grains and nuts, fermented foods, and organic vegetables and fruit.
Tremendous government financial and medical resources are wasted on the development of more vaccines to prevent diseases. No research has proven the effectiveness or safety of vaccinations in preventing illness. To prevent disease, one guide is to avoid vaccinations and follow a nutrient-dense diet.
Resources used for this article include:
Morrell, Sally; Cowan, Thomas. (2013). The Nourishing Tradition Book of Baby and Childcare. Pp. 112. Washington, D.C: New Trends Publishing, Inc.
Price, Weston A. (2009). Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. 8th Edition. La Mesa, CA: the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation. Print.
Graham, Tyler. (2011). The Happiness Diet. Rodale, NY, NY: Rodale.
Written by Michelle Goldstein, Holistic Health to Go
More vaccines or better nutrition to prevent disease? first published in Natural News on 1-16-2014