I watched the evening news one day last week and was saddened to see a story on vaccines that reported parents were not being responsible if they chose not to vaccinate their children. The report was explaining that there is a rise in childhood illnesses like measles because of the parents who are making the choice not to vaccinate.
There are thousands of reports supporting each side of the vaccine debate with Government bodies and Medical establishments providing the research to support vaccinations and other medical professionals and human interest groups like Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute providing research on the dangers involved with vaccinations.
I personally believe this is part of a much larger issue facing health and wellbeing in our world. The environmental toxins present in today’s lifestyle are taxing our immune systems so that we have less ability to deal with normal childhood illnesses. Right up there with the environmental toxic overload is the typical sugar laden, processed and genetically modified food diets that we live on and provide to our children. I cannot forget to add in the bombardment of electro-magnetic frequencies from all the wireless technology that permeates our society. After this we can add the stress levels experienced by families working to just keep up with the responsibilities that they carry which depletes them of their “Joy”. It is a challenging picture indeed.
Why do we have so many more food and environmental sensitivities today than in previous generations? I believe this to be caused because of the over-burdened immune system. Our bodies have too much to deal with so they are speaking out through symptoms and sensitivities.
Some parents will say it is irresponsible to send children to public school if they have not been vaccinated because their own children are at risk. I have a good friend who teaches in the public school system and she reports having children sent to school so sick they can not even talk without coughing and their nose is running faster than they can provide tissue for, yet the parents have no backup and need to be at work to pay bills so the children are sent to school anyway. This second scenario can also have negative health implications for other students and teachers not to mention the child involved. It can be complicated.
The bottom line for us in Canada is that we have choice. The Ministry of Health website has a link for form #4897-64E – Statement of Conscious or Religious Belief that can be completed should you not believe that vaccines are a wise health choice for your family. This is a Human Rights issue.
For me, it’s the complete picture. To support a healthy immune system, we need to pay attention to how we are treating our bodies and what we are exposing them to. I have written this in many ways over the years however it starts with the basics.
Good Food – Adequate Rest – Exercise – Managing Stress
Add a dash of Gratitude.
This will provide you with a much stronger body that is able to deal with the challenges that life brings. So do your own research and make your own decisions knowing that whichever way you choose – all decisions carry consequences.
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Until next time,