The Vaccine Alternative

photoBefore the birth of my daughter I started researching reading stories and watching movies such as The Greater Good. In doing that I have also been reading more about the ingredients contained in conventional vaccines, I’ve became very hesitant to have my daughter follow the vaccination schedule. In all my reasearch I have not come across a good enough reason to risk my daughter’s health. You can not go back on a vaccine. I am thrilled to say that there is an alternative through homeopathic immunizations. This is the route we have taken with our daughter Lillie. This post is not to sway you in either direction but to bring an awareness or alternative to protecting your childs health if you are looking.

Here is my brief list of reasons for hesitating to go with conventional vaccinations:

Too Much Too Soon: 

I truly feel that there is too much going on already in a baby’s body and your child needs to build up a natural immunity. I truly believed she should be allowed to develop without interference. There is too much brain development between birth and age five. I feel like the current vaccination schedule is overkill. There is a rise in children suffering from autism, epilepsy and a list of other brain disorders. No one knows why? I highly doubt that. I truly believe we need to let these small bodies be before we pollute them with heavy metals in traditional vaccines. It’s not the vaccine itself that causes these brain disorders but the other ingredients in them.

Not Enough Research:

I’m very concerned with their not being enough research on the long-term effects of vaccines. Some vaccines have only undergone very limited study to get them into production sooner. There are just too many vaccines with too many ingredients and not enough responsibility taken for any adverse reactions.

My Child Is Not A Lab Rat:

I am not willing to take part in the largest uncontrolled experiment in human history. I will not allow my child to be a lab rat. We are at very low risk of contracting any serious illnesses and even less likely to have one of these diseases become serious.

Delaying Is More Natural:

Waiting to vaccinate your child is the most natural way to go. My doctor explained that our daughter was not at risk if we choose not to vaccinate her and what the consequences were if we went this route or delayed her. She concluded that our daughter was low risk. In all my reasearch I have not come across a good enough reason to risk my daughter’s health. I will get some vaccinations, but if highly suggest you do your research on what ones are important then you can pick and choose the right ones for your child, I think they should be split up as much as possible and as late as possible to allow a more normal immune response.

Conclusion

Research both sides as much as you can, and avoid taking the word of those around you including my own. I truly think health Canada has parents scared to death if you choose to delay or not vaccinate your child. Remember you can’t undo a vaccine, so make sure you are comfortable in the steps you take. I recommend you do a lot of reading. There are too many risks not to at least know what you are truly signing up for.

Again this is my personal decision and I respect whatever route you want to go, I thought I would share my research and bring awareness to other moms that there is an alternative and you do have options. This post is not to try and sway you in either direction but to show you that there are two sides and that we have options when it comes to protecting our young ones.

If you have vaccinated or know someone who is suffering from a side effect please report it. Here is the Canadian form for reporting adverse reactions. 

Homeopathic Immunization

Here is some great information from Sonya McLeod on Homeopathic Immunizations In Vancouver BC, Canada:

What Are Homeopathic Immunizations?

Homeopathic Immunizations are usually made from disease material, also known as a nosode. The disease material is then prepared in a homeopathic manner in order to render it completely safe and non-toxic.

How are Homeopathic Immunizations Administered?

Homeopathic Immunizations are administered by mouth and come in sugar pellet form. The pellets are the size of poppy seeds. Due to their pleasant taste and small size, they are easy to administer. They will dissolve easily in an infant’s mouth without danger of choking.

How do Homeopathic Immunizations Work?

The concept behind homeopathic immunizations is similar to the concept behind regular vaccinations. With regular vaccinations, a small amount of the disease matter is administered by injection. The dose of the injected disease matter is mild enough to avoid actual infection, but strong enough to produce antibodies so that if the body comes across the disease later in life, the immune system is equipped to fight it off.

With a homeopathic immunization, after it is administered, this very minute dose of homeopathically prepared disease material is recognized by the body so that when the person comes across the disease later in life, the body is equipped to fight it off.

Where you can get homeopathic vaccinations

Sonya McLeod, BA, DCH, RCSHom Little Mountain Homeopathy 351 E. 39th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5W 1K3 604-677-7742 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm By appointment only.

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The Whole Brain Child (Commincate With Your Child)

Does your child throw fits, have random meltdowns, have unknown fears?

Scientists now believe that 50% of your child’s brain capacity is built in the first 6 years of life. Although every child is born with billions of brain cells, those cells only turn into usable intelligence when they are connected up with each other.  The connections are the pathways on which all future learning will be built.

What causes those connections to be made is the environment that they grow in and as a parent you can support that environment by supporting your child through communication and try to connect their emotions to their rational thoughts. The Whole Brain Child is the best book I’ve read on how to communicate with your child, why and how they arrive to the state they get too and how to calm your child and communicate with them.

The Whole-Brain Child:

12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson authors of The Whole Brain Child talk about how to demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, they explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids can seem—and feel—so out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. Raise calmer, happier children using the twelve key strategies, including:

NAME IT TO TAME IT: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain’s affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.
ENGAGE, DON’T ENRAGE: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.
MOVE IT OR LOSE IT: Use physical activities to shift your child’s emotional state.
LET THE CLOUDS OF EMOTION ROLL BY: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go.
S.I.F.T.: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible.
CONNECT THROUGH CONFLICT: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.As parents our job is to help our children understand emotions and help them combine emotion with logic, our job is to show them direction not create it, we all want the best for our children and if we can help with the way they communicate with the world around them. I highly suggest reading “The Whole Brain Child” this book also explains how as parents can create more anxiety in our children instead of strengthening the way they communicate. It’s a fascinating look at the way not only a child brain works but even as adults.