Theun, to the recent topics of health and nutrition I would like to add a question concerning immunisation/vaccination. I have looked at this issue for a while and have read the experiences of people who have either never been immunised or who decided not to have their children immunised. I'm of course especially suspicious since reading what ingredients went into the Swine Flu vaccine. But on the other hand, I have myself had a lot of vaccines, some as a child and more later when travelling, and it SEEMS I'm alright. LOL Although who knows.<g>
Now that it is time to decide on vaccinating our daughter, I wanted to ask your guidance. Is it possible to say if vaccinations are a good or bad idea, at whatever age?
My own view so far is that vaccines are a very unnatural way of introducing the body to a certain illness, beside the chemicals that come in the jab. I also don't like the feeling of the culture that has developed around vaccinations. It feels like taking out a lot of insurance policies in an attempt to try and eliminate the unknown factors in life and to feel safe in a world which seems full of threats.
But then not all medical advances of modern history are misguided and many I value greatly.
With much love.
"Is it possible to say if vaccinations are a good or bad idea, at whatever age?"
The normal vaccinations that have been around ever since Pa fell off the bus are not in any way harmful to the body, but on the contrary, are a very good way in which to prevent contracting any of the diseases they are meant for. Age does not really matter, for a vaccination at whatever age, is still a vaccination, and vaccinations, although good, are still pretty invasive upon the body.
"It feels like taking out a lot of insurance policies in an attempt to try and eliminate the unknown factors in life and to feel safe in a world which seems full of threats."
There is truth in what you say, but we should also not throw the baby away with the bath water. Until such time as that we have found better ways in which to immunise a child against diseases such as polio, the risk of not having the vaccination is too high. So many people have been maimed because of polio, or have died from one of the killer diseases, when just a simple vaccination could have prevented it. But in having said this I must ALSO point out that if we are FATED to be maimed or to die from an illness, then this will happen irrespective of immunisation.
With all my love,