Kristen Wiseman’s daughter Macie was profoundly affected by her vaccinations at age 3. At 11, Macie is now fully recovered and about to start 6th grade, Jr. High. Through her work in helping her daughter, Kristen has done extensive research into vaccines in the USA. Following is Kristen’s open letter to parents who may be considering vaccination.
In 2000, the rate of autism was 1 in 150 children. In 2008 that number jumped to 1 in 88 children and just recently the number has moved to 1 in 66 children. If you take into account that boys are 4 times more likely to develop autism than girls then the statistics become even more alarming. And since 1983 there is over an 800% increase in autism diagnosis. Now, these statements are all readily available over the internet and depending on which side of the controversy you fall, they will either shock you and make you question…”why” or you will say that the reason we have these numbers is because we now have changes in our diagnostic criteria that make it easier to identify autism.
But consider this, vaccines are created as a 1 size fits all. Smaller babies and preemies get the same doses as older children. No two people have the same genetic makeup, medical history or current health condition. So why is there no consideration given to individual circumstances? When you take a look at the vaccine schedule now and compare that with the schedule in 1983, you can see the amount of vaccines kids must have today. In 1983 children 0-6 years were required to have 10 shots.
Today, that number has risen significantly. Today, kids receive approximately 29 vaccinations and counting, 12 -14 of these by age 2 and many of which are now administered all at one time or in combinations like the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Some people are allergic to bees or peanut butter or latex, so why is it not plausible that some kids are allergic to some of the many chemicals, toxins and adjuvants added to vaccines?
For some kids there is a tipping point whereby 1 of those required vaccines shuts down their immune system, or begins a breakdown of their immune system, which leads to having a spectrum or learning disorder. There is evidence that supports the fact that children who receive all vaccines recommended by the AAP, “are 14 times more likely to become learning disabled and 8 times more likely to become autistic compared with children who were never vaccinated”!! Combine these numerous vaccines with fluoridated water, MSG, GMOs, toxic chemicals, both in the environment and in the food supply, and processed foods and all have been linked to autism spectrum disorders or learning difficulties on some level.
Jenny McCarthy says ‘green our vaccines’
Jenny McCarthy, President of Generation Rescue, has never been anti-vaccine. She has clearly stated, time and time again that she is pro-vaccine. But, she wants to “green our vaccines” meaning that it is time to remove many of the horrific adjuvants that are used to “kick-start” the immune system, (which is the main reason for vaccines). Do you really want your newborn receiving aborted human fetal tissue, formaldehyde, monkey kidney tissue, MSG, bovine albumin, chick embryo fibroblasts, aluminum, newborn calf serum, just to name a few, injected into their perfectly healthy little bodies? And what about getting a combination shot? This means your child is getting 2, 3, sometimes even 5 times all of these ingredients in just 1 shot. Can you imagine what happens to your child’s body when that is all injected at 1 time? Your child’s body goes into double, triple, overdrive to try and process all of these ingredients, so that they develop an immune response.
Really think about this! Is it not possible that for some children, it is simply too much all at one time? Isn’t every child different? Could, for some, this all be just too much for them to process? It simply isn’t natural to do this to the body. When you get sick, you do not get the measles, tetanus, influenza and hepatitis all at once. The body usually fights one disease at a time. But when you vaccinate more than a single dose, you are asking the body to fight off numerous “illnesses” all at 1 time. Does it not make sense that this is unnecessary and possibly harmful?
What Jenny is suggesting is a safer vaccine schedule, one that would allow for single dose vaccines. The drug companies used to routinely offer this option, but it is getting much harder to request single dose shots. In fact, you can no longer get the MMR as 3 separate vaccines. So, yes, for some kids the MMR has been the “tipping point” for some children who, for whatever reason, cannot process those 3 vaccines all at once. It is a live virus and for a large majority of children diagnosed with autism, the live virus has been found in their guts as well as their brains.
Although this is hugely controversial, there are still as many scientific based articles for both sides. The point is, vaccines need to be made safer, or “greener” as Jenny puts it. And why not? It seems crazy that in today’s world of technology and advancement that we cannot come up with “cleaner” vaccines for our kids. We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t change the ingredient deck of controversial vaccines that may be harming our children…our future generations?
It’s time to educate yourself about vaccines and make an informed decision about them, not one based on fear tactics, or just because your doctor says so.
There are numerous “safer vaccines schedules” that are being more and more widely adopted by doctors as this controversy rages on. I urge you to look into these schedules and follow one of them. Even more, there are doctors now who are implementing single dose vaccines whenever possible and spacing them out. If your doctor will not do this, maybe it’s time to find one who will.
The ultimate goal is the safety of your child, and you as the parent need to do what you feel is best.
Do your research and make your decisions based on what works best for your family.
Kristen Wiseman has worked with a Supplement company to develop Mit-A-Mins, a range of supplements for children on the Autism Spectrum and continues to help families who call and write, working as a Rescue Angel for Generationrescue.org. Most recently Kristen has joined us as a member of our team for Natural Parenting Tips and has launched a new online business, www.familynutritionals.com, offering quality supplements along the lines of the Mit-A-Mins product, for both adults and kids.
You can read Kristen’s daughter Macie’s story at the Naturally Better Kids website.
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