Whenever we hear the word disease, our natural thought process is to “kill the enemy.” Our minds create an illusion presenting a battlefield with countless germs on one side looking to overtake our bodies, weaken us and eventually kill us. It’s a scary picture. Fear often makes us react rather than methodically evaluate the situation and respond in a manner that most effectively corrects the body’s imbalance. Inaccurate or biased information intensifying this fear adds to the confusion forcing us to rely on the “Experts” for recommendations. My articles are intended to show that healthcare is not black and white and that multiple effective solutions can simultaneously exist. It is also my intention to make certain the public has credible information to make informed decisions for themselves rather than feeling powerless and submitting to a potentially biased traditional approach.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF CHILDHOOD DISEASES?
Below is a list of credible research from the U.S. and England. You do NOT have to read all the information (unless you choose) to understand the point of these research articles. I listed them so all readers understood this was not simply an opinion. I have highlighted the major points to condense and respect your time in reading this article.
Measles infection protects against allergic disease in children
Pediatrics. 2009 Mar;123(3):771-8.
RESULTS: Inverse associations were observed between measles infection and “any allergic symptom” and “any diagnosis of allergy by a physician.” However, no associations were found between measles vaccination and allergic disease.
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that measles infection may protect against allergic disease in children.
[Long-term remission induced by measles infection…] in a case of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis]
Pediatr Med Chir. 1988 Mar-Apr;10(2):191-3.
RESULTS: A case of severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, polyarticular type, refractory to FANS and long acting therapy which showed a quick remission after measles is described.
The Following Information Comes From Doctors in the UK.
Dr. Philip Incao, M.D. stated, “There is increasing evidence that having an acute infectious disease of childhood strengthens and matures the child’s immune system and that having acute diseases in childhood is protective again chronic disease including cancer, asthma, certain skin conditions and auto-immune disorders.
One of the best ways to ensure your children’s health is to allow them to get sick. At first hearing, this concept may sound outrageous. Yet standard childhood illnesses, such as measles, mumps, and even whooping-cough, may be of key benefit to a child’s developing immune system and it may be inadvisable to suppress these illnesses with immunizations. Evidence is also accumulating that routine childhood vaccinations may directly contribute to the emergence of chronic problems such as eczema, ear infections, asthma, and bowel inflammations.
A recent MSNBC report (April 19, 2000) headlined: Measles may help to prevent asthma.
An early case of the measles may help some people avoid asthma, according to new research…. This is based on the research of Dr. David Gooden of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Gooden and his colleagues made a 30-year study of a variety of bacteria, antibodies and a range of infections in more than 300 people. Measles was the only one that came up with an association with asthma.
Measles Virus Infection Without Rash Leads To Disease In Adult Life.
Lancet: 5 January 1985 Renne, T (Department of Epidemiology State Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark)
The author of this study found that, “measles vaccination in childhood was related to the following diseases in adult life: “immunoreactive diseases, sebaceous skin diseases, degenerative diseases of bone and cartilage, and certain tumors.”
Febrile Infectious Childhood Diseases (diseases that produce fever) In The History Of Cancer Patients And Matched Controls
Medical Hypotheses 1998 Oct; 51(4):315-20.
Is having an acute disease in childhood protective against cancer?
This study was designed to investigate the hypothesis that febrile infectious childhood diseases (FICDs) are associated with a lower cancer risk in adulthood… We collected 424 cases; of these we could analyze 379 matched pairs. The study consistently revealed a lower cancer risk for patients with a history of FICD.
Common Infections In The History Of Cancer Patients And Controls
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 1991; 117(4): 339-44.
From the abstract:
The association between the frequency of manifest infectious diseases and cancer risk was investigated. A total of 255 cases with carcinomas of the stomach, colon, rectum, breast, and ovary, as well as 255 population controls and 230 hospital controls were interviewed using a standard questionnaire. Controls were matched to the cases for age, sex, and region of residence at the time of the interview. A history of common colds or gastroenteric influenza prior to the interview was found to be associated with a decreased cancer risk.
As you can see, there is an enormous amount of credible information from qualified sources demonstrating the benefits of childhood diseases including the natural development of the child’s immune system. Why is it that we never see these studies discussed in a public setting where the general population can hear this information? This information would place the medical community in opposition to the medical community (Doctor against Doctor; Researcher against Researcher). Wouldn’t this be a more honest discussion than today’s method of comparing the US Government’s top immunologist against Jenny McCarthy and simply focusing on autism? You will notice, this article hasn’t even mentioned autism and still demonstrates the efficacy to choose a natural approach to childhood diseases.
I suggest we start contacting CNN, and other forms of media and politely DEMAND they provide forums for debate between the experts who favor and oppose current mandates on medical treatments for children. The media does not have the expertise or right to use their public influence on this topic. Their personal opinions as well as limited knowledge should be kept to themselves allowing those with expertise to share their research.
So, why haven’t we seen this debate? Who has the most to lose if medical doctors and other professionals with qualified research ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE are allowed to debate the merits on childhood preventative medical treatments? How much money do the networks receive for pharmaceutical advertising? Is it possible that this could be influencing the current medical information discussed on TV news?
I am encouraging everyone to call CNN and make this inquiry. Let’s see if the media is interested in reporting ALL THE FACTS. I believe a greater degree of confidence could be established between consumers and doctors and that decisions parents reach regarding childhood diseases be based on truthful informed consent.
CNN Customer Service Phone Number 1-404-827-1500
Go to their Facebook and Twitter Page and inquire as well.