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QuestionI have been recently reading about the dangers of immunisations and was just wondering if you knew of any specific alternatives - ie homeopathic etc. I'm pretty sure I don't want my baby daughter to receive her remaining immunisations, but don't want to do nothing to protect her either.
The debate concerning childhood vaccines is a topic of heated discussion. Many parents have been strongly criticised by others with differing opinions on what is the right way to ensure a duty of care to your child and the community in general. As a parent, research and knowledge on both sides of the story is the best way to ensure that you make an informed decision on what you think is best for your child. I suggest that you contact the vaccination organisations in your area to gain advice regarding the pros and cons of vaccinating your children.
Please find below sources of information about immunisation to enable you to make an informed decision:
Australian Vaccination Network - www.avn.org.au
Vaccination Information Service ph: (02) 9144 6625
Homeopathic vaccination has been widely used throughout the world with good results in children. Please seek a practitioner who can help you to responsibly use alternative medicines. Australian Homoeopathic Association ph: (02) 9719-2793 to discuss homoeopathic vaccination with a practitioner in your area: http://www.homeopathyoz.org/
The occurrence of childhood illnesses can be influenced by genetic constitutional strength, their immediate environment which affects their overall health, diet and lifestyle. Although childhood illness can be dangerous and should be avoided as much as possible, they can have one positive aspect through development of immune reinforcements that the body innately uses to build health and resistance from an immature immune system. Many vaccinations are bound to heavy metals and are sourced from live animal cultures. Some older research has found links with vaccines to childhood illnesses and disorders such as asthma and autism. There is a book published by Ian Sinclair called “Vaccination The Hidden Facts” which points out many relative facts concerning vaccination. Please also refer to the following informative website in Australia, if you are not an Australian resident there should be one similar in your country of residence: http://avn.org.au/library/
Some preventative medicines to support your child's immunity:
* Ensure a healthy digestive system with Probiotics
* Zinc - supports a healthy immune system and is needed for wound healing. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during childhood, and adolescence.
* Vitamin C, E, and beta carotene - Antioxidants help reduce the damage to the body caused by toxic chemicals and pollutants.
* Echinacea - a herb renowned for its immune strengthening properties.
* Brauer Childrens Recovery Tonic - Homeopathic remedies to support childrens immunity and keep them healthy and vital.
The information presented on this page has been prepared by a fully qualified naturopath and is for educational purposes only. It does not take into consideration your specific circumstances and is not intended to replace the services of a health practitioner. Any application of the material in this text is at the reader’s discretion and sole responsibility. If you have a persistent health condition or your symptoms are severe please consult a qualified healthcare provider.