Vaccines are said to work by stimulating the body to produce antibodies, which are supposed to protect us from an invasion of harmful germs. Childhood diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox, affect the immune system in a way that makes most people immune to them for the rest of their lives. Vaccinations, on the other hand, create an artificial immunity that wears off and allows the person to catch the disease later in life. The problem is there is a much higher rate of complications with these diseases in older people.
You will be surprised to learn that whooping cough spreads mainly through vaccinated populations. The largest outbreak of this disease occurred in California in 2010. The study showed that 81% of people who contracted this disease were under the age of 18, and were fully up to date on the whooping cough vaccine! Now, considering such a low rate of vaccine effectiveness, it became mandatory that everybody has to get three primary shots and three follow-up booster in order to have a long-lasting protection. The whooping cough vaccine may cause severe side effects, such as fever as high as 106 degrees, seizures, breathing problems, brain damage, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Homeopathy has proved to be very effective in treatment of childhood diseases, as well as other infections. From its earliest days, homeopathy has been able to treat epidemic disease, such as cholera, typhus, yellow fever, and diphtheria, with a substantial rate of success, when compared to conventional treatments.
To further educate yourself about natural alternatives to vaccines, you can refer to www.thinktwice.com, a great source offering a wealth of information. Give yourself a choice and re-think whether or not the vaccination route is right for you and your child.