By Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
A Parent's Inquiry
I often receive inquiries from parents around the world regarding concerns about whether to vaccine or not, whether to use homeoprophylaxis (HP) whether HP could be useful to prevent or heal vaccine injuries and more. Here is an example of such an inquiry and my response.
"My wife and I have a year old son. My wife is mistrustful of modern medicine. She is concerned that our son could be negatively affected by vaccines. She wants to use homeoprophylaxis.
When our son was born I agreed to not doing a normal vaccine schedule, because I thought that would ease her fears but at the same time he would at least get some vaccines.
I am 1000% for vaccines and against homeoprophylaxis . However I'm aware I'm not going to win the argument and I can clearly see that.
So here is what I want to ask you...
Could we do vaccines and homepropyhlaxis? Now if homeoprophlyaxis is so good and effective wouldn't it counter act any potential injury?
Thank you for your help.
Parents Want to Protect their Children
I've often received inquiries from parents who were not on the same page when it comes to health care choices for their children. These situations are always complex, as parents naturally have the best interests of their children at heart. A parent who wishes to vaccinate wants to protect their child from the potential of serious harm or even death caused by certain infectious diseases.
At the same time, a parent who has done their research on the potential adverse effects of vaccines also wants to protect their child from the same. Homeoprophylaxis is an option to educate the immune system that has been scientifically shown to reduce the risk of serious infectious disease and at the same time does not cause unwanted potential injuries as the remedies are free from additives like aluminum, formaldehyde and many other chemicals.
So here is one answer I wrote:
Parents have Valid Questions
Those are all good and valid questions. I understand that you both want the best for your child.
I could offer you a consultation together with your wife to share your concerns and allow me to give feedback and support.
One of my main areas of work, with possibly 80% of my patients, is vaccine injury. Yes, there are ways to reduce the risk with homeopathy, by giving a nutritional and homeopathic protocol (remedies made from the actual vaccine the child would be receiving before and after the vaccination), not so much with homeoprophylaxis, although HP in some cases has been reported to be helpful for changes in the child's health after previous vaccines were given.
But yes, some of my patients have used both vaccination and HP, sometimes for different diseases or for timing reasons.
Help for Vaccine Injuries
Vaccine injury in my experience is extremely common and not easy to correct. I have seen many, many hundreds of children (and adults) with vaccine injuries, including many cases - hundreds - of autism, but autism is just the most severe form of vaccine injury. Ear infections, eczema, asthma, ADD/ADHD, seizures, speech disorders, anxiety, OCD, eating challenges, sleep disorders, sensory processing problems, co-ordination problems, GI issues, learning disorders, reduced IQ and much more.
I'll attach a brief ebook I wrote to help people recognize signs of vaccine injury. How do I know? When these children receive homeopathic remedies made from the vaccines that injured them they often drastically improve, so the homeopathic care is not only therapeutic but also diagnostic. They usually need other remedies as well of course, to help with the underlying susceptibilities they were born with that made them more vulnerable to vaccine injury and more.
According to research from many different countries and for many different infectious diseases, homeoprophylaxis has been shown to provide very good protection and has no adverse effects, although of course there is a limited amount of research on it regarding effectiveness and risk as it is not supported much by governments with the notable exceptions of Cuba and India or pharmaceutical companies who don't stand to profit from this system.
One thing though, there is some long-term research on HP, which we don't have on vaccines.
Long-term Outcomes Between Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children
Vaccines do not have to be tested for more than a few days or weeks in clinical trials, never for months years, nor do they have to be tested against a neutral placebo, or for their potential to cause cancers, mutations or birth defects. Most vaccine injuries have a 2-3 months time delay, none of the childhood vaccines have been tested for that long. Polio, 24 hours, Hep-B, 4 or 5 days, MMR 6 weeks. That's it, no long-term testing to evaluate the long-term health outcomes by manufacturers or governments, even though they have been asked many times to perform just such research.
What we do have is some small, independent research studies comparing the long-term health outcomes between children who were fully vaccinated, not vaccinated at all, or given HP. The HP children were the healthiest 5-10 years later, the vaccinated the unhealthiest, with 30 times higher rates of allergies and 6 times higher rates of developmental disorders, 4.2 times higher rates of autism, 10 times higher rates of pneumonia etc.
Doing the Research
I am happy to support parents in their choices, whether they want to use the full CDC schedule or a modified schedule - delay, go slower, chose vaccines with lower amounts of aluminum, spread them out more, skip some that are not so necessary like Hep B at birth etc - plus the supportive protocols I mentioned above, use HP, use a combination etc. It is the parents' right to chose and I will always support the parents' choices.
But please do your research, you can't take it back once an injury happens and the road to recovery may be long, hard, expensive, you will be treated like pariahs for even thinking that the child was vaccine injured, the child may be injured for life and you may have to support them forever.
Of course some of these things could also happen if the child developed a serious infection we have vaccines for, such as meningitis, but meningitis can be treated with antibiotics, still complications can happen, as with pertussis and even measles, very rarely.
Therefore, the best thing to do is to carefully study all the diseases we have vaccines for, understand the chances your child may contract them, the seriousness of the diseases, the treatments that are available in case the child does contract them etc and then create a risk-benefit profile for each vaccine. Meningitis or tetanus are much more serious than chickenpox or measles for example.
I could write or talk about this for days. You can't imagine the heartbreak of the hundreds and hundreds of parents I've consulted with, especially over the past 11 years since I woke up to vaccine injuries. I have often heard that vaccinating their child was the worst decision they had ever made in their lives, I'm sorry to report.
The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, Dr. Paul Thomas
Not sure how much research you've done on the topic, but I can recommend the two documentaries VAXXED and VAXXED II and the book by Dr. Paul Thomas, The Vaccine-Friendly plan. There is also a lot of other information on my website, plus I can recommend Children's Health Defense, Vaccine Choice Canada and the Informed Consent Action Network for reams of scientific information on the topic.
Dr. Thomas, whom I know personally, btw, opened his thousands of files to an independent investigation after he stopped vaccinating routinely and providing choice to the parents. The results were so threatening to the authorities that they suspended his license temporarily, it was just reinstated. Among other things, rates of autism in his practice: Unvaccinated: 1 in 799. Partially vaccinated with his alternative plan: 1 in about 400. Vaccinated with CDC schedule: 1 in about 54 or so.
Anyway, all I can say is please do your research carefully, I think you already are. Not only is your child's health at stake but so is your marriage, this sort of disagreement usually does not end well I can tell you from many parents who have consulted me with similar disagreements.
Then you have a whole other set of problems which will also negatively impact the child. And again, I understand that you have your child's best interest at heart, no doubt in my mind.
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
VAXXED and VAXXED II
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Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
Classical and Modern Homeopathy
Sooke, BC, Canada
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