After learning this past year that Nathan has high cholesterol it forced me to take a look at our diet and the things we've been allowing in our bodies! I started reading a book called "Real Food, What we eat and Why!" It was amazing!! It opened my eyes to so many things about our eating habits that I never knew before! While I knew it would be a challenge for me, I knew I had to change the things I fed my family! The junk going into our bodies from fast food and processed foods was killing us just as fast as Nathan's medications would! While I knew that going completely organic right away for our family would not be effective because of cost, I knew that making small changes one by one would make a huge difference. So we started with Raw milk. Then we went on to eliminating canned foods, and boxed foods and we only buy fresh or occasionally frozen veggies. I buy a lot of whole chickens, bake them and make my own chicken stock. I've basically learned the basics of a good diet this year.
This road lead me down several other roads! I saw a woman post in an online forum about being a Young Living Essential Oil distributor. I immediately was interested because I knew that there was oils out there that could help Nathan and potentially get him off his medications. I signed up and completed all the training courses for the first step within a day in a half! I wanted to lean as much as I could about how these would work for my family! If I had learned anything from learning about eating healthier it was that God has created all things to work for us naturally and everything just gets messed up when Man interferes! God has supplied all our needs to help us with aches and pains, diseases and ailments and when we take certain medications that are man made we are trading one pain for another, or one discomfort for a more long-term discomfort. This lead me to researching and learning all the combinations possible to treat my family! So far we've been able to treat eczema, ear infections, exhaustion, temper tantrums, back pain, insomnia, and more, ourselves! Every dose of tylenol, or advil that we take may help to relieve our symptoms for the short-term, but the long term effects it will have on us will end up being significant!
And again this lead me down another road. I have a fb friend who has been posting a lot about vaccines and what is actually in them. I have six children who up to now has all had their vaccinations on time and without question. In the seven years I've been taking my children to the pediatrician I never ONCE thought "hmm....maybe they don't know exactly what they are doing." Until now! I've spent my entire night (between refilling milk cups, nursing a baby, and sharing my bed with two toddlers), trying to research the vaccines that I allowed our pediatrician (without question) to inject into my children. I am walking away from that research completely shocked and sick about what I've discovered! There is SO many different things I could say about what I've learned but let me just make a few points about it so this isn't a complete novel.
#1 According to NBC News in an article written 12/15/2010 Traditional cribs that have a drop-side have been recalled and outlawed after more than 30 infant deaths within the last DECADE.
So, because of just 3 infant deaths per year for 10 years, they outlawed these cribs.
#2 Most hospitals require or even automatically administer the Hepatitis B vaccination to newborns that are 12 hours old. Hepatitis B can only be contracted A. From IV Drug abuse, B. Sexual Activity with an infected partner, C. Blood transfusion, or D. from the mother. (information received from articles.mercola.com) Between 1992-2005 there were 36,788 adverse reactions to the Hep B vaccine, and of these 14,800 were severe, life threatning or debilitating, and 781 people were reported to have died. This is thought to also be an under estimate of deaths because most babies deaths were reported as SIDS and not as a reaction to the Hep B vaccine.
So you are telling me that after only 3 deaths per year for 10 years they OUTLAWED a crib; yet, after 36,788 adverse reactions within 13 years along with 14,800 life threatening and debilitating reactions, OH and PLUS 781 deaths- We are still REQUIRED to pump this into our newborn children three times over the first three months of their lives! Does this seem outrageous to anyone else? Not to mention my newborn will not be abusing drugs, or having sex. If they ever need a blood transfusion all donated blood is completely tested for any sign of Hep B. AND mothers can be tested for the HEP B virus to make sure their babies will not contract it. So with all that in place is it worth risking the life of a newborn to get these vaccines?
Let me just give you one more little fact here I came across before I sign off...
#3 Pertussis: a highly contagious respiratory infection. It is recommended that your child receive 4 doses of this shot between the ages of 2 months and 15 months. According to the nvic.org website one of the main ingredients in this vaccination is formaldehyde!
When you look up formaldehyde on wikipedia.org, it states "Formaldehyde is highly toxic in all animals, regardless of method of intake" they also state, "In June of 2011 the NTP report on carcinogens changed the listing status of formaldehyde from "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen to KNOWN to be a human carcinogen!!!" SO, they knowing put carcinogens in our vaccines that we are REQUIRED to give to our children?! So we are as parents have to decide if we want to trade an immediate solution to a disease that our children may or may not get for a long term problem later in life with cancer?
My purpose of this blog post is to just put it out there that as parents we owe it to our children to make an informed decision on their health. I regret that it took me THIS long to check it out myself but now that I did I know that we will be re-evaluating our choices from this point on. Every decision we make will effect our children for the rest of their lives! I've totally learned my lesson on the importance of research and knowing what we put into our childrens mouths as well as their bodies. God had a perfect plan of how to combat our diseases naturally with the way we eat and the herbs he provided for us, why not trust his ways since they have been proven over and over again! God's way is the best way!