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Could Unvaccinated Children Get Less Asthma or Allergies?

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Could Unvaccinated Children Get Less Asthma or Allergies?

What is vaccination?

Vaccination is also referred to as inoculation, which, according to McGraw-Hill Science & Technology Encyclopedia, is defined as:

“The process of introducing a microorganism or suspension of microorganism into a culture medium. The medium may be (1) a solution of nutrients required by the organism or a solution of nutrients plus agar; (2) a cell suspension (tissue culture); (3) embryonated egg culture; or (4) animals, for example, rat, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, monkey, birds, or human being. When animals are used, the purpose usually is the activation of the immunological defenses against the organism. This is a form of vaccination, and quite often the two terms are used interchangeably. Both constitute a means of producing an artificial but active immunity against specific organisms, although the length of time given by such protection may vary widely with different organisms.”

There is also another way to look at and define this controversial issue offered by Craig Stellpflug, in his article for, Myth Busted: Vaccinations are not Immunizations. He explains that “In vaccines, an antigen is injected into the body to produce a reaction and the immune system responds in the form of antibodies, but antibody presence does not confer immunity.” Stellpflug also states that, “Vaccines should never be called immunizations because that is a misnomer. Immunity and vaccinations are two different subjects altogether.”

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Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall, PhD shares musings on myriad of topics at her Celestial Musings Blog. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care with Jean Hofve, DVM and Paleo Dog. Celeste is an actress/producer/activist/writer and keynote speaker. She and her husband Nazim Artist created the Art of Wellness Collection and are the producers of Femme: Women Healing the World. They live in Los Angeles, California with their beloved Tonkinese cats. Join Celeste at her website or on Facebook.


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3:02PM PDT on Sep 20, 2015

Thank you Celeste.

7:08AM PDT on Aug 28, 2015

@ Kamia T: Ah, another charge at "Big Pharma"?

Really how much does "Big Pharma" make off of each vaccine? How many vaccinations are there? I counted 90, if a person lives to 90, many of them flu vaccines

What are all of these "vaccines being rushed out"? See, you're an uninformed fear monger and liar. You have nothing but lies and mythology

Tell us, how much did "Big Pharma" make off of all of those infants in the NICU who had Whooping Cough? Wouldn't getting rid of the Pertussis Vaccine make "Big Pharma" even more money?

I really hope you don't vaccinate yourself or your kids.

I have Darwin Awards Warming up for you and yours

11:05AM PDT on Aug 27, 2015

As more and more vaccines are rushed out into production (and profit) by Big Pharma, without our even really knowing what's in them, I have lots of issues -- especially with the ones that it has already been proven, such as Gardasil, to have negative side effects for enough kids that they should be pulled.

5:59AM PDT on Aug 18, 2012


5:54AM PDT on Aug 18, 2012


8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Celeste! I was beginning to this this was the Frank and Paul show,..

8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Interesting, returned to this article for a peek at how people are reacting. Certainly seems to be a hornet's nest of controversy. It is fascinating how people are so convinced of the correctness of their thinking that it must be Either Or and Nothing In Between.

Am grateful to have been vaccinated against those horrific diseases back in the early 60s. My circular scar from one of the vaccines is a small and worthy battle scar to be worn with honour.

This does not negate the fact that there are times when vaccines have side effects - some can be adversely affected by eating a natural plant at times or sea food, regular prescription medicine...sadly it happens.

For the most part vaccines have saved many lives. I may get achy on occasion after a flu shot but it doesn't bother me while some may get very sick. When it comes to diseases such as polio there is no option other than to vaccinate.

My older cat does not get some of her vaccines because my holistic vet recommended no, yet any younger cat owning me in future will get shots for distemper.

There are shades of grey at times, nothing in life is black and white. For major protection against horrific disease vaccinations are essential for children while adults can make up their own minds unless it involves infectious disease that kill/cripple.

For those who love controversy buy tickets and see the Care2 In Defence Of Hunting, do they ever go at each other!

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Am rather pleased to have been inoculated against polio and many of those debilitating diseases that are now prevented.

Yes, there are so many allergies that children have now but I often wonder if it is because of all the refined foods/toxins/chemicals in foods and the air that have sprung up over the years.

Certainly when attending school as a child in the early 1960 allergies to peanut butter were unheard of. Now many schools do not allow peanut butter or peanuts near schools because some students can keel/die over by the mere allergy in childhood was shellfish but it is unlikely that was caused by a vaccine.

In a few cases a vaccine will present problems but for the most part the benefits to society as a whole are preferred or as Spock once said, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." Callous at times when the few become sickened or even die but polio as one example would be horrific if unleashed again.

10:55PM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Finally, Frank H.'s dream has come true. John has undergone a sex change and has moved to the U.S. to be with "its" mentor. How sweet, where are you 11/2 guys registered?

8:14PM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Sure John

Here is the latest and the one of the worst rename offenders, go to the Ref John and you will have plenty to read and plenty of studies.

47,500 Children Paralized During Vaccination in India, How do Bill Malinda Gates Sleep?

While India was polio-free for a year, there has been a huge increase in non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP). In 2011 there were an extra 47500 new cases of NPAFP. *Clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly, the incidence of NPAFP was directly proportional to doses of oral polio received. Through this data was collected within the polio surveillance system, it was not investigated. The principle of primum-non-nocere was violated. The authors suggest that the huge bill of US$ 8 billion spent on the programme, is a small sum to pay if the world learns to be wary of such verticle programmes in the future. “For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been!” John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

Doc Blake

*Polio programme: let us declare victory and move on identical
Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Vol IX No 2 April - June 2012 Page 114-7.
Neetu Vashisht, Jacob Puliyel

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