Vaccines – the flip side

 

 

Homeopathic vaccine alternatives

Protect your baby from VACCINES

VACCINES – Oh yay … judging from the calls I’ve received, people are waking up to the dangers of WMD (weapons of mass destruction) being peddled via vaccinations.
Now, we need the flip-side ….. can anyone assist with information about the homeopathic alternatives.

Please share your successes – where you’ve found them, what they’re called etc etc etc. Wish I’d known about this when my children were little. I would have been a prime rebel on this score! Many thanks 🙂

child in bed

of _____________________________________ hereby state that we have chosen to not
vaccinate our child due to medical (and/or) religious/conscience concerns.
We maintain that we have investigated the reported risks and benefits of vaccination. We
maintain we are making a responsible and ethical choice for the following reasons:
1. Vaccination is a medical intervention performed on a healthy child that has the ability
to injure or cause the death of the child;
2. The fact that there cannot be a guarantee that the deliberate introduction of live or
killed microorganisms into the body of a healthy child will not compromise the health
or cause the death of that child, either immediately or in the future;
3. there are no predictors in science that can give advance warning that injury or death
may occur in any particular child that is vaccinated;
4. there are no proven assurances that the vaccine will protect the child from contracting
the disease;
5. there is an absence of adequate scientific knowledge regarding the way vaccines
interact with the human body on a molecular level.
Therefore, we believe that vaccination is a medical procedure that could reasonably be
termed as experimental each time it is administered to a healthy child.
We accept full responsibility for the health of our child.
In the event any of “vaccine-preventable” disease outbreak in our community, our child is
the one at risk, our child will remain home. We understand your facility would exclude our
child and we will gladly make arrangements for our child stay home.
We are aware that Paragraph 16 of the NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY ACT, 1996
(ACT NO. 27 OF 1996) ADMISSION POLICY FOR ORDINARY PUBLIC SCHOOLS states
that on application for admission, a parent must show proof that the learner has been
immunised against the following communicable diseases: polio, measles, tuberculosis,
diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B. We are aware that paragraph 16 states that if a parent
is unable to show proof of immunisation, the principal must advise the parent on having
the learner immunised as part of the free primary health care programme. We understand
that although we must be advised on immunising this is not a condition for admission. We
also acknowledge the advisement on vaccinating for the polio, measles, tuberculosis,
diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B and confirm respectfully that we decline all vaccinations
for our child.
We are also aware that section 9 (3) and (4) under the Bill of Rights on Equality states:
neither “the State” nor “any person” may “unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly, against
anyone on one or more grounds” including “religion”, “conscience” and “belief”. We are
aware that ISASA (Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa) adheres to South
Africa’s Constitution and Bill of Rights
Signed on this ___ day of ________________ 201__ at _______________________
Signed by: (name) _________________________(signature)____________________
Signed by: (name) _________________________(signature)____________________

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Ear Infections – go natural

Action Hero Moms Treat Ear

Infections Naturally

by SARAH, THE HEALTHY HOME ECONOMIST on MARCH 6, 2012

By Joette Calabrese, Classical Homeopath, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

Fry up the bacon. Nurse the baby. Set the yogurt.

Wait…wait – heal an ear infection, too?

Yes!

Just another day in the life of an Action Hero!

The next time your little one is faced with a painful ear infection, step up and become the family hero. Follow the guidelines below and have the following homeopathic remedies on hand.

Then, take action!

For over 200 years, homeopathic remedies have been shown to alleviate pain and bring healing gently and resolutely….without harsh drugs.

This is the arsenal of champions.

When choosing a remedy for an ear infection, base your remedy choice as closely as you can on the symptoms your child is experiencing. Do this by matching the totality of the symptoms to one of the following remedies. Once you’ve selected the best match, stick with it for up to four doses. As soon as you see improvement (this can often mean the child simply falls asleep or is content again), then stop the remedy. Resume if pain or other symptoms return. This could happen within hours or even a few days.

The remedy may be repeated every 2-3 hours. The determining factor is the intensity of the symptoms. That is, the more painful the symptoms, the more frequently the administration of the remedy. And don’t worry: these remedies are not only effective, but safe even when used frequently.

1) Belladonna 30 …Think of Belladonna for the early stages of an earache when the symptoms come on quickly, with fury, and the child is overwhelmed by the pain. Another good clue is the distinct color associated with Belladonna: red. The exterior of the ear as well as the eardrum may be red.

You may want to purchase your own otoscope if you have enough children and painful ears to justify the expense. I had planned to purchase one with my first child, but because I used homeopathy instead of antibiotics for the first infection he had, I never had to remedy an infection again. That’s how effective these remedies can be.

Homeopathy doesn’t just resolve the infection at hand, but encourages the body to protect from subsequent ones.

2) Pulsatilla 30 … The choice in using this remedy is often based on the child’s demeanor, not only during the infection, but also in times of health. This is the pitiful little child who wants……no…demands, Mom’s attention. If that attention can be obtained, then the pain and overall illness is somewhat
comforted. But oh, if the child can’t get the love she requires, she suffers greatly! I say “she” because more often than not this remedy is suited to girls.

Another fascinating feature of this remedy is that the child who needs it adores ice cream and eating it often causes problems. An ice cream at a birthday party on Saturday can sometimes result in an otitis media on Sunday. Many a parent is impressed with my questions regarding ice cream and exclaims, “How did you know that?”

You just need to know your ear infection remedies and suddenly all the pieces fit together.

3) Chamomilla 30 …Your child’s mood is a huge factor in choosing this remedy, more so than the particular physical symptoms. The child will be extremely irritable, very demanding, and overly sensitive. Sensitivity to pain is extreme and resented.

Most super heroes are uber observant, and that’s what you need to be in order to use homeopathy successfully. So, watch for symptoms of teething.
Chamomilla is the remedy of choice when there’s an ear infection that accompanies teething. The ear pain comes on slowly, but it’s severe and often,
warmth is much appreciated. That is, a warm drink, a warm wrap around the ear, even warm olive oil dripped in the ear. The nose is sometimes watery, but your choice of this remedy will be confirmed more with the mood of the child than his runny nose.

4) Silica 30 … This is a good remedy for ear infections that occur during the later stages of a cold. The child whimpers mildly and is physically weak with fatigue. This may be a matter of course for this child, or only during the illness. When the child needs Silica, the ear pain is intense, but not as extreme as with a Chamomilla child. The pain usually begins at night and starts behind the ear. Noise is particularly irritating even though there’s a stuffed up sensation. Pus may form in the ear and you might see drainage. You might also notice that the nose drains, too.

I wish I had more space in which to give you all the remedies that can be considered for ear infections. But, with these four, I hope I have launched you forward to become the conqueror of family illness.

Get yourself armed for any bad guys that lurk in your world. Then step up and protect your family along with the millions of other supermoms.

Protect the family? You bet! And you did it yourself.

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) is a certified classical homeopath who teaches mothers and others worldwide via phone and SKYPE.
This is an excerpt from Joette’s latest book, “How to Raise a Drug Free Family”, which she’ll be using to teach her first webinar course for mothers. Sign up for her free, bi-monthly newsletter for the latest details and registration information by going to www.HomeopathyWorks.net.

While you’re there, take advantage of her free tips and homeopathy secrets for moms and grandmoms.

The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The reader is encouraged to make independent inquires and to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare provider.


‘FLU : DIY home remedies to beat the flu even during an epidemic

Nine DIY home remedies to beat the flu

even during an epidemic

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038689_flu_pandemic_home_remedies_influenza.html#ixzz2I37cWnk7
by JB Bardot

(NaturalNews) Even during a flu epidemic, there’s no reason to fear becoming sick if you have the following home remedies on hand. Some act to protect you ahead of time before even getting sick, while others help you to recover after contracting the illness.

Remedies for preventing the flu

· Colloidal Silver — Possibly one of the most important medical roles for colloidal silver is it’s ability to destroy pandemic flu viruses and deadly pathogens like methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Colloidal silver not only stops bacteria and the flu virus in its tracks after being infected, but protects against contagion. Take colloidal silver prophylactically as soon as you experience the first symptoms of illness to ward off a full-blown attack. Prophylactic treatment involves adults taking a teaspoon or two daily during flu season. Children can take one-half to one teaspoon daily depending on age and weight.?·

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Remedies for preventing the flu


· Colloidal Silver
  Possibly one of the most important medical roles for colloidal silver is it’s ability to destroy pandemic flu viruses and deadly pathogens like methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Colloidal silver not only stops bacteria and the flu virus in its tracks after being infected, but protects against contagion. Take colloidal silver prophylactically as soon as you experience the first symptoms of illness to ward off a full-blown attack. Prophylactic treatment involves adults taking a teaspoon or two daily during flu season. Children can take one-half to one teaspoon daily depending on age and weight.?

· Influenzinum nosode — Taken in low potency such as 9C or 12C used once a month during flu season, homeopathic Influenzinum will prevent the flu and flu-like viruses. Mix one pellet in four ounces of water and sniff. Don’t inhale the water. This is called an olfactory dose and helps prevent side effects. Influenzinum is only available from your homeopath or a homeopathic pharmacy.

· Oscillococcinum — Homeopathic Oscillococcinum also prevents flu from taking a foothold. If you know you’ve been exposed or at the first sign of symptoms, dissolve a pellet in the same manner as mentioned above and sniff the remedy once or twice a day for three days to boost your immune system. Shortens the duration of the flu for some people. Available at all stores that sell homeopathic remedies.

· Garlic tea —
 A well-known immune system strengthener, garlic shines as an antibacterial and antiviral for fighting colds, coughs and especially the flu. One of the best ways to take advantage of garlic’s healing properties is by drinking fresh garlic tea sweetened with a little raw honey

Home remedies for treating the flu


· Chicken soup —
 Take advantage of the high antioxidant properties and nutrients to fight the flu by eating lots of chicken soup. and antibiotics that are not recommended for well being. In addition to vitamins and minerals found in vegetables, bone broth made by cooking chicken home-made is a strong immune system builder and provides numerous trace minerals to support healing. Use organic chicken and vegetables to obtain the best of the nutrients provided.

· Mullein — Tea made from the herb Mullein relieves chest congestion from coughs, colds and the flu. It acts as an expectorant, loosening trapped mucous in airways and soothing painful sore throats. Mullein supports the immune system as well, during the flu and may be used prophylactically to prevent flu by drinking the tea daily during an epidemic.

· Gelsemium — Used to alleviate general flu symptoms, homeopathic Gelsemium is indicated for aches and pains, weakness, dizziness, shaking, occipital headache at the back of head and neck, drowsiness, paralysis, drooping eye lids.

· Belladonna — Homeopathic Belladonna is indicated when the onset of flu illness is sudden and very intense, high fever, red face, pulsating veins and throbbing headache often worse on the right side, stiff neck, hot, glassy-eyed, delirious, lack of thirst.

· Bryonia —
 Bone and muscle pain made worse from any motion indicates homeopathic Bryonia along with other symptoms such as chills, fever, headache, thirst for large quantities of cold water, painful cough, dryness of mucus membranes.

· Eupatorium perfoliatum — Symptoms look similar to Bryonia with intense body aches, high fever, cough and terrible chills running up the back. The difference is the person needing Eupatorium will be restless and change position frequently, whereas Bryonia prefers no movement at all.

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Resource list: Find qualified homeopathic practitioners and reliable long-distance homeopathic pharmacies for hard-to-find remedies
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Sources for this article include:

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/phytochemicals/garlic/
http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_coughs.htm
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/cough-000042.htm
http://ygoy.com
http://www.naturalnews.com/026156_flu_natural_the.html
http://www.holisticonline.com/remedies/flu/flu_homeopathy.htm
Boericke, William; Materia Medica and Repertory; Jain Publishing, 1998

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Influenzinum nosode — Taken in low potency such as 9C or 12C used once a month during flu season, homeopathic Influenzinum will prevent the flu and flu-like viruses. Mix one pellet in four ounces of water and sniff. Don’t inhale the water. This is called an olfactory dose and helps prevent side effects. Influenzinum is only available from your homeopath or a homeopathic pharmacy.
· Oscillococcinum — Homeopathic Oscillococcinum also prevents flu from taking a foothold. If you know you’ve been exposed or at the first sign of symptoms, dissolve a pellet in the same manner as mentioned above and sniff the remedy once or twice a day for three days to boost your immune system. Shortens the duration of the flu for some people. Available at all stores that sell homeopathic remedies.

· Garlic tea —
 A well-known immune system strengthener, garlic shines as an antibacterial and antiviral for fighting colds, coughs and especially the flu. One of the best ways to take advantage of garlic’s healing properties is by drinking fresh garlic tea sweetened with a little raw honey
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Thumbs Up for Homeopathy – the gentle way

The Swiss government’s exceedingly positive report on homeopathic medicine

by Dana Ullman

http://www.naturalnews.com

The government of Switzerland has a long history of neutrality, and therefore, reports from this government on controversial subjects need to be taken more seriously than other reports from countries that are more strongly influenced by present economic and political constituencies. Further, when one considers that two of the top five largest drug companies in the world have their headquarters in Switzerland, one might assume that this country would have a heavy interest in and bias toward conventional medicine, but such assumptions would be wrong.

In late 2011, the Swiss government’s report on homeopathic medicine represents the most comprehensive evaluation of homeopathic medicine ever written by a government and was just published in book form in English (Bornhoft and Matthiessen, 2011). This breakthrough report affirmed that homeopathic treatment is both effective and cost-effective and that homeopathic treatment should be reimbursed by Switzerland’s national health insurance program.

The Swiss government’s inquiry into homeopathy and complementary and alternative (CAM) treatments resulted from the high demand and widespread use of alternatives to conventional medicine in Switzerland, not only from consumers but from physicians as well. Approximately half of the Swiss population have used CAM treatments and value them. Further, about half of Swiss physicians consider CAM treatments to be effective. Perhaps most significantly, 85 percent of the Swiss population wants CAM therapies to be a part of their country’s health insurance program.

It is therefore not surprising that more than 50 percent of the Swiss population surveyed prefer a hospital that provides CAM treatments rather to one that is limited to conventional medical care.

Beginning in 1998, the government of Switzerland decided to broaden its national health insurance to include certain complementary and alternative medicines, including homeopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, anthroposophic medicine, and neural therapy. This reimbursement was provisional while the Swiss government commissioned an extensive study on these treatments to determine if they were effective and cost-effective. The provisional reimbursement for these alternative treatments ended in 2005, but as a result of this new study, the Swiss government’s health insurance program once again began to reimburse for homeopathy and select alternative treatments. In fact, as a result of a national referendum in which more than two-thirds of voters supported the inclusion of homeopathic and select alternative medicines in Switzerland’s national health care insurance program, the field of complementary and alternative medicine has become a part of this government’s constitution (Dacey, 2009; Rist, Schwabl, 2009).

The Swiss Government’s “Health Technology Assessment”

The Swiss government’s “Health Technology Assessment” on homeopathic medicine is much more comprehensive than any previous governmental report written on this subject to date. This report carefully and comprehensively review the body of evidence from randomized double-blind and placebo controlled clinical trials testing homeopathic medicines, plus they also evaluated the “real world effectiveness” as well as safety and cost-effectiveness. The report also conducted a highly-comprehensive review of the wide body of preclinical research (fundamental physio-chemical research, botanical studies, animal studies, and in vitro studies with human cells).

And still further, this report evaluated systematic reviews and meta-analyses, outcome studies, and epidemiological research. This wide review carefully evaluated the studies conducted, both in terms of quality of design and execution (called “internal validity”) and how appropriate each was for the way that homeopathy is commonly practiced (called “external validity”). The subject of external validity is of special importance because some scientists and physicians conduct research on homeopathy with little or no understanding of this type of medicine (some studies tested a homeopathic medicine that is rarely used for the condition tested, while others utilized medicines not commonly indicated for specific patients).

When such studies inevitably showed that the homeopathic medicine did not “work,” the real and accurate assessment must be that the studies were set up to disprove homeopathy… or simply, the study was an exploratory trial that sought to evaluate the results of a new treatment (exploratory trials of this nature are not meant to prove or disprove the system of homeopathy but only to evaluate that specific treatment for a person with a specific condition).

After assessing pre-clinical basic research and the high quality clinical studies, the Swiss report affirmed that homeopathic high-potencies seem to induce regulatory effects (e.g., balancing or normalizing effects) and specific changes in cells or living organisms. The report also reported that 20 of the 22 systematic reviews of clinical research testing homeopathic medicines detected at least a trend in favor of homeopathy.* (Bornhoft, Wolf, von Ammon, et al, 2006)

The Swiss report found a particularly strong body of evidence to support the homeopathic treatment of upper respiratory tract infections and respiratory allergies. The report cited 29 studies in “Upper Respiratory Tract Infections/AllergicReactions,” of which 24 studies found a positive result in favor of homeopathy. Further, six out of seven controlled studies that compared homeopathic treatment with conventional medical treatment showed that homeopathy to be more effective than conventional medical interventions (the one other trial found homeopathic treatment to be equivalent to conventional medical treatment). All of these results from homeopathic treatment came without the side effects common to conventional drug treatment. In evaluating only the randomized placebo controlled trials, 12 out of 16 studies showed a positive result in favor of homeopathy.

The authors of the Swiss government’s report acknowledge that a part of the overall review of research included one negative review of clinical research in homeopathy (Shang, et al, 2005). However, the authors noted that this review of research has been widely and harshly criticized by both advocates and non-advocates of homeopathy. The Swiss report noted that the Shang team did not even adhere to the QUORUM guidelines which are widely recognized standards for scientific reporting (Linde, Jonas, 2005). The Shang team initially evaluated 110 homeopathic clinical trials and then sought to compare them with a matching 110 conventional medical trials. Shang and his team determined that there were 22 “high quality” homeopathic studies but only nine “high quality” conventional medical studies. Rather than compare these high quality trials (which would have shown a positive result for homeopathy), the Shang team created criteria to ignore a majority of high quality homeopathic studies, thereby trumping up support for their original hypothesis and bias that homeopathic medicines may not be effective (Ludtke, Rutten, 2008).

The Swiss report also notes that David Sackett, M.D., the Canadian physician who is widely considered to be one of the leading pioneers in “evidence based medicine,” has expressed serious concern about those researchers and physicians who consider randomized and double-blind trials as the only means to determine whether a treatment is effective or not. To make this assertion, one would have to acknowledge that virtually all surgical procedures were “unscientific” or “unproven” because so few have undergone randomized double-blind trials.

For a treatment to be determined to be “effective” or “scientifically proven,” a much more comprehensive assessment of what works and doesn’t is required. Ultimately, the Swiss government’s report on homeopathy represents an evaluation of homeopathy that included an assessment of randomized double blind trials as well as other bodies of evidence, all of which together lead the report to determine that homeopathic medicines are indeed effective.

The next article will discuss further evidence provided in this report from the Swiss government on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of homeopathic care.

REFERENCES:

Bornhoft, Gudrun, and Matthiessen, Peter F. Homeopathy in Healthcare: Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs. Goslar, Germany: Springer, 2011. http://rd.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-20638-2/page/1 (This book is presently available from the German office of the publisher, and it will become available via the American office as well as select booksellers in mid- to late-February, 2012.)(NOTE: When specific facts in the above article are provided but not referenced, this means that these facts were derived from this book.)

Bornhoft G, Wolf U, von Ammon K, Righetti M, Maxion-Bergemann S, Baumgartner S, Thurneysen AE, Matthiessen PF. Effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of homeopathy in general practice – summarized health technology assessment. Forschende Komplementarmedizin (2006);13 Suppl 2:19-29. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16883077

Dacey, Jessica. Therapy supporters roll up sleeves after vote. SwissInfo.ch, May 19, 2009. http://www.swissinfo.ch

Linde K, Jonas W. Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects? Lancet 36:2081-2082. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)67878-6. http://download.thelancet.com

Ludtke R, Rutten ALB. The conclusions on the effectiveness of homeopathy highly depend on the set of analysed trials. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. October 2008. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2008.06/015. http://www.jclinepi.com/article/S0895-4356(08)00190-X/abstract

Rist L, Schwabl H: Komplementarmedizin im politischen Prozess. Schweizer Bevolkerungstimmt uber Verfassungsartikel ?Zukunft mit Komplementarmedizin? ab. Forsch Komplementmed 2009, doi 10.1159/000203073.
(Translation: Complementary medicine in the political process: The Swiss population votes on the Constitutional Article “The future with complementary medicine”
http://www.ayurveda-association.eu

*Although this Swiss government report was just published in book form in 2011, the report was finalized in 2006. In light of this date, the authors evaluated systematic reviews and meta-analyses on homeopathic research up until June 2003.

About the author:
America’s leading advocate for homeopathic medicine and author of The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy (Foreword by Dr. Peter Fisher, Physician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II). Learn more about homeopathy and Dana’s work at http://www.Homeopathic.com or watch Dana’s videos at

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Dana has authored 9 other books, including Homeopathy A-ZHomeopathic Medicines for Children and Infants,Discovering Homeopathy, and (the best-selling) Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines (with Stephen Cummings, MD).