"Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It is known to last for a duration of approximately 6 weeks before subsiding. The disease derives its name from the "whoop" sound made from the inspiration of air after a cough. A similar, milder disease is caused by B. parapertussis. Although many medical sources describe the whoop as "high-pitched", this is generally the case with infected babies and children only, not adults."
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[YEA] 03/21/2013: Marliah from Kennebec County, Maine, Usa: "We did not realize until we were in the depths of it that we had whooping cough, we found that garlic salve has helped quite a bit. We make the slave by taking 1/3 cup coconut oil, 6-8 cloves of fresh garlic, 2tbp olive oil, 5 or so drops of lavendar oil. Blend at high speed in a blender then push through a screen or sieve to get out any large pieces. We apply this to the chest and back and to the soles of the feet. It's a great infection fighter/immune booster.
This is taken from the book "Be Your Own Doctor" by Rachel Weaver. I highly suggest thus book, lots of great info in there.
Also we have found that lavendar in the oil diffuser helps with congestion."
[YEA] 11/17/2012: Dr.Ashfaq A.Khan from Lahore, Punjab: "For Whooping Cough, please try PERTUSSINUM 200. It's a homoeopathic remedy and can be used as a prophylactic too. To your child just give one dose and await results. It's a speedy-working remedy and I've been using it for the last 20 years in my clinic with success. Best of luck."
11/04/2011: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us: "My 14 year daughter's school nurse just called me and said that she has been exposed to whooping cough by someone who has it in a class of hers and she will need to be put on antibiotics before she can come back to school. I am completely torn as she has probably only (maybe) had one antibiotic when she was like 1 or something. I don't like them and I think it's ridiculous that our government makes us do this. If I choose not to put her on them then she will not be allowed to go back to school for 28 days.
My question is if anyone knows of a good natural remedy for the bordatella pertussis bacterium (whooping cough) if she or anyone else in my family actually gets it? Also if anyone knows of anything that might keep all of us from getting it in the first place. I read the two suggestions on the whooping cough ailment page concerning Vitaman C flushing and belledonna but I was wondering if anyone knew of any other remedies. I already have my whole family on iodine, D3, A, C, E, zinc, magnesium, selenium, omega 3's, probiotics, B-complex. Any answers will help. Thank you."Replies
11/05/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Jen, not a big fan of pharmaceuticals, but sometimes they may be beneficial or even neccesary. Anyway, it's about how we approach disease and wellness treatment, and the professional advice varies like the weather. From the ultraconservative "everything is bad for us" to the liberal "take whatever". Somewhere we make our choices, and in this case, there isn't much choice. One thing to note on this --- establishment, or convention, needs to keep everything black or white. Example, FDA has repeatedly confirmed that all vaccines are always safe. They cannot accept the admission of any other studies, findings, or reports.
My view is to be educated, careful, pragmatic, realistic, and moderate. Always read drug or nutritional labels and information and carefully monitor results. Keep a personal medical journal, much like a diary. Has your daughter taken antibiotics before? Did she experience good results, bad side effects? This is why nurses ask about medical history.
For drugs or nutritionals that have any history of negative side effects, always begin with small doses. Purchase a pill splitter, it could save your life.
For prevention, turn loose some eucalyptus oil on a tissue to clean the air in your house.
Hope this wrangling helps, and good luck."
11/05/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "If it were me I would ask the school to give you the paperwork for your daughters class so that she can study at home. She was "exposed" not diagnosed with whooping cough. How dare the school bully people into taking antibiotics. How many kids not on your daughters vitamin regimen will have their health compromised by taking antibiotics.
If she does take them I would up the iodine and probiotics to offset them."
01/13/2013: Bella from San Jose, Ca: "Some important questions to ask yourself regarding vaccines are: Why do the rich countries have so many autistic children? The members on the CDC board have previously profited when a vaccine was approved, talk about creepy. They had shares in the company that made the vaccines. Also vaccines are pulled after not being deemed safe, such as the pneumonoccol vaccine. Sorry we just used your kid as a guinea pig. Also, from personal expereince, my family member was hospitalized after recieving a childhood vaccine and ended up with the disease.
In addition, some vaccines are not prolife (they harm a human life when cultivating the vaccine). There is a website that list vaccines where you can find which vaccines are prolife and which ones are not."Replies
01/14/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "The factoid that convinced me was an "uncontrolled" study of the Mennonite and Amish "non-conformist" peoples of North America that don't believe or take any vaccines. With virtually zero autistic people reported in ? thousand people compared to 1 in 10 in the "conformist" modern society. But these statistics simply go discarded as they are not CDC "clinically controlled double blind studies"."
Vitamin C, Belladonna
[YEA] 02/02/2010: Lisa from Belmont, Ma: "My 3 yr. old daughter came down with whooping cough. I had read that doing a vitamin C flush and then keeping the body saturated with vitamin C for 12-48 hours would kill the bacteria causing the whooping cough. The instructions for children of this age that I could find recommended starting at 250 mgs of vitamin C every 20 minutes until a BM of tapioca-like consistency was achieved. This means the body is saturated with vitamin C and starting to expell excess as waste. One would then add up the total amount of vitamin C required to achieve the loose BM, subtract one 250mg dosage and give that amount every four hours for up to 48 hours. The instructions said that if the child does not reach a loose BM with this amount of vitamin C w/in 24 hours, to then increase the amount of C to 500 mg every half hour until loose BM occurs and then doing similar calcuation. Add up mgs of C given to produce BM, subtract 500mg and then give that amount every 4 hours.
Well, I also read in another study of Vitamin C and whooping cough that one can have to take up to 1000mg per Kilogram of body weight. My daughter is roughly 32 lbs, so that could mean that she could have to ingest up to close to 15,000mgs per day of Vitamin C to reach saturation.
So, knowing that my daughter can tolerate rather high levels of Vitamin C (because I have used it to treat other illnesses) I started her on 750 mgs every 40 - 50 mins beginning at 8:45 am until her bedtime at 8:00pm and was unsuccessful at producing a loose BM. So, the next day, beginning at 7:40 am (both days giving first dosage on an empty stomach) I started giving her 1000mgs every half an hour (both days stopping at nap time and resuming as soon as she awoke). I also started this second morning giving her Belladonna 30C every 2.5 hours all day. Since she did not have a loose BM even on 1000mg every half hour, I just continued this dosage without increase until bedtime at 7:45 and then resumed the third morning at 7:30am with 1000mg every half hour and Belladonna 30C every 2.5 hours (and at every coughing jag) until naptime. After naptime I gave 1000mg every 45 minutes until bedtime (still Belladonna every 2.5 hours)at 7:30pm. The fourth morning beginning at 8am I continued giving 1000 vitamin C every 45 minutes and Belladonna every 2.5 hours until about 5 pm when her symptoms were noticeably reduced. At that time I started giving vitamin c 1000mg every hour until bed. The 5th morning she was mostly cough-free, but I continued to give 1000mg vitamin C every 2 hours throughout days 5-6, still giving Belladonna, but now every 4 hours. Today, day 7, she is totally well, and I am phasing out both vitamin C and Belladonna with 1000mg every 4 hours and Belladonna just at naptime and bedtime.
I seem to have contracted the whooping cough from my daughter, so I am trying the same remedies on myself to see if I get the same or similar results (although, Cinchona and Drosera seem more indicated as homeopathic remedies for me than for my daughter. Her whooping cough attacks were followed by sneezing, sometimes little sneezing "fits", so Belladonna was clearly indicated for her because of the sneezing. I do not really have any sneezing so far.) I will post again, if same remedy works for me."
[YEA] 06/29/2010: Angela from Vancouver Island, Canada replies: "Yay
Both of my children got the whooping cough last year. While their school mates suffered through it I was able to kill it with mega doses of vitamin C. Specifically I used Sodium Ascorbate. I just dissolved tiny amounts in their juice every hour until they had diarreah. Then I scaled it back to a smaller maintenance dose until they showed no more symptoms. We did use drosera before I tried the vitamin C to no avail."
09/06/2011: Janet from Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia replies: "What is BM in yr post?"
EC: BM= bowel movement
06/11/2012: Mama32 from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "When you say 1,000 mg- were you giving 1/4 tsp of sodium ascorbate every 45 min?"
07/03/2012: Beez28 from New York, Ny replies: "There is a vaccine for Pertussis- this should not even be a thread. I understand the desire to want natural cures and not unnecessarily medicate yourselves, but vaccines for infections like Pertussis, Haemophilis influenza B, Diptheria, etc are the reason infants and children have a high likelihood of making it to adulthood these days. Before the age of vaccines, it was common for children to die from these diseases. In order to help others understand how vaccines work and perhaps remove doubt due to lack of knowledge about the subject, I'll try to explain how they work in a short and simple way:
Vaccines contain either a modified form of the bacteria or dead bacteria that will illicit an immune response. Your body takes about 2 weeks to build up antibodies, which are memory immune cells that are specific to that pathogen. Since the vaccine contains modified or dead pertussis, for example, the bacteria does not cause whopping cough. The vaccine essentially exposes you to the bacteria in a milder form, allowing you to build a line of defense upon actual exposure without actually getting sick. Upon exposure to the live, virulent bacteria, the vaccinated individual already has antibodies ready to fight off the infection, and do not have a chance to develop an infection, because the vaccinated individual has antibodies ready to fight. Vaccination, in essence, makes sure you have an army to fight (antibodies) when the enemy (pathogen) comes in. The thought of unvaccinated babies is horrifying. My heart fell when I saw this thread. Adults with these preventable diseases is scary enough. Babies have an under-developed immune response, so have even a lesser chance (compared to adults) of fighting infection.
I hope this gives some people knowledge about the importance of vaccines and how they work, and hope to never see a thread like this again."
07/04/2012: G from U.s. replies: "For those that still believe that (all) vaccinations are safe: (read more by searching the following site, or any where on the internet, about known/proven issues - ie autism, mercury poisoning). Judge authenticity of your findings by the posted source (FDA? MD? Non-affilliated?):
07/04/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Beez28, While I understand your belief that you are helping to educate people I would be remiss in not helping open your eyes to many facts that you are missing. There are many of us out here who are choosing not to vaccinate, not due to being ignorant, but quite the contrary. We have educated ourselves and made an educated decision based on what we have learned.
I had started reading and studying before I had children on making decisions regarding having them and raising them. At that time certain ideas were not mainstream and still quite controversial. Some of them that I consciously made- I had my children at home with a nurse midwife, I had 3 of my children in water births, I did not circumcise, I breastfed, I eventually homeschooled and helped friends whose children were not fitting into the public school framework do the same and I made the decision not to immunize. You may even find this hard to believe, but it was my nurse midwife who cautioned me on vaccines. Of course, I had already done my research and knew what my decision was.
All of this was 28 years ago. I have since raised 5 kids now ages 27, 26, 23, 16 and 13. They are all extremely healthy with relatively no issues growing up except the usual flus and colds. Even those were rare and if they had them, I treated them with homeopathy, Chinese medicine, alternative health and nutrition.
Believe me, those early years people were perplexed by some of my choices. I even endured dirty looks and comments from the school "nurse" when I would sign my waiver for non- vaccination. About the third year of this the head school nurse was present and when I arrived with my waiver, the school "nurse" made a condescending remark about me to the head nurse who readily said, that what I chose to do was fine, many people were now making that decision! That shut her up and she never commented again.
Today, all of these are part of the mainstream awareness and I am so happy that people are choosing to educate themselves in understanding there is not this narrow corridor one must walk through in life based on what we are "told" is the "right" thing to do.
I noticed someone also posted to you some eye- opening information. Perhaps you should look it over and realize there are some very serious consequences to the plethora of vaccines being given. Many of us know the theory behind vaccinations. We also know there are dangers hidden in them. May I also add that your statement, "Babies have an under-developed immune response" says a lot right there regarding the barrage of immunizations being given to days-old babies! Doctors tell parents the dangers of not vaccinating, how about telling them the dangers of vaccinating as well, so they have the full story.
Anyway, I just felt it necessary that another voice is heard in this issue. Best to you, Lisa"
07/04/2012: Cyndie from Brisbane, Queensland Australia replies: "I cannot believe I just read that comment on the importance of immunisation and the fact that this should not be a thread. If you did your research properly you would know that both immunised and unimmunised children are getting whooping cough. My daughter got it from a friend who was fully immunised. Most people who choose not to immunise have done a lot of research and have chosen what they believe is best for their child. I dont believe I can say the same for people who have chosen to immunise, they do it because they are told its the right thing to do, in most cases they have not even looked into it. I am not against immunisation but I do believe it should be a choice and neither party should be thought less of, if their decision is an imformed one.
I am also trying the Vit C Saturation for my daughter and thus far have not got her to bowel tolerance but hoping to reach that today.. All my 3 girls have never had to have an antibiotic and I hope they never will. my eldest daughter is 7 so I figure I am doing something right.."
07/06/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Beez28, I am certain you felt you were raising public awareness by reprimanding and warning of homeopathic use for immunity. Perhaps you remember "those times" when disease went rampant. That, I am sure makes it all the more significant to you. And yes, I am aware of the concept, "herd immunity".
I am wondering though if you read anything I suggested from the previous poster? If not, I would highly suggest you do. I will include the link to make it more accessible:
There are too many facts to go through one by one why I think there should be more public awareness made on the dangers of vaccines. Also, it's time for the vaccine industry to clean up their act from the unknown viral strains and heavy metals they include in their immunizations. There are also numerous doctors also questioning the efficacy of vaccinations. Dr. Robert Mendelsohn was one of the very early ones whom I studied back in the early 80's. These doctors, of course, are not the ones that get the press.
There is a whole community begging for the truth from the vaccine companies who deny any connection between vaccinations and autism. The Bedrok community is one of them and here is an excerpt from one of their letters regarding this:
"We have measles which there are outbreaks and often deaths for some that have not been vaccinated or the vaccine did not work. It baffles us to think that we have made tremendous advancements with AIDS and it is a virus; we can surely prevent a couple children from dying from the measles. The other life-threatening vaccine is polio and it's more likely you will get this from someone that just got the shot than from getting it from someone with the disease. They will tell us that a couple have died from whooping cough but the vaccine isn't very effective.
Why are doctors obligated to tell us that are children will die if you do not vaccinate but they do not to tell us that our child may die of a vaccine.
Why is the president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics allowed to go on the Today show and say that no one has ever had permanent damage from vaccines. There is a national fund for vaccine injuries. The website also gives all reported side affects of all vaccines. Death is reported in most all of the vaccines. Is death not considered a permanent injury? Bedrok Communty thinks it is but the American Academy of Pediatrics says that death is not a permanent injury.
We apologize that the autism community has taken up so much of your time arguing the mercury issue. We don't think thimerosal is the one thing that caused our child's autism. Even though many are finding mercury in their children's bodies' many years after the vaccine was administered; this is a known neuro-toxin; so none the less it needs to be out. We want to focus on something else. The immune system and what repeated vaccines can do to some who have a predisposition to auto-immune diseases. We plead that you look into the affect on our immune systems with an over abundance of vaccines."
Again, I just wish to expose the other side of the rather simplistic theory that vaccines work. It's so much more complex than that! It's time to raise awareness in this area as well. The public deserves this much as well. Wishing you the best, Lisa"
07/06/2012: Cat from Bop, NZ replies: "Beez28 from New York, Ny: I am a mother of three, the older two born in New Zealand and raised from babies in the US. I was a new mother, unaware of the dangers of vaccines at that stage, so had both my older children fully immunised. Not until the birth of my 3rd child, 10 years after my first one was I given the literature about vaccination pros and cons. I was astounded that no doctor or medical professional had ever offered me written information to ponder before making this decision to vaccinate. When I next went to the doctors office (by this time living back in NZ), I questioned the nurse and her response "well if we gave the information to everyone, no one would ever vaccinate".
From day one of their births, I had breastfed and continued to breastfeed my oldest until she was two years old, at which point my 2nd child was born and he went straight on to the breast, no breaks in between for me! While these two were fully vaccinated, they were never completely free of troubles. Never sickly children but both had endless small problems and my daughter still battles with an autism type disorder, never been able to be fully diagnosed, however, they both cope ok and are back living in the US. My 3rd child was never vaccinated and he has lived on fresh garden fruit and veges from our backyard, breastfed even longer than two years, as much organic meat and seafood as he needed. He has not once - and he is approaching 11yrs old - EVER had a cold or flu or a sickness in his life.
I firmly believe bringing him up vaccine free and exposed to the best food I could give him, has set his immune system up so well that he is naturally able to fight off any disease or illness thrown his way thus far. I well remember the chicken pox going around when he was 3, everyone had their kids off school sick and spotty, he had 6 spots, never got sick, in fact, it wasn't even noticeable.
While I don't feel vaccinations are necessarily wrong for everyone, I do feel they give them way too early for a tiny babies system to handle. How about after they turn 2 if a parents wants it? A breastfed baby will be the healthiest as long as the mother is eating good food. No wonder we're a sick bunch on this planet with what's going into our mouths. It's not even food."
07/06/2012: Beez28 from New York, Ny replies: "Hi Lisa, I am happy that your children are healthy, but I am not surprised. They are healthy due to a concept known as "herd immunity. " When most of the public is immunized, unvaccinated individuals are protected because everybody else is immunized and not spreading disease. I am sorry people gave you dirty looks and looked down upon you- that was their failure as medical professionals.
Science aside, lets look at the math. How many babies died of pertussis, diphtheria, H. Influenza, before the age of vaccines? How many died after vaccination became mainstream? Of course you could have adverse effects; natural drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, and the air we breath can have adverse effects. That does not mean that the incidence is high, and it also doesn't mean that the benefits of vaccinations don't far outweigh the risks. The statistics speak for themselves. Vaccines save lives.
My purpose in writing my original post was to raise awareness of how dangerous this "anti vaccination" ideology is. If this becomes popular, the consequences will be terrifying. The general public takes for granted that children live into adulthood these days. People don't remember what it was like to lose relatives and friends due to these diseases. Unfortunately, people are getting more lax with vaccinations or choosing not to vaccinate. Consequently, there is an increase in these diseases, along with mortality. Infections that were eradicated and forgotten are slowly trickling back. The herd immunity bubble that some are benefiting from is based on the fact that most people are vaccinated, and some individuals are not. If enough people don't vaccinate, herd immunity will no longer protect them, and people will quickly realize how important vaccination really is. Unfortunately, it will be too late."
07/07/2012: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, Usa replies: "I second or agree with what Beez28 from New York, NY has to say about vaccines. The polio vaccine and small pox vaccine are dramatic examples of what Beez is talking about. Those two dreadful diseases are pretty much things of the past at least in much of the world thanks to vaccines....Oscar"
07/08/2012: Beez28 from New York, NY replies: "Hi Lisa, In reply to your statement that I probably remember a time people died of these diseases- I actually do not. No one had pertussis, measles, rubella etc when I grew up. No one died, or got drastically sick, either. We were all vaccinated.
The reason I am so passionate about this is because I am in graduate school with a focus in microbiology, and have extensive microbiology research experience. I know the pathogenesis of all these diseases, and the tremendous advantage of the introduction of vaccines into the modern world. I see mortality rates of these once forgotten diseases starting to increase in areas where vaccination rates drop due to lack of public awareness, fear, or misinformation regarding vaccinations.
I did click on your link, and quite frankly am saddened that this information is on the web to mislead individuals like yourself. The following are some copied/pasted statements from your provided link, which I italicized. I also explained why they are fabricated lies that are unsupported by scientific evidence:
"Why autism is associated with vaccines."
This is a lie. There is currently no correlation between autism and vaccination. The researcher who associated autism with vaccines is a fraud who was responsible for many deaths in Europe due to parents choosing not to vaccinate in light of his "research. " He had conflicts of interest (ie money was more important to him than lives). " A 2011 journal article described the vaccine-autism connection as 'the most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years. ' " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MMR_vaccine_controversy
"Why vaccines have NEVER been proven safe or effective."
This is a lie. Vaccines prevent outbreaks and drastically decrease mortality rates. Saying this is about as ridiculous as Ahmadinejad saying that there was no Holocaust. This is a rewrite of science. All the research is there. It is also not emerging research where we are waiting to see long- term consequences of vaccination. The research has been around for quite some time. In fact, due to all the broo-ha-ha that has been going on, some people stopped vaccinating in in various areas of Europe. Guess what happened? Increase in mortality until people got scared and started vaccinating again. What an unfortunate, senseless loss of lives.
In science (and everything else), the source of your information is critical. With all due respect, those without a solid background in microbiology and/or medicine are simply not equipped to make this decision themselves. Hence, your provided link, which has no basis in scientific evidence. The "facts" stated are not facts at all, and are not supported by science. You reach a point when you must realize it is simply beyond your scope of knowledge. I do not mean to be harsh, but this is not simply a "choice" where everyone should do what they want and no one gets hurt. This anti-vaccination ideology is dangerous to those who do not know any better. We must realize that we are not experts in everything. I don't tell the plumber how to fix my sink, I don't tell a botanist how to care for a plant. I simply don't know. If the CDC, leading researchers, MDs are telling you to vaccinate, you should listen! If you don't want to trust the research, look at the historical evidence. When vaccination rates decrease, outbreaks and death rates increase. This is not arguable.
Are there some adverse reactions? Sure, but "Remember, vaccines are continually monitored for safety, and like any medication, vaccines can cause side effects. However, a decision not to immunize a child also involves risk and could put the child and others who come into contact with him or her at risk of contracting a potentially deadly disease."
I will no longer pursue this thread, as I feel I have nothing further to add here. Statistics are statistics. Facts are facts.
Best to you, and to all."
07/09/2012: Katie from Bellingham, Wa, Usa replies: "Too bad this person is not following this thread any more. I just came in but I would like to ask this person why the powers that be insist on vaccinating newborns for Hepatitis B when it is spread by drug addicts (dirty needles) and promiscuous sex. Just this makes me question the whole vaccination program. Katie"
07/09/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Katie, I have to agree with you and it's fine that she no longer wishes to follow this thread. Nonetheless, I felt it important that another side was heard which is why I was compelled to reply. I can't agree with what her argument was but she has her ideas. I have read too much convincing evidence to the other side which I had to give serious consideration. I also don't believe that we will have epidemics due to improved living conditions and understanding of the necessity for sanitation which have changed since the inception of immunization.
There are very well-educated people and doctors who challenge this idea of vaccinations and the innundation of the sheer number of them being given today. Also, there is a rapid rise in shingles today which is believed to be due to the chicken pox vaccination that is now standard.
I would also like to add this link that is from Dr. Christiane Northrup's newsletter which has an interview with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Doctor of Osteopathic medicine on what she reveals about immunizations. It is quite informative. :
Please understand, my belief is that we are all entitled to as much information as possible and then we have the right and responsibility to make educated decisions based exactly on that and not because we are just told it has to be done a status quo way. I believe this holds true for everything. Question authority. May everyone raise their consciousness for all humankind, Lisa"
07/10/2012: Anon from Anon, Canada replies: "I am actually against the vaccination, but I have to say you may have been misinformed about causes of hep b. My mother had this as a child because they moved into a apartment when they were poor and it was picked up there by herself and her sister as they were cleaning the place. just saying."
07/10/2012: "To Anon. Hmm. Are they sure it wasn't Hep A? The means of transmission for Hep B are pretty clear. See
I, myself, had Hep A when I lived in South America. Katie"
07/24/2012: Tsun from Wasilla, Alaska replies: "Beez28, I agree with you, homopathic remedies are wonderful, and should always be an option over conventional medicines however, when it comes to diseases where a childhood death or crippling disease could have been prevented by a simple vaccine, you are correct, my aunt did not innoculate her children , her 2 children are now my cousins are completey deaf, not because they were born that way, but because they contracted Rubella ( a common childhood disease) this was tragic and could have been prevented."
07/31/2012: Lulu from Macomb, Michigan replies: "Making Informed decisions: www.childhoodshots.com
Came across your thread and website. GREAT information - I'll definitely be back to earthclinic.
~ Educated, mom of 2, unvaccinated, healthy children."
03/14/2013: Ruth from S.c.s, Mi replies: "I'm shaking my head as I always do at the human race. I wish I knew the risks of all these shots before I let them give the to my kids. 2004 I had got my kids and myself the flu shot a week later we had the worst flu of our lives. My husband thought I was dying of course I had it the worst I was exposed the most cleaning up puke, poop, & boogers. Never again will I do it. They recalled that shot because it had a live virus many people did die. My daughter has asthma just got here updated whooping cough shot 4 weeks ago she's been battling whooping cough since the day after the shot as well as myself and 2 other kids. Is Our goverment trying a new kind of population control on us through shots?"
03/14/2013: Esprit64 from Somewhere, Maine Usa replies: "Yes, our government is doing these population control damages to us. Considering the well documented dangers associated with vaccines (containing a toxic mercury product called Thimerosol, used to extend the vaccine's shelf-life), flouridated water, bromine in breads, chlorine in water--all hormone disrupters--hormones produced by glands like the Thyroid and Pituitary, even organs like the Heart, are VITAL messengers in our bodies, needed for our bodies to operate properly and in good health--when they don't work or work well--disease developes--we can only decide that reasonable people would not allow such things to happen to people, therefore, why is government letting companies market such products and services to us?
For many reasons--money, profit--and, control. If we are made sick and kept sick, we are distracted, and, kept under control. More money is made for the every inflated, price-gouging "sick-care" industry--no one in their right minds can call such abusive practices "heathcare."
For well documented evidence of why this is happening to you, go to Infowars.com and Health Ranger."
05/25/2013: Sabrina from Houston, Texas replies: "While it is true that there is a vaccination for pertussis, it wears off and most of us who have not have a booster are vulnerable to whooping cough. While it is far less dangerous for adults, it is certainly contagious and can cause death if transmitted to an infant, elderly, or severely compromised person. Furthermore, it is miserable. I am 44, was vaccinated in childhood and contracted pertussis two months ago and I am still coughing uncontrollably multiple times per day. Each fit lasts about two hours and is so violent as to cause vomiting at times. I have been advised that it may last for months and that antibiotics and cough syrups will have no effect."
05/25/2013: Mike Giller from Denver, Colorado replies: "Nascent iodine benefits various tissues and kills 100% of all pathogens, including parasites, yeasts, bacteria, and viruses. Around a hundred years ago, the remedy was manufactured in S.E. Asia to treat malaria. The company was sold and changed hands several times and then resurfaced in 1945 with a less cosly manufacturing process and less effectiveness. Eventually a miner dug very deeply and discovered the original formula seaweed contains 2 iodine atoms tightly bonded together like a happily married couple.
The body has a very hard time uncoupling this bond. Not making enough for theraputic purposes, the iodine is taken from seaweed, the bond is broken with electricity and stabilized with alcohol. The formula with glycerin does not work. The maintanance dose is 2 drops every 2 hours. The iodine only works in water for 2 hours, so don't put a bunch in a lot of water and then sip on that several times a day. You can take a lot more for infections. The best way is to put some in a tsp of water and then let that dissolve through the gums going right into the bloodstream."
Vitamin C, Echinacea, Honey and Cinnamon
[YEA] 02/04/2013: Elle from Los Angeles, Ca: "My daughter and I both caught whooping cough. We started with lots of fluids and 1000mg of vitamin C throughout the day. Echinacea tea with frsh organic lemon. And most importantly HONEY and CINNAMON. You take one teaspoon of honey and mix it with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. You can eat the mixture several times a day, and everyday until it is gone."