I believe very strongly that every child needs to be vaccinated in order to stay healthy and prevent an outbreak of infectious diseases. Many parents disagree with me and feel that vaccines cause adverse side effects. I have chosen to vaccinate all my children because I want them to be strong and healthy and not have to suffer with a preventable disease like polio, mumps or hepatitis. I also don’t think there is enough research and evidence that vaccines cause long term health problems in children.
The controversy behind vaccinating children is brought up once again in the new book, The Solution, by Cilla Whatcott and Kate Birch. They believe that homeoprophylaxis is a safer alternative to modern vaccinations. If practiced correctly parents can keep children healthy through developing the immune system.
“As homeopathic practitioners and global citizens, we are concerned about the alarming incidence of immune system disturbances and developmental delays affecting so many children as a result of the current-day vaccination programs,” says Birch. “We are committed to expanding the use of and access to homeoprophylaxis internationall for the prevention of infectious contagious disease.”
Homeoprophylaxis is the process of training your child‘s immune system to fight off disease through giving him a tiny dose of the disease. If you don’t have a basic understanding of homeopathy you might find The Solution very confusing. Homeopathy is a medical practice founded by Samuel Hahnemann on the principle that “like cures like.” That is, substances in a healthy person that produce the symptoms from which the patient suffers are used to treat the patient.
Using homeopathy to heal illness may sound like a radical idea for some people. Through experience I know that this alternative medicine does work. But I am very skeptical about using homeoprophylaxis in the place of modern vaccines. In The Solution, Birch and Whatcott present a solution for families who are seeking a natural healthy alternative to vaccinations.
“By understanding how the immune system works and how conventional vaccines have impacted long-term health, parents can be empowered to make wise decisions about how to keep their children healthy,” says Whatcott. Ultimately, through The Solution, we would like to change the current paradigm about vaccines and disease from fighting bacteria and viruses to learning to coexist with them in a safe way.”
You can purchase The Solution : Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative on Amazon.com or at your local book store.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of The Solution : Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.
Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, is the Chief Marketing Officer for Talbert Nutrition LLC, and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge. Follow her on Google+.
Did you find this information helpful? Click Here to show your support for The Healthy Moms Magazine.