Life with the 5

vegansgoalltheway:

"This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals,…re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem…" ~ Walt Whitman

vegansgoalltheway:

"This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals,…re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem…" ~ Walt Whitman

“Oh my goodness. What horrendously arrogant and hard-hearted people! As if any parent enjoys seeing their child suffer like that, or puts themselves in the way of hellfire for something they do not firmly believe in. The thing I do not understand, and question why it never seems to be acknowledged, is the reality that MOST parents/persons who speak out against vaccines were previously PRO vaccines!! The vast majority of non-vaxers out there only became so due to witnessing serious adverse reactions, either in themselves or their children. What they are not (as the pro-vax brigade would have people believe) is a group of hippy, anti-establishment, uneducated fools that cannot wait to have kids so they can ‘buck the trend’ and swim upstream!!! And on the contrary, it is the UNeducated and the naive that blindly trust authorities. Most people only decide to become educated about the ingredients in a vaccine, the potential adverse reactions (as published by the manufacturer and stated on the package insert) and its source of manufacture once they have experienced an adverse reaction - NOT before. You simply cannot continue to name call and stubbornly assert your white-coat pseudo-authority, whilst the numbers of naive and pro-vaccine individuals continue to shift to the disgruntled non-vaxing camp. By doing this, people will only continue to lose respect for you and the western medical model. If you wish to gain respect and credibility from people, you need to be patient, courteous, actually listen with an open mind and heart. People lead busy lives and have enough issues in today’s modern world to bother with bucking the trend in the face of such overwhelmingly aggressive animosity. It is supremely arrogant to put blind faith in ANY practice of medicine - past or present. We are always learning, and there are always improvements and discoveries to be made. Be humble and think about it.”
http://vactruth.com/2014/01/29/truth-about-vaccine-pushers/#comment-1226686364 (via sabelmouse)

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I wont disagree with your points because you are right - those diseases are not nice. What isn’t nice either is getting these diseases from vaccines. Or other conditions. 

I am not well off but I get what you are saying. How dare people refuse vaccines that the very poor would love to have. I am not sure those in poverty would have vaccines first on their list of wants or needs. It would be clean water, food and shelter surely. That is on mine and when I get the good stuff then I sure don’t need vaccines. And this is the big difference between developing countries and most of the western world. We can choose to eat well and drink clean water and live in a house and basically over consume (usually at the detriment of those living in these third world countries - another issue I guess). As long as I can remember I was told not to vaccinate my children if they had a cold. Yet in third countries (including parts of Australia) they vaccinate children who are malnourished and very unwell. A shot of vitamin c would do more for these kids than a vaccine ever could. 

We don’t have rabies in Australia and so I can’t comment on that one. 

I agree that herd immunity wont work because most adults are not fully vaccinated (with boosters and new vaccines) if that is what you mean. I can’t remember last time I had a vaccine, probably high school. I did have my immunity to rubella tested when pregnant with my first 3 children which is standard in Australia. 

Lots of politics going on, especially in vaccinations, I don’t doubt it. It makes me very weary of how many health professionals tell me to vaccinate and don’t ask questions. If we ask a question its clear they don’t know what they are ‘selling’. Maternal health nurse read to us from a book, “How to convince parents to vaccinate.” She seemed to be sure it was the best option til she read a portion to us that made her have a serious perplexed expression on her face. She had never questioned vaccinations, never thought there could be a risk with vaccinations. But there is, like any drug.When we are told our son can’t eat certain foods because he will have an anaphylactic reaction yet vaccines are advised, we queried the doctor and she went red faced. Oh, yes some people are sensitive and should not have vaccines building up in their bodies. It could literally kill them. 

It amazes me when people think that my family is carrying disease and bugs because we don’t vaccinate. So it only affects others and not ourselves? That is an interesting thought. Also my older two were partly vaccinated - or fully vaccinated to 4 years and 1 year and not since (14 and 11 this year). So some doctors have said that they are protecting our younger three unvaccinated children. I find this intriguing! My children are healthy except for my oldest son. He does have chronic asthma but he doesn’t get viruses or bad colds or anything like that - doctors refuse to believe that and always check his mucous and insist its a trigger for his asthma. Either the doctors we meet are highly incompetent or possibly hiding something from us. They will blame themselves for not dealing with his asthma as serious but then blame us too. I don’t understand that. If doctors don’t understand health then I will do my best to work it out and see what works best for us. 

The vaccine schedule has indeed grown since I was a child. A few as a baby, a few at school.  Even the difference between what my daughter had and my son and then again what is on the schedule now. Its way too much. My son had HepB vaccine at birth and mengingoccal vaccine at one year, neither were on my daughter’s schedule. (He would have also received chicken pox - varicella - vaccine at 18mths). It was obviously too much for him. Also, of course the situation in which his vaccines were administered was different to my daughter’s too. My daughter received her first year vaccines (none at birth, but at 2,4,6,12 months) all at the  local maternal health nurse, who was quite good - she would encourage breastfeeding and that made it easier. Then at 4 years I took my daughter to a school to get her 4 year boosters and that was awful. My son, he had them all done at the local council building. All paid by the government (the vaccine schedule in Australia is free - paid for by tax payers) and no monitoring of reactions, while breastfeeding was discouraged. 

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Glad to see the end of 2013

It has been a hard emotional year for me but some good has come. It was our first full year home educating all our school aged kids (which there are three) and that has worked out well. 

On a personal level, I fell into exercise! That is to say, I started walking for some grounding and stress relief and now fitness is an important part of my life when before it was virtually non existent. Its early days but after three months I am feeling good about it all. 

In 2002 I had a thyroidectomy, which I think has made it difficult to lose weight. I am vegetarian and made plenty of dietary changes over the past years yet I have put on so much weight I am classed as obese. My heaviest being over 100kg. 

It was a shock to see those numbers. I  did get over 100kg when pregnant once but to see three figures when I was not nurturing a child within was a shock. I am not fussed about being skinny but I do want to feel better than I did. 

Walking has lifted my mood and helped me work through my emotions somewhat. And then of course the more I walk, the more I want to achieve so being lighter will help me in that way. I am also doing the C25k program albeit slowly. 

My goal is to get under 100kg before Christmas which I think is possible, and to be no longer obese (under 30 BMI) by my birthday in late January. My weightloss is slow but at least its happening and slowly is good. 

My fitness goal by year’s end is to walk 10km in less than 100 minutes. In the new year I want to give up oil as I have found it is rancid to smell and cannot be good for me. This will hopefully help me to eat better as I will eat less cooked foods. 

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fabstroid:

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You are not a machine.

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