Pharmaceutical vaccination in a sterile environment is not the best way forward
Governments warn that babies should not eat honey because of the risk of botulism and prepare to irradiate more of our food. Vaccines are pushed for all they’re worth, regardless of how effective and dangerous they are, while natural immunity is scorned and overlooked. Do we need to rethink our current ‘war on germs’?
Honey, should we be worried about botulism?
An everyday adventure into the unknown, child rearing is fraught with fist-gnawingly difficult decisions over how best to keep little Joan safe from the threats to her safety lurking in the kitchen, hiding in the bathroom, floating in the atmosphere and just generally making a nuisance of themselves. Spores of Clostridium botulinum, the source of deadly botulinum toxin, have been found in honey and have, since 1979, been linked to infant botulism. Today, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) advises that, “It’s best not to give your child honey until they’re one year old”.
The official conviction that germ-free food is better for our health extends to food irradiation. Never mind that zapping life-sustaining food with potentially unlimited doses of ionising radiation has been shown to nutritionally degrade food and pose health risks of its own. As long as there are no nasty microbes in it, our food is safe, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), among others.
Vaccines: the mask is slipping
While microbes in our food and the environment are declared an enemy of humanity, however, officialdom is only too happy to inject as many people as possible with vaccines containing live, killed or attenuated viruses and bacteria, both whole-cell and fragmented, in the pursuit of inoculation.
Asking those questions is a researcher named Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD, who used Freedom of Information requests to expose the workings of the UK’s highly secretive Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) – the body that decides the country’s vaccine policy. We urge you to read the whole Tomljenovic report, but here’s a flavour of its contents: “The JCVI made continuous efforts to withhold critical data on severe adverse reactions and contraindications to vaccinations to both parents and health practitioners in order to reach overall vaccination rates...”.
Germ theory and natural immunity
Forgotten for a constellation of reasons including ideology, conflicts of interest, regulatory capture, profit-seeking and more is the fact that an immune system maintained in optimal health through natural methods is by far the best way of avoiding infectious diseases. If our modern societies are to develop safer and more effective ways of dealing with infectious diseases, not to mention an attitude where we treat natural, nutritious food as our friend rather than as something suspicious, we need to look again at our relationship with microbes.
Perhaps, as researcher Charles D Raison put forward in the context of depression, modern, city-dwelling, sanitised humans need to restart a ‘conversation’ with beneficial microbes that train the immune system to differentiate between dangerous and non-threatening micro-organisms. Put simply, kids should be allowed to play outside in the mud and dirt! A mountain of emerging science is already forcing orthodox medicine to recognise the central role of gut microbes in health and disease.
Wanted: microbes for a close, symbiotic, fundamental relationship
In fact, we believe that the entire ‘germ theory’ concept is overdue some serious reappraisal. Although his famous theory proposed that most infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microbes invading the body, Louis Pasteur is said to have admitted at the end of his life that, “The terrain is everything; the germ is nothing”. In this, he belatedly recognised the work of his contemporary, Antoine Béchamp, who showed that micro-organisms change form throughout their lives within the host in response to the bacterial environment. According to Béchamp, pathogenic microorganisms arise when the conditions favour them, i.e. when the host’s internal environment is sufficiently unbalanced. An excellent book on Béchamp’s life and work is Béchamp or Pasteur: a lost chapter in the history of biology, by Ethel D Hume.
Microbes are, in many cases, our friends. They are at best misunderstood. A better world will emerge when humans recognise these simple facts and act accordingly.
Again for UK dwellers, contact whatever media you can – everything from national broadcasters like the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and newspapers like the Guardian, Mail, Telegraph, Independent, Sun, Mirror or Express, to local radio and newspapers – and ask why they have ignored the vitally important issues raised by the Tomljenovic report into the JCVI