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Should You Or Your Kids Get Vaccinated? One Doctor’s Surprising Answer To Making The Big Decision On Vaccines.
Nov 8, 2018 · 1 hr 16 min
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Over the past fifty years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded. Currently 1 in 2.5 American children has an allergy, 1 in 11 has asthma, 1 in 13 has severe food allergies, and 1 in 36 has autism. While some attribute this rise to increased awareness and diagnosis, my guest on today's show, Thomas Cowan, MD, argues for a direct causal relationship to a corresponding increase in the number of vaccines American children typically receive - approximately 70 vaccine doses by age eighteen. The goal of these vaccines is precisely what we’re now seeing in such abundance among our chronically ill children: the provocation of immune response. In his new book , Dr. Cowan looks at emerging evidence that certain childhood illnesses are actually protective of disease later in life; examines the role of fever, the gut, and cellular fluid in immune health; argues that vaccination is an ineffective (and harmful) attempt to shortcut a complex immune response; and asserts that the medical establishment has engaged in an authoritarian argument that robs parents of informed consent. His ultimate question, from the point of view of a doctor who has decades of experience treating countless children is... ...what are we really doing to children when we vaccinate them? Dr. Cowan, MD, is a veteran family physician who has studied and written about many subjects in medicine, including nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine, and herbal medicine. He is the author of Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and the new book Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness from Chelsea Green Publishing. He is also a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and a frequent lecturer throughout the US and Canada.
 He's also the same doctor I mentioned in when I talked about how your "heart is not a pump". During our discussion, you'll discover: -Dr. Cowan's experience with a childhood friend with asthma, and how it turned him onto medicine...8:00 The child was teased by classmates. "How dare you be sick..." He was way out of the norm. Asthma is far more prevalent now than in the 60's. Increasing number of adults with autoimmune issues. A large number of people diagnosed with autism become institutionalized. -The story of William Coley's Toxins...12:50 "Give me a medicine to produce a fever, and I can cure any disease." --Hippocrates Coley was an oncology surgeon, specializing in osteosarcoma. Realized his conventional treatment of sarcoma (cancer) was not effective. Came upon a former patient who was scheduled to be treated for sarcoma. Wound up getting treated for erysypelas (induced fever); sarcoma went away and never returned. Experimented with induced fever treatment on his own patients. 40% were cured with this treatment. 40% mortality rate. Inducing fever was killing the cancer. Coley's Toxins has been banned as a practice in the U.S. since the 1960's. "When I'm treating someone for a condition who's symptoms include a fever...If we can cure that condition without alleviating the fever, I am preemptively pushing this individual away from cancer for the rest of their life." --Dr. Thomas Cowan -The two branches of the immune system...21:20 You get exposed to measles. Body is looking at infected cells. Mounts a white cell response: attack and digest infected cells and clear out of the body. Fever, rash, diarrhea. Basically what we call "being sick." "Being sick" is not the virus; it's your body rejecting the virus. If you inhibit the cell-mediated response, you can infect and even kill people. By eliminating the symptoms (fever, rash, diarrhea, etc.) you allow the virus to continue its attack on the immune system. Theory of vaccines: Purely antibody strategy. No cell-mediated immune system. Inject the virus along with aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, etc. to force your body to produce antibodies. You end up with an accelerated antibody response. 2 problems with this strategy: You have zero possibility of developing lifelong immunity to a virus after it has passed. Every vaccine needs to have boosters. Just as susceptible as a newborn as an adult. Autoimmune disease is the situation of accelerated antibodies that are targeting your own tissues. Children who get chicken pox and measles have less major chronic disease later in life. CDC: Anyone born before 1956 is considered to be immune to measles. -Why the way current science believes cells operate in the immune system is flawed...31:30 The central paradox of mammalian cells: How does a cell live in a sodium-rich environment, yet has a sodium-poor internal milieu. Balance of sodium and potassium "charges" the cell like a battery. Lose the charge, you have a dead cell. Each cell has a "pump" that balances the sodium and potassium. Two problems with this way of thinking: Cells are supposedly 70% water, but there's no water in the human body. In order to create the supposed differential, a cell needs 40x the amount of energy a normal cell has just to run the "pump," let alone its other normal functions. There's not enough ATP available to be responsible for the proper distribution of sodium and potassium -The real reason we get sick...42:50 The sequence: You feel good, then get a fever, then a bunch of snot, then you feel better. Your body is like a gel; then it gets corrupted by a virus. Your body heats up, softens the gel, gets rid of the virus, the waste of which ends up in your hanky. The gel hardens again and is immune to that disease. Introducing foreign substances as you find in vaccines weakens the immune system; you keep getting sick over and over; you experience inflammation. -Dr. Cowan's protocol for supporting the immune system based on the innate immune system response...48:40 Substances such as aluminum and formaldehyde interfere with the charge of the actual cells. A human being is an information communication device with the rest of the world; our "radios" are out of tune with vaccines. Adequate water, minerals, outside barefoot, adequate sunshine. Low hanging fruit to take care of before turning to vaccines. -What we can do to reverse or overcome the effects of vaccinations if we've been vaccinated already...51:15 No one is beyond hope. Take it one step at a time. Create a "cellular gel restoration program." You may need to experience the illness again. Let your body do its own house cleaning. -The one pharmaceutical drug of which Dr. Cowan is an advocate, and why...53:45 Low doses of Naltrexone. Discovered as opiate receptor inhibitor. (OD on heroine.) When you block opiates, you block endorphins. You're not a happy camper. Naltrexone tricks your body into making endorphins; makes a huge difference in people suffering from AI disease. -How colostrum helps both children and adults with autoimmune issues...59:45 Stimulates healthy gut flora. Prevents leakage into the bloodstream. -And MUCH more... Resources from this episode:   - Episode Sponsors: - Get 15% off your order using my link. - and Thorne Aminos. 10% off both. - Get their trial set for FREE (a $13 value) when you use my link. - A better way to hire! Use my special link and try Zip Recruiter for free. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Cowan or me? 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