Unschool: Think Outside The Walls

Months ago, when I said “I just want him to slow down and be a kid while his brother does school,” it didn’t sit right with me.

I didn’t want to stifle his interests, but school was a chore for us growing up and homeschool started to feel like a chore also. I mean, learning isn’t fun right?

WRONG. Compulsory education isn’t fun. Spontaneous learning is a blast! Why should we “force” our children to learn in a way that our culture is pressuring when it fails time and again? Is it really valuable information if the individual does not value it?

We know that public school fails us, but why? Newsflash (if you haven’t been around small children lately)!! Children aren’t designed to sit still in a chair for 5+ hours each day, stay quiet, write what we say, and absorb what they are told. That’s not how it works. We can cater to most of their needs… So, why not the most valuable asset a human holds?! The capacity to learn should be cherished, grown, and modeled.

In the United States, we put children in classrooms and pressure them to regurgitate information that a group of people say is valuable. What about living life? Isn’t that valuable, too? Shouldn’t we promote the curiosities of our children and help them explore this world and create a love for life and learning instead of a hatred of school?

In school, we give clear expectations and require children to meet those expectations. In life, there are no expectations… it requires of us to be creative and problem-solve without being told what to do and when to do it. If we want to grow a generation of “innovators” then it is time to ALLOW them to be innovative by nurturing their curiosities, growing their love for learning, and valuing their capacity to do so. Learning should be modeled as a lifelong process, for that is where innovation is found.

It didn’t sit right with me when I said I wanted my second-born to “still be a kid.” because I was stripping that right away from my 5-year-old… who is still a kid.

Shalom, light, and love.

Sites to consider:

Let’s Talk About Parental Rights and Responsibilities

When you decide to have a child, it’s a big deal. You are in charge of another human life for at least the next 18 years. Sometimes this is longer. When you decide to have a child, you fear all of the unknowns. You are terrified of messing it up, so you research just about everything…

You look for the safest car seat. You spend hours on various safety websites. You compare brands and testimonies. You make sure it fits your car. You even find the safest seat in your car. You may (and should) get it inspected by a certified car seat inspector for proper securement. Some even buy a whole new car when they’re expecting! We did… a few times.

You look for the best crib and mattress. You’re scared to death of SIDS (which, by the way, is not suffocation) so you look for a breathable mattress. Maybe it is hypoallergenic or some fancy cooling gel type. You spend time comparing reviews.

You look for a sleeper for an additional place to sleep. You know infants sleep a lot and want eyes on them all the time, so you buy a sleeper. You might want them in your room for the first few weeks or months and can’t fit the crib, so you buy a sleeper. You don’t buy any sleeper, you buy the one that rocks, changes positions, and plays music or soothing sounds. You buy the one that gets the best ratings. You want ultimate comfort for your baby.

You look for a stroller. Does it come with the car seat? What if I want one for jogging or different terrain? Are the tires plastic or rubber? Does it come with a weather shield? Maybe you opt to buy a baby carrier. Which one is the most comfortable? Should I try babywearing? What brands are the best? You read and read.

You look for a diaper bag. Am I going to carry bottles? How many pockets does it have? Does it have extra cooling space? Can I wash it? Do I like the straps? How many diapers will it fit? How much clothing can I pack?

You look at diapers. You have a friend that uses cloth, maybe you look into it and reach out to her. What about disposables? Which is cheapest? What brand is best? Which ones won’t give my baby a rash? What about rash cream? I need some of that too, right? You look into it.

You research some of these things, maybe all of them, maybe more… because this is YOUR baby. You care for them. The minute they hit your chest, your whole world is different. You have a fierce love for this tiny human. You will do anything for them; then the nurse comes at them with a needle. They cry. You cry. Did you ever look into it? Did you ever look at newborn interventions? You had a birth plan, did you include your baby? If so, you did a lot more research. You looked at cord clamping, skin-to-skin, and indications for “eye goop.” You looked up newborn vaccinations.

The hospital or staff told you it was routine. They told you it was mandatory, and they had to have them, but is this YOUR child or does this new baby belong to the hospital? Does this baby belong to the pediatrician? Do they belong to the government? How about your state? Do you think this baby belongs to the CDC? After all, they are the ones who proposed the vaccination schedule. The CDC and ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) are the ones that recommend the vaccines. Do they own your child? No? Then why are they making decisions for your child?

You should look up the schedule. You should research the diseases, their history, and their treatment. You should research the vaccines. You have the ability at your fingertips. You are the parent. This is your responsibility. You did it for everything else, so why is this someone else’s territory? These substances go into your newborn’s body. This developing infant gets these biologics… you should know what they are. This is your baby. This is your responsibility. If you want to pass that responsibility off to another person, go for it. That is your choice. Nothing about that is “normal.” Passing off parental responsibility should not be seen as the norm. What should be seen as the norm is parents making informed decisions and having open discussions with healthcare professionals. That should be normal.

Remember, most doctors are not scientists. They don’t usually know the intricacies of vaccine manufacturing, “screening,” testing, approval, courts, payouts, and events reporting. Pediatricians follow protocols mandated upon them by entities that don’t go to med school. Even medical journals are becoming drug advertisements (see video). The art of medicine has been drained by corporate interests, demands of insurance companies, and government protocols. Doctors have been shackled to mandates from people who haven’t been to med school. Providers worry more about litigation than medicine. They cannot deviate, for they will be questioned. Even if it is in the best interest of the patient, they are forced to do otherwise. There is no money in wellness. Think about that. It is no secret that we have the sickest developed nation, and our children are now subject to our poor health habits. Something isn’t working, and we all know governments destroy just about everything. They destroy our money, relationships with other countries, relations within our society with the help of mainstream media, personal rights (there is no shortage of that). So, back to those rights…

Right to body autonomy means that you have ownership of your body. It is your own and you control it. This also goes for your children. They own their body and have the right to their body. You make decisions for them, until they have the mental capacity to do so for themselves. If you didn’t have body autonomy, you could be taken from your home for no reason, imprisoned, tested upon. Somebody could break your bones, stab you, beat you and you’d have no recourse. If you don’t own your body, who does? Right to bodily autonomy is the foundation of liberty.

How is it that in today’s America, in what’s supposed to be a “freed” country, parents are pushed around by health care professionals and government bodies to inject biologics into their children? How is that possible? This is not individual liberty. This is a medical mandate reminiscent of Hitler’s Nazi Medical Experiments.

It is time to rise, parents. You are raising future America. Is it going to be a place where adults don’t believe they have a right to their body? Will it be a place where the government decides who gets what medical interventions? What happens when millions are maimed and killed by said interventions? Without the right to body autonomy, you won’t have a choice, and they won’t have a consequence. Sounds like the predicament we already face with our infants.

Children are the responsibility of their parents, let’s not diminish that role. Parents need to arm themselves with knowledge. Read like you did when preparing for a newborn and baby-proofing your home. We must empower ourselves and each other with the strong message of being responsible for our children (and self) and becoming more educated. There is always more to learn.

Shalom, light, and love.

 

Sites to consider:

https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2018/02/week-worst-health-care-system-world.html
https://mises.org/library/law
http://icandecide.org/about/
https://qz.com/1201360/im-a-law-professor-and-i-teach-my-students-how-to-destroy-american-democracy/
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/newsphotos/the-healthiest-and-least-healthy-nations-in-the-world/ss-AAaprFO#image=1 (US doesn’t make this list, not surprised)
http://www.newsweek.com/united-states-health-care-rated-worst-637114

Lesson #3.5: Education is Key to Informed Consent, Everything Else is Coercion

Part 2 of 2.

Aside from the “medical neglect” fiasco, the nurse felt like the pediatrician involving the DA, PD, and CPS stemmed from a huge misunderstanding. The pediatrician hadn’t been in to speak with me since she threatened to call the very people who visited the afternoon prior. So, the nurse convened a meeting. The pediatrician, charge nurse, and my primary nurse came in. They spoke their side. I spoke mine. I questioned everything. I got vague answers. She didn’t care to see what I compiled on my laptop. I questioned the dangers, showing her the insert. The nurses downplayed the adverse effects listed, saying the neurological effects were for older populations. One even said the neurological risks were with multiple vaccines and not for this vaccine (though, it is written in its specific insert). Somehow the immature immune system and developing organs of a newborn are more adept to take on this vaccine than an adult with fully functioning immune systems and mature organs? Or, do we ignore presentations in infants? Perhaps, we call these presentations and conditions “idiopathic” and SIDS.

My husband arrived with the kids. We discussed the issues as a group. Well, they discussed. To stop the pediatrician from prying and fear of something happening to take our children from us, we consented. Under duress. I see now that this was not truly informed consent. Consent is an act of freewill. I should have protected him better. I didn’t.

Immediately after the vaccine (over 30 hours into his life), my infant developed horizontal nystagmus every time his gaze drifted. I pointed it out, and the pediatrician did not address it. This persisted for about 2-3 weeks. At his follow-up visit, I mentioned it again and the new pediatrician did not address it. At his one month visit, the nurse and pediatrician asked for clarification about his milestone questionnaire. “He sleeps 20 hours a day?!” “Yep. Including nursing sessions, he only has 4 hours of wakefulness.” That was an overestimate. It was sometime between month 2 and 3 when he started to come around.

I spent months following his birth compiling my research and knowledge. I was not prepared for the day of his birth, and I was going to be prepared for the in-clinic visit. I am prepared today. I even researched the adjuvant ingredients. Adjuvants are substances that the body would identify as foreign and mount a “stronger immune response” toward, at least that is the theory. They’ve used Aluminum in vaccines for so long that it is assumed to be “safe” because vaccines are assumed to be safe. See how that works?

Aluminum (Al) is present in our environment. We consume it. The EPA regulates the “safe” amount of aluminum in our water. Remember, there is a difference between consuming substances that confront your gastrointestinal tract (first line of defense) and bypassing all that and placing it into your muscle for direct absorption (sources calculate absorption within 10 minutes or sustained for weeks). Aluminum is poorly absorbed in the GI tract; this has been studied. Intramuscular (IM) aluminum has not been studied. The DHHS and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) states that “healthy serum levels of Aluminum are 1-3 mcg per liter.” A healthy adult (upper-end 5.5 liters of blood) would have a maximum serum Al level of 16.5 mcg. A newborn infant would have a max of 0.6 mcg Al for their entire blood volume. A single dose of the Hep B vaccine contains 225-500 mcg of Aluminum. TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE AT THE VERY LEAST. That is 375 times the healthy serum level for an infant! Are. We. Serious?!

The equivalent, 375 times the safety limit, for an adult is a 6,187.5 mcg Al injection. Who volunteers to test the effects of that? No? Does this not pose valid concerns? Health agencies say the amount of Al in vaccines is “extremely low.” By what standards? Why aren’t we questioning this adjuvant? It’s a neurotoxin, yet we give it to babies within minutes of life. A reckless, in my opinion, and clearly unsafe amount of it. What are the consequences of the entire Al quantity being released systemically within 10 minutes? How does that differ from a sustained release over time? Why don’t we study absorption IM of Aluminum? (Side note: I recently reviewed some documents and it looks like 2 doses of Hep B were given to my newborn, one of each type, in one single injection.)

But hey, correlation doesn’t equal causation and my healthy newborn may have coincidentally developed the eye drift and twitches 30 hours into life. My baby was simply categorized as “a sleepy baby.” Extreme drowsiness is a documented symptom of aluminum toxicity, but he was just an infant. How would we know? We have no qualms with too much sleep. If an adult acted that way, we would do a slew of tests because that isn’t normal. That’s what they tell us about anything developing after a vaccine. It is a coincidence that it developed after injection. This was a healthy newborn. That was not a coincidence. The ATSDR even reports “neurological effects” due to toxic levels of Aluminum. Don’t take my word for it, go fact check me on all of this. I’ll provide you some links.

If I only knew then what I know now, I would have demanded more from the pediatrician than a nod in your direction when I pointed out your nystagmus twice. I would have advocated better for you. I would have pressed them to acknowledge the concerns. I would have pointed out all of these facts, but mama was still learning. If I knew then what I know now, I would have stood my ground for you. You depend on me, and I won’t fail you again. Guaranteed.

Shalom, light, and love.

 

Sites to Consider:
Al ToxGuide: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxguides/index.asp&ved=2ahUKEwjhlOiCjabaAhXr6oMKHeF9D-UQFjAEegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw0ubhOoPxYMBL-F3uSckYHf
Al neurotoxic: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2782734/
Al in drinking water: https://www.wqa.org/Portals/0/Technical/Technical%20Fact%20Sheets/2014_Aluminum.pdf
CDC adjuvant page: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/adjuvants.html (you will see their claim to low levels link is broken) Further down the page there is an ingredient list, if you are interested.
Al MSDS: http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9922853

From Nazi War Crimes to Mandatory Vaccines: A loss of informed consent

We don’t perform drug trials on pregnant people or infants because it isn’t ethical. If a person cannot give their informed consent (fetuses, infants, and children), they cannot consent. This duty falls to the parent. Fetuses, infants, and children up to a certain age cannot tell us what symptoms they are experiencing. It would be unethical to place them in experimental drug trials. How much data could we obtain without extensive intervention? Not much. The risks don’t outweigh the benefits. So we don’t test medications on pregnant people, infants, and children… (like they did in Nazi Medical Experiments)

Instead, we freely administer vaccines to them and “monitor” postmarketing studies of which nobody participates. Even worse. Have you been pregnant? Were you vaccinated? Did they contact the manufacturer about your outcomes? Did they survey you at all? I’m guessing you did not participate.

If you were born in the 1990s or earlier, you were likely given 4 vaccines as a baby. 7 different diseases/antigens for 14 doses total. If you were born before 1983, you were given half that. If vaccines were effective, why did they completely reformulate ALL of our generation’s vaccines and replace them with new versions that are administered more often?

We don’t test babies, yet in 2018 we inoculate infants with 23 vaccines. That is 26 different antigens given 3-4x EACH by age 1. We put approx 85 doses of foreign genetic material mixed with other substances into an infant’s body within their first year of life. EIGHTY-FIVE. That is six times the number we got as infants! Is it of no wonder that parents are pausing to question this practice?

Remember, this is the body of an infant. Infants have immature immune systems. We know this. This is common knowledge. They don’t mount immune responses like adults, and we still don’t fully understand all the components of immunity. Yet, we are putting these substances into that infant and calling it SAFE AND EFFECTIVE. Why?! We are treading murky waters. We essentially force 85 doses of foreign viruses/bacteria into the most vulnerable immune system, in the name of protection that has not been proven. Correlation doesn’t equal causation… right? What’s more is, we don’t follow up with these children over time. We don’t measure outcomes. We have an opportunity to learn, but we destroy it by avoiding the topic.

There is no questioning vaccines because it is drilled into our (society, medical world) heads that all “vaccines are safe and effective.” This is a blanket statement no matter if the vaccine has been around 2 years or 2 days. Blanket. These claims are made without any data to agree or disagree with the statement. Again, we don’t do safety studies on infants and pregnant people. And, the postmarketing studies are buried. Vaccine inserts, that you’re never given at a pediatric visit, list adverse events under “postmarketing studies.” So there are documented risks, yet we are to believe and state to our patients that vaccines are generally SAFE? What?

Parents must know the risks. This is informed consent. Parents provide care for their kids, they love them more than any outside influence. Medical practitioners do not care for your kids as YOU care for them. They are not held responsible if an injury occurs post-vaccination. Parents must live with the injury, so PARENTS MUST MAKE THE DECISION. Informed decisions.

Many people call for mandatory vaccinations. This is not informed consent. When informed consent is lost, medical tyranny is imminent. No government agency should control your body. Ever. It’s dangerous, always has been, always will be.

With no safety trials (because they didn’t want to “leave babies unprotected”) the CDC recommends we inoculate EVERY BABY and refuses to acknowledge any adverse events or lifelong medical conditions in conjunction with the schedule. Not only recommend, they demand it from providers who pressure parents. This is not a system built to deliver safe and effective medical care. This is risky business. The risks are all for the parents and the business is all government.

We have a sick generation of kiddos with a medley of autoimmune conditions. Could it be, perhaps, we are destroying or negatively altering the mechanisms of immunity by creating a false response with immunizations in an immature immune system? Are immunizations confusing the body’s normal functions and causing an overreaction or permanent damage? Why aren’t we considering the implications of this practice in long-term health? How is it possible that injecting genetic components with excipients are not part of the health equation? Why aren’t medical practitioners questioning the CDC? Why aren’t we demanding answers? Blind faith is dangerous. Blind following is detrimental. (See Nazi Medical Experiments.)

May your mind be open, heart be brave, soul be wise, and spirit be strong.

Shalom, light, and love.

 

Sites to Consider:
How the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) approves new vaccines, video clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UzQqan3uF8

WWII links to Nazi Medical Experimentation:
https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005168
http://www.claimscon.org/about/history/closed-programs/medical-experiments/personal-statements-from-victims/
http://remember.org/educate/medexp

Vaccine Schedules from the CDC:
1983: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/images/schedule1983s.jpg
1989: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/images/schedule1989s.jpg
2005: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5351-Immunizationa1.htm
2017: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/past/2017-child.pdf
Main page: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/resource-library/index.html

 

Lesson #2: Medical Professionals are Partners in Your Care, Not Dictators

I hesitate to continue to share my experiences, but the truth will set me free… Right?!

When I had my second child, I was already wary of vaccinating because of my firstborn’s reaction. I didn’t understand how something we deem outright “safe” in the medical world would have any downsides. Every single medication I’ve administered comes with risks. I tell my patients the side effects and let them make those choices. Informed consent. My mind thought vaccines didn’t have any side effects… or at least I never looked into it. My pediatrician never talked to me about risks, nor did any nurse who had injected my first child. But WHY?! Isn’t that our job?? We weigh risks and benefits. How are parents not subject to knowing the risks for their children?

I was tormented the months following my second child’s birth. This was cognitive dissonance. I decided that the “combo vaccine” (Pediarix) was too much of a risk to benefit my infant. I would further limit his schedule to DTaP alone. I was most worried about pertussis. Have you seen the videos of those tiny airways struggling for air when a baby has pertussis? It’s frightening.

I searched for a highly-rated pediatrician for his two-month shots. It was an hour drive, but they had great reviews. That day was surprising. We showed up and I declined everything but the DTaP injection. The pediatrician was NOT HAPPY. He was actually pretty pissed off. He wasn’t sad or concerned; he was irate. I didn’t really care about his opinion after he raised his voice and told me my baby “needed them” and he didn’t “understand why A NURSE wouldn’t consent for BASIC medical care.” Uhh… okay. Was that supposed to offend me into consent? All it did was foster more questions.

He definitely didn’t want to understand my reasons. I get it. Medical people are BUSY. They are also pressured by protocols. I do not have time to look up and memorize every risk factor for the medications I administer on an emergent basis. But those are EMERGENT. Those risks are higher than most medication risks, including death or disability. Have you seen drug commercials? Yikes. I worked in a practice that frequently prescribed antibiotics; I knew the indications and risks like the back of my hand. We also gave the same medications over and over. It is easier to educate on treatments and medications you are used to providing, or is it? When I send a patient out with a prescription now, I will give them the indication (and mechanism of action when asked) and advise them to LOOK UP THE RISKS, but common ones included [list of 3-4 symptoms] and maybe how to combat those effects. It is up to them. It’s the patient’s decision to take medications or administer them to their children. We are partners in their health, not dictators. We don’t own their bodies; we simply provide the options. So why was this different with infant vaccine schedules? They are not mandatory (lest we travel back to Hitler era medical practice and war atrocities) they are *recommended* by the CDC.

I went home and did some research and stumbled upon vaccine manufacturer websites and I finally READ THE LABELS of vaccines… They are called “inserts.” No, these are NOT the flyers that are readily available at your doctor’s office. Those pamphlets are basically advertisements; I had a stack from the appointment. I read those flyers and compared them to the manufacturer inserts. Thoughtful omission. I read about DTaP and I was sick with what I had found about pertussis. We still don’t know enough about pertussis to know how to protect from it, and THERE IS NO SEROLOGICAL CORRELATE FOR THE PROTECTION FROM PERTUSSIS. This means that we don’t know how to measure our immunity to pertussis… so, we are giving a medication to do what exactly? We have no idea. What’s more is that it states SIDS can be EXPECTED after a pertussis-containing vaccine. They don’t say it can be expected after diphtheria or tetanus vaccine; they say specifically “pertussis-containing.” This is due to a study that found “more incidence of SIDS” in a small population. They’re calling it a “chance.” That being said, they call these risks rare. Some even say 1 in 100,000… big number (the number is much smaller according to the small study in the insert, see screenshot, you can pull it up yourself direct from the manufacturer’s website, link provided). Maybe it is unlikely, but if my child was that 1… that 1 is my everything. Those risks don’t outweigh the benefits of doing next to nothing. Sorry, not sorry.

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https://www.gsksource.com/pharma/content/dam/GlaxoSmithKline/US/en/Prescribing_Information/Pediarix/pdf/PEDIARIX.PDF

Correlation doesn’t equal causation with reactions (SIDS), according to the insert. But, somehow, correlation absolutely equals causation when it has to do with the decline of disease during vaccine introduction only. Except for the fact that vaccinated kids today are the largest population of children with confirmed Pertussis. The CDC monitors communicable diseases (See the bottom chart about vaccine status in the screenshot below. They merely OMIT the vaccinated population, but I did the math. Link provided below screenshot).

28828762_1704376989652361_1802140648904487719_o.jpghttps://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/surv-reporting.html

There are a whole slew of factors aside from vaccines including sanitation, clean drinking water, epidemiological studies on infectious disease processes, living quarters/quarantine, and readily available medications for acute conditions that destroyed childhood illnesses… but that’s none of our business. Sure, maybe vaccination helped at one point and to a degree (to the detriment of some adults and children), but there is so much more to this story as you will soon see… I wish it were simple and clear. I wish the greater good existed despite monetary drives. I wish you health and wellness without bias.

Shalom, light, and love.