Radical Thoughts on Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and All Vaccines

A friend recently posted a warning about Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and of course, the mainstream medical community is pushing vaccines to stop it. But are vaccines the answer? I think not. I have been gradually accumulating evidence for a scientific case AGAINST all vaccinations. Let me share some of it with you.

1) Animals in the wild do not get vaccinations of any kind and they do just fine.
2) Joel Salatin, quite possibly the most successful farmer in America right now by a number of measures, does not vaccinate ANY of his animals for anything (and gives no antibiotics) and his animals do just fine.
3) Antoine Bechamp, a rival of Louis Pasteur, taught in the 19th century that microbes are not intrinsically pathogenic. They become pathogenic because of unnatural “terrain” – the environment in the body because of an unnatural diet, stress, etc. I was introduced to Bechamp by Joel Salatin, who uses his principles to keep his animals healthy with no medication.
4) Now over 100 years later, mainstream science is finally starting to discover what Bechamp proposed way back then. For example, it has recently been found that the pathogenicity of E. Coli may depend on it’s shape, which in turn is controlled by several environmental factors (as Bechamp pointed out long ago)

Bacterial morphology is affected by a combination of selective pressures – access to nutrients, cell division, attachment/dispersal, predation and motility (among others).

Masters of change

Legionella pneumophila, a causative agent of Legionnaires’ disease, can take on different shapes (here singular, paired and filamentous in red) © CDC
We tend to think of bacteria as having fixed morphologies. We even name them after their shape (e.g. Streptococcus). But environments aren’t static, and neither is bacterial shape. Some bacteria – including a number of human pathogens – change their form dramatically as the go through different development pathways. For example at least eight different morphological forms are adopted by Legionella pneumophila during its developmental cycle. Helicobacter pylori is usually identified as short spiral rods but can appear as corkscrews (filaments) in biopsy specimens. And an impressive study of uropathogenic Escherichia coli identified four distinct morphological forms as the bacteria infected bladder epithelial cells: nonmotile rods, cocci, motile rods and filaments.

Does shape change have anything to do with pathogenesis? For fungi we know it does. Most pathogenic fungi are dimorphic, with yeast and hyphal (filamentous) stages, and only one form is pathogenic. The study of bacterial morphology and virulence is still in its infancy, but at least for E. coli shape change seems to play a central role during infection. LINK HERE

5) Alfred Russel Wallace, a scientist and contemporary of Darwin spoke out strongly against vaccinations, including those for smallpox and whooping cough, when they were first introduced. See his book Wonderful Century HERE Chapter 18 entitled, “Vaccinations: A Delusion, their Penal Enforcement a Crime.” Highly recommended reading.
6) Florence Nightengale, the most famous nurse of all time, said this

Diseases are not individuals arranged in classes, like cats and dogs, but conditions, growing out of one another. Is it not living in a continual mistake to look upon diseases as we do now, as separate entities, which must exist, like cats and dogs, instead of looking upon them as conditions, like a dirty and a clean condition, and just as much under our control; or rather as the reactions of kindly nature, against the conditions in which we have placed ourselves? I was brought up to believe that smallpox, for instance, was a thing of which there was once a first specimen in the world, which went on propagating itself, in a perpetual chain of descent, just as there was a first dog, (or first pair of dogs) and that smallpox would not begin itself, any more than a new dog would begin without there having been a parent dog. Since then I have seen with my own eyes and smelled with my own nose smallpox growing up in first specimens, either in closed rooms or in overcrowded wards, where it could not by any possibility have been ‘caught’, but must have begun. I have seen diseases begin, grow up, and turn into one another. Now, dogs do not turn into cats. I have seen, for instance, with a little overcrowding, continued fever grow up; and with a little more, typhoid fever; and with a little more, typhus, and all in the same ward or hut. Would it not be far better, truer, and more practical, if we looked upon disease in this light (for diseases, as all experience shows, are adjectives, not noun-substantives):

- True nursing ignores infection, except to prevent it. Cleanliness and fresh air from open windows, with unremitting attention to the patient, are the only defense a true nurse either asks or needs.

- Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection. The greater part of nursing consists of preserving cleanliness.

- The specific disease doctrine is the grand refuge of weak, uncultured, unstable minds, such as now rule in the medical profession. There are no specific diseases; there are only specific disease conditions.”

Nightingale, Florence, Notes on Nursing, 1st ed., 1860, p. 32, quoted in “Bechamp or Pasteur” by Hume.

7) Joel Salatin wrote the following …

“The point is that if I, as a beef producer, don’t feed grain and silage to my animals, even if your steak has some E. coli on it, you won’t get sick. For decades on our farm we’ve treated ourselves to ice cream bars after processing chicken. We’ve never even washed our hands. Guts to ice cream. Yum. We’ve never even gotten sick.” Folks, This Ain’t Normal (2011), p. 300

In other words, Joel is saying (and demonstrating with his personal practice) that E. Coli is not harmful if the “terrain” is natural. Classic Bechamp.

8) What about viruses?  Joel Fuhrman, MD, top nutritional advisor to the huge health food store chain, Whole Foods, Inc. said

“It’s time for all of us to reconsider the notion that viruses are the sole or even primary cause of serious viral-associated illnesses. Most often the exposure to and presence of a virus, and its association with the disease and its complications, is not the only cause and not even the main cause that initiates an illness. Certainly, exposure to the virus and its multiplication within our body is at the core of viral infections. However, though it is not generally recognized, the virus adapts itself to the host (our body) and becomes dangerous and multiplies as a result of the host’s disease promoting environment, created by nutritional inadequacy. In most cases, a virus, when exposed to a healthy, well-noursihed body, would remain harmless.”–Dr. Joel Fuhrman in “Super Immunity”, 2011, p. 29

So … my studied opinion is that the way to avoid having your children get Whooping Cough (or any other sickness, viral or bacterial) is to take a hard look at your children’s diet. Greatly reduce the Cokes, candy, Twinkies, donuts, chips, fries, McDonalds hamburgers and other junk food and start feeding them mostly NATURAL FOODS. Simple concept. Hard to do. It will really require a big commitment to an entirely different mindset, but if you work at it, you can do it. AND your kids will thank you someday.

2 Responses to “Radical Thoughts on Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and All Vaccines”

  1. Pete says:

    While I agree with your points, the part about Salatin is not what it would seem. First, many, if not all of his feeder cattle are purchased at the sale barn and so are likely vaccinated. I don’t know that he runs any mother cows at all. Same for the pigs, he does not run any sows, which is where most swine vaccines are utilized. I have no idea if his source for feeder pigs is conventional or natural but it may well be the former since the hog genetics he uses are thoroughly conventional. And in chickens, well there is pretty much only one common vaccine in them so far as I know.

  2. Brian Larson says:

    I agree with some of your mindset toward vaccines. The idea that if we eat a healthy, whole food diet, our health and immune systems would definitely benefit and we would be stronger. The only problem is that this approach would put us on more of a “survival of the fittest” footing. Those who are able to weather the various bacterial infections would develop a natural immunity to those diseases. We now live in a global society and are not just subject to the diseases of a particular region. When European explores crossed the ocean and interacted with new populations, both people groups were confronted with diseases that wiped out significant numbers of their respective populations. Vaccinations can and do significantly increase individual and populations ability to defend against devastating diseases. Weather it is us traveling to a place that a bacteria exists or a bacteria that travels to where we are, our natural ability to defend against bacteria is limited.

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