Crazy?

No longer in the stage of life of having small children – with all the joys and tasks they create – I now have the blessing of grandchildren! This allows me time to think about the significance of motherhood and seek to encourage moms in the most important role they could every have. Seeking wisdom through the Bible daily, God sheds light in my heart and I desire to share this light with others.

Peter speaks directly to leaders in chapter five of his first letter, “Shepherd God’s flock. Not for the money, but eagerly.” These words powerfully impacted my heart one morning. Who are these words directed to? Leaders. Who is a leader? Parents are leaders. We are entrusted with the leadership of our children.

What does it mean to shepherd a flock? I’m no expert in sheep, but my guess is the obvious things – take care of them. Make sure they have safe food, a safe place to eat and protect them from forces that might attack and harm them. David is a great example of a committed shepherd. He tells us that he actively protected his sheep by killing a lion and a bear. He didn’t abandon his sheep. He didn’t expect anyone else to come in and do his work for him. He was ready. He was alert. He was practiced. He attacked the enemies that sought to attack his flock.

We also read many of David’s psalms and we know God asserted that David was “a man after God’s own heart.” David was certainly not perfect. He committed adultery and murder and sought to cover it up. He married many wives and didn’t have a great track record as a father. However, God continues to affirm that David’s heart was directed toward God. I believe part of this comes from his occupation during the boredom of looking after his sheep. Let’s face it, when you are looking after sheep, there are times of boredom – when everything seems to be going well. David used this time to exalt in God. He wrote down praises to God and he memorized them. He used his down time to extol God and bask in who God is.

As leaders we are to be prepared to actively protect our flock. We can also use the times of boredom to dig deeper into knowing God, knowing His word, memorizing His word and exalting God in our lives.

In 2017 we need to know exactly what dangers our sheep are facing. We need to have an awareness of the very real dangers in our world so that we can expose them and help our sheep avoid being consumed by the enemies they will encounter. I don’t believe we are called to push for a better world, or even hope that there will be a political solution to the evil we see around us. But, as a vigilant shepherd, we should seek to protect the sheep God has entrusted in our care and warn them of danger. An alert shepherd will investigate the potential of danger before advancing to a new area. Shepherds should be able to understand, point out, and explain the reason a particular path holds danger.

For me personally, as someone who has been blessed to get support and information that enabled me to have natural births and breastfeed the five children I was blessed by God to bear, the world of childbirth and early parenting are close to my heart. Knowing how empowering the act of giving birth naturally was for me, knowing how empowering the act of nurturing a baby exclusively at the breast is, and watching with delight as baby grows and thrives on breast milk alone is an unparalleled experience.

I believe the enemy wants to rob women of this empowering experience. Further, the enemy seeks to sow discord in the hearts of children and break the bonding process experienced easily through natural birth and breastfeeding. I am not trying to criticize anyone who has had a different experience, but the reality is, bonding is more difficult when there are complications in childbirth and when early breastfeeding is a struggle. These are not insurmountable challenges, but require much more effort and determination to get through. As a breastfeeding counselor for 23+ years I have seen women overcome incredible challenges to successfully breastfeed, but my heart aches to watch completely unnecessary complications develop because of lack of support, or poor recommendations to unsuspecting women.

I believe the medical establishment has so medicalized the childbirth experience that most women are deprived of the support necessary to watch their body give birth. For truly a woman was designed to give birth and her body is the most amazing part of the process. Our modern medical practices often unnecessarily complicate the process and serve to DISempower women of their biological strength. Again, this is not meant as a criticism to specific women, who generally do the best with the situation they face, but to the system. Medicalized births often lead to some trauma to both mom and baby and can make breastfeeding more difficult. Additionally, standard hospital practices and the advice given by staff can cause harm. Advice from medical personnel who are ignorant of breastfeeding creates many obstacles for a brand new mother trying to get breastfeeding off to a good start.

As a breastfeeding counselor nothing hurts my heart more than watching innocent, but ignorant, parents, blindly follow medical or cultural advice and end up actually harming their own child. They do not intend harm to their precious baby, but the system has ensnared them into decisions that are not in their baby’s best interests for lifelong health.

How? The list is long. Giving pregnant women vaccines which are known to harm the developing baby, repeated ultrasounds in pregnancy, routine birth practices designed with the doctor or hospital in mind but which put baby at greater risk of harm, vaccines given to baby, circumcision, allergy shots for children, Tylenol, screen time for babies and children (more addictive and damaging than some drugs), GMO food, processed foods, blindly trusting public schools or curriculum, Disney movies, etc.

I was once in darkness about most of these things. I didn’t know how harmful some of these things were. But, having researched and now understanding the danger, I can no longer blindly continue these harmful practices for myself. As an “older women” I can no longer stand idly by and watch younger women get sucked into very dangerous fields where the enemy stands ready to devour both them and their young lambs.

So, I must speak out and warn others, despite the risk of being dismissed as crazy, or ridiculed by what I point out. I am encouraged by Paul’s admission of craziness, “For if we are out of our mind (super crazy), it is for God, and if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ compels, us because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all died. And He died for all that those who live, no longer live for themselves, but for Him who for their sake, died, and was raised.” 2 Corinthians 5:13-14

Peter warns us that we need to “Be serious. Be alert. Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Resist him and be firm in the faith.” 1 Peter 5:8-9

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

Helpful Tips for Treating Chicken Pox

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[This is an excerpt from a previous blog in which I wrote about our family’s experience with chicken pox.]

If your children do develop chicken pox, here are some tips:

  • Give high doses of vitamin C (powdered sodium ascorbate). A good guideline is 1 gram per year of child’s age per day, spread throughout the day, up to the age of 10 years (thus a 2 year old would get 2 grams). Over the age of ten years, 10 grams per day, increased up to 20 grams when experiencing an active infections or any symptoms.
  • Avoid scratching. You can put mittens or socks on baby’s hands to prevent scratching. Older children could also wear socks on their hands at night when they may be prone to scratching. Clip fingernails.
  • Avoid ibuprofen as it has been implicated in causing a more severe reaction in chicken pox and may increase risk of necrotizing fasciitis, a serious skin infection.
  • Avoid TylenolTylenol depletes glutathione levels in the body. Glutathione is very necessary in helping the body rid itself of foreign substances.
  • Avoid aspirin which is know to be implicated in Reye Syndrome.
  • I never used any essential oils to treat my own children when they had chicken pox, but if I was treating a child with chicken pox today I would research which ones to use. Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Naouli Oil, Roman Chamomile Oil, Clove Oil, Rosemary Oil have all been suggested.
  • Oatmeal baths, baking soda, Epsom salts, brown vinegar, honey (applied topically), aloe vera, basil, ginger have all been suggested as useful ways to reduce itching and aid healing.

This is an excellent article about chicken pox and a long list of helpful home remedies, but I highly disagree with their statement “The best way to prevent chickenpox is to get vaccinated.” http://homeremediesforlife.com/chickenpox/

There are more risks in getting the chicken pox vaccine than are admitted by those promoting this shot. “Reported complications from chickenpox vaccine include shock, seizures, brain inflammation (encephalitis), thrombocytopenia (blood disorder), Guillian Barre syndrome, death and infection with vaccine strain chickenpox or transmission of vaccine strain chickenpox to others;” (see more at http://www.nvic.org/Vaccines-and-Diseases/Chickenpox.aspx)

Chicken pox vaccine is manufactured by Merck and is supplied in a frozen or refrigerated form either on its own, or in the ProQuad, which is a combination shot that includes MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines). You can read the complete information from Merck on these vaccines from the FDA website. I encourage you to especially read section 11 which always contains the detailed description. In the case of the varicella vaccine (chicken pox) the most troubling fact is that “the Oka/Merck strain of varicella-zoster virus propagated in MRC-5 cells.” MRC-5 cells were derived from aborted human fetal cells.

“Each 0.5-mL dose of the vaccine nominally contains 20 mg of sucrose, 11 mg of hydrolyzed gelatin, 2.5 mg of urea; 2.3 mg of sodium chloride, 16 mg of sorbitol, 0.38 mg of monosodium L-glutamate, 1.4 mg of sodium phosphate, 0.25 mg of recombinant human albumin, 0.13 mg of sodium bicarbonate, 94 mcg of potassium phosphate, 58 mcg of potassium chloride; residual components of MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein; 5 mcg of neomycin, bovine serum albumin (0.5 mcg), and other buffer and media ingredients. The product contains no preservative.”

Notice that the vaccine contains residual components of MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein. That means, when we inject this vaccine, we are injecting human DNA from an aborted male baby. The Rubella vaccine contains residual DNA from a female aborted human baby. There has been no scientific exploration of what the consequence of injecting our babies with both male and female DNA. The package insert of all of these vaccines clearly states in section 13:

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That means we do not know if this vaccine could be implicated in future cancers, DNA mutation or teratogenic (relating to, or causing developmental malformations), or to the impact on your child’s future fertility. This same statement is found on nearly every vaccine package insert I have investigated.

Vaccines are a huge gamble. Chicken pox is a brief inconvenience.

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

Chicken Pox

chicken-poxShould I give my child a vaccine to prevent this mild inconvenient infectious illness?

Should I purposefully expose my child to someone with an active case of chicken pox in the hope of them gaining natural immunity?

Opinions on chicken pox, caused by the Varicella Virus, abound.

I do not claim to be an expert on chicken pox, but this is a recount of my own experience and the opinions I have formed about this well known childhood infectious illness.

When my fifth baby was 10 months old her next two older siblings, age 7 and 11, were dropped off at a very good friend’s child’s birthday party where they spent about two hours. There was another child there who soon afterwards developed chicken pox.

Approximately two weeks later my two children developed spots and a mild case of chicken pox. Their illness was not particularly noteworthy and didn’t cause too much stress, other than reminding them NOT to scratch. I may have encouraged them to have more frequent baths and put oatmeal in the water.

Meanwhile, they really loved their baby sister and continued all the normal contact – kissing and cuddling – as usual.

leah-cp-small-versionAbout two weeks later baby was miserable and started developing spots. Her spots kept coming and coming. She developed two extremely large spots (a virologist said they are known as a “herald”) on her face and hip. Her bum and diaper area were covered. She had a slight fever. Fortunately she was still breastfeeding and we continued breastfeeding even more frequently. In addition, she had more frequent baths with oatmeal added, and we did all the usual methods of trying to comfort a sick baby without drugs. Having older siblings was helpful because there are more people to take turns holding or entertaining a miserable baby. It took a few days for her to return to her happy self and a few weeks for all the spots to heal.

At the same time, one of my older sons also came down with chicken pox. He was fifteen at the time and had a fever, lots of spots and was pretty miserable. He basically went to bed for a few days.

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Baby with her older brother five years later. Both had CP at the same time.

Everyone ended up healing. We never needed any medical appointments. I did not use high doses of vitamin C, in the form of sodium ascorbate, at that time because I didn’t know about how effective it is in reducing both severity and duration of all viral illnesses.

An interesting aspect of this story is that my oldest son, 17 at the time, never came down with a rash or fever, despite the same exposure as his 15 year old brother. When he was a toddler he had been exposed to a child with chicken pox, but he never came down with an obvious case himself. His experience is similar to my own. I was exposed at close proximity as a child when my three siblings came down with chicken pox, but I never got sick. When my four children had chicken pox I never got sick. My conclusion is that my oldest son and I somehow developed natural immunity without ever having had an active case of infection. We have never had our titers tested, but I would guess that we have antibodies.

My conclusion? Chicken pox is not that big of a deal, but could possibly be of concern if a pregnant women were to become infected.

I personally would never risk the dangerous ingredients in the vaccine for any reason ever.

If you want to expose your children to chicken pox by visiting someone who is sick, that is your choice. I would not go so far as to rub active blisters on my child. Most of the time the infection can be passed before a child is feeling ill. There is an infectious period prior to the spots forming.

If you do choose to expose your child to someone who is ill with chicken pox, I would limit the time. My second set of children both had a higher exposure dose because of being around their siblings constantly in the infectious state, and thus had worse symptoms than the two children who had very brief, limited exposure.

It has been stated that many children develop chicken pox despite having been vaccinated against it, so the vaccine is not 100% effective. Also, a non vaccinated child may become infected with chicken pox by exposure to a child who has been recently vaccinated, whether the vaccinated child experiences illness or not. The vaccine strain of the chicken pox is known to be different from wild strains.

Breastfeeding provides protection from every illness and is always highly recommended! All my children were breastfed for well over two years. The baby was ten months old and breastfeeding when she developed chicken pox. Sometimes breastfeeding babies do not develop an infection, but mine did.

If your children do develop chicken pox, here are some tips:

  • Give high doses of vitamin C (powdered sodium ascorbate). A good guideline is 1 gram per year of child’s age per day, spread throughout the day, up to the age of 10 years (thus a 2 year old would get 2 grams). Over the age of ten years, 10 grams per day, increased up to 20 grams when experiencing an active infections or any symptoms.
  • Avoid scratching. You can put mittens or socks on baby’s hands to prevent scratching. Older children could also wear socks on their hands at night when they may be prone to scratching. Clip fingernails.
  • Avoid ibuprofen as it has been implicated in causing a more severe reaction in chicken pox and may increase risk of necrotizing fasciitis, a serious skin infection.
  • Avoid Tylenol. Tylenol depletes glutathione levels in the body. Glutathione is very necessary in helping the body rid itself of foreign substances.
  • Avoid aspirin which is know to be implicated in Reye Syndrome.
  • I never used any essential oils to treat my own children when they had chicken pox, but if I was treating a child with chicken pox today I would research which ones to use. Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Naouli Oil, Roman Chamomile Oil, Clove Oil, Rosemary Oil have all been suggested.
  • Oatmeal baths, baking soda, Epsom salts, brown vinegar, honey (applied topically), aloe vera, basil, ginger have all been suggested as useful ways to reduce itching and aid healing.

This is an excellent article about chicken pox and a long list of helpful home remedies, but I highly disagree with their statement “The best way to prevent chickenpox is to get vaccinated.” http://homeremediesforlife.com/chickenpox/

There are more risks in getting the chicken pox vaccine than are admitted by those promoting this shot. “Reported complications from chickenpox vaccine include shock, seizures, brain inflammation (encephalitis), thrombocytopenia (blood disorder), Guillian Barre syndrome, death and infection with vaccine strain chickenpox or transmission of vaccine strain chickenpox to others;” (see more at http://www.nvic.org/Vaccines-and-Diseases/Chickenpox.aspx)

Chicken pox vaccine is manufactured by Merck and is supplied in a frozen or refrigerated form either on its own, or in the ProQuad, which is a combination shot that includes MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines). You can read the complete information from Merck on these vaccines from the FDA website. I encourage you to especially read section 11 which always contains the detailed description. In the case of the varicella vaccine (chicken pox) the most troubling fact is that “the Oka/Merck strain of varicella-zoster virus propagated in MRC-5 cells.” MRC-5 cells were derived from aborted human fetal cells.

“Each 0.5-mL dose of the vaccine nominally contains 20 mg of sucrose, 11 mg of hydrolyzed gelatin, 2.5 mg of urea; 2.3 mg of sodium chloride, 16 mg of sorbitol, 0.38 mg of monosodium L-glutamate, 1.4 mg of sodium phosphate, 0.25 mg of recombinant human albumin, 0.13 mg of sodium bicarbonate, 94 mcg of potassium phosphate, 58 mcg of potassium chloride; residual components of MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein; 5 mcg of neomycin, bovine serum albumin (0.5 mcg), and other buffer and media ingredients. The product contains no preservative.”

Notice that the vaccine contains residual components of MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein. That means, when we inject this vaccine, we are injecting human DNA from an aborted male baby. The Rubella vaccine contains residual DNA from a female aborted human baby. There has been no scientific exploration of what the consequence of injecting our babies with both male and female DNA. The package insert of all of these vaccines clearly states in section 13:

proquad-vpi-jpg

That means we do not know if this vaccine could be implicated in future cancers, DNA mutation or teratogenic (relating to, or causing developmental malformations), or to the impact on your child’s future fertility. This same statement is found on nearly every vaccine package insert I have investigated.

Vaccines are a huge gamble. Chicken pox is a brief inconvenience.

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

 

7 Essentials for Sharing Vaccine Truth with Loved Ones

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“Our oldest daughter, 20, just got engaged to a sweet guy. Unfortunately, it appears that his family is very pro-vaccine based on a recent FB comment. We have not met my daughter’s fiancé’s family yet as they live out-of-state. I am deeply moved wanting to have great relationships with them, not cause any polarization, and shed light on the truth gently. I follow many sources of info and have for over ten years. Unfortunately, I did not do the best job preparing my daughter on the subject so I have to help her see the truth. Do you have any suggestions as to where to begin? In an effort to show the facts, my analytical nature could literally fire-hose anyone with hundreds of videos, links, blogs, names of doctors, medical evidence, etc. ad nauseam but I want to approach this based on common ground first, which is wanting the best for our children and future grandchildren.” A reader’s question

As parents we long for our adult children to understand life and the risks they face. Specifically we want to warn them of lessons we may have learned the hard way. When our child meets or marries someone with a pro-vaccine point of view, we often panic, especially when our child seems to be teetering on the verge of rejecting all we have tried to teach them. What’s a parent to do?

Caring enough means making an effort to meet them where they are.

  1. Pray. God can open hearts and minds to truth. In Acts 16:14 God opened Lydia’s heart to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Colossians 2 Paul reminds us that in Jesus Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Sharing vaccine reality requires sensitivity to the awakening God wants to do in every heart. We need to pray and be sensitive that this is actually a spiritual battle; it is God’s work, not ours. God can use us to share truth, but we need to proceed with humility. Ask friends to join you in prayer for specific family members. Consider implementing a ‘Fast and Pray’ strategy. My parents fasted one day a week for 2 years for me to come to have a relationship with God through Jesus.
  2. Ask questions. Be more interested in the other person, how they feel, what has formed their views, their previous experiences, etc. than you are in pushing your information in their face. Determine what they know. Do they know how many vaccines the CDC now recommends for babies – and adults? Do they know how vaccines ‘work’? Do they understand neonatal immune development? Do they have fears about specific infections?
  3. Love & Respect. Often vaccine discussions can get heated. Don’t allow your intense desire to convince others to push your buttons. Leave your emotions out. Focus on loving. Show respect. This will take time. Seek to always leave a conversation with the other person feeling heard, respected and loved. Preserve the relationship even if your loved on makes decisions that you disagree with.
  4. Use Third Parties. There are great documentaries, YouTube videos, etc. with rational calm presentations. Determine which might be a good fit for the person you are trying to enlighten. Short respectful videos are a good way to start. Dr Moss is a man “in the system” who speaks very respectfully about the system, yet offers very good points on questioning vaccines [link below]. Since it is short, informed, loving, and has some story components, it could be a great place to start. Other doctors I admire: Dr Suzanne Humphries, 240+ Doctors speak out on vaccine truth, Documentaries: Vaxxed, Bought, Greater Good.
  5. Get Confident. Build your own credibility by learning and distilling facts accurately. Practice on Facebook, join a Vaccine Truth Facebook Group to learn more, or practice with friends. Focus on a few basic facts and learn them well, here is a list of vaccine objections I put together. Some good facts to review and be very familiar with: VICP compensation since 1988, table of injuries used by VICP, vaccine package inserts for different vaccines, CDC schedule, CDC Whistleblower, Aluminum content in vaccines.
  6. Stay calm. Don’t beat yourself up with guilt if you ‘mess up’ or it goes badly, but keep at it. Seek to be more accepting, more informative and keep trying! If you have younger children, keep training them. Train your children to be adept at sharing vaccine/health truth with others. You are leaving a legacy of health. Never give up. The issue of vaccine safety is so huge that it is a deal breaker for many single people. It is something that needs to be discussed very early in the ‘getting to know you’ process, for anyone considering marriage.
  7. Don’t expect overnight success. Belief in vaccine safety is a deeply held philosophical concept, similar to religion, that will not be changed quickly. A good starting point is to get future parents to consider the ‘next’ vaccine decision they may face. For a pregnant woman, the risks/benefits of a flu shot or a TDaP shot. For newborns, encourage investigating Hepatitis B shots. Consider vaccine knowledge of a continuum. On the far left is an absolute believer in vaccine safety and efficacy. On the far right is someone convinced that all vaccines will always cause injury and are part of eugenic plans to harm people. Don’t try to push someone from one side of the continuum to the other, but allow them to move one step at a time, through various phases of questioning vaccines. Delaying and Selecting is what some will start with. Respect their journey. If they do decide to give any vaccines, try to get them to take these steps to reduce the negative impact.

Maintaining our relationship is the most important thing we can do. We will not convince every one of the truths we have investigated, but we can keep trying to be more effective. By keeping the doors open we will build bridges for future discussions.

Take 15 minutes to watch Dr Moss describe his professional understanding of the vaccine situation.

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

Father Yearning

father-handA guest blog by my friend, Marcella Piper-Terry, who powerfully conveys the intrinsic desperate need we all have for the love of our father. Our heart’s yearning for love and acceptance from our earthly father, is a mirror of the hunger placed in our heart to know and be accepted by our Father in heaven. Many will never know the love or have a relationship with an earthly father, but a relationship with our heavenly Father is an open invitation to all. If you can relate to father hurt, at any level, I urge you to seek your heavenly Father with all your heart, soul and mind.

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord… Jeremiah 29:12-14

There’s this man…
He was the first man in my life.
He was the first man to break my heart.
When he left, I felt abandoned, unloved, confused, afraid, and very angry. For a very long time.
I couldn’t let him go.
He moved on.
I couldn’t let him go.
He disappeared and in the vapor that was left behind were the ghosts of my needs. Reaching. Clawing at the nothingness.
Until I found a substitute. Who also moved on, and who repeated the abandonment and inflicted the same pain on our son.
But there was still this man.
I loved him.
I couldn’t let him go.
Even though he let me go.
I couldn’t let him go.
Over decades, I called. He hung up.
I tracked him down and rang his doorbell with my baby on my hip.
He didn’t recognize me.
Over decades.
More than 40 years.
I couldn’t let him go.
Then it happened.
My phone rang.
He was back.
And now, only a handful of years later, he is leaving me again.
And I am here. With him. In his world.
Learning who this man is.
Learning about his life, his perceptions of the world and the people he has known and loved. Learning about the parts of me that come from him.
Please pray for God to give me strength and to fill my heart with love, acceptance, and forgiveness as I spend what will most likely be my final visit with my father.
He is so many things.
He is handsome, charismatic, intelligent, artistic, and beautifully… humanly… incredibly flawed.
And I love him.
Desperately.

by Marcella Piper-Terry

Did You Know…

Please watch the video – especially the segment starting a around 6 minutes where a doctor shares some of these startling facts.

  • The USA has had only 1 case of polio in the last 40 years. There is virtually a zero risk of contracting true debilitating polio in the USA today.
  • 1 million people hit deer in the USA last year and 200 of those people died from the collision.
  • Only five people died from Whooping Cough last year, and only one was under 12 months.
  • You are forty times more likely to die from hitting a deer than from contracting WC!
  • 1961-versus-2016-shotsFour million babies are injected at birth with the Hepatitis B vaccine but only 37-100 of their moms have Hepatitis B but don’t know it.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield pays paediatricians $400 per child when they maintain a specific high percentage rate of children fully up-to-date on vaccines.
  • If a Doctor deviates from the CDC recommendations and the “standard of care” they could be at risk of losing their medical licence.
  • A “mandated reporter” is required by Federal and State law to report to CPS anyone who injects a child with the ingredients that a vaccine contains. Yet vaccines are considered safe.
  • Vaccine ingredients include: formaldehyde, aluminum, mercury, polysorbate 80, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethanol. bovine extract, sodium chloride, calf serum, lactalbumin hydrolysate, neomycin sulphate, polymyxin B, yeast protein, animal DNA fragments, human DNA fragments from aborted human fetal tissue.
  • The characteristics of autism and mercury poisoning are virtually identical.
  • A doctor who supports vaccine choice and informed consent by parents could lose around $700,000 per year by NOT giving vaccines.
  • Any doctor who disagrees or questions CDC regulations is labeled as a “Quack.”
  • The entire vaccine schedule recommended by the CDC has never been tested for safety.
  • This is the only industry in the USA that you can’t sue for faulty products. Since the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was passed by Congress in 1986 all vaccine manufacturers have been protected.
  • The current CDC schedule recommends three times the number of shots that were recommended before the NCVIA of 1986 was passed.
  • Children are now recommended to receive 33 doses of vaccines in the first year of life; 50 doses of vaccines by the time they go to school; and 76 doses of 14 vaccines by the age of 18.

Becky on stageAuthor: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

Gardasil Injury is REAL

diane-harper-on-hpvThere are so many similarities in all of these girls’ stories. They were pushed and bullied to get the Gardasil vaccine by a doctor they trusted. They were told “This vaccine will prevent you from getting cancer.” Don’t believe the marketing. This vaccine is harming girls on a grand scale. Every family must research the truth.

When these girls experienced severe reactions after the vaccine, all connection to the Gardasil shots were repeatedly denied by the medical professionals. These girls were in severe pain. Symptoms varied widely, and were horrific. Many of these girls were not able to get out of bed, not able to go to school, couldn’t walk, have serious ongoing digestive issues, and many other serious results. Seeking medical care resulted in multiple visits to doctors, specialists, and often psychiatrists because the conclusion was that all the symptoms were ‘just in their head’ or a result of stress. They call it “Conversion Disorder” because the many specialists cannot find a reason for the severe physical symptoms, but refuse to investigate the possibility that it could be caused by all the aluminum in the Gardasil vaccine, along with the other ingredients.

Any supposed ‘benefit’ from this shot is not worth the vast suffering that too many families have experienced as a result of Gardasil vaccine. This vaccine should be re-called immediately. Enough.

Meet the girls (and one boy) injured by Gardasil:

Jacqueline Duncan was a dedicated dancer; vibrant, healthy, full of energy and vitality. Now she spends most of her days in bed. She is in constant pain and has no energy. In 2011, while she was sick, she was pushed to get the Gardasil vaccine. The doctor said to her father, “So you want your daughter to get cancer?” She was given the 2nd shot in 2013. The doctors she saw while in extreme pain just treated her like it was all in her head. Today she is 19 years old and only recently learned about the reality of Gardasil injury syndrome impacting thousands of girls after they were injected. Gardasil injury damages the entire family.

Caitlyn Kerry was pushed into getting the Gardasil vaccine, but was never warned how drastic the changes in her life would be. She had all three of the Gardasil doses.  She just turned sixteen and her life has been totally derailed for the last two years. She was a Green Belt in Karate, walked extensively, enjoyed life, school and her family. Her mom is a special education teacher in the same high school. Now, she continues to struggle daily with severe pain, often confined to a wheelchair and severe seizures. She cannot walk, or do Karate.

Kerry Hughes, 15 was pushed and bullied to get the Gardasil shot in addition to the TDaP and Meningitis vaccines in 2013. The doctor assured her the only side effects would be a sore arm and maybe some dizziness. The reaction was progressive and gradual. Diagnosed with “conversion disorder” which is the medical way of saying, ‘it’s all in your head.’ She know experiences daily headaches, deep muscle pain, POTS,

Britt Fiste from Ohio eloquently describes her horrific experience of serious longterm disability caused by the Gardasil vaccine which she was pushed to get by the doctor at the age of 21. She had two of the three doses of Gardasil and now lives with constant pain. “Why can’t they admit that what they are doing is wrong? It shouldn’t be about money, it should be about human beings. The medical field was created to save lives, not destroy them, but this Gardasil vaccine is destroying lives.”

Leah, from Ohio, was 11 when she was given the Gardasil vaccine in 2013. She got all three doses, despite many many extreme side effects, all denied by the many doctors she visited.

Caitlin paid the ultimate price after years of horrific suffering brought on by the Gardasil vaccine. Her mom’s tells the full story to Polly in Atlanta.

Colton, from Utah, was also pushed to get the Gardasil shot. Gardasil is now recommended for boys from the age of nine. Colton was 13, healthy and strong. He received all three doses of the Gardasil vaccine. After the third dose he has a severe reaction which has changed his life forever. After the Gardasil injury he must wear this breathing apparatus permanently. Colton was hospitalised for 88 days with severe paralysis. His doctor did acknowledge the connection to the Gardasil vaccine and reported it to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System). The doctors continue to try to get Colton and his mom to accept the flu vaccine.

Five years ago Jennifer, a 25-year-old married mother with a three-year old daughter, was bullied into accepting the Gardasil vaccine. She refused at first, but the nurse’s pitch that it was “Anti-Cancer” finally made her agree to receive it. Within 48 hours she was in the hospital. She didn’t make the connection to the Gardasil vaccine. After the third dose (yes, she got all three, never putting together the severe reaction she had to the first two) she has been continuously sick with seizures, vision loss, numbness, internal tremors, brain fog, insomnia, fatigue. Believing the doctors denials, it took the family two years to understand the connection of her extreme disability and the Gardasil vaccine.

 

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

Is Giving Multiple Vaccines at Once Safe?

seizure-babyMy goal is to educate parents so that this doesn’t happen to you. Please share with anyone you know who is pregnant or has a new baby. Sometimes grandparents also need an education. While it can be hard to educate those we love who may have different viewpoints, there are some strategies that are more effective than others.

Facts every parent needs to know:

  1. Not all babies handle vaccines well.
  2. The entire vaccine schedule has NEVER been tested for safety. Every day 2, 4, 6, 12, and 18 month old babies are injected with MULTIPLE vaccines, yet this combination has never been tracked or studied for safety given in this way. By 6 months a baby will receive 34 vaccines via 16 needles* containing 60 antigens. (See more: The USA/CDC Vaccine Schedule)

Please educate yourself on the safety and the risks versus benefits of vaccines BEFORE you need to. Learn about the reality of vaccine injury from parents who have personal direct experience. The following story was written in October 2016, from a mom who watched her daughter react to the shots given to her at the four month ‘well baby appointment.’

I was fine with Vaccines until my daughter got sick. She was perfectly healthy at birth and everything was fine. Her Pediatrician said she was just perfect. I took her to her 2 month appointment and she got her shots. After that I didn’t notice anything, or perhaps the symptoms weren’t so obvious. Anyways, we went on October 3 to her next doctor’s appointment and she got her 4 month shots. I already didn’t like how the nurse jabbed them in her thighs. We took her home afterward and put her down for a nap. When she woke up she was inconsolable. That’s when I noticed she was jerking. I thought it was from the pain and I did the best I could to comfort her. The jerking did not stop, and I kept thinking it would wear off. By Friday I decided to call the doctor and they told me at first it couldn’t have been the vaccines it had to be gas. No way. I called again and they told me to take her to the ER. So I did. Now after an EEG, MRI, and several labs for metabolic disorders and genetic testing, we are waiting for answers. Normal MRI. The labs are taking longer to come back. The EEG said that the jerks are myoclonic seizures. I personally think it’s the vaccines and in particular I think it’s the aluminum in the vaccines. That’s why we are waiting on a test for aluminum. What’s crazy is how hard we have to press them to do the test. They are convinced, because of her small size, she must have something else going on. Her head size is at the 5th percentile and her weight is at the 10th. Her height is normal. I think it was the vaccinations and how her body handles the aluminum. I’m going to have to do a lot of research now on vaccines. I’m so glad I found this group. I just thought I’d share my story. Still in the hospital. I will let you know what we find out. KAS, baby’s mom

 

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The idea that giving so many vaccines at once could cause damage might be new to you. If you want to delay shots. You can. If you want to give less shots you can. You are the parent and have the right to decide what preventative medical treatments are best for your baby. If you decide to give any vaccine for any reason, please read this first so that you can try and minimise the impact on your precious baby. A paren’t most significant role is to protect the brain of their most vulnerable young infants.

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

*Sometimes vaccines are combined into a multiple combination such as PEDIARIX and INFANRIX, so the actual number of needles used could vary slightly.

 

The USA/CDC Vaccine Schedule

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What shots are recommended for my new baby?

What shots does my baby actually need?

Start your research with the first vaccines suggested for babies and the illnesses that you feel most concerned about and work through them all.

The current recommended shots for newborns in the first few hours of life in the USA are:

  1. Vitamin K
  2. Hepatitis B (1st of 3 doses).

At 2 months it is recommended that babies be vaccinated with:

  1. Hep B (2nd of 3 doses)
  2. Rotavirus (RV, 1st of 3 oral doses)
  3. Diptheria, Tetanus, & acellular Pertussis (DTaP, 3 different antigens, 1st of 5 doses)
  4. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, 1st of 3 or 4 doses)
  5. Pneumococcal conjugate (PVC13, 13 different antigens, 1st of 4 doses)
  6. Inactivated poliovirus (IPV, 1st of 3 doses)

That is a total of 8 vaccines (±5 needles*) with a total of 20 antigens given to a 2 month old baby regardless of size (how much they weigh) or gestation period (preemies through full-term babies are all given the exact same dose).

At 4 months it is recommended that your baby gets a repeat of all of the above, except Hep B for a total of 7 vaccines (±4 needles*) with 19 different antigens.

At 6 months there is a little flexibility, but your baby usually gets a repeat of all the vaccines given at 2 months:

  1. Hep B (3rd of 3 doses)
  2. Rotavirus (3rd of 3 oral doses)
  3. DTaP (3 different antigens, 3rd of 5 doses)
  4. Hib (3rd of 3 or 4 doses)
  5. PCV13 (13 different antigens, 3rd of 4 doses)
  6. IPV (3rd of 3 doses)

A total of 8 vaccines (±5 needles*) with 20 different antigens.

At 6 months a flu shot is also recommended. Babies are recommended to have two flu shots, four weeks apart, and thereafter they are recommended to have a flu shot every year of their life.  Each flu shot contains approximately 3 antigens, including the controversial H1N1. All multi-dose flu shots contains approximately to 25mcg of mercury in the form of thimerosal. The thimerosal in the flu shot and the aluminum in the other vaccines can stimulate synergistic toxicity. Flu shots have been shown by the Cochrane Collaboration (an up to date, detailed look at all the scientific evidence and research) to be ineffective in protecting young children from the flu.

By 6 months a cumulative total of 24 vaccines (±17 needles*) with 62 antigens is delivered to most babies. 

Most parents are not aware of how many shots nor what they contain. Many doctors are not even familiar with the ingredients in the vaccines and the possible adverse events to be aware of, yet they confidently assert that they are all safe. The combination of all these shots has never been tested for safety.

At 12 or 15 months your baby could be given:

  1. His (4th of 4 doses)
  2. PVC13 (13 antigens, 4th of 4 doses)
  3. Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR, 3 antigens, 1st of 2 doses)
  4. Varicella for Chicken Pox (VAR, 1st of 2 doses)
  5. Hepatitis A (HepA, 1st of 2 doses)

A total of 7 vaccines (±5 needles*) with 19 different antigens.

At 18 months your baby could be given:

  1. DTaP (4th of 5 doses)
  2. Hepatitis A (2nd of 2 doses)
  3. Flu Vaccine (yearly)

A total of 5 vaccines (±3 needles*) with 7 different antigens.

Before your  baby is two years old, the CDC says they need 36 vaccines against 14 different infections, delivered via 24 needles, and containing 91 different antigens.

Between 4 to 6 years children are recommended to get repeat boosters for

  1. DTaP (5th dose)
  2. Polio (4th dose)
  3. MMR (2nd dose)
  4. Varicella (2nd dose)

A total of 8 vaccines (±4 needles*) with 8 different antigens.

In total, by the time your child goes to school they will have received 46 doses of vaccines (±29 needles*) with 100 different antigens. These injections bombard the immature immune system which is expected to recognise and mount a specific defense against each one. See further CDC complete recommended vaccination schedule chart.[1]

Children are recommended to get additional vaccines at 11 years old: Meningococcal, TDaP (the adult form of DTaP, a ‘booster’), and HPV vaccine (3 doses). Please research these shots carefully before accepting them for your children at this very sensitive stage of life.

Some questions you might want to ask your doctor or any older people who are advising you to give your baby all the shots on the schedule on time;

  1. Why have there been so many vaccinations added since I was a child?
  2. What were the results of studies looking at the combined impact of all of these vaccines injected at the same visit? (To date there have been no studies on the combined cumulative impact of all these vaccines).
  3. If my baby has a serious reaction, who is responsible? How will I get medical care if it is needed? (The CDC, your doctor and all vaccine manufacturers have zero liability in the event of any bad reaction to vaccines given. The parents are 100% responsible for the risk of vaccine injury.)
  4. What signs should I be aware of after a vaccine that might suggest a bad reaction?
  5. How have doctors been trained to recognize vaccine reactions?
  6. Do you know how to report an adverse reaction to vaccines throuth VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)?

One reason this information is overwhelming is because most of us got shots when we were children. We think the shots they want to give our babies are pretty much the same as what we had. We are not familiar with the current recommended schedule. Take some time to familiarise yourself with the schedule, with each disease, and the risks of having the disease versus the risk of the vaccine.

An additional factor to consider is that there have been no studies on the carcinogenic impact of most vaccines – i.e. is there a likelihood that this vaccine, or this combination of vaccines could increase childhood cancer rates? It has not been studied.

Additionally, vaccines have not been studied to determine if they will impact the future fertility of your child.

Hopefully this short summary has been helpful for you as you seek to navigate the maze of information to you on the BEST way to keep your baby safe and healthy. Many parents are shocked to realise the number of vaccines now recommended for children. Vaccines are NOT required for school attendance in 47 states. A religious exemption can be submitted by anyone regardless of your religious affiliation, or no religious affiliation. All states must accept a religious exemption in lieu of vaccines except CA, MS, and WV.

I know new parents need lots of sleep. They don’t need to be losing sleep because of fear about vaccinations. As you gain information on this subject, you will be able to make a confident decision so you can sleep peacefully at night! If you do decide to give your baby any vaccine for any reason, please read this first so that you can take some important steps to help protect your baby. Remember, the older the better, the heavier the better, the fewer the better.

Please post any questions below.

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

*Sometimes vaccines are combined into a multiple combination such as PEDIARIX and INFANRIX, so the actual number of needles used could vary slightly.

[1] CDC 2016 Schedule copy

WARNING for Pregnant Women

pregnant-4-croppedPregnant? I am so glad you are here. If your doctor tells you “it is now time for a flu shot or a TDaP shot” and acts like it’s just a normal thing ALL pregnant women do, please ask them to bring the vaccine package insert (VPI) so that you can read it together. Go to “Section 8: Use in Specific Populations.” Read what it says regarding this vaccine in pregnancy. I have a VPI for Flucelvax which states that studies have been done on pregnant rabbits with no adverse impact noted. However, it also includes this:

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this vaccine should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

If your doctor continues to push you to get ANY vaccine, as a young mom, you might want to smile sweetly and say, “I’ll think about it. Can I take this (VPI) so I can study it? I also want to discuss it with my partner.” Pushing pregnant women to accept vaccines is a fairly new recommendation. Most women with children over the age of 10 are horrified that it is even happening.

A fellow vaccine truth activist, Stef Miharas, made a phone call to the FDA. This is what she found out:

Notice to all pregnant women: after an hour phone call with the FDA to check the CDC – this is what I was told! No vaccine – not FLU nor TDAP – is approved for use in pregnant women! The FDA is unwilling and unable to censor the CDC. The only one who can issue a public message is the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia M. Burwell.  Since she is silent, she is either woefully uninformed (ignorant) or #bought! Any doctor who has not read and explained to you the entire package insert, which lists all possible adverse events and the cautions about use in specific population (i.e. pregnancy), is in non-compliance with the FDA! Call your elected officials! This must stop! #cdc #vaxxed #cdcwhistleblower

Attention pregnant women…here’s the TDaP (Boostrix) vaccine made by GSK. Find Section 8: Use in Specific Populations. While you have it open, you might want to stop by and read Section 5: Warnings and Precautions and Section 6: Adverse Reactions.

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You can read the full Boostrix vaccine package insert here.

Ironically, the HHS website clearly states their purpose “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) protects the health of all Americans and provides essential human services, especially for those least able to…”. HHS is led by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Check out her biography here. She has two small children. Maybe she truly believes vaccines are good for pregnant women. If we all sent her an email, maybe she will change her mind?

HHS Office of the Secretary
Sylvia M Burwell
E-mail Address:
scheduling@hhs.gov

Here are the conclusions from a detailed analysis of scientific data on giving the flu vaccine to pregnant women:

The ACIP’s recommendation of influenza vaccination during pregnancy is not supported by citations in its own policy paper or in current medical literature. Considering the potential risks of maternal and fetal mercury exposure, the administration of thimerosal during pregnancy is both unjustified and unwise. Pregnancy should continue to be a time when doctors are highly protective of their patients with regard to any fetal exposure. Without adequate safety testing, a risk-benefit analysis of influenza vaccination during pregnancy is not possible, and therefore the ACIP’s present recommendation should be withdrawn.”

Read more Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy: A Critical Assessment of the Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP), by David M. Ayoub, M.D. and F. Edward Yazbak, M.D,  http://www.jpands.org/vol11no2/ayoub.pdf

Vaccines, like all other medications, given to pregnant women can have significant health impacts. Please urge all pregnant women you know to investigate thoroughly before they accept any ‘routine’ medical procedure. Previous blogs I have written which address the issue of vaccines given in pregnancy:

TDaP & Flu Shots in Pregnancy?
Flu Shots in Pregnancy?
More on Pregnancy and Flu Shots
DTaP/TDaP Effectiveness
Info on Zika for Pregnant/Potentially Pregnant Couples

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counselor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.