Decisions About Vaccination: Whom Should You Trust?
by Dr. Tenpenny
Parents want to trust their pediatrician. We no longer live in extended families. Moms and grandmas often live far away so when Johnny or Jenna gets sick, instead of consulting with those close to us who know how to take care of sick kids, we confer with our doctor.
pediatricians are well-meaning and do what they feel is in the best
interest of their little patients. However, when it comes to
vaccination, pediatricians often go beyond helpful suggestions; they
resort to fear tactics. Parents are told frightening, "worst-case
scenario" stories of a child who had serious complications from an
illness such as measles, mumps or chickenpox. The children who recovered
uneventfully are never mentioned. The pressure to vaccinate escalates
each visit and sometimes results in threats. Intimidated into believing
that “the doctor knows best,” parents reluctantly give in.
Then, you begin to read articles and books by doctors, including me, who have uncovered problems associated with vaccines. Reports of vaccine dangers are not based on opinion. They represent thousands of hours of research, exposing important facts unfamiliar to most pediatricians. The information tackles mainstream thinking about vaccines head-on with new-found detailed references.
But two sets of divergent, compelling data create a sense of confusion. You spend hours researching both sides of the argument to determine which doctor is telling the truth, which information is correct. You struggle, argue and feel conflicted. Both doctors are convincing. Both speak with authority and present foreign information you grapple to understand. Which guidelines should you follow? Which doctor should you trust?
You shouldn’t wholly trust either.
Take a moment to trust your own intuition, your gut feeling. Trust what has been called your own internal guidance system. Sit quietly and see how it feels when you consider vaccination. What does it feel like when you look at your precious baby, knowing injections are planned at the next doctor visit? How does it feel when you consider the future without vaccines? If both considerations—vaccinating vs. not vaccinating—generate equally negative feelings, examine your fears. Do you understand the real risks of the childhood diseases you are trying to prevent? Do you understand the risks of the vaccine?
When one feeling is definitely stronger than the other, your intuition is whispering to you. Trust that it is guiding you to the correct decision. Moms know when something is not right with their child, even when the child is out of sight. That’s intuition. On the other hand, mothers have cried while their child was being vaccinated, praying that “nothing will go wrong.” That's going against your intuitive sense.
Adults experience the same conflict when it comes to vaccinations. Whether it is a hepatitis B vaccine required by an employer or the decision about travel vaccines, adults frequently disregard their intuitive sense when it comes to vaccination. We have abdicated our personal power to professionals, particularly to doctors, even though the medical industry has failed us miserably in many ways.
It’s time to take back control over what we will allow to be injected into our bodies. Have confidence that if you are questioning and researching problems associated with vaccines, you are capable of learning and understanding the risks vs. the benefits. The more you listen to that "inner voice," the clearer it becomes. It is the best test of the medical information about vaccines.
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny presents objective evidence on the appropriate use of alternative therapies and the adverse impact of vaccines on health. She’s a sought-after lecturer, best-selling author and a health freedom pioneer. She is the CEO of Tenpenny Enterprises and the Founder of the Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center, a clinic established in 1996 to provide the best of alternative medicine to the Cleveland, Ohio area. The clinic has served patients from 39 states and 11 foreign countries. For more information go to www.TenpennyIMC.com or www.DrTenpenny.com
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