Last year Dr Lance O’Sullivan, 2014 New Zealander of the year, came out saying that the Welfare Benefit should be cut from parents who do not vaccinate their children.
Note: I am a huge admirer of this young Doctor and the work he has done in the far North, however, I disagree with his argument on this issue as pointed out below.
Regardless whether you are for or against or in the middle on vaccinations – to me this is a violation of rights. It appalls me that both USA and Australia have laws now that make vaccination compulsory for all children, the pregnant mother and grandparents etc. I sincerely hope N.Z. will not follow suit, although it is highly likely that they will as they will be lobbied by well-meaning but misguided doctors and money-hungry drug companies.
But back to the parents on benefits. On further reading from this doctor (and others) it appears that it is mainly the children from the lower socioeconomic group who get any of the diseases far worse than those from other groups. In other words, the poor kid’s whooping cough is far worse that the rich kid’s one. (Generalization, but you get the picture).
In my opinion it is because the poorer areas do not have the ability to provide healthy, nutritious foods that help to build the immune system.
Show me a solo mum on a benefit who is able to buy organic food? Or, for that matter, even a family who are not on benefits but are still struggling to balance the money coming in with the money that has to go out – and that’s a good majority of New Zealanders.
What is cheaper – McDonalds or a homemade burger made with organically, nutritious ingredients?
Where’s the education on sugar?
Processed foods, which appear to be cheaper, are riddled with sugar which is known (researched and documented) to feed cancer cells, promote tooth decay and damage the immune system.
Note: there are many “rich” kids whose nutrition is sorely lacking.
It’s not the Doctor’s fault … I realize that doctors are only doing what they believe is the right thing going by evidence presented in medical journals and told to them by drug companies. It’s documented that a lot of what is written for those journals are slanted and biased and quite often not even written by the name that is assigned to the article.
Doctors do not receive any, well, maybe a few hours if they’re lucky, tuition on nutrition at any of the medical schools. They receive far more teaching on drugs, hence the reason they poo-hoo any ideas that food and natural remedies may be a far better medicine than any of the chemicals drug companies bring out.
Go back in history to who really started the monopoly of the drug companies – Carnegie and Rockefeller … Rockefeller in particular. See, he made heaps of money with oil but then started looking for ways to use it. He came up with the idea of using coal tar (a petroleum derivative) and made drugs which affect the human mind, body and nervous system. Hey, an excellent way of masking or stopping symptoms, but not a cure.
To keep this history lesson short – Carnegie (and other industrial giants) came into the plan and between them they managed to get all the natural practitioners ousted (e.g. herbalists, homeopaths etc) and “standardize” the teaching and clinics for their own gains. Rockerfeller wanted to control the whole medical field, using the only remedies allowed, patented synthetic drugs. And he got it.
It’s a fascinating history and worth reading about because it gives a much clearer understanding how Big Pharma has so much power and has influenced the way we have been brainwashed into this style of medicine.
I believe that modern doctors should not be taking the Hippocratic oath at all …. it’s hypocritical. They DO NOT follow the teachings of Hippocrates whose famous quote is:
“Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.
and one more to end on….
“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”
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