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Vaccines, autoimmunity, and the changing nature of childhood illness / Thomas Cowan, MD ; foreword by Sally Fallon Morell.

Cowan, Thomas Dale, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781603587778
  • ISBN: 1603587772
  • Physical Description: x, 177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The changing nature of childhood illness -- Fever and the nature of acute disease -- Our immune system(s) -- Autoimmunity and the gut -- What is autoimmunity? -- Rethinking cell biology -- Spatial orientation, autism, and autoimmunity -- The chicken pox vaccine: a case of (un)intended consequences -- The polio vaccine: a case of false cause -- The measles vaccine: a case of oversimplification -- Basic autoimmune treatment protocol for children and adults -- The Cowan autoimmune diet.
Summary, etc.:
"One Doctor's Surprising Answer to the Epidemic of Autoimmunity and Chronic Disease; Over the past fifty years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded: currently 1 in 2.5 American children has an allergy, 1 in 11 has asthma, 1 in 13 has severe food allergies, and 1 in 36 has autism. While some attribute this rise to increased awareness and diagnosis, Thomas Cowan, MD, argues for a direct causal relationship to a corresponding increase in the number of vaccines American children typically receive approximately 70 vaccine doses by age eighteen. The goal of these vaccines is precisely what we're now seeing in such abundance among our chronically ill children: the provocation of immune response. Dr. Cowan looks at emerging evidence that certain childhood illnesses are actually protective of disease later in life; examines the role of fever, the gut, and cellular fluid in immune health; argues that vaccination is an ineffective (and harmful) attempt to shortcut a complex immune response; and asserts that the medical establishment has engaged in an authoritarian argument that robs parents of informed consent. His ultimate question, from the point of view of a doctor who has decades of experience treating countless children is: What are we really doing to children when we vaccinate them?"-- Provided by publisher.
"Over the past 50 years, rates of chronic illness, learning disabilities, and allergies in children have exploded--1 in 6 children has a diagnosed learning disorder, 1 in 50 has autism, and 1 in 13 has severe food allergies. Instead of blaming genetics or increased awareness and diagnosis, author Thomas Cowan, MD, attributes these rising numbers to our current vaccination policy. In Vaccines, Auto-Immunity, and the Assault on Childhood, Cowan combines his years of experience as a medical practitioner with his research into the history and science of vaccines to show how childhood illnesses, which help children to develop a robust immune system, are now eschewed by conventional medicine in favor of an increasing array of vaccinations that do more harm than good. Invoking philosopher Rudolph Steiner's vision of vaccines as inspired by "spirits of darkness," Cowan brings to light the various ways in which scientists and government officials work to promote a vaccine program that only increases suffering. Along the way he questions commonly held views of cell biology, the role of water in the body, and the spatial and spiritual components of autism. Additionally, he provides hope of recovery in the form of a nontoxic course of treatment for those suffering chronic inflammation and other averse immune responses to vaccines. Cowan's thoughtfully bold writing takes us on a journey into the history of illness, questioning the true origins of diseases such as polio, and asking important questions, such as: why did paralytic polio make a sudden appearance in the US in the years between 1916-1918? The answers lie far beyond what conventional medicine would have us believe"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Vaccination of children.
Vaccination of children > Complications > Risk factors.
Vaccines > Health aspects.
Immunization of children.
MEDICAL > Health Policy.
MEDICAL > Immunology.
MEDICAL > Public Health.
MEDICAL > History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Disease & Health Issues.
HEALTH & FITNESS > Health Care Issues.
Immunization of children.
Vaccination of children.
Vaccination of children > Complications > Risk factors.
Vaccines > Health aspects.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Children.
Vaccines > Adverse Effects.