Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Robert Gupta: Music is medicine, music is sanity | Video on

This is a short, inspiring TED talk about the therapeutic use of music.  I use music in my work with the Sensory Learning Program, but this talk reminded me how music can be good for the soul and mind as well as the ears.

Robert Gupta: Music is medicine, music is sanity | Video on

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vaccine Safety

     This is one of the most sane and non-inflammatory discussions about vaccines and their safety.  I know it is a long discussion, but well worth your time.

     I had been questioning my belief that ingesting some of the ingredients (such as aluminum) of vaccines is different than injecting them directly into the blood stream.  I some how intrinsically believed this was true, but never had any scientific proof.  This physician explained exactly why this is true.

     I was also interested to hear him talk about the difference from vaccine-induced immunity and the immunity you get from actually having a disease.
It was also interesting to hear him state that doctors observed that after a bout of flu like symptoms, when children recovered, they seemed to have developmental jumps.  Very interesting.

     I think we would all be a lot healthier if we just took a step back and injected some common sense in to this discussion.  If you as a new mother or father do not feel comfortable about your newly born child having a bunch of medical procedures, then you should have the right to object.  You should also have the right to be FULLY informed before any "routine" medications are given to you or your child.  Every person is unique, and we have intuition for a reason.  If something doesn't feel right to you, you (still) have the right to refuse.
     I am really uneasy about the government getting involved in saying what vaccines I HAVE to have in order to work or for any children to go to school.     

     This discussion also touches on the flawed idea of "heard immunity" being applied to vaccines.  I strongly encourage you to watch the entire 11-part discussion on YouTube if you want to be more fully informed about vaccine science.