Is This The Best We Can Offer?

I had 20 minutes to spare before carline started today.
I decided to sit in the car and finally finish a chapter in a book I’ve been reading.
When I finished the chapter, I wept.

It hit me like a ton of bricks.
What in the world are we doing to our babies and children?

In the newly released book “Vaccine Epidemic”,
there is a chapter called “PEDIATRICS: SICK IS THE NEW HEALTHY”.
The book is written by over 20 authors,
all experts from the fields of ethics, law, science, medicine, business, & history.

This particular chapter caught me off guard. I’ve been researching the subject of vaccines for 6 diligent years. I’ve read thousands of pages of medical literature, dozens of books, and more science & research than I know what to do with. I know the facts. It just never really hit me how terribly sick American children are. And it made me very sad.

 Our children are suffering.

All quotes below are excerpts from the chapter, written by Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD.

“Imagine your child off drugs. All drugs. No antibiotics, vaccines, reflux medication, laxatives, statins, antipsychotics, sleep medication, stimulants, antidepressants, seizure meds, insulin, steroids, nebulizers, antiinflammatories, suppositories, or anything else. Imagine your child being so healthy that perhaps just one thing from this list is needed every five years. If your child never used any of these things, would there be any reason left to go to the pediatrician?”

 “What else would be offered for care if not a medication or a shot?”


“It is not difficult to see that American health policy has failed. For the first time in U.S. history, children’s life expectancies may be shorter than their parents.
Despite the rapidly growing vaccination schedule,
American children are more chronically ill and disabled than ever”.

“Incredibly, it is now the norm to turn the pharmaceutical spigot on children, starting at birth-and nobody blinks. In the same time frame in which giving babies and children dozens of drugs and vaccines became normal, our children have gotten sicker, not healthier. It cannot be claimed that this style of healthcare works”.

“American children are more likely to die as babies than children in more than forty other countries. We have an infant mortality ranking that has done nothing but slide from bad to worse since 1950”.

U.S. Infant Mortality Rankings:
Year: 1950 Infant Mortality Rate: 3rd
Year: 1986 Infant Mortality Rate: 17th
Year 1995  Infant Mortality Rate: 23rd
Year 2000  Infant Mortality Rate: 31st
Year 2010  Infant Mortality Rate: 46th


“Children in the United States today have much higher rates of asthma, autism, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, life-threatening food allergies, obesity, ADHD, learning and behavioral disorders, and suicide than kids did in the 1980’s,
when fewer vaccines were given”.

1 in 3 children are overweight
1 in 6 children have learning disabilities
1 in 9 children have asthma
1 in 12 children have ADHD
1 in 25 children have food allergies
1 in 100 children suffer from seizures
3-5 in 100 children have birth defects
1 in 110 50 children have autism
1 in 450 children have diabetes
1 in 6,000 children have cancer
50% of children are chronically ill or overweight

The current CDC Recommended Schedule
gives 70 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18.

“What if it were true that the way we now vaccinate children causes more death, chronic disease, and disability than it prevents in America?”

The chapter starts off introducing three different doctors. Two are pediatricians and one is a renowned surgeon with expertise in immunology.

 Here is the short version summary of the two pediatricians:

Pediatrician #1: Understands the importance of diet and nutrition. Knowledgeable about food allergies and sensitivities, and encourages special diets to help them. He acknowledges the possibility that vaccines can trigger autism and supports findings that show a link between inflammatory bowel disease and MMR vaccine. He questions the current pediatric vaccination schedule.

Pediatrician #2.  Not informed about the above issues. Supports vaccination to the fullest, believes all vaccines are safe and effective, and vaccinates without hesitation.

The first pediatrician is appalled by the degree of chronic illness and disability that has become normal in children. He is relieved to be retired after 3 decades of this practice, and hopes for dramatic changes in the field. The second pediatrician is still practicing and operates within the status quo of pediatrics, following the guidelines of the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics.

“I would like to have a pediatrician like the first one…unfortunately; I can’t have him or a younger, unretired version of him as my pediatrician. A pediatrician who questions vaccines is not only unwelcome among his peers and professional organizations but is cast aside as unscientific, intellectually feeble, and even unpatriotic”.

 “I use the other pediatrician only because he is available. He is all that our beleaguered healthcare system sanctions. Insurance pays for doctors like him, but not for the ones who think independently. This pediatrician’s scope of practice is in lockstep with what the health industry dictates, which, in turn, is in lockstep with what the pharmaceutical industry dictates. If there is no need for prescription drugs or vaccines, there is no need for this pediatrician; indeed, we rarely see him”.

 “I am sure he (pediatrician #2) is a good, kind, and even smart man.


“Parents are told that the only way to have healthy children is to fully vaccinate them.
This is the myth that the body of evidence in child nutrition does not support.
What is well supported is that nutrition drives learning, growth, development, and immune function in children.
Look at it this way: For your child’s first year of life, if you could afford only a box full of the thirty-odd vaccine doses now recommended for zero-to-twelve-month-old infants or a year’s supply of nutritious food, which would you rather have?”

The author of this particular chapter is a registered dietician, with an undergraduate in nutrition sciences and a master’s degree in public health nutrition. Her training taught her that the nutrition status of a child is what drives the child’s ability to fight infections.
Low nutrition makes children more susceptible to infection and nutrition status decline during infection.

“Data shows that one-third to one-half of the millions of deaths in children across the world, caused by measles, diarrheal diseases, pneumonia, AIDS, & malaria, are due to undernutrition, not undervaccination”.

“I am disturbed by how sick the children are who I meet each week in practice, but I am more concerned that their pediatrician seems nonchalant. They are like my pediatrician-not well informed beyond pharma-driven information, not thinking critically, not using their training and skills to the fullest, and biding to the dictates of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, who ultimately underwrite what they do everyday.

As long as Pharma continues to fund the studies and research,
the problem of truth persists.

As long as we think health comes through a needle and prescription drugs,
the problem of sick persists.

“Pharma funded studies diffuse concern-whether the money flows first through university foundations, hospitals, or nonprofits-are obviously flawed, inherently biased, and can’t yield clear information”.

Dr. #3: The chapter ends with the third doctor in this story. Dr. Francis Moore, MD. He was a Moseley Professor of Surgery, emeritus, at Harvard Medical School. Surgeon-in-chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Celebrated as one of the greatest surgeons of the twentieth century, he led the way in developing techniques in organ transplantation and the metabolic support of surgical patients. He led the team that performed the first successful human organ transplant, a kidney transplant in twins. He authored hundreds of medical articles and six books, including a text that became a standard in the field.

 Dr. Moore is related to the author of this chapter. Judy Converse is Dr. Moore’s granddaughter-in-law. Ms. Converse testified before the congressional subcommittee reviewing Hep B vaccine safety in 1999. He writes her a letter after a phone conversation about the Hep B vaccine that injured her son. (It is included in the appendix of Vaccine Epidemic, written on letterhead from Harvard Medical School).
Dr. Moore writes:
“The only solution I know for this is the absolute avoidance of neonatal immunizations, particularly against hepatitis B, which is a disease of very young children that is of the utmost rarity. To put any child at hazard of autism with the excuse of avoiding this extremely rare diseases, is of course preposterous”.
This was written in 1999. This book challenges you to read  the letter and wonder:

“If one of the worlds most respected medical achievers had this opinion, but has now passed on, who else of his stature can continue this conversation?”

 “Where are the sage experts to guide us? If he were alive and publicly voicing this point, would he too be dragged through a spurious trial and stripped of credentials and authority, as the British General Medical Council did to Dr. Andrew Wakefield for his research on vaccines and autism? When our doctors are no longer free to think independently, pioneer, investigate, and lead, as Dr. Moore did throughout his career, and as I believe, Dr. Wakefield endeavored to do-medicine is truly dead. Our children will suffer the most. It then falls upon you, the individual parent, to uphold your right to choose with your doctor how you vaccinate your children. It falls on you to investigate, read, explore, defer, or simply stop going to the pediatricians if all they can offer is rote information and new needles at each visit. Support the independent thinkers. As Ghandi said, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.

As the chapter ended and tears streamed down my face, my first question was what in the world are we doing to our babies and children? But my sadness quickly turned to outrage, and the question I leave you with is this…

Why are we allowing this to happen to our babies and children?

*This chapter comes fully referenced. Get the book. Vaccine Epidemic should be required reading for everyone. Get informed. Be empowered. Sick should not be the new healthy.


11 thoughts on “Is This The Best We Can Offer?

  1. Just ordered this book based off the information you shared here. As much I feel like I know about the danger of vaccines, this is just so bold, in-your-face, barbaric facts. I love that Ghandi quote and I adore you for bringing about awareness!


  2. Hi,
    I stumbled across your blog researching vaccines for my sister’s child and have found it very informative. I was interested to see how horribly the U.S. ranked in infant mortality and wanted to see which country offered the best infant care for comparison. Singapore came out on top with an infant mortality rate of 1.92 and over there it’s illegal to not vaccinate your child with the measles vaccine. Do you know if the children in Singapore have access to a different set of vaccines? Are they available to the general public in the USA?


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