Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness

Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness

Hardback (14 Aug 2018) | English

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Synopsis

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?

Book information

ISBN: 9781603587778
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 614.47083
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: x, 177
Weight: 344g
Height: 220mm
Width: 144mm
Spine width: 14mm