So what’s with all the media focus (or not) on vaccinations then?

Recently, I have had the great pleasure of knowing that close friends and relatives have become parents for the first time. The joys of parenthood are second to none. For those of you that are parents – most of you will agree that the sheer wonder at the creation of another life; along with having such a mammoth, lifelong commitment can be breathtaking at the least – overwhelming at the most.

One of the hottest debates surrounding newborns right now is whether we as parents should allow the government to vaccinate our children. More and more celebrities and people with louder voices than most are speaking out against the vaccination process, saying that it’s dangerous and can cause disease and life-changing conditions to take hold soon after being administered. So should we, or shouldn’t we? Well I was vaccinated, and look at me now?? (lolol)

What are the facts – either way? Let’s see what we can find…

OK – the main argument against vaccines is the possible link between vaccines & autism. According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), ‘vaccines do not cause autism’ and ‘there is no link between vaccines and autism’. So if this is the official opinion – why doesn’t this myth just die?

Well – the conspiracy theories surrounding vaccines started in 1998 when medical journal ‘The Lancet’ published a paper by a former medical researcher named Andrew Wakefield. The report raised concerns about the combined Measles, Mumps & Rubella vaccine (MMR). Basically, what he said was that there was an apparent link between cases of autism and the MMR vaccine. He did not say that all vaccines were dangerous. In fact – he said that parents should continue with the single, separate vaccines for Measles, Mumps and Rubella but not the combined MMR vaccine.

Now a quick search on YouTube for ‘vaccines and autism’ showed me 4 out of the first 10 videos completely rubbishing the claim that the two are linked. Only one of these 4 videos attempted to appease me with actual science – testing and reporting. The other 3 ‘pro-vaccine’ videos mainly take a humorous approach, trying to appeal to my ego via satire and cynicism; – or they shift the focus of the matter at hand and go on a tangent, talking about social trends and the psyche of the people that don’t want to vaccinate and why they think that way.

Honestly? This has only made me more curious. Why is there not much actual scientific research available for me to look at? Why am I being made to feel like a quack or tin-foil, hat-wearing weirdo for even daring to think outside of government lines regarding the wellbeing of MY OWN child?! Just show me DATA. I am uninterested in your opinions or guilt-trips.

The pro-vaccine argument largely isn’t even really a pro-vaccine one. It mainly opposes ‘anti-vaccine thinking’ rather than promoting the use of vaccines. Additionally – you will find that the whole ‘anti-vaccine movement’ is said to be hinged upon Andrew Wakefield’s ‘debunked’, ‘falsified’ paper from 1998.

Now that would be fair enough and fine if it were true. There are however, literally thousands of testimonials from parents of children with autism that share the same identical story and timeline of the disorder. On top of that, pro-vaccine arguments speak nothing of the CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson and his historic statement released in 2014. This scientist and CDC employee systematically covered himself when he wrote to his superiors individually on several occasions warning them of his findings and concerns regarding his involvement in the research should his findings remain undeclared. Dr. Thompson’s claims kill the majority of the pro-vaccine arguments dead and literally throws EVERY PRO-ARGUMENT INTO DOUBT. See Here 

I would have expected the pro-vaccine YouTube videos that were made after 2014 to include the statement of a doctor that spent 16yrs of his career as a Senior Scientist and Epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Immunization Safety Branch). At the very least – I thought there would be a rebuttal offered against his claims but instead… AIR… Nothing. No one seems to want to deal with it. Do people even know it’s there? Is it being deliberately ignored? Bear in mind that as of right now (2017 – the time of this blog) we’re talking 3yrs that have past since Dr. Thompson blew the whistle.



The MMR vaccine was not introduced to the UK until 1988 – I was born nearly a decade before this. I asked my mum if I had received any vaccines. She can’t remember opposing any so yes, I probably had them. Remember though – 1) I would have had the individual vaccines – not the combined MMR one… 2) Even if I did have the combined MMR vaccine (later) I would have been way older than 12-18mths – which is when the schedule dictates that the vaccine be administered. Studies suggest that the onset of symptoms and subsequent diagnosis of autism is between 12-18mths old (the danger zone).

This is not going to be a long blog at all. I don’t want to tell you what to do regarding the wellbeing of your family. What I suggest is that if your family’s health is important to you; do the research yourself before consenting to anything – especially vaccinating your children. Look at arguments for & against. Find out what ingredients go into the vaccines and what the effects of those ingredients are on human life. Remember – there are many possible vaccines available for your child. Are they all dangerous? Which, if any are safe? What research is available on the safety of these vaccines? Who finances this research? Are there any financial implications on the production and administration of vaccines? Who manufactures them? The questions are many but only you can decide at what point you are satisfied with the answers you receive.

You can download a very informative documentary on this subject – Here. This video is being vetoed by ‘Big Pharma’ very aggressively. I tried to host it on my personal Dropbox account and it was banned. The current host site has to keep changing its URL to avoid legal proceedings. If you have trouble accessing this torrent site, send me a message and I will endeavour to personally send you instructions on how to retrieve it. Alternatively, here is a direct download link for the video (600mb). It glitches a couple of times but you don’t miss anything. At the time of this blog being published, this link works and is not blocked.

Here is water my lovely horses… Have a sip!!!




I don’t know anyone that does not like food. I don’t know anybody that does not salivate at the thought of eating their favourite food choice. The flavours… The colours… The textures… The aromas… Mmmm… Chocolate…

So here’s the thing; – I want to eat what my tongue loves the taste of, without the consequences. Why can’t we have both?! It’s as if my very tastebuds are corrupt!!! I love the taste of opulence, luxuriousness, richness – but in a food format… Chocolate, cakes, ice cream etc are great but what really gets me are salty, savoury things like pies, pasties and carbs; like potatoes or pasta, cheesy goodness, sausage rolls etc. Woop-woop!

So something is wrong here. We are told that these foods are no good for us; and I believe them y’know? The voices, the food critics, the do-gooders, the health freaks and social justice warriors; along with the conspiracy theorists that preach about how the whole world is one corrupt wasteland, with an eye on sapping me of my commercial energy (money), in a bid to feed on it themselves; – Matrix-style.

So here’s a question – WHY DO WE DO IT TO OURSELVES???

Is there something wrong with us? You know that when you eat cheese you get a crazy stomach ache, mad flatulence and a runny, smelly toilet experience…

But do you love and still partake of a Dominos pizza? YES!!! You have even found these pills on the market that stop the effects of cheese and general dairy intake. Personally, I used to love making Digestive cereal. This was ‘milk & cookies’ x100. Basically, get 10-12 Digestive biscuits and break them up in a cereal bowl. Next – add milk and let them soak before mashing them up into a Weetabix looking mixture. ENJOY! 

Throughout my childhood I loved snacking on Maryland cookies and milk. Slowly, as I got older I experienced stomach aches and adverse reactions to this delight. See, back then there was not such a thriving health-conscious community; – neither was there masses of such information online. Today, your average child of school age knows what it means to be lactose intolerant. Here’s the thing – we don’t care! We just want what we want and must have it!

Forget the pain… Forget the bloatedness… The nausea… Something’s gonna kill us one day right? Lots of people smoke, drink alcohol and have unprotected casual sex without a care in the world; knowing of the possible dangers but refusing to believe that we might be unlucky or suffer the consequences one day. Also, we somehow think that we have ultimate control over the ways our bodies change…

Even though as we get older we see and feel changes – we are in denial. Our hairs grow grey, we gain weight in places we don’t want to, our joints ache and we get cold when we never used to. What’s the first thing we think when someone suggests that we might be allergic to milk? “Naaaaah! I’ve been drinking milk all my life.” So don’t we change? Don’t we morph into 20, 30, 50, 70 year old adults? Why don’t we listen to ourselves??

Maybe we should listen to our body’s cries for help. Do you think that anything just ‘happens’? See I believe that everything in our bodies happen on purpose and nothing occurs by accident. Every pimple or zit. Every hair that turns grey. Every ounce of fat, every twitch or contraction, every itch or shiver and every hot or cold flush we have… It’s all happening for a reason. Cause & Effect.

So when we get a horrendous spot on our nose – what causes it? Well – we know that when this pimple bursts, inside the pus are a combination of grease and oils as well as enzymes, hormones, dead skin and bacteria. Now I have heard (several times now) that the reason we get spots in the first place is because we don’t drink enough water. While that sounds like a stretch or a scary tactic to get people to drink more water; could it hold some truth in a round about way? Apparently there are obvious orifices available from which the body pushes waste material. These include all of the obvious routes (anus, urinal tract, mouth, nose, eyes, ears) plus the pores in our skin.

What happens when all exits are blocked? What if your body recognises material that shouldn’t be within it and decides to get rid of it anyway? It can’t get to any of the obvious routes out because of where it has discovered this hazardous material; – and its usual route out via the lymphatic system is blocked… What then?! Boom!!! Out directly through your skin it goes.

Hence why drinking more water could help to keep our lymph nodes clear. This is one of the more obvious physical reactions that we go through but perhaps pay little notice to. What about the more undocumented responses like the feeling of fear?

When you go to the sexual health clinic they say that ‘no news is good news’ and they’ll only contact you if there’s a problem (apparently, because I have no personal experience of such things, lol). So when you’re driving to work 2 days later and your phone rings as the number you’ve saved in your phone as ‘G.U.M. DOCS’ flashes up on your screen – why do you nearly crash and swerve as you frantically pull over to take the call?? What is that nervous feeling you feel in the pit of your stomach? Did you make it up? Is it a figment of your imagination or are you feeling physical feelings which you can’t quite quantify?

Sweaty palms… That feeling of fear you feel when your mouth goes dry, your fingers go cold or the hairs on your forearm or the back of your neck stand up and your breathing goes shallow… It could be before an exam, or an interview, or upon receiving a letter from the solicitor’s – it is a definite biological response to events in your life.


It’s a wonderful thing you know? Our bodies. Accept the fact that you can’t control it completely. It’s working tirelessly to stay alive and in good working order. How many of you take the time out to do breathing exercises for example? I bet none of you know how many breaths you’ve taken since you began reading this article!? We don’t appreciate the automatic processes involved in sustaining life in our bodies. Sure – you can hold your breath for 80 seconds but can you force digestion at will? Go on. Try it! Drink a litre of water and wee it straight back into the bottle. I’ll give you 3mins.

No but seriously, it’s a shame that we take so many years to begin to take stock of our bodies. It’s not until we realise that things are going wrong that we decide to change before things get even worse. We take life for granted. Only when we realise that we may not be here for as long as we’d expected or hoped that we decide to try to elongate our time here on Earth. We usually try it by artificial means like operations, pills, injections and magic elixirs of life.

From birth, we all are dying. Our time here on Earth is not infinite. Everything we do either adds or subtracts time from our hours here. If I were you, when it comes to food I would let Every. Bite. Count.

Thanks For Reading!