A TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS – MANUAL FOR FUTURE PARENTS
By Harold E. Buttram, M.D.
Philosophical Publishing Company
Here is a very good resource for any potential or expecting parents. Dr. Buttram covers a wide range of topics from nutrition, to child spacing, to toxic chemicals, alcohol, smoking, drugs,and vaccines. There may be a few minor details I don’t completely agree with, but this book does an excellent job of covering a wide range of subjects.
It includes an amusing story of a professor’s experience with using tick powder on his cat. After using the tick powder for some time he noticed a large number of dead rodents and birds accumulating on his property. His cat had turned into a homicidal maniac. He himself was also getting crankier. After discontinuing use, things settled down and the neighborhood was safe once again.
The section on vaccines is especially well done. Evidence is cited indicating that bacteria (such as you might find in vaccines) can transfer DNA to higher organisms, including humans. Rapidly growing young babies would be particularly susceptible to this genetic hybridization. Such experiments are extremely dangerous at best. The study of vaccine effects leads in some surprising directions. Any baby suffering from retinal or brain hemorrhages that were not the result of a high distance fall or major accident is conventionally assumed to be the victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Bioengineers have conclusively determined that it is physically impossible to shake a baby hard enough to cause such hemorrhages without causing severe neck or spine injuries. In no case has SBS ever involved neck or spine injuries, which means the diagnosis and accusation is tragically wrong. There could be a number of real causes of these hemorrhages, one being severe inflammations brought on by vaccines. Dr. Buttram also observes that the danger is minimized when there are adequate amounts of antioxidant vitamins, glutathione, and selenium present. In other words, feed your baby according to Weston A. Price principles. This book is an easy THUMBS UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2009.