The Solution: Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative
A Parent’s Guide to Educating Your Child’s Immune System
By Kate Birch and Cilla Whatcott
I’m worried for authors and homeopaths Kate Birch and Cilla Whatcott. They are putting themselves in the middle of a battleground where arrows will likely fly. Those who slice at the market share of the monolithic collusion between Big Pharma and the U.S. government could find themselves in the crosshairs.
Nevertheless I admire Birch and Whatcott’s courage, for this is a bold book. Homeopaths are aware of the techniques these authors present, but the general public is not. It’s high time that someone with pluck delivers this vital information to those who matter most: parents.
Yes, yes; we know that vaccination is an ill-founded concept and the result of an outdated invention that has often been shown to cause greater risk than the illness against which it’s intended to protect. The word vaccine, indeed, ought to strike apprehension in the minds of parents. This kind of reaction is a healthy, protective response that for too long has been intimidated out of parents by authoritative medical “experts” and cunning drug company marketing. These authors address that specious coercion. But the spotlight of their discourse is on what to do practically in such an environment to protect our children and a schedule of how to do it.
Their strategy is like a shot in the arm, if you’ll pardon the metaphor. The path laid out in the book’s one hundred plus pages is intelligent, well researched, and offers a step-by-step plan of action.
Not merely the “story behind the story,” or even a full dissertation on the harm of vaccines, this book offers a viable, complete chart that parents can embrace as the final answer to the question, “ If I don’t vaccinate my children, what do I do to protect them?” There it is in black and white: the entire schedule of how to use specific, simplified homeopathic protection against, for example, whooping cough before it comes to your town, against pneumonia, even tetanus.
Run, don’t walk to your keyboard and buy a copy for yourself, one for your in-laws, and another for your chiropractor. If you’re fortunate enough to have fallen into a pediatric practice that’s principled, give a copy to the doctor as well. Then follow their program step-by-step.
Ms. Birch and Ms. Whatcott are my kind of women. . . my kind of homeopaths. I don’t know them personally, but I hope to shake their hands one day. I’m guessing that theirs will be a firm grip. It will give me assurance that I needn’t worry so much about them and their quest to offer moral support and practical alternatives to parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. Instead I can apply my efforts toward directing my clients and students straight to their little masterpiece.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2012.