(A talk was given at The Eden Jar health fair on 24/08/2019. Redmond Community Centre Kayani Avenue, London, N4 2HF.)
What is Immunization?
A method to protect an organism from an infection is called immunization.
The medical version of the above definition can go like this;
A method to immune an organism from an infection is called immunization.
Methods of Natural Immunization:
- Passive Naturally Acquired Immunity
- By attracting infectious disease
- Inoculation – Vaccinations
- Homeopathic Immunization – Homeoprophylaxis HP
- Sequence-Specific Homeopathic DNA (SSHD) remedies.
- Vitamins, Supplements and Herbs.
- Nutrition & Superfoods.
Passive Naturally Acquired Immunity:
Newborn babies have an immature immune system, which cannot adequately protect against infectious diseases. Early in life, immune protection is accomplished by maternal antibodies transferred from mother to offspring.
- From mother to baby through the placenta at the time of birth.
The placental transfer of IgG antibody from mother to fetus takes place during pregnancy that generally lasts 4 to 6 months after birth.
- After birth through colostrum in mother’s milk.
The IgA and IgG found in human colostrum and milk of babies who are breastfed.
By Attracting Infectious Disease:
When a person contracts an infectious disease and its body system fights back with the disease, during this process the immune system reads the biodata of infectious pathogens and memorizes them for the rest of the lifetime of the person. This approach is risky but provides extremely powerful lifetime protection.
For example, natural chickenpox (varicella) infection could lead to pneumonia. A natural polio infection could cause permanent paralysis. A natural mumps infection could lead to deafness. A natural Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infection could result in permanent brain damage or even death.
Inoculation – Vaccines:
Vaccines stimulate the body’s own defence mechanism – the immune system to protect a person against subsequent infection or disease, by producing antibodies against antigens.
“Antibody, also called immunoglobulin, a protective protein produced by the immune system in response to the presence of a foreign substance, called an antigen. Antibodies recognize and latch onto antigens in order to remove them from the body.”
Do vaccines come under natural immunization?
Yes, vaccination is a method of natural immunization because they carry products of life i.e. bacteria and viruses in them. But on the other hand, the same vaccines also contain other noxious ingredients and incipient which may cause serious harm to a person who is vaccinated.
Doctors will not give parents their personal guarantee in writing of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines they wish to administer.
Brief Intro and argument for Vaccine Damage:
Damage caused by vaccinations is not a scaremongering tactic it’s a bitter truth. Which can be verified through different resources.
In almost every developed country at government level, there is a department which is responsible to compensate a person when he /she is damaged due to vaccinations. For example, in the UK when a person is damaged due to vaccines is compensated under a programme run by the UK government, called Vaccine Damage Payment (VDP). One can visit this UK Govt website for further details: https://www.gov.uk/vaccine-damage-payment.
Same programmes are there in all other developed countries. These programmes are particularly run for a very specific purpose. In the UK the purpose of this programme is described as follows on the above website:
“If you’re severely disabled as a result of vaccination against certain diseases, you could get a one-off tax-free payment of £120,000. This is called a Vaccine Damage Payment.”
Neither parents nor guardians are ever informed by their healthcare providers about VDP, nor the NHS vaccination website mention about this compensation programme!
Through VDP the UK government has paid £74 million between 1978 – 2017.
Presence of VDP programme is a piece of substantial evidence that vaccines cause damage to some persons and others remain unharmed. It is just like a lottery ticket some vaccinated persons are winners when they are vaccinated and they remain unharmed, and some others are losers.
Also, there is a problem of preservatives and other incipient added in the vaccines, for example:
Aluminium (Can cause several neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease)
Formaldehyde (Carcinogen, known to cause upper respiratory tract problems and can be harmful to our lymphatic and hematopoietic systems)
Sorbital (A potential liver and gastrointestinal toxicant)
Ammonium sulfate (A neurotoxicant and a potential liver, gastrointestinal, and respiratory toxicant)
Diploid cells (From aborted fetuses)
Macerated cancer cells
Detergent (Triton x100)
Animal tissues (such as rabbit brain, horse blood, and pig blood)
Doesn’t matter which safe level is used in the vaccines the point to note is this; these ingredients are NEVER TESTED on newborn babies! Yet babies are injected with these harmful substances.
Natural Immunization – Homeoprophylaxis (HP):
Natural Immunization is the method of stimulating the body’s natural mechanism with the help of natural healthcare products to achieve protection against infection.
Use of homeopathic remedies to prevent infectious disease is called Homeoprophylaxis (HP). A remedy used for this purpose is called homeopathic prophylactic.
In fact, HP is a method to sensitizing the whole-body system to overcome the foreign invaders.
Vaccination was first used by Dr Edward Jenner in 1796.
Homœoprophylaxis was first used by Dr Samuel Hahnemann (the founder of homeopathy) in 1798.
Law of Similars – Like Cures Like:
Any substance which can produce symptoms of a disease in a healthy person can cure the same symptoms in a sick person.
Law of Similar For HP:
According to Dr Isaac Golden the law of Similars can be stated in the case of HP in two forms:
(1) A substance that can cure symptoms of an infectious disease is capable of preventing similar symptoms in previously unprotected people. Hahnemann’s use of Belladonna to both cure and prevent scarlet fever is an example of this statement.
(2) A substance that can cause symptoms similar to the common symptoms of an infectious disease is capable of preventing similar symptoms in previously unprotected people. Hahnemann’s proving of China Officinalis is an example of this statement, as is the use of appropriately selected nosodes.
A homeopathically prepared remedy made from an infectious disease product either directly from the bacteria or virus, or less directly from a tissue purported to contain it.
Homeopathic remedies do not contain toxins, preservatives, chemicals, or pathological particles.
Efficacy Evidence Homeoprophylaxis (HP):
- Large-scale application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control in Cuba.
We report the results of a very large-scale homeoprophylaxis (HP) intervention in 2.2 million population against Leptospirosis in a dangerous epidemic situation in three provinces of Cuba in 2007.
The homeoprophylaxis approach was associated with a large reduction of disease incidence and control of the epidemic. The results suggest the use of HP as a feasible tool for epidemic control, further research is warranted.
The Cuban experience with homeoprophylaxis against leptospirosis has been and remains a very positive one. It has given rise to further government-directed immunization against hepatitis A, swine flu, pneumococcal disease, and dengue fever using homeoprophylaxis. The Cuban health system, in general, demonstrates how orthodox and complementary medicine can be usefully integrated, and their willingness to use both vaccination and homeoprophylaxis as evidence-based immunization options is an excellent example of this.
(Finlay Institute, Havana City, Cuba /Pubmed https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20674839)
- An experimental in vitro study to evaluate the antimalarial activity of select homeopathy preparations.
Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology, TNMC & BYL Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai, India
Malaria has become the public health concern worldwide. Although it is preventable and curable; P. falciparum and P. vivax have developed resistance to nearly all anti-malarial in current use.
Malaria nosode, Malaria officinalis and China officinalis exhibited inhibition of hemozoin and the inhibition was greater than the positive control Chloroquine diphosphate used in the study.
The study has shown anti-disease activity of an ultra-dilute (potentized) homeopathic preparation. The Malaria nosode prepared by potentizing Plasmodium falciparum organisms has demonstrated antimalarial activity, which supports the basic principle behind homeopathy, the law of similar.
(International Journal of Medical and Health Research ISSN: 2454-9142, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.54 www.medicalsciencejournal.com Volume 3; Issue 7; July 2017; Page No. 65-68)
- Dengue fever Delhi India
Dengueinum 30 was administered to at least 39,200 people in the Delhi area during an epidemic of Dengue haemorrhagic fever. Follow-up of 23,520 people 10 days later showed only 5 people (0.125%) had developed mild symptoms, with the rest showing no signs or symptoms of the disease. Central Council of Research in Homoeopathy. CCRH News 1996-1997.
(Central Council of Research in Homoeopathy. CCRH News 1996-1997.)
- HP for Dengue fever Brazil
In São Paulo, Brazil on May 2001, a single dose of a homeoprophylactic was given during a dengue outbreak to 40% of residents in the most highly affected neighbourhood. Thereafter, dengue incidence decreased by 81.5%, a highly significant decrease when compared with those neighbourhoods that did not receive homeopathic prophylaxis (p<0.0001)
(Marino R (2008). Homeopathy and collective health: The case of dengue epidemics. International Journal of High Dilution Research; 7(25): 179-185.)
- HP for Diphtheria
In 1932 Laboratory experiments published by Dr Chavanon showed that 45 children became Schick test negative (indicating the presence of antibodies to diphtheria) after being treated with homeoprophylactically.
In 1941 The test was repeated by Drs Patterson and Boyd with 23 out of 33 children becoming Schick test negative after being given the prophylactic.
In 1947 Dr Roux repeated the test and produced a similar result.
(Homeoprophylaxis: Human Records, Studies and Trials; https://www.homeopathycenter.org/news/homeoprophylaxis-human-records-studies-and-trials)
- HP for Meningitis
The use of homeopathic nosodes for short-term protection was proven highly effective during an outbreak of meningococcal meningitis type B in Brazil in 1998. The doctors conducting the intervention in 65,826 children followed this group plus another group of 23,539 unimmunised children for 12 months. They reported effectiveness of intervention of 95% after 6 months and 91% after 12 months.
(Mroninski C, Adriano E, Mattos G (2001) Meningococcinum: Its protective effect against meningococcal disease. Homeopathic Links Winter Vol 14(4); pp. 230-4.)
- HP for Influenza
In 2011 Nosodes (remedies prepared from a disease component) or placebo was given for 30 days to 450 children in Brazil to test their effectiveness in preventing flu and acute respiratory infections. Over the next 12 months, the incidence of diagnosed acute respiratory infection or flu was 3 times higher in the placebo group than those given the prophylactics. The researchers commented that the low cost of treatment and the absence of adverse effects made these nosodes a useful therapeutic option for the Brazilian Public Health Service.
(Lyrio C, Siqueira CM, Veiga VF, Homsani F, Marques AL, Biolchini J, Dantas F, de Matos HJ, Passos SRL, Couceiro JN, Holandino C (2011). The use of homeopathy to prevent symptoms of human flu and acute respiratory infections: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial with 600 children from Brazilian public health service. International Journal of High Dilution Research; 10(36): 174-176)
- HP for Meningococcal Infection
In 1974 during a meningococcal epidemic in Brazil, 18,640 children were immunised homeopathically to protect against meningococcal infection, and 6,340 were not. The following results were obtained:
18,640 protected homeopathically – 4 cases of meningococcal infection.
6,340 not protected – 32 cases of meningococcal infection.
Based on the infection (attack) rate in the unprotected group, 94 cases of infection could have been expected in the homeopathically protected group. Instead, there were only four cases of meningococcal infection, showing that the homeopathic option was 95% effective against the meningococcal disease.
(Castro, D. & Nogueira, G. G. (1975). Use of the nosode Meningococcinum as a preventative against meningitis. Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, 1975 Dec 68 (4), 211-219.)
In 1998 the results of the first study (above) led to a larger government-funded study, 24 years later. It was conducted by two Professors of Medicine from the University Foundation in Blumenau, Brazil, and a Blumenau specialist physician and Health City Secretary. A total of 65,826 people between the ages of 0–20 were immunised homeopathically to protect against meningococcal disease while 23,532 were not. Over a 12 month period, the following results were obtained:
65,826 protected homeopathically – 4 cases of meningococcal infection.
23,532 not protected – 20 cases of meningococcal infection.
Based on the infection (attack) rate in the unprotected group, 58 cases of infection could have been expected in the homeopathically protected group. Instead, there were only four cases of meningococcal infection. Statistical analysis showed that homeopathic immunisation offered 95% protection in the first six months and 91% protection over the year against meningococcal disease.
- Do homeopathic nosodes protect against infection? An experimental test.
Department of Family Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md. 20814, USA.
This study found partial protection from a nosode of tularemia in dilutions below those expected to have protective effects, but not as great as those produced by standard vaccination. If homeopathic nosodes can induce protection from infectious agents for which vaccination is currently unavailable, they may provide an interim method of reducing morbidity or mortality from such agents.
- Homeopathic Prevention and Management of Epidemic Diseases.
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States.
Homeopathy has been used to treat epidemic diseases since the time of Hahnemann, who used Belladonna to treat scarlet fever. Since then, several approaches using homeopathy for epidemic diseases have been proposed, including individualization, combination remedies, genus epidemicus, and isopathy.
The homeopathic research literature was searched to find examples of each of these approaches and to evaluate which were effective.
There is good experimental evidence for each of these approaches. While individualization is the gold standard, it is impractical to use on a widespread basis. Combination remedies can be effective but must be based on the symptoms of a given epidemic in a specific location. Treatment with genus epidemicus can also be successful if based on data from many practitioners. Finally, isopathy shows promise and might be more readily accepted by mainstream medicine due to its similarity to vaccination.
Dr Issac Golden Research Australia
Dr Golden writes; using responses from parents whose children used my 5-year homoeoprophylactic program for disease prevention from 1985 to 2004. 2,342 responses were collected, each one covering one year of a child’s life. The effectiveness and safety of the homoeopathic option to vaccination is fully discussed, and the actual comments by parents are reported. The single figure measure of effectiveness is 90.4% (95% confidence limits 87.6% – 93.2%). Using national attack rates as a control HP efficacy for three diseases was whooping cough – 86.2%; measles – 90.0%; mumps – 91.6%.
(Thesis – Vaccination & Homeoprophylaxis – A review of Risks and Alternatives)
Sequence Specific Homeopathic DNA (SSHD):
Although the homeopathic system is more than 200 years old, innovations are consistently taking place in this system of healthcare in this modern age to keep in line with the complementary healthcare needs of society. Adoption of this evolution process due to the latest researches and advancements from within and from the independent scientists is the lifeline of homeopathic system.
In 1997, Prof. Khuda-Bukhsh proposed that homeopathic substances have the capacity to interact with the genetic blueprint and deliver their benefits by increasing the expression of genes that synthesise health-promoting proteins . Since then, work by Prof. Khuda-Bukhsh [2, and within Ref. 2] and other scientists  have clearly demonstrated that homeopathic substances do have the capacity to do this.
(Khuda-Bukhsh AR: Potentized homeopathic drugs act through regulation of gene expression: a hypothesis to explain their mechanism and pathways of action in vivo. Com Ther Med. 1997: 5; 43.
Saha S K et al., Phenotypic evidence of ultra-highly diluted homeopathic remedies acting at gene expression level: a novel probe on experimental phage infectivity in bacteria. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2012:10; 462.
Sunila et al., Dynamized preparations in cell culture. Evidence-Based Comp. Alt. Med., 2009:6:257.
Frenkel et al., Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells. Int J Oncol., 2010: 36:395, 2010.)
SSHD – IL7
Interleukin-7 (IL-7) plays a central, critical role in the homeostasis of the immune system.
IL7 is a cytokine – Cytokines are a category of signalling molecules that mediate and regulate immunity.
IL-7 has the capacity to induce the growth of immature B lymphocytes. B cells, also known as B lymphocytes, are a type of white blood cell of the lymphocyte subtype. They function in the humoral immunity (antibody-mediated immunity) component of the adaptive immune system by secreting antibodies.
SSHd-IL7 molecule has been designed to help repair damaged immune systems in cancer patients. It may also be of help to boost the production of new immune cells in those that suffer generalized immune deficiency perhaps as a consequence of infection.
(For more information see this website: www.homeovitality.com)
Vitamin C also known as Ascorbic Acid has a proven track record of being allrounder in many clearing many disease symptoms. Nearly more than 30 diseases can be treated with proper use of vitamin C alone.
Vitamin C has a special role in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. There is a huge scientific data which speaks aloud the effectiveness of vitamin C in prevention and cure of all types of infectious diseases.
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Vitamin D works as a kind of a switch in the body, turning on or off genes and processes that body needs to maintain health. Active Vitamin D is sent to many different areas of the body, including bones, intestines, colon, brain, and immune cells, which all have Vitamin D receptors. The active Vitamin D binds with these receptors and promotes Vitamin D responsive genes, essentially turning them on.
Sufficient levels of Vitamin D reduce the risk of infectious disease by strengthening the innate immune system. Vitamin D turns on key regulators in the immune system that trigger a strong anti-microbial response, allowing them to quickly and effectively fight off infectious invaders before they can develop into a full-blown infection.
Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data
25 eligible randomised controlled trials (total 11 321 participants, aged 0 to 95 years) were identified.
Conclusion: Vitamin D supplementation was safe and it protected against acute respiratory tract infection overall.
(BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6583 (Published 15 February 2017), Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:i6583)
Vitamin D and the Immune System
(Cynthia Aranow, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, N.Y.). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3166406/
In the abstract it reads “Vitamin D can modulate the innate and adaptive immune responses. Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an increased susceptibility to infection.”
Then in the conclusion it is written:
“Vitamin D has important functions beyond those of calcium and bone homeostasis which include modulation of the innate and adaptive immune responses.”
A large part of immune system is developed, matured and controlled in the gut flora. Friendly bacteria (probiotics) play a vital role to keep the immune system healthy and in optimal formation. Daily use of a food containing friendly bacteria, like plain yoghurt, or a supplement keeps the population of healthy bacteria at optimal level.
A herbal tincture is found to be effective in modulating immune system in numerous studies.
- Enhancement of Innate and Adaptive Immune Functions by Multiple Echinacea Species
(Dr. Joan E. Cunnick. Interdepartmental Microbiology Program, 207 Science I, Iowa Slate University, Ames, IA 50011 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2362099/)
“In conclusion, the present orogastric administration studies with three different Echinacea species have proven them to be effective immunomodulators. We found that three different species of Echinacea exhibit multiple modulating effects on immune function. They stimulate not only nonspecific, innate immune response, but also specific, adaptive immune function, suggesting that Echinacea possesses an immunomodulating potential for the overall immune system.”
- Self-Care for Common Colds: The Pivotal Role of Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinacea in Three Main Immune Interactive Clusters (Physical Barriers, Innate and Adaptive Immunity) Involved during an Episode of Common Colds—Practical Advice on Dosages and on the Time to Take These Nutrients/Botanicals in order to Prevent or Treat Common Colds
(Department of Applied Health Sciences, Azienda di Servizi alla Persona (ASP) di Pavia, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy – 2017 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2018/5813095/)
“Therefore, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, and Echinacea have pivotal roles of three main immunoreactive clusters (physical barriers, innate and adaptive immunity) in terms of prevention and treatment (shortening the duration and/or lessening the severity of symptoms) of common colds. The present narrative review demonstrated that current evidence of efficacy for zinc, vitamins D and C, and Echinacea is quite strong that CC patients may be encouraged to try them for preventing/treating their colds.”
“As for Echinacea, the use of this plant represents a complementary treatment of respiratory tract infections. Prophylactic treatment with Echinacea extracts (2400 mg/day for prevention and 4000 mg/day during acute stages of colds) over 4 months appeared to be beneficial for preventing/treating Common cold”
Essential Oils of clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon all work together in influenza to clear the symptoms.
Protective essential oil attenuates influenza virus infection: an in vitro study
Department of Respiratory Medicine, the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006, PR China.
At the end I would conclude my talk by reading a short paragraph from a best-selling book “Super Immunity” by Joel Furhman M.D.
“More recently the powerful anticancer, and immune system enhancing effects of greens, mushrooms, onions, pomegranates/berries, and seeds has been specifically noted by scientists……To date in every study outcome, even a moderate amount of these foods offered significant benefits”
At this point, I close my talk and thank you once again for your presence.