ignorance of expertsWe are told all the time that we are not qualified to make medical or healthcare decisions for ourselves or our children. Instead, we need to leave it up to the ‘experts’ – namely the doctors and medical specialists – whose training has supposedly made them better-qualified than any of our own research and knowledge possibly could.

This is despite the FACT that medical doctors learn very little (nothing, really) about vaccination, nutrition or most other aspects of staying healthy when they receive their medical school training. Once they leave school, much of their continuing education comes directly from the drug companies so really, I think they are not qualified to advise anyone about these topics. The only exception would be if they themselves have done research outside of their normal areas and, if they have done so and offer advice that goes against the status quo, they are threatened with deregistration or worse!

Most doctors are only qualified to advise patients about drugs, and even that qualification is not independent since, as I said earlier, their training, in large part, comes from the multinational pharmaceutical companies who test and market their own products.

Do doctors understand health?

If you feel that health does not come from a pill or a needle, I think there is very little that a doctor can offer you in the way of staying healthy.

Time and time again, doctors have demonstrated clearly that their knowledge of the basics of health and the immune system/infectious diseases is seriously lacking.

A recent example of this was the incident with Dr Richard Kidd, head of the Australian Medical Association in QLD. During a hearing into legislative changes in the QLD Parliament, Dr Kidd advised a sitting Member to ask her doctor to give her an MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine during her next pregnancy. This despite the fact that MMR is absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy because the rubella portion of the shot could possibly cause congenital rubella syndrome in an unborn child.

I filed an official complaint with the QLD Health Care Complaints about Dr Kidd’s dangerous advice and was told that because Dr Kidd had said this during a hearing, it was not official advice and therefore, was not covered by their legislation! Yet, if you’d said this to your neighbour over the back fence, you could be in trouble! Double standards once again.

In the last few days, another AMA official – this one, none other than the National President – has demonstrated an incredible ignorance of something so basic, most parents would be ashamed to have made this kind of error.

AMA and PolioLuckily, Dr Julie Leask (a social scientist – not a medical doctor) picked him up on his mistake, but the fact remains that not only is the President of the AMA displaying a shocking lack of knowledge about one of the main diseases we vaccinate against, but he is comparing those of us who are better informed and better qualified than himself on this subject (e.g., most educated parents and natural therapists/holistic GPs) to Islamic terrorists!

Now, I can’t follow the link to the BBC article the @amapresident was referring to because he removed his original tweet (what is it with health officials constantly trying to rewrite history in order to cover up their numerous errors?) but the implication is obvious: If you are sharing information about vaccination that the AMA does not agree with, you are the equivalent of a terrorist.

Responsible health choices

I believe that making decisions by ONLY seeking the advice of self-proclaimed experts who make such basic errors is irresponsible. I also believe that parents should be taking responsibility for the health of their children, and this means that in addition to speaking with their doctors, they should be seeking out information from a wide range of sources, including their own reading and research and sourcing data from organisations that are critical of government vaccination policies such as the Australian Vaccination Network and the National Vaccine Information Centre (for just two examples).

To show you that this sort of institutional ignorance is nothing new, here is an interview I did on Channel 7’s Sunrise Program in 2002 with Dr Trevor Mudge, then Vice President of the AMA. While I was able to cite data from peer-reviewed medical journal sources, Dr Mudge’s only comeback was to accuse me of being Anti-Vaccine and therefore, claim that everything I said was wrong whilst not being able to back up anything he said with source material.

He admitted that we did not test vaccines here in Australia; he admitted that he had no information on the known side effects and deaths from the vaccine in question (the then unlicensed meningococcal vaccine) and he admitted that the strain covered by the shot did not match the circulating strain of the majority of cases in Australia.

Despite these admissions and despite his lack of knowledge, he still urged people to get this shot because – SCIENCE!

There’s science – and then, there are vaccines…

Science means never having to say you haven’t studied anything thoroughly. Science means always questioning, always testing and never making any absolute statements because today’s science is tomorrow’s junk.

The ignorance being displayed by those who the government claims are the experts we should be listening to without question is disturbing. It is frightening and it should not be allowed to continue.

Doctors have done nothing to earn our trust or our respect, nor have their peak bodies. Indeed, the arrogance, the ignorance and the insistence on being trusted simply because they are doctors has only led to a great deal of suspicion from the majority of the thinking public.

Some doctors have even gone so far as to say that those who disagree with them should be punished, fined or jailed for their beliefs – even if those beliefs are backed by real science! The question that needs to be asked here is – is there more than one way to stay healthy? And if the answer to that question is yes, should any one segment of society – especially one responsible for a holocaust’s worth of pain, death and suffering worldwide each year – be allowed to dictate to others?

YOU as the parent and a thinking adult are and will always be the expert on your body and on the bodies of your children. YOU should ask your doctor for advice, but YOU should only consider taking that advice after seeking out a second (and perhaps a third) opinion, doing your own research and considering your options carefully.

Any doctor who does not respect that innate right; any industry body (like the AMA) who insists on your not being allowed to make these choices, deserves to be shut down; and any government that tries to force free citizens to make medical choices which they do not feel is in their family’s best interest deserves to be charged with crimes against humanity and replaced by a truly representative body.

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  1. I’ve learned that vaccination is religion, not science. Those who believe in the magic of injecting viruses and toxins into one’s children want everyone to believe. Much like the crusades. Seems we haven’t come very far as a species.

  2. Great article. The evidence continues to mount against the pharmaceutical companies. I see with great interest how Merck has increased the price of EpiPens(Life-saving drug for allergic reactions)from under $100 to $600 with a corresponding rise in profits and CEO remuneration. The public is outraged for the reason that this company is putting profits before lives! Hopefully the industry greed and it’s magnitude will be revealed to the general public sooner than later.

  3. Just one of many personal examples of malpractice:
    My husband had, for years, suffered occasional diarrhea which eventually became quite severe.
    He went to a highly regarded gastroenterologist who scoped him, both ways, and announced that there was nothing wrong with him. Turns out, he is casein intolerant. The “doctor” never once questioned him about his diet.
    Sound familiar?

    Our only child was vaccine injured in 1993.

  4. My baby boy (1 year old) , 2 weeks a MMR shot develops T1 diabetes. Coincidence?

    1. I don’t believe it is. Juvenile diabetes used to be incredibly rare but now, it is so common! If you go to this website – – it will allow you to search all reported reactions (which only represent about 1% of the total) following vaccination in the US. If you search for diabetes, you will find infants as young as 4 – 6 months being diagnosed with diabetes after vaccination. I’m not sure if you have thought about using diet and supplements to treat your son’s condition, but there are many people who no longer have the diagnosis after doing so. There is a book I can recommend for you called Diabetes without Drugs. You may want to check it out of your local library.

      1. Thanks for your suport! I will check the book.I think that is not a coincidente too.Our son has been healthy since birth. He was breastfed until 11 months and had never been sick.
        Then, after completing one year we went to the health center to implement the recommended vaccines (MMR).
        After 2 weeks, and no known case in the family, we were in the hospital with a diagnosis of diabetes type one (513 mg d/L).
        The first evidence was in the vaccine package insert. Does that should not be disclosed? It is there with all the letters that one of the possible reactions is diabetes type 1. When searching Pubmed, tons of evidence and published case reports. I found reports dated 70’s. I think that vaccines are effective for most people. However, in a small group, it causes terrible diseases and the people are not warned about it. For example, I prefer that my son develop mumps, measles and rubella than diabetes.

        1. Unfortunately, it seems that vaccines may not even work since most of the people who get these diseases are fully vaccinated against them. So we have to wonder if it is all risk for no benefit?

          And I agree with you – I would take the chance with measles, mumps and rubella – which were all considered to be common and benign diseases of childhood before vaccination – over diabetes, autism, brain damage and epilepsy (amongst many other conditions) any day!

    2. The onset of juvenile diabetes following vaccination has been known about for some time but hasn’t been acted upon. Harris Coulter, Ph.D., for example, researched and wrote about it decades ago. You can read his Testimony (with lots of references) before the Congress of the United States at: Childhood Vaccinations and Juvenile-Onset (Type-1) Diabetes – https://antioligarch.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/childhood-vaccinations-and-juvenile-diabetes-type-1.pdf.

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