God, Hope & Helping Others
Friday, March 13, 2015 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
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(NaturalNews) If you're a parent (or soon to be), you have a moral obligation to look out for the best interests of your child. And this includes making fully informed medical decisions about vaccinations that are based on science rather than media hype and fear-mongering. But what is the truth about vaccines?
Leading gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield has a lot to say on this important subject, particularly as it pertains to the infamous MMR vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. And he tells all during an exclusive interview with NaturalHealth365.com host Jonathan Landsman, which is available online through the cutting-edge Vaccine World Summit.
In his own words, Dr. Wakefield tells the full story that you won't hear from the mainstream media about his involvement with MMR, and the study that so powerfully rocked the status quo as to provoke a malicious and completely unwarranted witch hunt against his work and reputation.
"In 1995, parents came to me as a gastroenterologist saying, 'my child was developing perfectly normally in speech, language, milestones -- all that.' And then they had had, in many cases, the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and had lost their skills and regressed into autism," explains Dr. Wakefield.
"Not only had they developed autism, but in the few weeks ensuing the vaccine they had suffered neurological complications -- high fevers, they had become drowsy, slept for a long time, high-pitched screaming episodes, seizures, and ataxia, incoordination -- hard neurological signs of an evolving encephalopathy or brain injury."
The full interview is available through the Vaccine World Summit:
If you've never heard Dr. Wakefield tell the story about his widely cited work (which the mainstream media untruthfully claims was discredited) in his own words, then this interview is a must-listen, especially if you're on the fence about MMR. Dr. Wakefield's altruistic work on behalf of child safety was just that -- an honest, science-based effort to find truth.
"These parents were not anti-vaccine," emphasizes Dr. Wakefield about the people who had come to him with concerns about MMR. "They had taken their children along on time to be vaccinated, and they were reporting faithfully what had happened to [them]."
"The gastrointestinal symptoms in these children merited investigation, we investigated them -- I did this with a team of some of the best pediatric gastroenterologists in the world, led by Prof. Tom Walker Smith."
Through this important research, Dr. Wakefield and his top-notch team identified a novel, subtle inflammatory bowel disease associated with MMR that affirmed what the parents of the injured children had suspected all along, but that most doctors had rejected or ignored.
"The parents were right. The doctors were wrong. And when that bowel disease was treated, not only the did gastrointestinal symptoms resolve to a large extent, but the behavioral and autistic symptoms resolved to a large extent as well," reveals Dr. Wakefield.
Dr. David Lewis provides a much more thorough account of Dr. Wakefield's research in Science For Sale, which is available here:
Contrary to the claims made against him, Dr. Wakefield didn't do this work because of money, nor did he even recommend against vaccines. All he ever suggested, based on the outcome of his study, was that parents have access to single vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella rather than the combined MMR.
"You cannot take three live viruses and combine them into one and assume that one and one and one equal three," warns Dr. Wakefield. "And so I made the recommendation that parents should have the option of the single vaccines, spaced out."
"I'm doing it because this is my duty and my moral obligation to these children to solve this problem. If I earn nothing to my dying day I will still continue to do this work because it is such an important issue."
You can access the full interview with Dr. Wakefield through the Vaccine World Summit: