Hilary Butler - Saturday, November 29, 2008
As the UK medical gestapo proclaim 1,000 measles cases a national disaster, and go after parents who have refused to vaccinate their children against measles, there is an interesting "discussion" at the BMJ website. Peter Flegg, an infectious disease specialist has made some extraordinary claims. That's nothing new. He's done that at the BMJ for years. For those who want are keenly following th...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Such is life.
I couldn't answer the letter in November's Health Options fully, and my reply won't be published until February.
For those chafing at the bit to know what I would say, you will find it here:
Hilary Butler - Monday, November 24, 2008
Dr Robert Wachter runs a blog which is well worth adding to your regular reading list. His Bio shows that he’s well qualified to talk about many things, and does so with a degree of candidness you don’t see in this country. A recent blog which interested me was the possibility of putting cameras into hospitals to try to raise the inadequate hand washing amongst staff. It would appear that since...
Hilary Butler - Thursday, November 13, 2008
For decades, traditional medical systems, as well as some parts of today's reductionist medical system, have used, suggested and prescribed probiotics, even though there aren't too many doctors who know exactly what's in yoghurt, and even fewer who think to tell people to eat it to recolonise their guts after napalming themselves with antibiotics.
For years, I've collected huge amounts of lite...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The largest cause of death of mothers and babies in my family tree was, in the 19th century, which eclipses all causes from anything else, was Puerperal Fever.
Puerperal Fever became an epidemic after male midwives, later-to-be-called obstetricians, ran the lay women midwives out of town, and took over. These men, new to this natural function of life didn’t have the sense to know about someth...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, November 11, 2008
So you think about the really bad days in the 19th century and decide to look at your family tree. Looking at the death causation in your 5 century old family tree, you start to wonder how all of your ancestors survived in those REALLY bad old days when diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, whooping cough and the plague stalked the earth, and they didn’t have vaccines for most of those things.
Hilary Butler - Monday, November 10, 2008
1) Given that there is over a 90% vaccination rate for the 6 weeks to 5 months vaccines in this country, wouldn’t you think that all these vaccines create the highly touted herd immunity they are purported to do, so why will your baby drop dead?
Either these vaccines have worked ….according to the medical profession’s logic…., and there is herd immunity, or they haven’t worked, and if you tak...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, November 09, 2008
You’ve just been told that:
You can’t take your baby out into that big bad world until the first shots have been given.
Do you now believe that the minute the two needles containing 13 vaccines have been removed from your child, you can now spend the day in Parnell in crowded cafes catching up with all your mates?
1) What sort of magic is this, that says that he/she is now immunologically in...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, November 08, 2008
Have you ever been told by a medical professional looking at your five week old baby, that you can’t take you baby out into that big bad world until the first shots have been given, because otherwise your child might die?
A new 2008 comment is the admonition that Prevnar is vital, because “it’s such a serious disease.”
So serious, that, as page 16 of this powerpoint shows, “Only a Handful of...