A few weekends ago I had the distinct please of attending a private workshop with Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, author of the book “Vaccine Illusion”. Dr. Obukhanych earned her PhD in Immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. and Stanford University in California.
In this workshop for both health care practitioners and parents, Dr. Obukhanych presented two approaches to “immunity”: The Public Health Model and The Personal Health Model.
As a parent who has decided to decline all vaccinations as of now- based on our own research on the risks and benefits to each individual vaccine currently offered- this workshop was extremely valuable in understanding the immune system, the history of vaccines, and the actual science available to understand vaccine efficacy. It is not a secret that Dr. Obukhanych questions the Public Health Model and vaccines in general, but she presents the undeniable evidence to support her point of view. Apparently her passion for immunology began when she experienced measles as a teenager after receiving all her measles vaccines and boosters.
Walking away from this workshop I literally filled my notebook with notes and took up several minutes of Dr. Obukhanych’s time asking questions. I can’t emphasize enough my recommendation to get her book, Vaccine Illusion, and really understand the whole vaccine issue. Some science stuff may be a little advanced, but the general concepts are not that difficult to understand and I find her presentation imperative for all parents to learn and understand.
Finally, Dr. Obukhanych discusses how effective natural immunity can be, based on clear scientific evidence to show how certain specific dietary nutrients effectively fight against “vaccine preventable” infections. This was a very encouraging and empowering part of the workshop since it confirmed my nutritional choices for my family are truly making an impact on our health and immunity- specifically things like raw milk and eggs, organic plant foods, animal foods rich in vitamin A, cod liver oil and probiotics.
As much as I want to share with you the nitty gritty details of my notes from the workshop, Dr. Obukhanych already did all the work by writing her book. If you care about the vaccine issue at all (and you should if you’re a parent), then please get her book, Vaccine Illusion, today and READ IT!
PS: Part of the workshop also included a presentation from Alan Phillips, J.D., Attorney and Counselor at Law, founder of Vaccine Rights. He discussed parental rights for vaccine choice in the United States. His website and services are a wonderful resource for families dealing with pressure- even legal issues- regarding vaccines. Very few lawyers in the country actually have experience in this area, so Alan Phillips is the one to call if you ever need to.