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Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness

Written by: Thomas Cowan MD
Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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One doctor’s surprising answer to the epidemic of autoimmunity and chronic disease. 

Over the past 50 years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded: Currently, one in two-and-a-half American children has an allergy; one in 11 has asthma; one in 13 has severe food allergies; and one in 36 has autism. While some attribute this rise to increased awareness and diagnosis, Thomas Cowan, MD, argues for a direct causal relationship to a corresponding increase in the number of vaccines American children typically receive - approximately 70 vaccine doses by age 18. The goal of these vaccines is precisely what we’re now seeing in such abundance among our chronically ill children: the provocation of immune response. 

Dr. Cowan looks at emerging evidence that certain childhood illnesses are actually protective of disease later in life; examines the role of fever, the gut, and cellular fluid in immune health; argues that vaccination is an ineffective (and harmful) attempt to shortcut a complex immune response; and asserts that the medical establishment has engaged in an authoritarian argument that robs parents of informed consent. His ultimate question, from the point of view of a doctor who has decades of experience treating countless children, is what we are really doing to children when we vaccinate them.

©2018 Thomas Cowan (P)2018 Chelsea Green Publishing

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scam

A quick google search shows that "Dr." Cowan has had his medical license suspended for "gross negligence". He apparently tried to get someone he was counciling over the internet to take a fringe drug as a cancer treatment. By the way this guy counciled most of his "patients" over the internet. Pretty much a total scam and I have yet to see scientific evidence backing up the claims of raw milk mentioned in the forward.

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  • A. Patel
  • 2019-01-24

Loved

Loved this book which I felt was less an assault on vaccines per se and more a recommendation on how to view and live life. Narration was a bit too quick.

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  • Ines Katharina Kinchen
  • 2018-11-30

A must!

Everyone ought to listen to this book.
(It’s also nice to have the printed version as well...)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-16

Fresh insight into vaccination debate.

Fresh insight into vaccination debate. I never stop learning and being amazed about non flexibility and stiffness of official medicine.

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  • Russell
  • 2018-11-10

Profound!!!

Revolutionary book that simplistically turns the Modern Western Medical Model on its head! A must read for anyone slightly interested in wellness, especially of children. Incredibly insightful and spared from hyperbole; Dr. Cowan brilliantly and concisely depicts a paradigm shift in both cellular biology and the human immune system.

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  • Mama Fluff
  • 2018-10-18

Very informative

I learned a lot more than I expected to. Every parent should read this book not only for their children,but also for themselves.

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  • Michael
  • 2018-09-18

Needed Understanding!

This has been the best book so far for me to understand this recent class of illnes, why the US is plagued with them, and what can be done to change things.

Great writing style!

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  • Wade Wilson
  • 2019-06-06

Excellent book on how immunity really works

Dr Cowan did an excellent job of communicating how the immune system truly develops and results in healthy immunity against infectious disease. This process does not require or need to include vaccinations. And it is not uncommon for vaccinations to interfere with this process and result in chronic disease.

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  • Janie Lisabeth Wallace
  • 2019-05-24

Should be RequiredReading/Listening

Comprehensive. Concise. Timely. Good well researched history of vaccines, epidemics and chemicals. There is a philosophical component that makes sense for humanity in the long run but the author is very low key in its presentation. I hope this allows young parents to look closely at research past and present and make the best decisions for their family and their children's lives.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-15

I love this book!

This book answered so many questions I had. very informative! I can't wait to implement the skills taught, and reread this book time and again!

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  • Jeremy Finck
  • 2019-05-14

Not Really about vaccines; Well worth reading

The author synthesizes the perspectives of a handful of highly influential medical and scientific experts to propose a fundamental shift in the 20th and early 21st century approach to medical care, and the sciences of human cell biology and human immunology. The author directly, and somewhat defiantly, challenges the current conventional views.

When the data from the most recent experts on cell biology, the structure/phases of water, and etc. are all pieced together into a framework proposed by this author... and the changes are applied to major historical events, recent research, and public health trends, it highlights how we've fundamentally misunderstood critical aspects of human health, cell biology and immunology.

The author uses vaccines as a sort of vehicle or case study to illustrate his proposal for a fundamental shift in how we approach these things.

It's a lot to consider.

And it was definitely a fascinating listen!