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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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  • Amber
  • 2018-12-23

Child afraid of needles given medical licence

Dr. Cowan, please remember your lessons that correlation does not equal causation. This book seems to intentionally misrepresent science. While autoimmunity is in a shocking rise and a real threat to modern society, this is more likely due to the evolution of a modern society beyond our biological evolution. Its been proven our ultra sterile lifestyle, the foods we consume, over use of antibiotics and toxins in our society are directly linked to autoimmunity. In fact, autoimmunity uses a completely different set of cells and chemokines than immune response to vaccines. Vaccines actually use our natural immune system to our favor. Cultivation of a proper microbiome by getting kids away from the television, and playing outside has also has a direct correlation with proper antibody response. Dr Cowan does do a good job describing gaps in medical technology/knowledge for treatment of autoimmune diseases. There is a lot we don't know about medicine, immunity and vaccines. Please don't jump to conclusions.

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  • Vickie Bonawitz
  • 2019-03-04

Answers to Many of My Questions

This book did an excellent job of putting the prices together and giving me practical strategy for promoting heal.

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  • John Bonitz
  • 2019-01-07

I found myself quoting it before I finished it

This is an excellent work which makes a compelling case for reconsidering the rationale for proliferation of vaccination. I stumbled a bit on Cowan's description of the fourth phase of water as a gel, because I think science already contemplates this in the recognition of aqueous solutions, blood plasma, and organic chemistry. but frankly the science is beyond my ability to quibble with it.

What was most challenging, and I really wish I had been edited out, was Cowan's indulgence in the philosophical ruminations of Rudolf Steiner. In my opinion, by taking this excursion into the esoteric realm of anthroposophy, Cowan will surely lose some of his audience. That is a sad thing.

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