Childhood illnesses are beneficial


AUTHOR // Ian Sinclair
In reality, the symptoms do not constitute the disease but the cure. In other words, measles is not the disease but the cure. Whooping cough is not the disease but the cure. Chickenpox is not the disease but the cure. The real disease is toxaemia out of which the symptoms arise. This will explain the words of Hippocrates, who to this day is referred to as the Father of Medicine. Over 2000 years ago he wrote:
“ Diseases are crises of purification, of toxic elimination. Symptoms are the natural defences of the body. We call them diseases, but in fact they are the cure of diseases.”
By clearly understanding the true purpose of symptoms, the beneficial nature of childhood infections becomes readily apparent. These so-called infections serve to restore internal purity thereby promoting the health of the child. This will explain why natural health practitioners make no attempt to suppress these symptoms, instead they believe that the symptoms should be allowed to run their course so that complete detoxification is achieved.

 1998 Oct;51(4):315-20.

Febrile infectious childhood diseases in the history of cancer patients and matched controls.


The present study was designed to investigate the hypothesis that febrile infectious childhood diseases (FICDs) are associated with a lower cancer risk in adulthood,

Are there any benefits from getting measles?
There are studies that suggest a link between naturally acquired measles infection and a reduced risk of Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, as well as a reduced risk of atopic diseases such as hay fever, eczema and asthma.12-16 In addition, measles infections are associated with a lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease in adulthood.17Moreover, infants born to mothers who have had naturally acquired measles are protected from measles via maternal immunity longer than infants born to vaccinated mothers.18