By David Christopher M.H.

I was amused to read in the newspaper on July 14th, 2011 that some pediatricians across the country are “drawing a line in the sand” and refusing treatment of non-compliant children who are not following the C.D.C. vaccine schedule, “no shots, no service.”This threat of withholding services can be frightening to most parents.  However those parents who have read Dr. Robert Mendelsohn’s book “How To Raise A Healthy Child … In Spite Of Your Doctor” probably got a slight chuckle out of the article. You see Dr. Mendelsohn being a pediatrician, “repented,” and in his later life warned parents to stay away from these well-intentioned but dangerous doctors.  His suggestion was that if you really thought your child needed a doctor consider using a general practitioner.

Dr Mendelsohn in his previously mentioned book, claims that:

  1. “At least 95% of the ailments that children are prey to will heal themselves and do not require medical attention…
  2. Too often, the risk of careless or needless medical intervention is greater than the dangers of the illness itself…
  3. Mother Nature, mothers, grandmothers —- yes, even fathers and grandfathers —– are the best doctors around, because they do not share the typical doctor’s compulsion to interfere with the body’s efforts and ability to heal itself…
  4. At least 90% of the drugs prescribed by pediatricians are unnecessary and a costly risk to the child who takes them…
  5. At least 90% of children’s surgery is unnecessary, needlessly exposing the patient to the risks of death from the surgery itself…

Dr. Mendelsohn was a wise and caring man, and those of us who knew him, to this day grieve his passing.  As more and more people read and accept his wisdom, his life and wealth of knowledge from experience becomes even more relevant.

With knowledge comes confidence to act on our own behalf, take charge of our health, and choose what is best for our safety and well being.  Reading and applying Dr. Mendelsohn’s book would be a great start, but enrolling in The School of Natural Healing’s Family Herbalist Course would be the best action you could take.