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NVIC Book Corner

The following is a list of books which contain information about the science, policy, law, ethics, economics and politics of vaccination as well as natural alternatives for restoring and maintaining health and wellness. We have also included several fiction and non-fiction books which offer thought-provoking perspectives on other subjects such as environmental pollution, human experimentation, individual autonomy and freedom of thought. (Listed alphabetically by title.)

Vaccination 

Vaccines, Autism & Chronic Inflammation

 

Vaccines, Autism & Chronic Inflammation: The New Epidemic by Barbara Loe Fisher. A new book documenting the link between complications of infectious diseases and vaccines which can result in chronic inflammatory diseases and disorders such as autism, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, seizure disorders, severe allergies, asthma, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic illness. Anchored with more than 200 references. Available by making a donation of $25 or more to the National Vaccine Information Center.

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A Shot in the Dark

 

A Shot in the Dark by Harris Coulter and Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder & president of NVIC. The first major book (1985, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) to critique safety flaws in the mass vaccination system and expose the dangers of the DPT vaccine, including the link between vaccine induced brain inflammation and autism. Referenced with scientific studies and more than 100 case histories of vaccine injury & death. There are some things that never change. A classic.

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Vaccines, Autism & Chronic Inflammation

 

All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism: Kim Stagliano's electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family's journey raising three daughters with autism.

The Age of Autism

 

The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-made Epidemic: A groundbreaking book, THE AGE OF AUTISM explores how mankind has unwittingly poisoned itself for half a millennium.

Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines

 

Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines: A report published by the Institute of Medicine (1991) for the U.S. Congress under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. A review of the medical literature that documents evidence for and against a causal relationship between pertussis and rubella vaccines and brain and immune system dysfunction.

Adverse Events Associated with Childhood Vaccines

 

Adverse Events Associated with Childhood Vaccines: Evidence Bearing on Causality published by the Institute of Medicine (1994) for the U.S. Congress under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. A review of the medical literature that documents evidence for and against a causal relationship between tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, HIB and hepatitis B vaccines and brain and immune system dysfunction.

Callous Disregard

Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines: The Truth Behind a Tragedy by Andrew J. Wakefield and Jenny McCarthyy. Pre-order.

 

Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy

Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy by David Kirby. The compelling, well written book that set off a firestorm of controversy about the toxicity of a mercury preservative (thimerosal) in vaccines and its role in the autism epidemic.

 

Multiple Immunizations and Immune Dysfunction

Multiple Immunizations and Immune Dysfunction published by the Institute of Medicine (2002). A review of the medical literature that discusses the potential biological mechanisms and evidence for and against a causal relationship between multiple vaccinations and immune and brain dysfunction.

 

Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds

Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds by Jenny McCarthy. An actress whose son regressed into autism after vaccination and whose health was greatly improved through dietary and biomedical interventions profiles other mothers who have helped their children, many with vaccine associated autism, heal.

 

The Parent's Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations

The Parents' Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations: From Newborns to Teens, Practical Medical and Natural Ways to Protect Your Child by Lauren Feder. A doctor offers practical advice about childhood vaccines and maintaining health and wellness.

 

The River: A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS

The River: A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS by Edward Hooper. A compelling and sometimes shocking analysis of the evidence that HIV was created in man when experimental vaccines made from monkey tissues contaminated with monkey viruses such as SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) were used in African countries. If you can't afford it, try to find it in your local library.

 

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Robert Sears, M.D. This book offers tips for parents who want to vaccinate their child with all government recommended vaccines but prefer to use an alternative schedule for vaccination. Includes suggested schedules for spacing recommended vaccines out and giving fewer vaccines on one day.

 

The Virus and the Vaccine: Contaminated Vaccine, Deadly Cancers and Government Neglect

The Virus and the Vaccine: Contaminated Vaccine, Deadly Cancers, and Government Neglect by Debbie Bookchin & Jim Schumacher. A well written, well documented expose of the contamination of polio vaccines with SV40, a monkey virus associated with human brain, bone and lung cancers.

 

Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American Brain

Vaccination, Social Violence, and Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American Brain by Harris Coulter, Ph.D. An exploration of the idea that vaccination causes brain and immune system dysfunction that has contributed to increases in learning disabilities, ADHD, autism and violent behavior among children and young adults.

 

Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parents Guide

Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives by Aviva Jill Romm. Discusses how to weigh vaccine benefits and risks and make informed vaccine choices, including examining alternatives to vaccination. s

 

Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That

Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers--And Why GI's Are Only The First Victims by Gary Matsumoto. This book maintains that when U.S. soldiers went to fight the Gulf War in the 1990's and the Iraq War in 2003, an unknown number were secretly injected with an experimental anthrax vaccine using an unapproved oil-based adjuvant (squalene) without their informed consent. The author presents evidence that the experimental squalene adjuvant, which was supposed to stimulate the immune system and increase the anthrax vaccine's potency, left many unsuspecting soldiers with crippling autoimmune disease such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

 

VACCINE EPIDEMIC:
            How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children

VACCINE EPIDEMIC: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children by Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland. Louise Kuo Habakus, writer and analyst, and Mary Holland, research scholar at New York University School of Law, in conjunction with the Center for Personal Rights, Inc., a non-profit think tank and advocacy organization, present Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children. Featuring more than twenty experts from the fields of ethics, law, science, medicine, business, and history, Vaccine Epidemic urgently calls for reform. It is the essential handbook for the vaccination choice movement and required reading for all people contemplating vaccination for themselves and their children.

  

Vaccine Safety Manual

Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners, 2nd Edition: Guide to Immunization Risks and Protection by Neil Z. Miller. A comprehensive information source for families and health practitioners concerned about vaccines. Referenced with scientific studies, charts, graphs, illustrations.

 

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations by Stephanie Cave. A down to earth guide writtten by a pediatrician who cares for children with disabilities to help parents make informed vaccine choices.

 

When You Doctor is Wrong, Hepatitis B Vaccine and Autism

When Your Doctor is Wrong, Hepatitis B Vaccine and Autism by Judy Converse. A mother's story about her son and hepatitis B vaccine injury.

 

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Holistic Health & Wellness

Acupuncture for Everyone: What It Is, Why It Works and How It Can Help

Acupuncture for Everyone: What It Is, Why It Works, and How It Can Help You by Ruth Levin Kidson. A review of the history of acupuncture and basics of the body systems and meridians that explains why acupuncture works to restore and maintain health and wellness.

 

Animal Factory

Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment by David Kirby..

 

Confessions of a Medical Heretic

Confessions of a Medical Heretic by the late Robert Mendelsohn. This classic was written by the pediatrician who founded the holistic health care movement in the U.S. in the 1970's. He was the first well known pediatrician to challenge the promotion and use of increasing numbers of drugs and vaccines by children and adults.

 

Chiropractic: Compassion & Expectation

Chiropractic: Compassion and Expectation by Terry Rondberg & Timothy Feuling. Explains the purpose, science and philosophy of chiropractic.

 

Envisioning A Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Envisioning A Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Patricia Lemer, Editor. For parents and professionals searching for answers about how to help a child with brain and immune system disorders, including ADD/ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and vision problems. Twenty-three contributing authors explore many topics from how environmental toxins and diet can play a role in neuroimmune dysfunction to alternatives for helping children heal and achieve a better quality of life.

 

Health Beyond Medicine: A Chiropractic Miracle

Health Beyond Medicine: A Chiropractic Miracle by Scott Paton. Argues that chiropractic is not just for low back pain but can help improve and maintain health and wellness.

 

How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor

How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor by the late Robert Mendelsohn. The pediatrician founder of the holistic health care movement in America gives sound advice about helping children stay well and avoiding over-treatment by pediatricians promoting drug and vaccine use.




Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy by Amy , PhD., is a well written guide for those interested in learning more about homeopathy, an holistic health care alternative to reliance on prescription drugs, vaccines and surgery.  Provides an in-depth account of the history, philosophy, science and experience of homeopathic medicine. The author also describes how her son recovered from autism through homeopathic treatment and includes other testimonials from many others who have recovered physical, mental and emotional health. http://www.impossiblecure.com/

 

Mothering Magazine

Mothering Magazine's Having a Baby, Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Peggy O'Mara. Written by one of the best known advocates of an holistic approach to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting, this book explains the importance of taking a more natural approach to pregnancy and childbirth.

 

Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting

Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting by Peggy O'Mara. The founder and editor of Mothering Magazine gives practical tips on how to raise a child using an holistic approach to health and wellness.

 

Special Diets for Special People

Special Diets for Special People: Understanding and Implementing a Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders by Lisa Lewis. An user friendly guide to how a gluten and casein-free diet can improve the health and well being of children with developmental delays who are allergic to foods containing wheat flour and milk protein.

 

Special Needs Kids Go Pharm-Free by Judy Converse. This book explains nutrition-focused tools to help minimize dependence on medicines and maximize health and well-being.

 

Take Control of Your Health

Take Control of Your Health by Joseph Mercola. Advocating personal empowerment by obtaining knowledge and taking action, this book offers good advice from a holistic health physician about how to maintain wellness without relying on drugs and vaccines.

 

Take Control of Your Health

The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There. In this timely and important book, Dr. Paul Connett, Dr. James Beck, and Dr. H. Spedding Micklem take a new look at the science behind water fluoridation and argue that just because the dental and medical establishments endorse a public health measure doesn't mean it's safe. In the case of water fluoridation, the chemicals that go into the drinking water that more than 180 million people drink each day are not even pharmaceutical grade, but rather a hazardous waste product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. It is illegal to dump this waste into the sea or local surface water, and yet it is allowed in our drinking water. To make matters worse, this program receives no oversight from the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency takes no responsibility for the practice. And from an ethical standpoint, say the authors, water fluoridation is a bad medical practice: individuals are being forced to take medication without their informed consent, there is no control over the dose, and no monitoring of possible side effects.

 

The Food-Mood Connection

The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing by Gary Null and Amy McDonald. Find out how diet and exposure to environmental toxins can affect mental well being and how increasing mental and physical health can be increased with dietary and other natural approaches to health and wellness.

 

The Gluten Connection

The Gluten Connection: How Gluten Sensitivity May Be Sabotaging Your Health--And What You Can Do to Take Control Now by Shari Lieberman. Explains how those who have a biological intolerance for eating foods that contain wheat and gluten-containing grains can suffer various kinds of health problems unless they adopt a gluten-free diet.

 

1,000 Gluten Free Recipes

1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster. Described as the gluten-free version of Joy of Cooking, this gluten-cookbook is a big help for families who keep a gluten-free kitchen.

 

The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People & Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy

The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy by Dana Ullman. Reviews the history, science and philosophy of homeopathy and case histories of how homeopathy can safely and effectively help restore and maintain health and wellness.

 

The Inflammation Syndrome

The Inflammation Syndrome: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies, and Asthma by Jack Challem. Explains how uncontrolled inflammation in the body can cause a variety of health problems that affect physical, mental and emotional health and how adopting a diet that reduces and prevents inflammation in the body can help healing.

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Non-Fiction - Other

The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code: Human Rights in Human Experimentation

The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code: Human Rights in Human Experimentation by George Annas and Michael Grodin, Editors. Analyzes the scientific, social, philosophical, cultural, political and moral issues involved when physicians and scientists conducted medical experiments without the informed consent of human subjects during the Holocaust. Explains the Nuremberg Code promulgated by the judges after The Doctor's Trial at Nuremberg, which defined the informed consent principle that became the guiding principle for the ethical practice of modern medicine.

 

Silent Spring

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. A classic considered to be one of the most important non-fiction books of the 20th century. In the book that is credited with launching the environmental movement, the marine biologist author reveals the lack of regulatory control and exploitation of vulnerable populations by the chemical industry marketing pesticides. She presents evidence for the lethal effects of pesticides and other toxic pollutants on animal and human health.

 

Vaccine Legal Exemptions

Vaccine Legal Exemptions by Alan G. Phillips, J.D. Reviews state vaccine laws and exemptions to vaccination and gives guidance on how to file and defend a medical, religious and philosophical or conscientious belief exemption.

 

Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA

Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA: A Probe Into What's Probably Making Us Sick by Catherine K. Frompovich. From the Industrial revolution and onward, the world has become an environment that is overflowing with dangerous toxins. Mass manufacturing has resulted in thousands of chemical pollutants being released in the atmosphere, water, and soil. As well, there has been a widespread increase of chemicals being added to almost every type of food and retail product. With this overwhelming chemical exposure, there has been an increase in research and studies showing the life threatening impacts on our health and well being. In her book. Catherine J Frompovich, delves into the effects of a chemical laden world on the body at a cellular level.

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Fiction

Brave New World

Brave New World by Alduous Huxley. A classic novel published in 1932 exploring the loss of individuality in a futuristic, highly controlled "utopian" world social order that views independent thought and dissent by individuals as a threat to the greater good. If you haven't read it in high school or college, it is not too late to get a glimpse of what a society looks like when science and technology is used to try to create a "perfect" world without disease, pain or suffering

 

1984

1984 by George Orwell. A classic novel published in 1949 and set in the future during the reign of a repressive totalitarian regime. The story focuses on the life of an ordinary man, who works in a government bureaucracy falsifying records and re-writing history, until he becomes disillusioned and begins a rebellion against the system. This prophetic novel warns of the ability of unchecked technology to increase oppressive surveillance of populations by those in power within a society ("Big Brother") which results in a loss of individual privacy and liberty.

 

Fatal

Fatal by Michael Palmer. This best selling medical thriller author wrote this novel after hearing a speech about vaccine risks given by Barbara Loe Fisher at a Developmental Delay Resources conference in 1995. The former Emergency Room physician and the father of a son who was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as a child, Fatal is a fast-moving story about a super-vaccine gone wrong and the cast of characters includes mothers who help stop the bad guys from winning.

 

The Scorpions Sting

The Scorpions Sting by Magdalena LaSige.Written under the guise of fiction, this page turning suspense novel is based on real people and exposes pharmaceutical scams related to HPV. It is the first in this riveting new series, where Magdalena LaSige, a 33 year old criminal archepsychologist tries to find a kidnapped nun by interpreting symbols and struggling with intellectual twists where the pyramids of Giza, DNA codes, 2012 Doomsday prophecies, the Mayan calendar, constellations, signs of the zodiac, vaccination and medical lies, government and religious cover-ups, dreams and drama all combine making it hard to distinguish truth from fiction.

 

 

White Lies: A Tale of Babies, Vaccines, and Deception

White Lies: A Tale of Babies, Vaccines, and Deception by Sarah Collins Honenberger. This beautifully written novel inspired by a true story brings to life the characters whose love, guilt, duty, honor, and integrity are revealed when a child suffers a catastrophic vaccine reaction and permanent brain damage. Featuring a courageous mother who fights for compensation for her disabled son in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, it is story that offers hope and encouragement for many thousands of families with vaccine injured children.

 

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