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From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah

With the pandemic not going anytime soon, many of us have our hopes pinned on the promised vaccine. But is that really something that we should rely upon? I’ve trained as a homeopath, and homeopathic medicine treats on the basis of  like cures like. I have seen amazing results with homeopathic medicines, and truly believe in the basis for this system.

Vaccinations work on a similar principle, where a small attenuated amount of the organism that one wants to protect against, is injected into the body so that the body produces antibodies against it.

However there is one big difference between homeopathy and vaccinations. Vaccinations are injected into the body. This is a process that is totally unnatural as it could never occur in nature. For example the Covid-19 virus spreads through the air  and the respiratory system, so when you take a vaccination you are injecting something into the bloodstream rather than letting it enter the way it would have entered in nature.

There are numerous anti-vaccination groups in the world, many run by doctors, because they have seen the bad effects of vaccinations. We already know that Covid-19 can result in acute auto-immune diseases like Guillian Barre. It hasn’t been around long enough to determine whether it can also cause other types of auto-immune diseases.  Overall Covid-19 has not  proved to be much more life-threatening than the flu unless there are comorbidities. Let us take this pandemic as a wake-up call for us to take charge of our health.

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A seizure after a vaccination

Mumbai-based homeopath and counsellor Dr Surbhi Jhunjhunwala’s daughter faced a vaccination reaction which led her to begin questioning what she and her patients give to their children.

5-year-old daughter, after her regular booster dose, had an episode of seizures and collapsed. It scared us all. She was completely fine earlier and had no such history and it was certain that the vaccination had caused it. In fact we even got a call from the manufacturer who apologised and said would look into the same. 

Though this was a rare case, our paediatrician mentioned that in future, we have to be very careful, and avoid giving her any vaccination as it may prove to be lethal for her. 

If even one in a thousand children may suffer side effects, we should be informed about this. We must all understand this simple fact that a vaccination is not like a protective cover from a disease. If you take a chickenpox vaccine, then it doesn’t mean you will never get infected with chicken pox. For example BCG, the TB vaccine, is mandatory for all babies. Yet in Mumbai we have hospitals dedicated to TB! So is the BCG vaccine outdated? Is the bacteria too advanced for the vaccine? We need to start questioning what we give to our children.

I am a strong believer in naturopathy and healing through food. Why not focus on building our immunity through eating right, through tulsi and turmeric? Think about it, nature’s offerings haven’t changed, but a flu shot gets revised every 6 months or 1 year, so which one is stronger? My practice involves lots of pediatric cases and most of my patients since a few years have not taken any flu shots and in fact I have barely seen them as they don’t fall sick! 

Garden Salad  

Raw salads help build immunity. Check out this delicious and easy salad made with a seeds dressing. A tip to get you started on salads – initially add some cooked element to your raw salads to help you enjoy them.



  • steamed carrots, beans, broccoli
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • black olives
  • celery leaves
  • baby spinach
  • chopped gherkins
  • cherry tomatoes
  • avocado


  • pumpkin seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • watermelon seeds
  • sesame seeds

Ingredients for the dressing

  • lemon juice
  • mustard sauce
  • salt and pepper

Above are some suggestions for this very attractive ‘Garden Salad’. Use whatever is available (Choose the vegetables, few seeds and any dressing) and pour the dressing over the salad just before serving. Dressing can also be made to taste.

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The cons of vaccinations:

Everyone understands the pros of vaccinations. Let us take a good look at the cons.


In general vaccines put the antigen straight into the blood stream. This is a shock for the body as this is not the usual (natural) route through which the antigen enters.

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Vaccines contain foreign proteins that can result in auto-immune diseases. The incidence of these has been increasing year by year. There are more than 100 different types of auto-immune diseases! These diseases are difficult to control and reversal, if possible, can take years.


Vaccines often contain formaldehyde, Thiomersol (mercury), aluminium, and other preservatives that can be harmful. Aluminium is known to cause Alzheimers and mercury may also be harmful to the brain in children.


Foetal bovine serum (FBS), harvested from bovine foetuses of slaughtered pregnant cows, is a crucial building block for vaccines. The serum could contain specific bovine viruses or infectious agents.


mRNA vaccines like the one being produced against Covid-19 is a new technology and intervenes directly in the genetic material of the patient. It therefore alters the individual genetic material, which represents genetic manipulation. 


Vaccinations can cause autism.


We will not know the long term effects of a Covid-19 vaccine till 10 or more years from now.


Viruses mutate, which is why many people take the Influenza vaccine every year. So a vaccine is a short term protection and may have long term consequences.


Despite all the vaccinations many people do get the disease that they have been vaccinated for.


Shark liver oil, or squalene, is used as an adjuvant, in vaccines. This could make an already endangered species extinct.

How To Legally Decline A Vaccine

STEP 1 : DO NOT ‘refuse ‘ a vaccine. Otherwise you will be considered belligerent. Instead you can politely decline the service by doing the following:

STEP 2 : Ask the doctor , “Does the vaccine have MRC-5 in it?” (THEY ALL DO) These are aborted fetal cells and other DNA. If the vaccine contains MRC-5 you have the RIGHT to decline.

STEP 3 : Also ask, “Is there a possibility of an IATROGENIC REACTION?” (an adverse reaction caused by multiple compounds or drugs interacting with each other) from the vaccine (THEY ALL DO). When the doctor says, “yes it does,” that is your “Get Out Of Vaccine Free Card.” Thank the doctor for their offer and walk away.

Remember doctors have sworn the Hippocratic Oath ( Which is to do no harm) They must honour it. This is how we can legally (and respectfully) decline their offered mandated services and there is absolutely nothing they can do about it. Now you know!


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This newsletter was compiled by SHARAN Head of Mumbai, Reyna K Rupani, She facilitates the Six Weeks to Health Gain & Weight Loss program and also conducts health talks for schools, groups, corporates and more.

Edited by Deepa Ballal, a freelance writer based in Dubai.

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