This new reprint of Vaccination: Examining the Record has been updated and expanded with four new articles from the author. If you’re a parent who questions the need for childhood vaccinations, Judith DeCava may just have the answers you’re looking for.
Mandated by doctors and the law, many believe that vaccines are a good idea. Not so, says researcher and clinical nutritionist Judith DeCava. In this new and expanded reprint, she presents evidence that some forms of vaccine can put infants on the wrong health path—sometimes for life. The material in these pages, both old and new, may lead readers to the same conclusion. As DeCava puts it, “A person not vaccinated has one risk: ‘catching’ a disease,” she says. “A person vaccinated has two risks, ‘catching’ the disease and damage from the vaccine.”
About the Author
Judith DeCava has worked independently, as well as an associate with physicians, nutritionists, and clinical psychologists for more than thirty-five years. She was chief consultant for R. Murray & Associates, Inc., of Florida and Missouri, being privileged to work with and learn from Richard P. Murray, DC, a brilliant biochemist, doctor, humanitarian, friend, and disciple of Dr. Royal Lee. After Dr. Murray’s death, DeCava opened her own private practice as well as a research and consulting business in supplement formulation.
DeCava has been writing about health science since 1985 in articles, newsletters, and books. She was a regular contributor to the National Academy of Research Biochemists, Institute of Practical Biochemistry, and Biomedical Health Foundation. In her most well-known book, The Real Truth about Vitamins and Antioxidants, she describes the superiority of food complexes over isolated and synthetic chemical portions. She currently researches and writes her own newsletter, Nutrition News and Views, for health professionals, although it is frequently “shared” with the general public.
Her interest in nutrition and health began in her teens with a search to ascertain answers to her own health problems and a fascination with the influence and effects of foods and nutrition on living organisms and their well-being. At first, following the dictates of current scientific and general literature on health and nutrition, she tried isolated, synthetic, and inorganic supplements. After some years of working with physicians and becoming increasingly disappointed, confused, and puzzled with this line of “fake”—only barely effectual—therapy, she continued to hunt for answers, sure that there was some way, some pieces to the gigantic puzzle that would be more helpful. When, by accident, she obtained several newsletters written by Dr. Murray, the dawn began to break. A whole new world began to open with the revelation that whole foods and whole food nutritional complexes (supplements) were the factors for which people were starving, that deficiencies and imbalances were behind many ills and physical problems. Through some interesting circumstances and sheer determination, she eventually began to work with Dr. Murray and quickly became a consultant in his office for his patients. The lessons learned in practical biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and plain old compassion went far beyond anything that could be absorbed in any of the formal courses she took or literature she read.
DeCava feels the more she learns, the more there is to learn. Her regard for Nature has always drawn her and elicited awe and reverence. Loss of health, in her view, frequently means the individual has lost touch with Nature, including loss of connection with his or her own body and Self. Rediscovering that connection with Nature and Self, including the use of Nature’s foods and therapies, has become the goal of her own practice and the direction of her philosophy and writing.
Judith A. DeCava is a licensed nutrition counselor (Florida), a certified dietitian-nutritionist (New York), and a certified nutritional consultant (organizational). She is a professional member of the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health, the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, and the American Botanical Council. She is an associate member of the American College of Nutrition and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Weston A. Price Foundation, the American Herb Association, and the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides.