I’m not a filmmaker, but the Real Immunity series was screaming to be created. So, I stepped up.
I grew up in a simpler time. We played outside, jumped in piles of leaves, built forts, and drew hopscotch with chalk on the driveway. Halloween was safe; we trick-or-treated up and down our street and all the adjacent streets without any worries at all. Most moms were home to greet us after school with a kiss and a snack. When we were sick, which was rare, we stayed home and drank ginger ale, took our temperature with a thermometer, and got to watch TV. Occasionally Dr. Tilly made a house call if needed and once I ran to my room and locked the door, for fear he was planning to give me a dreaded shot of penicillin. I was eventually coaxed out with the promise of a trip to the toy store if I cooperated.
Things are different now. It breaks my heart to see mothers fearful and uncertain of their mothering skills. Children are chronically ill, and families are bursting at the seams with stress and uncertainty. Let’s examine why this may be happening.
In 1997, direct to consumer marketing for pharmaceutical companies opened up due to a change in laws. A free-for-all ensued, with drug ads infiltrating television programming in both the United States and New Zealand – the only two countries allowing this method of direct advertising to consumers. A subtle, but insidious, shift took place and advertising spending by the pharma industry soared to $29.9 billion by 2005. (1)
As a result, we have grown accustomed to every symptom having a name, and requiring a specific drug to suppress it. The viewer is urged to believe that if the symptom is eliminated, they would have “good health.” I like to call this the Fear Paradigm, and it has created parents with deep insecurities and a dependency upon Big Pharma.
Fast forward a dozen years and here are young families who are chronically fearful about every sneeze, febrile illness, stomach bug, or rash. Gone are the days of Mom kissing our boo-boos, giving us a band-aid or simply a few minutes of patience. Consumers are admonished to stop any symptoms NOW! We have completely forgotten that bodies are designed to self-heal. We possess real immunity that is far more potent than any pharmaceutical offering.
Human beings grow and develop exponentially in the first five years of life. They eat, digest, detoxify, learn to walk, talk, dress themselves, control their bladder and bowels, sprout teeth, and formulate distinct opinions. All on their own! We are each endowed with a force that drives us to evolve and become more perfect. This is sort of our ‘prime directive’ to evolve. It’s our God-given gift of real immunity.
I know through my own experience of raising children, and by observation of hundreds of parents over the course of my private practice, that no one loves (and loses more sleep) over a child than his or her own parents. It’s a visceral connection. This love qualifies a parent, regardless of their level of literacy or education, to do the very best they are capable of. As they learn and grow as a parent, what’s best today may not be what they deem best tomorrow. But nonetheless, they are always striving to do whatever they can in the best interest of that child.
Their sensibilities have been hijacked by media. Instead of trusting a fever or a cold as the body’s natural way of purging toxins and resetting the immune system, parents are hoodwinked into thinking that any symptom whatsoever is cause for concern. They are further convinced because magically there is a drug that can stop that symptom, so why wouldn’t they take the bait?
This is what I saw in my practice, as countless numbers of parents sat before me and with deteriorated common sense, asked if they should head to the emergency room with a 100-degree F. temperature, or a cold that lasted more than two days. I was shocked and saddened to see one of the strongest forces on the face of the earth being snuffed out – mother’s intuition. As Andrew Wakefield in Quest for Real Immunity says, ‘We have survived as a human race due to mother’s intuition.”
I knew that somehow, I needed to teach more than one family at a time how to re-connect with that powerful force that is our real immunity, the force that is sustained and uplifted by simple but deep principles, intuition, natural medicine such as homeopathy, and faith in the divinity of the human organism. Thus, the Real Immunity film series was born.
I brought together respected experts to share their philosophies, practitioners using homeoprophylaxis, families waking up to the amazing power of natural medicine, and my own experiences to illustrate what a powerful gift we possess. I found an amazing and talented videographer/editor who could bring my vision to life, and then from my knees I asked to be directed to get the message out. The result has been the Real Immunity series of three feature length films.
We may not be able to return to those simpler times I recall in my youth, but I can try my best to re-instill the peace, confidence, and knowledge that are part of our birthright. Please enjoy the Real Immunity series and feel supported and uplifted in hearing what you have truly known deep down inside all along.
The third film in the Real Immunity Series: Choosing Real Immunity, is scheduled to be released fall of 2019! Be sure you’ve streamed the first two films at home before you see the newest film, which features experts from the consciousness movement and more!