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  • Writer's pictureGary Moller

How to Protect your Family from Measles and other viruses

Updated: Oct 24, 2019


With all of the feverish fear and hatred of non-vaccinated children and their parents being whipped up in New Zealand right now, due to the Measles outbreak, by professionals who should know better, several mothers have been in contact with me asking for advice about how to safely vaccinate their babies and young children.

This is a topic that I do not want to write about lest there be declared a religious fatwa upon my life.

All four of my children have had various vaccines, but each with great care to avoid potential side effects that can include lifelong autoimmune disorders, brain damage, paralysis and even death. They had only the vaccines I thought were absolutely necessary for their good health at the time. Adverse reactions to vaccines do exist but are seldom reported in such a way that they end up on an official database. Parents are right to be cautious to ensure the utmost safety for their precious child.

Vaccine injuries do happen but they are very difficult to report most times. Here is an example of the kind of catastrophe that can happen and how the link with vaccines is largely ignored by those in charge:

Whether you decide to vaccinate your child for measles or not here is what you can do to improve your child's resistance to the ravages of diseases like measles:

Ensure your child has generous stores of vitamin A, vitamin C, Zinc and Selenium

It can take several months and probably years to build up internal stores of the fat-soluble vitamins and minerals such as selenium and zinc. These nutrients are stored in organs such as the liver and bones. In a healthy person with adequate stores there should be sufficient in reserve to survive a poor diet for several years, supporting a strong immune system.

The modern diet is woefully lacking in just about every nutrient other than sugar. This is especially so for the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E & K). The best sources of these vital nutrients are liver and egg yolk. Selenium and zinc are also lacking in modern diets and almost non-existent in New Zealand soils. From all of the testing I have done over the years, there is hardly a single New Zealander who is not lacking selenium and zinc (both are potent immune-boosters). Children are by far the most deficient in these nutrients and this is a reflection of their poor diets (instant noodles, rice wafers, nutrient-depleted chicken, baby food squeezies etc).

The safest and most effective way to get these nutrients into the body and into tissue storage is to dribble them in via foods and supplements every day at a rate that is a little higher than the estimated daily need. It is not safe to mega-dose with these vitamins and minerals unless under supervision such as during a medical emergency.

All of these nutrients are immune-boosters and are particularly protective against yeast, viral and fungal infections. Low levels of these nutrients may result in vaccine failure or short-lived immunity. They will reduce the severity of symptoms if infected, such that they will be mild rather than life-threatening.

Good nutrition does not prevent diseases such as measles. Good nutrition reduces the symptoms. A very healthy person may contract and get over an infection without even realising it, or the symptoms may be mild.

High-dose vitamin C, for example, has been shown to revive the brain-dead following the Swine Flu:

Watch this video which will blow your mind and it should leave you outraged:

What I can tell you is a source within Auckland Hospital told me that no patient will ever get vitamin C treatment in that hospital ever again! This is crazy and so unprofessional!

Vitamin A for treating measles in children

If a nasty virus is doing the rounds, vaccinated or not, there is a good case of giving your children a teaspoon of cod liver oil each day while the risk is heightened. Here's the evidence:

"Measles is a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Vitamin A deficiency is a recognised risk factor for severe measles. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends administration of an oral dose of 200,000 IU (or 100,000 IU in infants) of vitamin A per day for two days to children with measles in areas where vitamin A deficiency may be present."

But it is best to dribble these nutrients, like vitamin A into the body year-round, rather than go for the Big Hits.

Whether vaccinated or not, or if intending to be vaccinated in the future, it is important to have optimum intakes of immune-boosting nutrients, such as vitamin C and Vitamin A, all year round.

As a parent you want to put all the cards in your favour:

  • A strong immune system improves the immune response to a vaccination and it will last longer.

  • A strong immune system means the risk of an adverse event from a vaccine may be less.

Where to get these immune-boosting nutrients for your child

Unless your child is going to eat eggs and drink silver top full cream milk daily, and lamb's fry at least once a week you will need to resort to supplementation. If your child is eating these foods, please still supplement (nothing I recommend here is "megadosing", I always recommend small amounts often and over the long term).

Here is what I recommend:

  1. Daily C (a delicious drink containing vitamin C, magnesium, zinc and other nutrients) One teaspoon per day, half that for under two's. Discount to readers for Daily C: apply Promo Code: Boost my Immunity for $5 off when purchasing

  2. Ultra Preventive Kids Chewable Multivitamin (a tasty source or multi nutrients for children, including vitamin A) One tablet per day or half that for under two's Discount to readers for Ultra Preventive: apply Promo Code: Boost Immunity for $5 off when purchasing

If breastfeeding, the mother can take these herself but at twice the dose so she will deliver the nutrients via her breast milk. She can also eat liver and eggs and deliver their rich nutrients via her milk. Here:


How bad is the current measles outbreak and who are most at risk?

Keep it in perspective, folks: what are the real risks of mortality?

Vaccinations are a wonderful medical tool but they are not the solution for all that ails society. They are but one tool in the fight against diseases. Our most effective tool is our very own immune system. Poverty, overcrowding, poor hygiene, lack of clean water and good food all impact on our immune health as well as exposure to pathogens such as viruses and bacteria.

Please read this article which puts measles today into perspective:

Measles is a disease that is associated with poverty, crowded living, stress, poor access to medical services and a diet that consists of Coca-Cola, white bread and little else. The same demographics apply to diseases such as tooth decay, diabetes, kidney disease, hepatitis, obesity and meningococcal disease. Correcting these factors must be the number one priority to ensure the health of future generations of New Zealanders.

Have a look at the following charts from ESR:

Measles cases by ethnicity
Maori and Pacific people are extremely over-represented in measles cases. They are equally over-represented in measures of poverty. This is not a coincidence.

Measles cases by region
District Health Regions with high Maori and Pacific populations tend to be concentrated in regions that are the epicentres for measles. These regions are also epicentres for poverty.

Immunisation status of confirmed measles cases
Vaccine failure is not uncommon (a number of the "unknown" include people who were either fully or partially vaccinated).

What are the chances of your child contracting measles right now? Getting things into perspective

Number of confirmed cases of measles
There are now 5 million people in New Zealand. There have been 1681 cases of measles in NZ for the entire year. If your child is not living in areas such as Manukau then the risk of catching the disease is extremely low. They are even lower if your child does not go to daily childcare. If your child is well-nourished and not living in poverty then the chances of getting measles and the consequences, if contracted, are minor.

You can read the full ESR report here:

I do not have a problem with using vaccines to prevent life-threatening diseases

  • But I do have a problem with the pressure to blanket vaccinate wee children and infants for