The Australian Vaccination Network, Inc. and Living Wisdom magazine support your right to make free and informed choices regarding your own and your family’s health. This includes decisions about the foods you eat (organic, natural, conventional, genetically-modified, etc), the way in which you parent and teach your children (attachment parenting, extended breastfeeding, homeschooling, etc), and the way in which you treat or prevent disease (vaccination, holistic healthcare, supplements, lifestyle choices, etc).
Our magazine features articles by the top experts in the fields of natural health, nutrition, parenting and more. We ask you to read their information as part of your search for the best way for you to deal with these issues. The information provided on this website and in our magazine is not and should not be considered medical advice. Each one of us is responsible to ourselves and to our families for the choices we make. The AVN believes that the best choices will always be informed choices but they are YOUR choices – not ours. To ensure that you are taking this responsibility seriously and making the best choice for your own personal health situation, we urge you to: 1- Speak with your doctor about these issues. Present him or her with a list of questions you have put together and listen carefully to the answers. Ask for references for where their information is sourced from and make this part of your total research into the subject or subjects at hand.
2- Speak with your natural healthcare provider. Over 60% of Australians rely on information and treatment from within the natural healthcare community which includes (but is not limited to), chiropractors, homeopaths, naturopaths, herbalists, nutritionists, ayurvedic and chinese herbal practitioners, Bowen therapists, etc. Present them with a list of questions you may have and listen carefully to their answers. Ask for references for where their information is sourced from and make this part of your total research into the subject or subjects at hand.
3- Do your own research. You are the experts on your children’s development and on what is happening in their bodies. Doctors and natural healthcare providers are great at advising you of your options – but the ultimate responsibility for the choices you make rests with you so you need to be armed with a broad range of information on these issues. Read books, journal articles, magazines and other information to get as clear a picture as you can of what is on offer and then, and only then, make your decision.
The AVN provides you with information on these issues in order to allow you to balance the information you may be receiving from other sources. It should not be used as the only source of information you consider but is part of a package available to you. Select what you think applies – discard what you think doesn’t. Whatever your ultimate decision or decisions may be, the AVN disclaims any and all responsibility for that choice. Remember, whether you vaccinate or not; whether you take pharmaceutical drugs or not; whether you eat conventionally-produced processed foods or not; the decision is yours and yours alone. Make a fully informed, independent choice with full knowledge of your options and your rights. You are the one responsible for your own health and for the health of your family. Take this responsibility seriously.
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The publishers, authors and editors of Living Wisdom are not responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information in this publication, nor for any error or omission and they expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by any person in whole or partial reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this publication.
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