I actually found WildKingdom's post one of the most disturbing, angry and frankly clueless posts I have read on this forum in a long while. To say shit just happens takes away all personal power and sovereignty over one's body and heath, and leaves us purely as victims. We are not victims. We all have the power to make choices in all aspects of our lives, and health being one of them. Yes, things sometimes appear to go wrong, but the current medical paradigm of blaming "bad genes" or "bad luck" plays right into big pharma's hands, "Don't worry, its not your fault, it was the bum hand your were drawn, but don't worry, we have a medication that will help you, it won't cure you though, but its all you have got, so don't go looking elsewhere for help, there is none." We are expected to accept our fate, take what they offer and not question.
Mother Nature is not a moron, she knows what she is doing and does it for a reason. For example, fever and rashes in "infectious" disease, are not "bad" things, they are the mechanisms that an intelligent body utilizes to heal itself, suppress them with pharmaceuticals and override the natural processes of the organism and shit happens. A malnourished, or compromised (by toxins, or a malfunctioning immune system for example) body will not necessarily have the ability, inner strength and resources to allow the organism to heal, and when a crisis hits, shit happens. It's not the healing process that is the cause, it is the inherent condition of the body which is not allowing the healing to proceed as it should. Take cancer, one in four people will be diagnosed with this disease sometime in their lives and this figure, despite the billions of dollars thrown at finding the cure, is still on the rise. The understanding and treatment of Cancer has been an epic fail. We still have no clue what Cancer is and why it occurs. However, scientists at the University of Arizona might know the answer to this question, and have stated, "Cancer is not a random bunch of selfish rogue cells behaving badly, but a highly-efficient pre-programmed response to stress, honed by a long period of evolution." I won't go into this in great detail, because it is way OT, but for those interested in the work, you can click here. Basically, Cancer can no longer be seen as something bad that happens to an intrinsically healthy body (shit happens), but rather it is something the body (innate wisdom) actively does in response to an intrinsically unhealthy cellular environment. It is an expression not of deviance, but of the body's intelligence and survival. Their work provides insight into how the disease process has inherent logic and the body's healing impulse to return to balance and survival. Interfere with that and shit may well happen. Cancer is a symptom, not a disease. In my life, I have known two people with bone Cancer, a childhood friend and my DH. My childhood friend was treated with everything western medicine had to offer, including limb amputation: he died. My DH had no treatment and completely healed from the Cancer seven years ago.
We do have power over how our body responds to challenges, we can choose to nurture the body to allow it to function optimally when challenged with nutritious food, clean water, exercise, sunlight, and where possible avoidance of environmental chemical toxins. I would also say, where possible, avoidance of western, slash, burn and cut, medicine (not saying there is no good in all western medicine - trauma care for example). By understanding the true nature of disease and how the body responds, rather than just throwing up your hands and saying this was just bad luck, shit happens, it empowers you to take responsibility for your own health and healing and to choose the right course of action for yourself and your children.
As for vaccines, if you choose to vaccinate your child or yourself, then yeah, shit can happen.