Vaccines are not absent, so children in anthroposophical environments are often not affected by allergies and other children.
A study by the Carolina Institute refers to the myth that baby vaccines cause allergies.
It seems that the anthroposophic way of life protects against allergies. Children who grow up in anthroposophical environments have a slightly lower risk of allergies than other children, according to previous research. What is in this environment that protects children?
Among other things, Ursula Flatters, a general practitioner and former physician at the Anthropospheric Department Clinic, now a member of the Board of Directors, has already stated that there is no vaccine, including measles that keep children healthy.
Not at all, says Johan Alm, chief physician at the Sachsen Children and Youth Hospital in Stockholm. He explored the case and compared children in families with an anthroposcopic lifestyle, with children more likely to live.
"We have not noticed any association, which means that some of the parents' concerns that children become ill or allergic to vaccines can be relieved," says Johan Alm TT.
In the current study, Johan Alm and his colleagues were followed by three groups of children, from birth to age five. A total of 466 children from Järne, south of Södertälje, were found, out of which 99 were completely anthroposophical, and in this philosophy no.
During the monitoring period, parents responded to lifestyle questions and others, while the children were repeatedly tested. Among other things, we tested blood samples that were tested for the presence of allergies.
– We have seen partly that the incidence of allergies among anthroposcopic children was lower than in comparison with other children. In addition, we saw a link between vaccination and a lower incidence of allergies in blood samples, but it was expected that these children were less allergic. However, this relationship disappeared when we considered various risk factors, such as the family's lifestyle. That's why our explanation is that there is no support for childhood vaccines that cause allergies, "says Johan Alm.
But what is in anthroposophical life, which gives less allergic children, the researchers do not know.
"There may be a number of environmental factors, such as diet," says Johan Alm.
The study also showed that among children with anthropopathy, 58 children were completely unvaccinated within five years.
Due to the unpreparedness of the anthroposophists for vaccination, the community outside Järna suffered years of outbreaks of both red dogs and measles.
The current study is published in the journal Lancet Eclinical Medicine.
Corrected: In the previous version of the article, Ursula Flatters got the wrong title. It has also been clarified that her vaccine statement had been done earlier.