Charlottesville–Right Now: The Constant Fight for Children’s Health

On this segment of WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now! with Coy Barefoot, pediatrician Eric Rydland talks about children and their health, and using holistic methods to treat them. As Dr. Rydland sees it, “Holistic health involves treating a patient…with natural means, working with diet for example,” to deal with the underlying cause of a problem. He discusses the dangers of mandatory vaccinations for infants, including the possible link between mercury and autism, and causes for the rise in autism prevalence from 1 in 5000 to about 1 in 150.

And with the hyper-sanitized world we live in, what happens when we aren’t exposed to bacteria? “Our bodies have become so weak from an immune stand point, we can’t fight things off,” says Rydland. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

Dr. Rydland is also behind the children’s health brand kidsWellness. For more information about vaccines, you can visit the National Vaccine Information Center’s website.