BBCH Member Benefits
NATURAL IMMUNITY FUNDAMENTALS (NIF Class) with Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych
Is there a science-based perspective on natural immunity? After joining BBCH, you will have access to Natural Immunity Fundamentals (NIF class) by immunologist Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD. For NIF lecture description and a free viewing of
the first lecture, please visit Dr. Tetyana's website:
REGULAR GROUP MEETINGS (THE BBCH HOUR)
Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych holds regular group meetings via Zoom teleconference on the first Saturday of each month at 10 am and 6 pm U.S. Pacific Time. Group meetings will restart in August. Access to group meetings is included with BBCH
membership. Each group meeting consists of a short informal talk on a topic of interest to the BBCH community followed by a Q&A session. Group meetings are not recorded.
THE BBCH ARCHIVE
As a BBCH member, you will have access to the BBCH Archive -- a repository of slideshows, recordings, and other resources from past group meetings and BBCH HOUR
events, including links to peer-reviewed studies relevant to re-assessing risks, benefits or necessity of common pediatric interventions.
ONLINE MEMBER FORUM
In between monthly group meetings, you may ask Dr. Tetyana any follow-up questions or stay in touch with the rest of the BBCH community via online member forum, where you are also welcome to share your story or experience dealing with medical bullying.
Message from FOUNDING MEMBER Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D.
We live in a society where chronic childhood illness has become the rule rather than the exception. Food allergies, eczema, asthma, incessant ear infections, seizures, neuro-immune and gut issues, and learning disabilities are now the "new normal"
in children's health.
While a child's level of health may depend on many factors, some outside of our immediate control, those of us whose children have maintained the robust health they were born with will tell you that it's not due to luck but, rather, due to our efforts
to carefully research and apply the health care choices we make. Our decisions are rooted in science that informed us what's wrong with the one-size-fits-all standard of well-child care, which prioritizes narrowly tailored goals over long-term health
and has allowed a generation of children to become chronically ill. Our decisions are also rooted in the precautionary principle and maternal intuition.
Some of us were lucky to find a doctor who turned out to be a true champion for our child’s health. Others weren't so lucky, having encountered a facet of the medical culture that promotes bullying of parents under the assumption that the medical
system “knows best.” Protecting the choices that allow our children to grow up healthy has become a bigger battle than we could have ever anticipated.
Now we have a new task — that of building bridges in children’s health with doctors who will listen to us and understand our choices. It might take time to establish and cultivate a parent-doctor relationship rooted in mutual trust and respect of
fully informed consent in pediatric care, as not many doctors can escape the conditioning of the medical system that encourages them to persuade rather than inform their patients. But our children deserve this extra effort on our part.
I invite you to join BBCH to be part of the community dedicated to protecting our children's health and improving the dialogue between parents and doctors.