Hi! I'm new to this site and I am so excited to find you all!
I too have done a ton of research on the subject. Before I did get around to researching, though, we decided to spread the shots out till my son was a year old. After that we stopped and I eventually educated myself (and hubby). My son is now 5 1/2 and my daughter, who has never had any vaxes, is 3. Even my sister-in-law, whom I've had problems with about this subject, has admitted that my children are the healthiest children she knows.
The following are the precautions we choose to take to keep our family's immune systems strong. I beleive that if/when they do encounter any disease, their immune system will be strong enough to let it run it's course and deal with it without any real complications. In the end, I have confidence that they will be even healthier (immune) from it, whether it be pertussis, measles, rubella, or anything else.
Besides keeping the toxins from vaxes away from our kids, we also keep other toxic drugs (meds, including anti-biotics) away. I beleive that is the best way to let the immune system do what it was meant to do. We stay away from sugar and high fructose sugar, as much as possible. My children know that sugar is not good for our bodies and can make us sick but sometimes we eat it (only when we are healthy and for special occasions) because it tastes good. Desert in my house is usually a fruit. They love it because that's what they know and we talk about how good it is for our bodies. We also see a chiropractor regularly to help the immune system function properly.
My children have never had the flu, ear infections, asthsma, bronchitis,... The only thing they do get are colds and I've heard that the more colds you get as a child, the stronger your immune system as an adult. Has anyone else heard that? I wonder if my son may have some kind of pollen allergy (he did get some vaxes), but it only manifests as a runny nose that he tends to keep for a few weeks.
I'm so thankful for this forum! It's tough to be the only one I know not vaccinating. I hope some of the above may help.
Have a great day!