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Do you eat organic/natural foods and vaccinate your children?

post #1 of 157
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I am just curious about this. I am just wondering how many people eat organically/naturally and choose to vaccinate their children.
post #2 of 157
DS was fully vaxed. DD has been selectively vaxed up to 6 months. I finally told DH that I want to delay any further vax until she's at least 2 years old.

We originally wanted her to get the DPT series because DH's workplace had several reported cases of whooping cough and he was directly exposed for long periods of time. He was tested and luckily didn't contract the disease.

--Kari
post #3 of 157
We eat organic I'd say 75% of the time - if we eat at a restaurant or at other people's homes, we eat conventionally. And we order pizza once a week!
DD is 5 months and has had no vax yet. We are delaying and selectively vaccinating.
post #4 of 157
We eat organic 100% of the time at home and usually bring organic food for DD when we visit other homes. We have a very "natural" home, we don't use any chemicals. She has been fully vaxed and it was a decision carefully discuss with our ped.
post #5 of 157
Yes, natural / organic foods and everyone's vaccinated... Why? Are they usually mutually exclusive?
post #6 of 157
we eat organic 80% of the time. my dd is 7 months and is not vaxed with the exception of one hep b shot, three days after birth.
post #7 of 157
We eat about 90% organic, DS is delayed/selectively vaxed.
post #8 of 157
yes, and yes.
post #9 of 157
Yes, though we vax selectively and on a delayed schedule.
post #10 of 157
we eat organic / natural whenever possible, and our kids are vaccinated.
post #11 of 157
we eat as much organic as possible, and no, my kids aren't vaxed.
mandi
post #12 of 157
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Originally Posted by GoodEats
Yes, natural / organic foods and everyone's vaccinated... Why? Are they usually mutually exclusive?
No, I wouldn't think so. I was just curious to know. My thoughts were, after extensive research on food and vaccines (separately), that vaccines contain ingredients
that would get a food distributor shut down if they had those things in their food. So I personally don't understand how one would do both, but it's not any of my business, nor do I really even want to know, what others reasons are for their choices.

I was actually thinking about it because a while back I saw that Barbara Walter's special interviewing the Bush twins. In that show, there was a part where they were talking about how Laura Bush was so fussy about them having natural stuff and making them all their own baby food from only organic foods and such. They went on about other things and natural lifestyle. Knowing that Bush is pro-vax, I started to wonder if they had been vaxed or not. Then I was wondering how many others eat the same way we do and choose to vaccinate. The reason I posted in on here to ask is because literally every single family in know personally that eats organically, does not vaccinate either.

Just be clear though, I am not knocking anyone's decisions. Like I said before, it's none of my business why people do what they do.
post #13 of 157
hmmm, most of the people I know that eat naturally/organically are selectively vaxed.
post #14 of 157
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Originally Posted by midwestmom
hmmm, most of the people I know that eat naturally/organically are selectively vaxed.
That's why I wanted to ask here.
post #15 of 157
Interesting. Perhaps it's because those who typically serve whole, organic foods are health research nuts (I know I am) and tend to make more considered decisions regarding family health.
That is interesting, though... I'd never thought of food and vaccination together. Hmmmmm.
post #16 of 157
I am a vegan. I eat natural foods. My son is not vaxed.
post #17 of 157
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GoodEats
... I'd never thought of food and vaccination together.
Really? Then I am guessing you haven't heard of the talk of vaccines being in foods for "easy administration". More like sneaky administration than easy. Hopefully that will never happen, but I woudn't be surprised of anything anymore.
post #18 of 157
I buy nearly 100% organic (although my children are 'out in the world', so do not eat organic 100%). My two youngest are totaly unvax'd. My second child was vax'd before she was placed in my arms via adoption, and my oldest (16) just had Hep B. (which went against my wishes) but was unvax'd prior.
post #19 of 157
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Originally Posted by tayndrewsmama
Really? Then I am guessing you haven't heard of the talk of vaccines being in foods for "easy administration". More like sneaky administration than easy. Hopefully that will never happen, but I woudn't be surprised of anything anymore.
No, I must have missed that. That's appalling. We vaccinate because we prefer to try to prevent the majority of serious diseases, rather than taking the risk of having to treat them, but to remove a parent's choice is just... well, it's just an appalling idea.

What's next, nutrition via IV instead of eating? I mean, if the FDA could supply the required nutrition for everyone that way, the national obesity problem would be all but solved.
post #20 of 157
Baby is due tomorrow (if he cooperatres and comes on his due date but he will be eating organcially and non-GMO as my hubbby & I already eat this way. Regarding the Vaccination, I do not know yet. I want to speak w/ my midwife regarding that issue to get her perspective.
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