I have been "lectured" twice in the past two weeks by people because I mentioned not vaccinating.
The first was a business partner. We are in the business of selling vitamins and supplements. They work extremely well; neither my kids nor I have had a dose of Tylenol or any other OTC drug; and certainly not a Rx since I was introduced to this radical notion of health via good nutrition.
We have been sick; our products do a great job of helping our systems to push things through quickly. I trust our products because they work. I do not trust what does not, and has never, worked.
She, on the other hand, gasped and said "Oh, you MUST vaccinate!" I said, "No, we must NOT vaccinate." (said with a smile and in a loving tone)
"But your kids will die of a horrible disease!"
~Oh? which one?~
"well, all of them"
~I have done months worth of research on this subject and have come to the conclusion that my kids are not in danger from any disease. On the other hand, I have found a whole lot of evidence that vaccinating causes severe damage~
"No, no... you are wrong; the diseases are not there anymore because of the vaccines!"
~Really? Would you do me a favor and print out or email me the studies or graphs that show that? I would never endanger my kids and if you have information I haven't seen, I'd love to see it~
haven't heard from her yet.... incidently, another of our partners had a conversation similar to this with me a couple of years ago... she no longer vaxes her kids and is reading JALP now
The other lecture came last night from someone from our church. They insisted that all kids are different and must be treated individually. After asking me whether I thought their DD should be in all day kindergarden.
She had repeated antx for ear infecs as a baby and ended up with tubes. After the tubes, the doc refused to give them antx anymore because the infecs were now viral and not bacterial anymore
She is vaxed for whatever the doc tells them to vax for, including flu vax... she is diagnosed with ADHD and is on Ritalin; they are considering increasing her dosage because her behavior hasn't improved. Teachers complain that she won't stay on task....
very difficult and inappropriate. I have been her "teacher" for an hour at a time on Sundays and yesterday she spent 5 hours with us. My challenging 3 year old is easy compared to her...
But her parents insisted that she needed all the vaxes and all the drugs. I very gently told them why I had stopped vaxing and the first red flag I got from their GP, but it was like they couldn't hear what I was saying (of course they get their shots like good little soldiers too)
I pointed out that neither of my kids has ever taken an antibiotic and I told them that DD had just "done" the flu in 16 hours total. They were appalled that I not only hadn't given her Tylenol but that I didn't even take her temp! I was just shaking my head! Why are they not hearing that she recovered in 16 hours instead of 16 days????
So my conclusion is that there has never been an impressive argument for vaccinating. I am totally open to hearing it; in fact, I am an extremely open minded person. It is just not forthcoming... stilll waiting