The other day she asked me for information on reasons why parents choose not to vax, and the "PEER REVIEWED studies" involved 'they have to be peer reviewed!'. I tried to weed through the 1000's of 'peer reviewed' studies and ended up sending her a little of 100 of them. She then goodheartedly complained that she doesn't know what information to include because there is "SO MUCH".
Traditional & nutrient-dense foods/Weston A. Price Foundation advocate, Reiki II practitioner, EFT practitioner, past life & life between lives Hypnotherapist practitioner. Home birth with DD 2007 = never vaccinated, breastfed 3 years
All I do is tell people to reasearch and I will be happy to answer any specific questions on why I dont do it.
Regardless, you don't owe her an explanation whatsoever. I don't see why you should let her put you on the defensive. Turn it around. Make her explain, with peer-reviewed studies ( ), what's wrong with your practices. If she can't lay off, give serious thought to distancing yourself. You don't have to put up with bullying from anyone, but especially not from someone who claims to be a friend.
Loving wife and mama to my sweet little son (Fall 2008) and a beautiful baby girl (Fall 2010)
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. --George Bernard Shaw
Turn it around. Make her explain, with peer-reviewed studies ( ), what's wrong with your practices.
That said, I do have a few friends who do vax etc, and have asked me once or twice why we don't do it, but they don't hassle us, and we don't hassle them, so there's really no conflict and we remain friends. If you can come to that same sort of understanding w/ your friend, great. If not, might be time to distance yourself for awhile.