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If you could read ONE book about vaccinations - what would it be? My dh is at a training at Ft. Benning, GA for a month and we are making decisions for our children's future with regards to maintaining our no-vacc. stand. Jeff is an information hog, just like me and he'd like a single good read that I could ship to him to read for the next month.<br><br>
Informative - need 'backed' information. Nothing sensational . . . nothing teaming with heavy-handed 'sales' pitches regarding one side or the other. Just information.<br><br>
And riding on thecoat-tails of that one . . . I personally need a 'single good read' about nutrition for my family. We have made so many changes in the last year, but have a good bit more to make.<br><br>
Thanks for any/all suggestions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Can't help you with the first one.<br><br>
One of my faves is Paul Pitchford's <i>Healing With Whole Foods: Oriental Traditions & Modern Nutrition</i>
 

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I really liked the book that was edited and compiled by Mothering on vaccinations. The title is <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Vaccinations, the Issue of our Times</span>. I think you can still order it through the Mothering magazine. Or someone on here might have a copy.<br><br>
I thought it did a good job of presenting both sides of the issue, discussed the illnesses and their treatments and had plenty of reader feedback throughout.<br><br>
It was the first book I read, and I was impressed with it. It was very fair, and not sensational.
 

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I vote for Aviva Jill Romm's book. Not only does she address vaccinations and the diseases they "prevent" (my quotes, not hers) but she also addresses how to treat the diseases if you get them. Not a scare-mongering book at all and she cites a lot of studies and data about the incidence of the disease before and after vax was introduced.
 

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Jane, what is the title?<br><br>
Oh, and I have Stephanie Cave's and the Mothering's Vacc. book. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi Heather. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br>
I agree about <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fexec%2Fobidos%2Ftg%2Fdetail%2F-%2F0892819316%2Fqid%3D1063309177%2Fsr%3D8-2%2Fref%3Dsr_8_2%2F002-0705249-3393616%3Fv%3Dglance%26s%3Dbooks%26n%3D507846" target="_blank">Romm's book</a> , but of course most important is to NOT just read one book. Of course you know that and just said you have those other two.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Sorry I can't really help with the second request.
 

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Anna,<br><br>
So true . . . so true . . . however, I can only ship Jeff one book. His foot locker only has a certain amt. of space for misc. items and the SOP (standard operating procedure) for it is very strict (Army standards/extended training). So, one at a time and he'll only really have time to read one book while he's there.<br><br>
I've done more reading on this subject than he has - a lot online - following the archives in this forum has helped and can keep someone reading nights and nights and hours and hours. I haven't actively posted here, but definitely have actively 'read.' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"><br><br>
The nutrition aspect, we feel, would go hand in hand with non-vacc'ing. I want to arm my family with the best possible 'body' to be able to properly fight off whatever comes their way. I'm thinking that Kenny will be our first that we have really focused on with this regard. Sad to say - since I have two others. They must be hardy though . . . Meredith has allergies, but Emelie is like me - even when she's sick no one knows it. The only thing I ever missed school for was chicken pox - and fortunately, I wasn't vacc'ed against it. Though I did have all my vaccinations as a child - and so did my husband. Our parents think us over the top to consider doing things differently - although after Kenny's birth my mother seemed to be quite proud that I was able to be adamant with what I did and didn't want for Kenny and because I didn't back down, the doctors and nurses did. Of course, she also used to give me her returns to take to the mall b/c even at the age of 12 I could quote the return policy and demand cash back instead of an exchange. :LOL Some call it 'bitchy' and others *ahem* call it assertive. :LOL
 

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... I've done alot of research in the last two years, but the one SINGLE book I would recommend on vaxes is Jamie Murphy's "What Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Immunizations." Practically everything in it has a direct citation.<br><br>
As far as finding a text, that has "nothing teaming with heavy-handed 'sales' pitches regarding one side or the other. Just information."<br><br>
Good luck, I haven't read it yet. Every single one I've read has a distinct bias whether it's explicit or implicit.<br><br>
For a nutritional Bible, I've found "Prescription for Nutritional Healing", 3rd edition, by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC and James F. Balch, M.D. to be amazing. Almost 800 pages for 25 bucks. I bought it at Whole Foods.<br><br>
To fill in my current cultural analysis since I've realized that our anti-breastfeeding stance here in Western civ. goes along with<br>
the "pushing" of vaccines in our DEMONIC economic system, I am reading<br><br>
"Milk, Money, and Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding" by Naomi Baumslag, M.D., M.P.H., and Dia L. Michels<br><br><br>
It gets thicker every day,<br><br>
and we're neck-deep in it,<br><br><br>
Ray
 

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Ray! I just got that addition - burgundy outer . . . what a buy too. Thanks for the suggestion.<br><br>
I agree - about the bias - that was what I figured. I imagine it is because on this subject most have a hard-line stance, eh?<br><br>
I would like to read that book "Milk, Money and Madness . . . " seems I've heard reference of that from someone else lately . . . hmmm . . . one to add to the Christmas list (it gets longer by the day, bookwise). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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How's you're baby boy? Feeling any better? Kinda on topic, I thought this might offer some insight for you in taking care of him:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=82185&highlight=eczema" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ghlight=eczema</a></b></td>
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I'll check that link - thank you. Also, thanks for asking. For the most part he is doing well and we are BOTH sleeping - which is a huge boon with my husband away for the month! To be honest, I think Kenny likes daddy being gone because the snuggle time got longer and there's more room! :LOL<br><br>
He still has a runny nose. In the morning it is quite green - and drains through the night enough to crust/gel up around his nose. Plus, it is dried all over his face - so I know he's rubbing his nose all night and it smears everywhere. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> But he's happy as can be and just grins to no end when he sees my face in the morning. Strange grin with these 'pulled' spots from where there is clear dried mucus (how's that for a word picture? :LOL)<br><br>
He also still has 'coughing fits' - nothing like a whooping cough . . . though never actually 'heard' that, but he gets to coughing and then sneezing (and actually I like the sneezing, because it usually clears out his nasal passages.). I'm going to get some of the saline today and a larger 'nose-sucker' as the one we have is tiny and it doesn't get anything. It is VERY hard to clean up Kenny's nose - that boy is STRONG and HATES his nose to be messed with. I can clip fingernails, wipe out ears with a washcloth, clean gunk from his eyes (which are soooo watery right now), but he HATES his nose to be touched. And oh, can he SCREAM!<br><br>
Seems more is draining out his nose than down his throat, although once a day (usually following a nursing) he does 'spit up' a good amt. of mucus mixed with breastmilk. It only seems to happen once a day and usually before his mid-morning nap - so, I figure it is what has drained through the night working its way back up.<br><br>
No diarrhea or any fever though.
 
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