Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I got this in the mail yesterday. I wasn't even gonna open it because it was folded in half. But I decided on a whim to check it out. This is what I saw when I opened it.

What is your reaction? Maybe you don't think it's a big deal. But I do. I kind of hate it. I am reading a book which I will constantly reference in this post and a few more I plan on writing. It's called Going Up Green by Deirdre Imus. The important thing for me to state here (and she is on the same page) is I am not against vaccinating. I am in favor of educating!

I have 2 school-age kids. And 2 times I have been told that my child cannot start school because their shots aren't current. They'll tell you that but they will NOT tell you about the waiver/exemption form that is available. I have signed one, and I'll sign the other tomorrow.

Please go read/download/be aware of the form here!

I'm not going to go into toooo much detail but I would like to make you aware of a couple of additives/preservatives (called adjuvants) that are in most of the vaccines you give your child.

Egg protein

While I completely understand that additives are necessary to prevent the growth of germs, to keep them from spoiling and to keep them stable etc., I do not understand why we as parents don't care that these very things are toxins that can also hurt our kids just as the things we are vaccinating against! 

You can see a list of the CDC's vaccine ingredients here. Please. Go take a look. Really. Read through those ingredients. Again, I'm trying to take a more informative approach rather than an argumentative one. I just want people to be informed!  I recommend doing research on aluminum and thimerosal specifically and then the next time you are at your doctors office, ask to see the insert!

Vaccines do not have to be a "one size fits all" thing. They really don't. You have the right to customize your vaccine schedule to your child's individual needs. I'm going to start doing just one vaccine per month (and i'll only do it if it doesn't have the nasty ingredients). That way I can test my kids for titers which I didn't know about until finding this book. You can read more about titers  here. It's the protective level of antibodies present in blood. If my kids have positive or "immune" levels (because they've been exposed before or because of the vaccine) they may not need further vaccines of that type.

Okay I'm done for now. I have a lot more to say but I'll give it to you in doses (get it?) lol.