Sometimes while I feed Owen I read blogs… I admit it.. I do. But let me defend myself a bit and say that Owen eats extremely slow! He sometimes takes 45 minutes – 1 hr to finish a bottle… other times 15, it just varies. But typically he eats super slow and sometimes I want to read… and since its hard to hold a baby, hold a bottle… and hold any sort of book or magazine… I use my droid instead.
I have the google reader AP on my droid and can read blogs with the click of a button and one hand. Its fantastic! I read all my blogs on my droid these days.
So as I was feeding Owen this afternoon I read my friend Carringtons blog post called “12 medical myths even most doctors believe…”
I [loved] the post she put up and had to link to it for all my readers to check out as well.
It talks about all sorts of things such as vaccines, sun screen, soy, organic milk, and so on. I found that it helped sum up so much of what I have come to live by…
So check it out HERE
& if you want to discuss anything you can comment here, or comment on Carringtons post.. ill be chiming in occasional over there if I feel the need 🙂
I will post the one on vaccines here however, since I get lots of moms asking me why I choose not to vaccinate my children as babies.
Which means “I DO EVENTUALLY VACCINATE” – I just choose to wait on doing it. I do not feel comfortable at all giving my baby vaccines so young. I was looking at the NC 2010 vaccination schedule…and for Owen at his current age 6 months… he would of had 18 different shots! That is just insane to me and way to many.
So to those who may assume im “anti-vaccine” I really am not… I just think we as mothers have to make the decision that we feel is safest and best for our child… and for me, that means waiting and choose to do things much slower.. and opt out of those I do not feel neccesary.
Below is the snippet from Carringtons post that touches on Vaccines:
Vaccines are Safe and Effective and Prevent Disease
I completely understand that for many this issue is not debatable as they believe that vaccines are one of the greatest gifts to public health in the history of civilization.
If you believe that, then let me encourage you to open your mind and explore other views held by many well respected physicians, scientists, clinicians and pro-vaccine safety educators.
You might want to review the article Read This Before Vaccinating for Anything, to help you start your exploration process.
When it comes to vaccines, there are three primary questions that need to be considered.
- First, is the vaccine in question safe?
- Secondly, does it effectively prevent disease?
- And third, which vaccines can safely and effectively be given together or in close succession?
Unfortunately, these issues have not been sufficiently studied for most vaccines, and those vaccines that have been studied frequently show that they are either unsafe or ineffective, or both!
Pro-vaccine-safety educators have long been saying that vaccines can over-stimulate your child’s immune system, sometimes causing the very disease it’s designed to protect against, or worse. And, when several vaccines are administered together, or in close succession, their interaction may completely overwhelm your child’s developing immune system.
This is one of the primary problems with vaccines in general – their detrimental impact on your body’s primary, natural defense against ALL disease. Vaccines by pass a fundamental part of the immune system by passing that natural defenses (our body) and going straight into our blood stream. This is not a normal way for any disease to enter the body, and our body doesn’t know how to fight it effectively because of this.
Now consider that if your child is vaccinated according to the CDC’s recommended schedule, by the time your child starts kindergarten he or she will have received 48 doses of 14 vaccines. Of these, 36 doses will be given during the first 18 months of life – a time when your child’s body and brain is undergoing massive development!
Public health officials have NEVER proven that it is indeed safe to inject this volume of vaccines into infants. What’s more, they cannot explain why, concurrent with an increasing number of vaccinations, there has been an explosion of neurological and immune system disorders in American children.
This issue covers so much ground, it’s impossible to even try to summarize the many hazards and the lack of efficiency data for all the vaccines currently being given, in this article.
For more information please visit our vaccine section at http://vaccines.mercola.com/
-again you can read more about this and other medical myths on Carringtons blog HERE
– this post is also good and covers the statements “vaccines got rid of these diseases… they have to be good.”