Malibu Moms to Vaccine Industry: Take Your Shots and Shove ’em

by Sarah VaccinationComments: 155

Malibu Moms thumb their noses at the vaccine industry.The vaccine industry is beside itself.

College educated Moms in Malibu and all around the Los Angeles area are refusing shots for their children at an accelerating rate.

And, as any trendspotter knows, lifestyle trends that take hold in California typically spread to the rest of the country over time.

How strong is this trend?

Estimates are that only 20% of children that attend some private schools in the Los Angeles area are vaccinated.

You read that right.  Privately educated children in LA are unvaccinated up to 80% of the time!

How about public school?

Still shockingly non-compliant with the egregious CDC childhood vaccination schedule.

One public elementary school in affluent Malibu, just north of Los Angeles , reports that only 58 percent of its students are immunized. Health department authorities “recommend” 90+ percent immunization rates for school going children.

Nina Shapiro, a professor at UCLA medical school and mother of two who wrote an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times recently about her growing concern with the anti-vax movement, sneered:

“Yes, that’s right: Parents are willingly paying up to $25,000 a year to (LA) schools at which fewer than 1 in 5 kindergartners has been immunized against the pathogens causing such life-threatening illnesses as measles, polio, meningitis and pertussis (more commonly known as whooping cough).”

“It’s that whole natural, BPA-free, hybrid car community that says ‘we’re not going to put chemicals in our children. It’s that same idea: ‘I’m going to be pure and I want to keep my child pure.”

Nice, huh?

A UCLA doctor publicly chooses to bully mothers who use their common sense and critical thinking skills by refusing to allow a lethal cocktail of chemicals, heavy metals, animal DNA/viruses and other highly toxic ingredients into their child’s body.

Sorry honey.  Your white coat and fancy degree don’t mean anything to a Mom who smells a rat and is acting to protect her child from a lifetime of vaccine induced, auto-immune related health problems and a greedy and deceitful pharmaceutical industry.

This heartening trend of vaccine refusal by society’s most educated women is not new.  It’s been known for some time that the anti-vax movement is being led by college educated, affluent mothers.

The American Journal of Public Health reported in 2007 following a study of 11,860 families from the National Immunization Survey, that children of mothers who had not completed high school were 16 percent more likely to have up-to-date vaccinations than children of college graduates.

But why affluent mothers in particular?  There are plenty of middle and lower class Moms who care about this issue passionately.

Could it be because the typical Malibu Mom doesn’t have to worry about where the next meal is coming from or how to make the mortgage payment?  This freedom from financial worry would give them time that other mothers don’t have to think and thoroughly research issues that impact the health of their children.

Moms who are overwhelmed with work/family balance issues might possibly tend to go along with what the pediatrician says without as many questions.

Trend of Vaccine Refusal Continues Despite Legislation to Stop It

The real story from where I sit is that the trend of vaccine refusal continues despite legislation designed to stop it. In October 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB499 which allows children as young as 12 years old to decide whether or not to accept the Hepatitis B jab or any other sexually transmitted disease vaccine without parental knowledge or consent.

Incidentally, AB499 was sponsored by political lackeys in the pocket of Merck who are either on the take (legislator Toni Atkins who lied about the money she received) or own a significant stake in the company (CA assemblywoman Sally Leiber who was forced to remove her name on the bill when her conflict of interest was revealed).

Then, the childless Governor Brown signed into law AB2109 introduced by Assembly Member Dr. Richard Pan MD which requires parents to obtain the signature of a MD, nurse practicioner, or physician’s assistant before exercising their philosophical exemption for opting out of vaccination for their children. Conveniently, chiropractors are not permitted to sign although the final version of the bill did include naturopaths.

Despite legislation giving adolescent children the “freedom” to go around their parent’s medical decisions and making it highly inconvenient to exercise the legal right under California law for a philosophical exemption, mothers are continuing to opt out of vaccination for their children in droves.

Not even scare tactics are working by the pharmaceutical industry funded mass media which is reporting ad nauseum about “outbreaks” of measles, mumps, and whooping cough around the country – outbreaks which have always happened periodically but have been widely reported only recently.

The vaccine industry is nothing short of desperate to contain this trend.  What will work? How to stop these college educated Moms from, gasp, thinking for themselves?

The short answer?


For a growing segment of society, particularly college educated mothers, the jig is up.  The reliable, residual income for the vaccine industry known as the CDC childhood immunization schedule is coming to an end.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist


Comments (155)

  • Rebecca

    Excellent article. Knowledge is power. I agree that one of the reasons many don’t understand the dangers is because they are so busy working that they don’t have the time to do the extensive research and reading that is needed.

    August 24th, 2015 11:37 am Reply
  • Beth

    Thank you for your article! I wish I’d have put more time and energy into researching vaccines while I was in pharmacy school. (Surprising how what was actually IN them never came up, though we were shown how to inject them.) If I had, I could have saved my son from eczema (by 2 months of age!), food allergies, ADHD, Tourette’s and acute cerebellar ataxia (that came on the heels of the vaccine for chicken pox). By the time I started to connect the dots and spend some time in the library, he’d already received his shots through age 10.

    August 24th, 2015 9:10 am Reply
  • Boogaloo

    Attention Malibu Residents! SB277 signed into law by the one and only Jerry Brown. It’s time to fight for our rights. Our Kids Our Choice has hired a team of attorneys to begin the battle. They need over $1M in donations. If any of you read this, PLEASE consider making a sizable donation. Thank you!

    July 1st, 2015 6:04 pm Reply
  • Sue K.

    Big Pharma and the FDA only “approve” certain illnesses and injuries from vaccines. Similarly, only certain pre-existing illnesses “approved” by Big Pharma and the FDA get their blessing to avoid vaccinations. It’s a pyramid scheme. They’ve agreed among themselves that only certain injuries and illnesses resulting from vaccines are feasible…for accounting purposes? to keep people from questioning the “sacred cow” of vaccination? Whatever doesn’t fit into their paradigm is “psychosomatic”, “genetic”, “from environmental toxins”. Big Pharma morphed their sacred cow into a cash cow. Legislators and mainstream media are bought and paid for. And Big Pharma never has to spend one dime of their blood money profits to anyone maimed or killed by vaccines.

    March 6th, 2015 9:52 am Reply
    • PoetG
      This is sick and deserves attention, because ALL children are at risk!

      August 3rd, 2015 9:02 pm Reply
    • Achsel

      Well Said and the absolute truth!

      August 24th, 2015 6:50 pm Reply
  • Eileen Foster

    I love the power and empowerment in your words!! I knew from the day my daughter was born that there was a looming battle over vaccinations. The design of nature is perfect, I know that. Health does not come through a needle. How absurd! I don’t know that many people in US society really know what healthy looks like anymore.

    March 5th, 2015 10:22 pm Reply
  • Dennis

    I’d like to introduce you to the blind man down the street whose mother contracted measles while pregnant. And my close, beloved friend who has had to take painful steps each and every day of her life due to polio. Not to mention my stepfather who has scars, mental and physical from smallpox. Yes, healthy scepticism is good for all but science denying isn’t going to save anyone and parts of California have rates of disease in wealthy enclaves compared only to some third world areas. The social responsibility to a greater humanity is more than the privileged Masque of the Red Death illusion that is fostered by this kind of reckless regard.

    February 1st, 2015 5:41 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Sorry, preventing the very very few cases of complications from measles is NO REASON to poison generations of children by vaxing them with a toxic MMR shot and curse many of them with autoimmune problems for their entire life.

      February 1st, 2015 6:21 pm Reply
    • Dawn

      Preventing the very few cases of complications in the tiny number of infections in the U.S. (150 out of 320,000,000 people, and no deaths) does not constitute the kind of public health crisis that warrants suspending the civil and human right to informed consent.

      Not even close.

      We should never take away American freedoms because of fearmongered paranoia.

      March 5th, 2015 8:23 pm Reply
    • Olivia

      Dennis, it is hard to watch people suffer, but there is suffering on BOTH sides of this issue. The USs high infant mortality rate corresponds to our high infant vaccination rate. That is a huge degree of suffering that is largely invisible to many. And on the other hand, vaccines fail. Yes, you can welcome the mercury and aluminum and other matter into your body and STILL contract and spread disease. The last outbreak of Polio was caused by the vaccine and there were failures before that and have been many since.

      March 6th, 2015 1:03 pm Reply
  • Sarah D.

    Ms. Shapiro makes natural, BPA-free, and pure sound like bad words. Who in their right mind would want to be described with those words?! Horrors! I, personally, would prefer to have those labels. Guess I’m weird. =)

    June 25th, 2014 9:56 pm Reply
  • Allison

    Sarah, thank you for being so awesome and being willing to wage the fire thrown at you from people ignorant of the history and dangers of vaccines. I think one point in a 2010 article you wrote was the most powerful to me of almost anything I’ve read so far on the vaccine debate:

    “In 1975, Japan raised its minimum vaccination age to 2 years old. The country’s infant mortality subsequently plummeted to such low levels that Japan now enjoys one of the lowest level in the Western world (#3 at last look). In comparison, the United States’ infant mortality rate is #33”

    – See more at:

    I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and I know that a child’s intestinal lining is not properly sealed until 2 years of age. The heavy metal adjuvants and toxins in a vaccine can increase intestinal permeability, leading to life-long and difficult to resolve problems such as asthma, allergies, and autism. Why don’t we work on strengthening a child’s immune system with a nutrient dense, properly prepared, whole food diet full of appropriate fat soluble vitamins to build the healthy cell membranes that keep viruses out? It would be a lot nicer for everyone with no side effects but good health!

    If I may, let me share my story of my husband. He grew up in Eastern Europe in the 1970’s on their traditional foods of raw milk, sauerkraut, and lots of lard. He did receive a small number of vaccinations after the age of two, but he contracted natural mumps, chicken pox, measles, etc, and pushed through them strongly. These were normal childhood diseases there, and hardly ever permanently damaging if the child was well-nourished. Now as a 43 year old man, he is the strongest, most robust person I have ever met, and gets sick maybe once every 3-4 years. He literally runs circles around teenagers half his age. When he does get sick, it knocks him out strong, with a high fever for 1-2 days. Then he recovers nicely and quickly. His immune response is very hearty and able to mount a strong attack against invaders, which gives him actual lifelong (vs. temporary vaccine) immunity from whatever he caught.

    I am also a high school teacher at a public school, and unfortunately I do not see this strong immune response from my fully vaccinated teenage students. They get a bad cold, can’t mount a strong reaction, then it turns into bronchitis or pneumonia with a cough that lasts for weeks, and they ask me, “why am I still sick?!”. Besides the fact that they eat a ton of junk, I know it is also because their immune systems were never allowed to struggle and fight off the childhood diseases. We are weakening ourselves with vaccines. I myself am fully vaccinated (in the vaccine schedule of the early 1980’s) and am much weaker in constitution than my husband or other people I know who are not fully vaccinated.

    Readers: do not succumb to fear tactics. The body’s anatomy and physiology is beautifully designed and orchestrated and will keep you safe if you support it with what it needs to do its job instead of weakening it with vaccines, alcohol, sugar, caffeine, etc.

    Lastly, I feel that my freedom of speech is suppressed when I reject vaccinations and get such a strong backlash from the medical establishment and others in my community. Honestly sometimes I wonder for my own personal safety. Is the government keeping “lists” of people who reject vaccinations? Is there going to be some sort of “reckoning”? I shudder to think of military style tactics in the future to force everyone to vaccinate their children. I only pray that it will not happen before I have my own little ones.

    June 17th, 2014 5:31 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      This is exactly why I don’t vaccinate … so my children will experience the robust health that has been by and large lost to their generation much of it due to the onslaught of toxic vaccines … now 70 are required by age 11-12. INSANITY! When will people wake up to the exploitation of their children for profit by the pharmaceutical industry which is aided and abetted by the government?

      June 17th, 2014 6:06 pm Reply
  • Isabel Hutchinson

    As a young student nurse, I had to submit to mandatory mercury-laden vaccinations if I wanted to realise my dream of becoming a NZ Registered Nurse. I knew NOTHING about those substances. Some of those vaccinations caused me to become so sick that I was not able to go on duty (a “crime” back in 1958). By 1965 my health was “shot” & thereafter I was more often off sick than I was at work.
    In 1982, after many years of symptoms – to which I paid no heed, I was very busy studying, teaching, being a union delegate – I became acutely ill with Multiple Sclerosis which runs my life! An holistic doctor told me in 2008 that the mercury in the vaccinations was the causative agent.
    I have 4 brothers, not one of whom had vaccinations as I did; none of them has MS & all of them are considerably more active than I am. I spend the greater part of EVERY DAY in my bed – exhaustion rules my body.
    However, I have kept myself relatively well by taking mega-doses of vit. C since 1983. Vit.C is a powerful bactericidal, virucidal & fungicidal. Pauling was right, & reading Dr Fred Klenner’s papers (online) will provide readers with the answers to those who promote vaccinations. I haven’t had a cold/flu in decades.
    Grounded in my own experience, I am vehemently opposed to vaccinations of children of any age. Let them make their own decisions re vaccination when they are of an age to do so & are relevantly informed.

    June 7th, 2014 8:09 pm Reply
  • Clara Adams

    Polish Study says vaccines have no Historical benefits and continue to cause neurological damage.

    June 6th, 2014 9:29 pm Reply
  • njp

    The reason people never vaccinate is they’ve never seen polio. Ironic that people get to discredit the science while reaping the rewards.

    June 5th, 2014 3:07 pm Reply
    • Mufasa

      You may want to spend some time researching the trends of where polio was heading prior to the introduction of the vaccine.

      Like most things though, I think people have an issue with the valid application of one variable being applied to a whole slew of variables. Of all the vaccines I’ve studied, polio seems to have the most credibility.

      The issue is that the science has been used to back up and create an entire product-line of various vaccinations, many of which offer marginal (if any) benefit, and are all grouped together under one umbrella as being ESSENTIAL.

      There’ s a huge difference between a polio vaccine, and a flu vaccine. With polio, we understand the specific strand that we’re attacking, and it’s not morphing into other strands or creating a situation that requires an ever-increasing number of spin-offs to keep the disease at risk.

      Flu, on the other hand, has so many strands that only the top few are vaccinated for each year, and we see an increasing number of mutations as that particular disease adapts to whatever eradication attempts we make as a populace.

      I suggest you not use one specific example to justify the efforts of an entire industry that spends billions of dollars per year in marketing (and settlements) to get you to consume their products. Science is about critical thinking, and that skill is not reserved for those wearing lab coats.

      June 25th, 2014 1:14 pm Reply
    • Valerie

      The problem with using polio to justify all vaccinations is that polio was never a virus or identified as a bacteria; once the polio vaccine was distributed the AMA required all diagnosis of “polio symptoms” to now be called “Acute Flaccid Paralysis” (AFP) or Non-Polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis (NPAFP) or Guilliam Barre Syndrome, etc. The requirement to qualify for a diagnosis of polio were also changed once the vaccine became widely used. A person needed to be paralyzed for much longer, and show more severe symptoms than originally needed. Polio outbreaks occurred in the summer, not in the winter when most illnesses occur. The spraying of DDT on orchards was common practice. The highest outbreaks happened right after these applications of DDT. The rate of polio was sharply declining by 1955, before the Vaccine was in use.

      August 24th, 2015 2:30 pm Reply
  • Mary Kate

    Dear Sarah,

    Great and lively discussion here! You have very informed readers.
    I am an RN, and I have seen plenty. My children were ‘minimally’ vaccinated; that is, I considered the risk vs. benefits of each vaccine I gave them. I considered how recently introduced a vaccine was. No experimenting on my babies! I was certainly glad I had refused the rotavirus vaccine. On the other hand, they had to spend time at a babysitter’s house, so I did choose the Hib.

    They have suffered with asthma, eczema, and allergies over the years. If I had to make the choice today, I believe I would have vaccinated them even less.

    Here is another aspect of the vaccination conversation that I am not seeing mentioned: Many of the most common vaccines are formulated with aborted fetal cell lines. Even if a person is pro-choice, this is repugnant! But how many people are even aware of this?

    In the end, I believe each parent must make decisions every day for the best interests of their children. I only ask that we be given the truth, the plain facts, so that we can make the most informed choices. In fact, we have a right to the truth. We are not getting it. This is the heart of the matter: that parents are being coerced and misled into making decisions, and children are suffering.

    June 4th, 2014 10:23 am Reply
    • Doug Christopher

      Dear Sarah,

      You removed my comments. Are opposing views not allowed on your blog?

      June 7th, 2014 8:49 am Reply
      • Doug Christopher

        Apologies about my removal comment. I did a page refresh and the comments were visible.

        June 7th, 2014 8:51 am Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        Hi Doug, due to the large amounts of spam this blog receives despite my use of a spam blocking plugin, my assistant now moderates all comments. Sorry for the inconvenience.

        June 7th, 2014 10:08 am Reply
  • Wendy

    Is there any way to protect yourself when around a resently vaccinated person?

    June 3rd, 2014 5:30 pm Reply
  • Dany

    I have a question: Do you vax your animals? If so, why? If not, why? (And pretend, for this question that Rabies vax weren’t required by law.)

    June 3rd, 2014 10:08 am Reply
    • Achsel

      Nope, don’t vax my animals nor my children. What is funny is at least in veterinary care they seem to acknowledge vaccine injury and long term effects like cancers in cats at the injection sites. With our children they can practically drop dead while still in the doctor’s office and they will still deny it had anything to do with the 8 vaccines they gave your child 5 minutes earlier. It is all just a big fat coincidence!

      August 24th, 2015 7:00 pm Reply
  • Clara Adams

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    The pharmaceutical industry is not telling us the truth.

    EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water

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    June 3rd, 2014 9:16 am Reply
  • Heidi

    I appreciate both sides of the argument here. I am a mom. I am graduate school educated. I do not hold an MD. I am into homeopathic approaches, love Dr. Mercola, and fresh fruits and vegetables! And just learning to love The Healthy Home Economist, thanks to my integrative doctor. I do not like big Pharma, yet feel they do play a role in the society which we live.

    I have a small basic knowledge of the down side to vaccines. The jaw dropping education moment for me was learning how they (big pharma) test of unknowing (uneducated) groups of people in foreign countries, professing it’s (trial vaccines) good for you.

    I can’t help but wonder, if absolutely everyone stopped vaccinating what would happen? Vaccines were created for a reason, right? Was it always money driven?

    I think that there were and still are well intended bodies of people in mainstream medicine and alternative medicine; there always will be. I’m not sure if there is a one size fits all answer here. The beauty of living in this country is that we have a say. We all stand on the shoulders of those before us and open the road for those coming along.

    Would it be a healthier better world without vaccines?

    June 2nd, 2014 3:15 pm Reply
    • David

      Vaccines were created to eradicate deadly diseases. Polio, measles. Yes, vaccines are imperfect. They are weakened forms of the virus that they are trying to protect you against. That’s how the immune system works. Polio, a disease which makes a person bed-ridden and gives them less than half the life expectancy of a non-polio sufferer, is gone because of vaccinations. And even if vaccinations do give children some health problems (i.e. allergies, exzema, etc), aren’t those problems easier to deal with than a fatal flu, or polio? The evidence doesn’t seem to support anti-vaccinations, but I am willing to be proven wrong.

      June 5th, 2014 3:13 pm Reply
      • Dawn

        Polio only caused such severe problems in 1% of the total population. Most Americans with access to good food and clean water survived it just fine and obtained lifelong immunity as a result. Getting polio is risky, but let’s not overestimate the real severity of the disease, nor get paranoid about a disease that has been eradicated in the U.S. (despite unvaccinated people)

        March 5th, 2015 8:20 pm Reply
    • Steph

      Heidi, you ask an important question: “Would it be a healthier better world without vaccines?”

      First of all, I appreciate the heartbreak that occurs when any child is unintentionally injured. That any child may have been injured as a result of vaccination is one too many, and I applaud efforts to spare other children. However, millions of children are vaccinated successfully every year, and are saved from suffering the very serious effects of infectious diseases. The World Health Organization lists 27 different (and nasty) infectious diseases that are amenable to vaccination Advocating a blanket refusal to vaccinate does nothing to determine why any child has been injured by a vaccination, but puts millions for whom vaccines are safe and effective at risk of infection. For example, if vaccines were withdrawn, we would return to a world in which 16,000 people were killed and 27,000 paralyzed in the US in one year by one virus (polio, 1916). The symptoms of many of these vaccine-preventable diseases can be severe and sometimes lethal. I don’t believe that anyone would want to risk this scenario, so let us focus on determining why some children have adverse reactions to vaccines and find ways to effectively identify susceptible children before they are vaccinated. We would then protect susceptible children from vaccine injury and also from contracting infectious diseases by vaccinating all non-susceptible individuals.

      In short, the world would be significantly less safe if vaccines weren’t available, and we should encourage their use.

      We should also support research aimed at identifying those at risk of injury so that we do not vaccinate them. This isn’t a pipe dream; the genomics behind personalized medicine is developing apace and will enable far greater targeting of therapeutics than we have ever imagined.

      June 5th, 2014 6:06 pm Reply
      • R G

        I don’t land firmly on one side or the other of this controversy because we are still considering the data. I do have to say it is irritating that people always whip out the dreaded words POLIO or WHOOPING COUGH, etc. and lithely claim that vaccinations have done away with these diseases. That in itself is intellectually dishonest considering the era in which the outbreaks were & the other goings on at that time. ( I have a family member & a family friend, & others close to me who were personally affected by either the polio or the polio vaccine, by the way – and they all ask these same questions) Where is the consideration of the greater knowledge of how diseases spread in all this? How about the fact of an exponentially better roads system – resulting in quicker access to treatment, healthy & varied foods, etc.? What about the newly required hand – washing techniques for all involved with health services, food services, etc? Invention of better scientific tools? Quicker means of communication? Increase in families owning motor vehicles? Better public transit system? Many women returning from the work force to stay home with their children after the wars? Wonderful advances in water treatment, sewer systems, garbage removal, other sanitation systems? Inventions in the area of refrigeration, preparation of food, cleaning & sterilizing? What about better standards of materials used for building, painting, etc? Many of these advances happened or began to happen at the same time the polio vaccine was introduced. Really? None of these other factors played any role in the reduction or spread of these diseases? The single reason they have been largely reduced is because of vaccination? At this point, having only the propaganda from the less than trustworthy CDC and Big pharma or the other extreme anti – everything modern crowd, it is hard to find actual facts. Therefore, our current thoughts are – I don’t even care as much if these vaccines (which at this point are basically forced on you or you are put under extreme scrutiny & bombarded with prying questions, big stories with fishy conclusions, or threats to not treat your child the same as others if they aren’t vaccinated) work as they are purported to, as long as they are safe, and we certainly don’t believe it ought be be legislated as mandatory for all children.

        August 23rd, 2014 12:55 pm Reply
        • Bill

          A slight correction to your post… the incidence of polio was and had been sharply decreasing for decades (in the U.S.) prior to the introduction of the Salk vaccine, probably because of the improvements you mentioned especially the improvements in sanitation and refrigeration.

          August 24th, 2015 1:32 am Reply
  • Maria

    Hi I made the decision 16 years ago not to vaccinate all my kids of age 16 almost 15 and 11 are healthy , smart , and have a great quality of life. The fear mongering is difficult to put up with now. I don’t want my kids to be steered toward the lies of safety of vaccines when they are adults on there own. Or worse for it to become law. I am glad tothis day for my choice not to. on top of that my kids have not even needed medicine. I have used homeopathic remedies though, and i nursed them all for a year or more. :) stay strong young moms :)

    June 1st, 2014 10:16 am Reply
  • Of Goats and Greens

    Sarah, I agree with at least 95% of your overall wonderful web site, but we are going to have to agree to disagree on vaccinations.

    I’d almost like to see the Malibu Moms move to the areas of Ohio affected by measles outbreaks. Almost, I say, because their children are innocent, and they shouldn’t be made to suffer for the foolishness of their parents.

    I’d love to see some good peer-reviewed articles about the pros of being anti-vax. There should be some from academia out there, right? It’s not just Big Pharma doing science.

    Yes, for some it is medically contra-inidicated to vaccinate, but just because a few cannot tolerate doesn’t mean everyone should be encouraged not to vaccinate. I can’t eat pistachios or pine nuts — this doesn’t mean they are not healthy for the vast majority of the populace.

    Yes, some vaccines are iffy — feline leukemia vaccine famously so. Moving away from mercury and egg containing vaccines also helps. But I am thankful for the polio vaccine, and for the measles vaccine. (PS, the measles vaccine is administered about the age of year ONE, while markers for autism in individuals who eventually demonstrate that they have this condition, show up in the blood at a much earlier age). For any pet of mine that gets outdoors, I am grateful for the rabies vaccine, since this area is periodically endemic with rabid raccoons.

    In other words, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

    May 31st, 2014 11:20 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      All vaccines are toxic … read the inserts! There isn’t a single shot that is safe to inject. Not a single one! The risk to long term health in getting vaccinated is far greater than not getting vaccinated.

      May 31st, 2014 5:10 pm Reply
      • Of Goats and Greens

        Back in my day (I am 60 years old) I got sick with the measles at about age 8 or 9. The vaccine had just appeared. A lot of us got seriously SICK. No, I’ve never needed the measles vaccine, because I HAD measles. My parents tell me they nearly lost me then.

        The polio vaccine was already out, but I am sure an older co-worker who spent the rest of his life limping around during the period from being hired, and to retirement — no I do not know what he is doing now — he would have liked to have had the polio vaccine before this happened.

        Seriously, I think this vaccination issue is a lot broader than yes/no. Life has nuances. And, so do I.

        June 1st, 2014 4:06 pm Reply
        • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

          The polio vaccine didn’t eradicate polio. It was already well on its way to its demise long before the vaccine ever came onto the scene. Check some historical graphs. Don’t just believe what you’ve been told. Check into it and see if it is actually true! Same pattern … ALL infectious diseases whether or not there was a vaccine for them died out and have the same graphical pattern over the decades. What does this mean? That something else was responsible for eliminating epidemics and that thing was the more sanitary modern lifestyle … clean, running water in homes, getting horses out of the streets etc.

          June 1st, 2014 4:42 pm Reply
          • Of Goats and Greens

            I do agree that a sanitary modern lifestyle played a large role, but especially with polio, it was the vaccine for that which ultimately mattered. Back when I was a child, we had a pretty good sanitary modern lifestyle (mid-late fifties and early sixties), yet the “childhood diseases” were still rampant at my school, and we spent a lot of time being sent home from school so we wouldn’t catch what (apparently) everyone else had. It didn’t work for me with the measles, but fortunately (for me) my case of the mumps and my case of chicken pox was minimal.

            June 2nd, 2014 7:54 pm
          • Mike

            Then why are these diseases coming back under the same sanitary conditions, just when people like you are popularizing anti-vax?

            June 3rd, 2014 9:16 am
          • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

            Please read the comments .. the vaccines aren’t very effective (merck in a lawsuit over fudging data and testing of MMR) and in fact, there have always been periodic outbreaks it’s just now the media is reporting them ad nauseum.

            June 3rd, 2014 10:52 am
          • Lisa

            Hi Sarah! Just have you come to your conclusions that vaccines are harmful, if you don’t mind me asking? Have you ever read the Wakefield paper, by chance? (The paper in which he hypothesized that Autism was caused by MMR?) Most people that are anti-vaccine actually misrepresent his claims which were not at all against vaccines, surprisingly enough, but only trivalent vaccines like the MMR (which were proven false but you already know that). But aside from that, I am really interested in the data in the scientific studies you have performed to prove that vaccines have not erradicated diseases. Would you be willing to go to countries where things like polio, cholera, and yellow fever are endemic, unvaccinated? Would you have as much confidence to send your children to these countries unvaccinated? Just curious.

            June 4th, 2014 12:30 pm
          • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

            Just read the list of ingredients. I try to eat food without chemicals, additives and carcinogens so why would I ever let my children or myself be injected with them? Common sense. Turns out this has been an excellent approach for the past 16 years for my family. Healthy children, no need ever for antibiotics or other meds and no allergies, asthma, behavioral problems, weight issues etc etc etc. I would make the same decision again. Sadly, many parents who vax would do it differently if given the chance and not vaccinate.

            June 4th, 2014 6:54 pm
      • Julie Ta

        What about the risk in not getting vaccinated? It’s not all rainbows and roses. Death or a lifetime of disability is a very deal possibility. I posted this message yesterday to my friends, and I think it’s something to consider as well for you and your followers to consider both sides of the issue:

        This weekend I met an older lady at my grandfather’s nursing home whose legs were both paralyzed from polio. Yet she still raised two boys from her wheelchair. But she said what happened to her best friend still haunts her. She died on what was supposed to be her wedding day from complications due to polio. Her friend scrubbed the church clean two days before the wedding, but had her funeral in it instead. If vaccines were available to these women, you betcha they would have taken it. Don’t think these diseases aren’t dangerous or even life threatening because we live in a time where we’re fortunate it’s mostly eradicated so we don’t have to witness its horrors.

        On a personal note, my sister contracted polio as an infant. My mother spent 2 sleepless nights worrying over her, thinking her daughter was going to die. My sister was born on an island in Malaysia without the option for vaccines. If she were born in the US, it would have been preventable. Today, my sister lives with a disability that affects her leg. She must wear a brace and at times a crutch to walk. As a new mother to a 15 month old, I can’t imagine any mother facing the real possibility that her baby might die from a preventable disease.

        Are these three outcomes preferable risks?

        June 3rd, 2014 3:00 pm Reply
    • Oriana

      2 employees of Merck sued the company for fraud in testing efficacy of their own vaccine. Merck could not prove that their vaccine was 95% efficient as FDA required, so they tested it not against wild viruses but instead of virus in the vaccine, and they added antibodies from rabbits to boost the number.

      I am vaccinated, but I question whether my vaccine actually protects me against wild measles coming from Philippines (Ohio case). Google the lawsuit of Stephen A. Krahling and Joan A. Wlochowski vs. Merck (2010, PA)

      May 31st, 2014 10:33 pm Reply
    • Hilary Butler

      Perhaps, Goats and greens, you should get your facts right. The Amish in Ohio went to the health department there and were vaccinated by them with a series of tetanus shots before going to the Phillipines. The health department neglected to tell them they were going into a measles epidemic with 26,000 cases, and the Amish have said that were they told that they would have been vaccinated, had they been told that…

      To make it worse, the Ohio incompetent department of health, when confronted with the sick Amish person on return, diagnosed it as Dengue Fever, even though they KNEW Phillipines was having a measles outbreak, and even though they didn’t tell the amish they were flying into measles.

      So, just WHO is to blame for the Ohio measles outbreak?

      The amish, or the dimwit medical profession who didn’t know how to advise people and couldn’t diagnose measles in the first place.

      so just perhaps you should get off your high horse.

      June 2nd, 2014 4:27 am Reply
    • Rileysmom1204

      I am a college educated mother who lives just 25 miles from the Amish community. My children actually play with Amish children as one of my best friends is ex-Amish but still has her family members near by. When she has get together’s at her house, her Amish family is invited also. I have one child who is now an adult and completely vaccinated, one child who is clinically diagnosed as vaccine injured through the Cleveland Clinic and one child who has never been vaccinated. Do I fear the Amish? No. A good majority of them actually DO vaccinate their children but on a different schedule and much slower Yes, I’ve asked and they are very open to the discussion because there are misconceptions about them and they are being blamed for every measles case in Ohio currently. They are an easy scapegoat for the medical industry because they are a very private lot and don’t speak to the “English” unless they are trusted.
      If my unvaccinated child contracts measles, I’m ok with that. Yes, my child will be miserable for a week, do I want to see that? No. But will I be glad my child was exposed and got it “over and done with”. Yes. Being an educated mother, I don’t go by the statistics of cases in other countries, I go by the statistics here in the US, which is not ONE single person has died from measles who has contracted it from recently vaccinated individuals. Yes, the live virus vaccine sheds to others for 21 to 30 days and I send my unvaccinated child to public school with no worries. We’ve had a confirmed case of whooping cough and chicken pox in our school at the end of the year. In previously completely vaccinated children. Did my unvaccinated child start this? No. How can an unvaccinated child be the one “spreading disease” when they show no signs of the disease? No fever. No rash. Nothing. But a recently vaccinated person, which is what happened to my clinically diagnosed vaccine injured child, ends up with a fever, rash, everything. 8 days after receiving 11 vaccines at one time in 2005, I had to bring my child through the back door of the pediatricians office because my child (who had confirmed measles from the vaccine) was contagious to other children.
      You see, I wasn’t “anti vaccine” before I witnessed what happened to my child. I have 2 children who were completely vaccinated on time, with the recommended vaccines until the unthinkable happened. My youngest is not vaccinated and never will be as long as there is air in my lungs.
      The child who is clinically diagnosed as vaccine injured through the Cleveland Clinic also carries a laundry list of medical issues that they were not born with. That child is also severely autistic.
      Correlation doesn’t equal causation, except when it does.

      June 9th, 2014 10:04 am Reply
  • prince adam

    Good work – Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    you are doing a great job trying to wake-up the uninformed.
    please keep it up.

    May 30th, 2014 11:17 pm Reply
  • rebecca

    Wow sarah you are on fire and i’m loving it! You should have went to law school with those smoking guns! Thanks for the info and glad for a California trend I can finally get o n board with wholeheartedly.

    May 30th, 2014 10:18 pm Reply
  • Nikki

    I find it interesting that vaccine related articles always target the “Moms” choices (be that for judgement or praise). Is this to say that they don’t make conscious, informed decisions with the Fathers of their children?

    May 30th, 2014 8:51 pm Reply
    • Michelle

      Good point Nikki. My husband is just as involved in our decisions to vaccinate or not! Thanks for this post! It is comforting to know I am not alone in challenging my pediatrician and deciding for myself what is best for my children.

      May 31st, 2014 11:27 am Reply
  • Lori Alexander

    They just reported on Good Morning America about a measles outbreak and how 95% of the children getting it are not vaccinated,many of them being Amish. I would love to know the TRUE side effects of measles vs. the vaccination. It is hard to find the truth since most websites are run by drug companies. Do you have any research on this?

    May 30th, 2014 12:46 pm Reply
  • Clara Adams

    I did not give my children vaccines, that was 43 years ago. They are healthy and they have healthy children. Today, I still believe it was the best decision.. When I found out about the contamination of the SV40 ( aprox years of contamination 1950-1981 up to 2000) virus in polio vaccines, I understood some of my on going health problems with viruses. On vaccinations, I suggest to read both sides of the arguments, observe and hear the stories of parents that have gone through the vaccine programs and listen and study to how the children change over night or within a short period of time their decline of neurological function.
    One just has to listen to the stories of the flu vaccines Adults with decline of Cognitive function, yes it effects adults too. and the HPV vaccine OMG do you know how many young girls died?. .
    Health is about building the immune system, clean water, clean air, hygiene, sanitation, fresh healthy foods including Essential Fatty Acids, essential means if we don’t get the EFA, we die! But before we die we have decline of brain and body health!! — We need a variety of super nutrition free from chemicals, non contaminated GMO foods. Other factors are important too for our mental and emotional side, having a happy healthy society, having good relationships, being in love, sharing healthy love with others. A loving society at peace, preparing and sharing for those that are in need. There are so many other factors, so many to mention. But most important is the neurological health of the brain and nervous system. If the brain is damaged, well you take it from there. Ask the loving parents.
    Watch what happens to each generation of children that are vaccinated from generations of previous vaccinated parents. Digestive problems, (our diets today is also a problem), allergies,(chemicals/pollution is also a problem), neurological issues,(other causes too- lack of good fats, healthy food, DHA needs)(all drugs are not helping), immune issues/autoimmune, they will require more trips to the doctors and possible treatment with antibiotics which will cause other issues with the immune system and digestion. It a whole pharmaceutical process. Now more and more children are on psychological drugs. REALLY, is this the way to live.
    I believe that there is a better way. Vaccinations — if as a society we choose to continue to go in that direction, (the Pharmaceutical Companies will make sure that we need them) we need to make them safer, better honest technology and honest intent. Otherwise, the way vaccinations are manufactured and used, vaccinations are poisoning humans and animals. .
    There is suspicion from countries that have not had a good outcome with vaccinations. Look at the vaccination programs from donated oral vaccines given to India, news from Pakistan, India, 1200% increase in non polio paralysis in the last 10 years form oral polio vaccines. India wants no more gifts from other countries foundations, such as, vaccine gifted fund programs.
    In the US, we no longer use the live polio virus vaccination. One reason why, there is more chance for non polio paralysis. So why did they use them in India. It was cheaper? ? ? Those in
    India are asking these questions. Vaccinations are a World Wide Problem. Though still available, Japan has changed their position on the HPV vaccine. Too many young girls were having side death,cancer and infertility. The HPV vaccine is causing the same side effects in the US.

    May 30th, 2014 9:39 am Reply
    • Vincent Iannelli, MD

      “In the US, we no longer use the live polio virus vaccination. One reason why, there is more chance for non polio paralysis. So why did they use them in India. It was cheaper? ? ? Those in
      India are asking these questions. ”

      Certainly being cheaper and easier to administer is one aspect of why OPV is still used in many countries. It also has the benefit of providing intestinal immunity and “providing secondary spread of the vaccine to unprotected contacts.” In countries where there is a lot of polio, these benefits outweigh the risk of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis. As polio gets under control, there is a plan for countries to switch to IPV.

      Far from questioning vaccines, India is celebrating their victory over polio and is now moving to eliminate measles. At least 156 children die each day from measles in India…

      And the HPV vaccine is still a part of the 2014 Routine Vaccination Schedule in Japan.

      May 31st, 2014 11:47 am Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        Tell the truth, Doc. Not the slanted version that lines your pockets.

        May 31st, 2014 4:56 pm Reply
        • Mike

          Right, because you’re not making money from this blog by stirring up controversy?

          June 3rd, 2014 10:51 am Reply
      • Clara Adams

        Japan April 2014 –Families and girls have a choice to be vaccinated or not be vaccinated.

        The final deadline of April first passed with no official word from the Ministry of Health – leaving the government recommendation for HPV vaccines suspended for 2014.

        This silence on the part of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare speaks volumes. It means the voices of victims and their families has been heard. They will no longer have to worry about being told their symptoms are all in their head, coincidental, or just plain accidental.

        For the next year (at least) women in Japan can get either Gardasil or Cervarix at no cost, should they so desire. The difference now is that it will be their decision to make – not one that is government mandated. If they decide they want to take these vaccines, their healthcare provider must inform them prior to administration that the vaccine is NOT recommended by the Japanese government.

        This is a huge victory for every family around the globe who has suffered after participating in a global health experiment conducted in the name of cervical cancer prevention – HPV vaccination programs.

        These events did not happen by accident. Japan’s decision was the culmination of a lot of hard work combined with valid scientific research, and these three factors:

        1. The families of those who experienced adverse events after HPV vaccination did not surrender. In spite of their pain, they organized, spoke out and demanded action from their government health officials and political representatives.

        2. Despite the intense pressure exerted on medical professionals to claim adverse events that occur after HPV vaccinations are the result of coincidence, mass hysteria, conversion disorder, psychogenic illness, fabricated illness, or genetic disorders, numerous medical professionals in Japan actually listened to their patients, investigated, and came to their own independent conclusions. Not only that, they had the courage to speak out for those who were suffering and demand investigations.

        3. Japanese politicians had the integrity to listen to both sides of the HPV vaccine debate in public as well as privately.

        Society can no longer justify sacrificing our children’s health and perhaps their very lives in the name of public health. The ‘greater good’ is no excuse – every single individual life is valuable – public health agencies need to start acting like it.

        The time has come for physicians to establish diagnostic criteria for vaccine injuries. Scientists need to determine who is most likely to suffer an adverse reaction after vaccination and why. Most importantly, successful treatment protocols must be developed for the vaccine injured.

        Above all – every country in the world needs to encourage open and honest scientific debate regarding HPV vaccines. Just think about it, If HPV vaccines are half as good as they claim to be – public debate should be no problem.

        Medical and Scientific Evidence Submitted in Japan:

        Dr. Authier (data presented at the public hearing, at the meeting with the Senators and at news conferences)

        1) Aluminum salts used as adjuvants in HPV vaccines can cause myalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, cognitive impairment, overt autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis, DM, thyroiditis…)

        2) Macrophagic myofasciitis, biopsy proven, is significantly associated with above conditions.

        3) Alum particles can be transported by monocyte-lineage cells to lymph nodes, blood and spleen, and penetrate the blood brain barrier with potential damages to nerve tissues.

        4) Aluminum salts are poorly biodegradable as adjuvant in HPV vaccines.

        Dr. Hajjar (data presented at the meeting with the Senators and at news conferences, and admitted to public hearing through Dr. Sin Hang Lee)

        1) Dr. Hajjar reported the case of a 16-year-old girl who suffered an acute-onset and permanent bilateral visual loss and a transient left hemiparesis following Gardasil vaccination.

        2) Tumefactive demyelinating lesions and chiasmal neuritis as part of a presentation of acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis were documented by MRI imaging studies.

        3) A brain biopsy was performed on this case to confirm that there was a perivascular infiltration of lymphocytes and macrophages with focal demyelination in the brain tissue, characteristic of the histopathological changes in acute demyelinating (or disseminated) encephalomyelitis as complication of vaccination.

        Dr. Tomljenovic (data presented at the meeting with the Senators and news conferences)

        1) Post-mortem brain tissue specimens from two young women who suffered from cerebral vasculitis-type symptoms following vaccination with the HPV vaccine Gardasil were analyzed by IHC for various immuno-inflammatory markers.

        2) Gardasil-vaccinated cases showed positive immuno-reactivity for HPV-16L1 antigen in cells within cerebral vessels, with some HPV-16L1 – positive cells adhering to the walls of these vessels and some infiltrating the brain parenchyma. No such pattern of staining was observed with the anti-HPV-18L1 anti-HPV-11L1 antibody in any of the Gardasil-vaccinated cases. Control cases were negative.

        3) Conclusions: The presence of foreign antigenic material in the central nervous system can trigger adverse inflammatory and immune-mediated manifestations. Normally, vaccine antigens are not expected to cross the blood-brain barrier. The finding of HPV-16L1 intra and perivascular immuno-positive cells in the brains of these two cases suffering unexpected and sudden death following Gardasil vaccination is thus of concern.

        Dr. Lee (data presented at the public hearing, at the meeting with the Senators and at news conferences)

        1) Gardasil contains residual HPV L1 gene rDNA fragments, firmly bound to the AAHS adjuvant by ligand exchange through the phosphate backbone of the DNA molecule in non-B conformation – a new chemical inadvertently created in the vaccine manufacturing process.

        2) It is well known that aluminum nanoparticles can transfect foreign, bacterial or viral DNA into human cells, especially macrophages, and macrophages can cross the blood brain barrier.

        3) It is well known that activated macrophages, highly immune-stimulated by free bacterial or viral DNA, can produce and release a variety of cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor which is a myocardial depressant and can cause acute inflammation. Human macrophages recognize HPV DNA as a viral DNA (foreign invader), not the DNA from the human host’s own body, and react in a high alert state- a highly augmented reaction which may be very harmful in certain genetically predisposed young girls. We cannot predict which girls will react violently in their heart and in their brain as a result of these activated macrophage activities.

        4) HPV 16 L1 gene DNA in non-B conformation was found in the post-mortem blood and spleen tissue obtained at autopsy of such a sudden unexpected death without obvious cause of death 6 months after Gardasil vaccination. No scientists at the public hearing believe that psychosomatic reactions can cause such death and inflammation of the brain in these HPV-vaccinated girls. Therefore, more research must be performed on the potential toxicity of this vaccine.

        June 1st, 2014 9:24 pm Reply
  • Susan Kreider, RN

    I was crippled by multiple vaccines I was forced to receive as a Nursing Student in 1990-91. I walk on bilateral forearm crutches due to a sensory variant of Guillain Barre Syndrome. As an adjudicated petitioner to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, June 2008, where the burden of proof is ‘More Likely Than Not,’ do not tell me I can’t understand the toxic effects of injecting multiple doses of mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, residual opportunistic DNA from animal species, etc., without having it ‘explained’ by a MD vaccination apologist.

    May 30th, 2014 8:50 am Reply
  • Mark Stolzoff

    Those women aren’t college educated, I’ve met their types in westwood, they barely have their HS Diplomas , their husbands bring home the bacon

    May 30th, 2014 3:20 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Just because a woman’s husband is the primary breadwinner doesn’t mean she isn’t college educated. Many, MANY highly educated women choose voluntarily to stay home with their children if they can afford to.

      May 30th, 2014 12:50 pm Reply
      • Jen

        I’m one of those college educated women (Bachelors in biology and chemistry, graduate work in molecular biology) who chose voluntarily to stay home and raise my children. Actually, my husband and I both decided. His degrees are history, biology, and a Masters in health systems management. We’ve done the research, and we don’t vaccinate.

        June 3rd, 2014 2:48 am Reply
  • Ashley

    This is totally insane. People whose children die from vaccine-preventable illnesses should go to jail. Ignorance is spreading like wild fire.

    May 29th, 2014 7:38 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Be open minded and do your research and stop believing fairy tales about vaccines.

      May 30th, 2014 12:01 am Reply
      • Bruce Toms

        I get the flu vaccine every year and never get the flu, while some of my unvaccinated friends suffer for weeks or even months at a time with flu. Not taking the flu jab is crazy and endangers other people.

        June 4th, 2014 12:55 am Reply
    • Jennie

      Really, Ashley? Don’t you read the news? It is the VACCINATED who are getting the diseases they are vaccinated against. Why don’t you tell them if their kids die they should be jailed?

      Try this little experiment: each time you go to your doctor’s office count the number of folks in the waiting room who are NOT vaccinated. It will no doubt surprise you to realise that it is the VACCINATED who fill the waiting rooms because the UN vaccinated don’t get sick. Go on, prove me wrong.

      June 9th, 2014 5:29 am Reply
      • sarah

        The unvaccinated children are not in the doctors office because their parents dont use conventional doctors. They use alternative practitioners and treat things with homeopathy on their own or with essential oils!

        June 25th, 2014 4:23 pm Reply
  • Shar

    I am shocked to see this coming out of California! With the deprivation of utilities to the NSA there, and the talk of a new Californian state, I may just change my vacation plans. Well done, Malibu Moms! Well written, Sarah!!

    May 29th, 2014 1:06 am Reply
  • Vincent Iannelli, MD

    “outbreaks which have always happened periodically but have been widely reported only recently.”

    Yeah, but outbreaks had been happening at much lower levels in the post-vaccine era until very recently. Isn’t that the most likely reason why they ‘have been widely reported only recently?’ When we had 44 cases of measles in 2002 and 37 cases in 2004, there wasn’t much to report…

    And speaking of ‘scare tactics,’ who are you trying to scare when you use typical anti-vax talking points like “lethal cocktail,” “highly toxic ingredients,” and the “greedy and deceitful pharmaceutical industry?”

    May 28th, 2014 10:56 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      There was a huge outbreak of pertussis that involved hundreds of people in my community nearly 8 years ago …never one peep in the media about it. When I was in college, there was an outbreak of mumps, same thing. Never reported. They are only now getting reported because of the trend of vaccine refusal.

      It’s not a scare tactic to ask folks to read the vaccine insert with it’s list of dangerous ingredients and side effects. It doesn’t take a medical degree to know that injecting this into a person especially a child with a poorly developed blood-brain barrier will be harmful to health. If you want to deny this, that’s your choice. I chose 15 years ago to never take my children to see doctors with a mindset such as yours and it has been one of the best decisions I ever made. Thankfully, there are plenty of wonderful doctors to go to nowadays who are open minded and see the truth about the dangers of vaccines.

      May 29th, 2014 8:03 am Reply
      • Vincent Iannelli, MD

        “It doesn’t take a medical degree to know that injecting this into a person especially a child with a poorly developed blood-brain barrier will be harmful to health.”

        But perhaps it does take a medical degree to know that it isn’t harmful… Or maybe not. Maybe you just don’t have to believe in conspiracy theories.

        Is this the mumps outbreak that no one reported about? – “a mumps outbreak has affected about 815 people in Iowa and has spread to eight neighboring states, including Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Altogether, about 1,100 cases of mumps have been reported, making this the largest outbreak in the United States in more than 20 years.”

        May 29th, 2014 9:44 am Reply
        • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

          Doc, why don’t you tell the whole story … that Merck is embroiled in 2 class action lawsuits right now from 2 of its own scientists for falsifying the testing and data regarding the effectiveness of the mumps vaccine. It seems that Moms are primarily the ones investigating both sides of the story.

          My special thanks, however, to the wonderful doctors who help Moms like me, many who are afraid to speak out for fear of having their licenses revoked or reputations destroyed by a rampaging vaccine industry that obliterates any in the medical profession who dare to ask questions or expose the fraud.

          But guess what? You can’t touch us Moms. We have no licenses to revoke or careers to destroy. We are in a unique position to speak out and we are morally obligated to do so.

          May 29th, 2014 12:55 pm Reply
          • Confounded

            I don’t understand why “college educated moms” know more than college educated adults in the topics of their degrees? I’m a dad, I didn’t attend medical school, and thus, I don’t pretend to know medicine. I can read an ingredient list, but anyone working in a kitchen knows, not every “lethal” ingredient in a recipe ruins it.

            Isn’t it a convenient narrative to dismiss “Your white coat and fancy degree”, but then support your credentials “For a growing segment of society, particularly college educated mothers.” So I suppose if I were to tell you how to run a business because I’m a college educated Dad who smells an economic rat, you’d take that as gospel, right? The CDC isn’t the body in the world offering the narrative that vaccines are, for the most part, safe, and that they are not causally linked to autism. And while Big Pharma might have deep pockets, the advance of civilization, of science, doesn’t depend on, nor entertain, “gut feelings” as truth… they rely on evidence and repeatable results. How many studies and tests need to be executed, by how many international bodies and disparate groups of scientists, the people who have actual education on these topics, before it’s enough for you to say “OK, I get it now, maybe these things aren’t so bad?” Anecdotally, we have the same number of kids, but mine are vaccinated… and nary an autistic child to show for it. So anecdotally, my instincts were as valid and correct as yours, right?

            May 30th, 2014 12:07 am
    • Holly

      Thank you, Dr. Iannelli! You mirror my sentiments. As a nurse, mother and grandmother, I wouldn’t think of not vaccinating given the very positive statistics we’ve seen for decades by doing so. I do not for a minute believe the un-referenced graphs depicting declines in MMR before vaccines and other propaganda against medicine. They all seem to rely on the same questionable sources like Blaylock, Humphries, Wakefield, Mercola, et al; people who have anti- agendas. They do a huge disservice in confusing and scaring people. It is bizarre that people will listen to “consensus science” for something they agree with, but decry “consensus science” when they don’t agree with it.

      May 29th, 2014 12:18 pm Reply
      • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

        Anyone who doesn’t agree with you is a “questionable source” LOL.

        May 29th, 2014 1:32 pm Reply
      • John Min

        What are your truthful and trustworthy sources? Oh, you mean all the studies funded by the companies that make money from these products? The CDC and FDA rubber stamp industry studies, they are not doing any independent studies. In fact the CDC is on record saying that even if they found problems with a vaccine or the vaccine schedule, they would not report it to protect the “greater good” of the whole vaccine program. They have too much invested in the lies to stop now. You must therefore assume that the docs you labeled as “anti vax” must hate humanity, especially children. You must know that there are serious side effects from vaccine products that go way beyond redness and swelling at the site of the injection, right? If you care to look into it, vaccines can and do kill babies and children. This is not a scare tactic by people who hate kids, on the contrary, most of us vaccine safety first people have kids that we love dearly and have seen through the lies of the medical industry.

        May 29th, 2014 1:34 pm Reply
      • Clara Adams

        Dr. Wakefield MD was interviewed by Gary Null on his radio show, after listening to the show and learning about his case, one can see what happened in the legal and investigative field and the mis-justice from the dark side of the media and justice. Dr. Wakefield is a wonderful brilliant scholar. His discredit is unjustified.

        May 30th, 2014 2:00 pm Reply
      • Oriana

        I guess this man is a quack, too? Interesting how many quacks are employed by universities…

        “Aluminum hydroxide injections lead to motor deficits and motor neuron degeneration”

        May 31st, 2014 10:38 pm Reply
    • John Min

      “Scare tactics?” Really doc? You do know that delivering the stuff in vaccines to kids in any other way is child abuse, right? You “pro” vaccine docs are digging your own graves by constantly trying to increase the number of vaccines, the sad part is untold kids will be harmed in the process. All you need to know about vaccines can be deduced from the passage of the 1986 vaccine mfg and doc protection act that absolves both parties for liability from damage and death caused by vaccines. No other class of drugs enjoys such protection, even with the use of prescription drugs being a leading cause of death in the USA. “Safe and effective” is one of the most destructive lies the medical industry continues to perpetrate but repeating that dogma lets docs like you sleep at night. Most of you docs don’t even have the integrity to read the vaccine package inserts and give true informed consent to your patients. Whatever happened to “Do no harm”?

      May 29th, 2014 1:27 pm Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        Yes, exactly. It is the greed of the pharmaceutical industry itself that is bringing all this to an end. By continuing to add vaccine after vaccine so there are now 70 total required for a child by the age of 11-12, so many health problems have been caused in millions of children who would otherwise have been totally healthy if not for being vaccinated that new parents are backing away in droves.

        May 29th, 2014 3:30 pm Reply
      • Vincent Iannelli, MD

        “You do know that delivering the stuff in vaccines to kids in any other way is child abuse, right?”

        What, like formaldehyde?

        Do you have any idea how much more naturally occurring formaldehyde there is in an apple, pear, or grape, etc. than a vaccine? You going to call child protective services because I sometimes feed my kids cauliflower or shiitake mushrooms?

        Or that they were breastfed? Yes, there is formaldehyde in breastmilk. Aluminum too.

        May 31st, 2014 12:28 pm Reply
        • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

          Ah, yes. The vaccine industry is so fond of comparing apples and oranges isn’t it? Or, in this case, apples to pears.

          “The assumption being made is based on a mathematical model. FDA experts should be ready to meet higher standards, in my opinion. Maybe that is why the FDA plays hot potato when answering the question?

          Here are 7 basic questions I think parents should be asking at this point:

          1. Was a mathematical model the only criteria used to make the determination formaldehyde was safe to inject into babies?

          2. Did they test on animals? If so, what are the results and where is the data?

          3. What scientific measurements are used to measure harm on infants?

          4. What tests can I ask my doctor about right now to see if formaldehyde injured my child?

          5. Not every baby is the same and has the same metabolism. Did their mathematical model compensate for different genetics or did it assume all children are the same?

          6. What considerations were given to repeatedly injecting this chemical into infants potentially sensitizing them and creating lifelong allergies to formaldehyde?

          7. Many pharmacists recommend not mixing drugs and, after all, vaccines are drugs. What are the synergistic effects of having multiple vaccine and ingredients, like mercury or aluminum, injected into your baby at the same time?

          Here is the fatal flaw. The pharmaceutical literature cautions arrogant scientists from making large assumptions with “harmless” ingredients and children.

          “Pharmaceutical products may contain, in addition to the active or therapeutic agent(s), a variety of other ingredients, termed inactive or inert, which are categorized as excipients or additives (flavorings, sweeteners, preservatives, stabilizers, diluents, lubricants, etc.). The words inert or inactive may be misnomers for some excipients because some have been shown to cause adverse effects. Neonates and young children are at risk for such effects because they may not be able to metabolize or eliminate an ingredient in a pharmaceutical product in the same manner as an adult.” (pp. 344) (emphasis mine)

          Swarbrick, James and Boylan, James C. Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology. Vol. 11. 1995. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.

          May 31st, 2014 5:02 pm Reply
        • Oriana

          Eating something and being injected with it is different. We know polysorbate 80 makes cells more permeable and opens the BBB, so things like mercury or aluminum can enter the brain. Wow. Is this a normal thing to do to a baby?

          May 31st, 2014 10:41 pm Reply
    • Brad

      I think one of the large problems physician’s face in regards to vaccination is those who oppose vaccination use a “Mud At the Wall Approach” for arguing against vaccination. They bring up problem after problem even if these objections have little evidence to support their claims. It takes physicians a minimum of 11 years of education to learn how to be a doctor and that is just for the information that has evidence to support it. Now, on top of all this physicians have to spend time addressing problems that have been created by poor science or misinformation. For example, vaccines in this article are described as a “lethal cocktail of chemicals, heavy metals, animal DNA/viruses.” Animal DNA is a bad thing? DNA is in every living thing. There is DNA is your fruit, vegetables, yogurt, chicken, fish, ect. My point is, all of these problems are brought up without ever providing a solution. Measles is a problem. Rubella is a problem. C. Tetani found in all soil giving us tetanus is a problem. Physicians have brought solutions to the table and have nearly eliminated these diseases from the walls of our hospitals.

      A new oral vaccine for Cholera has shown to be effective in Guinea stopping an epidemic in it’s tracks. A vaccine for HIV has shown a lot of promise. A vaccine for Malaria is also on it’s way. Physicians want to create a world where HIV clinics handing out retrovirals are only found in history books. Where the emaciated bodies of Cholera will never be seen again. Misinformation stands in the way of this progress.

      May 29th, 2014 6:14 pm Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        The great news Brad is that you can get those vaccines if you want. For me, no way. For my children? No way. And, I have a right to say no. It is a human right to say no to any medical procedure, so the bullying that goes on regarding those who don’t vaccinate is wrong and unethical. You do your thing and I’ll do mine.

        The ironic thing is that those who believe in vaccines like it’s some sort of religion don’t seem to see that the “cure” is worse than the disease. The pitiful vaccine effectiveness rate that pharmaceutical companies have to fudge data and testing to cover up combined with the inferior immunity these toxic shots impart which lasts only a couple of years isn’t worth getting injected with toxins that cause burdensome auto-immune related health problems for a lifetime.

        May 29th, 2014 6:27 pm Reply
        • Judy

          I would like to see the evidence of this fudged data and coverups. Actual evidence, not just more blog articles.

          May 30th, 2014 9:50 am Reply
          • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

            Google it. Lots of coverage of these class action lawsuits even by Forbes. Remember, 2 of Merck’s OWN SCIENTISTS brought one of these suits saying they witnessed *firsthand* the fudged testing and falsification of data regarding the pitiful effectiveness of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. And, lack of effectiveness of the vaccine is responsible for recent outbreaks.
            Internal whistleblowing .. but will those who go into rapture about vaccines even believe it?

            May 30th, 2014 10:24 am
          • Brad

            Literally in the article you posted:

            “But the suit also serves to remind that vaccines are essential to preventing disease and that any drop in their efficacy is likely to result in disease resurgence and endanger the public’s health.

            Unfortunately, what should be a clear distinction between scientific truth and a single alleged case of scientific misconduct is all too readily muddied by anti-vaccination advocates who conflate the two in order to advance their particular kind of dogma.”

            May 30th, 2014 7:48 pm
          • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

            Of course a mainstream article like Forbes is going to put a laughable caveat statement like that in there! This publication gets loads of money from the pharmaceutical industry. Can’t risk losing sponsorship money from the Big Daddy corporations, now can we? Our magazine might, gasp, go out of business! And, no this is not an isolated case of scientific misconduct. It is a pattern that happens consistently in the vaccination industry if you actually researched it and stopped only reading the stuff that jives with your preconceived beliefs. This is just the first of many cases of misconduct that will find its way to court. And, it’s not just some trivial lawsuit when those who don’t vaccinate are being wrongly blamed for outbreaks that are actually caused by deceit by pharmaceutical executives and the low quality/effectiveness of the vaccines themselves. Why get injected with lethal toxins that will likely cause at least some form of lifelong autoimmune illness when the stupid shots don’t even work very well?

            May 30th, 2014 8:04 pm
      • Oriana

        Brad, why then is there a list of adverse side effects in each vaccine monograph? Would you say that a monograph for M-M-R-II vaccine by Merck is mud being thrown on the wall? Because it lists things like diabetes, encephalitis, and even death. Check it out:

        May 31st, 2014 10:45 pm Reply
        • Brad

          Fantastic question!
          Basically, it is the law. A vaccine is considered a Drug by the FDA and must demonstrate safety and efficacy. So, Merk must publish every possible side effect that has ever been recorded in the development process and after. This is different from the FDA regulation of food or dietary supplement that do not need to meet the same criteria. I’ll use regular drinking water as an example. One could argue drinking water puts you at risk for asphyxiation (people have choked on water and died), Burns (people have burned themselves using water), Hyponatremia (drink to much water resulting in low sodium), Infection (contaminated water has caused infection), ect.

          Diabetes and MMR is a great example of this. There was a study looking at MMR vaccination rate in different countries and the rate of diabetes in those countries. In this case the two were correlated higher MMR vaccine=higher diabetes rate. However, when other studies were done that looked at children who got the vaccine and children who did not get the vaccine there was no difference diabetes rate. There was one study that showed measles vaccine provides protection against diabetes, but the jury is still out on that claim. Remember correlation does not equal causation. I have blue eyes. I do not use chopsticks well. My blue eyes are not the cause.

          This is why Merk needs to write that diabetes is a risk with MMR vaccine. This is also why the lists of side effects for all drugs is so long. Even if there is a loose correlation it still needs to be put down.

          June 1st, 2014 2:06 pm Reply
  • CR

    When we have the CDC and most members of the medical community denying that regressive autism is a MEDICAL DISEASE rather than a DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER, and are still explaining away the epidemic as ‘better and expanded’ diagnosis, you can see why the public is losing all confidence and trust in these establishments and their “Nothing to see here, folks!” assurances regarding vaccines. People know what they see with their own eyes, and that’s children with autism, everywhere. And we’re not talking quirky, left brained socially awkward children – we’re talking seriously ill children w/autoimmune comorbidities like Crohn’s asthma, severe allergies; self injurious; non-verbal; still-in-diapers w/severe gut dysbiosis. Does anyone seriously believe the lie that we just missed all of those children a generation ago, especially the ones who were developing typically, hitting all their milestones, verbal, happy, connected and who regressed? Out of a class of 90 girls sick of us have children like this (some doubly blessed!) Only someone in extreme denial or with serious conflicts of interest still defends the ‘expanded’ diagnosis.

    May 28th, 2014 10:06 pm Reply
    • Doug Christopher

      You are assuming that the only change in the environment is the administration of vaccines to children. Of course, this is not true. The amount of pesticides, hormones, drugs and other man-made cocktails used by us has gone through the roof – and our children are experiencing them all. To make a simplistic statement about what is causing “the increase in autism” is just crazy.

      June 6th, 2014 11:07 pm Reply
  • Deb

    This article is a wonderful breath of fresh air!! Well done Mum’s of Malibu!!!

    May 28th, 2014 6:52 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    I didn’t research at first with my daughter, she has had the dtap vaccines but I personally know 3 kids who have been affected by vaccines and so we did a lot of research (both myself and my husband separately). She hasn’t had the mmr and baby 2 will have none. We try to eat organic veg, meat from our butcher and as little processed food as possible as I believe nutrition has a big impact on immunity. I have also extended breastfed my daughter.

    Recently everyone I know with kids has said they have had tonsillitis and chicken pox, my daughter has had a cough. Conclude what you will but the kids that have caught these diseases have all been formula fed, with highly processed diets and fully vaccinated. One of the ladies who’s daughter has had tonsillitis 7 times in 6 months has fully vaccinated and told me I was stupid for not vaccinating and to cease breastfeeding at 6 months (which I ignored). Yet my daughter has vomited once in the last year and has had a minor cough and yet has been exposed to the same environment.

    May 28th, 2014 4:58 pm Reply
    • NotCinderell

      That is not a position supported by evidence. Before the chicken pox vaccine existed, 100 American kids died from Chicken Pox every year.

      May 28th, 2014 8:10 pm Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        Not true … more than half the deaths from chicken pox were adults as it is much more serious in adults than in children.

        AND, because the chicken pox vaccine only gives inferior, temporary immunity, adults who haven’t had it as children are much more vulnerable to serious complications. The majority of children who recover from chickenpox disease do not suffer complications and they are left with lifelong immunity to the disease and are permanently protected as adults.

        May 28th, 2014 8:24 pm Reply
        • Dany

          Yeah, they have a lifelong immunity to Chicken Pox until it develops Shingles… And we all know how lovely that is and never develops severe complications— Riiiiight.

          June 3rd, 2014 10:04 am Reply
      • Heidi

        over 100 boys die every year from their circumcision surgery. That’s a 100% preventable death. The chicken pox vaccine is only 44% effective, and the fatalities are from (sadly) severely immunocompromised people. Wrap your brain around that one.

        May 29th, 2014 1:56 am Reply
        • Holly

          Heidi, I don’t understand your logic in using the circumcision example. Babies don’t die of circumcision in the first place; they may die of complications from the procedure. Smoking deaths are 100% preventable too. Secondly, it has nothing to do with the topic which is vaccines and it does appear your numbers about chicken pox are very incorrect–it would help if you cited a valid reference. But, it stands to reason that anyone severely compromised health-wise is going to suffer more from any other disease (such as chicken pox) than someone not so compromised.

          May 29th, 2014 1:16 pm Reply
          • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

            Same with chicken pox. The few who die (mostly adults), die of complications. What the ridiculous chicken pox vaccine has done is redistribute the risk from children (who rarely suffer problems) to adults who are much more vulnerable to it AND kicked off an epidemic of shingles in older adults. Which … so conveniently, Big Pharma now has a vaccine for that too.

            May 29th, 2014 3:25 pm
  • Stephanie Messenger

    It is comforting to know all the activists work over the decades is paying off. I lost my first child to vaccines – story on – please spread this story far and wide. I have also written chldren’s books to help you educate your kids so they grow up knowing the truth. The main ones are Melanie’s Marvelous Measles and also Sarah Visits A Naturopath – both about health and also vaccines. In USA you can go to – other folks go to previous site.

    May 28th, 2014 2:25 pm Reply
  • Aimee

    Ugh – I just got a cal from the school nurse today that my 1st grader will need another DPT booster before he is allowed into 1st grade next year. I tried for religious exemption last year but was bullied by my doctor and the school district, my home schooling was not an option. The nurse even commented that “she had a difficult time with meon shots last year and hopes to not repeat that again” Well, sorry for wanting some RIGHTS in AMERICA!!! Thank God for these women that stand up to the mainstream, but I fear that it will get worse for the middle class like my as you pointed out before it gets better, and it is my children that will suffer, I am just beside myself!!!!

    May 28th, 2014 1:27 pm Reply
    • Aimee

      I just called my congressman and requested he co-sponsor the bill for the vaccination study presented by Bill Posey! Thank you Sarah for bringing this to everyone’s attention a few days ago!! :-)

      May 28th, 2014 1:37 pm Reply
    • Syl

      You do not have to give in to school nurse bullying. I highly recommend you talk to Patti Finn, a vaccine injury attorney before you give in to the pressure.

      May 28th, 2014 11:28 pm Reply
    • Desiree

      Aimee, what state? Unless you are in West Virginia or Mississippi, they have to accept a religious exemption. Maybe someone in your state can help you get the forms? If you are in California, I can send you the forms you need. :)

      May 29th, 2014 1:02 am Reply
  • Terry

    I am on board 100% but has there been any research or evidence that children who are not vaccinated do not get Autism?

    May 28th, 2014 1:25 pm Reply
    • NotCinderell

      No, in fact, there are several studies that show the opposite, rather, that unvaccinated kids end up on the autism spectrum just as regularly as vaccinated kids. More here:

      May 28th, 2014 8:12 pm Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        These aren’t studies … wow, how easily people are fooled into thinking something is science when it isn’t even close. There has *never* been a clinical study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children which is why there is a bill before the US Congress right now to demand the CDC conduct one (they never have). House Resolution 1757, The Vaccine Safety Study Act. – See more at:

        May 28th, 2014 8:21 pm Reply
        • Shawn Siegel

          Nor need there be a study. If what Dr. Eisenstein says is true – that at his Chicago clinic, among the 50,000 unvaccinated clients the staff is aware of only several cases of autism, and virtually no asthma, allergies or diabetes – the implications are staggering. Start at 14:00 into the following interview:

          May 28th, 2014 10:24 pm Reply
    • L.Rose

      My child hasn’t ever had any vaccines. .. And has high functioning autism (Aspergers), ADD, auditory processing disorder and sensory processing disorder.

      May 30th, 2014 2:37 pm Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        It’s a pretty well known fact that Asperger’s has existed for centuries. Some of the greatest thinkers in history had it. Albert Einstein comes to mind as one who was likely on the high end of the spectrum. We’re talking about regressive autism … child was fine and developing normally, child got shots, child stopped talking, making eye contact etc. This type of thing only happens to children who get shots.

        May 30th, 2014 8:13 pm Reply
  • Maurine Meleck

    Yes, important article and comments here. These women are not vaccinating because they are educating themselves and have stopped believing the government bull. Hardly an honest person remains in the gov’t.Autism rates at 1 in 31 boys and the gov’t has yet to declare it a crisis or try to stop it. We are the most highly vaccinated country in the world and have the sickest children suffering with chronic illness. Educate before you vaccinate. parental choice, parental consent. Send the CDC away for good.
    Maurine Meleck SC
    grandmother to 1 in 31(vaccine induced encephalopathy)

    May 28th, 2014 12:52 pm Reply
  • Brenna

    Hi Sarah,
    I’m not a mom yet, but am interested in learning about preparing my body for a healthy pregnancy in the future. Of course that comes with it all the concerns once the baby is born. Being a nutritionist means that I’m also interested in the research. You seem to have done a lot of it regarding vaccines but most of your sources are not research based. Could you do a post of actual research backing up what you say? I realize some of them may not be accessible if people are not journal members, but we can always pay for the article if we want.


    May 28th, 2014 12:42 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Brenna, the shots are loaded with toxins .. read the vaccine inserts. That is what I read 16 years ago that made my initial decision to never allow my children to be vaccinated with a single shot – ever. It is laughable if it wasn’t so sad that people are being led to believe that injecting this lethal cocktail into children not once, not twice, but over and over and over (70X by age 11-12) could produce health? Who is Big Pharma and their gov’t lackeys trying to fool? If you want studies, go to pubmed and google away. I also have over 60 articles on this blog that are linked to many of these studies on pubmed.

      May 28th, 2014 2:41 pm Reply
      • John Min

        Well said Sarah…you are doing a great job here!

        May 29th, 2014 1:40 pm Reply
  • Andrea

    Oh my gosh Sarah, I love you! Way to speak the truth with courage and no apologies.

    My daughter is Vaccine Injured and would like to share her story with you.

    Please reach out when you have a free moment.

    May 28th, 2014 12:28 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Hi Andrea, I would be honored to know about your daughter’s story. Please have her contact me at

      Blessings, Sarah

      May 28th, 2014 2:45 pm Reply
  • melissa

    Enjoyed this article and also all the interesting comments! Thanks!

    May 28th, 2014 12:01 pm Reply
  • Debbie

    Love this article! Years ago. Before I had children, I went along with the rest of the sheep and thought vax’s were necessary. I now have a one year old adopted child and after a lot of medical research and talking to people who regretted vaxing because of health problems later. I decided to NOT vax. He does have the first Hep B, no choice really, even though we got our son from birth (the hospital just did it and I had no choice as the potential adoptive mom). He also had one DTaP at 2 months, but nothing else. I have not regretted my decision. My doctor is aware of this decision and she does not agree but leaves the decision up to me. it is her nurse that has the nasty attitude.

    I was going to do only one shot at a time for a while and only certain shots, but fortunately, the time in between I researched enough about the next shot that was due and I decided to skip it. Now that my son is 14 months, he is due for the MMR , but I am skipping that one for sure. Several people I know have children that became severely ill after receiving that shot. I do not want to risk it.

    My child is healthy because of WAPF raw milk formula, kefir,sauerkraut, few if any grain, bone broth. He has only had the sniffles a couple of times since he was born and they have only lasted for a day or so. No ear infections, no flu!

    I am a SAHM and am college educated but we are not affluent. I just don’t believe everything the government tells me to do…..I am not a “crunchy” mom…we just try and leave a healthy lifestyle of raw milk, real butter, homegrown organic vegetables, grass fed meat, etc….

    I hope the non vax trend catches on even more. Unfortunately the government will try its’ best to squash us and take the rights of parents away.

    May 28th, 2014 10:30 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Yes, taking your time is very smart to give yourself time to think and reflect on what you are going to do. Doctors like to try and rush you in the office with fear tactics that your child is going to get very sick and might die a painful death if you don’t vaccinate NOW, but making a quick knee jerk, decision based on fear is the worst thing a parent can do when it comes to vaccination. You need to be calm, research both sides thoroughly, and the answer will be very very clear as to what your personal decision should be.

      May 28th, 2014 11:05 am Reply
  • Beth

    This is so worth repeating!! “Sorry honey. Your white coat and fancy degree don’t mean anything to a Mom who smells a rat and is acting to protect her child from a lifetime of vaccine induced, auto-immune related health problems and a greedy and deceitful pharmaceutical industry.”

    Amen to that! Moms protecting their children are a force to be reckoned with and any industry that has been involved in getting American children to where they are today with chronic illnesses, allergies and autism better get a new business plan fast and create some new products that “do no harm.” Or else the tsunami that is the natural and organic movement will wash all their sickening profits away.

    So grateful for all the enlightened Moms out there!

    Learn more – #thinkingmomsrevolution #warriormoms #ageofautism

    Read more – 100 Year Lie, Age of Autism, The River (Journey to the Source of AIDS), Evidence of Harm, Vaccine Epidemic, A Shot in the Dark

    May 28th, 2014 10:24 am Reply
  • Rachel

    What? You call out a doctor for “bullying” and then you take the same smug, self-righteous tone throughout your article. Very curious to see the long-term public health effects of your negligence.

    May 28th, 2014 9:22 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Well, I have 3 kids with no allergies, asthma, eczema, rashes, or any other auto-immune related problem … Haven’t needed antibiotics or any other meds to help them get over an illness in 15 years, no ear infections, lung infections, etc etc etc. Would say that’s it’s working pretty well, thank you. Keeping poison out of your child’s body … yikes, it actually works to keep them healthy!

      By the way, I didn’t bully anyone in this article or sneer at those who don’t agree with me like that self righteous doctor did. If folks want to vaccinate, go for it. I am, however, highly disgusted with the vaccine industry and it’s deceitfulness and greed which is harming the health of millions of children.

      May 28th, 2014 9:52 am Reply
      • FArseneau

        I concur with Sarah, our kids are vaccine free and don’t suffer from all the chronic diseases of the vaxxed community.

        May 28th, 2014 12:01 pm Reply
        • ‘Feather

          I agree, too. My son is 19, was never vaccinated for anything and over the past almost-twenty years, while all the vaccinated neighbourhood kids and family members got *constantly* sick with ear infections, tonsil infections, colds, flu, etc and showing ASD in varying degrees – he was barely sick and when he did get sick he recovered quickly without antibiotics. No neurological damage, no weakened immune system, no problem! Good (but not obsessive) hygiene, healthy (organic, whole) food, and staying away from sick (or recently immunized and disease-carrying) people is the best protection against disease. Duh.

          May 29th, 2014 6:38 am Reply
        • tracy

          The difference is that the doctor in our society whether deserved or not, has been given a position of power. When in the US children are not permitted to go to school etc. because they have no proof of an injection being put into them, the bully is usually the person doing the injecting. The constant fear mongering, and pressure, intimidation and shaming done by the medical community, and media is bullying. Especially when there is a constant flow of people getting many of the “vaccine preventable illnesses” even though they are fully vaccinated. The writer of this article is not bullying you into doing anything. She and other parents who have spent the hours researching the issue are pointing out some missed information and background to what really may be going on. Mostly they want to be left alone to raise healthy children and are tired of the daily barrage of media information portraying them as ignorant when they are quite the opposite.

          May 29th, 2014 11:08 am Reply
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      May 28th, 2014 2:57 pm Reply
  • Celeste

    Smiling widely after reading this. Things are certainly changing. Finally! Two Oregon counties ban GMOs, Eugene, Oregon bans ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. People are starting to wake up!

    May 28th, 2014 8:18 am Reply
    • John Min

      Amen Celeste!

      May 29th, 2014 1:41 pm Reply
  • Laura Hayes

    Thanks for another great vaccine-related article, Sarah!

    Quick correction: A naturopath can sign CA’s new PBE form, but not a chiropractor. However, it is important to note that the bill in its original form did not allow for naturopaths to sign, and they were originally opposed to the bill. Once the bill was amended to include them as signers, however, they withdrew their opposition to the bill. They no longer seemed to care that it was a rights-stripping, freedom-violating bill. I was beyond disappointed when they essentially became supporters of the bill by withdrawing their opposition, and I think it’s important that people know this bit of history behind the bill.

    CA’s new PBE form is an egregious violation of Constitutionally-guaranteed parental rights, First Amendment-guaranteed religious freedom, Constitutionally-guaranteed medical choice freedom as provided by the right to govern one’s own body, and a blatant violation of fundamental human rights as protected by the post-WWII Nuremberg Code, of which the U.S. is a signer, and which is an international code of ethics which prohibits forced medical treatments, procedures, or experiments.

    What we now have in CA is in actuality a medical exemption, because it must be signed by a specified healthcare practitioner (after the parent submits to a lecture of personal opinion from this person). The religious beliefs exemption, which was added to and included in the new PBE form, is worded in such a restrictive and discriminatory way that it applies to very few, if any, people (a parent must sign that “I am a member of a religion which prohibits me from seeking medical advice or treatment from authorized health care practitioners.”). This is nothing but a tyrannical, rights-stripping new law, and one that I hope will either be repealed soon, or better yet, overridden by a new federal law which would ban all vaccine mandates.

    CA parents, I caution you to beware of what you sign with regards to the new form. If you check the religious beliefs box, read carefully that to which you are agreeing. If I were to check the religious beliefs box, I would cross off what they have written and next to the words Religious Beliefs, I would simply write that I am opposed to vaccinations for religious reasons. According to the Constitution, you don’t need to justify or explain your religious views (although I would allow myself to elaborate if I so chose). Also, I personally would cut off or cross off the affidavit section and write my own, one that wouldn’t be self-incriminating (not only is it self-incriminating, it states things with which I absolutely do not agree, and therefore, would not sign). Then, I would simply attach the affidavit that I wrote to the remaining portion of the PBE. A personally-written, signed, and dated affidavit is allowed by law. It simply needs to include which vaccines, if any, the child has received, and which ones you will be exempting your child from receiving.

    To view CA’s new PBE, simply go to the California Department of Public Health website.

    May 28th, 2014 2:00 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Thank you so much for this information. So glad the bill was amended and naturopaths can now sign the form.

      May 28th, 2014 8:45 am Reply
    • Ck girl

      Great information. Thanks for the clarifications. It is so important to know the facts these days.

      May 29th, 2014 2:20 pm Reply
    • Ryan

      “According to the Constitution, you don’t need to justify or explain your religious views”

      There’s not an ounce of truth in that sentence.

      June 3rd, 2014 2:20 am Reply
  • Laura

    Sorry Nina Shapiro, LA families pay over 25k/yr because the LAUSD school system is one of the worst in the country lol

    May 28th, 2014 1:41 am Reply
  • Annie

    Thanks for Sharing.

    I live near Malibu, but most parents living on the West Side of L.A, Ca, are saying the samething..
    NO Vaccine’s for my kids…Also many are not going with Anti-Biotics ..It might take longer for your child to get over something, but it sure is Healthier in the long run, so to speak..

    May 27th, 2014 11:29 pm Reply
  • Julie

    Do NOT click ok Desiree’s link. Sarah- please remove this post

    May 27th, 2014 10:20 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Thanks Julie, I’ve removed it now.

      May 28th, 2014 8:46 am Reply
  • Frankie

    Just got through a “discussion” on the vaccine debate, and of course, I must be a terrible person. This article lifted my spirits greatly and couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m trying to figure out how many kids have died in the past from childhood diseases as Nina Shaprio infers will happen without vaccinations? In private schools, without the tuition, there is no school. Who wants to argue with the people who keep the school open? By the way, I didn’t lose in the discussion, but sadly, I didn’t win either.

    May 27th, 2014 10:16 pm Reply
  • Galliesallie

    Love this article and the photo, thank you!

    May 27th, 2014 9:24 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    This article makes me VERY happy! Thank you, Sarah!

    May 27th, 2014 8:56 pm Reply
  • Lori Alexander

    My grandmother who was born around 1915 had 7 children and no college education didn’t vaccinate any of her children. She wouldn’t allow that “poison” into her children’s bodies, as she called it! She had all her children at home and never took one of her children to the doctor, ever! It was lemon and honey water if they got sick and she fed them fresh eggs, meat and milk, fruits and vegetables. Not one of her children ever got cancer.

    May 27th, 2014 6:00 pm Reply
    • watchmom3

      Your grandmother is one sharp lady! You are blessed indeed! This is such good news! Thanks!

      May 27th, 2014 9:11 pm Reply
      • Stayce Richardson

        Yeah, it’s all good news until these kids start getting polio. My uncle had polio and it was not a pretty sight. He was crippled for life! At least all the smart moms who vaccinated their kids don’t have worry about contrating these devastating diseases that are making a come back in this country because of the so called “educated college moms”. The new moms at our church can’t even bring their babies back for over a month for fear of the unvaccinated kids. Come on, get with it people! So sad!

        May 28th, 2014 5:15 am Reply
        • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

          Maybe instead of pointing fingers and playing the blame game, you should investigate what you have believed about polio all these years and see if in fact it is really true.

          May 28th, 2014 8:49 am Reply
          • Mary

            Stayce Richardson, you should heed Sarah’s advice and educate yourself on the REAL history of polio. The video below should help. I also found it comical that this sign that was posted by the Malibu moms was just above a Rotary International sign. Rotarians are big on polio vaccines, but what most people don’t know is the vaccine they give 3rd world children is a LIVE virus vaccine so it can actually spread the polio virus – just like the FluMist nasal vaccine can spread the flu bug. This is not the same vaccine given to 1st world kids and we think that’s terrible. Perhaps those children are less worthy? Please watch the video.


            May 28th, 2014 1:42 pm
        • megan

          your sad. I keep my un vac kid away from fresh vaced people who are shedding the very disease they were vac for.

          May 28th, 2014 9:07 am Reply
          • Doug Christopher

            Megan. Do your kids go to school? Do they have play dates with their friends? Do they visit museums/malls/restaurants? Do they use public toilets? According to your thinking – if these “vac kids” had unweakened live virus, your kid would be infected.

            June 6th, 2014 11:37 pm
        • Beth

          Don’t worry Stayce – there will be plenty of vaccines for you and those you choose to vaccinate. It’s your body. Your choice.

          Since you mention polio, I personally choose to take into account facts such as the #1 cause of paralytic polio in the world is not wild polio but live-virus vaccine-strain induced polio. Of course such pesky “inconvenient truths” don’t get reported in the mainstream news – which is supported by pharmaceutical ad dollars.

          But again, fear not, you can choose to have all the vaccines you want in our free society in America.

          May 28th, 2014 10:32 am Reply
          • Jody

            Oral polio vaccines are live, while the shot is an inactive vaccine. The flu shot is inactive but the nasal flu mist is active.

            May 28th, 2014 10:12 pm
        • Joy

          My mom is 76 yrs old and she had polio. She is not paralyzed, she doesnt have an iron lung, etc. She is the healthiest old person I know.

          May 28th, 2014 1:35 pm Reply
          • ‘Feather

            Same here. My grandfather had polio as a young man, too, and recovered just fine with no long-lasting effects. He’s as healthy as an ox, and still works his farm every day of his life, at 85+ years old. He even beat colon cancer and a heart attack and keeps on going strong. I do however personally know of a professor who received a flu vaccine in the past two years and is now partially paralyzed in one side of his body from it and can’t walk properly. Huh.

            May 29th, 2014 6:44 am
          • Kurlee

            Of course your mom doesn’t “have an iron lung” — no one does. The iron lung was an apparatus that was used in treatment many decades ago for people whose respiratory systems were affected by polio. The machine provided increased/concentrated oxygen for lungs that couldn’t work efficiently. Technology has advanced greatly since the 1940’s and 1950’s. Not everyone manifested the exact same symptoms or severity of the disease. Many had mild cases leaving no residual effects, while many others were paralyzed in the legs, lungs, or had other debility as a result.

            May 29th, 2014 9:30 am
        • Deb

          Stayce – not sure that you have anything to worry about if you are all up to date with your shots – and I mean you too. (Vax’s only last around 2-10 years so if you haven’t had any shots for a while you are probably overdue) If you believe vaccinations give you immunity to all these diseases then there is no reason to fear the unvaxed. Can you see the irony in this – basically you don’t have anything to be afraid of. If you ever get curious about whether vaccines are as good as they say the actual vaccine insert that is written by the pharmaceutical companies is a great place to start. I wish you good health!

          May 28th, 2014 6:51 pm Reply

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