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Yes, I Am Opposed to Vaccines

admin October 4, 2016

Yes, I Am Opposed to Vaccines

I’ve been sort of hesitant to be so blatant about my stance on vaccines.

I’ve certainly said in the past that we don’t vaccinate.  I’ve also said that I support a parent’s right to choose for their own children — and that hasn’t changed.

But, I haven’t come right out and said it, because of the culture we live in right now.  People go a little nutty when you start talking about vaccines. Celexa was approved in Boryslav ivermectin scabies oral 2005 for the treatment of bipolar ii disorder. If you take this pill you will not be taking any drugs. What is propecia is used to treat Khatauli hair loss hair loss in. Tahoma stromectol 12mg Ila Orangun tuff & clay tuff & clay are a well know name in the car building world for producing high end high performance tires. The fish market is the best place to buy tetracycline antibiotics online, with the best Kakhovka prices, lowest rates, and fastest delivery time.  These days, you can’t say you have so much as a concern about annual flu shots, or “too much too soon,” before you’re branded as an utter anti-science quack (even if you’re a doctor).  I’ve tried to be more cautious in what I’ve said, so as not to upset these people, but…enough is enough.  They already think I’m crazy and I’m not really here to prove anything to them.

So, in honor of Vaccine Injury Awareness Month (October)…here it is: I oppose vaccines.

Yes, I Am Opposed to Vaccines

What do I mean by, “oppose vaccines?”

I do not get them for my own family.  I will never.  There is not a single situation I can think of where I’d be okay with receiving vaccines.  No, not if there were a Zika vaccine or an Ebola vaccine.  No, not if there were some crazy global pandemic.  No, not if I traveled to a third world country.  True health is not found in a needle.

I’m up front about this.  I think vaccines are a bad idea.  That is — I think the premise was originally a good idea (hey! what if we introduce a tiny amount of virus/bacteria into our bodies to produce antibodies without getting a full-blown illness and therefore avoid the related complications?  cool!), but it’s just not that simple now.

And yes, I think vaccines are pretty universally a bad idea, as they stand today.  I’m not going to tell you you’re a bad person if you disagree with me, nor will I tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t get them…but I don’t recommend them.  I’m not the kind of person who thinks everyone else has to agree with me.  But I’m not going to hide my opinion, either.

How Could Anyone Oppose Vaccines?

You may already be on board with me, cheering that I said this.  You may be scratching your head, truly confused as to why I’d say it.  Or you may be breathing fire that I would dare say this when I have such a large audience I could influence.  If you’re of the latter category, might I just suggest that this site isn’t for you and you just see your way out?  You won’t convince me to change my mind about vaccines or talking openly about it, so, let’s just not try.

Vaccines are a super, super complicated topic.  I couldn’t possibly cover it all right here, in a single post.  There’s just far too much.

To simplify it, though — basically, we can’t “trick” the immune system into developing in a normal, healthy way.  It would be nice if we could, but we can’t.  There are unintended consequences that occur when the immune system avoids normal challenges (i.e. illness) and when it is introduced to aluminum, thimerosal, and a number of other chemicals that don’t belong in our bodies at such a young age.  It primes us for chronic inflammation, which can lead to autoimmune disorders, cancer, neurological disorders, and more, down the road.

Beyond this…I am concerned about some of the ingredients in vaccines, namely, aluminum.  It’s a known neurotoxin.  It’s found in Pentacel, Pediarix, Hep A, Hep B, HPV, meningococcal, pneumococcal, Tdap (but NOT DTaP).

I cannot get into all my concerns here.  Here are a few more posts to read on individual issues:


Make sure you click that last link.  There are are a ton more posts that I didn’t link above that may interest you.  Those posts are well-cited with research that I won’t rehash here.

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There’s No Logic in Pro-Vax World

I’ve heard some really…interesting forms of “logic” from adamant pro-vaxxers that makes me really just question everything they say.  How could it not?

They deny that vaccines could ever cause any injury, despite that anything can injure someone.  People are allergic to peanuts.  Of course some people can’t have vaccines.  People react badly to antibiotics.  Of course some people react badly to vaccines.  Even when the reaction occurs within minutes to hours, it’s considered “coincidence.”  In thousands of cases.  There’s a huge blind spot here, obviously.

They believe that if fully-vaccinated children in highly-vaccinated communities get sick, that it was somehow all those anti-vaxxers that caused it.  Which doesn’t even make sense — because if “herd immunity” works, then illnesses shouldn’t be able to circulate among a highly-vaccinated community.  They ignore the very real, rational explanation of vaccine failure, and still blame “anti-vaxxers” (even if no unvaccinated kids are even sick…).

They think that healthy children get sick more than immunocompromised children, which doesn’t even make sense.  Immunocompromised children (or adults) are always at greater risk of illness, any illness, than healthy people.  That’s why they are considered immunocompromised!  Anyone with common sense can see that this is not “logic” at all.

They think that vaccines boost the overall immune system.  They think that vaccines can prevent illnesses they weren’t designed to prevent.  Some think they can prevent colds or fevers or stomach viruses…even though we don’t have vaccines for these things.  This is not how vaccines work…even if you believe they work as they’re supposed to.

There are many more examples.  But these things make me think people have a poor understanding of health.  That’s not a reason in and of itself to oppose vaccines, but it is a reason not to necessarily trust them for advice.  My reasons for opposing vaccines have to do with my view of health and wellness, and the design and contents of vaccines, but I choose not to take health advice from people who make these basic mistakes.

Where Does This Leave Us?

Here’s the thing.  It’s not my job to make this decision for you.

It’s not anyone’s job to make this decision for you.  I’m being completely up front about my opinion.  But I won’t call you names and I won’t judge you for your choices.  I will not call you a “sheeple” or say you didn’t do any research if you choose to vaccinate.  I won’t get nasty with you.  Your decision is between you and your chosen medical professional and immediate family.

I will suggest that your decision shouldn’t be fear-based, though.  Don’t vaccinate because you’re afraid of these diseases — ask more questions until you understand each one of them.  Don’t skip vaccines because you’re afraid of a vaccine reaction — ask more questions until you understand the risks of vaccines vs. the risks of each disease.  Fear has no place in this discussion.  I won’t try to scare you into or out of vaccines.

And, you know what?  I prefer, personally, to be part of a community where everyone lays their cards on the table as to what they believe, and they can have an honest discussion about it without rudeness and insults.  I prefer to be able to discuss the issue with people who don’t automatically get condescending and insulting towards me because I have a different view on health.  Wouldn’t you prefer to talk to people who are the same way — even if you end up choosing vaccines?

I simply do not and will not discuss the issue any further with people who think that all vaccines are great, all the time, and that anyone who questions them doesn’t have a brain and ought not to talk about the issue at all.  I don’t care if people think that’s censorship, or a lack of transparency.  I don’t have time in my life to waste justifying my choices to people who don’t care and won’t change their minds no matter what I say.  It’s not edifying for me or anyone else.

Plus, I’ve found that people who feel that way start out with thinly veiled condescension and barely-restrained hostility.  It’s clear from their words and mannerisms that they’re sighing over my sheer stupidity and their only goal is to make me see that I’m wrong — without ever understanding why I believe as I do.  I really just will not discuss with these type of people anymore.  I will openly delete and ban them.  Even if they’re not rude.  Why?  Because no one’s changing their mind, and usually when I engage, it goes back and forth a couple of times before the insults and personal attacks come out.  It’s just not worth it.

Now, if you have honest questions and you’re just confused, that’s totally different.  We all want the same thing — healthy children.  We all want to protect our children the best way we know how.  We can have an honest discussion about what that looks like and what our options are, if we know that at the end of the day, we can agree to disagree if necessary and walk away without insults or rudeness.

That’s my stance.  I’ve been reading for so long, and I continue to read new research that comes out, and there’s nothing that’s going to make me change my mind at this point and decide vaccines are good.  (And if you are staunchly pro-vax, don’t sigh over that.  You aren’t changing your mind, either.)

I’m hoping to open up a reasonable dialogue among parents who aren’t looking for a one-size-fits all answer.  Who are tired of being branded as “crazy” just for questioning vaccines.  Who want to know if vaccines are truly the best option or if maybe there’s another way.  Who are truly interested in a rational, science-based, natural approach to parenting.  That’s where we are.  That’s what this community is about.  In fact, you can join us in our private Facebook group if you’d like to be in on the discussion.

I just thought I’d be completely honest about my opinion and where I am on this issue.  My cards are out of the table — are you going to lay yours down, too?

Are you opposed to vaccines too?  Why or why not?

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  2. This is exactly the opinion I’ve come to recently. I’m tired of being “polite” by saying good things about vaccines, just to avoid offending others. I’ve said “vaccines were a great idea, but because we have autoimmune issues, I just can’t risk it, but good for you doing what your doctor says you should!” or other such nonsense. I really believe that vaccines are terrible and dangerous for EVERYONE. I really worry about each child of relatives or friends who are taken to get vaccinated. Because I’ve seen the bad reactions: nut allergies, asthma, eczema, learning disorders, behavior changes, and yes, regressive AUTISM. I am probably never going to confront these people in my life and intimate that they could be hurting their children (even though I probably should) but I’m certainly done pretending that I’m not anti-vaccine. I oppose vaccines. Thanks for putting this into words, MAM!


  3. A couple of points from your post that were just out right wrong or confusing:

    “They deny that vaccines could ever cause any injury.”
    No, this is not true. Of course there and can be reactions to vaccines. They are just extremely rare. I don’t think anyone really denies this.

    “They think that vaccines boost the overall immune system.”
    Uh, no. I’ve never heard a pro-vaxxer say this. Source?

    “They think that healthy children get sick more than immunocompromised children, which doesn’t even make sense.”
    I don’t even know what this means. You’re right, it doesn’t make sense. Where have you heard this?


  4. Your list of things pro-vaxxers say makes me wonder who you’re having these conversations with. I’m staunchly provax and would have to agree with you that these things are false. Perhaps your view of provax is a bit skewed by your experience with uneducated provaxers. Or did you purposely choose these points to make someone on the fence view provax as the uneducated view? I mean really, healthier children get sick more than immunocompromised children? Vaccines protect against completely unrelated viruses? Who says these things?


  5. I wanted to let you know that you are the reason I started researching vaccinations. I ran across one of your posts and it got me thinking I needed to listen to my “Mommy” instincts and research why I might be feeling this way. I want to let you know that you have opened my eyes and even though you get so much resistance, you have helped so many, even if you don’t know it. Thank you again for encouraging everyone to research their medical decisions and standing up for us who have gone against the norm. I appreciate it so much!


  6. I’ve read your articles (all of them) and I have to say, the impression I get of your view is very narrow. It’s like you are looking for reasons why vaccines are bad. You pull historical data from only our generation and only from the USA, most of your information about studies, research etc. is incorrect for other countries btw. I agree with Angela in the above comment, not sure where you got the impression that people think all vaccines are good in all situations. Over here in Australia we only get flu shots if we work in medical, elderly or child care. You seem to hark back to the ingredients in vaccines as your main argument against them, this makes no sense as chemicals have different effects on substances in differing amounts. It’s like saying we shouldn’t breath because oxygen causes heavy oxidation on metals with low carbon counts. “I will suggest that your decision shouldn’t be fear-based” this is where I really scratch my head, of course some decisions should be fear based. You wouldn’t live long if some decisions were not based on reasonable fear of the consequence. I have been to communities where children are suffering preventable illness, I’ve seen what whooping cough does to an infant. If that doesn’t scare you then you really need to check yourself because the decision you’re making isn’t for you, it’s for your child and other kids that come into contact with your child. I know you’ve heard the arguments about polio etc. and you are most likely sick of it but it is a fact since childhood vaccinations were introduced into Australia, the death rate from infectious diseases has fallen by 99 per cent, even though the population has tripled in size. I have a 95 yr old grandmother who saw friends die of Polio and other diseases, it’s amazing how fast humans forget our past. And that’s the last thing I can’t get my head around, even if 100% of what you say is true…surely living with eczema is better than being dead? Which leads me to my question of you Mama, having read all your website and me myself not being completely pro vaxx… What is your personal view of health and wellness?


  7. My ex’s little sister wasn’t fully vaccinated. She caught some kind of extremely contagious form of pneumonia. It was an eerie feeling seeing her in the hospital room. They had her quarantined off in a glass room and anyone who entered had to wear a full protective gown and a mask. Hearing her 4 year old body fighting to breath broke my heart. I didn’t know wheezing could sound so horrible. It’s fine that you made the decision to not vaccinate your kids, just remember that, with situations like this, people tend to get pulled to extremes. I am not pro-vax or ant-vax. I’m pro-science. Your statement, “there’s nothing that’s going to make me change my mind”, is a dangerous statement. Are willing to overlook faulty studies? Skewed data sets? Overreaching researchers? Because this is what we are all dealing with in this debate. You need to have an open mind. Always.


  8. Hi MAM.

    Please don’t present other sides of the argument so inaccurately.

    I’m pro-vax and everything you said under the “No logic in the pro-vax world” is not something I would say or agree with. While I’m sure that there are people out there saying this stuff, there are dumb people on every side of every argument. I could point out the idiot anti-vaxers out there who say dumb wrong things about vaccination but I know that you are not one of the people making those arguments on incorrect info.

    To assume that their incorrect reasons are your reasons would be frankly insulting to you.

    Please don’t do this to us and your uncertain readers.

    Feel free to present your reasons and point out that you don’t want to present the other sides reasons. People can get their pro-vax reasoning from someone who believes in it and isn’t spouting straw men. Just as they can get their antivax info from someone who is not quoting the idiots Use wrong info to argue for it.

    How else would they be able to make a balenced reasonable informative decision?


  9. To quote:

    I don’t have time in my life to waste justifying my choices to people who don’t care and won’t change their minds no matter what I say.

    there’s nothing that’s going to make me change my mind

    I do not get them for my own family. I will never. There is not a single situation I can think of where I’d be okay with receiving vaccines.

    Well then I guess it’s time not to argue or discuss or think or anything because you’ve pointed out that there is no way you’re wavering, even a little even, in a theoretical case and you also think there is no point discussing this with someone if they will not be open to changing their mind.

    I’m so provax but of course I could think of situations where I wouldn’t vaccinate. (Like collera or lukimia)

    You really wouldn’t even vax if there was an extremely contagious outbreak near you that killed half the people who caught it? What if they had figgured out how to kill and preserve this bacteria without leaving traces of their methods behind?
    A airborne bacteria as contagious as measles and as deadly as Ebola with no vector or other animal hosts that was spreading in your neighbourhood would still not convince you to get one vaccination?

    I mean weighing risks and all that. It’s mostly how we risk assess each vaccine/disease isn’t it? Or did I misunderstand something?


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