To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, THAT is the Question.
Is it an easy decision? I hope it's not.
Because the more time you spend learning about what's best for your new bundle of joy the better.
(I will share one word of advice a little later on).
ALL I WANT, (and I know I'm not alone) is a healthy generation of kids.
So, if you are looking for a yes or no answer, go to a biased website.
If you want INFORMATION, then keep reading because believe it or not, Vaccines are more than a black and white topic.
Where to begin? Let's start here:
1.) A.S.K. Q.U.E.S.T.I.O.N.S.
Your child is going to be unlike any other child ON THIS EARTH. I can promise you that. And because of that, they will need something different then those in the bassinets on either side.
Do your OWN research and ask health professionals throughout the allopathic/holistic spectrum on thoughts and advice. It will be a lot of work, but you also have the
BIGGEST RESPONSIBILITY ON EARTH:
taking care of and making decisions for a child; Helpless and dependent on loving parents.
2.) Homework didn't end with school
There are plenty of books to read on the topic of vaccines. (and raising a healthy child for that matter.) Let me offer up a few suggestions of where to start:
3.) On the topic of research
Not always, but sometimes, studies and their results can be spun in such a way that the conclusion doesn't match the actual findings. Be careful about referenced studies and if you aren't sure what to make of it, take it to someone who spends time reading research articles for fun (Like me!) that can take the time to explain it.
****If I may make 1 suggestion****:
We have a lot of mandatory vaccines that are given to children just in the first year of life. If you chose to fully vaccinate your child, consider a delayed vaccination schedule. More visits, less vaccines per trip. Kids go through a lot during the first year of life. And if something does occur after a dose (God-forbid) you can make an informed decision about boosters or additional doses.
And finally, My role as a health care provider is to inform on topics such as this in a non-biased, judgement free, and comfortable atmosphere. So that you can make great decisions based on what is best for you!
Having said that,
in order to fully understand what this process looks like in our society, I have read research, looked at statistics and trends, learned from other health care professionals, and even read vaccine health labels. I have developed my own bias (I am human after all) and do have opinions of my own. I will try to stay as informational as possible, but if you want another health care providers opinion, ask in private as I will be keeping my bias off of the world wide web. Thanks.
Yours in Health,
When looking at the electrical conductance of the Nervous System, the information that is carried from the brain to the body and the body to the brain travels at a speed of
That equals 268 mph!
Why in the world is that important?
Because EVERY SINGLE PROCESS that takes place in your body is controlled and coordinated by that thing between your ears.
your brain is the single most bossy organ in your body.
It coordinates your heart, lungs, kidneys, stomach, blood vessels, thyroid, and more to all work together.
The brain always transmits messages to keep our bodies in tiptop shape.
Issue arise when those messages get interrupted.
It's like talking to a friend with a cell phone:
When we have a strong signal, our conversation is easy and our plans to go bowling get made without an issue.
When our signal gets interrupted, we lose some of the words or phrases and our friend ends up at a rodeo instead of knocking down pins.
Small changes make a big difference.
The connection between the brain and the body is found within the spine.
Our spinal cord is the information super highway in order for our brain to lead the way.
We lose a strong signal when our spine shifts and pressure is put upon the nerves creating dysfunction.
By RESTORING the shift and creating stability, we can help decrease that dysfunction so that we have as little interruption to our normal function as possible.
Always go 12o m/s
Get checked for NeuroSpinal Shift.
Yours in health,
I cannot tell a lie, but don't ask my wife if that's true cause she would give you a different story...
No, what I'm specifically referring to is your health.
And how openness and honesty can completely change your health.
What am I talking about?
Wait, wait, wait...
Before I truly begin, I MUST mention: I have full and upstanding respect for the medical providers that utilize care different then my own. Whether it's holistic (person centered) or allopathic (disease centered), healthcare is a tough field to work in.
In fact, I happen to be married to THE BEST NURSE at the University hospitals.
(some may disagree with that ^, but YOU are wrong)
SO... When I say healthcare is in trouble, it's not with malice, but with a hope that a path of recovery can be set forth.
BUT GUESS WHAT? YOU get to be a part of it to!
And here is where the Honesty sets in...
Within our bursting-at-the-seams medical system, things get lost.
"what exactly does my diagnosis mean"
"why was I prescribed this pill"
"why is NOTHING Changing with MY HEALTH STATUS."
Not to anyone's fault except a leaky system where important information falls through the cracks.
YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, believe it or not, your healthcare provider has answers!
Things that make sense to us, are clear as mud to YOU!
There is LITERALLY research that shows the more you as the patient knows, the better the healing process will go. SERIOUSLY.
This is why I place so. much. emphasis. on my recommendation conference. When I get the opportunity to show you the VERY comprehensive exam results revealing negative effects to your health, I ask for questions, and strive for understanding, because my plan is in place for YOU!
***One more thing***
WHEN you ask questions now, if you still aren't getting answers that you NEED, ask others involved with your care. I know for a FACT, nurses can be just as knowledgeable about what you are going through (at least one I know is...)
Still then, if answers don't come, look for other health care professionals that will help.
I know, Dr. Google is quick, but it is great at showing you typicals:
I can't speak on behalf of anyone but myself, BUT, I want to see change happen.
I want to be a part of honest and educated care. So even if you just want to ask a question, stop in and I'll be here to help.
Yours in Health,
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