Friday, April 10, 2015

Why I Choose To Not Vaccinate My Children

*I understand that you may not like what you read here, and you may even have some words for me. If you do not like it, you can keep it moving.*

I had previously shared my past experience with vaccines, if you want to read it click here*

I'm not even going to pretend that I am a scientist or doctor. I do not fully understand how or why these ingredients are in the shots doctors are so avid about my child getting. It is just an ethical matter that this what our world has come to.

I'd like to start with the fact that I am a pro life, humanitarian, animal and nature lover. That being said, I am not a vegetarian, but I do opt for meats and dairy that have been certified from a reputable source. I do not support factory farms and never will, it's a disgusting process and pains me the way these animals are treated. Now why am I mentioning this? I'll tell you how this connects with vaccines.

I began looking up he ingredients of these vaccines. I started with the MMR vaccine. I looked up each ingredient. Let's start with the most disturbing one... WI-38. It is also reffered to as human diploid lung fibroblasts, which are derived from lung tissue of a three month old white (causcasion) female fetus. From an aborted baby! Wow, I do not support abortion nor do I want an aborted fetus inside my child.

The next disturbing ingredient is this fetal bovine serum, which is blood from bovine (cow) fetuses harvested from pregnant cows at factory farms. I cannot even imagine what this means mommy cows, just hooked up to a milk extraction machine all day and all night for the constant drain of her milk, right after they rip her calf from her gut to make vaccines. The worst part is they only needed a very tiny bit of the calf's tissues, and they have to kill it for it.

Medium 199 was a difficult one to find but one source stated it was a growth hormone that was a buffered salt solution containing vitamins and amino acids supplemented with fetal bovine serum, which I just discussed in disgust.

Minimum Essential Medium is a genetically modified human protein. Now I do not know if you know what genetically modified foods are, but I avoid them at all costs. I'm sorry for my children, but there is not much processed foods we eat anymore because of the GMO industry. I do not support this scientific movement of play God. I will not participate or buy foods that I know are genetically modified. How is there a GM human protien? Scientists playing God again. I don't want any part of it.

I got so disgusted with what I have found thus far and I am done, My kid will survive these illnesses that vaccines supposedly protect against, but this injecting them with all these different sources of blood and cells from human babies and calves. Forget it. I do not support this and will not partake.

The list goes on to other strange named ingredients like chick embryo, fenton medium (containing bovine serum), modified Latham medium (derived from bovine caisen), formaldehyde, hydrolyzed gelatin, and so on. Look into and look up each ingredient. You will be amazed at where they get these components.

Here are some links to get you started.

http://www.drugs.com/pro/m-m-r-ii-vaccine.html
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf
http://www.naturalnews.com/038873_childhood_vaccines_aborted_babies_DNA.html
http://www.vaccine-tlc.org/human

Do you vaccinate? Why or why not?
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Personal History With Vaccines

*I understand the great divide that is happening recently between parents who vaccinate and parents who choose not to. I understand I may get some heat for this post. It's all the same as what I read all over the internet. People have their beliefs and people have their facts. I just need to vent and this is my place to do just that. If you do not like what you read, you are more than welcome to keep trucking.*

I am venting here, but I am no longer vaccinating my children for so many reasons. I opened my eyes for the first time and began to question vaccines and doctors when I was pregnant with my daughter, who is indeed the fourth baby. Needless to say, all three of my boys were vaccinated up until this point.
(Fat Foot was four and did not get his four year old shots. Crooked foot was three and did not get his two year old shots.)

So I went on to have a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth at home, and no shots were  given to baby or myself. We on to well visits for our precious girl and were going to delay vaccinations. You see I'm the type of person that if it's not broken, don't try to fix it. I'm also the type of mom that only takes my children to the doctor if they are sick. I do not understand the point of well visits. For a newborn, yes, for my perfectly healthy four year old?

Well, let's talk about my healthy Fat Foot. When he was 2 months old, he was vaccinated right on schedule. This is also the same pediatrician that prescribed Bromestad every single visit, even if my son was not coughing. That's beside the point. Upon receiving his two month shots, he soon got an ear infection, which led to antibiotics, which led to another ear infection, which led to more antibioitics. After three months of this routine, he eventually was reffered to an ear, nose, throat specialist. Of course he suggested tubes in his ears, to help the fluid drain. So as soon as Fat Foot was old enough for surgery, he got tubes in his ears.   which led to him getting a MRSA infection that led to every bug bite getting infected, which led to more antibiotics. Which ultimately led to him getting a MRSA infection in his lymph nodes and he was hospitalized for five days until the doctor could come drain it. He got admitted on a thursday and it was not until Monday that the doctor wanted to come to work to drain it. That was when he was two and had already gotten his two year old shots.

So when we moved to South Carolina, we didn't even have a pediatrician. We didn't see a doctor, because no one got ill. That and we didn't have any insurance. We all survived not having well check ups. Then we got pregnant with our precious baby girl. Of course i sought out medical care. I say an ob doctor once a month. Then we looked into having a water birth, which led to us having a midwife, that came to our home for good ole fashion listen to the belly techniques. Loved it. I didn't want any medicine or shots or invasive medical intervention during my labor and delivery. We had a home water birth in our huge garden tub. It was magical and I do wish I had done this three times previously. But it all went well and we had a healthy baby. Then when she was three months old we moved back to Florida. I went back to work at my old daycare and she went there with me.

She got really sick from something going through the school when she was about six months old. It was so bad that she was gasping for air as she breathed, we went to the ER. That's where we met our next pediatricians. All the medical practitioners acted like she got sick because she was not vaccinated, which was not the case. Plenty of children had the same illness who were vaccinated. Any who, she got better with some medications and breathing treatments. Then we had to go in to the office for a follow up visit. This is where the doctors bullied me into thinking she needs shots. I knew I did not want her vaccinated or any of my children vaccinated. They were not going to be able to be our doctor if we did not vaccinate. In south east Florida, it is next to impossible to find a doctor that supports your choice as a parent to not vaccinate. It IS a CHOICE.

We recently moved to Texas. As we were unloading our moving truck, we had four kids all over the place and were so ready for these guys to go to school. They did not get a certain Hib A shot and needed that prior to enrolling in the new school. The nurse at the middle school gives out shots for free. I'm not even going to ask why it is so easy to get shots, you don't even have to pay. Well anyway, I did not see the harm in one shot for each of them, just to get them to school. Well my Fat Foot did not get his four year old shots and had to play catch up. They suckered me and my husband into getting him started with this sequence. You see he needed six shots before he could go to school. We went forth and got them for him. It was painful and I was hanging my head. Not a proud mommy moment, at all. Well there I was, set on researching again. Man, some of what I found made me want to throw up. There is a separate post here.

I decided that I was not going to be talked into the fact that vaccines make you immune, they don't. They don't help. I decided that we're again not going to vaccinate our children. Well, here we are a month later and they sent my Fat Foot home from school because his shot record expired. Here we sit and wait for the exemption form to come in the mail. It's not right that I have to have a notarized exemption form. In due time. That's my story as to why wed not vaccinate our children. What's yours? Please share in the comments.

YOU have the right to choose and you have a right to know what is in your vaccines. For more information on the vaccine ingredients click here.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Greening Your Spring Cleaning



Now that spring has sprung, you may be itching to get cleaning. The big brand companies know this. They are advertising like crazy to get you buy their products. Spring cleaning doesn't have to break your wallet or be hazardous to your health. In this post I will share with you DIY cleaners for every spring cleaning project you may have. 

Window cleaner: For a streak free clean on your mirrors and windows, use vinegar. It's that simple. Use with a wash cloth, not paper towels.

All-purpose cleaner: Get a refillable spray bottle from Lowe's or Home Depot, fill 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 warm water.

Toilet cleaner: Pour some Borax in your toilet, swish around and let sit for 30 minutes, then clean with toilet brush. I usually do this step first when cleaning the bathroom, then I clean all the rest and come back to do the toilet last.

Bathtub cleaner: Pour some super washing soda all around your damp tub, let it sit for a minute and get in there and scrub. It will be gritty like Comet but is not toxic.

Fabric Freshener (Febreeze): Febreeze is bad for your health and you should not spray around your children not to mention it is expensive. Heed, heed, heed.. I had to say it. Ok, just mix a little fabric softener with a bit of baking soda and fill your bottle the rest of the way with water. 

Carpet cleaner: Start with the stain damp and put some baking soda on it, then (the coolest thing) pour a little vinegar over it. It will fizzle and helps break up the tough stains. Give it a little scrub and pat dry once clean.

I'd love to hear your homemade, DIY cleaners and how you save green with your cleaning. Please share in the comments.



Saturday, April 4, 2015

Reasons To Invest In Reusable Shopping Bags & How To Use Them

First I would like to share with you how difficult it is for me to remember to bring my bags. It is right up there with forgetting my shopping list. I get so mad at myself if I forget to bring them. So just know, nobody is perfect and can bring their bags 100% of the time. I just return my plastic bags at the store. I got used to getting ready to leave, I grab them and put them by my purse. Some people I know, put them back into the car after they empty their bags. Easy is not always best, things that are good take work.

Here are my top reasons for using reusable shopping bags.


Environment: 

Plastic is just harmful to the environment. Those plastic grocery bags that you throw away in the garbage can get picked up by birds and carried far away from the dump, to which will then hurt the animals. Not to mention plastic never fully breaks down. It will sit there for an eternity, on and in our precious soil.

Saves from the production of plastic: 

The production of plastic is a toxic one. Petroleum is scarce nowadays and it is not a sustainable means to make new things. There are chemicals that not only leach into the foods and liquids of packaging, but they leach into the ground as the plastic breaks into smaller pieces. 

Easier to load in car and unload at home:

 I can make only two trips from my van inside the house with my reusable bags whereas if I use plastic bags I have to make many more. You just carry more per bag with reusable a. 

Easier to put it all away: 

You get home, you carry your bags inside, and you put items away. It's much easier because your items are already separated. Cold items, boxed items, bagged items, and so on.

It is fairly inexpensive: 

From 99 cents per bag to 3 dollars. They make them in all sizes and colors. Some are even insulated for your cold items. You can start with just one and each time you go to the store, purchase another one.

Reuse to reduce. Please share your why you love to use your reusable shopping bags.
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