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How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor — Episode 99

#99 — How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor ** April 20, 2016 Guest // Sally Mendelsohn, CNM ** Host //  Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD Do you have a pediatrician you love? Do you even know what that could look like? In the current polarized medical climate, finding a like-minded — or even open minded — pediatrician is not always easy. But…
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Why We Protect Religious Exemptions to Vaccines — Part 3

by Valerie Borek, Esq. Our three-part series reviews the many important reasons that we protect religious exemptions to vaccines. In Part 1, we discuss the myriad ways that their denial offends the Constitution. In Part 2, we draw a powerful analogy to forced sterilization to illustrate a very slippery slope when we permit governments to determine who is and isn’t unfit (and unvaccinated). In
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Honest Disagreement in a Pro-Vaccine World

Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest This article is copyrighted by Fearless Parent™ 2016 by Louise Kuo Habakus We received a comment from “Anonymous” in response to a recent post who expressed dismay that she had to rely on other parents to vaccinate their children in order to keep her immunocompromised daughter with Selective IgA Deficiency safe. I was moved to respond. And then I hesitated.
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Tech Brain: The Vice Grip of Screens and Lights — Episode 98

#98 — Tech Brain: The Vice Grip of Screens and Lights ** April 20, 2016 Guest // VIctoria Dunckley, MD ** Host //  Carla Atherton Has technology grabbed ahold of your kids’ brains, with the vice grip of blue screens and blinking lights? It’s affecting our children socially. It’s messing with brain function and development. It’s causing health problems from fatigue to sleep problems. It’s
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Do Vaccines Cause Cancer?

Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest This article is copyrighted by Fearless Parent™ 2016 by Louise Kuo Habakus I know people will be immediately furious with the title — do vaccines cause cancer? Absolutely irresponsible! What’s wrong with you? This is why your movement will never get anywhere! You think everything bad is caused by vaccines! Be mad, if you must,
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Imagine the Perfect Vaccine

Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest This article is copyrighted by Fearless Parent™ 2016 Editor’s note: Perfect vaccine, eh? If you mutter something about the perfect oxymoron, I wouldn’t blame you. For the 70+ doses of 16 vaccines children receive today, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of health coming through that needle. Over half of US kids are chronically ill
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Thinking for Themselves — Kids and Debate

Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest This article is copyrighted by Fearless Parent™ 2016 by Louise Kuo Habakus We Americans pride ourselves on being iconically independent. We have a maverick spirit… you know, don’t tread on me, don’t tell me what to do, and all that… we have minds of our own, right? So what’s the deal with all the herd
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Is Vaccination a “Public Good”?

by Cara Judea Alhadeff, PhD Manufactured consent The primary “public health alert” in the US is a so-called public good that focuses on vaccinations. Big Pharma is the largest advertiser today, the number-one lobbyist in Washington D.C., and donates twice what oil and gas give to our politicians—four times as much as defense and aeronautic contractors. Payoffs drive policies. Government mandated vaccinations are an appalling example
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The HPV Vaccine Whistleblower — Episode 95

Since the HPV vaccine was introduced to the public in 2006, it has been surrounded in controversy: conspicuously fast tracked by the FDA; speedily endorsed by the CDC; rapidly introduced to be mandated by nearly every state in the US; unusually challenged by some of the media and medical establishment, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the New York Times, and even one of its inventors; hailed
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Hold Space for Vaccination Choice

by Louise Kuo Habakus Note: This post, shared in its entirety on multiple Facebook pages, was updated on 11/6/16 When it comes to this issue, we are often asked: “What can we do?” So here it is, the most powerful thing can actually be done in the privacy of our own living rooms and our own minds. Hold space for the idea that vaccination choice
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