Why I’m Against Mandating Vaccines (Abridged)

Please note that this article was published in January of 2020, two months prior to the onset of Covid and the ensuing and unconstitutional mandates.

The information below is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. It is opinion and for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice from your physician or other licensed healthcare professional.

The views expressed here may or may not be shared with my employees, former employees, co-authors, advisors, or affiliates. They are expressly my own.

This is a diversion from my “regularly scheduled programming”—I mostly focus on thyroid health/Hashimoto’s, alopecia, other autoimmunity, and adrenal health. The views here are expressly my own.

UPDATE: In May of 2021, I launched my new organization, Coaches for Health Freedom

Here is a PDF of the full (long) version of this article, NOT an opt-in, just a click.

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This last November, hundreds gathered in Des Moines, Iowa to talk about our right to medical freedom and the health of future generations. I was one of those people.

Given some recent events, our nation is now facing a critical, unprecedented test.

Why? Because the pharmaceutical industry has been using false arguments to make the case for over-vaccination and some in our government are now trying to pass bills “under the cover of darkness” that mandate that we all—children and adults alike—comply.

I’ve been studying vaccine safety for over a decade and am now speaking out because our current situation is setting the stage for a crackdown on our rights as free people.

These bills concern me greatly because highly reputable, peer-reviewed science—some of it very recent—has linked vaccine ingredients to cancer, neurological/brain inflammation, infertility, cognitive decline, food allergies, asthma, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and fatty liver disease, to name just a few. Over-vaccination is also implicated with immune overload that can lead to autoimmune diseases, of which I’ve had three myself. 

If this proposed legislation passes into law, which many politicians will be pushing for in 2020, it will have serious negative consequences for our children and our children’s children. 

I have evidence-based concerns about passing laws to mandate for-profit medical treatments and I, like so many others, don’t want to see a wave of mandates sneak through while the country is paying attention to other things.

Many parents, including me, know there are serious risks associated with our current vaccination schedule and do their homework. Some parents “prep for the shots” or perform a “detox” on their children afterwards (12). (I’m not saying that I agree with these approaches.)

Some choose to space them out; some choose to forego shots they think are unnecessary.

1 : an authoritative command

In June of 2019, a draconian vaccine mandate law was thrust upon the good people of California (SB276 is making it nearly impossible for even the most vulnerable children to get a medical exemption) and New York (A2371 that has now removed religious exemptions to vaccines).

For parents of previously vaccine-injured children who cannot homeschool, these laws force their children to receive more of the injections that injured them in the first place.

In my July conversation with NY attorney Mary Holland, president of the board of directors of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense, she said, “This is happening fast and furious. And the consequences could be catastrophic.”

More recently, in December of 2019, New Jersey attempted to pass S2173. Thousands came together in Trenton to oppose the bill that would remove religious exemptions. The bill was pulled, marking an emotional, hard-won victory. But it’s not over and this week is a big week. The NJ Senate is back in session on Jan. 9 and closes on Jan. 14.

What’s happening in Trenton right now should be front page news. Tragically, it’s not. As of this writing, the Senate isn’t back in session until later this week, but this is what’s going on. Show me a mainstream media outlet that’s covering this and I’ll donate to your favorite charity.

On December 18, a team of researchers at MIT announced new technology that would inject a child’s vaccine status via invisible ink at the same time the child is vaccinated. Two days later, Merck revealed that the FDA has approved its vaccine for Ebola.

Go here for the full, expanded version of this article, including a PDF >

(I’d really rather you read the expanded version.)

I know this is a deeply polarizing topic. Clearly, it’s not in my best interest to do this—my reputation is on the line. As such, nasty/hateful comments on this blog won’t be published. I’m looking at you, paid pharma trolls.

This is Just the Start

“The rise of mandatory and forced vaccination legislation should send a chill up every single American spine. That government can force you to accept any kind of medicine and inject you against your will is totalitarianism at its worst. This egregious form of state power is metastasizing.” – Dr. Ron Paul

What’s going on in CA, NY, and NJ is just the beginning and the goal is to trickle these mandates down to every state—quickly

A federal bill, HR 2527, is also afoot. This bill proposes a law to mandate all vaccines for all children.

Wait, there’s more. First, it’s every newborn and child. And then they’re coming for adults.

Immunization Agenda 2030: A Global Strategy to Leave No One Behind (WHO) >

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule 2019 >

The National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) implementation plan >

There are 270 additional vaccinations in the pipeline that you haven’t even heard about yet.

I’m ringing the bell. Can you hear it?

We’re not seeing this in the mainstream media because 70% of their advertising revenue comes from the pharmaceutical industry. And because it’s not part of our national conversation, there’s some crucial information people are generally uninformed about.

If you haven’t dived into vaccine safety questions, you may not know that:

  • There have been no safety studies on vaccines—they’ve never been double-blind placebo safety tested.

  • Vaccine ingredients that include aluminum and other neuro-toxins and toxic metals, aborted fetal tissue, E.coli, foreign DNA, and live and mutated viruses, to name just a few (see longer list below), can cause serious short- and long-term health issues, including body burden-induced autoimmunity.

  • Vaccine injury is much more prevalent than we’ve been conditioned to believe. It’s not “one in a million.” An estimated 5 million children, just in the U.S., have been damaged by our current vaccine schedule and it’s estimated that only 2% of these adverse events have been reported. And it’s adult injury cases that most often get compensated in vaccine court.

  • In 1986, Congress passed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which freed vaccine manufacturers of all liability if you or your child are injured.

  • As of October 1, 2019, the U.S. government has paid 4.2 billion in taxpayer money for vaccine injury and death compensation, which isn’t much considering how many people have been denied compensation.

  • A vaccinated person carries the disease/virus they were vaccinated for (“shedding” the live virus) for up to 6 weeks. Yes, those who’ve been vaccinated can infect others.

I cover all of these concerns in this post.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. of Children’s Health Defense, who I met at the  Informed Choice Iowa conference in November, is an attorney and environmental activist and has dedicated the rest of his life to fighting for the health of our children.

Photo: Informed Choice Iowa >

He said, “I am not anti-vaxx. I just want safe vaccines. And I want robust science. And I want transparency in government. And I want independent regulators who are not owned by pharma. The reason they call you and me anti-vaxx is it’s a way of shutting us up so they don’t have to debate these very serious issues about vaccine safety. So they don’t have to debate the science. The vaccine misinformation is not coming from us, it’s coming from them.” (My emphasis.)

Kennedy and his team of lawyers and children’s health advocates have filed two suits against the state of NY (1, 2), demanding that the vaccine mandates be overturned. And in 2020, they will also be suing vaccine manufacturers for fraud.

“The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved, as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision.” – Nuremberg Code, 1947

This movement is a global issue.

Before you slap your forehead in repulsion and cry, “OMG, I can’t believe she’s writing this; she’s not even a doctor,” let me ask you…

“Have we been educated or indoctrinated?”

I’m going to keep going. If vaccine safety isn’t your concern, feel free to click away.

Vaccine safety issues you’ll find below:

  • The Tyranny is Here
  • What Are You Willing to Reconsider?
  • Questionable Ethics, Biased Research
  • What’s This About No Liability?
  • What’s This About No Safety Studies?
  • Vaccines and Body Burden-Induced Autoimmunity
  • Don’t Shed on Me
  • Who’s Healthier?
  • But What About…
  • What You Can Do Today
  • Resources for Learning More
  • Who Am I and Why am I Willing to Risk So Much for This?
  • The Song That Got Me Through This

The Tyranny is Here

This isn’t just about the childhood vaccine schedule, although it’s nothing short of staggering:

1962: A total of 5 vaccines were administered in a lifetime.
1983: A total of 24 doses were given by the age of 15.
2019: A total of 72 doses are given by the age of 18.

If you have a child who’s un- or “under-vaccinated” and you succumb to these mandates, the catch-up schedule is alarming.

We’re already administering 49 doses of 14 vaccines before the age of 6 (the most aggressive vaxx schedule in the world—with more on the way), and children in America have more chronic disease, learning disabilities, allergies, and autoimmunity than any time in our history (aka Generation Sick).

“When you over-vaccinate, you shift people toward allergy and autoimmunity.” – Paul Thomas, MD

What happens if you live in a state that doesn’t allow philosophical or conscientious (personal belief) exemptions or religious exemptions and you’ve been vaxx-injured?

What if your state only allows medical exemptions in the most extreme cases (i.e. your child needs to have had several severe reactions like anaphylactic shock or seizure to qualify for an exemption just to that one vaccine) and you’ve been vaxx-injured?

Doesn’t matter.

The goal with these mandates is to give you more shots—more than what injured you or your child in the first place. (I know parents of vaxx-injured children who are crippled with panic about this.)

“If/when your baby has a severe reaction, and the doctor would want to write even a medical exemption for that child, the state can now take negative action against the doctor and say to you, ‘Too bad. We deny adverse reactions. Now line up for your 70+ other vaccines or we might take away your child.’ Is this the kind of coercion and tyranny we want?” – Jenny Collins, HolisticGPS

This is the future of Big Pharma.

This isn’t about vaccinating the 2% of children who are unvaccinated. It’s about 327 million Americans. We’re in the midst of a full on pharmaceutical occupation.

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Your government wants to do away with our right to choose whether we and our children get injected with:

  • Aluminum (highly neurotoxic, causes long term brain inflammation/swelling, persists indefinitely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)) 
  • E. coli (you read that right)
  • Cell lines grown from aborted fetal tissue: 1. WI-38 (a diploid human cell culture line composed of fibroblasts from lung tissue of a 3-months gestation Caucasian female fetus); 2. MRC-5 (Medical research council strain 5, a diploid human cell culture line composed of fibroblasts derived from lung tissue of a 14-week old Caucasian male fetus)
  • Foreign DNA (male and female DNA—the sex of the subject of the injections doesn’t matter (boys are getting female DNA and vice versa))
  • Porcine DNA (circovirus type-1)
  • Live and mutated viruses
  • Antibiotics
  • Formaldehyde/formalin (highly toxic, carcinogen, linked to ovarian failure and infertility)
  • Heavy metals
  • 2-phenoxyethanol (antifreeze)
  • MSG
  • Potassium chloride (used in lethal injections)
  • Sodium hydroxide (corrosive)
  • Sodium phosphate (toxic to any organism)
  • Polysorbate 80 & 20 (emulsifier, carries toxins into brain)
  • beta-Propiolactone (carcinogen and corrosive chemical)
  • Hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (may damage liver, cardiovascular system, and central nervous system and cause reproductive issues and birth defects)
  • Glutaraldehyde (disinfectant)
  • Acetone (can cause kidney, liver, and nerve damage)

You can view all of these on the CDC website.

I’m ringing the bell. Can you hear it?

I encourage you to investigate the MSDS (material safety data sheet) on these toxins and read the thousands of peer-reviewed studies evaluating the damaging effects these chemicals, especially when injected into the body.

Go here for the CDC’s Vaccine Excipient Summary. Go here for the National Vaccine Information Center’s (NVIC) shortlist.

The neurotoxins alone far exceed what the EPA considers “safe levels” and many of these toxins are stored in the body—so perhaps you’re “fine” today, but what about tomorrow? 

So the question becomes…will the damage be acute and immediate or chronic and delayed? We don’t get to choose.

Image: Facebook >

Public should be told that vaccines may have long term adverse effects >

Speaking of neuro-diseases, autism is a neuro-disease. (Yes, I just mentioned the A-word.) Because vaccines are known to cause “environmentally induced encephalitis and encephalopathy,” which, according to some experts, is the “real name” for autism.

Autism rates:
Before 1990: 1 in 10,000
2000: 1 in 150
2018: 1 in 59 (1 in 37 boys, 1 in 151 girls)

Do vaccines cause encephalitis and encephalopathy?

Decide for yourself: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (federal court case), 11 (federal court case), 12 (authored by Mary Holland), 13 (157 research papers), 14, 15

Aluminum, which is just one vaccine ingredient, is highly neurotoxic (again: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

The “safe limit” of aluminum is 25 mcg and the Hep B shot, given to newborns right out of the womb, contains 250 mcg of aluminum. By the age of 18 months, a baby could receive as much as 4925 mcg. Please read these last two sentences again.

Go here for our article, A Dose of Neurotoxic Aluminum in Your Flu Shot?

“They’re using junk science, manipulation, and sick subjects as controls. They’re cooking the books and the statistical police have left the room. The evidence doesn’t support vaccines causing autism because the evidence either doesn’t exist in the first place or has been largely destroyed.” – James Neuenschwander, MD

“The non-randomized distribution of encephalitis [inflammation of the brain] cases within 6 weeks after vaccination is suggestive that some cases are triggered by vaccines.” (Source)

We’re entering a very dangerous time. We’re modifying disease, altering our genetic code, and creating temporary, “fake” immunity to viruses that will mutate.

And when they do mutate, then what? When natural immunity is history and every human has been injected with toxic ingredients, make no mistake, our species will be forever changed.

What Are You Willing to Reconsider?

Perhaps you feel that all vaccines are safe and effective. Or maybe you feel that even if they’re not, it’s okay that some families (again, millions) have children who are permanently vaccine-damaged and that it’s a-okay that they’ve “taken one for the team.” (Aka, “At least it wasn’t my kid.”)

Whether you feel vaccines are good or bad isn’t the point. We now have a government that—along with an already corrupt industry that’s been busted numerous times for fraud and deception—wants to mandate a for-profit medical procedure.

Are you ready to be backed into a corner from which you cannot escape?

And yes, I said you, dear reader.

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“Freedom is lost gradually from an uninterested, uninformed, and uninvolved people.” – Thomas Jefferson

If you’re receptive to “the other side,” you can easily get caught up substantiated scientific studies from prestigious universities and peer-reviewed articles published in medical journals, many of which I provide in this post.

People from all walks of life are vehemently against these mandates but this revolution will not be televised, especially when corporate media, who is brainwashing us to look the other way, gets 70% of their advertising revenue from Big Pharma.

“Dissent is crucial for the advancement of science. Disagreement is at the heart of peer review and is important for uncovering unjustified assumptions, flawed methodologies and problematic reasoning.” – I. de Melo-Martín and K. Intemann, Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health, Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

What are you willing to do about this? And are you willing to inform others, because the media isn’t going to.

How the FDA Manipulates the Media >

U.S. News & World Report article questions control and “legal and ethical limits of power” >

How the Media Lie about Why Parents Don’t Vaccinate >

Questionable Ethics, Biased Research

Did you know that the pharmaceutical industry spends 4 times more on advertising than research?

Vaccines are the most profitable product they have—they’re currently a $50 billion industry and by the year 2027, they’re projected to be a $66 billion industry.

“They manipulate trials, they change trials, they use the wrong controls, they use the wrong placebos. They publish some things, but don’t publish others. Because they’re not a science, they’re a business.” – Christopher Exley (aka Mr. Aluminum), chemist and professor of bioinorganic chemistry known for his research on the health effects of aluminum exposure

This is also about holding Big Pharma, CDC, FDA, HHS, and our states accountable for their dysfunctional and ethically problematic relationships that are often riddled with fraud and deception and that fly in the face of “medical best practices.”

For example, did you know that the CDC owns dozens of vaccine patents?

The CDC is being influenced by corporate and political interests >


The FDA buries evidence of fraud in medical trials >

Did you also know that Big Pharma is: 

  • Buying and bribing politicians
  • Engaging in fraudulent marketing practices (lying to the public)
  • Manipulating doctors
  • Donating millions to the CDC foundation
  • Engaging in PR smear tactics to destroy the careers of vaccine researchers and doctors who speak out
  • Defrauding regulators
  • Destroying and falsifying data?

All of the above claims are well documented:

Drug companies donated millions to California lawmakers before vaccine debate >

Drugmakers Funnel Millions To Lawmakers >

Pharma Cash to Congress >

Pharmaceutical Fraud >

Hidden conflicts? Pharma payments to FDA advisers after drug approvals spark ethical concerns >

7 Shameful Examples of Big Pharma Fraud >          

Big Pharma’s Big Fines >

GlaxoSmithKline Agrees to Pay $3 Billion in Fraud Settlement >

Merck has been in federal court since 2010 on fraud charges, accused by their own virologists of falsifying MMR vaccine efficacy data >

Merck Created Hit List to “Destroy,” “Neutralize” or “Discredit” Dissenting Doctors >

Merck Has Some Explaining To Do Over Its MMR Vaccine Claims >

Glaxo Agrees to Pay $3 Billion in Fraud Settlement >

GlaxoSmithKline admits some staff in China involved in bribery >

CDC Scientists Expose Agency Corruption >                                    

Syracuse University mumps outbreak: Whistleblowers say vaccine is flawed (faked data) >

Top 22 Big Pharma payouts > (And hey, no biggie. This pales in comparison to their billions in profits.)

…and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

“It’s not theoretical if it’s true.” – Unknown

The pharmaceutical industry is now the most poorly regarded industry in Americans’ eyes > (Sept. 2019)

Speaking of lies and manipulation, this is also about holding Big Pharma accountable for vaccine damage, which is much more prevalent than they’ve led us to believe.

Some experts say that tens of millions have been harmed. An estimated 5 million children, just in the U.S., have been damaged by our current vaccine schedule.

It’s estimated that only 2% of vaccine injury has been reported, with only 1% reported to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System).

And you can’t sue vaccine makers for vaccine damage. That’s the “no liability” fiasco. More on this below.

My goodness, we research everything when it comes to our kids: cribs, car seats, baby food, skin care, toys, strollers, the list goes on. But we’re not willing to research what’s in vaccines? Or even take a passing glance?

It seems most people indiscriminately accept that they’re “safe,” but vaccine safety and efficacy research isn’t conducted by independent researchers and is thus biased.

“No batch of vaccine can be proved safe before it is given to children.” – Leonard Scheele, Surgeon General of the United States, 1955 AMA convention

I’m a 14-year certified holistic health and nutrition coach and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and have had three autoimmune conditions myself, including Celiac, Hashimoto’s, and alopecia (I used to be about 40% bald) and I work with children vis-à-vis my alopecia (baldness/hair loss) practice. 

It’s rare that when a child (or adult) is suffering from alopecia it’s “just baldness”—there’s typically other symptomatology and in some cases, diagnosed cases of other forms of autoimmunity (MAS, or multiple autoimmune syndrome) and chronic illness like severe allergies and food sensitivities and asthma. Their parents are left wondering what went wrong—and in many cases, blaming and shaming themselves.

According to Jennifer Margulis, PhD, who has been researching and writing about children’s health for over 15 years: “Kids today are plagued with brain and immune damage—and chronic illness—in numbers we’ve never seen before. We live in an increasingly toxic-to-humans world, no matter how ‘clean’ we try to be and some children can’t detoxify as well as others. Toxic exposure usually won’t hurt you unless your ability to get rid of the toxins is compromised. Then biopersistent chemicals can wreak havoc on your brain and body.”

Even pediatric residency programs don’t adequately address vaccine safety.

Please, read the vaccine inserts. Read the excipient list. You can go here to view the Vaccine Ingredients Calculator (aka VaxCalc), which is “a tool to help you discover ingredients in vaccines your doctor recommends; compute ingredient exposure for multiple vaccinations; protect against a preventable allergic reaction; compare vaccine brands to reduce exposure to toxins; and more.” (Source: Vaccine Choice Prayer Community)

Did you know that prior to a vaccine being administered to you or your child, the law requires medical professionals to:

  • Provide a vaccine insert for review and discussion; and
  • Inform you of all risks and side effects (which, by the way, have been well documented for 50+ years)?

What’s This About No Liability?

“If you inflict risk on others and they are harmed, you need to pay some price for it.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

In 1986, Congress, in an unprecedented move, passed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which freed vaccine manufacturers of all liability because the sheer number of lawsuits were going to bankrupt them.

They cannot be sued for injury. It’s true: Big Pharma has a forever get-out-of-jail-free card.

“No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine.” (Source)

The companies that manufacture vaccines aren’t incentivized to make vaccines safe because they hold no accountability regarding any damages that vaccines inflict on any child or adult.

If you or your child are vaccine-injured, you have to sue the federal government—and go up against the U.S. Department of Justice in “Vaccine Court.” (My friend, Wayne Rohde, wrote a book by the same name: The Vaccine Court: The Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program)

The total amount of taxpayer money the U.S. government has paid in compensation for vaccine injury and death is, as of October 1, 2019…

$4,245,368,848.14 (Yes, BILLION)

(…which is a relatively low amount of money, considering how many have been injured and denied compensation.)

If a child or adult dies due to a vaccine injury, the maximum disbursement to the family is $250,000. The majority of vaccine injury cases are dismissed because physicians and vaccine manufacturers deny a causation link.

What’s This About No Safety Studies?

“If it worked and was safe, you wouldn’t need to mandate, force, deceive, or threaten those who question it.” – Unknown

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They keep beating the drum, “the vaccine science is settled.” Are you kidding me?

Anyone who’s willing to believe what they’re being told without looking at the opposing, peer-reviewed, scientific literature that shows the opposite is unequivocally uninformed on this topic.

  • Vaccines have never been double-blind placebo safety tested, so there’s no way we can know that they’re safe.
  • There’s been no safety test done with multiple shots given simultaneously.

  • There are no long-term safety studies. The “safety studies” for vaccines last for a mere few days, whereas studies for other drugs last for years, sometimes up to 10 years.
  • If side effects or reactions develop after these few days (which is all too common), they aren’t implicated with the vaccines because they’re beyond the period of the (cough) “safety study” and they’re often labeled as pre-existing conditions.

“A single vaccine given to a 6-pound newborn is the equivalent of giving a 180-pound adult 30 vaccinations on the same day.” – Boyd Haley, PhD

Here’s the unequivocal truth. If vaccines were entirely safe, we wouldn’t have:

Here is a good one-page visual of the outrageous increase in the vaccine schedule (and I apologize that I don’t know where I downloaded this document from), where you’ll also see the notation of the 2011 Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, where the U.S. Supreme Court states that “vaccines are unavoidably unsafe.”

“Vaccines are safe and effective,” they said. (Government website)

“Vaccines are unavoidably unsafe,” they said. (Government website)

I’m ringing the bell. Can you hear it?

“Consider the means by which [the media] demonizes people [who question vaccines] not by finding any fault in [their] values, but by lazily associating those values with a belief in ‘conspiracy theories.’” – Jeremy Hammond

If you’re outraged, you’re likely to be labeled stupid, dangerous, and hysterical.

“The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) strongly opposes federal interference in medical decisions, including mandated vaccines. After being fully informed of the risks and benefits of a medical procedure, patients have the right to reject or accept that procedure. Governmental preemption of patients’ or parents’ decisions about accepting drugs or other medical interventions is a serious intrusion into individual liberty, autonomy, and parental decisions about child-rearing. Vaccines are necessarily risky, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court and by Congress.

“There are enormous conflicts of interest involving lucrative relationships with vaccine purveyors. Vaccines are neither 100% safe nor 100% effective. Nor are they the only available means to control the spread of disease.” (Source) (My emphasis.)

If you’re someone who believes that vaccines are unquestionably safe and effective:

  • No, they’re not unquestionably safe and effective

  • The science is most certainly not settled

  • Vaccination does not equal immunization—they aren’t 100% effective and unlike lifetime/natural immunity provided by experiencing the illness, any potential vaccine-induced immunity lasts only 2–10 years
  • The concept of herd immunity is impossible to achieve (see bullet point above)
  • Simply put, vaccines fail to meet the standards of evidence-based medicine

Where there is risk, there must be choice.

The idea that the only diseases parents should fear are the so-called “vaccine preventable” ones is Big Pharma PR. It’s grossly deceptive—a marketing ruse created by a billion-dollar industry to sell you a product that the industry maintains no liability for if it injures you.

Finding ways to increase vaccine safety should be the highest priority >

Introduction to Vaccine Safety Science & Policy in the United States >

Exclusive interview with a former Merck Vaccine Supervisor, who says that vaccine science is “flawed and incomplete” > (Starts at 36 min. mark)

According to the Institute of Medicine, there aren’t enough studies and therefore there’s inadequate evidence to conclude whether vaccines have causal relationship to over 135 adverse events.

Although Congress has repeatedly requested an authentic “vaccinated vs. unvaccinated” study, the CDC refuses and they’ve determined when there isn’t evidence, we should “assume safety.” They hide data in the Vaccine Safety Data (VSD), which prevents anyone from doing large-scale investigations.

According to PIC (Physicians for Informed Consent):

“We need the media and everyone else to understand … public health is failing our children as chronic illness is at unprecedented levels, and we’re all rightly concerned about the total body burden on children today that is coming from corporate products sponsored by Public Health. Vaccines are different today than they were twenty years ago. Not only are the ingredients different, but also the vaccine schedule is more aggressive, which countless physicians and scientists agree puts an entire population of children needlessly at risk. If children’s health has worsened to epidemic levels concurrently with a vaccination schedule that has grown larger, why is Public Health proposing the only answer is more vaccines? The drug industry that makes vaccines has a talking point for everything. But that drug industry PR isn’t working anymore on the people, which is why more and more are opting out of the full vaccination schedule. Indeed, more and more people are learning that the epidemic in children’s health is not something that can be dismissed with more drug industry talking points and more industry-funded research.” (My emphasis.)

Many physicians have strong financial incentives to administer drugs, including vaccines, and even get “wellness bonuses” for vaccinating all their patients on the current CDC schedule. While parents often feel they’re being bullied, badgered, and even lied to, some doctors just think they are doing their jobs.

If you object, they may guilt you with the “herd immunity” concept, which posits that a certain percentage of the population needs vaccination in order to eradicate disease. There are several problems with this concept, which I address below.

Many doctors pushing vaccines are unaware of some of the risks—and have good intentions. So I’m certainly not saying that all are money-grubbing beasts with no conscience.

According to Jennifer Margulis, “More doctors than ever before are speaking out against our current vaccination schedule. Tens of thousands of American doctors are now questioning the necessity, efficacy, and safety of the current childhood vaccination schedule. Many are choosing to follow a less aggressive schedule with their own children. Some make the educated choice to forgo all vaccines.”

“After looking at the studies examining the efficacy and safety of … vaccines, I learned the evidence did not unequivocally support all recommended vaccines. Too many doctors [are] just blindly accepting the recommendations of major organizations without taking responsibility [themselves].” – Adrienne Carmack, MD

Medical Doctors Concerned We Are Giving America’s Children Too Many Vaccines Too Soon >

Margulis continues, “Many doctors avoid the V-word assiduously. They are scared to be ‘Ninja kicked out of the university,’ as one scientist told me. They know our current vaccine schedule is not promoting human health. But they stay quiet so they won’t get Wakefielded.”

Whatever the case, you should never be coerced into vaccinating, especially “for another’s benefit,” when those “benefits” haven’t been established. Aka…

“I’m not going to light my child on fire to keep yours warm.” – Unknown

Attorney and naturopath, Megan Redshaw, states:

“Herd immunity does not exist with vaccines and here’s why: Herd immunity only applies to those diseases that are naturally derived that confer lifetime immunity. Vaccine manufacturers promise to introduce an antigen. They do not promise that the antigen will initiate an antibody response (e.g. MMR vaccine insert). Even if there is an antibody response, that doesn’t mean one will have immunity and if they do, immunity is temporary. The chickenpox vaccine gives immunity for ‘unknown duration’ but no more than 10 years, MMR is unknown, pertussis ‘protection’ is a joke, and Hep B is a maximum of seven.”

(Some of you older Americans and those outside the U.S. may not know that the Hepatitis B vaccine is given to newborn babies.)

Megan continues, “So my child could get the simple childhood chickenpox as a child and have lifetime protection, or she could get vaccinated, get sick anyway (by chickenpox or one of the many other diseases associated with the vaccine), have only temporary (if any) immunity, and increase her chances by 50% of getting shingles as an adult?

“So we have a bunch of vaccinated people out there who may or may not have developed antibodies and if they have, will have ‘worn off’ in a period of days, months, or years. How many people in their 30s and 40s do you know who have been vaccinated lately? Why do we not see these ‘vaccine preventable’ outbreaks in this age group? Why are the outbreaks occurring among the most heavily vaccinated population and in the vaccinated themselves?”

The article, “Challenging What You’ve Heard about the Herd,” is one of the best I’ve seen on this topic and states, “Let’s take a look at several of the roadblocks that ought to make the concept of herd immunity questionable at best.”

Vaccines and Body Burden-Induced Autoimmunity

Primum non nocere (first, to do no harm)

What on earth is the synergistic effect of the many chemicals and toxins in vaccines? Let’s just throw our hands up with an, “I dunno.”

The increase in inflammatory disorders that are plaguing so many humans today, including children, can largely be associated with what’s called “vaccine-induced immune overload.”

Disorders like:

  • Asthma
  • Autoimmunity (including alopecia, rheumatoid arthritis, and Type 1 diabetes, to name just a few)
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Fatty liver disease
  • And more…

…all of which create a revolving door (aka lifelong customers) for pharmaceutical companies.

“Some of the top 20 blockbuster drugs are associated with vaccine side effects.” – RFK, Jr.

Yes, many children have acute and immediate responses to vaccines. But many others may have a delayed reaction that can result in lifelong disease and will likely never be linked to “vaccine-induced immune overload.”

A whopping 70–80% of our immune system resides in our digestive system and rest assured, many vaccine ingredients destroy the gut environment.

This is why most people with vaccine injuries have major gut issues like inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal permeability, which allow toxins to travel throughout the body, antagonizing the nervous system and preventing it from processing sensory information. If this weren’t concerning enough, some of these toxins also cross the blood-brain barrier.

We have families with no genetic history of Type 1 diabetes, life-threatening food allergies, seizures, and severe gastrointestinal problems caring for children—often adult children—with these exact disorders.

Many experts feel that the stark rise in peanut allergies specifically is because peanut oil has been used in vaccines as an “emulsifying and stabilizing” adjuvant. Food was meant to be eaten, not injected.

“There has been an epidemic of inflammatory diseases that has paralleled the epidemic on iatrogenic immune stimulation with vaccines. The theory of vaccine induced immune overload explains the key observations that have confounded many competing hypothesis.” (Source)

Intramuscular plasmid DNA injection can accelerate autoimmune responses >

According to a team of Italian researchers: “The vaccination might display autoimmune side effects and potentially even trigger a full-blown autoimmune disease. The vaccination decreases the morbidity and mortality of the individuals, especially children.” (Source)

Real-Life Data Show that the CDC Vaccine Schedule is Causing Harm (from a pediatrician) >

The U.S. has the highest child mortality rate and the highest vaccination rate of all industrialized nations.

Nations that require more vaccine doses tend to have higher infant mortality rates >

Don’t Shed on Me

Many don’t realize that a vaccinated person can carry the disease they were vaccinated against (“shedding” the live virus) for up to 6 weeks.

That’s right, live virus vaccines shed and spread through bodily fluids, including via sneezing and coughing. And vaccine shedding can cause others to contract the disease, which is what happened during the measles outbreak in 2011 in New York.

A similar phenomenon of vaccine-associated measles was documented in British Columbia.

Vaccine-associated outbreaks are so common that researchers recommend using nucleic acid testing to differentiate wild from vaccine measles. But this is rarely done, making it impossible to know how many cases in any “outbreak” are actually vaccine induced.

This article explains how studies show that vaccinated children and adults spread disease.

We’re being told over and over in the mainstream media that it’s magically the fault of the unvaccinated child when an outbreak occurs. But the risk of shedding is stated right in the vaccine insert.

Read more about shedding:

From the FDA, see page 5 >

Mumps vaccine virus transmission >

Horizontal transmission of the Leningrad-3 live attenuated mumps vaccine virus >

Detection of measles virus RNA in urine specimens from vaccine recipients >

“According to CDC statistics over the past several decades, when we’ve had much lower MMR vaccine compliance rates, we were also seeing many fewer cases of measles. Clearly, this shows that we cannot blame healthy unvaccinated children for the recent measles outbreaks.” – Jennifer Margulis, PhD

When the viral genotype of an infected person is tested, it often shows “atypical measles,” meaning from the vaccine. “Asymptomatic whooping cough” means the vaccinated subject was infected but didn’t show symptoms and in turn, infected others.

It’s a case of vaccine failure. Not a failure to vaccinate.

Vaccine circular logic >

“So by this logic, an unvaccinated child who is not carrying a disease can somehow miraculously give this disease they don’t have to a child who is fully vaccinated against this disease, and when the vaccine fails, the blame is put on the unvaccinated child who does not have the disease. I see what you did there.” – Unknown

Who’s Healthier?

For many years, children’s health advocates have been asking the CDC to study the health outcomes of a statistically significant population of fully vaccinated children versus fully unvaccinated children. Until now, the government has refused to do a study like this, claiming that vaccines are “so beneficial” that it would be “unethical” to have a cohort of unvaccinated children, beginning from birth. At the same time, there are enough parents who are choosing to have their children go vaccine-free that this could be studied without ethical violations.

Independent researchers in the U.S. and in other countries (Africa, New Zealand, Germany, and Great Britain) have completed several studies and found that unvaccinated children have superior health.

Studies comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated populations >

The Mawson Study >

“The evidence is overwhelming” >

The known benefits of vaccination currently outweigh the unproved risk of allergic disease >

Can awareness of medical pathophysiology and autism lead to primary care autism prevention strategies? >

Go here for RFK’s complete, 6-part series, “Fully Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated,” that compares health outcomes between vaxxed and un-vaxxed children. Go here for a summary of the series.

From RFK’s summary:

“When the data showed a shocking 364% increase in autism among African American boys given the MMR on time, DeStefano [CDC official Frank DeStefano] ordered the four CDC scientists to destroy the damning information in large garbage cans. ‘I can’t believe we did what we did [forward to the 3:50 mark on this video to hear him say this aloud], but we did it,’ recalls Thompson [senior scientist and CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson]. That sanitized study is now cited in 97 subsequent publications as the proof that vaccines don’t cause autism. ‘I have great shame now when I meet the parent of a child with autism because I have been part of the problem.’”

One of the highest ranking senior scientists at the CDC has admitted that the study he co-authored, that is cited over and over again as “proof” there is no connection between vaccines and autism, is fraudulent.

Megan Redshaw elaborates:

“The data has shown that unvaccinated children are healthier and have a lower incidence of chronic disease than vaccinated children. They require less medical care, prescription medications, and antibiotics, have lower incidences of ear infections, seizures, autism, neurodevelopment disorders, eczema, and ADHD, and have more robust immune systems.”

But What About…

I know what you may be thinking. “But what about polio?” Or, “What about the measles ‘outbreaks?’” Or, “My doctor calls the HPV vaccine ‘the cancer
vaccine’ in front of my kids and they’re scared.”

Each vaccine needs to be carefully evaluated, on a vaccine-by-vaccine basis. If I were to attempt to refute every argument, I’d be writing a book, not a blog post.

It’s easy to find information—what’s on the CDC website and PubMed, among other reputable sources, is right there at your fingertips, if you’re willing to look.

I’ve outlined concerns around the HPV, Hep-B, DTaP and Tdap, influenza, MMR, and polio vaccines in the full version of this article. Jump to the “But What About…” heading.

What You Can Do Today

“First they came for the socialist, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionist, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.” – Martin Niemöller

Share this post, if you feel inclined. Share any of the links I’ve provided here. Share them with your doctor, your legislator, your friend, your neighbor.

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein

At the end of one of my long video conversations with Jennifer Margulis, I said, “I have one more question for you. Are we going to win this?”

She smiled and said, “Definitely. We have science, history, and our children’s health on our side.” Later, she sent me this.

“If you ever wondered what you would’ve done during the holocaust or the Civil Rights Movement, you’re doing it right now.” – The Thinking Moms’ Revolution

If you’re ready to act, there are many ways to get involved.

1. Donate to RFK’s Children’s Health Defense >

Help his team win these lawsuits against the State of NY—and help keep these mandates from being bulldozed through in any other states.

CHD lawsuits for fraud will begin in 2020. 

2. Write a letter to your legislator. Put a stamp on it and mail it. Then call their office and set up an in-person meeting to follow up.

Go to this page for Jennifer’s talking points on writing your legislators—read the whole post if you want, but you can scroll to the heading, “How to Write Your Legislators.” Jennifer knows what she’s talking about—she’s been at this for years and has helped to change thoughtful minds.

For in-person meetings, dress like you’re going to a job interview. Be professional. Don’t ramble—keep it succinct and to the point. If you’re going to provide any type of printed information, don’t share anything more than 500 words. Anything longer will likely end up in the recycle bin. These printouts from Physicians for Informed Consent can help.

Find your legislators by zip code here >

More advocacy tips >

3. Then, sign this petition. Next, sign this one. 

4. Join or support a medical freedom coalition in your state and make sure to get their action alerts. For example, if you’re in Oregon, join Oregonians for Medical Freedom. In Washington State, join Informed Choice Washington. In Massachusetts, there’s Health Choice Massachusetts. In Minnesota, there’s Vaccine Safety Council of MN. Some states have several nonprofits dedicated to school inclusion and religious tolerance. Find the one whose mission resonates the most with you.

5. Go to a conference, like the one I attended in Iowa. There are healthy immunity, vaccine choice, and informed consent conferences being held all over the country. Scholarships are available for folks who can’t afford tickets. You’ll make real-life connections, learn about the cutting-edge science, and broaden your knowledge, not just about vaccine safety but also about lifelong good health.

6. Switch from Google to DuckDuckGo. Access to alternative health information is being actively and heavily censored on Google (as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media outlets). If you have privacy concerns, switch to a better search engine. Look for new social media outlets, like Sphir, which are committed to freedom of speech.

7. Have the conversation. Talk to your friends, your family, your health care practitioners. We all want healthy children. Let’s figure out together how to achieve that goal.

Resources for Learning More
If you want to go deeper, you can find a list of websites, guides, documentaries, and books in the full version of this article. Jump to the “Resources for Learning More” heading.

Who Am I and Why am I Willing to Risk So Much for This?

“May you recognize with increasing vividness that you know what you know. May you be less and less inclined to self-doubt, meekness, and hesitation. May you be willing to be unlikeable, but in the process utterly loved. May you be impervious to the wrongful projections of others, and may you deliver your ‘no’ with precision and grace. May you see with the consummate clarity of nature moving through you that your voice is not only necessary, but desperately needed to sing us out of this muddle. May you feel shored up, supported, and reassured as you venture into the world with your precious offerings and bold choices. May you know for certain that even as you stand by yourself, you are not alone.” – Belonging, by Toko-pa Turner

In June, when things “went down” in CA and NY and I was navigating my way through all of this, my friend, Dr. Deanna Minich, posted something (completely unrelated to this topic) about Sister Joan Chittister, a “rabble-rousing force of nature for social justice.”

The title of Sister Joan’s new book is a phrase I’ve been hearing left and right, The Time is Now.

In her interview with Oprah, Sister Joan said that we have 3 choices:

  1. Not my problem. Let them figure it out. I don’t get into this stuff.
  2. Roll over and succumb. This is just how it is now. It’ll all be all right.
  3. Moral and spiritual humanity. Study it. Develop it. Join a group. Support something. Get engaged.

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” – D.H. Lawrence

Writing this (and the full version) has required me to spend months connecting with and getting guidance from medical experts, attorneys, my soul sisters in this movement (fist bump to you all), journalists, other parents, and some of the most prominent and experienced activists in the country, many of whom have been doggedly working at the legislative level for years.

“It is the most brutal area for discussion that I have ever seen, and a reputation shredder. If you even dare to hint that there may just be the slightest issue with any vaccine, people come down upon you like a ton of bricks.” – Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

Here I am. It’s me. My name is Jill Grunewald. 

First and foremost, I’m a mother.

I’m also a health educator. And a concerned citizen.

I understand that I may lose many potential clients and if someone chooses to turn away based on me standing in my truth, so be it.

I use the same determination, independence, fierceness, common sense, and critical thinking skills with all of my work—I’ve finely tuned my craft over the last 14 years. And if I were to stay quiet on this, I’d be doing the exact same thing that I’m accusing the powers that be of doing—putting profit over principle.

Can anyone say… hypocrite?

I’m a thyroid health educator and the thyroid sits in the 5th/throat chakra, which is all about truth-telling, full self-expression, and standing up for what you believe in. If I were to choose to not publish this, it would fly in the face of everything I’ve stood for.

Can anyone say… hypocrite?

I know I’ll gain the respect of those who’ve been listening to that still small voice, who’ve been questioning, and who perhaps need a voice and a reason to rise up.

Jennifer Margulis, who I’ve quoted several times in this article, is one of the many angels who’s had my back. She swooped into my life at a time when I was crippled and rumbling, but preparing to roar.

“It’s impossible to lose your footing when you’re on your knees.” – Fulton Sheen

She said, “For every one person who speaks up, 50 more feel empowered. So I’m thinking of you as 50 people.”

I hope to empower many more than 50 people. Rise up.

Again, do not ask me about my child’s vaxx status—and do not make assumptions about it. Their medical status is no one’s business. Leave them out of this.

Some may feel that because I don’t have a medical degree or epidemiological or medical research background that I’m like, totally stupid and incapable of understanding what I’ve read and therefore have no business speaking out. But I do have a brain and understanding what’s happening isn’t rocket science.

Dr. Greg Plotnikoff gave me one of the best compliments of my career when he said (completely unrelated to this topic), “Your inner scientist has been your greatest gift.” I’m the best-selling author of a thyroid health book that’s been lauded by many in the medical community as being extremely well-researched and well-cited. I’m no dummy and when you understand how to learn, the sky’s the limit.

And as RFK said, “Trust your instincts. We are here on this earth now, not because of doctors, not because of public health; because of maternal instinct. We wouldn’t be here without it. So when you hear that voice inside, then you listen to that voice…you listen to that voice.”

If you’ve read this far, I’m grateful. Thank you.

And again…

“If you ever wondered what you would’ve done during the holocaust or the Civil Rights Movement, you’re doing it right now.” – The Thinking Moms’ Revolution

The Song That Got Me Through This

Brandi Carlile is one of my all-time favorite musicians, like, ever. (Know that I have no idea what Brandi’s status is on this topic and she is in NO way associated with this post). But her song, “Raise Hell” has buoyed me beyond measure these last few months, during the research for and writing of this post.

I’m gonna raise, raise hell
There’s a story no one’s telling
You gotta raise, raise hell

Go on and ring that bell

Go on and ring that bell

Go on and ring that bell

Go on and ring that bell

For best listening, download the song, turn it up, and drown yourself in the pounding, soul-stirring drumbeat.

This post is dedicated to my child. I will protect you with everything I have.

While I connected with many advocates and supporters over the last few months, a special thank you goes out to Elizabeth Bangert, Lisa Bowman, Trina Cameron, Jenny Collins, Sarah Copeland, Susie Olson-Corgan, Joy Fritz, Eileen I., Miste Gardner Karlfeldt, Jennifer Margulis, Anna M., April M., AnnMarie Michaels, Karen O., Erika S., Elizabeth S., Kim Thompson, and Emmy Vadnais. I love you all.


Thank you for the great article and all the research links Jill. I have always believed vaccines were great but you have made me rethink my position especially as I also have auto-immune issues!

What an amazing Blog! I was unfortunately forced to consider & research this subject matter 35 years ago when my 1st child quit breathing after her DTP. Always cautious & picked which shots I thought were best for my 1st 3 kids. Mind you my 1st 3 kids ALL had chickenpox. No worse than the common cold. They now all have lifetime immunity to this. Then my grandson had a severe febrile seizure after receiving his MMR. This forced me back to the table to learn more. Having spent years & hours delving into this, I can verifiably say you have covered this conversation from start to... I wish I could say finish but we aren't there yet. So impressed with your links & sources. I also had the opportunity to attend the VIE Rally in Washington DC. My daughter was able to sign the Vaxxed bus in recognition of her sons reaction. I hope the Vaxxed Bus team understands how truly important & emotional it is for a parent to be able to confirm that adverse reaction to happen. It truly was an experience!!!Thank you for hopping on board for this important fight! I'm directing ALL to this one stop shop for education.

This is an amazing article and resource. Thank you so much for the immense amount of work and courage you have put into this! 

Thank you!!! I liked what you were saying about thyroid health so much that I decided to follow you and then I found this! I'm a soul sister from Montana standing with you and the other medical freedom warriors! Now I have to find your book! I'm a textbook case myself - I read Anthony Williams and ticked all the boxes: EBV in my 20s, then high stress when my dad died while I was pregnant, cue hypothyroid symptoms with nothing to show on blood tests for 7 years, contracted painful subacute thyroiditis after having a cold, thyroid levels never "balanced" so now I'm diagnosed hypothyroid, had a useless endo who said diet didn't matter and vitamins and minerals didn't matter either, did my own research, stopped levothyroxine & started Armour, now also diagnosed w/adrenal fatigue so I convinced my PCP to do more labs, turns out I have a ferritin level of 5. I'm a disaster and I cry a lot because all of this is so overwhelming and I look so fat in pictures I could die! But I also never give up. I'm trying so hard... hopefully your book will give me the oomph I need to overcome the hurdles of craving all the wrong foods and what supplements I *actually* need. I'm determined to heal my body and get off meds (these are the only ones I've taken and I'm 39!). Keep up the good work! Huzzah! 

Laura, thank you for standing up for what's right and true. I'd be honored if you got my cookbook, which, by the way, was published 5 years ago today, so we're celebrating. Go to this post for a discount code. Includes shipping! https://www.healthfulelements.com/blog/2022/09/what-s-your-thyroid-telling-you  

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