Thursday, October 1, 2015

Find a Vaccine-Friendly Doctor Near You

Some parents choose not to vaccinate their kids.  Others want to partially vaccinate.  Some just aren't sure what they want to do, and they want help figuring what will be best for their child.  If you fit into any of these categories, you may have a hard time finding a vaccine-friendly doctor.  

Please be aware that just because a physician’s office appears on some of these lists, that does NOT necessarily imply that they will be comfortable or supportive of every vaccine decision you make. Some doctors on these lists may not be comfortable with a child remaining completely unvaccinated. Some doctors may not be able to offer a particular brand or form of a vaccine that you may ask for. While the doctors on these lists are here to serve you, you may not necessarily feel that one you choose is a good fit, or vice versa.

In my opinion, if you are with a physician that does not give you options and listen to you regarding vaccinations, find another physician now.  Any physician unwilling to do an alternate schedule which would include all vaccinations being administered over your timeline will most likely be hard to work with in the future regarding any of your concerns.  

Make sure that you read the inserts for all vaccinations prior to administrations.  You can access a full list here.  Regardless of your choice Dr. Sears Vaccine book is a great place to start.

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Criteria for being an "anti-vax friendly doc" 
  • Must not kick patients out of their practice or refuse patients who choose not to vaccinate/selectively vax/delay vax

  • Must not make parents sign waivers that are worded so as to incriminate parents for "putting their child at risk"

  • Must not harass parents every time they have a checkup or harass them through the mail about vaccinations.

  • Must not belittle parents for their decisions or bully them with scare tactics - must respect a parent for their choices.

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Become educated about childhood diseases and vaccines. You have the ultimate responsibility for your child's health and well-being and you, not your doctor or state or federal health officials, will live with, and be responsible for the consequences of your decision.

Ask your doctor to give your child a physical exam to make sure your child is healthy before you permit vaccination. A sick child can be at increased risk for having a vaccine reaction.

Write down your child's personal and family medical history listing major illnesses and diseases or medical conditions, especially previous reactions to vaccinations, and have it included in your child's permanent medical records. Before permitting vaccination of your child, ask your doctor if any of these conditions will put your child at risk for having a vaccine reaction. A child who has had a previous severe reaction to a vaccination can be especially at risk for even more severe reactions if more vaccine is given. If you are not satisfied with the answers you are given, get a second opinion.

Monitor your child closely after vaccination. Call your doctor if you suspect a reaction. If your doctor is not concerned and you are, take your child to an emergency room.

Obtain a copy of your state mandatory vaccination laws. Become educated about state vaccine requirements, your rights and legal exemptions to vaccination. Click here to review your state law.

Don't be intimidated by medical personnel and forced into a vaccination decision before you are comfortable with your decision.

First, vaccines should only be given when a child is at his or her best health. Second, you should give each vaccine individually whenever possible and available. I feel preparation of your child’s body for each vaccine is extremely important. Finally, consider each vaccine on its merits, your child’s risk factors and age, and/or mandatory requirements

Optimally, before any vaccine is given a child should be completely free from viral and bacterial illness for at least a few days. Whenever possible I recommend he or she be well for one week or more. The reason for this is that the immune system should be as strong as possible before challenging it with a foreign substance to which it must interact by using its immune system to make antibodies, diverting a large portion of the immune system’s resources and energy. Obviously if the immune system has to deal with two stresses at the same time it is more likely to result in either a more severe vaccine reaction or complications to the infection.

If vaccines are given one at a time there is less stress on your child’s immune and detoxification pathways. Inactivated or “dead” vaccines can be given be given every two to four weeks. I currently recommend, however, that the live vaccines: rotavirus, (some) influenza, measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox (varicella), be given at least six, and preferably twelve months apart from each other unless required otherwise and NEVER combined. Unfortunately, there is currently no means to give individual measles, mumps and rubella. Again, there are times that we may need to modify these recommendations for individual reasons.

One further note: there is now evidence that vaccines are likely more effective, and certainly have a reduced possibility of complications if they are given without over the counter antipyretics such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra and others) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Unless absolutely necessary avoid medicating with these preparations. kidsWellness Fever Pain Formula is an alternative that will not have this effect.
Here are several things you may do to help your child’s body to handle any vaccine in a more efficient manner, in addition to careful and judicious use of vaccines. One of these, and in my estimation the most important, is to have him or her take herbal immune support preparations before and after each vaccine. I currently recommend that you use two different herbal products from kidsWellness. (Note: it is not sufficiently effective for a nursing mother to take these herbal preparations to help her infant.)


The first herbal combination is the Immune Formula (or a similar preparation containing appropriate full potency doses of three or more immune strengthening herbs) to strengthen your child’s immune system. This combination is taken three times daily for three to seven days before and after each vaccine. Immune strengthening herbs cannot be taken continuously for more than four weeks in a row without checking with a physician knowledgeable in herbal products. If prolonged administration of immune stimulant herbs is necessary because of the number of vaccines being given use kidsWellness Immune Formula for three weeks and then change to kidsWellness Family Daily Defense for one week and then back to the Immune Formula.

The second combination is the Detox/Skin Formula (or a similar preparation containing appropriate full potency doses three or more herbs to strengthen liver, intestine and/or kidney function), one dose daily for the first week, then twice daily for the second week. This should be taken for up to two weeks before each vaccine and should be continued for at least six weeks after the last vaccine is given. This may be continued for whatever length of time is necessary.

In addition, we recommend use of Bio Ray NDF for the duration of the vaccination process. This is to further enhance the removal of toxic products from the body, especially metals, such as aluminum and mercury. This preparation must be taken between meals, optimally two hours after and one hour before eating anything (if this isn't possible schedule mid way between two meals). Start with two drops in 4-8 ounces of organic juice twice daily. Gradually increase to a maximum of one drop per 5 pounds body weight (maximum 26 drops). Continue during the vaccination process and three months after you have given the last vaccine. 


Antioxidant vitamins, in adequate doses, either can be given to the nursing mother (if she is not also pregnant) or directly to the child (at certain ages) to enhance immune function.

For nursing mothers I would recommend C Ultratabs (Metagenics, three tablets daily in two or three doses and Zinc A.G. (Metagenics) three capsules daily in two or three doses. Both the vitamin C and zinc will cross into your milk and into the baby’s system. Unfortunately, Vitamins A and E are not known to be readily transmitted into mother’s milk.

For children over six months who are not nursing I recommend the following vitamins taken for several days before and after each vaccine (about 10-14 days):
    1. C Ultrasorb (Metagenics), 1/8 teaspoon per 20 pounds body weight daily. Preferably this should be given in two or more daily doses
    2. Vitamin E 200 I.U. per 20 pounds body weight in one or more daily doses
    3. Vitamin A 5,000 I.U. per 20 pounds body weight in one or more daily doses.


A third method of preparing your child’s immune system for vaccines is for him or her to take homeopathic preparations prior to and after each vaccine. Homeopathic preparations are given by mouth and must be taken at least 15 minutes before and after eating or drinking anything except water. This is usually administered about 15 minutes after a meal is finished, and then must be followed by 15 additional minutes without eating or drinking. The preparation I recommend is from Newton Homeopathics, called “Vaccination Relief” (available through 

It should be given three times daily for one week before and after each vaccine.

An additionally recommended homeopathic preparation for vaccines is the “nosode” of the vaccine that is to be given in a two dose schedule, the first dose approximately two days before and the second two days after that vaccine. The dose of these homeopathic preparations for children under 12 months old is three drops or two pellets, 12 months and older is six drops or four pellets per dose. These are preparations that must be ordered through our office or another health care professional.

Educate yourself and make the best decision for your family. These are some of the highlights from this video and give you a starting point to discuss with your doctor.


* Children with DS & ASD have objective differences on brain MRI's.
* Oxidative stress is present in utero (before born) in children with DS
* SOD (superoxide dismustase) produces H2O2 (hydrogren perioxide) in excess since located on 21st chromosome. Glutathione breaks down H2O2 into H2O (water) and oxidized glutathione, but it is not present on 21st chromosome so is not made in same amount as SOD, so glutathione gets used up quickly. So people with DSwill have low glutathione levels.
* Glutathione is a major anti-oxidant made by the body, has anti-viral properties, removes heavy metals, detoxs body from chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and protects DNA and mitochondria from damage.
* Heavy metals (like mercury) upregulate SOD. People with DS already have an upregulated/increased SOD, so both cause lower glutathione levels.
* Mercury can deplete glutathione and contribute to cell death (apoptosis) when glutathione levels are too low. People with DS already have low glutathione levels.
* Mercury can induce cholinergic dysfunction. People with DS already have cholinergic dysfunction present.
* Mercury induces H2O2 (which is already increased in DS due to overexpression of SOD)
* There are studies showing the toxicity of thimerosal (contains mercury) was greatly augmented when cells suffered from oxidative stress induced by H2O2. (Meaning they gave hydrogen peroxide to test subjects to induce oxidative stress then it was greatly increased when they added thimerosal).
* There have been zero studies done using people with increased sensitivity, such as DS.
* Nov 2004 - US gov conceded a vaccine-autism case in court of federal claims "vaccinations aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder resulting in features of autism". (People wiht DS have mitochondrial disorders and it is present prior to birth)
* Feb 2007 - Mitochondria in DS have a lower mitochondrial membrane potential which is underlying the presence of a increasing suspectibility of the organelles to damaging agents. (means their mitochondria are at increased risk to damage already)
* Thimerosal (with mercury) induces programmed cell death via the mitchondrial pathway by inducing oxidative stress and depleting glutathione. (Aug 2007)
* Low glutathione level can make people more sensitive to DNA damage from a variety of mutagenic environmental exposures.
* Infections such as ear infections or tonsillitis will decrease serum anti-oxidants and glutathione and therefore increase oxidative stress, so it is not ok to give a vaccine when they are ill.
* Measles and the measles vaccine itself show the same chromosomal breaks/alterations/disturbances in DNA.
* Example of going to Dr and what happens at minute 43.
* In a healthy person, GI will exclude greater than 95% of dietary aluminum. Tissue accumulations will occur in small amounts. Infants may be at risk for toxicity when consuming formulas containing greater than 300 mcg/l. Breast milk has 9.2 mcg/l. Soy has 534 mcg/l. Casein hydrolysate has 773 mcg/l.
* Aluminum absorption in Alzheimer's exceeds controls by 1.64%. Aluminum absorption in DS exceeds controls by 6%. So they will hold on to 6 times more aluminum than the general population.
* Celiac disease in general population is 0.3-1%. Celiac disease in DS is 4.6-13%. 53% of children with untreated (undiagnosed) Celiac disease will not even respond to Hep B, so may be given repeated doses and accumulate even more aluminum. Those children that were treated with a gluten free diet were 95% responsive, so this should be assessed in children more often.
* Children with DS have a 15-20 fold increase for leukemia. "The mechanism for carcinogenesis in DS could be explaiined by our fiindings SODs enhance metal mediated DNA damage induced by H2O2. We conclude that SOD's may increase the frequency of mutations due to oxidatve DNA damage in cells, increasing carcinogenic potential."

Please watch the video for more detailed information and supporting references.


Although you certainly can do all of the above, and that is what I would recommend if at all possible, it is often burdensome and complicated. Please remember that vaccines have been associated with several potentially serious reactions and that they should be administered with caution and proper preparation. The above recommendations are all those of which I am aware that are helpful. At a minimum I would recommend the following:

1.      For all babies and children nursing at least four times daily I recommend that the mother take the Vitamin C and zinc as outlined in item 2. above. In addition your child should take the Vaccination Relief homeopathic and kidsWellness Immune Formula alternating with kidsWellness Family Daily Defense and the Detox/Skin Formula to start three to seven days before and after each vaccine and continue as recommended above.

2.      For babies and children who are not nursing or nursing less than four times daily I would recommend the kidsWellness Immune Formula alternating with kidsWellness Family Daily Defense, Bio Ray NDF and kidsWellness Detox/Skin Formula, Vitamins C and A, and the Vaccination Relief homeopathic three times daily to start three to seven days before and after each vaccine and continue as above.

3.      For older children you may substitute Echinacea Synergy (Metagenics) or other similar immune enhancing preparation for the Immune Formula and MedCaps DPO (Xymogen) or other similar detoxification product for the Detox/Skin Formula.

If you or your children experience adverse events from a vaccination please report to 

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

As of 8-15-2015 there have been 20,132 adverser reactions reported to the CDC, click here to access the data from the VAERS database.

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