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Interview with Dr. Bob Sears

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Just a heads up that this episode is not about EC. I’ve shared before how deeply I feel we, as parents, have the right to do our due diligence and make the choices that are best for our own families, without coercion, without shaming.

Unfortunately, much of the information out there regarding a certain medical topic is one-sided, so this episode is meant to bring balance so you can make an INFORMED decision regarding your own family.

Feel free to skip this one, or read the trigger warning below and bravely listen even if it’s not your bag.😘

We’ll return with our regular EC programming next week, so stay tuned! 🙌

Dr. Bob Sears, board-certified pediatrician and I discuss childhood vaccination schedules in light of Pfizer's renewed application for EUA of their controversial injection for babies 6 months to 5 years. Hear Dr. Bob’s nearly three-decades of experience with children’s health issues and his perspective on how to raise healthy kids in today's increasingly toxic world.

As you know, I am allllll about sovereignty and raising children naturally. That’s what pottying our babies from birth is truly rooted in! So although this episode is not all about EC, it’s still about this style of parenting, of going counterculture to make the best-informed decisions for each of our families. Hope you enjoy this balanced, well-researched perspective!

PLEASE NOTE: If this topic is sensitive for you, i highly recommend listening in full or skipping this episode altogether. I strongly believe this decision is each person's to make, for themselves and their children, and I have no judgment for your choice in the end. My goal is to decrease division, actually. Right now we really need each other, so if you have done your due diligence and we end up disagreeing, no worries, no judgment. I just feel this is a very important and timely, almost urgent, topic, and I hope you enjoy the information.

You will hear:

  • the eye-opener that shifted Dr. Bob's perspective on vaccines
  • what's behind making vaccine conversations “taboo”
  • how marketing is used to sell increasing doses of vaccines (and diapers) to parents
  • the “greater good” myth, busted, about using vaccines for public health issues
  • a holistic perspective on natural vs. artificial immunity
  • Dr. Bob's experience with patients who choose less, delayed, or no vaccinations
  • interpreting correlation vs. causation
  • how injection vs. ingestion affects vaccine ingredients
  • the message that SHOULD have been presented by the CDC to parents regarding covid + children
  • the great disservice of the “asymptomatic carriers” myth
  • what liability vaccine manufacturers have for vaccines’ safety (do they??)
  • Dr. Bob's Q&A session on modified vaccine schedules, antibiotic usage, financial kickbacks to doctors, and how to raise healthy kids in today's increasingly toxic world.

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Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my 5 children (all under 10 yo) and the rest of my time teaching other new parents how to do Elimination Communication with their 0-18 month babies. I love what I do and try to make a difference in one baby or parent's life every single day. (And I love, love, love, mango gelato.)

22 Comments

  1. Avatar Alis on April 8, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Hi Andrea,
    I’m sooo grateful that you are discussing about this topic and sharing your experience. It is super helpful to hear dr. Sears’s informed opinion. I will definitely check out his book on vaccination. Personally, I am not vaccinating my child and as a first-time mom it feels really hard sometimes, when almost everyone else I know is following the official schedules.
    Thank you so much!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on April 11, 2022 at 9:53 pm

      Always happy to help bring forth well balanced information. No one, other than yourself, can make the right decision for your family.

  2. Avatar Amanda on April 8, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    I understand you apparently want to decrease division from what you put but then you laugh at things like climate change and then you put on shirts that say “unmasked,unmuzzled, unvaccinated, unafraid” like is that really necessary? It’s almost like you’re being a little bit insensitive to some of these topics that quite frankly hit home for a lot of people. I think you can change your attitude and how you come off a bit.

    • Avatar Emma on April 12, 2022 at 7:55 am

      I absolutely agree with Amanda. I am immunocompromised so this episode is very upsetting to me but since you only wanted positive comments that is all I am going to say.

  3. Avatar Bianca on April 10, 2022 at 11:54 am

    I’m freshly pregnant and decided before ttc to birth at home, with my husband. No ultrasounds, vaccines, or any of the rest. And definitely 0 vaccines after birth. I appreciate you having these conversations. I live in such a bubble that it’s easy to forget that most people ride the mainstream media current, no matter how many contradictory directions it takes.
    One of my friends did EC from day one and said she didn’t have a single accident. That’s how I found you.
    I’ve changed thousands of diapers, not making my children sit in filth is very appealing.
    Thank you for all the education!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on April 11, 2022 at 9:55 pm

      Always happy to help! You got this momma!

  4. Avatar Sondra Orts on April 10, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Maybe the unvaccinated kids are getting less ear infections since they are all homeschooled (they can’t go to public school and aren’t exposed to as many sick kids)?

    • Avatar Allison on April 16, 2022 at 7:20 pm

      They can go to private schools 🤔 and large co-ops/sports/drama/dance groups. I lived around a large private Catholic school where no one vaccinates and they are pretty healthy. You still might get chickenpox or something but….

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on May 4, 2022 at 8:07 pm

      It depends on where you live, some states allow religious exemption from vaccinations for attending public schools. However, like you mentioned, some homeschool children aren’t exposed to the same number people as those that go to public school and therefore may not get sick as often.

  5. Avatar Adele Donahue on April 11, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    It sounds like choosing not to vaccinate is only for parents who don’t have to or won’t work and if you need to work (or yes CHOOSE) to work then you are not putting your child’s health first. With all do respect, I would like a more reasonable approach and advice to people who have their babies in daycare. I not only have to work (although all of my paycheck goes to daycare, but it is not something I can leave and come back to, if I want this great job long term, I have to be here) I choose to work. Being a stay at home parent is not for me and I feel like I am being shamed for it. Though I am completely comfortable with the fact that my baby has been low key sick since she started daycare. Talk about boosting the immune system! I did buy Dr. Sears book because of this. Amazon has anti-vaxxers writing bad reviews of it, so it must be not bad.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on May 4, 2022 at 8:11 pm

      I’m glad you decided to buy the book, it’s a great resource! Some states allow for religious exemption from vaccines for those in the public school system. If you decide against vaccinating, this may be something worth looking into.

  6. Avatar Joliane on April 11, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you for opening up this dialogue. We have 3 kids under the age of 5, and vaccinated our first 2, without questioning anything. Then came along COVID, and our eyes started to open up to some previously hidden truths. We had enough questions that we decided not to vaccinate for 3rd child, and stop vaccinating the other 2. We also got COVID at some point, caught it from a vaccinated person, and actually had it much less severe then her! And now with this interview, I feel I have even more reasons not to vaccinate my children, and can actually have facts to back up my gut feelings! Thank you once again!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on April 11, 2022 at 9:49 pm

      You are so welcome!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on April 14, 2022 at 12:37 am

      Your welcome, I’m always happy to help bring forth well balanced information!

  7. Avatar Summer on April 13, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Just wanted to simply say thank you!
    I just had my first baby & have been reading The Vaccine Book so this came at the perfect time.
    Thank you for still having this open discussion even knowing some backlash is bound to follow.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on April 14, 2022 at 12:34 am

      You’re welcome and thank you for tuning in!

  8. Avatar Laura on April 14, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have vaccinated my daughter from birth but never felt right about it. She’s almost one now. This finally gives me the confidence to stop and say no more. I can’t thank you enough. God bless!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on April 14, 2022 at 9:49 pm

      I’m glad this podcast helped!

  9. Avatar Vanina on April 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Just wanted to share that my toddler 2.5y.o. had COVID, only detected because he had an exposure at daycare and had to get tested to return to daycare. He had no noticeable symptoms (if he felt off, he could not verbalize it). He had a cold the week before and his cough was getting better, not worse. Me, my husband and my dad caught COVID, I had symptoms by the evening of the day he tested positive. Totally asymptomatic, totally passed it on. Young children can be carriers.

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on May 4, 2022 at 8:13 pm

      Hope everyone is doing better! Yes, children can be carriers.

  10. Avatar Oceanwisemama on April 28, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you Dr. Bob Sears and Andrea for having this podcast. I was intrigued also by Sears saying that his patients who delayed vaccination until 4 or 5 were not having noticeable issues. I know that isn’t a large enough subset to base off a decision, but it is good to know.
    Right now I am choosing to delay vaccination as long as I can, and then only vaccinate what is required, if I choose. I do see the benefit of the measles vax for society, but I do not want the MMR combo. I have been told it is not offered in the US, and I have half of a mind to get it another country, or just not get it for my son and tell them it is their responsibility to provide the MMR separately for parents who choose, and those who want a religious exemption on the Rubella vax.
    If anyone is reading and wants another interesting source of information, the textbook “Vaccines and Autoimmunity” by Yehuda Schoenfeld, et alia is a great scientific resources about autoimmune disorder drawbacks from vaccines, and provides a full list of adjuvants, as of 2015.. Vaccines as a whole have significantly reduced morbidity/ mortality, but it comes with a cost, and the benefit is not outweighing the risk for each inoculation….
    That being said, the Amish do not vaccinate to my knowledge, and I have not been able to find valid information that states whether or not they have ANY autism cases. This could also be due in part to lack of EMF exposure for their children from electronics, phones, wifi, etc.
    I wish I had delayed vaccination for my daughter. I certainly do not understand her need for many of them, including hep b, rotavirus, pertussis, tetanus etc.
    I am continually doing my best to do my research.

    Thank you, have a great day, Andrea and Dr. Sears

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on May 4, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      I am glad this helped!

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