Category Archives: Not Podcast

  • What Happened After I Changed My Mind

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    In May of 2020, I wrote an article after some COVID-19-related growing pains. It was shortly after my children’s very first vaccine appointment in the twelve years since I’d stopped vaccinating my oldest child. I felt I had to share my story because I knew that my experience—not being open to information, adhering to a […]

  • How I Went From Dressing up as Measles to Hoping for My COVID Vaccines

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    I am a nobody to most people, but back in 2019 and the beginning of 2020, I was a viral anti-vaccine “influencer.” Was? Let me explain. I was fully vaccinated as a child. Shots for my brothers and me were just an expected and dreaded routine. They hurt, but then they were done. In 2011, […]

  • The First Shot Against COVID-19

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    I have enrolled in a #COVIDvaccine trial and last week got my first shot.  This wasn’t always my plan, though. I had a surprising amount of hesitancy early on, so I want to share how I worked through it. As an avid advocate who believes that vaccines save lives, I found myself personally and professionally […]

  • Our Natural Lifestyle Didn’t Prevent Flu

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    Have you heard that children who breastfeed don’t really need the flu shot? Or that good nutrition and immune support (elderberry, vitamin C, etc.) provide better protection than the vaccine? That, for healthy people, is the flu shot riskier than the flu? Then this story might be interesting to you. I was still breastfeeding my two-year-old […]

  • HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

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    A couple of years ago I was waiting in a clinic to see my physician for a normal well check.  When a nurse I had never met came in to check my vitals, she started with small talk.  “How are you doing today?” she asked. Instead of mentioning the weather or the big game by […]