Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dr. Sears on Vaccines--Some Suggestions...

Vaccines are the subject of much debate and something many parents struggle to figure out. Sometimes even people who normally avoid additional vaccines are in a position where they must get vaccines for various reasons. Recently, a friend asked what she could do to help her system deal with vaccines she was required to get for a job.

Dr. Sears, who wrote a book called The Vaccine Book, has written about How to Boost Your Child's Immune System on, noting "Children and adults with healthy immune systems are also less likely to suffer a serious vaccine reaction.

Here are things Dr. Sears includes in his suggestions of what to take:
  • Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement (from Carlson or Nordic Naturals)
  • Probiotics ("especially a week before and several weeks after vaccinations.")
  • Vitamin A or Cod Liver Oil ("Give vitamin A once a day for 3 days prior to vaccines and continue each day for 10 days after.") note: babies under 9 months should not take cod liver oil.
  • Vitamin C ("give this once a day for 5 days starting on the day of the shots.)
To see the full list of recommendations, go to How to Boost Your Child's Immune System.