A Gentle Vaccine Detox For Children

www.livingwhole.org I already know I’m going to catch flack…from those who believe vaccines are perfectly safe, that injecting 49 doses of 16 vaccines containing neurotoxins, carcinogens, antibiotics, detergents, foreign DNA and live and mutated viruses before age six is no cause for concern, and from those who think natural medicine (which has been around since circa day one) and the belief that the body can heal itself, is pure quackery. If you are one of those people, this post is not for you. 

If you are the parent of a child who has been vaccinated, suffered an adverse reaction, has a chronic health condition, or if you want to prevent one that could occur in the future as a result of being vaccinated in the past…then a detox may be in order. If you believe in the science that shows that accumulated toxins contribute to health conditions and want to address the burden vaccines placed on your child and the toxins stored in their body as a result, this post is for you. 

This whole concept of detoxing is really quite simple. In natural medicine, we believe “dis-ease” has one of two underlying causes: toxicity and (nutritional) deficiency. Detoxing attempts to restore balance by supporting the body’s elimination channels and by binding to metals, chemicals, and toxins so they can be safely removed from the body. Vaccinations are certainly toxic. Think I’m wrong? Check out the list of additives here.

We’ve got formaldehydee (a probable human carcinogen), mercury (a neurotoxin and the second most toxic substance known to man), aluminum (a known neurotoxin, 75% of which is retained in a newborn and up to 40% in an adult and is stored in the kidneys, spleen, liver, heart, brain, lymph nodes, and muscle), cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (a hazardous substance), MSG (a neurotoxin), 2-Phenoxyethoanol (a hazardous toxin), and polysorbate 80 (a toxin associated with serious adverse effects including death), to name a few.

Let me save you some time, none of the ingredients contained in vaccines are safe, many are stored in the body, and all of them contribute to health conditions, if not today…then tomorrow. Oh, but these ingredients are easily excreted from the body, except, they’re not. Fully functioning kidneys are required to eliminate many of these ingredients and a child’s kidneys are not fully developed until they are 1-2 years old. Good bowel flora (which ingredients in the vaccine compromise) is required for proper elimination of toxic substances, and the skin…well you see the attempts of the skin to eliminate these toxins. It’s called eczema, and it’s not “normal.” 

Children’s Vaccine Detox Protocol
There’s a misconception that detoxing is harsh or can only be done via chelating and fasting. With children, it is extremely important that detoxing be done in a slow, gentle manner, and in the safest way possible. A detox usually lasts a month but may last longer if your child suffered an adverse reaction. After the detox is completed you can focus in on your child’s specific health condition (if they have one) which is why establishing care with a Naturopath, Naturopathic Physician, Functional Medicine Doctor, or Chiropractor trained in this area is a great idea. 

Here are some gentle detox ideas one can use for a child who has been vaccinated to help remove some of the toxic ingredients and undo some of the harmful effects of vaccines:

Detoxification bath – This bath can be used to pull bacteria and viruses from the spine, and cellular waste, metals and chemicals from the body. Add 5 drops of Purification Essential Oil to your child’s bath with a few pinches of high quality sea salt. You can also do this as a foot bath.

Probiotics – A probiotic is essential to restore gut flora and balance the immune system. This is very important especially if a child experienced an adverse reaction to a vaccine (like eczema, ear infections, arthritis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, etc.). I love Life Start in powdered form by Natren which can also be purchased dairy-free. And no, I do not make any money from you purchasing their products. I just like their stuff.

Omega 3 Fish Oil – This is especially important to take if your child suffered an adverse reaction or had MMR, DPT, Dtap, or Varicella vaccines. Fermented cod liver oil (with butter) is thought to be the most superior of all fish oils. 

Cilantro Chelation Therapy – Dr. Yoshiaki Omura discovered that the leaves of the coriander plant can accelerate the excretion of mercury and aluminum from the body. If you give the body what it needs, it will heal itself, and cilantro has a molecular bond that binds to heavy metals and pulls them from the body. Cilantro therapy is gentle and inexpensive.

To use: Cilantro chelation is not effective in pill-form. You can juice with cilantro, consume it raw, or put it in tacos or pesto. Your child should have a minimum of 1 teaspoon daily for 2-3 weeks. You can also do a detox bath with two drops of coriander in the tub with a few sprinkles of salt.

Elderberry – This is an excellent herb for children and can be taken as a syrup or in supplement form. Research shows that elderberry inhibits enzymes used by viruses to penetrate and infect healthy cells. Another option is Elderberry Defense which contains Echinacea, royal jelly, and olive leaf. Echinacea strengthens the immune system, fights viral infections in the body, and increases the production of T-lymphocytes to fight bacterial toxins, and stimulates macrophages (that filter out and destroy foreign particles, bacterial and toxins in the lymph system). 

Royal jelly contains many nutrients and all 8 essential amino acids, helps prevent illness, and combats the stress on the body caused by vaccines. Olive leaf has been shown to be an effective remedy against almost every type of disease-causing microorganism, relieves many health problems, and has exhibited microbial effects against over 130 infectious diseases. It would be pertinent to take this remedy if your child has had any of the live vaccines including MMR, Varicella, Flu Vaccine, OPV, DPT, and would also be indicated in Dtap.

I like this elderberry syrup recipe by Wellness Mama,” which would be ideal for children under two, elderberry in soft chew or herbal form (1-2 capsules daily mixed in applesauce), or as an herbal tea. Elderberry Defense is a great option by Nature’s Sunshine, if your child is over six (dose reduced).

Vitamin C helps counteract the damage of heavy metals, chemicals, and toxins contained in vaccines and strengthens the immune system. The best way to get vitamin C is through food but since we’re detoxing, adding a supplement and taking it frequently throughout the day is beneficial. I typically recommend vitamin C chewables but powdered form and liposomal form is also an option.

Silica helps gently pull toxins out of the tissues and into the blood stream to be eliminated from the body. Studies on silicic acid show that it is an effective non-invasive therapy for reducing the burden of aluminum in the body, that it slows down the accumulation of aluminum in brain tissue and the gastrointestinal tract, substantially reduces aluminum bioavailability to humans, reduces toxicity in plants and animals, and enhances the excretion of aluminum in urine without negative side-effects. In other words, silica can only help a good detox. You can purchase silica in liquid mineral form, as a cell salt, or as an herbal supplement (horsetail).

Homeopathic Antidotes – Some children benefit greatly from homeopathic antidotes. Typically, a homeopath or naturopathic doctor will either recommend a remedy based on the constitutional type of your child and side effects they experienced as a result of vaccinations, or will recommend a vaccine potentized as a homeopathic remedy known as a “vaccine antidote.”

If your child was vaccinated against chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, and polio, you would want a Varicella antidote, MMR antidote, and IPV antidote. If they were vaccinated with vitamin K or Hepatitis B, you would want a vitamin K and Hep B antidote. Antidotes generally have no negative side-effects and are in an easy-to-take sugar pellet form that can be dissolved under the tongue or crushed up.

Water – When toxins are pulled from the body, they need to be flushed out. Full kidney function is dependent upon there being enough water in the body. Avoid soda, dairy, and junk juices and encourage your child to drink plenty of water (5-8 cups) throughout the day. You can sweeten it with a little honey and lemon (for increased vitamin C) or add some liquid chlorophyll.

Massage – During a detox it is especially important to “milk the lymph nodes” through gentle massage. The Lymphatic system is the clean-up crew of the body and massage helps remove cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria trapped in the lymph nodes. 

Dandelion Root – Supporting the liver during a detox is very important because the liver performs over 5,000 functions – including toxin filtration. Although there are several herbs that can support and cleanse the liver, none are safer, more effective, or as inexpensive as dandelion. Dandelion helps the liver and gallbladder filter out toxins, purifies the blood, stimulates the kidneys to eliminate toxins through the urine, and assists with cell metabolism.

You can purchase dandelion greens from the store (to use in juices and smoothies) or purchase in pill form, as an herbal tea, or pick them from your own back yard. If you have a hard time believing that the “weed” in your yard could serve such an important purpose, might I recommend reviewing the studies on dandelion in the PubMed database? They are quite impressive.

Raw Food, Juices, & Smoothies – The absolute best way to counteract the harmful effects of a vaccine is through food, and my favorite way of doing this for children is through raw smoothies and juices. Shoot for at least 2-3 raw juices or smoothies per day during a detox, in addition to their normal meals. You can check out my Pinterest for some of my favorite juices and smoothies and Ergonomics of a Smoothie” for smoothie tips. Try to include foods like broccoli, collards and kale, daikon radish, garlic, onions, spices, and sunny-side up eggs from free-range chickens in their diet during this time.

Detox Side-Effects: What to Expect
It’s not unheard of for there to be mild side-effects during a detox known as a “healing crisis.” Your child may be grumpy for the first few days, may experience a worsening of symptoms, loose stools, may sleep more, or may experience flu-like symptoms. However, your child (more commonly than not) may experience no noticeable side-effects. 

What To Do After a Detox
If you haven’t established a relationship with a natural medicine practitioner, I would highly recommend it. These individuals are trained in nutrition and alternative therapies and can provide a plan to address your child’s individual needs. If you don’t have one available in your area, continue to seek out things that will help your child’s specific condition, and when it doubt, juice it out. Juicing is safe for all people of all ages and will address both toxicity and deficiency.

 

Disclaimer: This information is based on my training as a Naturopath and personal research and experience. It is for educational and informational purposes only and is not to be construed as “medical advice.”

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  1. debbie says

    In the cilantro section you list coriander instead twice with no reference that you are actually meaning to say a different plant…

  2. Heidi Stane says

    I have a question. Can you share how purification essential oil helps to detox as mentioned in your article? It sounds good and I’m genuinely interested. I just want to know what the research is behind this idea. Thank you! :D

  3. Ana says

    Megan ,

    I have a newborn baby girl, who did receive a hep b and vitamin k without my approval. What can I do to detox her? She is a breastfed baby.

  4. Whitney says

    Thank you so much for this post! It’s evident that we as parents must take matters into our own hands. My daughter is 15 months and was amazingly healthy (not even a fever) until she received immunizations at her 12 month well visit and just a week ago at the 15 month well visit. She developed eczema weeks after the immunizations at her 12 month visit. I took her to urgent care a few days ago because she was so unbelievably fussy and something was just not right. So the Dr at urgent care told me she had “5ths Disease” and I said I don’t think so. Then yesterday I took her to the ER as she was up most of the night and when I went in to get her from her crib the next morning, she looked like she had been stung by bees and was having an allergic reaction from it. So we went to the ER and the Doctor who evaluated her said “this is from water.” I was done listening after that. He kept going. “She has eczema, so don’t bathe her and use a dry shampoo.” Anyway, some nurse walked up shortly after because I was clearly upset and asked what I thought about his “diagnosis.” I said “i know it’s from her recent immunizations.” It just had to be. And you know what she said? “I agree with you.” Then she explained how quickly shots are given (we are a military family so we have to go to a military hospital) and how not everyone’s bodies are the same and that my daughter was most likely having a reaction b/c her system was probably overloaded. Needless to say I was angry, but felt like I had the ammunition, and proof to never again have her immunized/vaccinated. Again thank you!

  5. Kat says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. My daughter recovered from Autism Spectrum Disorder after a year of a similar protocol (this page wasn’t available to me at the time!) At 9 months she received her last DTaP vaccine (on a delayed schedule) and regressed. She lost half her language/ babbling within the following month, her eye contact became nonexistant, and she didn’t learn any new skills for many months. She came down with eczema caused by a sudden onset of food allergies and sensory processing disorder became apparent. Almost a year later we began an organic diet and started giving her probiotics, Chlorella (instead of Cilantro), and Omega 3’s daily. A year after that, around her third birthday, we saw a full recovery from ASD syptoms, a full recovery from her eczema breakouts, and a semi-full recovery from SPD. Not every child will recover from autism spectrum disorders, but through this regimen, mine did!

  6. Jamie says

    Thank you Megan for putting such a well thought out blog together for those seeking information on vaccination truths as well as overall health and well being. I have been doing a lot of reading after my son got his 6 month shots and felt like my husband and I were only vaccinating out of fear (“there is a new outbreak of whooping cough not too far from here”, “babies are more susceptible to getting pneumonia and dying from the flu”, etc.). I never wanted to vaccinate, but we had a bit of a traumatic birth experience (placental abruption during labor which resulted in meconium aspiration and a 5 week stay in the NICCU (including getting a UTI while in the NICCU and receiving tons of antibiotics)) so we made those decisions from a position of wanting to do whatever we could to keep our son safe since we almost lost him. Also, I was planning on exclusively breastfeeding but have never been able to produce anywhere near enough for him (tried everything to increase production but get maybe 0.5 to1oz total everytime I pump (I nurse when i’m around him, but work Full-time so have to express milk when i’m there)) so he has been on a mixed diet, though it is mostly formula since I can only give him so much. Developmentally, he is doing phenomenally, seemingly completely normal, which is amazing! That said, I feel compelled to detox him because of all the nasty stuff he’s already had put in his body, but don’t want to trigger something by doing so. Do you think that doing a gentle detox (even just those baths that you mentioned) would be completely fine or should I leave him alone? Also, have you heard of the GAPs diet? I recently came across it and was curious as to whether or not it was legitimate….it’s about having a healthy gut flora, which is what you mention is key to riding your body of toxins, etc. but it’s all about consuming lots of fermented foods as well as lots of animal fats, bone marrow, etc……thank you!

    • says

      One of the best detox is this seed extract. Take a look at this baby’s amazing recovery. Most people are scarred for life. She recovered in an amazing way. Just google ( recoverhealthnow ) seed nutrition.

    • says

      I would definitely not detox that young with the exception of probiotics if baby was born via c-section or had antibiotics and essential oils in the tub. While you’re nursing try to implement some of these things. Your baby can get the benefits through breastmilk. :)

  7. says

    Hi Megan,

    Thank you for your courage to be a truth sayer. I am a wholistic wellness practitioner and use essential oils so all your suggestions sounded great.

    My question is which one would be your suggestion for a five day old (my grandchild) for detoxing as the vitamin k and hep B was administered before I got to even have a conversation with them re their choices.

    Thanking you

    New Nana

    • says

      Hey Debbi, Thanks for your comment. I would not do anything for a 5-day old. Way too little. Just make sure mama has a healthy diet and maybe implement some of these things when baby is older. :)

      Congrats by the way!

    • says

      Hi, In my opinion if the mother is breast feeding then have her drink one cup of cilantro every other day. This will help to detox the mercury from the baby coming through breast milk. The mom should also drink this seed extract called SOUL. This Black Seed formula called SOUL was 20 years in the making. For years Dr Leonard and his team did research at the University of Minnesota Medical School to find something to restore immunity of children coming off chemotherapy and with chronic pain. Be sure to visit my site to see the recovery of this 12 month old baby. I hope that this helps.

      • says

        I have read that you shouldn’t mix a blend with a single oil, unless that oil is found in the blend. I don’t know what’s in “purification” – but I thought I’d throw that bit of advice out. Not sure why but I think there’s so sort of possible reaction between the oils…or they companies want to mitigate any possible reaction with their blends and single oils.

        • says

          I think it’s different when they’re being used in a bath. The oils won’t combine with each other. They’ll sit on the surface of the water and will absorb into the skin. But I know what you’re saying and I think that applies in some situations. But if you do have a read on that I’d be interested in reading it too. :)

  8. Misty says

    Can you please tell me how much dandelion root and horsetail is safe to give a 5 yr old child? I can’t seem to find the information anywhere. Also, are all of these therapies to be done at once over a period of several weeks?

    Thanks!!

  9. says

    This is a very good protocol for detox from vaccine toxicity. Some times less is more especially when you have money challenge. Not long ago I learned about Stevens Johnsons Syndrome. To me this is the most horrific painful syndrome that you will ever see. I also found out that some hot lots DTaP vaccines can cause SJS and so can 20 other seizure medications too. In order to warn people about this SJS I did a blog post here http://tinyurl.com/mwwmus4 – So you can help us get the word out. I sure don’t want to see or hear of a friends child go through this horrible painful affliction.

  10. says

    Hi Megan,

    I was pointed to your site through a couple different people on Facebook. My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 18 months old. She was vaccinated on the typical vaccine schedule – Vitamin K in the hospital at birth, the rest of the first vaccines at 2 months and so on. I should have seen/known the signs of something wrong in her system because she started to get eczema right from the start. It started behind her ear and wouldn’t heal. So the doctor prescribed a small topical steroid.

    Hindsight is always 20/20, right? Steroids raise blood sugars…high blood sugars kill of beta cells. Vaccines go into your system to “strengthen” your immune system if it ever comes into contact with a live strain. Well – I truly believe for our oldest daughter, the vaccine triggered her body to fight…and her body didn’t stop fighting.

    Other than the Eczema, she was never sick. Never even had a runny nose. She was home with either our immediate family or my mother-in-law. No daycare…barely any exposure to other kids. The first time she was sick was when she went into DKA.

    For over 2 weeks I’ve been doing a Coriander Oil + DDR Prime regime on her. Two times a day I rub this blend on her feet and then cover with socks (you can read about our treatments and the effects at http://nevergiveup.givenwings.com). We’ve already seen multiple insulin reductions while doing this – so I’m hoping that I’m removing some toxins so that her body stops fighting and killing her beta-cells and can regenerate itself once we detox.

    I am ready and willing to do a gentle detox on her – but I’m not sure I’m understanding the options. Do I need to do all of those…do I pick one to do? Any guidance and direction would be GREAT!

    Thanks!!!!

  11. Courtney says

    I need some urgent help from you. First of all, thank you for this post. Secondly, I need to bring my 2.5 month old in for vaccines tomorrow. He hasn’t had hep b but did have vit k. I don’t want to vax him have to for reasons I won’t go into. It makes me so nervous. Can you tell me what I should do as a nursing mom? Or should I do anything to him directly at his young age? Finally, my other son who is 21 months had to get a brain ct scan after a fall two weeks ago. Are there measures I can take for radiation detox? I will be incredibly grateful for any insight you can provide.

    • BranRN says

      Courtney, Just curious why are you taking your little guy in for shots if you don’t want them? I hope you are not one of the parents who think a well child check is necessary or required, these visits are specifically designed to get you in for vaccines. If your child is eating well, pooping good, and appears healthy please skip the well child visits it’s a trap. My last child never went to a pediatrician for a well child, never had an ear infection, never needed antibiotics until he got Lyme disease at 3, and has never had a vaccine. He is 9 and super healthy, and yes goes to public school with a vaccine waiver on file:)

      • Lisa says

        I would like to comment on the statement “well child visits are a trap.” A well child visit saved my nephews life!! I would never advise a young mother to skip a well child visit. My nephew looked and acted like a very healthy 1 year old baby. My sister took him in for his 1 year check and while pressing on his lower tummy felt a large growth. This growth ended up to be a cancerous tumor on his kidney. Had my sister skipped this visit, my nephew would have died. So, those visits are not “traps”. You need to quit influencing young moms with the idea that medical doctors are out to poison their babies, they are trained professionals that have gone to school for many years to help your child.

        • Katie says

          I assume you must know the commenter elsewhere to tell her “You need to quit influencing young moms…”

          I am glad that this visit helped your sister. However, well visits ARE primarily for vaccines, and most people who do well checks (if they aren’t otherwise at the doctor frequently) will say things like “We mainly just go for shots.”

          To deny that well visits can be a trap or that they can be extremely harmful, even deadly, you would need to demonstrate either that vaccines are not commonly administered or that vaccines are not causing the many issues that studies say they are.

          For those who do need to see the doctor frequently, an awareness of this is vital. Finding a doctor who does not push vaccines who simply does checkups would be even better.

          We probably are all aware of the approximate years of school physicians have and what their training is supposed to be for. However, most of us do not believe that modern medicine actually is working out well for us…or we wouldn’t be reading this blog in the first place.

    • Katie says

      Courtney,

      Megan will probably reply with more thorough information, but I wanted to drop you a line since this seemed urgent.

      Please DO hold off on vaccines if you have any doubt at all. I would watch Silent Epidemic (free on youtube), read more of Megan’s posts, and glance at Modern Alternative Mama and Gianelloni Family Blog–there is some really thorough information on vaccines. I can send you more, too; you can email me at katiecrystal23@yahoo.com. I have compiled rights for exemptions, ingredients, doctors questioning vaccines, and more.

  12. Elise says

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I started detoxing my son about 3 weeks ago. I have seen such a huge improvement in his over-all mood, verbal abilities, and his eczema. I’m so grateful to have found your blog and to gain from your insight! God bless!

    • says

      I’ve heard this from several people. Children who were non verbal speaking full sentences after years of speech therapy. May the glory be God’s. Thank you for sharing and for reading! :)

  13. MOTaflan says

    Thanks for this post! I have a 2,5 year old who was vaxed with MMR at his 2 yr visit (long story – basically I caved), and it was a straight 8 days of worry over his high fevers, excessive crying, diarrhea for two days, and measles reaction all over his body. He also has bumps all over legs and arms that could be related to vaccines or dairy/gluten. How long would I have him detox? We already do probiotics, the Wellness Mama elderberry, and a couple other things here and there, but is your list one where all should be done together for a specific amount of time? And could the cilantro be mixed into his smoothies or is it best taken alone? Also wondering suggestions for getting a toddler to take fish oil… Thank you!

    • says

      Good questions! I would get Cod Liver Oil from this website and get one of the flavored varieties:

      http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/CodLiverOil/

      Cilantro can be mixed into smoothies.

      Typically 1-3 months is standard for a detox so during these summer months make lots of smoothies! :) A lot of these recommendations work in conjunction with each other but obviously if there is something on the list you aren’t a fan of, you can leave it out.

      I’m sorry your children experienced vaccine adverse reactions. Sounds like a horrible experience!

  14. Stephanie says

    Thank you for this post! No matter which side of this debate you’re on, the most important thing I think I’ve found personally is that 1) you make an informed decision about what goes into your child’s body, and 2) you know your child best, pay attention! Working in the medical field I saw thousands of children immunized with little to no reactions ever, and always considered myself pro-immunizations. And then I had my son! After his first 2 months shots he started having what appeared to be seizures, or muscle tremors. Guaranteed they had no affiliation to immunizations by our pediatrician, I continued his shots until we finally noticed these incidences would taper off until his next set of shots & then restart, each time seemingly worse. We finally ended up @ Sutter Memorial with marked *episodes* of seizure type activity, but no conclusive answers as to what exactly they were. Unfortunately this was after his 12 months shots where he had a marked loss of motor & verbal skills as well. He had began stemming, lost all social skills, & appeared to be all of a sudden on the autistic spectrum. We ended up going through 3 years of OT, PT, speech therapy and developmental services, AND thankfully he graduted from their program and is today a fully functioning 8 year old. He has some tendancies at times to struggle with possible ADHD and a nervous disorder (cries whenever doing anything new), and seems to be a bit more clumsy than most children his age, but all of these are manageable. I can’t help but wish I was empowered with more information like this when he was born.

  15. emily says

    Thanks for this I will keep all these methods in mind. My child was on a delayed vaccination schedule so she didn’t receive her MMR 2nd dose until 4 years old. In my gut I just didn’t want her to get it but the Dr and Nurses at the medical practice assured me it would be fine. My daughter had a low grade fever for a week, (not bad enough to admit to hospital) the nurse I kept phoning said it was normal. When I said she wasn’t “herself” they just said its a reaction. She didn’t talk for 8 days. The scariest 8 days of my life, my friends who dropped in kept asking why my daughter wasn’t answering their questions. My parents were going out of their mind with worry. And all we could say is “this isn’t the little girl we know.” How do I get a dr to believe me about that? When she snapped out of this sort of trance state I cried with joy. I will never let another vaccine touch her body again. We are now trying to detox gently through food and baths. I think trusting your gut instinct in these situations is so important. Maybe at 2 years old she wouldn’t have recovered? Who knows. I’m not risking losing her again.

    • Mike says

      Congratulations Emily for getting your child back after only 8 days. That’s fantastic. But if you frequent autism sites and boards, you encounter so many parents that never got their child back or only after years of holistic treatment and bankrupting therapies. For the parents that are pro-vaccine, they say that only happens one-in-a-million times. That’s not true either, it’s many more times than that, but they are willing to accept the sacrifice of a small number of children “for the greater good.” I DO NOT find that acceptable in a free society. (We are no longer free, but that’s a whole another discussion.) if the pro-vaxer was that one-in-a-million they would change their tune faster than a speeding bullet.

  16. Tiffany says

    This was an interesting article about detoxing. My children are all grown, but we’ve had several bad experiences after some vaccinations. My oldest son had a seizure (and yes he has Asperger’s Syndrome). My daughter was given the Hepatitis B shot when it first came out and she went off the thermometer (was at least 106 degrees). Luckily my neighbor, a chiropractor, came over and gave her a coffee enema that helped to bring the fever down. So even though I went through and followed the protocol (except I did manage to get a medical exemption for the hepatitis b shot), I started becoming quite skeptical of vaccinations and the side effects.

    So I have a question, you may not know. I have two dogs. About a year and a half ago, I took them to get their rabies and distemper shot. Immediately one of my dogs because seriously ill, with lots of vomiting and diarrhea. She has never had digestive issues, and it’s been a year and a half and we are just now getting somewhat back to normal, but still have digestive issues that I have to be careful with. I have been trying to find foods that do not have any GMO’s in them, and watching what she eats. However, I believe her vaccines may have caused these problems as she was perfectly fine until right after the vaccinations.

    I know a dog’s body is different than a child’s body, but I am hoping one of your readers may be a holistic vet and might know if these detox suggestions may work also on a dog? I am already giving her probiotics which seem to help. What about the fish oil or the detoxification bath though? Thanks for any help.

    • says

      Try giving your dog some liquid bentonite. That stuff is amazing for digestive issues in humans and animals. My son has a friend whose dog was bitten by a brown recluse spider. They have been using the Dr. LaMar’s Liquid Bentionite on it and it is healing up quite nicely. http://www.drlamarsproducts.com. It pulls toxins out of the blood and puts them into the intestinal tract where they can be dumped. I give my dog liquid bentonite every day in her food.

  17. says

    I would suggest to apply 1/4 of PowerStrip, changing each new day. We start like this also with aged people, but in this case their immuse system, in general, is defficient (and they need to detox heavily given the use of various medicaments); what’s not the case at all with children. Drink water, a lot of it.

    • Freya says

      Make sure your children only drink water that is ‘fluoride free’.

      Sodium Fluoride is a heavy metal (aluminum) derived from Industrial waste and does not occur naturally in Nature.

  18. crystal says

    I would like to know what type of research you have done to support this? I am only interested because I know several of my college peers attended 6+ years of school to become bio-chemists. I have asked the same question to each one and ALL fully support vaccination. We are seeing more cases of diseases that where in the verge of being wiped out 50 years ago, such as whooping cough and measles. I just can’t imagine taking such a chance on your children’s health. I want my daughter to be as safe as any other mom, we eat organic and garden. We keep so many toxins out of our body’s through our diet. There are no vaccines for the flu happening yearly for our family but I think I will stick with the pro vaccination movement until science indicates otherwise.

  19. Julia says

    Hi Megan,

    About the cilantro, I guess for “normally intoxicated people” it’s ok, but for highly intoxicated people as I believe I am, the body is in no state to eliminate anything by itself :(

    So it really needs something that will bind the metals and not allow them to go back through the bloodstream, like modified citrus pectins or certain algies.

    If I eat cilantro, even with juices etc. I will get really sick and get horrible headaches because it goes directly to my brain I guess :( it took me years to understand why!

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    • says

      Julia, you might have to enlighten me. Other substances can bind to toxins but if they bypass the blood stream where do they go? I know toxins can be eliminated via the skin but that’s through sweat. The body typically removes things in reverse order so if a toxin was in the blood stream before it went to the brain, the toxin leaves the brain, goes back into the blood stream, and gets eliminated from the body (which it failed to initially do). Feeling sick and having headaches is typical symptoms of detoxing (and a result of toxins being released back into your blood stream and lymph) – and if that’s how you feel I would say you’re fight that you probably do have a lot going on. To me, there’s no difference in chelation effects from algae or cilantro. I can tell you that cilantro definitely does not facilitate the depositing of toxins in your brain or any other area of the body. At least I haven’t seen any research to support that and it goes against my understanding of how our body utilizes food. Just my opinion. :)

      Thanks for the link I will check it out! Very interesting. :)

  20. Linda Luchi says

    While I respect every parents decision regarding vaccines, I just hope that you realize your potential for abuse on any level. I am the parent of a special needs child, I DO NOT BELIEVE his issues have anything to do with vaccines but I want you to see the ramifications of encouraging parents to not vaccinate. Polio is on the rise, as are many debilitating health concerns that vaccines were thought to have eradicated. Just know that your words have power, power to encourage or discourage and there is no scientific or medical proof that vaccines have negative effects. Do I get the magnitude of the amount of vaccines and their effect on the human body? Yes! Do I understand the need for answers if your child is born with learning issues? Yes! Just speak with thoughtfulness and facts. That is all I ask.

    • says

      Linda, I’m sorry you feel that way. I have written several posts under the “Vaccines” tab on this blog where you will find some very credible citations about both polio (and other diseases) and the harms of vaccines. (“Dear Parents” and the “Polio” post would be my top two recommendations). Your statement that vaccines have no negative side effects and that there is no scientific research to support it is simply not true. I would recommending reading the vaccination inserts to start with and the toxicological profiles of the additives in vaccines – of which I cannot possibly fabricate.

      As a general rule in all of my posts, I never attack parents on either side of the debate or children, nor do I exhibit the same animosity towards those that vaccinate as we (those who do not vaccinate) often experience. Words do have power which is why I have chosen to be an outspoke advocate on these issues. I hope you someday come to understand the ramifications of doing otherwise.

    • Mike says

      “and there is no scientific or medical proof that vaccines have negative effects.”

      Linda, with all due respect to your opinion I don’t think you are open to the fact that reams and reams of scientific evidence on the harm of vaccines exist if you choose to look for it. It’s not hiding. They are in some mainstream medical journals in additional to alternatives to the mainstream media. It is too compelling to be ignored by most people willing to consider both sides of an issue. You might also want to look up the definition and discussion on cognitive dissonance for better self awareness. It might help explain to you why people can’t possibly believe that their government or health officials would do anything that doesn’t promote good health. Good luck in your quest for the truth.

    • Kimberly says

      Honestly, the medical community has never proven vaccines are safe. Just because they say they don’t believe that Autism, and other learning disabilities are related to vaccines, doesn’t mean they aren’t. Their opinions are not fact. And if they are so safe and do not cause harm then why are there are so many vaccine related injury cases won every year? It is a pure money maker. If you ever had a child with an adverse reaction that completely changed their temperament, their personality as well as other emotional issues and then had to watch this child grow up never being herself again and knowing in your gut that day you so clearly remember in your mind that she was forever changed. You would not be so quick to judge. We as parents, especially mothers, we know our children, we know when something is wrong, we know even when they are too young to express it to us. You definitely have to trust your instincts. Only we can speak up for our children.

  21. kristine says

    Dearest Megan,
    YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! Thank you for your uncompromising principles and your bold stance for truth! Keep fighting the good fight. “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” -Schopenhauer
    We are obviously in the second stage, just one to go!!

  22. Mike says

    I have a 3 month old grandson. I tried to educate my daughter about the harm vaccines do, but she and her husband chose to vaccinate anyway, which is their right and responsibility. At least they chose to follow a modified schedule, which I accept as a small victory. So I will share your post with them to consider detoxification. But what concerns me is introducing new substances to a baby that is being exclusively breast fed. Can that promote gastrointestinal distress now and/or allergies later on? What about the probiotics? I have the same concern. Is a baby less than 6 months old ready for this? My gut tells me it would be better to wait a few months. What do you think. Are there any studies that address these questions? Thanks for any info.

    • says

      Mike, I think it’s always important that we follow our gut. I would not recommend a 3 month infant get anything but Mama’s milk. As fas as probiotics go, if baby was born vaginally and did not have antibiotics there is no need to incorporate it now – it can be done when solids are introduced (or after age 1). If baby was born via c-section, has had antibiotics, or mom had antibiotics during delivery, then a probiotic is a good idea. LifeStart contains a strain important for infants and small children which is why I chose it.

      I personally (as a currently nursing mom) did not give anything to my babies until they started solids. I eat or take specific supplements that I think are important for baby and they get it through milk. That’s the ideal way to do it. None of the things on this list are contraindicated for nursing women (though I would avoid Elderberry Defense).

      Just my opinion. ;) Hope this helps.

  23. Louise says

    Great information. I appreciate parents like yourself who think for themselves . Parents have given the medical community too much control. Like you said in the article for certain people this article is not for you.

  24. A2 says

    Will these vaccine detox protocols work on adults (like me!) who were vaccinated as children & teens, and have been suffering with a lifetime of health problems.

    I am in my 30s now, and have been fully vaccinated with the 1980s childhood vaccine schedule — and while its far less vaccines than kids today are subjected to, I suspect that even those fewer vaccines poisoned my system, and caused (or at the very least, triggered) a lifetime of health problems including PDD-NOS (diagnosed in preschool), ADHD (diagnosed in 1st grade), clinical depression (diagnosed in 9th grade), BPD (diagnosed in 11th/12th grade), severe allergies & recurring cellulitis (developed suddenly after a flu shot in early 20s) It wasn’t until the last 5-6 years that I started reading & researching vaccines and given my own experiences as well as what I learned about all lies the “experts” have been telling the public, I became staunchly anti-vaccine.

    However since I was primarily vaccinated as a child/teen (though I did get some vaccines in my 20s with my last vaccine being a tetanus shot given a few months before turning 30) I had no say in the matter back then and though in retrospect, I wish I had refused to be vaccinated, I doubt that it would’ve made any difference (at least not while as a minor!)

    Now if it is all possible, I would really like to be able to detox from the HazMat sludge that was pumped into me, essentially against my will, and try to reduce (or better yet, even eliminate!) the damage done by vaccines, and its toxic sludge!

    Will these vaccine detox protocols work on a full-grown (and unfortunately obese, thanks to the massive weight gain side effects of the meds taken in the past to “treat” the vaccine-induced conditions) adult in the mid 30s who hasn’t been vaccinated in years, but was fully vaccinated as a child???

  25. Julia says

    Great post! Just wanted to add that coriander in itself can be dangerous if not taken with something which will attract the heavy metals. It only kicks them out and lets them wonder around and settle somewhere else (especially in the brain), as the intoxicated body is seldom strong enough to evacuate them…

    Beware of coriander!

    A great detox we’ve tried with my 4 year old daughter (and myself) is Dékélaction. All natural but VERY effective after about 1-2 months. You can buy it online, usually on European websites.

    • says

      Julia, Cilantro binds and pulls into the blood stream. Since we’re drinking lots of water and juices to help the eliminatory functions, these toxins should be easily excreted by the kidneys or the skin. It is known as “poor man’s chelation” because it does the same thing as a normal chelation only it’s safer and inexpensive. The point of a detox is to pull toxins out of the tissues and organs and to encourage the body to flush them out – this is most natural.

      I have never heard of Dekelaction. I will have to look into it! :)

  26. erin Elizabeth says

    I’ve been considering stopping my sons vaccines. We have made alternative choices since I was pregnant and my husband was not willing to forgo the vaccinations and I gave in. Reading this made me cry for allowing the vaccinations thus far but thankful there is something to do about the toxins he is exposed too. I am nursing him still, if we detoxed together would the toxins released go into my milk?

    • says

      Erin,

      We all do the best we can as parents and you certainly did just that so please don’t feel guilty for it. There sometimes has to be much compromise in marriage on the decisions we’d prefer to make. The great thing about this gentle detox is that it is not harsh on the body and if it were me (I am nursing) I would have no problems doing it. My only caveat is that I would do elderberry syrup or elderberry in herbal form, not elderberry defense, and drink plenty of water – which I am sure you are doing. :)

      • says

        We do have to be careful with detoxing while nursing but none of the things on this list is contraindicated for nursing women. :)

  27. Maura says

    My vaccine-injured son was cured of many of his ailments with homeopathic vaccine antidotes. We obtained these through our homeopath and they were administered only after spending some time on a constitutional remedy. It was a slow process which took about 2 years. His homeopathic reactions were astounding.
    We also slowly chelated his heavy metal poisoning (mainly mercury) with Alpha Lipoic Acid (Cutler Method), which also took about 2 years. My son is now functioning in normal, typical ways and excels in math (99th percentile on standardized tests). The detoxing really works. It would have been better not to vaccinate in the first place though.

  28. RNs are forced to be vaccinated says

    Did you know traditional nurses and doctors are forced to get vaccinations themselves? The thought process is that if there was an outbreak of the flu or something that at least the medical professionals would be immune. And because they are forced to get vaccinated to keep their job, they have to buy into the idea that it isn’t harmful to their body. Then when they don’t die, they incorrectly assume that a baby can ward off the dangerous items in vaccinations also. So now I understand why 100% of medical professionals are pro-vaccination……They have to be or they are fired!

  29. Bernadette says

    Thank you so much for this post ! I have two questions.

    – where can you find the homeopathic antidotes ? Especially interested about the vitamin K that I was bullied into letting my daughter get (thankfully I was stronger when my son was born).
    – what would be the recommended dosage of cilantro for an adult ? I have been myself over-vaccinated and am suffering from an overload of mercury (my blood works are scary).

    Thank you !

    • says

      Bernadette, if you private message me on the Living Whole FB page or send me an email via my contact form above, I can give you some direction on obtaining an antidote. :)
      I am working on a detox for adults as well and will look up the recommended usage for cilantro, but you can use it liberally.

  30. says

    Just a quick comment- while I understand your concern about vaccines and how one can think they can overwhelm a child, vaccines are very safe, one of most researched medical intervention and highly effective at protecting a child from vaccine preventable diseases. There is no need or way to ‘detox’ from them- unless you decide to wipe out your child’s immune system and leave them open to infection. Also, vaccines are not toxic- many of the ‘scary’ ingredients you list are actually naturally occurring substances our bodies make (formaldehyde for example it’s produced at the cellular level!) and some you listed are not even in the vaccines- mercury is not in any pediatric vaccines. I really hope you take down this post and replace it with a factual one that doesn’t scare parents away from life-saving vaccines. Thank you.

    • says

      Melody,

      Vaccines have not been proven clinically safe or research effective and just because something is naturally occurring in the body does not mean it can be ingested or injected without repercussion. Whether you vaccinate or not, you cannot argue with the toxicological profiles of any of these additives or the vast amount of peer-reviewed data connecting these ingredients to various medical conditions, citations to which are contained in my other posts (or in the PubMed database if you prefer). A “detox” does not “wipe-out” the immune system nor is there any scientific research to support that, but there is a vast amount of research showing that the ingredients utilized in a detox helps the immune system function better. As far as mercury is concerned, this detox addresses children all of which are under the age of 18. Thimerosol was an ingredient in many vaccines in the past, is still contained in some (which even in trace amounts exceeds EPA guidelines for exposure), and is still used in many of the vaccine preparation processes.

      Whether you believe in vaccines or not it is absolutely not okay to expose our children to excessive heavy metals and toxins. Fluorine is also naturally present in small amounts in the body, but the Lancet has recently classified fluoride as a neurotoxin which means we shouldn’t be brushing our teeth with it, drinking it, or treating our children with it and the same applies to all of these other toxins. If you wish not to vaccinate, that is your choice, but the audience of this blog has either chosen not to vaccinate, or wants to minimize some of the risks associated with vaccines. If you don’t believe these “toxins” harm the body going in, then it’s contradictory to think they’d do damage to the body coming out.

      This post will not be taken down, but people are free to venture to other forums where vaccines are viewed in the light you suggest.

      Respectfully.

      • Sheila says

        Thank you Megan,
        As a mom who witnessed her child have a major adverse reaction to his 15 month shots MMR, ect. He was a babbling happy 15 month old, now he is 20 years old and is non-verbal severely autistic, with a brain lesion on his thalamus, newly diagnosed OCD, TIC’s, Tremmors and SIB to name a few. I followed doctors orders prior to his diagnosis but now I will only listen to my HEART and never ever let another vaccine touch his body. I will do everything I can to help him repair the damage that I witnessed 4 days after those shots. He was taken by ambulance with a fever of 104 and was placed in isolation because his body had a purple rash all over it (MEASLES).
        Melody you do not have a clue of what you are saying to do us families who are trying to help our vaccine injured children try to recover, a big favor and preach to someone else who is blind enough to listen. I for one will never give up on my child…………

    • stig lönnqvist says

      Melody; Formaldehyd in vaccines are not the same that you body produces. Its syntetic formaldehyd from industry. Mercury is the worsecind of mercury, Not the same that we eat from fish. All vaccines have mercury, they use mercury under the process if they dont put mercury. Aluminium is also syntetic from industry. There is no sientic in the world that can say that this toxins are safe

    • says

      That post follows the script that vaccine industry distributes (I met almost identical on another website)
      “Vaccines are safe”. Just today I read an article on greenmedinfo.com “Multiple infant vaccines lead to dramatically increased mortality” , based on several studies. I could give links to many many many studies that show harm, including death from vaccines, including information from CDC. I am sure they don’t teach nurses to read industry’s own vaccine inserts that list side effects.
      Vaccines are not effective. The industry NEVER did any double blind placebo controlled study on any of the vaccines, only comparison with previous vaccines, comparison with the same vaccine with all the toxic substances, but without virus; or antibody counts. And Merck whistle-blowers told the story how this company, producers of Vioxx and biological weapons, instructed scientists to artificially spike the blood samples with antibodies so their measles vaccine looks more “effective” than it really is. I wonder if they did it with other vaccines as well? This story is on naturalnews.com No wonder outbreaks occur mostly in vaccinated children, which media conveniently forgets to mention, Vaccine industry and its coverage in the media are full of fraud and brainwashing.
      Formaldehyde is NOT produced BY the human body. It is used ON human body as embalming fluid, and is a carcinogen,
      Mercury is still in all pediatric vaccines, My pediatrician lost my respect when I initially believed his lie and then found out the truth, FDA says amount of mercury in most childhood vaccines is 1 mcg per 0,5 ml dose, They don’t test for mercury, they just assume the industry will follow the standard. When private lab tested a vial, instead of 1 mcg they found 4 mcg , Many vaccines (HepB, meningitis, flu, etc) have much higher amounts, OK, lets trust FDA that it is only 1 mcg in 0.5 ml vial. That amounts to 2000 parts per billion, To compare: limit of mercury in drinking water is 2 ppb. Anything with a concentration above 400 ppb is considered hazardous waste and can not be disposed in a landfill, Put a drop of a solution containing mercury in this concentration into somebody’s food, and you will be arrested for attempted murder. But put on a white coat and inject it (mixed with many other toxins) into child’s blood, and you are paid for that handsomely, so handsomely, that pediatricians and nurses would lie through their teeth to trusting patients.
      Well, what else, you can not ” wipe out” immune system with fruit juices. It is so sad to see how the industry and nursing schools dumbed down people with RN degree to this level.

      • Victoria says

        I’m in nursing school (for LPN, and then eventually RN.) I for one would never “Lie” to a parent. Nor would I judge them for whatever there decision is regarding vaccinations. In nursing school you are told you cannot be biased ( you cannot possibly deliver care adequately to someone if you are plagued with judgement, without it obviously having a negative impact on the patient.)

        Parents know what’s best for their individual child. The only thing Nurses are supposed to do are to a) listen to the patient b) give the benefits and possible negatives c) respect that its their right to make a decision d) treat them with dignity and respect as a “whole” individual e) advocate for them, and have there best interest at heart (especially during a life-threatening situation.)

        At school we are not taught to make sure we “judge the parents who don’t vaccinate.” In fact we have an open discussion about it (with many different view points.) There simply is NO “right” or “wrong” answer to whether or not this is right for your child. That is a decision that you, and only you can make. My personal views are irrelevant (whether I’m pro or against.)

        However, I do suggest that every single parent should read upon vaccinations (the pro’s and the cons) and make an informed decision. The truth is, is that every parent should be aware of what is going in their child’s body (if you had to pick up a prescription for your child at the pharmacy, you would read the insert right?) You have to be able to decide if the benefits outweigh the risks, or vice versa.

    • vickie says

      Wait, MelodyRN, aluminum, formaldehyde, MSG, mercury help your immune system, and detoxing them out will wipe out your immune system? If that’s the case, why not skip the live or dead viruses, monkey blood , possibly contaminated with HIV or H1N1, and DNA fragments and just inject straight aluminum into your child? Then, according to your logic, they will have this super immune system, able to fight off viruses. Of course the downside would be that the aluminum would eat away the blood brain barrier, leaving them sitting ducks for neurotoxins to enter their brain, whether it was from fluoride, round up or whatever they are exposed to. Saying vaccines are safe is like saying a revolver is safe because there is only one bullet and you have more chances of not being harmed that to be harmed. The package inserts of vaccines list the possible side effects, and they don’t even claim that the vaccines are safe. Death, permanent brain damage, fainting, gastrointestinal damage are a few of the side effects possible in almost all vaccines. They claim them to be rare, but what is rare?

    • BranRN says

      Melody, as a nurse you may want to do your own research on vaccine ingredients and not go by what you were taught in school. I am sure you have access to an MSDS book, just look for yourself. And p.s. manmade thimerosal, formaldehyde, aluminum products are not natural, nor is it natural to inject those products into any living thing. I am a pediatric nurse and after reading a vaccine insert and actually researching the ingredients that are located in a Physician Desk References and cross referencing with a material safety data sheet, there was no doubt in my mind that the vaccines today are highly toxic. You are only cheating yourself and your patients if you don’t look at the big picture…Side note, how do people with your belief end up reading a blog topic that you don’t agree with, I surely don’t search for pro-vaccine blogs to comment on.

      • kAREN says

        Bran – Love your comments – so 100% true in everything you said – not just about the ingredients – but also that people who are obviously pro-vacc. will come to websites/articles like this – that aren’t even what they believe in & then think they have to save all of us by telling us that we’re all wrong…! Also, Meghan -Love the article – thanks! Keep up the good work!

    • Claudia says

      Melody,
      I hope to God you are just claiming to be an RN but if you really are an RN I hope I never have the misfortune to come across you in a medical setting. Read the labels from the vaccine manufacturers. They clearly state that no safety testing has been done on children under 1 year of age but recommend giving the vaccines at 1 year. So, at 364 days old they don’t know what they will do but at 365 days old it is perfectly safe. One would have to be delusional to just accept that. The medical establishment told me without aggressive chemo and radiation I would only have a year to live. I didn’t do it and that was five years ago. I did a lot of detoxing and I am healthier now than I have ever been. You need to open up your closed mind and realize that the vaccine manufacturers are the only ones really benefiting from those poisonous vaccines. Realize too, that “man’s medicine” has only been around for a few hundred years whereas God’s medicine and been around since the beginning of time. Man’s audacity in thinking he can do it better than God never ceases to amaze me.

    • Rae says

      Melody,

      Pushing vaccines and falsely reassuring parents breaks your oath to do no harm. You should seriously think about that. I did when I took the oath.

      Also, detoxing does not “wipe out” your immune system. That just doesn’t make any sense. You may want to read up on that before you spread inaccurate information…especially if you are the Melody from the nurses who vaccinate group. You would want to appear as educated as possible to your followers.

      I agree with the other comments addressed to you at this point. I hope you give careful thought to each one.

      Megan – Thank you for writing this and please continue doing what you do!

  31. Kristen says

    I’m nursing and I didn’t detox before pregnancy of the vaccines I had as a baby and child. My baby is 8 months and not vaccinated at all, would these things be safe to do myself while nursing without the toxins getting into my breastmilk?

  32. says

    Thank you for sharing! I did almost all of your suggested detoxes and more with my first daughter. It did take time, some things worked better than others but all in all- she’s an incredibly healthy, intelligent, beautiful girl. I cherish our “partners in healing”: chiro’s, cranial sacral therapist, massage, homeopath, naturopath & herbalist.
    I appreciate you continuing to share this wealth of knowledge. I gave up on my blog 2 years ago because of negative comments from family & friends… So I admire you for staying strong!
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