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For moms who do not vaccinate: Do you let your children eat fish?

I was just wondering how many of the non vaccinating moms let their children eat fish since some kinds of fish contain mercury.

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Asked by MooNFaeRie30 at 6:29 AM on Oct. 8, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Delay and selectively vaccinate, and do not let my son eat fish or shell fish. He has severe allergies to both.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:51 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Yes we eat salmon for the vitamin D.

    There is a big difference between consuming and digesting fish and injecting mercury directly into the blood stream.

    Answer by epoh at 7:19 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • epoh, Vaccines aren't injected into the blood stream. They're intra-muscular or intra-dermal. Just thought I'd throw that out there. But mainly intra-muscular.

    Answer by LyTe684 at 8:10 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • We do not vaccinate anymore, not since my son's severe regression after his last set, and yes, we do eat fish. However, we usually eat responsibly farmed fish, which means no mercury or other contaminates, or we eat wild caught deep water fish, which has limited, if any, mercury content.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:43 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • We are 100% vax free! and although they hate fish I do make it. I even ate it while pregnant. The small natural amount of mercury in fish and the large amount being injected in vaccines are two very different things. The average vaccine containing mercury has 30 times the amount thought to be safe in grown men... The average mercury carrying fist is very small and NATURALLY occuring. Also, the mercury in fish is, like anything else we eat, taken in to the stomach and broken down before being obsourbed and/or discarded. You do NOT obsourb the entire amount of Mercury from fish. However because vaccines are injected, you body is not only being given a MUCH larger dose of mercury but it's not being given the chance to break down or discard ANY of it.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:48 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Also, Mercury has been removed from many vaccines (not all) and is not the only reason that we do not vaccinate. If that was the only negative ingredient in vaccines we would happily vaccinate, however seeing how vaccines contain more negative ingredients than positive, we will stick with nature and basic hygiene to keep us healthy!


    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:50 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I think the key response here will be the levels of murcery and the injestion methods are entirely different. You wouldn't get injected with calcum would you? I'd rather just drink milk or each cheese and get a reasonable dose in a manor where my body can choose to use it or let the excess be flushed from the body.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Some forms of the flu shot are the last remaning vaccines to still contain a measureable amount of mercury in them. Other vaccines use mercury during the manufacturing process but it is filtered out of the final product. There is, of course, the disclaimers to say that there are trace amounts in the vaccines but the quantity of mercury in the final product is not measurable. The type of mercury used in the production of vaccines is called thiomersal. The type of mercury found in seafood is methylmercury and is just as toxic as thiomersal. There is about as much methylmercury is one halibut fillet as there is thiomersal in the mercury-containing adult flu shot, which is roughly 25 micrograms. Carnivorous fish such as shark, mackrel, tuna, walleye, etc. tend to have a larger accumulation of methylmercury in their flesh than smaller, herbivorous fish such as tilapia, herring, or shrimp.


    Answer by ktok2009 at 10:18 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Methylmercury, the kind found in fish flesh, is readily and completely absorbed in the human GI tract and is transported freely throughout the body, crossing the blood-brain barrier and across the placenta, to a fetus, which is why pregnant women are advised to limit their intakes of certain kinds of fish. Methylmercury is not easily eliminated from the system and has a half-life of roughly 50 days in the human bloodstream. Thiomersal mercury, the kind found in flu shots, is no less toxic than methylmercury and also crosses the blood-brain barrier and the placenta, but only has a half-life of roughly 4 days.

    There are flu shots available without mercury. You can find the listing of them in the Dr. Sears Vaccine Book.

    Our family doesn't do flu shots and we selectively / delay vaccinations.


    Answer by ktok2009 at 10:23 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • We eat fish types that are low in mercury level. And the amount of mercury in those fish does not compare to the mercury levels in even one vaccine. Nice try.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

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