Vaccinations: Good, Bad or Both?
From the desk of Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac, DNBAO...
There is a lot of information circulating the healthcare field, media, and parenting community about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. For example, in 1983, the CDC recommended a total of 23 doses of 8 vaccines by age 18. Today, kids get a total of 70 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18. What has caused this change and what are the implications for your child’s health? These types of facts will be discussed in depth in an open forum format to help parents feel less overwhelmed and conflicted about what is right for their child.
If you are a parent or caregiver interested in being a part of a discussion about vaccinations, join us at our next chapter meeting on Tuesday, February 11th from 7pm-9pm.
The Back Bay Holistic Moms Chapter holds monthly meetings featuring guest speakers on a variety of holistic lifestyle topics the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held at OMBE Integrative Health Center located at 551 Boylston Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. For more information or to RSVP for February’s meeting, please contact Chapter Leader, Jessica L. Molleur, at (617) 447-2222 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information, please visit the Holistic Moms Network website at www.holisticmoms.org or contact the organization at (877) HOL-MOMS.
ABOUT HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK: The Holistic Moms Network is a rapidly growing national non-profit organization connecting moms who are passionate about holistic health and green living. “Through monthly meetings our local chapters bring parents together in a non-judgmental environment that honors their lifestyle and parenting choices,” says the group’s Executive Director Dr. Nancy Massotto. “For new parents who choose to raise their children holistically, having the support of like-minded parents is critical,” she says. The Holistic Moms Network encourages new moms to trust their instincts, to parent from the heart, and to educate themselves about the pros and cons of all healthcare options. Through a dynamic e-mail discussion loop, members of the group share life-changing information and advice on a variety of topics including pregnancy, breastfeeding, natural childbirth, positive discipline, alternative medicine, and all aspects of green living. The organization, which was founded in New Jersey in 2003, currently has more than 120 chapters across the United States. “A majority of today’s moms say that pregnancy inspired a shift to green living, and three quarters of Americans seek out some form of alternative medicine,” says Massotto, “so we’re seeing a surge of interest in our organization.”
ABOUT OMBE: OMBE is committed to integrative medicine and the environment, synergizing Western and Eastern medicine to develop comprehensive treatment plans. The eco-friendly center offers acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, naturopathy, nutritional counseling, personal training, physical therapy, Pilates, and yoga. OMBE is the recipient of numerous green business and service awards including the Boston Business Journal, Mayor Menino’s Green Business Award and 2013 Best of Boston Massage. OMBE is one of the first 25 companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston and is a member of 1% for the Planet. To learn more about their services visit their website at www.ombecenter.com and to schedule an appointment, contact email@example.com or 617.447.2222.