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Hey mama. Welcome back to Follow Your Gut Sarah Bennett, founder of ōNLē ORGANICS as a mama of four. I've gone through the ups and downs of sleepless nights. Undiagnosed symptoms gotten the complete runaround from the medical system and I've found a different way. No more waiting out your child's symptoms, endlessly Googling in the middle of the.
And feeling lost and alone in your family's wellness. This podcast will empower you to take leadership of your family's wellness. So your family can experience that deep level of health and happiness. You so greatly deserve. I'm so happy you're here. Let's dive in to today's episode.
Welcome to episode 19 gut health and vaccines. I wanna start this episode by telling you what it is not. This is not an episode that will tell you whether you should or should not vaccinate your child. It will not make you feel guilty. No matter the decision you have made, it is simply an episode to.
This very sensitive subject that underneath all of the controversy is incredibly impactful on your child's gut bacteria. I invite you to listen in without judgment or expectation, because I know if you do, you'll leave here feeling really inspired in one way or another. So do vaccines work, are they worth it?
Are they harmful? Do they cause autism, the answers to these questions vary from person to person study, to study and even doctor to doctor. But I bring them here today to get you thinking about your answers. Where did your answers come from? I'm sure of it. That you are quick to answer every single one of these questions just reflect on this for now.
And we are going to circle back around to this in a little. We're going to get started by talking about what vaccines actually do to your child's gut bacteria. It is important that you know, your child's gut bacteria is at its most fragile state from infancy to about three years old. The gut bacteria is fragile throughout your child's entire life, but this is the most fragile time in early childhood.
Please go back and listen to episode 12, to learn more about this. I go into great detail on this, in that episode, but in brief, when your child was in utero, their gut was sterile. They didn't have good bacteria. They didn't have bad bacteria. Their first exposure was when they either pass through the VA your vaginal canal or environmental bacteria.
If they are born cesarean section. Gut imbalance during early infancy is incredibly common because it is so very common that mamas unknowingly have gut imbalances that they pass on to their child during birth. I did, and I didn't even know it until years later. This is empowering to know though, because if you plan to have more children, you can intentionally care for your gut during pregnancy and pass balanced gut flora onto your child during birth.
Or if you are trying to understand your child. Being able to trace back and connect dots is incredibly helpful to understand your child's behavior, sleep skin and poop health, basically their overall wellbeing. This is where vaccines come into play study. After study shows that children with autism have significantly fewer good bacteria strains.
In their gut than children who do not have autism, the connection between vaccines and autism is controversial as you know, but there is no denying the bacteria difference in these children. The same is true for children with F pies. The. This is a newer syndrome that has very few studies done. But within these studies, there is evidence that children with F pies also have fewer strains of good bacteria in their gut.
These are just two of the many diagnoses that many people believe are connected to vaccines along with so many others like childhood diabetes, ADHD, neurological behavioral, and mental health issues. So maybe they're all connected to vaccines. , but what if you haven't vaccinated your child and they have autism or F pies or anything else that we just listed?
What I'm getting at here is what if the link between it all is your child's gut bacteria. You now understand how fragile their gut bacteria is, and if you need a refresh on why their bacteria is so important, please follow the link in the show notes to a video. I made explaining this in great detail.
What if it isn't necessarily the vaccine that is causing all of these unfortunate side effects, but is actually deeper than that. It is an imbalance in your child's gut bacteria. Now maybe they had an imbalance before being vaccinated, or maybe the vaccine caused the imbalance. Maybe you haven't even vaccinated your child at all.
vaccines like medications, even over the counter medications like Tylenol and ibuprofen are disruptive to the good bacteria in your child's gut. Common colds, viruses, exposure to mold, chemicals, toxins, and pesticides, artificial food, coloring, highly processed foods. These are all disruptive to the good bacteria in your child's gut.
And in many cases, they actually feed the bad bacteria. So what causes, what is do the vaccines and all of these, cause the imbalance, which then the imbalance causes different diagnoses and symptoms, or did your child have an imbalance to begin with in the vaccine or exposure to anything that we just talked about?
Chemicals, toxins, pesticides. Highly processed food. Did that amplify the imbalance? What causes, what doesn't necessarily matter, but having the awareness and being able to make the connection is incredibly empowering. At the beginning of the episode, I asked you how you came to all of your answers around vaccines.
Do they work? Are they worth it? Are they harmful? Do they cause autism? The reason I asked this is because the answer to this question is important. Be real with yourself. Did you make your decision to vaccinate your child? Because that is what your child's doctor said you were supposed to do, or because it's just what people do or because your mom had you vaccinated as a child, or did you diligently research and intentionally decide it was the best thing for your child, or if you decided not to vaccinate your child, how did you come to this decision?
Was it because your midwife advised against it because your cousin told you horror stories about her child's reaction, or did you diligently research and intentionally decide against vaccinating? The reason this is important is because I share these episodes with you to empower you, to be the leader of your family's wellness, to educate yourself.
So that you can intentionally make the best decisions for your family. This is why I'm not sharing my opinion on whether to vaccinate or. My opinion and advice doesn't matter. What matters is that, you know, how vaccines impact your child's gut bacteria. And you can either come up with a plan of how to make certain that your child's gut is 100% balanced, leading up to being vaccinated, and then diligently help them maintain balance following their vaccines or.
If your child is struggling with any of the diagnoses or symptoms we talked about in this episode, and you have a gut feeling that they are connected to when your child received vaccines, you can focus on their gut health and begin their healing journey because it is never too late to begin.
Preventative balance is always best. But sometimes that isn't possible. And it's important that you know, it is never too late. Maybe you haven't vaccinated your child, but you want to focus and rebalance their gut. No matter where you are, I'm going to link all kinds of resources for you in the show notes.
Thank you so much for joining me here today. If this sparked any questions that I didn't go over, don't be shy in reaching out. You can email me any time email@example.com. I will see you next time.
Thank you so much for tuning in. Before you go, something you should know is that everything I share on this show is also applicable to you, not just your child. And did you know, I started only organics as a way to create and share the absolute best quality supplements and products that support gap balance shop ōNLē organics.com.
That's www.onleorganics.com. Lastly, I always wanna be very transparent that I am not a doctor nutritionist or dietician. I'm a certified family health coach, and most importantly, a mama with a passion sharing my story and the products and practices that have brought abundant health and happiness to my own family.
Please always listen to your own inner voice of wisdom and your healthcare professional. I'll see you next time.