"We have never argued that people shouldn't be immunized for the most serious threats including measles and polio, but surely there's a limit as to how many viruses and toxins can be introduced into the body of a small child.
Veterinarians found out years ago that in many cases they were over-immunizing our pets, a syndrome they call Vaccinosis. It overwhelmed the immune system of the animals, causing myriad physical and neurological disorders. Sound familiar? If you can over-immunize a dog, is it so far out to assume that you can over-immunize a child?"
This is obviously a complex issue, but I bet most of us know people, or know of people in our communities, whose kids have developed Autism. And who are convinced that this happened after a shot or series of shots.
I would observe that dieting ads appear everywhere on the internet, regardless of whether you've selected "single, female" in your profile. While there is some merit to the suggestive selling of advertising in general, at least we're taught that it is an AD that is trying to sell you something that will hopefully solve your latest problem.
What I find more challenging are Facebook status updates from my friends.* Almost every login I read a status update that says something about food:
"should I have the ice cream or a cookie?'' '''im eating the best burrito from chipolte!" 'Dunkin Donuts coffee is just so much better than starbucks. mmmmm...."
or my weekly fav: 'I am eternally grateful for Red Bull.'
That said, I see just as many status updates such as this:
"I just signed up for my 3rd marathon!" Or "i strongly suggest a run in Central Park. truly divine."
As many of my "friends" that are posting "I just grabbed a handful of goldfish at 4am. Pure bliss", I have just as many that are inspiring me daily with their triathalons or their ability to choose a large salad instead of pizza while taking care of 5 children!
So the real question is this: What do you choose to focus on? There is almost always a Fruit Cup directly next to an apple fritter at Starbucks. There is always a chance to put on running shoes rather than sack out on the couch. Facebook has proved it's really no different - you get what you focus on.
*All status updates are actual facebook status updates.