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In this episode, I’m answering questions that were sent to me via Facebook messages & emails from you, the viewers. Some of the questions I’ll be answering:

  • What are natural alternatives for antidepressants?
  • Should someone who is immune compromised or has cystic fibrosis get vaccinated?
  • Are the unvaccinated putting others at risk?
  • What are your thoughts on HERD immunity and the unvaccinated being protected by the vaccinated population?
  • How do you build immunity if you don’t take vaccines?

Research studies referenced:

Asymptomatic transmission and the resurgence of Bordetella Pertussis
https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-015-0382-8

Herd effect from influenza vaccination in non-healthcare settings: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and observational studies.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27784531

The Introduction of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis and Oral Polio Vaccine Among Young Infants in an Urban African Community: A Natural Experiment.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28188123

Effectiveness of pertussis vaccines for adolescents and adults: case-control study
http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f4249

Increased risk of non-influenza respiratory virus infections associated with receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22423139

Acellular pertussis vaccination enhances B. para-pertussis colonization
http://epidemics.psu.edu/articles/view/acellular-pertussis-vaccination-enhances-b.-parapertussis-colonization

The effect of investigator compliance (observer bias) on calculated efficacy in a pertussis vaccine trial
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/102/4/909

Annual Vaccination against Influenza Virus Hampers Development of Virus-Specific CD8+ T Cell Immunity in Children
http://jvi.asm.org/content/85/22/11995.abstract

The role of nutrition in viral disease
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955286396001325