Unvaccinated, Homeschooled, and TV-Free: Itís Not Just for Fanatics and Zealots

a book by Julie Cook


Available January 2010!  Click here to read chapter excerpts.

If you would like to be notified when the book is published, please email:  juliecook@noregretslifecoaching.com


Raising Children Vaccine-Free, TV-Free, and Without School is a Viable Mainstream Lifestyle that is Gaining Momentum; Itís Not Just for Fanatics and Zealots. 

HOWELL, Michigan (October 14, 2009) Ė For years the homeschooling, TV-free, and anti-vaccine movements have been regarded by most as lifestyles adopted by fanatics and zealots.  Mass media has continued to portray families who choose these lifestyles as outsiders and oddballs, even though homeschooling has been growing at a rate of 7%-12% per year and most homeschooling families are in the upper middle class with both parents having advanced degrees. 


In her upcoming book titled Unvaccinated, Homeschooled, and TV-Free: Itís Not Just for Fanatics and Zealots, Julie Cook describes the decision making process, and reasons behind selecting this lifestyle for her daughter and family.  Julie Cook is a mother with three advanced degrees, working as a middle manager for a large technology firm, with a decidedly mainstream life. 


In the book, Julie Cook recaps the research data and statistics surrounding vaccinations and explains that nobody makes money if you donít vaccinate and many people and organizations will lose massive amounts of money if you decide not to vaccinate. Some of the statistics in the book include:

∑         A study done in 1985 proved that adults who had natural measles had a decreased incidence of various cancers including cervical cancer. 

∑         In 1997, a report showed that a person who has received 5 or more flu vaccines is 10 times more likely to develop Alzheimerís disease (than a person who has received fewer than 2 flu shots in their lifetime).

∑         A New Zealand study disclosed that 23% of vaccinated children develop asthma, as compared to 0% in unvaccinated children.


In the TV-Free section, Julie Cook includes statistics and data linking obesity to TV viewing.  Some of the interesting TV quotes include:

The homeschooling section outlines the authorís top 10 reasons for homeschooling and not one of them has anything to do with politics, religion, the content of what is taught, or the safety of the environment.  She discusses intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation as well as the merits of play-based learning.  

Julie Cook is the owner of No Regrets Life Coaching and Publishing. To find out more, please go to www.noregretslifecoaching.com.



Julie Cook



Julie Cook
No Regrets Life Coaching and Publishing