Flu Shot 2014-2015 Season

It’s getting close to that time of year when the same question comes at me on a
daily basis..”Should I get the Flu shot?”

I’m never sure why the same people ask each year, because my answer is always the
same..a resounding ‘NO!’

Each year, more and more studies appear, but this vaccine is so controversial and still, the best studies show that at the very best, the shot MAY protect against Should I get the flu shot
10% of the flu causing viruses around each winter. The most convincing studies to me say actually it’s only 1%.

“Over 200 viruses cause influenza and influenza-like illness which produce the same symptoms (fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses). Without laboratory tests, doctors cannot tell the two illnesses apart. Both last for days and rarely lead to death or serious illness. At best, vaccines might be effective
against only Influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses.” (Source: Cochrane Summaries)

Regardless of which you believe, the benefits nowhere near outweigh the risks,
which are many. Too many to ignore and too many to challenge your health, or that
of your family, particularly young children and older people.

A study in 2011 published in the International Journal of Medicine revealed a fact
rarely addressed by conventional health authorities, or the mostly uncritical
mainstream media, namely: flu vaccines result in inflammatory cardiovascular
changes indicative of increased risk for serious heart-related events such as heart
attack.

Titled, “Inflammation-related effects of adjuvant influenza A vaccination on platelet activation and cardiac autonomic function,” their study concluded:

“Together with an inflammatory reaction, influenza A vaccine induced platelet
activation and sympathovagal imbalance towards adrenergic predominance. Significant
correlations were found between CRP [C-reactive protein) levels and HRV [heart rate
variability] parameters, suggesting a pathophysiological link between inflammation
and cardiac autonomic regulation. The vaccine-related platelet activation and
cardiac autonomic dysfunction may transiently increase the risk of cardiovascular
events.”

The four main areas of concern mentioned above are:

Platelet Activation: An indicator of increased risk for pathological clotting
and/or obstruction of a blood vessel, e.g. heart attack, embolism or stroke.

Sympathovagal imbalance towards adrenergic predominance: An indication of
disturbed autonomic regulation within the heart.

Elevation of C-Reactive Protein: An indicator of inflammation-mediated
cardiovascular disease risk.

Reduced Heart Rate Variability: An indicator of increased heart disease risk.

And the major problem is that it’s not that they don’t work, but they challenge our
immune systems, weakening them. Not to mention, the dangers around the adjuvants
(substances which are supposed to help your body fight the virus, but are in fact
dangerous), perservatives, (thimerosal being one, which is 50% mercury) foreign
animal DNA and cellular byproducts and virus itself in various forms of activity.

All of this doesn’t even start to address the abnormal route of administration.
Normally, our immune systems work via inhalation or oral contact with the virus,
which then passes through the gastric environment and then the digestive system and
for the most part, the virus never survives. Not only do the digestive enzymes,
etc work to kill it, but our stomach and intestinal systems are lined with
antibodies which are our first line of defense when being challenged by anything,
whether it’s virus, bacteria, poisons, etc. If something gets by that, then on
entering into our blood stream, the ‘big guns’ are called out in the form of
stronger, more reaction-producing cells of our immune system to deal.

The problem is that this ‘big gun’ system can be overwhelmed, weakened and made incapable, if
called on too often. So to inject things directly into the blood stream and stress this system results
in an overall weaker immune sytem in time.

So what can you do?

A number of things and in subsequent articles, I’ll go into more detail on each,
but as a start –

Diet:

I think it’s pretty obvious that if you want your immune system to be operating at
optimal, then it would be prudent to stop challenging your body with other toxins
and chemicals by eating good, clean, organic food. And real food, not the
processed pathetic excuse for food provided by fast food vendors, or the packaged
pre-made garbage available in most supermarkets these days.

I’m talking about real fruit and vegetables, organic if possible, clean meat,
legumes, sprouts, whole grains (reducing wheat, corn and soy because of the good
chance of them being GMO). Making green smoothies is a great way to get extra
servings of these wonderful nutrients in to enhance immune and actually your whole
body’s functioning.

Exercise:

A healthy body is never complete without even a moderate level of exercise, open
air and sunshine. Doing it all in a gym is not the total answer. Leave the car at
home and walk!

Sleep:

I’m not going to say everyone should get their eight hours of sleep, because for
some, it’s just not true. But, I think everyone knows as an adult, what suits them
best, be it six or nine hours, your body regenerates and heals best in sleep so
make it a priority.

Supplements and/or Herbs To Take For Prevention:

There are a variety of preventive things to take, but if you concentrate on the
three things above…you won’t need a lot. I’m going to cover prevention and cure
in my next article. Stay tuned..and subscribe at the upper right form to find out
when I post next.



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