Choose to Gamble with the Flu Shot? The Odds are Against Your Health!
As flu season approaches, people you know – maybe even you – are conned into making the annual trip to the local pharmacy, clinic, grocery store, church or school to receive the flu shot. In fact, this year nearly 150 million doses of flu vaccine have been produced, which is the highest number ever available. Yet, the chances of a flu shot being effective in any given year are about as high as your chances of pulling a needle from a haystack. This is because flu shots only protect against certain strains of the flu virus. These strains mutate rapidly, and scientists can only make educated guesses about which strains will be most prevalent this year.
The Truth About the Flu Shot
Each year millions of Americans roll up their sleeves to be stabbed with nothing more than a false sense of security. Of course when people set out to receive the flu shot they genuinely believe it is going to protect and keep them healthy. Why shouldn’t they? After all, the flu shot has been slyly woven into the health rituals of American culture by drug companies who have duped the vast majority of people into thinking it is not only good, but what they must do. Many studies prove otherwise.
Actual Studies and Facts on the Truth About the Flu Shot:
As you might suspect, often they are way off base when it comes to guessing the correct strain. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states:
“In some years when vaccine and circulating strains were not well-matched, no vaccine effectiveness can be demonstrated in some studies, even in healthy adults. It is not possible in advance of the influenza season to predict how well the vaccine and circulating strains will be matched, and how that match may affect the degree of vaccine effectiveness.”
- Giving young children flu shots appeared to have no impact on flu-related doctor visits or hospitalizations during two recent flu seasons, according to a study published in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.\
- The flu vaccine is no more effective for children than a placebo, according to a large-scale, systematic review of 51 studies, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
- No studies have conclusively proven that flu shots prevent flu-related deaths among the elderly.
- A study published in the Lancet just found that influenza vaccination was NOT associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in older people. Why is this important? Because 35,000 of the 36,000 “flu” deaths the government claims happen each year are actually caused by diseases like pneumonia, and NOT the flu.
- Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine also confirms that there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia, despite the fact that vaccination coverage among the elderly has increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent now.
Hazardous Flu Shot Ingredients
- Opting to receive the flu shot is not only to gamble with its effectiveness, but also your health. What goes into the flu shot? It’s a dangerous cocktail of ingredients including the known-cancer causing agent, formaldehyde! So we ask you, who would knowingly allow themselves, or their children, to be injected with: Formaldehyde? Aluminum? Mercury? Antifreeze? Furthermore, each dose contains more than 250 times the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit for mercury!
Exactly, what is in a Flu Shot?
According to Dr. Donald Miller, MD, two-thirds of this year’s flu vaccines contain 25 micrograms of thimerosal. Thimerosal is 49 percent mercury by weight.
By now, most people are well aware that children and fetuses are most at risk of damage from this neurotoxin, as their brains are still developing. Yet the CDC still recommends that children over 6 months, and pregnant women, receive the flu vaccine each year. This is just inexcusable.
In addition to mercury, flu vaccines also contain other hazardous ingredients like:
- Formaldehyde — a known cancer-causing agent
- Aluminum — a neurotoxin that has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease
- Triton X-100 — a detergent
- Phenol (carbolic acid)
- Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
- Various antibiotics: neomycin, streptomycin, gentamicin — which can cause allergic reactions in some people
How many people do you think would knowingly sit down and allow themselves, or their children, to be injected with:
It’s time word got out that if you have received a flu shot, you were injected with the above toxins. And for what? Even if you get a flu shot, you can still get the flu, or flu-like symptoms, because it’s anyone’s guess which flu viruses will be in your area.
Trust the Power of Your Body – Increase Your Immune System Naturally
You may have guessed eating healthy foods, getting adequate rest, and regular exercise will help boost your immune system. But did you know that receiving your regular chiropractic adjustment will boost your immune system up to 200% more than a person who is not under chiropractic care? That’s huge! Immune system boosts are another reason to be sure you are making it to your weekly adjustment. Also, Vitamin D and Omega 3’s are other natural immune system boosters. (Both supplements are $5 off this month!)
9 Ways to Increase Your Immune System Naturally:
What REALLY Works for the Flu?
- Getting Chiropractic Adjustments: Research shows those under regular chiropractic care have a 200% stronger immunity than those that are not. Blood tests reveal that there is an increase in CD4 cells (immunity cells) following cervical, or neck, adjustments.
- Regular Moderate Exercise: Moderate exercise such as walking 45 minutes 5 days a week boosts the activity of natural killer cells, which help fight viruses and malignancies in the body.
- Vitamin D: Getting appropriate amounts of sunshine or UV exposure through a safe tanning bed (or taking a vitamin D supplement when you can’t get healthy amounts of UVB exposure) is a KEY preventive strategy against the cold and flu, as it has an extraordinary strengthening effect on your immune system. If you are in an area that does not allow you to get adequate sun exposure, and you don’t have access to a safe tanning bed, adults should take 5,000 to 10,000 IU of vitamin D per day, depending on body weight. For children, 2,000 IU per day is typically adequate.
- Eat right for your nutritional type, including avoiding sugar.
- Eat garlic regularly.
- Consume a high-quality krill oil daily Omega 3’s.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Address emotional stress.
- Wash your hands regularly (but not excessively).