Around this time of year the question of whether to get a flu shot is upon us. Many people are confused about this issue because they are bombarded from advertising and even doctors who were trained to administer medicine to fix problems.
However, in our family and within our group of in-the-know friends, the choice isn’t difficult at all. Should you be concerned about injecting you and your family with toxins and additives? Yes, absolutely. There continue to be studies on the effects of influenza vaccines that show cognitive and behavioral impairment. On the not scary side, the side effects can be the development of flu-like symptoms which is what you were trying to avoid in the first place.
According to the Center for Disease Control, “seasonal flu vaccines protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. The viruses in the vaccine can change each year based on international surveillance and scientists’ estimations about which types and strains of viruses will circulate in a given year.The ability of a flu vaccine to protect a person depends on the age and health status of the person getting the vaccine, and the similarity or ‘match’ between the viruses or virus in the vaccine and those in circulation.”
It’s estimated that the flu vaccine is effective just 59% of the time.
Boost your immune system naturally.
There are natural defenses against the flu that can protect against all strains of the flu virus.
Immune boosting supplements can make all the difference in not only protecting yourself from the flu, but from other problems such as allergies or the common cold.
OPC-3 is a powerful antioxidant that is 50 times more powerful than vitamin E and 20 times more powerful that vitamin C. It has been shown to boost the immune system as well as reduce or eliminate allergy symptoms (it’s a natural antihistamine).
Probiotics, especially ones that offer high strain and colony counts, boost the immune system by maintaining a proper bacterial balance and a healthy gastrointestinal tract. You want to make sure that you have a probiotic that delivers the bacteria to the digestive track while it is still live.
Vitamin D3 with K2 has been shown in studies to combat the flu. Maintaining a proper level of this form of vitamin D can also reduce in the incidences of breast cancer, type 1 diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis and colon cancer.
Ask your physician to check your vitamin D levels to ensure they are at least 50 ng/ml. Most people are below 25, which is enough to prevent rickets.
We use and recommend OPC-3 and 5,000 IU’s of Vitamin D in isotonic form. The isotonic state allows nutrients to pass directly into the small intestine and be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. It is bio-available within 5 minutes and the body receives the maximum potency as opposed to pills or capsules.
Dr. Steven Hotze writes “Contrary to popular belief, good health cannot be obtained through vaccinations. Being injected with an unknown substance which contains ingredients foreign to the human body is not the best idea, particularly when there are simpler solutions that are much safer and effective in warding off the flu.”