The Flu Vaccination and Boosting Your Immune System Naturally!
24 Jan 2011
Getting the flu vaccine for the present flu season (2010-2011) is like buying a brand new car, but last years model. There are hundreds of influenza strains and no way to predict which flu will be most prevalent today. For each new flu season, the flu vaccination is invented based on last year’s flu virus. The flu virus we get today, most likely isn’t the one from the previous year.
What does a flu vaccine contain?
1. Thimerisol, which is a neurotoxic mercury preservative. Mercury, is the most toxic, non-radiated element on the planet and can cause a wide variety of neurologic disorders with increased and prolonged exposure.
2. An active influenza strain most likely from the previous year
4. Sodium deoxycholate
5. Egg protein, which is said to help in the immunity and protection against the influenza, but in actuality, it is an inactive ingredient and it offers no protection. In addition, children and those with severe egg allergies, shouldn’t get the vaccine at all.
Many people, including young infants who have low/suppressed immune systems or children with acute illness should also not get the vaccine.
FYI – Last year’s swine flu was a bust! The world wide hype about the dangers and the unnecessary vaccine all fizzled out! Fewer people died from the swine flu during the 2009-2010 season than in any average flu season.
The best way to protect yourself from getting the flu is to boost your immune system. The best way to boost your immune system is:
1. Lower your stress!
2. Make sure you get adjusted to get rid of nerve interference and allow the body and immune system to function normally.
3. You literally are what you eat! 75% of the immune system is found in your intestines/digestive tract. Reduce the amount of carbohydrates, sugars, alcohol, caffeine you eat and drink, and increase the amount of vegetables, grains, lean proteins and drink plenty of water.
4. Regular exercise will keep your metabolism functioning and keep your blood flowing.
5. 7-8 hours of sleep a night helps your body rest and rejuvenate.
– Vitamin C – a loading dose of about 4-6000 mg to start, then 3000 mg/day (1000 mg 3x/day)
– Multi Vitamin (with all the B vitamins in it)
– Multi mineral supplement
– Zinc – aids in the immunity and continued immune system stimulation
– Vitamin D – improves the immune system (most people don’t get the amount needed on a daily basis)
– Ginseng and Echinacea – both help to stimulate the immune system
– Fish Oils – helps to clean the blood, coat the intestines, help the heart, feed the brain, etc.
Making sure you are taking care of yourself in today’s society, involves daily practice and integrating each and every one of these points into your regimen. It’s not easy, but the more you do it, the quicker it becomes a habit and the healthier you will stay/be!
To your health….
Dr. Adam Fogelman