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Why Our Family Won’t Be Getting A Flu Shot This Year (Or Any Year)

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It’s that time of year again. I’ve been seeing the signs all over proclaiming: “flu shots here” from Walgreens to doctor’s clinics all over the city where I live. And I hear conversations from people everywhere saying that they need to get into their doctor and get their flu shot before it’s too late.

So why is there so much hype about the flu vaccine? Does the flu shot really keep us from getting the flu?

The truth is, no real evidence exists about flu shot vaccines being beneficial for anyone. Before the use of the flu vaccine, two of the major reasons why deaths from flu and pneumonia declined by 90 percent around the turn of the century (1900) was due to dramatic improvements in sanitation practices (plumbing and electricity) as well as nutrition.

One thing’s for certain: no one in my family will be getting the flu shot this year or anytime in the future. I don’t think many people would argue that getting the flu is unpleasant…but if you should get the flu and your body can fight it off without using drugs, you will gain natural immunity. And, if you take precautions by eating well and living a healthy lifestyle, you shouldn’t have to worry about the flu much at all. Here’s why:

No evidence the flu shot is effective

In 2004, The National Vaccine Information Center cited that the vaccines did not actually contain the flu strain that caused most flu outbreaks occurring that year. In that same year, the Lancet published a study showing no correlation between the flu shot and the decreased risk of contracting pneumonia.

A large, systematic review of 51 studies which used 260,000 children ranging in ages from 6 to 23 months found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo. Each year, current shots are only able to “protect” against specific strains of the virus, produced from last year’s virus in a laboratory. If you come into contact with a different strain, you are very much vulnerable to catching the flu.

It is common for people to come down with flu symptoms after getting a flu shot. This is because the flu shot contains some of those antigens to cause your body to produce an artificial reaction to the virus. The vaccine actually damages your immune system since it bypasses airborne, topical (through the skin), and the digestive system – the natural and permanent methods of gaining immunity – caused by toxic ingredients in the vaccine triggering a super-reaction in your immune system.

The research of Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. shows damage to the immune system and brain

Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. found in various neuroscience studies a strong link between vaccination and brain inflammation, which can go on for years or decades. Much of conventional medical science mistakenly believed for years that the brain is granted protection from immune activation by the special protective blood-brain barrier. Since then, more recent studies discovered that immune cells enter the brain directly, and also that the brain’s own special immune system becomes activated by vaccination. This special immune system functions due to the activity of a unique cell known as the microglia. These types of cells are found all throughout the brain and exist in dormancy until activated. In this case, the most critical stimuli to activate brain microglia (which triggers the body’s immune system) is through vaccination.

Once activated, there is no way to separate activation of the brain’s immune cells. The stronger the immune response, the more the brain’s stimulation continues. As long as the primary immune system is stimulated, so is the brains’s immune response. When this occurs, powerful, inflammatory excitotoxins and cytokines are mobilized which produce brain damage – similar to encephalitis.

This is the same type of reaction seen with various other vaccines which leads to seizures, autism spectrum disorders, and encephalitis in children. Recommendations from both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Practice have included vaccinations for children including newborn infants and also yearly flu shots for both children and adults. The list for required vaccinations is growing year by year, and according to the CDC, currently is nearly at 60 different vaccines before the age of 6 years.

In mature and older adults, studies are linking vaccinations to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and ALS.

What ingredients are included in the flu vaccine?

Claims have been made by various sources that the new 2010-2011 flu vaccine is mercury-free.  Even if mercury were no longer included (which it still is in many vaccines) Dr. Lawrence Palevsky, M.D. discusses the other toxic ingredients found in vaccines:

  • Egg proteins: including avian contaminant viruses (these are certain to originate from hens in factory-farm environments)
  • Gelatin: known to cause allergic reactions and anaphylaxis are usually associated with sensitivity to egg or gelatin
  • Polysorbate 80 (Tween80™): can cause severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis
  • Formaldehyde: known carcinogen
  • Triton X100: a strong detergent
  • Sucrose: table sugar
  • Resin: known to cause allergic reactions
  • Gentamycin: an antibiotic
  • Thimerosal: mercury is still in multidose vials

In addition to these ingredients, flu vaccines also contain various antibiotics such as neomycin, polymyxin B and gentamicin. These are included to eliminate stray bacteria found in the mixture. Research shows that antibiotics destroy beneficial bacteria necessary to maintain health. Antibiotic drugs decrease the immune system’s functionality and cause the overgrowth of candida, which also suppresses the immune system.

There isn’t any way you will ever convince me that injecting those things into my body or my child’s body is safe, no matter how many medical studies you produce. It’s important to keep in mind that many of those studies showing favorable results are actually funded by the drug companies and special interests who are pro-vaccine.

When our bodies become too toxic, they attempt to ‘detox’ these substances out. The real cause of influenza is the body’s ability to remove toxins from the foods we eat and from the environment around us. When we eat processed foods and substances that are unrecognizable by our digestive system (difficult to digest), and if our digestive system is compromised and unable to digest healthy foods, the severity of flu symptoms will be stronger. Levels of toxins in the body versus the amount of available nutritional elements (such as Vitamin D or Vitamin C) are the primary components to determine severity or success of the cleansing process which we know as “flu symptoms”.

Natural ways to avoid the flu

Eat healthy, real foods with live nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals goes a long way toward preventing or minimizing flu illnesses:

  • Cultured and fermented foods made at home such as cultured vegetables, kefir, yogurt, sour cream, kombucha, and water kefir.
  • Broths made from the bones of animals and birds on pasture, and fish
  • Raw milk from healthy cows on pasture
  • Healthy fats from animals and birds on pasture such as butter, lard, tallow, and also coconut and olive oil
  • Grass-fed meats and poultry, eggs from hens on pasture
  • Organ meats
  • Seafood
  • Organic fruits and vegetables
  • Reduce processed foods, sugar, and refined carbs
  • Eliminate artificial fats like butter spreads and vegetable oils like canola, cottonseed, and soybean oils
  • Reduce grains in the diet, and when they are eaten, preparing them properly through sprouting, soaking, and fermenting
  • Drink filtered water and nettle tea
  • Use natural remedies and treatments
  • Fermented cod liver oil

 

More information on vaccines?

Vaccinations: A choice or a mandate? Part I
Vaccinations: A choice or a mandate? Part II
Dr. Wakefield and the MMR vaccine “scandal”
How we researched vaccines – Health, Home, Happiness
Charlie’s story – from a mother’s heart

The great thimerosol coverup, mercury, vaccines, autism, and your child’s health – Natural News

Activism Green Living Healthy Living Real Food Toxin Alert!

Food Dyes and Additives – Harmless?

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If you shop at any grocery store, you will come across multitudes of products containing artificial food dyes.  I’m sure you know just what I’m talking about – artificial colors that make everything bright and beautiful?

Many of the foods containing dyes are the kinds eaten by children. Manufacturers market items to be brightly colored, and they are engineered to taste good in order to appeal to a child’s sense of aesthetic.

What’s so bad about artificial food dyes?

For many years, consumer advocacy groups have attempted to ban these substances. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of these dyes, or at least provide labeling about them on packaging. Many of which are already being phased out in Europe. But those bans didn’t happen.

Then in June of 2010, CSPI uncovered important new research showing that commonly used food dyes Yellow 5, Red 40, and six others, are linked to hyperactivity, impulsivity, learning difficulties, ADHD, and cancer.

Annually, the food industry uses 15 million pounds of synthetic food dyes in products sold to consumers. You can read the report put out by CSPI Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks (pdf).  It  shows the health risks from the consumption of these substances. The results? The most commonly used dyes – Yellow 5, Red 40, Yellow 6 - were found to contain carcinogenic compounds. Those causing serious allergic reactions include dyes Red 40, Yellow 5 & 6, and Blue 1, and still others are responsible for inducing hyperactivity in children.

Artificial food dyes are everywhere

So you would think that because of all these findings, the use of dyes would be decreasing – but it’s not.  Since 1955, our nation has experienced a five-fold increase in the per capita consumption of these toxins.  Indeed. If you look at the history of the grocery store – which began back in the 1920s, mom-and-pop businesses carried about 700 items. Today, the myriad of products available in modern grocery stories surpasses 30,000.

Let’s face it, food dyes don’t add nutritional value to foods. They only provide color. So why are they still there?

The answer: profit

There are also many additives in foods, known as excitotoxins, which are engineered to affect the taste of the food. Read more about this subject on AromaTherapy4U with supporting information from Dr. Russell L. Blaylock and Dr. Colleen Huber – both medical doctors. Another medical professional who has researched these dangerous toxins is George E. Shambaugh, Jr. M.D. who explains how hidden taste enhancers included in foods actually over-excite neurons in the brain, overworking them and eventually killing them. Various animal tests done with these substances have repeatedly confirmed these findings. Why would you allow your child to eat them? For more information about excitotoxins, read this post.

Where you’ll find artificial food dyes

Foods you can find these substances in are wide and vast, and would include a majority of processed foods, unless otherwise labeled. Your best bet is to avoid processed foods and eat only whole, real foods. Some organic processed foods do contain these substances, but the health benefits of any processed food, organic or not, should always be questioned before consumption. Here is a brief list of ingredients that are excitotoxins which are found in many processed foods and should be avoided:

  • Carrageenan
  • Maltodextrin
  • Malt extract
  • Natural pork flavoring
  • Citric acid
  • Malt flavoring
  • Bouillon and Broth
  • Natural chicken flavoring
  • Soy protein isolate
  • Natural beef flavoring
  • Ultra-pasteurized
  • Soy sauce
  • Stock
  • Barley malt
  • Soy sauce extract
  • Whey protein concentrate
  • Pectin
  • Soy protein
  • Whey protein
  • Protease
  • Soy protein concentrate
  • Whey protein isolate
  • Protease enzymes
  • Anything protein fortified
  • Flavors(s) & Flavoring(s)
  • Anything enzyme modified
  • Anything fermented
  • Natural flavor(s)
  • Enzymes anything
  • Seasonings (the word “seasonings”)

Always be aware of anything that reads “hydrolyzed” in an ingredient list. These substances are more often than not full of excitotoxins or glutamates – which is the group of substances to which Monosodium Glutamate or MSG belongs.

Hopefully you are not still purchasing packaged foods. But if you are, check your labels! Don’t just assume something you buy that is packaged, boxed, or canned is good for you to eat because the manufacturer says it is…it may in fact be deadly!

The best solution for this problem, of course, is to STOP buying processed and packaged foods. Buy real, whole foods that are not advertised or marketed. Support your local food system, and pay attention to food growers and farmers who use sustainable methods in their practices.

Packaged and processed foods seem cheaper and more convenient, but the cost to human health and the environment is not cheap. Read Is Cheap Food Really Cheap? The Hidden Costs of Industrial Food

For more information about this important subject on the Food Dyes and Children’s Behavior web site.

Read this startling book by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, Dr. Russell L. Blaylock’s  Excitotoxins, The Taste that Kills.

Take action! Sign the petition to ban the FDA from allowing food dyes in consumer products – go to Change.org. and make your voice heard!