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
- 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