The flu season has hit with a vengeance this year; worst in more than a decade by most reports.
The media, doctors, drug stores et all, are clamoring even more than usual that we get our flu shots. Why is this our “go-to” solution? Whether you believe because it works, or because there’s money to be made, I think the answer lies somewhere in between.
What’s so wrong with the flu shot? Many a paper, study, and report have been written on the topic. It’s controversial with strong beliefs on both sides of the fence.
From Dr. Joseph Mercola: “To speed up flu vaccine production, the US FDA has approved a new insect-based, genetically engineered flu vaccine, as well as vaccines grown in cultures of dog kidney cells rather than eggs. And while mainstream media claims the flu vaccine is working well this year, a recent review of published research shows flu vaccines are ineffective at best, and produce neurological complications at worst, while having no effect at all on hospitalizations or working days lost.”
Additionally, many vaccinations contain mercury, formaldehyde, and aluminum as preservatives. Do we really want these ingredients in our body?
The best way to beat the flu is a strong immune system, achieved among other ways by:
- Reducing consumption of sugar and processed foods (they’re dead food devoid of nutrition)
- Drinking plenty of water
- Getting a good eight hours of sleep a day
- Eating foods rich in antioxidants (fruits, vegetables and dark leafy greens)
- Exercising regularly
- Washing your hands
- Staying away from hospitals
In the past 60 years, vaccinations have taken the medical community by storm. In the 1950s, doctors only recommended five vaccinations. Since then, the number of recommended vaccines has more than doubled. Now doctors are encouraging people to get 14 vaccinations. This would not be so startling were it not for the fact that the government is starting to require that students attending any public or private school get vaccinated.
The increase in vaccinations in this decade may be making the United States as a whole less healthy as studies are beginning to suggest that excess vaccination has a possible correlation to health related issues.
“In 1950, before routine vaccinations became a reality, the United States had the third lowest infant mortality rate in the world. By 1986, the U.S. infant mortality rate dropped to 17th place and by 1995 the U.S. had fallen further to 24th place.”
Not only have the infant mortality rates in the U.S. increased, there is evidence that many health conditions, such as allergies, asthma, ADHD and autism are more common in vaccinated children than unvaccinated children.
If you’re interested in learning more about vaccinations and immunizations for your children, check out The Sanctity of Human Blood by Dr. Tim O'Shea. It breaks down the diseases by category so you can make a more informed choice regarding specific vaccinations or immunization in general.