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How Flu Shots Make You Prone to Disease

by Andre Evans – NaturalSociety

In the winter months, it’s easier to become susceptible to various diseases, especially the flu. A lack of sun exposure prevents you from taking in adequate amounts of vitamin D, which has powerful disease prevention properties. With the onset of colder months, many will consider flu shots in order to prevent them from contracting the seasonal flu. Despite this, they may not only be wasting their time, but possibly making themselves even more susceptible to disease by receiving one of these shots.

How Flu Shots Make You Prone to Disease

Annual flu shots have been shown to be largely ineffective in preventing the flu. Despite this, flu shots are not scorned, but encouraged. Sadly, intensive ad campaigns and pharmacy convenience will do little to increase their effectiveness.

If that weren’t concerning enough, the validity of this form of medicine is questioned further by the chemical contents within the shots themselves. Vaccine inserts describe in detail the effects of their thimerosal and cell tissue filled products. Injecting foreign bodies and heavy metals into your bloodstream, if it doesn’t maim you, would actually serve to weaken your immune system. This undeniably would make you more vulnerable to all forms of disease, including the flu.

What are effective methods for preventing the flu? Start with adequate nutrition. Avoid consuming large quantities of sugar, which offsets your immune system, and eat properly. You can also use supplements to maintain proper levels of nutrition in addition to a healthy diet.

Optimizing vitamin D levels can also slash your flu risk by nearly half. In colder months, the sun features less prominently, and vitamin D cannot be as easily gained by simply exposing yourself to sunlight. Using a form of supplementation for vitamin D can greatly increases your ability to fight off disease, along with its myriad of other benefits.

Furthermore, make sure to avoid stressing yourself out. Any level of emotional distress makes a person more susceptible to disease. Exercising regularly also plays a role in preventing disease.

Ultimately, being aware of the gamete of health threats, including those pushed as medicines is important in your pursuit of health and wellness, and vaccines are no exception.

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6 responses to “How Flu Shots Make You Prone to Disease

  1. choyles January 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Are you anti-vaccination?

  2. Andrew January 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    No-one is going to argue against the view that there are ways to improve resistance to disease other than vaccines. Of course there are, and it is wise to eat healthily etc.

    Equally, no-one could reasonably dispute that there are instances where vaccines have caused serious adverse events, and that a small percentage of the population reacts badly to some vaccines.

    However the real questions are about whether we are better or worse off as a society for having vaccines. For example, one question we might pose is whether there would have been more deaths/serious adverse events if we had no vaccines at all, or whether vaccines actually increase the number of deaths/serious adverse events.

    The difficulty with the “no-vaccination in any circumstances” viewpoint is that it can be seen as selfish and concerned solely with the individual, and not to have the broader views of society in mind. For example, consider a population where the vast majority of people are vaccinated against a particular disease such as rubella. This will mean that those who choose not to be vaccinated avoid any health risks from the vaccine itself (a good thing). However, those same people are also largely protected from the specific disease being vaccinated against (e.g. rubella) by its absence from, or low penetration into, the broader population – and this absence/low penetration of the disease only exists because the vast majority have chosen to be vaccinated (e.g. think of polio and smallpox).

    Once a significant proportion of the community decides to reject vaccination, the prevalence of the disease being vaccinated against will once again increase. And people will die or suffer serious health consequences.

    Clearly neither the path of vaccination nor the path of “no vaccination” is free of consequences. Vaccines have certain risks. And lack of vaccination has risks too. Society has a responsibility to try and demonstrate which is safest for the broader population. And members of society have some responsibility to one another, not just to themselves, in choosing the safest course of action.

  3. Hartmut January 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Ich bin gerade eben zufaellig auf den Blog gekommen. Gefaellt mir bis jetzt sehr.

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