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Should you get a flu shot instead?  Absolutely not!

If you are considering a flu shot then you are responding to “marketing”.  They will sell you on a flu shot the same way they sell you on a fast food commercial during prime time TV.  This marketing would have you believe that…

  1. You need the miracle of science to stay well.
  2. Your own body is incapable of fending off a virus.
  3. The choices you make have nothing to do with the strength of your immune system.
  4. Your government has only your best interest at heart.

Well, let’s take a look at the facts and then you can decide for yourself.

Who Really Benefits From Flu Vaccines?

The only persons benefiting from flu vaccines are those people who own stock in the drug companies. It is big money.  How big?

Manufacturers routinely report seasonal revenues upward of $500 million. Now that’s a lot of jing especially when you consider flu vaccines are unnecessary, unsafe, and rarely work.

Flu Vaccines Rarely Work

In an interview with Dr. Thomas Jefferson, coordinator for the Cochrane Vaccine Field in Rome, Italy, he stated that in 2009 he conducted a thorough review of 217 published studies on flu vaccines and found only 5% reliable. In other words, 95% of published flu vaccine studies are flawed and their conclusions should be dismissed.

Dr. Anthony Morris, a distinguished virologist and a former Chief Vaccine Office at the FDA, found “there is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza.’ Dr. Morris stated, “The producers of these vaccines know they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.”

“My mom and dad, convinced by media coverage that flu shots were a good idea at their age, both received flu shots last year.  In the week that followed they both got the flu and it lasted for about a month.” Erika L, Nanaimo, BC

Flu Vaccines Are Not Safe

Flu Vaccines Not Safe

In 2013, Dr. Peter Doshi at MIT and Johns Hopkins University published a devastating report in the British Medical Journal discrediting the official fear tactics about flu season. In the report Doshi stated, “The vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza seems to be overstated.”

He notes that a study published by an Australian team found that “one in every 110 children under the age of five had convulsions following vaccinations in 2009 for HINI influenza.”

Separate independent studies conducted in the UK, Finland and Sweden concur that the flu vaccine directly contributed to the rise in cases of narcolepsy following receipt of GlaxoSmithKline’s Pandemrix vaccine.

Do These Ingredients Seem Safe To You?

flu vaccine ingredients

I personally verified the ingredients of common flu vaccines with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Of the 8 flu vaccines I checked:

  • 3 contained thimerosal

**Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that has been used for decades in medicines and vaccines.  Really!  Hasn’t anyone heard the news that mercury stored in your brain leads to Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, ADHD, autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, and more.

  • All but one contained at least one antibiotic (Gentamicin, Kanamycin, Neomycin)

**Why?  Antibiotics don’t fight viruses.  Antibiotic overuse leads to “superbugs” and the

  • overgrowth of Candida.
  • All 8 contained egg protein

**I have no issue with eggs (from free run pasture raised antibiotic free chickens) but what if you are allergic to eggs?

  • 7 of the 8 contained formaldehyde

**This one should be amusing, but it’s not.  I got this right off the CDC website!!! Formaldehyde is known to cause cancer. The cancer of greatest concern is cancer of the nose and throat.

  • 3 contained sucrose

**Why does an injection need to be sweetened?

  • 1 contained MSG
  • 3 contained polysorbate 80

**From “Clinical studies have shown darbepoetin alfa (polysorbate 80) to increase the risk of serious side effects (eg, blood clots, stroke, heart attack, heart failure) and death in some cases. It has also been shown to shorten overall survival and/or increase the risk of tumor growth or recurrence in patients with certain types of cancer.”

  • 3 contained Triton X-100

**It is hard to find information on the detergent Trition X-100 because it is better known as oxtoxynol 10. This has the potential to be damaging to fertility as it is a known spermicidal which was used in experiments to strip sperm of their ability to fertilize an egg. In fact, in a 1977 study in the Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, Triton X-100 was listed in a table of “most potent spermicidal,” which would produce 100 percent effectiveness in destroying sperm.

“Dear Brenda

I will not get the flu shot anymore because 2 years ago I had the shot at work (I work in healthcare) and 3 days later broke out in shingles!  Everyone I contacted denied it was caused by the shot….but come on…3 days later, same area as the shot, my immune system has always been strong and I had absolutely no illnesses before the shot!” Carol M, Victoria, BC

Instead of succumbing to the mass media hysteria about getting a flu shot, why not bolster your immune system with the “TOP 7 RULES FOR AVOIDING A COLD OR FLU” For full article GO HERE.

Yours in Total Health,
Brenda Eastwood, RNCP
Author and Women’s Health/Hormone Specialist

The information made available in this article is provided for educational or reference purposes only. Nutritional Therapy and/or Coaching is not intended as a diagnosis, treatment, prescription, or cure for any disease, mental or physical, and is not intended as a substitute for regular medical care.

Copyright Brenda Eastwood and Megan Bocsik 2014 – Article Flu Shots Are Not The Answer!

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