Natural Alternatives to Replace Flu Shots

 

Natural Alternatives to

Replace Flu Shots

 Nathan Batalion, Global Health Activist, Healingtalks Editor

(Healingtalks) With the flu season coming up soon, many turn to vaccinations as the best “preventive” approach. Those who do not are often accused of being uneducated or irresponsible. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually natural alternatives are the more educated, knowledgeable and wiser  way to go.

Vaccinations Not Backed By Real Science

The aggressive call for vaccinations is driven  economic and political motivations, not by real science.

It is a guarded secret within the medical establishment (especially the CDC) that the Cochrane Database Review, which is the gold standard for evidence-based medical models and evaluating common medical interventions, does not lend clear scientific support to the belief and/or propaganda that flu vaccines are safe and effective.

To the contrary, these authoritative reviews reveal no evidence as to the effectiveness of influenza vaccines in children under 2, healthy adults, the elderly, and healthcare workers who care for the elderly. Only one safety study on inactivated flu vaccines has been performed in children under 2 (the population most susceptible to adverse reactions), even though in the USA and Canada current guidelines recommend the vaccination of healthy children from six months old. Following the global pandemic declared by the World Health Organization in 2009 and the seasonal flu vaccinations among Canadians, there was actually an increased the rate of H1N1 infections. Vaccines, therefore, may actually decrease resistance to viral infection via their immunosuppressive actions. View study.

Also trivalent (3-strained) influenzavaccines are incapable of protecting us against the wide range of pathogens which produce influenza-like symptoms. Over 200 viruses cause influenza and influenza-like ailments which produce the very same symptoms (fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses). Without laboratory tests, doctors cannot tell various flu-mocking illnesses apart. The real thing and the copy-cats both last for days and rarely lead to death or serious illness. Stretching reality at best, vaccines might be effective against only Influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses.(According to Cochrane Database). It is exceedingly clear thus that it is a mathematical impossibility for influenza vaccines to be effective for wild-circulating strains of influenza.

What the vaccination process does is to artificially co-opt a natural process – and with documented side-effecting consequences. Vaccine proponents would have us believe natural immunity is inferior and should be replaced. But the side-effects, some of them serious, prove otherwise.

What happens is that economic motifs corrupt real the industry’s concerns for real health needs. And because vaccines actually don’t work, there is a hugely desperate need to deceptively find a way to “scientifically prove” they do. Billions are at stake.  A chemical kitchen sink is further added for a more intense response — like kicking a buzzing beehive to stir up the bees to a frenzy. These toxic chemicals include detergents, anti-freeze, heavy metals, DNA from aborted human fetuses (diploid cells) and other frightening stuff – including mercury, one of the most potent toxin on the planet.

Replacing Flu Vaccinations: The Hows and Whys

A) Allowing for Natural Immunity

For a person with a healthy immune system, periodic infections are not to be feared. This is because such infections challenge and strengthen that immune system. This is Nature’s immunization. So what we need is more people with healthy immune systems to begin with.

B) Immune Status Determines Susceptibility to Infection

Immune status determines viral susceptibility. If the immune system is overwhelming by environmental toxins, pharmaceutical toxins,  nutritional deficiencies and chronic stress, influenza is more likely to take hold. It is not a lack of a vaccination that causes infection, rather, the inability of the immune system to handle the presence of a virus.

C) Basic Immune-Boosting Approach

Our immune system is nothing more than an expression of what all of healing is about – the natural and internal pulling together of our body, mind and spirit. There are four ways to best strengthen that and they are the four pillars of natural therapies: optimal nutrition, periodic detoxification, mind/body work and exercise or improving circulation.
You want the
  • Best in
  • Worst out
  • To circulate both, and
  • Have the consciousness to keep on course.
DIET – The  best immune-boosting diet is plant-based. Optimally it should at least be 80% raw.
DETOX - Enhanced and periodic detoxification can be as simple as having regular saunas or enough exercise to build up a sweat. It can also include skin brushing when taking a shower or having a juice fast or liquid diet once a week.
EXERCISE – Regular exercise helps speed metabolism for both optimal nutrition and detoxification.
MIND – BODY  This kind of inner work can include stress reduction, meditation, prayer and positive thinking.
Adequate sleep should also not be forgotten.
SUPPLEMENTS – It can be supplemented by superfoods, vitamins, herbs and spices that enhance the healing power of natural, whole, organic foods.

90%/10%

Imagine that mastering one’s diet, detoxing, exercise and mind/body work together comprise 90% of the battle and that supplements, while important, add only about 10%  more effectiveness.
But a commercial society corrupts that perspective.
We emphasize little shots, pills, supplements, and drugs as coming to our rescue – various external isolates –  and not so much because they are best to take but because they are what sells the best for someone to make a living or a literal “killing.”
We are not usually taught  that a) dollar signs are math symbols where mathematics abstracts separation. We can count three apples only if they are separate, and not if we make applesauce. Thus dollar signs best connect to separate things  – vials of a vaccine or bottles filled with separate  pills of the same measurement. It also connects best to foods that are remade into a  “separative” -or fixated form – thus dead or preserved with chemical preservatives.
Real healing, however, involves depth connection or connection to wholeness and not what is separative.
Months to years  on an optimal diet, with regular detoxing,  exercise and mind/body work is what is going to make the greatest difference in our lives as to our health.
But we have internalized the deceptions of our commercial society to expect and demand the right rescuing pharmaceutical pill or even natural pill remedy.
Still supplements have great value… just not as much as promised or as we have made them out to be.

Supplement Suggestions

Vitamin D

This deserves special consideration due to the fact that it is indispensable to produce antiviral peptides (e.g. cathelicidin) within the immune system, and can be supported for pennies a day. It serves to help us in the winter months when there is less sunlight to produce natural vitamin D. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2010, revealed that children receiving 1200 IUs of vitamin D a day were at 59% reduced risk for contracting seasonal Influenza A infection. Moreover as a secondary outcome, only 2 children in the treatment group versus 12 for the control group, experienced an asthma attack.

Other recommendations

Echinacea Tea:             J Altern Complement Med. 2000 Aug;6(4):327-34
Elderberry:                    J Altern Complement Med. 1995 Winter;1(4):361-9.
Green Tea:                     J Nutr. 2011 Oct ;141(10):1862-70. Epub 2011 Aug 10.
Probiotics:                      Pediatrics. 2009 Aug;124(2):e172-9.
Sayer Ji                          GreenMedInfo
 

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  1. Great information. Very informative. Most of these tips I knew about. But there were a few that were new. Especially the one about Vitamin D for immunity. I never get a flu shot. Never have actually. I’ve only gotten the flu once in my life that I can recall. Some other things people can do to avoid the flu is wash their hands regularly, and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth. Also people should make sure they wear coats, hats, scarves and gloves as the temperatures drop outside. Always be prepared for the weather by checking the temperature or weather report prior to leaving the house. Do this for your children as well so they are bundled properly.

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