With everyone worrying about what sickness is going to hit big this season, one thing that is always at the top of most people’s list is to avoid getting the flu. The most popular way to do this is to run out and get the flu vaccination shot. Although this is the most popular thing to do, it may not be the best for your overall health. Just like the old saying goes, would you jump off a bridge just because everyone else is doing it?
One of the biggest health concerns right now is the discovery of mercury in many things we use on a daily basis and in our children’s toys. If this is such a concern, why then are people rushing out to put mercury in their systems? That’s right, flu shots contain parts of mercury. Actually, flu shots contain ethylene glycol, phenol, formaldehyde, aluminum and mercury. Not sure what all that stuff is? Neither am I. So why would you want to purposely put it in your body?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the maximum allowable daily exposure to mercury is 0.1 microgram per kilogram of body weight. The vaccine for young babies called Fluzone contains 25 micrograms of mercury per 0.5 ml dose! Is this vaccination supposed to protect or poison our children?
Let’s switch our attention over to the elderly now. There is a big push for the elderly to get flu shots to protect them from getting the influenza virus. But what about the long term effects of these shots? Or even the short term effects on someone who has a suppressed immune system? If you have a disease or sickness that is already lowering your body’s ability to fight a virus, and you introduce the flu virus into your body through the shot, you have just put your body in danger of getting the full effects of the flu. In the elderly, this combination of factors could lead to a dangerous and possibly horrible end. Not only could the elderly end up with the flu, but now they are even more susceptible to pneumonia and other contagious diseases.
Dr. Hugh Fudenberg conducted a 10-year study (from 1970 to 1980) to test the effects of flu vaccinations on Alzheimer’s Disease. He found that if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots within this ten year span of time, their chances of getting Alzheimer’s Disease was TEN TIMES higher than if they had two or less shots! When asked why this was, he concluded that it was due to the mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot (and most childhood shots). This information was delivered at the 1997 National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) International Vaccine Conference.
A Vancouver neuroscientist named Chris Shaw has also shown a link between the aluminum hydroxide used in the flu vaccines, and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease).
It’s important to know that there are many different strains of the influenza virus. Doctors can not predict which strain will hit each year. Because of this, the flu shot is not even a guarantee that a person will not get the flu. They say that if a person that gets the shot does end up coming down with the flu, the symptoms will not be as bad and should have fewer all together. Let me tell you, I don’t get the flu shot ever. A few weeks ago I ended up getting a 24 hour strain of the flu virus. It wasn’t that bad! Granted I am a younger woman, but let it run through your body. It was uncomfortable for about 12 hours, but I got over it and now my body is stronger and ready to fight anything else that comes my way.
Speaking in general, people who should not get the flu shot regardless of your beliefs in it include infants under 6 months old, anyone who is severely allergic to eggs and egg products (because some ingredients in the flu shot are grown in eggs), anyone who has ever had a severe reaction to a flu vaccination in the past, anyone with Guillain-Barré syndrome (a rare condition that affects the immune system and nerves), or anyone with a fever.
Your body is made to fight infections on its own…let it do its job naturally. Don’t take the chance of something worse happening now or in the long run by introducing a harmful substance into your body.