I know it seems to be un-American to refuse the annual flu shot especially being a member of the health care community but let me share why..... I think it's a lot of marketing HYPE to make people think they are really getting something! There may be 300 or so different cold and flu virus' going around out there this year that in my body's weakest moment may pick up one. That is part of being HUMAN! My body has a built-in weapon system to fight off invading germs and free radicals on a daily basis. I am "exposed" daily to a host of virus's but USUALLY my body is given what it needs to fight off the little bastards!
I am a avid juicer and never miss a daily DARK GREEN juice like barley grass( a super food) or home blend of kale, spinach, swiss chard with some berries or banana with some coconut water. Boom down the hatch and truly MzEatright has NEVER gotten "THE FLU" and never gotten the SHOT! Once every few years I can partake in a cough or cold but usually I can pin point what I had been up to that got me to a vulnerable state. If I am HEALTHY those germs just hit me and fall plunk to the ground!
OK back to the flu shot: it may only protect us from the 1-3 (one) bad FLU found on another continent (most likely) and the odds of me getting exposed to that strain on my bad day from eating too much junk at the office potluck is frankly, quite slim. ALSO the ingredients of the flu shot is enough to scare me into next week! Things like formaldehyde, (Aluminum Sulfate metals in other vaccines), mercury in thermisol, etc and others you wouldn't let even your kitty drink! The biggest farce about it is even though we are exposed to 100's of germs and virus type flu's; they sat around at the lab and guessed what the top 2-3 strains might be and that is only what the flu shot covers! Its like playing roulette at the casino! What does happen is as I watch all the healthcare staff eagerly line up for their annual dose of formaldehyde and mercury, they weaken their own immune system so they soon get sick with all the other 97 strains of flu they touch! They just don't get it! How it happens while they are addicted to sugar, donuts, high fructose corn syrup and eat fake foods with artificial colors and flavor and get this: THEY don't eat their 5-9 veggies and fruits every day either! There is definatley a common denominator with those who fall ill. But if they do the right thing they will recover soon enough!
So there you have it, in addition to this interesting article that says, "oops" it may not help folks over 70 and/or those with a compromised immune system from cancer therapies etc...many are often advised against it. That is funny, if you are already sickly you better not get it! WHY? Because the toxins will make you SICKER! I wouldn't sip on a formaldehyde bottle or spill some in my green drink would I?
I'll pass! I never have had it and never will. But that's just my spin on the matter! I have never won in playing roulette, the big lucky spin is just like that in catching that one BAD flu! Most likely I will indeed catch the common cold like everyone else who got the flu shot too!
Arguments on pro's and con's of the other inoculations or NOT!
Vaccines good? YES or NO?