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The Brouhaha over the flu shot haha (does it really work)

It’s that time of year again, and the hype has already started encouraging those at risk to get vaccinated against the flu.  I think I got a flu shot once and did indeed get sick shortly there after, and I have not gotten one since.  You may have heard before many people proclaiming  “I always get the flu after getting the flu shot”.  Well after some research I learned why and how this can happen.  A flu vaccine is a deadened virus that is designed to force your body into making anti-bodies against the flu virus strain you are vaccinated with. Some people become ill because their immune system  is so busy fighting off the flu shot that it cannot fully protect them against whatever else comes along in the meantime.

The problems are these:    Many people have serious  reactions to vaccines.  The flu vaccine is very target specific and even if it is effective, it is only effective against it’s targeted flu virus, and then only for a limited time.   You would still be vulnerable to all the other flus flying around.   Lastly, there is no substantial evidence  that flu vaccines work, and those at risk may catch something truly serious as a result of their weakened immunity following vaccination.  Flu vaccines also contain mercury which is known to be harmful to us even at the reduced levels contained in the so-called mercury free flu shots.  Now healthcare workers are being forced to get vaccinated in order to keep their jobs. Hospitals that force their employees to get vaccinated are rewarded in the form of government compensations. Is it starting to sound hinky yet???? It is to me!

One of my sayings is “Nature never lets us down”.  We are designed to build up our immunity to disease naturally.  When we get a cold or a flu our body fights it off.  In fact we build up a bigger immunity as a result of a full on case of illness versus a deadened one being introduced into our system.  Yes we will be sick for a time and it will suck no doubt, but we naturally rise like phoenix’s with stronger immunity.  No vaccination needed.  How amazing is that?  I am not against all vaccinations mind you, but I am against being sold a bill of goods that isn’t proven effective and that can harm the very people it is supposed to protect.  It kills me to think how much money is being made on something that could very well be no better than a placebo.

There are natural things we can do that have been proven effective in reducing the amount of illnesses we contract.  

Wash your hands… a lot!   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth as much as possible.  Take your vitamins.  Eat healthy foods.   Reduce your sugar intake.   Get good rest.   Exercise (walk)   Try to avoid being around sick people if you can, and remember… if you do get sick that your body is strengthening your armor to protect you in the future.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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  • Noelle Heart

    I have gotten the flu shot twice and each time I got the flu. Wont be doing that again:)

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    • Dani Heart

      Thank you Cheri for commenting it means a lot. 🙂

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  • Hey Dani!

    I just wanted to add my personal experience with flu shots. While I was in the military it was mandatory to get a flu shot every year. So that was a total of 15 or 16 shots counting my 4 years of active reserves. In that time I never got the flu. I continued my flu shot habit until this day, and for the most part not missing many of them. The last time I remember actually having the flu was when I was a child.

    I’m not endorsing pharmaceutical companies and the things that they do. But flu shots have worked for me. I received so many vaccinations while in the military it would make your head spin, and I haven’t had any side affects from the experience… *twitch* *twitch*

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    • LOL Dan. twitch twitch. LOL I am glad you have had good experiences with the flu shot. Maybe I am just one of those people who reacts badly to them. Sort of playing devils advocate here. Maybe they just don’t work for everyone. Stay healthy.:)I know about all those military inoculations my ex served in the Marine Corps. Thank you so much for commenting.

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  • The problem with your experience Dan is that maybe you wouldn’t have gotten the flu even without the shots. And some flu is so minor it more resembles a cold than the flu. So it’s possible you had the flu and didn’t even know it.

    I have never had a flu shot, ever, and I haven’t had the flu ( that couldn’t have been confused with a cold ) for 30 years or more.

    The problem with flu shots is that there are various strains of the flu, so a flu shot could have no benefit at all.

    Secondly, I remember when they started to make flu shots mandatory within the medical profession…paramedics almost went on strike to prevent it from becoming mandatory. The medical profession at the time was severely divided on the merits of mandatory flu shots.

    Granted some shots have proven very useful…combating diseases like polio…but we are generating a weak pill-popping society by running to the medicine cabinet or pharmacy ever time we get the sniffles.

    Anti-bacterial soap was first considered a blessing, every hospital has them all over the place, however it is becoming known that over-sensitivity and over-protection to disease will have detrimental long term effects in our ability to naturally fend off those normal everyday parasites we deal with.

    Flu shots should be reserved for those who are very susceptible to the flu or have other health problems that can become complicated as the result of the flu.

    A normal healthy adult should NOT be taking flu shots.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. It is very much appreciated.

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  • Anya Pham

    I’m not opposed to vaccines in principle, but I don’t get flu shots for the reason you point out -- the human body has evolved over eons to handle the natural world. What it’s *not* equipped to do as well is handle the toxic, man-made world.

    Incidentally, this brings to mind a comment I read in a cooking forum once, from a woman who said she preferred plastic cutting boards to wood ones for sanitary reasons. If only she had known that wood has natural antibacterial properties and plastic traps bacteria! We don’t need to trust in laboratory products as much as we do.

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  • I agree Anya. I think they want us to be dependent.. more money for them, and that is truly what it’s all about. Healthcare stopped being about people the minute HMOs came into the picture. Now it’s like trying to stop a speeding train from reaching it’s destination. In fact ..if they can keep us sick and dependent on their drugs..they get rich and we slowly die! I believe a lot in natural medicine although it is getting tougher and tougher to find natural untainted things these days.

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