Go Natural, I’ll Tell You Why…
Don’t let the media freak you out. Read the following about the flu and make an informed decision that will support you!
Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about flu shots.
Let me start by saying that several nurses in Indiana were fired from their job for not getting the flu shot. What happen to freedom of choice? Read below to understand your options…
When a group of people report “getting sick” in a similar location, immunologists study the strain of bacteria, virus, spore that is contributing to the sickness. They learn it, they replicate it and then they sell it in controlled amounts as a vaccine. The idea behind vaccines were to help “improve or mature our immune systems” in a controlled environment. Originally they were for immature immune systems like kids and those whose who were immune-compromised like HIV+, elderly and convalescent individuals. The idea behind vaccines sounds pretty good, EXCEPT….the problems with vaccines are this:
1. By the time YOU get your vaccination (flu shot), the strain has generally mutated into something a little different.
Fact: Getting the flu shot does NOT prevent you from getting the flu.
Fact: Getting the flu shot does NOT prevent you from passing the flu to someone else.
Fact: Getting the flu shot ONLY introduces the bad bug to your immune system, if and how you mount a response depends on your level of health.
2. If you’re immune system is healthy and NOT SUPPRESSED before, during or after a sickness with over the counter drugs or pharmaceuticals, then you can naturally be exposed to a pathogen like the flu, mount a healthy immune response and build your immune system naturally by teaching your body how to respond. You are strengthening your immune defense!
Fact: If your immune system is run down from lack of sleep, stress, a poor diet (high sugar, high carbs and alcohol for example), your likelihood of getting the flu (vaccination or not) is higher.
3. If you are UNDER THE AGE OF 7, your specific immunity has NOT developed. Meaning, your immune system is not mature enough to differentiate one “bad bug” from another and vaccinations for things like the flu are not effective. If you are over the age of 7 and choose to get a vaccination, you are putting a controlled amount of the pathogen (bad bug) inside you. What that does is introduce a bad bug into your body in a controlled environment so that the body can mount an immune system response. You will now have an immune warrior inside of you that will say “I recognize this bad bug. I know how to fight it appropriately” when exposed to “that same bug”. That is the catch; “that same bug”. If you recall from excerpt #1, the pathogen typically has mutated into a something a little different and the body may not recognize the new strain.
Let me ask you a question. Of course nobody likes getting sick, but if you understood that getting sick is really a sign- a sign that you are (1) not taking good care of yourself, (2) a sign that your immune system is mounting a proper response, attacking invading bugs and maturing naturally in the process. (3) If you understood that getting sick wasn’t always a bad thing (fevers, diarrhea, sweating) for a short duration of time because your body was actively getting the bad bugs out, would you be more okay with getting sick? Would you be more okay with taking something natural to help support the intuitive response of the human body? Would you be more okay with taking something natural to improve your immune response, to help your immune system develop and to aid your body in getting the toxic material OUT? Verse suppressing the symptoms, driving sickness in deeper and potentially causing a scarier and more concerning sickness in the future? Doesn’t the natural route of supporting your immune system and the bodies natural functions sound more logical than “stopping your human defense mechanisms (diarrhea, fever). Stopping your immune responses to simply mask the signs and symptoms” and as a result creating greater disease because the immune system is not maturing with you?
I’m not asking you to suffer through sickness. I’m asking you to support your body through sickness.
Think about those things the next time you get sick or want to get a vaccination.
Getting sick is different for everyone. Some people get ear infections (from the flu even). Some get chest colds that turn into pneumonia or bronchitis. Others may get sinus infections, runny nose, body aches, diarrhea or fatigue. We all fight our bad bugs differently. Which means, we all present with different symptoms. The WAY your IMMUNE system responds to bad bugs or being out of balance tells me (a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor who is well versed in Western and Eastern Medicine), what the DEEPER imbalance is for you.
So, why not understand what your bodies “weak link is”, so that you can cure todays sickness while also preventing future sickness and improving your quality of life.
Teach your kids early and see less health risks in the future!