THE FLU SHOT OR NOT?
Many Health House clients are asking “Should I get a flu shot?”
It is a tough decision! We really can’t make the decision for you, but we can provide you with some information and options so you can feel better about your decisions either way.
Concerns (in general) with vaccines are as follows:
• They contain mercury as a preservative in the form of thimersal and we accumulate this mercury over time, which can cause problems for the cardiovascular and nervous system, as well as for children and pregnant ladies. One of the world’s leading immunologists, Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, conducted studies that found that people who receive the flu vaccine yearly for three to five years increase their risk of Alzheimer’s disease tenfold. He suggests the culprits are mercury and aluminum in the vaccines. Dr. Russel Blaylock, a US Neurosurgeon, believes a new mechanism, which involves mercury and aluminum as well as the over-activation of the immune system caused by the vaccines, is to blame. Mercury and aluminum are directly toxic to brain cells and also over-stimulate the brain’s immune system. There is compelling evidence that this mechanism can trigger Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and autism spectrum disorders, as well as Gulf War Syndrome.
Live vaccines have more risks from what we understand.
• Adjuvants Explained – in order for a vaccine to be considered effective, your immune response to the vaccine should be to produce antibodies to the live or dead viruses in the vaccine (the antigen). An adjuvant is a substance added to a vaccine to improve your immune response to the antigen. The word comes from the Latin adjuvare, which means “to help.” By adding adjuvants the vaccine can contain less viral antigens, which reduces production costs. Unfortunately, many of these adjuvants are highly toxic. There are several types of adjuvants. Some of the most commonly used ones include: Aluminium hydroxide, Aluminium phosphate and Calcium phosphate.
Other adjuvants include oil-based emulsions such as Squalene. Squalene has not been licensed by the FDA for use in vaccines distributed in the U.S. yet, although squalene is an adjuvant used in vaccines distributed in Europe and other countries. GlaxoSmithKline’s proprietary formula ASO3™ and Novartis’ MF59™ are two examples of squalene adjuvants.
As damaging as the neurotoxin mercury is, it’s important to realize that aluminum is also a neurotoxin and aluminum-based adjuvants are estimated to be even MORE toxic than mercury. Canada’s H1N1 version contains Squalene.
From The National Vaccine Information Centre
Think before having the vaccine if you are an individual with weakened immunity, autoimmune disease, pregnant, neurological symptoms (dizziness, weakness, numbness, tingling, etc.) since it is difficult to predict the type of effect it may have on your immune system. The only way to get natural and permanent immunity to a strain of flu is to get it and recover naturally. Natural immunity to a particular strain of flu can be protective if that strain or closely related strains come around again in the future. However, because the vaccine only provides a 70-80 % chance of temporary immunity to selected strains and those strains may or may not be prevalent each year, doctors say you have to get a flu shot every year. Become educated about the flu and its risks and the vaccine and its benefits and risks and make an informed decision.
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