Let's face it Flu season is here and the heart of flu season is fast approaching, so are we protected from the H1N1 virus or other strains of the flu? That may depend believe it or not on whether you have had your seasonal flu shot - and the answer isn't what you would expect.
Research done in four Canadian studies involving 2000 people shows those that have had their seasonal flu shot are actually at more of a risk to get H1N1 than those with no flu shot at all. I was surprised by that as well until I started reading more about how the seasonal flu vaccine works.
It turns out that repeated vaccines actually weaken your immune system putting you at more risk to get subsequent infections. And even more of a slap in the face is the fact that flu shots don't even work against the virus they are targeting.
Not only is the flu shot ineffective there can be serious
side effects find out more in the video above.
Here's the basics - the flu shot is a weakened version of the strain of flu they are targeting. It is given to us in the hopes that our immune system will be able to generate antibodies that will fight off this low dose virus so when the real deal comes along our immune systems will be ready. The problem with that is it trains the immune system to be lazy - it has only had practice fighting off the weak version of the virus so when the big bopper comes along it isn't ready - think of it like a runner training to run a 5k and then he decides to do a marathon on the day of the race - not gonna happen.
Another critical factor is that the strain of the flu virus we get in a flu shot is more than often the wrong strain and thus worthless. The strain of flu virus is determined every year in January or February based on active flu viruses in Asia with the assumption that when it hits the US the following year they'll have a vaccine for it. Problem is viruses mutate (they would make great horror movie monsters) thus the strain of flu in the US nearly a year later is most likely different if not always different than that found in Asia.
I can tell you from my own personal experience the few times I've had the flu shot have been years where I've actually gotten the flu!
Well then, what should we do to avoid the flu and H1N1? It turns out that a healthy dose of vitamin D and other immune boosting nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, and omega-3 oils is the key. People with adequate levels of vitamin D rarely get sick from seasonal flu. Can you guess why the drug companies and vaccine manufacturers would rather you not simply spend some time in the sun (exposure to the sun allows the body to produce its own vitamin D) or drink some good 'ol fashioned fresh squeezed OJ? I can think of billions and they all have former presidents on them...
Read more at NaturalNews.com: "Receivers of flu vaccine more likely to catch H1N1 virus"