Why the Flu Shot is Outdated
And What to Do Instead
In recent years, studies have revealed that the flu shot is neither effective nor safe. Research shows that the flu vaccine only really works for people with strong immune systems — people who don’t really need the vaccine to begin with. The flu vaccine appears to be ineffective for the elderly, the very young, and people with compromised immune systems who are at greater risk for complication with the flu. Overall, only an estimated 1 out of 100 people who take the flu vaccine actually receive any benefit from it. Second, there are a number of toxic substances in flu shots — mercury, aluminum, and antibiotics to name a few.
Truly, the flu shot should go the way of blood-letting, lobotomies, and electroshock therapy. There are better options that are much more effective and come with virtually zero risk.
My Top 3 Secrets for Beating the Flu
1. Vitamin D
Vitamin D was first discovered in 1923 in cod liver oil. Besides cod liver oil, natural sources of vitamin D include sunlight exposure, salmon (especially wild-caught), tuna, sole, flounder, eggs, beef liver, and shitake mushrooms. Vitamin D is also found in fortified milk and cereals.
Vitamin D is essential for optimal immune function, and low levels of vitamin D are associated with higher rates of cold and flu. Insufficient sunlight exposure, particularly in the winter, is likely one of the reasons people are more prone to the flu in the winter months.
Unfortunately, roughly 90% of America’s populace is vitamin D deficient. Besides higher rates of flu and cold infection, vitamin D deficiency has also been associated with higher rates of autoimmune illness, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s Disease, inhibited lung function, and more.
There is increasing evidence that recommended values of vitamin D have been lower than optimal. Dr. Mercola recommends 5,000 IU’s/day of vitamin D for an adult and 2,500 IU’s for children ages 5-10. This can easily be obtained through 20 minutes of direct sunlight on bare skin, which gives anywhere from 10,000-25,000 IU’s of vitamin D, depending on skin type and intensity of sunlight.
In the winter months, supplementation with vitamin D may be necessary.
Our Vitamin D3 Serum is the ideal way to boost vitamin D levels when daily sunlight exposure is not an option –
In comparison, another leading brand of vitamin D3 costs $20.21 for 90 capsules that have only 1,000 IU’s of D3 each. Ours is 25% less expensive with 3.6 times the vitamin D potency.
2. Thieves essential oil
What is anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and smells like spices? Thieves oil. Made with rosemary, cinnamon, and clove essential oils, which have all been found in research to be effective in killing multiple types of pathogens, Thieves oil is a potent weapon against the flu.
At the first sign of illness, take a 1-3 drops of Thieves oil in water every hour or two as needed. Also, apply a few drops to the feet, chest, and throat 2-3x/day to help boost the body’s ability to fight off sickness. For babies and small children, dilute Thieves and apply to feet only.
In addition to the flu, Thieves is a potent solution for many types of infectious diseases. Not only can it keep you and your family healthy this season and help you save money by not missing work, it could actually save your life in the event of a pandemic. Thieves is essential for anyone serious about preparedness to have on hand at home.
3. A Healthy Lifestyle –
Along with supplementing with our Vitamin D3 Serum and using Thieves oil, a healthy lifestyle including a healthy diet, adequate sleep, ample hydration, and sufficient exercise is one of the most powerful ways to get through cold and flu season without getting sick. Sugar consumption ought to be limited as it raises insulin levels and leads to a depressed immune system.
“As a primary math teacher, I have 45 – 50 students daily and am around a lot of sick kids. Since using Thieves over 4 years ago, I have taken off only 1/2 day sick leave when I gave my oil bottle to a friend. During the winter, I carry Thieves in my purse to use it immediately when a sore throat or coughing starts.”
- Catherine S., CO
“My husband will put 2 drops of Thieves in his mouth twice a day when he feels like he is coming down with something and within 24 hours he is feeling great again. Thieves is very strong in the mouth, so be aware.”
- Mary S., NY
“I was at a meeting day before yesterday where one of the participants, a man in his 40′s, said he had had a cold for almost three weeks and just couldn’t shake it. I took out my Thieves and gave him 5 drops in his water bottle. (First, I asked him if he had a strong stomach, to which he replied that he had).
Next day, I received a call from this man saying that he had drunk the 1/4 liter of water with the Thieves in it and he had woken up this morning completely free of the cold and feeling chipper as can be. He has now ordered some Thieves.”
- Sigrun H., Denmark
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Julie Behling-Hovdal is a reflexologist/holistic healer and founder of Essential Survival where she teaches people how to prepare for the #1 cause of death in the event of an economic collapse — lack of access to medicines. In 2005 Julie was able to get off 4 prescription drugs and heal from a 6-year stint of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia with products from Young Living Essential Oils. Get a free copy of her report “Fast Track Survival Medicines” at http://essentialsurvival.org/fast-track-survival-medicines/.
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