The so called “flu season” comes around every fall and winter. It’s called the flu season only because more cases of the flu occur than any other time of the year. All the pharmacy stores and Walmarts as well as other venues have kiosks waiting to vaccinate you with the seasonal flu shot as a measure of flu prevention. Oh yeah, and to make a huge profit while disrupting medical records. And if they aren’t trying to sell you a vaccine, commercials are doing everything they can to make you buy Tamiflu, another profitable and questionable solution.
By now you should know that’s not the way to obtain immunity for any type of flu, bird, swine, or seasonal. As a matter of fact, studies show getting a seasonal flu vaccination increases the likelihood of getting the H1N1 swine flu.
The CDC cooks the books on flu mortality rates by combining the miniscule numbers of all flu deaths with the considerably larger amount of pneumonia fatalities to scare everyone into getting vaccinated.
Most people in modern cultures need only worry about being bed ridden for a few days and missing some work or school. When it comes to statistics attributed to specific diseases, history has proven the CDC is not trustworthy.
Instead of risking the possibility of vaccine adverse effects that have life destroying potential merely to avoid a bad cold, look into some natural immune builders for flu prevention and get through the flu season unscathed.
Here are some flu preventative measures you can do yourself
1. Flu Prevention – Vitamin D3
More viruses don’t come out of summer hibernation in the fall to plague humanity. And the seasonal flu vaccines can’t keep up with the constant viral morphing of different flu strains. Mike Adams explains how the lack of sunlight access is a major contributor to increasing flu episodes, thus creating flu seasons.
That’s because vitamin D3’s manufacturing process begins with the interaction of sunlight with your skin’s cholesterol. So it’s recommended you boost your D3 levels by supplementing heavily with vitamin D3, a proven immune regulator. The vitamin has even been shown to slash your risk of developing the flu by 42%. But avoid taking vitamin D2, as it is toxic.
This centuries old Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine adaptogenic herb has been recently “discovered” and proven effective by Western medical research. Adaptogenic means what it implies, it adapts your immune system to according to what’s needed as the situation arises.
So regardless of which flu strain is making the rounds, just like vitamin D3, astragalus helps your immune system adjust to what’s needed. Unlike Echinacea, it can be taken continually and long term. You will also experience some other amazing astragalus benefits.
3. Vitamin C and Zinc
The combination of vitamin C and zinc is western natural health’s contribution to fighting colds and flu prevention. The only problem is how much vitamin C is needed to get enough into your cells. Oral mega-dosing has bowel tolerance limitations, so taking up to your bowel tolerance limit more than once a day may be required.
Injections and IV delivery of vitamin C are made inaccessible for most by the restrictions of the Medical Mafia (FDA, AMA, etc.). But oral liposomal vitamin C, which actually delivers more vitamin C into your cells than even IV C is available for purchase or you can make your own.
There are two sources of liposomal vitamin C online. But you can learn to make your own here and the other here. Just make sure you use non-GMO soy lecithin or sunflower lecithin for the lipid encapsulation of the powdered ascorbic acid.
Zinc has been studied often and has been determined to provide powerful immune system boosting powers to combat many ailments from common colds to cancer.
A doctor of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) in New Mexico recommended Echinacea for preventing colds and flues. He told me the common mistake is to take it after coming down with a cold or flu because Echinacea is not as effective as a remedy rather than for flu prevention.
Internationally renowned master herbalist Dr. Richard Schulze thinks otherwise. He advocates using his mixture of Echinacea and garlic while you have to flu in order to knock it out.
Of course, moderate exercise and meditation are helpful. A Midwest study determined that those who meditated recovered from flues more quickly. If prevention fails, try one or more of these safe, effective remedies: Raw garlic, increased liposomal vitamin C, or use Elderberry tinctures.