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Are Flu Shots Harming Seniors?

By    |   Tuesday, 09 December 2014 05:11 PM

Seniors are urged to get the flu shot by their doctors and pharmacists as well as by family and friends out of concern that a bout of flu could be fatal. Should seniors get the vaccine? "Absolutely not," says holistic family physician Dr. David Brownstein. "The vaccine is basically worthless."
One of the main reasons the flu vaccine was developed was an attempt to protect seniors from dying from the illness, says Dr. Brownstein. "Seniors are the most vulnerable part of our population," he tells Newsmax Health. "But their immune systems just don't respond to the vaccine.
"Since the government began keeping track, there has been no decrease in the numbers of flu cases in seniors even though about 80 percent of them are vaccinated. The same number of seniors die from the complications of flu as before, so that alone shows it's just not effective.  
"The CDC and other 'powers that be' scare the elderly by claiming that the flu vaccine is a must for everyone 50 and older, as well as everyone who lives in a nursing home or other long-term care facility," he said. "But a review of 75 studies found that vaccinating the elderly was ineffective at preventing flu complications.
"In fact, the study researchers reported that the supporting evidence is of such poor quality that it provides no guidance on the safety of flu vaccines for the elderly."
In addition, the CDC announced last week that the current flu vaccine is a poor match for the strain that's making people sick this season, but people are still being urged to get a flu shot. "That's ridiculous," says Dr. Brownstein.
"When you couple the lack of effectiveness with the mercury, formaldehyde and other toxins in the vaccine, seniors are the last people who should be getting it. Mercury, which is almost all flu vaccines given to the elderly, is a potent neurotoxin and is linked to numerous neurological and immune system problems."
The flu vaccine can cause side effects including severe allergic reactions, Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), and it has been liked with narcolepsy in children and an increased risk of Alzheimer's in seniors.
"There's no doubt that the flu vaccine can lead to Alzheimer's, because many flu vaccines are preserved with mercury, and it's a known brain toxin," says Dr. Brownstein. "You give enough brain toxins and people are going to develop memory issues."
In the case of death or other serious side effects of the flu shot, neither victims nor their families are allowed to file lawsuits for damages. Why? Because the United States government gives the manufacturers of vaccines complete immunity.
"I have seen enough patients harmed that I can’t state it strongly enough: There is
no indication for anyone to receive the flu vaccine," says Dr. Brownstein. "Not only is the vaccine worthless, it has the potential to do serious harm, such as causing Guillain-Barre syndrome. In my opinion, we are investing untold treasure on a worthless, potentially dangerous product.
"Medicare could use its health dollars a lot more effectively than covering an ineffective vaccine.
"Fortunately, there are natural options that do a better job protecting against the flu and other viral illnesses," says Dr. Brownstein. Options recommended by Dr. Brownstein include:
• Diet. A healthy diet keeps the immune system strong, and eliminating white or refined sugar is a main key.
• Water. Drinking enough water keeps the immune system functioning. Coffee, tea, and soda do not substitute for water. Take your weight, divide by two, and the result is how many ounces of water you should drink every day.
• Vitamin A. Take 25,000 to 100,000 units a day for seven to ten days at the first sign of flu.
• Vitamin D. Take 6,000 to 10,000 units of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) daily.
• Vitamin C. Take an average dose of 1,000 to 6,000 milligrams every day.
• Lauricidin. This product is an antiviral, says Dr. Brownstein. Take one scoop twice a day and double the dose at the first sign of flu or other illness.
• Alpha lipoic acid. At the first sign of a viral illness, take 150 mg two times a day.

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