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Alternatives to Flu Shots

Thursday, 30 September 2010 02:52 PM

Fall is here, along with the yearly advice from health professionals to get a flu shot. But should you? Will a flu shot really protect you from a nasty virus, or could it even raise your risk of developing a deadly disease such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?

I believe the vaccine itself is dangerous. Many people suffer complications from it, and some are left permanently paralyzed and neurologically damaged. (Find more details on how you can protect your brain by reading my report "Vaccination: The Hidden Dangers.")

One recent study found that people over the age of 55 who receive the flu vaccine every year for five years in a row increase their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease 10-fold, in part due to two powerful brain toxins — mercury and aluminum — in the vaccine.

I believe a new mechanism, which involves mercury and aluminum as well the over-activation of the brain’s immune system caused by the vaccines, is to blame. 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.

The greatest risk of vaccinations triggering brain disorders is among those with impaired immunity. We know that as we age, the immune system becomes compromised, primarily because of poor nutrition.

I believe the idea of having yearly mercury injections is insane, to say the least, but millions still willingly line up for their annual flu shot. My report "Vaccines and Brain Injuries — Are You At Risk?" will give you more information on the dangers of vaccines.

Can you avoid taking the vaccine and still protect yourself from flu? Absolutely. We know that there is a solid connection between a strong immune system and nutrition. Several studies have shown that age-related immune problems can be corrected with nutrients such as selenium, vitamins E and C, zinc, and the carotenoids. Vitamin D-3 is also an important immune-booster and helps prevent over-reaction of the immune system. My special report "Key Vitamins that Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer and Keep You Living Long" will give you more details.

Viruses are commonly spread by touching contaminated objects — like doorknobs, phones, and shared computer keyboards — as well as from shaking hands. Simple precautions, such as avoiding crowds and washing your hands, also help protect you and your family.

For more of Dr. Blaylock’s weekly tips, go here to view the archive.

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