Normally, this time of year we can count on being bombarded by signs EVERYWHERE saying, “Get your flu shot! It’s your best protection against the flu!”
But this year’s push has a unique twist. Because not only are they pushing flu shots, but also COVID jabs and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) shots too.
Before you get caught up in the inevitable fear-mongering that the mainstream media will undoubtedly be unleashing, let me enlighten you on a few things.
Flu shot facts
Although we are told that flu shots are “safe and effective” for everyone 6 months and older, there are several little-known facts that prove they are neither.
First of all, flu shot effectiveness has historically been wildly inconsistent. That’s largely because there are about 200 different viruses that cause flu or flu-like illness, yet the shot only contains 3 or possibly 4.
Plus many flu shots contain mercury (a deadly neurotoxin, especially to your brain), polysorbate-80 (which is toxic and a suspected carcinogen) and formaldehyde (a documented carcinogen). They also may include canine (dog) cell proteins and are cultured in chicken eggs (which may be a serious issue for people with egg allergies).
The potential side effects on the actual vaccine inserts (versus the brief information sheet you get from your doctor or pharmacy) can include Guillain-Barre syndrome (paralysis), meningitis, anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic response) and encephalitis (brain swelling).
Currently about 13 billion COVID “vaccine” doses have been administered worldwide. Here in the US we dispensed 650 million doses, causing millions of reported adverse events.
I put the word “vaccine” in quotes because the COVID-19 mRNA shots are not true vaccines at all. They do not prompt your immune system to produce antibodies by introducing a virus, which is the traditional definition of a vaccine.
Instead they deliver a synthetic version of mRNA into your cells that instructs the cells to produce the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (the antigen), which then triggers your immune system to produce antibodies.
The reported injuries from these shots include myocarditis, blood clotting throughout the body (and the resulting strokes and cardiac events) and neurological, immunological and reproductive harms.
Nonetheless, the CDC calls these shots “safe” and recommends them for all people 6 months and up on at least an annual basis.
The addition of a vaccine for RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) being suggested by US health officials may have caught you off guard, both in terms of what it is and why a shot is being recommended.
RSV has actually been around for decades and typically causes mild cold-like symptoms. Like a cold, most people with RSV recover on their own in a week or two. Chances are excellent you’ve had RSV and didn’t even know it—instead, you thought you had a cold and recovered as usual.
RSV may lead to more severe illness, including bronchiolitis and pneumonia, in infants younger than 1 year as well as the elderly, but the same can be said for many other viruses.
So why are we hearing so much about RSV now? I’m not sure, but I can say that a new RSV mRNA “vaccine” was just approved this summer for people over age 60.
But I’m sure the timing here of the RSV hype is strictly a coincidence.
Your best defense against the flu, COVID, RSV and all viruses
Regardless of whether you choose to vaccinate or not, the fact that remains is this:
Your best defense against the flu, COVID, RSV and all other viruses in existence is a STRONG FUNCTIONING IMMUNE SYSTEM!
So to stack the deck in your favor and help your body’s natural efforts to fight ALL viruses, it’s crucial to pamper and support your awesome immune system!
Here are 7 ways you can help:
1- Limit sugar and refined carbs
Sugar and refined carbs feed harmful yeasts in your gut, which in turn can severely depress your immune system functioning.
Plus they create imbalance in your gut microbiome, fostering an environment which favors harmful microbes. Not only does this continue the cycle of poor immune functioning, but it also irritates your gut wall making you a likely candidate for leaky gut and reduced nutrient absorption.
Once your gut wall starts leaking toxins into your bloodstream and you start lacking essential nutrients, it’s extremely convenient for viruses to take a hold of you.
So strive to avoid the white breads, sugars, pastries, cookies, donuts, cakes, bagels, rolls, white rice, crackers and snack chips as much as possible.
And stay far away from the #1 health wrecker in existence—SODA!
2- Eat real foods
On the other hand, your body MUST have a consistent supply of essential nutrients to support strong immune function and help all of your systems to work like they should.
Concentrate on nutrient-dense real foods—fresh vegetables, leafy greens, meats, poultry, fish, eggs, real butter, avocado, coconut oil and olive oil.
These are the foods that will help supply the nutrients you need to stay healthy.
3- Have a good laugh
Laughter exerts positive influences on your immune system.
So watch those comedy shows and funny movies, read silly stories or jokes, or just laugh at everyday life whenever you can.
4- De-stress and get some rest
Stress causes the protective mucosal barrier inside your intestines to become less effective at defending your body against dangerous invaders, so you are much more susceptible to catching viruses and infections when under stress.
And lacking sleep can compromise your immune system functioning, making you more susceptible to sickness. Just one night of poor sleep can reduce your immune function by up to 30 percent!
So do what you must to lower stress in your life (regular exercise works wonders—hint, hint!), and make sure you get enough sleep each night.
5- Get the right supplemental support
When it comes to strong immune health, the important players here are probiotics and vitamin D.
Probiotics help support a healthy gut microbiome, which in turn houses 80 percent of your immune system. And vitamin D is vital to strong immune function and taming inflammatory immune responses (such as those seen with COVID as well as autoimmune diseases).
Super Shield Probiotic Formula:
Super Shield contains 13 well-studied, potent strains of friendly bacteria, each of which has its own specialty on how it enhances your health and helps support your immune system to better fight colds, flu, viruses, infections and many other illnesses.
Optimum DK Formula:
Each daily dose of Optimum DK Formula gives you a whopping 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3, as well as its partners vitamins K1 and K2 and the mineral boron. In addition to immune health, it also supports bone, brain and cardiovascular health too!
6- Drink at least 8 glasses of filtered water a day
Water is vital for cell and lymphatic system health—both of which are crucial to proper immune system functioning.
Just make sure to strive for filtration of some kind to avoid the contaminants typically found in tap water.
7- Listen to Mom and dress warm
Mom always said to dress warm or you’ll get sick…and come to find out, she was on the right track.
While merely stepping outside in cold weather without a jacket doesn't cause you to get sick, hypothermia (the lowering of your body's core temperature) suppresses immunity, which in turn can make you more susceptible to colds, flu and viruses.
Treat your immune system like the precious gold it is and help it protect you like it was designed to!
To your health,
The information in our articles are NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and are not intended as medical advice.