Should I Get a Flu Shot Part 2

First read Part 1 of Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Severe Adverse Reactions to the Flu Shot

So we hear lots about how important it is to get the flu shot but very little about its actual effectiveness and even less about the severe adverse reactions that some people have experienced.


One out of 1 million people vaccinated contract Guillian-Barré syndrome, a severe disease of the nervous system that causes paralysis. This paralysis generally starts in the lower extremities and works its way upward until the person cannot breathe on their own. They have to be put on assisted ventilation sometimes for a long time. After a long period of healing and disability they may regain some proper functioning of their nervous system. However, many remain very weak for an extended period.


Also vaccinations in general may affect the immune system and nervous system years later in ways that we cannot at this time project or recognize as having started from the influence of the vaccinations.


That’s why I choose to do everything I can to keep my immune system healthy instead of getting the flu shot.


Better Than the Flu Shot

1. Eat clean healthy food

Avoid sweets-they weaken your immune system

Avoid processed foods-their lousy building materials for your cells and weaken your immune system

Be sure to eat healthy sources of Omega-3 oils, walnuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and wild fish


2. Vitamin D-try to get all the vitamin D you need by wise exposure to the sun. But if you live in a climate where the sun doesn’t shine for a while, then supplement with vitamin D according to your doctor’s directions. Vitamin D gives your body weapons to fight those infections.


3. Exercise also boost your immune system if you get just enough but not too much.


4. Get plenty of sleep and rest so your body can restore itself and overcome any invader that might be trying to get a foothold.


5. Practice good hygiene

Wash your hands, especially when out in public

And of course cover your mouth and nose if coughing or sneezing. Most children are taught to cough into their elbows now so their hands do not become contaminated with the germs. I think that’s a great idea but it’s hard for me to overcome my old habits of covering my mouth and nose with my hand. But I will keep trying to change.


6. Take remedies that act as natural suppressants of germs, for instance:


Oil of oregano





Oscillococcinum or Mucococcinum



And others


Of course you wouldn’t take all of these remedies at the same time. You may want to emphasize some of the spices in the list of remedies in your food during the flu season.


So I’ve given you a brief overview of the hysteria about flu and the push to get it flu shot and what you can do about it. I would encourage you to look at Dr. Mercola longer article on the subject for more in-depth explanation of this summary.


And again remember it’s your decision whether you get a flu shot or not. Congratulations on becoming informed so you can make the best decision for yourself.



Dr. Jo



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2 Comments On “Should I Get a Flu Shot Part 2”

Cherry Hayes

Cherry Hayes

29 January 2013

Because you posted your article about Elderberry on Facebook, my dear friend, Cris, saw it just as she was coming down with flu-like symptoms. Cris is a very healthy eater, exercises, but also is an elementary school teacher where she is exposed to lots and lots of germs and illnesses. She went to the health food store after reading your article, bought Elderberry, began taking it and within 24 hours felt so much better! I’ve spoken with her on the phone and cannot believe how quickly she knocked it out!

Thank you, Sis!
Cherry (Dr. Jo’s sister)

Dr. Jo

Dr. Jo

29 January 2013

Wow! That’s a great confirmation! Thanks for sharing.

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