This time of year, everyone is concerned about the “Cold & Flu Season”. Invariably, people start asking me about flu shots.
CONCERNED PATIENT: “What do you think about the flu shot, Dr. Jay?”
ME: “I think a lot of things about the flu shot. Are you considering getting one?
CONCERNED PATIENT: “Well, maybe. My doctor wants me to get one but I’m not sure. I got one last year and I still got sick for a week.”
ME: “Hmmm…that’s interesting. Didn’t seem to work, huh?”
CONCERNED PATIENT: “No, I guess not really…Do you get the flu shot, Dr. Jay?
ME: “Hell no.”
CONCERNED PATIENT: “Oh, uhh…err….umm…”
I have never gotten a flu shot and I never would.
The last shot I got was a tetanus booster in 9th grade. I remember it well because right after getting injected by the doctor, my mom took me to the park to play mud football with my buddies but my arm hurt so much I could hardly throw the ball. No fun that day.
The last antibiotic I took was in 1994 (which was also the last time I saw a medical doctor). Now I know better. But that’s another story.
It’s up to you what you do to your body and what you do for your family’s health, of course. But I’ll tell you why I feel so strongly about flu shots and you decide what to do for yourself.
First of all, the whole point of getting a flu shot is to not get sick, right?
But I can’t tell you how many people come into my office a few days after getting a flu shot complaining about feeling the very same cold and flu symptoms they were trying to avoid!
Secondly, it’s important to understand that the flu shot is only designed to immunize you to 4-6 strains of flu virus. Out of the literally hundreds of flu virus strains going around at any one time, the CDC chooses a few of them that they think will be the worst ones that season.
So even if you believe that the flu shot works, there are still hundreds of other strains of flu virus that can still get you.
Thirdly, take a look at the list of ingredients in a typical flu shot:
Ethylene glycol = antifreeze. I’m not a car.
Phenol (aka: carbolic acid) = disinfectant. I’m not counter top that needs to be sanitized.
Aluminum = associated with Alzheimer’s disease, seizures and causes cancer in laboratory mice. None for me thanks.
Thimerosal = a mercury disinfectant/preservative that can cause brain injury and autoimmune disease. I’ll risk my mercury exposure with more sushi, thank you very much.
Formaldehyde = preservative and a known cancer-causing agent. I’m not a corpse that needs to be embalmed…yet! But I might be one if I get this shot!
Also, vaccines are grown in the laboratory through the use of chicken embryos, monkey kidney tissue, embryonic guinea pig cells, calf serum, and even the dissected organs of aborted human fetuses.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any of that crap in my body!
How could your immune system possibly function well enough to fight off cold and flu bugs with all of those toxic pollutants floating around in your bloodstream?
Why not give your immune system what it needs to do its job and keep you healthy naturally?
Keeping your immune system healthy so that you’re bulletproof through the cold and flu season isn’t rocket science. You just need to stay rested, eat well, exercise your body and drink plenty of water. You can do that can’t you?
And if you find yourself in your doctor’s office and you’re not sure if you want to get the annual flu shot this time, ask your doctor to read you the insert that comes with the vaccine. Then have him/her tell you what the possible side effects of getting the flu shot are and what symptoms to look out for. Ask your doctor why they think it’s a good idea to inject your body with toxic chemicals and how that will help your immune system function better than it is now.
Chances are you’ll here the typical fall back explanations:
“These side effects are really rare.” Oh yeah, well what if it happens to you?
“It’s important for you to get immunized so you don’t pass it on to someone else.” Really? Well if immunizations “work”, then your unvaccinated body isn’t a threat to anyone else who has been vaccinated.
“If you don’t get the flu shot, you run the risk of getting very, very sick, possibly even dying.” Really? Death from the flu? OK, it does happen, but the only people that die from the flu are people that are already severely immune compromised AND severely neglect themselves. Proper hydration and simple health care support would eliminate such risk. Take your fear tactics somewhere else, doc!
When it comes right down to it, you have a choice. Choose wisely.
I have never gotten the flu shot and I haven’t missed more than one day of work from being sick for over 10 years.
And I’m exposed to virus and bacteria all the time because people come to me when they’re sick to get better. If the Germ Theory were true, I’d be sick all the time.
But the fact is, I’m not. I want you to come in and get adjusted when you’re feeling sick because clearing out your Nervous System allows your immune system to function properly. Then your body can fight off what you’re coming down with more effectively.
“Oh, but Dr. Jay I don’t want to get you sick.”
Nonsense. I take care of my body through diet, exercise and managing my stress so my immune system is strong. Get in here and get on the table so you can get to feeling better!
What makes you sick: a strong bug or a weak immune system?
A stressed out immune system can’t fight off the virus or bacteria that are around you ALL THE TIME. That’s why you get sick.
Eat well, drink lots of water, move your body, get lots of rest and manage your stress.
Too simplistic? Pollyanna “Be Well” thinking?
Give it a try and see what happens. I’ve used these methods for years and I’m healthy.
And that’s why I never got a flu shot when they came into vogue years ago and that’s why I will never get one.
What will you do?