No Flu Shot: Natural Flu Shot Alternatives

It’s that time of year.

When someone says their NOT getting a flu shot, it’s easy to assume they aren’t doing anything to protect themselves from the flu. There are several things we all can do daily to decrease our risk of getting sick.
One of the best things we can do is make sure we eating the following super foods:
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·         Garlic
·         Onions
·         Spices: turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg
·         Berries:  blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
·         Chicken soup
·         Lemon
·         Honey
·         Mushrooms
·         Herbs: Ecninacea, Elderberry, Ginger, Boneset, Sage
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It’s not that difficult to incorporate these foods into your diet. When cooking, chop up some garlic and onion and add them to your favorite dishes. Herbs and spices can be added to flavor a variety of dishes. Cinnamon can be added to oatmeal, teas and smoothies. Blueberries and strawberries make a great snack or can be added to smoothies and salads.
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If you’re already sick, eat ice pops, turkey sandwiches, vegetable juice, chicken soup, ginger, garlic, bananas, and toast. And of course get adequate rest and drink plenty water.
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It’s important to note there are foods that can damage the immune system as well. The following foods can make a person susceptible to catching the flu:
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·         Soda
·         Processed foods
·         Fast foods
·         Junk food
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Sodas are high in sugar, and that extra sugar can temporarily weaken your immune system as well as cause damage to your intestinal tract. This can allow germs to enter your body.
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Processed foods have little nutritional value, and healthy foods are key to having a strong immune system. The less nutrients a person eats on a daily basis, the greater the risk of catching a cold or flu as their body can’t fight them off germs effectively.
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Other things that can make you susceptible to getting sick:
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·         Lack of sleep.

·         Stress
·         Dwelling on negativity
·         Lack of vitamin D
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Each of these can weaken your immune system and cause you to become more susceptible to Illness. Make sure you’re getting enough rest:  The average person needs 8-10 hours of sleep per night.
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Chronic stress (long term stress) and constantly dwelling on negative thoughts can be very taxing on the body. People under chronic stress are more susceptible to viruses and it can take a person longer to recover.
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What’s in Your Flu Vaccine?
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Many people have a flu shot annually, but do you know what’s in the flu shot? There is a growing controversy over the ingredients in most flu shots and if they do more harm than good. There are several varieties of the influenza shot and here are a few common ingredients:
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Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing and throat irritation. It may increase risk of asthma and allergies in children. In 1987, The U.S. Environmental protection Agency reported that formaldehyde could be a possible carcinogen under high or prolonged exposure.1
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Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid (EDTA). EDTA is FDA approved, and is often prescribed to clean toxic metals such as lead from the blood. It is often added to sodas and canned fruits and veggies to help them keep their color as well. Reported side effects include anemia, chills, blood clots, nausea, low blood pressure and thirst.
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Neomycin sulfate. Neomycin sulfate is an antibiotic often used to reduce the risk of infection during surgery of the bowel. Common side effects include drowsiness, shortness of breath, increased thirst, weight gain or shallow breathing. It is advised to avoid taking if a person is taking other prescribed medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before taking neomycin sulfate.2

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Thimerosol. Thimerosol is a mercury that is used as a preservative in most vaccines to prevent its contamination from dangerous microbes. According to the FDA, the amount of thimerosol used in vaccines for children ages 6 and younger has been reduced for safety concerns. Mercury is a known carcinogen, yet the FDA approves thimerosol in low doses and claims it is harmless. However, studies indicate thimerosol inhibits t-cell functions.3  T-cells destroy cells that are infected with germs or have become cancerous.
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The full list  of ingredients in a variety of vaccines can be found HERE on the CDC website. 
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While these products and many others are approved by the FDA, it’s important to know what is in the flu shot and how they may affect your body. It’s also important to know that there are steps you can take to avoid getting the flu naturally.
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Here is a great drink to help keep the flu at bay, courtesy of Jackie Walburn of Real Health Solutions:
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    • 1 cup of warm water
    • 1/2 squeezed lemon or 1 drop Essential Oil
    • 1 teaspoon of Apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
    • 1 pinch turmeric
    • 1 pinch cinnamon or 1 drop Essential Oil
    • Optional: macha green tea powder
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    Prevent: drink every morning
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    Cure: drink 3x/day for 3-4 days
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Another option is to try black seed oil, which has been used to treat asthma, allergies, coughs, and the flu:

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Be proactive! Don’t rely on a shot to maintain your health. Take care of yourself this flu season!

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