The two causes of illness are toxicity and deficiency. Keep this in mind for the winter.
Let me start with “the flu” season. The flu is not a dangerous disease in healthy people. The flu and flu-like illnesses are caused by over 200 separate viruses. Each year the most prevalent strains of influenza A and B are guessed to design the next year’s vaccine. The flu shot actually covers less than 10% of the viruses.
Flu vaccines are heavily promoted by the government and most doctors. You will walk into the grocery store and see a huge sign to get your flu shot now! And even hear the ad for it as you are walking through the store. The Cochrane review looked specifically at the flu vaccination of children and found that for children under 2, the flu vaccine was similar to that of a placebo. For everyone else, weighing the benefits versus the risks is recommended. Keep in mind that most studies on the flu vaccine are biased as vaccine-manufacturers fund the studies. In the end, vaccinating against the flu was found to be far from fully protective against getting the flu. Last, there are known risks of flu shots which include but are not limited to mercury and formaldehyde. Studies have NOT been conducted on the long term affects of injecting people with these toxins year after year. Keep this in mind when you decide what is best for you and your family. Source: Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Super Immunity.
So, how can you stay healthy during this time of year when many people seem to be walking around with germs and colds?
Focus on your diet.
Be smart about what you put into your body.
Load up on green leafy veggies – salads, soups and load up all of your fruits and veggies!
Onions and garlic are a great group of vegetables to eat, as well as berries, mushrooms, pomegranates, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Avoid processed foods and refined sugars. Use dates for sweetening.
Supplement with Vitamin D, but make sure it is a good brand. Read the ingredients.
Try elderberry (DIY with the recipe on the bag) and raw local honey daily.
Add a zinc supplement.
If you or your kiddos DO get sick, fevers are a good sign that your body is fighting the virus! There is no need to treat with medication which enters a toxin into the already fighting immune system and can actually get in the way of your immune system fighting the virus.
“Fevers generally do not need to be treated with medication unless your child is uncomfortable or has a history of febrile convulsions. The fever may be important in helping your child fight the infection.
Even higher temperatures are not in themselves dangerous or significant unless your child has a history of seizures or a chronic disease. Even if your child has a history of a fever-related convulsion and you treat the fever with medication, they may still have this kind of seizure. It is more important to watch how your child is behaving.
If he is eating and sleeping well and has periods of playfulness, he probably doesn’t need any treatment. You should also talk with your pediatrician about when to treat your child’s fever.”
Highly question and research antibiotic use if you do become ill! Antibiotics ruin your healthy gut bacteria and weaken your immune system which lends way to more infections down the road.
Do preventative care – load up on the good stuff all winter long and keep the toxins out!
Post Source: Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Super Immunity.