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Tag: influenza vaccine

Next Generation GMO Influenza Vaccine Coming Soon

It might seem as if I’ve been on an anti-flu-shot rant for the past few posts. There’s a lot to learn about this government-led public-health push to give everyone flu shots, and I’m not even going to go into who profits from it. I’m more concerned with our health: yours, mine, and our collective wellbeing. Knowledge is power.

A few more unpleasant tidbits to share with you about the influenza vaccine before I leave you to make your own decisions.

Would you like a worm virus and some caterpillar DNA with that flu shot?caterpillar dna in influenza vaccine

According to the Alliance for Natural Health: “The government is also eyeing cutting-edge vaccine research. A new generation of vaccines will be using viral DNA to quickly churn out key proteins to elicit a protective immune response. Protein Sciences of Meriden, CT, has already applied to the FDA for approval to sell a vaccine made by genetically engineering flu genes into a worm virus, which then infects cells from caterpillar ovaries to produce the necessary proteins to make vaccine.”

If I learned anything from hearing Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Reliable Technology speak at the seminal Seeds of Doubt Conference in Boulder last summer and watching his terrifying documentary, Genetic Roulette (free through October 17th!), about the Genetically Modified foods at every level of our food supply chain, it’s that DNA does not cross species in nature. Humans do not mate with insects and combine DNA in the natural world. Only in the GMO laboratories of companies like Monsanto does it sound like a good idea to extract active DNA from a bug and insert it into something humans or other mammals will eat, or in the case of the flu shot, inject at the behest of their government.

Smith points out that while scientists know how to extract a strand of DNA, insert it into something else to manifest the desired trait, they don’t know how to turn it off afterward. When this alien DNA is ingested, it can merge with the bacteria in your stomach and digestive tract and continue to replicate. In rats, we’re seeing scary tumors from GMO feed. In mice fed GMO feed we see increasing rates of infertility with each successive generation, until the final generation is completely infertile and becomes truly the final generation.

The flu shot is causing more adverse effects each year.

The Center for Disease Control’s Seasonal Flu Summary for the 2012-2013 flu season warns that last year there was an increase in febrile seizures in children under two after being given the influenza vaccination. Still, the document continues to say there will be no change in vaccine recommendations.

You can’t sue a vaccine manufacturer.

The U.S. government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a “vaccine court,” to field complaints against vaccine manufacturers due to adverse effects. This court shields vaccine manufacturers from having to make big, public payouts to people harmed by vaccines by collecting a surcharge from every vaccine sold and using this fund to make payouts .

Safer than the flu shot: the pneumonia vaccine?

Cynthia Dalton, a Master Nutrition Therapist in Denver who specializes in using BioNutritional Care models to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, offers some interesting advice for health practitioners when it comes to recommending the flu shot:pneumonia vaccine safer than influenza vaccine

To be on the safe side, you can go to the CDC site to find the ingredients in vaccines, including the flu vaccine. If you go to my website under the resources tab you will find a link to the CDC vaccine ingredients site. Most flu vaccines have aluminum, formaldehyde and thimerosol, as well as other preservatives. Vaccine ingredients vary slightly depending on the brand. I just checked the site, and it has been updated as of Feb 2012. There are at least two brands that contain Polysorbate 80! I have had numerous LEAP patients reactive to this preservative. The flu mist contains the least ingredients, but you need to be certain that your patient can handle the live virus.

I typically do not recommend the flu shot for patients – instead I prefer to build their natural immunity with diet and supplements. However, there are those immune-suppressed patients who may require immunization. For my mother, who lives in a Memory Care Facility, rather than give her the flu shot, I supplement her well and two yrs ago gave her the pneumonia shot – which has fewer ingredients and no thimerosal. The pneumonia vaccine does not require annual dosing – so once you have it, it doesn’t need to be repeated for years. Also, often pneumonia is what is feared as a byproduct of the flu, so by dosing the pneumonia vaccine in lieu of the flu shot, I feel that I have protected my mother without compromising her health.

These are private decisions that our patients must make with their doctors.

Thank you, Cynthia, for giving me permission to share your interesting solution to avoiding the undesirable ingredients in the influenza vaccine!

Flu shots for kids?

Vaccinating young children against the flu appeared to have no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during two recent flu seasons, a new study shows.

That’s not to mention that flu shots are the last early childhood vaccines to continue to contain the preservative thimerosal, a form of mercury. It seems that the vaccine doesn’t have to contain thimerosal, but the manufacturer uses it so that they can package the vaccine in multiple doses. (It seems you can make a special request of your doctor for the single-use, thimerosal-free vaccine.)

Beyond the mercury issue, should we be injecting our children with dead viral strains that have been grown on raw eggs when the efficacy rate of protecting them from getting the flu is somewhere between 7% and 52%? Those don’t seem like very good rates to me.

The natural health community believes that bodies in balance do not offer an appropriate breeding ground for viral infections like the flu. Rather than vaccinating, they would rather see everyone eat healthily, digest cleanly, assimilate fully, and eliminate regularly. While practicing good hand washing and other other hygene habits. Here are 7 tips for staying healthy this flu season.

I mentioned last month that I hadn’t made up my mind about getting my family flu shots this season as we have for the last 5 or 6 years. This morning my sister called from her pediatrician’s office, wondering if she should get the flu shot for her 1-year old daughter. Her husband, who completed his medical studies both here and in Russia (where alternative health practices are more accepted by allopathic doctors), advised against it. He pointed out that he wasn’t vaccinated against the flu as a child in Russia, and neither was my sister as a child growing up in the US. He wasn’t convinced that the vaccine was effective, and why put a foreign substance in your body if it didn’t make any difference as to whether or not you caught the flu?

My medically-trained brother-in-law and I often see eye-to-eye on health matters and value each other’s opinion and advice.

At this point, I have no plans to vaccinate my children against the flu this year. I know I will receive the most parental pressure to get myself the vaccine, since a case of the flu, or any viral infection, can trigger a multiple sclerosis exacerbation. Still, I think I’m going to pass on the flu shot this year for myself, too.