Latest on the Flu Shot Scam Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
I attended a webinar presented by Dr. Sherry Tenpenny, perhaps the country's leading expert on the dangers of vaccinations. Dr. Tenpenny sought to give the latest on the annual campaign that happens every Fall to scare people into getting flu shots.
My Better Health Update, Flu Shots: Yes or No is recommended reading for the documentation as to why flu shots are neither safe nor effective (available at http://www.pacifichealthcenter.com/blog/61-flu-shots-yes-or-no ) and how to naturally protect yourself from flu and other winter infections. But here is some additional information taken from Dr. Tenpenny's webinar:
This isn't "flu season," but rather is "flu shot season" due to the extensive media propaganda aimed at selling this highly lucrative product.
"Flu season" coincides with the time of the year when people have the lowest vitamin D levels. Vitamin D deficiency from lack of sun in the winter is perhaps the primary reason for winter illnesses. At Pacific Health Center we generally suggest 4000 - 5000 i.u.'s of vitamin D per day.
Flu comes and goes, generally as a relatively minor illness, but the side-effects of flu shots can last a lifetime.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say that the vaccine viruses need to be an exact match of the viruses in circulation to be effective. The odds of this are almost nil, since it takes a nine month process to produce flu vaccine, basing its contents on the strains active last year in SE Asia. The CDC also states that, over the past 11 years, 86% of all influenza-like illnesses were not causes by influenza viruses. Therefore, if flu shots are beneficial at all, they will only be beneficial 14% of the time.
Flu vaccine may contain the following: formaldehyde, MSG, sucrose, thimerosol, Triton X-100 detergent, and hydrocortisone.
Formaldehyde is carcinogenic in humans. Flu shots have two and a half times the formaldehyde as the level listed as "an immediate danger to life and health" by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health.
Adjuvants like toxic aluminum in flu shots accelerate the activation of the immune system. But once the immune system is "turned on," there's no switch to turn it off. Long-term side effects are unknown. Can you spell "autoimmune disease?"
The CDC says it doesn't know how many deaths per year are actually caused by influenza, but it's not the oft-advertised 36,000. The American Lung Association says the average is 1200 per year with less than 20 children per year dying of the flu.
The Cochrane Collaborative Vaccine Project reviewed 51 studies on more than 260,000 children, concluding there was "no evidence" flu shots were more effective than a placebo. The Mayo Clinic found a higher risk of hospitalization in children who received flu shots. Cocrane also reviewed 25 reports on 60,000 adults, finding that flu shots only reduced risk by a negligible 6%.
A review of 75 studies over 40 years on senior citizens found that one cannot conclude flu shots are effective for people over 65. Yet there is no group more badgered to get flu shots than seniors! Dr. Tenpenny's conclusion: Just say "no" to flu shots!
But saying "no" to flu shots does not mean doing nothing to prevent flu and other winter illnesses. Pacific Health Center suggests the following protocol, which we have used for several years with great success:
Take 5000 i.u.'s of vitamin D daily (we recommend our Vitamin D 5000) Take our Flu Prevention Homeopathic formula once per week throughout the winter and early Spring (Flu Nosode 2010-2011) Take an L-Lysine collagen building formula to prevent invasions by viruses and other microorganisms (we recommend Collagen Forte) Take 2000 - 3000 mg/day of a buffered, ascorbate vitamin C with bioflavonoids (we recommend our Ascorbplex 1000) These four products are available on a special right now on our website. Just go to this link: http://www.pacifichealthcenter.com/shop/product-list.php?Special_Offers-pg1-cid34.html Have a healthy winter, flu and flu-shot free! - Monte Kline, Clinical Nutritionist