The up-and-coming flu season:
As a recent news article reported the current flu shot has missed the correct strain again. Even though the pharmaceutical companies are trying to put a happy face on it don’t count on the flu shot being very effective this year again. I’m not sure if in the past five or so years they’ve ever gotten the strain right. If the theory of immunization is correct, and it’s still a theory because it can’t be absolutely proven, then you need to have a correct representation of the organism you are trying to develop an immunity to. They missed it again this year. The flu shot their offering does not have the correct strain of the flu for your body to react to.
What can you do for flu prevention?
First of all giving the flu shot is truly a shot in the dark. The fact is people that have gotten the flu shot still get the flu and people who don’t get the flu shot don’t get the flu. It’s a matter of resistance. Good health is the best resistance to the flu. Eating right for your body type and blood type is number one. Getting plenty of fluids, mainly water is important. Remember half your body weight converted to oz.s is your cleansing dose. A 100 lb. person should drink 50 oz. a day as a cleansing dose of water. 80% of your cleansing dose is the minimum amount of fluids per day. That same hundred pound person should drink no less than 40 oz. a day. So if you feel like you’re starting to come down with something drink your cleansing dose. Vitamin A&D and C. are key nutrients for the immune system. The best nutritional support would be one of the immune formulas that we carry. By Vega testing we can identify the best formula for you. These formulas support the immune system with the key nutrients that you would be lacking in order for your immunity to be low.
Humidity is extremely important. During colder months home heating systems will dry the air out and thus your respiratory system. It’s essential to have a humidity gauge in order to determine your humidity, particularly in the bedroom. Healthy humidity is between 40 and 60%. During the wintertime the humidity could easily reach below 20%. As your sinuses and lungs dry out the barrier your mucous membranes supply is compromised and thus viruses can get into the system easier. The body’s response to this drying of the hair, skin and mucous membranes is to mobilize your vitamin A stores. As your vitamin A levels go down so does your immune system that’s why we recommend A&D more during the dry months of winter. I recommend an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier as it puts the most moisture into the air.
Light deficiency can affect some people’s immune system’s. If you’re one of those people who get a little blue or depressed during the winter months you would benefit from full spectrum light bulbs in your house. As well as spending time outdoors during bright sunlight days. Full spectrum light bulbs can be purchased on the Internet or at the local health food stores. These light bulbs contain the full spectrum of light that the sun delivers. People with strong immune systems don’t get the flu. Stress is a big immune system suppressor. Exercise can help the effects of stress. Spinal adjustments are one of the best ways to distress your body and the immune system. Patients who get regular chiropractic adjustments have a 200% more effective immune response. We also have a homeopathic virus mix that helps tuneup the body’s response to viruses. Combining two or more of these principles can go a long ways to preventing the flu this year.