Whenever I hear people talking about the flu vaccine, I immediately think of this video clip:
I first saw it at Dr. Ben Kim's, of whom I am a fan. It is pretty funny, but I think people really need to know what the ingredients are in everything they buy, use, take, inject, and so forth. While I am NOT an expert by any means, I do NOT think the flu vaccine is the way to go. We're not fans of vaccinations in general around here, but specifically the flu vax is no good. This article at Dr. Kim's website has some good information, as does this one and this one from Dr. Mercola.
Basically, the flu vaccine weakens your immune system and makes you more susceptible to getting it. The risks really do outweigh any "benefit" that the vaccine might have. In order to help prevent getting the flu we need to eat healthy organic food (LOTS of vegetables), exercise, drink lots of water, get good rest and sleep, and do our best to minimize stress in our life. We can also further boost our immune systems by taking quality whole-food supplements, whole-food Vitamin C, lots of garlic, and probiotics. Also, washing our hands alot will help, but NOT with an antibacterial soap. That stuff does more harm than good as well. We blend our own using organic castile soap and organic essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs (of course). Also, make a simple non-toxic all-purpose spray using baking soda, vinegar, castile soap, distilled water and essential oils. It can be used to clean anything and everything!!
However, if you do all of this and still get the flu, treat your body as it deserves and allow plenty of time for it to rest and recuperate because you need it!!! Take care of yourself...and if anyone wants that all-purpose disinfectant recipe, let me know!