Yesterday I got an e-mail at work that my company will give out free flu shots to employees. This proposed a difficult dilemma for me. While I am somewhat against vaccines and had not had a flu shot is years, I also haven't had a winter without a flu. Now with so many mutated types of flu and the swine flu stalking our area, I'm debating whether or not to take advantage of this flu shot. So, I went on to do some research and here is what I found:
The flu shot is an injection of a killed flu virus. Great, so you basically are infected with a dead virus. Apparently, flu shots cover the most common strains of flu; with so many mutation of flu occurring every year, you are likely to develop some strain of flu not covered by the flu shot. Also, the flu shots are composed of last year's flu bug, so who is to say you will get the same bug? Hmm... so far the flu shot is not looking so good. What else?
Well, these shots are chuck full of toxic agents. One of the worst is mercury which has been linked to autism, Parkinsons and Alzheimers. That's right, you get mercury shot up straight into your bloodstream. It seems that the flu shot is meant to kill the flu virus and everything else in it's way. That's the American solution: just kill everything.
That settles it. I won't be getting the flu shot.
The best defense against flu and colds is a good diet, daily exercise, and homeopathic treatments like herbs and teas. Let nature nurture you and provide you with the medicine to heal naturally. Trust your body to heal itself without toxic waste. Take care of your body and it will take care of you.
What is your opinion? Are flu shots helpful or harmful?