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Posted on 11-17-2016
According to Mark Hyman, M.D.- practicing physician, founder of The Ultra Wellness Center, and four-time New York Times bestselling author- the wholesale acceptance and promotion of the flu vaccine by government agencies, heath care institutions, pharmacies and physicians is based on flimsy, flawed or inadequate evidence at best. And at worst, it pushes a potentially harmful medical procedure on a poorly informed public.
Let's briefly review the evidence for and against the flu vaccine based on an independent objective scientific, comprehensive review of ALL the evidence. And let's look at a few logical holes in our current thinking and public policy about vaccines.
What the Science Says About the Flu Vaccine
A comprehensive search of the flu research in healthy adults aged 18-65 from 1960 to the present including over 40 clinical trials with over 70,000 people found no evidence of benefit for the flu vaccine. Most trials were poorly done, or inadequate to reach clear conclusions. Only the best 50 studies were included in the final analysis.
For those who want to dig deep and decide for themselves I encourage you to read the recent review paper by the international, independent, non-profit Cochrane Collaboration group published in March of 2014.
So what can you do to stay healthy?
The false sense of safety from vaccination often prevents people from doing the very things we know work to prevent viral illness including washing our hands, staying home when sick, getting more sleep, eating a healthy diet, getting moderate exercise, taking some basic nutritional supplementation, and making sure your nervous system is free from interference. A randomized trial of 1200 U of vitamin D a day reduced the risk of getting the seasonal flu by 42 percent. Now that's an easier pill to swallow.
Research shows that after a chiropractic adjustment, your immune system is boosted by almost 50% for 2 days. Ron Pero, Ph.D. found that patients under long-term chiropractic care had 200% better immune function than non-chiropractic patients.
So Austin, is your immune system functioning better than the average person? If not, call us today to schedule a check-up for your nervous system. Your body will thank you for it.
 Demicheli V, Jefferson T, Al-Ansary LA, Ferroni E, Rivetti A, Di Pietrantonj C. Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001269. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001269.pub5
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