8 Natural Alternatives to Flu Shots

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Many people are looking for more effective, natural alternatives to flu shots. This comes in the wake of their questionable effectiveness and their potentially harmful side effects. Is the flu shot worth the risk and how much protection does it offer? If you follow these eight steps, you can make your immune system stronger to stave off colds and the flu this winter and year round. Take Vitamin D.  Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplements are 8 times more effective than flu shots!  Take 1,000-5,000IU/day (children), 5,000IU/day…

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Why You Should Not Let Your Vitamin D Go Low

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Vitamin D season is now officially over in the midwest. From September to April the sun is so low in the sky that the UVB rays (the ones that make vitamin D in our skin) simply bounce off the earth’s atmosphere. Blood vitamin D levels drop substantially if you do not take a D3 supplement throughout the winter. This can even happen in summer if you do not get enough sun exposure a few days a week. This will increase the probability of your chances…

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Exercising Too Long Can Weaken Your Immune System

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Exercise is vital for good health and a strong immune system, but researchers recently found exercise sessions lasting too long can weaken your immune system. They followed four groups: 30 minutes of moderate running on a treadmill 30 minutes of intense running (80 percent of peak oxygen uptake) on a treadmill 2 hours of moderate running The last group did not exercise The researchers found 30 minutes of intense running did not affect the subjects’ immune response, but two hours at a moderate pace reduced…

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11 Health and Disease-Fighting Benefits of Eating Chocolate

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Here are 11 healthy reasons why you should eat more chocolate.  There are many ways chocolate can give you better health, but the type of chocolate you eat is important whether you receive these benefits or not. Here are the benefits of chocolate from the latest research: Improves cardiovascular health by reducing systemic inflammation.  It also improves and maintains flexible, elastic arteries (healthy arteries) and prevents stiff arteries (diseased arteries). This is vital to prevent thickening and hardening of arteries, also known as atherosclerosis, as…

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The Real Reason For Most People’s Allergies and Asthma Symptoms

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If you “sneeze” and “wheeze,” there is usually more to the story than simply encountering pollen, ragweed or dust.  Allergies and asthma are a sign that your immune system is working in overdrive and there are several reasons why this can occur. Understanding Allergies Allergies are your body’s reaction to allergens, particles your body considers foreign. When your body encounters an allergen, your blood plasma cells release IgE (immunoglobulin E) which attaches to mast cells. Mast cells are immune cells that are found in great…

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How Exercise Triggers Your Immune System to Fight Cancer

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We all know regular exercise can improve overall health and help protect us from disease. Many previous studies have shown exercise can reduce the risk of cancer, but a new study has discovered how exercise can help protect against this deadly disease.  Cancer cells develop in your body everyday. The key to your ability to stop cancer from developing is “cancer surveillance” performed by the immune system. The immune system is like a security guard. It has to recognize a foreign intruder, such as a…

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Several More Strikes Against Flu Shots

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Last month we reported on a Lancet study that found flu shots do NOT work in 98.5 percent of people who receive the shot.  Now, more research is showing flu shots can lead to an increase risk for swine flu, an increased risk of hospitalization and narcolepsy in children, and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease in seniors. Research from Canada and Hong Kong has shown that people who received the seasonal flu vaccine in 2008 had twice the risk of getting the H1N1 “swine…

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What Everyone Should to Know About Flu Shots

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If you have received a flu shot in the past or are considering one this year, there are a few surprising facts about flu shots that may make you reconsider getting one. You may have heard that the flu vaccine is 60 percent effective in preventing the flu but this figure is merely a manipulation of statistics.  The fact is flu shots prevent the flu in only 1.5 people out of every 100 persons who receive the shot!   So how did they come up with…

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Flouride May Lower Your Child’s IQ

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A Harvard study funded by the National Institutes of Health has concluded that fluoride significantly lowers IQ scores in children and may be a neurotoxin that affects brain development. More than 23 human studies and 100 animal studies have linked fluoride to brain damage.  Recent research has also shown fluoride may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease because it causes hardening of the coronary arteries  Common health hazards of fluoride include reduced IQ, increased lead absorption, dementia (memory loss), bone fractures, dental…

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Vaccination Theory May Be Incorrect

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The results of a recent study published in the journal Immunity calls into question the vaccination theory. The study found that the body’s immune system, comprised of both innate and adaptive components, work together to ward off disease without the need for antibody-producing vaccines. The theory behind vaccines is that they mimic an infection by triggering B cells, one of the two major types of white blood cells in the immune system, to produce antibodies as part of the “adaptive” immune system. It is widely…

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