•Reduces blood flow to and from the heart
•Hyperextends back muscles
•Restricts breathing and diaphragm function
•Stresses lower back creating pain
•Creates habit of bending forward
•Adds pressure to internal organs: kidneys, adrenals, colon, and stomach
•Inhibits cerebrospinal fluid flow
•Hinders nerve impulse from the spine
•Can negatively affect sleep
•Shortens muscles in the front of the body causing pectoral pain
•Inhibits abdominal brain
The CDC admits that this year the flu vaccine may not work. The reason for this is because their prediction of the strain that they thought will be predominant this year is wrong. Scientist manufacture the virus the year before it is used. In the above video the CDC tells the public that if they come down with the flu use the following prescription drugs. The CDC basically does a plug for the pharmaceutical companies by recommending these drugs. This means more money for them. Since the CDC has to make up for the money that they will lose from individuals not getting the flu shot, those that get the flu shot and still get the flu may buy into the antiviral medications.
We must remember the flu is a more severe cold. Usually drinking plenty of fluids, rest, gargling with salt water, and use of a drainage mechanism such as a neti pot you will most likely be fine. There are some rare cases when getting the flu may cause other complications such as death. My previous post from December 4th gives you ways to prevent the flu that way you won't have to deal with taking the vaccine then having to take more drugs to combat the symptoms that was suppose to prevent it in the first place.
**Please note this is not a recommendation of care. You should speak to your primary care physician to discuss any options.
In the above video Dr. Geier makes outstanding points about the flu shot. Although I do not agree with his opinion on DTP I would like to expand on the information he gave about the flu shot.
First to summarize the video Dr. Geier states that the flu vaccine is created a year before it is actually administered. The problem with this is simple these scientists are basically guessing which strains may come for the next year. The flu vaccine is not tested to FDA standards to make sure it is effective and safe. So why does the CDC and FDA still allow this vaccine to be distributed to millions of people. The answer is money. The flu shot generates millions of dollars every year.
So what can you do to avoid getting the flu; nutrition, exercise, and chiropractic care.Take a daily vitamin, plus extra vitamin C, D , E, probiotics, and elderberry syrup. These vitamins and components help with immune function. I also give my son a spoon full of cod liver oil and honey daily to keep him from getting sick. Sure, he may get sick every once in a while as you can't prevent everything but he does not get sick as often or severe as the kids at his daycare. And I know many of you have walked into a daycare and it seems like 50% of the kids have runny noses.
Chiropractic care allows your body to function at its optimal state that includes your immune system. Thus patients who see a chiropractor on a regular basis are less likely to get sick as compared to their counterparts.
Exercise increases blood flow allowing toxins to flow out and nutritional properties to do its job. For example when you exercise white blood cells and antibodies are released quickly. These white blood cells search for organisms to eat that can get you sick before you experience any symptoms. Exercise also slows down stress releasing hormones. A stressed individual is more likely to get sick than a non-stressed individual.
Thus instead of getting the flu shot consider the above recommendations.
Alpharetta Chiropractor, Dr. Bates takes care of patients with many health issues. Her goal is to allow you to have the best quality of life possible.