There’s a very good reason that a former CDC epidemiologist once said he would never give his pregnant wife a flu vaccine. Here’s why you should avoid flu shots, along with five ways to treat colds and flu naturally instead.
Dr. William Thompson, former employed of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US says that he would never give his wife a flu shot because they contain thimerosol, a mercury-containing adjuvant that has been linked to toxic effects and neurological impairment, but now there’s an even more compelling reason to avoid flu shots if you are pregnant.
The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone every 6 months of age and older, but ironically, a CDC-funded study that is being published in the medical journal, Vaccine has confirmed a shocking link between flu shots and spontaneous abortions (miscarriages) in pregnant women.
Despite the controversial in-fighting between the medical community – on the one hand, 22,000 nurses warning that vaccines are very dangerous – on the other, the Immunization Action Coalition stating that there’s nothing to worry about – there is clear evidence in even a CDC-backed study now that some vaccines just aren’t worth the risk.
Moreover, even the CDC has admitted that flu vaccines don’t always work. Here’s why:
- Your own natural antibodies are much stronger than the chemicals present in vaccines. By supporting your immune system by eating right, getting plenty of rest, and reducing stress, you can give yourself a better front against all pathogens, including the flu.
- Flu vaccines are only effective (if at all) against influenza strains which they were made to target. Inevitably, by the time a flu vaccine can be created in a lab, a new strain has already been created by Mother Nature, thus rendering the flu vaccine useless.
- The CDC has conflicting numbers promoting its advice to get a flu vaccine every year. They once promised that a flu vaccine was effective at preventing illness for 70-90 percent of all flu strains, adding that type A and B caused over 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths annually. Recently, however, they back-tracked on these numbers and admitted they were wrong. Somehow we’ve gone from 70-90 percent effectiveness to just 48 percent effectiveness, according to the CDC’s latest figures.
- There are many natural anti-virals, anti-bacterials and anti-fungals which can help prevent the flu, along with many other diseases that get mistaken for the flu. Garlic, onions, Manuka honey, lemon water, rest, thyme, sage, ginger, turmeric, oregano oil, astragalus, cayenne powder, lemon balm, grape root, apple cider vinegar, olive leaf extract, and more can help you knock out a cold or flu in less than 24-hours.
- You can also boost your immune system naturally with elderberry, Echinacea, Myrrh, Vitamin D, and medicinal mushrooms like Reishi, and Chaga. None of these natural remedies pose the risk of spontaneous miscarriage for pregnant women, either.