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Flu Shot Side Effects

Flu shot side effects should be considered by every individual before getting the flu shot. The medical community would have you believe that everyone should get the flu shot. Alternatively, the wellness community would have you believe that very few people should get the flu shot.

Our society depends heavily on medicine. Many people love and trust their doctor implicitly. I'm not telling you not to. However, they do not have the time to educate themselves from a wellness perspective, they barely have time to keep up with medicine! They are just like us, working in their chosen field, doing the best they know how.

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First of all, common colds will not be reduced or eliminated with the flu shot. Flu shot side effects can include your risk of catching more common colds however!

What are the differences between a cold or flu? A cold is usually an upper respiratory tract infection that lasts 2-3 days. Symptoms can include sore throat, congestion, sinus pain, and slight fever. The flu also includes a sore throat but with a higher fever, a cough, and generalized body aches. It usually lasts at least a week before improving.

Flu shot side effects can include being ineffective! The shots are developed by scientist's best guess as to what strain they think it will be for the next outbreak season. Viruses are mutating organisms. It's known that the shot is only 25-40% effective. A well known 'wellness' physician has stated that the flu shot has never been shown to prevent flu related deaths in the elderly (over 65 year old) population! Yet, they are primarily targeted and at higher risk of side effects.

The most common side effects are fever, sore throat, chills, fatigue, cough, headache, and muscle aches. Less common but well documented side effects include autoimmune diseases like lupus, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis; and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly population that gets annual flu shots for 5 or more consecutive years. The more common problem with the flu in the elderly, is that it may lead to pneumonia and death from those complications. However, remember that the flu shot has not been shown to prevent flu related deaths in the elderly anyway! Why compromise their immune system with a guess????

Of interest, pigs can be carriers of the human flu but humans cannot be a carrier. However you can of come into contact with someone who was infected with the flu, get some of the flu virus on you yourself, then pass this onto someone you come in contact with. You may not become infected with this providing its the same strain you've had yourself or your immune system handles it.

Leading a healthy lifestyle can prevent or minimize the flu. Wash your hands regularly and keep them away from your face when you're around others where you may be shaking hands, exchanging money, or other means of contact. Get a bit of sun to restore your Vitamin D levels, get plenty of rest, get a bit of exercise, drink plenty of water, eat nutritious foods and supplement to maintain that healthy balance.

The purpose of our own healthy immune system is to fight off or minimize infections, without flu shot side effects. If you're just starting out, boost your body's own abilities by providing it with cellular nutrition.

This study was reported November, 2007 in the news:

A Healthcare Professionals Impact study found that 79% of American physicians and 82% of nurses recommend dietary supplements to their patients. In addition to that, 72% of physicians and 89% of nurses, take supplements, which is more than 68% percent of adults who report they take them.

Of the physicians who use supplements, 85% recommend them to their patients; and of those physicians who do not use supplements, 62 percent% still recommend them!

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