A Natural News article details why the flu shot is not always the best solution to combat seasonal flu or influenza. Every year, thousands of physicians and pharmacists stress on the need to inoculate as many people as possible with the shot.
However, this shot is not always as lifesaving as the general masses are led to believe. For instance, the American Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine reported that children who received a flu shot had no difference in flu in comparison to those who did not get one.
Depend on your own immune system
There are a rising number of reports that present the negative effects linked to the flu vaccine. It is said to contain toxic ingredients such as thimerosal (mercury), MSG (monosodium glutamate), formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals. These properties if inserted into our systems, can weaken our immunity and defense mechanisms.
According to a study from the health policy and administration department at Pennsylvania State University, children who may have come into contact with alternative medicine, had lower odds of requiring the flu vaccine in the first place.
Further, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that there was no difference in deaths from the flu and pneumonia among the older population, although there has been a 15% rise in flu shots among the elderly from 1980 to the present.