Flu ShotsDid you know flu vaccines are only 50% effective at best?  This is a very controversial topic as most are either for or against vaccination; however, 80% of your immune system is located in your gut.  An unhealthy gut makes you more susceptible to disease and virus.  Read on to learn natural alternatives to boost your immune system as we enter flu/cold season.

You have to really do your research and find the truth about flu shots, vaccines and anything else injected directly into your body as these can be extremely dangerous. You may not know that during the 2012-2013 flu season, the flu vaccine’s was just 56 percent effective across all age groups tested by the CDC. It’s a 50/50 shot that it will help you. Interestingly enough though in seniors that were 65 and over, the flu vaccines were only effective at a 9% rate.

So it may help you 50/50 when you’re younger but as you age it only becomes less effective. Why? well, what is actually contained in a flu shot?

You should know that flu vaccines are not only quite ineffective but also questionable on multiple levels for humans and animals alike.

After much reading much on CDC.gov on flu vaccines I found some very interesting facts. First, did you know that there are three types of flu vaccines. Two are made from egg’s, one is made from insect cells. So, flu shot’s? not vegan at all. They take proteins that cause an immune response. Oddly enough beyond saying on the website that it is made from proteins from eggs and insects it really doesn’t fully share the contents OF the flu vaccine. This poses a problem. What they did share though were the potential side effects of a flu shot.

Read more here.

3 Super Effective Immune Boosting & Flu Busting Methods:

Camu Camu:

Camu camu is a berry native to South America that grows in the amazon flood plains. It is currently (as far as humanity and our research can tell) the most potent source of vitamin c on the planet. Just a small amount of camu camu gives you a better boost of vitamin c than any other food on the planet. Not only that, but it helps boost serotonin (for seasonal sadness when there’s less sunshine) as well as contains other helpful amino acids for the brain and body.  You can get a camu camu supplement called camu gold from OrganicRainforstHerbs.com for 20 bucks and it will last you the full flu season.

Una De Gato:

Una de gato another plant native to South America found in the amazon rainforest. It is one of the strongest and most effective adaptogenic immune boosting herbs found on earth. It also helps with heart and cardiovascular health, blood flow as well as normalizing immune system functions. Una de gato helps both white and red blood cells stay healthy which is crucial for immune and cardiovascular health. This is great to take if you feel a flu and a cough or chest congestion as it will help target blood flow in that area as well OrganicRainforestHerbs.com also carries an una de gato supplement.

Sunshine (if you can get it!):

Sunshine is the cheapest and most effective vitamin D source on the planet. Vitamin d is crucial to boost immune function. If you cannot get vitamin D from the sun then do your best to get vitamin d through your diet through mushrooms and other sources.

Essential Oils:

There are many essential oils that are powerful anti-biotics and that boost immunity. Oregano is one of the most effective, Eucalyptus is great also. Lemon is great for the liver and immunity also. You can apply these topically and add them to a warm bath for your body to soak them up. You can also diffuse them in your home with an aromatherpy diffuser to purify the air in your home and to breathe in the immune boosting plant compounds. Click here to get essential oils.

Honey & Apple Cider Vinegar:

Raw (unpasteurized) honey is an incredible immune boosting remedy. When mixed with apple cider vinegar it is even more potent and when raw honey, apple cider vinegar and una de gato are taken together it’s a trio of immune boosting benefits. It may be one of the best immune boosting remedies to prevent (or get rid of) the flu on the planet.

Eat Healthy:

Eat plenty of vegetables! Eat green, orange, purple, red and blue vegetables and fruits. Eat soups and raw food such as salads and get probiotics (good healthy bacteria) in your diet from foods like saurkraut and kimchi.

Lastly, get plenty of sleep and eat healthy. Our bodies have the ability to rejuvenate and regenerate themselves but if you continuously eat junk food and sugar (probably the strongest immune suppressant) then it will be harder to recover. Cut sugar out, try a few (or all) of the recommendations above and the flu won’t bother you! I haven’t gotten the flu in years and I have all of the things above listed on hand and use them all on and off throughout the entire year for immunity.

by David Benjamin, repost from Healthy Wild And Free

Tags: immune boosting herbs, flu shots, Camu Camu