Every time you turn on the television, radio or open a newspaper or magazine, you’ll probably be bombarded by announcements for getting your influenza, pneumonia or shingles vaccine. You can’t even drive past your local drug, grocery or big box stores anymore without being cajoled into taking one! But what is the efficacy and safety of these vaccines? Are they educating us on these issues as much as they are pushing for us to “take the jab?” And are there any alternatives to help protect us from these uncomfortable conditions?
Are Flu Vaccines Safe?
One of the first questions many of our clients ask us is “Are flu vaccines safe?” According to Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, MD, one of the world’s leading immunogeneticist, people who’ve had just 5 flu vaccinations in their lifetimes are 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease than those who’ve had only one or two shots. Fudenberg explains this is due to two ingredients in the shot—aluminum and mercury. “Gradual accumulation of aluminum and mercury in the brain leads to cognitive dysfunctions and damage to the brain cells.”
Other side effects of the influenza vaccine include seizures; chronic, recurrent flu-like illnesses; chronic fatigue syndrome; Guillain-Barré syndrome; neurological problems such as memory and cognition problems, dementia, autism, developmental impairments, etc; spontaneous abortions in pregnant women; respiratory failure; and death. So to answer our question, “Are flu vaccines safe?,” I’d say they are questionable at best! Flu vaccines, as well as other vaccines, have not been proven safe.
Questionable Ingredients Not Proven Safe
According to article Myths and Facts: Study Verifies That There Is No Value In Any Flu Vaccine, the “flu vaccines consist primarily of 3 categories of ingredients. First there are viruses and cultured bacteria. The second ingredient is the way in which they can be cultivated. This includes aborted human fetal cells, chick embryos, pig blood, monkey kidney tissue, cowpox pus, and calf serum, and all of these foreign proteins get injected straight into your bloodstream. A bit repulsive just thinking about it, isn’t it? The flu shot also contains neutralizers, stabilizers, carrying agents and preservatives such as mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is something that is used for embalming the dead and is known to cause cancer. There is no amount of formaldehyde considered safe when injected into a living organism.”
Yet, all of these questionable and undeniably harmful ingredients are being routinely injected directly into our bloodstream, bypassing our primary lines of immune defense – the skin and the mucus membranes. One must question how a vaccine can be “triggering” immunity when it is violating the very laws of nature it claims to defend! And, considering that all these irritants are being injected directly into our bloodstream, it is reasonable to access that these vaccines are also setting us up for allergies and undue stress on our immune systems.
In late 2010, the Cochrane Collaboration published a review of 50 influenza studies investigating efficacy of the flu vaccine in healthy adults aged 18-65… Forty of them were clinical trials adding up to over 70,000 people. Studies of all types of influenza vaccines were included: live, attenuated, and killed – or fractions of killed – vaccines… The authors found that vaccines administered parenterally, that is, outside the digestive tract, usually meaning by injection, reduced influenza-like symptoms by ONLY 4%. They found no evidence that vaccination prevents viral transmission! (There goes the whole herd immunity argument!) They also found no evidence that they prevent complications, either.  You might find it interesting to know that all the reports that showed efficacy of the flu vaccines were industry funded studies! So, the answer to the efficacy question is: NO, influenza (flu) vaccines are not efficacious. There is not sufficient evidence to support claims that they protect you from the flu.
Safe, Effective Alternative to Flu Shot
Homeopathy has something to offer when it comes to safe alternatives to the flu shot and even other vaccines. Before you take that jab that has little proven efficacy and NO PROVEN SAFETY record, you may wish to try PROVEN HOMEOPATHIC IMMUNIZATIONS first! (also called homeopathic prophylaxis or homeoprophylaxis). You might be surprised to find that homeopathic immunizations have been shown to have efficacy in scientific studies.
For example, in 2010, Bracho, et, al, published the positive results of a massive scale homeopathic immunization trial in Cuba against the contagious disease Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a disease that is zoonotic, meaning it can be spread from animals to humans, and peaks during the rainy season in tropical climates such as Cuba.
The homeopathic prophylaxis for Leptospirosis was the only administered treatment given to 2.3 million people in one of the regions at risk for an epidemic. When compared to control groups who received no other intervention, the homeopathically immunized group showed significant improvements over the non-treated group, and the infection rates fell below even historic levels! Read the entire study by clicking here.
You can also read about a study showing efficacy of homeopathic immunization against Chikungunya fever. Read the full study by clicking here.
In the past homeopathic doctors have reported efficacy for the homeopathic immunization for menginococcus, tetanus, typhoid, smallpox, anthrax, rabies, diphtheria, and many other diseases.
Homeopathic Help is Available
We offer consultations for homeopathic immunization (homeoprophylaxis) alternatives to our clients. If you are not currently a client but are interested in treating yourself with homeopathic prophylaxis for infectious diseases, please contact our office and ask for a Homeopathic Immunization Consultation – a condensed and inexpensive appointment that will assess your sensitivity level and guide you to the best path for you to treat yourself with homeopathic immunizations.
Homeopathic Treatment of Influenza, Pneumococcus and Shingles
Influenza and pneumococcal infections can land you in the hospital if they become too serious. Homeopathy has shown itself to be very effective in resolving these conditions in a shorter amount of time and without the side effects commonly seen from conventional treatments offered for these conditions. Call for an “Acute Homeopathic Consultation” to get help.
And about the Shingles (Varicella) infection – homeopathy has shown great results in resolving the pain, eruptions and chronic discomfort caused by the shingles virus. Shingles, even when treated with conventional drugs by your doctor, can have symptoms that last for months and sometimes years. Antiviral drugs, most often used to treat the shingles virus, are not very effective and can have very damaging long term side effects. Homeopathic treatment, on the other hand, has none of the damaging side effects and can usually resolve the condition in a few weeks.
Trying homeopathic treatment is a wise and sensible first step to resolving so many common acute illness as well as chronic health complaints. Try homeopathic treatment for yourself and see firsthand how it can change your life – for the better! We work over the phone and are happy to help you!
 Myths and Facts: Study Verifies That There Is No Value In Any Flu Vaccine, article from PreventDisease.com
More Vaccine Research Resources
National Vaccine Information Center