The effectiveness of the flu vaccine in a given year depends on their accuracy. Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies are intended to provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. Unfortunately, getting the flu vaccine isn’t a guarantee that you won’t get the flu, therefore you need to have a back-up plan to prevent getting sick!
Influenza viruses are usually transmitted via air droplets, and subsequently contaminate the mucus membranes of the respiratory tract. Flu virus replicate very quick: after only 6 hours the first influenza viruses are shed from infected cells.
Each year, before flu season starts, scientists and vaccine manufacturers make an educated guess about which strains of flu will be most common in the next year.
But in some cases, these guesses can be wrong, or viruses can mutate while the vaccine is being made. Even in a “well-matched” flu virus year, the vaccine is only 60%-90% effective for selected viruses in healthy persons less than 65 years old.
For those over 65 years old, the efficacy rate drops to a mere 30-40%.
The CDC is already predicting this year’s flu shot may not work!
It also seems the high dose Senior flu shot is wreaking havoc among older individuals. Many are calling our facility, The Tree of Life Wellness Center, saying they are getting the flu or pneumonia within a few weeks of getting their shot.
So if you are going to get a flu shot get your body ready!
Take the Anti-V capsules (Natural Factors) 2 caps 2x day or if you have trouble swallowing take Esberitox (Enzymatic Therapy) chew 4 tablets 3 x day for 1 week prior to the shot and continue for 3-4 weeks post shot.
Flu shots, hand washing, healthy eating, and good sleep are methods most people use to avoid getting sick from a cold and/or flu. But sometimes even the most “healthy people” get sick anyway. When cold & flu season is approaching now is the time to get your immune system ready and functioning at its best.
Congestion, sore throat, and sneezing are common with colds. Both cold and flu bring coughing, headache, and chest discomfort. With the flu, though, you are likely to run a high fever for several days and have body aches, fatigue, and weakness. Symptoms of the flu also tend to come on abruptly. Either one is no fun, before cold and flu season gets rolling, take the valuable steps for preventing feeling miserable.
First make sure you are taking Vitamin D and if you don’t know how much to take find out what your vitamin D levels are from your doctor. The level should be about 65. Then there are a many natural remedies that can be essential to keeping those germs at bay!
- Olive Leaf Extract (Natural Factors) is an herb which has been clinically proven as an immune booster particularly beneficial in the prevention and treatment of viral infections. The key nutrient in Olive Leaf is Oleuropein, which is highly concentrated in the leaves of the plant. Olive leaf’s broad killing power includes an ability to interfere with critical amino acid production for viruses. It also has an ability to contain and prevent the spread of viruses by inactivating them, prevents virus shredding, and budding at the cell membrane. Olive leaf extract can directly penetrate infected cells and stop viral replication.
- Beta glucan is a very potent biological response modifier that nutritionally activates the immune response through the Macrophage immune cells to yield various therapeutic effects and is safe for all ages. In its most effective form, Beta glucan is extracted from the yeast cell wall of Baker’s yeast. Studies have shown that beta glucans act as immune-modulator agents, meaning they trigger a cascade of events that help regulate the immune system, making it more efficient. Specifically, beta glucans stimulate the activity of macrophages, which are versatile immune cells that ingest and demolish invading germs and signal other immune cells to attack. Macrophages also release cytokines, chemicals that when secreted enable the immune cells to communicate with one another. In addition, beta glucans stimulate lethal white blood cells that bind to tumors or viruses, and release chemicals to destroy it.
- Colloidal Silver 10ppm is made from pure water and silver, using electrolysis. It is microscopic-sized solid silver particles suspended in the water. The microscopic silver particles can more easily penetrate and travel throughout the body. Colloidal Silver works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that all one celled viruses, bacteria and fungi use for their oxygen metabolism. The presence of Colloidal Silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen, disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies and is cleared out of the body by the immune system. Colloidal Silver is of no harm to any part of the human body chemistry. It can be taken internally or used externally as a disinfectant and beneficial for 2-3 hours. Safe for all ages and does not interfere with any medications. Put a teaspoon in drinking water of everyone including your pets. Since viral infections often begin in the nose also use a colloidal silver nasal spray 2x day to prevent germs breathed in through the nose to spread to the sinuses, ears, throat and bronchial airways.
- Anti-V with Echinamide (Natural Factors) capsules contains immune boosting and potent anti-viral herbs to help your immune system fight off viruses. Herbs include triple standardized Echinacea purpurea, Lomatium dissectum, Astragalus membranaceus, Reishi mushroom, and licorice..
- Esberitox (chewable) ( Enzymatic Therapy) Echinacea supports your immune system defenses by fortifying your most critical cells with natural fighting power. Esberitox® has been the top-selling remedy in Europe for over 70 years and can be used by your entire family. Only Esberitox® combines two types of Echinacea with two additional immune-supporting herbs, baptisia and thuja.* This gives Esberitox® a broader spectrum of activity than Echinacea alone.* The powerful combination promotes the body's resistive functions by stimulating the production and activity of critical immune cells.* Safe for Children and Adults use as directed on label..
Don’t wait any longer get your body ready now! And if you get sick call Holistic Healthline Radio Saturday morning 8am to 10 am Toll Free 1-866-920-9455 and let us help you out. You can always make an appointment (telephone or in office) at the Tree of Life Wellness Center. Call 508-336-4242. As always please share this information to help create a healthier community. Thank you!
Jane Jansen, Practitioner Tree of Life Wellness Center
Host Holistic Healthline Radio