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Jane's Blog Nutrition and Healthy Immune System

Posted by Jane Jansen on

Jane's Blog Nutrition and Healthy Immune System

A new study published in the September 10th 2018 Clinical Infectious Diseases medical journal suggests that vaccine effectiveness may begin dropping within weeks of administration, adding more evidence of waning protection over the course of a single flu season. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California showed that the risk of contracting the flu climbs about 16% for every 28 days after vaccination. A strong immune system provides a child with powerful natural defenses against disease. Conversely, a child with a weakened immune system is vulnerable or more susceptible to colds, flu, and more serious illnesses. Dr. Leo Galland, MD, former...

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MONSTER Flu is Here! Fight Back!

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MONSTER Flu is Here! Fight Back!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this flu season is fierce and Kristen Nordlund, a spokeswoman for the CDC stated, “Based on the latest data, the flu season has not even peaked yet.” Numerous medical authorities say any given year when flu vaccines are well matched to circulating viruses, their effectiveness is at best, about 60 percent in healthy individuals. They also say the elderly and those with serious health problems &/or compromised immune systems generally don’t respond as well to vaccines. This year the “MONSTER” virus Influenza A (H3N2) everyone is talking about in the news is...

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