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The Secret to Avoiding the Flu Without a Vaccine
An Excellent Plan against the Cold and Flu – Vitamin D can prevent your body from allowing the cold or flu virus to invade it to begin with. Contrary to the flu vaccine, this advice has been gaining scientific validation. Some go so far as to say that evidence shows that cold and flu may actually be symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency. Dr. John Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council, was one of the first to introduce the idea that vitamin D deficiency may actually be an underlying cause of influenza, which would help explain its apparent benefits as a flu combatant. Research on vitamin D is moving swiftly, sometimes making it hard to stay current on the latest advancements.
First, sun exposure is still the best way to improve vitamin D levels. An average adult dose required to attain a healthy level of vitamin D is approximately 8,000 IU’s per day.
There is a growing body of research evidence that shows vitamin D is absolutely critical, not only for good health, but for disease prevention. If you take supplements, be sure to take vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 helps move calcium into the areas of the body where it is needed most, such as your bones and teeth, while removing it from areas where it isn’t needed, such as arteries and other soft tissue.
A vitamin K2 deficiency is what brings on symptoms of vitamin D toxicity. So be certain that you are taking both of these supplements together for good heart health and strong bones.
Additional Supplements that Remove Pathogens
- Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Use a natural form such as acerola.
- Oregano Oil. Carvacrol is the most active ingredient in oregano oil. The higher the concentration, the more effective it is.
- Olive leaf extract. This is a non-toxic immune system constructor.
- Medicinal mushrooms such as shiitake, reishi, and turkey tail.
Your Immune System in Action
A healthy immune system can defeat invading pathogens. How does one go about improving and/or supporting your immune system?
Assume Healthy Living Tactics
An overall healthy lifestyle is your first line of defense. Every part of your body, including your immune system, works better when protected from environmental damage and bolstered by healthy living strategies such as:
- Don’t Smoke.
- Eat a healthy diet high in organic fruits, and vegetables.
- Exercise regularly.
- Drink only in moderation.
- Avoid stress or find ways to handle your stress, such as mediation or yoga.
- Get sufficient rest
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid processed foods and GM foods.
Probiotics are the good bacteria found naturally in raw, unpasteurized milk products and yogurt. These help regulate the digestive system, assisting the body in the removal of toxins and adding a boost to the immune system.
Some research has suggested that people with low selenium levels are at a higher risk of certain cancers and seem to have a lower immune response system.
Experts have known for quite some time that vitamin A has an important part in infections. Vitamin A deficiency is associated with an impaired immunity and an increased risk of infectious disease.
A recent study involving healthy individuals over 65 has shown that increasing vitamin E intake to 200 mg increased antibody responses. Read more about vitamins in foods.
Carefully review and read the evidence against flu vaccines and seriously consider using all natural immune boosting lifestyle choices as your first choice against the cold and flu virus.