Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Think Twice Before Getting a Flu Shot

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 09:01 AM

By Russell Blaylock, M.D.

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You will save your health, and definitely save money, by skipping a flu shot this year — and every year for the rest of your life. Be aware, though, that the flu vaccine drumbeaters will parade throughout the media, pushing you to protect yourself from this year’s strain of influenza. But you should think twice about flu vaccine. There is growing evidence that not only is it mostly ineffective but it may also be dangerous to your health.
 
I am always suspicious when medical societies (such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Practice), government scientists, and public health officials begin screaming about a new disease that demands widespread vaccination. The financial interconnection between these groups and vaccine manufacturers has been demonstrated repeatedly. One of the largest lobbying groups in Washington is that of pharmaceutical manufacturers.
 
How harmful can flu vaccine be? Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, one of the biggest names in immunology, suggests that those who repeatedly get flu shots dramatically increase their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
 
Dr. Fudenberg blames mercury and aluminum in the vaccines, and I recently explained another mechanism entailing mercury and aluminum as well as a more direct effect in my special report "Vaccination: The Hidden Dangers." It is because of this mechanism that an unlimited number of vaccines cannot be given safely, and the more vaccines given, the greater the risk of substantial harm.
 
I would contend that many of the children who died from a certain strain of the flu a few years ago died because of the immune injury produced by excessive vaccination early in their lives combined with poor nutrition. There is substantial evidence in the scientific literature to back this scenario up.
 
Instead of a flu vaccine, and even if you’ve already had one, there are nutrients that can help you. For example, we know that vitamin E (natural E), selenium, zinc, vitamin C, and flavonoids (from fruits and vegetables) are critical for normal immune function. These are common deficiencies, especially after middle age. But a deficiency only of selenium also would impair cellular immunity; it is now known that even individual nutritional deficiencies can have devastating effects on the immune system.
 
Likewise, certain nutrients and food additives in excess can significantly interfere with immune function. So it’s not just what you eat, it’s what you don’t eat that can keep you healthy. For a complete list of the nutrients you should take and the ingredients you should avoid, my special report "Vaccines and Brain Injuries — Are You At Risk?" will give you the information you need.
 
For more of Dr. Blaylock’s weekly tips, go here to view the archive.

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