Flu Shot Alternatives
Try boosting your immune system with one of the following this year and see the difference.
There are three options we like as flu shot alternatives. The following article will briefly discuss the flu shot alternatives we have success with in our clinic. We are writing this article with the intent of giving flu shot alternatives to those who are questioning the traditional flu shot and want to experience something different. This article is not a debate on weather you should or should not get the flu shot, it is for those who have made up their mind on the matter.
The flu shot has been touted for decades as a way to prevent people from getting the flu. The problem is that it does not work as effectively as hoped and can leave its participants with flu like symptoms or worse. Read the following article in The Atlantic Magazine for an in-depth look at why some medical doctors are questioning the flu shot. www.theatlantic.com Here] The flu shot works by giving the body a small amount of a “dead” virus to get the immune system to mount a response to the virus. The problem with this is; if the immune system is not in good shape to mount an appropriate response, the flu shot can cause a negative reaction.
The first and most aggressive alternative to the flu shot, that we like, is the modified myers cocktail. The modified myers cocktail is a quick effective way to boost the immune system. The modified myers cocktail is the typical myers cocktail combined with nutrients or homeopathics specifically to boost the immune system against viruses as well as bacteria. To read more about the myers cocktail Click Here
In our experience, you can prevent or even halt the flu if given a myers cocktail at the appropriate time. Many patients get the modified myers cocktail as preventative treatment in the cold and flu season while others get it at the first sign of the flu and halt the full-blown flu reaction.
The second alternative to the flu shot is an herbal boost to the immune system. Again, if the immune system is in a weakened state you are more likely to get the flu. Therefore if you take something that helps boost your immune system against the flu virus, you will be less likely to get the flu. In our office we can mix up a variety of herbs or prescribe herbal capsules that would help boost the immune system. We find that patients who use herbal immune support through the flu season rarely get the flu.
The third alternative to the flu shot is giving homeopathic remedies to help the immune system ward off the flu virus. The beauty of homeopathy as a flu shot alternative is that it has no side effects and comes with no concerns of toxic contaminants, yet it has shown to be clinically effective in our practice. We can use homeopathy to prevent the flu and that is called homeoprophylaxis or we can use homeopathy to treat the symptoms of the flu and speed recovery or lessen symptoms.
The fourth flu shot alternative is nutrient and vitamin support. Vitamin A, C, E, and D have all been studied extensively as immunomodulators. Cod liver oil, which often has vitamin A and D, has been shown clinically to help stave off the common cold as well as the flu. There is a growing body of evidence showing many nutrients that are necessary in the healthy functioning of the immune system. There are also numerous studies on probiotics and how they help the immune system stay in the best shape possible. We like to do an assessment of where your body is and then decide what you could best use to help boost your immune system vs the method of just taking everything you can think of on this level.
You are now aware of some very effective flu shot alternatives and it is up to you to decide which one or ones sounds best for you. If you would like some guidance or more information on the above topic, please ask us.