Should I get a flu, or swine flu, vaccine?
It’s the time of year when this question is a frequent one from my clients, and you may be surprised to read that my response is not an overwhelming “no.” Here is some food for thought, and an exploration of the pros and cons of these vaccines:
Pros: They might prevent you from getting the flu, and therefore you might avoid some days of discomfort. It may help ease your anxiety and fears of getting sick, or of dying from the flu, and the elimination of fear is the #1 ingredient needed for success with this program. In this case, go for it.
Cons: An unhealthy body kills you, not the flu (I suspect that the relatively few who die from it would have died from something else—cancer, heart attack, etc., soon anyway. Note: this is my educated guess.). Vaccines give you false sense of security that your immune system is healthier than it really is. They are a crutch and like all crutches, they do not heal you. Or make you healthier. There are dangers to vaccines as there are to all drugs, as they are all toxic and acidic (but the dangers of vaccines are also over-rated. Damage from mercury, etc. can only occur if you are already very vulnerable/unhealthy to begin with. See page 95 in “This Works, Crutches Don’t” for this discussion.) Finally, if you get the vaccine, you may still get the flu.
Personally, my kids and myself have never, and never will, get a flu vaccine. But if you do, it will not prevent you from healing your bowel and body.
How can I protect myself from the flu, and what can I do if I get sick to recover faster?
First and foremost, it is important that you use the right crutch. Crutches treat symptoms and can help you feel better faster. (Remember, Bowel Strength and acidophilus are not crutches. Taking more of them when you are sick, on the other hand, will not help you recover faster.)
The flu (and a cold) is a viral infection, and these are defended by your lymphatic system (which is located at the “bottom of your pipe.”) Great crutches for this system are Echinacea and zinc. Do not use vitamin C (as discussed on pages 278-279 of “This Works, Crutches Don’t.”) Take 100-150 mg of zinc per day or 30 drops of Echinacea extract, 5-6 times a day. These nutrients and herbs will stimulate your immune system to fight the virus. There is zero possibility of harm or discomfort from taking either of these. Bentonite is another fabulous crutch (and healing agent!) to use when you are sick, as it will “soak up” the acids in your blood and lymph that “feed” the virus. Flies (“germs”) are not attracted to a clean trashcan, only to a dirty, or acidic, one. So if your stools are looser or smaller than they should be, increase your bentonite by ¼ to ½ cup for a couple of days, too.
(Note: if you do not get better in a few days or have frequent diarrhea, you may have a bacterial infection, in which case these crutches are useless. Check back in a week or two for a discussion on bacterial infections and how best to treat, and prevent, these.)
And finally, if you are sick and this is discouraging to you, go back to “This Works, Crutches Don’t” and re-read the section titled “The problems with using symptoms to assess your health” on pages 40-41.