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Dr. Craig Reese, DC, PC
Newsletter October 2010

Welcome to fall and the great weather we have been having lately! A little rain every night would be a nice added touch since everything is so dry. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the recent fires.

Flu Shots

With every fall comes the fear propaganda about getting a flu shot. The latest ad I heard on the radio is imploring anyone over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot this year. My view of these shots has not changed and I would not put that crap in my body even if they paid me to do it! Since the media is full of the “Pros” of the flu shot, here is some of the “Cons” to the shots.

Evidence Showing Flu Shots Don’t Work

The current review in question looked at the effectiveness of immunizing nursing-home workers to protect the elderly in their care. After reviewing five studies conducted between 1997 and 2009, the results show the vaccination campaigns had NO EFFECT on the number of confirmed influenza cases.
They also concluded that vaccinating staff has no proven impact on reducing the number of related pneumonia cases, or pneumonia-linked deaths – which by the way accounts for the vast majority of what the CDC counts as “flu deaths.”
These findings echo previous scientific conclusions.
Here are several other examples showing that flu vaccines do not work for ANY age group:

  • A study published in the October 2008 issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine found that vaccinating young children against the flu had no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during two recent flu seasons. The researchers concluded that "significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting" examined.
  • A 2008 study published in the Lancet found that influenza vaccination was NOT associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in older people. This also supports an earlier study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine also confirms that there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia in the elderly, despite the fact that vaccination coverage among the elderly has increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent now.
  • In 2007, researchers with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Institutes of Health published this conclusion in the Lancet Infectious Diseases:
    “We conclude that frailty selection bias and use of non-specific endpoints such as all-cause mortality, have led cohort studies to greatly exaggerate vaccine benefits.”
    • A large-scale, systematic review of 51 studies, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2006, found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo in children. The studies involved 260,000 children, age 6 to 23 months.

So the question is, why do we continue doing something that has been proven ineffective many times over? As the saying goes, “Insanity is doing the same thing again and again, expecting different results.”

This certainly applies to the practice of vaccinating against the flu every year. articles.mercola.com/sites...more-proof-flu-shots-dont-work.aspx
The best thing to do to beat the flu is keep your Vitamin D levels up during the fall and winter by taking 2000-5000 IU’s a day. At the first sign of symptoms start taking herbs like echinacea and goldenseal and increase your calcium, essential fatty acids and whole vitamin C complex intake (not just ascorbic acid). I take my Immune Tonic every day to keep my immune system strong and it helps my memory and energy as well. Do the above and leave the mercury and formaldehyde laced shots for the drug company execs to take!

You Gotta Watch ‘Em

In a recent Mercola.com newsletter it was reported:

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has petitioned the U.S. FDA to allow manufacturers the option of using the term “corn sugar” instead of “high fructose corn syrup”.

In their press release on the subject, they claim that “independent research demonstrates that the current labeling is confusing to American consumers.”

They blame “inexact scientific reports and inaccurate media accounts” for the current stigma associated with high fructose corn syrup.

In reality, as opposed to the CRA’s dream world, if you need to lose weight, or if you want to avoid diabetes and heart disease, high-fructose corn syrup is one type of sugar you’ll want to avoid. Part of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/01/new-high-fructose-corn-syrup-scam.aspx

So since everyone has caught on to how nasty this product is they want to change the name to protect the guilty and fool the public into buying it still. Also remember that unless it specifically says non-GMO, any corn product is a genetically modified food which I don’t recommend eating. Also, high sugar consumption helps pull your immune system down and make you more susceptible to colds and flu.

Unfortunately, Agave syrup acts just like HFCS in the body and should be avoided for that reason as well. We can help you lose weight, balance your blood sugar and strengthen your immune system by guiding you to the right foods to eat and helping you figure out which ones to avoid.