Flu Vaccine – A Very Misleading Sense of Protection
The flu vaccine is proving to be only about 10% effective this year.
CDC: “While the impact of flu varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually since 2010.” May 2017
The flu vaccine is no silver bullet. It is a false sense of security. People have become overly reliant on the flu vaccine – with all the pushing to get a vaccine.
Our guest today is both a pharmacist and a Natural Health Product (NHP) Expert. There is a great deal we need to know about the realities of the flu vaccine, and the many ways we can help protect ourselves from the multiple viruses that together comprise the “flu”.
In our show with Mr. Dionne we learn:
- Why the flu strikes at the time of year it does
- The flu vaccine – the realities
- Mercury in our flu vaccines
- Vitamin D…not just for the flu, and chances are we are not taking enough
- Differing Ds…..D & Vitamin D3
- Vitamin C, Magnesium
- Exercise & flu prevention
- Sugar….weakening our ability to fight the flu
- oxidative stress, inflammation, antioxidants…flu, cancer, heart disease….
- chicken soup…..yes it helps
- Silent flu
- The importance of sleep – How we get real sleep
- How do we protect ourselves from the flu
- The Canadian elbow sneeze!
- Please do not just pop Natural Health Products – educate
Jean-Yves Dionne is a pharmacist, trainer, clinical consultant and scientific advisor on natural health products (NHPs). For the past two decades, he is recognized as the NHP expert by the media and many health professional organizations.
Mr Dionne currently teaches at Université Laval and Université de Montreal. In addition, through his Apothecary Academy, he offers clinical and independent training on NHPs to healthcare professionals.
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