Flu shots have been under the microscope more recently to determine whether they are effective in preventing or even reducing the occurrences of the flu. In a recent issue of HSI Alert, I noticed an interesting study and review that shed some more light on the subject.
First, there was a study that fit the criteria that medical researchers always insist on, it's randomized, placebo controlled and double blind.
The study covered over 330 school children that were divided into two groups. Over a 4 month period, from December 2008 through March 2009, half were given a vitamin D3 supplement, 1200 IU daily. The other half received a placebo.
During the study period, a little over 10 percent came down with the flu in the Vitamin D3 group, while almost 20 percent in the placebo group developed the flu. That's double the symptoms in the placebo group.
Another related study was conducted in 2009 from the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent organization that reviews research, reviewed every flu vaccine study conducted between 1948 and 2007.
In their reviews, they found "no evidence whatsoever" that seasonal flu vaccines have any effect. No reductions in flu complications, no reduction in flu related deaths and no reductions in cases of the flu. None.
If this isn't revealing, what is? It's clear, just from this research alone, that flu shots are worthless. And common sense will tell you, if the research isn't clear enough, that injecting chemicals and inactive flu viruses are not going to reduce your chances of getting the flu, and improving your eating habits, removing processed and junk foods, sodas and other artificial foods and drinks and getting more sunshine (the best way to get Vitamin D) will increase your immunity from the flu as well as most other every day illnesses.
Source: HSI Alert