My Issue with The Flu Shot

It’s that time of year again, when people are recommended to get a flu shot. But I will not be getting one! And it’s not because I don’t believe it works.

Even though every year it seems the virus has already mutated to a different version than the one in the vaccine, making it less effective or not at all. And some people seem to get the flu from the flu shot itself.

Still, it make a lot of sense to activate the body’s own defense system by administering a version of a virus that can’t spread but will still stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies to protect itself... just in case you do come into contact with the flu later on.

However, I don’t get a flu shot because I’m afraid of what else comes with the vaccine (or any other vaccine for that matter). There are preservatives to keep the vaccine alive & active and then there’s the adjuvants which are added to stimulate the body’s immune response to the vaccine.
Just a few additives that raise a red flag for me are polysorbate 80, monosodium glutamate (MSG), egg whites, formaldehyde and then there’s the mercury (noted as thimerosol on the ingredient label), one of the most toxic substances on earth. 

I would never want to ingest any of these substances let alone inject them into my bloodstream. -I’ll take the egg whites as long as they have the yolks to go with em… but definitely not in my blood! 

As we know, undigested food proteins or any foreign object in the blood for that matter can cause food allergies and autoimmune diseases. This can happen from a leaky gut which is a tiny hole in the wall of the small intestine that allows undigested proteins into the blood. And it can happen by injecting the particle into the blood, ie: vaccines.

So that makes me wonder and hopefully you too... 

What happens to your immune system when these harmful and even toxic chemicals are injected into the blood? Maybe once is fine, maybe even 20 times is fine? The body is resilient. But what about 50 times? 

As noted on the website vactruth:

"In 1950, your child would have received 7 vaccines by the age of 6. Let’s fast forward to 2013. If you follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) endorsed annual childhood vaccine schedule, your child will receive over 36 vaccines by the time they are 6 years of age."

Holy Cow! 

And according to the current CDC guidelines, by the time a person reaches 18 years old, they could have had over 45 vaccinations! Whoa! That’s a lot of unwanted things injected into the bloodstream. And imagine the effect on someone who has a weaker immune system or more difficult time removing toxins (mercury, aluminum, egg albumen are all toxins in the blood stream). 

So, while I fully believe in the theory of vaccines and the flu shot, I would much rather minimize my exposure to vaccines than to inject toxins into my body. I'd rather risk catching the flu and thereby boosting my antibodies naturally (of course this is only after the flu has run its course).

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor and this isn’t medical advice. Only my personal beliefs and opinions that work for myself.


I haven’t had a flu in years! knock on wood  In the past 12 years I’ve had flu-like symptoms that lasted 2-5 days, no more than 3 times. Not sure what it was because I just stayed at home, rested and let it run its course. I believe I've managed to avoid it because I’ve optimized my gut, which is your body’s first line of defense. I’ve done that through raw apple cider vinegar and probiotics accompanied by an overall healthy diet which in turn also supports a healthy gut. Win-Win!

But if I did catch the flu, I’d take activated charcoal. I was recently reminded by a friend who has two little ones and she asked me if activated charcoal could be a good way to stop the whole house from getting sick. I had known of its use for food poisoning and detoxing, and apparently it can also help mitigate the flu! You can read about one woman's experience with activated charcoal and the flu here.

Be well my friends!