Vitamin D Is Better And Safer Than The Flu Shot
Did you know that there are studies out there that say vitamin D is more effective against the flu than the flu shot? It’s true. The article I go over in the video above links to the scientific studies so you can check it out if you want to.
Most of us aren’t afraid of getting the flu, though we all dread getting it. Millions of people get flu shots every year. They blindly do as they’re told. I wonder how many of them realize they’re being injected with mercury? Thanks to a clever public relations campaign, many people have been led to believe that mercury isn’t in vaccines anymore. That’s because there’s a half-truth in that. Thimerosal, the mercury-based preservative found in vaccines, was taken out of the “childhood” vaccines, but it’s still in most of the flu vaccines. Thimerosal has been controversial for some time now, for good reason.
The question is: why even take a risk by getting injected with mercury if studies say that vitamin D is more effective against the flu than the flu shot? The answer: most people don’t know there’s a better, and safer, alternative.
Not Convinced Thimerosal Is Harmful?
There’s not definitive data on the safety of thimerosal. Don’t take my word for it. I’m not making this up. I learned this straight from the FDA’s website! You know what else it says about thimerosal on the FDA’s website? It says that they consider the risks from methylmercury (which is found in fish and known to be toxic) and ethylmercury (in vaccines and the CDC says it’s safe) to be equivalent. Watch this short video and see for yourself.
Studies Say Vitamin D Is More Effective Than Flu Shots
Studies have found vitamin D to be more effective against the flu than flu shots. How can that be? Well, to be honest, that’s not even saying that much. The flu shot isn’t very effective at all. Its efficacy varies from year to year. Some years even the CDC admits it’s not very effective. The Cochrane studies have shown there to be no benefit in taking flu shots, most notably no benefit to infants or the elderly who are at the most risk of complications from getting the flu.
In fact, to say vitamin D is better than a flu shot is an understatement. I’d say it’s a lot better! Vitamin D has been shown to have a very positive effect on our epigenetics. It activates more of our healing genes than anything else ever discovered! This should come as no surprise, as it’s the source of all live, after all.
There are so many benefits to getting vitamin D. It boosts the immune system, fights depression, and helps build strong bones, just to name a few. There’s no sense in rehashing all the benefits of vitamin D because I already covered it in great detail in the 4th episode of The Awareness Revolution Podcast. It’s well worth learning about because the sun is a great tool for healing and health maintenance. And it’s free!
A Few Key Points About Vitamin D:
- The best source of vitamin D is sunlight
- You can’t always get vitamin D from sunlight. You have to know what time of day it’s available, and that depends on where you live and the time of the year.
- A good, basic rule of thumb for getting vitamin D from the sun is it’s best around noon and during the summer. The further you get away from noon and summer, and the further you live from the equator, the less opportunities you have to get vitamin D from the sun.
- It can take up to 48 hours for vitamin D to be absorbed through your skin from the sun. If you wash yourelf with harsh detergents after sun exposure you can disrupt this process and prevent vitamin D synthesis and assimilation.
- Skin pigment filters sunlight. The darker your skin is, the more sun you’ll need to get the same amount of vitamin D.
- Be smart with sun exposure and avoid burning. Too much of anything is a bad thing, including sunlight.
- Supplementing with vitamin D may be necessary for those with deficiencies or those living in Northern climates.
- Foods fortified with vitamin D, such as vitamin D milk, isn’t ample.
- Avoid sunscreens as much as possible. Only use sunscreen if you have to be in the sun for an extended period of time. But get a good quality sunscreen that’s non-toxic and blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Wait to put it on until after you’ve gotten your recommended daily amount of sun exposure (about 15-45 minutes).
- Avoid sunglasses when possible, except when subjected to reflective light (such as light reflecting off of snow and water).