The news world has been abuzz with recalls of a particular type of vaccine from Novartis, just the latest in what has become a worldwide controversy over the effectiveness and safety of flu shots.
Leading natural health publications such as NaturalNews.com and Mercola.com are among those who don’t recommend flu shots at all and recommend that you avoid them, and the sales of shots are dropping as people worry about possible side effects from thimiseral preservatives and other additives.
Natural supplements such as coconut oil, oil of oregano and natural vitamins including Camu Camu are among those said to help build up the immune system and/or fight flu and colds naturally, and now may be the time to familiarize yourself with them as more and more cases mount against vaccines.
Of course, this week, six European countries pulled the Novartis vaccine for concern over “particles” in them that may be harmful.
Italy is one of them, and the country is of course the site of a landmark court ruling where a family was awarded damages after it was determined that a vaccine dosage led to their son’s autism development.
Flu Vaccine vs. Natural Supplements
Many families and their children have experienced similar negative side effects from flu vaccines, and drug companies are constantly the target of similar lawsuits.
It’s only expected when you consider the avalanche of serious side effects suffered by the actual drugs these companies also produce, as you’ll see from watching late night TV or even merely watching prime time TV advertisements that list them.
Seizures, pneumonia, diarrhea, swelling/hives, fever, vomiting, fainting and many other side effects of vaccines, which is why a growing chorus of doctors and natural health advocates are recommending that people steer clear of them until these problems are cleared up.
Camu Camu: The World’s Strongest Vitamin C
There are many natural ways to keep your immune system strong from natural sources, and Vitamin C is definitely one of them.
Vitamin C is among the strongest immune-boosting vitamins as it may stimulate your body’s production of a chemical named interferon, which helps to destroy viral infections.
Many people think they get a full day’s supply of Vitamin C from one juice drink or glass of fruit juice, but it goes much deeper than that. Consider the source of most Vitamin C: 90 percent of it (in the form of absorbic acid) comes from a single plant in Nutley, New Jersey, where the acid, aka “Vitamin C” is made from genetically modified corn starch, corn sugar, and a variety of volatile acids used in a sped-up fermentation process.
That’s why it’s important to get Vitamin C from natural sources such as Camu Camu, a berry that grows in South America, particularly the Amazon Rain Forest.
Called the strongest natural source of Vitamin C in the world by NaturalNews.com, the berry and juices and powders made from it are capable of delivering a major boost to immune systems, keeping infections, viruses and other harmful substances at bay.
While it may seems as if you’re protecting yourself by getting the daily recommended value of Vitamin C in the United States, studies show that the number may in fact be far too low, and most people get their vitamins from synthetic sources that aren’t absorbed nearly as well as Camu Camu and other similar supplements.
Camu Camu is also instrumental in the production of serotonin, a mood-boosting chemical, is very high on the antioxidant scale, and is anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer.
While it may be tempting to give in and do what’s “normal,” by getting a conveniently named “flu shot” to supposedly prevent the flu, there are many more ways to do just that for even less money by improving your nutrition through Camu Camu and other supplements.
In an era where vaccines have been implicated in all sorts of harm and things like oil of oregano and Camu Camu have only been shown to produce incredible results, why opt for the shot and take the risk?