- By Dr. Dan Chong, ND
What if instead of a vaccine to protect against the flu, you used your own secret weapon?
Last fall, everyone was told to go out and get their flu shot. With COVID-19 in the mix, we were warned that it could be the worst flu season ever. Unfortunately, upon review, the flu shot turned out to only be 16% effective. While this is exceptionally low, within the past 10 years the efficacy of the flu shot hasn't fared much better, surpassing 50% just once.
Are we left to hide in homes all fall and winter long, wash hands ten times a day, and disinfect all products from the outside world? The mainstream media and health agency narrative surrounding this topic may certainly make it feel that way, while the recommended solution from scientists involved in the 16% efficacy study is simply to make better vaccines.
What's missing from this picture?
In other words, the scientific literature is actually filled with additional solutions which take advantage of an incredibly potent tool for fighting off infections - a healthy, well-nourished human body. It's difficult not to conclude that the only problem here appears to be a lack of effort to alert the public to their best source of protection, when drug company profits are not at play.
Here are some examples (click for links to the studies):
- Better nutrition
- Stress reduction
- Vitamin D
- Hiking in nature
- More hugs
- Improving the microbiome of the lungs and gut
- Daily humming to increase nitric oxide in the nasal passages
And for a deep and fascinating dive into the possibilities surrounding how to potentially control the likelihood of an influenza infection, be sure to read this article.
The simple fact is no one in the history of humanity has ever gotten a case of the flu because of a deficiency in flu vaccine.
Human bodies are the most potent weapon against the flu, but you must arm the immune system with the tools it needs if it stands a chance against the flu.