What’s in that Flu Shot? Ask Dr. Mercola

Posted on October 2nd, 2009 by admin  |  12 Comments »

Have you ever had the flu? If you have, chances are you’d rather not catch it again, right? A bad bout with the flu typically involves chills, cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches, a runny nose and sore throat.

Many Americans get a flu shot thinking that it’s the best way to beat the dreaded influenza virus but don’t bother finding out how this vaccine is made and what goes in it.

If they did, they’ll probably think more than twice if they really want to get vaccinated against the flu.

How the Flu Shot is Made

Pharmaceutical companies create different versions of the flu shot by guessing what strain of the influenza virus will be around to spread the flu a year in advance, which they collect from infected people from other countries.

They breed the virus cultures months before the onset of the flu season, develop the vaccine and begin distributing the flu shots WITHOUT any safety studies.

In short, anyone who gets a flu shot becomes an unwitting guinea pig!

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most flu vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal, some containing as much as 25 mcg of the global pollutant per dose – which is more than 250 times above the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit.

Mercury exposure is particularly dangerous to fetuses and babies because it can cause blindness, cerebral palsy, deafness, impaired development, learning disabilities, mental retardation and a reduced attention span, Dr. Joseph Mercola explains.

Mercury poisoning in adults, on the other hand, can involve a variety of symptoms, including disturbed sensation, sensory impairment, lack of coordination, extreme fatigue, fertility problems, memory loss, impaired blood pressure regulation, and neuro-muscular dysfunction.

But mercury is just one of the many dangerous substances found in the flu shot, which is virtually a witch’s brew of toxic ingredients, including: aluminum, a neurotoxin associated with Alzheimer’s disease; Triton X-100, a common detergent used in laboratories; phenol (carbolic acid); ethylene glycol or antifreeze; betapropiolactone, a disinfectant; nonoxynol, used to kill or stop growth of STDs; and octoxinol 9, a vaginal spermicide.

These ingredients may cause life-threatening allergies, neurological disorders, thrombocytopenia (a serious blood disorder), encephalitis (brain inflammation) and Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a severe paralyzing disease which is fatal in about one in 20 cases.

Now that you have been warned, are you still willing to inject yourself with poison?

But that’s just half of the story. Injecting something dangerous to your body is bad enough but many studies show that the flu shot DOES NOT WORK!

Before the CDC started prescribing the flu vaccines to children under the age of five, the number of kids dying from the flu was very low and was actually on the decline. But in 2003, just after kids aged five and under started getting vaccinated, the number of flu deaths SKYROCKETED, Dr. Mercola points out, and the death toll was alarmingly higher compared to the previous year, when the flu shot was not administered en masse to that age group!

Forget about the Flu Shot; Take Control of Your Health to Beat the Flu

The flu shot will never make it to Dr. Mercola’s list of recommended health products. The flu shot won’t make you or your children healthy; it does the opposite and will only compromise the immune system.

A stronger immune system begins with a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Mercola has NEVER received a flu shot but he has never missed a day of work in over two decades. So if you want to stay flu-free, here are Mercola’s top anti-flu tips: 
•    Optimize your vitamin D levels by getting enough sun exposure, using a safe tanning bed or taking vitamin D3 supplements.
•    Avoid sugar and eat according to your Nutritional Type.
•    Exercise.
•    Get enough sleep.
•    Manage your emotional stress levels.
•    Wash your hands regularly (because the flu is a communicable disease).

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Responses to “What’s in that Flu Shot? Ask Dr. Mercola”

  1. Richelle Vranicar says on :

    It’s hard to seek out educated folks on this subject, however you sound like you understand what you’re speaking about! Thanks

  2. Alicia says on :

    Never heard of a safe tanning bed. I’m a stage 3 melanoma patient and the drs I see at Vandy that specialize in this disease says there is no such thing as a safe tanning bed and you don’t get vitamin D from a sun lamp but only the sun itself. I would recommend taking a vit D 3 supplement. Melanoma is a serious cancer in the advanced stages with no great treatments available. Thanks

  3. Janis says on :

    For Alicia: Please go to Ph Miracle on Facebook and scroll down to the picture of melanoma on someone’s shoulder that is getting better. Find out why, it’s worth a try, right?!!

  4. Andy says on :

    Formaldehyde (which is carcinogenic) is also found in most flu vaccines which was not listed in this article.

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  6. Jonathan says on :

    As a new father. I balked at injecting my newborn with all the shots after I saw a list of ingredients, none of which I could pronounce even with 2 semesters of college Chemistry classes under my belt. Now I’m glad I didn’t consent to the immunizations. Its almost like we Americans are the victim of some big joke to try to poison all of us. I am constantly being pressured by people to hurry up and get the flu shot and give my kid all her shots. Thank goodness for websites like this by a Dr. to help back up my desire to not vaccinate. I used to get the vaccine annually and would immediately get sick with the flu for a week, until 7 years ago when I just decided to stop taking it. Ever since I’ve not gotten sick more than 2 times. So I’m never taking the shots anymore. Now if I can just stop the rest of my office from taking it, we could all lead healthy flu free lives.

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  11. Donald Ely says on :

    I volunteer at a large well known hospital in Baltimore County and they require employees and volunteers to get a flu shot. I have volunteered for 18 years, but after reading this information, I am seriously thinking about refusing to get the shot. I guess that means the end of my volunteering.

    Your comments? Thank you.

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