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The Flu Shot is a DUD! Here’s What To Do

The flu is coming this year, and it looks bad.

We know this because the flu season in Australia (whose flu season occurs before ours) has been the worst in recent years.

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective this year.  

Last year the flu shot was only 30 percent effective (but that was a banner year). The year before it was about 12 percent effective.

As you can see, counting on the flu shot to keep you from getting the flu is a dangerous gamble.

Let me show you how to avoid the flu if you can (and fight it if you can’t).

Sit in any airport and watch how many people pass through the terminal in a day and you get an appreciation of how quickly an infectious disease can travel around the world.

Your airport may be busy, but there are thousands of airports just like it all over the world. Never has there been such a chance of an infection spreading so rapidly to every reach of the world.

The flu is nothing to sneeze at. It is a very serious disease.

The 1918 flu infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide and killed about 10 percent of the people who got it (that’s 50 million people!).

As with almost any illness, prevention is your best strategy. The number one prevention tool for the flu is within your reach.

Despite all the high-tech wizardry we have, the best protection is still the simplest: wash your hands.

The problem isn’t with what you get on your hands; the problem is when you move your hands to your face. Estimates are that most people touch their face somewhere between 5 and 20 times every hour.

That means whatever is on that doorknob, sink, desk (or the person’s hand you just shook) will make it to your nose, mouth, or eye.

Once there, it is a short trip and you have the flu.   

And, yes, when you cough and sneeze, make sure you cover your nose and mouth and throw away tissues after you use them.

That’s prevention, lets talk treatment.

Dr. Scott’s Anti-Flu Program:

  • Eat Well: I like to include lots of garlic and onions in my food during flu season. Onions and garlic have long been used for their healing properties and they are a tasty addition to any meal (especially soups). There are many herbs and vitamins that can help your immune system; make sure you get enough of them.
  • Vitamin D: Take 3,000-5,000 IUs of vitamin D every day.
  • Berberine, Turmeric, and Olive Leaf: These herbs help to give your immune system the boost it needs to help kick the flu out the door.
  • Probiotic/Polyphenols: There is a ton of research on probiotics and immunity. I take my probiotic in a super-food blend so I get both gut health and the added antioxidant power of plant foods.

Most people get 2-3 colds or flus a year. I find that when I take care of myself, I may have a day or two of symptoms, but rarely get a full-blown sickness – this is a sign of a strong immune system.

You too can have a strong immune system by following the above advice. 

Health and Happiness,

Scott Olson

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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