4 Reason To Avoid The Flu Shot

Why I'm Not Getting a Flu Vaccine

Cold and flu season is upon us. The pharmaceutical industry with their team of doctors, nurses and sales reps, is recommending that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine.

Vaccine

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I will not be getting a flu vaccine any time soon. This is due to the fact that there are many drawbacks. Vaccines are pharmaceutical drugs. Like all drugs, they come with risks and side effects.

As adults, we should make informed decisions. We should have enough information to make our own risk/benefit analysis. Sadly, most of us only hear one side of the story from our family healthcare practitioners.

If you’re interested in hearing some of the other side of this argument, keep reading.

The Most Important Ingredient For Health

Experience Holistic Peace

Peace is perhaps the most important ingredient for health. Not just peaceful thoughts, but peace in every part of our being.

Peace

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C.S. Lewis said: “We are a spirit; we have a soul; and we live in a body.” We’re created as tripartite beings. All three aspects of our being are interconnected, and interdependent.

In other words, what affects one part, will affect the others, for better or for worse. We cannot neglect one part of our being, and expect the other parts to thrive. Nor can we nurture one part, without benefiting the others.

There’s a body-soul-spirit, and a spirit-soul-body connection to our makeup. A very effective way to build health, it to reduce stress, and pursue peace holistically, body, soul, and spirit.

Genes Are Not Destiny

Debunking Genetic Determinism

One of the most common misconceptions I run across is the belief that whether or not someone is healthy, or sickly, is mostly a matter of their genetic programming.

Genetic Determinism

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We hear it all the time. A person may have high cholesterol, and, they say: “It runs in my family therefore, it’s genetic.” Or “They way I’m wired, I may as well attach those donuts directly to my thighs.”

They may think it’s a personality trait they’re born with like: worry, or laziness, or addictions. All of these statements reveal a belief in what I call genetic determinism.

Genes are not destiny. From where I sit, this type of thinking is a cop-out. It removes personal responsibility from the equation.

What Your Dentist May Not Be Telling You

Mercury Toxicity and Your Health

Mercury toxicity is far more common than most people realize. Do you have “silver” fillings in your mouth?. If you do, you’ve probably been misled by your dentist about their safety. You have toxins in your teeth!

Toxins in your teeth

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Metal, or Amalgam fillings are commonly referred to as “silver” fillings. What your dentist may not be telling you is that metal, or amalgam fillings are made of 50% mercury. Silver only makes up about 25%.

Mercury is released from these fillings constantly. Some may argue that this amount of mercury is of no consequence to our health. This is not true.

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on the planet, and, serves no useful purpose in human physiology. In other words, there is no safe level of mercury in our bodies.

When absorbed by our bodies, mercury penetrates our cell membranes, easily passes the blood-brain barrier, intoxicating our brains, and nervous systems.