Flu Shots Have Many Side Effects, Do This Instead

A young woman called me a couple days ago complaining that she took the flu shot but it ended up giving her headaches and nausea. Another man who came in for a HijamaHerbs session told me that right after he got the vaccination shot before going Haj, he got strong headaches, fatigue and weakness of limbs.

The flu shot contains some toxic ingredients including Formaldehyde which is known to devastate the immune system and cause cancer, Mercury which is known to cause damage to the kidneys and brain and is associated with inflammatory diseases such as autoimmune disorders, Aluminum salts which has been clinically shown to cause autoimmunity, neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis, and local adverse effects to the site of injection including fatigue and muscle pain, and Neomycin which causes an allergic reaction, impairing hearing and nerve function, and is also linked to kidney damage.

Flu shot contains harmful ingredients which can cause some terrible side effects such as swelling, pain, redness, headaches, fatigue, nasal congestion, nausea, muscle pain and weakness, brain inflammation, Bell’s palsy, limb paralysis, neuropathy, asthma and neurological disorders.

Potential Dangers of Getting a Flu Shot

Dangers of receiving the flu vaccine include the following:
– Local reactions including swelling, pain, and redness
– Headache
– Fatigue
– Nasal congestion
– Nausea
– Muscle pain and weakness
– Severe conditions of brain inflammation
– Neuropathy
– Bell’s palsy
– Limb paralysis
– Neuropathy
– Asthma
– Guillain Barre Syndrome (disabling neurological disorder that can cause death)

One of the greatest biologist and immunologists to date, Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, said in his speech at the International Public Conference on Vaccination that receiving the flu vaccine five years in a row had a tenfold increase on the risk of that individual developing Alzheimer’s Disease. He had found in his research that the mercury and aluminum accumulates in the brain leading to brain function problems

Many researchers today believe that our exposure to environmental toxins including the heavy metal exposure we receive from vaccines is causing the increasing rise in neurological degenerative diseases. These diseases include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Worst of all, having a flu shot is NO guarantee that you won’t get the flu. This is because there is no single virus that causes the flu and there is no single flu vaccine that protects against all strains. Scientists have to make their best assumption as to which they think will be the most common threat of flu season. More than 3,000 various strains of the virus are narrowed down to 3 viruses to create protection against.

Even if you are fortunate enough to receive a vaccine for the proper strain of virus it will be useless if your body hasn’t produced a full response (which takes 2 weeks) or if there is too much time (over 3 months) between the vaccine and viral exposure. The virus may have adapted over time to create a structure the body fails to recognize.

Natural Ways to Protect Yourself From Getting the Flu

People who get the flu usually have an impaired immune system that was unable to fight the virus off. Here are some natural alternatives you can use to both strengthen your immune system and to deal with the flu if you get it.

1. Take Herbs
Herbs have been used as a powerful healing tool since the olden times. The Prophet (saws) encouraged us to take Black Seed as a healing herb for all disease except death. Other herbs he recommended include fenugreek and aloe vera.

Ginger, oregano, Echinacea, and thyme have powerful anti-inflammatory responses in the body and as well as antibacterial and antiviral properties. Echinacea has antiviral properties and will help to reduce the symptoms of the flu or other illness. It also helps to boost the immune system in order to help prevent the flu. This herb can be taken as a tea as well as in other forms.

The Prophet (saws) encouraged us to take black seed, saying “use black seed regularly because it has a cure for every disease except death.” Black seed oil is beneficial to your immune system because it increases the number of white blood cells in your body. When you get a cold, the flu, bronchitis or even pneumonia, your body always defends itself with white blood cells. Black seed oil increases white blood cell production in general, it also specifically helps your body to create more natural killer cells. These cells are critical to your well-being. Natural killer cells are a type of white blood cell that seek out and destroy viruses. They are also part of the reason why you can’t get the same virus twice. They also respond to tumor formation.

Elderberry Syrup – Elderberries have immune boosting properties. They can both prevent the flu and help to speed up recovery if one catches the flu. 

Garlic has natural antiviral, antibiotic, and antifungal properties. It also boosts the immune system. It can be eaten raw, cooked in food, or taken in pill form. You can also crush a clove of garlic between your teeth before swallowing to help reduce respiratory symptoms associated with the flu. 

Garlic and onion contain a sulfur-containing compound that boost your body’s natural antioxidant defenses and should be added to your diet daily.

2. Probiotics
Your body is working overtime to fight off infection and repair inflammatory damage. If you find yourself hungry while dealing with the flu, avoid the temptation to eat processed crackers and other high sugar and carb rich foods.

The majority of the immune system is in the gut which means that your gut health is partly responsible for your total health. Eat probiotic and prebiotic rich foods to improve your gut flora and nourish those communication pathways for an optimal working immune system. Squeeze citrus fruits into your water throughout the day and add leeks and Jerusalem artichokes to your soups.

3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is critical for preventing oxidative stress and repairing tissue. Add vitamin C rich foods to your bone broths and soups by including kale, chives and other green vegetables. Supplementing with vitamin C every waking hour until your symptoms subside.

4. Zinc 
Zinc help to defend the body against viral infections like influenza. Zinc also works to reduce inflammation and support antioxidants. Add the following zinc rich foods to your diet throughout flu season to give your immune system a boost. If you are already overcome with flu symptoms, supplement with zinc supplement every 3 hours while you are awake until symptoms are gone –  almonds, cashews, asparagus, spinach and salmon fish.

5. Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used for centuries and have been supported in research to reduce inflammation, calm anxiety, increase immune response, and lower circulating stress hormones. Try diffusing citrus oil to improve your mood and reduce symptoms of fatigue. Inhale eucalyptus oil in a bath to clear up stuffy noses and find relief from chest congestion, or rub peppermint oil on to sore muscles.

6. HijamaHerbs
A HijamaHerbs session is beneficial to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and other ailments. This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or flu. It helps prevent a cold or flu altogether by keeping a free and clear current flowing in your neck and back.

The main areas of the immune system pertaining to colds and flu are the neck, upper back, and shoulders. Keeping this zone free, clear and flowing is an absolute must for those with chronic colds and flus, sinus infections, respiratory infections, and cough. A HijamaHerbs session focusing on the lungs and upper respiratory tract helps to stimulate the immune system. The session pulls out the stagnated circulation in tissues and pulls toxins out to the surface, where they are properly metabolized and removed from the system. By doing so, the body sends troops to the area to clean up the cold and flu virus or bacteria invaders.

HijamaHerbs takes an integrative, mind-body approach to healing. We provide treatments for physical, emotional and sihr/jinn afflictions. After a health evaluation is made, treatment is performed which can include hijama, herbs, rukyah and Rahmah emotional healing.

HijamaHerbs sessions for ladies is performed by Nusrat Shah. For children, we normally do not perform hijama, however herbs, homeopathic remedies and emotional healing is performed. Also available, emotional healing, counseling for married couples, counseling for young adults seeking their true career path.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Amin Shah at 617-787-5151 or email – aminshah@shahclan.net. We are based in Boston, MA – USA.

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