Orange You Glad – You Know the Truth About Flu Shots?

Before you get your next flu shot, stop and think about what it might be doing to your body, and talk to your Maximized Living doctor. Below, we’ll look at some of the reasons you might avoid the shot this year.


My wife Janna was waiting for the bus with my daughter last week when all the moms started talking about the flu shot.  Out of 15 or so moms there, Janna was the only one who didn’t get a flu shot this year.  The other moms were congratulating each other on doing the “right thing” even though they didn’t like shots.

If you’ve read the book I co-authored, Cruise Ship or Nursing Home, there is a chapter in there called “YOU’VE BEEN LIED TO!”  That chapter could be (and quite possibly will be) made into a whole book, starting with the bus stop conversation that I mentioned above.  Somehow, these intelligent, well meaning moms have been duped into spending their time and money, rolling up their sleeves to get a shot that is at best useless and, at worst, extremely damaging to your body.   Not only are these moms doing all of this, they are PROUD OF IT!  All of this while big PHARMA laughs all the way to the bank.  Check out some recent headlines and studies on the flu shot:

  • In October 2008, the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine reported that vaccinating young children against the flu had no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during two recent flu seasons. The researchers concluded that significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting.
  • In 1980, only 15 percent of elderly people in the US received flu vaccination. Today, the rate has increased to 65 percent. Yet two studies published in early 2009 – in The Lancet and American Journal of Critical Care both noted that there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza or pneumonia.
  • In 2006, Cochrane Reviews conducted a large-scale, systematic review of 51 studies that involved 260,000 children, age 6 to 23 months. They found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo in children.

Remember the H1N1 swine flu epidemic that was going to kill half the world last year?  What happened to that?  What happened is that hardly anyone got the H1N1 shot and less people died from the flu last year than any average year!  But that doesn’t stop the fear machine from rolling.  What are they going to do with all those left over H1N1 shots?  They are combining the regular flu shot with those leftover H1N1 shots this year!

I don’t have room to write about all the damaging effects of putting mercury, aluminum and the other toxic agents into your body.  They have been linked to Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disorders and other crippling illnesses.  This year, Australia banned flu shots for kids because of convulsions, vomiting and seizures.

What breaks my heart is that the people all around you are doing this- just like you used to- because they don’t know any better.  “Orange you glad” that someone told you about Maximized Living?  Pay it forward, bring someone to the Maximized Living Makeover.