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October 26, 2012

There is mounting evidence that flu shots do not guarantee a healthy winter, and in fact they cause far more harm than good.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/024624_flu_the_shot.html#ixzz29lwqpBrC

Flu season is coming

Flu sucks!

The United States recommends more vaccines than any country in world. The CDC recommends 48 doses of 14 vaccines by age six, and 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18. The CDC also recommends an annual flu shot for all Americans from six months of age through year of death.

There is accumulating evidence that dramatically increasing the numbers of vaccinations our children get has made vaccine makers richer, while America’s children are moving in the opposite direction of health — statistics show they are actually getting sicker…

During the past 30 years, the number of vaccinations our children receive has tripled, and during that same period of time, the number of children with learning disabilities, ADHD, asthma and diabetes has also more than tripled!

It has been alleged that the 2009 pandemic H1N1 swine flu vaccine is much more deadly than the swine flu itself. In 2010 Australia temporarily banned use of seasonal influenza vaccine containing the pandemic H1N1 strain for children under the age of five after 99 children were admitted to the hospital with convulsions after receiving the shot!

A 2007 report entitled “Pipeline and Commercial Insight: Pediatric and Adolescent Vaccines,” written by vaccine analyst Hedwig Kresse about the future of vaccine profits. The report includes an assessment of products and forecast of market size and coverage rates to the year 2016, predicting that due to the “promising commercial potential” of new, high-price vaccines, the pediatric and adolescent vaccine market will quadruple from approximately $4.3 billion in 2006, to over $16 billion by 2016, across the US, the EU-five including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK, and Japan. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/04/big-profits-linked-to-vaccine-mandates.aspx

Flu shots a waste of money

Why me?

American government admitted that the H1N1 vaccine side effects included a deadly nerve disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This, of course, didn’t stop health officials from continuing the push the vaccine on the public, even though it has been found by researchers in Vancouver to actually worsen H1N1 symptoms.

So what do you do to net get sick?

To steer clear of the flu and harmful effects of the vaccine, try taking a sunscreen-free walk in the sun. Just 10 to 15 minutes daily of vitamin D3 can slash your risk of getting the flu by 42% . You could also start drinking green tea and following these other steps on how to prevent a cold and the flu. Your immune system – not vaccines – is the true fighter against the flu. http://www.infowars.com/pharmacies-profit-from-dangerous-flu-shot-disrupt-medical-records/

 

Healthy life style the best prevention.

Better than flu shot

Proper diet: Eat your vegetables

Exercise

Don’t get stressed out by life’s little roadblocks.

Get enough sleep.

Get a life: family and friends are beneficial to your health

Use vitamins and supplements but consult your doctor first

All you have to do is to help your body to be healthy and your body will take care of you.

Author: James Moffat

Immune system

Healthy immune system

While vitamin C is probably the first thing on most people’s minds, there are plenty of other vitamins, minerals and nutraceutical ingredients that can help protect the body. Researchers around the world are always looking for new ways to boost immunity. And later this month, a number of those researchers are gathering in one place.

On October 28, the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition & Health will sponsor the 2nd World Congress on Immunity Ingredients “to discuss the latest advances on immunity and health and how to boost the immune health system.”
According to organizers, the conference will specifically focus on “the innovations in probiotics, prebiotics and antioxidants applications … dedicated to immune system of babies, seniors, obese individuals and diabetics by these immunity modulators.”
Vitamins in Isotonic form

Drink your vitamins

There will also be presentations on how antioxidants can help protect the skin, early-life nutrition and the links between immunity, obesity and gut microbes. But probiotics will be center-stage at the event, a topic that the Isotonix Blog and maBlog have discussed in the past.

Research has shown  probiotics to support immunity, as well as other important areas of one’s health. Probiotics, tiny microorganisms that help maintain a healthy balance of essential bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, are becoming increasingly popular in today’s health & nutrition market.
It is important to understand, though, that while some products claim to provide large quantities of probiotics, the diversity of strains, total bacterial count and protection of the probiotics are key elements in a powerful product.

Pycnogenol

Author: Yoselin
August 19, 2010

Powerful antioxidant

Pine bark extract Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol is a trade name for a compound of natural antioxidants extracted from the bark of the French Maritime pine tree-Pinus pinaster. Loaded with bioflavonoids and other biologically active phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, Pycnogenol is backed by clinical research and a long history of use. Studies show that Pycnogenol-a powerful antioxidant-has cardiovascular benefits, boosts the immune system, improves the appearance of the skin, treats varicose veins, relieves the pain of arthritis, and reduces inflammation.

Pycnogenol is one of the few standardized bioflavonoid-containing plant extracts that has undergone numerous experimental and clinical studies to determine its effects on the human body. Because Pycnogenol is a standardized extract-meaning that each batch of Pycnogenol contains exactly the same amount of bioflavonoids and procyanidins-other researchers can use it in their experiments to confirm the results of previous studies. This is one of the important criteria of scientific research-that experiments can be successfully reproduced by other researchers. In fact, one reason why researchers have come up with so many different results when testing plant extracts and compounds is because these substances have not been standardized. Once a substance becomes standardized, however, it often attracts much scientific attention.
Short history
French explorer Jacques Cartier was introduced to pine-bark tea by the native Indians of Quebec during the winter of 1534. The Indians gave Cartier and his men the pine-bark tea to save them from dying of scurvy. Over 400 years later, Professor Jack Masquelier of the University of Bordeaux in France was working in Canada and came across this information. It fascinated him because he was very interested in studying the bioflavonoids, which he suspected were partly responsible for helping Cartier’s group ward off scurvy.
Professor Masquelier began to conduct research on pine bark to determine its biological effects. Later in France, he worked with extracts made from the bark of the Maritime pine trees that grew there. From this work, he determined that the extract did indeed display antioxidant activity and had beneficial effects on the vascular system-similar to the vitamin-P factor observed years earlier by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. Professor Masquelier continued his work on pine-bark extract and developed a standardized extract, which he eventually called Pycnogenol.

OPC-3 in Isotonic form

The Isotonix (TM) OPC-3

Pycnogenol has been used safely for many years in Europe. This substance has no mutagenic activity as determined by the Ames test. This means that Pycnogenol does not cause DNA mutations and is non-cancer causing. Moreover, Pycnogenol has gone through extensive testing to confirm its purity and safety. Studies on humans report no alarming side effects-even at high dosages. Pycnogenol is therefore considered nontoxic at the recommended dosage of 20 to 100mg per day for extended periods of several months, or 100 to 300mg for shorter periods of a few months, which is reserved for therapeutic usag

The phytonutrient components of Pycnogenol-including the antioxidant organic acids caffeic acid, gallic acid, and ferulic acid-have been tested for their free-radical scavenging activities. Pycnogenol has been shown to be effective in neutralizing several types of free radicals, such as the super oxide radical and hydroxyl radical. It also inhibits fatty-acid peroxidation caused by the biochemical t-butyl hydro peroxide, and thereby reduces damage to the cardiovascular system.
Here is some research done on Pycnogenol:

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