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What is it about this flu that gets everyone so uptight? There are natural ways to fight the flu, and almost any bug and disease out there!

What is it about this flu that gets everyone so uptight? There are natural ways to fight the flu, and almost any bug and disease out there!

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  • Welcome to our Flu Season Workshop everyone! You may wonder why a chiropractic office wanted to have a workshop on the flu- well, it’s simple. Our goal at this clinic is to combine nutrition, exercise, stress relief, and chiropractic care to help you obtain a titanium strong immune system. Prevention is the best and easiest way to make sure your body can withstand any bug or disease floating around.
  • Here are 3 big myths associated with the flu before we get into what you can do to protect yourself.
  • It is very important to note here that children that often die from the flu, or get very ill, typically have very low Vitamin D levels. Or they’re on medications that deplete Vitamin D.The influenza vaccine is highly publicized with very good marketing, but it’s just not effective. If I had 3 billion to spend on marketing, I guarantee you, I would spend it on something people might actually need for their health.
  • This is modern science?
  • Was the flu more deadly and virulent in 1987?
  • Now, statistical analysis is showing that those 1500 deaths in Canada in 1987 may have actually been closer to 500. We went from a miscalculation of deaths 3x the actual number to a miscalculation in 1987 to 8x the actual number.
  • If someone is going to tell me that I need something in my body, I don’t want to hear that it’s not a direct cause association... Where is the cause and effect?
  • What’s the 2nd leading cause of death in North America? Cancer. (It’s certainly NOT the flu).

Flu Season Flu Season Presentation Transcript

  • Flu season
    Dr. Christine Hafer &
    Dr. EnricoDolcecore
  • What is health?
    What does it mean to be healthy?
    Feel Good
    Absence of Symptoms
    Don’t get sick often
  • The Flu vs a cold
    Influenza Virus
    Rhino Virus
    Over 863 different strains
    Immunity forever!
    (forever only if infected naturally, vaccine immunity is unknown)
    Effects the sinuses, nasal passage, throat, lungs, and ears.
    Are passed by direct contact or thru the air (coughing, sneezing, etc.)
    6+ month immunity
    Only a few strains infect humans
    Effects the nasal passages, sinuses, and throat (upper respiratory only)
    Is passed by direct contact (saliva/mucus)
    Rotavirus effects the stomach and GI systems (ie: food poisoning)
  • Myth VS. fact
    Does the flu shot actually protect us from the flu?
    It is true that 4000/year in Canada die from the flu?
    Is the flu shot safe?
  • Myth #1
    The flu shot protects us from getting the flu
    FACT: Research has shown that the effectiveness of the flu shot has been overestimated.
    - Dr. J. Anthony Morris (formerly Chief Vaccine Control Officer at the US Federal Drug Administration)
    "There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway."
  • Flu vaccine overestimated
    Canadian Medical Association Journal, Dr. Demicheli
    “only 1 of 4 vaccinated adults will acquireprotection against the illness.”
    In this meta-analysis (of 100s of studies), 50% vaccinated got the flu, 48% that didn’t get the vaccine didn’t get the flu.
    What the heck?
    There was statistically no difference between the vaccinated and non-vaccinated groups.
    1 in 4 vaccinated developed antibodies, while all those getting the flu naturally developed antibodies.
    25% or 100% chance of never getting that strain of flu again? What would you choose?
  • Flu vaccine - children
    Dr. Joshi MD, Science Daily, May 2009
    “children who had received the flu vaccine had three times the risk of hospitalization , as compared to children who had not received the vaccine”
    But do kids have a higher mortality rate than adults if infected?
    “Almost two-thirds of the dead children had epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or other neurodevelopmental conditions like mental retardation. All of these neurological conditions are associated with childhood Vitamin D deficiency. Exacerbating the problem further, many of these kids take anticonvulsant drugs, which lower Vitamin D levels.” - CDC
    58 million American children are Vitamin D deficient; 7.6 million are severely deficient. (over 79% of children in the US do not get enough Vitamin D)
  • Why doesn’t it work?
    CDC:
    863+ strains of flu have been identified
    3 are chosen for the flu shot
    How do they choose?
    In April they guess to determine which strains will be most virulent in September/October when the flu peaks
    They are often wrong.
    3/863 odds are not easy for anyone. 0.0034%! Who can blame them?
    But should pharmaceutical companies be making billions off these odds?
  • Myth # 2
    4,000 Canadians die each year from the flu.
    FACT: Most of these cases are actually not due to the influenza virus.
    Statistics:
    In 1987 there was a sudden rise in flu deaths:
    US: 20,000 deaths rose to 40,000 deaths
    Canada: 1,500 deaths rose to 4,000 deaths
    What happened??
  • Fuzzy math in 1987
    Miscalculation of 3x 8x
    Feel like this guy yet?
    In 1987, the CDC and Health Canada added in cases of pneumonia to the flu death statistics
    WHY?
    “statistical recalculation” by the AMA and CMA
    What was the real reason?
    1987 & 1988 were the first years of flu vaccine surplus for the pharmaceutical companies.
    Who are the big investors in medical journals?
    Pharmaceutical companies
  • Indirect association
    "Typically, influenza causes death when the infection leads to severe medical complications... [and as most such cases] are never tested for virus infection...
    ...CDC considers these figures to be very substantial undercounting of the true number of deaths from influenza. Therefore, the CDC uses indirect modeling methods to estimate the number of deaths associated with influenza."
  • Media fear mongering
    “There is a dramatic disconnect between what the science is discovering about this flu virus and what is being broadcast over the media outlets. This is a very mild flu virus infection for 99.9% of the population.” New England Journal of Medicine
  • Myth # 3
    The flu shot is safe, side effects are mild
    FACT: The flu shot can be deadly!
    40% of hospital health care workers refuse the influenza vaccine every year.
    What do they know that we don’t?
  • Flu shot side effects
    Side effects of the flu vaccine injection include:
    mild soreness, redness, and swelling where the shot was given
    fever
    runny nose, nasal congestion or cough
    ache and muscle aches
    wheezing
    abdominal pain or occasional vomiting or diarrhea
    sore throat
    cough, chills, tiredness/weakness
    headache
    life-threatening allergic reaction
    2001: 1,800 Canadians had an adverse reaction to the shot
    Underreported by 90% or higher
  • More serious side effects
    GuillainBarre Syndrome
    “inflammatory demyelinatingpolyneuropathy (AIDP), an autoimmune disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system, leading to paralysis”
    1976 Swine flu epidemic: 30 people in the US died from the vaccine, 500 contracted GuillainBarre
    How many deaths from H1N1??
    O
  • What’s in a flu shot?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWfCnjnShnM
    Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
    Phenol, also known as carbolic acid (this is used as a disinfectant, dye)
    Formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agent
    Aluminum, which is associated with Alzheimer's disease and seizures and also cancer producing in laboratory mice (it is used as an additive to promote antibody response)
    Thimerosal (a mercury disinfectant/preservative) can result in brain injury and autoimmune disease
    Neomycin and Streptomycin (used as antibiotics) have caused allergic reaction in some people.
    Aborted fetal tissue
  • Swine flu
  • H1N1
    www.cdc.gov
    “rates of seasonal influenza-associated hospitalization during an influenza season are highest when seasonal influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominate compared to years when seasonal influenza A (H1N1) or influenza B viruses predominated”
    The H1N1 flu peaked mid-October, and most vaccines were given early November. It takes at least 30 days after vaccination for antibodies to develop, and give the body immunity.
    Testing for H1N1 was discontinued in August 2009. Of all suspected cases, 2% were positive for H1N1. All others were Influenza type A.
    Those that received the H1N1 vaccine were 2-3x more likely to become infected by Influenza Type A (admittedly more dangerous than H1N1 itself).
  • H1N1 vaccine and kids
    Wouldn’t you rather your children have natural immunity that will protect them from H1N1 for the rest of their lives?
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease found that 75% of small children below age 35 months received no protection from the H1N1 vaccine and that 65% of children between the ages of 3 years and 9 years received no protection from the vaccine
  • Natural protection
    10 Steps to a titanium immune system that will help you fight off any bug that comes your way!
    Did you know:
    If all the bacteria & viruses were killed in the world, we would die very shortly.
    Only 5% of all the bacteria & viruses in the world are pathogenic to humans.
  • Influenza
    Did you know that influenza is inactivated/killed by:
    Sunlight
    Disinfectants
    Vitamin D (1000 IU/day) or 20 minutes of sun exposure on bare arms
    Hand washing
    Your bodies’ immune response!
  • Step 1: avoid sugar & processed foods
    Sugar leads immediately to a depression of the immune system.
    Average Canadian consumes:
    53 tsps of sugar everyday!
    13 tsp of sugar in pop
    High Fructose Corn Syrup: more potent than sugar
    What happens around flu season?
    Oct thru March:
    Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day...
    too much sugar & alcohol
  • Step 2: Hydration
    Water flushes the body of toxins
    We’re mostly water. In the very least, 2 Liters of water per day is necessary.
    We should be eating plenty of raw fruits & vegetables to also add good water soluble nutrients to our hydrated bodies.
  • Step 3: Sunshine
    Sunshine on our bare skin converts Vitamin D to a usable form. (20 min on bare arms is sufficient during spring & summer)
    What does Vitamin D do?:
    Strong bones
    Increases immunity
    Prevents cancer
    Prevents autoimmune disorders
    Increases energy
    And research is coming out with more everyday!
    During the winter: take at least 1000 IU of Vitamin D3/day.
  • Step 4: omega 3 fatty acids
    Omega 6 :Omega 3 ratio is off in Western diet.
    “Several sources of information suggest that human beings evolved on a diet with a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) of approximately 1 whereas in Western diets the ratio is 15/1-16.7/1.”
    “Excessive amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio, as is found in today's Western diets, promote the pathogenesis of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.”
    Good sources of omega 3:
    Organic flax seed (ground)
    Small fish/krill
    Too much mercury in large fish
    Organic vegetables
    Grass fed, organic, free range meats & eggs
    Omega 3 supplements from small fish/krill
  • Step 5: exercise
    30-60 minutes of moderate exercise 5 times/week
    Walking
    Strength training
    Yoga, pilates
    Stretching
    Interval training
    Mouse study:
    Mice that got moderate exercise everyday (equivalent to 30-60 minutes/day for humans) got sick less often, and ate a normal diet which maintained their body weight. Mice that were sedentary or exercised hard (2+ hours/day in humans) got sick more often, and had more symptoms, lost more weight, and ate very little when sick (a sign of severe illness in mice).
  • Step 6: Wash your hands!
  • Step 7: get the flu
    And get a fever!
    At 103 degrees F: bacterium are killed
    At 104 degrees F: viruses are killed
    Having a temperature is good, but watch and wait for these signs in children:
    Extreme listlessness
    Extreme fatigue
    Hallucinations
    Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology study:
    “A history of common colds or gastroenteric influenza was found to be associated with a decreased cancer risk.”
    It IS ok to get sick!
    What kills more people every year: Influenza or Cancer?
  • Step 8: fruits and vegetables
    Adult males: 11-13 servings/day
    Adult females: 10-12 servings/day
    Children: 7-9 servings/day
    Antioxidants, enzymes, energy
    There are over 400 antioxidants in one apple!
    Supplement with Juice Plus
    17 servings of fruit & vegetables in 4 capsules
    For every adult that signs up for 1 year, one child (age 3-18, 19-24) gets free supplements for 1 year.
  • Step 9: avoid acidic foods
    Cancer and infections grow in an acidic environment
    Acid forming foods:
    Red meat
    Dairy (is broken down directly into sugar)
    White flour
    Chemicals
    Medication, NSAIDS, pain killers
  • Step 10: regular chiropractic care
    HIV study, Atlanta, Georgia
    HIV patients receiving adjustments increased their CD4 cells by 52%
    CD4 cells:
    “main target cells for HIV. CD4 lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells) are key in both humoral and cell-mediated immune responses.”
    Dr Ron Pero, PhD Cancer Study
    Of those people receiving lifetime chiropractic care:
    Healthy people: 100% boost in immune function
    Cancer patients: 400% boost in immune function
    Interleukin 2 levels:
    “a biological response modifier that stimulates the growth of certain blood cells in the immune system that can fight cancer.”
    Each injection of Interleukin 2: costs $30,000 in the US.
  • Chiropractic and 1918 Flu pandemic
    Journal of Chiropractic and Osteopathy:
    MD patients: 1 in 15 died
    DO patients: 1 in 886 died
    Chiropractic patients: 1 in 1,635 died
    At Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa:
    4735 chiropractic patients
    1 death
    1:4735
  • Neuroimmunology & chiropractic
    Your brain and nerves control EVERYTHING in your body! Any inflammation in the nervous system will decrease your body’s ability to heal itself. Our immune system is our best defense!
    What is the first system to develop in your body?
    Nervous System
    What does the nervous system control?
    Cardiovascular System?
    Respiratory System?
    Digestive System?
    Sensory and Motor System?
    Immune System?
  • What do chiropractors do?
    Make sure your body and brain can communicate freely, so your body can heal itself.
  • If you get the flu...
    Our bodies are self healing- if you take good care of yourself, your body can fight off almost anything!
    Even the best of the best get sick occassionally. Let your body rest, stay home, and get back into work/school when your body is ready.
    Remember: Our bodies are much more intelligent than the credit we give them. The body is regulating and controlling itself constantly, without any thought by you. Treat it right, and it will treat you well.
  • Be well prevention is best
    Eat Well
    Fruits & Vegetables
    Decrease animal products
    Stay hydrated
    Omega 3s, Vitamin D
    Think Well
    Decrease your stress level
    Don`t listen to the fear inducing media
    Move Well
    Exercise regularly
    Wash your hands
    Get regular chiropractic care
  • Have a Happy and safe Holiday and Flu Seasondr. christinehaferdr. Enricodolcecore