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