Dr. Meyer Eisenstein recently spoke on the efficacy of using vitamin D instead of getting the flu shot. He stated emphatically that “vitamin D is more effective and safer than a flu shot.” With these findings there seem to be camps that differ on what normal levels of vitamin D should be. However, we can find a happy medium of normal levels of vitamin D would be somewhere around 1680mg. It is good to remember that vitamin D helps to modulate our immune system, and it also helps us have a healthy intestinal tract which is vital to a healthy immune system.
Now, as to the effectiveness of flu shots… There are NO definitive research papers that state if you get a flu shot you will not get the flu bug. The literature is full of the dangerous and potentially fatal side effects of the flu vaccine. Once again the best protection against any virus is to provide our body with what it needs, so that your immune system and every other system of your body can function the way God intended. Vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin D, avoiding sugar, and yes even seeing Dr. Terry, would be a great start to helping your body function better. It is also a great idea to eat lots of green leafy vegetables and fermented foods, preferably naturally fermented, and sea salt. Vinegar is another way to help your body function better. And, of course, don’t forget probiotics.
Essentially, the most important aspect to having a healthy functioning immune system and body is having a healthy nervous system. Without a healthy nervous system, no other system of the body can truly function normally. Remember that the nervous system, brain, spinal cord, and nerves run and control the function of every single organ in your body, including your immune system. Did you wonder how your heart knows when to beat and how your lungs know when to breathe? Have you thought about what digestive enzyme your body is supposed to produce to digest the food that you just ate or how an ovary knows that it is day 28? Pretty interesting, don’t you think? If you have abnormal posture, that posture is going to affect your nervous system. This in turn could affect your immune system which affects the function of your heart, lungs, digestive system, and reproductive system.
Please take advantage of our $39 introductory offer for a complete exam. Yes, we can check your vitamin D levels as well for a small additional fee. Doesn’t it make sense that if your body wears out, you would have no place to live!
To your health and with lots of love,
Dr. Doug Terry