General Nutrition

Give Yourself the Flu Shot Nutritionally


Flu vaccines are controversial and evidence suggests that they are not always as effective as they are marketed to be.  They often contain contaminants, such as aluminum, that can be detrimental to your health.  Vaccines are usually made from animal cell lines and sometimes aborted human fetal cells.  This can potentially introduce human retrovirus XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) infections that have been associated with long term health complications.

If you are concerned about vaccines but worried about getting the flu, there is a way to give yourself a “flu shot” using nutrition.  Common sense care such as exercising regularly, making time to relax, avoiding stress as much as possible, eating more fruits and vegetables and whole grains while cutting down on sweets and processed foods all help to strengthen your immune system. And of course washing your hands frequently and avoiding others who are sick help you to stay well.  But  certain vitamins and minerals can help strengthen your immune system against the flu.  So during the flu season consider drinking this “flu shot” every day to keep your immune system revved up and ready to fight back any illness that comes your way!

Nutrition Flu Shot
2 teaspoons honey
3 cups organic pineapple juice
6 lemons, juiced OR 1 cup organic lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon ginger, ground OR 1/8 of ginger minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix together and keep refrigerated.  Drink 1 cup daily hot or cold for flu prevention. If you are already sick, you can drink up to 4 cups daily.


Of course, if you still feel you need to take a flu shot for protection be sure to discuss the risks with your healthcare provider to make an informed choice.  Integrative medial practitioners recommend taking chlorella, liposomal vitamin C, and liposomal glutathione supplements a few days before and after the flu shot to strengthen your immune system against hyper-immune reactions and to support the removal of vaccine toxins.