02/08/2008

Alzheimer's, Dementia and the Flu Shot

Every year certain individuals are advised to have the flu shot. I know it contains thimerosal and aluminium, which I feel are partly to blame for my son's autism (and most likely my mother-in-law's Alzheimer's) so I refuse to allow anyone in my family to have it.

According to reputable sources, a study has indicated people who have the flu vaccine four years in a row are ten times more likely to get Alzheimer's than those who don't. Dementia and Alzheimer's are on the increase and with people living longer it is estimated rates will triple by the year 2050. That's very worrying, and a recent survey revealed people are more concerned about losing their mind than they are of getting Cancer.

However, whilst I am not here to tell you not to have the jab there are other sensible precautions you can take to prevent yourself getting the flu. For instance, you can -

Eat right and make sure you get your daily dose of fruit and vegetables
Take your vitamins and bump up your Vitamin C
Get plenty of exercise because it helps build up your immune system
Walk for an hour a day
Go for a swim
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Wash your hands often and if you can't use soap and water apply the antibacterial cleaner
Get lots of fresh air and open the windows when possible
Eliminate as much stress as possible
Get lots of rest


OR you can take the doctor's approach.

When you go for a flu shot, they clean your arm with alcohol first. Why? Because alcohol kills germs.

Bearing that in mind, why not –

Walk to the liquor store – (exercise)
Put lime in your Corona – (fruit)
Put celery in your Bloody Mary – (veggies)
Drink outdoors on the bar patio – (fresh air)
Tell jokes, laugh – (eliminate stress)
Then pass out - (rest)

The way I see it, if you keep your alcohol levels up, Flu germs have no chance!

What's that saying? – " a shot in the glass is better than one in the a…".

Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much

Jean Shaw

http://www.jeanshaw.com/

P.S. Thanks to whoever wrote the original version of this which was forwarded to me by e-mail.


3 comments:

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

That's funny!

Gotta remember that next time!

Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Just use commom sense in the way we eat and take care of ourselves.

Cheers!

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