Don’t we just adore receiving presents? And this winter, those of us fortunate to have nice folks around us may just be lucky enough to get one of these gift cards, from a caring, loving, sensitive and uneducated friend or family member!
Walgreens Pharmacy is selling Influenza Vaccination Gift Cards. Their onsite blurb tells us:
Gift cards are a popular item for any occasion, but no occasion is needed for the newest, one-of-a-kind gift card now available at Walgreens – the flu shot gift card. Walgreens, the largest retail provider of flu prevention services with more than 24,000 certified immunizers, has introduced the card as a way to help more Americans stay well throughout the upcoming flu season by giving the gift of a flu shot.
“Whether you have college kids going back to school or have friends, co-workers or family members you want to protect this flu season, the flu shot gift card is a thoughtful way to make it even easier for them to get a flu shot at Walgreens,”…. “While millions of Americans are diligent about getting a flu shot every year, gift cards may also help those who might not otherwise take the initiative to get a flu shot. With these gift cards, you can help protect those closest to you.”
The cards cost $29.99 and are good for one flu shot at any Walgreens pharmacy or Take Care Clinic nationwide…
How long will it take people to get the message that seasonal influenza can be treated without pouring toxins into your body?
A story about an influenza epidemic from 2005 from Medical News Today should give you a few clues as to why we get seasonal influenza and just how we can combat it without having to succumb to an annual vaccination. Read the article please, but to keep this blog short, I will just tell you that it strongly suggests that the patients in this story, who did NOT get influenza during a big outbreak, were being given at that particular time) 2000 units of vitamin D per day.
It is a well-known medical fact, of course, that influenza always gets worse during the winter months North of the equator and the summer months South of the equator (which are really called their “winter” months). This is because as sunlight hours lessen during the winter, the people living there become vitamin D deficient and are susceptible to influenza infections of all kinds. (Mike Adams)
We have a ready reference at our fingertips, yet the medical profession seems ignorant of the information it gives out. One wonders why?
Vitamin D testing is the new kid on the block – so to speak, and yet even though the Doctors seem to be slightly aware that far too many people have lower than necessary levels of this important substance, they still do not understand the havoc this can and will do to the human body.
The Vitamin D Council has published papers which explain why this is so, and what we can do to alleviate many of the problems associated with low levels of vitamin D.
Vitamin D Deficiency Season
When you think about it, the flu and cold season is indistinguishable from the vitamin D deficiency season. Every autumn, as vitamin D levels plummet, the incidence of colds and flu skyrocket. After vitamin D levels bottom out during the darkest days of the cold and flu season, vitamin D levels rise again in the spring and the incidence of colds and flu steadily decrease until they virtually disappear during the vitamin D rich summer. It may be quite simple. Your body’s innate immunity, especially the production of innate natural antibiotics called antimicrobial peptides, goes up and down every year with your vitamin D levels. (Acquired immunity is quite different, those are the antibodies you slowly develop after an infection or a flu shot.) Maintaining summer-time vitamin D levels in the winter—by taking adequate amounts of vitamin D (5,000 IU per day)—may help prevent colds or the flu by stimulating innate immunity. Preventing some of the one million deaths in the world every year from flu related illnesses is exciting enough; an equally exciting possibility is that large doses of vitamin D may be useful in treating the flu—as well as other infections.
Go Ahead! Be vaccinated if you must. Line up and pay for someone to poison your body with attenuated virus and other nasties such as: (vaccine ingredients)
Medeva Pharmaceuticals 888.MEDEVA 716.274.5300
influenza virus neomycin, polymyxin
beta-propiolactone chick embryonic fluid
trivalent influenza virus, types A&B
gentamicin sulphate formadehyde, thimerosal, and
polysorbate 80 (Tween-80) chick embryonic fluid
For myself and those I love, I will NOT be giving them a Gift Card to be vaccinated, I prefer to give them healthy, life saving information about the necessity of having a high level of natural Vitamin D in their bodies. This will enable them to fight off any seasonal viruses naturally.
And speaking from experience if I do manage to get a cold or influenza virus (I had my first in ten years this year), a couple of days in bed, lots of extra vitamin D and C, warm drinks and a pain killer when necessary, saw me up and about in no time. No need for a doctor’s visit, and definitely no need for a seasonal vaccination.
Learn all you can about treating your body with love and respect. Filling them full of toxins is certainly not the way to go.
We live a very busy lifestyle. We see little natural sunshine with long working hours and less play time outdoors. Televisions, computers and new fangled games machines don’t draw us out into nature. If you cannot get sufficient vitamin D from the sunshine, supplement with a good quality Vitamin D3, and fight those viruses naturally. Your body deserves the best you can give it!
By the way if you shop online, instead of paying $29.99 at Walgreen’s for a Flu Shot Gift Card, you can get 3 bottles of Vitamin D3 from here currently for just $6.99 plus p&h. I feel pretty certain Walgreen’s also sell D3 – I am not playing favourites.
Further reading: NephroPal Blog – Vitamin D and Swine Flu
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