J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted January 15, 2013

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FLU Shots. Why I never get them anymore.

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I can't remember when I had my last flu shot. Probably fifteen or twenty years ago. Does that explain why I had a bout with the swine flu in November of 2009? Since I never went to the doctor, I'm not sure if it was the swine flu, although an RN told me after the fact that my reported symptoms would suggest that it was.

So why did I get the swine flu in 2009 and would I have gotten it had I taken the flu shot? The answer to both questions is the same: I have no idea. But what I do know is that flu and colds simply haven't been a problem for me since I began strengthening my immune system by eating at the 4Leaf level---deriving over 80% of my daily calories from whole, plant-based foods, still in nature's package.

Before I began eating a near-optimal diet in 2002, I would typically have colds (or flu) about three or four times per year. And, like everyone else, I would get some throat lozenges, a bottle of cold medicine and would sometimes visit a physician to get some kind of medication for the fever.

One part of my routine when I get the flu; lots of rest and reading by the fire.
One part of my routine when I get the flu; lots of rest and reading by the fire.

Nowadays, when I occasionally feel a cold coming on (typically less than one a year), I simply get some rest, drink plenty of liquids, eat lots of fruits and veggies and not worry a bit about the fever. And, it's usually gone in a few days.

My conclusion about flu shots. For me, it's a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." And what I have doing since 2002 seems to be working fine for me. I also know that all drugs are toxic---containing ingredients that our body does not need. I just learned while researching for this blog that the typical flu shot contains some formaldehyde, mercury and aluminum---all of which my body most certainly does not need.

Continue reading this article; includes valuable information from Dr. Fuhrman and Dr. McDougall.

Blogging daily at the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation


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