You know how I feel about supplements: Some you need, some you don’t — and plenty make outrageous claims they can’t back up.
But the FDA has never been a friend of even the best vitamins — they’d rather you get all your health needs from their friends at Big Pharma. And while their latest shenanigans might be getting some dubious products off the shelves, they’re also hurting people looking for real, natural and safe ways to avoid sicknesses like the flu.
They’re cracking down on products that claim to help prevent the flu, and many of these are clearly nonsensical: "Swine flu shampoo" is patently absurd, and no one has to pay big bucks for "swine flu masks" when cheapo, bulk surgical masks are all you need.
These and other hocus-pocus remedies are making headlines because of this crackdown… but the feds are also going after people who make legitimate supplements that help increase immune system function.
It seems the word "flu" is the trigger — use it, and they’ll come gunning for you. And that’s because they desperately want you to line up for Big Pharma’s questionable (and profitable) flu vaccinations.
I don’t care if they come after me, because I’m only interested in the truth — and the truth is this: Flu vaccinations don’t work. I don’t care if it’s swine flu, Spanish flu, bird flu or plain-old everyday flu, the numbers don’t add up no matter how much they try to torture them to fit their needs.
Instead, focus on keeping your body in peak shape and avoid germs. You’ll be less likely to catch the bug, and better able to fight it if you do. Make sure you’re getting enough fish oil, as well as vitamins C, A, and D, the amino acid NAC and echinacea.
For more on building your immune system, see my earlier post on the subject.
If the feds were REALLY looking out for you, they’d make sure everyone had this information.
But they’re hell-bent on flu shots. And now that they have everyone convinced they need these useless and potentially dangerous vaccinations, there’s not nearly enough vaccinations to go around.
They should be arrested for spreading panic!