Itâ€™s that time of the year when those of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere will be starting to see the early signs of winter. For some of you this can mean periods of misery, not just from unpleasant weather but from colds, sniffles and fluâ€™s.
Colds and sniffles are unpleasant for everyone, not only yourself but co-workers as well. On the other hand they are not serious like fluâ€™s particularly if you are getting on in years as flu may lead to pneumonia. In a effort to try to avoid the flu, millions of people every year line up to have their flu â€˜jabâ€™. This has been an annual event for many since 2002 when the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that having the flu vaccine, â€œwould reduce the risk of serious complications or of death by 70 to 85 per cent in the elderlyâ€.
Most governments have supported this assertion by promoting the â€˜benefitsâ€™ of the flu shots widely! As a result millions of people believe that the annual vaccine will protect them, and become somewhat panicky if for some reason they cannot get it.
Butâ€¦does it really help?
Well, serious questions are being raised by experts who suggest that it is no where as effective as claimed and that the statement made by the WHO in 2002 has largely been discredited but never withdrawn. The benefits being claimed by the WHO is based on one, dubious, study â€“ and it turns out to be not true. In fact, the flu vaccine is ineffective, as a review of all of the studies has discovered.
In one major study, 95 per cent of elderly people who were vaccinated developed pneumonia that year, and nearly one per cent died from the infection. In a study of healthcare workers, another target group for annual vaccination, 39 per cent died from pneumonia, despite having the flu jab.
The vaccinationâ€™s poor protection also extends to younger people in the community. In a study of adults below the age of 65, 67 per cent of those vaccinated still had influenza later in the season, and a similar total was registered in a group of children aged above six years.
Itâ€™s not that surprisingâ€¦
At least if you think about it from a common sense perspective. The flu vaccine is really a â€˜hit or missâ€™ affair. They are generally designed to target two â€˜strainsâ€™ of flu out of a potential 200 or more. Itâ€™s a bit like Russian Rouletteâ€¦there may be a bullet in the chamber or, there may not! Given that the decision as to what â€˜bulletâ€™ to use has to be made 6 â€“ 9 months before the flu season it is much more likely that they will get it wrong rather than right.
This would account for the poor results from the flu jab.
Now just donâ€™t take my word for the questionable effectiveness of the flu vaccine, but instead read an article by Tom Jefferson of the Cochrane Institute who have studied the subject extensively and have published an article in the British Medical Journal. You can read this article by clicking here.
So, what do you do?
The first thing I would suggest is, DO NOT rely on the flu vaccine to protect you from getting the flu. Whether you do or do not get the jab is of course a personal decision and it probably wonâ€™t do you any harm if you doâ€¦but, if you do and are interested in the subject of the flu vaccine and have the time, then do some research on the subject before deciding.
Irrespective whether you get it or not, remember that you are much more likely to get coldâ€™s and sniffles than the flu, so you should take steps to protect yourself against this and at the same time strengthen your immune systems ability to protect you against getting the flu.
If you are a long time reader of our Xtend-Life newsletters you will be aware that I have often over the years referred to the fact that I never get a cold or flu even when I am exposed to many others who have got one, including being on many long haul flights where there may be many people sneezing and coughing.
I put this down to a very strong personal immune system which I have built up over the years through the use of our Total Balance, and other supplements that we produce. However, I accept that this immunity does take time to build up. Butâ€¦it is possible to build it up quite quickly and quite inexpensively.
If I lived in the Northern Hemisphere right now and wanted to give myself the quickest and most effective boost to my immunity towards colds and fluâ€™s and I wasnâ€™t taking our Total Balance, then this is what I would do.
Take 6 tablets a day of our Viral-Protec for 2 months (thatâ€™s two bottles a month), and then cut it back to 3 tablets a day for another 2 â€“ 3 months! That will do the job for most people. No need to take it all year, so it is relatively inexpensive to follow this protocol. If you are already taking Total Balance you can still add the Viral-Protec for a few months at this time of the year for an added bit of protection.
The Viral-Protec is much more potent that your â€˜normalâ€™ cold prevention supplement. It has 20 active ingredients including Olive Leaf extract, Beta-1,3,Glucan, Black Cumin Extract as well as Indian Echinacea (not to be confused with the common Echinacea which is less effective).
You can check out the ingredients by clicking here > Viral-Protec.
If you take Viral-Protec are you guaranteed not get a cold or flu? Sorry, but no one can honestly guarantee that as there are to many other uncontrollable factors that can impact on an individuals result. But, what you can be sure of is that it will help build up your immune system faster and more economically than any other supplement that I know of.
Many customers have found it to be very successful in helping them avoid colds and fluâ€™s totally!
Given that I have mentioned the elderly in this article let me finish it by reprinting a comment from an â€˜elderlyâ€™ 74 year old customer. (By the way I hate this term â€˜elderlyâ€™. I am 60 now and I reckon I am a long way from being â€˜elderlyâ€™. It may be that our customer may also not be â€˜elderlyâ€™ either )
This is what he says…
I purchase Viral-Protec supplements from your company. I have been using them for sometime now and I am taking two tablets a day, one in the morning and one at night. I also take a full complement of Total Balance, six tablets a day among other Xtend-Life supplements.
Several times when I felt a sore throat coming on, I took two (2) Viral-Protec tablets at once. In a matter of about two hours or less the sore throat was stopped in its tracks. In my wife Jane’s case, when she feels a cold that is about to overtake her, she will take Viral-Protec and obtain protection from the attack although she doesn’t take Viral-Protec on a regular basis. To me, this is outstanding.
I havenâ€™t had a cold in over two years now and I owe it to your product Viral-Protec. At one time in her life, my wife use to get cold after cold until I introduced her to Viral-Protec. Now, she is cold free. What a relief!
In my estimation, your company has a fine product and I for one would highly recommend it to others. I will continue to use Viral-Protec because I enjoy the clear breathing that it brings me. My wife and I love not having colds, congestion and adverse side effects.
You are to be commended in the way you produce your Xtend-Life products, only the best for its customers, your company does what it says it will do!
Warren Korach, Age 74
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As you can imagine I love these sorts of letters. If you try out Viral-Protec and have a similar experience please let me know.
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Originally posted 2007-10-25 10:45:49. We hope you have enjoyed this Post From the Past!
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