Do I Really Need a Flu Jab?

Goodness, from what I’ve read from various well-known physicians and medical practitioners the flu season this year might be horrendous.

There have been reported flu cases throughout the summer which is wildly unusual because flu typically occurs between fall and winter with the most reported cases from December to February.

As you have probably read, the 2019-2020 flu incidents were very small.  Was it because we were locked down with a pandemic? Did the flu virus morph into something else? Perhaps.

According to the CDC – “While the impact of flu varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9 million – 45 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annually since 2010.”

That’s a lot of sickness – now add pneumonia, an estimated 1.3 million people are hospitalized annually, and other virus laden maladies. This adds up to a lot of potential illness. No wonder some hospitals are overrun with patients.

Innate immunity – our God given immune system – is designed to ward-off most illnesses. Viruses, parasites, bacteria and other nasties bombard our bodies constantly yet we fight-off the offenders quite well until there’s a breach in our good health. Physical contact – skin-to-skin, what we eat and what we breathe contribute to how our immune system reacts. Is your body equipped to handle the pathogens that come your way?

Rather than relying on vaccines that may or may not hit their target, why not invest a little time to research certain supplements that naturally boost your viability. Taking a handful of vitamin supplements can bolster your wellness.

Recently, there have been recommendations that the combination of Quercetin, D-3. Zinc, Vitamin C, Selenium, and even Melatonin can improve your ability to fight off dangerous viruses. Of course, your nutritional food choices and exercise will boost your immunity, too. Choose wisely!