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What’s Really in the Flu Vaccine?

While the winter brings together family and friends, it also brings in the flu. This season will be no different. While some people’s first thoughts are to run and get a flu shot, it’s important to consider what it is they’re injecting inside of you. Do you know what’s really in the flu vaccine?  Before you run out and get one because other people are doing it, stop and consider what’s going into your body.


The flu shot vaccine has been linked to several health risks and specific chemicals that can be potentially harmful. The first thing to understand is that the flu shot is not a 100 percent guarantee against contracting the flu. 

The first consideration, according to the Mayo Clinic, is that it takes two weeks for your body to be immunized after receiving the shot. In other words, you can still get the flu in the first two weeks after you get your shot.

Additionally, between 2018 and 2019, Healthline reported that the flu vaccine was only 29 percent effective. That’s a huge statistic to consider, and it makes perfect sense considering this two week trial period of immunization. Despite not even half of children receiving an effective vaccine, the CDC still recommends it.

Flu Vaccines Contain Toxic Chemicals

Flu shots also contain aluminum. If you don’t already know, aluminum is a neurotoxin. The word already sounds bad, but to be even more specific, aluminum damages nerve tissue. In his article on vaccines and brain damage, Dr. Jack Wolfson reports that although aluminum is in some food, it exits the body differently than when injected. 

The reality is that food aluminum is filtered by the gut and a scant amount is absorbed. Aluminum particle sizes from food are smaller and can be excreted by the kidneys. The injected form of aluminum cannot.

Not Natural

Not only is the neurotoxin not even natural, but the potential nerve damage it causes has also even been linked to Alzheimer’s. If that isn’t enough, a study done by Dr. Anthony Mawson in 2017 showed that “vaccinated children in the study were 3.7 times more likely to have been diagnosed with some kind of neurodevelopmental disorder.” The study later points out that vaccinated children in the study were at a 470 percent higher risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) than kids with no vaccination.

This study was run across 84 different state groups with over 666 children. These statistics are scary, and should really make parents research more about letting their children get a flu shot.

Potential Brain Damage

In addition to aluminum, formaldehyde is also found in flu vaccines. The American Cancer Society says that formaldehyde is a gas used in building materials and household products. Why would a person want a gas used for building purposes in their body? It should come as no surprise that formaldehyde has been linked to cancer in the throat and leukemia. 

If that isn’t bad enough, flu vaccines contain thimerosal. Thimerosal is made up of 50 percent mercury! You may already know that mercury is a neurotoxin. So now, we already have two neurotoxins in flu vaccines, in addition to a potentially cancer-causing agent. 


Mercury can do damage to the immune cells in your brain. Exposure from mercury in these vaccines can disturb your emotional balance. Not only is the part of your body that protects you against foreign substances affected, but you will be emotionally erratic. 

Mercury is linked to excitotoxicity. Science Daily defines excitotoxicity as the process by which neurons are damaged. In other words, mercury can cause brain damage. There is no way that anything supposed to help children should be associated with brain damage.

Alternatives For You

Instead of instantly thinking you need medicine to help you prevent getting sick, think of all the ways you can do it on your own instead. Drink plenty of water and fluids constantly. You want to make sure you’re cleaning out your body as often as possible, ridding it of any unwanted toxins. In addition to this, get plenty of rest. When you start running on little to no sleep, your immune system weakens, thus leaving you feeling sicker and more prone to getting viruses. 


Make sure you get enough zinc in your body. Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Foods that contain high levels of zinc are as follows:

red meat

Recognize Symptoms

Most importantly, you must recognize your symptoms before they become a problem. Crisis care is not an ideal form of taking care of yourself. Acknowledge the problem before it even becomes a crisis. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, body aches, headaches, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, dry cough, tiredness, and even fatigue. If you think any of this could be heading toward something more sinister, take action beforehand.

Medicine is not the key to staying healthy; living a holistic lifestyle is. With so many harmful chemicals, it’s important to know what you’re putting into your body, and in return, you’ll be able to get out so much more with it. The 100 Year Lifestyle providers encourage you to think before you do and enjoy a healthy, happy season.


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