Julia’s Inn: Building your immune system with herbs, not a flu shot

By Julia Michniewicz, N.D.

I found the reading very interesting of the announcement by the Winnebago County Health Department for the 2014-2015 flu season. I wonder if they still have a lot of H1N1 vaccine from 2011-2012 that they have to get rid of. Just a thought. As the article stated, influenza is contagious, but let’s not forget all viruses are contagious. I, as a naturopathic doctor, try to educate clients on how to stay healthy and how to keep their immune systems healthy. I can truly say that I have not had the flu for years.

When clients come to my office for services, and they are hacking and coughing all over the place, right away I start infusing Thieves Essential Oil, start taking massive doses of fresh garlic, colloidal silver, Airborne, up my Vitamin D3, give myself a colonic to jump start my immune system (80 percent of your immune system is in your large intestine), pull out the homemade chicken soup from the freezer and go to bed early.

So, let’s look at what’s in a flu shot. You do not have to believe me; please educate yourself and read Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, M.D.’s book, Don’t Vaccinate! Before You Educate (2008, revised, available on amazon.com).

Ingredients of the flu vaccine: (1) ammonium sulfate; (2) beta-propiolactone; (3) genetically-modified yeast, animal, bacterial and viral DNA; (4) latex rubber; (5) monosodium glutamate; (6) aluminum; (7) formaldehyde; (8) microorganisms; (9) polysorbate 80; (10) tri (n-butyl) phosphate; (11) glutaraldehyde; (12) gelatin; (13) gentamicin sulfate and polymyxin B; (14) mercury; (15) neomycin sulfate; (16) phenol/phenoxyethanol; (17) human and animal cells.

I recently took a continuing education class on ADD/ADHD, asthma and autism, and what I found out confirmed what I believe: $25 of every vaccination given goes into a slush fund, so when people sue the vaccination makers, their will be money for the lawsuits.

So, how do we protect ourselves from Ebola, Enterovirus and the flu? The whole world is talking about the spread of Ebola. In the United States, the outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV0D68) is becoming a concern with several cases confirmed in 46 states. To add to that, the flu season is now before us.

The question is, how do we protect ourselves against these viral infections? Besides staying in a bubble and not going anywhere or to stop having contact with someone you may think has a viral infection, there are wonderful supplements that will help fight against viral respiratory infections.

For any type of upper respiratory infections, herbs are an excellent supplement. They work quickly on chronic and acute respiratory infections. Whether you have the flu, a cold or a cough, herbs will help. Through urine/saliva testing and applied kinesiology, I test to see if you need an herbal remedy for drainage or an herbal remedy for rebuilding. Then, I make sure you are not eating foods you are allergic to, which will cause your immune system to take a toll.

The supplements I use have an inhibitory effect against viral and bacteria challenges such as Streptococcus pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus and more. These supplements have: antiviral/antibacterial effect; increase expectoration; increase cough incubation period and reduce coughing frequency; reduce respiratory inflammation.

If I can help you with any respiratory concerns, please call my office at (815) 962-3326.

Julia Michniewicz is a Naturopathic Physician who is a breast cancer survivor who did not do the chemical therapy and radiation. She will be celebrating 16 years cancer free this November.

From the Oct. 22-28, 2014, issue

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