It’s that time of year again. Cold and Flu season is upon us and everyone is in search of a way to boost their immune system. Many people opt for the flu shot, but research on safety and efficacy indicates this might not be the best decision for everyone. For example, with young children, the flu vaccine does not decrease influenza-related hospital visits, as published in the October 2008 Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. A study in a 2008 issue of the Lancet as well as study published in a 2008 issue of American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine show that risk of pneumonia in the elderly is not affected by flu vaccination. This should also tell you something: 60% of health care workers in Canada refuse the flu shot every year!
Most healthy people get a couple of colds a year. The body naturally rids itself of toxins, and since we live in such a toxic environment, it makes sense that most people would get colds. If you find that you come down with more than a couple of colds and/or flu per year, or that they last longer than they should, you may need help to strengthen your immunity.
Naturopathic medicine offers many preventative measures for strengthening the immune system. We strongly believe that if you chose either option regarding vaccination: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate, alternative preventative measures should be taken. A healthy alternative to the conventional flu shot is a homeopathic immune booster shot. Homeopathy works by gently stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal itself and there are virtually no side effects. You will also learn about good nutrition and extra natural supplementation.
Immune Booster benefits include the following:
- Provides seasonal protection against current flu viruses
- Increases the body’s ability to fight against invading germs
- Improves recovery time from common cold and flu symptoms (stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing, fever, aches and pains)
- Discourages secondary complications of the lungs, chest, throat and ears
- Protects against the flu while traveling or while on vacation
Each Homeopathic Immune Booster shot is individually tailored to your specific needs after conducting a physical exam and determining your specific health needs. Each Immune Booster appointment is $30 and it is recommended that you have an immune booster on the first week of each month for October – March. Best of all, these visits are covered by most insurance plans. Any additional appointments or natural supplements will be subject to regular fees.
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