1. Don’t take this government pledge

    Flu vow should be an empty promise

    Pledge the CDC?

    Sounds crazy, but it's true: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants you to take an actual pledge to get a flu shot -- and the promises don't end with a vow to get yourself vaccinated.

    The agency also wants you to nag all your friends and family to make sure they get injected, too. Heck, with all the CDC hype it's beginning to sound like they'd be pleased if you physically drag them to the doctor's office to make sure they follow through.

    That just begs the question...if the flu shot was so darned good, why do they have to cajole and coerce people into getting it?

    Answer: Because the shot isn't all it's cracked up to be, and most people know it -- including the hacks at the CDC, who are now resorting to this stupid pledge to get people vaccinated.

    Fact is, studies have shown time and time again that flu shots don't prevent flu, limit the spread of the disease, or even reduce the risk of complications. The shot isn't even as safe as advertised -- and you don't have to take my word for it.

    Next time your doc offers you the shot, ask to see the label. Odds are, you'll be the first patient to do so in a very long time. Maybe even the first of his career. He'll start to get uncomfortable. And if you REALLY want to make him squirm, start reading it out loud.

    You'll find dire warnings -- some aimed at the very people urged to get flu shots most, like pregnant women. And if you think reading that within earshot of his other patients will make your doc sweat, wait ‘til you get to the list of ingredients, which includes junk like mercury and formaldehyde.

    But you don't need to inject all that into your body to protect yourself from flu. All you really need is good hygiene and a strong immune system -- and if you want to learn more, subscribe to my Douglass Report newsletter and read the January 2011 issue in my online archives.

    I'm not done with flu nonsense yet. Keep reading for the latest outrage.

  2. Mystery particles found in flu shots

    Flu shots recalled over floating junk

    If being injected with mystery bits of God-knows-what is your idea of excitement, then you might want to rush out and get yourself a Novartis flu shot. But you'd better act fast -- the potentially contaminated shots are already being pulled from the market around the world.

    No one knows what the little particles are. Heck I can't even tell you what they are since the company hasn't even released the information. Because of this officials can't know how they affected the quality and safety of the vaccine.

    But despite not knowing anything about these mystery particles, the company claims the shot is perfectly safe and you should roll up your sleeve for it anyway.

    On the one hand, that's just plain outrageous. On the other hand, maybe they have a point. "Safety" is a relative term when it comes to drugs and especially vaccines. And the particles themselves -- no matter what they are -- certainly couldn't be any worse than what's already in some of the flu shots out there.

    Ever see the list of ingredients in these things? Most people haven't -- and they're positively shocked when they learn that some variations of the flu shot can contain formaldehyde and mercury.

    That's why it's no surprise flu shots can cause everything from allergic reactions and flu-like symptoms and has been linked to serious nerve disorders and even death itself -- and you don't need any mystery particles to make all that and more happen.

    Just a "normal" flu shot will do the trick.

    Listen, I know I might sound like a broken record this time of year when it comes to flu shots. But if the CDC is going to spend the season pushing out wave after wave of Big Pharma flu shot propaganda, I'm going to keep pushing back.

    There are better, safer ways to beat the flu. Start with immune-boosting nutrients such as vitamin D, which has proven to be 800 percent more effective than the flu shot and can even help reduce your risk of getting the common cold, too.

    That's not the only big news coming out of Europe right now. Keep reading for the latest on climate change.

  3. Baby shampoo loaded with dangerous chemicals

    Johnson & Johnson says it's finally ready to remove formaldehyde and other chemicals from baby products -- but it's too little, too late.
  4. Lather, rinse, risk

    Your baby's not a lab specimen... but you might be treating him like one if you're using one of the most common baby shampoos on the market.
  5. FEMA trailers blamed for chronic illness

    The Sierra Club tested FEMA trailers and found that 83 percent had levels of formaldehyde that were above the recommended EPA limit.

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