natural immunity

  1. Booze beats vaccines

    Monkey business: How booze may boost your immune system

    Forget vaccine shots -- and get yourself a shot of booze instead!

    It's no secret that alcohol is one of the best all-natural immune-boosters around. Now, new research confirms (yet again) that a drink or two a day could help keep disease away.

    In this study, monkeys vaccinated against smallpox were given either sugar water or booze in any amount they liked.

    While hard-drinking monkeys had the weakest immune system response, the moderate drinkers had the best -- far better than that of the monkeys given only sugar water and no booze at all.

    The conclusion from the researchers is that alcohol may help enhance the effects of vaccination by boosting the immune system.

    My conclusion? Skip the vaccines and go right for the booze instead. You'll get enough of a lift to help your immune system prevent disease -- including colds and flu -- and none of the risks that come with shots.

    Vaccinations, on the other hand, can actually do just the opposite. They can weaken your immune system by stripping of you of your natural protections against disease. (Case in point: The dramatic rise in adult shingles, a direct result of childhood chicken pox shots. Expect this to get even worse in the coming years.)

    And of course, that's not all a moderate drinking habit will do for you. Booze can help prevent dementia, heart attack, stroke and heart disease. And while red wine usually gets the credit for these benefits, studies have shown that it really doesn't matter what you drink -- any alcohol at all will help, as long as you enjoy it in moderation.

  2. Meningitis outbreak: an excuse to use an untested drug?

    Experimental vaccine pushed on students

    It's a disease that's struck a handful of students, killed no one and isn't expected to spread much, if at all -- yet health officials want to inject up to 15,000 people with an experimental, dangerous and unapproved vaccine anyway.

    I don't know about you, but I smell a rat.

    The disease is meningitis B, and you've seen the headlines by now. There's an "outbreak" at Princeton University in New Jersey.

    That's what the media is calling it: an outbreak, one so bad that the feds have signed off on the supposedly urgent use of an unapproved and experimental new vaccine on students, faculty and staff.

    But hold on a minute here... because this "outbreak" involves just seven people, and not on the same day, in the same week or even in the same month.

    It's taken eight months -- eight months for seven people to fall ill, so we're not exactly talking about an epidemic here.

    So what's really going on? Beats me -- but I do know this: The makers of this vaccine are having a heckuva time getting it approved. It hasn't been proven safe or effective, and meningitis B is rare enough that health officials in some nations say it's not cost effective to inject everyone with it anyway, even if it did work as advertised.

    Seems to me like a well-publicized "outbreak" just might conveniently change that line of thought.

    Listen, I won't downplay meningitis. It's nasty business. It can kill you, and leave you crippled and disfigured if you do survive. But it's not like the cold or flu. You won't get it from the air, a doorknob or a handrail.

    You need close and even intimate contact with a sick person -- usually contact with saliva.

    There are much easier ways to stop the spread than an experimental vaccine, and it starts with immune-boosting nutrients, common-sense hygiene and limiting intimate contact.

    Yes, I realize these are college kids... but this is Princeton. They're supposed to be smart, right?

    I'm not done with vaccines yet. Keep reading for the latest outrage on the swine flu shot millions were conned into getting.

  3. New flu shot is bad news for seniors

    The new high-dose flu shot being pushed on seniors offers minimal protection and maximum risk.
  4. The growing army of the unvaccinated

    It's become a legal and politically correct form of discrimination: Unvaccinated kids are being booted from schools, summer camps, and even doctor's offices.

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