As the winter chill becomes increasingly pervasive, many head indoors to take a recluse. With the influx of warm bodies inside, whether that be in an office, school, mall, or other public venue, comes the opportunity for germs and viruses to spread. The most well-known and feared of viruses, of course, being the influenza virus.
Many people jump on the influenza vaccination bandwagon without any hesitation, not stopping to consider that perhaps incorporating more healthy foods and exercise into their diets could be the real answer to immunity against influenza strains.
The CDC emphasizes how critical the flu vaccination is, making sure to emphasize the potentially deadly ramifications of the virus. The government website even states that vaccination is the best protection against the flu and does not make a single reference to the added benefits of maintaining healthy nutrition.
There are many preventative measures people can take to increase their immunity to pesky flu strains, no flu shots required. For thousands of years humans have had to fend off viruses, bacterial infections, and fungal infections, without the aid of manufactured medicines.
As most human beings today lead incredibly stressful lives, they forgo sleep, eat greasy, nutrient lacking foods, and fail to exercise regularly. Naturally, people consider a flu vaccination an easy way out--but prevention is ultimately key. At least seven hours of sleep or more, optimum intake of Vitamin D, and a vegetarian diet low in inflammatory foods, can potentially keep viruses at bay.
Below, are links to two very encompassing websites providing information on how to enhance immunity sans flu vaccination.