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Top 5 Questions To Ask Yourself or Your Doctor Before Getting a Flu Shot

Before even getting into the questions, you truly need to define your values so you can make decisions for your family that are congruent with your beliefs.

My values are simple in that as a functional neurologist (certified pediatric chiropractor) I focus on the integrity, growth and development of the nervous system and all of the systems it is communicating with, including the immune system.

I also want my children to be safe, healthy and happy. If I make a decision that jeopardizes that, than as a parent I know I made a decision that is not in line with my foundational beliefs.

In regards to vaccines, it is fairly simple to understand how they can be neurotoxic and immune suppressing if you look at the science and how the body reacts from a physiological standpoint. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at these links and after defining your values and beliefs, make decisions that are in line with who you are and NOT who everyone else wants you to be.

Is the flu shot SAFE?

kids shot

If you were told that the flu shot was the most dangerous of all vaccines and linked to half of all vaccine injury compensations from August 2013 to November 2013, then you might think twice about injecting this unsafe and unscientific shot into you, your child or your unborn fetus.

Flu Vaccine is Most Dangerous Vaccine Based on Settled Injury Cases

Flu Shots During Pregnancy: Are They Really Safe?

Is the flu shot EFFECTIVE?

According to the CDC and other sources, the flu shot is anywhere fro 30-50% effective and is in many cases NO better than a placebo. A flip of the coin is not enough for me to be convinced that the Flu shot is worth it, especially when that flip could also lead to life lasting neurological issues, immune suppression and imbalance.

Flu Shot Mandates Unwise

Does the flu shot improve the function of the Immune System?

When looking into vaccines and the flu shot more specifically, I always ask myself, “What will this do to the balance and integrity of the immune system?”.

The immune system is such an important part of the growth and development of my children, I would never want to compromise or confuse it.

Unfortunately, from a immunological standpoint, that is exactly what we are doing with the flu shot. The flu shot does NOT improve the function of the immune system. It does quite the opposite. It causes a major imbalance of the immune system and leaves children hypersensitive and in a state of protection.  Keep in mind, the immune system is not fully developed until 11-14 years of age, so disrupting the growth can also have lifelong lasting effects.

Here is great breakdown of the imbalance vaccines cause to the immune system (this has been understood for many years and has also been written about in medical physiological textbooks):

How Vaccinations Work

Does the flu shot enhance neurological growth and development?


Please don’t get me started with the well known neurotoxic ingredients such as thimerosal, aluminum, formaldehyde, sodium phosphate and ether just to name a few.  Think about it, what if I injected an apple with these ingredients and then gave it to my child? I would most definitely be arrested for abuse or neglect of a minor for trying to poison them.

But, if we add in some aborted fetal tissue, animal tissue or a chicken embryo, a few adjuvants to give it a boost and to preserve the flu shot along with a live virus or two and we label it as “preventative or effective” then no one asks any questions.

So, let me get this straight in my own mind. Poisons and neurotoxins are ok as long as the FDA (Food and Drugs working together) say it is ok. Where are the studies? Where is the safety? When will they actually be effective? When will the real science outweigh the for profit tobacco science the CDC, FDA, AMA and Big Pharma have been putting out for years.

Oh yes, and if you are one of those that is looking to the CDC for answers I am sorry to tell you this, but they have been lying to you for years. Merck is also in a bit of trouble for being less then honest.

When making a decision I always ask two questions, “Can I trust you or the model?”  and “Do I respect you or the system?”

Being a moral and ethical person, I cannot sit here and trust or respect people or organizations that lie and cheat the system and by doing so harm children. It is a travesty that we as a society are letting corporations and government agendas get away with it. IT NEEDS TO STOP!

Here are a couple of wonderfully written articles on neurotoxicity and the effects:

8 Darn Good Reasons Not To Get the Flu Shot

The Flu Shot Promotes Alzheimers

And here are a couple of articles on the powers that be, who we are supposed to TRUST and RESPECT:

CDC Whistleblower

Merck Whistleblowers

Do you need a flu shot to get into school?

The simple answer is NO. With a religious, philosophical or medical exception (every state is different) you can fill out the form and your child will NOT need to be vaccinated.

Keep in mind, private schools can fight you on this. However, most private schools are not interested in debating the subject because they are just following guidelines.

For exceptions in your state, you can check out this link:

Vaclib Exemption

At the end of the day, we all want our children to be safe, healthy and happy. The question is, how do we get there? With a strong and fully functioning nervous system and immune system we can allow our children to be the best they can be. We can support their growth and development and enhance their overall well being. Find a great pediatric chiropractor and a holistic pediatrician to have in your corner to keep your children safe, healthy and happy.

Until next time, much love~
~Dr Derek

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