Survival Health–Vitamin D, the Flu, and Vaccines

Did you know the flu doesn’t necessarily pass from a sick person to a well person?

Byron Richards writes in a NewsWithViews article that scientists can’t prove conclusively that the flu passes the way we’re told it does. Rather, people who are deficient in vitamin D are generally more likely to get the flu. View the article here.

There’s no guarantee you won’t get the flu even when you take vitamin D, but think about this. Why is the flu seasonal? It occurs when people get less vitamin D than any other time of the year.

If avoiding the flu is so simple, don’t you think vitamin D should be getting serious attention? Of course, that would fly in the face of the big pharmaceutical companies, wouldn’t it? The sale of vitamin D isn’t so profitable.

Many nurses and other health care workers don’t want getting the flu shot to be mandatory. They prefer good hygiene instead as their main protection against the flu. Do you think just maybe they know a little something about this?

You may be interested to know that an article in the November 2009 “Atlantic Monthly” asks whether the flu vaccine matters. It’s asserted that, generally speaking, healthy people are more inclined to get flu vaccines than those who aren’t as healthy, which skews results of the vaccine’s effectiveness.

What’s more, vaccine studies are often flawed, but discussing such things is forbidden among medical officials. You can read the somewhat lengthy article when you click here.

As for vitamin D, you can pick it up about any place vitamins are sold.

Byron Richards recommends 2000-5000 IU of vitamin D per day during the months when sickness is going around. With that in mind, you can decide what size of a bottle you and your family need and which is most economical for you.

Isn’t it wonderful when something so simple and straightforward can make such a big difference, and maybe even save your life?


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.