To flu shot or not to flu shot

It’s that time of year. Always lots of media hype and controversy. Everyone has to make their own decisions based on the information available and their own situation. I’m not going to tell you what to do. I am going to tell you what I do.

I never get a flu shot, and never will. Mainly because I know that if I should happen to get the flu, it is easily treatable with a homeopathy remedy. Homeopathy became really mainstream in the 1800’s because of its success in treating epidemics, including the flu. I have personally treated patients with the flu that have improved within an hour of taking a homeopathic remedy. There are several over-the-counter homeopathic remedies that may be useful to treat the flu. Which one is best for you is determined by your individual particular symptoms. This link is a good article, and explains what remedy to use, and when.

It is fascinating to me the data on death rates during epidemics of influenza on people treated with  homeopathy. The numbers speak for themselves. In the 1918 flu pandemic the death rate for allopathically treated patients was 28%, with homeopathy it was 1%. There are many similar studies.

Working in the medical field, it is not uncommon for me to see patients with a cold, or illness, and they say “how can I get sick, i just had a flu shot 10 days ago.” Random coincidence? I don’t know.  I saw a 60 year old woman a few weeks ago that was in a wheel chair. She got transverse myelitis after a flu shot 5 years prior, and now can’t walk. This very rare, but it happens. Even the FDA drug insert for the H1N1 Vaccine even lists it as a possible side effect.

The vaccine prevents some people from getting the flu, but at what cost? I’m not sure, and perhaps it is really difficult to measure that. I am not so sure the medical community even wants to know the answer. I think multiple vaccinations can affect the body in an adverse way. You may not get the disease that you are trying to prevent, but your body may be weakened in other aspects, so that slowly other chronic problems now appear over time.

I don’t care if other people get the vaccine, that’s fine with me. If it keeps them from getting really sick, that’s a good thing. It’s just not for me.

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About Dr. Greg Meyer

I'm a homeopathic physician, an urgent care physician, camper, hiker, traveler, and photographer. After Microbiology & Epidemiology, I studied medicine and more recently have become fascinated on how homeopathy can actually cure disease, or better said-how it allows the body to actually heal itself. I'm available for consultations in classical homeopathy. Check my website for more information.
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One Response to To flu shot or not to flu shot

  1. Gary L White says:

    You really provided some fascinating material here. I read it all and enjoyed to the utmost. You are “right on” about our society today having to see a doctor regardless of the problem, whether it be large or small. However, I also saw this happening 30 years ago when I was teaching. As I recall, the children who were always becoming ill were the same children that had parents who became totally emotional at one drop of snot. I remember them so well that I could still list them by name. By the way, Dr. Greg Meyer was NOT one of those.

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