By Underground Health Reporter

Did you know there is an alternative to the flu shot that the FDA doesn’t want you to now about?  Why? Because the flu vaccine just makes you sicker!

Dr. Mercola recently revealed the scary health facts from a research study about the flu shot.  The story from the Vancouver Sun showed that the flu vaccine actually INCREASES the odds of being infected with the H1N1 virus. Not surprising, the flu vaccine also causes more incidences of illness that are significantly severe for those who do get sick after the shot.

Do these findings upset you?  Don’t you think we should have the right know about the dangers such as these from the flu vaccine?

CNN headlined a new story in 2007, announcing:

“The truth is, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and most mainstream docs are pushing the flu vaccine, the latest science suggests it just doesn’t work very well.”

Why does the CDC keep pushing the flu shot? Because the flu vaccine is a huge money maker for pharmaceutical companies, who in turn regulate influence (power and money) over government agencies. So if there is any controversy over the flu vaccine, the government agencies are quick to dispel any myths and attack the reports on alternate prevention strategies.

Here is such a case. Dr. Andrew Weil received a cease and desist letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanding he remove any references on his website to astragalus—an especially impressive preventative herb that can protect against flu, including the H1N1 virus.

Astragalus Fights Everything from the Common Cold to Cancer 

If you haven’t heard about astragalus, it has been used by Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries for its incredible amount of health benefits. Astragalus has antiviral and antibacterial properties, though the FDA falsely claims there is absolutely no benefits for the human body.  No matter what the FDA says, astragalus is currently drawing attention from Western medical professionals for its remarkable ability to balance and boost immune function.

The wonder of astragalus is that it is an adaptogen.  This mean astragalus attack the disease by boosting the body’s natural defenses, rather than directly targeting infectious invaders. This herb has been proven by studies to fight everything from the common cold to the cancer by strengthening your immunity.

Astragalus: Natural Prevention from any Flu Virus

Astragalus is perfect for fighting off any flu virus!  It provides protection from the nasty influenza bug without having to suffer the risks of the flu vaccine.

Janet Zand, LAc, OMD, MD, CNS, author of Smart Medicine for Healthier Living: Practical A-Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Adults, explains why astragalus is so protective against flu.

“Because astragalus benefits is a multifaceted, complex plant-based medicine, it’s not outsmarted by one particular viral configuration.”

That means it can effectively prevent any strain of flu, including H1N1. Not only does astragalus present a safe alternative to the flu vaccine, this healing herb has the potential to bring a broad range of health benefits to your whole body. Rather than only treat specific ailments (as Western doctors practice), Easter medicine offers this advice to support the benefits of astragalus:

“They believe your body is a balance of many functions, and to stay healthy, you need to maintain that balance.” Al Sears, M.D.,

Astragalus In Your Diet

Including astragalus into your diet is as easy as:

  • Capsules
  • Tea
  • Powders
  • Extracts

Astragalus can be found in your local health food stores. Dr. Sears recommends:

  • Taking 2 to 3 tablespoons (30-45 grams) of astragalus root powder daily. Astragalus powder is mildly sweet to the taste, so you can also take the plain powder.
  • Or, mix astragalus powder with various dishes to incorporate a health-boosting season option!

Did you get the flu shot this year?  If not, what are you going to do to prevent yourself from the cold and flu?