sábado, 3 de noviembre de 2012

Andreas Moritz

Millions of people run scared with the approach of winter, especially in the cold, temperate regions. For people who live in these countries, not taking the annual ‘flu shot’ is associated with fear and is viewed as an invitation to imminent illness, even death. Twisting nature to suit their own objectives, vaccine-makers have hit upon a clever way to make pots of profits.
But first, let us talk about why people get the flu. The clue to that answer is precisely the time of year – winter – when the flu breaks out. Contrary to popular belief, it is not dropping temperatures but the lack of sufficient sunlight exposure that is responsible for the flu choosing to surface during these bleak months.
The seasonal flu virus spreads in the human body because the body’s immune system is weak – and not because it is cold. In turn, the body is weak during this time due to low Vitamin D levels as sunlight is weak and people tend to stay indoors during the fall and winter months.
Think about it. Flu outbreaks do not take place in summer when Vitamin D production in the body increases (in healthy response to sun exposure). A weak immune system cannot keep the body clean, and a bacterial or viral infection becomes necessary to cleanse it. This natural response to an unnatural situation is not a disease and should be supported, not suppressed.
Vitamin D is crucial to staying healthy. Though usually associated with calcium absorption and bone health, it plays a vital role in two other important bodily processes – immunity, and gene transcription and expression.

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