Think Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and if you’ve been following me on Instagram you might have caught some of my posts!  And if you’re not following me, click HERE and follow me!  Anywho–my mom is a 2x breast cancer SURVIVOR so this particular cancer is near and dear to me.  I have so much to …

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spreading germs

Flu Shot Day 6

Still on the fence about getting the flu vaccine?  That’s OK—I won’t judge you, but I hope I have provided you with the information you need to make the decision for yourself.  Today I’ll discuss MORE ways to keep yourself healthy this fall/winter.   The best way to prevent disease is to WASH YOUR HANDS.  …

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elderberry for improving flu symptoms

Flu Shot Day 5

Here’s a scenario.  You feel like crap.  You suspect you have the flu.  You go to doctor.  Doctor says you have the flu.  Doctor prescribes you Tamiflu (Oseltamivir).  Should you take it?  Obviously my answer will be NO and here’s why. Tamiflu received FDA approval for the treatment of Influenza A and B in 1999.  …

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Flu Shot Day 4

If this is the first flu vaccine post you are reading, make sure you check out my previous posts this week to learn more about the flu vaccine!  The next two days posts will be about NATURAL ways to protect yourself from the flu these next few months. . According to the CDC on their …

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cold vs flu

Flu Shot Day 3

Today I’d like to point out the differences between a cold and a flu. And tell you a shocking statistic….the CDC ESTIMATED last year’s vaccine was only 40% effective (and with that it was 49% effective in Influenza B (mildest form), 25% against H3N2 (most common strain found circulating last year) and 65% against H1N1). …

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what is in a flu shot

Flu Shot Day 2

Did you see my post from yesterday? If not, go check it out. It gives the background on the flu vaccine and what influenza viruses are found IN the vaccine (if you should chose to get it this year…which I hope you change your mind after this week-long educational series!). . Today I’d like to …

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types of flu vaccines

Flu Shot Day 1

Happy October!  Today starts my week long informational series on “To Flu Shot or Just Say No?”  Today I will start with what exactly is getting injected into (not ingredients—that will be a later post), but what the vaccine consists of. The influenza virus was first isolated 80 years ago in 1933.  The first vaccine …

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