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Why This Doctor Doesn't Get Her Flu Shot!

Why Smart Doctors Don’t Get Flu Shots
Smart doctors don’t get flu shots.
Smart patients don’t either.
Does that mean you’re not smart if you got a flu shot?
No.
It means the pharmaceutical industry has you and your wallet right where they want you.
It means you believed the hype instead of looking at the science.
Smart doctors don’t get flu shots. But I’m a doctor and not only did I get them, I insisted my mom and my siblings get their flu shot too.
Once you hear my story, you will see that I can’t judge anyone who gets a flu vaccine.
But I do judge an industry that tries to terrify and deceive people into getting a flu vaccine they do not want or need.
I made my mom and siblings get the flu vaccine too
Growing up, I never had a flu shot and I also never had the flu. But as a young adult thinking about starting a family, I listened to my doctor. I was told getting a flu shot was not only good for me and my family, it was essential. Life-saving.
And not getting a flu shot?
Only irresponsib…

Natural Alternatives to Tylenol: What to Give Your Kids, What to Take Yourself

Natural Alternatives to Tylenol: What to Give Your Kids, What to Take Yourself

We almost crashed our server this summer with our blog about why no doctor should ever recommend acetaminophen or prescribe a Tylenol-containing pain reliever again (colleagues, are you listening? FDA, how ’bout you?). Since then, I’ve fielded hundreds of inquiries from families—especially worried parents—asking WHAT to use instead of Tylenol?
Dr. Benton, what do I do for a fever?
Dr. Benton, what do I do for a headache?
What about for aches and pains?
What about for migraines?
Glad you asked. There are safe, effective, natural alternatives to Tylenol that will get your pain in check.
How to Treat a Fever Without Tylenol
Fever is actually a positive sign that your immune system is paying attention and fighting disease.
Fever is one of our body’s natural defenses against infection. Having a fever forces us to stay in bed—which gives our bodies time to heal.
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Elderberry versus Tamiflu?

Go team Sweet’s Syrup!!



You can probably guess my answer being an Integrative Physician.I figure since pharmacists say “only 2 % “ of children have a risk of psychosis as a side effect I don’t want my kids to be one of those 2%.As a friend posted on my page, Siri says there are 73.9 million children ages 0-17 in the US.2% of that is 1,478,000.Um.No thanks! In my blog, I explain why I wouldn’t get a flu shot either but I digress.

So since I have plenty of evidence as to why the flu shot is not effective, we all know that whether you get the flu vaccine or not, you can indeed get the flu, even if the same strain is found in the flu vaccine.“They say” that it won’t be as severe or you won’t have complications if you get the flu vaccine but the data does not support that either.So now you have a choice to do Tamiflu or go au natural and try some elderberry syrup.
I personally go for elderberry syrup and think it is reasonable for your average healthy person to go for the natural route.Sweet…