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An Alternative
to The Flu Vaccine

Written by Dr. Nelson Bloom, 6 years ago, 0 Comments

EPN is proud to introduce our new Health contributor, Dr. Nelson Bloom. Dr. Bloom is a Homeopathic, Naturopathic doctor specializing in stage 4 Cancers, Diabetes, Thyroid issues, and Heart and Artery problems. Dr. Bloom endeavors to heal without the use of medication whenever possible and yes, he does make house calls!. - EPN

There may be a good alternative to subjecting yourself to a flu vaccine: Bovine colostrum supplementation prevents influenza more effectively than flu vaccination, according to a recent Italian study. Colostrum, a substance produced in mammary glands within 48 to 72 hours after a female mammal gives birth, abounds with nutrients, growth factors, and immune-supporting compounds, including antibodies. Bovine (cow) colostrum has a similar composition to that of humans.

Researchers, led by M. R. Cesarone of the  San Valentino-Spoltere Vascular Screening Project in Pescara, Italy, compared the effectiveness of oral colostrum with anti-influenza vaccine in healthy subjects, ages 30 to 80. They divided the subjects into four groups: those who received vaccination alone, those who received vaccination and colostrum supplements, those who received only colostrum, and those who received no flu-preventive treatment. The researchers looked at the number of influenza episodes during the two-month treatment period plus the month after (three months total) and the total days of illness. Both colostrum-receiving groups experienced significantly fewer cases of flu than either the untreated or the vaccination-only group:

The number of days with flu was 3 times higher in the non-colostrum subjects. The colostrum group had 13 episodes versus 14 in the colostrum + vaccination group, 41 in the group with flu vaccine alone, and 57 in no treated subjects.

A second part of the study involved 65 very high-risk cardiovascular patients, all of whom received influenza vaccination. Again, the colostrum group had fewer cases of influenza and fewer complications that required hospital admission. Cesarone et al.conclude:

Colostrum, both in healthy subjects and high-risk cardiovascular patients, is at least 3 times more effective than vaccination to prevent flu and is very cost-effective.

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About Dr. Nelson Bloom

Dr. Nelson Bloom is a Homeopathic, Naturopathic doctor specializing in stage 4 Cancers, Diabetes, Thyroid issues, and Heart and Artery problems. Dr. Bloom also works with patients on their stress and weight issues. His goal is to heal without the use of medication whenever possible. Unlike many physicians, Dr. Bloom performs house calls and phone consultations. For appointments or for consultations over the phone contact Dr. Nelson Bloom at 718-648- 0711 or 347-578-1673.