One of the worst things you can do to yourself is getting a flu shot. The benefits are almost nonexistent, and the risks are substantial. People getting flu shot double their risk of getting the flu, while the damage done to your nervous system and immune system is permanent. The best strategy is to prevent the flu.

So what do you do to prevent the flu?  The answer is keeping you healthy. Healthy people don’t get sick. Your first line of defense must be to choose a healthy lifestyle. Eat a good diet of real food, get regular exercise, supplement with high-quality vitamins and minerals and avoid toxins. Your immune system and every part of your body will function better when protected from environmental assaults and supported by healthy-living strategies such as getting the sugar out of your life, reducing stress and getting adequate sleep.

The first thing you need to take is a good multivitamin. Deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, and vitamins A, and B6 are known to alter immune response.  Vitamins C, D, and E are critical to healthy immune function.  Make sure your vitamin D levels are in the upper half of the normal range.

You might ask if this works. It works for me. I have never had a flu shot—ever. In the 30 years that I have been doing what I suggest above, I have never had the flu, despite my constant exposure to large numbers of people in my public speaking. To learn more, read my books Never Be Sick Again and The Great American Health Hoax.