Saturday, December 8, 2007

90% of your immune system is located in your gut

It's no wonder that we developed a powerful system of defense in the mucus lining of our digestive tract. Our body wants to keep us safe from toxins, bugs and irritants.
Metabolic Nutrition is the best way to balance and repair your digestive tract by bathing it in the perfect pH all day long. No more leaky gut where nasty things slip by your guards.
I just read this about the flu vaccination, for those of you still deciding about this other way to boost your immune response.

QUOTE: "There's no conclusive scientific evidence that the amount of mercury one might get from a flu shot is linked with any neurological development outcome that's negative." --- Jeanne Santoli, deputy director of immunization services division for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FACT: A typical flu shot contains 50,000 parts per billion of mercury.
FACT: The EPA classifies a liquid with 200 parts per billion of mercury as hazardous waste.
FACT: The legal "safe" limit for mercury in drinking water is 2 parts per billion
FACT: For each flu-shot, a 22-pound baby gets more than 25 times the amount of mercury considered safe. And doctors are recommending that many babies and children get two flu shots this season.
FACT: A material safety data sheet from Eli Lilly and Co., a former producer of flu vaccines, says exposure to thimerosal may include "fetal changes, decreased offspring survival and lung tissue changes. Exposure in utero and in children may cause mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe motor coordination impairment."