My doctor recently recommended that I should get the shingles vaccine.
Q. Hello Terry, “My doctor recently recommended that I should get the shingles vaccine. I declined and said I would do some research on my own first. What do you think about the shingles vaccine?” — Matt S., Conway, AR
A. Dear Matt, While there may be a shingles vaccine, it seems that pharmaceutical companies want us to believe that drugs are the only way to prevent a virus outbreak. However, I don’t think that continually inoculating ourselves against a virus is the best way to remain healthy. In a healthy environment, our bodies are equipped with a mechanism called the immune system that fights foreign substances.
To keep the immune system functioning optimally so it can naturally defend us against viruses, I recommend elderberry. Elderberry works against viruses by neutralizing the virus particles so they cannot enter your cells and it helps with immune system activation, which can help control the spread of viral infections. Look for an elderberry extract that is freeze-dried and standardized to a minimum of 15% anthocyanins, which helps give your immune system that extra boost.
I also think that vitamins A, C, and D3, along with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and bioflavonoids work synergistically with elderberry to keep your immune system functioning optimally. All of these ingredients have antiviral, antibacterial, or immune-supportive properties
I would take elderberry plus the other supportive ingredients once or twice per day.
For additional support, you could also add a combination of nutrients for nerve health like B vitamins, biotin, alpha lipoic acid, chromium, zinc, and boswellia. I would take these ingredients once or twice per day.
Terry . . . Naturally