Our country is overwhelmed with chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, auto-immune disorders and diabetes.  Many of these illnesses can be prevented and treated with nutrition and reduction of toxins. [2-5] Nutrition and toxic overload are areas of health largely ignored by the conventional health industry. Instead, every disease imaginable, including cancer, diabetes and auto-immune disorders, is being targeted for development of a new vaccination. [6-7]
Unfortunately, vaccinations have never been proven safe or effective in preventing disease. [8-9]
This vaccine expansion program is even more misguided, when one considers the fact that many of these same diseases have been causally linked to vaccinations. [10-11] To complicate matters more, preventive care is often not covered by health insurance which focuses more on sick care. However, many safe, free or low cost health protocols can be implemented by almost everyone, independent of our health care system.
What follows are 8 strategies for taking charge of your health, including the first essential recommendation to avoid toxic vaccinations.
STRATEGY #1: AVOID VACCINATIONS
Toxins contained in vaccinations have been linked to cancer, auto-immune disorders and diabetes. While some states laws and work requirements can make it very difficult to avoid vaccines, every attempt should be made to avoid all vaccinations. [12-13]
STRATEGY #2: EAT REAL FOOD
Dr. Weston A Price is responsible for un-matched research in the 1930’s in which he spent 10 years studying endemic cultures, untouched by modern man and his highly processed foods. These groups ate the same way for centuries and passed on their wisdom about healthy foods to future generations, to ensure their optimal health.
Price inspected the native foods and determined that their diets contained 4 to 10 times more water and fat soluble vitamins, compared to the American diet at that time. 30-80% of their diets were comprised of healthy, traditional fats, mostly animal fats.
Remarkably, these natives enjoyed mental and physical health, unparalleled by Americans. They had no cavities or need for orthodontia, while enjoying natural immunity to disease. The principles of this diet can be explored more at The Weston Price Foundation
In simple words, the diet can be described as eating as our great grandparents ate by eating real, unprocessed foods. These foods include pastured meat, wild fish, raw milk and cheese, organic vegetables and fruit and fermented and sprouted foods. [14-15]
Regardless of dietary preferences, everyone, even conventional physicians agree that it is important to eat clean, unprocessed foods. The growing popularity of farmer’s markets and organic foods is testimony to this new awareness that our food supply is toxic and needs to be improved.
STRATEGY #3: EAT DIRT
In our effort to be clean and avoid harmful bacteria, along with overuse of antibiotics, many Americans suffer from gastrointestinal complaints. Many of these illnesses, ranging from constipation to inflammatory bowel disease, can be linked to inadequate gut flora. Gut issues are further related to auto-immune disorders, thyroid and other illnesses.
Gut flora can be replenished by taking high quality probiotics, including soil based organisms which we are lacking since most of us don’t eat farm foods directly from nutritious soil with the healthy bacteria intact. 
Fermented foods are also a critical way to replenish the gut flora, by including kefir, fermented vegetables and kombucha in the diet. 
STRATEGY #4: EXERCISE
Exercise is critical for health. Increasing lung capacity is related to longevity and short interval training work outs are most effective in accomplishing this goal. 12 minutes daily exercise of alternating high intensity exercise with rest is all that is needed to improve health. 
STRATEGY #5: SLEEP & REST
Rest and sleep are essential for recovery from stress and healing of the body. Most adults benefit from at least 8 hours of sleep. 
STRATEGY #6: AVOID FLUORIDE
Most municipalities add toxic fluoride, and chlorine to water supplies. Fluoride is associated with several health problems. Using a water filter in one’s home can lower these toxic substances. Using only fluoride free toothpaste and avoiding fluoride treatments at your dentist’s office are also important practices. For other ideas on ways to avoid toxic fluoride visit the following link: http://fluoridealert.org/content/top_ten/
STRATEGY #7: GO ORGANIC
When purchasing food one can follow the pesticide ratings of the Environmental Working Group and avoid conventional produce with the most pesticide. 
Farmer’s markets are excellent places to purchase quality, pesticide free produce. Although many farmers are not certified organic, their practices often exceed those required to receive the government label, so it pays to talk to local farmers about their practices to feed the soil and avoid pesticide use. Organic food has more nutrients than non- organic, while also avoiding toxic pesticides. [21-22]
Of course, avoiding GMO’s in your food is also critical. GMO’s are highly linked with serious health issues. Certified organic food cannot contain GMO’s. 
STRATEGY #8: ENJOY the SUN and ITS MANY HEALTH BENEFITS
The sun is free and an excellent source of vitamin D. Especially now during the summer months, it is important to get as much sun as possible on skin without sunscreen, so that the body can maximize its vitamin D production. Vitamin D deficiencies are linked with most diseases. 
Conventional medicine has plans to develop more vaccines targeting every disease imaginable. Diseases targeted include diabetes, autoimmune disorders and cancer. Vaccinations have been causally linked to these diseases. No evidence supports that vaccines are safe or effective at preventing any disease.
Instead of using more toxic vaccinations to theoretically prevent a disease, we should avoid all vaccines like the plague. We can then focus on leading a healthy lifestyle, by eating a clean, nutrient dense diet, exercising, sleeping and getting lots of sun.
About the Author:
Michelle Goldstein is a mental health therapist who is passionate about holistic health, natural healing, nutrient-dense foods and the politics that impact them. She has published articles for Natural News, VacTruth, and other health websites. All of her published articles to date can be found at her health website, Holistic Health to Go. She can also be followed on her Facebook Page, Holistic Health to Go.
- Boroch, Ann, Healing Multiple Sclerosis, Quintessential Healing Inc., Los Angeles, 2007; Pierce, Tanya, Outsmart Your Cancer, Thoughtworks Publishing, Nevada, 2009.
- Price, Weston A, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Price- Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, CA; 2009. http://www.westonaprice.org/
- Dr Josh Axe, Eat Dirt; Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It, HarperCollins Publisher; NY, 2016.
- Rubin, Jordan, Planet Health Thyself: The Revolution of Regeneration of Body, Mind and Planet, Destiny Image Publishers, PA; 2016.