What You Should Consider this September

What you should consider this September!

Happy September 2020. How the heck is it September already? I know it feels like a time warp happened in 2020. So here we go:

Did you know that September is Self Improvement Month… Yep..A perfect time to work on things that you have thinking about doing and have put off while waiting to see how things unfold…?

It is also for many a transition month.

We go from Summer into Fall, It’s the Gap month before the last 90 days of the year. It is a time when we regroup after our Summer Holiday, if you had one this year and so on.

As a longtime Yogi, I have come to appreciate transitions.  As I flow from one pose to another the transition are where the magic happens, where the growth and awareness happens. It is not always obvious to us because we are always looking for the end result.  Couldn’t help it had to share.

Also with that in mind I have considered whether or not to share this topic as many practitioners in the wellness space have elected not to mention certain subjects for fear of being shut down by social media and other platforms.  Truth though:  because of that you get extreme points of view which is not all that helpful when you want to make a decision about your health and wellbeing.

September is a also a very good time to prepare for the upcoming opportunities we have ahead of us:

Things to consider this September:

  1. Will I, or won’t I get a Flu vaccine?
  2. Who will I vote for?
  3. What will the Fall bring as it relates to our ongoing concerns regarding the pandemic?
  4. The Holiday season is just around the corner, how will we celebrate this year?
  5. Do we allow our kids out in costume for Halloween to go trick or treating?
  6. So many things with so many questions and no doubt a lot of STRESS

This week I wanted to talk about the Flu Vaccine.

As a Natural Holistic Health Doctor I am often asked what my thoughts are on this topic or whether I am  pro or anti on this topic.

Here’s what I think. The decisions you make regrading your health and wellbeing are yours.

My job, as I see it is to Educate and Empower you. To help you understand how the Dots are connected. To look at the whole picture and review your options.  Once you have the data then you can they decide what is right for you.

First let’s start with the Questions you should think about ?

  1. What’s your Immune Status? What kind of shape are you in right now?
  2. If you decided to get the Shot, are there things you can do to mitigate the side effects?
  3. What if it is mandatory in some cases? Then what?
  4. Will you be constantly worried about your health if you don’t get one?
  5. Will you be constantly worried if you do?
  6. How will it interact with other Medications you are taking?
  7.  Do you have an autoimmune condition?
  8. Do you have Digestive Distress? or Allergies?
  9. Does it protect you from other Viruses?

What are the typical ingredients you’ll find in a flu vaccine

When you get a flu vaccine, you have two options:

  1. Inactivated influenza vaccines contain flu viruses that have been killed so they can’t cause the flu.
  2. Live influenza vaccine (LAIV or FluMist) nasal spray contains a live, but weakened form of the virus.
    Here are some of the ingredients you’ll find in the flu vaccine:

Egg protein

Many flu vaccines are made by growing the viruses inside fertilized chicken eggs. This means that they contain a small amount of egg protein. A newer version of the vaccine, called Flucelvax, is grown in animal cells instead.


Vaccine manufacturers add the preservative thimerosal to multidose vaccine vials. Thimerosal prevents dangerous bacteria and fungi from getting into the vial with each use.

Thimerosal contains mercury, which can be toxic in large doses. There isn’t enough evidence to show the small amount contained in the flu vaccine is dangerous. But if you’re concerned, thimerosal-free versions of the flu vaccine are available.


Sucrose, sorbitol, and monosodium glutamate (MSG) are used to keep vaccines stable. They prevent vaccines from losing potency, even when exposed to heat and light.

Sucrose is the same table sugar you spoon into coffee and sprinkle on berries. Sorbitol is an artificial sweetener that’s also found in chewing gum. MSG is a flavor enhancer. Commonly thought of as an additive in Chinese food, it’s used in many processed foods. Though certain people are sensitive to MSG, the amount found in the flu vaccine is very small.


Neomycin, gentamicin, and other antibiotics are added to vaccines in very small amounts. They stop bacteria from contaminating the vaccine.

Polysorbate 80

This emulsifier prevents sauces and salad dressings from separating. In vaccines, polysorbate 80 keeps all the ingredients evenly distributed. Though large doses can cause some people to have reactions, the amount in the flu vaccine is very small.


This natural compound is found in household products from glues and other adhesives to pressed-wood furniture. Formaldehyde is a gas that is soluble in water. It’s used in the flu vaccine to inactivate influenza virus.

Routine exposure to large doses of formaldehyde is linked to eye and throat irritation, breathing trouble, and a higher risk for certain cancers.

Per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration   the level of formaldehyde that remains in a vaccine (such as the flu vaccine) is much lower than the amount that occurs naturally in the human body.

Here are my tips if you decide Yes:

  1. Pump up your immune system a week – 10 Days prior to getting the shot with Antioxidants like Vitamin C, A D, Glutathione, etc etc
  2. Try to make sure you keep my stress levels low. Keeping Cortisol low helps the body be less inflamed.
  3. Increase your Mineral intake 7 days pre and post to help chelate the toxic ingredients safely out of the body.  Minerals bind to toxic substances making them into a different substances that is safer for the body.  Mineral formulas are best either in tablet or in a liquid form.  Liquid is great for kids and I often recommenced this to Parents in California as you can not send your child to school without  certain vaccinations. It helps to protect them while they continue to build their immunity.
  4. Probiotic and digestive enzymes can be helpful too if digestion or allergies are an issue
  5. Diet: A heavy carb load or too much sugar pre and post is not a good idea…
  6. Milk Thistle and Rosemary are helpful herbs to help support the Liver as it detoxes the ingredients
  7. Echinacea Root, a lovely plant has been shown to support Immune Function
  8. Last if you feel a little off after the shot, then rest and let the body recoup.

Here are my tips if you decide No:

I was going to start writing, then I realized that I have a new ebook that covers all the ways protect your health:

What You Need to Know to Be Safe, Be Calm and Be Strong:

Go to http://www.drpia.com and it will pop up!

If you missed last weeks email let me know and I will send you a copy. Its is also available at www.drpia.com. 

If you still have questions or need clarification then please feel free to contact me.

Have a great week and Happy Transition Month… make good use of this time to Build and Protect your most precious assets .. Your Health.

Dr Pia