The hard sell for flu shots has reached a new level this year. One can’t walk into a pharmacy or even a big department store without being solicited to get one. That’s a shame. Imagine if that type of advertizing muscle was spent on reminding people to eat well, get appropriate exercise and take immune enhancing nutritional supplements instead. Imagine even further if those dollars were spent on educating people about the specifics of eating well – like avoiding sugar, artificial additives, excess carbohydrates, etc – and what nutritional supplements might be most appropriate to avoid the flu – like Vitamin D, fish oils, and good quality antioxidants.