Are you ready for this year’s flu season?
Are you ready for flu season? Each year millions of people fall ill, but that doesn’t have to be you. Get some quick tips on how to triumph over any flu.
diligence is the key
Keep your surroundings clean. Arlington, VA, massage therapist Amanda Long asks clients to stay home if they feel bad. But to be safe, she sanitizes doorknobs and light switches between sessions. It’s a practice she swears by.
“My hyper-vigilance has paid off,” Long says. “I was sick more often when I worked in an office, where people pawed into shared candy dishes and generally just mingled in a crowded space without much attention to germs. Now that I don’t have sick days, I don’t get paid if I don’t work. And I know my job is to heal, not pass on a cold or the flu.”
It sounds so simple, but soap and water are the constant companions of doctors and nurses. To completely get rid of viruses from your skin, you need to scrub hard for 20 seconds or more. A good way to time yourself is to sing “Happy Birthday” twice while scrubbing the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. It doesn’t matter if the water’s hot or cold — the very act of scrubbing will physically remove the germs.
TIPS TO STAY PROTECTED DURING
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Eat a healthy diet with lots of vegetables and fruits. Probiotics found in such foods as yogurt, aged cheeses, sauerkraut and miso have also been found to boost the immune system.
- Drink lots of fluids.
- Exercise regularly.
- Manage your stress.
- Oregano Oil – is a very powerful natural oil that has been known to defeat viral and bacterial infections.
- Colloidal Silver – is a liquid that has also be known to be very effective against many Viruses.