Sunday, October 11, 2009

simple and smart ways

to avoid getting sick this cold and flu season.

My Dad sent me this e mail I thought it was interesting and had some good points...

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt).
H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate And show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way,
gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and Powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt Water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga Asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and Swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective In bringing down viral population.

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C. If you have
To supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost Absorption.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same Effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses From the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any Harm.


Formerly known as Frau said...

Great tips Somer hey I just bought a Neti pot here except they call it a nasal douche! Which totally made me laugh...i'm so mature!!

Christy said...

Thanks Somer. I've never heard of some of these!!!

Heidi said...

Great tips! I am so bad about touching my face!

♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

like these tips! Thank you somer!!!!

Lissa said...

Those tips were quite interesting indeed. I'm doing the salt water rinses. I HATE being sick!

Ina in Alaska said...

Thanks Somer! Very important tips! Stay healthy everyone!! xoxo

Katey said...

Very great suggestions! I've heard about the gargling thing...i've been using my mouth wash..or trying to much more often!

~The Vreeken Family~ said...

Thanks for the tips!

Lucie said...

These are the best tips for steering away horrible bugs and viruses...(and if the hot drinks include coffee, vote me in!)

Im also loving the header on the top of your blog...that quote has to be one of my alltime faves.

Much love x

CrazyMonkeyHouse said...

I received the same thing from my aunt and thought that it was interesting that neti is mentioned. You and I are both big neti-ers. I really do hope it provides an extra layer of protection.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

i just drifted in. I am not sure how i found you but i did.
i read your blog. i love the words you say about breathing- do you really have a tatoo? were you really on Ellens show? I love Ellen.
I would like a tatoo, but i am a pug