Monday, October 19, 2009

Trying to Stay Healthy During the Cold and Flu Season

This is some info River-Rose received that may help in cold and flu prevention:

1. Frequent hand-washing

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

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water or Listerine

4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day by swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water, or blowing the nose hard once a day.

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can.

7. Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow rather than hands.

For Sore Throats Try:

One tablespoon of pure honey
¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Four cloves of garlic pressed through a garlic press
Those are the proportions, but if you need more than that, take four tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of cayenne pepper and sixteen pressed cloves of garlic, and mix that all together. Take ½ teaspoon to one teaspoon of the formula every 30-60 minutes.

Don't wash it down - let the honey coat the throat, then the cayenne, being a rubefacient, will bring blood into the area, and then your immune system will be stimulated with the garlic. Garlic is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral, so anything that may be causing the sore throat the garlic, cayenne and honey coating the area, will help sooth the problem.

Info Submitted by: "smiliesings"

Thank you "smiliesings", and as with any illness, if symptoms worsen, please contact your doctor!

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