10 Tips for Supporting Immunity and Maintaining Health During Flu Season
Posted Aug 18 2009 7:58am
Tips to help you boost your immune system and natural homeopathic alternatives to the flu vaccine.
Australia recently experienced their worst flu season in the past 6 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is thus anticipated to be a bad season for the remaining areas affected now by winter weather and subsequently cold and flu season. The U.S.flu season began on Oct. 1 and ends in April.
Consider an effectivehomeopathic flu remedyto the conventionalflu vaccine, either in conjunction or used alone. Orally administered, homeopathic flu remedies may be used by all ages -- without the side effects and complications sometimes experienced by the conventional flu vaccine.
Don’t Just Wash Your Hands- Wash Them Right!
Liquid soap is preferred over bar soap, as bar soap tends to harbor viruses and bacteria.
Rub your hands vigorously together with warm water, scrubbing all surfaces, including wrists.
Dry your hands thoroughly, but consider how you do so -- Bacteria and viruses can live on hand towels and sponges for hours. If you have sick ones in the house, change towels frequently or use disposable options instead.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Most germs are spread through hand-to-hand contact, so become conscious of such habits.
If you have children, wash toys thoroughly in warm, soapy water to kill bacteria and germs. At work and at home, disinfect commonly used surfaces like keyboards, phones, doorknobs, counters, etc.
When possible, open windows to allow fresh air to circulate. Germs linger in stagnant air.
Try to quit smoking, as it irritates the respiratory tract, thus increasing susceptibility to illness-causing viruses.
Be considerate when you are sick, and stay home from work and keep the kids out of school or daycare.
Limit your alcohol consumption, as alcohol dehydrates the body and leaves you more vulnerable to infection.
Strive to obtain consistent, adequate sleep and regular exercise help to ward off infections.
Reduce stress by practicing relaxation techniques, exercising, or listening to music.
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