The top 100 immune health tips during winter crud season (plus 1 more)
Posted Sep 22 2009 12:45pm
What better than a nursing education blog to offer up 100 tips on staying healthy during the cold/flu season. They all make sense, but I pity the soul who tries to do them all. Group just a few of these tips together: “#63 Don’t get too close: If you know someone is sick, avoid them or at least avoid touching them for a few days; #70 Stop being touchy-feely: Whenever it’s appropriate, refrain from shaking hands, kissing and hugging; #94 Limit your hook-ups: The more you start kissing people, the more you put yourself at risk for swapping germs. #95 Sit far away from students in class: Don’t sit right in the middle of all the sick kids: stay farther away especially during cold and flu season.”
Wow. That would be like living on Planet Vulcan. Spock would love it. (If he could love).
Also included is a list of supplements:
54. Vitamin C: Vitamin C is crucial to helping your immune system and preventing colds and the flu. 55. Garlic: Garlic is an age-old supplement used to prevent sickness. 56. Grapefruit seed extract: Grapefruit seed extract is a natural antiviral and antibiotic. 57. Zinc: Zinc is another supplement that can help prevent illness when taken regularly. 58. Emergen-C: While the benefits of taking Emergen-C after you start feeling rundown are still unknown, taking a regular Vitamin C supplement can keep your immune system strong. 59. Ginger: Add ginger to recipes or tea to boost your immune system.
I would also add: supplements containing the ingredient EpiCor. If nothing else, EpiCor has among the deepest well of science supporting its immune balancing function. Let’s get some “balance” in there and get beyond all the boost, boost boost.