Health - Sick

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What should we do when we are hit with a cold or a flu?

  1. Sleep with an extra pillow
  2. Rest
  3. Take warm shower
  4. Drink a lot of warm water (hot cocoal)
  5. Eat warm food
    1. chicken soup
    2. chicken ragu
    3. Pho
    4. Chicken noodle
    5. Nui
  6. Inhale hot steam
  7. Sauna / hot bath: (poorly controlled blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, unstable angina, and advanced heart failure or heart valve disease)
  8. Massage your nose gently without rupturing your nose: Put your fingers along the side of your nose and move your fingers up and up.
  9. Massage your neck: Put your hand behind your neck. Move your hand back and forth a few times, and switch hand. Be careful not to apply strength because that may pull your neck muscle.
  10. Wear something that cover your mouth and nose even when you sleep
  11. Use the heat pad (the large electronic heat pad that I used to have at work). Use this to warm my feet, legs, or upper back.
  12. Use the heat pad (the one that I have for my neck)
  13. Blow your nose gently and frequently by covering one nose and blow it out the other nose. It's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can cause an earache. The best way to blow your nose: Press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Wash your hands after blowing your nose.
  14. Gargle with warm salt water: people that gargled warm salt water three times a day were less likely to get sick during cold season (A study by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine). Just dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a full glass of water, gargle for a few seconds, and spit it out.
  15. Honey: One to two teaspoons of honey is not only effective at treating nocturnal cough, but it's actually more effective than dextromethorphan, the cough suppressant found in oh-so-popular cough syrups we mob to.
  16. Meditation
  17. Do some self-foot massage.
  18. Keep your feet in warm water.
  19. Dawn simulators: You plug a bright lamp into it, plug the simulator into the wall, program the "sunrise" time, and it will gradually brighten the room. One of the most effective ways to use the device is to set it to simulate the earliest sunrise time in your locale—check the sunrise tables at the US Naval Observatory to help find the best time. In my case, setting my dawn simulator to being slowly brightening the room at 5:15AM mimics the longest days of summer. (A nice side effect of using the dawn simulator: I haven't used an alarm clock in ages.)
  20. Pre-active: One of the key to keep you healthy is doing regular exercise, before you get sick. However, when you are sick, rest, and do not exercise. Consider skiing, rock climbing, hiking. Try to find some activity that will take you outside and get you active, preferably during a time where you can get some sun on your face. Don't forget how powerful sunshine is and what role it plays in regulating your body's internal clock.
  21. Evaluate your winter pitfalls to guard against them. Get out a legal pad or fire up your favorite text editor. Brainstorming about winter and what makes it a great, not so great, or wretched season for you will go a long way towards helping you extend the advice in this guide to winterizing your body and tailoring it for a custom fit.

List of Naturally Antibacterial Foods:

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Echinacea
  • Peppers
  • Lemon & Lime
  • Vitamin C (fruits)
  • Eucalyptus
  • Cranberries
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapples
  • Wasabi
  • Colloidal Silver
  • Cilantro
  • Carrot
  • Cabbage
  • Scallions

Spices:

  • Pepper
  • Allspice
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon
  • Oregano
  • Tarragon
  • Cloves
  • Bay Leaf
  • Coriander
  • Basil
  • Nutmeg
  • Cumin
  • Anise & Celery Seed
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