Here are some medicine -free ways to avoid the dreaded virus:
~Take 2 teaspoons of buckwheat honey in the evening. Studies have shown that honey is rich in antioxidants to fight off viruses and it also thins mucous which traps germs. By thinning the mucous, honey suppresses coughing which gives the added benefit of a better night's sleep. A well rested body fights off germs better than a depleted, tired body.
***Honey should NOT be given to children under one year old
~Aerobic exercise (seek approval from your physician before embarking on any new exercise program), increases the heart rate rendering large quantities of blood being moved around the body quickly. Aerobic exercise also increases the respiratory rate causing oxygen to transfer quicker from the lungs to the blood. This activity also causes the body to sweat which releases toxins. Essentially, aerobic exercise gets rid of germs much faster and much more efficiently than sedentary activity.
~Eating Phytochemicals(plants), gives the vitamins you consume in food an extra "power boost" which helps increase your immunity.
~Relaxation techniques cause elevated interleukins which are the leaders in the body's immune system. Meditation and relaxation techniques give you added protection against the bad bugs.
~Keeping the home humidity levels to 43% or above rendered 86% of airborne flu virus particles powerless according to a new CDC study.http://www.healthbanks.com/PatientPortal/MyPractice.aspx?UCID=%7B85CB5B0E-51C8-468B-AE34-174650EE240F%7D&TabID=%7BX%7D&ArticleID=673913
Wishing you all good health as we wind down this summer season!