Can you get through this winter without getting a cold?
(I'm talking about a plain ordinary cold, not not anything major -- not any of the scary diseases.)
I Googled and found a half dozen articles. All contain similar suggestions.
Here are the essentials in 10-ways to avoid getting colds during the winter.
Keep warm. (Wear a hat)
Wash your hands.
Watch the weather.(Viruses attach to water droplets)
Avoid huddling in a crowd, avoid central heating. (subways, stores, parties)
Take Echinacea, Zinc, and Garlic.
Drink eight glasses of water a day.
Stay in a good mood. (avoid stress)
Keep moving (exercise)
Take vitamins, and supplements (Vitamin D 1,500 to 2000 daily; also supplements containing live bacteria that restore beneficial bacteria
Reality: You can avoid getting colds if you sort of hibernate -- keep away from your gym, parties, movies, theaters, restaurants, subways, and shopping.
Or buy yourself a Hazmet suit and wear it when you join the world.
And of course, use a nose protector.
Hey, this is not just Dr. Em's opinion; it's what these major health organizations now recommend:
www.dailymail.co.uk/ www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/ www.kidsloveacupuncture.com/ www.urmc.rochester.edu/
Take comfort in wise words from wise men:
When from our better selves we have too long,
Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop,
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
How gracious, how benign is solitude.
There is one consolation in being sick, and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
Henry David Thoreau