Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How does the flu spread and what can you do?

According to the CDC - Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. People with influenza can potentially infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 days after becoming sick. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.

What can you do to protect yourself and family?

1- build your body immune system. Take lots of Vitamin C during the cold and flu season. With your body built up, you are able to fight off colds and flu much better and in some cases may not even catch it. Why? Because your immune system is so strong, it can fight it as it attacks you. That's why I am strongly suggesting to everyone to start an all-natural Sustained Released Vitamin C. With this, it is released into your system over a period of time. It’s not dumped in all at once. You will want to take several during the day to build your system. And also your children’s system. They are in daycare and schools where others are not building their systems. So you want to keep your child’s system built up to fight off anything that’s going around in your school or daycare.

2- Come off of sugar or cut back as much as you can. Sugar suppresses the immune system. There is enough sugar in one can of soft drink to suppress the immune system for 8 hours.

3-When you sneeze or cough - they say sneeze and cough onto the bend of your elbow. Not touching your hands to your face to cover it.

4- Wash your hands often. Make sure you wash them with soap and hot water. Washing several times a day helps keep the virus from spreading.

5- Keep a bottle of Shaklee Basic-G - Take a spray bottle of water and add Shaklee Basic-G Germicide. Spray down your home every so often.
Where would you want to spray?
Faucet handles,
Toilet handle,
Fridge door,
Computer keyboards (just a note here.. do not spray the keyboard, simply wipe off with cloth dampened with spray OR use the Basic-G wipes)
Counter tops
Wipe the arms of your furniture
Wipe down children’s toys
Handle of your brush and combs
Ladies, wipe off the handles of your make-up brushes from time to time.

Any place that you have to turn, pull, touch with your hands.Simply do this a few times a week to cut down on any viruses that could be passed.

6- Keep a few Basic-G wipes in a ziplock bag in your purse. When you head out to places you can wipe down such things as your shopping cart handle, public bathrooms or other facilities.

Taking a few extra steps now can help fight off viruses, flu’s and colds this winter. And these few simple steps can save you much time and money at the doctor’s office. Not to mention the amount of money that you would have to spend on medications and prescriptions.

To Your Health,
Patty Dooley

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