Doctors are extra alert this month, because any day now flu season will begin. First, clusters will start popping up in different cities. By Christmas, everywhere you go will be a petri dish, blooming with flu. Based on trends, experts are ready for a bad one, too!
While you’ll see big pushes for the flu shot this year (last year’s missed the mark on a strain, so there’s PR ground to make up), there’s lots of other ways you can prepare yourself, and your home, for flu season.
What most dramatically improves flu outcomes? Handwashing. So simple, but surprisingly uncommon, even among many health professionals (unfortunately, even doctors don’t wash their hands without pressure to). A few extra times a day—especially before you eat—will cut down the number of times you get sick. (You can also cut down on how dirty others’ hands get by coughing into your elbow, and following the trend of alternative handshakes).
And it’s worth avoiding spreading the flu if you get sick. Because again, it can come around more than once (and each illness offers a chance for mutation). Most at risk are employees who don’t get sick leave, like restaurant workers. Long hours, lots of exposure with the public, and no spontaneous days off make restaurants a hot bed for flu. You don’t have to avoid eating out—just keep your eyes open, and remember that hand washing advice.
Avoid hyped up cold and flu ads. If you’re taking a daily multivitamin, or even a good herbal one, you’re probably already getting the active ingredients. There’s another way to boost your immune system. And it’s been around for hundreds of years, and has lots of studies and positive reviews: colloidal silver.
As long as you don’t have a silver allergy, a quality colloidal silver brand like MesoSilver is safe for everyone in your house—even your pets, who might need a drop or two of immune support in their bowl if they’re headed to the kennel over the holidays.
Flu can hit suddenly—in a matter of hours it can drop you with fever, headache, malaise, and exhaustion. Make sure you’re already stocked up with immune support like MesoSilver (and maybe some ready to thaw chicken noodle soup!).
It seems like summer was just here. Are you ready for cold and flu season?