Lately it seems that mother earth is having a few mood swings. With the ever changing weather you’re worried that the coat and boots you’ll wear in the morning would make you look out of place by the time the afternoon comes around. Worse still when colds and flus come around and people in your close proximity catch them, chances are you’ll catch them too. It’s seems unavoidable, it’s at your workplace, at home, with kids, and many other places. Are you next? Well you don’t have to be if you follow these easy steps.
One little trick, that’s rather obvious to stay warm and fever free, is dressing for the actual temperature outside and not allowing a few sunny episodes throughout the day to compel you into wearing a sundress and sandals. Ensure that you have layered clothes that can be removed when hotter and can be worn again when the air gets chilly. A scarf is also essential to cover the venerable areas your outfit may not cover.
The constant hourly weather change in temperature somehow mess up your immune system, making you more vulnerable to infections. So the best solution in this scenario is to boost our immune system and you can do this by following general good-health guidelines that keep your immunity strong and healthy. Go easy on self-sabotaging habits like smoking and consuming too much alcohol as these will mess with your immunity. Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat. Also exercise regularly, get adequate sleep, keeping hydrated, and wash your hands frequently.
Even with all the above in place, often times you find that you still need a boost to keep your health in top condition. This is where healthy supplements and traditional herbs come in handy. Like XRP’s Chinese traditional medicines – Healthouself formular 3 and Healthouself formula 5. These two which are marketed in Kenya by XRP Medical Kenya are for prevention against flu, colds and nosocomial infections and for the treatment of viral pneumonias, severe respiratory infections and zoonotic infections.
XRP Medical Kenya is approved and certified by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board so Kenyans can be assured of their safety. For that extra boost in immunity, check their website to know more about them. They are also available on Jumia and other pharmaceutical distributors.
A cold is made worse when spread, which is mostly a result of human interaction which may be difficult to avoid especially now that kids are back in school. What you can do to avoid a flu is to use a disinfectant spray that kills viruses on items in your home and work place that are touched frequently: doorknobs, faucets, remote control and the worst of them all, smartphones. That’s right your smart phones probably carries the most germs.
Garlic and Vitamin E – the allicin element found in garlic helps reduce or prevent colds. Cooked garlic doesn’t contain allicin, but raw garlic does. Try mixing minced garlic with yogurt and chopped cucumber, to make a Greek dip called tzatziki. This can be eaten alone, with bread, or as sauce with a meal.