Is it a Cold or the Flu?
The flu is one or more virus organisms that are continuously mutating. We are exposed to bad organisms on a daily basis, but rarely feel the effects.
So, how do you know if you have a cold or if it’s the dreaded flu?
There are several differences between the cold and the flu and we have created an easy-to-read downloadable pdf document that compares symptoms between the cold and the flu. Post this on your fridge for easy reference during this winter season!
Click here to open and download the chart. Cold Vs Flu Chart
Common sense guidelines to avoid getting sick:
- Wash hands regularly – especially if you come in contact with other people.
- Wash bed linens weekly
- Keep the toothbrush clean – rinse daily with peroxide
- Avoid sick people
- Avoid hospitals and doctors’ offices
- Clean all food (produce) that may have been touched (or sneezed on) by another person.
- Use a good probiotic once or twice daily (empty stomach, clean water)
- Drink PLENTY of water
- Get enough rest and sleep
- Take at least 2,000 mg of vitamin C daily
- Get sunshine and/or take 4,000 units of vitamin D3 every day
- Exercise for 30 minutes per day
- Eat plenty of protein, but minimal red meat
- Avoid all processed carbohydrates (especially any carb that is WHITE)
- Eat well and avoid all “fast food”
- Don’t drink any sweetened drinks (no sodas)
- Don’t use artificial sweeteners
- Stay calm – stress weakens the immune system and makes everything worse
- Don’t bite your nails
- Don’t stick anything in your ears smaller than your elbow
- Don’t rub your eyes
We hope you stay healthy this flu season! If you have any questions, please call us at 918-251-6655. We’re here to help!