Wednesday January 18, 2017
All of us would like to enjoy a safe and happy winter. With the flu and other winter germs waking from hibernation, below are some simple yet effective suggestions to keep your family healthy.
- Be aware of what you touch: Sounds like no brainer but think about your phone, your purse, the steering wheel of your car, a shopping cart, ATM machine, keyboard at work, elevator buttons ect. These everyday items have come into contact with 100's of other people before you. Touching these items or even placing items like your phone or purse on a counter at the bank or a grocery store cart increases your risk of bringing germs home. Which takes us to the next item.
- Wash your hands: This may be another obvious one, but consider the above. We inadvertently come into contact with germs throughout the day and then do what? Eat a bag of chips, touch our face, or use our fingers to apply lip balm. All without washing our hands, giving germs a warm invitation to infect us. So wash, wash, wash!
- When cleaning your home: Don't forget to wipe off door knobs, handles, and light switches. These touchable areas are exposed to everyone who lives or visits your home. Also, don't forget the change out hand towels and pillow cases regularly especially if someone has been ill.
- Change your tooth brush: It's recommended to replace your toothbrush every 3 months. However, if you have been ill recently, it may be prudent to change it out early to reduce the risk of re-infection. Don't forget to clean or replace any make up brushes or lip balm as well.
- Dietary needs: Most of the time we pump our bodies with orange juice and Vitamin C after we catch a cold. By that time your body has already expended extra energy fighting germs thus prolonging recovery. Prevention is key. Stay hydrated and eat plenty of vitamin packed veggies and fruits before you get sick. Eating healthy gives your body a head start when germs attack. Giving your body a head start is always a good thing!
- Take your Noni Fruit Leather: Did you know that noni contains polysccharides and scopoletin? Polysccharides help stimulate white blood cells while scopoletin is a natural anti-inflammatory (Don't worry there will be more articles about these compounds later). White blood cells are the good guys roaming our body ready to defend us against winter germs. Let's do all we can to keep them happy and doing their job! Adding noni to your daily eating regimen in addition to the above suggestions, you can walk into the new year healthy, happy and confident.
From all of us a Hawaiian Organic Noni: Stay Healthy! Stay Happy!