WHO wants to be sick? At the very least, an illness is an inconvenience and an expense. You not only feel bad, but when you are sick, you may not be able to go to work or school, earn any money, or look after your family. You may even need someone to look after you, and you may have to pay for expensive medicines and treatment.
Well has it been said that “Prevention is better than cure.” Some illnesses cannot be avoided. Still, there is much you can do to slow down or even prevent the onset of illness. Consider five things that you can do today to get on the road to better health.
1 PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE
Items used for good physical and dental hygiene
According to the Mayo Clinic, “one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness” is to wash your hands. One of the easiest ways to catch a cold or influenza is to rub your nose or your eyes when your hands have been contaminated by germs. Your best defense against such contamination is to wash your hands regularly. Good hygiene can also prevent the spread of more serious conditions, such as pneumonia and diarrheal diseases, which every year cause the death of over two million children under the age of five. Even the spread of deadly Ebola can be minimized by the simple habit of washing hands.
There are certain times when hand washing is particularly important to protect your own health and that of others. You should wash your hands:
After using the toilet.
After changing diapers or helping a child to use the toilet.
Before and after treating a wound or a cut.
Before and after being with someone who is sick.
Before preparing, serving, or eating food.
After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose.
After touching an animal or animal waste.
After handling garbage.
And do not take it for granted that you are cleaning your hands properly. Studies have shown that a large percentage of those who use public toilets do not wash their hands afterward or do not wash them correctly. How should you wash your hands?
Wet your hands in clean running water and apply soap.
Rub your hands together to make a lather, not forgetting to clean your nails, your thumbs, the backs of your hands, and between your fingers.
Keep rubbing for at least 20 seconds.
Rinse in clean running water.
Dry with a clean cloth or a paper towel.
Such measures are simple but can avert illness and save lives.
Colloidal Silver along with hemp oil are on my list for the next detox supplements I'm getting.
Also hygiene is certainly good but our ancestors never washed their hands or anything and we evolved from their strong immune system developed from that.
I am not saying don't wash hands after using the restroom, especially if in food service to avoid contaminating yourself or others, but I think once in awhile skipping a shower or not washing hands is not as bad as was once thought.
This is of course after strengthening ones immune system with detox supplements like Iodine, silver, and the many others out there that have been used for many years by our ancestors.
I am a recovering codependent, a pretty serious codependent. What does one do when one realizes that they truly married a passive aggressive narcissist more than halfway through their life with no way just yet to support themselves and that you probably don't love this person anymore (if you ever really did)? I feel like a ton of bricks came crashing down on me.
Madsheila, I'm sorry that you're discovering this at this point of your life. But, this is what typically happens when people get to a specific point and finally begin doing some self-examination.
If you're unhappy in your marriage, it may be an option to speak to someone that could provide some objective insight.
Been there, did it, got out, lost everything, gained everything that's important, and I'm firmly on my Healing Path.
If fear is a great presence in decision-making, it is 100% rooted in the codependency and probably requires the help of a mature, trained, and licensed professional. Childhood traumas and family dysfunction are typically what cause codependency, in the first place. Those subjects are very challenging to confront and manage.
Good morning Mase,
I recommend always to have the option for staying in at least for the second part of a fast. I have done it both ways, though when I did not have the possibility to not work. I stayed in for the last days of my long fasts, since muscle cramps don't allow me to even sit for more than 2 hours - imagine me telling "I can only work today on the couch in a lying position" LOL
I tolerated much better walking with pauses, than sitting; but not so much walking up stairs - my heart would race like in a sprint. Everyone is different, though, and you may very well be able to work all these 30+ days. A word of caution: prepare your superiors that you may need to take few days or week/s working at home, for example.
You don't need to tell about the fast at work, since you can have the whole spectrum of ppl's reaction: from disbelief, through patronizing, ridicule, well-intention-ed sabotage to hate even! Oh, My, if I only start telling you, ... this is why this forum is so precious! If someone notices your weight loss, you can tell you have now a good nutritionist and you are following strictly his program.
There was points in my fasts when I would totally not be interested inn food - like I was at family diner table and I just enjoyed seeing them and exchanging , while they ate and I had a cup of warm water. There were of course concerned and inquired whether I would join the feasting, to which I was very convinced I am not interested, so usually ppl understand the vibe of not being into eating.
My mom is different though, for a complex of reasons she is uncomfortable with her or anyone else fasting and takes it as a huge deprivation and derangement and would willingly or unwillingly sabotage or nag "will you eat today?", people! .....
Good work so far, keep it up!
DesertLili, thank you so much for your response. It's a very busy time at the office right now and all the software developers are needed. I'm more than a 100% sure they won't give me time off even if I request it. Workload is crazy. I'm worried my metabolism has been shut down . Haven't lost a pound two times.
no. it did not shut, since you are alive Lol. Seriously! You can basically wrap it up if your work suffers and keep in mind it is only one of numerous fasts. Or you can try to go until the end, if your body allows.
You are now exchanging the hardened waste for water weight and more functional tissues. I'd recommend colon cleanses, to move stuff out, if you did not eliminate much so far, even more so, since the diet you had makes people retain waste in their intestines on a high scale ... which makes one of the components of a larger waistline.