I think it is safe to say that winter has officially hit South Africa. Let’s hope our winter will not be as long and cold as our northern hemisphere neighbor’s.
The United Kingdom was hit by the Beast-from-the-East, where temperatures fell below -18 degrees Celsius. The United States of America, especially central and eastern U.S., experienced one of the coldest mid winter records, with temperatures as low as -38 degrees Celsius. The northern hemisphere winter was not only cold, but it was also longer than usual. By February 2018, most people experienced a drop in their immune system and in stepped The Flu Virus.
The U.S. flu season reached a pandemic level. Their flu season turned out to be so intense that individuals seeking medical assistance at their GP or emergency rooms, were more than the amount of people affected by the 2009 swine flu pandemic. Although these levels are very high, the CDC has confirmed that “we are not experiencing a pandemic”. According to the Washington Post all seems to have gone back to normal.
These countries might be half-way around the world and we might not experience the same cold, wet and close quartered conditions as they do, but that does not mean we should sit back and wait for the Flu Virus to strike. We are still in the early phase of winter, it is not too late to start building your armor.
The first and most important thing to do is to strengthen your immune system. Eat enough fruit and vegetables, exercise daily, don’t skip meals and follow a balanced diet. If your immune system is strong you will be less likely to get sick. The second, most important, thing you have to do is to stay away from people who have flu. Flu is a virus and you can only contract it from someone else. Wash your hands regularly and try not to tough public surfaces. If you do get sick, it is best not to serve food or beverages to others. For all the Moms out there, kick your feet up, it’s time for Dad to shine.
Ozone Therapy, especially via the ozone saunas can help to boost your immune system, as it promotes vitamin and mineral absorption in the blood and fights viruses and bacteria. You can also opt for Ozone Therapy if you have already contracted the virus. Ozone will help clear up your lungs, improve sleep, decrease muscle aches and pain, fight headaches and improve your overall productivity. Remember to drink a lot of water and to get enough sleep.
Below is an infographic debunking some myths and stating a few facts about The Flu Virus.
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