Eight Ways To
Reduce Your Risk Of Catching A Cold Or Flu
by Dr Vernon Coleman and Donna
1. Wear warm clothes
when you go out. Hats, scarves and gloves are vital weapons against cold
2. If you have central heating which dries the air put bowls of
water near to radiators to help keep the air moist.
3. Eat plenty of
fruit and vegetables to build up your immune system.
4. Eat garlic - or
take daily garlic tablets. Garlic contains antiseptic properties which help
fight off infection. If you're worried about the smell garlic gives off, you can
buy odourless garlic tablets from any good health store.
5. Make sure
that your diet contains an adequate supply of zinc.
6. Do not touch your
eyes without having washed your hands first. (Cold germs often get into the body
through the eyes.)
7. Wash your hands after coming into contact with
people who have colds or flu as the germs can live on hands.
8. If you
are really determined to avoid getting the flu or a cold, maybe because you have
an important meeting or engagement coming up, or you need to visit a friend or
relative who is frail, then stay away from places where there are likely to be
lots of people, and don't go to your doctor's surgery unless you really have to.
Copyright Vernon Coleman and Donna Antoinette Coleman 2005
Taken from Health Secrets Doctors Share With Their Families
by Vernon Coleman & Donna Antoinette Coleman, published by the European
Medical Journal at £12.99 and available from the bookshop on this website and
from all good bookshops everywhere.