Getting sick this winter is not part of my game plan.
Between work, special events, family gatherings and a to-do list a mile long, I have absolutely no desire to spend any part of my cold-weather months fighting off a cold.
With that said I have fully prepared my take-a-long tote with the essentials: hand sanitizer, stainless steel water bottle for instant hydration, chewable multi-vitamins and an extra scarf for added warmth at a moments notice.
You can also prepare for war on winter sickness by following a few easy tips for avoiding any sick days this winter:
I’m sick right now. Everyone in my house had a cold. I thought I was in the clear because it had been a 1 1/2 week and I’ve been taking vitamin C for 8 weeks, but now I’m sick as a dog w/ chills, stuffy nose, body aches, headache and all. Their colds were mild, but it is hitting me hard.
One thing that does work for sure is drinking 4 ounces of red wine every day, or grape juice for those who do not drink alcohol. I think the acid makes it hard for the virus to live in your gut. I volunteered at my son’s school while a major stomach bug was going around and my nor my kids have gotten sick because we drink grape juice (sometimes wine for me) every day. My little cousin also had to spend the night 2 weeks ago and he had a stomach bug, and my whole family avoided it. I’ve been doing this for four years and it has worked very well for me. (There have been times when I could tell my body was trying to get rid of something because I might have skinny bowels or unusual gas for a day, but the wine has always kept the virus from getting crazy.)
@Le: so what was different this time for you? Did you stop drinking the wine?
@SheIsMe_APB: No, the wine doesnt help in preventing common colds. It helps with stomach viruses. I don’t have a stomach virus at all. I currently have a common cold (albeit quite severe).