Colds and Flu
The most common infections that humans catch are the cold and flu and they are hard to avoid.
There is no vaccine for the cold. As for the flu, the vaccines which are made available do not protect against all possible strains and some people catch it anyway.
The symptoms of the common cold and the flu are often indistinguishable: fever, itchy and runny nose, sinus pain, itchy and sore throat, headache and body aches.
Improve Your Immunity
The best remedy against colds and flu is a strong immune system that is supported by a sensible diet:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Fresh fish
- Whole grains
- Lean chicken and meat
- Nuts and legumes
Another way to deter infection is to wash hands after using the bathroom, after using public transport, a public telephone or even holding on to the handrails on the elevator. This is because the viruses responsible for the common cold and the flu are easily transmitted when we touch things that have been touched by an infected person.
Any droplet of breath or saliva that is virus-laden can be transmitted by hand as it reaches the mucus membranes and will probably lead to infection. So, touching your nose, eyes and lips with unwashed hands can potentially introduce a cold or flu into your body.
Alternatives To Cold Medications
There are a lot of cold medicines that you can purchase over-the-counter. Some of them actually stall the body’s natural healing process because they prevent necessary functions of it, such as, drainage of infection by drying up the nasal passages.
If your nose is stuffy, put your head above a bowl of steaming hot water with a towel draped over your head and breathe in the steam deeply. This really helps to liquefy mucus and facilitate the much needed drainage process naturally.
An ice pack placed on the head can relieve a headache from a cold.
Sometimes, a headache results when the sinuses are inflamed. When this happens, the cheeks, nose area and pretty much the entire face can ache and feel like it’s going to explode.
- Prepare two bowls: fill one with ice water and fill the other with hot water (as hot as you can stand).
- Soak a small face towel in each of the bowls.
- Alternate the hot and cold compress on your face, letting the compress stay until the heat of cold from the towel dissipates.
Also, gently massaging the area around the nose can help to loosen mucus build up and bring relief.
A Neti pot is a handy little gadget that helps with sinus infections by draining the mucus build up.
Warm Salt Water
Gargling with warm salty water can alleviate an itchy and sore throat and help with healing. If the itchiness is accompanied by phlegm, add lemon juice as this will loosen phlegm.
Hot Peppers And Spice
Hot peppers and spicy foods naturally clear up sinuses and stimulate drainage, which speeds the healing process.
3 Herbs That Heal Colds
- Licorice Root – Licorice root has glycyrrhizin a natural anti-viral that studies have shown is effective in fighting the flu. In Ayurvedic medicine, licorice root is an effective expectorant. Check with your doctor if you are taking any medications as licorice can conflict with some.
- Garlic – Garlic is a natural immunity booster. There are all natural garlic supplements available over the counter, or if you can take it you can eat fresh garlic a few times per day. One way to make this easier is to sprinkle some crushed garlic over scrambled eggs or some other food that you enjoy.
- Thyme – Fresh Thyme or Thyme essential oil can help during a cold or flu because it is a natural expectorant helping to clear the lungs of mucus, which, speeds healing.
- Tea: Make a Thyme tea by steeping 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme in a cup of boiling-hot water for 10 minutes.
- Make a thyme steam bowl: Boil water and place into large bowl. Add some fresh thyme or a few drops of thyme essential oils. Cover your head with a towel and place it over the bowl and inhale the steam.
Drink a lot of pure vegetable, pure fruit juice and water as this will bring fever down and it will keep you from getting dehydrated. Pure means freshly squeezed without added sugar.
When you have the cold or flu, you will certainly lose your appetite. Eating chicken soup and crackers is a good way to keep your strength up and provide your body with proper nutrition that will give it needed energy for healing. Plus, chicken soup just makes you feel better, ask your grandma.
Hot Tea With Lemon
Hot tea with lemon and honey soothes everything and anything associated with a cold or flu, it just feels good going down.
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*DISCLAIMER: THIS PUBLICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE, IT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING ANY HOME REMEDY.
Previous experience could either make or break you. In fact, some people who enter SFM having an experience sometimes reject how our program works and prefers to follow old habits from previous experience. Some even skip the phases of the program which should not be. Once you enter SFM you should stay open with the instructions and how the program works.
Never be afraid to start internet business just because you don’t have any experience. The truth is having no experience in this field means a more open mind to adapt to the process designed by the team. SFM is designed for people who don’t have previous experiences so you can be confident that the team will surely help you achieve your business goals. It has been observed too that those people who enter the business without any experience are more eager to learn and they follow the program in details. This should work for you regardless if you already have an experience or not.
*Note that individual results will vary. No results are guaranteed with the help of our training and business systems. Individual results will depend on your determination, hard work, and ability to follow directions.
Contd from Part 3 of the series 4 Basic moves…..
As you work on your mindset, then next thing you need set up is..
Build the necessary foundation
You need to have the right foundation to make this transition from an employee to an Entrepreneur. Here are two ways to get started:
Get your partner on board. If you have a life partner, get them on board. You can do this without their support, but it will be easier with them on your side.
Extended family, friends or peers don’t need to believe in your dreams, but the support of your life partner—the person who shares your life and goals? Get that person to embrace this decision from the beginning. It will ease the path considerably if both of you are on board. You will find your partner more supportive during the the tough times (and there will be those..) as your partner will feel like they are part of journey.
Get your financial house in order well BEFORE you make the transition. Unless you’re an eccentric millionaire, you need to set some cash aside, and the best time to do that is while still at corporate. Self-employment is the ultimate path to wealth, but the beginnings can be slow.
Be vigilant about this. Live below your means for six months to a year before quitting. Pay off your debts or consolidate them to minimize interest. Live an economically smart lifestyle. Reduce unnecessary expenses. Get clear on your priorities and watch your spending. Build smart habits to sustain your new way of living.
Remember the TOP reason for entrepreneur failure is cash flow problems, this can be avoided if you create the appropriate buffer. So build a Business Plan, even a rough expense sheet will do to start with. This will never be exact, but put some rough numbers together for the following: How much are my startup costs? When do I anticipate generating revenue? How much? Overhead? Can I get a loan?
Once you come up with your number, add a few more months for your runway and use that to establish how much money you’ll need in the bank before you part ways with your current organization.
There are two costs you need to consider, your own personal financial situation, and the finance of your startup. Start cutting back all the unnecessaries in your life to get your personal “burn rate” down to a minimum, then calculate a year’s worth of runway to provide a windfall. Bootstrap your own personal life to start adapting to what it will be like owning a startup and applying principles to your own finances.
Having a support system is so important for success. Knowing that you have a partner, family and friends cheering you on can make all the difference in the world.
Contd.. from Part 2 of the series
Have you ever wondered why some people are successful over and over again, while other people just can’t seem to catch a break? You can take two people; give them the same skills, the same opportunities and ensure that everything is equal between them, and one person might succeed while the other fails. This is not really a hypothetical example. People do this all of the time. One person sees that someone they know or admire is becoming successful by doing A, B and C, so they will try to replicate that person’s results by also doing A, B and C. But does that guarantee that they will have the same success? Almost never; so, what is the difference? What is the ultimate factor that determines whether or not a person is successful?
What Does a Mindset Determine?
Your mindset may be the most important asset that you have and the way that you look at the world is going to influence many things in your life. A mindset can also be thought of as a window that you see the world through, a paradigm or the attitudes that you have. You could almost argue that if you had the right mindset you would be successful even if all of the other factors were dead set against you. Of course, that is not exactly the case because your mindset determines how and if you see opportunities when they come along. So how do we start with the right mindset?
Start with the right mindset
Banish these top self-limiting beliefs:
- Most entrepreneurs fail. (Most everyone fails before they succeed. Just don’t quit.)
- Entrepreneurship is uncertain. (Not half as uncertain as working for someone else.)
- The economy is bad. (Great opportunities arise in the worst economies, think Microsoft and Apple in the 1970s.
- I don’t have a business degree. (Most successful entrepreneurs dropped out of college, honey!)
- Everyone will think I’m crazy. (You get to know your real friends and let go of ones who aren’t supportive!)
Seriously, take a look at those who spout these self-limiting beliefs. Do you really see them as a role model of success?