We all know everyone gets sick in Oct.
Best time to prevent is in Sept.

We catch cold from the foot and the back of the neck.

Any slight sensation of air flow and coldness around the areas, and any slight symptoms such as cough, runny know, headache can not be disregarded. If you feel them, must act immediately. If the symptoms are still in the lungs, it is easier to recover, but once they go through the diaphragm, it will be much more difficult to treat (symptoms such as diarrhea, high temperature, etc.)

Here is what you need to do this month.

  1. Stop wearing sandals and flip flops. Wear socks and shoes (remember, we catch cold from the foot). I know many people don’t do this, but then, at least I have warned you.
  2. Cut down on alcohol intake or anything which may weaken your immune system.
  3. Avoid small quarters and large crowd such as small bar. If someone blows breathe to your face, most likely, you will get sick.
  4. Start washing your hands more often and start gargling with salt water.
  5. Increase intake of water, and if you are not drinking close to one gallon of water a day, know that water is the best medication, period!
  6. Eat well, increase intake of Vit C and Bs (Vit C: green pepper, etc., Vit Bs: green veggies such as spinach, etc.)
  7. Must sleep well and reduce stress.
  8. Become totally aware and sensitive to the very first symptom of cold/flu and act immediately.

Once you are sick

  1. Must sleep well and rest well.
  2. Drink lots of water.
  3. Gargle with salt water as many times as you want, also some essential oils will help a lot.
  4. Squeeze lemon to a glass of water and drink at least twice a day: absolutely no sugar added. Avoid sugar as much as possible.
  5. For high temperature, apply cold towel on forehead, you may blanket yourself and profusely sweat if you think it might help, don’t forget to drink lots of water.
  6. See a doctor.

Note: Between Sept to Dec, I believe it is usually a local strand but comes Dec and Jan, an outside strand comes to the PHX area from cold states (carried by snow birds and visitors), so that if you are not prepared, you get sick twice.