During Thanksgiving, ThanksMAS and the Seattle Snowpocalypse, I was exposed to sick people. On each of the three occasions, I started to develop slight symptoms the next day. Instead of surrendering to the sickness or running off to the drugstore to buy some potion that suppresses symptoms, I decided to fight back.
From my 8 Tips For Avoiding Sickness, I focused on these three.
- 8 Hours of Sleep MINIMUM. If I could sleep for 9 Hours, I would. The 4th REM cycle between hour 7 and 8 is the largest and is anti-viral.
- Garlic, Onion and Peppers. Put down the Tylenol and pick up your chopping board. A stir-fry loaded with garlic, onions and peppers is antimicrobial, antiviral and antiparasitic. Cold medicines aren’t.
- Tea. I always drink tea. I reduced my espresso intake and increased my tea consumption.
The result was I never got sick. For me this is huge. It has been many years since I’ve been able to fight off getting sick. My immune system has never felt stronger. Try these at the first sign you have been exposed to a cold and tell me if my Ninja method works for you.