Good Health Is Wealth

If I had the option to choice between wealth and health, I will choose health.

Many will agreed with me here. But certainly some will not.

Health is wealth indeed. With good health, one has a strong body in which to go for and make wealth.

It is with a sound healthy mind and body that one can brainstorm and create all the natural resources one can imagine.

With this thinking, we need a good healthy foods,that is well prepared to sustain the body.

Not only this, but vigorous to moderate exercise that induced breathing and blood flow to carry oxygen and dissolved food nutrients in the blood stream all over the body.

Good health is wealth indeed.

Miebakagh Fiberesima

How To Prevent A Cold Part3

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Find Your Fruit Day

In one of my online stories, I related that fruits are man’s first food. Yes, that is what I and you are supposed to eat by natures design. At a later stage, animals, birds and fish become part of our meals.

Yet, fruits have more protective value than these later additions of animals, birds, etc. Do you ever realize that animals and birds mostly feed on vegetation, grains, grass and roots? So once a week, you can fix a day in which you eat no animal, bird or fish; but fruits and greens, not even a convenience food. Just eat fresh fruits and vegetables for breakfast, super and launch, and as snacks.

In this way, you will build your immune system against a cold attack.

Fresh fruits are primary source of vitamin C which protects the body against colds and environments that cold viruses strive in our body.

Vitamin C will not cure the cold. It will only deliver its protective value to your immune system. It is good thing that you include citrus fruits among the many fruits you will it. Make citrus top among the lists.

Why Vitamin C And Citrus Fruits Are Important In the Control And Prevention OF Cold

Vitamin C was first noted in the control and prevention of scurvy by sea faring sailors. This vitamin was noted as ascorbic acid.

The re-discovery of this vitamin is a vital factor in the prevention of cold symptoms. It is this vitamin in limes and other citrus fruits that plays a more serious role in our discourse. Can vitamin C cure the common cold? This has not yet been verified by established authority. Of course, other fresh fruits like mangoes, pineapples, guavas, melons and cucumbers, and fresh vegetables can provide all the vitamin C our body need. But we are not in a position most of the time to eat a mango or guava on rising early. Our fear is that we would get a running tummy. 

A glass of lime or lemon juice in which a tablespoonful of honey has been added on rising can help cleanse our stomach and digestive tract before breakfast. This also serves as an energizing drink.

It is said that Professor Linus Pauling was credited with the re-discovery of this vitamin C. He noted that it lost all its values in food processing and storage; and recommends an intake of 500 mg to 10,000 mg each day. So, you have to take a supplement. 

But you can still get it from natural fresh fruit on a fruit day which is better. You can increase the quantity and quality of your fruit breakfast to give you this value by including variety of fruits.

So far, what we eat affect our bodies. In other words, we are what we eat; and we are what our bodies taken into our system. As a teenager, I like bananas. But unknown to me, it give me cold issues. 

Much later, I know better. A change came into my diet; and this becomes a plus to my health and well-being. I would squeeze a grape fruit into a cup of cold water and added a pinch of salt or a cube of sugar to taste. Then I could eat a banana later any time without experiencing a cold problem like a running nose.

You should avoid all mucous forming foods like milk, bananas, white breads and white sugars during the first few days of an attack.

To keep the issue always at bare, always have a lime or lemon juice three times in the week while rising in the morning. Alkaline fruits like semi-ripe mangoes, guavas and cucumbers should be a regular feature in your diet because these are always available.

What Is Your Challenge? Preventing a health issue is much better than curing it later. Virus, like germs have no respect for the human body except it benefits. It is in this respect that every care should be taken to avoid contacting an infection. 


What The Experts Opined

In all query, expert opinions are always sort for to resolve an issue or dispute. Below renowned organizations has mandate more than one personal to make a considerable study and disseminate their findings.

1.      Mayo Clinic on “treatment” of a cold: “There is no cure for the common cold. Antibiotics are of no use against a cold virus. Over the counter (OTC) cold preparations won’t cure a cold or make it go away…a cold virus enters your body through your mouth, eyes or nose.

2.      The World Health Organization (WHO) on:

(i)                 Drugs: “Many commercial cough and cold remedies contain several ingredients including cough suppressants, mucolytics, oral decongestants and expectants. Most drug combinations in cough and cold remedies have no rational basis, e.g. ineffective ingredients or ingredients with opposing effects are often combined, such as an expectant with a cough suppressant…combination drugs such as those should be avoid.”

Some combination drugs are justified for use by adults (or school age children) if they combine effective and safe drug intended to relief two or more concurrent symptoms of the cold. For young children, however, such a combination cannot be justified.”
Continuing, “the use of safe, soothing, home-made remedies for sore throat (this is one effect of a cold issue-my comment) such as lemon tea should be encouraged.”


(ii)               Traditional cough and cold remedies: “There is no reason to belief that a safe soothing home-made remedy is less effective than a commercial remedy…Unlike commercial preparations, which may contain potentially harmful ingredients, home remedies are harmless…ingredients such as menthols and camphor may be used in topical preparations to be rubbed on the chest (you can also made preparations for joint pains with these two ingredients-my comment). However, these products may be toxin and should not be used in teas and oral preparations.” 


3.      National Institute Of Health On:

Treatment: “One reason why there is no cure for the common cold is that more than 200 different viruses can cause cold symptoms.”
Continuing from the same “…there is no experimental evidence that exposure to cold temperatures increases the chances that you will get a cold…On the other hand, several research studies shows that people that exercise regularly have a significant reduced number of respiratory tract infection, such as the common cold, compared with those who don’t exercise. Research also suggests that allergic diseases that affect the nose or throat and psychological stress may increase your chance of getting infected by cold viruses.”If any link do not work, high light and right click; to follow link in new window; or copy and paste it into your browser.


Conclusion

The common cold is not literally a cold. It is the effect of an unfriendly and “filterated virus” in the nasal passage. A glass of warm lime-pineapple juice can ward it off.

Various research studies like the Fort Bank with both human and chimpanzee, and Birmingham tests with school children clearly demonstrated and confirmed that the causative agent of the common cold is an external living agent or germ that runs into over 200 viruses. These research and ongoing ones show the need to prevent disease of all sort from striking via, preventive means. Good health should not be compromised.
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A cold has no cure. This has been repeated again and again by certified institutions like the World Health Organization and the Mayo Clinic studies. The National Health Institution has also added its opinion of no cure for the moment. Home-made remedies for a cold are recommended by the WHO. Drugs only compound the problem via, side effects. Complicated case of a cold in adult and all children refer to a GP.

Always include lime and all citrus fruits and fresh green vegetables in your diet. Other fruits that are highly alkaline are excellent to maintain the acid-base balance of the blood stream. And hence, the tendency to get a cold is very small.

Fruit salads as pre-breakfast can do one a lot of good, whether one has a cold or not. Just eat only fruits before the main breakfast which should include lots of fruits along with whole meal like unpolished rice or home-made brown bread. Further, maintain a single day in the week to eat only fruits and greens.

More so, exercise regularly at least three times in the week. Jogging, swimming, brisk walking are outdoor exercises. Jumping jack and press-ups and down; the squat and mountain climbing can be done in your sitting or bedroom.

A simple home remedy for a cold is a dilute lime or lemon juice. Add pineapple juice plus wild honey to the mix and you have an energizing drink for a relief. The WHO recommends home-made lemon teas.

Boil a lemon grass with a cup or glass of water for ten minutes. Allow to cool and add real lime juice. Your lemon tea is ready.

To your good health!

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