Do’s & Don’t of a Healthy Nervous System
We have created this bulletin so that you can educate yourself about the do`s and don`ts of a healthy nervous system and its connection to illness and flu prevention.
- Frequent hand washing (although this may not make much difference because this strain is airborne).
- “Hands-off-the-face” approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of the face.
- Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don’t trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don’t underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
- Clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population. Neti pots and sinus rinse kits are available at drug stores and are relatively inexpensive at under $15.
- Boost your natural immunity with foods and supplementation.
- Drink as much warm liquid (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. Drinking warm liquid has the same effect to gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
- Get adequate rest and sleep daily.
- Your “natural immunity” is most important to maintain. Research has shown us a direct link to effective immunity and a healthy spine and nervous system. Your chiropractor has put you on a specific schedule of adjustments. Please be diligent in keeping your visits regular and on time.
a healthy spine and nervous system equals optimal health!