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1. Get your Flu shot!!! If you're sick wait 2-3 weeks, but if you're not do it ASAP! 2. Take your vitamins, during a time of sickness 2,000-3,000 mg of Vitamin C is your friend. If you're not sick and someone you know is take airborne. 3. Use honey as cough syrup and drink tea for sore throats. it's cheaper and better for you. 4. Take an antihistamine for nasal stuffiness, Benadryl is the best, but for daytime use Zyrtec or Claritin.
5. For nasal congestion use Sudafed, unless you have high blood pressure than you can only use a nasal rinse like the Neti-pot or Saline solution. 6. Rest! 8-9 hours of sleep per night is required to get better. 7. Exercise, but light. Keep your heart rate under 100 bpm till you're better.
There is a device from India called a Neti pot that is used to cleanse the sinuses. Modern versions can be found in almost any chain drugstore. Imagine a slender bottle that holds 8 oz. of water. You add a packet of salt (comes with the device) to 8 ox. of warm water. Lean over the sink, using the nozzle squirt half the water up one nostril. Yuck... I hear you say. It does take getting used to and you have to keep your mouth open. After doing both sides, your head and sinus feel great.
I do this daily in the winter and my colds have all but disappeared.
Fill a saucepan size pot about half way with water and put it on the stove on high. As the water boils, nestle a metal colander, strainer or steamer basket into the top of the pot. Make sure the water in the pot is not high enough to come into the bottom of the colander. Place the meat you are reheating into the colander - don't overfill it. Continued...
The heat and moisture coming from the boiling pot of water will reheat your meat and keep it from drying out! You can carefully test the temperature of the meet with your finger and remove the meat from the colander when the meat is at a good temp for you. Enjoy!
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