How To Optimize Your Natural Immune Power Through Your Environment
Did you know that the environments we live in can be overflowing with germs, bacteria, and other organisms that can cause a host of infectious health problems, including colds and flu?
Well Now You DO… !
In this article, we’ll explore how you can easily protect yourself by taking commonsense precautions and implementing sound environmental controls in your everyday life:
1) Surfaces; 2) Foods; 3) Air; and 4) Household Products.
As a primary rule of thumb it’s recommended to be wary of anything that other people, especially those who carry infectious germs have touched.
Germs and bacteria love the mucous membranes in your eyes, nose, mouth, and respiratory tract because they’re your body’s most vulnerable points of entry. Once in any of these membranes, it’s easy for them to launch an attack on the rest of your body.
Your mother was right… Wash your HANDS!
Hand-to-hand contact spreads many germs that can cause colds, flu, diarrhea, etc.
You must wash your hands with warm running water, apply enough natural liquid or bar soap to work up a good lather; for at least 15 seconds, vigorously scrub your palms, the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your fingernails.
This supports your body’s natural immune power.
It’s essential to thoroughly observe recommendations for safe food handling, preparation, and storage to ensure natural immune power food habits.
Each year, up to 75 million Americans develop food-borne illnesses, resulting in close to 350,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths.
Studies shows that 80% of food-borne health problems start in public eateries, ie. fast-food restaurants and cruise ships – 20% occur at home.
A meat thermometer can ensure that meats and other foods are cooked at high enough temperatures to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.
Also, to reduce food-borne illness – throw out perishable foods such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and casseroles if they’ve been sitting at room temperature for more than 2 hours or at temperatures above 90F for more than 1 hour.
Only refrigerate leftovers if you plan to eat them within 3-4 days; otherwise, freeze them immediately.
It’s hard to do anything about the air outside your home; but, you can take steps to improve air quality inside your home to support your natural immune power.
Research shows that synthetic industrial chemicals, pesticides, metals, and other substances in the environment – even at low levels – can severely affect your natural immune power and increase immune disorder risk.
For better indoor air quality invest in a high-efficient particulate air filter or electrostatic filter – either type will help rid the air of pollen, mold, and particulate matter.
… Just be sure to factor in; the appliance’s speed, efficiency at removing particles from air, noise level, and cost of replacement filters.
Also, you can even cut an onion in half, place it by your night stand or wherever you like, it will act as a filter as well – absorbing all the bad particles and cleaning your air in the process.
Tons of cleaners, disinfectants, and other products contain chemicals that may impair your natural immune power – products with the label Danger, Poison, Warning, or Caution are highly toxic or potential hazards and should be avoided.
– Such products can be replaced with nontoxic products that’ll do the job just as effective.
Find nontoxic biodegradable substitutes such as:
– steel wool with baking soda and water to clean ovens,
– baking soda to scrub toilets,
– undiluted white vinegar for household disinfectant, and
– ½ cup of white vinegar and baking soda each mixed with hot water for weekly drain-cleaning.