An Ounce of Prevention

by Jeannine Cook


Can you believe that there is still no cure for the common cold or flu? But as moms we have no time to meander over modern medicine’s mediocrity or mishaps, for it is up to us to take the precautionary measures that keep families maintained.

An ounce of prevention:

  • Wash your hands…I mean it…hands are the dirtiest part of the body…and the easiest transfer system for germs…wash before and after EVERYTHING…
  • Eat your veggies…I know it’s cliché…but with just reason…plants enhance the vitamins in the rest of your foods…the same vitamins that keep you healthy and save you days of bed rest…
  • Suck on garlic…stinky breath, yes…but the cure to almost everything…yes again…if you feel symptoms coming on peel this and suck for a couple of hours…it may keep all your friends away…but you’ll feel better by morning…
  • Herbal tea…need I say more?...
  • Exercise to keep the blood pumping…the body sweating…and viruses dealt with…the physical demand will increase your appetite…and give you a chance to eat more green vegetables…
  • Steam…take a hot steamy bath…it’ll help you to relax…relate…and release…the steam is also good for opening clogged nasal and bronchial passages…and clearing your mind for meditation…

 

Jeannine Cook is the mother of two of very different children. The first she named Messiah. He is a sweet and loveable little boy with lots of smiles and playful energy. The other she calls Her-Career-As-A Writer (I know that’s kind of a long name). The three of them live in North Philadelphia attempting the most incredible family balancing act. She insists that there is no sibling rivalry and adores nurturing both children daily. For more information about her management company, Positive Minds, or for questions, comments, and/or critiques contact her directly at jeannine2020@hotmail.com.