"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad." ... Proverbs 12:25
Before I say what I'm gonna say, I want you to know:
I only sometimes eat right.
I only sometimes exercise.
I am so not the poster child for a healthy lifestyle.
But here's the thing: As of this week, I have not been sick in 4 years. Four eerily healthy years.
Wow. That is a personal record for me. Only twice before (last year and back in the 90's), did I go even 3 years without a cold or the flu, etc. Usually I'm the lady who catches your sniffles if you walk past me at twenty paces.
Now occasionally, I do deal with sinus issues, especially during wintertime when the house becomes Sahara-dry, but I've learned to conquer those with steaming my poor ol' face and avoiding milk products and citrus, also. And taking 2,000 to 4,000 units (divided doses) of Vitamin C daily. Oh, and sleeping with the window cracked open. Always, these keep the sinus issues from becoming an infected, great big hairy, go-to-the-doctor deal.
Am I doing something differently that led to my personal record-breaking healthy 4 years? These are my guesses:
1.) I've taken 2,000 to 4,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. The same for Vitamin C. And I've taken 2,000 units of krill oil every night as well as 2 acidolphulus tablets daily. Immune system builders, all.
2.) God has helped me worry and stress-out much less. (Boy, was that a long, hard job for Him.) He's 'set my feet on a level path,' emotionally so I'm not so big ups, big downs-ish. (Steady sounds boring, but it's not.)
3.) He's also reworked my brain to where it views Life with a positive spin. Yes, even in this pretty dreadful century of ours.
Oh, and at our supermarket, I always use the wipes near the door to whisk away the germs on the shopping cart handle. :)
Say what you will, but really, I'm thinking those are the biggest reasons why I've felt healthy for such a long period of time and you can take from this post what you will. Something or nothing. Or whatever. That's ok.
I just wanted to share what might help others as I have been helped.
"A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." ... Proverbs 17:22
"...the cheerful of heart has a continual feast." ...Proverbs 15:15
A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ. ~John Steinbeck
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson
Krill oil is highly beneficial, but yeah, it is expensive. We've found that Vitacost has the best prices, especially when they do their BOGO1/2 deals.
For your listening pleasure. Again, cuz it's been awhile and Spring is coming.... Someday.
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