I like to take responsibility for my own health and believe that our reaction to a virus depends on the condition of our immune system. If it isn't tip-top then we will be susceptible to any germs going, but if we look after ourselves then we can avoid getting ill or at least reduce the impact.
Of course, if you listen to today's medical experts you will see things differently, but bear in mind these guys have been trained by the big pharmaceutical industries who want to make mega bucks from their wares, so it's in their interests to fund and build medical schools to steer the minds of those who are drawn to the profession. I'm afraid I don't trust any of them, even if their intentions are well meaning. I love the books of the old doctors, those who used their intuition to assist people to heal, who learnt from their ancestors and understood the power we all have to heal ourselves.
It's been a while since I had a cold, but after a nasty mosquito (I presume) bite on Friday whilst out walking...my immune system obviously took a hit! The bite on my hand swelled gradually and was incredibly itchy. I took a dose of homoeopathic Apis and rubbed the area with fern leaves, within 24 hours the swelling started to subside. My body was concentrating on healing my hand and last night (3 days later) I started with cold symptoms.
Fortunately I'm not really ill, but have kicked in with my cold protocol - Echinacea, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Ferrum Phos Tissue Salts and Nettle Tea. I've upped my intake of vitamin C, D and Zinc.
Today, I've had to stay away from the day centre...so while Sime has been working, I have had the fire blazing and turned the cabin into a sauna to detox, played loud cheesy music and soaked my feet in hot water and bicarb. My blocked sinuses seem to have cleared and I believe I will be back on track by tomorrow.