Flu season and precautions

January 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Mild winter, most likely, comes with flu, sneezing and coughing, and other complications... As a new mom, who is trying to protect her, baby, believe me, I've been there, I would rather stay at home and keep my baby safe...

I am not a doctor, but I am a licensed pharmacist.  This country was super strict on my home country education for transferring it aboard, my knowledge and my experience. I spent 4 years of my life studying exact same thing , what the RN get their hands on, and even more, from pharmacology to hand made suppositories...Yes, believe me, to pass my state board exam I had to know how to make suppositories, mixtures and powders from scratch...But that's not the main point...

So what is the flu? The flu is a viral infection that caused by the influenza virus. It affects the respiratory system and causes illness, from mild to severe...
If you have the flu, you can infect others without even knowing it, because of its incubation period...

Back then, living in Russia, going through my school, now I remember those times, when my mom diced onions and garlic, put it in small balls at every single room during the winter,  I still remember that smell... I been asking her, why did she do that, and she simply replied "Don't you know? it kills all the bacteria!" Going through my pharmacy school, I actually found out, it doesn't kill the microbes, BUT the raw onion absorbs germs in the air, preventing them from entering the body. Also, onions are rich in sulfur-containing compounds, which is a detox element and helps the body to release toxins.  Onions are also known as anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antiviral.

Being a first time mom, I wanted everyone in my family to get a flu shot...Yep, a mom's mind was talking, but lets talk about efficiency of flu shot...Did you know , that the flu vaccine is made out of previous year flu? Did you know, that flu mutates every year? Basically, you infecting your body with small amount of flu, so it can fight it, BUT, the bad news, this year, the flu is totally different, and what you vaccinated yourself  is not going to help you during the current winter and even more, now your immune system is "too tired to fight", so most likely you will get all the symptoms... I am sure my statement will go viral, but sorry, its the truth, and any doctor who doesn't make any profit off the vaccines, will agree. To prevent access of germs to you body, wash your hands with antibacterial soup as much as possible; drink lots pf water. Water helps strengthen your immune system and helps flush your system, while washing out the toxins.

As a mom, I understand the importance of a newborn safety, so I will do anything in my power to prevent any germs attack at my studio: being a home based studio, and believing in being more productive and efficient at my own environment, you will find me spend quite a while dusting ,vacuuming and sanitizing before every newborn session. All of my props are washed on a sanitized cycle before each session with fragrance free detergent,  you will see me constantly using hand sanitizer. I use organic cleaning supplies for my studio, I wish I could cut onions, lol, but I don't think my clients will appreciate the smell....

 


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