Post # 1
I’m sitting here tonight feeling pretty awful, struck with a bad cold. Yuck. And it has me thinking, how do I ensure that I’m at full health on my wedding day? What do you recommend to stay healthy? Any “last minute” cures in case I do get struck with a cold the day before? Have any of you bees gotten sick on your wedding, and how did you deal with it?
Post # 3
For the whole week before your wedding, try to completely avoid touching your eyes/nose, since that’s one of the main ways sicknesses are spread. Of course wash your hands extra, especially after being anywhere outside your own bedroom. Drink lots of water…eat fruits and veggies… and for the week before, try to avoid going to public places? (haha, good luck with that one…)
Post # 4
Try to get enough rest and carry hand sanitizer around with you. Wash your hands frequently, and either wash your hands or use the sanitizer after handling money and before eating. One thing people don’t seem to think about is restaurants, I always use the hand sanitizer after handling the menu.
I was fairly careful before, but due to health reasons I’ve been much more careful the last few years, and it’s worked.
Post # 5
“One thing people don’t seem to think about is restaurants, I always use the hand sanitizer after handling the menu.”
I do this too and my husband thinks I’m nuts but if you think about all the people that touch it…
But to answer your question, get plenty of sleep, drink water, take vitamins and wash your hands frequently. As far as shortening a cold, I think zinc and vitamin c work well.
Post # 6
Try taking airborne for a few days before the wedding. Its pretty much just vitamins but is a great way to give an extra boost to your immune system.
Post # 7
@SummerGirl21: I’m lucky, Darling Husband understands as for a while I was quite sick. I even got him in the habit of washing his hands as soon as he comes in. When I’m at home I don’t wash my hands as much as when I’m out and about.
Post # 8
Usually when I get a cold, it starts with a scratchy throat. When I feel this coming on, I start gargling with listerine at least twice a day. A lot of the times, this prevents a full-blown cold, and if it doesn’t prevent it, it makes it a lot shorter and lighter. I think it keeps killing the germs in the back of your throat so they don’t actually make you sick. My family swears by this method of cold prevention 🙂
Post # 9
@juliasoko: Ditto. Airborne & eat healthy. You could try taking vitamin C & garlic supplements (which are like natural antibiotics). Drink lots of water & all this will also improve the appearance of your skin too!
Post # 10
I agree with all the PPs. Lots of water, healthy foods, don’t touch your face (this can be hard the week before when you’re doing all that last minute wrap up and making your ‘thinking face’ – I always touch my chin/mouth when I think), and wash your hands frequently and/or use sanitizer. As a former restaurant worker, I SO agree with try to not go out to public places if possible. How often do you think ketchup bottles, salt and pepper shakers, the cheese shaker at the theater, etc., are wiped down? Not often, if at all. Ew.
Post # 11
Thank you all for the tips! I figured drinking lots of water and getting a lot of sleep would help, but didn’t think about airborne or vitamins (or gargling!). Definitely will start abusing the sanitizer more 🙂
Post # 12
Emergen-C! Put a packet in with a bottle of Powerade or Gatorade and drink it every day for a week. I recommend the pomegranate flavor with whatever drink comes in red.
Post # 13
Drink orange juice! Keep yourself well hydrated, and most importantly go to sleep early, and be well-rested.
Here’s a recipe for a Chinese tea. This one is sweet and actually tastes really good (because some of the Chinese herbal brews don’t).
It’s actually very good for many other things. As the blogger says, it’s especially good for womens’ health. My mum makes this all the time for me. I used to have severe hay fever, and now I’m fine. The blogger uses red tea, but my mum uses green.
It’s also good for your liver, and it makes your internal body temperature warmer which is essential for women. Sometimes my mum puts in some ginseng after I’ve been visiting Fiance for an extended period of time. It’s not something she does on a daily basis because good ginseng is very expensive. It also helps women out with their monthly cycle (so it doesn’t hurt as much) although there is also a separate monthly tea for that.
If you are feeling sick, you can use ginger in the red date and berry tea. Ginger is great for illnesses because it warms your body up, and it can clear congestion. If you’re not sick, but just want a general immune system booster, then don’t use any ginger because you’ll be overdoing it then.