It is important to clean hands if we have poor health, for whatever reason. Hands are used for everything, from washing, to dressing, to eating, to working. Along the way, they collect germs from all sorts of places.
When we are unwell, whether we have a cold or cancer or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), we have more germs on our hands. We pick up the germs of others through handshakes, taps in wash basins or handrails on an elevator.
In Hong Kong, there were ladies whose job it was to clean the handrails at railway stations to try to stop cross contamination so that people would not get ill. Cutting down on germs is important to staying healthy.
When we are very ill and in bed, we are not continually washing our hands. It is enough to get to the bathroom occasionally. A quick rinse under the tap and quickly back to bed. Germs build up on our hands.
Generally speaking, I find women better at keeping their hands clean. They wash their hands when doing the washing up. Women may give their hands a good wash in the bathroom. They also spend some time in the laundry doing the washing. There is always a job needing to be done with water.
Men on the other hand, tend not to do these mundane chores and are not as aware of keeping their hands clean. Men should always give their hands a good wash after going to the toilet, a proper wash.
Washing the Hair
When we wash our hair, our hands get a good clean. However many people do not wash their hair every day. Also many men do not have hair to wash. So it is very important to wash your hands every day. If you do it in the shower you can give a good scrub all the way up the forearm as well. Keep those germs at bay.
Men tend to shake hands, a good way to pass on some germs. Women tend not to shake hands so much.
In a hospital where their premature babies were cared for the babies kept getting infections. It was traced down to the nurses having long fingernails. All sorts of bugs, grease and dirt can congregate under long nails. So give your nails a trim and then a good wash.
As people age, they tend to be less active. They also tend not to do the amount of washing up or cleaning of younger years. When they sit around their hands collect body oils and food scraps which can store quite happily under their fingernails. They also tend not to wash their hands so often. Please help the elderly to keep their hands clean. It is good for their health.
Please wash your hands properly and frequently.
Here are some very important supplements that we should all take as we age.
These days people do not feel as old when they get to 50 or 60 or even 70. Many people live a healthy life, especially here in Australia. Most of us are lucky to have enough money for food and the basic necessities of life.
However, it doesn't change the fact that people are still dying of heart attacks, atherosclerosis, stroke and complications of diabetes.
These illnesses do not suddenly appear when we get to 60 or 70 years old. They have been progressing silently in our body for decades. I, for one, would rather be proactive in my health rather than wait for a major health issue to catch me out.
Doctors performed autopsies on young soldiers who died in wars. They were about 20-22 years old. Doctors found that they all were affected with the beginnings of atherosclerosis, blocking of the arteries. When our arteries are blocked, blood does not get to the heart or brain. Then we experience a heart attack or stroke.
It shows from this that we must start early in our life if we want to have a healthy old age.
There are some very important supplements we should all be taking to benefit our body. We only have one body and if that is too ill to last another 10 years, we cannot trade it in and get another.
The following supplements are a MUST.
Magnesium is a mineral which helps us to relax. It helps the muscles in the body, the arteries and the mind relax.
Take 400-800mg daily.
Fish oil is important because it provides us with the special fatty acids we need for our body to work effectively. It is important for out brain and our heart, as well as the rest of us.
Take 1-2gm daily
N-acetyl cysteine, also called NAC for short. This is used by the body to make a major antioxidant in our body called glutathione. We cannot absorb glutathione if we take it. It is better to give the body the fuel it needs to make its own. It is needed in every cell, but especially heart, liver, brain and lungs.
Take 600-1200mh daily
Vitamin C has been recommended for many decades. It is a major antioxidant. It gets rid of free radicals. Free radicals are bad because they oxidize the cholesterol in out body. It is like going rusty. Vitamin C helps to prevent this and also regenerates Vitamin E and other antioxidants in our body. It is good if we get a cold.
Take 500-1500mg daily
Alpha lipoic acid is in every cell in our body. It is part of the supply of fuel needed in our mitochondria, the little factories that make energy to keep us going. No fuel, no energy.
Take 300mg daily
B vitamins are needed daily by our body. They help the brain and the nervous system. Some decades ago, many people had a disease called pellagra and were dying from it. It was found they were lacking in vitamin B.
Take a good multi B vitamin daily
CoQ10 is also needed in every cell in our body, just like alpha lipoic acid. It is supplies the mitochondria with the fuel to make energy. If you are taking statin drugs to control cholesterol, then it is imperative that you also take CoQ10. Statins rob our body of CoQ10. Muscles start to shrink. Your heart is a muscle. It can be affected by statins if it does not have enough CoQ10.
Take 100-300mg daily
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