The Prevention of Bird Flu and Other Types of Influenza
Dr. Gilbert Ng, Ph.D. (Columbia University)
January 23, 2009
1. Take more health supplements to strengthen the immune system
During the high-risk period for influenza, the average person should take the following supplements twice per day:
Special high-risk groups (health care professional, families of patients, and those living or working in areas where
flu patients have visited):
2. Eat a well-balanced diet
Drink at least 8 cups of plain water per day.
Friends who are on weight-loss diets should eat enough calories the body needs.
Avoid: smoking, alcohol, fried and barbecued foods, coffee, red tea, and greasy foods.
3. Get enough sleep and rest
Sleep 7-8 hours per day. Going to bed before midnight allows the liver to perform its functions.
4. Reduce stress, stay happy
Do not allow yourself to overwork. Stay happy with prayers, music, and all kinds of suitable entertainment.
5. Get proper exercise
For 3-6 times per week, do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, including at least 15 minutes of exercise while the pulse rate is 20% faster than normal.
6. Avoid catching a cold
Put on enough warm clothes, and bring extra clothing when you go outside.
7. Avoid contact with the virus
If you are so unfortunate to get infected by Bird Flu, do not panic. Drink plenty of plain water immediately, and wear a mask, then visit your doctor as soon as possible. Maintain a safe distance from other family members. Keep your hands clean. Use your sleeve in your elbow to cover your nose and mouth whenever you sneeze or cough. Use tissue paper if you must wipe off a runny nose, and then throw away the tissue paper promptly. Avoid shaking hands. Do not go to work or school. Avoid passing the virus on to other people.
Areas visited by patients or furniture used by patients should be disinfected with 1:99 bleach.
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