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Will to resist the flu (and other illnesses)

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At the end of this summer, I decided to challenge myself not to go down with the flu or a cold over the next 12 months. It is a difficult challenge due to my current living conditions.

 

I live in a crowded metropolitan city. I commute to work using a train and then the subway. It lasts 1.5 hours each way so I spend 3 hours per day commuting. During rush hour we get packed like sardines. Oh yes, I work at an office with poor ventilation. I have a stressful job. These are my living conditions :D

 

Over the last few years, I made significant improvements to my eating habits, have taken a rigorous exercise regime, conditioned myself to taking cold showers and began energy practice. Still, I've been getting sick a few times each year due to what I believe the conditions I listed above. I used to accept it as an unavoidable fact of life. 

 

This season I willed myself not to get sick. I take 500mg vitamin C when I feel my defenses are weakened. I'm constantly exposed to the bug as there are many sick people on the train and in the office. Sometimes I visualize a shield of energy protecting my body when I'm on the train and people are sneezing and coughing. At other times, when I feel I have a slight fever, I hit the gym, break a sweat and do some weights to shake off the illness. Sometimes when I feel I'm on the verge of getting ill, I just literally shake down my body and focus my attention to warding off the illness.

 

I'm happy to report I have fought it off so far. I think September and October are the hardest times due to change of season. Feel free to discuss. Any advice is appreciated :)

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Get  your vitamin D levels checked. You want to be in the neighborhood of 50-80 ng/mL to support your immune system. Some say it works better than the flu shot...  Doesn't sound like you get much sun, so you'll need to take D3 supplements, best consumed with your highest fat meal.

 

Also, 500 mg of vitamin C is not a lot for immune support.  It's said the body can only absorb 500 mg. orally at one time, but you could take that 4 or more times a day if you are feeling flu vulnerable.  Many people take way more than that on a daily basis as a matter of course.

 

Good luck!

 

 

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Also HIGHLY recommend having dried elderberries around. As soon as you suspect something is taking hold, simmer for 20 min a couple of tablespoons of them in a quart or so of water with a couple of inches of sliced fresh ginger root and a few cloves. Drink a half a cup of that every hour or so until it's gone. You could even just make a batch occasionally for a boost.

 

I second Cheya's well wishes!

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3 hours ago, MuadDib said:

At the end of this summer, I decided to challenge myself not to go down with the flu or a cold over the next 12 months.

 

 

I applaud the will to resist. :)  First thing that came to mind was all those pictures of all those Asians in crowded metropolitan cities wearing masks.  In Japan it seems to be getting nearly as common as wearing sunglasses.  I don't know how comfortable you would feel following suit, but it may be the single best protection against getting infected.  

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FLU often is a cleansing reaction of a body that usually comes with seasons, you are coughing / spitting the toxic waste materials outside of the body.

 

I cant understand how many people could consider that a bad thing to do. Toxins go out.

 

Getting flu like symptoms very often happens after intense Qi workout or after going on a cleaner diet.

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1. Read about copper. Not as a supplement, but as a piece of copper to carry and touch your hands to (or even touch inside your nostrils!).

 

2. How much do you orgasm? Each orgasm pokes a hole in your protective wei chi. Your wei chi is an important protective nrg shield.

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@cheya I do get a lot of sun exposure during spring and summer but not much during winter. I will check my vitamin D levels. I eat a lot of greens and some fruits on a daily basis so I don't take huge doses of vitamin C as a supplement.

 

@Cybele Thank you, sounds like a good addition to my arsenal.

 

@Taomeow Where I live it's very rare seeing someone wear a mask in public. It's usually the unfortunate kids with leukemia that do :(

 

@GSmaster I try to avoid it because having a flu feels like shit. It is due to a pathogen that attacks you, so I believe it makes sense to defend against it. IMHO having a brief cold is OK though. Anyways, I prefer other ways to detoxify like sweating and fasting.

 

@rainbowvein Interesting, I will look into copper. On average, I ejaculate about twice a week. I am 36. More frequent during summer and less during winter. It also depends on GF's mood though :D

 

 

 

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