The Difficulty in Being Sick

January 4, 2018

Most of us live our lives in the fast lane pursuing the American dream. As the popular song by Cage the Elephant goes, “I got bills to pay, I got mouths to feed…” it can be difficult to get ahead in this world. We have jobs to complete, responsibilities to work and family, and many times we place ourselves last in the long list of growing obligations. I know from experience – as a working mother of two it can be very hard to take a “time out” for yourself in any capacity. It just seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. However, these various stressors from the daily routine can easily cause a weakened immune system and allow viruses to force us into that “time out” – whether we want it or not. “Illness” has no patience for our responsibilities in life. It will take over quickly and have you cancelling plans and putting aside matters before you know it. Illness may come in the form of a sore throat, a cough, a sinus infection, maybe even the flu, but whatever you may be experiencing, one thing is for sure. Functioning at normal capacity is nearly impossible. So in this world of “let’s go go go” and “get r’ done” how do we avoid such forceful interruption?

We protect ourselves! Here are a couple suggestions. #1 Take your Vitamins! A good multivitamin is always best, and two of the most important are Vitamins D and C. Vitamin D aids in the prevention of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and even depression, and can improve your overall health in many ways, while Vitamin C can help prevent illnesses such as the common cold and boost the immune system during active infections. #2 Monolaurin! At the on-set of illness monolaurin can be very helpful. It contains the monoester of the fatty acid lauric acid. It has antiviral properties and can be used for influenza, Herpes, HSV 1 or 2, bronchitis virus, Cytomegalovirus, and many other viruses that have a lipid envelope. Monolaurin dissolves this viral envelope so the virus can be destroyed. It’s strategic and effective!

Don’t let getting sick/being sick get in the way of your life, work, the daily plans you make, or your responsibilities to family.