Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blasting a cold the old fashioned way

There are multiple colds running around the office right now, a few had taken people down for a few days. I thought I had escaped the scourge with my regular cleaning regimen.

1. Purell - after riding the subway and a few times during the day upon returning to my office

2. Clorox Wipes - wipe down my desk, office phone, iPhone, blackberry, mouse, and laptop at least once a week

3. Lysol Spray - spray down my keyboard on Friday just before I leave for the day

Now I'm enjoying a sore throat along with some nasal congestion and irritation.

I'm treating myself with a Neti Pot, multiple packets of Emergen-C mixed in water, 10 pills of PB8 PRO-BIOTIC ACIDOPHLUS, and my secret weapon Comvita Propolis Lemon & Honey Lozenges.

Bees use propolis to protect the hive and they gather it from various local plants. This mixture of resins, waxes, and other materials apparently has a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.