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How to Avoid Getting Sick

Getting sick is probably among the worst feelings ever! And while you may think the only way to avoid getting sick is to put yourself in a bubble and staying 100 feet away from your sneezy co-worker, there are actually simple steps you can take to help prevent your next cold from happening.

Eat Healthy

You may hear this from your doctor often but eating healthy really is important. Maintaining a healthy diet filled with nutritious foods supports your immune system, making it easier for your body to fight off viruses. One study showed that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, arugula, and kale, sent a chemical signal to the body that boosts a certain protein that is necessary for efficient immune-system functions.

 

Get Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that can cause a variety of health problems if you aren’t getting enough of it including having a weak immune system. Increasing your Vitamin D intake is a powerful health booster and may even help protect you against disease. Luckily, you can get a good dose of Vitamin D while enjoying a beautiful sunny day!

 

Wash Your Hands

Though this is common knowledge, it is important to remember to wash your hands a lot! Though a simple task, simply washing your hands with soap and water can scrub away viruses and bacteria from your skin, especially after coming in contact with someone who is sick. Try to keep a bottle of sanitizer with you, in case you don’t have access to soap and water you can also sanitize the germs away!

 

Get Good Sleep

Getting a good night sleep not only feels great in the morning, it is also important for your health. A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that sleep was even more important if you have been exposed to a virus. During extended periods of sleep the body releases cytokines which are proteins that help the body fight infection.

 

Keep Your Surroundings Clean

You’d be surprised at how many germs and bacteria stays on one surface and how easily they can spread, especially in a setting, like an office, where people are continuously touching and sharing items. It may sound daunting but try to clean your surroundings as often as possible. This will minimize your exposure to viruses that can get you sick.

 

Avoid Alcohol

Recent research has shown that drinking alcohol can cause damage to your dendritic cells, which are important components of the immune system. When these cells are damaged, it increases the exposure to viruses and bacterial infections. Increased alcohol consumption can even make vaccines less effective.

 

Know Your Health

The best way to protect yourself against viruses and germs that can get you sick is to understand your health. Depending on your health, you may be more susceptible to viral or bacterial infections. Knowing your body and how healthy you are can help you prepare accordingly and work towards taking the necessary steps to prevent sickness.

At Fibronostics, our passion for non-invasive digital diagnostics drives us towards creating solutions that allow you to monitor risk and detect disease, with the goal of eventually forgoing the traditional biopsies and scans currently common practice.

That’s why we developed the LiverFASt™ family of tests for monitoring risk and detecting disease in your liver – the largest organ in your body connected to many common health risks. Allow us to help you understand the health of your liver so that you can stay ahead of the silent killer of Liver Disease and live a happy, healthy life!

Contact us via email, or by phone at 1-888-552-1603 today to learn more about our LiverFASt™ family of diagnostic tests. 

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