Thursday, October 29, 2009

Additional Chorus Announcements

B Naturals singers who made Jazz All State will be performing at the FOM meeting on Thursday, November 5th at 7 PM.

Some precautions to take regarding the spread of flu, given by Dr. Oz:

The only portals of entry are the nostrils, mouth and throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it’s almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1. Contact with H1N1 is not so much a problem as proliferation is.

Some simple steps:

  1. Frequent hand-washing.
  2. Hands off the face. Resist all temptations to touch any part of the face unless to eat or bathe.
  3. Gargle 2X per day with warm salt water, Listerine, or hydrogen peroxide. H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show symptoms. Simple gargling prevents this.
  4. Similar to #3, blow the nose gently, and clean our nostrils at least once per day with warm salt water or hydrogen peroxide.
  5. Boost immunity with foods rich in Vitamin C. If you supplement with Vit C tablets, use zinc to boost absorption.
  6. Drink as much warm liquid (tea, coffee, etc.) as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. It washes off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where germs cannot survive.