Catching colds and/or flu or other respiratory ailments are not high on my list of favorite things to do.
Read this disclaimer before continuing with reading of this blog post please — (DISCLAIMER)
My friend, Jim, is always warning me to bundle up real good when I go outside in cold weather so that I “Don’t catch cold.”
I understand the need for bundling up but every medical authority I have ever read insists that going out into the cold weather is not an automatic sentence for me to catch a cold or the flu. They tell me that colds and flu and other such things are caused by “Viruses” and not by the temperatures of the weather themselves …. but I have to also add here that they also say that the cold temperatures have the power to weaken a person’s immune system thus making them more susceptible to colds and other such things.
So, are there ways to keep from catching those pesky colds that keep you awake at night and make you miserable all through the long days for weeks at a time?
The experts are telling me all the things in the link that I am about to link to — HERE IS THE LINK —
I might add that during the cold and flu season, I avoid sitting in closed settings such as churches and close-packed restaurants because I have noted that there are significant numbers of ignorant and uncourteous folks out there who never cover their mouths and noses when they sneeze or cough. It’s almost as if they dare you to catch what they’ve got. And God forbid that you should encounter a smaller child who is coughing and hacking and sneezing its head off from a cold or the flu and trust me when I tell you that if you go to a supermarket or a mall or a restaurant, you are going to encounter a few of these along the way.
Since I have a prayer ministry out on the streets, I always carry a container of that hand sanitizer and I use it and I share it with the people for whom I am praying. Faith is a wonderful and healing thing but there are three aspects to Faith and Prayer and those three aspects are “Faith, Foolishness and Presumption” and one must exercise wisdom when ministering to others.