Whether you got the flu shot or not, your chances of getting sick are about the same. In fact, a new report from researchers of the University of Minnesota suggests that the flu vaccine is not as effective as public health messaging suggests. It is estimated that the flu shot has only a 59 per cent efficacy in the United States. This is much lower than the original 70 to 90 per cent estimated. Furthermore, the B.C. government is temporarily no longer forcing thousands of provincial health workers to get a flu shot before they can work with patients due to the conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Warming or Magic Socks is a technique that helps you reduce a fever naturally. How it works is that as your body warms the socks it draws the heat from the head to your feet, reducing your temperature and helps you break a fever faster. It’s a form of hydrotherapy.
There was a time when nature seemed distinct from nurture. Now we are realizing that nature, in the sense of the genes themselves, is affected by many of the nurturing forces: diet, environment, lifestyle, exercise. These have a remarkable influence upon the expression of our genes through the impact on the epigenome – a network of chemical switches in the cells.