Got the Cold and Flu Blues? 3 Ways to Get Better Fast

Feeling more tired than usual? Got a scratchy throat, runny nose and achy muscles? Looks like you’ve caught the flu.

Between work, school, and all around busy schedules, who can afford to be sick for very long? (Answer: No one!) Here are a few easy self-care steps that will help you and your family get on the fast track to recovery.

Be conscientious about hygiene.

This is one of the most important and simplest ways to get better. Make sure you wash your hands regularly and frequently, especially after touching objects like doorknobs, keyboards or shaking hands. Try Dial® Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap with Moisturizer—it kills germs plus it prevents your hands from drying out after all that washing. Or let your little ones use Dial Complete® Hand Wash to make hand washing fun and foamy.

If your cold or flu has brought on the sniffles, it’s important to blow your nose to help relieve congestion. Use soft, high quality tissues like Scotties® Tissues. Plant them around your house and carry them in your purse or pocket at all times—there’s nothing worse than having to scramble for something to wipe noses with when caught off guard by sneezes.

Focus on healthy lifestyle habits.

Eat simple foods that are nutrient dense and easy for your body to digest like soups, fruits and vegetables. To give your immune system that extra edge, avoid caffeine, alcohol, refined sugars and processed foods. Also make sure to stay hydrated with plenty of fluids—this decreases inflammation and reduces congestion. The best options are filtered water, herbal teas and coconut water. And definitely make sure to get extra sleep since your body needs all its resources to fight off that virus. This is when the body recharges and refuels.

Take medicine.

There are also several natural and over the counter medicines to consider as well. One of the top reasons for people having to take sick days at work is due to their kids being sick. If you find yourself with a little one who is feeling under the weather, consider one of many Triaminic® products to help alleviate symptoms like coughing, congestion and sore throat so they can feel better while they heal. Kids need rest in order to recover, and it’s tough getting enough sleep if they are constantly coughing or have a stuffy nose. Choose from a variety of Triaminic® products, depending on individual symptoms, so kids can find some quick relief.

Increase immunity.

Herbs like elderberry or goldenseal are also great immune system boosters. These herbs help the body’s natural ability to fight off that virus. If a sore throat is an issue, make some soothing herbal tea with hot water, lemon, raw honey and some ginger and sip slowly. And lastly, a super simple thing you can do is to just add a little extra garlic to your meals. This will instantly transform your lunch or dinner into a mega immune booster.

Here’s to good health for you and your family!

Bigfoot killed: Mythical monster found dead? Rick Dyer hoax fools using photo

Has Bigfoot been killed by none other than mythical monster hunter Rick Dyer? A new report from Dyer asserts that the man has indeed found the real Bigfoot this time, and that he’s been shot dead. eCanadaNow News reports this Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, that the massive hoax allegedly fooled quite a bit of people after Dyer posted some seemingly convincing photos to social media sites, and has since been taking the hairy corpse on “tour” for others to see.

Talk of Bigfoot killed had hopefuls of the mythical monster’s existence raving this week. Enthusiasts of Bigfoot are likely familiar with the name of Rick Dyer, who is a self-expressed fan and searcher of the creature. He garnered himself international fame back in 2008 after claiming that a lifelike gorilla suit he’d recently bought and filled was in fact the dead monster. During this 2014 find, however, Dyer swears that he has found the real Bigfoot, and — via photographic evidence — he’s dead and in his possession.

Of course, many people are understandably wary that this is just another hoax. The Rick Dyer Bigfoot killed news hit headlines after the aficionado claimed that he was able to shot and slay the 800 pound creature after drawing him out from the wild using only Wal-mart ribs. He added that he now has gathered both DNA proof and actual body scans that will verify to all the mythical monster nonbelievers that he has indeed discovered Bigfoot and taken the shaggy body for his own.

At this time, however, Dyer hasn’t actually shown any of this alleged evidence or DNA verifications, and as such the world remains very skeptical of this potential hoax. At this time, it appears that Dyer hopes for people — his fans or not — to determine whether they think having Bigfoot killed could be the real deal. Now, Dyer is out on a tour carrying the massive body in a literal glass coffin, and is hoping for people to come forward and look at his alleged discovery.

Quite a few people believe that Rick Dyer must have found the real Bigfoot, as they are willing to pay a full $20 to just get a look at this mythical monster. Some shows are even selling out before all fans can pay for a ticket to see the killed creature. Not everyone, however, is convinced.

‘I’m not convinced,’ said Mario Lopez, after taking a look with his wife Julia and their three children. ‘I believe the Roger Patterson footage is authentic because you can see the muscles and everything on there, but this one was kind of different. But he did mention that after the autopsy the body kind of changes,’ he said to a local news source.

Another visitor said the photos drew her in, and glimpsing the embalmed Bigfoot up close is an unbelievable sight.