6 Ways the Common Cold and Flu Affect You

6 Ways the Common Cold and Flu Affect You

It’s that time of year again! Runny nose, sore throat, headaches, fatigue, sneezes – an those are just a few of the nasty symptoms associated with the common cold and flu. Every year, one billion colds strike people in the United States – sometimes a person can get sick 2 to 3 times a year, according to the U.S. Medline Plus Journal.

Some of the symptoms associated with the common cold and flu are obvious, but some are well hidden.

6 Ways the Common Cold & Flu Can Affect You:

  • You are experiencing abnormal dreams

Most dreams happen during REM (rapid eye movement), the deepest stage of sleep. When we are sick and have a fever, our minds can be more active than usual during this sleep stage creating abnormal dreams to occur.

  • Food tastes “different”

75 to 95% of our taste is associated to smell, so in order to experience the same taste, you need to be able to smell the item. Your nose plays an important part, and with a stuffy nose, we can temporarily lose our sense of smell and taste.

  • Junk food craving

When we feel ill, we tend to turn towards comfort foods. If this occurs, the best thing to do is to reach for something that will increase your intake of vitamin C.

  • Lack of concentration

When ill you feel fatigued, your stamina is reduced, and it makes it hard to concentrate.

  • Thirst increases

When coughing and sneezing along with a low-grade fever you will lose body fluids which will increase your thirst.

  • Muscle aches and pains

Affects all parts of your body, even muscles of the face and scalp.

Many people are most familiar with traditional disinfecting methods and rely on these to disinfect their home and office from the bacteria, germs, virus and pathogens that lurk on any surface in an effort to prevent getting ill. These methods are performed on a routine basis, provide no residual protection, inefficient in application, and at times contain poisonous chemicals that can harm humans, and animals.

MicroShield 360 is an alternative to traditional disinfecting methods. It is performed once a year, and provides contact preventative protection on any surface. It does not contain any poisons, is non-toxic and EPA registered & FDA approved for food contact surfaces. It is safe to all humans and pets.

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