Easy Lifestyle Improvements

None of us likes to change a habit. But once it is changed you are back to an automatic way of doing something. By selecting wise habits your improved lifestyle pays you back for the rest of your life.

Living Hand To Mouth

Hands do everything. They pick up things from the floor. They handle money. They touch other peoples’ hands. They clean up bottoms. They touch all kinds of door knobs. And then they pick up food to eat. Some people even lick their fingers when they’re sticky or just to turn a page!

What is on the hands that you don’t want to eat but can’t see? Bacteria and viruses from coughing and sneezing into your hands! And cysts! Cysts are the “eggs” made by parasites. Cysts are so tough not even bleach kills them. They hide under our fingernails when we wash our hands. Then we eat them along with our food. This is called oral-fecal route. They hatch in the stomach and go to the intestine to live.

To stop reinfecting yourself the little cysts under the nails need to be killed. Food grade alcohol solution kills them. Buy EverclearTM or Protec (potable) alcohol and make a 5% solution (add Л cup of 95% alcohol to a quart of water). Keep it in a small pump bottle at the sink. After using the bathroom and washing your hands, treat your fingernails with alcohol. Pump alcohol into one palm. Put the fingernails of the other hand into it. scratch a bit. Pour it into the other palm and do the remaining fingernails. Rinse.

• Don’t eat with your hands! Use a fork.

• Never eat food off the floor!

• Always wash hands after petting an animal!

• Never touch the bottoms of shoes! Keep shoes off couch or bed or chair.

• Always cough or sneeze into your clothing or a tissue, not your hands.

• Keep your fingers out of your mouth. Don’t lick your fingers to turn pages or open plastic bags.

Sick persons need a 50% alcohol solution. Add V2cup 95% alcohol to V2cup cold tap water or buy plain vodka, 80 to 100 proof. Pour the vodka into the pump bottle. Be careful that no­body tries drinking it. If there are teenagers in the house, add a hefty dose of cayenne to it.

Lugol’s iodine will also sterilize your hands. However most commercial Lugol’s is polluted with isopropyl alcohol. Ask your pharmacist to make it from scratch for you (there are only two ingredients and water, see Recipes). Then make a solution to wash in (1 tsp. to a quart of water). This can stain some things. Do not use “tincture of iodine.”

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