Thought for the Day – Secret to Wellness

Throught of the DaySick time can really take a bite out of work time for many people. Since I work at home most of the year, I can easily keep working regardless of the cold or flu attacking my immune system. There have been a few bouts over the past ten years, however, that landed me in bed, unable to even look at a computer let alone make any sense of the words hopping around on the screen.

Usually I get a bad cold in October (about four weeks after the kids start back to school). Another one invades the house around February (you guessed it: brought home from school). March brings another round of sickness before spring delivers relief. Throughout these illnesses, I typically lose only one day’s worth of work because I struggle through them.

However, not everyone is as lucky as me. They may be exposed to germs more often or they work in positions that do not allow them to come in sick.

In May 2014, I was working out of the house with someone who shared their secret to wellness. It was simple and cheap to do, so I gave it a try. The results: I haven’t been sick since.

The truth is, I haven’t been sick with a cold or the flu since February 2014.

The secret to wellness is: one (1) 50 mg zinc tablet a day.

That’s it. One capsule, first thing in the morning just after breakfast. When I first learned this secret, of course, I was sceptical. Perhaps it would work somewhat, but would it eliminate the three-a-year colds I suffered through?

I’m living proof that one zinc tablet does boost my immune system to ward off illnesses. Colds and flues still visit the house several times a year—if you have kids in school, these sorts of illnesses are almost impossible to avoid—but I don’t catch them even though I tend to the sick.

Have you tried zinc as an immune system booster to ward off colds and flues? How is it working for you? Would you give it a try to see what it can do for you?

PS: I have never gotten the flu shot, I don’t take any medication and have no known ailments. As far as I know, my immune system is healthy. This may or may not affect the results of my zinc experiment.

NOTE: I’m not a nurse or a doctor, and I don’t work in the medical community. These results are based on my personal experience. Before taking any vitamin, you should consult your doctor if you have any health issues.

6 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – Secret to Wellness

  1. I’ve been taking 25 mgs of zinc daily for decades. Happy to report I hardly ever get a cold or flu, (only more life threatening things, lol). I don’t take flu shots and try my best to stay away from pharmaceuticals. I’m not sure if you’re aware of the power of oregano capsules. But if you happen to get sick, or feel something coming on they are nature’s antibiotic and fight not only bacterial, but viral ailments which there is no antibiotic for. You should keep some handy, especially with kids around. 🙂


    • Thanks, Debby. I think sometimes we don’t put enough emphasis on the vitamins lacking in our diet. It’s not shame to take supplement to keep us healthy. Food isn’t what it used to be, so it’s difficult to get everything we need.

      I haven’t heard of oregano capsules. I’ll research them. My kids are not like me. They are old enough now to look at me strange and not take what I suggest. Teenagers think they know it all, and my kids are no different. I figure they’ll start coming around when they are in their early 20s.

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      • Hey you know what they say Di, “Hindsight is 20/20.” Yes, look it up and may I suggest the brand by North American Herb, they are highly recommended and organically grown in the Mediterranean, no funny stuff involved, pure. 🙂


    • Thanks for visiting, Mae. I should mention that you can get too much zinc. I don’t have any symptoms of getting much, so I don’t worry about it. Also, I didn’t take them for a month during the summer because I ran out and kept forgetting to buy them. Anyone worried about consuming too much zinc can take them in the height of flu season, when they feel they are getting a cold or when they are living with someone who is suffering from a cold.


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