I generally don’t believe in popping pills and taking antibiotics whenever a cold strikes. Unless I don’t feel extremely bad, I try to avoid any medication and rather resort to natural remedies… lemon, honey, ginger, sinus flushes… you name it. Over the years I have tried many different completely antibiotic free cold relievers and most of them have worked out very well but one of the best ways is prevention. Supplements may help to strenghten the immune system making it less prone to infections.
Boosting your immune system is one thing. New research suggests that middle aged people should pop an aspirin a day to prevent a heart attack.
Found an interesting article over at the Times:
A study of almost 12,000 patients found that one in ten men from the age of 48 and one in ten women aged 58 and over were at risk from heart attack, suggesting that everyone in these age groups would benefit from the drug.
Under existing recommendations, a GP will prescribe aspirin if a person has already suffered a heart attack or a stroke. Asprin is also prescribed if factors such as high blood pressure put a patient at high risk of having a heart attack in the next few years.