Eating mold sounds pretty scary, but chances are you've probably done it once or twice without even realizing it. When cleaning out your fridge, you toss the obvious, clearly ancient items coated in something that's green, gray, or fuzzy, and almost always gross.
I'm a good sleeper until I get stressed. Instead of quickly nodding off to my soothing white noise machine, I'll lie awake for an hour thinking about everything I have to do, then wake up from stress dreams. Instead of sleeping straight until my alarm, I'll bolt awake in panic, hours early, for no apparent reason. I need all the sleep I can get when I'm stressed, but it's when I'm stressed that I just can't get it.
In the past few Winters, we got sick many times. Even though we try to eat healthy, we get plenty of outdoor exercise, and our kids don’t go to day care, somehow we managed to catch a nasty cold more than once. So this year I am determined to prevent us from getting the flu or cold. And I am determined to do it naturally.
Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays.
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Between cookie exchanges, parties, and family dinners, chances are you're going to be doing at least a little holiday baking this season. But if you don't want to be spending more time in the bathroom than you do the kitchen, resist the temptation to nibble on raw cookie dough or lick the beaters on your mixers clean. Food poisoning is a real risk.