Marcel wrote:Hey folks!
So, I've been living here in Japan for about 3 years and find that each winter season I'm susceptible to colds and flu bugs unlike at home in Vancouver, Canada.
Gelert wrote:There will be many strains of respiratory viruses circulating that have not gone "global" that you will be catching up with season by season.
Darcy wrote:Alongside veganism I also have a healthy degree of paranoia about germs when everyone else is sick - wandering round with a little bottle of hand sanitizer and opening windows everywhere
fredrikw wrote: This is probably why you're not getting sick. You can eat very unhealthy as a vegan, and you can eat very healthy as an omni, so veganism in itself has nothing to do with healthy eating, that's a separate choice.
Yeh, being in Japan sets me up for all kinds of whacky bugs. Add to this that I teach kids, a LOT of kids. Add to this that if an adult comes down with something, one-to-one lessons places us in close proximity for an hour--sometimes longer. So as far as exposure to bugs is concerned, I've got it GOING ON!
Marcel wrote: I suppose I could use 'em more often than I do (they dry my skin).
xrodolfox wrote:I used to not get sick.
Then I got kids. Holy crap. Then again, I've never been good at germ-free hygiene. Either way, I'd wager that 70% of the illnesses I've had in the last 10yrs have been since I've had kids.
xrodolfox wrote:Maybe Gelert can invent a hand-unsanitizer that colonizes "good bugs" on our hands and crowds out diseases. eh?
... vomits to my face when I'm sleeping (btw, nice way to wake up ).
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