Tag Archive: antibacterial

Hand Sanitizer

Why Your Hand Sanitizer Doesn’t Stop the Flu (And Might Make You Sick)

Despite my longtime annoyance with Purell-toting moms, once I had my own children I found myself--to my horror--becoming something of a germaphobe. When my sons are sick, we all suffer--they miss school, I can’t work, and no one sleeps. I’m judicious with the use of fever reducers and painkillers (here’s why), so some level of misery is inevitable. And in New York City, it’s hard to ignore how much exposure the kids have to germy surfaces, especially as babies (when mine can typically be found gumming the nearest subway pole). So, while you won’t see me with Purell in the sandbox, I have been known to surreptitiously spritz my kids’ hands with a natural sanitizer before they eat their snacks, hoping no onlookers are judging me.

Garlic and Egg Soup

Be Well Kitchen: Egg & Garlic Soup Recipe

Recently I experienced the wonder of cracking an egg directly into boiling soup. It was a miraculous experience and now it’s one of my favorite things to do. Adding an egg to a vegetable soup is a nourishing way to get some protein and add heartiness. This soup is very simple to make and includes lots of garlic, which is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal - it will supercharge your immune system!