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There are 11 Days to Progpower. Begin ramping up your Immune System

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by nailz, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. nailz

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    11 Days to ProgPower. Reminder to start your Emergen-c and vitamin regiment. I plan on doing the nutrient heavy diet thing to avoid the PPPlague! Stop drinking. Stop eating shitty food. Start exercising, even 30m 3x a week. Eat your god damned vegetables. Get enough sleep.

    The more of us who do this, the less chance the plague will spread.
     
  2. Diamond45

    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    I started my Airbone regimen 2+ weeks ago and will continue until I get home. Hoping to fend off the dreaded ProgPower Plague! :lol:
     
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    Washing your hands regularly, not just when you take a leak - at least every couple hours - is far more effective than vitamins.
     
  5. nailz

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    I, for one, will go ahead and ramp up my immune system in any possible way. The only thing I can offer is that I've been doing this for years and have yet to get sick since I started this. And having heard, year after year, the horror stories of people who've gotten The Crud, no thank you.

    On the other hand:

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/common-cold/in-depth/health-tip/art-20049178
     
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    I take immune system pills every day. I've never gotten sick from PP. Knock on wood.
     
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    This. I wash frequently. And never touch my eyes, nose or mouth with dirty hands. I also do the Airborne routine. I had the plague the first PP I attended, and learned my lesson well, and have not caught it since in 13 years. *knocks wood* *knocks it again*
     
  8. Aussie_Metalchild

    Aussie_Metalchild Bass player from LORD

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    Can someone enlighten me on this ProgPower Plague? :p
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    The cruddy gunk you come down with after sharing close quarters with 1000 of your closest friends for 2+ days.
     
  10. Aussie_Metalchild

    Aussie_Metalchild Bass player from LORD

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    Ah right! So nothing really unique to any other large crowd event. I promise to leave any dirty Aussie diseases here before I head over :)
     
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    I was not being condescending or snarky, I was just stating that these supplements that claim to reduce the chances of sickness don't actually do that (they were mentioned in both posts in this thread). I know we live in a time of truthiness, magical thinking and the anecdotal fallacy, but I guess correcting A common misconception makes me an asshole. The makers of Emergenc-C lost a class action lawsuit for deceptive advertising for making false claims/misleading people to sell their product without scientific evidence.

    But feel free to buy a rabbit's foot, turn around four times, or burn sage I won't interject. But the great thing about magical thinking is that it is usually impenetrable ;) (that is me being snarky)
     
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    no, make the yanks sick

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    PromisedLand Master of Corgis

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    Vitamin C, however, does help your immune system, as well as making colds and such less severe and with shorter runtimes. Vitamin C is one of the primary ingredients in both preparations. While the overall claims were a little far afield, the concept is not without merit. You could also drink a couple of glasses of orange juice a day to good effect.

    And yeah.. Wash your hands and face whenever possible. Pocket anti-bacs have kept me crud-free in the past.
     
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    THIS!!!! I go overseas once a year for festivals and there are people from all parts of the world...all shaking hands. This past year literally I washed my hands after meeting people constantly. It sure come across insane but I didn't get sick.

    At the Ragnarokkr fest for the past two years everyone was hit hard with ilness after. I sadly was a catalyst for this years. I picked up a bug from a fest a few weeks earlier and sadly it didn't really hit me until that saturday. I still tried to wash hands before shaking hands but it wasn't enough because others also were sick already when they got their.

    For a person like myself who is a germaphobe.....wash your hands non stop when you can and get plenty of rest. I almost always assume now I will get sick when at a festival now.
     
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    Bear Got Shred??

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    I have gotten sick after I returned from PPUSa a few times. Possibly the flights but also possibly there were a few people that were sick at the event itself, which I saw first hand.... Even if Emergen-C or Airborne dont stop or prevent, that certainly cannot hurt. I take the Vitamin C blast weekly anwyays.

    Bear
     
  16. nailz

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    That's alright. I was. Even the Mayo Clinic says Vit C helps reduce length of colds, and I don't see how getting more nutrients and higher quality food into you is a thing anyone needs to dissuade but hey, like, whatever man.
     
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    A pumpkin cupcake counts as a vegetable serving, right? :D

    I've come home with the PP Plague a few times - once it was HORRIBLE. Now I definitely stock up on the Vit. C and take hand-washing to an obsessive level. I also swab down the phone, TV remote, door handles, etc. of the hotel room with disinfectant wipes as soon as I check in.

    I've also gotten a flu shot for the last few years. Not super thrilled with the ingredients (or the low effectiveness %), but I've done it every year since I became an auntie - I'd feel horrible if I passed anything on to my little nephew!
     
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    It does while we're there.

    Also, OO come find me in the courtyard friday and have a cupcake. :)
     
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    All I can say is that I've attended the majority of ProgPowers and I've never been sick from it. Maybe it is because I don't stay out super late afterwards and get a decent amount of sleep.
     
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