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How to Avoid Rising Medicine Prices

By Genevieve Cunningham

It’s no secret that the cost of medication is rising rapidly. The skyrocketing prices have been all over the news, and most likely, all over your bank statement. The most frustrating part seems to be that there is little we can do to help the situation. In most cases, we either pay the prices or stay sick. But because the prices keep climbing, perhaps it’s time to take some matters into our own hands. To avoid the ridiculous costs, take a look at these natural ways to stay well and beat illness.

Drink More Water

Water is your life source. Without water, you can’t live. And yet so many of us don’t get enough on a daily basis. Dehydration can cause dry skin, bad breath, headaches, achy muscles, and a weak immune system. Do your best to get the recommended amount (or more!) of water every day. This boosts your overall health, helps to flush out germs and illness, and boosts your overall mental and physical well-being.

Take Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the immune boosting vitamin. It is known for its ability to help your immune system fight off germs and foreign invaders. To get more, eat more citrus fruits (such as oranges, pineapple, grapefruit, etc.) and add some dark leafy greens to the mix. You can also take a supplement if necessary. These supplements can be found at most pharmacies or grocery stores, and may even claim the immune boosting benefits on the box or container.

Practice Good Hygiene

Most of us probably believe that we have decent hygiene, but being diligent about avoiding germs can help you stay healthier. Wash your hands often, especially after touching things such as door knobs, handles, purse straps, or shopping carts. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and then wash your hands as soon as you can. Avoid people who you already know are sick, and wipe down surfaces in your home to get rid of excessive germs. It might feel like a lot at first, but as the instances of illness grow smaller and you begin to feel better and better, you’ll likely keep some of these habits as a part of your normal routine.

While it’s almost impossible to eliminate all sickness and medication from your life, it’s definitely possible to lower the severity and frequency. Use these precautions and tips as a guide. With some diligence and preparation, you might boost your health, skip the medication, and feel better than ever.

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