But we have power in being human. Our bodies are remarkable machines that are always at the ready to provide an attack on nasty bugs and invaders. The trouble is that these bodies of ours can fall short sometimes and just not quite make the cut, in which case we get sick.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we call this winter sickness a “wind-cold.” One of the ancient Chinese doctors coined the phrase, “The wind is the chief of the one hundred diseases,” which turns out to be quite a literal statement in fact. A big way bugs and viruses travel to our mucus membranes and tissues is via the air, and the wind certainly doesn’t help that fact. One of the most important things we can do to defend ourselves against invading pathogens is to stay warm and as underexposed as possible. Scarves are essential (yes, even light ones in the warmer months) to keeping us protected.