To avoid insomnia and enjoy a good night's sleep you should eat a ripe banana at bedtime and the ripper the banana the better. Bananas contain tryptophan which is a calming agent. Eat the banana with a glass of warm milk for an increased calming effect.

One of the reasons for a good night's sleep is heat loss from your body and is known as vasodilation. You can help your body lose heat by placing a hot water bottle near your feet and keeping the window open for ventilation. This helps the heat loss process.

Getting the flu virus can sometimes be unavoidable but you can help get rid of the flu quicker and speed up recovery time.

During the first 2 days of the flu eat plenty of citrus fruits like lemons, oranges and limes. These citrus fruits remove the flu toxins and help your digestion system too. You can also eat apples, blackberries, dates and grapes. On day 3 you should eat light meals that contain cinnamon, garlic, mint and parsley as they all help your digestive system. Many many Mediterranean dishes contain these herbs. Try also to eat plenty of cage, leeks, onions, celery and carrots.

You must avoid dairy products, sweet fatty foods, bread and potatoes as these foods increases the formation of mucus, which leads to added congestion to your throat, nose and lungs. Drinking plenty of fluids often will also help in flushing the flu virus out of your system.

Obviously preventing the chances of catching the flu virus is the best cure. House dust can trap germs and encourage colds and flu in your family. Get rid of house dust by using a vacuum cleaner with a soft attachment. Using a duster and polish will simply spread the dust in the air and settle somewhere else.