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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I've Tried Everything

I truly want to believe that my body will heal itself. I have been trying my best to steer clear of antibiotics unless I really need them. My grandfather is going to be 99 this year and has probably not ever taken antibiotics. He has certainly had his share of colds and the like but he restores his health the old-fashioned way. His remedy? Bufferin, tea and sleep.

Since last Monday, I've been battling this rotten flu. I have drunk all sorts of teas sweetened with gobs of honey. Homemade ginger tea with lemon, Lemongrass tea, Peppermint tea, Biga Deep Defense Tea. I have sipped soups and steamed myself with eucalyptus. I subsist on a diet of mainly vegetables and no sweets. In fact I am rarely hungry and often thirsty.

I have humidfied and detoxified and still I ache and cannot talk without coughing. My head is full of icky phlegm. It seemed time to finally buy a Neti-pot. It has to be the way to clear my body of impurities.

In case you don't know much about them, you will find this video especially enlightening..I surely did! (Warning, the ending contains VULGAR language)

I have used mine twice, water only. Surely an odd sensation but will it help? I can only hope. Meanwhile, Izzy is itching to use it and we may just make an attempt shortly. Meanwhile, if there are any remedies I may have left out or should use, let me know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about some strong garlic broth? I forgto to recommend that one. Or truyl the best is it you can stomach it raw. Nature's best antibiotic.

I've always wanted to try the pot. We will have to talk about it.