You were under the weather
...so sorry to hear that. This topic does as much stirring as alcohol in cooking sometimes. Some say, get the flu shot. Sounds like a quick cure, doesn't it? I don't do the flu shot cuz anyone I've ever known to get the shot...ends up getting the flu ###...don't that quick cure work just ducky?
####. As much as possible, I try to keep my immune system strong when I'm well, and when I do feel a little something coming on, I try to nip it in the bud so-to-speak. Foods that help to do this are onions&garlic, cayenne pepper, and lots of citrus fruit. If me or someone in my household starts chirping about not feeling well, it's spaghetti night...I make my own sauce and make sure certain ingredients are in the sauce. As a result, we don't have "sick house" very darn often. Some of those strains of illness tend to come on stronger than others, so, sometimes...someone is down for the count for a day or two. Stomach ailments? Ginger, like maybe ginger ale. Diahrea...think for a second, what foods cause constipation? How about cheese? Or, how about if you are constipated? Coconut is a natural laxative. It's interesting how much of this stuff I learned when I was pregnant. Got stiffened muscles, all knotted up...you can buy an over the counter pill ###, a drug
, or...visit your local health food store, and, mussels ### in the ####, you can buy this in a compressed caplet form, and this will relieve tensed up muscles. God as we understand Him
has provided us with all of these natural remedies. It's the pharmaceutical companies that gain when we get sick. Got a headache? Take a pill. Got an upset stomach...take a pill. Now, don't get me wrong, there are, indeed, legitimate illnesses for which we might require medications...but for your every day "run of the mill" bugs...we as a society have been bombarded with advertising ### Dallas, I know that's your source of ####, that suggests to us that if we take Nytol, or Dayquil or whatever...we're going to be out there skipping down the sidewalk ###, that analagy in itself should give us a pretty good indication of some of the "side effects"..which are minimal
...so what if you're a little insane for a little while, right
There was one of those stubborn viruses going around last winter, my better half was one of those who got hit with it. He goes to the Dr., gets some antibiotics and was told to take them, and this virus will run its course in about 6 weeks. Okay. Had a friend ### of #### who also got hit with this virus. She goes to the Dr., Dr., says he'll give her a prescription for antibiotics, well, this don't sit too good with her, so she asks him how long it would take to get over this with the antibiotics. He says this strain takes about 6 weeks to get rid of. So, she asks how long would it take if she didn't take the antibiotics. The Dr., was truthful and forthright and said that with or without the antibiotics, this bug takes about 6 weeks to get rid of. So...the perception
then is??? What? Person goes to the Dr., expecting
to get a pill to make them feel better? What? By the way, our friend in the program walked away from the Dr.'s office without the antibiotics. We can strengthen our resistance to the sun/sunburns by eating more yellow and orange vegetables.
The information that we as alcoholics seek is out there. Sleep is the best way to get well sooner, it's while we sleep that our bodies can fight off what ever is attacking it. This is just from my own personal experience and perspective.
Stay healthy and be good to yourselves,