Well, school is in full swing, the leaves are beginning to fall, the weather has not quite decided to turn cool on a regular basis, allergy season is here and yes, it’s time for the dreaded bug…the nasty, cruddy, miserably cold season has arrived. It started with one teenager, then another, then even my visiting California adult son caught it; doctors offices are full of families showing up with strep throat, sinus infections and “a virus” that has gone rampart from school to home to the office. But, I, being Super Woman would be immune to this nasty crud because I eat well, drink plenty of fluids and take my vitamins…or so I thought! But lo and behold, I got hit, and hit hard, and therefore reached out to my friends for advice on how to beat this “bug” and bounce back.
So, here’s what all you brilliant Friends on Facebook had to say to help ease my pain and comfort my ills:
Debbie HZ says: “Neti pot several times a day and drinking lots of water to thin mucus. Neti pot and warm mildly saline water will preclude the need for any decongestants. Additionally you know you need to eat good clean foods that support and boost immune system.”
Holly WB: “Rave Sara essential oil put on a cotton ball and inhale several times an hour. It has antiviral Pelletier and dries up mucous membranes. Also a fan of the hot toddy!” (Oh, Holly, love the idea of the hot toddy!)
Robin M: You know about Vitamin C and Zinc! Taking them at first signs gets rid of them fast. Now try Evening Primrose Too. (Cold Pressed, Standardized; (1g. 1,000 mg)).
Rebecca GC: Neti pot, Echinacea and gelsemium.
Thanks to all for you for your suggestions and advice. I’m off to the store to buy all these essential remedies so next time, I’ll be ready. Heed my advice and stock up. Prepare and fight the crud!