Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Nightmare: The Summer Flu

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I apologize for being M.I.A. lately. So much has been going on!  I'm in Florida right now, I've been trying to cope with school, job hunting and a laundry list of other challenges.  To top it all off, I've been sick with the FLU. Yes, it's ninety degrees outside and I had the flu.  It's been years since I've had the flu and it really did a number on me. I'm glad to report that I am feeling a lot better everyday though.

I try to stay away from over-the-counter medications so, I think that my recovery has been a little more gradual than normal.  I have been drinking a honey and lemon mixture throughout the day.  I also eat fruits rich in antioxidants and vitamin C as much as possible.  My faves are grapefruits, raspberries and blueberries.  Also, some of my mom's homemade soup really helped when I had no appetite.

 I also had some echinacea tea almost every night.  Echinacea is a plant that promotes T-cell activation while it increases the activity of the immune system.  Essentially, it makes your body more ready to fight off illnesses and infection.  This stuff is the truth! I tell anyone I know who is sick or feels like they are getting sick, to pick up some echinacea tea. 

What natural remedies do you have for colds and flus?


  1. echinacea is the best! I normally eat one echinacea cough drop a day starting in the fall to ward off any illnesses. I hope you feel better.

  2. I hope you feel better. Cayenne pepper, honey, lemon and garlic works for me

  3. I hope you feel better. Btw. I nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award :o)


  4. We always use a tablespoon of honey and lime (or lemon) juice. A hot shower with Dr. Bronner's Eucalyptus liquid castile soap also does a heck of a job of clearing up a stuffy head.

    Hope you feel better though! Colds and the flu in the summer heat seem so much worse than in the wintertime.


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