Summing it Up...
Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Avoiding Colds and Flu
In the 1852 Farmer's Almanac, there was advice on avoiding fevers: “To avoid fall fevers, eat moderately, drink sparingly, lie not down on the damp earth, nor overheat yourself; but keep your temper, and change your clothes as the weather changes.”
Some modern advice from today's publication may be helpful as well:
The best preventative measure is to simply wash your hands the "right" way—and often.
To relieve a cold, drink plenty of fluids to keep the body hydrated. Hot soups clear nasal passages.
Herbal teas frequently bring relief. Rose hip tea is full of vitamin C.
Lemons, oranges, and apple cider are all considered to be cold remedies.
Eating extra-spicy dishes or foods heavy in garlic may speed recovery as well.
My Mom and I have been drinking fresh squeezed lemon juice with honey and hot water (virgin toddies?) each night to fight scratchy throats and nasal drips. It's delicious!