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I am very disappointed to admit this, but it has come time for me to admit the truth: I have a cold. It is not allergies, it is a sneezing, stuffed up cold.
This will be a short post because, frankly, I feel like crap. I refuse to take medicine for it, because I have obviously put my body through enough crap and it doesn’t deserve any more. Instead I will drink a berry-licious smoothie and many, many healthy teas filled with Echinacea and other healthy herbs, vitamins and essentially healthy ingredients.
I am JUST starting an Amazon Store for products I use and refer to here on Choose to Cook, and if you are interested in the exact teas that I currently have in my cupboard I have them listed in the “Health & Wellness” section. (Please note, that link is an affiliate link and if you purchase through that link I will receive a small percentage however, it will not in any way affect the price you pay.)
I wish you good health and a cold free weekend!
** UPDATE **
I wanted to share a follow up. That Friday night was rather gross in my home, as it was filled with an unusual level of nose blowing. I also developed quite the fever. I kept drinking tea and went to bed early. Until Friday afternoon I would have classified my cold as a 2 out of 10 on a level of sickness (ALLERGIES) but that night I would say it elevated to a 7 out of 10 as far as colds go. By Saturday morning, however, I was all the way back down to a 2!
I believe that the combination of extra vitamins in my diet over the week, the healthy essentials in the teas, and a great night’s rest helped to bring me back to myself. I also believe that by NOT taking any medicine to relieve my symptoms I did develop a fever but – in my NOT A DOCTOR opinion – that was my body’s way of burning off the offending virus. People don’t develop fevers for no reason. Fevers are your body’s response to an attack on the immune system and it is a way of healing. If I hadn’t let that fever happen, if I had taken some form of acetaminophen, ibuprofen or other over-the-counter drug, I truly believe I would still be sick today.
Again, I am NOT A DOCTOR and I am not giving you any advice on whether or not to take medicine now or ever, but in my opinion, my health is better off without it under the current circumstances.