Thursday, September 23, 2010

That's Sick!

So, I think I'm sick. It's one of those colds that lingers deep and your chest and makes it hard to breath sometimes. I have the sinus headache, but fortunately not the drippy nose that comes with it (shocking, I know). I really do think I'm getting better, and I think it would be worse if I didn't follow these tips I have developed.

So I will share them:

1) Water
Every morning I roll out of bed, which I know is really hard, but the world waits for no one, and I go to the water cooler and pour myself a medium glass of water. I find this helps my throat so much. I really hate drinking water that early but it does the trick. 
Next, throughout the day I try to drink as much water as humanly possible. I heard somewhere (old wife maybe) that drinking lots of fluids help, but I think water is key. It has some magic curing power over me that always seems to make me feel better even if initially I'm repulsed by the thought of it.

2) Strange weird potion I've developed: Alright, so don't be put off by the strange weird title. It actually doesn't taste that bad (I know, I know that's what they all say).  First I start off with a pack of this:
It's called Emergen-C and it's sold in health food stores around the city. It is a crystalized drink mix that contains Alka-Seltzer and alot of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps with immune support which helps me get over my cold faster. They come in tons of yummy flavours like Raspberry and tangerine. The product also helps with hangovers but that's a whole other post in itself.
The second thing I add is called Greens+
I usually use about a table spoon or more. This comes in flavors, as well as sometimes I take it with a multivitamin included. This stuff tastes kind of gross, but it works well and packs a lot of stuff in just a little scoop. I try to have this every day even when I'm not sick.
The third and final thing I include is called oil of oregano
It's pretty expensive, for example a small bottle can cost you anywhere between $30 to $40, but it lasts a long time. This stuff is the secret to my potion. One year I took this everyday and not once did I get sick. It was a miracle! I know, I know I sound like one of those crazy testimonial people but I swear this stuff works. I don't know why but it just does. Also, you thought the stuff before tasted bad well this stuff is 100% worse. Don't take it unless you mix it really well into a drink like juice. DON'T put it in your mouth on it's own. 

So I start off with my packet of Emergen-C, then ad in a table spoon or so of Greens+, then I add in whatever juice I happen to have at the time and fill up a large glass to the top. Don't use water and definitely don't use milk (*gag*). Then I put in about three drops of oil of oregano and I mix it throughly and down the hatch it goes. I try to chug it as fast as I can without breathing just to avoid the taste. I mean the taste isn't that bad, but it also isn't good. You can find all these products at a local food store but check your doctor before you do anything. I find this stuff works for me but it's always good to do your own research and see what works for you.

3) Subway and Soup:
Okay, Subway makes me feel good no matter how sick (or not sick) I am. I don't know why it just makes my tummy and my taste buds feel good. Soup, goes without saying. I feel soup doesn't even need an explanation. It's just a must. Always.

4) SLEEP: 
This is the most essential key to not getting sick and getting better. All you need is a good nights rest and things will start looking up. Trust me, now if only I could practice what I preach.

Remember, even if you're sick it might feel like it, but it's not the end of the world. 


  1. The only thing better than sleep is writing about it.