Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Taking My Own Medicine
Well, it seems the whole family has come down with the cold. We have experimented with the different remedies I wrote about here and have been impressed with the pickled garlic. It seems to have lessened the severity of the cold so far. Another remedy we have added is peppermint essential oil. A few drops on the tongue and it clears the sinuses. This helped us sleep for awhile. After this year's illness, my recommendation is to eat fermented vegetables (sauerkraut, garlic, cucumbers....) every day throughout the year to keep the good bacteria established in your body. I think this helps the immune system fight the colds and flu.