Friday, October 2, 2009

Flu season is upon us.......

and unfortunately 4 of us in my family have gotten it so far... 2 fairly badly, grandbaby ending up covered in one giant hive (allergic reaction to the virus according to her doctor), myself was just woozy and out of sorts for days... and now another grandbaby has come down with it...

ginger tea and more ginger tea, garlic and onions any way shape or form i say!!! i really have no idea if it helps, but i'm sure that no vampires will come a knocking on my door!!!
i've used a LOT of garlic and onion in anything i cooked.. its suprising how much i used in the last month.. i long since used up any that i'd grown... sighhhh... need a bigger garden!!!!

My one daughter has learned through me and Lades (baby grandbaby's other grandma) that sometimes traditional commercial concoctions aren't as good as old fashioned methods...

a steaming cup of ginger tea with a bit of lemon and tsp of honey are as good or better than most 'fixits' we can get from the store... most viruses aren't fooled by the pretty packaging and promises of what they can do.. most viruses simply run their course... but one can hopefully keep up the immunities in the body, soothe the throat and keep away further bacterial 'ickies'...

when i know i'm coming down with a cold or the flu if i don't already have fresh ginger i promptly go the grocer store and stock up on ginger... i grate or chop finely a pile of ginger( couple of tablespoons), toss it in a pot of boiling water and let it simmer very slowly on the stove... and drink ginger tea either plain, mixed with lemon and honey, or even toss in some black or green tea leaves if i get tired of the taste of ginger .... ginger acts as a cleanser as well, so be careful or you'll be reading old issues of Farmer's Almanac in the outhouse.... errr so to speak....

also very sadly my daughter has a very sick puppy (of nine years)... she was finally diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver... poor thing.. so we've been on the hunt for dietary changes or medications or anything that will hopefully make her life longer and more comfortable..

one such dietary change is a diet that i keep coming across online Sunny's Miracle Diet we are going to try it and hope that her edema and perhaps some toxins will abate.. will let you know how things go.. i also joined an Egroup that is for dogs with liver malfunctions, they aren't vets but are serious pet owners who have lengthened their pets lives with dietary changes... who knows, but at this point there is nothing to lose and all to gain...

so enough of gloom and doom.... remember my 'ginger boy'


i think he's been a naughty boy....
because his nose is growing!!!!

"ginocchio!!

1 comment:

Ruralrose said...

sorry to hear your family's health troubles, especially the liver problem it will consume you both for a while but the liver can heal from the damage of drugs - damn drugs what are they trying to do, kill us off? i found some interesting "non drug" information at curezone.com, i hope you can find some help there too (no i am not affilited with them, i love ginger too, especially for motion sickness, i freeze it whole and just grate off what i need when i need it, have to run . ..