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Under the weather

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The past two weeks I’ve found myself completely under the weather; strep throat combined with a nasty flu that just won’t go away. So here I sit this morning, achy, stuffed up and slightly cranky because there’s so much work to do, so many ideas going on and no cable to just veg out in front of. Look at that crank – I don’t do sick charmingly!

However, I’m trying to find a way to just relax and rest so that this flu, which is going on week two, will go away. In between napping I’ve been looking for some natural remedies to help me try to recover faster and here’s what I’ve found:

– Gluten Free Girl has a great post for getting better – especially if you have Celiac disease. I was given medicine that had gluten in it which made the whole things worse. Taught me to ask, ask, and ask some more about gluten.

– Martha Stewart has a great article on how to take homeopathic medicines

– Web MD’s article on natural ways to fight the flu.

– I have no appetite so for me, it’s lots of Leek Soup which is easy to make, a great drink, and a diuretic to help flush stuff out. If you’re into traditional chicken soup, try this recipe from the Gluten Free Girl.



  1. MonicaNo Gravatar
    March 26, 2007 / 10:37 PM

    I just recently discovered your blog. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Have you ever seen Jane Brockett’s blog at Yarnstorm.com? I thought you would like it.

  2. March 27, 2007 / 12:43 AM

    I swear by airborne, a vitamin tablet filled with vitamin c and chinese herbs…it used to just be sold in natural food markets, but it’s everywhere now. They say to take it at the onset of feeling sick, but I take it while i’m sick too. I think it makes me better faster.

  3. alexNo Gravatar
    March 27, 2007 / 1:06 AM

    I’d forgotten about Airborne because I thought it had gluten in it – but just read that it doesn’t. Perhaps I’ll add that. Can’t hurt!

  4. March 27, 2007 / 4:27 AM

    You have a lovey blog. I love the images of Denmark! I hope this finds you feeling a little bit better. Thank you for beautiful images. 🙂