So it looks like I'm getting the second cold/flu/whatever since I started paleo in Jan 2010. Last summer's bout knocked me on my ass.
What's weird is that even though I'm in the best health of most of my adult life now, I hardly ever got sick. Last time was around 2005, until last summer. Now it's hitting me again, pretty much the same thing: sore throat, coughing up glop, sinus pain.
Not a question I guess, just more of a "WTF?"
I am taking my traditional (to me) remedy of Campari and grapefruit juice (yeah, fructose; I'll live), extra vitamins C & D, and zinc. Maybe I'll force down some coconut oil later. I read about bone broth in the archives but I'm not making that in this heat!
Summer colds are the worst...
asked byForty2 (2269)
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on July 12, 2011
at 11:01 PM
For the summer colds - i head to my local thai restaurant (which is really like the restaurants in thailand - open kitchen with a gorgeous girl serving and an older lady cooking) I order some Tom Yum Goong(hot and sour prawn) extra spicy. I take it home and eat it all while flowing snot and sneezing - curl up and read a couple of pages of my book and sleep. I'm usually right as rain in the morning - something about all the spice, ginger, garlic and lemongrass just fixes me up - and I get it at a restaurant in the summer because if I cooked it in my house the heat would be unbearable (from simmering everything on the stove). I'm sure they add some not awesome ingredients (probably sugar in their fish sauce) - but it works, so I'll take the trade-off
Hope you feel better soon!!