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Sick...could use some thoughts!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 01, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Well, there's something going around (Irving, TX) and several people around me are sick. For me, I have the sniffles, and a cough (regularly coughing up phlegm). I wasn't too worried about it, but now I'm on the third week. So, after some thought, I realized that 3 weeks ago was when I started incorporating potatoes back in the diet regularly, BUT, I fry them in Coconut oil, which I don't normally use.

General Thoughts? Advice?

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on November 02, 2011
at 01:00 PM

Yeah they aren't fun to use, but so worth it! I learned the hard way that you can't blow your nose like crazy after using it (and it is extremely tempting), or lay down for a few hours after- my ears got really clogged up from that :(

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on November 02, 2011
at 02:26 AM

It's unconnected to potatoes.

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on November 01, 2011
at 10:38 PM

Neti pots are amazing. I used to get seasonal sinus infections, but I never do anymore with that and gargling hydrogen pyroxide (I find it works better than warm salt water, heh.)

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on November 01, 2011
at 07:50 PM

I just saw this relevant article at [everyday paleo](http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/10/31/7-natural-cold-and-flu-remedies/).

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on November 01, 2011
at 06:59 PM

Ben - the neti-pots are a pretty weird thing to get used to for sure, but they give me so much relief now when I have a head cold - definitely worth getting past the uncomfortable feeling!

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on November 01, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I tried a neti pot once...It made me fairly uncomfortable :-) Might be worth another shot though!

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on November 01, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I'm also thinking coincidence. Do you use a neti pot? I've found it to be really helpful during cold & flu season!

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on November 01, 2011
at 06:59 PM

Ben - the neti-pots are a pretty weird thing to get used to for sure, but they give me so much relief now when I have a head cold - definitely worth getting past the uncomfortable feeling!

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

(480)

on November 01, 2011
at 10:38 PM

Neti pots are amazing. I used to get seasonal sinus infections, but I never do anymore with that and gargling hydrogen pyroxide (I find it works better than warm salt water, heh.)

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on November 01, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I tried a neti pot once...It made me fairly uncomfortable :-) Might be worth another shot though!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on November 02, 2011
at 01:00 PM

Yeah they aren't fun to use, but so worth it! I learned the hard way that you can't blow your nose like crazy after using it (and it is extremely tempting), or lay down for a few hours after- my ears got really clogged up from that :(

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 01, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Well, others may disagree but I crave citrus when I'm sick and it always seems to help. My taste changes, though, because when healthy I prefer grapefruit but when sick I prefer a sweet orange. I also like ginger drinks if my stomach is unhappy. I also like bland foods such as a sweet potato with butter or a banana.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 01, 2011
at 07:50 PM

I just saw this relevant article at [everyday paleo](http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/10/31/7-natural-cold-and-flu-remedies/).

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on November 01, 2011
at 06:47 PM

Its probably just a coincidence, there is no mechanism for potatoes and coconut oil to give you the sniffles or a cough as far as I know.

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on November 01, 2011
at 10:31 PM

Likely just a coincidence, but perhaps cut them out again and see if that helps?? I find self-experimentation is the only way to figure this type of stuff out. Good luck...and feel better!

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