As I mentioned previously, I have been sick. And today I think I feel the beginnings of a sinus infection. I really don't like to take antibiotics, so I'm doing everything I can to help my body fight off infection. Of course, I don't think all the candy consumption since Halloween has helped at all. Rats.
So here's my game plan. Let's hope it works.
1. Neti pot. Do you know what this is? It is a way of cleansing your nasal passages and comes from the yoga tradition. All I know is that it feels like getting water up your nose. But from past experience, it works.
2. The most disgusting "tea" you will ever drink. I can't remember who told me this concoction, but I turn to it when I need help fighting infection. Squeeze a whole lemon into a large mug (strain out the pulp and seeds). Mince one or two garlic cloves and put in the mug. Add hot water. Sweeten with honey as needed (you'll need a lot!).
Let me tell you, it is really not pleasant to drink. And I'm sure I will scare off anyone within a fifteen foot radius with my garlic smells while I wait in line to vote. But this, too, has helped get well naturally over the years.
If you have any other natural remedies, leave them in the comments. I am SERIOUS about NOT taking antibiotics!
On another note, I can't wait to find out who our next president is going to be! I think it is awesome that so many people are voting today. No matter who wins, we should celebrate that we are free and safe to vote as we choose, and that so many people are choosing to exercise their voting rights this election year. I'm planning on taking the whole family!