Gesundheit

I haven’t been as active on the blog this week, because I am not feeling so great. My throat feels like carpet and I have a head that feels like there are woodpeckers hammering against my third-eye.

When I used to get sick back in the day, I used to eat instant noodles, Farley’s rusks, drink Ribena and take over-the-counter drugs. I’d lose weight, but feel weak and terrible and with my autoimmunity it would take me the longest time to recover.

Since then I’ve learnt other alternatives to nourish myself whilst sneezing away, at some point I will create my own version of Ribena (it can’t be hard, I’m thinking beetroot juice and berries). Given that it is “cold season” I wanted to write a quick note to you sharing some of my fixes, which help me to feel a lot better without reaching for the pills. You can try these out even if you don’t have cold and flu symptoms to boost your immunity and keep sniffles at bay throughout winter.

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Ways I Try To Banish Cold & Flu

  • I start by adding ginger and star anise to my morning cup of hot water and lemon.
  • Shots! I love shots of wheatgrass, with filtered water and a few drops of chlorophyll (1tbsp wheatgrass powder, with a shot glass of filtered water and a tincture of chlorophyll as well as ginger shots. Just blend a chunk of ginger with the fruit and juice of a lemon, add some cinnamon, cayenne pepper, turmeric and raw honey (or maple syrup) to it!
  • Green juices and green smoothies.
  • I eat poached or boiled eggs, or my avocados on toast and have grapefruit and my other favourite cold busting foods are Khow Suey, the mushroom soup I posted last week and dhal/dal/daal.
  • I drink lots of herbal teas, especially green tea.
  • Exercise such as gentle Pilates and restorative yoga.
  • Taking hot baths with Epsom salts and soothing bath oils.

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2 Comments on Gesundheit

  1. Saadullah Khan
    January 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Dude, sorry to hear that you are down :( Hope you feel better soon.

    Sounds like you have all the right remedies, although sometimes all you need is a hug. Or just Ahmed, he was great in Ometepe while I thought I had chikungaya!

    Side note: nothing comes close to Ribena! I’m going to blame this momentary lapse of reason on your ailment.

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    • Sahar Aman
      January 16, 2015 at 8:23 pm (2 years ago)

      Well hello there, this totally brought a smile to my face especially the Ribena comment, wait until you come back, lets try to make it? I know you are beet juice lover! For sure Ahmed is totally pampering in me and trying to make me eat his throat paste. Hope you are well!

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