It’s that time of year where if you don’t have the sniffles, someone you know does – and you’re avoiding them like the plague. Each of us has a little secret up our sleeve, on standby for if we ever do come down with a cold to make us feel better and get back up and running.
I ripped out an article in Rachael Ray Magazine (November 2011) talking about our symptom ‘crushers’ and asking “The Doctors” (a show I had never heard about before) whether or not they work.
The first one was sleeping on onions. Ew. And you guessed it, no. Sleeping on onions wont cure anyone of anything. Then someone asked about Vicks VaporRub on your feet, and once again the doctor shot it down. I hadn’t heard of either of these personally. Isn’t VaporRub for your chest? (The quote does go to say that it can cause irritation in small children so keep that in mind if you are a parent).
Neti Pots, chicken soup, and echinacea are also discussed, along with my favorite cold and flu fighting tool (along with a proven effective general stubbornness to admit I’m ill) hot tea.
Tea and honey. I swear by it. Whether it just be because the moment I get a sniffle I stop drinking crap (pepsi max) and start downing natural tea and honey, thus getting some goodness in me or if there really is some illness curing flu fighting benefit to the hot drink, it doesn’t really matter. It just works.
These cookies aren’t really going to ward off any cold or flu, but packed with the healthiness that they are, it certainly can’t hurt to munch on a few if you aren’t feeling 100%.
Do you have family remedy, long time trick or anything that you have to have to make you feel better when you start to get a little under the weather?
Go and check out all of the other holiday goodies being shared in this weeks 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies link up!