Down with the sickness? Read this

I would like to begin this post by acknowledging my rather witty title. I hope you all can appreciate my efforts to make illness humourous.

Anyways, my fiancé, Blaine, fell ill with a nasty chest infection last week. It isn’t COVID-19, so please don’t jump to any conclusions.

Sure enough, Blaine passed this gem of a bug onto me, and let me tell you, it’s a shit-kicking one. I was in bed for a couple of days, and I still haven’t been released from its germy embrace.

I thought I would offer up some of my own remedies for colds and viruses that I’ve benefitted from over the years. I can’t guarantee these tips will work for you, and if you’re uncertain about the severity of your illness, be sure to consult a physician.

Arguably the most important thing to do when it comes to recuperating from a bug is to get plenty of rest. In the past, I’ve resisted this mindset in hopes of accomplishing things throughout a given day that I normally do, only to have it backfire. Rest is pivotal when in the equation of recovering from a cold or a virus, and it is important to resist the urge to be a busy body if your body is begging you to do the opposite.

Secondly, take oregano oil. This stuff is amazing in terms of reducing the severity of symptoms of a cold, and also as a preventative measure. You can find oregano oil in a health food store, and also online.

Third, drink plenty of fluids. This isn’t always so easy when we are ill, but if you have to, force yourself to guzzle back water, and/or orange juice. Consuming a lot of fluids is an effective way of flushing the body of toxins.

Also, take a hot bath or shower. The steam that is produced as a result can really help with congestion. Wash your hands frequently as well to avoid passing your plague onto someone else.

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