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“The Crud”

November 13th, 2012 2 comments

137: SickiesIt seems to always be going around.

The Crud

It’s like some bad movie horror character that no one really knows how to define. So they give it this broad, sweeping name to strike fear in the noses of all those around.

For the last week, I have been fighting “The Crud.” Allergies turned cold turned annoyance turned “fake you out so you feel good for a day only to feel worse tomorrow” to just being a big snot machine. I hesitate to say I’m over it, but I feel okay today. Blowing my nose every five minutes, but I feel okay.

Yesterday, I ramped up my battle into hyper-drive. I:

— neti pot regularly, using a mixture of saline and Grapefruit Seed Extract Liquid Concentrate drops

— apple cider vinegar and honey mixture multiple times a day

— orange juice with the Grapefruit Seed Extract Liquid Concentrate in it.

— humidifier

— Vitamin C

— Sudafed

— Advil

— Allegra

All of these things in some mixture over the past 36 hours, and I got up today no longer feeling like a truck hit me. I’m still blowing my nose regularly, but I can handle that! As long as I don’t feel bad, I can handle a stuffed nose.

I work tonight. In a bar that allows smoking. I am hoping the exercise I’ll get moving around the bar will more than compensate for the irritant to my sinuses, and I’ll get up tomorrow feeling better as well. Fingers crossed!!!

So, question… what is YOUR approach to fighting “The Crud.”

*For more information on my grape fruit seed extract and apple cider vinegar approach, check out Earth Clinic’s “How to cure a sinus infection” page. I’ve not tried all the rememdies, but I found these two to help me a lot with even the common cold.

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