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lack of posting this week

woke up wednesday morning with a burning sore throat and feeling like some yukkie virus had found its way into my system.

it's only gotten worse in the past few days.

others in the newsroom (and probably elsewhere) have the same symptoms ... sore throat, really tired, slight fever, congestion, general blah.

i've been trying to get to bed as soon as i get home.

am taking these really powerful garlic tablets that are supposed to be odorless, but i've proven that to be wrong. my body chemistry doesn't jive with the "lack of odor." ask those who have live/work near me. it's not fun for them.

also, am taking lots of vitamin C, A, a multivitamin and lysine (an amino acid).


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Sep. 20th, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
Eek, hope you're feeling better by now.

I don't know about garlic tablets, but eating parsley with garlic neutralizes the sulfrous elements pretty well. (I eat raw garlic rather often, and *always* do when I think I'm getting sick.)
Sep. 21st, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
thanks, sckot, for the positive thoughts.

i'm not feeling better ... actually feeling worse ... thought i was getting better .... so stopped taking all the vitamins and garlic.

am back to takin' em all ... not enough garlic ... which, of course, blasts everyone outta the place ... except moí.

glad to know you're a big fan of garlic for better health. it does seem to keep illness (congestion mainly) from getting too outta control.

hey, mr. f and i met a dude named, Scott, tonight ... and he eats a ton of raw garlic for health ... made me think of you. could this be sckot? but one never knows. :)
Sep. 21st, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
I haven't really left the house today, except for work. I've been cooking and working on an essay for most of the day and night. So, nope, not me.

Did I mention that my old roommate bought me an "El Ajo Macho" (the Mighty Garlic) votive candle while she was in Chicago? It has a little prayer on it, asking the mighty garlic to protect one from one's enemies and such. My roommates were lighting their cigarettes with it when the power went out.

Another thing I eat when I'm sick is miso soup with about a head's worth of cloves of garlic simmered in it. In part for the health benefits, in part because I can't taste much else. Still, simmering the garlic at length (generally whole) does tend to temper the allicin (antibacterial chemical)'s bitterness, instead producing a very deep, earthy soup.
Sep. 21st, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
oh, boy. an "El Ajo Macho."

sounds like it's supposed to ward off vampires.

lighting cigarettes with it ... too much ... if the votive produces a garlic scent, than the two scents together must be quite something.

yeah, miso is great. Gaia has great miso soup, though i try to purchase my own ... it tends to expire before i can use it. it's fun to add stuff to it -- never tried garlic -- but was thinking of how Gaia makes their own ... scallions, tofu cubes, et. al. Knowing Gaia, there's garlic in it. They seem to put garlic in everything, which means i've been known to have intense dragon breathe.

hey, hope your weekend was fun.
Oct. 2nd, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
Why is your miso soup expiring? Are you getting ready made packets, or something similar?

(and yes, I am in a burst of replying to old lj comments, now that my computer and network are happy)
Sep. 26th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
btw: ate a handful of parsley and its sprigs and the next day my breathe wasn't as bad ... but not great.

so we know the parsley does something. maybe i need to eat more of it.
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