Snuffle snuffle. When colds and flues set in and we employ our favorite home remedies. Everyone knows the wisdom of drinking lots of fluids when ill. Eating fluids proves to be a smart therapy too.
When ill we want the body to devote its energy to healing. Avoid heavy fat and protein foods like dairy and meat and stick with broths, soups, juices and teas. Some people find the time of illness shortened if they partially fast for a day or two, taking in only liquids.
My mom kind of got the idea and bundled me in on the living room couch with a TV tray sporting a bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup and a tumbler of 7-up. Like I said – she kind of got the idea. (more…)