Sunday, October 18, 2015

Got a head cold?

With this sudden change in weather from a hot and humid summer to a cool fall, how many of you have a sore throat? A cough? Congestion?

Interesting that a newly arrived Armenian man from Aleppo had the same answer that my dad and mom always had when such afflictions struck:  Boil lemon juice with the whole lemon rind in water.  Drink, drink, drink.  Gargle with salt.

My secret?  Drink non-stop -- gingerale and hot and sour soup. apple juice and water.  Any liquid that you like, but drink, so that you have to pee every half hour.  Yes.  Liquids, rest and exercise . . . exercise, that is, from your bed to the bathroom!


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