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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

how to have the flu and be plastic free too!

I have been sick the past few days, with a headache, blocked ear and a cough that keeps me up during the night.
I usually say "no" to drugs...even mild ones for headaches! this is what I did:

I start and end the day with a steam inhaler- pour steaming hot water into a bowl with a few drops of eucalyptus oil, cover your head with a towel and inhale(about 10mins)

Then a ginger and orange juice- I do not have a juicer, so I squeeze some oranges and grate fresh ginger into it!

For some tea I made ginger, lemon and honey tea- this recipe is from my friend emma(over at souzou!) slice some ginger and lemon into a tea pot. Infuse with boiled water and then stir in a spoonful of honey. I use Manuka or Buckwheat honey when I am feeling a little sick(they have extra active medicinal qualities!)

(visuals are a bit repetitive, slideshow images?! but the info is good to listen to)

Lots of fresh fruit, vegies and rest!

It has made me think of how we need to listen to our bodies. This headache, blocked ear and cough, was meant for me to feel, in order to slow down rather than to drug it up so I can keep going...(I am speaking of the minor pains in life...the bearable pains, don't quote me for the huge mind blowing pains!)

I feel much better now, I am on the home run and survived plastic free! 

p.s. two days ago, (when I thought I was better?!) I went for a run and saw some sad things in my neighbourhood....if this is 1 street in Sydney, I would hate to think of the rest of the world??


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  2. Ooops, sorry, last post was me - hadn't signed out of the last account.

    Hope you feel better soon. The orange juice sounds yum. I like squeezing my own juice but that extra ginger kick sounds good. Mmmmm. I tried the Lindt dark choc and ginger mix last weekend. Mmmmmm, double mmmmm.

  3. Thank you!
    ginger is amazing in everything and anything!