Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This is the Cough that Never Ends...

...Yes it goes on and on my friends.  Sound familiar?  My personal adaptation of the [annoying] childhood song, "The Song that Never Ends".   In my case however, it is the cough that never ends.  We are going on a month and a half with this annoying, hacking cough.  I just can't shake it and even the doctor has said I just need to let it run its course.  Ugh.

This is the downside to having children in school full-time.  They sit in an incubus of disease six and a half hours a day, five days a week.  It's inevitable that they will catch one of the many viruses going around and bring it home to share with the rest of the family.  Luckily, this forces our immune systems to get nice a strong.

The only saving grace about this never ending cough, is that Pickle hasn't become ill.  The other four of us have all had this nasty, lingering cough; but, she has remained healthy (knock on wood).

For those of you looking for natural immunity boosters, this was recommended to me by my Naturopathic Doctor:

Add 1 wedge of lemon, 1 tsp honey and 2 dashes cayenne pepper to 1 cup hot water and drink every morning.

You can't even taste the pepper and it works.  I get far fewer colds than I did before starting this regime.

Cheers, and here's hoping you stay healthy for the rest of the season.

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