Struck Sick

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The title, Struck Sick, in white over a background of tea, honey, and ginger.

Despite my best efforts to take care of myself, my go-go-go lifestyle has caught up with me. Even on the heels of a Life Balance workshop that I attended yesterday, I got sick today.

A white kettle, ginger, honey, tea and a glass mug.

I have a terrible habit of saying yes to doing as much as I humanly think possible. I work days, I work nights, I get up early to run and meditate. If I think there’s something else I can or should be doing, well, then I do that as well.

This kind of lifestyle is not sustainable, but it’s a difficult habit to break! For now, I will just focus on getting better.

That’s why I whipped up my favourite cold busting tea.

It’s stupidly simple really. Which is what I need when I’m feeling sick as I barely get out of bed the whole day. The tea that I got is from Mighty Leaf, their “Organic Detox Infusion” blend. It has burdock root, peppermint leaves, dandelion root, licorice, spearmint, basil, and red clover. I add some slices of ginger, and local honey.

A cup of tea, ginger, and honey.

If I’m using a sweetener in my tea, then local honey is a great choice. Honey is antibacterial. Studies have shown that it can kill dozens of trains of bacteria. It can soothe coughs. And local honey is the best choice because it exposes your body to trace amounts of the pollen in your environment. This allows your body to produce antibodies to the pollen and be better prepared for the onslaught of allergies in the spring time.

a mug, ginger and tea, with a rose gold spoon on the side.

This is about all I can write for now. I’m sure this post is clunky and filled with spelling mistakes, and for that I am truly sorry. But I have to get back to getting better now.

a mug, ginger and tea, with a rose gold spoon on the side.

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Linny · November 9, 2018 at 7:07 pm

Get well soon Donna.
I learned onion skins are great for boosting immunity!! Giving that a try too. Gave some to your Dad (with a touch of local honey). He seemed to get better soon after. Could be something else to delve into!! Xoxo · November 11, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I’ll have to try that, thanks for the tip Lin!

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