Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm in bed:(

Happy Thursday everyone!

I got the most exciting news at 2AM this morning! My best friend in the whole world gave birth to a baby girl! She is the closest person to a sister I have..so I get to be called aunty! Wahoo! Her beautiful girl is named Charlee..love it! Congrats to kylee and Jason..hope to see your beautiful girl soon!

Hope you all are having a fantastic week. My week has been busy but the last few days have slowed down drastically as I have a cold. This bug hit me like a sack of bricks. I was feeling a bit off Tuesday afternoon and by 8pm I was half way through the Kleenex and my head felt like it was going to pop! I know why I got sick...my diet changed. Since being at the coast we have eaten out every day..no joke. So, my huge salads and quinoa with steamed squash were not happening. I was eating vegetarian but crappy, non-vegetarian restaurant vegetarian , if you get my gist! I also wasn't taken my supplements that I usually take daily so my system was pretty vulnerable. I am forever amazed at how quickly the body responds to food, good or bad!

So yes, I'm supposed to be doing a million things this week (including working) and that has all but halted in its tracks. Thank goodness the hubby is feeling good so he can do the running around for me. I have yet to make it to my favorite foodie stores down here to stock up on some eats that I don't have in Nelson...boo! Yet, there is a bonus to my sickness, I've had a chance to listen to a lot of the WISH interviews. They have all been awesome and I've already bookmarked a few new people that I never knew. Today's topic is about $$$$$ so if you need some help in that department head on over to their site and have a listen. I mean who couldn't better their relationship with money?

I wish I could say that I caught up on all the blogs too but the brain can only take in a few lines and then the fog rolls in. I hit up a few today but there are a lot I know I've missed...there's always tomorrow!

So as I'm sitting here in bed on this beautiful day ...sigh... and I thought I would tell you how I'm tackling this cold.


  • I'm cutting out the crappy eats - I have been eating more salads with garlic and cayenne pepper (ya the fam is so loving me right now:), citrus fruits, and nuts and seeds. I know those veggie burgers and stirfry's I had were OK but not nutritionally supportive enough. I had Whole Food Energy Bar too...yum!
  • I'm drinking ginger tea - It has an array of benefits from killing off viruses to increasing circulation , and increasing sweating.
  • I'm taking Organic Oregano Oil- The phenols in the oregano oil called carvacrol and thymol are the main constituents that provide antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasistic properties.
  • I'm taking a tincture of echinachea, Astragalus, and Reishi - A crazy powerful immune boosting concoction.


So there you have it! That's my protocol for this cold. What is your method of attack? I hope that tomorrow I'll be able to go to work and get some things done.

Have a great rest of your day!

4 comments:

HiHoRosie said...

Congrats on becoming an "aunty!" So much fun! But bummer about the nasty cold. Hope you're well soon. At least you know how to take care of yourself with the cayenne, tea and holistic methods. Sounds like you'll be back on your feet in no time! Take care!

Melissa said...

Hey Heidi! Thanks and I'm super excited to be an aunty:)I think it does take a bit longer to go the natural route but I feel better in doing so!

bitt of raw said...

hope you feel better soon. colds are the worst. rest is the #1 best thing you can do.

i usually take herbs, vitamins, and pump juices and smoothies. oh and tea.

if i'm stuffed up i use a neti pot.

bitt of raw said...

oh and congrats on the baby!