So I got the flu and NO, I did not get the flu shot. Hmmm, maybe I should have…?
There are so many pros and cons about the flu shot. There is the medical industry’s take on it versus natural health…
But that is a story for another blog!
Anyhow, I had the 24 hour flu I would guess. It is terrible, as we all know. But I want to tell you about the steps I used to slowly get over it.
First of all I was sick from 10 pm all night through until 7 am in the morning. Then I slept. I think the best method of recovery is sleep.
I found that each time I woke up I felt a little better. The body really does need rest. At least eight hours a night is important for an adult…
Less than that really is not enough…in my opinion.
The second thing I did to help me feel better after having a terrible bout of the flu…
Drink liquids, liquids and more liquids. Be sure to drink small sips at first! Anything healthy really, but I suggest:
1. Apple juice – helps with hydration and Vitamin C
2. Gingerale – it helps to calm the stomach
3. Ginger tea – helps for hydration and to calm the stomach
3. Tea – any kind helps for hydration and antioxidants
4. Water – hydration
Then when you are feeling a little more like eating, start slowly.
Then try chicken noodle soup! That really is the best for overall recovery as it helps for energy and to get you back to ‘normal’.
Also, dry toast is good, preferably grain bread or sprout bread, not white flour.
Apples are also good, I prefer green apples and they are gentle on the stomach after being ill…
Just remember: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
Anyhow, I am feeling a little better and now just have to get the energy up.
So I will go for now and make some chicken noodle soup along with my ginger tea.
Hope you are well, but if a little under the weather try some of the above home remedies to help you feel better.