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26 February 2011 @ 05:25 pm
[Poll] Pathos  
In this house, we have been sick so often, for so long, that I have actually grown weary of writing the words "I am sick." We are personally responsible for a worldwide tissue shortage and have cornered the market on throat lozenges and self-pity.

But I notice I'm not alone. My friends list appears to be unusually unwell, too. (Not my fault, guys. You can't catch these viruses via the internets.) So. A poll. To entertain us all as we sneeze and reach for the antipyretics.

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neetsnev_longbottom on February 27th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
There are two things I'm really, really in love with because I get LOADS of sinus infections/ENT fail shit.

Oil pulling and apple cider vinegar.

Apple Cider vinegar is magic. My roommate and I got sick at the same time. I've been runing around healthy as fuck thought slightly congested and he's been looking like death. What's my secret? I take around 4 tablespoons of applecider vinegar a day when I'm sick. It's amazing. It decongests you like in a few minutes time and has all these vitamins to super-strengthen the immune system. Most people mix it with a couple gallons of water and sip all day. Other mix it with a cup of water and just chug through it.

I hate the water system so I do a shotglass of it in the morning and evening. Works great but you have to keep it up. WARNING the shotglass system is very hard on an empty stomache.

Oil pulling is super gross but awesome.
jrprongs: part of the problemjrprongs on February 27th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
Dare I ask what "oil pulling" is? I don't get sick very often, but I tend to go into Florence Nightingale mode when others are (and for being a grumpy bitch, I have a surprisingly decent bedside manner. My mother was shocked.) and I like to collect alternative medicine cures.
neetsnev_longbottom on February 27th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
I use it for sinus infection? Four hours after your last food intake, one hour after you last drank water, you take a tablespoon of oil and slush it around in your mouth. DO NOT GARGLE, just swish it between your feet for 15-30 minutes. What happens is all the infected mucus in your throat gets drawn into your mouth and is mixed into the oil when you push in in and out of your teeth. After the 15 minutes you spit the stuff out into a toilet and rinse your mouth. Brush your teeth, and gargle with mouthwash. It instantly decongests and draws off enough infection for the human body to fight it off what is left on it's own.

So, gross if you think about it but if you do it while watching TV and trying not to think about anything, it's magical.