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2/15/04 10:16 PM
Well, I am sitting here typing with a piece of cotton filled with raw carrot peelings tied around my neck. Isn’t THAT special?!?
I haven’t written much in the past few days because I have been fighting off being sick, my husband has been sick AND I have had a house full of visiting children. It has been a trying three days. I’m pretty sure that both my husband and I have strep throat, although I’m not going to the Dr. to have a culture done. I’m pretty well through with Western medicine. I’ve been down that road before. I’d go in and they’ll scrape my throat. If I have a positive for strep, they’ll prescribe antibiotics and if I am negative, they just tell me to take the usual Tylenol and such. I’m not taking antibiotics again for typical sicknesses - not unless nothing else works.
So, I am taking herbs and, per Dr. D’Adamo’s recommendation, I am doing a “carrot poultice”. Basically, I have wrapped a sack of carrot shavings around my throat. I do have to say that it feels really good. It’s also cheap and I can compost it when I am done – two great benefits. I feel pretty good except for swollen glands and an absolutely miserable sore throat. I did a google on carrot poultices because I have never heard of such a thing. Seems that they are an old time remedy for not only sore throats but for cuts, burns and removing splinters. Go figure.
I have really had some interesting thoughts about the whole BTD recently; I just haven’t had the time or energy to put my thoughts down. I can’t say that I am able to do so at the moment, either, but I will try to put my thoughts together tomorrow morning, and I’ll get to it then, when I am feeling more fresh. I’m pretty tired right at the moment, however, so I am going to get my daughter and her friend to bed and I am off to sleep with these carrots around my neck. I guess I don’t have to worry about getting hungry in the middle of the night, now, do I?