The Nyah-Nyah Factor

| 5/21/2008 4:04:29 PM

Along with what works about herbal medicines and products, there's always a big dose of what doesn't work. And what isn't working for me today is 1.) not only did I get sick, but 2.) my co-workers keep stopping by saying, "What about your herbs? Isn't there something you can take for that?"

Never underestimate the urge to nyah-nyah, particularly when you work in the Great Hall of Skeptics. Not here at The Herb Companion, but throughout the building, which we share with several other publications. OK, maybe I've been sort of a nudge about herbs and immune defense, but darn it, they really do work.

When you use them. What happened is that I ran out of my immune boosting herbs last week after taking them assiduously in repsonse to my friend's flu (see ImmuneAid, last posting). Then on Sunday evening, I started sneezing and snuffling and generally feeling miserable. One of my friends said "It's tree-pollen season. You're allergic, right?" and I thought, "Ah, yes. Well the ImmunAid probably wouldn't do any good anyway." So I didn't rush to the local herb stand to buy some more.

And I woke up Monday morning with a full-blown case of the flu. Aches, shivers, full-on snurps and sniffles. I missed two days of work and only came back today because it's so boring at home -- no offense to Bob Dog and the cats. So, of course, there's been a steady stream of work pals -- OK, four -- stopping by to say, not "Oh, gee. I'm so glad you're back and feeling better," but "What happened to the herbs?" Subtext: Nyah-nyah (P.S. They're all guys. Is there a pattern here?)

But my point is still proven. I am absolutely certain that if I had had a supply of shiitake and maitake mushrooms at home, or that gallon of ImmunAid or Immunoboost or other high-potency flu-fighting immune booster I had threatened to buy, I would be hale and hearty today. I just have to be sure to keep a supply in my home, office, purse and car at all times so I don't get caught out like this again.

I am a woman with a mission.  Just see if I share with them from now on.

Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds