Sunday, May 16, 2010

Under the Weather...And Some Frugal Tips for When You're Sick

I've been feeling way under the weather this weekend which has both thrown off my $1500 challenge for a couple of days and relegated me to bed until I can get up without my head spinning. Fortunately by this evening the fog is starting to clear. Here's a bunch of tips I learned from my grandmother about how to take care of yourself when you are sick or have other maladies:
  • If you have a cold or flu, sleep it off. Sleep in a cool, dark room with the window open to let in fresh air while you are covered by a stack of blankets. Come out when you feel better.
  • For a headache, take a Tylenol or Ibuprofin.
  • For diarrhea take acidophilous (it will repopulate the good bacteria in your stomach).
  • For sunburn, cover the burned areas with Noxzema a couple of times a day; the burn will be gone in a couple of days.
  • For cooking-type burns, run the burned area under cold water for a few minutes then break off the tip of your Aloe Vera plant and rub it on the wound.
  • When you have the flu or a cold, lay off the dairy, sugar, flour, etc and eat clear soup (with vegies and a little meat).
  • When you have the flu or a cold, drink lots of water and some ginger tea.
  • If you feel illness coming on, double up on the Vitamin C.
  • To keep mosquitoes at bay when out in the woods, take Vitamin B 12.
  • If you are lacking energy, take Vitamin B complex.
  • Do some kind of exercise or yard work every day to keep up your general health.


  1. Feel better soon. I hope your illness does not interfere with your $1500 challenge.

  2. Coming across this at the perfect time. Stomach is off, and you reminded me of the acidipholus. Now I just have to go find it.