For the last few weeks I have been getting over a bad chest cold:( I knew it was going to be bad when I felt as if some creature was growing in my lungs and it would burst out any moment like in the movie Aliens! Also why I haven’t been able to blog in a while:(:(
The coughing is the worst–several nights I slept sitting up just so I could get about 3-4 hours of sleep. Lying down was out of the question–I would have been up all night hacking away. I felt all 50 shades of pain and it wasn’t even S&M! Well, that’s not entirely true–my acupuncturist did stick me with more needles than usual;-)
Sadly, I missed a potluck reunion with participants from my Breast Cancer retreat that I was really looking forward to:( But on the upside, I caught up with season 3 of Orange is the New Black! (I saw season 1&2 last year when I had the flu over the summer.) It seems the only time I am getting my money’s worth on Netflix is when I am sick;-)
Additionally, I went through the three boxes of Kleenex, one of giant bag of Riccola cough drops (the kind you get at Costco), and drank about three gallons of this pineapple carrot juice. Pineapples are actually a natural cough suppressant and anti-inflammatory. This recipe is loaded with Vitamin C and has just the right amount of sweetness and zing for any chest cold!
1/4 lbs of ginger
1 bunch radish
5 lbs bag of carrots
Cut all the ingredients into strips or sizes to fit into the juicer. Juice all the ingredients. Strain. It may be helpful to alternate between hard items like carrots and radishes and soft items like the pineapple and grapefruit so the juicer doesn’t get backed up by the softer fruit. Drink a lot and be on your way to recovery!