Thursday, May 2, 2019

Out of the Bed and into the Fire

The "common cold" really SUCKS! 

About two years ago, I was heading to see my son, Joe, in Seattle. When I first got on the plane, I felt a bit tired, but otherwise okay. As the flight went on, I started to feel like I was catching a cold. GREAT...  By the time, I landed in Seattle, I KNEW I was not doing well. I was hungry, but my throat was starting to hurt. Joe was not home, but I had a key to his apartment, so I was able to let myself in. 

I REALLY wanted to make dinner for Joe and his fiancee, Cheryl, that evening. My husband. Steve, and I also really needed to get lunch. So it was off to a local restaurant for a quick lunch, followed by a stop at the grocery store for ingredients for dinner. Dinner was quickly becoming a big pot of soup. Wonder why?

As it turns out, the grocery store carried "Fire Cider". I had heard about it and had wanted to try it, so I bought a small bottle. It seemed a bit expensive for the size of the bottle, but I read the ingredients and it seemed like they were quite good. 

We headed back to the apartment and I got started on the soup and the Fire Cider. The soup was quite tasty and we all enjoyed it, but the Fire Cider stole the show (at least for me). Every couple of hours, I took a spoonful of Fire Cider.  (If you are new to Fire Cider, you will either love the taste or find it absolutely disgusting. I happen to love it, so I was lucky.)

The next morning, I woke up feeling a bit better. That seemed strange to me because once I get a cold, it generally lasts for weeks. I kept up the Fire Cider regimen and by the second day, I felt completely fine. It might have been coincidence, but I credit Fire Cider for saving my vacation. Instead of spending the week on Joe's couch, I was able to walk around Seattle and enjoy the sights and sounds with Joe, Cheryl, and Steve.

NOTE: Since that time, several common colds have threatened to come my way. I will stand by my theory that Fire Cider wards them off. Take a spoonful or sprinkle it on your salad (yes, it can be salad dressing). During the winter, I try to take a spoonful every night before bed. As my grandmother used to say: "An ounce of prevention..."

Fire Cider - "...we toss a bunch of raw, organic, health-promoting ingredients like garlic, ginger, onions, horseradish, habanero peppers, turmeric, and citrus fruit to a base of raw organic apple cider vinegar. We let the vinegar extract all the plants’ beneficial compounds and flavors, then mix in raw, organic wildflower honey to balance all that spicy tartness. It’s a distinctive fresh-foods taste that’s potent and energizing..."