This post is brought to you by Strepsils
I remember watching an episode of the Beverely Hillbillies about just this topic back when I was a kid. Old granny had a secret remedy to cure the common cold and the unscrupulous family banker, who live next door, was literally falling over himself trying to his hands on it. He knew full well that particular cure would be worth millions. Can you imagine coming up with a cure for the common cold? Even better can you imagine being able to swallow a pill and minutes later your stuffy nose and sore throat vanish? That would be awesome – in the truest sense of the word. Little wonder the banker was so keen!
Our family has been under the gripes of a cold for a few weeks now. We are all pretty much ready to wave the white flag and spend the rest of the week curled up in bed. It’s one of those horrible draggy ones that just won’t let up. One of the girls brought it home from school and it’s slowly made its way around every member of the family until over the weekend it came to settle with me. Being that I’ve been doing the Whole3o for the past 21 days (no sugar, no grains and a million veggies a day) I thought I might escape it. But no. I’m coughing and spluttering right along side the rest of them. Thankfully I do seem to be picking up a little quicker than the others though – so all that veggie guzzling might have done something.
Unsurprisingly it is the husband who got hit hardest. Putting aside all of the Man Flu jokes that desperately need to be spoken of about now, he really did get hit hard. He came home from work at 3.00 in the afternoon one day last week and went straight to bed. We didn’t see him again until about 10.00 the next morning. That’s very unusual behaviour for this guy – whom I normally have trouble keeping still for me than ten minutes at a time. And it’s taken him days to start to recover. I have a sneaking suspicion that he may have actually had the flu – but I’m not about to tell him that! (Shhhh – if you know him you are sworn to silence.)
So, what do you think. Is there an answer to the question how to soothe a sore throat? Well if you go by the Hillbillies secret family remedy the answer goes something like this. Drink a tall glass of water with a good squeeze lemon juice and head off to bed ………… voila ten days later you are cured. (Yeah boom boom.) Frankly, although there are lots of things that can help, I’m pretty sure we’re a little way off a cure for colds and flu. But if you’d like to learn more about the difference between a cold and flu, or check out some Strepsils products. you can visit the links above. (She says as she heads off to wipe her nose – yet again.)