Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Helpful Hint

Getting a cold can really get you down especially if you don't have time for that kind of stuff. Todd and I do everything to prevent colds: eat garlic, ginger tea, mega doses of Vitamin C, reduce sugar intake, positive thinking and on and on. Recently I read about Zinc which is said to be very good for fighting the flu battle.

HOWEVER Don't take zinc on an empty stomach!

I learned the hard way. Let's just say any of the food poisonings I have experienced in many countries were, well, enjoyable compared to the nausea and vomiting you will experience.

Whatever you do take it after a meal.

"Large intakes of zinc can cause nausea and diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, fever and chills, electrolyte imbalances, dizziness, abdominal pain, lethargy and a disruption of coordination."

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