Friday, January 1, 2010

"Neti Freddy"

Amidst all the excitement and fun, being pregnant comes with a little set of challenges!
It's amazing how a little person inside of you (Ours is the size of a lemon this week- determines everything! You don't want to eat, drink, or consume anything that might compromise growing brains. Ya know?

Well, I got a cold/borderline sinus infection and I was determined to find a natural remedy to relieve it. So I called Cathy Wagner, my go-to remedy galpal! She recommended Grapefruit Seed Extract- it's acidity can cut through almost anything once diluted. She also says it's good for a rotten tummy in a strange county??? Good to know... pack the GFSE!

Then Mom sent me an awesome little contraption- a Neti Pot! Thanks MOM!
(It's really gross but it works)
So... what's my mix??
Neti Pot + Kleenex
1 cup warm water
1/4 tsp salt
3 to 5 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract
(read instructions, this stuff is potent & can literally burn your face off!)
Rinse Sinuses 3xs per day while congested
Walaaaa! I'm healed!
(I also doubled my dose of Fish Oil (for inflammation), drank lots of H2O, took a tylenol for fever, & laid around for 3 days!)

I love you Neti Freddi!



Blogger Hope said...

Girl - how many times have I preached that the Neti Pot is your friend? It's amazing! I bought one for my mother in law for Christmas too :-)

January 3, 2010 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger McClain's said...

I too used the neti pot while being pregnant! It is gross but it does the job. Lovin your blog girl!

January 3, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

haha neal tried to sell me one of those when i was sick and i didnt buy it! i should have i see :) lol

January 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Ashley Knox said...

Liz, They are awesome. Get a porcelin one so you can wash and share it.

January 3, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger gymmom02 said...

Glad to help out. GSE is a antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antibactrial, antifungal, antiviral,......did I leave anything out? Bottom line: it is great stuff!
Feel free to call again. I read this kind of stuff all day long. I am retired you know.

January 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

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