Forgotten knowledge from my granny - by A
This entry is written by A. She shares valuable life lessons and common sense tips she learned from her (now deceased) grandmother. I think these tips are a must know for everyone these days, no matter where you live or who you are.
This entry is a bit overdue, but the tips can still be applied. A second part might follow at some point in the future.
The cold season is also the season of the flu, and every year different strains show up. Of course, you can catch the flu or the common cold at any time. So, I wanted to talk to you a little bit about how my family dealt with issues like this in the past and to be honest never got sick.
When I was a kid, my grandma used to be really careful with me so I wouldn't sick. There were times when I lived with her, my mom, dad, aunt - and sometimes other people would also show up. My grandma always made sure to separate every single dish, kitchen tool, and ask the sick person to wear a mask if it applied.
Every dish was washed right away, boiled - which is really important when trying to get rid of germs - and the healthy people in the family were not allowed to use the same ones as the sick person. (We didn't have dish washers back then, and they're not popular even now.)
Physical closeness also wasn’t permitted. No hugs, no kisses, no nothing - you simply had to stay away from the sick person for as long as they were contagious.
These things really helped and as a result, my mother's sister and all the other family members didn’t get hepatitis when my mom got it. Of course, every disease requires different rules...
Every time I would get a stomach upset I was put on a 24-hour liquid fasting period, after which toast, boiled potato and carrots were introduced gradually.
So, I would get well a lot faster than my friends and other people who usually suffered for days while still eating their usual diet. This is because the stomach truly needs rest when sick, and allowing it that time results in a much more speedy recovery. I’m still following these tips up to this day, or try to.
That was it for now.
text: © Charly Cross (2013 - present) and A. All rights reserved.
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