Other than the occasional pollen season allergies, I honestly can’t remember the last time I have been really sick – you know the kind of sick where you can’t sleep because you are hacking your lungs out all night long, complete with vomiting, muscle-aches, the chills and such. But wow, I got hit with something last Tuesday that knocked me down hard for about 5 days. I am not at all a fan of going to the doctor, nor do I even remotely trust vaccines or the pharmaceutical industry in general. So, I will always seek a more “natural” approach to healing whenever possible. Initially however, nothing I tried seemed to really do the job. My wife knows quite a bit about essential oils and natural remedies and she certainly did a LOT to help me get through the issues, but on a few occasions the only way I could get any sleep at all was to take either some NyQuil or some Mucinex – neither of which I am very excited about taking, but when you are desperate, you do whatever you think will work to find relief. But even that relief was temporary and didn’t really solve the problem in any meaningful way apart from withholding just enough snot production to get a few hours of sleep. Once the dosage wore off though, the symptoms returned with a vengeance the next morning. Not a fun cycle to go through. But short of going to the doctor to get more powerful drugs, what else can you do when nothing else seems to be working, right?
Well, as I sit here after battling this beast of a sickness for the past 5 days, I think I may have found the cure that kills it and I want to share it with you in case you are in the same need of relief.
Because I was so sick, I was not able to attend Passover with Sheila, her family and our friends. She went and told the others what was going on with me and several had either experienced the same thing or knew someone who had/is. One of them told Sheila about what I’m going to call, “the beast slayer” and on her way home from the Passover event yesterday, my wife brought home this nasty-tasting, but extremely potent concoction called, “Buried Treasure Acute Cold and Flu” or ACF. Sweet (natural) relief at last!
Now to be fair, I have been taking lots of Vitamin C, D3, garlic, Echinacea, Colloidal Silver, zinc, magnesium, along with a variety of immune-building essential oils, “Clear Lungs” Chinese herbs and the like since day one. Oh yeah, Sheila also made some kind of drink made with lots of onions too, and at the advice of some friends on Facebook, I put Vicks Vapor Rub on my feet before bed so it could have been the accumulated effect of all of these things. Maybe so. It was time to go to war with this beast, so I was trying everything. But whatever the case may be, all I know is after taking this stuff last night (which was at the tail end of a very rough day of coughing and puking), I actually slept through the night without coughing at all and as of 7pm this evening (nearly 24 hours later) I have had a good day so far. Thank you Yeshua! Thank you Sheila! And thank you to all who gave advice and have been praying for me. I don’t know if I am totally over it yet, but so far, so good. 🙂
Whenever I find something that works, I am compelled to share. So I hope and pray this blog will help anyone else out there dealing with the same thing. Kill the beast! Breath and sleep well again. Sheila bought the ACF at Sprouts, but you can also get it on Amazon by clicking here if you can’t find it locally.
- Rob Skiba