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Self-Care Tips for Sick Days

Help Your Body Recover from Illness

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  • BRAT diet for digestive problems: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast.

    Pretzels and ginger ale when I have a fever.

    Sometimes chicken noodle soup is attractive--maybe the salt. I try to keep such foods on hand. No one wants to go grocery shopping when they are sick!

    chris - 4/2/2014 3:00:29 PM
  • Great Article i wish i could have read this 3 months ago when i had had an ongoing asthma/cold/chest infection - 5/18/2012 6:38:14 AM
  • For a stuffy head, I fix myself something that tastes good with plenty of hot sauce... usually spaghetti with tomato sauce. Horseradish or wasabi are good if that sounds more appealing. Hot tea with honey and lemon is good for post-nasal drip.

    I actually go for milk when my stomach feels bad, but I'm weird. When it really hurts, I drink cold water either to cool down the area or to help induce vomiting. My food of choice is overcooked white rice.

    A good home remedy is to suck on a bit of ginger root if you can, or drink a tea made with ginger syrup. (Boil a peeled and chopped ginger root in sugar and water until you get a thick syrup. The candied ginger can be cooled and also sucked on.)

    The only thing I've got for diareha is to snack lightly on bland foods without texture and to use baby wipes. - 11/18/2011 7:06:33 PM
  • I wish I had read this article a few days ago when I was hit hard by the stomach flu...but as it turns out I did most of the stuff anyway. ;) - 1/30/2011 12:00:25 AM
  • Thanks so much! I got sick yesterday and am still sick today and I was really concerned about sabotaging my weight loss! - 1/29/2011 1:10:38 PM
  • Thanks for the article. It's good to see information that encourages one to rest and eat as well as tolerated, without stopping to measure, etc. Our sole thought when sick should be the nourishment of our bodies for recovery. Weight loss efforts are more successful when we are well. - 1/6/2011 12:41:06 PM
  • This is a wonderful article, filled with good information. Thanks! - 1/6/2011 11:57:17 AM
  • CHISKA
    Great article. I have been sick since Sunday and have felt guilty about not exercising or really doing much of anything. I have asthma, so adding a chest cold on top of that makes it difficult to do much of anything. - 1/6/2011 9:10:46 AM
  • Thanks. I need this article today! I'm printing it out now. I especially appreciate the info about steam as I have a facial steamer in my box that was going to the thrift store. I'll pull it out right now. - 1/6/2011 7:55:45 AM
  • Been sick the last few days and really needed to know I was not being "bad" on my diet. Thanks for the reinforcement. - 4/9/2010 7:19:50 AM
  • BETWEENUS
    At this time of year, this is a wonderful article. Thanks a million.... - 12/7/2009 12:26:20 AM
  • I am also curious why sugar is on the "stage 1" list. I know I do sometimes crave sugary foods when I have a cold, and it seems like it helps me feel better--is it just a quick shot of energy when your metabolism's out of whack? Please explain!!! - 6/3/2009 4:32:51 PM
  • Glad I read this article...Had oral surgery yesterday..and here I am counting my fluid/soft diet calories....... - 10/24/2008 12:55:58 PM
  • Great article. - 8/10/2008 1:58:25 AM
  • I'm sick now and yes it is hard to eat when your couphing all the time. Trying to get in some exercise is also difficult - just rest do some crocheting, read a book, go for a couple of rounds around the kitchen slowly, don't attempt anything that will obstruct your breathing. Hot liquids really work and calm the couph. Nin Jiom Sirup with a cup of hot water - Really works. - 6/23/2008 5:27:35 PM

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