Sick note

Whether you are one of the thousands of people who seem to be sick at the moment, or you are lucky enough to be feeling fine – there is a book which I saw yesterday called 'The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick'.

I’ve been out and stocked up on Berocca and Echinacea tablets. In fact if you shake me – I might rattle!

Apparently it’s not all about tablets though!

Take Chicken Soup for example: something I always resort to when I’m feeling a little under the weather. Why is it SO good for you well apparently: “cooking the soup releases an amino acid that resembles the drug acetylcysteine, which is used to treat bronchitis and other respiratory ailments. The vitamins and nutrients in chicken soup slow the growth of mucus-stimulating white blood cells called neutrophils. And new Japanese research shows that the old-fashioned remedy may fight high blood pressure, too. Oh dear I wish I never started telling you about this.

The longest living person in modern history is interviewed. Her name is Jeanne Calment. She reckons it’s all about to olive oil, which she poured on her food and rubbed into her skin, as well as a daily glass of port wine, and about two pounds of chocolate a week."

Now she sounds like the kind of person who deserves a long healthy life. So tonight after chicken soup – pour yourself a glass of something and unwrap that left over xmas chocolate! Stay healthy! 


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