Random, middle of summer sore throat and stuffy nose.
It’s funny, I can be all for natural remedies (in fact, I am drinking tea with honey and coconut oil, all good for immune functions and anti virals), but if modern medicine had options to make sickness go away quickly, I would take it.
But, whenever I go into drug stores (or most grocery stores, for that matter), and read ingredients, I get frightened by the state of the universe. I can debate the actual drugs themselves, but why on earth would a cold medicine need two types of Artificial Sweeteners along with high fructose corn syrup and three types of food dyes?
I was in Target the other day, and picked up a bottle of Up and Up CoQ10. It was extremely cheap, and since lots of articles suggest taking it, I wanted to find an economical option. CoQ10 is suggested for heart patients (indeed, you can get it through eating animal hearts), and is an antioxidant.
But, what was lurking in the pill bottle? Not just Soybean oil, but also PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL! Seriously? Who ever thought that putting trans fats in a supplement was a good idea?
As for me, I am drinking my tea, and taking an aspirin.