By Cal Orey,
The Writing Gourmet
Tis the season for changing tree colors, changing temperatures, and ah-choo! colds and flus. It happened. Working like a worker bee on proofing my forthcoming book, The Healing Powers of Honey (Kensington, October 2011)--and at night I turn into the nightowl Intuitive Callie. Read: Burning the beeswax candle at both ends ends up getting you sick.
I recall during my Woman's World magazine columnist days, that I penned an article about boosting the immune system in the fall and what foods can help you to do just that. Naturally, nutrient-rich edibles, right? So here I sit in bed (with my two cuddly canines--Simon and Seth), drinking water--lots of bottled water...Chicken soup today, yesterday and the day before. And did I mention all-natural orange juice?
Yesterday, I went swimming but I felt like a sick fish. The hot tub sufficed. I've heard from the community grapevine that yes, folks at South Lake Tahoe are dealing with the "bug." Not fun, especially for a Type A worker bee who finds it a task to relax. I picked up a copy of the Tahoe Daily Tribune to see my What's Cookin at Callie's Cabin column "The Gift of Banana Bread" on the cover. That made me smile and reconnected me to my cat angel, Gandalf who is looking over me. I can feel him and his healing energy. Tonight: I will be answering the phone for the psychic phone network. (It just rang and I did dish out relationship advice. I can do that sick or well. My intuition didn't get sick. )
Pampering time is in order during the lull. That means movies, movies, and movies. Hot herbal tea later with a gift of rare white honey I received from Hawaii will also be comforting as the temperature drops tonight and rises to 80 tomorrow afternoon. I bought chocolate today for its healing powers so that must be a sign I'm getting better. Hot chicken vegetable noodle soup, orange juice, water, tea, honey, oatmeal and strawberries (this a.m.) critters--and chocolate... These are my favorite fall immune boosters for getting well faster.