Thursday, March 23, 2017

Argh (hack, hack, cough, cough, wheeze, gag, cough)!!

Things got so bad yesterday that I had to start taking my asthma rescue inhaler ever 4 hours and had to restart my inhaled steroid/bronchodilator med. By bedtime (a bit after 7pm) I was able to sleep in 45 minute to 2 hour segments, but since I woke up this morning at 5:30 am (kept waking my husband so I gave up), the cough is just as bad as it's been the past 2 weeks. If I go 5 minutes without an attack I feel it's a "win".

And when I woke at 2am to hit the bathroom, I was once again drenched with sweat from head to toe, including my sheets and pillows, so it was hard getting back to sleep after that. I did, but woke again around 4:15am, and wound up chuckling myself back to sleep.

Anyone familiar with the Godzilla movie from 2014? Godzilla himself had a very minor role in the storyline, but the kanji stars were the 2 Mutos, a male and female. One of the plot lines pointed out that the "signal" that was being detected were the 2 Mutos calling out to each other. For some weird, sick reason, that part of the movie kept popping into my head early this morning. Here was my son in his bedroom, getting ready for work (He has to leave a bit before 5am), coughing his head off, like he has been for the past 4 weeks, and there was I in my bedroom, hacking and gagging.

I started chucking. He would cough almost to the point of gagging, then I would do the same. I laughed enough to bother my husband and wake him up, and he asked what was wrong. I told him to ignore the Muto, go back to sleep, and he did, and I dozed off again soon after him. During the middle of his work this morning he comes into the bedroom where I'm trying to rest (while coughing, coughing, coughing), and he says: "By the way, did you talk about Mutos calling you at 4am? I had to think for a minute, then cracked up laughing (between gasping, wheezy inhalations), and said Yeah, I guess I did, but forgot all about it. He shook his head and left the room. I can't wait to tell my son when he gets in from work at 3:30pm. He already knows his mom is weird.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


After being advertised on both the McDougall Talks Facebook and the official forums, it looks like the webinar on children I mentioned here a week or so ago is not available to watch and is now marked as private. I just noticed, too, that even though I registered to see it and got the link, I never got an email with replay information.

And I didn't get a chance to watch it "live" because I've been sick again. This time, like the last 2, it started as a sore throat, but for a change it went right into a constant nagging cough, a cough so bad I can't sleep, can't taste my food so have no appetite, and have problems eating and drinking because the cough can come up suddenly and without warning, in the middle of a sentence or middle of a bite of food. Forget about sleeping! If I get 4 interrupted hours total a night that's a lot, and I only managed to get that twice in the past 10 days.

I really can't wait until this winter is finally out of here!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Starch Solution in the Comics Section!

Six Chicks March 16, 2017

If the comic doesn't show up, go to this link.

New Cookbook from Dr. Fuhrman

Dr. Fuhrman
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

TWO McDougall Webinars this Week

I just got an email telling about another webinar tomorrow - Tuesday March 14, 2017 - besides the Digestive Tune-Up ones on Thursdays.

Implementing a Health Promoting Diet for Children.

John McDougall, MD
In this live webinar, you will be able to interact directly with Dr. McDougall as he discusses how to implement the McDougall plant-based diet for children (and parents!).

He will explain what the negative effects of consuming meat, oil and dairy are.

Dr. McDougall will also talk about how much protein a child really needs and how to get it in the cleanest and safest way possible.

Dr. McDougall will also talk about what the best milk is for babies and toddlers.

And he will answer YOUR questions as well!

Register now for this free webinar and let your friends know too!
The Registration Button is at the bottom of this page.

TO SEND QUESTIONS, please email

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017, at 01:00 pm
Eastern Time (US and Canada), GMT -4