“Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.” -Charles Simmons

The title of my post today made me chuckle a bit because Mother Nature sure is taking it out of me today. I have a sore throat, but there is a bit of humor in it.

The soreness is only on the left side. My left tonsil is about twice the size of my right and my left nostril is clogged while the right is breathing freely.

I feel like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde over here, two entities combined into one.
Courtesy theoldcomputer.com
Delicious, right?
I want to focus today’s post on, you guessed it, health. It sure has changed throughout the years. Back in the 1900s when (you will never guess who my example will be) Mary Pickford reigned, it was common knowledge that certain potions or pills would be the cure.

One that would make the modern medical-guru laugh comes from an old folk remedy for a stutter. One is supposed to take a freshly slaughtered calf’s shank bone and hit the stutterer in the mouth. I personally think someone that was annoyed with someone elses stutter came up with this as an excuse to knock them a good one.

(got information about the old stutter cure from americanchronicle.com)
courtesy treat4dogs website
Another old-time cure?
Drinking alcohol. I’m not kidding. Here is te 1928 ad:

If you don't feel better in a couple minutes, you don't have to pay!

If you don't feel better in a couple minutes, you don't have to pay!

It claims that if you don’t feel better within a few minutes, no payment necessary!

However, there are still some old-time believers out there. Take this website for example, it claims “Science shows that many “old wives’ tales” actually work.”

Some people still swear by herbs and other natural elements. If you are one for the au-natural approach, Vitamins C and E are said to be miracle-makers for illness.

The reasons? According to umm.edu, this is why:
“Vitamin C is an antioxidant, along with vitamin E, beta-carotene, and many other plant-based nutrients. Antioxidants block some of the damage caused by free radicals, which occur naturally when our bodies transform food into energy. The build-up of free radicals over time may be largely responsible for the aging process and can contribute to the development of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis.”

Whatever health cure you decide on, whether it be a doctor visit or through your own growth of herbs, I wish you the best of health.

Until next week, Christine



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