1. any heavenly body.
2. a person's destiny, temperament, etc.

Whether you’re reading this because you’re gluten intolerant, suffer from PVFS or CFS, are starting to grow your own veggies, embracing natural and/or alternative remedies, or just want to enjoy the journey with us, please remember I’m not a medical expert, nor am I here to debate global warming. Being diagnosed with a life-changing illness, looking for answers or changing the way one lives can all be overwhelming events, so I hope that by sharing the triumphs and tragedies, you too will benefit in some way from our journey.

I hope you enjoy the journey and if you leave this blog having learnt only one new recipe or started to think about finding your star, then this blog’s purpose has been served.

My two favourite sayings:
Pondering the choices we make at the crossroads is like revision in the school of life. Regretting the mistakes or taking for granted the successes means we have learnt nought.
An attentive student will gain wisdom from the mistakes and joy from the successes. Cartillyer – 2008

'Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.' Mohandas Gandhi

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Boost Your Immune System – Eat Boogers

Miss Flora is always picking her nose and eating it. At first I thought it was just a bad habit, but recently discovered it quelled her cravings for snacks. The following is a conversation Junior Accountant had with Miss Flora last week.

Miss Flora – I’m hungry.

Junior Accountant – Okay, what do you want to eat?

Miss Flora (impatient as always) – It’s okay, I’ll eat my boogers.

Junior Accountant – You can’t do that; it’s Yuk!

Miss Flora – No, they’re yummy.

And she promptly shoved her finger up her nose and walked off.  

I’ve since discovered that Miss Flora isn’t only saving me money on snacks; she may be boosting her immune system naturally.

According to Dr Friedrich Bischinger, a top Austrian doctor, “eating the dry remains of what you pull out [of your nose] is a great way of strengthening the body's immune system”.

“In terms of the immune system the nose is a filter in which a great deal of bacteria are collected, and when this mixture arrives in the intestines it works just like a medicine.”

"Modern medicine is constantly trying to do the same thing through far more complicated methods, people who pick their nose and eat it get a natural boost to their immune system for free."

You can read the full article here: Top Doc Backs Picking Your Nose and Eating It

I was torn between being a responsible (and respectable) parent, and boosting her immune system naturally, so we tell her that she can only pick her nose in the privacy of home when we don’t have visitors.

At least she’s stopped wiping it on the furniture!

(Please note: There is no need to call child services. Miss Flora's booger eating is in addition to her usual diet of fruit, vegetables and meat. We do not replace her meals with boogers.)

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