Oh, Day 6. I’m not sure what to say about Day 6 because I don’t know how much of what I experienced was Reset related or not. My throat started to get sore yesterday and my son was running a fever. I took him to the doctor and they ran a strep test…which was negative. But, I knew that something was going on and I hoped it was just a cold. This morning, we both woke up with low-grade fevers and achy bodies. I ended up taking him back to the Dr. and this time they did a flu test, which was positive. I could have told them that yesterday, but I’m not a doctor. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have the flu and no pharmacy in a sane driving distance has Tamiflu on hand. Our pediatrician suggested Elderberry extract. Apparently, during the H1N1 outbreak several years ago, a study was done that showed Elderberry to have the same results as Tamiflu in reducing symptoms and shortening the length of the flu. As we were leaving the peds office, he looked at me and said “You might want to take it, too”. *sigh*
I continued to be achy and run a low-grade fever. My alarm systems are going off, my nose is stuffy and throat is sore and I really just wanted to sit down with a carton of ice cream and feel sorry for myself. Pneumonia and the flu in one season is the pits.
I did not succumb to the ice cream though and realized that the nutritional value in the foods I’m currently eating, as well as in the supplements, are probably my greatest weapon against this most current illness. So, I soldiered on.
Like I mentioned yesterday, the Baked Tempeh for breakfast just did not sound appetizing. So, I substituted Day 2’s breakfast of oatmeal, berries and yogurt. This time I used Grade B maple syrup as my sweetener and preferred that to honey. You would think that Grade B would be *less* nutritionally dense, but it turns out it has more nutrients…and is very tasty. Lunch was the quinoa salad and my favorite, the Microgreen salad. I really could eat that salad every day. Dinner took a little more time and I almost gave up in the middle of it, but I was SO glad I didn’t the Roasted Rood Medley was fantastic with the Toasted Millet. I mentioned earlier that I’m not a fan of millet, but I found it to be really good. But, the real gem was the Zucchini-Cashew soup. It is hands down my favorite recipe of the week. I love cashews, but honestly, this soup sounded rather disgusting to me. It was fantastic. I was SO happy to see that it was on the menu for Day 7’s lunch. You might want to make a double batch because of it, but I’m opting to just make it again tomorrow. My only complaint about the dinner menu is the Toasted Millet recipe makes 7 servings and the guide tells you to have one serving, but doesn’t tell you how much that is. I’m not a math whiz, so I just eyeballed it and went with a 1/2 cup.
I did not drink enough water today and I also broke down and had a cup of decaf coffee this morning because I felt so crummy. There is something comforting about a cup of coffee for me. I know that regular is probably better than decaf because the decaffeination process can include Methylene Chloride, but the particular brand I have is Newman’s Own so I went out on a limb and assumed that they might use a different process (although I did not look it up).
I know that many people report having flu-like symptoms at this stage in the Reset, but given that there is someone in my house with the actual flu, it’s hard to say. Tomorrow will probably tell me more.