Since apparently this is antiquated adage week here at Mindfully Frugal Mom, today’s post references the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
A friend emailed me this morning to cancel the coffee date we had planned with our girls for today. Why? She is suffering from the scourge that is popularly known as the stomach flu. Ugh. Yuck. Blech.
Because apparently my knowledge of germ theory has some holes in it, I immediately whipped up my stomach flu prevention concoction, as if this menace could reach through my keyboard and take hold of my household.
Now, I should mention, if I haven’t already, that my knowledge of science is rudimentary. I am no doctor. You should also know that the highlight of my high school biology career involved creating a model of a human cell made from Jell-O.
Nevertheless, here is what I do to prevent stomach flu:
Upon exposure, mix togther 4 ounces 100% red grape juice with 2 ounces of water, and thoroughly stir in one Emergen-C packet (I like the Acai Berry Flavor with the grape juice).
Big Huge Caveat: Do not drink this after you have come down with a stomach bug. Grape juice+puking= No Fun For Anyone.
The theory behind this remedy is that there is a chemical in 100% grape juice that makes it difficult for that particular virus to live in one’s stomach. I have no idea if that is true. What I do know is that since I have been taking this remedy, I have not been beset with the plague known as the stomach flu. And that’s good enough for me.