Saturday, January 3, 2009
I've been reading a lot of blogs lately where people are talking about coming down with the stomach flu and passing it around their whole families. This is not fun, and I have the answer!
Two words: GRAPE JUICE.
Yep, when the first person in your family comes down with the stomach flu, have everyone else in the family start drinking grape juice three times a day. Apparently, this changes the level of acidity in your digestive tract into one that is not conducive to the stomach flu viruses. Since a mother of ten taught me this many years ago, I have never had a stomach bug spread through my family. Not once! (Remember, you have to keep drinking the grape juice three times a day for a couple of days.)
Even better is when you know you or your child have been exposed. You can start the grape juice regimen and avoid the flu altogether.
Just think of it. No more ruined summer vacations, Thanksgivings or Christmases. (At least, not ruined by the stomach flu...I'm not a miracle worker here...)
So there it is: My New Year's present to all of you out there in blogville. (Feel free to regift this one to those who need it!)
PS. Be sure to use 100% grape juice...the deep purple-hued kind. (I use Welches, but don't get the light or the white variety.)
PPS. Remember...This does not stop the stomach flu once you already have it. It is preventative; once you have been exposed to a stomach bug, the grape juice will keep you from catching it.