Greta (age 8) decided that she wants be a doctor and a writer, so she wrote a book of home remedies. For some odd reason, the girls are fascinated by a few books of home remedies I have. They read them...for fun...over and over again! Since she just happened to write 7 home remedy cures, I decided to link up with Jen to make 7 quick takes Friday. I'm sure you'll enjoy reading it as much as we did! This is pretty much exactly what she wrote...I just edited her spelling a bit..but kept everything else the same.
Hi, my name is Doctor Greta. Are you sick today? The meaning of a doctor is to make sick people better. I have a few decent cures for every illness in this book. OK. so let's get started. We will read together information about the illnesses. Let's read the table of contents. You might have a certain disease.
Table of Contents
Sore Legs and Broken Legs
Colds are called the cold because in winter it's cold and people don't go outside as much and inside there are more germs that give people the cold.
Cures for colds. Here is a list of cures for colds. Try them all.
Peanut Butter Vitamin
Milk with Honey
Diet Coke - Now Diet Coke is only good for colds and other things you'll learn about later, but usually don't drink Diet Coke because it is bad..
Amelia's note: She gets the Diet Coke idea because when the kids are sick, I give them Vitamin C powder (sodium ascorbate powder) mixed with juice, but I've been know to mix it with Diet Coke if we were out of juice. As a further aside, we no longer have Diet Coke in the house, because Ben GAVE IT UP after the bar exam. We're so proud of Daddy for giving up Diet
You can get hiccups which I don't know how you get them unless you eat soap, that will give you hiccups.
Here is the list of cures for hiccups.
Drink water upside down.
You have a burn when you burn yourself. There are many ways to get a burn. I'll list them here.
Touch the hot stove
To cure burns you might have to put the burn in icy cold water right after you got it. You might need to hold an ice pack or ice cube on the burn.
When you have a headache you might have ate too much or so little. Here is list of cures for headaches.
4. Diet Coke
Sore Legs and Broken Legs
You have a sore leg when your leg hurts. If you have a sore leg do less exercise but still do some.
Eat more veggies to give you energy and to stay healthy.
You also may need to drink water or eat more bread.
If you have a broken leg you will need a wheelchair to wheel around. Use crutches to walk and exercise your leg by shaking it gently. With a broken leg, no walking.
Here is my list of cuts.
On all cuts you must keep dirt from getting in it. To help the cut get better put on Melagel to kill the germs already in it and put a band-aid to keep more germs from getting in.
You have a tummy ache when your tummy hurts. There are many ways to get a tummy ache. I'll list them here.
Eating too much
Eating too little
Avoid eating too much
Avoid eating too little
Eat more healthy foods.
Here is advice for eating the right amount. Only eat when you are hungry. Eat no food in between meals.
There are probably fairy tales where you are sick and you kiss a frog and are better. It doesn't usually work, but to cure asthma is similar Breathe on a frog and soon the frog should die taking your asthma away. I read this in a book and it probably won't work, but if you have asthma do try it.