I’m actually at the point where I’m just starting to feel better. Made it to the gym for the first time in a week. For the last week I’ve been sick. Nothing traumatic, just your standard head/chest cold. But, let me assure you that, when in the desert, being sick sucks.
Like any good red blooded American, when sick I turn to the drug isle for remedy. Its the quickest and best way to kill off what’s killing you. Well, in most setting it is. In the desert, I’m not so sure.
Next time you’re in an arid climate consider this, pretty much everything you can grab at your local shop, in some fashion, seems to be a diuretic. What the fancy language means when it says it dries out your sinus’ means it dehydrated you doing it. If you don’t believe me, try it. When you wake up so dry that your lips crack, you’ll rethink it.
In the desert, dehydration is bad. So, you drink lots of water to compensate. Then, you take cold medications. Then, you drink lots of water to rehydrate. But, you never really seem to compensate. It is kinda sucky.
It makes me consider if it wasn’t the desert people that started the idea of alternate medicines or natural remedies? Maybe they came up with a plan after too much dehydration? I don’t know, but it sounds legit to me.
For my next round of sickness, I think I’m trying something a little more natural. Maybe. Maybe, I’ll just drink more water?
This is not a life lesson, just a general observation. You never know what new thing you’re going to learn. That is why you travel.
So get out there. Learn new things. Just, try to do it healthy. Hahahaha
The desert. Last week. Yup, dry as a bone!