You are on HCG and you get a cold (allergies too)…

Just finishing up my second course (down 59 pounds, thank you) and I have finally succumbed to the string of colds that has been going around. If this happens to you or you have allergies, make sure you don’t sabotage your HCG 500 calories by taking cold or flu medicines that have sugar. You might cheat without even realizing it.

I went searching on the internet to find something that would help. This is one area where I will deviate from what Dr. Simeons’ has to say. In his white paper, Inches and Pounds, he basically states that most medicines are taboo while on the HCG diet. But, many new products have been developed since the 50s-60s-70s. As most of you know I am a dyed-in-the-wool proponent of following Dr. Simeons’ instructions to the letter. But, when it comes to feeling like I have for the last couple of days, I went looking.

I started by looking for diabetic products, since diabetics have to be so careful with sugar. On the website I got some answers. Here are just a few Benylin Adult, Robitussin-CF, diabetic products by Scot-Tussin, Echinacea, sugar-free cough and cold products, regular Mucinex, etc. All of these are safe for diabetics, so it is a good place to start for us HCG dieters. Make sure to read the label of anything you buy.

The one thing that suggests that I whole heartedly disagree with is getting a flu shot. Please research this carefully before you ever get one or get another one. Stories abound about individuals who have had terribly debilitating problems associated with flu shots. A friend of mine’s daughter was hospitalized for two weeks after getting a flu shot and was actually in ICU for three days. My mother, who was in her 80s when I came back to Kansas City to care for her, used to get a flu shot every year and she always got sick for about a week after. I talked her out of getting shots and she only had one cold after that the rest of her life. She died in March of 2010 at the age of 93. The other thing is that a flu shot only protects against one kind of flu and it’s a roll of the dice as to whether you will even be exposed to that particular variety. Researchers guess what kind of flu might hit the US every year and they create a serum for it. They have been wrong more times than you can count. One more issue that I want to mention here and I am not trying to bash doctors, but in the big scheme of things flu shots are the biggest money-maker for most general practitioners during the whole year. Did you think that CVS Pharmacy’s were just being nice when they and others started offering flu shots? Yes. The serum costs very little (a few cents) and you may pay $25 or more for the shot (if Medicare isn’t picking up the tab). In my opinion they aren’t worth the risk even if they are FREE. My late husband was a Medical Reimbursement Consultant and I was astounded when I learned the truth about the flu-shot scam. This is just one person’s opinion. Please research this yourself and make up your own mind.

Take care and stay healthy.


About pcronbaugh

Real Estate: Over 25 years of experience in numerous areas of real estate brings the expertise you want working for you when you’re ready to make one of the biggest decisions of your life. When selling, Phyllis keeps you informed throughout the process, advises, and negotiates to ensure that you walk away with the most money in your pocket. When buying, she truly listens to your needs and desires, guides you find your dream home, assists you in negotiating the best price, and finally helps you get moved in with as little stress as possible. Call her today to put her expertise to work for you. Phyllis spent 20 years in the corporate world in the field of IT and IT training and then has been in some aspect of real estate since 1988. She’s been an investor, landlord, listing agent and buyer’s agent in KS, MO, CO, and CA. She even co-owned a log home franchise with her late husband in Steamboat Springs, CO. Speaking: Phyllis will tell you that she is a born storyteller who began her public speaking career at the age of four years when she climbed on a chair in the middle of her parents’ Halloween party and told a joke. The joke about a minister, a priest, and a rabbi that she overheard from her colorful uncle, horrified her parents, but the laughs received from the party goers evidently planted a seed. During the years mentioned above, numerous opportunities for speaking and writing presented themselves. She co-owned a national marketing seminar company called The Flight Plan for Lone Eagles, and she supported her husband’s business in the field of medical reimbursement consulting as a trainer and keynote speaker. As a member of the National Speaker’s Association and the Colorado and GLAC (Greater Los Angeles) Speaker’s Associations, she had numerous opportunities to learn from the best, including Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn. Currently, Phyllis is the Committee Chair of Presentation Partners, a club with the mission of helping every member of the American Club Association become a dynamic speaker. Writing: Phyllis loves to tell groups that she is a murderer. While trying to get her first novel published, several agents told her the manuscript was too long, so she killed off three of the characters. She says it was a good writing lesson; the book wasn't diminished by the annihilation. She has written eight books (two out of print); two fiction and four non-fiction are currently available on Amazon. Aside from books bought by metaphysical students, her best-selling novel is a historical, science fiction story, based on Mayan and Native American myths, called Saving the Crystal Skull. Opposite in nature is a real estate book that many homeowners valued during the 2007-2009 banking and real estate crisis, called Strategic Short Sales: Morally Wrong or Financially Prudent? A company in Korea acquired the rights to her book The Talking Stick: Guarantee You Are Understood and Not Just Heard, so she says she must be an international author as well. She currently serves as a staff writer for ACA’s Executive Life Magazine producing a monthly real estate column and submitting other articles. She expects to have her second real estate book published mid-2017.
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