Monday, November 7, 2016

Old Fashioned Love (Acoustic, Western Flyers)

Hello Grafted in Readers,

Today is Monday, November 7, 2016 in my corner of blog land. Today is the final day that TV ads and radio ads will run by candidates promising just about anything as general elections occur in the US on Tuesday November 8, 2016. I for one will be glad to have the bravado come to a conclusion!

This post though is going to talk about a health remedy for stuffy nose, and a word I learned recently that is relevant to good tasting wine.

Stuffy Runny Nose
A recent edition of the Mayo Clinic Newsletter, Housecall, reports in its Expert Answer section on a home device called a neti pot. It is described to have a long spout on one end, and is a shallow container. The experts claim it is used for irrigating or rinsing the nasal cavity. One must use water labeled distilled or sterile for best use in the neti pot.

For those of us who had moms or grandmothers that were "budget-conscious" there is always the pot that you may boil eggs in, boil soup, or vegetables, but simply fill with water, bring to boil on medium-low, and if tall enough and old enough, stand over the stove and slowly breathe in the steam (mouth closed) and then breathe out with mouth opened. Repeat this several times as you stand over the simmering pot. Have your face at least some inches or centimeters above the boiling water so as not to burn your face, nose, or nasal cavity. Also adjust the stove temperature to lower heat. Maybe simmer. We used to do this as children about age seven through teen-age years for five minutes at a time. Then we would rub some Vicks Vapal rub on our chest cavity, just a little on the lips, lie down, cover up, watch television or go to bed if nighttime.
Note: It may not be a good idea to do this with younger children, infants or babies..

What is your experience with treating nasal congestion? Leave comment.

Wine Making Word
Amaze and or amuse your friends by using the word "terroir." Sounds like tare-wa.
Definition from the Oxford English Dictionary:
"The complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography and climate."

I recently had a short article to write for a client about the process of making wine, and industry experts seem to think too a large extent, the vineyard has much to do with the product as opposed to the winery where it may be processed. Nonetheless, this is a fascinating wine cooler topic!

Until next visit, Kevod Yeheveh, His presence be active in our lives!
Mellow Rock


Brices Mice said...

My daughter has always suffered from Nasal Congestion, and yes, the Nettie Pot works, although we have found a better and easier way. Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention!

Linda B.

David Russell said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for the comment and for dropping by. I prefer the good old "small pan" half-filled with water, bring to boil on medium or low, and inhal and exhal with obvious precautions. The price is right! :)

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