Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Do you neti?

…Lisa Martin (Dallas Morning News) rinses her sinuses with a neti pot.

…Taken from Ayurvedic medicine, this little pitchery thing circulates salt water in one nostril and out the other, rinsing out pollen and other nasties.

…Apparently Oprah is behind the recent popularization, along with that Mehmet Oz guy. HA thinks Oprah can bite her, but HA takes advice where she can get it. Also—one of HA’s best friends uses a neti pot.

…You can get these things in most health food places, or it you have spare money you don’t know what to do with—at Whole Foods.

…Running water into your nose may look like waterboarding but apparently it’s wayyyy less ghastly.

…One doc sagely remarked: What’s old is new again.

…Another doctor said washing the irritants out is better than putting the antibiotics in.

…Of course, the recipes for saltwater vary and you can even buy special salt.

…Of course you can.

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