Yugh. I was sick all day Friday and all day today. And now… I am feeling much better! I attribute it to the large amounts of garlic that I ate and the large number of zinc lozenges that I sucked on. This combination will not be doing my digestive system any good over the next 24 hours, but it is amazingly effective at shortening colds.
No, really: there’s some quite good evidence across several clinical trials that zinc lozenges work, and some not-quite-as-good-but-still-okay evidence for garlic: a bunch of semi-okay trials and one good one (that link is to a meta-analysis, here’s the good trial here). Unlike vitamin C, and all of those other lovely home remedies, which, well, let’s just say that evidence isn’t part of the package you’re buying. If you’re the type of person who gets colds (I’m usually not, these days) then do yourself a favor and try this out.
Anyway. Here is a kitty. For it is caturday, and we all deserve one.