I know, I've reversed the order of the idiom, but the order of my steps aren't very law-abiding these days.
Steps back: 1) Cold virus 2) A few ingredients in a supplement caused a big flare-up of our symptoms (mostly mine, because I was taking a larger amount.) Those nasty ingredients weren't the important ones in our protocol, thankfully, just some extra ones they had put in for good measure - huh! Why do we have to keep learning what to stay away from?
Step forward: Using our far infrared sauna again!
I haven't blogged about the investment we made in a sauna last November. In December, I almost wrote about how great our new far infrared sauna was and how much we all liked using it, but then we had to stop (using it.) After that, I didn't want to write a sad post about how we had sold our boat to buy it and now it looked like it was turning out to be another one of those, "been there, done that" type of deals.
Our first couple of weeks of sauna treatments had seemed to go pretty well, but then we realized we weren't sweating like we should. Thanks to our SCIO treatments, we always knew we were having a problem with being dehydrated, even though I push the water like crazy. (If you don't believe me, just ask the kids' friends.) Not sweating when you're sitting in 130 degrees or so of heat is not normal, and in fact, I found out, via Internet, it can be quite dangerous.
This week, it occurred to me that our new protocol has us taking stuff that should get our bodies hydrated. So I decided to give the sauna another go. Results? My body cooperated like it should under intense heat (nice way to put it.)
It would truly be a step in the right direction, (read - a giant leap towards regaining good health,) if this new supplement protocol and the sauna-taking would keep panning out. Thanks for your prayers.