Garlic, Grief, & Hemorrhoids

Author’s Note: This post was published “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” I am working on updating posts that are on the Start Here page and ran into an issue redoing this post. So it gets published again.

Before continuing to read this post – put down your coffee and quit eating your bagel, cereal or donuts.

If you are still eating or drinking, remember you have been forewarned!

Life with me is never boring! It’s just one adventure after another.

Dad’s Kitchen

Upon cleaning out Dad’s kitchen, we found a couple of home remedy books.  No big deal, lots of people have them nowadays.  If a home remedy can work and save a trip to the doctor’s office – great! 

Upon cleaning out Dad’s kitchen after his passing, my step-sister and I found a couple of home remedy books. No big deal, lots of people have them nowadays. If a home remedy can work and save a trip to the doctor’s office – great!

I was in a funk after getting home from Dad’s apartment. Rommie was running around sniffing all the boxes and jumping in and out of Dad’s truck looking for him and step-mom.

As I was lying on the couch this evening, I picked up the book titled “Mother Nature’s Healing Cocktails: Apple Cider Vinegar, Nuts & Honey” by Louise Stanley.

I opened the book to the middle of Chapter 9 Just A Few Words About Garlic because

“No magazine on healthful benefits of food would be complete without at least a brief mention of garlic.”

Louise Stanley
Mother Nature’s Healing Cocktails: Apple Cider Vinegar, Nuts & Honey
MicroMags (2000)

The following is the first remedy I read.

Hemorrhoids: It may sound odd, but you can quickly eliminate this painful problem by inserting a peeled garlic clove in your rectum at bedtime. Make sure it’s in as far as it will go.

Louise Stanley
Mother Nature’s Healing Cocktails: Apple Cider Vinegar, Nuts & Honey
MicroMags (2000)


The Point

My point in blogging about this is I laughed for a good solid 5 minutes, after which I felt much better. In fact, I continued laughing off and on all night.

Oh and I called Mom who also had a good laugh.

Laughter As Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine for physical and mental ailments, especially grief. God can and does use laughter to get us out of funks.

I also heard a long time ago that adults do not laugh as much or as long as children. So hopefully you laughed today. A long and hearty laugh that made everyone wonder “What is going on?” or What is he/she up to?”

Thank you God for inventing laughter.

Oh, and I pray I NEVER have to find out if this works.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications. She’s managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog

6 thoughts on “Garlic, Grief, & Hemorrhoids”

  1. OK, so I’m glad, glad, G L A D that I didn’t have anything in my mouth when I read this. 😆 Sometimes a good laugh is indeed the best medicine (as it says in Reader’s Digest, who I’m sure ‘stole’ it from the Bible).

  2. I spit my Diet Coke after reading your garlic quote! After laughing, I shared your sentiment ~ “REALLY?!” You are way too funny at 7:29 AM!!! 😉 God’s blessings, Susan 🙂

    1. Morning Susan, When I say put down your drink and stop eating, it is in your best interest to do so. 😉 You are a wonderful friend and I would hate see you choke on something after reading what I wrote. God’s blessings to you too Susan.

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