Friday, June 01, 2007

MEET MANUKA FRIEND.

I've been having really bad acid reflux/heartburn the past week where my poor tummy and throat feel like they're on fire and so I've had enough and in order to avoid having to take that "purple pill" Nexium, I had to go online and look for a natural remedy/alternative that wouldn't involve yet another prescription medication. Well, low and behold, I think I found it! Manuka honey! WOOHOO! One teaspoon of this godsend stuff three times a day and I should be cured soon--sounds like a great product indeed, but God golly Ms. Molly, it is expensive! Little damn jar cost me $25.00 today at Whole Foods which is a really cool store with lots of awesome organic delicious-looking products that I wanted to buy, but I didn't wanna go broke or anything like that, so I only walked out with my pricey jar of manuka honey and a bag of organic garlic ranch potato chips. Well, I also kind of walked out with a hard-on because the damn store had lots of good-looking dudes. SHEESH! So this is what good-looking people do huh? Buy and eat organic!? HOW COME I NEVER FIGURED THIS OUT!?

Actually, this battle with heartburn is partially hereditary (through my dad's side), and I also think I may have gotten it when I first started going to the gym some four years ago, Yeah, all that bouncing around and stuff may have caused my stomach acids and crap to slosh around too much and I would notice that when eating after a good workout I started slowly developing this problem. But I'm so glad I finally found what I know is gonna cure it for good! MY MANUKA! Just love the sound of that, don't you? Say it: M-A-N-U-K-A! As a matter of fact, after just one tablespoon earlier in the evening, I already noticed considerable relief; in about three days I should feel a world of difference!

Before discovering my newfound obsession with manuka though, I did get a chance to see Dreamgirls and Apocalypto on DVD this past Memorial Day weekend. Dreamgirls was a good decent musical and very purty to look at, but it is Jennifer Hudson who stands out the most and whom richly deserved her Oscar win. Apocalypto was trying to portray the Mayans I suppose, but I felt like I was watching the Aztecs instead! Oh well, lots of good gory action, so it was okay.

And on the big screen: Spider-Man 3! I loved it! I really did! Meandering and all over the place, but Tobey Maguire is so adorable and so emotionally genuine in the movie! I thought there were plenty of good action sequences, and some really moving scenes even though I could plainly see some of the obvious CGI in certain shots. The film's been getting some bad reviews from critics and the public alike, but I liked it; enough so, that it now graces the top of my blog as ye can plainly see!

Time for my manuka teaspoon now.

12 comments:

Junk Thief said...

Whole Foods is always the place where you can be vegan but still see a lot of mouth-watering meat, if you know what I mean, even up here in granola land. I always much prefer it to the co-ops like Rainbow Market where everyone is gray, dour and rude. And the boys at Whole Foods smell ten times better than the B.O. and patchouli crowd at the co-ops. Actually many things at Whole Foods are the same price or cheaper than at Safeway or Trader Joe's if you take time to price check.

Christopher said...

Whatcha gonna do with all the left over honey?...I've got a few ideas!

Gavin Elster said...

I actually liked DREAMGIRLS. Its Spinal Tap for motown instead of metal.

Zhu said...

Have you seen Pirate of Caribbean yet ? It's pretty good !

I didn't like Apolyptico that much. Yeah, good action, but not my favorite kind...

Dreangirls ? Why on earth would I watch Dreamgirls ???

Emma said...

I must say, I loved me some Dreamgirls. And Wholefoods-the best thing that ever happened. If you are on a diet. And actually know how to stick to it. Read- not me.

durante vita said...

You spent $25 on honey! Are you sure the remedy works?

I can't judge though--I do the same thing. *sigh*

Bill German said...

I used to have similar digestive problems, and one day I was watching a PBS special on digestion and so I did this HOPE fix and it was a fucking miracle. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE:
http://www.smartbomb.com/hope.html

M- Filer said...

I just saw Spidey too and thought it was pretty good. It was a bit edgy and a tad dark, two characteristics I like in a flick.

Hope your Manuka Elixer continues to work it's magic.

laurenbove said...

MMmmm manuka. Sounds wonderful.

I love remedies that are actually healthy and/or delicious.

I swear by 100% Emu oil for joint aches and dry skin or funky skin rashes....not that I have any skin rashes...I don't. No. Really.

Sebastien said...

I never was able to get into those spiderman movies, I guess I just don't like that particular superhero. Same with Superman, he's kinda lame. I like Batman though, that's a cool character.

Pod said...

manuka oil is great too. i lived in NZ for 3 years and dthey use it for everything over there. tis much more gentle on the skin compared with tee tree oil too...aah.
ain't you got someone closeby to rub your tummy?

Crazy Eddie said...

Believe it or not WAT, marijuana can add to your lovely acid reflux. I for one know first hand...

Being an avid toker myself, I had to debate whether or not to cease smoking, or just pop a pill now and again. It turns out that I'm just roughing it out with my sporatic bursts of acid attacks. I lurve the ganja a bit too much to just quit. Besides, nobody loves a quitter...

LMAO

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