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Cruddy
02-05-2006, 23:06:52
I hope so, I feel fucking dreadful now.

Rasping cough isn't best sickness for a call handler.... only I can't go sick because I'm on holiday.

Bleh. I'm leaving forever till I'm well.

* All around sigh of relief.

Diss
02-05-2006, 23:40:18
I think that's for a cold. But they are similar aren't they? Couldn't hurt I suppose.

MOBIUS
02-05-2006, 23:45:29
Yes, of course it does!

The act of cooking chicken in a liquid releases electrolyte enzymes that act by attaching themselves to cold cells once they are digested into your bloodstream.

If you can, take a mouthful and let it slowly cool under your tongue, as the enzymes are able to enter your bloodstream directly - thus greatly enhancing your recovery times! Though you do look a bit stupid doing it...:)

alsieboo
03-05-2006, 00:03:36
Is that actually true? Sounds like bull to me, but thats just because I don't like chicken soup. Although they do say things that taste horrible are good for you, but on that basis, so is dog shit.

Ginfizwithatwist
03-05-2006, 00:09:45
There's a saying that chicken soup is the jewish antibiotic, it's a well known natural remedy in the jewish community.

Diss
03-05-2006, 00:24:42
how can you not like chicken soup? are you a freak? :). What's not to like. Soup=good. Chicken=good.

HelloKitty
03-05-2006, 00:56:53
Originally posted by alsieboo
Is that actually true? Sounds like bull to me, but thats just because I don't like chicken soup.
All the science is perfect!

Try it! Tell your doctor that you did.

Those cold cells don't stand a chance!

devilmunchkin
03-05-2006, 02:26:44
try making authentic chicken soup...actually boiling the chicken in water.

DaShi
03-05-2006, 06:31:31
Just pluck it first.

mr_G
03-05-2006, 06:33:28
and kill it before the plucking.

Funko
03-05-2006, 08:00:27
Make sure you read that as PLuck.

mr_G
03-05-2006, 08:15:52
huh?

Nills Lagerbaak
03-05-2006, 09:01:19
Hmm, I wonder if chicken soup is good for bird flu?

King_Ghidra
03-05-2006, 09:03:15
:lol: very clever

MoSe
03-05-2006, 12:01:58
the soup chicken flu

Tizzy
03-05-2006, 12:05:32
Soup dragon!

Cruddy
03-05-2006, 14:22:18
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
try making authentic chicken soup...actually boiling the chicken in water.

Good God, yes. I wouldn't think a can of Campbells would have same effect.

Helps to break the bones/cut into smaller pieces to release natural juices.

Slow covered simmer for three hours - then strain (keep the stock) and get the bones, gristle and fat out of it.

Shallow fry onions and garlic, add the chicken and stock plus some other vegetables - I had a couple of enormous mushrooms to slice and throw in.

Now feeling much better - a bit weak and wobbly but fever and shaking have gone.

King_Ghidra
03-05-2006, 14:47:33
and you attribute that to the soup?

Immortal Wombat
03-05-2006, 15:34:34
the enzymes in the soup

King_Ghidra
03-05-2006, 15:44:46
pfft don't get all clever on this shit

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2006, 16:25:38
Chicken soup is great for loads of stuff- even cancer prevention. However it's got to be made right. It needs to have had loads of skin, gristle and connective tissue boiled for a long time to be medicinal.

I make loads of stock which I sometimes serve as soup. It's made by boiling a chicken carcass for at least three hours.

Rekrul
03-05-2006, 19:39:08
And if it doesn't pass muster as soup you can just chill it and call it scrumpy!

King_Ghidra
04-05-2006, 08:20:40
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Chicken soup is great for loads of stuff- even cancer prevention.

i'll recommend it to the smokers in the office

Darkstar
04-05-2006, 21:58:14
:lol:@Rekrul!

alsieboo
09-05-2006, 01:27:12
There was something about this in one of my trashy magazines today, I bet they were reading this thread