Maintaining Good Health

Arggghhh!  I don’t know what it is, but our family keeps coming down with these stomach illnesses.  I’m just getting over weeklong nausea/diarrhea, and ds had bout of vomiting the other day. 

NO MORE OUTSIDE FOOD (I really mean it this time)!!!  It’s not like we’re addicted to eating out.  It’s really occasional, like when I’m too tired to cook.  I usually cook 6-7 days out of the week.  Anyway, if you do order out, avoid salads and sauces!  They are some main culprits of food-borne illnesses.  The salads don’t get washed enough, and the sauces sit out too long.  Grilled, fried, or broiled meat is likely to be ok, just because it’s been cooked at high temps. 

I’m also going to get more serious about washing fruits and veggies.  I already do a thorough job, but now I’m going to wash the cukes BEFORE I cut them.  I may even soak some of the stuff in vinegar to disinfect it. 

I don’t want to go overboard, but it’s very frustrating, frightening even to have something making you ill, and you don’t know what it is.  I don’t have any desire to go to the doctor, cause they don’t know either.  LOL, I remember how one brother described a visit.  Shorter than the time it takes to recite Surah Al-Kauthar. 

It kind of makes you paranoid and you start looking at everything to see if it makes you sick.  Like the bottled water.  I swear it tastes weird lately.   Sigh….

UPDATE:

Dh and dd both agree the Nestle taste’s strange lately.  I wonder what’s going on with that?  Lately it’s also hard to find, most stores are out. 

I spoke with a sister and she said that lot of other people here have complained of recurring  stomach illness.  She said she’s wondered about pesticides!?! 

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4 Responses

  1. Awww, I’m so sorry you’re sick again. May Allaah give you shifaa, ameen.

    So where are you eating from? So I can avoid that place in the future!!! We usually eat from Prego, and eat either sandwiches or from the grill.

    Cooking everyday can be a bit tiresome, especially in the summer so I definitely feel you on that one. Maybe you could try this:

    Sat: Veggie or pasta dish
    Sun: Leftovers
    Mon: Meat/chicken/fish
    Tue: Veggie or pasta dish
    Wed: Leftovers
    Thu: Meat/chicken/fist
    Fri: Order out

    That way you only cook 4 times a week! If you try it, let me know how it works out inshaa Allaah.

  2. AH! Life in the third world, Alhamdulilah rabbil alameen! Stomach bugs, diarrhea and vomit! I’ve grown to expect it now and try to see the benefits in out. Atleast you wont over eat in this way. And cairowash, ukhti, that is similar to mine dinner plan. Jumu’ah is always order out.

  3. Asiya, you do know that dh is Pakistani, as such he won’t eat pasta, and about 1/2 of our grocery bill is for MEAT, cause he wants it every day! We usually eat pizza or sandwiches (Tbesti’s, sp? or Tacobee). But the last illness we ordered yemeni food from Al-Yemen Al-sa’eed. Maybe it was the chili sauce.

    Allahu alim, I don’t even know what it was for sure. I’ve also been having reactions to milk and milk-based foods, so maybe that’s it. I don’t know what’s up with the kids vomiting tho.

    Musleemah, you are right. I am (or was ) a sweets addict, but I have really cut back since our bouts of illness. Alhamdulillah fee kulli hal.

  4. OH,I’M SO SICK!I’M HERE SENSE 2 YEARS AGO AND STILL GOT DIARHEEA MOST OF TIME!BUT THE FIRST TIME I CAME,I WAS NEAR TO DIE,NOT SURE,FROM FOOD OR WATER.I GUESS BOTH!I PAID A LOT FOR LABORATORY,ONE WEEK I KEPT GOING FOR SAME ANALYSES,IN THE END THEY FOUND STRPTOCOCUS AUREUS AND ANOTHER ONE,I FORGAT THE NAME.IS VERY BAD,REALLY,AND THE DOCTORS,OHH!EVEN WORSE!I HAD MANY BAD EXPERIENCES WITH DOCTORS,SO BAAAAD…I EAT A LOT FROM KFC,MCDONALDS,PIZZA HOT,SOMETIMES KUSHARI FROM TAHRIR,AND SAMETIMES FALAFEL(NO MORE,I’M TO SCARED!)THE TIME I WENT IN HOSPITAL I ATE KEBAB FROM AGUZA,FROM STREET,WATER ALSO FROM THERE.SUCH A MISTAKE!I WAS IN HURGADA RECENTLY,I WAS AFRAID TO DRINK ANY FRESH JUICE.GOOD LUCK FOX AND STAY HEALTHY!

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