A visit to Dr Google

We visit the doctor once a year,

When we’re not feeling too good. Just to be sure all is clear.

The doctor tells us to have some tests,

But we decide to try lifestyle changes, and a little rest.

We raid the kitchen on Grandma’s advice,

Try home remedies and walk our way to a healthier life.

It’s haldi for colds or for throat infections,

Or raw garlic. It also works for high cholesterol.

Ginger for pain or a cold that won’t go,

Or a steam inhalation, to ease a sore throat.

Jeera and saunf, and add some ajwain,

A big spoonful of it followed by a big glass of water.

For better digestion and a good night’s sleep,

For allergies or the days that we’ve had too much meat.

And, lets not forget good old Dr. Google,

Or Bob & Brad, and their tips on youtube.

The places to go to for lifestyle advice,

That can ease back pain, and change the quality of daily life.

We’ll go to the doctor again next year,

For a reminder to live well, so we’re in the clear.


Home remedies and lifestyle changes have drastically altered the frequency of my trips to the doctor, because I don’t get colds that often. And regular exercise that includes shoulder and lower back exercises can prevent aches and pains that we are prone to due to sedentary lives.

This post is just a laugh at what actually happened to me some years ago, as I was recommended tests for pretty severe elbow pain one year, and back pain the next. I made an appointment for them, but was fine before the date of the tests and had to cancel them.

I have read some posts recommending home remedies as a cure in place of medical remedies and I definitely do not subscribe to this idea. When sick please visit the doctor as home remedies are not a substitute for good medical advice.

A 2021 Message: Please stay safe and visit the doctor when sick, especially at this current time.

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper.

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