Three hours after eating duck eggs that had been in the refrigerator for a month I had a painful bloated stomach. Food poisoning, obviously. I was nauseous and had diarrhea.
After an hour, I was getting worse, not better. My HMO advice nurse after consulting a doctor recommended Imodium AD. Well if your body is trying to get rid of something, don’t interfere, right? The nurse knowingly agreed and say to let it run its course and I should recover in one to three days. Three days?! I decided to listen to my body and decided I needed water with lemon juice and sea salt. Amazingly, the brain in my stomach sorted out the bad from the good part of my fairly large meal and without the horrible prolonged vomiting I was dreading, ejected exactly what was causing the problem. It came up with a small burp, I spot it out, and felt instantly fine.
Now I’m sitting here impressed with my 10 billion of years of evolution, thinking how many hidden abilities we have.
Salt water makes things float, the lemon juice, I think, prepped my throat for the acidity of the stomach acid. I didn’t work that out until much later.
Remember that duck eggs keep three weeks max in the refrigerator and they require more cook time than chicken eggs.
Has your body ever done anything that amazed you?