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Itsame
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So I'm sick. I hate being sick. Unfortunately, it's getting worse. To top things off, I have no appetite and can't keep any solids down anyway (even a nibble of plain white toast).

I beseech the great and powerful Hatrack to tell me what can/should I eat? While I'm not hungry, I haven't eaten anything substantial since yesterday morning with the only thing with calories that I successfully consumed being a half cup of apple juice. Unsweetened applesauce, however, did not work.

Right now I'm thinking more apple juice, orange juice, and non-creamy tomato soup with no chunks of anything. What else should I add to the list? Gatorade came to mind, but it doesn't seem to be a terribly healthy choice.

Any advice on sleeping would be nice, too. I finally got on a regular sleep schedule before this happened. Now while the Nyquil knocked me out at 11, I was up again at 2:30.

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Broth. You should be able to find veggie bouillon cubes at your grocery store if they don't have canned veggie broth.
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The stuff in boxes is superior (in taste, quality, and not being completely salty) to either. The Imagine brand and Pacific Natural are both quite nice, and most supermarkets carry at least one. I can't speak to Swanson's, but it's probably good too.
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Sounds like the norovirus. Swept through my whole family. Appears to be using up a lot of the country's sick days this year. Within 48 hours of the onset we were all feeling much better.

On the news they said you can be contagious for a week after you got it, so be careful. Hand sanitizer apparently does not kill it. Just good old fashioned soap and water.

I was able to keep bananas down after the first day. Broth to. It was not until day 3 or 4 that I could eat half of a regular meal.

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/01/28/a-dangerous-strain-of-norovirus-spreads-through-maryland/

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Miso. Always makes me feel better when I'm sick.
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Thanks for the advice! I'm going with boxed soup/broth.
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quote:
Originally posted by narrativium:
Miso. Always makes me feel better when I'm sick.

Miso is not typically vegan.

Which is fine, if you intended to be a smartass. I considered suggesting chicken broth, because they're just chickens and veganism is silly. But, just in case, I figured I should make sure you and Jon know: miso stock almost always has fish in it. Not vegan.

Unless you're a vegan pescatarian, I guess. I'm sure those exist somewhere. Fish don't make sympathetic noises when you kill them.

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If you're going to do gatorade, try G2 for a healthier alternative. Also, check out this recipe for a homemade alternative. Using an herbal tea like peppermint or ginger as a base liquid may also help combat any nausea. Also, they use magnesium tablets but you may be able to substitute other supplements in order to increase your vitamin intake.

As for sleep, personally I'd recommend getting as much sleep as possible right now to help you get better faster. You'll probably have an easier time getting back onto a normal sleep schedule if you do it while you're healthy.

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Not to be rude, and keeping in mind where we are, fish was acceptable in Anne McCaffrey's meatless future, not that any self-respecting vegan I know would touch a fish.
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quote:
Originally posted by Dan_Frank:
quote:
Originally posted by narrativium:
Miso. Always makes me feel better when I'm sick.

Miso is not typically vegan.

Which is fine, if you intended to be a smartass. I considered suggesting chicken broth, because they're just chickens and veganism is silly. But, just in case, I figured I should make sure you and Jon know: miso stock almost always has fish in it. Not vegan.

Unless you're a vegan pescatarian, I guess. I'm sure those exist somewhere. Fish don't make sympathetic noises when you kill them.

Not miso stock. Miso paste. I tend to buy a brand called Cold Mountain, which is made from water, soy beans, rice, and salt. Are any of those ingredients not vegan?
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Huh, interesting.

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The biggest number of fans live in the US, where Japanese cuisine -- which includes sushi, tempura, miso-soup and ramen and udon noodles -- is prized among health-conscious eaters for its low-fat, high-protein ingredients.
It has also enjoyed an explosive welcome in Europe, Russia and Southeast Asian countries where Japanese restaurants have mushroomed.
But some Japanese traveling overseas are not feeling at home.
Japanese officials and tourists are alarmed by dishes overseas that are not seen in Japan.
While Japanese food is often seen in the West as vegetarian-friendly, Japanese tourists overseas have been alarmed by the absence of fish-stock in miso soup.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2006/12/23/2003341601
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quote:
Originally posted by narrativium:
quote:
Originally posted by Dan_Frank:
quote:
Originally posted by narrativium:
Miso. Always makes me feel better when I'm sick.

Miso is not typically vegan.

Which is fine, if you intended to be a smartass. I considered suggesting chicken broth, because they're just chickens and veganism is silly. But, just in case, I figured I should make sure you and Jon know: miso stock almost always has fish in it. Not vegan.

Unless you're a vegan pescatarian, I guess. I'm sure those exist somewhere. Fish don't make sympathetic noises when you kill them.

Not miso stock. Miso paste. I tend to buy a brand called Cold Mountain, which is made from water, soy beans, rice, and salt. Are any of those ingredients not vegan?
Ah, I figured you just meant miso soup, which would have both stock and paste.

Yeah the paste sounds fine as far as I can tell.

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I have had miso soup in (kosher) restaurants that was (or seemed to be, based on taste) miso paste, hot water, and some other spices.
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Yeah I guess that's what Mucus's link is getting at too.

I don't frequent Japanese restaurants much, not a big fan, so I had no idea. Few ones I do go to I guess are more "authentic?" The miso was always very fishy.

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Is pedialyte vegan?
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