Garlic Breath

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As you might suspect, whenever I feel subpar, the Husband gleefully claps his hands together, laughs a throaty acupuncturist cackle, and starts shoving holistic medication down my throat.  It’s his chance to flex his natural medicine muscle.


Today’s trick are these super-potent garlic pills.  I popped two in my mouth and made the mistake of breathing in through my nose before swallowing and WHOOOO – it was strong.


I was also instructed to head down the street to the health food store and get an ‘everything’ juice with extra garlic.


Don’t let me breathe on you!


In addition to the juice, lunch was pretty basic:


A PB sandwich, an apple, and a fruit leather.  Kind of boring but it did the trick.


In other news, my CPA just called me to remind me that I haven’t done my quarterly taxes yet.  Crap.



  • Leanne March 16, 2011, 1:14 pm

    Super cute picture of you 🙂

  • Sheryl March 16, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Sorry you’re not feeling well… and OMG what is in that everything juice? It looks lethal! Hopefully it worked 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 16, 2011, 1:18 pm

    I hope you feel better soon Caitlin! I haven’t tried garlic for healing purposes yet but I hear it does great things. (And I’m sure your dentist will be pleased to see you!!!) 😛

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 16, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Ugh sorry you’re not feeling so hot! What are garlic supplements supposed to do? Just help with your immune system?

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 8:20 pm

      Yea it boosts overall function.

  • Jessica March 16, 2011, 1:18 pm

    what exactly is an “everything” juice???

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 8:21 pm

      It was:


      uhhh and loads of other things!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing March 16, 2011, 1:19 pm

    Garlic is the best cure all! Love it. Good luck at the dentist with garlic breath! 🙂

  • Joyce @ Flowing to Fifty March 16, 2011, 1:20 pm

    No vampires anywhere close to you!!!!

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 16, 2011, 1:22 pm

    Ooh that juice looks like it is full of nutrients. Or mud. Just kidding.

    I hope you feel better! I think it was Fitnessista who ate an entire head of roasted garlic when she wasn’t feeling well — maybe try that next? 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 16, 2011, 1:24 pm

    Yeah, I’m with you on the taxes…ugh. I hope all that garlic helps. If nothing else, people will stay away from you so you don’t infect anyone else.

  • Katherine: Unemployed March 16, 2011, 1:25 pm

    I love garlic! not so much when I can’t get it out of my mouth though (don’t go for cloves; so not worth it)

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) March 16, 2011, 1:26 pm

    Mmm….no such thing as too much garlic! Though I’ve never had it in pill form… 🙂

    Feel better!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) March 16, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Ha ha… I could just imagine your husband getting right down to investigating whenever you don’t feel well. My boyfriend does the same to me, and he is definitely no doctor!

    Garlic is supposed to be good for you… whether you’re sick or not. Hope you feel better. I’m sure you’ll be back at it before your races.

  • Lesley Lifting Life March 16, 2011, 1:34 pm

    I don’t so much love garlic in pill form either, it comes back to haunt you later on in the day when you had forgotten you even took it, ha. Though it’s fun that your husband is taking care of you 🙂

  • Little Bookworm March 16, 2011, 1:37 pm

    Sorry that you are not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon! 🙂

  • Marina March 16, 2011, 1:38 pm

    I hope all that garlic helps!
    Ugh, good luck with the taxes 🙂

  • Michelle March 16, 2011, 1:42 pm

    My dad swears by garlic pills for overall health

  • Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted March 16, 2011, 1:44 pm

    Cute picture!
    I’m so jealous of your juices, I’ve been wanting a juice place to open up where I live for years!

  • Baking 'n' Books March 16, 2011, 1:50 pm

    I am in the process of that tax thing now and I’m going to have to pay through my nose for it – ack. Really sucks.

    Will they let you pay it out in installments?? I refuse to go further in debt for the tax man…

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 8:19 pm

      You just pay throughout the year instead of at once. 🙂

  • jen @ taste life March 16, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Eeek! So much garlic. Perhaps you should go breathe on the IRS and they’d leave you alone.

  • Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East March 16, 2011, 1:53 pm

    That juice looks so good. Do you feel like the garlic pills helped? Feel better soon!

  • rebecca lustig March 16, 2011, 2:10 pm

    i just restocked on the fruit leathers– sooo delicious!

    i have garlic breath 6 out of 7 days of the week… i also don’t have a lot of shame. woops!

  • Amber K March 16, 2011, 2:13 pm

    I love garlic. I actually have never smelled garlic breath, so maybe that’s why I just can’t get enough!

  • Anne Weber-Falk March 16, 2011, 2:22 pm

    Really liking the bangs. Hope you feel well soon. It’s no fun being sick. Blah…

  • Megan March 16, 2011, 2:25 pm

    Sure hope you start feeling better ASAP! Sending good thoughts your way 🙂

    And super woman! I don’t know how you blog and photograph all your meals. That’s my post today and it’s hard work! So time consuming! I have a new respect for what you do!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 16, 2011, 2:27 pm

    I absolutely love garlic, but it does not love me. I feel like I stink for days after eating a potent meal…and feel bad for anyone who talks to me too closely haha.

  • Stephanie March 16, 2011, 2:28 pm

    Hey Caitlin! Sorry to hear that you are ‘under the weather’ at the moment. I hope you get to feeling better soon. i just have to point out and ask the obvious though: from your symptoms it sounds a bit like pregnancy morning sickness, which I am sure you know can last all day, not just confined to the morning. Any chance or news you’d like to share? 🙂 Seriously, hope you feel better soon. Also, good luck on your upcoming half marathons. Know matter what your times are or even if you can run them, you are an inspiration to many with all your hard work and positive encouragement. Thank you for what you do through your blogs.

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 2:29 pm

      My mother in law just called me to ask if I was pregnant, too. LOL

      I wish I was but I most definitely am not. 🙁

      • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 2:30 pm

        And thank you so much!

      • Wendy March 16, 2011, 8:51 pm

        lol I was going to ask the same thing. 🙂 Between the upset tummy and fried pickles, you had me wondering…

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 16, 2011, 2:36 pm

    That picture is so cute. I love garlic! I just have to remember to brush my teeth after eating it.

  • Kara March 16, 2011, 2:47 pm

    I give garlic pills to my dog as a natural tick and flea repellent. So…you’re good to go play in the woods now. 🙂

  • Aleasha March 16, 2011, 2:54 pm

    Isn’t smelling like garlic just great! I just feel bad for the poor girl on the treadmill next to me for an hour during my 7 mile run today!

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 8:17 pm

      Hahah thats me, I stank.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 16, 2011, 3:00 pm

    I’m sure your husband will have you feeling better in no time! Even with a bit of bad breath 😉

  • Allison @ Happy Tales March 16, 2011, 3:05 pm

    Aw booo, I hope you feel better, soon! At least you are one of the lucky ones who still looks adorable even when sick… your haircut is just too cute!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 16, 2011, 3:09 pm

    Yay for the healing powers of garlic!!!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations March 16, 2011, 3:12 pm

    Your PB sandwich looks so good. I just told someone I’d give anything for a PB& Strawberry jelly sandwich on good old fashioned white bread… even though eating white bread is like eating spoonfuls of sugar.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 16, 2011, 3:18 pm

    Awww, hope the natural medicine kicks in soon!

    Simple and PERFECT! That PB sandwich looks fabulous.

  • erica March 16, 2011, 3:20 pm

    i love that top!
    it’s a great color!

  • Emily @ Write Twenty Eleven March 16, 2011, 3:23 pm

    I’ve been told to chop up a little garlic clove and swallow it with water or juice. It burns a little and even after i brushed my teeth i could taste it. But apparently it’s great for the immune system!

  • Jen March 16, 2011, 3:24 pm

    Hope you feel better!!!
    Nothing like a simple PB sandwich to make you feel better 🙂

  • Angela @ My Pinky Toes March 16, 2011, 3:26 pm

    I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog and I even blogged about you in my new blog! I hope that was okay, I am new to blogging and I don’t know the rules, lol!

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much Angela for blogging about me 🙂 And welcome to the blog world!

  • Amanda March 16, 2011, 3:28 pm

    My great-grandmother swears by garlic sandwiches. As in- bread, sliced garlic and mayo and that’s it! You can’t sit next to her for fear that her breath will knock you over but, at her age she couldn’t be healthier! 🙂 There must be some truth in that garlic cure!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul March 16, 2011, 3:29 pm

    hahaha it’s funny because in our family (being korean) we’re so used to eating garlic straight up! And not only that, we kind of grow up taking oriental root (barf inducing) medicine! You don’t feel good? Then momma will buy you the black stuff. And every child is like “noooooo”

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 8:14 pm

      The Husband seriously shoves garlic down my throat! It really does work.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 16, 2011, 4:40 pm

    I’m not feeling well either- maybe I will chomp on some garlic later 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 16, 2011, 5:03 pm

    Sending you lots of speedy recovery vibes hon 🙂

  • Kacy March 16, 2011, 5:05 pm

    I wish I new more about alternative medicine. Interested to hear how the garlic works!

  • Alexa @ Simple Eats March 16, 2011, 5:39 pm

    I’ve heard garlic is awesome for you! You look cute in that pic!

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef March 16, 2011, 6:30 pm

    wow that’s some intense looking juice!!

  • zoe (and the beatles) March 16, 2011, 6:35 pm

    your bands are so freaking cute! they suit your face so well 🙂 hope you feel better soon!

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 8:13 pm

      Thank you Zoe!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 16, 2011, 6:55 pm

    I love garlic but I hate how the smell of it lingers everywhere! My pans, my hands, my breath… 😛

    I hope you feel better soon!

  • stace March 16, 2011, 6:57 pm

    Your new hair really suits you and you look beautiful! garlic breathe or not. i have never taken garlic in pill form I am not sure even what its for?!

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

      It boost immune function!

  • christine March 16, 2011, 7:19 pm

    You’ve still got almost a month- pleeeeeenty of time!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 16, 2011, 7:21 pm

    love the pic of you!! And yuck for cpa issues… 🙁 haha-good luck with that one and feel better!!!!

  • Laura (Starloz) March 16, 2011, 7:26 pm

    love the picture of you.

    i dont think i could have drunk that juice.

  • Jen March 16, 2011, 7:51 pm

    I love garlic and I don’t care if it gives me potent breath! Although…I don’t know if I love it enough to drink it in a juice.

  • Jen March 16, 2011, 7:52 pm

    Actually, I take back my comment above. I’ve had garlic tea before and it was damn good! So why not juice?

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 8:00 pm

      The juice is reaaaaaaaaaally good.

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 16, 2011, 9:49 pm

    hmmmmm does eating massive amounts of italian food have the same benefits?

    • Caitlin March 16, 2011, 9:50 pm

      pretty sure 🙂

  • Valerie @ Cupcakes & the City March 16, 2011, 10:14 pm

    Caitlin, I know I’m a bit late on this but your haircut is SO STINKIN’ ADORABLE. Love it!
    Did the juice taste like garlic too? I don’t think I’d be able to get that down my throat….

    • Caitlin March 17, 2011, 9:31 am

      Thank you 🙂 and yes, it was garlicy!!!

  • Leigh March 16, 2011, 11:46 pm

    Hope you feel better soon! Love your picture today…you look so pretty!

  • Kiran March 17, 2011, 12:13 am

    Garlic has great medicinal benefits. Get well soon Caitlin 🙂

  • Jenifer March 17, 2011, 11:07 am

    You’ve got until the 15th of the month that follows the end of the quarter to file your taxes… Unless you are set up as an LLC, then it’s just annual with your personal. If you’re set up as a corp, then you’re making your estimated quarterly tax payments (also due the 15th of the following month), but must file your annual on the 15th of the 3rd month after your fiscal year ends. Yes, I’m a total financial dork. Lol.
    Feel better soon!!!! I made the mistake of eating a whole clove of roasted garlic (YUM!) once… dh ordered me outta the bed, claiming it was seeping through my pores. Lol.

    • Caitlin March 17, 2011, 11:15 am

      heheh thank you 🙂

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