This article has been updated and can be found here! If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment! So I’ve seen this one circulating across forums, support groups and blogs. It’s something that when I first read it I said, what in the world? There’s no way that works! The theory goes that if you drink a certain amount of pure grape juice after being exposed to someone with a stomach bug and prior to showing symptoms, it will destroy the virus at it’s source – your stomach – and keep you safe.
As it turns out, I’m a pretty skeptical person. Chalk it up to my emetophobia and anxiety, but sometimes when I hear something that is too good to be true, I make this face that just screams, “Come on, really? There’s no way.” So, I think my skeptical thoughts shouldn’t be a surprise when I first heard about a book called Cure Your Emetophobia & Thrive from the people in my support group. Plus, my track record with emetophobia related books are not necessarily the best, so how could this one be any different?
I love to color. I own three coloring books, and way too many crayons, markers and colored pencils. For my birthday, my mom got me a coloring book and it was probably the best gift I had received in a very long time. So, as you can imagine when I first caught wind that coloring could be used as a way to reduce anxiety I was stoked. This meant I could color, as an adult, and say I had an actual health reason to be doing so. What could be better?