In spite of my conspiracy theory and my attempts to relegate H1N1 to Santa Claus Imaginary status, I seem to have caught the nastiest flu I have had these many years.
Here is my home remedy, which I affectionately call "Hog Wash,"
1 cup water
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 Tbsp. raw honey
1 or 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Heat all ingredients together over medium heat until the honey melts into the water. Don't overheat, because if raw honey gets too hot it loses some of the good properties. I don't know the science, that's just what some lady told me when she sold me the raw honey. "Don't heat it over 120 degrees," she said. This drink doesn't make the flu go away, but it is very soothing, and the lemon and honey cover the vinegar nicely.