I know I mention Oprah all the time, and one might interpret that I am quasi-obsessed with her, but Oprah and I have an intensely complicated relationship. On the one hand, I appreciate that she had some sort of spiritualitelevision awakening and began using her show to educate and inspire woman to care about important issues like health, world issues, reading, and gourmet popcorn.
But then there are these other times when I’m watching her and she just…….BUGS. She seems to get confused sometimes and think that instead of a TV host, she is a psychologist and a child-care expert. And when she does that, when she starts interpreting her guests psychological issues or makes recommendations about how to discipline their children, I have to change the channel and watch something more valuable. Like Spongebob.
However, I will never be able to utter a word of criticism again. Because Oprah brought Dr. Oz on her show and Dr. Oz brought on the neti pot, and I watched the show and ordered the neti pot and gave it to my husband who has chronic sinus disease, and since using the neti pot he has not had a sinus headache! THIS IS GROUND-BREAKING.
What you do is mix the salt into the warm water in your little pot, then you lean over the sink and pour it into one of your nostrils. A few swishy moments later, the solution starts running out of the other nostril! I’ve used it myself a few times, and I’ve got to say—it’s a refreshing experience. In fact, sometimes when we’re bored, one of us will say, “Race you to the neti pot!”
You know, each of us has to find our own way to Oprah. For some, it was the Pontiac giveaway; for others, the baby whisperer; and of course, there are those who find her through living room makeovers. But for us, it was the neti pot.