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Vonn's supporters rally with remedies

Updated: February 16, 2010, 9:33 AM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN The Magazine

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- The cheese is out of the bag.

In a news conference Thursday afternoon, American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn let it slip that she was treating the inflammation in her injured right shin by slathering it with topfen cheese, an old Austrian home remedy said to reduce swelling and speed healing. Dammit if the media didn't go and tell the rest of the world.

Within a few hours, the e-mail inboxes of anyone associated with Vonn -- "If you're ...

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