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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Achoo! or not to Achoo!

It's Cold Season

“THE COMMON COLD IS NOT AN INFECTION THAT LEAPS OUT AND ATTACKS AN INNOCENT PASSERBY. IT IS NOT EVEN A DISEASE. A COLD IS THE CURE OF A PRE-DISEASED CONDITION. AND THE SYMPTOMS ARE ATTEMPTS BY THE BODY TO REESTABLISH NORMAL CONDITITIONS. THE BODY IS CARRYING OUT A “SPRING CLEANING.” A COLD IS THE RESULT OF NOT LIVING ON THE BEST LEVEL.  ONCE IT ARRIVES, IT CLEANSES TOXINS FROM THE SYSTEM AD, ALONG WITH REST, ENABLES THE PERSON TO GET BACK INTO BETTER SHAPE. A COLD IS ACTUALLY A BLESSING; FOR IT FORCES PEOPLE TOO REST WHO, OTHERWISE, WOULD  PREMATURELY DEVELOP DEBILITATING, CHRONIC, AND LIFE-THREATENING DISEASES.” Natural Remedies Encyclopedia (5th Ed) Vance Ferrell & Harold M. Cherne, M.D.
Factors which lower the body’s resistance to virus infection: overexposure to cold, fatigue, recent or present infections, lack of rest, allergic reaction, overeating, sugar consumption, inhaling irritating dust or gas, and wrong eating.
Natural remedies
FOOD:
ü Eat a fruit diet and drink fruit juice for 2 days
ü Avoid mucous producing foods – pasteurized milk, white flour, sugar foods, cold drinks, meat
ü When eating cooked food at a meal, begin with raw food. This will help the digestive system handle the increased load placed on it by cooked food.
ü Cold knock-out tea – 2 cups water, 1 lemon, 1 onion, 1 garlic clove. Bring to boil, reduce heat  & let steep a 1-2 minutes, drink hot
CATARRH  is the excess mucous which occurs with different nasal, throat and bronchial infections.

> To keep catarrh from going down the nose wash the nose using one (1) teaspoon sea salt in 2 cups warm water.
Sniff up nose until it comes out your mouth, blow nose holding one nostril at a time then gargle with remaining salt water.
> Inhale Eucalyptus by adding drops of eucalyptus oil to a humidifier that provides steam during sleep.


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