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Common Cold Remedies From My Trip to Asia

my host grows grapes in her backyard in Japan

My Japan host , with four strong Pillars of Health, is producing much fruit, spiritual and physical!

I’m back from my trip to Japan and South Korea this summer, where I collected more common cold remedies for the common cold, along with, most importantly, deepening my friendships with my international scholar alumni friends there.

As well as sharing with me their own personal common cold remedies,the four host families I stayed with shared their time, hearts, home, and an abundance of delightful food with me in my two weeks there (photos to come).  My immune system feels much strengthened by all the sushi and kimchi!

In fact, Asians are quite expert on common cold remedies.Think Chinese Medicine, Yin-Yang hot and cold balance, and aligning your Chi! All of that originates from the 5,000 years of ancient traditions and philosophy in those warm and steamy lands, (at least warm & steamy during August) and those traditions are still going strong,I discovered.

I gleaned more remedies and advice from a Pharmacist in one of Korea’s newest High Tech business centers, a dinner circle of Korean mothers, hot tea remedies from a historic tea house, footbath in  Japanese hot springs, and lessons from a Japanese schoolteacher. I’m eager to share them, as soon as I sort through my 1,300 photos.

I’m also getting the school year underway with new university international students and scholars here in Santa Cruz, and trying to keep my personal Four Pillars of Health activated to prevent me from getting my own colds, which would make everything else worse.

And then, hopefully soon, putting it all together into my long-promised BOOK. Yes, It is taking longer than expected, and I’m sure most of you have given up on me, but I’m not giving up, (to quote Winston Churchhill) NEVER Surrender! NEVER Give Up! And same for you with your good dreams, as well.

My advice, although late, is still needed to help everyone with a colds know the best remedies and most current research  — which I’m still collecting daily news bulletins of.

Indeed, those of you who already use Warm & Steamy methods, will be affirmed that what you are doing IS the best. And you others, who have been seduced by those colorful advertisements and pretty packaging, will grow stronger in your understanding of the truth, so you can avoid wasting your money, time and precious health on all that crappola (to quote my mother) that doesn’t work.

Thanks to the generosity of the Chun family on my trip, I also got to travel a few feet across the border into North Korea, a dramatic experience. Unfortunately I did NOT collect any common cold remedies from there, since the North Korean Border Guards, were quite distant, and not at all friendly. They looked rather thin, not to mention paranoid. But, I did send lots of prayers their way into that desperate land, whose top leader, by the way, was an international student in Switzerland for several years. Unfortunately the main thing he seemed to have learned there was a passion for basketball and Dennis Rodman, who has been a recent guest to the North Korean dictator.

Your Common Cold questions needed!

Your Common cold questions needed!

Dearest common cold fans,

Saving the globe, one common cold at a time

Peggy The Doctor’s Wife Saving the Earth, one common cold at a time

As mentioned in my previous two posts. I’m trying to buckle down and

really focus on getting my book out that …

So I need your help. Please email/post/send me your questions and issues about the common cold.

  • Does it impact your health? your work? your family?
  • What remedies do you already use that work or don’t work or not sure?
  • What do you see other people doing that doesn’t work

If I use your quote in my book I’m happy to send you a free copy when it is published.

And beyond colds —

  • how about your immune system building habits?
    What do you do to strengthen your body to fight off colds?
    Are there any of the four Pillars of Health that you have a hard time with?

I need to know!
I want to know!
And other cold sufferers want to know too. My goal is to give the world’s best advice and YOU are part of this world too. You just might have a tip or method that helps you and that can help someone else as

well. So send your common cold questions right over!

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Cold remedy from China

My friend Xing, an international Masters student in Computer Science, from Tongchuan, Shaanxi,  a small town in China. He is now working in tech industry in Silicon Valley

Xing tells me about his mother’s home common cold remedy :  drink lots of hot water and sleep under heavy blankets until you sweat.

Sounds warm & steamy to me! Thanks Xing!  — Peggy The Doctor’s Wife

<<I remember when I was a kid and when I had common cold, my mom usually asked me to drink tons of hot water and then go to bed with very thick blankets on me.

Literally I slept inside those big and thick blankets and I sweated a lot during the sleep. After maybe 8 or 10 hours’ sleep, I tend to be better from the cold.

But this is only for the cold part. If with fever, this is dangerous.

it’s very cold during the winter, like around 32 degrees, sometimes like around 15 degrees. I don’t remember how often I got cold when I was a kid. But my home, I think, is not warm enough. We used to burn the coal to warm the room. and that’s not very convenient. sometimes it’s too hot sometimes it’s too cold. during the time, the fire is gone and it’s cold.

Nowadays, I actually begin to eat lots of vitamins if I feel I am weak and on the edge of being sick. I think the vitamins actually helps, because I don’t eat any during normal time. So when I feel sick, my body may feel some difference with the vitamins and it actually make me avoid some cold. :)

I’m not sure how she found it. But I remember it’s pretty common that people did this. It’s sort of a common sense and I heard it when I was very little.

I think one reason is that lots of people did this and feel better. Another reason might come from the poverty. I remember at that time most people are very poor and this method actually doesn’t cost anything, which is good :)

I also remember when we (my friends from neighbor and I) had some small cuts, we just use sort of soil (very tiny soft soil like light yellow powder) on the cut to stop the bleed and speed up the heal. It helped and we did that all the time. But now I think it’s not very safe though… 😉