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Cider Remedy for Cold and Flu with hidden Warm & Steamy ingredient

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See if you can find the hidden ingredient that I recommend in this  recipe for an apple cider remedy for colds! Kind of like Where’s Waldo, let’s call it “Where’s the Warm & Steamy?”

Probably the only important ingredient in the recipe that actually affects your cold virus.

But the other ingredients  are so strong that they may just overpower your suffering. Do they really kill off the virus?  It’s possible they may help some by just revving up your mucous production with their walloping strong flavors, and therefore help stimulate your immune system to flush out the virus.

Or perhaps they numb your throat sensations with their burn-off-your-taste-buds recipe (only things missing are Serrano hot peppers and turpentine!). Even if it doesn’t cure your cold you can use it in a zingy chow mein recipe, for sure!

reposted from Care2 internet site which has a mélange of socially concerned sites. This one in the “Healthy living category”

Peggy The Doctor’s Wife


<< by Annie B. Bond June 27, 2004

Here is a great natural formula—with a spicy, zesty, delicious flavor#—that offers relief from cold and flu symptoms, and is an effective natural antibiotic.

Several healing ingredients make this tasty formula one that you can drink at the first sign of a cold or flu to help open up your sinuses and bronchial passages. You can also gargle with it for relief from sore throats. We plan to print this out and keep it handy all fall and winter long; when the sniffles hit, this will help! Here’s the recipe:

INGREDIENTS (Try to use organic if at all possible)

25 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons dried or 3 tablespoons fresh Echinacea root, grated or chopped
1/3 cup fresh horseradish root, grated
1/4 cup fresh gingerroot, peeled and sliced
1 large white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
Honey to sweeten, if desired
Raw apple cider vinegar, 1 quart or less

1. Place all dry ingredients in a 1-quart wide mouth jar. Fill to the top with vinegar. Cover the top of the jar with plastic wrap, then screw on the lid.

2. Refrigerate for six weeks so the flavor can develop and soften. Shake daily. There’s no need to strain and bottle it unless you want to. The flavor keeps getting better and bolder the longer the formula is allowed to steep.

3. At the first sign of a cold or flu, take 2 tablespoons of this formula with a warm water chaser. Rinse mouth out well after swallowing the cider. Repeat once or twice daily for the duration of the illness. You should feel your sinus and bronchial passages quickly open and your breathing become easier.

4. For a sore throat, gargle with the formula for 60 seconds, spit, then rinse out your mouth. You should feel immediate relief.

Makes about 1 quart.


Read more:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/zesty-cider-cold-and-flu-formula.html#ixzz2O8t5ZSD7

85. National Handwashing awareness Week, part 3

Commentary continued from part 2

#2.  I also disagree with  Dr. Sawyer’s dismissal of coughing and sneezing techniques.

Sorry for those of you with delicate constitutions– we are about to get graphic here, OK? You can skip this part if you are particular to swooning in discussions of body fluids

So Sawyer says  “blow your nose into a kleenex, but if you have a scarf or handkerchief you sneeze into it and , ewwww, its all gooey, who wants that? so instead you throw an elbow…cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder”

I believe the #1 ideal Respiratory Etiquette is to cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue (Kleenex) crumple it up, throw it away and then wash and your hands.

OK, let’s not get tooooo extreme with this, but some Respiratory Etiquette is called for when you have a cold or flu

Second best way, which is more likely to happen. is to cough or sneeze into a scarf, or bandana, which most people can easily wear around their neck at all times.

Even a surgical mask would be great, as many people in Asia do, but that will take a lot of campaigning for that to catch on. (on my To Do list!)

It is not that hard to remember in the morning to just tie a scarf loosely around your neck, or stick a hanky in your pocket, and voila! you are safe for the day at a moment’s notice.

Third, if you get caught with an oncoming sneeze welling up inside your nasal cavity, an you don’t have immedicate access to a tissue or scarf, the next best thing is to just pull up your shirt and cough inside your shirt to capture the viruses.

Of course this won’t work for a LOT of mucous (unless you change your shirt immediately) but can be just fine for the occasional light sneeze. Regular t-shirts work beautifully for this, but cold infected persons could also prepare themselves better by wearing  turtleneck or females could wear lovely cowell-necked shirts for this very reason. Capture your germs!

 

But is it icky for the virus germs to get on your own shirt? Does that make you worse yourself?

Well best thing is to expel the germs out of your respiratory system. but having the virus on the OUTSIDE of your body doesn’t hurt you. It’s only when they get INSIDE your nose and throat area that they infect you. And they dont’ crawl inside themselves, you have to transport them somehow.

And remember you already have the virus, and as your immune system fights it off, you are becoming immune to getting it again.

 

Vitamin C myth perpetuated by chiropractic reporter

if you want to first see the advertisement for Chiropractic supplies you can click o(website link deleted after it was found to be a false page
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This Chiropractic reporter is clearly not up with the latest mainstream medical research that is  widely known to have disproven any benefit from extra vitamin C during a cold.

(reposted from wwwDOTchiroeco.com described as “your online Chiropractic community”

 

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Vitamin C has been clearly shown to have no effect on helping you get better from the common cold and overdosing on it can cause harm.

Vitamin C: not just for the common cold

By Karen Appold

Everyone knows that when you have a cold, you should take vitamin C. That’s because it fights viruses, bacteria and infection. It will also act as an antihistamine, relieving aches, inflammation and runny nose.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has many other uses. In addition to aiding your immune system, it helps to maintain healthy teeth, bones and cartilage, as well as grow and repair tissues. It also helps to form the protein that your body uses to make blood vessels, skin, tendons and ligaments.

A powerful antioxidant
As an antioxidant, vitamin C gets rid of free radicals in your body. Free radicals can cause cell damage that medical experts suspect may lead to atherosclerosis, which can cause heart disease, stroke and many types of cancer, as well as osteoarthritis and pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.

Ascorbic acid has been proven to lower blood pressure, which lowers your chance of getting hypertension. It also enables proper dilation of blood vessels. Both of these functions reduce your risk of heart disease.