The Common Cold
A Cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract which causes your nose to run or become blocked, your throat may feel sore and congested, and your head to ache. You may also have a dry cough.
Cold Symptoms may last a few days or up to two weeks, although the runny nose may last longer.
This illness is usually developed when you are in close contact with someone who has a cold as the virus is highly contagious and coughing, sneezing, even breathing can pass it on. This can make some environments – particularly public transport or air conditioned buildings unhealthy.
What Is The Flu
The Flu is the shortened version of the term “influenza Virus”. It has similar symptoms to a cold but much more serve with muscular aches and pains, chest pain, fever, chills, sweating and weakness.
The cold and flu viruses mutate easily, which means every cold you catch is different, preventing you from developing long term immunity.
Colds and flu can develop when your immune system is low and due to stress, allergies, poor diet lack of exercise and sleep, or another illness.
Doctors are now asking you don’t go see them when you have a cold or flu as they cannot not treat the common cold, or flu with antibiotics. They are asking that you treat your own cold or flu at home.
A natural Alternate medicine is Colloidal Silver which is a natural antibiotic and can kill up to 650 different diseases in the body. Colloidal Silver helps build your immune system and if taken regularly. It can be also taken as cold and flu symptoms start you can usually stop the cold and flu very quickly. Colloidal Silver will help with a cold or flu and can help with the healing process a lot faster then normal antibiotics with no side effects.
Cold and Flu Treatment
What we can do to help with Cold and Flu Symptoms.
• Stay at home and avoid spreading the virus.
• Keep warm and stay out of drafts.
• Rest and relax to give your body the time and energy to get better and avoid the risk of complications.
• Drink plenty of liquids, especially water and fruit juice which will help flush out your system and replace fluid loss through sweating and fever.
• To relieve a blocked nose, lean over a bowl of hot water with a towel over your head. In hale the steam to loosen mucus.
• Gargling hot, salted water can relieve a sore throat, stir a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and gargle over a basin. You can also use Colloidal Silver to gargle and will help kill any germs in the throat in minutes.
- Make a warm drink with honey and lemon and sip through out the day.
Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu
By drinking colloidal silver every couple of hours will help kill any viruses. Take 30mls and hold under tongue for 30 seconds then swallow, drink colloidal silver straight you will diminish the effectiveness by adding it to water. You can use it to gargle for your sore throat. Colloidal Silver nasal spray is also very effective on the sinus passages and can help heal any infections there. Colloidal Silver spray is a great germ killer and can be sprayed around the room and on surfaces to kill germs, bacteria and viruses. If you work in an office this can be sprayed around the office and also spray a cloth and wipe down phones and computers door handles, toilets etc.
Essential oils can diminish the symptoms of a cold or flu, and reduce the risk of further infection by stimulating the body’s immune system and killing bacteria. They also smell great and help you breathe so much easier.
• Inhalations soothe the inflamed mucous membranes and clear sinuses. A steam inhalation containing 2 drops of eucalyptus and 2 drops of tea tree will help clear the nose of mucus.
• Using natural chest balm with essential oils of Eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, lavender and rosemary can help with clearing nasal, sinus and chest congestion, to fight infection.
Detox through your feet by filling a bucket with warm water, put in 1/2 cup of salt, Himalayan if you have it but other wise a good sea salt or epsom salts. Grate tablespoon of fresh ginger, teaspoon of tea tree, eucalyptus and lemon essential oils. Soak your feet for 20 minutes.
Bach Flowers for colds and Flu
Bach flower remedies can be used for colds and flu they help with our mind and emotions. Bach flowers can help us relax and be less stressed which help us to heal a lot quicker. They include rescue remedy, which can be bought from most chemists and health food stores these days. Another remedy is walnut “for letting go” and impatients for people constantly on the go who do not allow themselves to rest and relax and take a breath.
The Sugar Cure
Keep a teaspoonful of sugar in the mouth and move it around slightly until it is dissolved after a minute or two, then spit it out and take another teaspoonful. Fine sugar is best for this purpose as it dissolves faster. Continue with this for several hours until the cold symptoms, such as mucus congestion of the nose and sinuses, have disappeared and you can easily breathe through the nose. This also tends to remove any headaches and other discomfort.
I have found that a heavy cold can be stopped in about 4 hours using this method – a light cold may require less time. For influenza or other persistent mucus congestion this may have to be repeated for several days. The sugar draws mucus dissolved in lymph fluid into the mouth and so gradually clears the head spaces. As a precaution, if you feel that you are susceptible to getting colds, or if you have a runny nose or other congestion of head spaces, you may use the sugar cure for one or two hours and repeat it once a week or as required.
Sugar held in the mouth does not damage the teeth as it is too concentrated for bacterial activity, just like pure honey applied to wounds. It is only after one stops the sugar cure, and remaining sugar gets sufficiently diluted in the mouth that it will encourage bacterial growth, but by then one can rinse the mouth with water. Someone who cannot or does not want to use sugar may also try salt instead, or mix salt with sugar, or use honey.
The effectiveness of the sugar cure shows that it is not the rhinovirus that is the main factor in triggering a cold but rather the presence of mucic acid congestion. This is also confirmed by findings that some individuals are carriers of this virus without getting a cold, while in others cold symptoms may be triggered by cold air without the presence of viruses.
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