Chicken Soup does work. Among other things. Check them all out on my new hub above.
My question which is tottaly unrelated...
Do you recommend having a flu jab? as i am not sure and have colds all the time, which i don't mind as sneezing used to be very pleasurable but due to having "Ankylosing Spondylitis" sneezing is extreamly painfull and crippling now for me..
Anyone have any advice for me please..?
I have found the best way to prevent a cold is not to get one. Sorry, for my dry sense of humor.
Really one of the best ways is to wash your hands frequently, especially after turning on the water faucet, or anything you touch that someone else touches. A healthy raw diet is the best
since you are building up your own natural body immunities. The more junk you consume the
more poison's you are feeding your body, which can break-down your immune system. lol: produces smiley
I having been using a high quality tea tree oil to prevent colds for 19 years. As soon as you start feeling the sign of a cold coming on...Twitchy nose, sneezing, sore throat...etc. Dab a couple drops of oil under your nose (upper lip) a few times during the course of the next 24 hours...Usually the germs run away! For people who get asthma as a result of a cold! There is possibly a very simple and inexpensive solution. Bless you; and not because you are sneezing! D
I also found a wonderful way to prevent cold. I used to catch a cold once a year that usually last 3 to 4 days. I have found that when I keep my body pH level alkaline, hydrated and mineralized, I eliminate many common sicknesses or diseases. I just drink lots of Xtreme X2O water which provides me with the balance of all my body needs to stay healthy.
Considering that 75% of gym equipment is infected with some type of virus (Feb issue of Men's Health and Fitness)...
Wash your hands after working out!
Seems simple but if you do it and don't fail, you'll get sick a heck of a lot less.
No one has been able to work out how we catch colds - there used to be a Cold Research Institute and they tried all kinds of things, including putting people in a room with other people who have a cold. They still couldn't pin it down.
One thing they did find. They could make people catch cold by exposing them to sudden changes of temperature.
For instance, going from a very cool air-conditioned room to a hot summer's day. Or going from a cosily heated room to a freezing winter's morning.
So the lesson is, try to keep your temperature on an even keel. In summer, don't set your air conditioning so the house is like an icebox. In winter, don't heat your house to the point where you're taking off your sweaters. That way, when you leave the house, you won't give yourself a temperature shock so you'll be less likely to get a cold.
Wait a minute, maybe this is worth a Hub...
Most of the common colds are caused by bacteria or a virus. Since these are easily transmitted by air or perhaps by touching things, it is best to wash your hands with soap and water after using things that are being used by other people. Another good thing to do is increase your immune system so that it can fight against bacteria and viruses. Take vitamin C from time to time or have some orange and lemons, they are a good source of vitamin C. C in vitamin C prevents Colds.
JPSO - All common colds, and flu (influenza) are caused by a virus. Bacteria have nothing to do with it - that's why antibiotics are completely useless against colds and flu.
Although there are plenty of people who will tell you that Vitamin C, echinacea and garlic all help prevent colds, there is yet to be a study that actually proves it. It certainly won't hurt to take extra Vitamin C because if you take too much, it just passes straight through you!
Thank you very much for the information Marisa. I stand corrected. I was under the impression that bacteria can also cause such events and I stand corrected. It is a common misconception that colds are also caused by bacteria. With this information I'm sure many will also learn.
Living in a cold climate in Toronto ,where temps are -30 tonight Brr we have to prepare ourselves before winter strikes.
Eating lots of fruits and veges as well as a good vitamin supplement ,I prefer mine from a health store is essential to build up the immune system. If we do get a cold its next to not having one.
I am going to add my two cents to this conversation. I have worked in the nutrition business since 1993 and I have found antioxidents are the best for keeping the Rhinovirus (better known as the common cold) away.
Just think about this...why do some people get a cold and others do not? Could it be their immunes system are high ...able to fight the common cold. If you take antioxidents, it will help your immune system run at its highest performance.
And yes, Vitamin C ...washing hands and so many other things will definitely help too. But along with doing all of those things mentioned, I personally, take an anitoxident. Wouldn't leave home without taking them. My best to your health! :-)
I wintered over in the Arizona Desert at Quartzite 2 years ago, with about 100 people in a RV Park. I had a problem with a tooth that kept getting infected, it would swell my jaw and lock it, dentists couldn't find what was causing the problem.
One Dentist told me to wash my hands after every meal and brush my teeth, then use mouth wash. I did that when I first got up, after every meal , and as I went to Bed. My Tooth never got infected (it was getting infected every 3 months before). I was there about 6 months and never got a cold or sick, just about everyone in park got sick, some a couple times, so did my wife. Few got so bad they almost died, and had to go to hospital, everybody was hacking and coughing.
So I say do what I did, I haven't a cold or flue in about 4 years. I used to have several every winter.
Very true and one thing a lot of people forget especially in our busy life's today is the need to wash your hands. You also need to wash common things that people that visit your home touch. One of the dirtiest germ covered things in your home is your telephone or telephones. Use a good antibacterial spray and clean them often.
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