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A cold is actually
your friend rather than your enemy. It is the body's response to foreign
invasion. The acute production of fluids is its way of expelling the invaders.
The important point to note is that even before your cold develops, your immune
system has become so debilitated that the invaders see your body as a benign
environment. Antibiotics will certainly help to expel these enemies, but they
will not alter your body's benign status. The more sensible and longer-term
approach is to render your body hostile to interlopers.
furthermore can have a negative effect on the body generally. A more natural
and balanced way to respond to colds might be as follows:
Tone up your body with a hot bath followed by a cold
Eat more anti-catarrhal foods such as onions, garlic,
chives, ginger (food that is hot, bitter, putrid or astringent rather than
sweet, sour or salty - see
Eight Different Tastes).
Drink hot lemon and honey (as effective a cure for colds
as any medicine dispensed by a chemist).
The most effective, relief for a really rough throat
combined with a cold is to eat 20 peppercorns (at the same time, not one at a
time). It may seem dramatic, but it works. Chew them and drink a cup of hot
water. The relief is usually immediate. if you continue to be plagued, repeat
every 4 hours.
If your cold is accompanied by constipation and you do
not have onions or cannot make soup, buy effervescent vitamin C tablets. Take 2
in a glass of water every 2 hours until bowel movement begins. Should diarrhoea
set in, this will indicate that your cold has been dispelled.
The popular myth
that you should starve a fever and feed a cold is incorrect. The opposite is
the case. Starve the cold and feed the fever. When you have a fever the body
needs energy to fight it. It should be fed slowly. I recommend the following
additional remedies for a sore throat.
a gargle made with
sage, or a rind of lemon if no sage is available.
Squeeze the juice out of the lemon,
grate the rind and boil in water.
FRESH JUICE RECIPE
Mix together equal amounts of the
following juices to make 750ml:
Add 250ml of spring water and a
pinch each of salt and black pepper.
Drink while chewing on a piece of
coughs and fevers.
For a fast remedy,
mix together the juice of 1 onion with the juice of 1 lemon. Drink the mixture
followed by a cup of hot water.