Cold Home Remedy
Can knock out a new cold in a day
Strengthen your immune system
This cold home remedy is as simple as it is powerful.
It's the drinking water cure.
The cold cure works like this:
- At the start of a cold, drink four to eight quarts
of water over three to five hours. You can guzzle it.
this with your stomach empty, like first thing in the morning.
Eat nothing until you finish. (Snacking on watery raw
like celery or cucumber, would also be ok.)
- In each quart, dissolve a hearty pinch of salt (up to 1/8
teaspoon). Lemon or lime juice can be added for flavor.
- You can also use herbal tea (with no sweetener or
artificial sweetener) or clear broth like the .
Remember to add the salt.
- Don't force it.
Don't drink to the point of discomfort.
You may be surprised how quickly you can drink all this. Some discover
can comfortably drink a quart in a few minutes, but this is
not a race. Empty stomach:
If you went to bed with a full stomach, it may need 20 minutes to empty after you get up. Wait for the feeling of fullness to pass.
- Gargling helps any cold, but if the cold
includes a sore throat, this cure may not work, although it
Gargle frequently to help the body eliminate the infection in your throat. Homemade salt water gargle does as much as the store brands. Use it at least every couple of hours.
Quality of the water
Chlorine is added in small amounts to kill germs, but is also a poison for humans. You don't need this extra stress on your body while it's trying to get well. Most filters take out chlorine, but leaving it in an open pot or wide-neck jar for 24 hours removes it by evaporation.
Water in plastic bottles also absorbs poisons from the plastic. It is crazy that only a few doctors are talking about this! As a rule, avoid water and food packaged in contact with plastic. Store cooked food in class jars or ceramics like Pyrex.
Remember the basics, too.
- Keep warm (especially feet and head),
you can, take a relaxing walk outdoors, perhaps for a mile, or whatever
is comfortable. (Moving your body without stress, breathing
deeper, and getting
fresh air can help a lot.)
- Get the sleep you need,
- Eat vegetables, avoid sugar
- Salt water gargle
- Taking vitamin C (3000 to 5000 mg daily) always helps.
- Do the other things that strengthen
the immune system.
- Avoid sugar & sugary foods,
- Avoid sitting at computer screens,
- Avoid other things that weaken your immune system
The Second Day:
(or after your symptoms disappear):
You'll probably need about one quart per 50 or 60 pounds body weight.
Continue to take good care of yourself for a few days more. You are still recovering. On the outside you may seem to be normal, but inside your body is still rebuilding and recovering.
How much water do you need each day? Learn your full requirement for water each day. You may get sick a lot less.
If the cold has already set in:
- Do the basics mentioned above.
- Consider these .
Use good sense.
If you get dizzy, use caution. Sit down. Slow the water. If you find yourself wanting to push away the very taste of water, don't drink. This might not be the common cold treatment for you. Consider seeing a doctor.
How does it work?
I believe this cure for common colds probably amounts to little more than getting the body hydrated and helping to flush out toxins and viruses at a time when the body is working hard to get well. The body then does the rest, and you can drop down to drinking the correct amount of water each day.
For other aids to strengthen your ability to fight colds, check out this page of other home remedies for cold and flu.