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COLD REMEDIES

Lorreta,

As discussed, following are three remedies, and how to administer them, that will get rid of a cold/flu - I and many of my acquaintances have tried these with great success. The key is to start at first sign of cold or flu and then keep going a little after the cold has gone. It really helps to stop using sugar during this period. Also regular brushing with Hydrogen Peroxide and baking soda paste ensures you never get it in the first place.

Chris Gupta



Vitamin C

From Linus Pauling -The Last Interview

"There is no doubt now that vitamin C in large doses has value against the
common cold. My recommendation is not 1 gram a day, or 2 grams a day of
vitamin C but at the first sign of a cold, take a gram of vitamin C or 2 grams and then an hour later, if the symptoms still exist - if you're still sneezing, or your nose is running or feel shivery, take another 1 or 2 grams of vitamin C. Keep doing that until you forget because the symptoms have gone away and this will stop a cold in almost every person who follows the regimen."

Full interview is at:
http://www.internetwks.com/pauling/lastpinv.html

Hydrogen Peroxide

"Curing the common cold and flu. - This works 80% of the time

· In 1928 Richard Simmons, M.D. hypothesized that colds and flu virus
enter through the ear canal. His findings were dismissed by the medical
community. According to Dr. Simmons, contrary to what you may think or have
been taught about how you catch the flu or the cold there is only one way
that you can catch the two, and that's via the ear canal not through the
eyes or nose or mouth as most have believed. Keeping your fingers out of
your ears will greatly reduce your chances of catching them, but then again
these two are microscopic and can be air-born and may land on or even in
your ear. Once they have entered the inner-ear (middle-ear) there they
begin their breeding process, and from there they have access to every
avenue throughout our body to travel to and to infect and make us sick.

· In 1938 German researchers had great success using hydrogen
peroxide in dealing with colds and the flu. Their data has been ignored
(maybe suppressed) for over 60 years).

· For many years people, in the know, have been attacking the
Influenza(s) Virus & Common Cold where they begin their breeding process
and not where they have already have spread to and that's the inner-ear
(middle). It IS important to begin treatment as soon as symptoms appear.

· We have found remarkable results in curing the flu & cold within 12
to 14 hours when administering a few drops of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
into each infected ear, (sometimes only one ear is infected) The H2O2
starts working within 2 to 3 minutes in killing the flu or cold; there will
be some bubbling and in some cases mild stinging occurs. Wait until the
bubbling & stinging subside (usually 5 to 10 min) then drain onto tissue
and repeat other ear. A bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide in 3% solution is
available at any drug store for a couple of dollars."

Full article at:
http://cat007.com/cold.htm

For experiences of others see:

http://www.mercola.com/2002/mar/27/hydrogen_peroxide.htm

Finally Zinc Acetate is the most effective form of Zinc lozenges to take.
Some formulations of Zinc actually make the cold worse! For more
information see:

http://www.coldcure.com/html/review.html



Following are some responses to the above.

Thanks Owen, I suppose even better is to use baking soda (soda bicarbonate
should partially convert ascorbic acid to sodium ascorbate) with 4 grams of
ascorbate until comfortable...

Question what is the shelf life of these concoctions? Suppose it is best to
make fresh but a ready made solution is very convenient.

Chris Gupta

At 08:17 AM 12/3/2001 -0600, you wrote:
The finer the mist the better. I use 50% ascorbic acid and 50% sodium ascorbate - in ordinary water. The issue is comfort I guess. You just want to get as much ascorbate as possible up the nasal passage, and Dr. Cathcart points out that for therapeutic use - ascorbic acid is better than the other variations because it can reduce 2 electrons per ascorbate molecule.

Owen

Dr. Cathcart's comments are in the "news" section of the
vitamin C Foundation web site...

Chris,

I have discovered two infallible ways to make vitamin C work against a head cold.

In Pauling's HOW TO LIVE LONGER it is mentioned that vitamin C introduced in solution up the nasal passage is 1000 times more concentrated in the sinuses than vitamin C injested by mouth.

Using this idea I have created a vitamin C saline solution with 4 g vitamin C. Emptied a nasal spray bottle, and refilled it >with the 4 g vitamin C/saline solution. And begun spraying the vitamin C concentrated mix up my nostrils, say every 20 >minutes. Within 4 hours, symptoms are usually gone.

If the 1000 times report is accurate, then 4 g (4000 mg) X 1000 equals
4 million "units" of vitamin C (equivalent of 4 million mg by mouth)

The second method (unecssary if the first method is used) is to take 8 g of vitamin C every half hour by mouth until symptms are gone.

You are correct that the earlier these protocols are started, the quicker relief can be had.


Owen Fonorow

+ Vitamin C Cuts Cold Symptoms 85%


 

J Manipulative Physical Ther 1999 Oct;22(8):530-3

The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms
of virus-induced respiratory infections.

Gorton HC, Jarvis K.

BACKGROUND: An ever increasing demand to evaluate the effect of dietary
supplements on specific health conditions by use of a "significant scientific" standard has prompted the publication of this study.
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of megadose Vitamin C in preventing and
relieving cold and flu symptoms in a test group compared with a control group. DESIGN: Prospective, controlled study of students in a technical training facility. SUBJECTS: A total of 463 students ranging in age from 18 to 32 years made up the control group. A total of 252 students ranging in age from 18 to 30 years made up the experimental or test group. METHOD: Investigators tracked the number of reports of cold and flu symptoms among the 1991 test population of the facility compared with the reports of like symptoms among the 1990 control population.
Those in the control population reporting symptoms were treated with pain relievers and decongestants, whereas those in the test population reporting symptoms were treated with hourly doses of 1000 mg of Vitamin C for the first 6 hours and then 3 times daily thereafter. Those not reporting symptoms in the test group were also administered 1000-mg doses 3 times daily.
RESULTS: Overall, reported flu and cold symptoms in the test group decreased 85% compared with the control group after the
administration of megadose Vitamin
C. CONCLUSION: Vitamin C in megadoses
administered before or after the appearance of cold and flu symptoms
relieved and prevented the symptoms in the test population compared with
the control group.



----- Original Message -----
From: mailto:mbgupta@uwo.ca>mbgupta@uwo.ca
To: mailto:jm@mercola.com>Dr. Mercola ; mailto:Dr@Mercola.com>Dr@Mercola.com
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 8:03 PM
Subject: Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Colds and Flu
Dr. Mecola,
I'd like to add my experience to your article on "Hydrogen Peroxide for
Colds and Flu - Cold or flu got you down? Read about simple inexpensive
solutions for this common problems."

http://www.mercola.com/2002/mar/13/hydrogen_peroxide.htm

This is a very old remedy, my mother told me that, it was used in British
India with great success and caused quite a racket. To debunk it, the
mainstream came up with a scare tactic claiming the peroxide would drive
the infection into the brain. Imagine! Well it worked and people got scared
and eventually stopped using it. See: Forbidden Cures by Ken Adachi on this
sort of medical history. This is highly recommended reading.

http://www.educate-yourself.org/forbiddencures.html#hydrogen

I can vouch for Wendy Fyfe's experience mentioned in the above web page.
For the last 2 years, I and my family have been using the commonly available 3% Hydrogen peroxide to cure the common cold and flu. Nothing is as effective!
Every time we traveled to India we came down with very painful strep
throat, gargling with Hydrogen peroxide always cured this in a matter of hours, however, when used in the ears it's even a bigger miracle and simply prevented these strep throat episodes!
Its great for ear infections particularly in children even if the ear is slightly perforated.
It is also the best ear wax cleaner, and is safe to boot, unlike less effective petroleum based, plus god knows what else, over the counter and prescription based remedies.
The only things to watch out are: 1) It tastes horrible but its easy to get used to. You can dilute it with water at first if you like, however, never drink it, hence, gargling is not recommended for children; 2) Don't get it in your eyes; and 3) don't overdo the gargling if you have mercury amalgams.
Speaking form personal experience one should never travel without it (H2O2). A convenient way to dispense it is via a small dropper bottle, this saves all the fuss and muss of a dropper.
For more info see:
http://www.ozonio.com.br/medical.htm#56

Regarding Zinc in the above web page I should like to point out that
besides sucking, the type of zinc used is also important - Zinc Acetate is
the most effective form of Zinc lozenges to take. Some formulations of Zinc
actually make the cold worse! For more information see:

http://www.coldcure.com/html/review.htm

Most of the above was discussed in an earlier email titled "Cold Remedies
that work" send to my list including the following on Vitamin C from Linus
Pauling -The Last Interview:
"There is no doubt now that vitamin C in large doses has value against the
common cold. My recommendation is not 1 gram a day, or 2 grams a day of
vitamin C but at the first sign of a cold, take a gram of vitamin C or 2 grams and then an hour later, if the symptoms still exist - if you're still sneezing, or your nose is running or feel shivery, take another 1 or 2 grams of vitamin C. Keep doing that until you forget because the symptoms have gone away and this will stop a cold in almost every person who follows the regimen." Full interview is at:
Complete interview is at:

http://www.internetwks.com/pauling/lastpinv.htm

Chris Gupta


Thanks dr_b.helthi, for sending in your experience. However, putting it in
nostrils is a bit harsh for the uninitiated. But it sure works.

Chris Gupta

At 03:28 PM 02/03/2003 +0000, you wrote:
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 08:04:19 +0100
From: dr_b.helthi@t-online.de>Subject: Re: Some cold remedies that really work.- update

Hydrogen-peroxide and killing the "virus" - I have used H2O2 for years with success. I gargle with it, and drop it into each ear, separately, with the head tilted, and let it run its course in each ear canal. When my nose is "stopped
up," I squirt it into each nostril, which is quite uncomfortable for a short while. However, it clears up the swollen nostrils - also uncomfortable - but for a longer while. I have found that over the years simple hydrogen peroxide has spared me many visits to a "physician's office." Let's not even talk about the time and money savings - not to mention the side-effects of patented medications @ $1 per pill or more. dr_b.helthi


 
 
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