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Old 01-17-2006, 10:48 PM   #16
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The Rite-Aid version of airborne is like $2.99
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:31 PM   #17
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But I am a vegetarian...
Me, too.

Crack for sick vegetarians.
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:24 AM   #18
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De-toxify. This really works.

(Be careful with this remedy if you are on long-term medication - it might flush it out and you'll need to build up the levels again).

Take a thumb-sized (or larger) hunk of fresh ginger, chop it up and boil it forever - 30 minutes to an hour or longer if you like, in lots of water.

Run the hottest bath you can stand. Remove a good-sized mug of the hot ginger water and add honey and lemon to taste. Pour the rest into the bath, Hop in and soak for half and hour, sipping the fresh ginger infusion until gone.

When you get out, wrap yourself in a sheet because you're going to sweat - a lot.
(the next part is crazy but my natureopath swears by it - something about what it does to pulling the "chi energy centers" lower or some such thing - so I finally gave up and tried it and I was shocked to discover she was right)

Okay. While you've been soaking in the tub, you've also been soaking a pair of cotton socks in a bowl of ice water. Wring them out, put them on, and pull on a pair of 100% wool socks over them.

Go to bed. Sleep. The socks will be completely dry in the morning, and you will feel better. I had to talk my husband into trying this and now he swears by it.
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:23 AM   #19
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Does Airborne help after you've gotten sick ? I just heard about it tonight, believe it or not.

My only remedy for colds is actually a preventative measure. Vitamin C - I take 1000mg daily, and I hardly EVER get a cold. Even when I get one every few years, it lasts only a few days. I try not to take any medication during the day - just let it drain and break up on its own. Then I Nyquil it at night so I can sleep for a good 8 hours. If I must take any other medication, I am careful to take ONLY what I need. If I'm coughing "shallow", I take a suppressant, for those "deep" coughs, I take an expectorant. I only take antihistamine if I cannot blow my nose any more. And in the mornings, if I can't clear my nose and throat before it's time to leave for work, I STAY HOME. Better for me, better for everyone in my office.

The sock thing sounds fascinating - any idea what the actual theory is ?
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:38 AM   #20
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1 gallon cold water
1/2 gallon cold orange juice (minute maid w/calcium)
1 box puffs plus
nyquil for the night
dayquil for the day
campbell's chunky chicken soup
rest. lots & lots of rest.

Although Airborne & Cold-EEZE are supposed to work great, too.
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:19 AM   #21
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i'm sick right now. what i did was:

go home from work
drink liter of water
sleep
get up and pee
drink another liter of water
sleep
and now it's 9:16 am and i feel a bit better.. trying some jam on toast for breakfast now!

after breakfast im going to steam with some camomile flowers, helps the lungs!

get well soon!
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:46 AM   #22
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stop fondling turkish chickens!
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:57 PM   #23
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i'm not sure if i dreamt this; but didn't they just prove that
vitamin c doesn't actually work?


(whisky is proven of course)
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:07 PM   #24
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He's right you know....the only vitamin that helps the body overcome cold and flu is Vitamin P, which can only be absorbed by having sex with a Polish woman.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:36 PM   #25
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All I know is that before I started taking C regularly, I had normal colds like everyone else - 2 or so a year, and every so often a killer. Doesn't happen any more.

But I have heard the Polish woman theory..........
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:51 PM   #26
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i just take some Nyquil before i go to bed.... knocks me out for at least 6 hours... seems to always make me feel better in the morning.

my friend swears that theraflu works well too. he says he takes it all of the time and it works for him every time.

of course, they both taste awful... but i guess if it makes you feel better.
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:40 PM   #27
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Theraflu has those new strips now...melt in your mouth...
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:45 PM   #28
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Greg swears by Theraflu. He takes it the instant he feels a cold coming on, and claims it prevents it from developing.
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:03 AM   #29
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thats what my friend does too... even if im feeling sick, he is taking theraflu so that he wont catch it...
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:59 PM   #30
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He's right you know....the only vitamin that helps the body overcome cold and flu is Vitamin P, which can only be absorbed by having sex with a Polish woman.
Will it work with a Polish man too??
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