Colds are caused by any of more than two hundred viruses that infect the
upper respiratory tract. Colds are spread through the air, such as by
sneezing or coughing, or by contact with a contaminated object. In response
to an invasion by a cold virus, the membranes that line the nose and the
throat become swollen and start producing additional mucus. The result is
congestion, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, and a general feeling of
malaise-all of which are your body's way of expelling the virus and getting
you to slow down and rest. Although colds can come on at any time of the
year, they are most common during late fall and winter. They especially
target people whose immune systems are depressed, whether from overwork,
preexisting disorders, or a lack of good nutrition and exercise.
The best treatment for a cold is to stimulate your body's natural defenses
as soon as the familiar symptoms first appear. Once the virus firmly
establishes itself in your system, you can use natural therapies that have
direct antiviral activity, as well as stimulate your immune system to
eradicate the virus. Most colds last three to ten days. Do not take
over-the-counter medication. These cold systems are your immune system's
attempt to flush out the virus, so medications that suppress them actually
prolong your cold or cause recurrence.
Colds can be difficult to distinguish from the flu. For adults, the
presence of body aches and a fever usually indicates the flu, although a
low-grade fever can sometimes exist alongside a cold. Children, on the
other hand, may experience fevers as a normal part of a cold. If your cold
symptoms persist, or if they are accompanied by yellow or green mucus, call
your doctor. You may have allergies or a different infection, such as
For adults, more than two colds a year may be an induction of underlying
toxicity in the body. Some researchers feel that the body uses the cold
virus as a way of detoxifying itself through mucus elimination and reduced
appetite. In many cases, this could certainly be true. Also, a weakened
immune system due to poor lifestyle habits and nutritional deficiencies
could be at the root of reoccurring colds.
Take these All-Natural Antibiotics for support at the first sign of
infection (eyes, ears, nose, throat, cold, flu). If
someone in your house, church, school or work, is sick, start on these
immediately to help you from getting the virus or shorten/lessen it if you
do. Great results without the harmful side effects of prescriptions. *
See LifeSource Vitamins All-Natural Antibiotic Supplement:
** All of these prescriptions below have been proven effective; the level
of effectiveness depends on the individual. Please consult your doctor when
taking any and all supplements.
Prescription for Natural Cures by James F. Balch, M.D.
& Mark Stengler, N.D.
Super Prescription # 1
Echinacea and Goldenseal
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Echinacea and goldenseal combinations are herbs that
enhance immune functions, and Echinacea has antiviral
properties. Take as directed.
Super Prescription # 2 Lomatium dissectum -
Take 500 mg or 2 to 4 ml of the tincture four times daily.
Lomatium has strong antiviral effects.
Super Prescription # 3
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Take 1,000 mg three to four times daily. Reduce the dosage
if diarrhea occurs. Vitamin C supports immune system
function through increased white blood cell activity.
Super Prescription # 4
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Take 15 to 25 mg in zinc lozenge form every two waking
hours for four days. Zinc supports immune function and may
have antiviral effects. Zinc nasal spray could be even more
Super Prescription # 5
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Take 500 mg of the capsule or drink the fresh tea four
times daily. Ginger helps with a sore throat and chills.
Super Prescription # 6
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Take 500 to 1,000 mg or 3.0 ml of a tincture two to three
times daily. Astragalus is an excellent treatment for
preventing the common cold. Do not take Astragalus if you
have a fever.
Super Prescription # 7
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LifeSource's unique bronchial Support formula is designed
to loosen phlegm (mucus) & thin bronchial secretions to
rid bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus & drain
bronchial tubes. It also temporarily relieves bronchial
congestion and coughing associated with bronchitis and the
common cold. Take as directed on the container.
Swollen lymph glands
Loss of appetite
· Mild fever (occasionally, fevers can be higher in children
· A deficient immune system due to lifestyle factors, nutritional
deficiencies, and high-stress levels.
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Eat lightly. Steamed vegetables, soups and broths, and herbal teas will let
your body focus on healing, instead of digestion. If you lose your
appetite, don't force yourself to eat.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of clean water and other fluids (but see the
note in the next section about sugar and juice) to cleanse away toxins and
to keep the respiratory tract from drying out.
Increase your consumption of ginger, onions, and garlic. Try adding one or
both to chicken soup or miso.
Hot water with lemon, honey, and cinnamon is a traditional cold remedy.
Drink a cup every two hours to soothe your throat and chest, prevent mucus
buildup, and encourage a cleansing sweat.
Foods to Avoid
Sugar decreases the number of white blood cells that your body produces and
depresses your immune system, so eliminate refined sugars from your diet
for the duration of your illness. Also, be wary of fruit juices. Although
they are a traditional treatment for colds, fruit juices-especially orange
juice-usually contain far more sugar than they do vitamin C. If you want to
drink juice, dilute it first.
Avoid milk and other dairy products while you're sick. They encourage the
production of mucus and will only make you feel worse.
· Get plenty of sleep and rest.
· Unless you have a fever, take a brisk walk to keep mucus from settling
into your body and to chase away the blues. Don't engage in any vigorous
· Keep a humidifier in your room. The moist air will thin secretions.
· If you have a sore throat, gargle with saltwater.
· Colds can circulate through an entire family-and even come back to you.
Break the cycle by keeping your hands clean and flushing tissues after you
use them. Encourage your family members to eat well, to get rest, and to
wash their hands often during your illness.
Bruce Brightman – founder
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