Cold remedies that really work.- update
Following three remedies from many, and how to administer them, 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 the first sign of cold or flu and then keep doing them 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.
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."
"Curing the common cold and flu. - This works 80% of the time
In 1928 Richard Simmons, M.D. hypothisized 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 surppressed) 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.
To cure the flu you'll need to repeat this process two or more times at one or two hours intervals until there is no more bubbling when putting hp in ear(s)
For experiences of others see:
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:
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.
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.
Dr. Cathcart's comments are in the "news" section of the vitamin C Foundation web site...
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 ingested by mouth.
Using this idea I have created a vitamin C saline solution with 4 goo vitamin C. Emptied a nasal spray bottle, and refilled it with the 4 goo 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 goo (4000 mg) X 1000 equals 4 million "units" of vitamin C (equivalent of 4 million mg by mouth)
The second method (unnecessary if the first method is used) is to take 8 goo of vitamin C every half hour by mouth until symptoms are gone.
You are correct that the earlier these protocols are started, the quicker relief can be had.
+ 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 -----
To: Dr. Mercola
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."
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.
I can vouch for Wendy Fyfe's experience mentioned in your 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
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.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE - Walter Grotz
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
Most of the above was discussed in an earlier email titled "Cold Remedies that work"
posted by Chris Gupta on Thursday November 20 2003
updated on Thursday February 22 2007
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