posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 12:49 PM
reply to post by gazzachel
Well two things that I have been doing over the last couple of years. The first one is for the sore throat. I have come to think that most bugs start
in the throat and after taking hold travel into the lungs and the rest of the body. if you can kill the bug while it is still trying to take hold, by
creating an environment in your throat that stoops the growth of the bug, you can save yourself a whole lot of time being sick.
I hate being sick, I need to be outside every day working and such and being inside and sick at the same time drives my crazy.
My throat remedy is made up of a couple of things that when put together I call my magic elixir.
1/2 a shot glass of Braggs organic apple cider
Dash of cayenne
Dash of garlic salt
Splash of lime jukes from a fresh lime.
1/4 shot glass of boiling water to mix in after melts the honey and soothes the throat as well.
If you feel the sore throat coming on during the first day then start taking and gargling this at least once or twice every hour before bed. I always
spit most of it out, but swallow a tiny bit just to get the full effect. It's not all that bad tasting either as one might think. The above recipe is
enough for a couple of gargles. The important part is to do this regularly throughout the day, I usually do it every time I come into the kitchen,
about five o six times a night. Then take one last gargle right as you climb into bed, drink any water before the elixir, so that you don't wash it
down. I usually have one last dose made for when I wake up and I take it, but what has happened since I started taking this is when I wake up
expecting to have that horrible sore throat that you wake up with the on day two, it has vanished in the night.
The second remedy comes from the notion that most of the energy that the body uses goes into maintaining a perfect 98.6 body temperature. It has
always been an old wise tale that if you start feeling the flu bug coming on that you should wear your neck scarf to bed. When I heard that I didn't
really believe that there could be all that much truth in it until I heard the afore mentioned notion about body temp. A couple of years ago I picked
up a flu bug that I could tell was going to be a really nasty one. I ramped up the advice, put a heating blanket over my normal blanket, loaded up all
of my other blankets and put on socks and a comfy stocking hat. I had a fitful night sleep and woke sweating. Didn't really feel all that much
better, but I took a really hot shower and hacked up all the junk and by the time I was dressed and ready for work I felt great. Since then I have
used these two tricks for the different symptoms and have not had any sickness last more than the first day.