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    Just wondering what methods have worked best for MDA-ers in warding off colds and their symptoms in the past. (I know this has come up already in a past forum, but I haven't the slightest idea where to find it).


    My "muggle" household is in the midst of getting hit rather hard and I've woken up this morning with a slight sore throat myself (at this point, it is not full-on, but I feel the "specter" of the thing). In about 1.5-2 hours, I'll be drinking down a "power shake" before school: ~3c broccoli, ~1c strawberries blended in 1.5c yogurt drink.


    I have not been sick at all in the last 1.5 yrs. AT LEAST; I have my fingers crossed that I don't break my "streak" anytime soon :-D


    Thanks to all for any helpful tips you can suggest.


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    Gargling with warm salt water every few hours when I have the specter of sore throat has helped me in the past. Hot chicken soup, with lots of black pepper, garlic, a pinch of turmeric (if you have on hand - it is anti-inflammatory). There's a thread here on common cold remedies, will add it here if i find it.


    ETA: Found it:

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...kness-Remedies

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    Chicken broth. Simmer bones/bony parts for as long as possible.


    I'm convinced it works because it has immensely eased some full-blown colds for me in the past.

    Everything in moderation, including moderation.

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    Chicken soup - it isn't known as Jewish penicillin for nothing!


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    Isn't chicken soup the Jewish cure-all?


    *disclaimer - I'm not saying this to be racist. I heard somewhere that they have incredible belief in the power of soup to heal.

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    I had the same issue... doubled up on the vitamins and ate an orange every day. Never got any worse than a mild sore throat while everyone at work was out for days...


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    Vitamin D, Vitamin D, Vitamin D, Vitamin D


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    Tons of C.

    Feed a cold.

    Hot showers.

    Eucalyptus baths.

    Rest.

    Water.


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    Cod Liver Oil, Liver, Egg Yolks, and what they said


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    Coconut oil! Nuff Said!


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