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    How to become cold, flu and sinus infection free.

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    It is the middle of October, summer has continued with beautiful weather and I have had a really nasty cold/flu thing for the last week. I will be the first to put my hand up and say that I have not been eating optimally for the last few months but for me that still does not explain it as others I know who do not eat well never get a cold or flu.

    As I work for myself, it is really important to stay in tip top condition. I know that I seem to have a 'weakness' for cold and flu and sinus but I feel I must be missing something or that I need extra of something.

    I was listening to Underground Wellness this morning the broth episode with Lance Roll and her said you can add herbs for particular healing is there a herb that can nip this stuff in the bud. I have been having my chicken stock etc and I plan to make more this week. I am also getting back into the swing of things diet and exercise wise,but do you good people have any suggestions that I can add to my routine.

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    I'm seriously tempted to give the correct, logical advice: "Die," but I know that some people won't like it.
    Is it me or there is dehumanization in process or dehumanization process? Whatever it is I don't like it. Enjoy your occasional cold.
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    Sounds like you already know what you need to be doing. There's no magical cure.

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    In the past I've been very prone to sinus infections. So far this year I've had the beginnings of 2 colds that did not turn into full on sinus infections or even real colds. Here's what I think made a difference: 1) Vitamin D 5,000 IU and Vitamin C 2000 daily increased to 4000 at the beginning of cold, 2) neti pot daily 3) Hydrogen Peroxide in the ear and gargled (diluted with warm water) at the very beginning of the cold. Along with a a pretty clean diet of course.
    Hydrogen Peroxide For Colds and Flu 3/13/02

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    I haven't had a cold or sinus infection since I went primal about 18 months ago. Previously I was very prone throughout the winter.
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    I get a little rundown when those about me have full-on colds, so I figure I'm getting the colds but not suffering as I used to. Similarly, I used to suffer a lot of rhinitis, but no more. Eat well and supplement vitamin D. Get plenty of sleep and move slowly a lot. But you knew that already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Forager View Post
    In the past I've been very prone to sinus infections. So far this year I've had the beginnings of 2 colds that did not turn into full on sinus infections or even real colds. Here's what I think made a difference: 1) Vitamin D 5,000 IU and Vitamin C 2000 daily increased to 4000 at the beginning of cold, 2) neti pot daily 3) Hydrogen Peroxide in the ear and gargled (diluted with warm water) at the very beginning of the cold. Along with a a pretty clean diet of course.
    Hydrogen Peroxide For Colds and Flu 3/13/02
    My physcian got really grumpy when i told him that i was putting hydrogen peroxide in my ears. He stated that it would thin the membrane in the ear and i would get more infections. Of course i was doing it daily because they itched frequently.

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    I've found that dairy products tends to make my sinuses act up. I really love cheese, but seldom have more than an ounce every couple of days.

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    I used to get sinus headaches and a summer cold. I moved to a more congested city, but in a hotter climate. No more sinus headaches, but I got my summer cold. I guess it's my body's way of telling me that once a year, I need to put on my Eeyore jammies, lay in bed with a good (or trashy) book, and drink lots of spicy, peppery soup. Sometimes I'll even have a mini pity party - why oh why do I have to get summer colds?

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