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11/4/13 12:42 A

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE REMEDIES



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My favorite thing to sip on when i have a scratchy throat is a "tea" made from honey, ginger and lemon. Really only tastes good if you use a real lemon and fresh ginger root - you cut a few thin pieces of each, top with a spoonful of liquid honey, and pour boiling water over top. Stir to "squish out" more of the lemon/ginger juices into the brew.

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Chicken Soup is really good and comforting.



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I have read one with , honey, cayenne pepper powder, fresh ginger and water.. make enough for one gallon, and then i put some cinnamon in there as well, to make it taste a bit better. Heat til not hot , hotter than warm though..save rest in the frige and drink it off and on till your nose runs and you break up the headachey feelings and can feel life return to your body.. at least that is how it feels to me when I got the flu about 3 or 4 years ago..

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I'll pitch in. A Netti pot is like a little tea pot made of plastic. You put your salt water in the pot, lean over and let it run into one sinus, then do the same into the other sinus. Keep doing this until the water runs clear. Just use WARM water. The amount of salt are in little packets and you mix it with a pot full of warm water.

Let us know how it works.

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10/8/13 7:56 A

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1CRAZYDOG what is Netti pot?



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JUSTEATREALFOOD you are brilliant, thank you so much for the prompt reply, I really appreciate it. I was told by a friend, to boil garlic, ginger, and then add honey and lemon, and that is also a good remedy.

In the past I have tried the salt water.

I will now look at your link....thank you so much again :-)



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The best thing you can do is to gargle with warm salt water, as salty as the sea, a few times a day. 2 teaspoons salt for every cup of water.

A teaspoon of raw honey is very soothing for a cough. A little lemon juice in hot water helps speed healing. Eat lots of garlic, it is an antibiotic and antiseptic.

I really like this tea with a teaspoon of honey in it for a sore throat, but any tea with similar ingredients should work. I always keep a box of it in my pantry.
www.traditionalmedicinals.com/product/thro
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Keep taking some turmeric twice a day until you are feeling better. It has antiseptic properties as well.

I hope you can shake your cold!

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A Netti pot. Works wonders.



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AZULVIOLETA6 thank you for your receipes, the soup sounds very similar to an Italian brodo which I make



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JUSTEATREALFOOD since you gave me such a great tip for a headache, still great, have you got any tips for a cough and sore throat....I am feeling a tickle in my throat but do not want it to progress.

THANK YOU AGAIN, hope that all is well with you



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Chicken soup--I make my own stock (throw bones from half a chicken, one onion, 2-3 ribs celery and 2-3 carrots into a pot with water with a handful of assorted herbs (rosemary is nice) and a couple of cloves of garlic. Bring to a boil and then simmer on med-low for 3-4 hours. Sometimes I add a bit of chicken buillon (caldo de gallina) for salt and flavor--aybe 1-2 teaspoons, not a lot. Strain the broth off of the solids, throw the solids away. I keep stock on hand frozen in 2C servings in plastic bags in the freezer. For a finished soup, I saute onions, garlic, carrots, 2-3 jalapenos or serranos and a couple of ribs of celery in butter or olive oil until they are soft. Then add the stock and simmer for 20-30 minutes. You could also put tomatoes, potatoes, etc. in your chicken soup, depending on your preferences and what you have on hand.

I don't have a recipe for salsa, I just make it by feel unless it is something I am canning. Generally I use 3-4 ripe tomatoes, half an onion (preferably red), 2 cloves of garlic, a couple of handfuls of cilantro, a bit of salt and some lime juice to make a fresh salsa--salsa cruda. You can also use fresh salsa (your own or store bought) as a base for your soup (just saute the salsa in olive oil, then add stock) or as a base for beans or other dishes. In Latin America, this is called sazon.

This sounds like a lot of work if you aren't feeling well. You could just add chiles to a store-bought soup and you would get the same high-vitamin effect.

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That's great!

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JUSTEATREALFOOD - I just had to let you know, thank you so much I tried the turmeric, and it worked. I really appreciate it!



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have you got a recipe for chicken soup and salsa



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Going to try the turmeric today, and hopefully I shake this awful headache, thank you



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Hot peppers are good too--they are loaded with C and other vitamins. I like to make a hot salsa when I am sick, or to throw a few chiles in my chicken soup.

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thank you for the advice



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Two Excedrine and a bottle of full-sugar Gatoraide. Not exactly dietary, but it really helps with headaches. Hydration in general is a good strategy, both for headaches and colds.

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I have found turmeric to be very helpful for headaches and colds. 1/2 -1 teaspoon in a bit of warm water. Tastes awful, works great.

Willow or cherry bark is a natural pain killer and can alleviate pain.

Chicken broth, garlic, onions and lemon are particularly helpful at speeding up recovery from a cold or flu.

Lots of fresh vegetables and fruits are nourishing foods that heal.




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I've had good luck often taking 5000ius of vitamin D3, reaching a testing level around 50ng/ml, for preventing colds.

It's off the beaten path but was recently reading of using 3% hydrogen peroxide to prevent colds when they first make an appearance. I happened to mentioned this idea to my parents one day, and to my surprise my father said as a child his doctor would do that to him. The article I saw with this mention, along with information on vitamin D, can be seen at ~

"Vitamin D and Other Simple, Inexpensive Tricks to Cure a Cold"

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Rest and fluids. Broth, tea, fruit juices if they are fruit based and not too sugary. And more rest. I'm just getting over a cold and I'm so tired of resting, but I keep relapsing if I exert myself too much.

If the headache is being caused by sinus fluid buildup, there are some over the counter decongestants that work for me, but also steam can help.

If the headache is being caused by fever, an over the counter fever reducer taken according to package directions can help.

Read any warnings before you use an over the counter medicine. If you are in any of the categories that should not use the medicine, ask a medical professional for help, especially in the case of a fever!

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Good old chicken noodle soup!



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hi this morning do not feel my best, but going to do some light stretch. I have started to drink water, but I can not shake my headache. Does anyone have any remedies?



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