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10/22/09 9:00 A

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Another bit of advice on taking vitamin C....if you get diarrhea you need to take less.


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10/18/09 6:24 P

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I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but boiling some ginger root, then breathing in the vapors does wonders. Make sure it is the root though!
Make sure to drink plenty of water, more than normal it will help to get things moving-drink even more if you are taking a lot of vitamin C-too much CAN cause kidney stones.

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10/17/09 10:10 A

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I've taken up to 10,000mg of vitamin C after I got a cold or flu to speed up the healing.
As a preventive measure so as not to get colds I would take 200-400 mg daily. I used to give my children chewable vitamin C and it prevented them from getting colds and flu.
My grandson came in with sniffles right after he returned to school because they were running the air at 56* so I gave him 2000mg of C for 3 days and the vitamins knocked the cold out.

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10/14/09 1:23 A

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With your doctor’s approval and advice; high doses of vitamin “C” can assist in your battle. Doses of 1 gram or more per day can help the liver clear away toxins and feed new tissues for faster recovery. It is a fast crud cutter! lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitam
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I could see how the Eucalyptus oil sprayed in the air while showering would work great. Just the oil alone works wonders for me at night. I used to keep it beside my bed in a bottle and when I would just get too stopped up in the middle of the night I would sniff it and it would really go to work clearing my breathing passages.

I am well now. I managed this one with my golden seal and licorice root and beat my dh to recovery. Me without antibiotics and him with. I have found different bugs respond to different remedies, though. Has anyone else noticed that? There is just a slight difference in how I feel and how the illness is progressing as to which course I will take.

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I haven't tried a facial steamer. I put eucalyptus oil and a bit of water in a spray bottle and then I steam up the bathroom. While the steamy shower is running, I spray the eucalypus mixture into the steam. It really helps a lot.

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10/2/09 7:47 P

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THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL THE IDEAS. HAS ANYONE EVER USED ONE OF THE FACIAL STEAMERS? DO THEY WORK? I HAD THOUGHT ABOUT TRYING ONE TO SEE IF THAT WOULD HELP WITH CONGESTION. THOUGH I HAVE BEEN USING THE NASAL SALINE AND THAT DOES HELP. I DO LIKE SITTING IN THE SHOWER UNDER WARM WATER, BUT BEFORE I GET IN I LET THE SHOWER RUN FOR A BIT WITH THE BATHROOM DOOR CLOSED TO STEAM UP THE BATHROOM AND THAT SEEMS TO HELP AND IS SO RELAXING ESPECIALLY WHEN ITS COLD OUTSIDE.

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9/28/09 1:38 P

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Speaking of honey, here is another one from the past. When I was a little girl I got really sick with the flu and had a lot of congestion. Someone told my parents to mix equal parts of honey, lemon, and whiskey. My dad did not drink but he went and bought the smallest bottle of whiskey he could find and that combination did work.

I am doing well with my golden seal. I started having a bit of a sore throat last night because I forgot to take anything since morning all day yesterday so I took my golden seal and licorice last night and applied it as described previously and I am better this morning. I will be taking my golden seal and licorice root capsules 4 times a day today instead of forgetting about it when I feel better.

I will also be drinking yarrow tea with cinnamon and stevia and also green tea with ginger.

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9/28/09 10:06 A

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Netti pots are awesome. In a pinch, take 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tblsp honey, heat for 8 seconds in the microwave and spoon in or drink from small bowl or mug.

It will open up your sinuses, may have to do it several time.s


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Since using a neti pot daily am/pm, all sinus issues have gone away. Got mine online a year ago and CVS carries them now.

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For bronchitis, I use lobelia, as it opens the airways and bronchial tubes.

For laryngitis, I use golden seal and licorice root and have been able to sing within an hour of using it. I use it directly on the sore throat as well as taking in internally.

I open Golden Seal capsules and apply it to the back of my throat for sore throat pain, too. The golden seal seems to deaden the pain and actually heals as it does. Caution, it is bitter.

For walking pneumonia I take yarrow. It opens the air passages and the nasal passages. I keep it dried and sometimes just chew on it and other times make it into a tea.

Golden seal has antibiotic qualities so it is my herb of choice, but the yarrow, lobelia, and eucalyptus oil all work together to get me breathing easier and the licorice root is a necessity when it goes to the vocal chords.

Just an after thought. I have the crud as I type but I am doing better. The night before last I couldn't sleep well because my throat hurt so bad. It woke me up close to morning and I couldn't go back to sleep so I applied golden seal on the sore throat directly and rubbed it in. I was sure I had strep throat it hurt so bad, but in minutes my throat was deadened. I went back to sleep and it has not hurt bad at all since. If it does come back I will use it again.

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It's that time again :( This weekend I have been having a dry, sore throat. My allergies/sinuses are acting up. I am starting to get thick mucuous in the back of my throat. I hate that feeling. I would like to know of any ideas people use to help thin the thick mucuous in the back of your throat and soothe your throat. Any ideas? I will not use OTC or prescription congestants because it only makes it worse and dries me out even more, so I stay away from that stuff. I want something natural. Thanks for any suggestions.

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