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The winter colds

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    So I've already been bit by the sinus cold. This sucks. I've got 4 kids though, and they love to share them. I was wondering what you guys do, to avoid illness. Like to hear from dudes with kids for sure. You old farts have it easy.
    Does energy C stuff work if I main line it every day this winter?
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I may get flak for this but I shovel wellness formula, you can get it at Freddy's in liquid or pills. Vitamin and health stores will carry it too.

    As soon as my wife or daughter catch something I take those religiously.

    Most of the time I don't get sick. If is do it is generally for less time then seems average.
     
  3. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Disinfect all door knobs
    Wash your hands, don't touch your face.:D
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    SO happy I don't have my early AM job anymore.
    (Quite a few months ago)

    Worked with folks who had young kids (germ factories).. Thus I think I must have caught well over 4-5 flus and 2 stomach flus.. Horrible..

    And worst yet they insisted on coming into work, which got everyone sick all because: "they didn't want to waste a sick day"..
    (paid BTW)

    Meanwhile.. Me having the immune system of "The Bubble Boy".. I MUST have caught every virus there was to be caught last year.. BS!

    This year I hope to have a much better, healthier fall/winter/spring.. I.e.. virus season (for me)..

    Zinc, vitamin C, multi vitamins, tons of water and heat seem to aid me in getting over a flu.. "Faster".
     
  5. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    As said above.....But add DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE!. Eyes, nose, mouth. Don't touch the kids, or anything they touch. (not possible, I know)

    Speaking of "Old Farts", the way I've been feeling this year I might trade the bad shoulder, the tricky hip, the back pain and the knee, that for some reason just swelled up and started hurting for, seemingly, no reason yesterday for a cold or two during the year!

    Mike
     
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  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Mike
    Sorry for your pain,
    Hope your knee issue isn't GOUT.
    regards
     
  7. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    OK, this works, for me... And I have used it for ... Well Since 1971, when I read of it....

    There are Two Herbs that help, plus one other item I will discuss, at the end.

    Get yourself Cayenne Pepper.
    And Golden Seal.

    Double-ought Caps, you know empty gelatin caps... (Or look for Pre-capped Herbs... But I prefer the former...

    The Hottest Cayenne Pepper, that I use is about 120,000 IU, you can Find 90,000 fairly easy though.

    Golden Seal is Expensive, ($116.00/#), ...but you will only need $2/3.00 worth!!!

    Fill the capsules. Ahead of time is best.... So...

    At the First sign of a cold, take Two Cayenne's and one G.S. capsule(s).

    As soon, as you feel the fire in your belly, take another Two, of Each.

    Wrap yourself into your warmest Mummy Bag, and extra blankets. Sit. Have Water to hydrate yourself. Sit. Wait. Four to Six hours repeat a double cap of each. Stay wrapped.

    What is all this about? It is just this... You get healthy, when You BREAK your Fever!!!!

    And what you did, was INDUCE a Fever... Plus G.S. which is known for its antibacterial and other Healthy Concepts.

    Now, the next thing, is Apple Cider Vinegar. The real deal I only buy Dr. Braggs AC Vinegar.

    It will be used as a Gargle. If you can, ~Man Up~ to it, 100% pure, if not, then dilute it up to Fifty percent, with water. Now most think they know ~how to Gargle~ BUT, and this was written in Vermont Folk Medicine, by an MD... Who was a house call type Doctor... The olden days kind!

    Take a swig, tilt your head up... And gargle the the tune "the Star Spangled Banner" ... I'll wait, for the giggles to stop.

    OK, YOU DONE GIGGLING???? What you are doing is simply causing your throat, to allow that gargle solution, to get as DEEP INTO your Throat, As possible. Amazing Idea! Spit out the gargle, and repeat. You will be doing at Least a three Ounce glass that way, say measure with a 2/3 cup measure.... But do it!!!

    Apple Cider Vinegar, has a Brazillion minerals, enzymes, and nutients, that the Germs that were in your throat dislike. In Fact, you will SEE THEM in the gargle that you spit out, towards the end of that session.

    You need to do that, three times a day... When Really Sick.

    The first time I did that, and I did not Dilute it... I had Strep Throat, and No Money. I was healthy in 3 days.

    (Even Obama does not know, how many is a Brazillion, but he heard that Two Brazillion Soldiers were killed in Iraq, when he first became the instigator in chief...)

    philip,
    Has returned. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Holy sheet. This sounds like a Navaho recipe.
     
  9. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    *SHEESH* A little ol' cold doesn't sound THAT bad....:eek:

    I usually start taking something like Airborne as soon as the sniffles hit our house, and I honestly can't remember the last time I had a cold...
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I give out vitamin B and M freely when I'm sick.. (byatch and moan) lol. good luck.
    stock up on that vitamin D while you can.. saying
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    The Navaho would just suck on a pebble.. and then perhaps die like a normal person. lol
     
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  12. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Are those energy C packs the same as airborne?
     
  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a terrible immune system get sinus infection like crazy. I have a baby in daycare and I work in a health club that is anything but healthy.
    Dust really get me, and attacked is a photo of my daily task.
    I buy emergen C packets and pour them in V8 splash almost daily along with a multivitamin. It really helps. I went from being sick every 4-5 weeks to maybe a couple times a year

    image.jpg
     
  14. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    I got to sneezing just looking at that photo!!!! :confused:

    Yes. Those are rough & tough recipes for curing a cold... Monica, for a sniffle, no, I would not do above...

    For a Down to Earth, I feel like I did Die cold... Those above.... Work!!!!

    I might mention, as well.... That a straight swig of AC Vinegar, into to the pipes, and down the hatch as my Father would say... Prevents the common cold from getting started in the first place.....

    However, even I, can not get up the courage to do it daily....

    Sort of like the Old AA Saying, that if you eat a live toad, first thing in the morning, nothing ~worse~ will happen that day :eek: :rolleyes: :confused: :s0040:

    philip
     
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  15. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I tell my wife some peniscillian daily will keep her from getting sick but she must love to chance it
     
  16. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Well my dad told me swallowing vinegar will make you choke. So
     
  17. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    I spend lots of time crawling and rolling around in the dirt, mud, on dirty grimey roads and sidewalks, touching nasty stuff, getting as gross as I can get, then I eat a sandwhich without washing my hands - figure if it doesn't kill me it'll make me stronger ;) Licking random homeless people is also good if you just can't seem to get dirty enough.


    Seriously though - I eat vitamin c like candy during the fall/winter. If I start feeling nasty I start popping a combo of sudafed (real stuff, worth the drive to Vancouver once every couple months) tylenol and mucinex. That covers the bases of headache /muscle soreness of the flu, takes care of typical sinus problems, and gives the expectorant to hack up the crap that always builds in my lungs. I don't get sick a LOT but when I do it usually kicks my bubblegum and I'm sick for damn near a month. I also try to take a multivitamin daily. I might have really expensive pee 6 months a year, but it does seem to help.

    Also - if I get a sore throat or sinus infection I suck on a lot of mint lifesavers (sugar free when I can get 'em) - helps keep the throat feeling okayish. Stay hydrated - drink lots of water and broth.

    We also don't let our kid around relatives when they're sick - it's easy with a toddler - once he's school age I'll probably be sick for 12 straight years.
     
  18. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    I just happened upon this website, I am providing the English Version, as I gather that most here... Sprechan sie .... Auf Wiedersein, Wie Gehten zie, ist eine AmeriKan, Ja? And Si No Habla Anything but American, Si?

    http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/preparedness/pandemicflu/comicbook.aspx

    If you need it in Aferkans, Hmong, Khmer, or worse French, they have it Free for you as well...

    Forgive my unquestionable rudeness on language... I have had a grudge against same, since 1971, when I was Lost in Germany, and asked "Sprechen zie English..." And was told..."Yes, better than You Enunciate your German..." Ouch that hurt...

    philip