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Posted on Sun, Aug 18, 2013 06:06

Do I know the cure for the common cold?  Well, if I did, I probably wouldn't tell you.  There are laws about that kind of thing.  They call it practicing medicine without a license.  I can tell you what I do when I catch cold.  It's still a free country...I think..

 

And how do I know this?  Some time ago, I decided to go to the health food store.  Around here it means a trip out to the wilderness, to "The Mission."  I doubt if you could find this place if you didn't know where it was.  But a whole lot of people know where it is.   Why call it a mission?  It's run by missionaries.

 

 Missionaries know all kinds of remedies.  They used to go to Africa a lot, but they've gotten too old now and hung up their spurs.  While they were in Africa, terrible things sometimes happened.  Sister Cecilia told me of a family that all came down with yellow fever, I think it was.  Some of them died.  

 

I went to the Mission and asked about Sister Cecilia.  Another missionary that I didn't know took me over to a nearby house to see her.  It was July, and she was lying in bed, all covered up with blankets, and a hot water bottle on her head.  "Are you sick?" I asked.  "Ooooh, no," she said.  "Why are you in bed with all the covers?"  

 

She told me that she had been to Africa, and contracted malaria, and that the Lord showed her that every time she felt a relapse start, she should immediately take a hot bath.  "How hot?"  "I get my temperature up to 104 degrees," she said.  "How do you do that?" I asked.  "I fill the bathtub as hot as I can stand it.  It stings when I get in.  Then I cover the water with black plastic bags to keep the heat in."  She went on to say that she kept her temperature up that high for 20 or 30 minutes, and after that she kept her temperature up over 100 degrees for another hour, which was what she was doing when I showed up.  "Then I make sure to completely rest for the rest of the day."  

 

Over the next few months she continued to do this, and always managed to nip the malaria relapse in the bud.  She said she had had the most dangerous kind of malaria, that causes encephalitis.  She became even more aggresive in her treatment, and instead of waiting for a relapse, she took the hot bath cure twice a week for a year.  She told me that since then she has never had another relapse.  

 

"It works for all kinds of illnesses," she said. "Not every one, but probably all viruses."  Retro or otherwise.  Bacteria also. She warned me not to do this while I was alone.  "I have passed out doing this, and you could drown in the water."  

 

The next time I had the flu I tried it.  I never got my temperature up to 104 but I did manage to go over 103 for about 30 minutes.  Whew!  I guess it's about like a sauna.  I was happy to see that the next day I didn't have the flu.  But I noticed when I tried it again that it wasn't a good idea to let it get full blown.  I did best to do hot bath cure the minute I realized I was coming down with a cold or the flu.

 

These days you'll never hear her say to get your temperature up to 104.  She says 103 now, for 20 minutes, then a hour over 100.  I told her I had only managed to get up to 102.5 most of the time. "Oh, that should do it, " she said. 

 

Germs just don't like heat.  That's the reason the body runs fevers.  It's an attempt to kill germs.  In Arkansas, there is a national park called Hot Springs National Park.  The town there is called Hot Springs because it has geothermally heated springs.  There are bath houses there just for taking therapeutic hot baths.  Back in the days after the Civll War, people went there to recover from afflictions resulting from the war.  

 

So that's what I do about the common cold when it happens to me.  I take a bath once a week whether I need it or not!



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Posted on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 14:59

Hi Rmac,

 

This is timely advise.  The headaches were sinus and a sore throat, and a cough after that.  I thought I'd be over it by now.  I'll have to cipher this all out.  A lot of people are having trouble right now, and some have said it's ragweed.  Thank you.



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Posted on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 06:47

Put some honey in a cup.  Use a melita (spelling?) coffee cone filter and put a little  ground cayenne pepper in it.  Strain a cup of boiling water through the cayenne into the cup.  The hot of the cayenne and the sweet of the honey counter each other so both are palatable.  Sip very slowly while very hot.  This tends to help congestion and clears the gunk from your throat.  

If you want to add a little cinnamon to the mix that is fine.  Put it directly in the cup.   


Can put a peppermint tea bag in the cup if you like.  Hot apple juice or apple cider instead of water is good too. 


Oddly enough all this is very good.  Maybe not so good you want to drink it always, but good while you have a cold or sore throat. 

 

 

RMac

 

 



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Posted on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 05:24

Hi PiscesWriter

I've heard tumeric is good.  Tumeric and vinegar tea?  Vinegar gargle?  This is new to me.  I'll have to try it.  Thanks.



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Posted on Sun, Sep 01, 2013 10:02

Hi Sarah,

This does sound very soothing.



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Posted on Sun, Sep 01, 2013 10:00

Hi Rmac,

Thank you.  I've been thinking the same thing.



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Posted on Sun, Sep 01, 2013 07:08

Quoting MillionDollarBab:

Hi Rmac

 

Thank you for the idea.  I think I'll try that too.  This particular headache has gone on for several days.  Maybe not migraine but worse than most.  

Happy Labor Day.  I hope you have a good time.  



A worse than most headache that goes on for several days needs to be taken seriously.  I would humbly suggest you see a physician. 

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Sun, Sep 01, 2013 05:00

Last Christmas I came down with this flu queazy bug. It was just not shifting and I could feel that it was all in my chest and making me feel queazy. A friend of mine who is a doctor advised me to steam my head. So I put boiled water in a bowl then you can put those menthol crystals in  (slight amount) or just as water then hover your  head over the bowl with a towel over your head and the bowl. It made me feel so much better. Had to do it for a few nights but it worked.

Sarah :-)



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Posted on Sat, Aug 31, 2013 12:37

Hi Rmac

 

Thank you for the idea.  I think I'll try that too.  This particular headache has gone on for several days.  Maybe not migraine but worse than most.  

Happy Labor Day.  I hope you have a good time.  



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Posted on Sat, Aug 31, 2013 09:42

Quoting MillionDollarBab:

Hi Eric,

Right.  But if you can knock out the flu at the start, even though you still have to run a fever, it's only for a few minutes.

PS What I need is the cure for a headache.



Hi MillionDollarBab,

 

Re – “PS What I need is the cure for a headache.”

 

Having suffered from migraines in the past I largely just ignore what I call ordinary headaches.  When you have suffered the “real” thing they seem pretty inconsequential. 

 

 

One thing that sometimes works is a dab of peppermint oil on the temples.  I would not have considered or even tried it, but a lady I once dated gave some to me.  No good on the migraines, but for the lessor ones it sometimes helps.  Does not hurt anything at all in any case.  It may be a placebo effect, but who can care if it helps.

 

Any health food store should have it. 

 

 

RMac

 

 



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Posted on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 06:53

Hi Eric,

Right.  But if you can knock out the flu at the start, even though you still have to run a fever, it's only for a few minutes.

PS What I need is the cure for a headache.



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Posted on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 20:06

that shoud help alot of things and the body does raize it's temp on it's own but it takes too long to realize if it needs to or not for some people getting a cold and getting a temp of 104 isn't uncommon  but it seems like the early atack is best it isn't like antibiotics use either



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Posted on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 18:37

Quoting rmac22:

Way back when, I "cured" my head colds with a hot pack on my nose and forehead.  If done in first days pretty much stopped it. 

 

20 minutes few times a day. 

 

It helped if done later, but took longer. 

 

 

RMac


Hi RMac

I'm going to try that next time.  

 

 



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Posted on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 05:39

Way back when, I "cured" my head colds with a hot pack on my nose and forehead.  If done in first days pretty much stopped it. 

 

20 minutes few times a day. 

 

It helped if done later, but took longer. 

 

 

RMac



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