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Old 02-16-2009, 11:39 AM   #11
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I use TheraFlu as well GG. I find it works very well.
You are right about the steam. That is definitely a component that helps.

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Old 02-16-2009, 03:57 PM   #12
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The only thing I do different is drink more orange juice. I don't know that it does any good, but it sure tastes good! And I eat more garlic too. I always need an excuse to eat more garlic.


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Old 02-16-2009, 04:15 PM   #13
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I prefer tomato soup..

Actually when I have a cold. I like cereal....
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:53 PM   #14
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I agree with this. I just want to add that soups, tea, juice, water, and other liquids are so often recommended for a number of reasons, but one of them is that when sick (or even when not) people are often dehydrated and being properly hydrated is very important to fighting off illnesses.
To add to this...liquids are good for you when you have a cold (especially hot ones) because they help loosen up mucosal secretions (yes I used the word "mucosal" on a cooking forum )
I hate canned chicken soup too...especially now that I have a zillion recipes for home-made chicken noodle soup. Soooo much better! There's nothing like soup when you're sick. Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:28 PM   #15
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Chicken soup

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Old 02-16-2009, 09:55 PM   #16
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ok, this is not food........at the first sign of a cold or the flu I take over the counter Zicam..........it really does work for me and people and family that I've recommended it to.........it really does help to reduce the worst symptoms but the earlier you take it the better......also vitamin C with zinc is also good............if you can take it echinacea is good too.............none of this is recommended if you're pregnant.......check with your doctors if you have any medical conditions of any kind...........you don't want to have adverse medical problems............or call your pharmacist...........
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:36 AM   #17
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Ginger tea. Organic coconut oil (not in the tea). The coconut oil kills bacteria and viruses (actually, the lauric acid in the oil does it). The ginger tea is tasty, comforting, settles the tummy and improves circulation.

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