View Full Version : I have another cold.
12-25-2004, 12:36 PM
I want to think that this is another detox but I am really hard pressed to think so considering that my non raw foodist parents both have this exactly same symptoms that I do and so do about 20 of my friends. So here I am miserable. Oh well. I am taking herbs and drinking alot of juice and water. Hope all of you are doing well. This is my 2nd cold of the season. I sure hope next year is easier.
12-25-2004, 06:08 PM
Honestly, you probably have a cold. I like being raw, but I don't think it totally prevents us from catching colds and flus at times.
I haven't had a cold in years and now with 9 month old twins, I've had two colds in about two months. Lots of water, tea, and sleep sure helps.
12-25-2004, 09:06 PM
I agree. I have a fever also but am resting. I sure would like to have a hot or sortof hot soup if anyone has a suggestion?
12-25-2004, 09:14 PM
I stopped catching colds and flus after going raw. I only get sick if I eat a lot of SAD. I'm not trying to be high and mighty, by the way. I still have some chronic illnesses to conquer, but I almost never get bugs, and I've been around A LOT of sick people lately. I wonder why other raw foodists still get sick. Do you drink wheatgrass juice? I drink it regularly. I wonder if that would help you.
12-26-2004, 11:15 AM
I have only been raw for 4 1/2 months. I don't eat sad at all. I have had one or two cheats the equivalent of a bite or two in the last couple of weeks. I don't believe this is the problem. I also have Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and several other major illnesses as my health challenges so i don't expect miracles until I have been raw at least a year. I have made such major progress so far that I am happy with my results. I am off of all my medications that were in my body for many years so I know that my detoxing will take a long time. I also have 2 amalgams to remove and have been ill since I was 10 that is a legacy of over 25 years of illness which we all know is not the beginning of toxicity but the sign that the body is already overloaded to the point that the cells begin to go crazy. I do take wheat grass when I can get to the place that makes it but I haven't found a supplier who sells the grass so I can juice it myself. But I don't think that a lack of wheat grass is the problem either. I think that my body is just doing the best it can under the circumstances and since I have been around sick people literally every day for about 2 months I frankly would have been suprised not to get sick at this point. But I don't expect to be free of colds etc. for at least a year. I think that is a resonable time since I have only been raw for a matter of months. The body is fantastic but I am giving it the benefit of the doubt here. Oh did I meantion that I have been doing a colon cleanse as well. I know that alot of old toxins are getting stirred up and I am sure that my body is doing the best that it can with so much going on. I am also taking immune supporting herbs and superfood like 3 times a day so I will get better I just need to be patient. Well everyone thank you and have a great day.
12-26-2004, 01:49 PM
I've noticed a pattern that when I eat lots of sugar (SAD sugars) I catch colds. That's the only pattern I've noticed.
Also, I'm not 100% raw so I'm sure I'll still catch a cold now and then especially with young twins that are germ carriers.
12-26-2004, 05:58 PM
I have lupus and fibromyalgia too! Wow. I've seen improvements in my symptoms, but I haven't been able to heal myself of them (and some other chronic illnesses.)
I've been raw for about 13 months now.
12-26-2004, 10:30 PM
When I feel a cold coming on - I take echnieca (please forgive me spelling) and 3000mg of vitamin C, along with fresh citrus juice. Rest your body and suck of juice.
Hope you feel better.
12-29-2004, 08:47 AM
I'm going to post this link to a product that my family and I use. Being in the cold midwest, I used to get 1 or more bad colds, flus, bronchitis, etc... every year. My Mom discovered using colloidal silver and believe me it works just like the website says. Put the words in a search engine and see what info you'll find. This particular brand is my favorite. It may seem a bit expensive, but the 3-4 years now that we've used this product, none of us have seen a Dr. or been sick one day. My son is 5 and comes in contact with kids with colds every day. But he never get's sick. The last time he went to his pediatrician, was for his 2 yr. checkup, so I doubt that his Dr. even knows him!
You will find many companies selling it, but make sure you buy a high quality product. We all take a 1/2-1 tsp daily. In the summer, sometimes we cut down, but increase our dosage in the colder months.
BTW, when I discovered this product, I had been suffering for months with bronchitis and sinus trouble that wouldn't go away. A co-worker and I had both caught the same virus. After numerous medications from the Dr. and nothing working, I decided to try silver. (back then I still believed in conventional medicine) The silver worked and within 2 days, I was feeling back to normal. My co-worker asked what I did, and I shared my silver with him. Within days, he was 100% better as well.
12-29-2004, 08:57 AM
I'm not sure why that link isn't working. If you can't get it to work on your computer, just type in the address in your search and you should be able to get to their site. There are some great articles there too pertaining to the history and Q&A's.
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