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There are hundreds of viruses that cause colds and flu. Rhino viruses and causes about 30% of all adult colds. A virus is very tiny and has no internal method of reproduction. It cannot live on its own. It needs an unhealthy cell in the body to thrive. A healthy body prevents the germs and viruses from thriving and duplicating itself.
The body is protected by the mucous membranes inside the system. The inside of the nose is equipped with a lining which secretes mucous. Nasal mucous performs a very necessary function of eliminating dust and debris to carries them out of the nose. It protects against particles entering the body such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and all kinds of pollution.
Secretion has a constructive purpose, while an excretion is destructive and the body tries to rid itself of it. Mucous becomes an excretion when the lungs, skin, bowels, kidney and menses are unable to rid the body of wastes that have accumulated. Mucous production increases to take over for the elimination channels.
If the mucous becomes too thick, then it dries out and sticks to the cilia and mucous membranes and causes a crust to build up and provides an environment for microbes to invade. This is usually the beginning of a cold. When the mucous is too liquid and runny, it drips down around the cilia and a watery nasal drip develops. This can cause an inflammation and is usually a component of hayfever. Diet determines the composition of mucous. Too much starchy or sugary food and mild products are well known for developing a thicker and more viscous mucous.
If the immune system is low, direct contact with a carrier is what will attract the bug. Viruses are in the air and are picked up on the hands. Then can be transferred to the warm, unhealthy mucous in the nose and throat, where it searches for unhealthy cells to attach to and enter.
Colds, flu, fevers and sinus infections and lung congestion are related to the colon and to poor elimination of wastes from the body, even through the throat, sinuses and lungs are the ones that suffer. Mucous in the colon can lead to poor assimilation and produce an environment for bacteria and viruses. Toxins accumulate in the colon when improper food is eaten. This prevents the body from handling and eliminating waste material efficiently and causes weakness and mucus in other parts of the body.
The discomfort felt when a cold hits is not the virus itself but the body fighting against it. The elimination of toxins effects nerve endings and causes aches and pain. All colds are considered upper-respiratory infections. The classic symptoms are sore or scratchy throat, fatigue, headache, sneezing, stuffy nose, watery eyes and sometimes fever.
Influenza or "flu" is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. Modern science is very frustrated and calls it "the last great plague" because it is the only common disease in all parts of the world that has not been conquered. The difference between cold and flu is that flu usually comes on quickly, while cold start slowly. Flu often last more than a week, colds rarely do. A fever is very rare in adults with colds but the flu is usually accompanied by a fever of 100 degrees or more. The flu symptoms include aches, chills, cough and/or sore eyes.
Influenzas hardly every causes intestinal problems. If you think you have the stomach flu, it is a gastrointestinal virus or bacteria. The cause could be food poisoning, a parasite or emotional problems.
Sinusitis is a very painful condition. Congestion from cold, flu and measles are common and involve the adjacent mucous membranes of the sinuses causing air and mucous to be trapped. Acute sinusitis occurs if the sinuses are not open to permit drainage. Strep infections, colds and flu can all contribute to sinus problems.
Colds, flu and fever as well as all acute disease are a natural eliminative process which the body opens of its own accord to give it a chance to eradicate toxins. The most important treatments for all acute diseases are: stop eating, cleanse the bowels, bed rest, fresh air, herbal therapies, some kind of corrective manipulation (chiropractor, foot reflexology, massage, etc.) and the right mental attitude.
It is important to stop eating during an acute disease. The digestive tract acts like a sponge which absorbs the nutrients. In an acute disease the process is reversed, the sponge is being squeezed and gives off large quantities of toxic matter. The process of digestion and assimilation are at a standstill. The vital energies of the body are concentrating on the cleansing and healing process.
A short fast will hasten the stage of acute disease. Use lemon, lime, grapefruit and orange juice diluted with pure water; herbal teas. No sweet juices such as grape or apple should be used during an acute disease, as they cause fermentation in the intestinal tract. Acute disease is a healing and cleansing to eliminate accumulated toxins and poisons from the cells and organs. It brings them to the stomach to be eliminated. Cleansing is stopped when food is eaten because the body has to use energy to digest. People usually feel better when this natural cleanse is stopped because their "aches" and "pains" go away. Eating will stop this vital process and will drive the mucous and toxins deeper into the body where it will take a greater cleanse next time to get rid of it. Eating will deplete the body of energy to heal.
Echinacea and Golden Seal act as a natural antibiotic to fight tonsillitis and strep infections. They are good for all catarrhal conditions either in the nasal area, bronchial tubes, throat, intestines, stomach or bladder. They have the ability to heal mucous membranes anywhere in the body. Golden Seal is excellent for healing the entire digestive system. These herbs with Vitamin A, Citrus Bioflavoinids w/C and Zinc will help nature with colds and flu.
There are many herbal formulas to protect and prevent colds, flu and viral infections. ALJ was developed for allergies, lungs, mucous, pneumonia, coughs and toxic buildup in the lungs. It helps in digestion. The herbs in this formula will protect the lungs from all the pollutants in the air, loosen hard mucous from the sinuses, throat, and lungs, help in asthma, bronchitis, coughs, hayfever, nasal drainage, earache, sinus swelling and aches and pain of the flu symptoms.
Colds are a way for the body to expresses that it needs a rest. It can be frustration, a feeling of too much to do, too heavy of a load and feeling out of control. When you come down with a cold, stay in bed, fast and relax the body and the mind. You will feel much better when the cold symptoms are gone.
GUARDING AGAINST THE COLD AND FLU SEASON
The Cold and flu season will soon be upon us. Essential Shield Blend Essential Oil has been very helpful for many in prevention and healing. Essential Shield Blend Essential Oil a good Immune system builder, infection fighter and infection stopper so it guards against colds and flu.
Essential Shield Blend Essential Oil is anti-viral, anti-infectious, anti-fungal, antiseptic and has no contraindications. It is good for inflammation. Blend with a few drops in Massage Oil and put in a roller bottle to applied daily to chest, back or feet. It can be diffused by the Aroma Plug-in Diffuser or Ultrasonic Authentic Diffuser throughout your home. You can put a few drops in a bottle with a sprayer and spray throughout your home. Add a few drops to your bath and laundry to help prevent illness.
Bill and his wife went to Florida for the winter and used it every night, never to get a cold last winter. He continues to use it and hares it with friends and family.
Joe used to snore but when he started using Guardian he snores no more.
COLDS & FLU....What to do???
There’s no drug or vaccine cure or prevent the common cold. There are at least 115 rhino viruses involved in the common cold. Beside the issue of vaccine safety, this prevents researchers from coming up with an effective vaccine. Drugs can be used to alleviate symptoms of the cold, but this does not hasten a person's recovery. Cold medications can actually prolong the length of the cold!
Symptoms of colds and flu are not produced by the body's immune response. These symptoms show that the body is trying to cleanse itself through all the portals, the sinuses and lungs (sinus drainage, sneezing, coughing, etc.), skin (sweats and rashes), lymph system (swollen glands and tonsils), stomach (vomiting) and bowels (diarrhea). It may attempt to "burn off" toxins by generating a fever.
The body cleans and strengthens itself so it can survive the attack. If it is a cold, flu virus, bacteria, parasite, radiation or other threat of death it will produce the same basic variety of symptoms.
Drug therapy is counter-productive because drugs are used to stop the symptoms. Herbs are an excellent aid to over-coming colds and flu because they nourish and strengthen the body and CLEANSE Herbs have been shown to help bolster the body's natural immune response, dispel congestion and phlegm and strengthen the whole system without undue or harmful stress.
When you have a COLD or FLU