Grandma’s Old Fashioned Winter Cold Prevention Remedies
Each year as winter approaches, it’s time to think about fortifying the body for those long, cold months ahead. This is the time of year when all those colds and influenzas start making the rounds and unfortunately, too few people actually take preventative measures to keep those nasty bugs at bay. With some sound advice and a heaping dose of prevention, this could be the year you make it through unscathed. Get ready to dig in and do battle with Grandma’s old fashioned winter cold prevention remedies.
Begin with Cleansing and Detoxification
Before you can even begin to think about fortifying the body against an onslaught of new viruses that will be trying to invade, it is vital to cleanse the body of all those impurities floating around doing untold amounts of damage. There are two main remedies that have proven to be effective in drawing impurities from the body and those are Caster Oil packs and Epsom Salt Baths, both readily available over-the-counter.
Edgar Cayce (credited as being the Father of Holistic Medicine) was a staunch proponent of Caster Oil Packs and Epsom Salt Baths and he wrote extensively on the many benefits, of which the most important is their ability to draw toxins away from the lymphatic system.
How to Use A Caster Oil Pack
Using Caster Oil and cotton, the packs are easy to make and apply, and one of the best ways to detoxify the body externally. Click here for step by step instructions on creating your Castor Oil Pack.
Epsom Salt Baths for muscle relaxation & toxin elimination
Soaking in a warm tub of Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulphate) is not only calming, but is restorative in that the salts also draw out impurities, especially from muscles where toxins and lactic acid build as a result of exercise.
Building a Natural Defence
Once you have properly cleansed and detoxified, it’s time to start the process of fortification – building your body’s immune system. The process for delivering nutrients to cells throughout the body is of utmost importance when working towards stronger immunity and the best way to enhance delivery is through a process called oxygenation. Cell Food, a natural product that has been used effectively for almost half a century, promotes oxygenation and is highly recommended. Cell Food is available both online and at local health food stores.
Another great product is ESSIAC herbal tea powder which originates from Canada and is a formulation of four main herbs used for centuries by the Ojibway Indians as an effective means of warding off illness. Today we call that immune support, which is a means of bolstering the body’s natural defence, in this case against seasonal viruses. These two products fall in stride with Grandma’s Old Fashioned Winter Cold Remedies and should always be a part of your winter arsenal.
A Word about Viruses
Most people aren’t aware of the fact that viruses require a mildly acidic environment to thrive. Because of this, it is highly recommended that you strive for a higher degree of alkalinity in your body. This can be accomplished with a mixture of common baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) and water, one teaspoon per 500ml of water.
Did you know that this method dates back to ancient Egypt, as far back as 5,000 years? If you don’t like the taste, you can add freshly squeezed oranges or naturally flavoured vitamin C powder.
Advice from the Heart
Reduction of cholesterol is a must and this can be accomplished naturally with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per day. Although many people take their apple cider vinegar daily to prevent cardiovascular disease, it is also an effective defence against seasonal ailments.
Edgar Cayce Acid Alkaline Diet combinations can be found at: http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/blog.aspx?id=9511&blogid=445&terms=alkalinity
By detoxifying the body and then bolstering the immune system, it is possible to make it through cold and flu season year after year without falling prey to those contagions. Get plenty of rest, reduce intake of harmful substances like processed sugar, gluten and caffeine and you will be on your way to a good old fashioned healthy winter.