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Natural Remedies Cure Summer Colds

Note from Carolyn:
The first thing to consider is your Vitamin D level. If there is a possibility of it being low address it immediately. One rule of thumb is for three days take a dosage of 100 times your body weight. That would be 15,000 units for a person 150 pounds. Then you will want to drop back to between 2000 and 5000 per day for a maintenance dosage. Sinuses are hard to heal because there is minimal blood flow. That is why addressing them from the external rather than the internal usually works pretty good. Most people have heard of flushing your sinuses with salt water. I flush mine with Lightning Colloidal Silver instead. I mix a few drops with some filtered water and draw the liquid up through my nose and out through my mouth. You will want to use filtered water because in my experience tap water burns like crazy. In addition to these steps upping you anti-oxidant intake with Metabolic Complete is also wise.
 
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Viruses that cause winter colds also cause summer colds. Though summer colds are less common, warm weather factors increase the risk of infection. Even though there are no known cures, natural remedies treat summer colds by reducing the severity and even the duration of cold symptoms.

Causes of Summer Colds
Summer colds can be caused by air conditioners because they decrease the humidity in the air. The dry air makes dry nasal passages allowing viruses to flourish. The increased air travel in summer months contributes to summer colds, as travelers become exposed to new, unfamiliar viruses. Those who experience summer hay fever find their nasal passages sensitized and more reactive to other pathogens, leading to more severe symptoms of colds during the summer.

Salt and Turmeric Gargle for Summer Colds
Salt and Turmeric gargle moisturizes the lining of the throat and speeds recovery of a summer cold. This is especially important as summer weather and air condition contribute to drying of these mucous membranes. A teaspoon of salt, with or without a teaspoon of turmeric, added to eight ounces of warm water can be gargled every three to four hours. A turmeric gargle without salt is utilized in the same way but can be swallowed.

Vitamin C Reduces Summer Colds
Vitamin C reduces the incidence and severity of the common cold. Dosage of most research has been 1000 mg a day; however, because vitamin C is depleted quickly from the body, dividing the dose to 300 mg three times a day is recommended. Humans do not make their own vitamin C, and this vital nutrient is an important anti-oxidant, helping destroy free radicals. High doses of vitamin C can also be helpful for summer colds, up to 5,000 mg a day.

Echinacea Stimulates Natural Cold Immunity
Echinacea has been shown to increase immune response. Echinacea was used in Native American healing and then spread to European settlers. The plant is a member of the daisy family, and it has now become the best selling health food store product in the United States.

Ginger Treats a Summer Cold
Ginger cures summer colds because is a natural antiviral. Ginger tea can be made from fresh or dried garlic. Ginger extract can be added to warm water and sipped to clear sinuses and help reduce inflammation of tissues.

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Melanie Grimes - Natural News

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