If I had known about this a few days ago I could have included it in my previous post Tips, Tips, And More Tips, but I just got a notice about it this morning. It’s a pdf put together by Dr. Nikolas Hedberg that has a number of all-natural remedies you can use for treating allergies, colds and flu, sinus infections, stomach bugs, anxiety, nausea, jet lag and more. Some tips involve buying a number of supplements, but others a very simple and use items you may already have on hand.
One simple suggestion for treating colds and flu I’d never heard of before was this:
One old trick that seems to work is to lie on your side and fill one ear with 3% hydrogen peroxide (not food grade–it’s too strong) and let it sit in your ear for 5-10 minutes. Then turn over on your other side and fill the other ear with hydrogen peroxide for 5-10 minutes. You’ll hear and feel a bubbling sensation which is the peroxide cleaning up your ear. No one knows why this works but it has worked for me and many others in the past.
And the tip for dealing with allergies:
When allergy season comes and you are looking for quick relief, look no further than my recommended “Triple Strike” of vitamin C, quercetin and nettles. These will help your body rapidly metabolize histamine and reduce inflammation. Allergies are basically an exaggerated immune system response to something outside of the body such as pollen, mold, grasses etc. so your goal is to reduce this response and help metabolize all the extra histamine in your body. Take one capsule of vitamin C every few hours and take 1 capsule of quercetin and nettles
at the same time every few hours.
One other trick that works well is to drink a large glass of salt water in the morning with 1/4 to a 1/2 teaspoon of unrefined Celtic sea salt and drink a lot of water the rest of the day. The salt will help reduce the allergic response. It must be true unrefined Celtic sea salt (or Himalayan crystal salt) and not processed salt. You’ll know because it looks gray and is still moist.
I’m not surprised that vitamin C is a part of the tip because it seems to be turning up everywhere these days as a miracle worker for just about anything. Be sure and read the Self-help Health posts about how it can help ward off gum disease, reduce the risk of stroke and more. Another thing that comes up in a lot of the remedies he suggests is colloidal silver/Silvercillin, which I feel is something no first aid kit should be without. I also feel strongly that structured water should be used in any healing protocol calling for water.
You can go to http://drhedberg.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Natural-First-Aid-Kit.pdf if you would like to read and/or download Dr. Hedberg’s complete report.
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.