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Old 07-20-2006, 07:34 AM   #1
Brad Hirakawa
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So I caught a cold, a nasty one.

I (we) can take a snap shot of the activity of every gene in any given tissue of the human body within a day and a half, convince a bunch of viral/bacterial enzymes to do most of the work for me, clone a billy goat, and make a pill that will give a 101 year old man an erection for three hours… but I can’t get rid of this cold.

Zinc nasal sprays and lozenges, vitamin c, chicken feet soup…. doing it all. At this point I’m asking for any of your grandmother’s suggestions.

If there is a secret cure, I will pay big bucks for it. I’ll barter money, booze, tobacco, precious metals, herbs and spices, anything.

If someone tells me their grandma would advise me to take a bath in raw lemon juice, snort acidophilus, coat my genitals in Tabasco sauce and follow it up with an ice cold shower… I’ll do it.

Snif, sneeze, cough,

Brad
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:00 AM   #2
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My jiu-jitsu instructor gave the following concoction:
1)2 limes with peel and all(1/4 the limes)
2)a ton of honey
3)some water and ice(i put the ice in to cool it down a little)

Blend it all up and put it down. I used this 3-4 times before I was cured.
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:55 AM   #3
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Tequilla.
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:08 AM   #4
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that zicam stuff has worked for me. but only if i'm not super underslept and overstressed.
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Old 07-20-2006, 02:02 PM   #5
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check out kevin tredeau's book "natural cures they don't want you to know about"
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Old 07-20-2006, 02:41 PM   #6
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Airborne is actually pretty good for getting rid of it faster...but really you just need some rest and a nice bowl of chicken soup! I use fire cider sometimes too.
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:56 PM   #7
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On the tequila note, I had an old bar manager who swore by a mix of ouzo and tequila. Personally after smelling it, I'd rather be sick.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:08 PM   #8
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I just called granny...she said to
1) Take a bath in raw lemon juice
2) Coat your genitals in Tabasco sauce
3) Follow it up with an ice cold shower
She said the snort of acidophilus is overkill.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:27 PM   #9
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Moving to Injuries (where the medical stuff lives...) Hope you get better soon, Brad!

There's a weird cure involving going to bed with wet wool socks...http://www.lifeevents.org/common-cold-cure.htm
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:46 PM   #10
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Another vote for Airborne here. I've been experimenting with it since this past Winter. So far, my conclusion is 1) it works or 2) I've been extremely lucky this year.

So far, I've been taking it the minute I feel something coming on (usually a sore throat). Within 24 hours, symptoms are gone. Go figure. My husband is in the germ business, and he thinks it's a bunch of BS, but I shall continue my experiment anyway.

Dissolve it juice ~ it tastes terrible alone. Feel better! :happy:
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