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Old 02-07-2005, 06:37 AM   #1
Donald Woodson
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Will it help me get rid of this damn Flu?
And would it be better to sit in the tub full of cold water and then jump into the hot shower, or visa versa (hot tub/cold shower)? Any difference?
Should I spend more time in the cold water, or the hot water?
My temps seem to be alternating all by themselves. Sometimes I feel like laying in the snow naked, other times I can't get warm enough.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:41 AM   #2
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Hot then cold. End with cold.

The protocol that Poliquin and Francis recommend is 2 minutes hot, 30 seconds cold. 3 cycles. End with cold.

I don't know if it will help with the flu or not, to tell the truth.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:48 AM   #3
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Thanks Steve. I don't know if it will help me or hurt me. Seems like I read somewhere that it does help.
I was just thinking since my body temps are alternating anyway, maybe a little manual manipulation might do something.
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:26 PM   #4
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There is speculation that the hot/cold boughts will make your temperature rise because your body thinks it is freezing (during the cold parts). This increase in body temp then helps the immune system kick the microbe's butt (why the body is generating a fever in the first place).

I haven't seen any real evidence that it works, but I don't think it could hurt.
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:31 AM   #5
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Thanks Jeremy.
Tried it last night for a few cycles.
Didn't seem to help any. Still feel like dirt.
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