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(09-27-2019 05:00 PM)sonoran_ Wrote:  The dosing regiment Ive used to avoid getting sick or greatly speed up recovery from common cold, cough for many years.

I'm a big believer in the power of the Vitamin C megadose for this purpose (as strongly advocated by our own Simeon_Strangelight). At the first sign of cold or infection coming on, I will start taking large, regular doses of Vitamin C. Approximately 2000mg per hour for every waking hour (This seems like a lot, but since Vitamin C is water soluble it is impossible to overdose, your body will simply pee out anything it doesn't use). On multiple occasions I have cured sinus infections with this overnight. When you witness that funky-looking neon green mucus (infection) turn into thick white mucus (non-infected) in less than 24 hours you will know there's absolutely something to it.

I've further refined my anti-sickness protocol to include fasting and hot soaks. I've found both very useful as well. For fasting, simply begin a water fast as soon as you feel something coming on. Then wait 24 hours. If the sickness is bacterial in nature you should feel a little better or at least not much worse, in which case continue the fast for another day or two. If the sickness is viral you will probably feel worse, at which point you should end the fast and begin eating heavily, primarily carbohydrates. This link gives a basic explanation for how this works, and includes a link to one of the in-depth experiments demonstrating its effectiveness.

Hot soaks are another game changer for warding off colds/infections. The idea is very simple: at the first sign of illness, soak your entire body in hot water for 15-20 minutes in order to elevate your core body temperature. This creates an inhospitable environment for the infection attacking you. Do this 2-3 times a day. The water should be about as hot as you can reasonably bear. You should be uncomfortable and sweating when you get out. Don't overdo it or you can possibly die. You just want to spike your body temperature enough in short bursts to weaken the virus/bacteria enough that your immune system gets a leg up on it. This works because you are basically just inducing a controlled fever in yourself rather than waiting for your body to do it for you. And since you do it right away, it's more effective at stopping the illness before it can strongly take hold.

Finally, a simple lifehack for avoiding getting sick in the first place: wash your hands before you eat and every time you get home, and get out of the habit of touching your face (most people have no idea how much they do this, make a conscious effort to notice and you will be surprised). Keep germs out of your mouth and you're simply less likely to get sick in the first place.

"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” - Romans 8:18
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Useful lifehacks - No More Mr. Soy Boy - 09-25-2019, 05:24 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - debeguiled - 09-26-2019, 11:56 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - slowpoke - 09-26-2019, 05:15 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - No More Mr. Soy Boy - 09-26-2019, 05:32 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Yeah Right - 09-26-2019, 06:55 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - sonoran_ - 09-27-2019, 05:00 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - No More Mr. Soy Boy - 09-27-2019, 05:33 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - rayback - 10-02-2019, 02:47 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - scorpion - 09-29-2019 03:40 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Lampwick - 09-30-2019, 09:34 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - TigerMandingo - 09-27-2019, 06:07 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Hannibal - 09-27-2019, 10:44 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - JiggyLordJr - 09-28-2019, 03:51 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - antman333 - 09-29-2019, 03:03 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Vladimir Poontang - 09-29-2019, 05:57 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Vet-Boy - 09-30-2019, 06:09 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Vladimir Poontang - 09-30-2019, 09:15 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Vet-Boy - 09-30-2019, 01:36 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - No More Mr. Soy Boy - 09-30-2019, 06:40 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - antman333 - 09-30-2019, 07:07 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - No More Mr. Soy Boy - 09-30-2019, 09:43 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Swordfish1010 - 09-30-2019, 09:51 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Vladimir Poontang - 10-01-2019, 04:32 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - JiggyLordJr - 10-02-2019, 05:16 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Tex Cruise - 10-02-2019, 05:47 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Azuma - 10-02-2019, 10:09 AM
RE: Useful lifehacks - Elmore - 10-04-2019, 12:04 PM
RE: Useful lifehacks - debeguiled - 10-21-2019, 01:32 PM

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