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|The Uncommon but Better Treatment
for the Common Cold
by Harold Kulungian
(24 May 06)
|There is a simple commonsense
method for understanding health problems, which the ancients understood
clearly, but which has long since been lost since the practice of
medicine ceased to be holistic. Medicine ceased to be based on commonsense
physiological knowledge when Pasteur's germ theory of disease gained
dominance at the end of the 19th century.
Before the days when diseases became simplicistically ascribed to
germs, medical practitioners actually looked at the symptoms of any
particular health problem and drew their logical inferences from fundamental
Take the case of the common cold. What are the symptoms? Liquid is
rising in the body, instead of going downwards and out. Liquid is
generally flowing from the nose, often in th eyes as well, accumulating
in the lungs and sinuses, causing coughing and wheezing, headache
and general discomfort.
So really the problem of the common cold is quite simple: eliminate
the excess moisture that is rising in the body. That can be accomplished
by a variety of methods.
1. Restrict liquid intake to a minimum. Drink only enough to satisfy
2. Absorb the excess liquid by eating dry food. Wholewheat toast,
lightly salted rice-cakes (Lundberg brand is best), or dry crackers.
After chewing dry baked goods very well, wait until thirst comes before
drinking--just as cats and dogs do not drink immediately after eating
3. Wear a long-sleeved jersey, either a turtleneck or one that fits
snugly enough to cover the windpipe.
4. Restrict food also to a miinimum in order to spare the kidneys
5. Sit near a source of dry heat.
The common cold is curable within the space of time it takes to dry
out the body from its excess moisture; 24 hours should do it.
The reason why colds are so common in springtime is the sudden changes
of weather and the fact that the indoor air is no longer so dry as
it was during winter now that the heating-systems have diminished
their output. The best safeguard is to continue to dress warmly; especially
keep the forearms covered with a close-fitting jersey.
And do not indulge in drinking coffee or tea or juices when one is
not thirsty. By exercising caution not to overburden our kidneys with
needless liquid, we spare ourselves the main cause of fatigue and
illness: overworked kidneys that are unable to filter out the excess
liquid and dietary waste products from our body.
This holistic commonsense approach is obviously the direct opposite
of modern medicine's injunction to drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Anyone who tries such foolish nonesense will only aggravate his agony.
Try it and see for yourself!