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Sick Again? Why Some Colds Won't Go Away

March 24, 2014

About a month ago Sharon Gilbert was hit with a runny nose, sore throat and a cough. The whole snotty works.

A few weeks later she thought she had recovered. Then her husband Derek got sick, and bam. "Suddenly I started getting all the symptoms [again] and it was worse," said Ms. Gilbert, a 61-year-old writer in Charleston, Ill.

In the winter that seems to have no end in many parts of the country, people like Ms. Gilbert have been plagued with the seemingly everlasting cold.

That's partly because the common cold can last longer than many people think—up to two weeks for the principal symptoms and perhaps weeks more for a cough that lingers even after the virus has been cleared away. There's also the possibility of secondary infections such as bacterial sinusitis.

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I haven't been sick since

I haven't been sick since I've been Paleo and taking probiotics. Used to have sinus infections and colds all the time.

Get the Led out


use this stuff


That's the best formula I have found to stop colds in their tracks. Though, from the top review, it appears they have recently diluted the formula a bit. Just double the dose, then.

Use this immediately as the first signs of a cold appear. For me, if I sneeze more than three times in a row, I take this stuff right away. Your body may have a different sign. Learn how your body tells you that you are about to get a cold.

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Looks good. It's a shame it

Looks good. It's a shame it contains soy.

MMS is the best way to

MMS is the best way to relieve problems. I never get colds anymore. and the MMS actually was the only thing to cure my lyme desease.

What is MMS?

Don't know it offhand.

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Hey, you asked!


How many time do I have to say this??? The secret to getting...

...over a cold and STAYING well is a simple one: Raw Jalepeno Peppers!!! Eat 'em like candy when you get a cold.

Then eat an average of at least 5 whole, raw ones per week and you won't get colds very often in the first place.

The reasons:

1. They're HIGH in natural and usable Vitamin C...

2. The HEAT (some are definitely hotter than others, but they work about the same). My belief is that they raise the body temperature just enough to fight off the germs, which can't survive higher body temps. That's why we get fevers - to kill off the bsd stuff.

I've posted this here more than a few times...but very few people believe me - even outside of this site for that matter.

I used to get at least 2 colds every winter like clockwork in December and January (here in the wet, cold Pacific Northwest).

Then about 3 years ago I hit the raw Jalepenos hard - about 1 a day.

Have not had a cold to speak of since.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

I never get colds or the flu

and I've been practicing this for the past ten years or so. I eat at least two raw jalapenos with my lunch and dinner. I would eat them with breakfast but I've found that hot jalapenos and coffee just don't mix well. I'm a firm believer in eating these peppers. They also seem to kick your digestion into overdrive. If you eat a couple of hot raw peppers at noon, you will be screaming "come on ice cream" in just a few short hours. I've recently started gargling/swishing cold pressed coconut oil and it is feeling amazing too!

Dalein, did you see my post below? You're the only one I've...

...ever heard this from outside of myself.

It's good to hear an independent confirmation of what I've believed for a few years now.

I completely believe that Jalepeno peppers ward off colds and shorten their duration if you do get one.

One of God's truly great miracle foods.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

No I sure didn't..

I was just replying to what you had to say here. We plant BUNCHES of jalapenos each year, and if we happen to run out during the winter then I break down and buy a few pounds at a time each week from the store. I truly believe that they help keep me from getting sick. The other three people in my household all got sick a few times this year, at one time they were all sick. I didn't even get a cough or runny nose...unless of course my peppers that day were flaming hot.

I would but...

it would kill me instead of heal me. My body revolts against hot peppers. Always did. Even the sweet ones give me pain, now that I am in my senior years.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Hey Nonna

Did u know u just can't eat peppers. You have to try just a nibble of one and one type only, and slowly, over time, work your way up to bites. Your body can't handle all different types. Many need to work their way up on each of the different types.

Hope it helps. Peppers help spice up one's life!

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I grew up in a family where everyone ate hot peppers, so I do know to nibble at first and not to mix them. Just doesn't work for me. But, I do appreciate your advice. Thanks.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Too much eating of acidic foods,

may be part of the problem. Try eating more alkaline foods.
Sugar is very bad for your PH level. It is acidic. Look up alkaline foods, they are great!


Vitamin D3 and (liposomal)

Vitamin D3 and (liposomal) Vitamin C, works for me.

Simple effective natural cure : iodine

here's what works for me 100% of the time:

• at first sign of a cold i gargle with 12 drops of detoxified iodine in a few ounces of fluoride-free spring water
• deep thorough gargle for one minute then slow-swallow

This stops my ( very rare ) cold dead before it gets bad...

{ detoxified iodine is essential to your daily health but initially may cause discomfort due to it's powerful de-tox properties }


one word:

funded by ____________
lab-created at ____________
tested! on _____________ , in ________________
patented by _______________
*you fill in the blanks, nothing beats your own lying eyes..

excerpt from article, jun 2000:

"CRYSTALLINE BRUCELLOSIS In a genuine U.S. Senate Study unclassified on February 24, 1977, the title page of this government record reports that George Merck, of the pharmaceutical company, Merck, Sharp and Dohme ..,

in 1946,

reported to the Secretary of War in the United States that his researchers had produced in isolation for the first time, a crystalline bacterial toxin extracted from brucellosis bacteria. The bacterial toxin could be removed in crystalline form and delivered by other vectors (in nature they are delivered within the bacteria).
But the factor that is working in the brucellosis is the mycoplasma."

"Once it gets into the cell, it can lie there doing nothing sometimes for 10, 20 or 30 years, but if a trauma occurs ... the mycoplasma can become triggered."

"Dr. Maurice Hilleman, chief virologist for the pharmaceutical company of Merck, Sharp and Dohme, stated that this disease agent is now carried by
everybody in North America and possibly most people throughout the world.
The mycoplasma used to be very innocuous. Only
one person out of 500,000 would get multiple sclerosis;
one out of 300,000 would develop Alzheimer's;
one out of 1,000,000 would develop Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Before the early 1980's, nobody ever died of AIDS because it didn't exist."

plenty of info available-when you know what to LOOK for..

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Interesting story, thanks for posting

But what it doesn't point out is why sometimes a virus doesn't affect you. It hints at it:

Experts say it's possible that the carrier of germs—in this case our kindergartner—can infect others without having symptoms himself.

But then doesn't pursue it. If you can carry a "germ" how come sometimes you get sick and sometimes you don't?

That has to do with the health of your immune system. What's the best way to keep your immune system healthy? Proper diet, exercise, and enough sleep. Summed up succinctly Eat, Sleep, Move. But the chaotic lifestyles of most Americans, as described in the article, don't lend well to staying healthy.

Thanks for the article!

LOL, when I saw this book on the bookshelf, I thought it said:

Eat More Sheep

and I was like: that sounds like an interesting book.

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"The Perfect Man has no self; the Holy Man has no merit; the Sage has no fame." - Chuang Tzu

It Seems I'm A Carrier...

I don't get ulcers, i give em...


SERIOUSLY.... though, i do practice my observation meditation to keep my immune system up. You must however, not eat pig food. Pig food is for pigs..

We must all learn to eat our food as raw as possible, in this way we get the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals. Alot of us cook the piss out our food, thus, the food has no value. Eat the food that way the good Lord created it for us..

Personally, i eat lots of organic fresh fruit and vegetables. I read labels to ensure that the food is as fresh and wholesome as possible.

I make my special homade turkey soup when i'm a little under the weather and i perk right away..

Fresh air, rest and sunlight energizes me.

I have learned not to be too anxious to shake hands since germs are most often spread via this manner of exceptable behavior.

In Cupertino, CA., a couple of miles from where i live, many asians wear disposable masks, even while driving around town.

Raw! Yes Emalvini!

Have you ever seen this guy?

Ah Ha, A Man After My Own Heart

Thanks for posting lao Tzua


Colloidal Silver nasal spray kills colds!

I haven't had a full blown cold since 2009. Before that, it seemed like I spent about 25% of my life with one. I got to the bed ridden "sick as a dog" level. Colloidal silver nasal spray for $10 on Amazon (2oz) is the cure and will last you years.

One spray up each nostril when you realize you're getting one, and it's dead in its tracks!

Yes! It works as refreshing face spray too!

I put colloidal silver in a spray bottle and use it daily as a face spray. It's a nice refreshing boost anytime! It feels clean and healthy. At the first sign of any nasal issue I use it as nasal spray. Works great!

A question:

Does it work during a sinus infection? I already use a great, all natural product to kill all germs immediately on contact and haven't caught anything in the two years I've been using it. Always had it with me when sitting in a doctor's office waiting for my husband's appointments, with sick people coughing and sneezing all over the place.

I would be willing to add a colloidal silver spray, if it would work AFTER a sinus infection has taken hold. Year 'round allergies can be a problem for me and I like to be prepared.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox


I can't say I've seen any evidence for this. I got an ear infection once and it didn't help. Sure does knock out colds though!

I use a brand called "Source Naturals" colloidal silver.

Maybe a little over $10 on Amazon.

Re: Colloidal Silver

I've been thinking about trying the stuff out for a while now, and I suppose I will start researching it here soon. Are their particular brands that you would recommend, or are they all about the same? I've made note of TwelveOhOne's mention of Sovereign Silver.

Thanks Nate.

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I have only tried Source Naturals and it works. I haven't actually tried anything else. The two ounce bottle lasts me years.

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Thank you so much!

I have been using Sovereign Silver since I read about it on this site last year. It works great to stop infections from becoming illnesses.

It's in dropper form, though, so I either put 5 droppers full in a spoon and take it, or just shoot it directly into my mouth from the dropper. It won't work for my nose, though.

So I just spent $12 at Amazon (use the referral link at the top of the page, second button from the right under the "P AU L" image) for a 2 oz sprayer of the same manufacturer. I've got several 8 oz bottles of the dropper form, and a question at Amazon asked if it's the same liquid as in the dropper bottle, and it is -- so when I run out, I'll just refill the sprayer from the larger bottles I have.

I considered searching for an empty sprayer, as that might be even more efficient cost-wise, but I also like the efficiency of being able to use it immediately, and know that the sprayer was designed with the same care that the liquid was created with.

I have a chronic nasal infection that I am certain this will help with.

Silver is also very good to swish with after brushing. Swish and swallow; the silver helps the body in general, as well as the teeth.

Thanks again Nate, here's to peace, liberty, and long life!

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