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Calming the Cold in this issue of Tools for Health
March 05, 2007
Hello (cough, cough, sneeze, sneeze),

Lots of people are greeting their friends and loved ones like that at this time of year. Not good. Colds. No one wants them, but most people get them!

So what do you do about it? This issue of Tools for Health shows you yet another way to calm that cold!

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March 2007............Issue #019

In This Issue

  • Calming Your Cold Protocol
  • Calming Your Cold Supplies

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Calming Your Cold Protocol

I had a cold the first week of February. It's the first one I've had in 16 months and it came on me by surprise. To my knowledge I hadn't been around any one with a cold so we can chalk it up to shopping cart handles or door knobs or some such.

Luckily it was a very mild one and caused very little discomfort.

Or was it luck…?

I don't think so! Not when you have the right tools and you know how to use them!

There are different protocols you can use when you have a cold, depending on what you have on hand or can get fairly quickly. This time I simply made sure I drank lots of pure water, took extra vitamin C and zinc lozenges, and used Deep Relief essential oil when needed.

Here’s how I survived this bout with the cold virus such mild symptoms:

  • First thing in the morning I measured out the amount of water I should consume in a day – then I consumed it throughout the day. I like RO water.

  • When taking extra vitamin C for a cold I usually use the rule of thumb I was taught by Master Herbalist Kim Welborn. Take the usual dose of 'C'. One hour later, double it, another hour later double it, and so on until you have loose stools. Then back down to the previous dose and take that until cold symptoms subside. I actually usually take the full determined amount for 2-3 days then start to drop it down.

  • Zinc lozenges. I take them throughout the day as directed on the bottle.

  • Deep Relief essential oil is made from a combination of oils that work wonders on the pesky tickly cough you get along with a cold. I use one drop on my zinc lozenge. It has never failed to work.

Calming Your Cold Supplies

As I mentioned earlier, there are several other protocols I've used with equally good success. You simply need to keep some basic items on hand (i.e. your tools!) and use a little common sense in using them. You'll find more information on other tools to keep on hand in future issues. Until then…

Have a healthy day,

Teri Hayes
Certified Natural Health Consultant

"Those who do not have enough time for good health, will not have good health for enough time."

Teri Hayes is a Certified Natural Health Consultant, Herb Specialist, and Certified Reflexologist

You can e-mail her by replying to this newsletter or visit her at Natural Health Coach for Women

The herbs and supplements she recommends to clients can be found using this link.

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