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Posted by: 379 (Guest), Thursday, September 21, 2006, 7:41pm
I hope this is the right category for this thread...

This is my first fall/winter on BTD and I have come down with a cold that's been going around.  A lot of the cold care stuff that I used to do (echinacea, goldenseal, OJ, etc.) are avoids for Type O.  Also, I usually liked to drink soda and juice, which I think is too much sugar for O's even if it isn't the avoid kinds...

Can any Type O's who've been through a few winters of cold season let me know how you coddle your immune system BTD-style when you come down with a cold.  I would be most grateful!  :)

Thanks!!!
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, September 21, 2006, 7:56pm; Reply: 1
rosehips is my favorite!)
Posted by: KimonoKat, Thursday, September 21, 2006, 7:59pm; Reply: 2
I load up on Astralgus, Type O probiotic, Proberry Capsules, Deflect and Oil of Oregano when I get the flu.

Posted by: 379 (Guest), Thursday, September 21, 2006, 8:35pm; Reply: 3
Thanks!
Posted by: Elizabeth, Thursday, September 21, 2006, 8:47pm; Reply: 4
Any ideas for persistent cough-type colds?  
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, September 21, 2006, 9:10pm; Reply: 5
::) olive leafs :D...loads of Vit.ACE in 2-3v dosages...no colds ;)
Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Thursday, September 21, 2006, 10:15pm; Reply: 6
Someone told me to put a couple drops of oregano oil in a cup of hot water (as for tea) and drink every morning. I tried it for a cold and it seemed powerful. Also elderberry syrup. (KK already mentioned these.)
Posted by: Brighid45, Friday, September 22, 2006, 12:24am; Reply: 7
I would recommend making a soda with blueberry juice and elderberry concentrate in sparkling mineral water--not sweet at all, and good for you too.

Peppermint tea can be a nice change of pace when you're sick. I like it sweetened with some agave nectar--it's like drinking a peppermint drop that settles your stomach and helps open up your nasal passages too.

I have also found that making a nice beef vegetable soup works wonders. (Lamb is another great choice.) I like to use leftover pot roast and the au jus gravy. I cut the beef up in small pieces and add in bits of sweet potato, collards or kale, onion, garlic . . . the soup is gently simmered until the vegetables are cooked through (a slow cooker is excellent for making soup). This is a nourishing, easily digested and delicious soup that gets better as it ages, soothes sore throats and upset stomachs, and keeps you hydrated without having to drink a lot of water.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, September 22, 2006, 12:34am; Reply: 8
and don t you all forget Mike s parsley soup, almost forgot that one there! )
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, September 22, 2006, 5:00am; Reply: 9
Yerba Santa is good for all blood types, both for sinus problems and for expectorant effect.  It will make a cough more productive, thus clearing the lungs.

NAP has a wonderful formula, called Respiratone.  I don't have time to create the link at this moment, but check at the NAP store at the top of this page.
Posted by: yaman, Friday, September 22, 2006, 10:12am; Reply: 10
Quoted from Elizabeth
Any ideas for persistent cough-type colds?  


Hi Elizabeth,

Heidi's suggestion always works for me:

"hot lemon water with a good pinch of cayenne, three times daily.
That will aid the detox, thinning the mucus so it can be flushed out."

Hope it helps you too.

Cheers,
Yaman
Posted by: Elizabeth, Friday, September 22, 2006, 2:02pm; Reply: 11
Thanks, Yaman!  O husband was (pretty much) cough free last night.  
Posted by: EquiPro, Friday, September 22, 2006, 2:39pm; Reply: 12
My cure-all for colds/ virus:

In the AM:

2 nettle (great decongestant - good for coughs) - Eclectic Institute is a great brand
2 Eclectic Institute brand garlic
2 Olive leaf, standardized
2 Astragalus, standardized
2 Elderberry caps
2 Rose Hips
1 Natural Factors Multi acidophilus with FOS
2 Mullien IF I feel like I am congested in the ears

Mid-day:

The same MINUS the Olive Leaf and the acidophilus


Before Bed:

Same as AM w.o. the acidophilus


I keep this up for 2-4 days, depending on how bad I am feeling.  After that, I stop the mid-day taking of the suppliments and I stop the Olive Leaf

After a week, I go to only taking these things in the AM.  I do this until I feel 100% and then I stop all of it.  I only take suppliments when I feel that they are needed, that way my body doesn't acclimate to them.

Homemade soup is always a good thing.  If I have a sore throat, I gargle twice a day with hydrogen peroxide - works FAR better for me than salt water.  I also have a colloidal silver throat spray that I will use if my throat hurts.

If I am congested and the pills don't clear it right up, I use a mild salt-water irrigation of the sinuses.  This rarely happens to me, so I don't have to do it very often.

Good luck!
Posted by: OSuzanna, Sunday, September 24, 2006, 8:12pm; Reply: 13
One of my ways of not coming down with some of the stuff I used to is stay away from wheat, corn, dairy and most other grains. Lately been cheating with chocolate, and feeling the vulnerability return to my sinuses & throat. My office is once again starting to sound like a TB ward, and it's so hard to keep myself from getting up on my chair and yelling Ditch the wheat and dairy, guys! Waiting to see if & what I may catch this season, tho I've felt tons better than I have in decades. Thanks Dr. D! Also, thanks, guys, for the cold recipes! ;)
Posted by: 379 (Guest), Monday, September 25, 2006, 6:46pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from osuzanna
One of my ways of not coming down with some of the stuff I used to is stay away from wheat, corn, dairy and most other grains. Lately been cheating with chocolate, and feeling the vulnerability return to my sinuses & throat. My office is once again starting to sound like a TB ward, and it's so hard to keep myself from getting up on my chair and yelling Ditch the wheat and dairy, guys! Waiting to see if & what I may catch this season, tho I've felt tons better than I have in decades. Thanks Dr. D! Also, thanks, guys, for the cold recipes! ;)


This seems really true!  I just went on a vacation where I wasn't eating totally compliant and I feel like I weakened my immune system.  As soon as I got home I caught the cold that was going around and felt awful.   :(

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions.  I will definitely stock up on the suppliments for cold season.  I was a little short on cash to get all the suppliments this time, but I managed to get though with lots of fresh ginger & mint boiled into a tea with honey, brown rice miso soup with lots of sea vegetables and black cherry juice mixed with sparkling water as a substitute for my old favorite, Sprite.  Plus lots and lots of sleep.

I will maintain that my trip was fun enough to justify eating off the BTD a little bit, but I am also really thankful to be home and back to beneficial meals all the time.  Mmmmm mmm.  ;D
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, September 25, 2006, 6:49pm; Reply: 15
wooow sounds super good your formula, EquiPro (clap)(dance)(clap)(sunny)
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