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How to Knock Out a Cold Fast

How to Knock Out a Cold Fast

Colds are never fun to deal with.

But of course, I’d argue they’re much more tolerable than a full-blown health incident or disease, so I don’t want to dismiss the fact that being sick for a week or so is a lot better than being sick for months or years.

The truth is, colds can actually be good for us… in the sense that they help our immune system work to fend off pathogens, and this immune system activation can benefit you in the long run as it trains you to be able to fight upcoming battles.

Now, I want to write about how you can give your immune system the added help of being able to kick a cold quickly while still getting the full benefit of immune system activation.

Because, again, no one likes being sick for longer than they need to be.

Use The Following Health Protocol to Flush Out “Bad Bugs 

At the end of the day, I want you and your family to be able to combat sickness efficiently and quickly.

This is why we have a regimen here that helps to reduce the presence of microbes in the sinus tracts, on the tonsils, and in the gut, which can help prevent further proliferation into the body.

This is not “beyond supplements,” but in addition to that.

As soon as you start to feel sick, follow this regimen and focus on each area of the body to reduce microbial growth. You’ll increase your chances of being sick for less time overall.

This regimen is ultimately going to help you fight the good fight of keeping microbes from taking up residence in your body.

1 - Care for Your Throat:

Your throat is a gateway to inside your body, so you need to take care of it.

Begin by adopting a gargling routine that is effective and easy to integrate into your daily schedule.

On the first day, mix equal parts saline and food-grade hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and gargle this solution every 1.5 to 2 hours. Use a good salt. We recommend Redmond’s Real Salt.

The following day, you can reduce the frequency to every 3 hours and continue every 6 to 12 hours until recovery.

This combination is known for its ability to cleanse and support throat health and keep “bad bugs” from multiplying.

As an alternative, for a potentially more potent antibacterial effect, gargle with a 1:1 combination of colloidal silver and saline, following the same frequency guidelines.

This alternative option offers a robust approach to managing throat microbes with added benefits.

2 - Nasal Care

One of the reasons we have nose hair and mucous in our nasal passages isn’t just to make boogers and gross people out…these are actually your body’s ways of preventing microbes from invading your body and making you sick.

This is why focusing on your nasal passages at the onset of a cold is a must for fighting off sickness.

To maintain nasal health and reduce the presence of pathogens, you can try a few different practices.

We recommend using sprays such as grapefruit seed extract, Bee Propolis, or a mix of saline and food-grade hydrogen peroxide in a 1:1 ratio.

Apply these sprays in the nostrils, mirroring the gargling frequency outlined in throat care above.

An iodine nasal spray is also recommended for exposure to more aggressive viruses like COVID-19 or influenza. This helps provide a protective barrier and reduces the likelihood of viral replication within the nasal passages.

3- Stay Hydrated:

If you’ve been paying attention to my articles lately, you know I’ve talked frequently about hydration and using electrolytes to keep your body healthy.

Hydration plays a pivotal role in overall health and recovery.

So, bust out those hydration packs as soon as you start to feel cruddy.

This doesn’t just have to be water, either. You can hydrate with things like bone broth. Bone broth, which is rich in collagen, will aid in repairing and strengthening gut lining and immune function.

Water infused with lemon and a significant pinch of sea salt, unsweetened pure coconut water, or professionally recommended electrolyte waters are excellent for maintaining optimal hydration.

Even if you don’t feel like drinking, try drinking 4-6 ounces every 30-60 minutes to keep things moving.

4 - Use a Nebulizer:

What’s great about new battery technology is that it makes previously expensive technology affordable and accessible.

This is true of nebulizers.

These are available on Amazon for $50-$100 (or in our patient store for $50).

And nebulizers are great to help knock out a respiratory illness.

If respiratory symptoms are absent, use a nebulizer with medical/hypertonic 3% saline once daily. Should symptoms develop, increase this to three times daily. 

Nebulization helps target the sinuses and lungs more directly, enhancing the delivery of saline to the areas most affected and preventing many infections.

You can also use colloidal silver in the mixture to help assault those bacteria.

5 - Get Sunlight!

The sun is a tremendous healer.

We know vitamin D-3 is incredibly important for immune function, and there’s little doubt that getting out into the sun will boost D-3 production (and certain neurotransmitter levels) if you feel crummy.

If you can manage it, I encourage short, direct exposure to sunlight whenever possible or indirect exposure through sitting by a brightly lit window during colder or inclement weather.

Alternating five-minute intervals of sunlight exposure throughout the day can significantly uplift mood and enhance metabolic functions.

And, of course, if you have a D-3 supplement, take that as well. 

6 - Use Breathing Exercises:

Believe it or not, breathing exercises can also help lead to advanced healing.

The 4-7-8 technique—inhaling through the nose for 4 counts, holding for 7 counts, and exhaling through the mouth for 8 counts—performed in four cycles at least twice daily can be immensely beneficial.

For one, it helps reduce stress and promotes an anti-inflammatory response, facilitating faster recovery and resilience against infections.

There’s More to Do, Who’s Told You This Before

I could write more about combating an illness early on, but let’s be honest: Who else has given you this kind of protocol?

Probably no one. 

This expanded protocol can help reduce the proliferation of microbes, which can help you heal faster and feel better.

 

 

Talk soon,

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