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What's your favorite way to outsmart a cold?


A. Green tea
14% (83 votes)
B. Chicken soup
35% (209 votes)
C. Vitamins & "immunity-boosting" supplements
36% (210 votes)
D. Probiotics
4% (21 votes)
E. Other
11% (66 votes)
Total votes: 589
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34 comments

Anonymous wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

Homemade Chicken Soup is very

Homemade Chicken Soup is very good but eating 2 yogurts seem to knock the germs out of my body quickly.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

My answer to the question

My answer to the question was:

ALL OF THE ABOVE!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Fresh chicken and vegetable

Fresh chicken and vegetable soup plus yogurt and green tea help you get rid of the cold in three days, of course with plenty of water.... I live in Mexico, and we use it always.....

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Wash hands frequently, put

Wash hands frequently, put band aids on cuts and hangnails, and wear a hoody at night to keep off drafts. Oh, and keep hands off face and mouth, especially in public.

 
xgravitygirlx wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I plop an Airborne fizzy tab

I plop an Airborne fizzy tab once a day if I'm feeling good, 2-3x a day if I'm starting to feel crappy.

All of these people that are telling us what or what not to do: Our bodies are amazing, incredible things. But I also firmly believe that each body is different, and different things work for different people. Someone may be able to pop a couple of zinc tabs and be okay if they feel a cold coming on. Someone else might not have any help from zinc, but will feel the benefit of drinking green tea. And that's okay. I don't believe that anything is wrong or right. It's just what works for some and not others. AND THAT IS OKAY! :)

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

hammer vitamin C at the

hammer vitamin C at the earlyist stages - use marshmallow root for coughs.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I use a garlic broth made

I use a garlic broth made with several cloves of garlic crushed and steeped in hot water.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Regular & thorough

Regular & thorough hand-washing
!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Regular & thorough hand

Regular & thorough hand washing.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I drink lots of fluids and go

I drink lots of fluids and go to bed early when I start to feel sick.

 
RByrom wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Use a neti pot for saline

Use a neti pot for saline rinses!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

ITHINK THAT DRINKS WITH

ITHINK THAT DRINKS WITH ELECTROLITES AND PLENTY OF SLEEP WILL HELP CURE A COLD

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I make a garlic onion soup

I make a garlic onion soup with chicken broth and also use a lemon honey hot water with some ceyenne pepper for a sore throat. It'll kill whatever's ailing you.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I actually combine A,B, and

I actually combine A,B, and C, and of course the chicken soup is homemade with fresh veggies and natural antibiotics such as, ginger, garlic and onions.......Yum!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

GARLIC!!!

GARLIC!!!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I think the remedy i was used

I think the remedy i was used to right from my granny is that of the chicken soup though in modern days people tends to go for the quicker way which constiutute the vitamins but its not bad.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Vitamin C, I believe is the

Vitamin C, I believe is the best way to fight a cold. You can't overdose on it and it helps give you more and stronger white blood cells in your army in the war against germs :-)

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I use eWater to support

I use eWater to support keeping my body alkaline and Kan Herbals Initial Defense as another immune system support. This will usually keep me from coming down with a cold/flu or keep the symptoms to a minimum if I do get a cold/flu.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

All of the above. I load up

All of the above. I load up on extra vit C, bone broth, echinacea, and elderberry. extra sleep and liquids help too.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I wash my hands or use hand

I wash my hands or use hand sanitizer constantly whenever I've been out in public

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I actually eat won ton soup

I actually eat won ton soup and it really does help.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I practice Traditional

I practice Traditional Chinese Medicine here in Manhattan. I help my patients stave off the common cold by boosting their immune systems before the cold weather onslaught with weekly treatments. If a patient starts to feel 'a cold coming on', the combination of acupuncture and herbal pills just nips it in the butt before the damage is done!
Kelley Mondesire', DA, AP, L.Ac.
New York, NY

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I always make honey lemon

I always make honey lemon drink for to fight cold instead of medicine and the kids love it.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I love a large bowl of egg

I love a large bowl of egg drop soup. It's hot and good if deilivery is fast. I feel so much better after. When a member of my family is down I make homemade chicken soup. They eat every drop, feel and sleep better.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Chicken soup with a few drops

Chicken soup with a few drops of Tabasco always works.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Zinc and vitamin C

Zinc and vitamin C

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

green tea an soups help a

green tea an soups help a lot

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

These dont fight off the flu-

These dont fight off the flu- You wouldn't be getting it AT ALL if you ate all the fruits and veggies you needed in the first place! No supplements for me...

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I do all of these things. I

I do all of these things. I take the vitamins and probiotics daily and drink green tea often. If a cold does start to come on, I take Sambucol and eat chicken soup and usually have good luck at relieving symptoms.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Honey!

Honey!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

I juice daily: 1 orange 1

I juice daily:
1 orange
1 lemon
1 inch of ginger
1 apple

Only 1 cold since!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

green tea is easy and quick

green tea is easy and quick and goes strait to the chill lol

Anonymous wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

I was nineteen years old and

I was nineteen years old and considered myself an ordinary Seaman. I joined the Netherlands Whaling.co. Our Factory ship was the "WILLEM BARENDZ" registered in Holland. Approaching the fore part of the Catcher I was on, AM4, I felt so alone and ponderred the question as to "What in the world made me to come to the Antarctic. I also thought, WOW! I am a whalerman now. It was then that it happened.A wave crossed the bow of the Catcher, I had not been aware while I was daydreaming, that the ship had plunged into the crevice of an enormous wave approximately 30-40 ft. It hit me square in the face. I lost conciousness and when I awoke I was holding on the cable that secured the lifeboat with a bottleneck screw. Cold was not the word. I ended up on the factory ship stiff as could be, spent a week there,with no improvement. I said to myself if I should die, let it be from the catcher.. George Johnson AB remarked on my return to the catcher, lets give you some home remedies johnny, and we did. "Aspro: was the Asprin in those days and with the juice of two lemons from the Hollander cook and two aspro's ,I was told to sweat it out under the blankets. The next morning after all the sweat, I never felt better and resumed my duties. I still use the remedy but with any pain killer. Wanna try it?

Anonymous wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

A continuous regiment of Good

A continuous regiment of Good vitamins and supplements is the key to not even getting a cold. Do the research when selecting vitamins, there are many out there that are not what they say on the label and cheap vitamins are a waste of money (because they mostly contain fillers, that's why they're cheap). Look for the brands like Young Living, Nutrilite (from Amway) or Juice Plus.
There's positive research on how probiotics can boost the immune system but don't be fooled by the sugar filled yogurts or sugar-free yogurts (which is worse). Look for Kefir instead or take a probiotic supplement.

If you do get a cold, green tea and chicken soup can be a real comfort and probably can help to give the immune system a boost. Be sure to use organic ingredients!

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