best way to prevent the common cold
- 09-30-2008, 08:40 PM
best way to prevent the common cold
Ok, maybe not the best way that was just to catch your attention...
this afternoon i started to feel a little funny... light headache,eyes are feeling watery and my throat is getting soor, at home everyone has running noses, coughing and what not.
I take my daily vitamins plus some extra vitamin C, what do you recommend on how can i prevent getting sick w/o abandoning the family?
- 09-30-2008, 10:50 PM
zma, echinacea, and extra calories are all good in my opinion. some people, when sick, tend to eat less. i eat a bit more. fuel for the battle within.
- 09-30-2008, 11:12 PM
as soon as you get the tickle in your throat, take a vitamin c pill. take one every three hours until you go to bed. if they're huge vit c pills, expect to get diarrhea. i haven't had a cold in two years. jalapeno's in specific are rumored to fight colds. i have a friend thats been eating one per day for 10 years and says he hasn't gotten a cold in that time. of course, i haven't known him for 10 years, so who knows.
the vit c every few hours will do the trick. at least for me it does.
09-30-2008, 11:26 PM
vitamin C & the multi are the primary two your going to want to get into your system, especially the Vit C.. I'll have to try that one every hour trick.. I've also been known to double up on my multi. I may take two in the morning and then two again in the early evening, say around 6pm..
Here's one that may sound funny... I was on my first bottle of Prime, dosing 2-2-2.. Well, I went off of it for one week (Hurricane Gustav) & ended up feeling like I got run over by a truck! Got back on it & went back to feeling great again!!!
'guess Prime is the next great multi!!!:bruce3:
09-30-2008, 11:35 PM
09-30-2008, 11:40 PM
09-30-2008, 11:44 PM
vit c (ascorbic acid, usually powder), echinacea, some goldenseal, zma, sleep...daily high doses of glutamine also show to boost immune system.
this of course all defeats the purpose if you are already sick, prevention is key for viral sicknesses. for seasonal support you should start with higher amounts of vit c and echinacea in advance. echinacea is also in the Aster (dasiy) faimly so watch for your allergies.
09-30-2008, 11:45 PM
10-01-2008, 12:33 AM
I never have noticed jack **** from vit c when I'm sick. I actually tend to get worse ha (but Im sure that's in my head)
10-01-2008, 04:35 AM
i would take a couple of extra vit c a day and keep eating a good diet,vit c should help shorten the duration a little, always being healthy and staying active is the best way not to get sick but if your going to get sick you going to get sick point blank.
10-01-2008, 04:59 AM
10-01-2008, 11:34 AM
GUT HEALTH by RPN
No joke...i used to get sick every time a bug went through the office ( a lot of people here have young kids so this was common). Every time I would make gains in the gym, I would be out for a week feeling sick and just low on energy.
I started taking gut health last december. I havent gotten sick ONCE since then. One time I felt the symptoms (runny nose, cough, but i felt physically fine and had energy... and this past in 24 hours).
Vit C works well for me too.
Lastly, STRESS is the cause for 75% of doctors visits. Constant stress kills your immune system. Remember to take a week break from the gym every 2-3 months (just break from heavy lifting, cardio OK). Weight training is very stressful on the body and the body needs time to rest and restore itself.
10-01-2008, 07:54 PM
Never let your wife start a daycare at your house...sick all the time...no flu will go through your are without some kid getting it and bringing it to your house.
10-01-2008, 08:01 PM
10-01-2008, 08:02 PM
I did a thread dedicated to this. I have more to add when i get time, but it's a good start.
Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
10-01-2008, 08:17 PM
10-01-2008, 08:21 PM
10-06-2008, 11:32 PM
well, about a day or two after my initial posting, I got what my 1 y/o came home w/ from daycare!! Like Dormant said, I never thought I'd get sick from my little man... Damn, I was down for the count for a solid 24 hours. I couldn't ingest anything w/out it coming out the other end.. Needless to say, I wasn't able to get in the vit c, multi's or Prime.
I know that a big downfall for me is shift work. When I'm on my 4 working days, I get little sleep. On my 4 days off, I hit the gym very hard & work a part time gig w/ my father-in-law.. Basically burning the candle at both ends.
10-07-2008, 01:15 AM
10-07-2008, 01:24 AM
Check the thread out i posted though. Some specific ingredients can significantly lessen the length of a viral syndrome.
Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
10-07-2008, 01:36 AM
I've finally recover my my little ones virus attack.... I went to see the doctor on Thursdays and he tells me i have strep throat and gives me 2 shots (one in each side) of penciling right there on the spot...
the night before and 2 after i had fever, luckily i my fever only hit at night, but it made for very long nights... all in all antibiotics have kicked in and I'm fully recovered.... I'll hit the gym Wednesday morning
10-07-2008, 02:34 PM
Trauma: I've printed that for my wife to read as well..
Dormant: make sure your back to 100% before getting back into the gym bro!
10-07-2008, 02:41 PM
10-07-2008, 04:31 PM
Not sure if its a relient source but I heard on another forum that eating lots of protein enriched foods will help from getting sick..im just throwing it out there
11-17-2008, 04:17 PM
11-17-2008, 04:29 PM
11-17-2008, 04:49 PM
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I hope I spelled that right
11-17-2008, 06:14 PM
11-17-2008, 08:36 PM
too late. I'm sick. I'm just gonna slam myself with sudafed and be done with it.
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11-17-2008, 08:39 PM
11-18-2008, 06:37 AM
11-18-2008, 06:51 AM
Yes I agree about Echinacea, I had forgotten about that one. The liquid extract seems to work better than capsules. There does appear to be a tolerance one gets to the effects, like all the other remedies.
11-18-2008, 08:08 AM
My grandfather always says that the cure to the common cold is a shot of chicken soup and a bowl of whiskey...
That'll solve pretty much any of lifes problems, if you ask me.
11-18-2008, 10:15 AM
11-18-2008, 04:24 PM
11-19-2008, 11:01 AM
POSEIDEN and Gut Health. These 2 products will keep you from getting sick and help BIG TIME with recovery.
Poseiden is probably the MVS (most valuable supplement) this time of year. It keeps you from getting sick, and gives you energy.
*** ADDED BONUS: Poseiden taken before and after drinking heavily (which happens WAY to much during the holidays) you are left waking up asking, "WHERE THE HELL'S MY HANGOVER"? Gut Health provides perfect synergy with this as well.
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