Everyone wants to know what's the best way to get rid of a cold, and it seems everybody has her own remedy for it. In this article, you will learn how to eliminate a nasty cold the PURE HEALTH way, which is Nature's Way.
I probably won't be very popular for saying this, but the truth is that “there is no cure for the common cold.” That's right. Even modern medicine is aware of this.
All of the remedies sold, at the drugstore or from your health food store, only alleviate the symptoms of a problem that shouldn't be stopped in the first place!
Let Your Body Heal
Here's a little known truth: all attempts to “cure” the common cold are completely futile, since the cold isn't something that should be fought or stopped in the first place. The common cold is a *symptom* that the body is undergoing a healing crisis. The body is trying to get well!
Whether you can “catch” a cold is another subject of controversy, but without even going into that, only the body's own powers are able to take this healing crisis to a favorable conclusion.
The common cold is believed to be viral in nature, and there is no treatment that directly fights the virus. In fact, there are hundreds of those viruses, with new ones being discovered all the time!
The more you interfere in the process, either by taking a drug or making some sort of herbal concoction, the more you add on to the body's stress of dealing with the situation. You might be able to get rid of the symptoms, but the root problem is still there. Is that what you want?
Instead, get rid of a cold the Pure Health Way, in 2 easy steps:
Sleep It Off
The main problem people have when they get a cold is that it interferes with their already busy life. How are you supposed to work if you feel like crap? So you take drugs or even just herbal medicines to alleviate the symptoms, and you continue working like crazing, staying up late, going out, eating out, and *never giving your body the chance to heal.*
When you get a cold, you should do this opposite. Think to yourself, “Great! A cold! That's my opportunity to catch up on the rest I desperately need, and my chance to let my body heal itself!”
What you'll need to do is start spending long hours in bed. Rest as much as possible. Cancel those appointments that are not urgent, those nights out, and other activities. Stop your exercise program for a few days, and rest as much as possible.
If that's not possible, at least take it really easy, and go to bed super-early. Give your body a chance to heal and it will do an amazing job at it, I promise.
95% of people I've met still think that there's some kind of food they should eat that could “increase their immunity” or “boost their metabolism” and help them “fight” the cold better.
They still haven't realized that *the common cold isn't something that should be fought or stopped!*
Here is however a few recommendations that will definitely help you recover from a cold in the shortest time possible.
- Eat only fruits and vegetables. Those are the easiest foods to digest. Avoid protein foods or fat, or starch.
- Drink plenty of warm water.
- Eat a very simple diet. Smoothies, fresh juices, raw fruits in vegetables. No cooked foods except at the most, steamed vegetables.
- Eat according to hunger and if not hungry skip a few meals. There's no harm and only good in doing that.
Eating a simple raw food diet (such as the one I described in my book “The Raw Secrets”) when you have a cold will help you recover in the shortest time possible, without doing any harm to the body. A short fast is also advisable (2-3 days max).
Combine that with plenty of rest, and you'll have a winning formula to getting rid of that nasty cold.
By learning proper nutrition habits, you'll also make sure that you stay healthy all the time and never have to go through that again!
“Frederic Patenaude, is the author of the best-selling e-book "The Raw Secrets". He is currently giving away free access to his private library of over 100 exclusive articles along with a subscription to his newsletter Pure Health & Nutrition. Visit http://www.fredericpatenaude.com while charter subscriptions last.”