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post #21 of 29

This is the exact type I use. It is small, but it lasts if you only do one drop at a time, under the tongue.

 

I also take a multivitamin mineral supplement from Youngevity called Beyond Tangy Tangerine, and I've been using that since summer 2011 I believe. I LOVE it, and it made my hair grow super long! It comes in a powder that you mix with water, and I give it to the kids as well. We have been healthier than ever since I began using the oregano oil, Beyond Tangy, and Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar.

 

We also feel the beginning signs of viruses every now and then. You know, that itchy throat, sniffle, etc. With the right nutrition, rest, and remedies, your system has a fighting chance, allowing your body to prevent the virus from taking over the body. By the next day, all warning signs are usually gone. I'm happy to say that we haven't been sick in a long time! *knock on wood*

 

I also can't stress enough the importance of avoiding sugar at the first sign of illness. I learned this the hard hard hard way lol, so I feel it's my duty to warn everyone now!

post #22 of 29
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I take anywhere from 12- 20 grams of pure ascorbic acid on a normal healthy day (that's where my tolerance is at, everyones is different.) drinking around 4 grams at a time.

What do you mix yours in?  I have powdered ascorbic acid that's 5g per serving that I used when I had a cold, but it was soooooo intensely sweet!  I went back to popping 1000mg pills, 10 or so at a time which is crazy bc I know my tolerance is super high but I just can't get myself used to the taste of the powdered stuff!  I'd love for DD to take more every day but unfortunately, she wasn't fond of the tartness either.

 

 

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My DD is only 8 months, so I'm new to natural remedies and preventatives for her. . . Right now, she gets Nordic Naturals baby fish oil with D3, probiotics, and Highland's baby vit. C. 

I went through one botte of the Hyland C for DD when she had a cold last winter and bc the dose is so low she finished the bottle in less than 2 days.  If I remember correctly they are 25mg and I was giving her like 500mg every hr or 2, so I decided to just open up a capsule of 500mg that I had a bottle of and mixed it in some applesauce! 

post #23 of 29

One thing not mentioned yet is hydrogen peroxide.  At the first sign of a cold or feeling "off" I put a few drops of peroxide in our ears.  Whichever ear is turned up gets it first, let it fizz about 5 minutes, then drain into a tissue and do the other ear.  It's one of those old remedies that sounds totally bizarre but it works amazingly well.  Ear nose and throat are all connected...

 

I do find that it works best at the very first hint of sickness. 

post #24 of 29

I cant wait to read this thread...

post #25 of 29

Sassyfirechick -  I drink my vitamin C mixed in water, about a half glass full with 4 grams at a time. (My maximum dose.) I don't know what kind of vitamin C you were using but it definitely was not pure ascorbic acid if it was sweet at all. Pure ascorbic acid is quite sour and can be intense to drink in large doses. I chase mine with plenty of water. Adding sea salt is good for you and helps the flavor, as well as drinking it in juice, tea (not hot, that'll oxidize it!) and other drinks. I feed it to my son in his sippy cup, mixed with a little bit of raw honey on a spoon and mixed in applesauce!! Watch out for supplements that say there is 4-5 grams in a teaspoon, but in reality when you read the nutritional profile there's really only 200 mgs or so in the teaspoon. You want 4000 to 5000 mgs of ascorbic to a teaspoon for best results. I buy mine at Trader Joes, you can find it in bulk sometimes in some places. It's sold in bulk for people to use in canning. Enjoy!

post #26 of 29
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Sassyfirechick -  I drink my vitamin C mixed in water, about a half glass full with 4 grams at a time. (My maximum dose.) I don't know what kind of vitamin C you were using but it definitely was not pure ascorbic acid if it was sweet at all. Pure ascorbic acid is quite sour and can be intense to drink in large doses. I chase mine with plenty of water. Adding sea salt is good for you and helps the flavor, as well as drinking it in juice, tea (not hot, that'll oxidize it!) and other drinks. I feed it to my son in his sippy cup, mixed with a little bit of raw honey on a spoon and mixed in applesauce!! Watch out for supplements that say there is 4-5 grams in a teaspoon, but in reality when you read the nutritional profile there's really only 200 mgs or so in the teaspoon. You want 4000 to 5000 mgs of ascorbic to a teaspoon for best results. I buy mine at Trader Joes, you can find it in bulk sometimes in some places. It's sold in bulk for people to use in canning. Enjoy!

Thanks! I guess it was more sour than anything, I got it from vitacost.

post #27 of 29
The boys take a raw, organic multivitamin (Garden of Life), extra C and D, calcium, probiotics and a fish oil supplement. As you can tell, I'm big into supplementing. I believe our body thrives on doses much larger than can be eaten in one day.

We eat organic. We get lots of sleep. We drink only RO water, never any juice or cows milk.

And we go to church! smile.gif
post #28 of 29

Additionally to some of the other home remedies/supplements/medications that have already been mentioned I can add ginger root (cold or flu symptoms), turmeric (soar throat, imflammation), Arnica (bruises), Echinacea (cold), sugar/honey-oil mixture (wounds, burns), soy sauce (burns), Vick's Vapor Rub, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, fennel seeds, apple cider vinegar. 

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