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For years we have avoided dairy for coughs, congestion, and colds. I am wondering if the NT view avoids dairy for colds and coughs too?

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On the flip side, what are the NT remedies for colds and coughs?

I have 6 cups of chicken broth mixed with purified water on the stove on low, but I admit I have no idea what I am doing. I would love it if this chicken broth would help the headache, sore throat, cough, runny nose, and fever that we are experiencing now....:
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I'm not sure what NT remedies would be, but when we were sick this last week I took some chicken broth that I'd made a few days earlier and simmered it with some veggies and kombu. I also made some tea steeped with ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Both of them did make me feel better.
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Well, I took the chicken broth and I feel much better. On the flip side, dd who is on the milk diet and kefired colostrum....has not gotten sick at all when the rest of us did...so I am really curious about the dairy issue.

somehow I think if I had milk right now....things wouldn't be pretty.
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AFAIK, the problem with dairy is when it's pasteruized - it is mucus building, and only makes colds/congestion/coughs worse. Raw milk won't cause or create excess mucus, and the good stuff in the milk should only help build the immune system and fight whatever is getting to you. So, if it's raw milk, drink it.

And a funny aside ... the only time we got sick this last summer/fall was during the week or so when our milk was on state-wide recall and we ran out of what we had in the fridge. Once we were able to get more (when the state finally lifted their "UA violation" ban) we were all back to healthy.

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This is a whole new world for me....to actually drink milk when you are sick...it's like I've stepped into the twilight zone. I'm going to try kefired shakes made from raw milk out for the rest of us and see...
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Tell me about it ... I can always here my mom's voice telling me I can't have milk (or ice cream) while I am sick ... And a big kefir shake sounds super good right now ... I think I'm going to have to make us one when I'm done nak'ing.

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(I just deleted my ani-milk comments. I'm allergic to milk so I'm biased. I'm sure you don't want to hear it. )

Did you boil your turkey carcass from Thanksgiving? That makes the BEST broth!
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