Monday, December 19, 2011

A quick kitchen remedy for cold and flu season

Baking soda...I truly believe it's one of the wonders of the world!
Used for all kinds of household cleaning from laundry to scouring, digestive upset and much more, this kitchen staple is also a valuable remedy to knock out a cold or flu.

The reason this works is because baking soda neutralizes acid.  Pathogens thrive in an acid environment.  So lowering the pH of the body at the onset of a cold or flu makes the terrain unfriendly to the survival of unwanted cold and flu bugs.

A note of caution though.. use baking soda that doesn't contain aluminum.
Also, if you suffer from high blood pressure or fluid retention, be aware that ea. 1/2 tsp of baking soda contains 616mg. of sodium.
Baking soda can deplete essential, vitamins and minerals (especially B vitamins and Chromium) so don't exceed the maximum dose or use for more than 2 weeks.

Day 1
Dissolve 1/2 tsp. of baking soda in a glass of cold water.
Drink.
Repeat every two hours up to 6 times.

Day 2
Do the same up to 4 times.

Day 3
Drink once in the morning and once in the evening.

Day 4+
Drink once in the morning until cured.


Much herbal love,
 

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