Posted by Kathleen (Chicago, Illinois) on 10/26/2011
[YEA] Hi, I was reading about someone that had a terrible cough to the point that he could hardly stand up. Dangerous, dangerous stuff. It sounded like he could have had walking pneumonia. I had a friend die from that. So, I thought, what does Earth Clinic suggest (think the Tomato Tea sounds very interesting).
However, I was very surprised that no one suggested chicken noodle soup for colds. You can actually feel it working. It doesn't have to be any particular brand, including any dried microwave soups. I buy a few cans (I favor Campbell's) when they run a good sale and keep them on hand. The best, however, is from a Jewish deli. The last thing you want to do is go to the store when you don't feel well. This is also completely safe for children. For infants that aren't on solid foods yet, I would suggest warm (not hot) chicken broth.
If you Google "chicken soup for colds, " you will find all kinds of univeristy studies that support this. The first study that I heard about this was from the University of Chicago, and, honestly, it changed my life. From the time I was a very small child, I suffered from very severe colds which quickly became severe bronchitis. No more.
The second half of this remedy is 4000 milligrams of Vitamin C spread out over the day (1000 milligrams after each meal and before bed).
I try to start the remedy as soon as I feel a tickle in the back of my throat or nose or nose congestion that I know signals a cold. Usually, I feel great the next morning or at the very least within two days.
The very best of health to everyone.