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Posted by Nancy (Arlington, TX)
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I have been real sick with a viral infection and flu my neighbor fixed me some Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey. Equal parts of each. It has worked wonders. It cuts the phlegm in your throat and helps with all that was ailing me. I am so glad to find out about this. I also heard that cinnamon with it works wonders as well. Just a teaspoon or so. Thank you and God Bless.


Posted by SF Lee (Penang, Malaysia)
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I have had heartburn, indigestion, flatulence & etc., all in all, I have bad stomach. However, I got to know about apple cider vinegar few years ago through my pharmacist friend. Since then, my stomach condition never felt better! Then, I began to be my own doctor. Whenever I have sore throat or infection (tonsillitis), I gulp down ACV. Well, I strongly think that the vitamin C in ACV helps me a lot during fever or flu. I always recommend to my friends although most of them fail to appreciate or admire the goodness of ACV because of the taste & aroma. Can't blame them!


Posted by M Fazlic (Hull)
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Normal vinegar can be a useful cure to the common flu. Although it's not a miracle cure and takes about 2 days to clear up the flu, it's very effective since most people with flu are ill for just under a week while taking medication. When I was a child and an adult I soak a cloth with vinegar and wrap it around my feet. Hoping to extract the heat from my feet hence lowering the temperature and curing flu.


Posted by Mark T (Kingston, Tn)
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When I was a young kid one day my sister came home and said that she had the best snack at a friend's house on the way home from school. She said that she would find out exactly what it was and that she would make us some one day. Her friend's grandmother had taken garden fresh cold thinly sliced cucumber slices and thin slices of sweet vadalia onion, sprinkling a fair amount of salt and pepper and then covering them with White House Apple Cider Vinegar(5% Acidity) letting them soak for ten or fifteen minutes. The girls used little wooden skewers to stab the sour & tangy vegetable concoction and used a small round soup spoon to sip the sour vinegar juice - they also had it served with an ice cold 6 oz bottle of Coca-Cola over ice (Talking about the acids, lol!!!). I had always has a taste for sour things like pickles, mustard, sauerkraut, and plenty of ACV on my turnip greens. After having this concoction once I soon developed a craving for it. It seemed whenever I was sick and had a fever, sore throat, ear infection or just about anything I would always crave the sour taste of these cucumbers, onions, salt, pepper, and plenty of fresh apple cider vinegar and would start out nibbling on them slowly until after ten or fifteen minutes began feeling better. No sooner that I would finish them it was no time until I was feeling so much better. Even before I heard that ACV was really good for you in my mind and my heart I knew that there was something really special about apple cider vinegar because every time I consumed it I seemed to get over what was ailing me in no time and was heeled and it sure did make a believer out of me. It just works and I began to swear by it to all of my family members and to anyone else that I could testify too because I wanted them to get the same fast relief from ACV that I had received.. My sister that had turned me on to this supposed snack that turned out to be a healing remedy already liked this concoction and it didn't take much to convince her that it ! was a po werful aide in healing just about anything that ailed you. My sister and I still have the cravings for this vinegar concoction and my niece has also taken up liking the concoction also. I know that it's not for everyone because there are some out there (like my fiance) that can't stand the thought of eating or drinking anything with ACV on or in it. Good luck to all of you that are willing to try this powerful anti-oxidant, it will change your life.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda  

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Posted by Sandy (Orlando, FL) on 02/19/2007
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Hi, I have had a recurring Urinary Tract infection so far 3 times in the past 6 months, to which my Dr has prescribed antibiotics. I felt it coming on and as my Dr was out of town was unable to get my prescription refilled for antibiotics. As I was in a great deal of pain (for 3 days and popping AZO tabs like mints) I was searching the internet for a natural remedy and came across this website. I did the vinegar and baking soda remedy and within a few hours the pain was completely gone and has not returned. I didn't have ACV on hand so I did it with just plain white vinegar (2T), baking soda (1t) and water and added a few drops of cayenne pepper. I am so happy!!! Yesterday I was coming home from a trip a feeling myself coming down with Flu Sx (achy, sore throat, and weak). I took some Advil to get thru the long car trip home. When I got home I was exhausted and went right to bed. When I woke up I felt horrible as I could barely swallow, my ears, and face (sinuses) hurt, as well as achy joints all over. I was eager to try the ACV and baking soda (added cayenne and echinacea drops too) cure and took the first drink at about 3 am. It is now 2pm the next day I have taken about 5 glassfuls and I feel 100% better. I still have very mild tired feeling but all other sx are completely gone. Its amazing!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne  

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Posted by Stephanie (Freeport, USA) on 06/22/2007
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First of all, I thank GOD for helping me find your site to try these wonderful remedies! I started out with a sore throat and gargled water mixed with cayenne powder; it helped short term. But then I had a nasty cough (associated with the sore throat), so I drank 2 TBSP of apple cider vinegar throughout the day. It seemed to make my coughs more productive. When I woke up the next day, I hacked up a lot of mucous, and felt like I was getting better. Then I made a pot of tomato tea and I am well again :-) Thank you very much! Your site is a priceless wealth of information.


Posted by Char (OKC, Oklahoma) on 03/06/2007
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Cayenne is a cureall. I thought I was the only one who knew the connection between dairy and sinusitis and the flu, every time I drink milk or eat ice cream, I get sick with sinus problems and then came down with the flu. Cayenne with distilled water, lemon juice and acv, was the only cure which helped me flush out the fever. This may sound crazy, but dairy products make me moody and emotional, like I can feel how "SAD" the cows are, I try to only do organic dairy now.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic  

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Posted by Mesem (Toulon, France) on 01/23/2011
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Realise I had a long lingering virus in my system. I pressed and munched several cloves of raw garlic and ate this with a little wholemeal bread and butter, hit the aspirin and VIT C and I am pretty sure that has done the trick! I also had the beginnings of a gastro attack and a strong drink of ACV and water stopped that in its tracks last Sunday. Reading ads for NZ Manuka honey I see that they are pushing the fact that it induces the body to produce more H2O2."


Aspirin  

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Posted by Laura (Atlanta, Ga) on 11/30/2013
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After 2 days of a progressively worse fever I gave Teds aspirin remedy a shot. I'm happy to say it worked wonders.

I did 4 doses of 500mg aspirin dissolved in half glass of water every 55minutes. I also drank another half glass water or more about 20 minutes after each dose. I went from 102 degree temperature down to 98.6 in 4.5 hours.

Its now the next morning and my temp is normal. I have a little head congestion and a slight cough. I'm going for the apple cider vinegar next!

Thanks Earth Clinic and all you contributors!

Replied by Niceshot
Wpb, Fl
12/01/2013
Thank you for aspirin routine & virus. You take one 500 mg aspirin every 55 min. over nearly 4 hours to get to four doses? Just want make sure.
Replied by Bobbyb
Seattle
09/21/2015
Dissolved aspirin according to Ted is the only way to take aspirin. I take over the counter cold medicine from the drug store which seems safe. It is dissolved aspirin and I think baking soda.

Posted by Susan (Minneola, Fl) on 02/05/2010
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hi Earth clinic, ive been reading your cures for years . My Son is a cancer survior. He came down with a flu or virus and had a high fever all week . It was very scary. First I found the egg white to bring the fever down and that helped a litte bit besides the great laugh we had helped too. Well the fever was spiking again today and i was very worried. Went on here and found the asprin help for flu. I followed it exactly as I read it and after the first dose he got up and was playing. went from 102.7 to 101.5 in the first hour after the third treatment he went down to 98.7 much to our great joy. Ive been taking his temp all week and use many natural therapies. This was the miracle breakthough we needed. This is the first time i am writing in because i am so very grateful for all the other people who have written here.I would like to start to contribute more often as I have learned so very much here and through reading alot of books. God bless this work and Thank you everyone who contributes.


Posted by Lisa (San Antonio, Texas) on 09/30/2009
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Aspirin cure for flu in teenagers

I used the aspirin cure on my 18 year old for what I thought was the flu (dr. did not test). Did the four doses, slept, felt much better the next day. My question is, can I do this for my 14 year old if he develops flu like symptoms which include fever? Should I be concerned about reye's syndrome? Not even sure what reye's syndrome is, just always been told don't give teenagers aspirin if they have fever. I did look back over the swine flu page and didn't find an answer in Ted's comments. Thanks!!


EC: Lisa is referring to Ted from Bangkok's aspirin cure posts on the Swine Flu page: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/swine-flu.html

Replied by Kathy
Dubois, Pa
09/30/2009
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WARNING!

I've done some searching on Reye's Syndome, and it turns out that NOBODY, I REPEAT, NOBODY, should EVER use aspirin or salicylate (aspirin) compounds for a cold, or flu FOR ANY REASON. Using aspirin, or aspirin-containing compounds, for cold or flu can cause DEATH...and NOT JUST IN CHILDREN. I notice that Reye's Syndrome can cause hemorrage. I suspect that is because viruses can use up astronomical amounts of Vitamin C. That would lead to a condition called "fulminating scurvy", which causes the person to bleed to death if it is not caught in time and treated with massive doses of intravenous Vitamin C. Since many, many people of all ages are walking around with sub-clinical scurvy, not to mention Vitamin D-3 deficiency (which induces suceptability to viruses), using the "aspirin cure" could cause the "permanant cure" of death!
Replied by Kathy
Dubois, Pa
10/01/2009
p.s. In other words, what might you get when you combine a condition that can cause fulminating scurvy (flu) with a substance that can induce bleeding (aspirin)? Hemorrage.

The warning about aspirin also goes for White Willow Bark or any other substances that contain salicylates, like Cramp Bark, etc.
Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
10/01/2009

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Kathy's post about not giving aspirin in viral infections (common cold, flu, etc) is correct. While aspirin might cure the virus, the Reyes syndrome is worse than the virus they would be taking it for. I haven't seen anything on it, if orthodox medicine has decided that aspirin used to treat viruses isn't what causes Reyes S.

Personally, I prefer L-lysine and Vitamin C, and don't forget those good old Bcomplex vitamins when the body is under stress, as it is with any illness.

Replied by Lisa
San Antonio, Tx
10/02/2009
Thanks Joyce! I obviously knew enough to ask questions. He has been taking 1000mg of lysine and vitamin C 3x daily for preventative. He's been around his cousins who tested positive for strain A on Monday. We'll see how it goes.

p.s.-Cousins have been taking tamiflu, they sound like they're going to cough up their lungs. I know Ted said H1N1 is very hard on the lungs.

Thanks.
Replied by Bill Sardi
San Dimas, California
10/12/2009
Any advice or even suggestion that people take aspirin, even at low dose, for the flu could result in mortal consequences. Any such advice should be removed from your site.

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Posted by Kathy (Vancouver, Canada) on 09/23/2011

I found this home remedy in Vasant Lad's "The Complete Book of Ayurveda Home Remedies". My whole family, including my 4 year old grand-daughter, have benefitted tremendously from this. It has become a "must have" product in everyone's kitchen. Mix together: 3 parts cinnamon, 2 parts powdered dry ginger and a touch of cardamom powder. In 1/2 glass warm water, put 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture and 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon honey. Provides immediate relief from cold, flu, cough, congestion.


Baking Soda  

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Posted by Kathleen (Chicago, Illinois) on 12/30/2009
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I wanted to share with you a remarkable family story of healing. My mother was born in Arkansas in 1920, two years after the frightening 1918 flu pandemic, but my aforesaid Irish grandmother had four young boys at the time. The story goes that the local doctor was able to treat and cure every patient with baking soda! Not a single patient of his died! I assume he administered it in water. I think that's really something; we're still talking about it 90 years later! Would that help today with the flu? I don't know, but unless there was a reason not to give it to young children, I'd sure try it.

I checked out the other "best alternative health websites." I don't understand why you aren't rated number one; I think you are. I have to go now and read more of your site! Thank all of you! Happy and Healthy New Year!


EC: Hi Kathleen, thank you for the wonderful feedback (which we copied and pasted into shorter posts for each applicable section)!

We recently heard about baking soda used for the swine flu in 1918 from Dr. Mark Sircus' recent newsletter. You can read more about it here:

http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/administration-methods/arm-hammer-soda-company/


Boneset Herb Tea  

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Posted by Lad (Bel Air, Maryland)
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I bought some dried Boneset herb at a healthfood store years ago after I broke my arm. I discovered "boneset" herb is for the pain of "breakbone fever" flu, not broken bones! After half my office came down with a very nasty flu, it was my turn. It caused a LOT of pain w/ fever. I made a tea using my old bag of Boneset and the pain and malaise immediately lifted! I returned to work w/ the tea. A co-worker was face down on her desk, literally complaining of her "bones hurting!" I said "I got just the thing for you!" She mixed some breakfast tea with it because she thought it tasted awful. But after two cups she came in and said "I think you cured me!"


Brazil Nuts  

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Posted by Frank (Chino Hills, CA)
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I can't say this has worked for me personally, but I read where brazil nuts which are the richest food source of selenium also will avoid you from getting the flu.



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