Vitamin C – Cold – Flu

Vitamin C – Cold – Flu

Vitamin C – Cold – Flu

http://food.ndtv.com/health/increasing-vitamin-c-dose-may-help-reduce-suffering-from-cold-and-flu-1675710

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The above web site deals with increasing the vitamin C dose to reduce suffering from cold and flu.

There is no explanation given of the possible mechanism which could be behind this perception of relief from cold and flu.

According to my experience and my experiments with the working of human body – with vitamin C is major reason for high incidence of cold and flu.

Vitamin C increases the absorption rate of minerals in the blood. In the process large quantities of vitamin C are also absorbed in the blood causing lodging of large quantities of vitamin C in cells. That becomes breeding ground for all bacteria.

Then Vitamin C keeps pushing more of irritants in the blood which are causing inflammation in the cells providing some relief from cold and flu.

I got complete relief from cold and flu of more than 40 years by reducing intake of vitamin C.

Whatever it be. Even if my experience is wrong, there should be complete explanation if one holds a point of view so that others can review the same.

Yesterday there was a news item that tea and caffeine reduces the absorption of sugar in the blood, thereby providing some sort of protection from diabetes.

There cannot be any further away from truth than this statement.

Caffeine reduces absorption of sugar in blood – that is true. But caffeine absorption in the blood increases with that. After some time caffeine starts reducing absorption of sugar into cells lowering the Resting Metabolism and triggering Metabolic syndrome and all associated diseases.

And there is nobody to watch out who is posting what. People can get rid of posting any garbage and play with public health.

Side effects of excess of Vitamin C

Cold Flu sinus

Cold Flu sinus

The following link says that there is running nose and sweating during cold and flu, so that means body is getting dehydrated. And hence we should drink more of fluids to stay hydrated.

http://www.myvmc.com/medical-centres/nutrition/cold-and-flu-what-to-eat-and-drink-to-get-better-faster/?utm_source=myVMC+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c23c672161-myVMC_Newsletter_23_07_14_Issue176&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e73453903-c23c672161-113686585#c1

I personally used to get cold, flu and sinus problems 3-4 times in a year. As I aged the cold, flu conditions became worse to handle. I would generally have a fever of 105, severe body ache and head ache along with sinus, cold and flu. For 7 to 15 days I would be completely grounded after a cold.

I understand that our body never does anything to cause harm to us. So if we have a running nose and sweating that means that we need to lose lot of water to get better.

Over the last 8 years I stopped getting cold, flu and sinus. The reason is that 1-2 times in a month I give up all fluids for 24 hours completely. For last 8 years I have not taken any medicine.

The most interesting part is that people who give up all fluids for 24 hours get complete relief from cold and fever within 24 hours. Why not try this. Because the link given above gives relief after few weeks of rest.

Sinus-Decongestants-Antihistamine

Sinus-Decongestants-Antihistamine

You can find find lot of information about why you should not take decongestants and Antihistamine Tablets. As the science makes further progress all these medicines are being banned by government sponsored agencies.

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/decongestants-antihistamines-cold

Decongestants cause dehydration by stimulating specific systems of the body. Same is done by Antihistamine tablets. But people who developed these tablets had limited knowledge about the human body, so they could not find a reasonable cure of sinus, cold and cough.

All these medicines have serious side effects. Decongestants cause high Blood pressure. All the stimulants will cause that. By stimulation dehydration is done.

Antihistamine also helps in dehydration. But neither of the dehydration systems targeted by antihistamines and decongestants are perfect and hence causes serious side effects.

Slow and steady dehydration of the body by restricting fluid intake is perfect cure of sinus and cold and cough. read earlier posts on how to achieve desired dehydration to cure sinus.