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  •  good advice (2+ / 0-)
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    though chicken soup is far more valuable than anything else mentioned. Just because it's natural doesn't mean it works. And if you haven't shown it works, don't believe it.

    Chicken soup, at least, hydrates you with a balanced salt solution.

    But time is best of all. Put ten pennies in your pocket and remove one a day. When your pocket is empty, you're better.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 07:13:50 AM PST

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    •  Rec'd for great advice. (1+ / 0-)
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      But time is best of all. Put ten pennies in your pocket and remove one a day. When your pocket is empty, you're better.

      "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

      by gritsngumbo on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 09:00:38 AM PST

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    •  And just because it's natural doesn't mean it (0+ / 0-)

      doesn't work. Remember that most pharmaceuticals are synthesized versions of natural substances.
      As for chicken soup, there have been studies that shows its efficacy...

      The most widely cited of these studies, published in the medical journal Chest in 2000, is by Dr. Stephen Rennard of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He conducted laboratory tests to determine why chicken soup might help colds, beginning with his wife’s homemade recipe, handed down by her Lithuanian grandmother. Using blood samples from volunteers, he showed that the soup inhibited the movement of neutrophils, the most common type of white blood cell that defends against infection. Dr. Rennard theorizes that by inhibiting the migration of these infection-fighting cells in the body, chicken soup essentially helps reduce upper respiratory cold symptoms.
      Another natural substance showing great promise is turmeric. It's being studied for its effect on the brain (Alzheimer's) as well as other maladies.
      There are other things, like echinacea and elderberry that can lessen the symptoms and get you better faster.
      All pharmaceuticals will do is treat symptoms. And there is really no drug that will cure a virus like the flu or cold.
      Rest, eat right, and including some of the above can get you better faster.

      Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

      by MA Liberal on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:00:04 AM PST

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