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In honor of Mother's Day, I've decided to start this article.

Mom Was Right!

A cure for the common cold?

Just about everyone gets a common cold from time to time, though some folks never seem to get a cold. I used to be someone who got at least one cold every winter, sometime two or three throughout the winter and spring months. Colds are now part of the past for me because I remembered something that Mom taught me when I was a little guy. What is described below is a very simple method that enables you to never get a cold again.

While this method is simplicity itself, it is very important to be alert to the signals your body is constantly sending you. If you pay attention to those signals it becomes clear that there are certain reliable and repeatable signals your body produces to signal the onset of a cold. For most people the signal is a slight sore throat, scratchy throat causing a cough, runny nose or congested sinuses. These signals which will vary from one individual to another but will generally be recognized as the cold onset signal which precedes the actual cold by usually one day or so. The onset signal is caused by the body's immune system attempting to counteract the virus and producing an inflammatory response.

This method is applied on the day the onset signal is recognized or as early as possible once the onset signal is recognized. If you wait until the cold sets in the following day, it will have to run its course and which usually lasts seven to ten days.

Here is what to do when you get the cold onset signal.

1. Get a bottle of hydrogen peroxide (3%) from your local pharmacy.

2. Tilt your head to one side and fill one ear canal with hydrogen peroxide using an eye dropper. Fill the ear canal completely. This assumes you do not have a ruptured ear drum!

3. Within one to two minutes you will notice bubbling in the ear. This indicates that the peroxide has found something that should not be there. Let the peroxide stay in the ear until it stops bubbling. If the bubbling has not stopped after five minutes, drain out the peroxide and refill the ear with fresh peroxide. When the bubbling has stopped, drain out the ear.

4. Repeat the procedure on the other ear.

That's all there is to it! It is important to perform this procedure at the earliest signal of cold onset. If this procedure is done in a timely fashion, the symptoms that signaled the cold onset will subside within a few hours and you will not come down with a cold. As an added bonus, the hydrogen peroxide dissolves ear wax and will leave your ears free of wax and free of disease causing pathogens.

Why does this work? This method works because the rhinovirus which causes colds enters the body through the ear canals and the hydrogen peroxide kills the virus before your body gets infected. In 1928 Richard Simmons, M.D. hypothesized that colds and flu virus enter through the ear canal. His findings were dismissed by the medical community. According to Dr. Simmons, contrary to what you may think or have been taught about how you catch the flu or the cold there is only one way that you can catch the two, and that's via the ear canal not through the eyes or nose or mouth as most have believed. In 1938 German researchers had great success using hydrogen peroxide in dealing with colds and the flu. Their data has been ignored for over 60 years.

Why does my doctor not know about this? Sorry, I can not be responsible for what your doctor does not know.

What if I do not do the procedure early enough and get a cold? You will then have to endure the seven to ten days while the cold runs its course. You can do the procedure after the cold has set in to help reduce the severity of the cold.


Other Home Remedies NOT Approved By Mom!

1. If you are choking on an ice cube, don't panic. Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto!  The blockage will be almost instantly removed.
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2. Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.
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3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.
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4. High blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a while thus reducing the pressure in your arteries.
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5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep when you hit the snooze button.
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6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough.
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7. Have a bad tooth ache? Hit your thumb with a hammer, then you will forget about the tooth ache.
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