Cure for the Common Cold – Nothing to Buy

November 27, 2008

Cure for the Common Cold – Nothing to Buy

~James Dunn

  • A Cold is the symptoms of a virus infestation.
  • A virus is very different from a germ (bacteria).
  • There are over 2,000 different viruses.
  • Medical doctors do not have equipment to detect viruses.

Around 1994, I did some research and found things that virus’ are susceptable to. I put together a little regimene to stop colds from developing into anything significant. I haven’t had a cold since 1994, except when I was lazy or couldn’t due to some situation.

  • Virus have a protein covering to protect them
  • Fever sometimes helps to kill virus
  • Virus can be killed by oxygen exposure
  • Virus first breed in the sinus cavities
  • Virus have an incubation period before symptoms of a cold develop

With this information I put together a simple plan to kill virus and cure the common cold:

**** Before doing anything cited here, please check with your doctor
     to avoid any adverse affects related to your particular health ****  
** Cure for the Common Cold **
When that first tickle or flushed feeling hits that tells you that you might be
coming down with a cold: 
  1. Do an aerobic activity (for me, running) as soon as practical,for 30 minutes, and force yourself to breath just through your nose.
  2. Eat a very high protein diet, NO fats, NO sugars. Drink water and maybe small amounts of fruit juice. Vitamins probably wouldn’t hurt.
  3. Do this for two to three days.
** That’s it. **

Though my wife says the cure is worse than the cold. She would rather suffer for 2 weeks with the symptoms of a cold rather than do the aerobic activity. This has stopped the symptoms of a cold from developing for more than 12 years. Here is my reasoning as to why it works:

  1. By acting quickly at the first symptoms of a cold, you stop the virus from developing further.
  2. An aerobic activity raises the core temperature of your body significantly, which is essentially a fever.
  3. The aerobic activity also oxygenates the blood.
  4. By forcing yourself to breath just through your nose, you dry your sinuses and significantly remove the moisture needed by virus to breed.
  5. By setting up your body to digest protein, you help your body break down the protein coating on the virus.
  • As you can see, this regimene addresses all of the virus susceptibilities that I had originally identified.

If you procrastinate and wait until the symptoms of the cold develop further, this method will stop the cold from getting worse, but the symptoms are indications of damage done by the virus and you’ll have to wait for your body to repair the damage. So in essence, you can reduce the time you have the cold, but you are much better off stopping it before it develops significantly by doing the aerobic activity as soon as practical.

Also, I have since learned from a nurse that if you stay at least 6 feet away from another person, you can reduce your chances of catching a cold significantly. So for those of you who can’t or won’t do an aerobic activity, this might help. Go to the grocery store during times when nobody will be there. Put a box of Baby Wipes in your vehicles.

I used to get colds two or three times a year. After experimenting during the first year, I haven’t allowed myself to get another cold, except yes, when I get lazy! About once every 4 or 5 years.

** What other kinds of aerobic activity are there that would allow you to JUST breath through your nose, while not having to use your feet?

  • By lifting light weights for many repetitions, you can raise your heart rate similar to running. offered by a member (Mike) of a Yahoo Podiatry Group
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