Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cod Liver Oil & Vit C for cold, coughs and the flu.

So I caught a fever in the last two days, and I've been taking vitamin C (1000mg), manuka honey and also cod liver oil (1000mg). I did take paracetamol twice so far, but decided to cut down on it.
VITAMIN C:
cforyourself.com/Conditions/Colds___Flu/colds___flu.html
The advice went:
"If you would like to see for yourself (pun intended) if Vitamin C will help you prevent or minimize colds, please follow the following procedure:
Take Vitamin C to bowel tolerance limit twice a day. If you start to feel a cold coming on, increase this level to at least 1000mg per hour or as much as you can tolerate. This must be started IMMEDIATELY.
Continue this for as long as your bowel tolerance level stays high.
While the C will help no matter when you take it, once the infection has a foothold, it will not be AS effective."

From:
drbenkim.com/cold-flu-difference-health.html
A comment on fish liver old went as follows:
FOR A FLU, 1000mg (or 1g) of COD LIVER OIL
-EVERY 2 HOURS
FOR A COLD 1000mg (or 1g or a capsule)
- EVERY 4 HOURS
FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME 1000mg (or 1g or a capsule) EVERY FOUR HOURS FOR SIX WEEKS
-FOR ARTHRITIS: 10 cc (or 10,000mg) ON AN EMPTY STOMACH ABOUT 1AM IN THE MORNING, YOU WILL WAKE UP FEELING AS IF SOMEONE HAS PUT A PUMP OF GREASE IN EACH KNEE.
OTHER FISH LIVER OIL LINKS:
lewrockwell.com/orig/tucker9.html
mademan.com/mm/what-best-over-counter-flu-remedy.html
Heck, personally I dont like anything that smells like fish, so maybe Scott's Emulsion Orange will have to do in future...
The information page for Scott's state:
Per Scott's Emulsion Cod liver oil 1,384 mg,
Na hypophosphite 73.9, vit A 850 IU, vit D 85 IU,
Ca hypophosphite 147.7 mg.
Per Scott's Emulsion Orange Cod liver oil 17.25 g, vit A 850 IU, vit D 85 IU, Ca hypophosphite 414 mg
Indications
KIMCHI:
Totally unrelated, but since I do take kimchi, it is said to aid in maintenance of good digestion due to its content of probiotics. However thats for long term maintenance, not when my body has already caught an infection. Oh well.....
paleohacks.com/questions/112238/does-rinsing-kimchi-affect-the-probiotic-content#axzz1sPg2dZjx
So what do you take to maintain your health these days?

Outcome:
 My health was back to normal after 7 days. I was still heaty, but it was not as bad as my friend Jason who took up to three weeks to recover as he did not take any supplements during the fever. Apparently he had viral laryngitis.

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