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Message Subject GLP How many of us are sick today ?????unidentified respiratory illness?????Post if you cant stop coughing!!!!
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Slept with a heating pad on my head. This shit hurts.
 Quoting: pool

There are two ways to treat pain.
1) An analgesic removes pain by muting the nerves sensing pain.
2) An anti-inflammatory which removes the inflammation that's causing an irritation of the nerves.

Big difference.

A lot of people try to numb the pain, instead of removing the inflammation. We think that much of disease is caused by inflammation.

A very good over the counter drug that is generic is Naproxen. This used to be given all the time for back pain. It's trade name is Alleve, but there's no reason to spend the extra money.

When you take an oral drug, your liver sees the foreign substance, and goes, "Wait a minute, there's chemicals swimming around in the blood. Better filter it to be safe." Slowly the liver absorbs the drugs which cross the stomach and into the arteries and most of the drug is absorbed into the filtering effects of the liver.

As you take more, then more overloads the liver and some gets by the liver and can treat the problem. This is called medically the "first-pass effect". An itravenous drug bypasses the liver and so that's why in the hospital they can give you an IV drug and you get relief faster.

With Naproxen, you can first (and only first) take a loading dose. You take an extra Naproxen, then more overloads the liver, then your take a maintenance dose (a regular dose), which keeps enough of the drug in your system to remove the inflammation.

These are the instructions that an arthritis patient would probably get.

Some drugs get "metabolized" by certain organs: chiefly the kidneys or the liver. If you take Naproxen too much, as some arthritis sufferers do, then it can damage the normal liver function. Go easy, but that shouldn't be a problem if you follow the directions.

When feeling achey all over from a flu-like situation, Naproxen can play a role. Your immune system is trying to fight and releasing special chemicals like interleukin, tissue necrosis factor, cytokines that fight as weapons. It causes pain.

If you have a virus, there's little the docs can do to help fight the virus or stop the replication (making copies) of the virus. If bacterial (see previous postings) then antibiotics can be prescribed to help stop replication.

Either way, you're going to have inflammation. Try treating that first.

To best improve your chances of fighting all disease, special phytochemicals in foods called antioxidants are excellent at fighting inflammation. One of the most powerful is acai. When I am sick, I take some fresh juice of that berry as it has a very high rating on the ORAC scale. It's a measure of the amount of antioxidants in a food.

Regularly eating rich foods with lots of antioxidants greatly lowers inflammation. That's not even debated anymore.
 Quoting: Don'tBeAfraid

Ahh, yes. Inflammation. Been there, done that. Including cytokine storm.

For cold/flu use following: Oral - turmeric, ashwagandra, Vit D3, 3% dilute h202, ginger, garlic, ACV and cayenne. Take cayenne only after eating and with lots of water/liquid. If stomach issues are involved, add activated charcoal. If sinus/chest is involved, add 2 - 3 drops of tea tree oil and 2 - 3 drops oregano oil to a metal bowl to which you pour in approx 1 quart/litre of boiling water. Cover the bowl and your head with a towel to capture the steam being sure to keep your eyes closed, and breathe deeply as much as you can. For earache, add 2 - 3 drops of castor oil to same amount of 3% h202 to ear facing upward. Keep ear tilted upward for approx. 5 minutes. Repeat on other ear. For sore throat: gargle with a mix of menthol/camphor mouthwash (no fluoride) 1 drop tea tree oil, 2 drops oil of oregano, 1 tsp ACV, seasalt, lemon juice, and stevia or agave nectar optionally to taste to which you can also add approx 1/4 tsp food grade DE. Gargle for as long as you can, but DO NOT SWALLOW, especially If you have added tea tree oil. For all: drink lots of green tea with lemon/ginger to which approx. 2 drops of oregano oil can be added. Sweeten with Manuka honey.

For chest/sore throat, use DMSO as described in post just upthread.

For muscle, tendon, soft tissue or injury/inflammation use following 2 - 3x per day: Oral - 2 or 3 caps turmeric, 1 cap boswellia, 1 cap ginger. Topical - apply generous amount of a 50/50 mix of 70% DMSO and organic castor oil to affected area. Allow approx. 5 - 10 minutes to absorb in. Do not cover or allow anything to touch the area with anything but natural fibers after applying.

The DMSO/castor oil mix also works well on carpal tunnel also, but can take up to 2 - 4 weeks to be fully effective depending on amount of rest you give the arm/wrist. Great way to avoid surgery. It's also good for angina when applied over the chest area.

For general health, take 1 - 2 caps of turmeric and ashwagandra every day.

Be good, Be well. Be well, Be good.
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