The Nature Doctor
Nobody dies of a cold anymore, do they?
On the contrary, the very thought makes us smile, for who could be so weak that a mere infection of the mucous membranes could kill him? In truth, this kind of reasoning is actually quite mistaken.
You may be surprised to learn that when the Eskimos succumbed to the cold virus brought to them by the Americans some years ago, many of them died, even though they were well used to cold weather. In spite of their strength, their bodies had little immunity to resist the strange and unexpected infection.
Our acquired immunity cannot completely protect us from colds either if, for example, the body lacks vitamins. Calcium deficiency is another important factor. Furthermore, we have to look out for signs of exhaustion.
Heavy demands on our energies are closely connected with a greater consumption of vitamins and calcium. Should circumstances require us to overtax our physical energies, we would need more vitamins and calcium to protect us from catching colds than would be necessary if the body were rested.
Foods rich in calcium should be on your menu without fail. Eat carrots every day. White turnips, swedes, parsnips and the like are also good because of their high calcium content. Include plenty of figs, raisins, Brazil nuts, almonds, pecans and pine kernels in the diet.
Meet your body’s needs for vitamins A and C with parsley and watercress. Sow cress seeds in flower pots or little boxes and raise them on your windowsill. If you sow cress at regular intervals, you will have a constant supply of this healthy vegetable throughout the vitamin-deficient winter months.
Much good may also be derived from taking natural remedies. Ideally suited for this purpose is a natural calcium supplement..
As a prophylactic for the throat, use Echinacea. It will help to build up your immunity and help you ward off colds and flu