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February 2013

Dear *|FNAME|*:

This has been the coldest winter since we moved to the mountains in 1991, but also the most exquisitely beautiful. Here you see the view from my home office, our neighbor’s house, fairy trees, traveling through a snowstorm, the forest in the snow and I end with a rainbow seen going home from our store last weekend. I am using the camera in my new smart-phone, having a ball and clicking away!

Snow Forest

The coldest temperature was 8 degrees, while the average at night was between 15 and 25 degrees. We had to learn how to stay warm and cozy. This week things are definitely looking up. The temperature today is 71 degrees inside (Cheery little stove is still on) while the temperature has even risen to 67 degrees outside. It feels as though spring may come early this year. Definitely a rainbow!

The coldest temperature was 8 degrees, while the average at night was between 15 and 25 degrees. We had to learn how to stay warm and cozy. This week things are definitely looking up. The temperature today is 71 degrees inside (Cheery little stove is still on) while the temperature has even risen to 67 degrees outside. It feels as though spring may come early this year. Definitely a rainbow!

Cold and Flu – what is the Difference?

Both are caused by viruses but what is the difference? Colds begin with a runny nose. Congestion follows with a cough developing in the chest by the fourth or fifth day. Children are more likely to have a fever than adults with a cold. Several hundred different viruses cause your cold symptoms and they hang around for about a week, unless you are blessed with homeopathic or proven herbal remedies that are able to shorten the duration.

A cold can be contagious but only in the first three days of the cold, so out of courtesy and consideration of others stay home. Also, if you are fit and well, stay far away from sneezing people and don’t kiss your wife when she is starting a cold!

With a cold, most people hot-foot down to the pharmacy but that is not the best idea. Many of the home remedies that alleviate the symptoms prolong the condition.

It is controversial; doctors don’t know that much about how temperature affects a virus. I think viruses flourish when it is cold, why else have we all agreed to call the ailment a cold? All I know is that I have self-cured and prevented many a cold merely by putting on my leg warmers, my infinity scarf and my little fleece top with its snug hood. So cozy!!

It is also possible to prevent a cold if you take Umcka and/or Source Naturals Wellness Formula. These natural remedies will catch it if you are alert to changes in your chemistry that always precede the cold, and if you miss the signs, these remedies will also shorten the duration.

Read our winter cold prevention tips (posted on our website).

Add to those tips:

  • Eat chicken soup. There is something about chicken soup that is so nourishing and so comforting.
  • If your nose is stuffy, add a dash of cayenne pepper to the soup.
  • Get lots of good sleep. Yes this is the time when you have the very best excuse to take it easy. Nobody wants you at work. They don’t want your cold. Your family shuns you. What a wonderful time to snuggle down, and read a good book. Let your body heal while you nap.

So that is a cold. What of the Flu? Is this just a really bad cold run amuck?. With flu the virus is very specific and very nasty and very contagious. Like a cold the flu virus cannot be cured by antibiotics. The flu is of such severity that it quite undoes the individual, whose resistance takes a heavy toll. For this reason it is not unusual for secondary infections kick in. If you hear of people dying from the flu they die from these secondary bacterial illnesses like pneumonia. These can and should be treated with antibiotics.

What are the typical symptoms of flu? Your whole body aches. There is an extreme lassitude and sometimes chills.

You should go to Emergency or to see the doctor if you experience any of the following:

  1. Extreme sore throat
  2. High fever – temperature above 101 degrees
  3. A cough that doesn’t abate – going on for some weeks.
  4. Acute pain in sinuses or in your head
  5. Hoarseness that just won’t go away
  6. Chills and shivering.
  7. Drainage from your ear.

It is the cold and flu season so drink more water and get to bed earlier and take good care of yourself and your family.


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Peter and I rarely get a cold or the flu as we have natural remedies to protect us. However this year with the extreme cold we succumbed. Using this remedy we knocked the cold out in less than three days.

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