We all know the dismal warning signs: a sore throat; runny nose; sneezing and coughing; a feeling of heaviness and dragging; or maybe just feeling out of sorts and screwy the day before. It varies — that’s why it’s good to know your personal “storm signals,” an important part of self-health.
Baking soda: This was the backbone of the Cayce cold cure, because it is one of the basic elements of the body, strongly alkaline and taking it helps the body to recover the desirable alkalinity to fight off a cold.
At the first sign of a cold, he advised taking a teaspoon in 6-8 ounces of water every hour until the cold backs off. Taking it when you already have the cold can make you feel a lot better, too.
· Eat lots of citrus fruits
· Fresh or canned tomatoes (Cayce considered them a citrus.)
Drink plenty of liquids, especially hot
· Coffee – (with caffeine) He recommended it to help the adrenals, when they are in a sorry state. (Unless other medical conditions prohibit) We normally drink little to no coffee, but colds are the exception.
· Orange juice (with lime)
· Hot honey-lemon with unflavored gelatin stirred in for coordination. (Try 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1-2 tablespoons of honey in a cup of hot water.)
· Drink lots of water.
TIMING AND RESOLVE
Cayce’s approach to the cold cure is mostly about cold prevention – but it can make you much more comfortable if you do catch it! It’s really a mild type of food fasting – “just do it,” before the cold takes hold.
Here’s the question to ask yourself: Can I afford to catch a cold that takes two weeks to get over, when I can kill it quickly in a day or two with the Cayce cold cure diet? Is giving up two days of normal eating worth it? Definitely Cayce’s cold cure reminds me of the old saying, “Feed a fever, starve a cold.” But you won’t starve, because there are plenty of alkaline reacting foods to eat. Try to keep them as organic as possible.
WHAT FOODS CAN YOU ACTUALLY EAT?
1. Fruits and alkaline-reacting vegetables
2. Egg yolks, yogurt, raw milk, buttermilk
3. No meats or fish (except fat-skimmed chicken broth)
4. No starch except wholegrain buckwheat, amaranth or quinoa, in unprocessed form (not buckwheat pancake mixes – they’re mostly white flour!). Sources for the whole grains are health food stores and coops, and sometimes the organic section of your local food chain.
5.Especially no white flour – pizza, pasta, bagels, hamburger and hot dog buns, crackers, noodles, white bread, cookies, toaster pastries, or most dry cereals
6. No sugars except real, 100% maple syrup or honey
Okay, you finally decide to take the Cayce cold cure. Here’s what happens immediately: Someone bakes you a cake, hands you a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, or throws a party at work. Colds love to feed on anything they would serve: donuts, pie, cake, pizza, steak, and fried chicken. Never mind what it is, most likely it’s acid producing.
So just say “No”, or make up a crazy excuse, but just don’t eat it! After all, you deserve to be well!