When my daughter has woken up with sore ears in the past I have her
to lie on one side and put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the
sore ear. (It makes a bubbling sound like popcorn popping). I
place a warm cloth on the side of her head and wait for a few
minutes (5-7). When most of the bubbling sound stops (or slows
down) I tip her head back the other way. 1-2 treatments seem to be
enough to clear it up.
Gargle with salt water.
Gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon mixed in hot water.
Breath stays fresh throughout the day.
One thing I have heard of,
and have tried myself is nasal irrigation,
using a warm salt water. It really does
help clean out the sinuses. I don't have
time now to search for links, but you
should look up info on instructions how
to do this properly.
Video for instructions from the Mayo Clinic:
One other thing I use for colds is
Zicam's gel that you swab into the nostril.
Our DAN prescribed (though they're homeopathic, not prescription, & you can get them online) PLEO nose drops. decongestant/ fever reducer... getting a 3yo to let you drip nose drops in his nose is almost impossible, though..
Someone on the list also mentioned Zicam nose swabs.
both of those bypass the gut...
hope this helps!
If you can tolerate, these work wonders:
1: garlic clove chopped to whatever size you can swallow, or
sprinkled on honey and swallowed.
Juice the garlic if you are a beginner with SCD
2: Coconut oil - amazing results - will kill off yeast as well, so it
may take longer to see results, but it does work:
If you dont mind slight coconut aroma, this is best:
If you prefer odorless:
Read the research:http://www.naturalnews.com/023563.html
We use 2 tsp a day each for my almost 4 yr old sons blended with nut
butters + honey with their supplements for a shake. We used Diflucan
pre-SCD, and this works TONS better - it will set off a healing
crisis, so be aware.
I take 3 tsp per day in same type of concoction, with my supplements.
Our chocolate shake recipe:
coconut oil (in liquid form), cashew butter, peanut butter, filtered
water, honey, Himalayan salt, vanilla (all SCD legal)to desired
thickness (truly tastes like "mild" milk chocolate)
[Please note that cashew and peanut butter are very difficult to digest,
you might replace them with pecan or almond butter.]
Our vanilla shake recipe:
coconut oil (in liquid form) Almondie butter from Digestive Wellness,
honey, filtered water, Himalayan salt, vanilla to desired thickness
Our orange shake recipe:
OJ, coconut oil, 1/2 avocado or banana, honey, filtered water,
himalayan salt to desired thickness
If you take probiotics, be aware, that you cannot combine the virgin
oil with probiotics, as the antifungal properties of the coconut oil
will destroy the probiotics. Using the expeller pressed to mix with
probiotics and supplements is fine - this is per Klaire labs, whom I
called to verify this info with.
Also, re: the garlic, I was skeptical, but had a cold at Christmas,
and the ND suggested I take it to bulk up, and truly, my sniffles
Finally, this hand immersion blender makes things easy:
This blender is Cuisinart's professional line, and has more horsepower
than their home use blenders. Also, it is stainless steel, and easy
to clean - odors do not transfer; soak + rinse in hot water. Useful
to puree carrots - use a deep Pyrex measuring cup for larger
Honey. My friend who is a physician's assistant
at a Children's Hospital here in Atlanta said that she
recently read a journal article for work that compared
conventional cough syrups to honey. Children's cough
symptoms were reduced more effectively with honey.
I have always given my children a combination of honey
and lime juice for coughs and I feel that it works really
I use a simple mixture for everyone in the family, passed down the generations so not necessarily SCD!!
Cut half white onion and place in a pyrex bowl (use one with a lid) and pour honey over the top until covered. Cover, leave a day until the juice from the onion and honey mix together and rise to the top. Scoop the onion out and give 1-2 tsp of the liquid when needed.
My husband used to be a skeptic but he can't deny it now!!
And it tastes alright too.
My vocal major friends in college used to take lemon slices
and honey packets from the cafeteria, pour the honey directly onto a
slice and suck on them both together to soothe sore throats and calm
I would also recommend you a homemade cough syrup, made from just ginger juice and honey. I learned about it through another group and people there were calling it " a miracle". Both my girls had nasty cough several weeks ago. I tried it on them. It is really amazing how this syrup works. Within 20 minutes after taking it, both my children stopped coughing completely and slept through the night.
Remedy for a Severe Cold
1. Chicken soup.
Take Vitamin C. in small doses of 250 mg every few hours.
There are quality and affordable brands of Vitamin C
Those in pill form have fillers so capsules can be better or have it compounded.
( vegetable cellulose is OK).
3. Sip ginger tea. Simmer fresh ginger, strain and drink
4. Good old fashioned Vick's Vapor Rub is comforting. Apply it to the chest.
5. Take a hot shower and enjoy the steam.
6. Sleep as much as possible.
7. Add a generous amount of raw garlic to everything you can.
8. If it is a child with the cold, use the same remedies for yourself to avoid contracting the virus
and passing it back and forth. The highly advertised over-the-counter
cold medicines are not cures - they only mask symptoms so use them sparingly if
at all - and only if nothing else will help the child sleep.
if you REALLY feel you need to give such medicine, you may only need to give a half dose.
9. Peppermint tea is helpful when there is a lot of mucous present and is being
swallowed. That can upset the gut.
10. You might want to combine crushed garlic with olive oil to clear the nasal passages.
Take a cotton swab, dip it into the garlic oil and apply a small amount to
the inside of the nose. It sometimes works better than
nasal spray since it doesn't dry the sinus cavity.
Hello! During the winter months and certainly for a cold I use a
vaporizer and put the menthol lotion (in the vaporizer)so they can
breathe easier. I also give them plenty of chicken soup. And if my
older kids get really congested I put almost boiling water with
cinammon on a bowl and let them breath close by I will put a towel to
cover their heads and have like a "minisauna".
It works :-)
My suggestions; cool mist humidifier for bedtime, raise mattress with pillow underneath at head, head of garlic chopped open sitting near humidifier, no milk or dairy, lots of water, steamy epsom salts bath before bed, badger balm (WF) chest rub to keep airways open, a little water, lemon juice, and honey in a syringe to help with cough. Hope everyone gets some sleep tonight, Alison M
Try coconut oil.... or, you could try Lansinoh, which is pure lanolin. Comes in a purple tube, marketed for breastfeeding moms, so you find it in the baby section. It works great and stays on well.
Cider vinegar might help. it has helped my dd with acid reflex.
I gave her part of a tsp in some water...
..I think the remedy is to take 1 tsp straight... it is not so
pleasant to take..i'd have some water handy to drink after
Do you elevate yourself on some pillows when you first go to
sleep(dont lay flat), also try not to eat right before bed..
Baking soda does not agree with everyone.