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    Boost Immune System

    There has been a lot of talk here on getting ill. So I wanted to offer some advice for boosting your immune system. During the winter when I take a shower I will change the temperature of the water dramatically, I will turn the water all the way down and deal with the cold for a few seconds and the turn the temperature all the way up for a few seconds. Do this 3 or 4 times and your bodys immune system will be boosted for the day. It works!

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    whaa? really? does it actually work? cuz if so that would be a nice little weapon against the horrificly cold weather

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    There is no scientific evidence to support this claim - it's an "old wives' tale" (or wishful thinking!

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    Hummm ... I will have to try this ...

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    Emergen-C, lots of water, multivitamin is all I need

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    Here's some advice... Eat well, sleep well, exercise, and reduce stress... Common sense stuff that really makes a difference.

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    oops... Posted in the wrong place
    Last edited by BonerSurfs; Oct 24, 2011 at 06:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer View Post
    There has been a lot of talk here on getting ill. So I wanted to offer some advice for boosting your immune system. During the winter when I take a shower I will change the temperature of the water dramatically, I will turn the water all the way down and deal with the cold for a few seconds and the turn the temperature all the way up for a few seconds. Do this 3 or 4 times and your bodys immune system will be boosted for the day. It works!
    This actually has been proven to work... But you are doing it somewhat wrong. In order for "cold shower treatment" to be effective you have to go straight into the cold shower. In other words, don't go from hot to cold, or vice versa. Its all about just a straight up cold shower, and staying in the shower till the water no longer feels cold.

    Basically it detoxifies your blood, and forces your liver to to expel whatever toxins it has in it. Cold showers are pretty much amazing for you, and there is actually evidence that hot showers are bad for you (posture, incubating infections and the like), though I havent really looked into it that theory as much.

    All this being said, I still take hot showers in the morning. I would love to start taking cold showers and enjoy them, but I just can't.

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    Cold showers are pretty much amazing for you, and there is actually evidence that hot showers are bad for you (posture, incubating infections and the like), though I havent really looked into it that theory as much.

    It makes sense, but I seriously had no idea about this. Good thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucky Devlin View Post
    Emergen-C, lots of water, multivitamin is all I need
    What he said x2

    Also while were on the subject. Cure for the common cold by Dr. Burton:
    12 tablets garlic and 16 tablets beta-carotene 2x a day, for 3-4 days.
    Works every time.