An amusing, erroneous article was published
as a Tip of The Day by realage.com
featuring that Old Wives' Tale about chicken soup.
was right. Chicken soup really can help you get over a cold.
If dear ol' Mom knew
how to feed her family properly, there would never be any "colds/flus".
Human beings are frugivorous apes with a genetic code 98.4%
identical to that of the chimp, our closest genetic relative. A
chimp-like diet of raw fruits and vegetables will allow a toxic human
to eliminate stored mucus and toxins, such that "colds/flus"
will become a thing of the past - gone permanently.
The common animal-centric, cooked, cultural diet
will accumulate toxins and stored mucus in the body, which is excreted
by periodic cleansing processes, as these deposits accumulate past a trigger
point. Stress, emotional, psychological, or temperature can trigger
these expulsive events; "colds" are called that because they
are triggered by the drop in temperature of Fall and Winter for those
who live in areas so affected.
RA> Ingredients in chicken
soup have anti-inflammatory properties that inhibit the movement of neutrophils
into airways. Neutrophils are white blood cells that contribute to the
inflammation that causes cold symptoms.
are are the most abundant type of white blood cells and form an integral
part of the immune system. They act to restore biological health,
they are NOT something to "inhibit" with chicken soup, control,
or try to defeat. It is simply stupid to interfere with the proper
functioning of one's immunological system following Old Wives' Fairy Stories.
RA> Combat your next cold
with plenty of rest, lots of fluids, and a bowl of homemade chicken soup.
If the "cold/flu"
phenomena are actually natural, health-supporting processes, initiated
by our inherent biochemistry, as may be readily determined by simple dietary
experimentation, then WHY would any rational person want to "combat"
RA> Typical cold symptoms
include coughing, sneezing, and a stuffy nose.
These processes are obvious attempts by the body
to rid itself of stored, excessive mucus created by foolishly, or ignorantly,
following the local cultural diet. Mucus
has two forms: mucopolysacchrides (formed from eating excessive complex
starches: grains, breads,
pasta, ...), and mucoproteins
(formed by eating excessive proteins:
"meats", dairy, cheese, ...).
Stop eating mucus
-forming foods, and the body will no longer have to initiate mucus-expulsion
to keep itself healthy.
RA> Chicken soup may help
quell symptoms in several ways.
First, it is absolutely
insane to try to "quell" natural, health-supporting, genetically
controlled functions. These "symptoms" are the result
of healthy biochemistry in the body's attempt to cleanse itself
RA> First, chicken soup
contains compounds that help inhibit mucus production.
Mucus is created by
improper diet, so more improper diet can obviously not
RA> Over-the-counter cold
remedies may help relieve your symptoms but they cannot cure a cold.
The ONLY way to become
permanently free from "colds/flus" is to permanently
stop eating cultural "foods" that cause excessive
RA> ... with plenty of garlic
and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper ...
These are quite toxic
- don't believe it - eat a pound or two raw and see what happens. Someone
should ask just how do poisons "cure" a "disease"?
RA> ... will boost the nasal-clearing
effects of the soup.
These toxins will ATTACK
the sensitive cells lining the nose, throat, and airway such that they
will excrete MORE mucus to protect themselves from that attack. Similarly,
acid fruit (orange, lime, grapefruit) will irritate the mucus membranes
with their acid, and cause the cells to protect themselves with a mucus
RA> ... the anti-inflammatory
Inflammation is a healthy biochemical response
to infection and/or irritation/poisoning. Why would a sane person
want to interfere with our inherent biochemistry.
As one can readily determine, with some correct
understanding of simple biochemistry, this "chicken soup" gambit
is absurd, inhibitory of natural processes, and, therefore, unhealthy.
Ehret figured this all out over 100 years ago, and wrote the Mucusless
Diet Healing System to popularize his analysis, methods, and extensive
Other of Ehret's books are available free:
definitive cure of constipation, and