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Chicken Clear Soup - Common Cold Solution  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2619 times:


How effective is Chicken clear soup in treating a common cold?
My chinese Friend says it is.

regds
MEL


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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2610 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
How effective is Chicken clear soup in treating a common cold?
My chinese Friend says it is.

It's less effective than laying down in bed and waiting for you body to take care of itself.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2607 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 1):
It's less effective than laying down in bed and waiting for you body to take care of itself.

In case one has to continue working in the rain at nights,its tough.The only compensation is not having to do any ground pressurisation checks in case of a snag on the Aircraft.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineZoom1018 From Vietnam, joined May 2005, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

That is so true.

"Another theory, put forth by Stephen Rennard, M.D., chief of pulmonary medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, is that chicken soup acts as an anti-inflammatory. The soup, he says, keeps a check on inflammatory white blood cells (neutrophils). Cold symptoms, such as coughs and congestion, are often caused by inflammation produced when neutrophils migrate to the bronchial tubes and accumulate there." (http://chetday.com/coldfluremedy.htm)

This was also mentioned on an article in my local press, too.
(http://www.tuoitre.com.vn/Tianyon/Index.aspx?ArticleID=273669&ChannelID=12)

We also eat porridge made from Snake-head fish + ginger. You can try to see how it wonderfully works!


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 1):
It's less effective than laying down in bed and waiting for you body to take care of itself.

It's even better not to get the cold in the first place. Eat right, take your vitamins, breathe FRESH AIR (big problem in the US, where the heaters go on and the windows get shut as soon as the temperatures drop)....and positive thinking.

I haven't had a cold in about 10 years....my daughter got them constantly her first year at college, in the dorms, until I told her to crack her window open whenever she was in her dorm room. She hasn't had a cold since....

[Edited 2008-08-16 19:05:06]


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2572 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 4):
I haven't had a cold in about 10 years,,,

I get about 1-2 colds each winter. And I turn into such a baby, but i have a crappy immune system me thinks as I have oj every am and follow most other things too...

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 4):
told her to crack her window open whenever she was in her dorm room.

Even in the winter, i like cold air so I vent my sunroof for about 10 mins when Im in the car alone. feels so good.



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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2568 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 5):
I get about 1-2 colds each winter. And I turn into such a baby, but i have a crappy immune system me thinks as I have oj every am and follow most other things too...



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 5):
Even in the winter, i like cold air so I vent my sunroof for about 10 mins when Im in the car alone. feels so good.

You need to open your bedroom window when you sleep. (No matter how cold it is; pull the frakkin' blanket up!! If my daughter sleep with an open window when it's -10F outside, so can anyone else!!) You'll not only get a better night' s sleep, but you're not recycling any cold germs you may be carting around.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2564 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 6):
You need to open your bedroom window when you sleep.

I wish I could,but my bedroom is in our basement and the window doesnt open.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2561 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 7):
I wish I could,but my bedroom is in our basement and the window doesnt open.

You need a new bedroom, dude!! Trust me, though, fresh air makes a difference.

However, if your bedroom is in a basement...have you considered that you're not getting cold but allergy attacks? Basements are notorious for mold spores....you might consider checking that out....just a thought.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2556 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 8):
You need a new bedroom, dude!!

I know! My girlfriend and I are in the midst of trying to get an apartment.

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 8):
..have you considered that you're not getting cold but allergy attacks?

It would not surprise me, I have terrible seasonal allergies.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2555 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 4):
Eat right, take your vitamins, breathe FRESH AIR (big problem in the US, where the heaters go on and the windows get shut as soon as the temperatures drop)....and positive thinking.

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Coming from a family of doctors, I've been taught almost all home remedies are nothing more than placebos. But if it works for some people, all power to them...


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2540 times:



Quoting Zoom1018 (Reply 3):
We also eat porridge made from Snake-head fish + ginger. You can try to see how it wonderfully works!

It would be tough getting some of the Ingredients though.  Smile

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 4):
It's even better not to get the cold in the first place.

Guess getting soaked in cold rain for 8-9 hrs in the open on the tarmac does contribute to the common cold,though its still rare,maybe 1-2 times a year.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

AB is being used or has been used in the past in the poultry industry as a standard vaccination or in feed for the chicks..... however apparently low level leftover AB was found in the processed chicken meat... the call for ABFC is growing by the day.... in some countries it is against the law to use AB .....

I am no doctor, perhaps someone could shed more light into it what low dosage of AB does if you have a cold.....

Cheerios,


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2496 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
How effective is Chicken clear soup in treating a common cold?
My chinese Friend says it is.

Yeah. Many chinese also believe that eating parts of tigers or rhinos enhances their sexual prowess...!  mischievous 

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 10):
Coming from a family of doctors, I've been taught almost all home remedies are nothing more than placebos. But if it works for some people, all power to them...

The thing is: Placebos often do work!

With regard to the chicken soup my guess would be that many people don't have much of an appetite when they're ill, so feeding them a not-too-unhealthy soup will in most cases help stabilizing their blood sugar and thus their immune system. Plus the benefits of the placebo effect, of course.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2485 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 13):
Plus the benefits of the placebo effect

The common cold is caused by a virus,which has no cure,its a matter of time for recovery to commence.....The medicines provided are only to ease the discomfort & do not contribute to the cure.

Although spicy soups are good for a running nose.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2457 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
The common cold is caused by a virus,which has no cure,its a matter of time for recovery to commence.....The medicines provided are only to ease the discomfort & do not contribute to the cure.

Yes and no — a weakened immune system still hurts the recovery, and the immune system is apparently quite susceptible to psychosomatic influences such as placebos.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2440 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 15):
and the immune system is apparently quite susceptible to psychosomatic influences such as placebos.

Pls elaborate.This is something Im not familiar with.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2293 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 16):
Pls elaborate.This is something Im not familiar with.

Research has shown that the immune system can apparently be boosted or weakened by one's mental state; There are numerous interactions between the brain and the body, and some of them apparently modulate the immune system.

In that sense placebos can sometimes help to improve the psychological situation of a patient which in turn helps strengthen the immune system. A really trust-inspiring doctor can have a similar effect, as can positive personal circumstances and a supportive family. Even shamans and "spiritual healers" can have actual physical effects if the patient responds to them.

It is all a matter of degrees and it is probably individual for every patient and situation, but placebos can work even down to the physical level, and up to a point even on things like virus infections.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19381 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

A while ago they found that substances found in chicken soup activated certain types of white blood cells involved in fighting viruses. They found that both canned and home-made soup worked equally well.

This hasn't been confirmed in a clinical trial, but it is intriguing. So I tell my patients that chicken soup has been shown in lab experiments to activate parts of the immune system instrumental in fighting off a cold, but that it is not known whether it is actually effective in reducing the duration of a cold. That said, chicken soup is a very safe intervention (it's chicken friggin' soup!), so I have no qualms about recommending it, even if it is unproven.

A "cold" is an upper respiratory infection caused by any number of different viruses including, but not limited to, rhinovirus, astrovirus, coronavirus, and adenovirus. Adenovirus is my favorite because the virus particles are so pretty.
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Anyway, the reason there is no cure to a cold is because there's no good way to tell what virus is infecting a given patient. Yes, these tests do exist, but they take so long that by the time the result comes back the patient has usually recovered, anyway. So even if I did have a drug that could adequately treat, say, a rhinovirus infection, I can't know if the patient has a rhinovirus infection as opposed to a coronavirus or adenovirus infection.

Furthermore, the average cold, while it makes the patient miserable, only lasts 3-7 days. So the best a "cure" could do would be to shorten the duration of the illness by a few days. Well, no pharmaceutical company is going to invest billions of dollars and over a decade of research into a drug that shortens the duration of an already benign and self-limited illness because no insurance company would cover such a therapy.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2261 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 17):
A really trust-inspiring doctor can have a similar effect, as can positive personal circumstances and a supportive family

True.Its all about Positiveness.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 18):
A "cold" is an upper respiratory infection caused by any number of different viruses including, but not limited to, rhinovirus, astrovirus, coronavirus, and adenovirus

How many viruses are there actually known...A few million?
regds
MEL.



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