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The Cold Medicine Lurking in Your Cabinet

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 2:56 PM

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    The Cold Medicine Lurking in Your Cabinet

     Kids shouldn't take cold medicine, they say. Who are they? The federal health advisers announced Friday that the cough and cold medicines w buy over the counter don't work and shouldn't be used in children under six.

    Yahoo News 

     

    Should we be surprised? Will this announcement cause you to use more natural remedies in the future or will you be seeing the doctor more often?

     

     

     

     

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 3:23 PM In reply to

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     I personally think it's a good idea. Considering what is in most medicines... food coloring and additives to make it taste better... we wonder why kids are getting intolerances? or having reactions to things later in life? As terrible as it sounds, it's ok for kids to get sick. It builds up their immunity to other things in life... and as Calvin's dad says (in Calvin and Hobbes) "It builds character."

    I don't personally take meds unless I need to because of what they can do the body. Anything not natural is taxing on your liver. I have to be really in bad shape before any cold medicine goes in me... I will do natural/herbal remedies at any cost before buying cold/flu meds.

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 3:32 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Cold Medicine Lurking in Your Cabinet

     I agree. Natural herbal remedies are much safer, no matter what they say. The overall health of our nation has gone downhill in spite of (because of) new drugs and combinations coming out almost daily. We're bombarded from every side with pesticides, herbicides, air pollution, water contamination and more. It doesn't make sense to add to it.

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 3:48 PM In reply to

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     Another viewpoint I will add, since it's related, why are people so "germ-phobic"?? I see commercials of mom's using the Clorox cleaners on everything in their house. That is also creating an avenue for kids to become less tolerant of germs. There is a point in cleaning but trying to kill all germs that inhabit your house is a) inconceivable and b) waste of time. Take precautions but don't overdo it. (That's why I clean mainly with vinegar for food-touching things and do use swiffer, and will look for alternatives on that, on my kitchen floor... it just needs to be cleaned, not to a point where you can eat off of it).

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 3:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Cold Medicine Lurking in Your Cabinet

     I agree again. The human body is meant to deal with germs and bacteria. We'd do much better to work on cleaning up pollution and unnatural "food," than to worry about things our bodies have dealt with since the beginning.

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 4:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Cold Medicine Lurking in Your Cabinet

    Pat:
    The overall health of our nation has gone downhill in spite of (because of) new drugs and combinations coming out almost daily.
     

    My Father takes a large amount of medication. He is constantly having new ailments that I do suspect are in part brought on by what he takes.

    Breeding ground for a toxic system.


     

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 5:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Cold Medicine Lurking in Your Cabinet

     Lioness,

    Do you have the basic Swiffer or the kind with the bottle?

     

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 5:20 PM In reply to

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     I use the pre-moistened Swiffers. I buy the biggest container that I find at Walmart and use that for over a year. (I don't clean my floors often). So $6 spent that takes me over a year. I still see it as saving but am looking for more "natural" ways after I am out of this container. (I'm about 1/2 way right now).

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 5:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Cold Medicine Lurking in Your Cabinet

    I have one of the older style swiffers. I use old hand towels or those big kitchen ones as "pads". I can wash them and reuse them. I make my own cleaner in an old dish detergent bottle, wet the mop rag, squirt the floor with cleaner and swiffer.


     

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  • Sat, Oct 20 2007 6:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: The Cold Medicine Lurking in Your Cabinet

    Brandy:

    Pat:
    The overall health of our nation has gone downhill in spite of (because of) new drugs and combinations coming out almost daily.
     

    My Father takes a large amount of medication. He is constantly having new ailments that I do suspect are in part brought on by what he takes.

    Breeding ground for a toxic system.

     

    Then you know what I mean. My Mom has Alzheimer's but she also has high blood pressure and digestive problems. I lost count of how many pills she takes, but she's not getting any better in any of her ailments. What's the point? Everything she takes makes her sick and she's depressed quite often. There's something to be said for quality of life, too.

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