The common cold is more than just annoying. It is one of your body’s cleaning methods from the inside. Scientists can do test-tube searches of the germ world from now until forever to find the cause of the common cold and still come up empty-handed. The cause of the common cold isn’t germs. Germs are with us all the time. The cause of most colds is the toxicity that lowers the body’s resistance. The runny nose, coughing, and sneezing symptoms of a cold are the body’s way of cleansing itself of excess toxins. This cleansing can return the body to a more normal state. Have you ever noticed how good you feel after you have had a cold?
Flu falls into the same category. If flu germs were the sole cause of flu epidemics, everyone would get it. But not everyone does. Even in a family that lives together, some get the flu; others don’t. You get the flu when your body is working to survive serious threats like toxic acidosis. Toxicity lowers the body’s resistance, and lowered resistance is the “welcome mat” for germs.
Symptoms of colds and flu usually aren’t subtle; they’re miserable. Colds and flu are signs that the body is toxic, needs cleaning, and is exhausted. Its resources for survival are being taxed. Resistance has plummeted.
But colds and flu serve a useful purpose. They are cleansing processes. Colds and flu are solutions to the overly toxic internal environment. The body is cleaning itself out. Granted, the side effects of a cold or flu are unpleasant – runny nose, watery eyes, cough, achy muscles and joints, and a general feeling of the blahs. In the process of all of this physiological upheaval, undesirables are washed from the internal environment. And if the internal mess has really gotten out of hand with more mess than mere washing will handle, the internal temperature rises enough to “burn up” unwanted waste materials – we call that a “fever.”
So really, you don’t “catch” colds or flu; you earn them!