Chapter V Page 1
So this is it, Tammy. This is all I know about how
not to catch a cold.
Throughout the years, when down with a bad cold – mine always
became the worst because I never rested until I literally buckled
– I was so miserable that I tried every means to be free
Once, several years ago, I heard over a middle-eastern radio station
that when hot air is blasted into the nose the cold virus in the
passage dies because of the intolerable high temperature and you
become free of it. That, I proved to myself to be effective for
hay fever but not the real cold.
The real cold, flu, when it appears, is more in the back of the
nose, reaches down to the throat.
Hay fever comes in front of the nose a persistent itching sensation,
a little above the nostrils. Get rid of it breading the hot air
from an electric hair-dryer. Tolerate the noise as long as you can.
Once the virus bug bits, over-heating may make the bug listless
but never causes it to loosen its clutch. This I proved to myself.
The best is the method described.
Keep also in mind that some medical researchers argue that when
you inoculate yourself with gamma globulin you hamper your body’s
immune system. If this is true, why is gamma globulin being manufactured?
Two cc of gamma globulin once a year is not going to hinder the
body’s immune system.
If it increases your body’s resistance to a number of viral
infections during winter why not use it? Ten gamma globulin ampoules
may be required for some imaginary illness that may come your way
in the future, they argue. Those prone to such thinking are not
practical thinkers, but if it is good for you now, why not use
The doctors can take care of bigger, more complicated illnesses
if it is your lot to suffer them in some distant future.
I know of people who proudly won’t take an aspirin for a
headache, thinking they are disciplining their body, making it
fit to stand
up on its own to ailments without the aid of pills. These people
are not disciplining anything. They only put themselves back in
the Stone Age.
When ill, take pills. Take ample dosage of whatever medicine is
good for you to fight the onrush of an ailment or a disease. Don’t
go for that let-the-body-carry-on-its-own-fight stuff. That’s
We are now reaching the apex of the pyramid, Tammy, the final say
on the subject of How Not to Catch a Cold.
If I had said this all to you in a single page letter you likely
would not have believed me. Please believe me, especially now, after
all the work I have done. This is a benediction.
It has been five years since I have had injections of vitamin C
or gamma globulin. Not have I snorted up into my nose any vitamin
C solution. I haven’t needed to, because in the last five
years I have not come down with a cold.
I don’t know what has taken place. I don’t know the
chemical side of it. I don’t know anything about chromosomes,
split-genes, DNA, and much less do I know about microbiology or
virology and all other aspects of medical science.
All I know is that I just don’t catch colds anymore. I have
come upon a mine of gold without looking for it.
In the first five years, with the aid of those self-tested treatments,
I thought I would be free of severe bouts with cold forever, but
not without the exercise of the method. Now I am free of all of
them without no need whatsoever for any treatment.
There are only days in autumn that I use my handkerchief too often,
with-out knowing whether the cause is hay fever, an allergy, or
an invading cold. If the latter is the case, the invasion does not
get anywhere. It passes. For safe measure I drink a glass or two
a day of vitamin C sherbet.