Kick It Naturally – The Common Cold
T.C. Hale is not a doctor and does not claim to be a doctor, licensed in any medical field. Don’t be an idiot and use anything you hear on the show as medical advice. This information should be for educational purposes only and you should contact your doctor for any medical advice, now get off me.
Kinna: Hey everybody, welcome to Kick It Naturally. I’m Kinna McInroe and I’m here in the studio with T.C. Hale. He is natural health expert, author and movie producer. He’s a fancy guy, say Hi T.C.
Tony: Hey I’m fancy. I’m very excited I’m fancy because today we are talking about flu season.
Kinna: So go ahead and follow us right now on Facebook at Kick It in the Nuts and we will post topics there that we will be doing in future shows and you can ask us any questions that you want us to cover on the show.
Tony: And ask those questions about Kinna too just so we can talk about her.
Kinna: Yeah, I’m a fascinating person so you’ll want to know all about me. So I have a question about cold season here. Is the cold have anything to do with getting a cold? Because it seems like we have more cold in the winter than we do in the summer or the spring. So what’s up with that?
Tony: It’s weird that there’s more flues during flu season.
Kinna: Yeah, yeah and colds during the cold.
Tony: Yeah. That is one thing I want to talk about a lot today. My opinion of the misinterpretation of the flu season- and it’s going to take me about 10 minutes to answer your question but I think it’s a good question so I’m going to do it. But, first I kind of want to get into explaining our immune system-
Kinna: Oh, brother.
Tony: Yeah, so we are going to do some science and it’s going to be jazzy.
Kinna: No it scares me.
Tony: I know, I know because there’s bones and guts in there.
Kinna: And smart stuff.
Tony: Weren’t you on CSI once though? They have guts on there.
Kinna: Yeah, but I just play a person on there. I was the killer. I wasn’t like a science person.
Tony: Okay I’ll do the geeky science stuff then. So, what happens with our immune system that most people don’t know is that, we all hear about “Oh we need calcium.” You know, for the bones and stuff like that and the calcium in our bones is important and it makes up 99% of the calcium in our body and if we didn’t have that, we will just be like a blob on the floor.
Kinna: Oh nice.
Tony: Yeah. So it’s good, it’s good to have that calcium.
Kinna: Top of the hut right.
Tony: Right, right. But the 1% of the rest of the calcium that exist in our blood and in our tissues and tissue fluids is really more important other than the fact of not being a blob.
Kinna: That’s kind of like the financial. The way the world is financially, there’s only 1% of the top money-maker s out there and they’re probably more important than all of us.
Tony: Right, they are a lot more important than us. But, so this calcium that exist like in your blood and tissue fluids and the tissues, it’s what signals your immune system to attack when a pathogen comes in. It sends a signal “Hey, bad guy, blue, blue, blue, come and attack.” If that calcium is not there and not in the right place, that signal so do speak, never goes out and your immune system is just sitting there watching an old episode of Bewitched.
Kinna: Oh, cool. I love Samantha.
Tony: Yeah. She was hotter than people give her credit.
Kinna: Yeah, she was cute.
Tony: Yeah but when you just switch a husband in the middle of a show and you don’t mention it, that’s wrong. But, so this calcium is really important if you want to fight off a cold. And a perfect example of this to understand how it works is cold sores. And we know that a cold sore is from a virus, say you go out and you’re drinking one night and you ended up in bed with somebody and later you find out they’re much more disgusting than you thought and that they have slept with like the New York Knicks.
Kinna: You have just described every Saturday night for me.
Tony: But so now you have herpes and when you have herpes, it’s understood that you always have herpes. You’re a ‘herpes-er’, that’s what they call it right, ‘Herpes-er’?
Tony: But always have that in your system and a lot of people don’t understand why I got a big cold sore and sometimes I don’t. So what happens is herpes is a virus and exist kind of around your tissues and- so, if you got calcium in the right place that can trigger your immune system to attack then this virus can’t flower and flourish and you don’t get that cold sore. I see clients all the time, they get a lot of cold sores and I say “Oh, you‘re always in some ways disgusting.” I’m sorry about that. Do you know Ken?
Kinna: I’m covered in him right now.
Tony: No but then if you start giving them the right type of calcium and you help them push it back down to their tissues where it’s supposed to be, all of a sudden, those cold sores go away and they don’t get them anymore because the immune system is able to fight off that virus and keep it from flourishing. So that’s kind of an example of what we are going to look at when we are talking about flu season is understanding how important that calcium is and where it needs to be and stuff like that. And a lot of people only think “Well, just take a bunch of calcium” and a lot of people have enough calcium, they just don’t have it in the right place. We need to understand how to get it down in the tissues and into the tissue fluids as well as some in the blood stream as well. But when it’s not there, it’s easy for every cold that walks by you to take over because your immune system is watching Bewitched, makes sense? So that’s how we kind of look at them, when I look at flu season- I mean, think about when flu season starts. It starts at the end of October and it goes through all that cold time and yes I kind of view that your body being real cold is a burden. It’s a burden to the body because the body has to do extra work to keep your organs from freezing up and you’re just from body temperature going where it shouldn’t be. So there’s extra work involved and when that burden is there, it can kind of take the body’s attention away from, you know, handling burglars and other pathogen.
Kinna: So people that live like in hot climates a year round, they don’t have as many colds because ether immune system is, you know, not over-burden by trying t o heat the body and stuff or-
Tony: I don’t think that’s accurate because if that was the case then there wouldn’t be a flu season in Antarctica, it will just always be “Hey I live in flu” there wouldn’t be a season there you know, in places where it’s always cold. You’ll just be screwed.
Tony: So, my view of this is that the cold yes is an additional burden that can be there but I don’t think it’s the cause of flue season.
Tony: Because think about October, at the end of October, what do we do? We go trick-or-treating and if you know how to trick-or-treat like badass, know you got a bag of candy that last in a month so when we eat sugar, especially processed sugar that we have- calcium has an affinity with sugar and it will follow sugar and- could you blame it?
Kinna: No, I’ll follow sugar to the ends of the earth.
Tony: Right, I mean when you are a kid, how many times have the ice cream truck go by were we didn’t chase-
Kinna: A kid? I was just chasing one the other day and I thought “Well okay, there I got my cardio in, now I got an ice cream. That was my reward.”
Tony: Give me a Nutter Butter Pop. What were the ones with the nuts on top?
Kinna: Oh gosh, I love those. What are those?
Tony: Drumsticks, Nina says.
Kinna: Ah, look Nina knows the Drumsticks; Sound Engineer over there, Nina.
Tony: Now she’s just putting out a box of them, that’s not good. So, but what happens is when we eat sugar, it displaces calcium from where it should be because the calcium follows the sugar and it goes a long for the sugar ride. And then once the sugar’s burned up, it’s just drops the calcium into joints and gets deposited in the wrong place and then people end up with arthritic situations and pains and stuff like that. So, Halloween, there you go, you just started flu season with your bag of candy.
Kinna: And all of these arthritic children walking around.
Tony: Right, right, right. And of course when you are a kid, it takes longer than that for the calcium to gaggle in the joints but that is a cause for a lot of joints pains as we get older. So let’s say that you make it through your bag of candy, well, it’s time for thanks giving and you have seven pies in the refrigerator to last the next three weeks. And then all the holiday party starts and you are drinking and you’re eating all the candy out of your stocking.
Kinna: Is there a hidden camera on me or something because you are always looking at me and talking about these things like you know what I have in my fridge and what I do.
Tony: Yeah, yeah. But, and then after the- after Christmas or you know, whatever your correct holiday is- then it’s New Year and you have a champagne and that takes you over to Valentines. And if anybody likes you at all, you have a whole bunch of boxes of candy and if nobody likes you then you are sad and you go to a store and you buy a grocery cart full of pips and you are eating marshmallows.
Kinna: Oh, how sad.
Tony: Yeah, it’s a sad story. But, once you get through that then flue season’s pretty much over. You know, coincidentally.
Kinna: Then you have skin cancer season.
Tony: Right. Yeah but that’s a different show. But so that is my view more of why flu season occurs. It’s not just the cold, it happens with the time when we are eating all of these crap. And all of these sugar is displacing calcium and turning off our immune system’s ability to know what the hell is going on.
Kinna: Well, it sounds valid, I just don’t like it.
Tony: I know, it’s not your favorite story because it includes you not eating donuts.
Kinna: I know, I know.
Tony: It’s a mean story.
Kinna: Sad ending.
Tony: Yeah. So that’s kind of what we want to look at. That’s a main part of the immune system and we are going to cover some other things when we get to people’s questions and stuff but you can see that the sugar issue is really a big deal and keeping that calcium in the right place is really important in order to allow your immune system to attack whatever comes in and if one guy gets sick and another guy doesn’t get sick, a lot of times it’s just that the immune system was able to fight it off and in one person’s wasn’t. So let’s go into some questions.
Kinna: All right, we have some questions, let’s see here. Kim from Wichita Falls texted why do people tell me to drink orange juice and how does Vitamin C help? Yeah that’s a common one right there.
Tony: That’s a good one and it goes way, way, way back. We’ve been hearing that one and first before we talk about the orange juice; let’s talk about Vitamin C because it’s really important in the human body. It’s used pretty much every repair process that takes place and humans, guinea pigs and prime apes are the only mammals that don’t make their own Vitamin C. Everybody else just makes it like they’re magic and we get a little bit ripped off.
Tony: Yeah, so we have to get it from the food that we eat and unfortunately our food sucks now. Like it just doesn’t have the nutrients that it used to because of our despicable farming methods and we’re just not getting the nutrients that we need so we kind of end up with a Vitamin C shortage. And that calcium is the thing that turns your immune system on when it’s in the right place and tells your immune system to attack but the Vitamin C is kind of like the bullets in the gun if our immune system is the policeman.
Kinna: Or hunters, or a crazy postal person.
Tony: Yeah, right, any of that stuff. So, the vitamin C is very important to allow the immune system to kill the pathogens and have it removed from the body and it can also be used to articulate garbage and junk like that. It kind of binds to junk and remove it from the body safely. So Vitamin C is really big deal and we don’t get it so what people will do is they’ll supplement vitamin C and when you buy a Vitamin C supplement from horrible stores that sell garbage, I won’t say their names but they sound like B and T.
Kinna: B and T?
Tony: But you know, just all of that are lot of- you know, most supermarkets and places like that are going to sell a lot of garbage supplements that have a lot of binders that makes it so you can’t even absorb the supplements that ‘s in there and use the nutrients. But- So they’ll buy these vitamin C supplements, and a lot of times it’s just ascorbic acid, and I use ascorbic acid with clients a lot for specific purposes when I want that ascorbic acid to fix something or do something. But if I want somebody to have vitamin C, I have them use a whole C food form of vitamin C. That includes the whole complex of the vitamin. When we buy like extra C or ascorbic acid or these other cheap vitamin Cs in the grocery store, it’s usually just a fraction of the vitamin C supplements. So when you take it, your body can use it because it’s reserves, it has all these other co-factors that go with vitamin C and it just can’t puts it together like it’s Lego’s, you know, in your body it builds this Lego’s of vitamin C and then you can use it to help the body. But after about two weeks, you run out of the reserves and now these ascorbic acids or extra C or whatever, a fraction of vitamin C that you are taking is worthless and now your pee is pretty because it’s yellow and bright.
Kinna: Yellow is not a great color on me though.
Tony: Yeah, so don’t pee on yourself.
Tony: So, that becomes a problem and we become a vitamin C deficient and our immune system is not as effective as it should be but if you get a whole C that’s made out of food, it has all the co-factors that go with that C and then your body can use it. Like you can get one called bio-C on naturalreferrence.com, there’s a company called Garden Of Life that you can usually get a whole foods and they sell whole food vitamin Cs and if you get those then it can help strengthen your immune system. What was the question?
Kinna: Oh god I don’t remember. Why do people tell me to drink orange juice and how does vitamin C help?
Tony: I don’t know. All that stuff I just said. No but the problem is with the orange juice because when you drink orange juice now, it doesn’t have the minerals in it that oranges had years ago. And so even if you are drinking organic, it’s still is not has a lot of minerals.
Kinna: It’s really sad because love orange juice.
Tony: Right and it’s a rip off. But what happens when you have a juice which you took all the fiber out and now the sugars in that juice are going to hit your blood stream so much faster and all of those minerals are going to chase that sugar a lot more.
Tony: Yeah. You got ripped off. So, the calcium leaves the places where it needs to be, it follows the happy orange juice truck and now there isn’t anything there to trigger your immune system to attack.
Kinna: I keep my calcium really busy in my body.
Tony: With all the bad stuff you- So what we want to do is we want to get vitamin C without having to do it with all the sugar. That’s why a vitamin C supplement can be better than just drinking orange juice. You want to reduce all the sugars and starchy carbohydrates that you are taking in while you are sick because that is going to turn off your immune system. It’s going to put your calcium in the wrong place. But getting the Cs is important so that is something you do want to focus on.
Kinna: Cool another question from Shawn from Saint Augustine Florida. Starve a fever, feed a cold, what’s that junk all about?
Tony: I saw that on Facebook. That was one of my high school best friends. Yeah.
Kinna: That no longer talks to you?
Tony: No, no, nobody talks to me anymore. But once he shot himself in the head with a pellet gun.
Kinna: He shot him or you shot him?
Tony: No he shot himself.
Kinna: Okay, okay just making sure.
Tony: It doesn’t have anything to do with this question but this is fun to talk about.
Kinna: Yeah I wonder if his calcium followed the pellet.
Tony: I think it probably would have and that’s probably why he screams so loud. But anyway, it was Feed a cold, starve a fever. So this-
Kinna: Starve a fever, feed a cold.
Tony: Starve a fever, feed a- right, right, okay. So this like goes back to like the 1500s and I like to think that since then we’ve learned something. We’ve learned a few things.
Kinna: Thank god they are not still burning witches at the stake. Redheads, you know, I’d be like dead.
Tony: Yeah and we learn like that Baywatch should not be the number one show- we learn stuff. But let’s just pretend it’s just true and just look at why this could be. Basically, we use to think that the fever was the problem and we got to dump people on ice or something to get the fever down but now we know that the fever is a sign that the body is taking care of the pathogen, of the problem and it’s killing the cold or whatever it is. So we view it as “Oh, good things are going on.” But it takes a lot of resources to deal with that, think of whatever cold you are dealing with. There’s like a war going on in your body and there’s BraveHeart battles and “Freedom” and things are being screamed and stuff like that, so- I love that movie and now I forgot what I was talking about.
Kinna: Oh, it was starve a fever, feed a cold and I got a fever from a flavor of yeah. You got me.
Tony: Yeah, we don’t have to put that anymore, they turned us down for sponsors.
Kinna: Oh, okay, then, cancel that.
Tony: Yes so- okay, so digestion is- it takes more resources for your body to digest food than just about any activity that we do. It really takes a lot of stuff going on to rip that fruit apart and bring all the nutrients out of it so when you’re really sick, a lot of times you lose your appetite and it’s kind of your body’s way of saying “Look, we are dealing with a lot, just simmer down and maybe you don’t put so much in here right now so that we can take care of this battle going on.” So in that respect, starting a fever could have some relevance to it. And with cold, a cold will usually last longer than a fever and you don’t want to be starving all through a cold because you’re not going to have any resources that your body needs to function and to fight things off. So I think that’s probably why they say to feed a cold and that doesn’t mean you just need to cream things in the go. I know you’ll be making out with anybody that was sick-
Kinna: Yeah exactly.
Tony: “You got a cold? Can I talk to you?”
Kinna: I’m like “Crave, come on over”
Tony: Yeah so that could have some validity there but again, remember when you are feeding this cold so do speak, stay away from the sugar and the carbs and the things that are going to turn off your immune system.
Kinna: You know, when you are talking about battle, I just kept seeing Abraham Lincoln during the Gettysburg Address in my body, like, getting everybody ready for battle and stuff.
Tony: Because he’s so tall?
Kinna: Exactly. You would really fit in my 4/11 body. Okay Amber, and she’s from nowhere, why chicken noodle soup? Do you really get sick going outside with wet hair?
Tony: Okay. Let’s talk about the hair one first and I think that kind of goes back to-
Kinna: Cold weather.
Tony: Yeah. The cold weather thing and your body having this burden of having to regulate temperatures when it has all these other stuff going on. And this is just my theory, don’t look at this as fact or science or anything like that but I kind of view us as humans as having viruses, bacteria, all these things, you know, in our body already and our immune system is just kind of keeping them in check and not letting them replicate and have big orgies and raise thousands of families immediately overnight. So I kind of feel like when another burden comes on, now the body has to deal with this and maybe it can’t handle all of these little bastards that are living in our body and they can kind of expand and take over. So, when it’s cold outside, that’s another burden and we got outside with wet hair, now that is really dropping the temperature of our head. And to our body, our head is kind of important.
Kinna: Yeah, sometimes.
Tony: Yeah so I think that it could freak out and say “We got to do things to regulate this temperature” and so it can get away from handling things that are maybe more important as far as fighting off bastards.
Kinna: So they’re fatherless.
Tony: Yes, they are. Okay, but the chicken noodle soup thing-
Kinna: It’s good for the soul.
Tony: Right, yeah and I like Jack Campfield so why could that be wrong? But the good part about chicken noodle soup especially from where it originated, back when chicken noodle soup was good for us because they would make it like put chicken bones and then all those collagen and all those nutrients that are coming out of the bones in the soup-
Kinna: And people sort of choking on the bones probably.
Tony: No, that was different. That’s a different show. But they- now you are giving your body all these nutrients, all these chicken broth that’s- it’s already digested for you. You don’t have to do the work to digest it and your body can just have those nutrients and use them to fight off what’s going on. But now, since all of our noodles are such processed, starches and carbohydrates. If you are doing chicken noodle soup, you’re also going to be creating all these sugars that calcium’s going to follow.
Kinna: Calcium is going to follow and blah-blah-blah-blah-blah.
Tony: Yeah, exactly, I’m so glad you are listening.
Kinna: Finally. I’m getting it.
Tony: You really get it. I like when you teach people stuff and you are like “Well, Tony says Blah-blah-blah” and you never even get into what they actually needs to hear. You just automatically go to blah-blah-blah-blah-blah. But if you could get like a chicken broth soup and maybe just put vegetables in there and make them easier to digest then I think chicken soup is great.
Kinna: Cool. So, Mike from Provo, Utah. Why do I act like such a baby when I’m sick? Grow up Mike.
Tony: Yeah, what’s up Mike? Well I will tell you this, when I’m sick, I am the biggest little bitch on the planet.
Kinna: I want to see that.
Tony: Yeah, it is this I am the biggest freaking sissy and don’t hug me and I’m achy and then I cry at episodes of the Brady Bunch and I get all emotional, it’s just me. And you know, I- for probably five years, I would get sick probably twice a month. It was horrible.
Tony: I know, it was because I was living on little devils nutcase.
Kinna: Oh, now you are like perfect. This man is perfect with his food.
Tony: With my food. I thought you are talking about other stuff.
Kinna: No, no, not in that at all, no way, no.
Tony: I’m glad we clarified that. So, basically, when you think about hat war going on and your body needing to use all of these nutrients to handle that situation, it kind of leaves less resources for you to function as a human. And we talked about in other shows and if you’ve read any of my books, you may understand that these minerals and nutrients are needed for signals to travel to the brain and the brain have to function properly and emotions not to take over our lives and- So, if all of that is being used for other stuff, maybe the brain doesn’t work so well and you just become big huge baby.
Tony: Because I’ve seen it happened, I look in the mirror and be like “Well that’s just a huge little bit right there”
Kinna: “I need milk, give me a boob.” Okay, so-
Tony: Boobs are awesome. We should talk about boob- oh that’s a different-
Kinna: That’s a different show at a different time.
Tony: That’s for later at night?
Kinna: Yeah, that’s cinema at night. So, Nina from North Hollywood, California: Are there any treatments that are less up to kick your liver in the mouth? Oh she has definitely read one of your books.
Tony: Yeah, so that’s good. So, but let’s explain it for people that don’t know and that is that the liver is designed to remove toxins from your body and anything foreign and synthetic and most of the stuff that we create that’s synthetic is foreign to the body and the liver removes it. And pharmaceutical companies know this so when they make a drug, they up the dose to a level so that it can overwhelm the liver and now enough of the drug can stay in the body and do the job they are supposed to do. But also at the cost of kicking your liver in the mouth as Nina puts it. So, she’s interested in finding what can I do as a remedy that is not going to overwhelm my liver like any of the over-the-counter drugs that we would get and use. So, some things that are really good that I like to have people do is first of all, drop all your sugars and carbs and don’t whine about it.
Kinna: So tell me what to do Mister?
Tony: You’re not the boss of me.
Kinna: Kind of, sometimes.
Tony: But, I like to see people do that just so that they can allow their immune system to do something. People can also add calcium lactate which is a really easily absorbable type of calcium. Most calcium supplements are garbage and are harder for your body to assimilate and they are also trying to give you calcium to build your bones because-
Kinna: Yeah I just hold my calcium lactate in my hand and it just absorbs right through. I didn’t even have to take it. I am magical.
Tony: Most people are magic.
Tony: Because they are not red-head and they’re not like a Lepricon.
Kinna: That’s right.
Tony: But I like to have people take some calcium lactate just to make sure they have enough calcium because some people’s problem is they don’t have enough. And then you can also do other things to push calcium back down into the tissues and into the tissue fluids where you want some in the same way that sugars pull calcium out. Fish oils, and like eating salmon, or flake seed, or amino acid called lysine; these things can push calcium down in the tissues where it’s supposed to be. So that can be a good thing to do if it’s flu season or maybe you just had a bag of candy and you’re like “Oh, I just pulled my calcium out. I should work on putting some back in the right place.”
Kinna: Oh my gosh. Wow. You should not have told me that. I want to order some lysine today.
Tony: This is not a trick to eat a bag of candy at a time. It’s just- you’re just putting everything you can in your favor. But, the lysine doesn’t keep me from punching you in the face for eating a bag of candy.
Kinna: Okay. You should see my face; I got black eyes right now.
Tony: So, that can be a good thing to use. Zinc is another thing that can help boost your immune system a little bit. And of course, we already talked about vitamin C. So here is something too that I like to see people avoid when they are sick or if they feel like they really need to do some things to avoid being sick. It’s vitamin D, and we all are being told right now to take these ridiculous amount of vitamin D and if you don’t take it, you are going to have Osteoporosis by the end of the week. And people are so freaked out that they are downing all these vitamin D. But what vitamin D does is it helps us pull calcium from our intestinal track into the bloodstream so that we can use it. And we are very grateful for that and what do we say when we are grateful Kinna?
Kinna: Thank you?
Tony: Thank you is good. So, that’s great but when we up this vitamin D dosage in the levels that everybody is telling us to take now, instead of just pulling the calcium from the intestinal track in the bloodstream, it starts pulling it from everywhere. Like this super-on-crack Shop Vac that pulls it from all over the body and pulls it out of the tissues and it makes the blood calcium return to where the calcium is basically trapped, in the bloodstream. It can’t get to the tissues and places where it needs to go.
Kinna: Are calcium-retentive people like pain-oriented people?
Tony: It’s the same thing.
Kinna: Oh, okay. Same thing, okay.
Tony: That’s not really true but its fun to say that. But so, if you are taking a lot of vitamin D and you are getting a lot of colds or you are getting a lot of Charley Horses or a menstrual cramps or cold sores, all these things are signs that you don’t have enough calcium at the tissue level which means you either need more calcium or you need to push calcium down the right place and reducing your vitamin D intake can let that happen.
Tony: So, didn’t- I think some people also gave some suggestions-
Kinna: Yeah they have suggestions; let’s just see if they are any good. We’ll be the judge of that.
Tony: Yes we will.
Kinna: Julie from Bonner’s fairy Idaho, I Use essential oils to fight the cold. Thieves oils work awesome. I never heard of that. I take it internally I a capsule. Usually kills it fast, my kids and husband use it too. First sign of sore throat or cough and out comes the Thieves oil.
Tony: Yeah I never used thieves oil either but essential oils can be beneficial in helping that especially if the cold that you are getting is some type of bacterial issue that can really be great. And she says to put it in a capsule and I do sometimes too. Just because some things are so disgusting and some things will irritate your throat and make you have garbage breath or something. So, you can buy empty capsules in like whole foods or something and even just dump liquid, put in there and then close it again and then you are magic.
Tony: Yeah, it’s like this ninja spy trick.
Kinna: All right, cool. Was that it on the thieves oil?
Tony: Yeah because I never used thieves oil but I do like-
Kinna: Okay, I here it’s a still. That was bad. Okay, Sharon from nowhere. Another guess tip, “For me, oil of oregano; oreganoil, soup restraint even fends off viruses completely or minimizes the symptoms and duration if I catch it too late.
Tony: Yeah, I have used oregano for a lot of different things and it can be very effective. So I’m totally okay with that one too.
Kinna: Put it on my chicken.
Tnoy: Yeah. I mean, your chicken is the same as like a
Kinna: Yeah, exactly.
Tony: Because it’s fighting the cold. They don’t call it that though. So, if you look at those things, you should be able to reduce the amount of colds that you get this year. If you really focus on understand what you are doing when you are eating carbs and sugars and when you are pulling calcium out of where it should be, understand how to make sure that you have enough calcium and to push your calcium down the tissues. And one thing you can do to look at if your tissue calcium is poor, just think about “Okay, do I get Charley Horses, do I get cramps, am I getting cold sores?” But you can also look at your urine P.H. by getting test trips like at any health food store or something. And if your urine P.H. is higher than 6.5, that’s a pretty good indication that your calcium is higher in your blood and it may not be as well on your tissues and you may need to do some things to push that down a little bit. So that’s a good way that you can look at your own physiology and understand “Do I need to do something about this?” And also make sure that you have some type of vitamin C supplement because we don’t make it. So find something that’s a whole food vitamin C so that you are getting the whole complex and your body can actually use it. So do those things and then you don’t have to be a whiny little bitch like I am when I’m sick.
Kinna: Yeah and- Yeah, I think that’s it. Do we have any more questions?
Tony: I don’t have any more questions for you.
Kinna: Well, I don’t, I don’t want to go into the explanations of the questions I have. Okay everybody. So, if you want to learn more at how to look at your own chemistry, you can read any of Tony’s books or take the free four-week digestion course at kickitinthenuts.com Catch us on the next episode where we will be talking about understanding constipation.
Tony: I just want to poop.
Kinna: Yeah, thanks for tuning in to Kick It Naturally where it’s okay to talk about your poop and believe me, we will. Poop is cool.
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