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Vito
10-15-2010, 01:42 AM
...that some people claim can reduce somebody's risk of catching the common cold, the flu, and other contagious ailments?

If I remember correctly, it's a name-brand nutritional supplement that's chock full of vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc. It's sold over-the-counter and it has a name something like "Enforce", or "Blockade"...something like that.

A former co-worker once told me that she swears by this stuff, but again...I can't remember the name. :Shrug:

???

CACTUSWENDY
10-15-2010, 01:50 AM
It's the Zinc in it.

Perks
10-15-2010, 01:55 AM
Airborne? (http://airbornehealth.com/)

Vito
10-15-2010, 02:02 AM
Airborne? (http://airbornehealth.com/)

Yes, that's it -- Airborne.

Thanks for the help. I was wracking my brain trying to remember the name! :e2smack:

kayleamay
10-15-2010, 03:20 AM
Dang. I was going to say "acquired immunity".

MissMacchiato
10-15-2010, 03:29 AM
they used to have one in australia called immunity boost. It was awesome stuff.

Vito
10-15-2010, 04:43 AM
I'm thinking about trying this Airborne or Immunity Booster or whatever it's called. Take huge amounts of it every day, and like...live forever.

Yeshanu
10-15-2010, 06:58 PM
In Canada, we have ColdFX (http://cold-fx.ca/?gclid=CKXQqdyQ1aQCFYs65QodKlcoIg), which does work but is expensive. Don't know if you can get it in the States, but it sounds like what you're looking for.

(Just Googled it, and it's even more local than I thought! Didn't check if you could mail order, though.)

robeiae
10-15-2010, 07:15 PM
I use scotch.

Grrarrgh
10-15-2010, 07:16 PM
Whiskey.

Perks
10-15-2010, 07:21 PM
Whiskey.Yay!

rhymegirl
10-15-2010, 07:33 PM
A daily dose of something else is supposed to help people stay healthy. ;)

Lavern08
10-15-2010, 07:34 PM
Eggplant

Button
10-15-2010, 07:48 PM
Orlando BLOOM.

Button
10-15-2010, 07:48 PM
Actually, let's go with Nathan FILLION.

Vito
10-15-2010, 08:46 PM
I did some quick online research of Airborne, and learned that it might cause kidney stones in some users.

Kidney stones? Ouch! :scared:

Vito
10-15-2010, 08:50 PM
And I just read an article that says there's a correlation between Airborne and male pattern baldness.

jennontheisland
10-15-2010, 08:52 PM
It's a cold. It'll go away after a few days. Instead of chancing your body to to so-called preventative methods that haven't been actually medically proven, try this: Wash your hands more often. And if you do get a cold: Stay home. Sleep. Drink tea.

That way, you'll actually acquire immunity. Which is really the only thing that will prevent you from getting that same thing (or one similar to it) again.

Vito
10-15-2010, 08:52 PM
Pot bellies, too -- Airborne can give you a big ol' pot belly. That's what the scientists are sayin'.

Chris P
10-15-2010, 08:54 PM
Pot bellies, too -- Airborne can give you a big ol' pot belly. That's what the scientists are sayin'.

Then it must be so. Because SCIENTISTS are saying it. On the internet.

I'm a pot-bellied bald scientist. I should know.

Vito
10-15-2010, 09:01 PM
Of all things, Plumber's Butt. Airborne also causes Plumber's Butt, according to Wikipedia. I've always wondered why non-plumbers can sometimes get it; now I know.

Vito
10-15-2010, 09:02 PM
I'm a pot-bellied bald scientist. I should know.

Too much Airborne, Chris. Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.

larocca
10-15-2010, 09:03 PM
I believe everything I read on the Internet.

Chris P
10-15-2010, 09:13 PM
I believe everything I read on the Internet.

I doubt that.

Grrarrgh
10-15-2010, 11:11 PM
A daily dose of something else is supposed to help people stay healthy. ;)

Apples, right?

KTC
10-15-2010, 11:14 PM
Cold FX is teh awesome...costly, though. http://www.coldfx.com/

KTC
10-15-2010, 11:15 PM
In Canada, we have ColdFX (http://cold-fx.ca/?gclid=CKXQqdyQ1aQCFYs65QodKlcoIg), which does work but is expensive. Don't know if you can get it in the States, but it sounds like what you're looking for.

(Just Googled it, and it's even more local than I thought! Didn't check if you could mail order, though.)

oops. didn't see your post. (-:

Chris P
10-15-2010, 11:16 PM
Echinacea tea was supposed to be good for immunity. I haven't heard much about it in the last 5 or so years, but it's a tasty tea even if it doesn't do a whole lot.

Vito
10-16-2010, 12:10 AM
Apples, right?

I think she's talkin' about oatmeal. Because oatmeal fights cholesterol, so they say.

Clair Dickson
10-16-2010, 12:46 AM
Wash your hands-- before you eat, after being in public, etc. Get enough sleep. Eat mostly healthy.

No study has been proven for most homeopathic methods, however, I have my doubts about whether those studies are done accurately. Because nutritional supplements use vitamins that your body already needs-- and the average person does NOT eat very well, particularly nutrient wise (calorie dense, low nutrition foods are the most popular)-- then I have to wonder if perhaps in these studies if some subjects' bodies are merely using the extra vitamins to get back to where they would like to be, but there is not enough left to get ahead. I have only thinkings, no real evidence for my theory. Not that it's ever stopped me before.

But really, wash your hands. I have low white blood cell counts (y'know, the disease fighters) and I am a teacher (y'lnow, the ones around all the germy kids) and I've only been sick twice in 6 years. I wash my hands before lunch, I'm conscious of bringing my hands to my mouth/ nose/ eyes while at school, I wash my hands first thing when I get home, and I abhore hand sanitizer. So I attribute my 'success' at the nearly excessive hand washing.

larocca
10-16-2010, 06:54 AM
I doubt that.

I believe you.

larocca
10-16-2010, 06:54 AM
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but so does running out of money. Or dying.

BeatrixKiddo
10-16-2010, 07:01 AM
Airborne...pffft...use garlic supplements...your farts might have a wonderful pungent aroma for a bit but who cares as long as you get better, right? :)

larocca
10-16-2010, 07:46 AM
Airborne...pffft...use garlic supplements...your farts might have a wonderful pungent aroma for a bit but who cares as long as you get better, right? :)

Best headline ever: Man Arrested For Farting: http://current.com/news/89672729_man-arrested-for-farting.htm

jennontheisland
10-16-2010, 07:52 AM
A daily dose of something else is supposed to help people stay healthy. ;)

Oh! Oh! Oh!

I know this one. ;)

NeuroFizz
10-16-2010, 08:57 AM
We have an immune system for a purpose, and it has an experience-based improvement system. If you want to avoid common illnesses, live in a bubble.

mirandashell
10-16-2010, 04:48 PM
What's a Plumber's Butt?


I'm English, what do I know?

Lavern08
10-17-2010, 03:46 AM
What's a Plumber's Butt?


See below:

http://www.sjaplumbing.com.au/images640/crack.jpg

mirandashell
10-17-2010, 10:24 PM
Oh! That! We call that 'builder's cleavage'.

Vito
10-18-2010, 10:26 PM
Oh! That! We call that 'builder's cleavage'.

Plumber's Butt/Builder's Cleavage -- I'm pretty sure that's what Winston Churchill had in mind when he said, "America and Britain, two nations divided by a common language."

;)