There are two windows of time when we typically get the flu, fall and late springtime. By then, our skin pores have become so clogged that the pores get waxy coatings that regular washing with soap and water cannot unclog. That’s when we become susceptible to the flu.
Skin is your largest organ. If you could blow up one square inch of your skin to the size of a wall in your house, you would be amazed at how intricate it is with hundreds of sweat and oil glands that are vital to ongoing health. Skin is the backup system to your liver, detoxifying your body, essentially functioning as your second liver. Because sweat has the same makeup as urine, your skin also does a lot of the same detoxifying work as your kidneys, becoming, in essence, your third kidney. Skin also functions as your third lung.
A wonderful flu prevention method was given by Edgar Cayce, America’s greatest clairvoyant years ago and is quite relevant now:
- Dissolve one cup of sea salt and one cup of baking soda into a hot bath.
- Soak in the bath, heating it up to stay as hot as you can tolerate.
- After soaking, scrub down from head to toe, washing every square inch of your body and hair to rinse off all the gunk that was pumped out to the surface of your skin by the combined action of hot water, salt and baking soda. Then shower off good so your skin isn’t itchy.
- Afterward, dress warm with heavy socks and a sweatshirt. Drink lots of water and do not go outside or get a chill for the rest of the evening.
The hot salt water causes your skin to become about seven times more active than normal. The baking soda’s affect is to deep-cleanse the thousands of sweat and oil pores so that your skin can “breathe” well. *As a side-note: Baking soda is also very effectively in de-gunking any built-up grease and grime from your car’s engine or battery. That is what it does to your skin.
Several times over the years, when it felt like I was coming down with the flu, this sea salt and baking soda bath protocol stopped the flu from happening.