Getting Rid of Cold without Pills

August 21, 2016

This post has been inspired from: Remove cold without medicine – An excellent writeup by Bhavya Gandhi.

I read his post in April 2016, changed my daily routine as suggested in his article and well – it worked!

Earlier, once in every 3 months, I was used to get hit by cold. Cold would block nostrils for at least for week, and then would go away naturally. Apparently Bhavya had same issue. I followed his suggestion, now it is August 2016 and I’m yet to experience cold attack!

Here’s what he wrote:

Cold is common in almost all people.

Winter comes, taking cold along with.
Monsoon arrives, taking cold along with.
Eat icecream, cold will hit you!

So it is a most common disease.

Here I am going to tell you a cure of cold without any type of medicine, neither allopathy nor ayurvedic nor homiopàthy nor anything else.

It just depends on your daily routine.  

BTW, why is it necessary to get rid of cold?

Cold causes headache all the day. You can’t do any activity peacefully. You might become short tempered for a while. And cold is the entry point for most of the diseases.

Getting rid of cold 1

I am not a health expert. But whatever I am going to tell you is a result of my one and half year work and will be continue forever.

How did I start?

After having Dengue for 2 consecutive times, I became scared and cautious of my health. In winter, I’d always visit family doctor 2-3 times for cough, fever, cold etc.

Then I met with a relative who goes for swimming 365 days a year. I wondered how is it even possible in winter? Talking for a while, I discovered a way to get rid of cold.

Solution I found was bathing with cold water every day.

My Journey

Now I started this as an experiment on myself. From July 2014. It is alright to bath with cold water in summer and also in monsoon. But well in winter…you know. 😛

Getting rid of cold 2

Days and weeks passed. I didn’t get any result. I knew it would be hard so kept it going…

I had to take medicine in monsoon. But not in winter.

Months passed and in next monsoon, no medicine! No cold! I was able to eat as many ice creams as I wanted. 🙂 It just felt awesome.

I am far away from that evil cold!

Sweater Experiment

After one year of my experiment, I wanted to try something new.

Along with that cold water bath experiment, I started tolerating lower temperatures.

During whole winter season I wore a sweater twice. Just two times.

Soon after, I realized that summer heat had less effect on my body compared to previous year.

Getting rid of cold 3

There’s no shortcut. This takes time and demands patience. Enjoy nature!


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    January 11, 2017

    Nice Information , Will try Thanks for sharing

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      January 15, 2017

      Share your after thoughts as well, after you try it out! 🙂

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    Amit Misra

    October 3, 2016

    That depends on your place also. Ever tried this experiment in the Indo-Gangetic basin? 🙂

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      October 3, 2016

      Haha! Nope never. Wouldn’t want to try it either. 😛

      As the saying goes, “Ati Sarvatra Verjayet”!

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    August 25, 2016

    awesome. Will give a try ! Scary though in winters

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 25, 2016

      Haha yeah!

      I am also waiting for winter to test my endurance!


Darpan Dodiya
Raleigh, NC, USA

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