According to German New Medicine it is not a coincidence when you get sick with a cold. The cold is linked to events in your current life, and not the ones you are thinking about. Washing your hands and eating foods with vitamin C are good for you but those are not the events I am talking about.
What researchers have found is that there are two main phases of being sick. There is the conflict-active phase and the vagotonic healing process. Most researchers and medical professionals are only aware of the second part because that is where all the negative symptoms such as runny nose, fever and cough are taking place.
In the conflict-active phase our body is reacting to the conflict we are experiencing. This can be an event in your life such as a pet dying, losing your job, or it can be an emotional cause such as fighting with your spouse or being overly stressed at work.