Dr. Brody’s Natural Approach to Lung Health
As the seasons change, it can put a toll on your immune system. With the colder temperatures, our immune systems begin to use a lot of energy to try and keep our bodies warm. Many people think they have a great immune system because they never get sick and they think they don’t need to prepare themselves for becoming sick. However, if we look at chronically ill people such as those with cancer, diabetes, or chronic fatigue, we see that these populations do not usually suffer from colds, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are healthy. It may be a peculiar thing to say, but I want you to be healthy enough to get the common cold.
It’s a good thing
Nothing in this world will stop you from getting a cold, but when your body is distracted fighting off cancer, diabetes, irritable bowel disease or any other chronic medical condition, it will not mount a proper immune response to the common cold. When the body can’t fight a cold, it still becomes infected but the symptoms are suppressed. It can cause a longer, chronic low-grade infection causing fatigue, malaise, sluggishness, and an overall lack of vitality. Most of the symptoms of a cold have to do with removing waste or cleaning up the battlefield if you will. Removing waste and restoring vitality are key components to my treatment philosophy of giving the body what it needs. So the stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, sinus congestion, headaches, sneezing and watery eyes is a good thing. It is your body’s way of removing the dead cells and viral particles after the immune battle.
Before you try any new treatment please consult your doctor
- Gargling: Try this tested and true home treatment to take the sting out of your sore throat. Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1 tsp of salt.
- Cold Calm: This homeopathic medication work great and doesn’t have any known side effects
- Avoid Milk & Dairy Products: This is an old thought process but these foods tend to make people feel more like they have thicker mucus.
- Andrographis: This herb has been shown to have anti-viral properties.
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