A cough is the body's reflex to an irritant in the lungs. Short term coughing can be a response to many different causes. Asthma, infections, smoke, allergens, and numerous other irritants can cause reactions. Long term chronic coughing can be driven by immune system compromise, infections, tissue damage, or other organ problems.
Traditional approaches include cough suppressants via syrups, cough drops, and rubs. Many cases are treated with antibiotics, antihistamines, and in some occasions more potent medications like steroids.
The growing concern with traditional approaches are the side effects the toxins create. According to drugs.com cough syrups and lozenges can cause:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty in urination
- Drowsiness or dizziness
- Nausea or vomiting (severe)
- Shakiness and unsteady walk
- Slowed breathing
- Unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability (severe)
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A stressed out, run down, under nourished immune system is a sure fire way to leave your immune system at risk. With 2018 seeing a rise in Influenza Like Illnesses (ILIs) now is the time to be taking care of your defense system.
A panic seems to circle the flu each year and as stated above most of the rise in cases are flu-like cases, not just the flu. Symptoms include fever, sore muscles, nausea, weakness, cough, diarrhea, vomiting and a running nose. This points to a big need for a more proactive approach on giving the body what it needs to thrive.
The flu, a viral driven respiratory illness, can be a fatal condition if not properly addressed, especially if there are underlying immune complications. 1 Traditional approaches are medications to treat the condition (Tamiflu, etc) and vaccination.
Effectiveness studies for this years vaccine show a 10-17% effectiveness rate against the flu virus strain that has caused 80%+ of flu cases....
4-6 celery stalks
1 green apple
2 cups spinach and/or kale
1 head of romaine lettuce
1 lime (optional)
1 small knob ginger (optional)
Juice all ingredients in a juicer. Stir and serve over ice if desired!