This time of year brings a great number of upper respiratory challenges. Bronchitis and or pneumonia is characterized by inflammation in the lungs. It usually produces a persistent irritating cough which may be a dry and hacking or a wet phlegm producing cough. The longer the inflammation persists the more irritating it can be on soft tissues of the upper respiratory tract. So it is important to deal with it as soon as you begin to have symptoms.
Most cases of bronchitis and pneumonia do not require antibiotics. Rest and plenty of fluids is usually the primary treatment. Consider eating Garlic. Incorporate raw, cooked, or powered garlic into your diet. It is a natural antibiotic that may help destroy bacterial and viral cells. This may help speed recovery from bronchitis.
The natural Holistic approach is to stimulate expectoration (removal) of mucous and increase immune function: Vitamin C can bolster your immune system. Wild Cherry Bark tea will aid in thinning of thick build up of phlegm in the airway and lungs and allowing expectoration. Peppermint candies contain menthol, which has decongestant properties. Menthol may thin mucus in your lungs, helping your body to break it up and remove it through productive coughing.
Forcing fluids into the body is always a plus and aids in thinning secretions as well as filtering out the bad bugs associated with upper respiratory inflammatory processes. There is no limit to drinking juice, bouillon, soups, and water. Fluids are a way to keep the body hydrated and nourished when experiencing an upper respiratory inflammation.
While recuperating from this illness and providing your body with a much needed rest – brew a cup of Wild Cherry Bark tea, plump your pillows, find a good book, listen to some great music and love yourself.
…Healthy Fit Healing to you, Phyllis Lomax Singh
Have you ever had a day when everything went wrong? A day when you were sure you would not get past noon?? Well have a laugh on me……ha ha ha
This morning I went to the cupboard to get a glass for juice. A plastic lid fell on the floor and I bent to retrieve it. As I stood back up to place the lid on the counter I banged my head on the open cupboard door. For a moment I thought it was night again because I saw stars floating in the darkness.
When the stars cleared from my sight I opened the refrigerator to get a carton of orange juice and a jar of jelly fell out of the door and smashed onto my toe. I hopped around and grabbed my foot. My poor toe was all ready swelling.
I sat on the floor and rocked back and forth. My poor toe was throbbing. When the pain ceased I stood up and hobbled to the counter. I poured my juice and reached for a cup making sure I did not leave the cupboard door open this time. I drank my juice and poured a cup of coffee.
I placed the orange juice back in the fridge and took out the liquid creamer. I flipped the cap on the creamer and turned the bottle up to add it to my coffee and the lid flew off and the entire bottle splashed all over the counter drowning my cup of coffee. Needless to say after I cleaned up the mess I went back to bed. Have you ever had a day like this….would you like to share???