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Coughs and Cold

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In natural medicine, colds are looked at as the body's way of detoxifying. During the autumn and winter, our bodies actually attempt to harmonize with the season. The body then condenses waste and cleanses excess mucus and congestions from tissue, which will improve circulation and get the blood pumping to keep us warm. However, this process gives flu like symptoms. Drinking more water will help the body detoxify. Exercise and sweating can also help keep the body clear of toxins.

In the way of coughs, drinking the proper amount of water will keep the mucus lining in the lung area thin and lubricated, making it easier to have a productive cough. Water will also help loosen phlegm, and just plain soothe an irritated throat.

Not only can water help prevent a cold, but it can also help sufferers feel better. However, people should only drink clean purified water when they are sick because water that is contaminated can actually add more toxins and stress to our bodies. By drinking plenty of clean water, we can build up our immune systems which will allow us to stay healthy and enjoy the wonders of the winter season. Below are some natural tips to prevent colds from occurring in the first place.

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Natural tips to prevent a cold

  1. Aerobic exercise – Regular exercise helps increase the body’s natural virus-killing cells.
  2. Yogurt – Some studies show that eating yogurt can reduce your susceptibility to colds by 25%. The bacteria in yogurt may stimulate production of immune system substances that fight disease.
  3. Phytochemicals – “Phyto” means plants. The natural chemicals in plants and vegetables give food a supercharged boost.
  4. Don’t drink or smoke – Smoking dries out your nasal passages and damages cilia. These are hairs that line the mucous membranes in your nose and lungs and work to sweep out colds and viruses out of the nasal passages. Alcohol suppresses the immune system and dehydrates the body.
  5. Relax – There’s evidence that when you put your relaxation skills into action, your interleukins, leaders in the immune system respond against cold and flu viruses.
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