Cures for Colds
The title of this article posting may seem a bit like pulp fiction as there has never really been a vaccine or a medication developed to combat the “common cold”, however what many don’t realize is that your body automatically has the capacity to fight off these infections with its own immune system.
Colds will manifest themselves in the bodies of almost everyone at least twice a year, and they are simply a fact of life that one must deal with, especially if you live in an urban environment where people come into contact with each other on a regular basis. Colds and flu viruses can be transferred through the respiratory system, as you can simply inhale the virus from another person. This makes colds very difficulty to be prevented against, and the best way to ensure that you do not come down with a cold is to keep your immune system firing on all pistons.
There are two types of colds: head colds and chest colds. Each cold has its own symptoms but chest colds are usually accompanied by coughing, phlegm, slight fever, inflammation of the throat, and sometimes exhaustion. Head colds are a bit different, and are accompanied by sneezing, congestion, fever, and inflammation of the nasal passages.
Colds are usually nothing to worry about if you are a generally healthy person, however, if you also have other conditions, colds can be down right bad. It is important to deal with them through natural means. Many over the counter and prescription medications may include substances that might treat the symptoms but do not address the underlying causes. Antibiotics can often kill you good bacteria and cause diarrhea and constipation, often times leaving your immune system susceptible and vulnerable to other diseases. Also, it should be noted that people often do not take enough of the antibiotic that has been prescribed, thereby creating a supervirus that has the capacity to resist antibiotics, forcing the medical industry to develop even stronger antibiotics. The stronger the antibiotic prescribed, the worse the side effects and often times, the worse the damage done to the body.
There is something you can do…
Drink plenty of filtered water, as keeping up fluids will increase your body’s ability to deliver necessary anti-bodies to the infection. Also, adding lemon and some cayenne pepper into the water will allow for healing of the sinus area. Drink plenty of natural juices and drink lots of hot soups with organically grown, free-range chicken broth. This broth will increase your intake of zinc, which increases your body’s immune system.
Eating onion, garlic, chili peppers, and cayenne peppers often will assist in the fact that these foods naturally dilate nasal passage ways, as well as they are very rich in much needed vitamin C and D.
Most importantly, it is important to relax and allow your body to naturally heal. Stress takes a terrible toll on the immune system, so do your best to take the day off, get plenty of sleep, and work on breathing exercises that will help your mind heal, but also allow for your body to heal. Breathing exercises have been known to reduce inflammation, so make sure to breathe.