This blog was created and for use by the Kepong CSCQ Practitioners as a virtual community centre. Comments concerning the Kepong Station can be posted here. Notices of whatever nature concerning Kepong Station will also be posted here as well. Your participation and feedback are welcome. Let us together strive for improvements of health both physically and mentally.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

How to Prevent a Sore Throat from Progressing to a Cold


By Dr. Ben Kim on March 09, 2008
Natural Health Solutions

Before I share a great little tip on how to stop a sore throat from progressing into a week-long cold, please know that periodically experiencing a cold or the flu can actually be helpful to your health. If you have no idea why this is, please view the following popular article that I wrote on this topic:

What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Colds and Flus

You just won't get this information on why colds and flus can help you stay healthy over the long run from medical textbooks and mainstream media - please consider sharing it with family and friends.

Although experiencing a cold or the flu once in a while can help rid your body of your weakest cells, I'm willing to bet that there are times when you would really prefer to delay such a period of cleansing and malaise.

Here's how you can stand a good chance of preventing a cold from developing:

As soon as you experience that sore, tickly feeling in your throat that precedes a full-blown cold, gargle with warm salt water.

And when I say gargle, I mean really gargle; take in a mouthful of warm salt water, look up at the ceiling, and gargle aggressively. You may want to tap at your throat (the Adam's apple region) with your fingers while you gargle to encourage the warm salt water to trickle deeply into your throat.

Gargle like this several times with a glass of warm salt water, and repeat as often as possible throughout the day.

Warm salt water can remove viruses from the tonsils and adenoids that line the back of your throat region. Viruses that cause colds and flus typically get caught by your tonsils and adenoids before they spread through your body. Your tonsils and adenoids are important parts of your immune system because they are located near the entrance of your breathing passages, and they serve as a first line of defense against undesirable airborne microorganisms and substances.

This, by the way, is why it is best not to remove tonsils and adenoids from your throat region. Chronic swelling of tonsils and adenoids is best addressed by reducing sugar intake, adopting a minimally processed diet that is rich in fresh plant foods, and supporting immune system health by getting plenty of rest, exercise, and exposure to sunlight and fresh air.

Cold salt water may also help to remove viruses from your tonsils and adenoids, but warm salt water tends to be more effective. Warm water may help to melt the fatty coating that protects viruses that cause the cold and flu.

What if you gargle for all you're worth but still end up developing a full-blown cold?

Get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take comfort in knowing that countless viruses are at work destroying your weakest cells. And don't forget to blow your nose as often as it runs; help your body get rid of what it wants to get rid of.


(We receive this article via an e-mail.)

5 Comments:

Blogger Fangyaya said...

ralph lauren outlet
jordan shoes
adidas outlet store
pandora jewelry
montblanc pen
michael kors uk
adidas yeezy
ugg boots
michael kors outlet
canada goose jackets
ralph lauren home
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet
ralph lauren clearance outlet
coach outlet store online clearances
christian louboutin sale
oakley vault
red bottom shoes
gucci belts
concord 11
kate spade outlet
michael kors purses
discount jordans
jordan 3s
longchamp le pliage
louis vuitton bags
cartier watches outlet
mont blanc pens outlet
christian louboutin pas cher
louis vuitton handbags
ugg boots
toms shoes
coach outlet
cheap ray ban sunglasses
gucci bags
oakley sunglasses
oakley canada
replica rolex watches
coach outlet store
toms wedges
20168.10chenjinyan

5:38 PM GMT+8

 
Blogger dada24 Xu said...

birkenstock shoes
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
armani exchange
coach outlet
uggs outlet
cheap nike shoes
ugg boots outlet
polo ralph lauren outlet online
buy red bottoms
2061107caiyan

9:13 PM GMT+8

 
Blogger Unknown said...

michael kors handbags clearance
canada goose
cheap nba jerseys
nike store
canada goose jackets
miami heat
michael kors handbags sale
new york jets jerseys
packers jerseys
hollister clothing
20170320

11:00 AM GMT+8

 
Blogger raybanoutlet001 said...

atlanta falcons jerseys
michael kors outlet
ugg boots
replica watches
cheap nfl jerseys
new england patriots jerseys
michael kors outlet
ugg boots
cheap ugg boots
new balance shoes

10:22 AM GMT+8

 
Blogger aaa kitty20101122 said...

burberry scarf
cheap jordans
adidas tubular
adidas nmd
kobe 11
ultra boost
nike zoom
nike dunks
golden goose sneakers
michael kors factory outlet

10:35 AM GMT+8

 

Post a Comment

<< Home