Throat

How to Stop Your Gag Reflex

…bottle. Keep your lips pursed and attached to the bottle at all times and use a sucking action to drink. This will trigger an automatic opening of the throat and the natural urge to swallow, allowing the pills to go down smoothly. * Here’s another technique that sounds a bit odd, but it really works. Since…

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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? Probably Not

…are times when using these drugs is appropriate. One is strep throat. But only start a course of antibiotics AFTER you’ve received a positive strep test. (Again, antibiotics are useless against the viruses that cause most sore throats.) Other warranted uses of antibiotics include staph infections…

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The Power of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

…infusions. Harold, who was hit hard with a particularly nasty flu virus, was completely well after two IV drips. And at the first sign of a sore throat, sinus headache, or any other symptom that foreshadows an infection, long-time patient, Louise, comes in for a 50 g vitamin C drip. Nine times out…

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Natural Treatments for COPD

…action of tiny hair-like cilia that line the airways. The cilia beat rhythmically, creating vibrations that liquefy and move mucus up the trachea and throat, where it is swallowed or expelled. In COPD patients, however, overproduction of mucus overwhelms the system. As mucus accumulates in the lungs, it…

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Benefits of Pycnogenol

…, and 30 mg of zinc daily in divided doses had resolution after only four days. Better still, symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, sneezing, and cough were significantly reduced. That’s why I recommend keeping these supplements on hand and taking them at the first sign of symptoms…

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4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…affects an estimated 30 percent of people over the age of 65. Characterized by a lack of saliva production, it can cause difficulty swallowing, sore throat, and bad breath, as well as tooth decay and oral infections. All too often, this condition is triggered by drugs—hundreds of prescription medications…

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Three Healing Oils to Add to Your Arsenal

…lab studies conducted at Georgetown University, oregano oil inhibited and deactivated human coronavirus (which causes colds), Streptococcus (strep throat), and influenza A. It is also an effective treatment for yeast, fungal, and bacterial overgrowth in the intestines. Oregano oil is widely available…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…red in the face and gasping for air, an irritating distraction that interferes with sleep or other activities, or just an annoying tickle in the throat that has to be “scratched,” chronic cough significantly impairs quality of life. Let’s take a look at the usual—and some unusual, yet treatable—causes…

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