Winter is a fantastic time of year to get out and enjoy the snow, rug up with all your winter woolies and get out for an exhilarating walk and watch the flora and fauna thrive with the winter rains. But it also brings with it a plethora of winter bugs which spread quickly and leave people feeling under the weather with persistent coughs, runny noses, body aches and fevers. If you have followed me for a long time you know that my best advice is to prepare your body before winter hits by boosting your immune system with the right foods and some good quality supplements can work wonders and have you repelling the germs like a superhero, but unfortunately many people don’t know how to do this and leave themselves susceptible to sickness.
When a cold/cough and/or flu hits, you need to act fast and here’s my advice on the best natural treatments for that nagging persistent cough that just won’t go away. Coughs can be caused by many things and some of these things are very serious so I always recommend getting checked by a doctor just in case it is being caused by bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma or even lung cancer. Any of these really need to be treated seriously and always follow your doctor’s advice.
If you were unlucky enough to have picked up a cold or flu from co-workers or others in social situations and are left with a cough that just won’t shift, follow my advice below and I’ll have you clearing it in as little as 4 days.
I developed a homeopathic tonic to provide you with a sure fire 4 day solution to eliminate that pesky cough that can continue for weeks if left untreated. M&R Cold and Cough Tonic has a special combination of 10 essential ingredients that when combined WILL WORK. The key to this treatment is to be strict with yourself, 8 dropper doses throughout the day for 4 days solid will knock the cough completely out of your system. I’ve sold thousands of people this remedy from within my pharmacy and sure enough they come back to me within a week and tell me that the drops are amazing and got rid of the cough after they had previously tried all sorts of cough medicines. One lady had a cold that left her with a problematic cough interrupting her sleep for 6 weeks, she tried all sorts of things and nothing would work, finally she came to me in a desperate state and she followed my instructions - 8 dropper doses a day and on the 4th day she came in elated and told me that I had worked a miracle. Another young mother came in with her 4 year old daughter who had been coughing for weeks and she’d tried all of the child friendly medicines and nothing would work, the great thing here is because the tonic is all natural it is completely safe for children. A week later she returned to the pharmacy with her daughter who brought me a bunch of flowers because the tonic completely fixed her cough when nothing else would. I’ve literally had thousands of people report back saying the same things.
You can take a look at the 10 special ingredients here on the product page where I explain in detail what the ingredients are and how they work. Please feel free to message me directly on facebook messenger if you would like more information or to discuss your particular cough and how I can help you get rid of it. I’m so passionate about helping you to get well so please don’t hesitate in contacting me. You can also purchase the tonic directly from the M&R online shop and my staff will dispatch it to you immediately so that you can have relief from your cough very quickly.
Here are 5 other natural treatments that can assist you to keep the winter bugs away.
Vitamin C - Vitamin C is the famous cough and cold fighter. It helps with immune system function and boosts white blood cells. Vitamin C also helps relieve coughs by reducing inflammation and controlling histamines.
Probiotics - Probiotics can help your cold and flu by boosting the immune system. Probiotics restore the gut microbiome, this allows the immune system to fully recover and fight more efficiently against pathogens and toxins. Research suggests that in particular the Lactobacillus strain of probiotic may help prevent colds and flu, and possibly reduce allergy to pollen.
Echinacea - The Echinacea flower is traditionally used by Native Americans to treat coughs, colds and sore throats. Echinacea helps our immune system by stimulating our white blood cells. It is important to start taking Echinacea as soon as you feel a cough or cold/flu symptoms.
Olive Leaf Extract - Olive Leaf Extract has antiviral properties, antibacterial properties, antifungal properties and antioxidant properties which makes it not only effective against the flu but it is also effective for relieving flu symptoms such as sore throat and cough.
N-Acetylcysteine - N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is good for people with chronic coughs as it has been shown in the laboratory to attack mucus and make it more fluid. NAC is also a potent antioxidant which I have been mentioning lately as it is a precursor for the bodies master antioxidant Glutathione. NAC is believed to also aid the treatment of bronchopulmonary diseases amongst its many other health benefits.
Cold Fighting Food & Drink:
Water – Helps thin mucus.
Chicken soup – The soup from chicken bones relieves muscle soreness and thins mucus.
Garlic – A natural immune booster.
Ginger – Acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Turmeric – Acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Fermented foods – Kimchi, kefir or sauerkraut all provide good bacteria which helps prevent the accumulation of harmful bacteria.
Cold Enhancing Food & Drink to Avoid:
Fruit juice – High in sugar, although juices contains some Vitamin C but they are not as high in vitamin C as whole fruits or vegetables.
Sugar – Reduces white blood cell which help fight off infection.
Dairy – Cows milk creates more mucus.
Chocolate – Chocolate can also increase mucus levels.
Processed foods – The harmful additives and GMO’s that these foods contain cause an inflammatory reaction and mucus production by the body.
Remember early treatment of any ailment, sickness or disease is always best and prevention is always better than a cure so making the right choices before you even get sick will give you a much higher quality of life.
The Raw Pharmacist