to what mainstream media tends to teach, experiencing a cold or the
flu periodically can actually be helpful to your health.
large, the viruses that cause the common cold and flu infect mainly
your weakest cells, which you want to get rid of and have replaced
by healthy cells. This makes sense, doesn't it? Cells that are already
burdened with excessive waste products and toxins are most likely
to allow viruses to infect them.
the big scheme of things, a cold or flu can allow your body to purge
itself of old and damaged cells that, in the absence of a viral infection,
would normally take much longer to identify, destroy, and eliminate.
all of that said, you should know of a natural remedy for a sore throat
that can often precede a cold or flu. Yes, that feeling of having
crushed glass floating around in your throat can often be remedied
without conventional over-the-counter analgesics.
written before about gargling with salt water. Sometimes, several
quality gargling sessions with salt water is enough to resolve a prickly
you need more lysing power, you might try using a mixture of hot red
chili powder - often called Cayenne pepper - and orange juice. Koreans
call Cayenne pepper go choo kah roo, which are the fine hot
chili pepper flecks used to make thousands of varieties of kim
chi. Just a simple blend of 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of hot red chili
powder and pulpy orange juice, taken with a straw, can provide almost
instant relief from a sore throat.
not to use more than 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon for about every 8 ounces
of orange juice, as Cayenne pepper is a highly concentrated spicy
food powder, and when taken in higher amounts, can aggravate parts
of your gastrointestinal tract. This warning is especially important
to heed where there is a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease
(GERD), peptic ulcers, or even ulcerations in the duodenum.
pepper plus pulpy orange juice is best taken down with a straw, as
there is no need to expose the mucous lining of your mouth to the
active ingredients of hot red chilis. Just take this mixture straight
to your throat with a straw, slow and steady. Repeat every two to
three hours until your throat is free of discomfort.
is to deliver the active ingredients of red hot chili powder to the
viruses that have lodged themselves within 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. In this way, your tonsils and adenoids
are important parts of your immune system because they are located
near the entrance of your breathing passages, where they serve as
a first line of defence against undesirable airborne microorganisms
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.
on how quickly you turn to this natural home remedy for a sore throat,
you may even ward off a full blown cold or flu. But even if you do
continue on with a cold or flu, you can at least go through this natural
cleansing process without an agonizingly sore throat. Don't forget
to get lots of rest, drink plenty of healthy fluids, ensure
optimal vitamin D status, and take comfort in knowing that countless
viruses are at work on your behalf to dispose of 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.
hesitated in the past to share this tip of using red hot chili powder
with orange juice for a sore throat because I was afraid that some
might overdo this and end up suffering elsewhere. When followed properly,
this remedy often astonishes with its effectiveness, so please be
careful and conservative in your use of red hot chili powder.
children or those who have a history of gastrointestinal trouble when
taking spicy foods, you can use even less red hot chili powder, and
even consider ingesting a banana, potato, or even some rice before
taking the Cayenne-orange juice blend, as having some healthy mass
in the stomach right before taking the drink can help protect the
lining of the GI tract against the active ingredients of red hot chilis.
consider sharing this information with family and friends. And please
don't forget to emphasize the warning on being conservative in dose.
It's such a highly effective home remedy without the cost or negative
effects of conventional pharmaceutical solutions.
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