Sore Throat Turn to Cold:
to Prevent a Sore Throat from Turning into a Cold
Dr. Ben Kim
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:
Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Colds and Flus
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.
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.
how you can stand a good chance of preventing a cold from developing:
soon as you experience that sore, tickly feeling in your throat that precedes
a full-blown cold, gargle with warm salt water.
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.
like this several times with a glass of warm salt water, and repeat as often as
possible throughout the day.
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.
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.
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.
if you gargle for all you're worth but still end up developing a full-blown cold?
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.
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