Fall is the time of year that germs and sicknesses tend to ramp up. WIth everyone back in school, eating more sugar than real Whole Foods and not getting lots of direct time in the sunshine, immune systems are at a new low and are more susceptible to getting a cold. So many people I’ve talked to are dealing with all the things being passed around and especially coughs.
I do feel like there is a need for modern medicine if symptoms are VERY bad but for the most part I do believe that most things can be handled at home. Coughs are interesting to treat because how different they are and how exactly the body responds to certain things. Here are my top two must haves to help make a cough go away.
Most prescribed and over-the-counter preparations for cough in children are not effective and might carry the risk of adverse events. A single dose of honey before bedtime was shown in recent studies to diminish cough and the discomfort experienced by children and their parents. Recent evidence also supports administering a few daily doses, but this practice will need further study to assess its effectiveness and safety.
Pineapples are rich in many essential nutrients, including vitamin C, copper, potassium, and magnesium. They also contain the daily recommended amount of manganese, a mineral that’s essential for bone health. Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapples, is known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. There is great benefit for using it to soothe a cough and a sore throat. I love making my own pineapple juice because it’s more cost effective and works really well. It’s super easy and I do this during the times of the year when pineapples go on sale so I can make big batches.
In addition to these, I do suggest getting chiropractic adjustments, eliminating dairy and also getting sunlight outside if you’re feeling under the weather as a continuous treatment.
Have you ever tried these for yourself?