Cold and www.robertsmainegrill.com Flu Notes #1

December 7th, 2008 § 0 comments

When the first case of influenza was reported in Wisconsin, it made the news. This was over three weeks ago and I don’t remember the details, except that the price of viagra recipient was an 11 year-old boy. Isn’t it odd that something so common can evoke such dread? Practically everywhere you go, people are talking about it. And if you go the only today viagra to buy a pharmacy or clinic, people are royally freaking out about it: Cold and Flu Season.

I have had my fair share of only here cialis overnight shipping colds and flus. In fact, you could say more than my fair share. During the 9 months that I was employed as a preschool teacher, I contracted four flus with vomiting and five run-of-the-mill colds (not to mention a never-ending case of pink eye). It was quite the learning-and may I even say spiritual-experience. Every ounce of my body, mind, emotions and spirit was taxed and worn down. Luckily, a friend had the sense to chime in to my incessant “why must I endure being sick all the time” with, “can you imagine having a really bad disease and feeling worse than this everyday for the rest of your life?”. Perspective is amazing.

There are many body systems to www.brandon.cl pay attention to; the immune system of course, the upper respiratory system (nose, ears, throat, sinuses) and the lower respiratory system (the alveoli, respiratory bronchioles). As our body systems are interdependent, we must also look at the other organs of elimination in addition the the lungs (which eliminate carbon dioxide from the blood in exchange for oxygen from the air we breathe), the skin, kidneys, and the bowels. Get to know the following action categories:

  • expectorants (both stimulating and cialis 20 relaxing) to bring up phlegm from the lungs,
  • pulmonary tonics to strengthen the system
  • demulcents to sooth irritated tissues
  • anticatarrhals to lessen mucus
  • antimicrobial herbs to ward off invading pathogens
  • immune stimulants to support the body’s ability to http://www.muurikka.com/viagra-endurance stay healthy
  • antispasmodics to reduce spastic coughing
  • astringents to tone and dry up soggy tissues
  • diaphoretics to support the body during fever
  • lymphatics to ease swollen lymph nodes

Let us not forget the dietary and lifestyle practices. In particular, it is very important to limit or avoid mucus-causing refined starches (white flour), sugar (which also lowers immunity), and dairy products. While working at an herb shop in my home town, I saw people with chronic sinus congestion/infections stop eating dairy prior to getting well. Once the owner said something like, “that damn ice cream!” after visiting someone who’s sinusitis would not give up. Personally, I know that sweet stuff is http://www.universitypharmacy.ca/buy-real-viagra-online-without-prescription a trigger for a sore throat and cold for me. A whole foods diet with lots of vegetables, nuts, legumes, and grains rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, A and E, magnesium, zinc, selenium and quercetin are extremely important to prevent illnesses, fight them off, and recover from them in a timely manner. Warm, brothy soups and hot herbal teas are more than just comforting, the steam and warmth help to www.muurikka.com reduce pain and http://www.muurikka.com/cialis-pfizer-50-mg break up mucus congestion. Add a little scallion, horseradish, daikon and ginger to really open up the cialis alternative nose.

Exercise, stress reduction, sleep and deep breathing are also very important to staying healthy. Practically any form of exercise will do; it strengthens the muscles, bones, heart and lungs, and propels lymphatic fluid throughout the body. It also lifts the spirits, too. I just read that a daily walk outside is as effective as SSRI anti-depressants. The lymph system has vessels through which it circulates through the tissues like blood vessels, but unlike blood vessels, it does not have a pump like the heart. For lymph to properly circulate, it uses the tension created from the body in movement. Taking a few deep breaths can help keep the good choice lowest price for cialis lungs healthy, and has been proven to lessen the chance of cheap viagra online prescription'>cheap viagra online prescription contracting pneumonia in the elderly.

A big contributer to susceptibility to respiratory infections that people (amazingly) often overlook when cold and flu season arrives is smoking. I personally find it an exercise in patience and detachment to not want to the best place levitra femele wring the neck of a smoker who doesn’t seem to know why they cough like crazy all day long, hack up nasty phlegm, get sick every winter or has chronic bronchitis. “Smokers are still more likely to die from chronic bronchitis than from lung cancer, and giving up smoking is the first and most important preventative measure” (Hoffmann, 329). Let us listen to our lungs! They are the living tree of our body.

More to come about cold and flu remedies.

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