Prepare Your Body to Fight Bronchitis Directly
Doctor’s orders! Our team here at Life Priority wants to keep you healthy. These recommendations from Dr Michael Cutler on the Easy Health Options blog offer great advice for beating the bronchitis, as well as the post-virus cough. Below is his text…
When prepared, your own body can fight off viral infections better than any antibiotic can. To fight viral respiratory infections such as bronchitis, you will need a well-hydrated body and optimal nutrition to help bolster your immune system.
Here are my recommendations to knock out a respiratory virus:
Sleep as much as possible: This focuses your energy and your immune system to healing your body from the effects of the virus.
Hydrating tea: To make fresh ginger tea, cut off 6-8 coin-size chunks of fresh garlic root into 2 cups water, bring to a boil, and then cool. Add Stevia or honey for taste, and sip this over 2 hours. Also, herbal teas containing cats claw, ginseng, and ginger root fight viral infections. Peppermint and/or chamomile helps nausea and keep you hydrated.
High dose Vitamin C at 9,000 mg in three divided doses each day until you have recovered: In a study of 252 students ages 18 to 30 years, those who received mega doses of Vitamin C reported flu and cold symptoms 85% less than those of the student control group who received pain relievers and decongestants. Physicians have reported this effect from such high doses, but there are no scientific studies reported on www.pubmed.com.
High dose vitamin D at 100,000-200,000 IU daily for just 3 days has been proven to cause a powerful antimicrobial response. In 1948 researchers first reported near miraculous effects of high dose vitamin D’s effects on influenza and viral pneumonia. Vitamin D in later studies, mega doses of vitamin D was observed to naturally release antimicrobial peptides against infectious agents including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. The safety of mega doses up to 500,000 IU of vitamin D3 once a month in the elderly has been proven.
Avoid refined sugar: This sweet stuff sours your health. For starters, it suppresses immunity. As subtle as it may seem, consuming refined sugar during a cold or flu prolongs your sickness. It also slows healing time from injury and actually acidifies the already acidic tissues in these illness states. Also, sugar reduces your defense against bacterial infection.