Sunday, March 18, 2012

Are you coughing, sneezing, congested?

Then, I have great news for you. You are cleansing! That is correct. All the mucus that is coming out of your nose came from the foods you ate you are allergic. Remember my newsletter, “It’s Cleansing, not flu season?” I talked about body’s reaction to cold and how the weather alternating back and forth from warm to cold causes the body’s lymphatic system to pump out what the body needs to rid itself. The weather actually helps us cleanse every year. When the weather turns cold, just like if you applied ice to your skin, the lymphatics on the surface of your body contract, squeezing out any excess lymph. That lymph contains water and fat soluble products as well as mucus. What you cannot eliminate normally will end up in your sinuses. You will notice that after every single time the weather turns from warm to cold there is new group of people that have one or more of nasal congestion, coughing, or sneezing. If they are cleansing too fast then they’ll end up with bronchitis or maybe even pneumonia. So you see, the discharge from your nose is no more caused by a virus than mosquito's cause standing water.

The problem is when the mucus accumulates and stays in your sinuses or lungs too long, which will lead to infections. When the mucus accumulates in your nasal cavity above your throat, it will culture viruses and bacteria causing a sore throat. This is how important it is to perform nasal irrigation daily to keep your nasal cavity clear of mucus. In children this accumulation with swelling leads to ear infections. In adults this can lead to throat infections and bronchitis. As a naturopathic doctor, I prescribe homeopathic and herbal remedies based on your individual symptoms, to help you heal naturally and stay healthy. One of the safest herbal formulas for your family is Respiratory formula.

in Health and Service,

David Hogg, ND
Naturopathic Wisdom
1101 South Winchester Blvd.
Suite E157
San Jose, CA 95128