Coughing up my lungs

Its my own darn fault.

Ever since starting a sophisticated nutrient protocol over a decade ago, I almost never get sick-unlike my previous history. I get an itchy scratchy sore throat for a few days, then the bugs give up and go away. So when I had a funny tickle deep in my lungs for three days, I got cocky. I was tired of waiting and felt like getting some exercise; lots of exercise. I went and did sprints and walks to exhaust ion. Felt great, but a really bad idea. By doing this, I gave a truly nasty virus the green light and it seemed to be determined to relocate my lungs to somewhere outside my body.

Now repetitive, Intense, short duration exercise is a wonderful thing. The body s adaptive response builds more powerful heart and lungs and teaches the body to take energy from belly fat and store it as muscle energy; without creating the post workout munchies. But, when exercising to exhaustion, the immune system is temporarily reduced. Had I just gone for a long walk, most likely the virus would never have been able to proceed past the beachhead it had established in my lungs.

Being cold and flu season, there is another useful hint for those times you start to get that telltale feeling at the back of your throat. Oil of Oregano has powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties as well as being an immune system booster. A few drops added to warm water and gargled three times/ day may stop the cold or flu virus in its tracks before it can get established. I believe wild oregano oil to be best option due to its genetic variance, but many of my clients have reported sterling results with the commercially cultivated product as well. As with anything, start with a tiny amount to make sure you can tolerate it.

Mental or emotional stress and lack of sleep, are additional factors which cause the immune system to take a hit . Taking a brisk walk may not be as satisfying as hard exercise, but if you re fighting a bug and you re stressed, it s an effective way of mellowing out and you cant beat the price.

The above is not intended as medical advice. As always, seek the advice of your physician.

Yours in good health.

David Gilbert
EcoSys Wellness Center

The above is not intended as medical advice. As always, consult with your physician before making changes.