I've had bronchitis for the past four days (first time getting sick in a year since hclf vegan.)
I can't seem to get rid of this cough and it's starting to get really painful. I've been drinking lots of water (3L a day), orange juice, vitamin D supplement, and some of those Dr. McDougall veggie soups. It started with a fever, so I don't have much of an appetite.
I went to the doctor just to confirm that I did have bacterial bronchitis. They prescribed me antibiotics and codeine cough syrup (which I didn't fill or take.)
McDougall soups have MSG in them, I would do 100% raw while sick and get 100% rest. Can you get a case of oranges and just juice those? There is no test to see if your bronchitis is bacterial or viral so your Doc is just guessing. Antibiotics 99% of the time do way more harm than they could ever do good if they did any good: http://drsuzanne.net/dr-suzanne-humphries-antibiotics-antivirals-an...
Tanning beds will give you immediate vit. D benefits, the supplements take a few weeks to kick in and even then there is controversy as to how effective they are, even though they raise blood levels. Best place to learn about D; http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/
Thanks! The McDougall soup I've been eating comes in a box and I don't believe it has MSG in eat, but I haven't ate it since yesterday. I've been taking the KIND Organics D3 spray for a couple months now because it is winter where I live so I haven't been outside much. I've never been in a tanning bed before because my skin is extremely fair.
As for being 100% raw, I could try to find a case of oranges!
I don't think you can go past the really simple approach...eat fruit, sleep, sit in the sun, eat fruit. Your body will heal given these things. Don't take those 'medicines'...ewww ;/ I know you won't :) Rest up Holly! You're body knows how to heal :D
Thanks! I should've also mentioned that where I live is covered in snow, so sitting in the sun would be a bit chilly. :) I just woke up from a long nap though, and I still feel worse. I'm having troubles breathing because I'm coughing every second.
White blood cells (that live inside you) called macrophages destroy germs as soon as they detect them. However, if a viral infection begins to take hold we fight back using a more powerful defence of white cells called T and B lymphocytes. Antibodies are a special protein made by these B cells so no need for antibiotics.
these white blood cells love tons & tons of raw organic fresly made juices - the more organic raw juice you feed them the quicker they kill the bad guys & destroy them - its that simple.