Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cough and honey.

I just got over a rough patch with bronchitis.   It has been quite a while since I was slowed down by congestion in my lungs.  I can say it was very disturbing and made me think gently of people that must use inhalers to function through a day.

It is exactly an event like I just went through that makes me appreciate my typical wellness.  I will never forget one day I was on the phone with a customer.  He was local with a very prestigious address and he said, “ I would give everything I have to feel good for just one day.”  He said it with such passion and conviction I knew he must be very tired with what he was suffering with and  all his financial resources couldn’t help him.

My problem came on overnight.  When I went to sleep I was definitely feeling under the weather.  When I woke the next morning it felt as though something was weighing down my chest and I couldn’t take a full breath.  I went to my doctor later that morning and she loaded me up with all sorts of things that helped, I think the inhaler helped the most.  It still took me a week to get over the body racking coughs.

Trying to sleep and breathe may have been the most difficult time.  My neighbor recommended bourbon saying, "If it doesn’t help the cough at least you won’t care."   I decided not to take that advice but did find a partial teaspoon of local honey helped break up the cough allowing me to sleep, which was very helpful.   Seems there is research to support the honey theory of cough suppression this is what the Mayo Clinic had to say about honey and coughs.

I am going to confess right now.  I have been delinquent in taking my supplements over the summer and I am back on track.  Wellness is particularly underrated until it starts to slip away.

Be well!!


God Bless,
Teri
Director of Member Services and Smiles
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

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