Head Colds- An Alternative Perspective

Updated: Feb 19

We are very conditioned to see symptoms as the problem, what if we saw them as the solution?

The human body is perfectly designed and it’s default position is wellness.

My belief is everything it does is designed to lead us to a path of healing and health on many different levels.

The increase in nasal and chest mucus you may have had over the last couple of weeks may actually be a good thing.

Homeopathy is a part of my well being tool kit and I love how a Homeopath works.

A Homeopath is very interested in all things mucus as it’s important to know the difference between normal healthy mucus and when things are more serious, it’s also important to remember that too much of any good thing is not good and we need to investigate and look for solutions.

“When we change the way we look at things the things we look at change” Wayne Dwyer

The info below might be of interest and help you change your perspective and approach.

Mucus contains water, proteins such as mucins, antibodies, antiseptics, and salts. Mucins are glycoproteins, which are proteins with attached carbohydrates. The carbohydrate coating gives mucin molecules a large ability to absorb water. Antibodies help the immune system to attack pathogens (organisms that cause disease), while antiseptics kill pathogens directly.

Although mucus is important in many places in the body, for most of us its presence is most obvious in the nose and the respiratory tract.

While cold medicines can create some relief, those benefits come at a cost. You’re likely familiar with taking a cold medicine before going to work and feeling groggy, mentally unfocused, and generally off throughout the day. Your body has its own natural healing mechanisms when you get sick — your cold symptoms:

  • Mucus helps get rid of dead bacteria and viruses.

  • Coughing helps move the infection out of your lungs.

  • Sneezing clears the airways of harmful irritants and allergy-causing substances.

  • Fever is your body heating up to kill off the infection (the same way you heat food or water to kill off bacteria).

In other words, taking cold medicines and other suppressive formulas inhibits your body’s defense mechanisms so that it can’t fight back and might even prolong your cold or flu.

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