Seems Springtime is my nemesis. I’ve been sick on and off since mid April. Stomach virus. Sinus infection. Now I’ve got a nasty cold and cough.
Thank God for the hot blonde on the Metro North train who told me about apple cider vinegar. I started ingesting it for the sore throat on Friday.
By Sunday, I was hacking up chunks of phlegm. Monday, Tuesday, and today the cough continued to be productive.
Most importantly it’s a wet cough, which allows stuff be expectorated. I’ve never had such an easy time with a cough before.
So I did a little research on apple cider vinegar. It has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which probably is why it helped with the sore throat.
It also thins mucus secretions and is a natural expectorant.
All those years I wasted on Robitussin. LOL. All I needed was to hit the apple cider vinegar.
I’v e been taking 2 teaspoons twice a day for the sore throat and the cough.
The key is to get out of bed in the morning and stay sitting upright for a few hours. Move around. Take a shower. Make breakfast. Drink a hot beverage. It gets the expectorating going.
Morning is when lots of gunk comes up, but I can breathe better than I did a few days ago and the pain in my chest is gone. So that’s positive.
I’m also able to sleep at night and take a short nap during the day.
I’m meditating daily too.
And lastly, drinking a bottle of Gatorade a day. All this mucus production and fever sweats dehydrate me.
That’s my methodology for getting over a cough. So far it’s working.