BRONCHITIS

This condition can be acute or chronic, leaving you more susceptible to respiratory infections. It can be similar to a chest cold, or it can be stubborn and difficult to treat, lasting for weeks or months. It can be brought on by stress, which lowers the immune system, or develop from exposure to cigarette smoke or chemicals.

Bronchitis can be defined as an inflammation of the airways (bronchi) of the lungs.

Symptoms
Bronchitis sometimes starts as a cold virus but subsequently moves deep inside the chest with symptoms that include headache, fever, body aches,ethargy, hacking cough, and mucous-clogged airways, which can cause breathing difficulty, nausea, and weight loss due to decreased appetite.

Supplement support for bronchitis
• Echinacea
• Cordyceps
• Vitamins A, C, and E with selenium
• NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) to thin mucus
• Beta glucan
• Grapefruit seed extract capsules
• White flower oil, to rub on chest
• Oil of oregano

Dietary considerations
Reishi mushrooms are helpful for bronchitis. Fresh lemon and water are also helpful, and you can make a vegetable broth to drink throughout the day. Your daily green drink will help as well.You can make your own cough syrup from six onions, ½ cup honey,and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Cook in a saucepan on low heat for about two hours. Strain the mixture, removing the onions. Take 1 tablespoon every two to three hours as needed.

Lifestyle choices
• Ginger and cayenne compresses may be applied to the chest to help loosen mucus.
• Practice deep-breathing exercises.
• Get a little morning sun and fresh air each day.
• Have a brisk massage.