Alternative View: Time to get things off your chest

Jenny Logan.
Jenny Logan.

It seems that all the cold, wet and windy weather we have had recently has also brought with it a nasty chesty cold.

We have seen a lot of people with very heavy chesty coughs and nasty catarrh that they have been struggling to shake. We have even had people asking us on Twitter what they could try to help shift their cold.

So I thought we had better have a quick run through the best ways to protect yourself and what to try if you have been struggling to shift that cold and cough.

Firstly protection. Keep your immune system working well – the best way to ensure this is to use something like Nature’s Aid Immune Support Plus.

This formula contains all the important nutrients which support immune health. It also contains beta glucans, which improve immune function, garlic, which is a natural anti bacterial and elder, which supports the health of your mucus membranes. All of this together means that Immune Support Plus should help you avoid the worst of the infections.

Secondly shifting a cold and cough that just won’t budge.

Help your immune system clear the infection with some echinacea – a well known immune boosting herb, which can help to fight the symptoms of colds and flu. My favourite is Vogel’s Echinaforce, because it is made with fresh herbs, not dried ones, so in my opinion it’s more potent.

Then clear that mucus off your chest. Many people who have been struggling with this chesty cold have had to resort to antibiotics because the infection got so bad. However, even after the antibiotics have cleared the infection, they are still left with a chesty cough.

This is actually because, whilst antibiotics do help fight infection, they do not expel mucus.

The good news is that we have been seeing some great results with Vogel’s Bronchoforce – a combination of ivy, thyme and eucalyptus, which is designed to help shift chesty and mucus coughs, by clearing the mucus out of the chest.

The other problem with a nasty cough is the fact it can keep you awake at night or result in you straining your muscles because you just can’t stop coughing.

Bronchoforce helps with this as well thanks to the anti spasmodic action of the herbs it contains.

So don’t keep suffering -– let natural remedies help you recover.