Archive for February, 2005

Fighting this Respiratory Thing!

Monday, February 7th, 2005

I have been fighting chest congestion for a few days now. Last time I beat it before it became an infection while using with this method. Here is what I am doing. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t, who knows?

Odorless Garlic/Rosemary- 600 mg, 2x/day
Vitamin C/Bioflavonoids- 1000 mg/day
Olive Leaf- 500 mg/day
Bromelain 2000GDU- 500 mg/day
Multi-Vitamin- 1x/day
Cayenne Pepper- liberal use
Guaifenesin- 200-400 mg/day

Rationale: Vitamin C has been shown in some studies to fight infections. Garlic has too. Olive Leaf kills many bacteria and viruses in vitro. I take Bromelain with the Olive Leaf, because it has been shown in studies to increase the potency of antibiotics, and itself thins out mucus. The multi is for general well-being. Cayenne cleans me out, and Guaifenesin makes mucus more able to be expelled.

Who knows if it works, but that’s what I am doing!