Worst Advice #10: Take some cough medicine at night so you can sleep when you have a cold.
“Even the American Lung Association admits that there’s never been any good evidence that cough suppressants and expectorants work for a cough. If you have a cold, your cough is there for a reason: It’s bringing up mucus from the lungs to expel the infection. Suppressing it with medications is actually counterproductive to your healing. A healthier move is to embrace the power of honey, which has been used as a medicinal aid for thousands of years. Buckwheat Honey in particular is one of the most antioxidant-rich honeys produced in the US, according to a University of Illinois study. You could just eat a spoonful, but I also recommend the Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup, which also has 10 immune-boosting ingredients.”
—Carolyn Harrington, certified holistic health practitioner
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