The Dr. Lam Show

7 Natural Ways to Kick a Sore Throat

October 29, 2023 Dr. Lam
The Dr. Lam Show
7 Natural Ways to Kick a Sore Throat
Show Notes Transcript

Do you get a sore throat all the time? Whether it’s a sign that you’re getting sick or just irritation, a sore throat can be annoying and impact your health. Here’s how to soothe it, safely, naturally, and with products you probably already have at home.

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Do you get a sore throat all the time, particularly in the winter months, when there are a lot of bugs going on? If you don't like to take medications, then you can try some of these home remedies and natural remedies that can help get you through your sore throat. There are a lot of natural remedies that will help get rid of a sore throat, and most of them you already have in your house. So let's take a look into some of these natural remedies. Number one is sleep. If you have a sore throat, the chances that you're going to get sick is quite high and you're really on the verge of getting sick. And so the best way to really give your body the chance and needs to fight off these bugs is to really rest. So go to bed early and try to sleep at least 9 to 10 hours and give your time the give your body the time to rest and to heal. Colloidal Silver. So Colloidal Silver is actually an antiviral and anti bacterial as well. So it'll help kill any of those nasty bugs that are causing your sore throat. You can buy it in a throat spray or in a spray bottle and just spray it in the back of your throat. Olive leaf extract. So olive leaf extract will actually help fight off those bugs that give you a sore throat. And then you can also find it at any health food store. A healthy diet. The food you're eating and the nutrients that you're eating, especially when you're in the verge of getting sick is very very important. So if you are having a sore throat, try to cut down on sugar, dairy any inflammatory foods, grains and try to drink more fluids, drink more broth, and that's why the people when they are on the verge of getting sick for years they've been drinking chicken soup. So that's really the best soup that's going to help get your nutrients back on track. So brew up some chicken with some vegetables and snack on it throughout the day. Sea salt. So sea salt has a natural soothing effect, so you could put some in some warm water and then gargle it throughout the day. Essential oils, oregano oil, lemon oil and peppermint oil in particular are very good at soothing a sore throat so you can gargle some essential oils. Make a mix. If you have a sore throat that just won't go away. Then you can try a mix of these remedies. Mix together the colloidal silver, oregano oil, lemon oil and peppermint oil in a spray bottle and spray your throat every 30 minutes to naturally heal a sore throat. Thank you for listening. And that's all we have for you today. We hope that these natural sore throat remedies are actually things that you can use to really boost your immune system and get your body back on the right track. If you'd like to hear more tips and tricks on natural remedies, make sure to click the subscribe button as well as the like button so we can share more of this useful information with other people out there. And remember, we're always here to empower you to take control of your health!