07 2 / 2012

Ever occurred to you that modern medicine may hinder complete recovery from viral attacks e.g. influenza and common ailments?

Here is how it might contradict our body’s natural defences:

Taking paracetamol to relieve pain and quell the mild fever experienced by your body when it senses threats in your system when the fever actually serves to kill off bacteria or viruses.

Decongestants to block mucus production to help you breathe better but isn’t mucus suppose to drain these viruses to your stomach where they are executed by the extreme pH?

Suppressing a cough with cough syrup, denying your lungs a chance to expunge the virus-laden mucus out of your system.