Saturday, January 9, 2016

Healing Strep Throat Organically: NO Antibiotics Required

Strep throat. Most of us have had it at least once. I, on the other hand, have had it thrust upon me at least once a year spanning back into the earliest days of my childhood. In a few months I will be 50, so needless to say, my throat has seen a lot of action.

Streptococcus Bacteria is the culprit that causes the infection. More often than not this is a childhood ailment, but adults like myself can get it too. I have the sneaking suspicion that the maternal line of my family are carriers of the infection as my cousins and siblings all had it umpteen times in their childhoods too. As far as I know, my cousins outgrew it. As for my brothers, they had their tonsils removed when we were all kids. The two of them laid on opposite sides of the couch as they recovered and I was actually angry that I didn't have surgery too. Even at 12 years old I was tired of being sick all the time and to my young mind, having my tonsils removed must have been the answer. Why was I left out of this healing loop?

Years after that event, I continued to suffer with the usual symptomatic culprits—swollen glands, sometimes I had a fever, but usually just a feeling of lethargy, and always I inevitably had a throbbing throat that was red and filled the all too familiar white lumps tucked in the crevices at the back of my throat. It's like someone placed a bunch of popcorn back there with a glue stick. If only I could wipe them away with my tooth brush! Alas, that wasn't going to happen. I had to think of something else. It would be late in my 49th year when I finally discovered the answer, but it was well worth the wait.

So, what was my glorious solution? Apple Cider Vinegar and water. Yep. That's it. Of course, the vinegar needs to be organic for it to work. I always carry Bragg's in my refrigerator, but there may be other brands that I am unaware of that would work just as well. The key is to use ORGANIC or nothing.

I never measure anything, but I filled an 8 ounce glass with maybe 5-10% vinegar and the rest with warm water. I'll be honest that this type of vinegar doesn't taste all that great and the more you use the harder it may be to gargle, so everyone will need to figure out the best amount for them. After the concoction is made, gargle the entire glass. 

I read online that often people are cured after only one gargling session. I, on the other hand, had four sessions over a two day period. It felt better after each time I gargled, so I knew it was working, leading to the final outcome of being totally healed!

Another by-product of this remedy is that it worked on not only the strep, but I also had an underlying sore throat for about a year. Nothing so bad that I couldn't function, but I needed to use throat spray every day for what seemed like forever. However, since using this combination, I haven't had an issue with my throat whatsoever. The even better news is that I didn't need to use chemically based antibiotics, nor did I need to have a surgical procedure. That means it was not only a whole lot cheaper than having do deal with medical expenses, I also didn't have to use anything that could harm my body in other ways. Organically healing is the only way I choose to go.

...And that is certainly a good thing!

***Please keep in mind that all healing tools that I discuss on this blog are what worked for me. Every 'body' is different and therefore each person must find the treatments that works best for them. Also, I am not a medical doctor, so please consult your physician prior to trying any remedies offered on this site.