Favorite Thing: Quantum Herbals Elderberry/Olive Cough Syrup

If you have ever had a cough that you couldn’t shake loose, that threatens to take over your nights and days, and is unrelenting… then you should have used Quantum Herbals Elderberry/Olive Cough Syrup.

My husband came down with a hacking cough about 2 weeks ago and it did not take long before it passed on to the rest of us. After 2 days of chest-aching coughs and sleepless nights, I’d had enough. I went through my medicine cabinet and found this little miracle of a bottle. After 2 days of swigging directly from the bottle, my cough became productive and began to dissipate. My husband could not believe how quickly I have begun to recover from this blight, considering he is still coughing away.

This formula combines effective and potent herbs (elderberry, olive leaf, horehound, osha root) with tasty maple syrup, so it is easy to take and one of the best respiratory formulas I have ever encountered.

Forget Robitussin – this is what you need!

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Favorite Things: Pathway Kids’ Cough

Both my kids have started the winter season with a hacking cough that keeps them (and me) awake at night. Traditional cough medications for children under 6 have been shown to be ineffective and sometimes harmful. So after two sleepless nights, I started giving them Pathway Kids’ Cough.

Pathway Kids’ Cough soothes the throat and helps to support the respiratory system. It is a great alternative to over-the-counter cough syrups that contain dyes, sugars and alcohol. This great-tasting formula acts as an expectorant as well as having antibacterial and antiviral properties. It contains wild cherry bark, osha root, and yerba santa, which encourage the loosening of phlegm from the respiratory tract. There is also an easy-to-dose guide based on weight.

Both children are now cough-free and sleeping better at night. I also used tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil in their baths , 1000IU of Vitamin D3, and lots of fluids in combination with Pathway Kid’s Cough.

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Upper Respiratory Infections and Vitamin C

Having just gotten over an upper respiratory infection (URI), this interview with Naama Constantini, MD, DFM, FACSM, Dip. Sport Med. (CASM), by Kirk Hamilton came at a great time. Dr. Constantini discusses the role that the antioxidant vitamin C plays in swimmers with URIs.

Kirk Hamilton: Can you please share with us your educational background and current position?

Naama Constantini: I am a physician and a family and sport medicine specialist. I am the director of the “Hadassah Optimal” Sports Medicine Center, Orthopedic Department, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. I was the chair of the Medical Committee of the Israeli Olympic Committee for
over 10 years and currently the physician of the Israeli Swimming Association. In addition, I am an active Master competitive swimmer, and a former swimming coach.

KH: What got you interested in studying the role of vitamin C in upper respiratory infections (URI) in adolescent swimmers? Continue reading “Upper Respiratory Infections and Vitamin C”

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