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    Marie — 06.12.2017 08:55
    My immune system has been at rock bottom since October due to a very stressful family situation that I can't fix. I've had antibiotics and steroids for bronchitis but my nose and lungs are still producing an extraordinary amount of mucous . I don't eat dairy. But my cough is so chesty. I've tried Echinacea and vit c . And im a great believer in your ivy thyme but its not helping this time. Im trying to be positive.


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      Marianna — 07.12.2017 16:52
      It certainly seems that the continued stress is making it hard for your immune system to recover. I would recommend that you continue taking Echinaforce three times a day and regular doses of Vitamin C to support your lungs. If you eat any refined sugar, it’s worth keeping this to an absolute minimum and also be sure to drink plenty of water. Your nervous system could well benefit from extra support too at this time, so you could try taking Stress Relief Daytime whilst you continue to be under stress. Do hope you are soon on the mend.


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      Elizabeth — 30.06.2018 04:21
      I suffered from this for twenty years. I have found super strength probiotics to be an enormous help. As soon as I get a sore throat I gargle with a weak apple vinegar solution. Massaging the area around the eyes and cheekbones forces the sinuses to drain. Wasabi paste helps them drain too, and I add crushed non-bleached garlic to my food, especially at bed-time. Husband hates that part, but my health has never been better. I giv3 the echinacea a rest when well, as it can stress the liver.


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