When we have a runny nose, or cough from a cold it is the body’s way of healing us. The runny nose serves to wash out whatever virus or bacteria has entered our bodies, and the cough helps to get rid of whatever is in our lungs or throat that is not good for us.
If we suppress these symptoms with antihistamines and decongestants, we stop the healing process of the body, and either delay our return to good health, or in the worst case cause a more serious illness to develop.
A recent study at Cornell University has resulted in this observation:
…that allergy symptoms may help protect against cancer by shedding foreign particles from the body.
In my own practice I see over and over how much healthier people get when they let their bodies do the healing, not drugs. The human organism has a marvelously efficient way to fight disease if we only let it!