I thought I would share with you all about the relation between constipation and cold symptoms. I was reminded of this today with my daughter.
Last night, my daughter was complaining of a sore throat and a headache. I rubbed peppermint oil on her throat (making sure to rub around her glands) and on her forehead. A little while later, her head stopped hurting but her throat still hurt. I figured she would go to sleep and I would see how she felt in the morning.
This morning, when my daughter woke up, I asked her how she felt. She said, her head felt fine but she still had a sore throat. As I was thinking of what my normal coarse of action is on a sore throat, it dawned on me to ask her if she was constipated. She said, she was and she had noticed it last night after dinner.
Without having to tell her (she knows the routine), she went to the refrigerator and poured herself some apple juice. She drank another glass before lunch. After lunch, she said, "I think I need to go to the bathroom." As soon as she walked out of the bathroom, she said, "Mom, my throat feels better already!"
When someone experiences constipation it is common to get cold like symptoms. Since the intestines are blocked up with toxins and can't eliminate, it will tax the other eliminating organs. Sometimes a person will get a headache, sore throat, lower back pain, skin eruptions, etc.
So, the next time you feel like your coming down with a cold, try to go to the bathroom and see if that doesn't help relieve the symptoms.
*Thanks to my friend Kim, who has taught me a lot on this issue and many others.