by BJ Armstrong
September, the ninth month and a fall month. A fall month means, time to get the body in shape for cooler temperatures and the "cold season." Let us take a look at what Vitamin C can do for you:
Supports the immune system.
Speeds wound repair and recovery.
Fights the harmful effects of stress on the body.
Supports healthy, youthful skin.
Helps fight free radicals that cause fatigue and premature aging.
Supports normal blood sugar levels.
Boosts energy production by strengthening cellular integrity.
Protects joints and corrective tissue.
Strengthens blood vessel walls and improves circulation.
Builds collagen for skin and muscles.
September brings cooler weather and sometimes winds with the falling leaves. Hats and scarves can prevent an earache from the wind. A typical earache begins when a congested Eustachian tube can't regulate pressure, or fluids, in the ear. Pain begins when mucus builds up behind the eardrum. The greatest pain reliever is warm heat around and close to the ear. Whenever I was a child, a towel was wrapped around a warmed iron. A hot water bottle makes a comforting pillow for an aching ear. A couple of drops of warmed mineral oil may also soothe a sore ear. If your ear hurts when you chew, without a cold or sore throat, see the doctor because this is a sign of a severe infection that needs attention.
Did you ever have a bug crawl in your ear and not come out? Talk about driving you crazy! Do not try to fish it out with tweezers or fingernails. You'll just push it in farther or damage the eardrum. Instead, using an ear-dropper full of alcohol, flood the ear to kill the bug. Or, you can always go to the doctor and let him get it out.
Weather change might cause coughing or sneezing. A tickle in the throat can cause coughing. Or, you might get a cough during a brief encounter with a mild cold. You might want to see a doctor if a cough continues for more than a few days; if you see any signs of blood; if you are short on breath, yet continue to cough frequently; or if you have very thick phlegm that doesn't come up easily when you cough. While many coughs are harmless, some indicate you have an underlying condition. A cough is a sign of bronchitis, a bacterial infection, pneumonia or asthma. For a clue to the cause of a cough, note at what point in the day or night that it occurs. It will help the doctor to better take care of the problem. Drink plenty of water when you