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5 Foods That Trigger Mucus Production

There’s no sexier feeling than snorting or coughing and feeling like you still have some mucus that is too stubborn to leave your throat. We’re joking, obviously. Instead of looking and sounding like a disgusting monster in front of your friends, coworkers, or family, you head to the bathroom to deal with the problem. What if this is happening and you aren’t even sick? If you aren’t sick, you shouldn’t have that mucus, right? Well, not exactly.

 

As it turns out, certain foods can increase mucus production and lead to the buildup of phlegm in the body. Excess mucus in the body can increase your risk of respiratory infections, including sinusitis, colds, flus, and more. While it is easier to blame the weather, a friend’s child with a runny nose, or a coughing coworker, the reality is that your diet may be the culprit of your congestion and constant hacking.

 

What Is Mucus?

Mucus lines many tissues in the body and it helps to prevent organs from drying up. It also has the job of keeping bacteria and other airborne particles from entering the body, and mucus contains enzymes and antibodies that work to kill bacteria and other infections. While mucus works to protect the lungs and respiratory system, having an excess amount of mucus can jeopardize respiratory health.

 

Foods That Trigger Mucus Production

Soy Products:

First off, we encourage people to avoid soy because it is one of the most genetically engineered foods on the planet. Now we have a new reason to steer clear of soy. Soy products lead to more unhealthy mucus accumulation in the body than any other plant foods. Not to mention, the mucus that accumulates is unhealthy mucus and can worsen your symptoms if you are sick.

 

Dairy Products:

Dairy products can thicken pre-existing mucus and increase mucus production. People who consume milk, cheese, or yogurt while they are sick can commonly experience difficulty swallowing or thickened saliva. Dairy products contain a protein known as casein, which can increase the secretion of mucus, cause digestive troubles, or increase risk of sinus infection.

 

Caffeinated Beverages:

Sorry, folks, but drinking that coffee, soda, black or green tea, and other caffeinated beverages can increase the risk of dehydration, which leads to thicker mucus production. Not only does drinking water and herbal teas keep you sufficiently hydrated, but it also keeps mucus secretions lubricated and thin.

 

Foods Allergens:

Some people know they have allergies or sensitivities to foods, yet they continue to eat them. Strange…we know. The continued consumption of food allergens can increase mucus production, a common allergic response to foods containing gluten, dairy, or soy. The symptoms typically manifest in the form of nasal congestion, sneezing, or coughing. Eliminating certain foods may help decrease the amount of mucus buildup in the body. Click here to learn more about an elimination diet.

 

Red Meat:

Due to the high protein content of red meat, it is very common to experience mucus production in the throat after consumption. Additionally, a lot of red meat is highly processed, filled with antibiotics, and rich in fat, all of which lead to mucus buildup. If you are going to purchase meat, it is best to purchase grass-fed grain-free meat, or opt for wild-caught fish for a healthier option.

 

In closing, everyone will react differently to the foods mentioned in this article. Some people may experience tremendous mucus buildup after they eat soy, while others may experience nothing. Pay attention to the foods that you eat and eliminate the ones that cause negative reactions.

 

Sources:

https://lunginstitute.com/blog/21-foods-trigger-mucus-production-21-foods-reduce/

https://www.onlymyhealth.com/7-foods-that-trigger-mucus-build-up-1547473267

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/foods-that-cause-phlegm/

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/foods-create-mucus-5855.html

2020-01-06T17:47:22-07:00

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    A: The toxicity in your body is releasing itself via one of your eliminative channels. Try the Anti-Viral Formula to help cleanse circulatory system of toxins

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    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU FIRST PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX TO HELP BREAK UP HARDENED MUCUS IN YOUR BODY. IT'S ALWAYS IDEAL TO DETOXIFY FIRST AND USE THE 2-3 FORMULAS YOU'RE USING AS MAINTENANCE FORMULAS.

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    I would highly recommend that you use our Respiratory kit and regimen followed by a daily regimen of our Lungs Formula and Mucus Buster formula. You can be healed!

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    Q: I really need your help concerning my son. He is only 2 years old, but he has suffered with mucus build up and chest congestion since he was born. I only give him soymilk now. No other dairy. Several times a month he coughs up mucus and it is difficult for him to breath. Do you have something that can help him? He also has to use the nebulizer machine for breathing treatments.

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    I recommend you give your son Mullein Leaf Extract or Dherbs Lung Extract. Serve him mullein tea (with maple syrup for sweetness and a little lemon juice) EVERY DAY!

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    CORRECT! AND ALSO THAT YOU LIVE NATURAL. A COLD CAN ALSO DENOTE THAT YOU NEED TO REST! DOING TOO MUCH CAN WEAKEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.

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    Q: I am currently taking the Mucus buster (2x a day), the Sinus formula (2x a day). I have heard/read that Elderberry extract is good for all the sinus, mucus, and immune problems. Please advise.

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    Yes, it is; but not better than the products you mentioned and are taking!

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    Give the child "Mullein Leaf tea" (sweetened with maple syrup and a zest of lemon juice). DAILY!!! The child cannot eat meat or dairy products nor refined grains and starches.

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    Q: I have a 7 month old baby girl name Neffera. I breast fed her for about 4 1/2 months. I have been giving her soy infant formula and really do not feel right about it. I also have been giving her the Gerber organic green beans, peas, applesauce, ect. She has a lot of congestion and mucus like I have never seen before ever in a baby. I am not sure what has caused all of this mucus, but I want to strengthen her immune system and feed her better. What do you suggest?

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    Ozone therapy is the BOMB! I use ozone everyday when I'm home. I greatly like oxygen/ozone therapies! Great stuff! Increased oxygen levels is 50% of the cure for all diseases (the other 50% being alkalinity coming from the minerals).

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    Q: Good morning, I have used several products in the last two months. They include the Full Body Detox, Detox bath drops, Aura cleansing, Mucus buster and the Acid buster. I battle MS and I received the results of the MRI, and it shows that my ventriculers went from 8-9mm to 1.2 cm.( I was told it is atrophy) I believe I will be healed, but I am at a lost of what to do next. I researched it and found that exerising will be good, and eating veggies and fruit (having no alcohol). I am continuing on the Mucus and Acid buster. Do you know what I should do next? By the way my cholesterol went DOWN to 159 from 224 at times 242.

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    Keep doing everything you're doing. Take 3 capsules of Brain Tuner formula 2-3 times per day. Drink 1-2 cups of Brain Tuner per day as well. Also, do not worry! Think positive as you consume the herbs daily and eat a mostly vegan/raw foods diet.

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    Q: What are the various foods that I should eat for my melanin and also to reduce mucus in my body?

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    For melanin consciousness, eat all natural foods (fruits and vegetables), especially all green-colored plants that you like to eat. get plenty of nutritional copper (mineral) as well. Make sure you are sleep between the hours of 12 a.m. - 4 a.m when you pineal gland is secreting most of your melatonin which is very anti-aging in nature.

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    Yes, try our OZ OIL! Glad to hear the products are working for you!

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    Q: I am interested in all the lessons you have tabled in the article section of Dherbs. On reading one article, I learned that pepper is a mucus irritant. I am concern because I have about read on some other blog about a doctor that cure cancer using pepper and garlic (credits to KELLY EIDEM). So, I have been eating raw hot pepper and garlic. So sir, I would like to learn if there is any side effects in eating hot pepper as you have mentioned that it's mucus irritant. Thanks. Your reader.

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    Eating hot peppers has its benefits but excess consumption may eventually cause harm. It boils down to how often and how much of them you are eating. Organic doesn't make a thing necessarily good to eat. Organic peanut butter is better than regular or inorganic peanut butter but peanut butter is peanut butter and thus hard on the digestive process.

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    Q: I have mucus stuck on my upper chest and throat area it hurts my throat when I try to cough it up. What the best product you have for this ailment?

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    Please perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    Q: I have mucus stuck on my upper chest and throat area it hurts my throat when I try to cough it up. What the best product you have for this ailment?

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    Please perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    Q: Should I start using the Mucus Buster product I have purchased? I did give the ear coning a try, as well as your Ear Oil extract. I have noticed recently, I have the sensation of "something running in my ear," more specifically the left ear. I have never see anything on my pillow. Yet the ringing persist. I don't want to use the ear oil, while I am experiencing the running sensation. What do you advise?

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    Sounds like the lymphatic gland may be unclogging, and allowing mucus to move, use Mucus Buster. You may need about 11 more ear coning session (every other 2 weeks if you can afford it).

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    Q: How can I get the heavy mucus out of my throat?

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    By performing the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    Q: I have a 5yr handicap unable to swallow pills. Do you have mucus buster in a liquid form. If so , may I have an address to order from you. Also would you e-mail me a order form. Thanks

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    Try our LUNG EXTRACT located under EXTRACTS in our On-Line Store.

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    Q: I see a lot of your tea formulas if not all of them are also offered in pill form. Which is recommended the tea or the pill? Also I am pretty sure I have a bacterial infection of some sort. I have been to 2 different doctors neither one of them actually ran any test to find out what the infection was. They really didn’t even listen to me at all when I went there. Actually I told them flat out what tests I wanted done and they still didn’t do them. Now I remember why I hate traditional doctors. One doctor took an x-ray and told me I have a whole lot of bacteria in my ingestions what an x-ray shows there I don’t know because even if it appears cloudy bacteria is SUPPOSE to be there anyway. I already knew I had a problem bacteria there as I am having mucus in my stools. He just gave me an antibotic and that was it. either way his 3 day antibiotic didn’t work and I felt ripped off paying a copay for 3 pills. So I have a question about a recommendation here. I know for sure the bacteria is affecting my intestines as the mucus in my stool. I don’t know where else it has worked into but I am thinking it’s starting to effect my eyes some as well as I have noticed they appear much more watery than normal and looks like they get a discharge from them and they are much more red than normal. Regardless to what the doctor says I don’t have allergies. I know my body much better than he does I have never had allergy problems in the past so I don’t think its caused from that. so what products should I be looking at? and are the teas or pills recommended?

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