- 1 Summary
- 2 Top 3 Biohacks
- 3 What It Is
- 4 Important Notes
- 5 What Is It
- 6 What Causes It
- 7 Treatments / Applicable Biohacks
- 8 Resources
- 9 Anecdotes
- 10 Chronic Cough
- 11 References
Main Symptoms and underlying physiological cause
Top 3 Biohacks
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What It Is
- Symptom 1
- Symptom 2
- Symptom 3
Underlying physiological cause
bodily systems affected, environmental issues, gut, genetics, etc.
additional information, e.g. safety concerns
What Is It
Describe the symptoms of the condition.
What Causes It
There are many possible underlying causes for a persistent cough. Figuring out which one is the culprit is essential to determining the proper treatment.
- Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
LPR is reflux of stomach contents, including acid and digestive enzymes, into the throat, which causes irritation and inflammation. Acidic foods and drinks can activate those digestive enzymes, leading to repeat irritation and chronic changes of the throat structures. This is very similar to GERD, but is specific to the impact on the throat (often not accompanying heartburn). See here for more details on the distinction. Note that the underlying cause of LPR, as with GERD, can be increased intra-abdominal pressure caused by SIBO. See:
- Vagal Neuropathy
Here is a great resource on ways to increase vagal nerve tone.
Treatments / Applicable Biohacks
If you went to an average western medicine doctor, what would they prescribe to treat it? Drugs, physical therapy, behaviors, etc.
Foods to Eat
- One onion
- 3 gloves of garlic
- 3 slices of ginger
- 2 cups bone broth
Put in instant pot and cook for 15 minutes.
Foods to Avoid
Gut Health / Probiotics
Short-Term Antimicrobial Treatments
1 Tbsp MCT (C8 is best, can use coconut oil if you don't have) 2-3 drops of oregano oil! If the burn is too much then try it in regular coconut oil!
ginger tea, strong extract about a tablespoon and/or swallow a clove of smashed, minced garlic
one small drop of oregano oil with sea salt in warm water (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt to 4 to 8 ounces of warm water). Rinse mouth and gargle
olive leaf extract capsule made by Amerigen White willow bark Tart cherry extract Monolaurin Zinc lozenges w Vit C and Sambuca Elderberry syrup or lozenges
serrapeptase enzymes and NAC
Mullein Gcmaf on lymph nodes.
stinging nettle tea
If with excess mucous then add in quercetin to help lower histamine.
Name - Joe Shmoe
Experience with the issue - What were your symptoms? How did you get it? How did it impact your life?
Treatment History - What did you try? What worked? What didn't?
- Make sure there are no other Gerd symptoms