Straight Talk

Every winter I struggle with a sore throat about ten times- A letter from Gus

Danice Akiyoshi

Danice Akiyoshi

By Danice Akiyoshi N.D.

Q: Every winter I struggle with a sore throat about ten times.  I’m tired of being on antibiotics so often.  Do you know of a natural remedy?  My grandma told me to drink tequila, lemon juice and honey, but I can do that before work.

A: Yes, I understand your hesitancy about drinking tequila before going to work.  What I choose for my family and myself is 8 drops of Cayenne Pepper tincture in about three or four ounces of juice.  Drink it quickly.  Your throat will burn, but it will be well worth it.