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5 Body Hacks for When You’re Sick

5 Body Hacks for When You’re Sick

No matter how healthy you are, you likely end up feeling sick at least a few times a year. And we have many pharmaceutical options these days to help us feel better. But some non-pharmaceutical remedies are supported by science, including some that have been around for thousands of years.

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Chicken Soup

P6 Acupressure

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  • Posted on Jul 09, 2021 at 13:39 pm

    I thought cortisol was an immunosuppressant?

  • Posted on Jul 09, 2021 at 16:48 pm

    Filipinos be sipping at Lucky Me instant chicken noodles and get healed

  • Posted on Jul 09, 2021 at 23:26 pm

    The 2nd one where you press on your wrist feels the exact same as when you hit your funny bone (ulnar nerve). That spot on the wrist is the median nerve but the feeling is very similar to when you hit your funny bone. I wonder if pressing on the ulnar nerve/funny bone that goes over your elbow would give the same nausea reducing effect as when you press on the median nerve on the wrist.

  • Posted on Jul 11, 2021 at 11:48 am

    They spying on me wtf

  • Posted on Jul 11, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    I think I understand that miso soup is just about as effective as chicken soup. Is that correct?

  • Posted on Jul 11, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    What makes chicken soup helping probably the herbs in that.

  • Posted on Jul 11, 2021 at 23:18 pm

    Did you get a cold in the last year or so? If you did, than your Covid preventive measures failed and you just got lucky. I haven't had a cold in over 5 years. Wash your hands, don't retouch the facet. Never touch your eyes, nose, face and ears unless you have washed or sanitized your hands. Very hard to do, but it works. Masks are just a false sense of security.

  • Posted on Jul 12, 2021 at 03:18 am

    Could have used this yesterday… thnx YouTube a little too late tho lol

  • Posted on Jul 12, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Asians are obsessed with taking Vitamin C when you're sick. Is this on here?

  • Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 03:12 am

    Squeezing/pinching the webbing between thumb and index finger is really effective at stopping headaches too.

  • Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 11:09 am

    TL;DR Chicken soup has SALT IN IT!

  • Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 18:43 pm

    I already knew all of these. I eat chicken soup, even when I'm not sick, I just like the taste of it.

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 04:35 am

    Sniffing alcohol is all well and good unless you nausea is caused by pregnancy 😔

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 08:08 am

    There’s another really good pressure point for head pain and head aches between the thumb and pointer inside the connecting skin flap

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 14:06 pm

    Pressing on your wrist pressure point isn’t supposed to hurt… lol. If it does, you’re doing it wrong or too hard.

    And it absolutely works for all kinds of nausea. This just shows how ignorant modern medicine is.

  • Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    I get motion sickness and i feel like it never helped to press my wrist. it feels more placebo than anything

  • Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 17:29 pm

    Inflammation is not the end of life.there is a permanent treatment for inflammation without any side effects contact dr adule for your permanent cure. Dr adule on YouTube.dr adule on HPV.fibrods.pcos.etc..

  • Posted on Jul 24, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Press Wrist (2) – Could it not just be a placebo?

  • Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 06:51 am

    If you couldn't do much for for your stress source –> go to massage to reduce cortisol level.

    Big brain time: bludgeon your boss to reduce the cortisol level.

  • Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 08:21 am

    #2 is bogus.

  • Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 02:06 am

    ah the ice cube and wrist trick are life savers

  • Posted on Sep 04, 2021 at 12:12 pm


  • Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Basically it’s distracting your brain

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Can you do an episode on why some people (claim they) never get a cold?

  • Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 00:20 am

    I usually got sick for 2 weeks every 5 weeks. Then I stopped smoking and meat and started cooking. I never get sick anymore, for 3 years now. No Jinx.

  • Posted on Nov 01, 2021 at 07:13 am

    what can we do if we don't have chicken soup

  • Posted on Nov 01, 2021 at 07:16 am

    I'm not allowed alcohol

  • Posted on Nov 26, 2021 at 17:19 pm

    Is it just me or when I try sleep when I’m sick I feel like I’m going to vomit 🤢

  • Posted on Nov 30, 2021 at 05:24 am

    Im here because of the fever side effects of that vaccine sht

  • Posted on Dec 06, 2021 at 18:27 pm

    Yrah yeah boi

  • Posted on Dec 06, 2021 at 18:28 pm

    Your hair look nice

  • Posted on Dec 13, 2021 at 18:24 pm


  • Posted on Dec 16, 2021 at 13:43 pm

    I’m dying right now

  • Posted on Dec 17, 2021 at 01:38 am

    My cure for a cold? Whisky, it will either cure u or give u something worse, so ul hav forgotten about t cold by the time u recover

  • Posted on Dec 27, 2021 at 18:29 pm

    Y'all I'm sick on holiday break, why do I have no luck 😭

  • Posted on Jan 21, 2022 at 06:43 am

    Covid and Flu main criminals

  • Posted on Jan 21, 2022 at 19:50 pm

    Who ealse had covid?

  • Posted on Jun 13, 2022 at 08:21 am

    The most interesting test would be, not chicken soup vs (hot) H2O, but chicken soup vs. beef soup or miso. I have tried this (N=1, but hey, it´s a start …) and my impression is that chicken soup is better (for colds – not knocking miso as food!). Sombody test this!

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