You give me FEVER

“Never know how much you love me, never know how much you care. When you put your arms around me, you give me fever I can barely bear. Fever. You give me fever. Everybody has got the fever that is something you all know. Fever isn’t such a nuisance, fever started long ago. I am a fire, I burn for you. Fever. What a lovely way to burn”

Remember this famous song ‘Fever’ by Peggy Lee? (Listen here to refresh your memory:

Interesting, how well this song describes what a fever really is.

A fever is nothing but another effort by our body to kill something harmful or toxic. This harmful thing can be anything: an external virus or bacteria or simply our old food rotting inside.  It is unpleasant and not acceptable to the body, so it tries to get rid of it through what we call acute diseases. An acute disease in naturopathy is the body’s effort to throw out toxins. A runny nose or cold; vomiting, diarreah and fever all fall under acute diseases. Acute diseases have rapid onsets (so a prolonged cold or long running fever does not qualify) and strong symptoms.

What do we do when food stored in jars shows signs of fungus or insects or worms? We simply put it in the sun. The heat of the sun either kills or drives them away.

The human body is doing the same. It gives itself a fever, i.e raises its temperature so that the resulting heat will burn the toxins. Eventually when the body has completed its internal burning, destroying what it set out to burn, the fever will break. You will feel that sweating which comes with a deep feeling of relief when the fever breaks naturally.

Hence don’t fear a fever, it is our friend. You can infact aid it by doing the following:

If you aid your fever rather than supressing it, the body would have done a lot of internal cleaning and you will find your energy levels come back to normal fairly quickly.

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