I want to read this whole thread, as I have had the cough too, but I don't have time now. I also believe it is a side effect of the new flu strain, probably passed off to me at the grocery store from someone that got one of those useless vaccines against it. Our family had the flu I am pretty sure, though we are all natural eaters and live naturally, so no one was particularly sick for long. Also no one else in the house seemed to have developed the cough I did. I did not have the flu when the others did, I only had a mild fever for one day and a headache. But this cough moved in and stayed for months. I saw an ND about it, but he was unable to hear it because it was as you say, the lungs sound ok except during a coughing fit... to stop the fits when I had them, I used a piece of taffy or a hard candy, anyhting with sugar or HFCS in it (bad I know, but I seriously thought I was gonna rupture a lung or crack ribs it was so bad) the taffy always made it go away. This makes me wonder several things. Could this be a side effect of candida instead? so I upped my use of probiotics and lessened my sugar intake/ cut out HFCS altogether. As for the Vitamin D, a good rule of thumb is 35 IU for every pound of body weight for use in dosing during times of health, increase it significantly if there is illness. Vitamin D is being shown to be the wonder drug that isnt even a drug... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--NqqB2nhBE
there are lots more vit d vids from him and others too. for instance, in myself I take 4000 IU daily, but if I feel a germ, I take 6000 IU daily. DD1 is around 40 lbs, she gets 1400 IU daily, and I increase it to 3000 if any illness is around or if we went out to a playgroup that day.
I was using a canola oil based spread to cook with and on foods like potatoes rice etc. Then I heard in a natural forum that canola is dangerous for human consumption. I researched it http://www.bhawkindustries.com/blank...=0&prodstart=0
this comes up in a search... apparently canola oil is really from the rapeseed plant which is poisonous to humans and other animals. most canola products are also GMO. I cut it out entirely and my cough is gone. So, up the dosage of vitamin d, no HFCS and limited sugar, no dairy to lessen mucus, cut out canola, especially if it isnt from non gmo sources... this is how i got rid of the cough that i had for months.