The real reason you feel awful when you are sick!
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We have all been there – some are even there as we speak! It starts with a tickle in your throat that becomes a cough. Your muscles begin to ache, you grow irritable, and you lose your appetite. It’s official, you’ve got the flu. It’s logical to assume that this miserable medley of symptoms is the result of the infection coursing through your body — but is that really the case?
In this Ted Talk, Marco Sotomayor explains what’s actually making you feel sick, and why the next time you feel that tickle in your throat, you should be gentle with yourself as your body prepares to fight off the infection.