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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Bypass your Gag Reflex

If you make a fist with your left hand and squeeze your left thumb, this will bypass your gag reflex.

One of the most uncomfortable feelings you can experience is involuntary gagging. Unchecked, it can leave your throat raw and sore, and give you a painful case of laryngitis. If you have a sensitive gag reflex,Restraining-gag-reflex-by-squeezing-fist you might have trouble swallowing pills, visiting the dentist, or eating foods that you’re not particularly fond of. Perhaps every time you go to the doctor and have your sore throat cultured for strep, you almost lose your lunch on the poor doctor!

The gag reflex is your body’s natural defense against choking on foreign objects, but up to one-third of healthy people don’t even have it! Fortunately, there are ways to ease your gag reflex, and one of these many of us may not have heard of before.

All you have to do is make a fist with you left hand, and squeeze your thumb (inside the fist). It actually works and was proven in a 2008 study by three scientists which was to be published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

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