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Propolis: A Natural Antiviral

…shown that propolis has strong antiviral properties. Topical applications have been used to treat both herpes zoster (shingles) and herpes simplex (cold sores or fever blisters). The resin appears to be particularly effective in recurrent cases. French researchers concluded that the combination of compounds…

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Four Simple Cures From One Australian Oil

…Remarkable antiseptic properties make tea tree oil good for any type of cut, abrasion, rash, or lesion. It can also cure boils, bug bites, nail fungus, cold sores, and blisters. * Diluted with water (1–2 drops per ounce), it makes an effective facial cleanser or mouthwash. * Australian researchers concluded…

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The Hidden Dangers in Your Toothpaste

Want to avoid cold sore outbreaks, and potentially cancer as well? Then check your toothpaste. One of the main ingredients in most commercial toothpaste is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), used as a foaming agent in toothpastes, shampoos, and other soaps. I’ve noticed that using toothpaste containing SLS…

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How to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

…cough * 8.3 percent had sore throats * Four people were traveling with fevers of 100 degrees or more Add in the tight quarters and recycled air, and it’s no wonder so many of us wind up with colds or flu after spending time on commercial jetliners. Here’s how I prevent colds and flu when I travel:…

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The Natural Pain Reliever You Keep in Your Kitchen

Feeling the cold winter temperatures right down to your bones? You aren’t alone, especially if you suffer from arthritis or any other kind of joint pain. For relief, you may be tempted to reach for over-the-counter painkillers, but these medications have many unwanted side effects. Instead, I recommend…

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