Colds

Bitter Remedy Brings Sweet Relief

…has quickly become one of their hottest-selling cold remedies. Its popularity has undoubtedly been fueled by modern research. During the past few years, researchers have shown that Andrographis is effective, not only in treating the symptoms of colds and flu, but also in providing a non-toxic method…

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The Link Between Cold Weather and Joint Pain

If you haven’t noticed that we’re deep into the winter season, perhaps your joints have. While not much research exists stating that cold weather causes arthritis flare-ups, it certainly seems like arthritis does get worse the colder it gets. Why is that? Well, with colder weather, your tissues…

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How to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

…traveling. For added insurance, you can also help prevent colds and flu with good hygiene habits and supplementing with immune-boosting nutrients. Safe (and healthy) travels, everyone! You May Also Be Interested In * Natural Treatments for Cold and Flu * Why You Should Not Get a Flu Shot

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Fight the Flu With Licorice Root

…only a few weeks. Do not use if you have high blood pressure or are pregnant. You May Also Be Interested In: * Natural cold and flu treatments * Nutrients that help prevent colds and flu

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Alleviate Allergies Naturally

…wreak havoc with allergy sufferers. If allergies are a problem for you, here are a couple of quick tips that might help: Vitamin C: Good for More Than Colds Start by loading up with at least two grams of vitamin C daily. This dose has been shown indirectly to reduce blood histamine levels as much as 38 percent…

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Ease Angina With Padma

…such as exertion or increased activity. It’s worse when the exertion occurs immediately following a meal or during cold weather. In fact, just walking from a warm room into a cold wind can trigger it, as can stressful or frightening dreams. It usually lasts only a few minutes and tends to subside…

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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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A Healthy Summer Dessert: Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

…Strawberry Frozen Yogurt (Serves 4) * ½cup cold water * ¼ cup honey * 6 Tbsp. nonfat, dry milk * ¼ cup lukewarm water * 2 cups plain, nonfat yogurt * 1 cup fresh or frozen, sliced strawberries (approximately ½ lb) In a small saucepan, mix honey in cold water until it is dissolved. Mix nonfat, dry…

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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…

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The Power of Proper Sleep

…of your immune system are significantly reduced. NKC levels have a direct influence on your body's ability to fight off everything from the common cold to life-threatening bacteria and viruses. Chronically suppressing their levels by disrupting your sleep patterns can lead to a severely weakened immune…

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Little-Known Factors that Can Trigger Gout

…gout attacks. * Sudden drops in the pH (where the body becomes more acidic) are thought to bring on attacks. * Hypothermia (exposing the joint to cold temperatures) causes uric acid to crystalize and leads to problems. Now it's your turn: What do you do to prevent gout attacks? You May Also Be Interested…

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How to Lower Your Cortisol

…found to be highly effective in lowering cortisol levels. * Vitamin C may be one of the best supplements out there. Known best for fighting the common cold, vitamin C has also been understood for years as a highly effective stress management supplement. * B Complex vitamins are often recommended by psychiatrists…

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Flu Protection--Start Now!

…it's your turn: What do you do to protect yourself from the flu? You May Also Be Interested In: * Common-sense habits that prevent illness * Is it a cold or the flu?

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How to Fix a Hiatal Hernia Naturally

…morning exercise: * Drink a glass of room temperature or slightly warm water when you get out of bed in the morning. (Skip the coffee, tea, juice, and cold water—just drink warm water.) * While standing, bring your arms straight out from your sides and bend your elbows so your hands are touching your…

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5 Warming Foods for Digestive Health

…cooling foods, which influence digestion in different ways. Warming food helps improve the digestive process by increasing circulation, dispelling the cold by raising body temperature, and help with bloat after eating. Eating warming foods can help keep off Holiday weight thanks to the science of dietary…

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Go Barefoot for Better Balance

…make it part of your daily routine, especially when it's warmer out and you don't have to wear socks or slippers to keep your feet from getting too cold. Try it on smooth surfaces and textured surfaces, as well. Let your brain reconnect with your feet and “relearn” kinesthetic awareness (exactly…

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