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Is the Swimming Pool Making You Sick?

…Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) which are spread by swallowing or inhaling pool water. Various kinds of gastrointestinal, eye, throat, and ear infections are caused by RWIs, but diarrhea is the most commonly reported illness identified after a dip in the pool. The benefits of swimming for full body…

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How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

…treat five gallons, or 16 drops for one gallon. * PAV Pitch—This fragrant resin from trees is effective in treating practically any type of skin infection, whether bacterial, viral, or fungal in origin. I’ve used it successfully in cases of ringworm, scabies, nail fungus, and infectious wounds. I particularly…

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The Benefits of Oral Probiotics

…recurrent tonsillitis, and viral infections. This bacteria also produces compounds referred to as “bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances” or BLIS, which act as natural antibacterials that help control the growth of undesirable invasive microorganisms that cause infections. For small children, it can…

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Massage Away Diabetic Lesions

…the pain of the massage, use a mixture of 2% lidocaine and an anti-bacterial ointment. This gentle method of massage increases circulation to the infected area. After a few days, massage the area more firmly and gradually expand the massage to include the outer rim of the circle. Within a few days, the…

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Cranberry for Urinary Tract Infection Prevention

…false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Cystitis, or urinary tract infection, is a pain in the bladder. Over 20 percent of women experience the discomfort of cystitis at least once a year-about as often as the common cold. If not treated early and well, the infection may become chronic and spread to the kidneys. That…

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The Truth About the Lyme Disease Epidemic

…immune system and antibiotics, wreaking havoc on the body. Successful antibiotic treatment is possible only in the early stages of infection so understand the signs of infection and what you can do to protect yourself. Here are my suggestions: Know how you can get Lyme disease. It was previously believed…

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Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

…compound was given three hours after the virus was introduced into the cultures. It showed less effect six hours after infection, and had no effect when given nine hours after the infection. Strangely, pre-treatment of the cultures with resveratrol also had no effect. The researchers then tested the effects…

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Fight the Flu With Licorice Root

…before being infected, and again on days one and four following the infection. The other half were given only saline injections. After 21 days, all the animals given glycyrrhizin were still alive. There were no survivors in the saline group, and their average survival time after infection was 10.5 days…

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How to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

…with the University of Wisconsin, surveyed 641 air travelers and found that * 7.3 percent had a respiratory infection at the time * 35.3 percent had been exposed to a person with an acute infection within three days prior to traveling * 22.5 percent had runny noses * 14.2 percent had a cough * 8.3 percent…

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A Honey of a Cure for Burns

…because this type of wound provides the perfect breeding and feeding ground for many organisms. As such, burn wounds can easily become infected, and the infection often spreads rapidly into the bloodstream, which can kill the victim. That’s why, if you have a burn wound, it’s important to act fast…

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What's the Difference Between a Probiotic and a Digestive Enzyme?

…enzymes and probiotics supplements often report feeling more energized, not feeling bloated after meals, and having fewer bouts of sickness and infection. Now it’s your turn: How did you feel after taking digestive enzyme and probiotics supplements? You May Also Be Interested In: * The Importance…

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Natural Treatments for Anemia

…together either. Now It's Your Turn: Do you have anemia? You May Also Be Interested In * Symptoms of Bacterial Imbalance * Protecting Yourself From Infection

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Kiwi Extract for Better Digestion

…and heartburn as a result of food not being fully or properly digested. Undigested food in your digestive tract will rot and increase the risk of infection and disease. So what can eating kiwis do to help? It has been found that kiwis are high in a natural enzyme, called actinidin, that can help your…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…material becomes trapped in these pockets, which often expand and become inflamed, resulting in diverticulitis. If the pockets rupture, the resulting infection and inflammation in the abdominal cavity can prove fatal. Not surprisingly, the treatment for diverticulosis (the condition before inflammation sets…

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A Little-Known Cause of Bad Breath

…health. If you’ve tried everything you can think of to alleviate your bad breath (you’ve had your teeth, gums, throat, and sinuses checked for infection; you brush and floss regularly; and you’ve tried breath fresheners like herbs, mints and cinnamon) and nothing seems to work, you may need to look…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…lactoferrin—which as you’ve just read is associated with a wide range of benefits including immune support, anti-inflammatory action, cancer prevention, infection fighting, and wound healing. Research from New Zealand has now determined that lactoferrin is able to increase the production of new bone, which could…

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The Whey to Good Health

…protein called lactoferrin, which is associated with a wide range of benefits including immune support, anti-inflammatory action, cancer prevention, infection fighting, and wound healing. Research has now determined that lactoferrin is able to increase the production of new bone, which could have enormous…

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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…CRP in the body. Some doctors even feel that the best way to prevent heart disease is to prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics to knock out any infections and their resulting inflammation. The media has hailed this as a breakthrough and a sure-fire method to rid society of heart disease. But these approaches…

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Treat Head Lice Naturally

…stores. Finally, be sure to thoroughly launder, boil, and clean everything the child has contacted. You May Also Be Interested In * Stop Fungal Infections Naturally * Remove Plantar Warts

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