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Top Treatments for Sinus Infections

…and allergies, are exacerbated by inflammation. Sinupret simply tones it down. Finally, Sinupret has antiviral effects that inhibit the spread of flu- and cold-causing viruses. And it has immunomodulating effects, meaning it gives the immune system a boost. All in all, this makes for one powerful…

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5 Immune-Boosting Secrets Big Pharma Won't Tell You

…bad bacteria. Look for a product that provides Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium probiotic strains. Now it’s your turn: Do you use any of these immune boosters? You may also be interested in: Not Eating Greens Can Lower Your Immunity Flu Vaccines Are Even Less Effective Than Previously Thought

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Questioning the Effectiveness of Tamiflu

…sales of $3.4 billion in 2009, the year of the H1N1 (swine flu) “epidemic,” and governments around the globe have been stockpiling it ever since. Tamiflu’s claim to fame is that it decreases the duration of flu by an average of 21 hours (symptoms typically last about a week)…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…taking either of these meds, talk to your doctor about replacing them, preferably with side effect–free, nondrug therapies. Now it’s your turn: Have you suffered from a chronic cough? You May Also Be Interested In * What (NOT) to Do for Colds and Coughs * Should You Get a Flu Shot?

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Homeopathic Remedies: Do They Work?

…and heard tales of the miraculous benefits of homeopathic remedies: the sprained ankle that was healed in record time with Arnica montana, the flu symptoms that were stopped in their tracks by Oscillococcinum, and countless others. If you’re skeptical about claims for homeopathic medicine,…

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Health Benefits of Traditional Holiday Favorites

…quell nausea, but it has been used in traditional medicine to cure a variety of ailments ranging from colds and flu to motion sickness and digestive woes. Ginger improves cold and flu symptoms by stimulating perspiration and warming the body from the inside. It also helps keep the respiratory tract…

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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

…sure your blood level of vitamin D is in the optimal range. You may not realize what a toll the dark days of winter levy on our health. Cold and flu season arrives. Depression rates soar. Aches and pains, as well as autoimmune disorders, tend to flare up. Fracture incidence increases. Heart attack…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

You are likely familiar with some of the benefits of vitamin D, including its ability to help prevent osteoporosis and colds and flu. But here are six other ways optimal levels of vitamin D can help improve or support your health, and why supplementing with vitamin D is so important. * Abdominal…

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The Benefits of Zinc: Essential for Optimal Health

…are known to deplete the body’s stores of this mineral, which may explain why our sense of smell is sometimes impaired after a cold or flu. Note that zinc nasal sprays are not recommended; though they have been shown to reduce cold severity, the spray formulations have also been linked…

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Three Healing Oils to Add to Your Arsenal

…these products in health food stores and drugstores or order at olbas.com. Use as directed. Healing Oil #2: Oregano Is Also Effective for Colds, Flu, and Other Illnesses You probably use oregano to season your favorite Italian recipes, but this herb has been extolled for its germ-fighting abilities…

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Reader Remedies for Colds and Flu

…colds and flu because they help boost the immune system. Dosages vary with Echinacea so use as directed. For optimal protection this cold and flu season, keep your vitamin D3 blood levels in the 50–80 ng/mL range. For most people that requires 2,000–5,000 IU daily. Cold and Flu Remedy…

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The Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements

…nearly 10 years. This critical nutrient helps to protect against cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, dementia, falls and fractures, flu and more. Plus, taking adequate Vitamin D supplements can lower your risk for 17 different kinds of cancer—and can lengthen your life. But to…

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10 Natural Home Remedies That Cost Just Pennies

…teaspoon powdered ginger. For motion sickness, take three or four hours before travel. Natural Home Remedy #4 Chicken soup actually improves cold and flu symptoms. It has anti-inflammatory properties and improves mucus flow. Natural Home Remedy #5 For relief from a burn, insect bite or sunburn,…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…Bifidobacteria, which inhibit pathogenic microbes. This increases susceptibility to colds, flu and infections. Probiotics can help restore it. In one study, 475 healthy men and women who did not get flu shots received either a vitamin/mineral combined with a probiotic supplement or a placebo daily…

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Use Light Therapy for SAD

…minutes a few times a week is sufficient. Now it’s your turn: Have you used any other SAD treatments to help boost your mood during the winter? You May Also Be Interested in * How to Stick With an Exercise Program * Give “Natural NyQuil®” a Try This Cold and Flu Season

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10 Reasons to Incorporate Green Tea Into Your Daily Routine

…virus (HIV) from attaching to healthy immune system cells. And Japanese researchers discovered that 3–5 cups of green tea per day reduced flu by 46 percent. * Fight off bacteria. Other Japanese studies have found that extracts of green tea can prevent the growth of many bacteria that cause…

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5 Essential Winter Health Tips

Winter brings with it a unique set of health challenges. From dry, cracked skin and chapped lips to colds and flu and seasonal “blues,” there’s a lot to deal with this time of year. Fortunately, I have several winter health tips that can help you and your family stay healthy this…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

Approximately 4 million Americans have hepatitis C. Sadly, most of them have been told by their doctor that even with treatments designed to hold the virus at bay they will eventually require a liver transplant. But this dire outlook is just not accurate as far as I’m concerned. Here’s…

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