Flu

Try ‘Natural Nyquil’ This Cold and Flu Season

When it comes to cold and flu season, prevention is the best medicine. But sometimes the most diligent efforts fail and you catch a cold or flu bug anyway. The first thing most people do when they experience signs of a cold or flu is reach for over-the-counter medications. Although these meds might…

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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

…Make 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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Questioning the Effectiveness of Tamiflu

Even though this year’s flu season is rapidly drawing to a close, I want to share some recent developments regarding popular antiviral medications. That way you are prepared when the next round of flu begins. Year after year, Tamiflu continues to be a goldmine for the pharmaceutical company Roche…

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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? Probably Not

Did you know that antibiotics are completely ineffective for colds, bronchitis (chest cold), flu, and most sore throats? Or that our rampant overuse of antibiotics has led to an unbelievably dangerous rise in “superbugs” or drug-resistant bacteria—to the tune of 2 million infections and 25,000…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…in 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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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, break open…

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Do Vaccines Cause Autism in Children?

…past 25 years, the number of vaccinations forced upon our children has virtually exploded, and for what reason? Are measles, mumps, chicken pox or flu really that dangerous? In my opinion, irrevocable harm or death caused by the vaccinations for children is far worse than the diseases we vaccinate against…

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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 get these…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…ribavirin, an oral antiviral. This duo makes for a rough treatment course. Interferon causes substantial problems that include, but are not limited to: flu-like symptoms, insomnia, thinning hair, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and psychiatric problems, i.e. anxiety, depression, and intense irritability…

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Use Light Therapy for SAD

…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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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

…reduction in systolic blood pressure. * Ginger for Nausea: For a natural nausea cure, try ginger—it eases queasiness caused by everything from stomach flu and seasickness to morning sickness and chemotherapy. To make ginger tea, simply slice a two-inch piece of fresh ginger, add to four cups of water, bring…

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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 obesity…

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