Peppermint

Prevent Digestive Discomfort With Nutritional Supplements

…pleasantly relaxing effect and is great for treating heartburn, relieving indigestion and other digestional discomforts, including flatulence. Peppermint tea has a similar effect. Steep for five to ten minutes, and sip slowly. It's a soothing end to a holiday meal. Now it’s your turn: Do you have…

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Help for Gallstones

…vitamin C (2,000 mg), which was shown in a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine to reduce risk of gallbladder disease. Enteric-coated peppermint oil (one 2-mL capsule 3 times a day) has been demonstrated to help dissolve gallstones. Lecithin or phosphatidylcholine (300 to several thousand…

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Are Beverages Busting Your Diet?

…serving. But when you dump in cream, sugar, and flavored syrups, this healthy drink becomes a nightmare. Case in point: A 16-ounce, white chocolate peppermint mocha from Starbucks contains a waist-busting 470 calories! Don’t forget about serving sizes either. Gatorade, for example, may only contain 50…

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Natural Mosquito Repellents

…droves. * Use plant oils and extracts that act as natural mosquito repellents. These include citronella, cinnamon, rosemary, lemon eucalyptus, and peppermint. You can find these at most health food stores. You can also help to keep the mosquito population down by removing any free-standing water in your…

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