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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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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Preventing and Treating GERD Naturally

…stores. * Avoid foods and beverages known to trigger esophageal sphincter relaxation, such as alcohol, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, tomatoes, peppermint, citrus and chocolate. Obesity, lying down after meals, pregnancy, tight-fitting clothes and overeating (the leading aggravator of acid reflux) also…

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