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There is no cure for the common cold. Medical advances have taken the world far, but not quite that far! Still, there are a number of ways to ward off a cold this winter, and they are all quite easy to follow. The following article contains several tips to help you do just that.
Anyone who has ever suffered through a sinus infection knows just how painful and miserable they can be. Symptoms like face pain and post nasal drip (YUCK!) make it hard to sleep, let alone work or perform daily duties. Not only that, but you may have noticed how long these nasty infections linger and how pesky they can be to get rid of . . . even after a round of antibiotics.
When it comes to cold remedies, I have learned to favor the more natural treatments as opposed to synthetic ones. This is mostly because once I have read an account with how our immune system works. According to what I have read, our immune system could eventually get used to the medicines we use when we are treating the flu. That is why from a small dosage, we find ourselves requiring more and more until such time that we realized that the cold remedies we buy straight from drug store shelves are no longer effective. This fact I considered a major concern for myself. After all, if medicines no longer work, such scenario poses various threats to my personal health.
The government and pharmaceutical companies would have us believe that many segments of the population must get vaccinated against the flu every year to protect their health.
Have you ever had those days when you had a cold or flu and couldn't care less about anything? You might have felt as if your brain were fogged up and you couldn't think straight . . . even to the point of being a little delirious.
Traditional Chinese Medicine reflects an innate connection to nature with each season presenting opportunities for transformation, healing and growth. The winter season allows for deeper introspection and nourishment, so that our seeds and intentions can develop internally before they blossom into the spring. So stay warm, hydrated and nourished, and give yourself the extra time and space to slow down, rest and meditate in this profound season of stillness.
It’s that time of year! Yes, the holidays . . . but also cold and flu season! So how can you best ward off colds and the flu in your household – especially when you have guests coming into town? Keep reading to find out!
If you’ve taken prescription medications for colds and allergies, you could have inadvertently put your health on the line. The FDA has announced plans to pull 500 ineffective prescription drugs off the market. These drugs are cold and allergy medications that have untested combinations of cough suppressing ingredients and decongestants – a possibly dangerous mix.
If you live in Alaska, North Dakota, Wyoming, or any other northern state you’re probably accustomed to dealing with the frigid temperatures of winter. The rest of us, however, wind up frozen in our steps when we have to deal with unfamiliar arctic blasts. Though the novelty of snowball fights and sledding downhill is fun for a while, the bone-chilling cold soon has us searching for a warm spot by the fire.
Now that winter is in full force you’ll want to take a few extra precautions to keep cold and flu season from getting the best of you. I mean, nothing says winter like a good old post-Holiday bout with the flu. Your immune system is your strongest ally against winter illnesses and if you don’t keep it fit and strong, you’re likely to go down in the battle.
In addition to the controversy surrounding the flu vaccine, now there are claims that the vaccine can decrease heart attack risks as much as 19 percent. Understandably, this wildly bold statement has caused some backlash.
Now that the fall season is here, government health officials are pumped up to broadcast massive awareness campaigns persuading more Americans to get the flu vaccine. You probably remember last year's debacle with the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. Long lines to get the vaccine, then running out of vaccine; not to mention the near hysteria magnified by the media.
Cold and flu season is right around the corner, so it’s time to start taking the steps to keep your body protected. Natural chelation and detoxification expert, Dr. Isaac Eliaz is re-shaping the way we look at detox methods.
Everywhere you look, there are tell-tale signs of a shift in the season. And with this shift comes ominous tales of the looming FLU SEASON, as told by the media and the CDC. Their warnings sound like they’re straight from the dark pages of a Grimm’s fairytale, and they might as well be. Flu Season, as we so dramatically portray it, is as fictional as Rumplestiltskin himself; which might also make us question the legitimacy of those 170 million flu vaccinations being shipped out this year. But, as with all tall tales, this one has a few morals we can take from it.
It’s happening again. Another mystery alphabet disease is on the rampage and guess who - or what - is at fault? It’s NOT Mother Nature.
MRSA, or Methicillin - Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, kills 19,000 Americans a year. Most of us have staph bacteria on our skin and don’t suffer any serious ill effects at all. But MRSA is a different story. This strain of bacteria is potentially deadly because it’s antibiotic resistant - another super bug that has evolved from over treating with broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Preventing a cold requires a different formula altogether, one that strengthens the body's defensive energy. We've all heard it said “We can land spaceships on Mars, but can't even cure the common cold.” The cold seems to be a humbling curse that is mankind's burden forever. Despite the frustrations of science, some people claim to cure a cold with an amazing variety of stuff like garlic, ginger, zinc, and vitamin C.
After all these years when you’ve been told there’s nothing you can do about a cold but wait for a week or ten days, who would have thought that a cure might be a delicious fruit drink? This study seems to reveal exactly that.
Think the swine flu is beyond you? You may want to reconsider. But, instead of protecting yourself with potentially harmful vaccines that the pharmaceutical companies have developed, experts say you can ward off this dangerous flu with simple, herbal remedies.
Influenza (flu) is a serious infection of the respiratory tract caused by the influenza virus. The symptoms of influenza are similar to that of the common cold, but more severe in nature. Learn about influenza and its treatment through rest and medications.
Ok. Raise your hand if you are unclear on the subject of whether foods that are high in fat are good for you or bad for you. Go ahead and take a couple of moments to think about. Fat. Good thing or bad thing? BAD! And not just for your waistline. In fact, new research is suggesting that you can actually boost your immunity to colds, the flu and other dangerous health conditions simply by avoiding fatty fare.