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home remedies

Pregnancy
November 30, 2018

Natural remedies for pregnancy symptoms

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey for many, but it comes with a few bumps along the way. These bumps are the pregnancy symptoms you experience. Don’t worry, though. Home remedies can help with several pregnancy hiccups. Here are some of the worst symptoms and how to remedy them. Nausea One of the most common side-effects of your baby bump is nausea. Nausea during pregnancy is usually caused by the flood of pregnancy hormones in your body. The best way to deal with nausea is to try and prevent it. Do this by eating smaller, frequent meals rather than big ones.…
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 22, 2018

10 ways to use baking soda as a remedy

You probably use baking soda at home for cleaning and baking. Good news: it has health perks too! Cool down heartburn Heartburn is that painful burning sensation in the upper part of your stomach that can spread up into your throat. It starts when acid rises into your oesophagus (the tube that connects your stomach to your mouth). This can happen if you eat too much, feel stressed or eat spicy foods. Baking soda can help treat heartburn by neutralising stomach acid. - Dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of cold water and sip slowly. - Keep…
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Gut & digestion
October 22, 2018

Home remedies for an upset stomach

Was it something you ate, or do you have a tummy bug? You can’t eat or move comfortably without feeling a jolt of pain, so you stay home, curled up in a ball. There’s nothing like an upset stomach to ruin your day, but before you reach for another painkiller, try these remedies to ease those cramps. Ginger This spicy root vegetable adds a kick to hot drinks and meals, but did you know it can ease cramps too? Ginger contains chemicals (called gingerols and shogaols) that can help speed up digestion. It does this by making your stomach contract…
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Hair & nails
May 11, 2018

Bring back the good hair days!

You’re dressed to the nines and your skin is glowing, but your hair looks like a bird’s nest. No thanks! From split ends to coarse hair and an unruly mop, we all have bad hair days. Could it be your conditioner? The problem with conditioners Store-bought conditioners often contain synthetic chemicals and oils which may appear to improve your hair – for a little while. Josh Rosebrook, an American hair care professional reveals that over time, these shelf conditioners make your hair look shiny and healthy, but they may leave you with an unhealthy scalp and hair. Many of them…
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FluInfections
April 20, 2018

Is chicken soup good for flu?

Chilly months seem to go hand-in-hand with colds and flu. There’s the inevitable itch in your throat, coughing, headache – and of course, the sniffles. Before downing your over-the-counter medication, is it worth trying that old natural remedy: chicken soup? It’s delicious, warm and filled with nutrients – and seems to do the trick. Here’s why. Magic liquid According to studies, cooking chicken releases the amino acid cysteine, which resembles a drug that can treat upper respiratory infections. Even better, when you add vegetables to your soup, you’re adding vitamins too, which ups your flu-fighting capabilities. Drinking liquid broth soups…
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Medication & Treatment
April 20, 2018

Need chronic painkillers? Try these natural alternatives

You massage your temples to try and ease the pain. This is your second headache of the day; time to pop another pill. Painkillers have become household and handbag essentials over time. In the United States Opioids have even made headlines, as the drug-dependence epidemic surfaced. Strangely, many of us don’t know (or care) what we’re swallowing, as long as it gives us relief. What you need to know There are two main kinds of painkillers, anti-inflammatories and opioids. When you’re injured or hurt, special nerves send messages to your brain to communicate that you’re in pain. Painkilling drugs block…
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Ears, Nose & Throat
March 16, 2017

Sore throat soothers

A sore throat can be very painful and irritating, and may make it difficult for you to eat and drink. Common causes of a sore throat include viral, bacterial and fungal infections, allergies, and dry air, irritants like pollution and smoking, and excessive shouting. Fortunately, you can treat the pain, and perhaps resolve the sore throat without visiting your doctor. One of these simple, all-natural sore throat solutions may do the trick. Garlic Garlic has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can treat and prevent a painful, irritated throat. It's also antimicrobial, which means it can help fight the infection and…
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Ears, Nose & Throat
March 6, 2017

Three home remedies for a runny nose

Reaching for the tissues every few minutes? Is your red nose giving Rudolph a run for his money? A runny nose is no fun, but there are simple home remedies to keep that nose from running away with you. Salt water Salt water is a fantastic remedy to help clear up a runny nose. It has antibacterial properties, is 100% natural, and you can even use it to help prevent a runny nose during allergy season. Mix one-half teaspoon of table salt in two cups of warm water. Using a dropper, place a few drops of the solution into each…
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