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home remedies

Symptoms, Aches & Pains
May 13, 2019

Home remedies for fibromyalgia

Doctors and researchers don’t fully understand what causes fibromyalgia. Although there isn’t a cure for fibromyalgia, there are ways to manage it using specific lifestyle changes, natural remedies and certain medications.
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
March 20, 2019

Home remedies for UTIs

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can occur in any part of the urinary tract. The kidneys, bladder, urethra and ureters could also be affected. Besides your doctor’s help and the use of antibiotics, there are home remedies you can try to further ease UTI symptoms.
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Heart & Blood Vessels
March 20, 2019

Home remedies for heart palpitations

Does your heart feel like it’s flip-flopping? Racing or fluttering? If so, it’s possible you could have heart palpitations. Heart palpitations are sensations that feel like your heart is beating really fast or pounding in your chest. Heart palpitations that are not caused by a medical condition are harmless and usually resolve on their own. Here are some home remedies to relieve the symptoms.
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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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