The truth is that our body loses its resistance thanks to prolonged use of antibacterial soaps. This way we literally clear the way for some of the dangerous microbes by sterilizing our skin, which is exactly the reason why many specialists do not recommend the use of antibacterial soaps and disinfectants.
If your child has asthma, preventive measures must be taken. The quality of air that you breathe at home can make a huge difference because asthma can be triggered by allergens and irritants that are usually found at home. Help your child breathe easier by clearing your home of asthma triggers.
Spring can bring out a whole host of new allergies, from pollen and new cut grass in the air, to mold and dust that is uncovered by the melting snow and cleaning. But there are a few ways you can naturally cure and prevent these allergies from stopping your love of the new season.
The UN once declared Spirulina the “best food of the future”. Is it just sensationalism? After all, it’s only a microscopic, blue-green algae. Used by the Aztecs and Mesoamericans since the 16th century, few know that its history goes even further back to 9th century Chad. Presently, it is cultivated and eaten in over 70 countries as a dried powder or pill.
Go to the doctor to get rid of nail fungus and you’ll most likely be prescribed an anti-fungal medication. But even the doctors will tell you that it’ll hurt your liver, so you’re better off just dealing with the unsightly problem. Many studies have shown essential oils to be true miracle workers of the natural medicine cabinet, and able to treat nail fungus with little extra damage.
So many of the natural health practitioners readily expound upon the benefits of lemon and honey. Often a home remedy given by mothers and grandmothers, they pack a one-two health punch when used in conjunction, whether in water or tea. As an herbal consultant, they are my go-to remedy in colds and flus, but they have so many more benefits in store for us.
Easing the suffering of eczema must go beyond just relieving its painful skin outbreaks. Medicines and ointments bring immediate relief but do not correct the problem. Applying natural solutions not only relieves the outbreaks, but also works to correct and eliminate the precursors to eczema. A home remedy for eczema is always a viable option.
When I was a teenager, it was the trend to diagnose children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (attention deficit disorder). However, there is still a real need for proper diagnosis and treatment. Past treatment has relied heavily on drug therapy, i.e. Ritalin, but studies are now proving that diet and alternative treatments are also effective.
Lactose is present in more than 20% of prescription drugs and about 6% of over-the-counter medication, especially in birth control pills and, ironically, those that treat stomach acid and gas. Compared to milk and foods measured in grams, medications contain small amounts of lactose measured in milligrams, which is why most pharmacists claim that none or an extremely small reaction will occur.
In recent times, new soy products have flooded the US market. This dramatic increase can be attributed to new soy food categories being introduced, soy foods being repositioned in the marketplace, and new customers selecting soy for health and philosophical reasons. Read on to find out about what this increase in soy intake could mean for your health — in both positive and negative terms.