Tag Archives: colds

Antibiotic trivia

According to the US Center for Disease Control, some 18 million courses of unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed in the US annually – just for the common cold. 50 million are prescribed for viral respiratory infections. Here’s a huge hint – … Continue reading

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Osha is an herb – a very fine herb indeed

Studies done on the herb Osha show that it has anti-asthmatic action along with anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. Osha root contains volatile, an alkaloid, sterols, and saponins which together fight indigestion, inflammation, sinus congestion, asthma, allergies, flu, the common cold … Continue reading

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Oregano cures it all!

Good old oregano extracts can help against osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis and even help protect against cancer. A recent study in the journal PLoS ONE found that oregano exhibits anticancer activity by encouraging cell cycle arrest and apoptosis (cancer cell self-destruction). … Continue reading

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Natural flu remedy

Want some extra flu protection? Skip the worthless vaccines and tune up with some elderberry extract! Bioflavonoids and other constituents in the juice and extract destroy the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect a cell. Elderberry juice was … Continue reading

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Stressed and sick

Why do stressed-out people get more colds and flu? Researchers now know that chronic psychological stress causes the body to lose its ability to regulate inflammatory responses. This dysregulation of the body’s ability to regulate inflammation leads to both the … Continue reading

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How to make your cold worse

So, take some ibuprofen or ibuprofen with paracetamol for your cold symptoms and come back within a month with worsening symptoms and even new symptoms. In the latest study, up to 70% of study participants prescribed ibuprofen or ibuprofen with … Continue reading

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Wet hair in the cold

40% of moms still believe that going outside in the cold with wet hair or without a coat can catch you a cold. Truth is you can only catch a cold from one of the 200+ cold viruses transmitted by … Continue reading

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