10 Home Remedies for Coughing You Haven’t Tried

Winter is often known as the cold and flu season, and these infections can bring unpleasant coughs with them. Whether you’re struggling to shift a dry, tickly cough or have been spending your days hacking up mucus, you may be interested to learn that there are some fantastic home remedies you can try. Although cough

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10 Home Remedies for Low Immunity

Do you feel like you’re always catching every cold, flu and stomach bug that’s going around? While it’s smart to have your doctor conduct investigations in case there’s a serious medical condition impairing your immune system, it may be the case that some simple home remedies could improve your resistance to disease. Here are ten

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Health Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

I was recently at a party, and diatomaceous earth came up—yes, it was a wild and crazy night. Years ago, I’d used it to safely get rid of fleas on kittens I’d adopted. I also know someone who swore that adding DE to their morning cup of java improved digestion and elimination, which sounded totally

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The Psychological and Physical Impacts of Technology

Society as a whole has evolved significantly due to technology, from the increased efficiency of communication to the types of positions available on the job market. At the same time, our bodies and minds have undergone significant changes as a result of our reliance on technology. While technology has undeniably offered various advantages, here are

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10 Home Remedies for Bursitis

Bursae are small sacs of fluid that form around your joints and provide cushioning that reduces friction between bones and tendons. When one of these sacs becomes swollen and inflamed (often due to repetitive movements or to a sudden injury), the resulting condition is called bursitis. It typically develops in the knee, hip, shoulder or

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8 Foods that Naturally Improve Bad Breath

Let’s face it, bad breath happens to everyone. Upwards of 25% of Americans experience bad breath that lingers throughout the day, and several billion dollars are spent annually on products designed to fight the offensive odors. However, many of these products include less than desirable chemicals. Since an increasing amount of people are concerned with

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Natural Remedies for Food Poisoning

Even in developed countries with safe food supplies, millions of people end up with food poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1 in 6 Americans suffer from food poisoning every year, usually due to improper food preparation or unsafe cooking practices. Careless handling of food can spread dangerous bacteria, parasites, and

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Natural Remedies for Motion Sickness

Have you ever turned down an exciting day on a boat, or said no to a great road trip? Those who experience motion sickness tend to miss out on fun opportunities, and this difficult condition strikes women and children most of all. Most know about the common sense cures—avoid reading in the car, get fresh

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Sign and Symptoms of an Inflamed Gallbladder: What You Need to Know

It’s believed that over 25 million Americans have gallstones, and every year thousands of people suffer the excruciating pain of an inflamed gallbladder—a pain that has been described as feeling like a heart attack, and can be as severe as giving birth. But what causes gallstones, and what can be done when your gallbladder becomes

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13 Home Remedies for Diverticulitis

After age 60, many people have one or more ‘pouches’ in their large intestines, but these don’t interfere with digestive function. However, if the pouches become inflamed, diverticulitis develops and you may experience painful diarrhea, a high fever and severe cramps. If you suspect diverticulitis, talk to your doctor about antibiotics to avoid potential complications.

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Easily Incorporate More Probiotics Into Your Diet

Probiotics are healthy bacterium in your gut that help to combat their harmful counterparts and maintain your digestive system. Probiotics can even assist with chronic digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (which does not have a known cause and treatment plan). However, recent findings have revealed that the power of probiotics goes beyond digestion,

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Top 5 Natural Alternatives to Retinol Cream

When it comes to minimizing wrinkles, preventing sun damage, healing scars, and eliminating acne, few products are as thorough as retinol. This miracle ingredient is a molecular preparation of vitamin A (either natural or synthetic) that is used in beauty products and anti-ageing serums. The enzymes in retinol increase the rate at which your cells

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Top 6 Home Remedies for Surviving a Common Cold

It begins with a tickle in the throat, progresses to a runny nose, and before you know it you’re in the throes of a full-blown common cold. Congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, headache, widespread aches and a low-grade fever often follow. The common cold isn’t usually a serious issue (except for the very old or young).

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10 Herbs to Avoid if You Have a Heart Condition

While everyone should exercise caution when taking herbal supplements, this is especially true for those with a history of heart problems. Many popular herbal treatments can interact dangerously with heart medication, or exacerbate preexisting heart conditions. Always consult with your doctor before starting any new herbal remedies or supplements, to make sure they won’t interfere

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6 Remedies to Help Your Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins that no longer carry blood properly. A milder type—known as spider veins—are visible on the skin but do not pop out the same way varicose veins do. Though they can occur anywhere in the body, varicose most commonly develop in the legs and feet. This is because your body

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7 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Maple Water

Health food stores are not the only businesses to stock maple water on their shelves. The maple water trend is gaining momentum, so you could see this product in your local grocery store. The bottled water industry continues to grow (regardless of access to clean tap water), but this has created an opportunity for companies

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10 Benefits of the Neem Tree

The neem tree (Azadirachta indica) is a member of the mahogany family native to the Indian subcontinent. Neem is known as ‘sarva roga nivarin’ or ‘healer of all ailments’. The bark, seeds, leaves flowers and roots have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and traditional Indian medicine. Parts of the tree also play a role

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Is Your Outfit Harming Your Health?

While it feels good to wear some of the latest styles, doing so might land you in the hospital. It sounds somewhat ludicrous, but you read correctly—as much as you enjoy wearing those must-have jeans or pretty bras, they may jeopardize your health. Here’s a closer look at some common fashions and the health risks

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5 Home Remedies for Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of the capillaries and blood vessels under the skin of the face, causing redness on the cheeks, nose, eyelids, forehead and chin. It is often accompanied by noticeable blood vessels and small pimples, and those who suffer from rosacea blush easily. Though doctors have not identified a single cause of

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Dance versus Cardio Training: Why One Workout is Effective for Life

Exercise provides many obvious health benefits, as well as a great figure. However, people often joke that their New Year’s resolutions do not last past February, and many of these resolutions include losing weight or working out more. The key is to find the right type of exercise for you—a type of exercise you want

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