Thursday, December 9

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From mindfulness and supplements to medical mushrooms and honey, here are some of the best natural remedies to boost your immune system.
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From mindfulness and supplements to medical mushrooms and honey, here are some of the best natural remedies to boost your immune system.

Catching a winter cold and suffering from seasonal sniffles can happen to the best of us, but why do we seem to struggle more during the festive season? The accumulation of late nights combined with social gatherings that include a lot of alcohol and the indulgences of rich, fatty and sugary foods, can all play havoc with our natural resilience and leave us far more susceptible to catching a cold. To make it even worse, those that really give their immune systems a run for their money by burning the candle at both ends and not topping up on extra vitamins and foods to help recovery, can find it even harder to shake off the symptoms once they come down with a virus. This lack of immunity TLC can usually result in them often having to deal with a chesty cough, tiredness and a runny nose tha...
5 Easy Natural Remedies for Bloating
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5 Easy Natural Remedies for Bloating

While bloating may be common, it is never enjoyable. Bloating happens when your gastrointestinal tract is filled with air or gas, and can make you feel overly stuffed. Not only can it be uncomfortable, but you may notice physical signs as well, including a swollen or misshapen belly. The good news? According to Abby Langer, a registered dietitian in Toronto, not all bloating is bad. Often, she explains, bloating simply means your gut and intestinal bacteria are feasting. Your stomach should not feel hard, and you should not be experiencing severe pain (if you’re experiencing those symptoms, see a doctor—it could be a warning sign). “Bloating itself is normal after eating,” she says. “But if it’s accompanied by gas, cramps or gastrointestinal symptoms, then it becomes problematic.” Here a...
Having migraine? Certain natural remedies can help you get relief
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Having migraine? Certain natural remedies can help you get relief

Migraines are annoying, and there's no denying that. Not only do they cause throbbing pain in your head, but may also lead to nausea, and uneasiness. Its severe form can get debilitating with the body being sensitive to everything, from light to touch and smell. Although taking professional medical assistance is generally advisable, one can significantly reduce it if they follow certain natural remedies. Remedy 1 Number 1: Stretches help you in getting relief from migraine There are certain stretches, albeit the gentle ones, which can help control migraines. Here's a simple one: Relax your body, either in a sitting or in a standing position. Gently bend your neck to the right with your left hand stretched in the air. Stay for 30 seconds and repeat the same in opposite di...
The 5 Best Natural Remedies for Sunburn, and 5 to Skip
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The 5 Best Natural Remedies for Sunburn, and 5 to Skip

Feeling the burn? Whether you just missed a few spots when applying sunscreen or you blanked on sun safety all together (yikes!), it happens. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, more than 1 in 3 Americans reports getting fried to a crisp each year. And the side effects are no fun. In a May 2020 survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), 60 percent of people reported that their sunburn made their clothes feel uncomfortable, 43 percent had trouble sleeping and 21 percent were embarrassed by their skin's appearance. While the best solution, of course, is to avoid turning into a lobster in the first place by slathering on sunblock, staying in the shade and covering up exposed skin, there are ways to soothe the burn if you slipped up. These quick and...
Goodbye dark patches: 6 natural remedies that will make you want to flaunt your underarms confidently
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Goodbye dark patches: 6 natural remedies that will make you want to flaunt your underarms confidently

A tropical country like India where summer tends to last all year makes you want to wear sleeveless clothes all the time. But the majority of us refrain from this type of clothing, afraid of the dark patches in our underarms that people might notice whenever we lift our arms (a serious embarrassment). We often tend to forget to care for those underarms that rarely cause any trouble other than sweating. But the sensitive skin of the armpits can lead to rashes, pimples, ingrown hair if neglected. Several factors lead to the darkness of the underarms. The chemical in deodorants that we use to keep us fresh causes discolouration. Obesity, shaving, friction from clothes, build-up of dead cells, certain medications and even smoking contribute to discolouration. Don't worry, we bring you some ho...
The 5 Best Natural Remedies for a Cough, According to a Doctor
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The 5 Best Natural Remedies for a Cough, According to a Doctor

When you're in the middle of a coughing attack, gasping for breath or struggling to sleep, you can feel helpless to do anything to make it stop. Not even pharmaceuticals are of much help: A November 2014 ​Cochrane​ review revealed that over-the-counter cough meds performed no better than a placebo. But get this: Some natural remedies can work surprisingly well. The next time a persistent cough interferes with your shut-eye, job productivity or just everyday living, try one of these "hacks" to soothe your symptoms. Listen up, honey: This folksy remedy can put the brakes on a cough. In an April 2021 review in the ​British Medical Journal​, honey was determined to reduce cough frequency and severity better than over-the-counter cough syrup. And an August 2012 study...
The 5 best natural remedies for a stomach ache, according to a gastroenterologist
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The 5 best natural remedies for a stomach ache, according to a gastroenterologist

Dull pain, sharp pain, throbbing pain, cramping – stomach problems can evoke it all. Many times, these stomach aches are impossible to ignore and can really throw a wrench in your day if you don’t do something to treat them. New footage in Cuba shows the largest anti-government protests in decades Thousands of Cubans are protesting against the Communist government of Miguel Díaz Canel as the country grapples with a severe economic crisis. New footage in Cuba shows the largest anti-government protests in decades However, certain remedies are more effective than others. For example, the popular BRAT diet of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast is no longer recommended for stomach bugs. In this article we discuss common causes for your stomach ache and offer fiv...
Natural Remedies for Hayfever: 6 Ways to Calm your Symptoms Down
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Natural Remedies for Hayfever: 6 Ways to Calm your Symptoms Down

From eyes that you want to scratch with the same intensity as a mosquito bite to a nose runnier than the Thames, hayfever can cause endless havoc. So, what can you do to minimise your symptoms? A mix of medical interventions (think: antihistamine tablets) combined with natural remedies for hayfever (making sure you wash your clothes thoroughly, to nix any clinging pollen) is likely your best bet. What actually is hayfever? 'Hayfever is a type of allergic rhinitis (an inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergen) which is triggered by pollen, such as that from trees and grass,' explains GP Dr Adwoa Danso (@theclinicdiaries.) Essentially, symptoms occur if your body has an allergic reaction to a type of pollen. Read more at Women's Health magazine.
The best natural remedies and supplements to help combat fatigue
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The best natural remedies and supplements to help combat fatigue

One minute life appears to be getting back to normal with the vaccine rollout, shops opened up and we could enjoy meeting friends and family outdoors for food and drinks, and now we’re not sure when we can meet people indoors for food due to the higher rates of the Delta mutation of the Covid virus. Fatigue has probably set in for a lot of us. What exactly is fatigue? Fatigue is when the tiredness you feel is often overwhelming and you can't seem to relieve it by sleeping or resting. You may also be suffering from headaches, dizziness, aches and pains and moodiness and may just be writing it off as something else, so is there anything you can do to help beat it and give your body the best chance of staying healthy? Read more at rsvplive.ie
These 5 natural mosquito bite remedies will leave you itch-free
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These 5 natural mosquito bite remedies will leave you itch-free

It’s mosquito season, and dealing with itchy bites is always a big nuisance. If you’re in a pinch or not a fan of over-the-counter bug bite treatments, you may want to try these five natural mosquito bite remedies. You’ll likely have these common household items in your fridge or pantry already. So there’s no need to hit up the pharmacy when you’ve got a house packed with mosquito bite-busting ingredients. Watch In The Know’s Phoebe Zaslav give the rundown on these DIY mosquito bite hacks. “Mosquito bites are no fun, and using too much calamine lotion can be harmful to your skin in the long run,” Phoebe explains. 1. Basil Turns out basil is more than just a great pasta seasoning. “Studies suggest that a chemical compound in basil called eugenol can help relieve itchy skin,” she says...