Ever wonder how to protect yourself and your family against the common cold or the flu? The banana could potentially be the most protective natural remedy against HIV virus and has the potential to be used as a broad-spectrum antiviral agent according to research, due to an ingredient called banana lectin, which is a sugar binding protein that renders the virus harmless. Yet most people hardly know about it.
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Flu and Cold
"Mom, my tummy is sick." Every mom knows how those words can strike fear into the heart of even the most veteran parents. If your child has diarrhea or a stomach virus, your physician may recommend the BRAT diet until symptoms pass. Keep reading to learn more about this diet, why it works, what risks can be associated with its use, and other food alternatives that may also be beneficial in helping get your child's health back on track.
What is the BRAT diet?
Going through viral respiratory issues suck, because you have to deal with malaise, fever, stuffy nose, sore throat and sometimes a constant cough that seems to hang on forever. Doctors do not prescribe antibiotics to viral respiratory issues, unless they suspect its been caused by a bacterium. But,do not panic, as there are natural ways to treat and cure viral cold and flu.
The best natural ways that will treat and cure viral respiratory issues ( cold and flu), must pertain to their ability to kill viruses and control the undesirable symptoms aforementioned,
Strep throat isn’t fun and it feels like swallowing shards of broken glass, but who knew it could be so dangerous? While there are different strains of streptococcus, Strep A causes about 15% of cases of sore throat. As a child I used to get strep throat with severe pain and swelling of my tonsils followed by middle ear infections about twice a year until I was 21 and had a tonsillectomy. It was the best decision I ever made.
Left untreated strep can lead to serious health issues such as erythema nodosum, kidney damage, rheumatic fever, e
Researchers say that larger doses of vitamin C may be associated with a greater decrease in the duration of the common cold.
The common cold creates a great deal of misery and can be very costly in terms of absence from school and work. It often seems as if the best you can do for a cold is let it run it's course.
A toxic body is not healthy. It is a body ridden with symptoms, colds, migraines, excess fat and disease. There are three signs that indicate your body is toxic and the best ways to improve health.
One of the best ways to improve health is to pay attention to the signs your body gives you.
A large global study has shown that colds and flu can be prevented with vitamin D.
Colds and flu can be very debilitating and sometimes even deadly.
Can Getting Your Daily Sunshine Keep the Flu Away? Here is Why Vitamin D Supplements Are a Must This Winter
Scientists may have found something new about vitamin D – cold protection. This is yet another reason why you should get some sun everyday. But experts recommend taking a vitamin D supplement for even better protection.
Your largest source of vitamin D is the sun. When sunlight hits your skin, it catalyzes a chemical reaction that converts precursor chemicals into active vitamin D.
Doctors Are Urgently Stressing The Importance of Flu Protection This Cold Season: Here's How to Protect Yourself
Even though it's February and spring is around the corner, you should really protect yourself and your children from the cold and flu. Here's why
In the U.S., four young children died from the flu last month!
Common myths about vaccine dangers have become a public health concern. Nurses like myself and other clinicians repeatedly hear various reasons why vaccines are shunned, including the annual flu shot.
Many claim they received a flu vaccine and got sick, which is why they avoid them. Health care professionals themselves balk at mandatory flu vaccines.
It's winter and it's normal to have frequent stuffy noses. But if you often have nasal congestion year-round, maybe it's more than just allergies or frequent colds. Here are a few things you should consider.
In the summer, spring, and fall you may find that your nose is always clogged. You probably think it's just allergies and have tried some over-the-counter medications but they didn't help.
Seasonal influenza viruses can be detected year-round in the US, but they are most common during the fall and winter. Obviously you should take care in public to prevent contracting the virus, but you should also be aware of some of the most germy spots in your own home as well.
Influenza – better known as the flu – is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. It infects the nose, throat and lungs.
Getting the flu is not a very pleasant experience and can in fact be deadly particularly for the very young and very old. Good news is it appears the FluMist vaccine is effective in preventing the flu in spite of reports contrary to this by the CDC reports NPR. However there are also many natural remedies to help you beat the misery of the flu reports WebMD.
FluMist is a live attenuated vaccine
So, you’ve caught a bug and it seems to have taken hold and doesn’t want to let go. What do you do? There are many things most people don’t think of when they are sick and simply don’t want to do, but even something as simple as drinking more water not only helps with symptoms, but may also help prevent an infection.
What can you do to prevent and get over symptoms faster?
• Wash your hands. Pretty simple. We all learned that in kindergarten.
Echinacea is an herb that has long been the subject of controversy concerning its healing abilities, especially involving the upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold and the flu. Now a new comparative study published in Current Therapeutic Research suggests that Echinacea is as effective against flu viruses as oseltamivir, also known as Tamiflu.
Influenza is a tremendous threat and challenge every year.
Results of a new study of the antiviral drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) says adults can expect to get symptom relief faster and have a reduced risk of respiratory infections than if they took a placebo. However, several factors should be considered before individuals decide if it is worth taking Tamiflu.
The Tamiflu meta-analysis involved data from nine randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials that included 4,328 patients.
Some foods can help to prevent flu. In this story Dr. Mark Hyman shares easy food tips from 'The Daniel Plan.' Here is Dr. Hyman in his own words.
With an increasing outbreak of the influenza virus and a questionable vaccine, food can serve as an asset for keeping immune systems strong this flu season. In The New York Times No.
Your mother was probably right when she said you could catch the common cold if you went outside without your coat and mittens in the cold weather. But did she know it might be good to fight the common cold with a warm nose?
The common cold is one of the most prevalent illnesses on the planet and one of the most studied, yet scientists are still discovering new factors about it.
Flu season is in full swing. It hits hard and fast causing body aches, fever, cough and congestion right off the bat. If you do get the flu, there are antiviral medications available that will make you feel better faster and also prevent you from spreading it to others. But they must be given no later than 48 hours after the onset of symptoms so call your doctor right away.
While you may get better a few days sooner with anti-viral medication, you won’t escape several days of illness.
The Chinese herb red ginseng has been shown to help in the fight against flu virus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), two contagious diseases that affect millions of people every year.
If you have flu symptoms, your doctor may prescribe Tamiflu, but unfortunately, you may be taking a medication that doesn’t actually work.
The public health consequences of people coughing and sneezing demand that greater efforts be taken to protect people from infected droplets spread in such manners. The new findings that these droplets may can spread a lot further than previously realized means more aggressive initiatives are needed to cope with this problem.
New study says more than three-quarters of people with the flu do not have any symptoms.
When someone has the flu, they may suffer symptoms ranging from fever, aches and pains - to congestion, wheezing and coughing. But a new study says that more than 75 percent of people who had seasonal influenza during recent years did not experience any symptoms at all.
Well child visits may sometimes put a child's health at risk. It is a paradox to think that taking your child to be checked up at a clinic could actually undermine your child's well being, but according to new research this may be the case. In consideration of the fact that waiting areas in clinics are often overcrowded and sometimes filled up with sneezing and coughing kids, this does however become understandable.
A flu shot may be the most dangerous vaccination you can get in America, according to the January 2014 monthly report from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, as well as an updated report from the Department of Justice based on an analysis of settled lawsuits involving injury claims from flu vaccinations.
In its weekly flu report on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that this season’s influenza is widespread in 40 states across the nation and has reached epidemic proportions, resulting in the deaths of 20 children so far.
The 2013 flu season is quickly spreading throughout the United States, especially in the south where the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that the H1N1 virus is expected to sicken more young and middle-aged adults than older people.
New research suggests testosterone regulated genes could make men more susceptible to flu. In their study Stanford scientists discovered testosterone controls genes that make the flu vaccine less effective in men, compared to women.