Losing weight, in theory, is not rocket science; simply take in fewer calories than you put out. Sometimes things don’t work quite as simple as that. Whether you hit a plateau that is hard to break, you listen to fads that actually do more harm than good, or are making mistakes all on your own; weight …
Good Fat or Bad Fat? Sometimes the foods we eat can increase our risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer and heart disease. Watch out for foods high in fat. Even small portions of high-fat foods contain a lot of calories. Be aware of hidden fats. Processed and prepackaged foods …
Did you know that russet potatoes make your blood sugar spike which leads to increased belly fat. Opt for red potatoes instead, try them drizzled with a little olive oil and a sprinkling of pink Himalayan salt.
To soothe a sore throat, try slippery elm, which can help ease pain by coating irritated tissue. Look for slippery elm lozenges and suck on them as needed.
Research suggests that honey may be more effective than over-the-counter cough syrup at quelling nighttime coughing. Use a medicinal-grade variety such as manuka honey and take up to 2 teaspoonfuls at bedtime.
Fennel seeds are considered a carminative, a substance that helps relieve gas. Chew and then swallow about half a teaspoon of the seeds after meals.
For that most unpleasant of stomach upsets, diarrhea, blackberry root tincture can help. This herb contains tannins, substances that have astringent effects on the intestinal lining. Look for the tincture at health-food stores or online (try herb-pharm.com) and take 1 teaspoon of it in water every two to four hours until symptoms subside.
To fend off colds, washing your hands well and often is the best step you can take. Use plain soap and water and scrub for as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday to You” twice.
Stick it to warts with this unusual remedy. Some research found that applying the tape over problem areas for about a week helped clear up warts as well as conventional treatment. Duct tape may work by irritating the skin, triggering an immune reaction that fights the infection typically responsible for warts.
The medicinal mushroom cordyceps has traditionally been used to promote lung strength, and some studies show that it may improve symptoms of respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Look for capsules or tinctures of cordyceps; follow package directions.