My husband and I rarely get sick with a cold or flu anymore. We think it’s because we use this garlic & honey cold remedy any time we start to feel under the weather. (And no, we do not get flu shots.) Do you know about the health benefits of garlic? Garlic is a natural antibiotic and a smart alternative that kills only the bad bacteria while preserving the good bacteria in your body! This garlic & honey cold remedy works as an immune defense home remedy that strengthens your body from within!
Have general health questions... or healthcare questions? We've got answers! Here, people with health issues are sharing their personal tips & experiences to help others who are going through the same thing. You'll find natural remedies & alternative treatments -- like massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care, meditation, addiction therapy, and lots of other DIY home remedies to try. Plus OTC medications, vitamins, supplements, and simple tips for managing everyday health issues -- like cold & flu, stress, insect bites, allergies, germs & bacteria, lack of sleep, grief, and more.
Getting a CAT scan soon? Nervous? Don’t know what to expect? I recently had my first CT scan with contrast. See what it was like, the difference between MRI and CT scan, what CT scan prep is like, and how long a CAT scan takes. I attempt to answer all your questions about CT scans — so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect when you have your first CAT scan!
My girlfriend didn’t know about the GoodRX app — and she was really upset when she learned that she could’ve saved $140 on a recent prescription of Tamiflu for her daughter. So I thought there may be others who don’t know about Good RX yet either. Here’s how you can get prescription discounts and start saving on your medications immediately by using the GoodRX app (…it’s FREE).
If you haven’t been to a chiropractor before, then you’re probably a little nervous about getting an adjustment — and you’re not sure what to expect. Here, a chiropractor answers your questions, revealing what your first chiropractic visit will be like, the average chiropractor visit cost, and an overview of what a chiropractor does when you visit their office.
While I don’t think that CBD oil is the magical cure for everything that goes wrong in the body, I do believe that the properties of CBD are quite beneficial for some conditions. Here’s what I’ve learned about CBD vs. THC and my personal experience using CBD oil for pain management.
Do you know the best way to remove a tick? I do. I do it all the time. I’ve removed DOZENS of ticks from myself, my husband, and my dogs! I’ll show you — from my own experience using tweezers and videos from others showing easy ways to remove ticks without tweezers. Do you know which ticks carry Lyme Disease? I’ll tell you — so you’ll know which ones to look for where you live and exactly what they look like.
Yes, I have something in common with some very famous SNL comedians. I took an improv comedy class – just like they did at the beginning of their careers. Trust me, if I can do it so can you. Here is my personal experience taking an improv comedy class, how it taught me that laughter really is the best therapy, and some of the specific health benefits I continue to enjoy long after I graduated from my first improv class. Here’s what it’s like…
What is the best tick repellent for humans, you ask? Well, have you heard of Permethrin spray? When it comes to repelling ticks, avoiding Lyme Disease, and buying tick repellents… we recently learned a little secret from the U.S. Military. It’s called Permethrin! If it’s good enough for the Department of Defense, then it’s good enough for us. Here’s why we use Permethrin anytime we go in the woods now. By the way, it repels both ticks AND mosquitoes… far better than DEET-based products do.
Wondering how to clear a clogged ear? Good news… it can be done naturally! I’ve tried these home remedies for clogged ears with great results. Here are 8 natural ways to relieve the pain and unclog ears yourself.
There’s a difference between home mosquito control and insect repellents. See what makes each of these mosquito preventatives unique, how using natural mosquito repellent sprays can help, and why they’re better than other mosquito repellents on the market.
Learning how to deal with grief before it hits can save you from feeling lost, confused, or frustrated with how long the grieving process can actually last. Here are my best tips and tricks for dealing with grief and what you can expect to feel throughout the process — no matter how long it takes.
If you have trouble sleeping or can’t sleep at night due to insomnia, you’ll appreciate these tips from a former insomniac. See what causes insomnia, tips for treating insomnia yourself, and how to fall asleep fast — starting tonight!
Do you like getting massages? I do, in fact it’s my favorite personal treat. There are many different types of massages to choose from — each has different benefits. From deep tissue massage to hot stone massage, there’s a style and unique benefit for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from each type of massage.
Acupuncture benefits those of us who prefer a holistic approach to medical issues. We live in an over-medicated society and sometimes alternative approaches (like an acupuncture treatment or two) are a better option than prescriptions. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of acupuncture therapy. Does your dog or cat have aches and pains? See how acupuncture can help your pets, too!
There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to how much Vitamin C is really safe to take on a daily basis. We clarify the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C that is safely allowed per day, along with signs that you might be experiencing a Vitamin C overdose.
With so many rehab facilities out there how can you choose the one that’s right for you? I can help you choose the right addiction treatment for you based on the abused substance, length of use, legal issues surrounding use, and other ways to find the best treatment for you.
I bet you’ve wondered what it’s like to donate blood if you haven’t done it yet. Here’s my story, including tips, what I learned about donating blood, and what you should eat beforehand. Grab your pen and paper and get ready to take some notes from my personal experience of donating blood for the first time.
When did buying an over the counter pain reliever become such a difficult choice? Things like type of pain, duration of usage, age, and more are the considerations you should be making when choosing the right pain relievers for your family.
Having blood work done soon? I once had a fear of needles, but now I don’t. It’s not a painful process for most. Here are my best tips for getting through a blood test.
Got expired medication? Here’s the scoop on which prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines are still safe to take — even after the expiration date printed on the bottle — and which ones are not safe to take. Plus, tips for safely storing and disposing of old medicine.
The decision to choose Obamacare or private health insurance is a tricky one. Which is the right health care plan for you? Some things I’ve learned might help you decide.
What boosts your mood, lowers your stress, benefits your health, and is FREE & available to anyone? These are benefits of meditation & reasons to meditate daily!
Michael Phelps, Justin Bieber & Jennifer Aniston do it – do you? Cupping therapy is a form of acupuncture. I’ve got some tips to see if it’s right for you.
Suffer from anxiety, stress or panic attacks? (Me too.) Mindfulness meditation improves concentration, offers deep relaxation, and helps with stress & sleep
Can’t sleep? Feeling stressed? Deep breathing exercises can be done anywhere to provide relief fast. Here’s how to do the 478 breathing exercise plus 3 more
If you like weird facts as much as I do, then you’ll appreciate these 5 human body facts that are almost too strange to believe. Trust me, they’re true!
I am a caffeine lover — I almost said “junkie” but of course, that has a negative connotation. I have recently felt the need to cut back on caffeine and If you want to stay awake without using caffeine like me, here are 8 clever and effective ways to stay alert that don’t involve guzzling coffee, cola, or power drinks.
Wondering how to get Obamacare insurance… fast? Here are my own tips & tricks, as a freelancer who used the insurance marketplace for the first time.
You’ll be shocked at all the places indoor allergens are lurking around your house. See what might be causing your allergy symptoms & how to eliminate them.
Do you have an office job? Sit behind a computer for a living? You can avoid the most common desk job health risks with these 5 simple tips.
It takes me almost an 1 hour to drive to work. This long, daily drive has inspired me to find several ways to relieve stress while commuting. Here are 5 techniques that have helped me reduce stress during my commute. I bet they’ll help you too.
Are you enjoying your journey through life? I am! Want to live a happier life? Who doesn’t? See how rewarding it can be to try and find unique, helpful nuggets in life — because constantly making daily life tweaks is what living is all about!
There are many ways to reduce the aggravation of job fatigue, so here a few tips that I would like to share to make your day in the cubicle less physically burdensome.
I absolutely love my microwave heating pad. It works for all of my aches and pains. My favorite is the large sectioned microwave heating pack from Thermal-Aid. It’s actually a heating AND cooling pack in one! It comes in lots of shapes and sizes and conforms to your sore body parts. I also got one of their cute heat/ice packs for children shaped like cuddly teddy bears. These have become my favorite new heating pads!
There are a lot of popular hangover myths out there. Unfortunately, most of them are dead wrong! Following are some solid tips for curing your hangover, plus some things you can do to prevent a hangover from occurring in the first place.
A few important facts about hangovers, followed by some of most popular myths about hangovers… Let’s separate fact from fiction when it comes to hangover cures.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to make a heating pad yourself. A microwavable heating pad is great to use whenever you need to apply some indirect heat for pain relief, comfort, or warmth. Follow these step-by-step directions to make your own heating pads and don’t throw away the stray sock that shows up after you’ve thrown it’s pair out!
Be sure to take steps ahead of time so you can prevent the motion sickness altogether. That way, you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your travels. Here’s a collection of the absolute best tips for combating motion sickness!
Dust mites are present and hiding all throughout your home. The house may look clean, but the dust mites are in the air. About 80% of the flecks you see floating in a sunbeam streaming through the window are dead skin cells… and dust mites! Here’s how to avoid dust mite allergy symptoms without spending a dime.
Topical pain relief creams and gels CAN alleviate some of your pain when applied directly to the skin right over the pulled muscle or sore joint. Here’s what you need to know about the 3 types of topical pain relief cream like analgesics or aspirin-like rubs, counter-irritants, and creams made from chili pepper seeds.
To avoid accidental overdose or taking the wrong pills, you should really use a pill organizer. It’s the best way to keep track of pills, doses, and schedules, and now they even come with hi-tech reminder systems! Using a pill box organizer is helpful for elderly caretakers and anyone who needs to regularly take doses of medication. Check out my favorite picks and see which ones might be right for you.
The following health blogs and website portals will give you a leg up on the latest and greatest things that affect your health. Here are the best health blogs and Twitter accounts to follow in order to stay up-to-date on all of the health issues that are important to you.
In addition to the health benefits of a good night sleep, there are lots of other reasons that sleep is important. The hard part is trying to figure out how to get it. Here are some tips to get a good night sleep.
The lesson: Whenever someone is about to sneeze in person, try to move farther than 5 feet away from them. And if you’re on a plane when someone sneezes, count the number of rows between you and them. If it’s less than 10, you better take some Airborne right away or some other immunity-booster!
Here are some tips for staying germ-free at home, at work, and when you travel. Many of them I either use myself, or I plan to start using real soon…
Are you a germ freak? I’m not really, but I will admit to being more aware of germs these days. I found this great germ book online, and it’s on sale right now… just $4 including shipping!
It’s fun to think about what makes you happy, compared to what you think would make your partner happy. I found some of the ‘men’ ones interesting…
Hate mosquitoes? Here are some of the best ideas for making your own all-natural mosquito repellents, plus a few organic mosquito repellents you can buy.
Since overexposure to direct sunlight is the leading cause of skin cancer, using sunscreen daily is one of the biggest things you can do to prevent skin cancer throughout your lifetime. Here are the 10 most important things you need to know about sunscreen and skin cancer.
Bedbugs are a one-time myth has recently been proven to be a REAL threat to people everywhere — both in hotels and at home. Here’s what to look for to determine if there are bedbugs in the bed you are sleeping in, how to treat bedbug bites, and how to prevent bedbugs in your home altogether.