There are so many OTC allergy medicines out there but if you’re like me you are interested in a natural remedy for your pollen allergy. Here’s a breakdown of when you can expect your allergies to be at their worst and what natural allergy relief options are available to you. Here are the best natural home remedies for pollen allergies.
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.
Some people swear by Airborne cold remedy to help fight colds, but does it work?… Is it safe? Because of my own experiences with some of the ingredients found in Airborne cold medicine, I’m confident that it probably does, at the very least, reduce the duration of a cold. Not too fast though… because of the possibility of overdosing on certain ingredients — such as Vitamin A, which can be fatal if too much is taken — I think it’s important to be smart about using the airborne supplement.
Here’s a little about how you catch a cold vs the flu, and how long you’re actually contagious…
There are literally hundreds of health-related myths and old wives tales. Fortunately, technology is catching up with most of these now, and their validity is being questioned.
Here are some of the more common health myths debunked.
Check out these 5 natural remedies for the common cold: onions, zinc, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and garlic. Here’s how and why each works to prevent colds and heal your body faster after you have a cold.
I really prefer using a Neti Pot over using nasal decongestants and sprays such as Afrin. The Neti Pot helps with allergies and sinus problems, as well as cold and flu symptoms. It’s all around good for you! Here’s how to use a Neti Pot using salt and water… that’s all you need.
Whenever I get injured, I always forget whether I’m supposed to use ice therapy or heat therapy. Is it ice on sore muscles and heat to relax pinched nerves? Or vice versa? If you’re anything like me you will love this information so you’ll know once and for all how and when to use these therapies. Here’s the scoop…
There is a new government report regarding the safety of plastic bottles. Supposedly, if there’s a 3, 6, or 7 inside that little triangle on the bottom of the bottle, then it’s not the best kind of plastic that you’d want to be eating or drinking from. Here’s the inside scoop about all of those numbers on the bottom of plastic bottles…
I’m thinking of trying local honey to lessen the effects of my allergies and hay fever this year. I’ve heard that local honey is the key to building up antibodies in your body — thanks to the local bees who produce the local honey.
It’s so confusing. How much of each vitamin? Which vitamin supplements should you take? And why are vitamins so important? Jim and I are beginning to feel the effects of 40-something coming down on us. So I figured, one of the better things we could do for our bodies is to get healthy from the inside out. Here’s what I’ve learned about multivitamins and the ones we ultimately chose…
This video will make you think twice before you drink out of the glass in your hotel room next time!
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs are growing in popularity. That means more and more people might be using them without truly knowing how they work and what to do if one breaks. Here are the 5 steps you should take when cleaning up a broken CFL bulb…
With the recent release of the study that found ‘car steering wheels carry more than twice as many germs as a toilet seat,’ I feel compelled to share my thoughts about toilet seats… They’re really not that dirty!
If you read this, you will yawn. I DARE you to try & fight the yawn!…
Ever wonder which medicines the doctors themselves use to treat everyday colds, flu, upset stomach, headaches and other minor aches & pains? In a survey of 5 leading female doctors in the U.S, these doctors had very similar opinions regarding the best products on the market. Plus, 3 out of 5 of them used the exact same products! Do you use these?…
Everything you ever wanted to know about farting, passing gas, breaking wind, and letting out farts… plus some ingenious products for people with flatulence problems… and lots of down & dirty humor about passing gas.
Are you fearful of germs and bacteria? Do you take extra precautions in order to avoid the spread of germs in your own family? Here are some interesting things you can do to prevent contamination.
Antibacterial soaps are useful in hospital and school environments, however, they may do more harm than good when used in normal, healthy households.
Sometimes we feel older than we are. Sometimes there are pre-existing health circumstances that play a role in when, why, and how we will die. Check out the good news & bad news… here.
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Perhaps you already know about it, or (gasp!) have been doing it for years. I may just be the last to know about this healthy new way to prevent the spreading of germs from a cough…
The common cold typically lasts 6-8 days. But Cold-Eeze can cut the length of your cold in HALF! I’ve used it. And it really seems to work. Where most cold meds attack your symptoms, Cold-Eeze attacks the cold virus itself. There is a difference between Cold-Eeze, Zicam, and Airborne.
I was actually very, very VERY skeptical of chiropractors at first. But, after visiting a chiropractor for nearly 2 years now, I’m now singing the praises of chiropractic care. Here’s why.
Do you know what your glucose level is — what’s your score? Here’s how to test your blood sugar level and what it means.
The well-respected consumer product authority, Consumer Reports, has started reviewing medications as well. Their free Web site compares medications in terms of price, effectiveness, and safety.