Monday, October 22, 2012

Forget Tamiflu

If you fet the flu, don't get Tamiflu. Follow my Mom's advice, says David Brownstein, MD.
My last blog post dealt with the nonsense of mandating flu vaccinations for medical personnel. I showed you that the flu vaccine is not effective at preventing the flu nor does it minimize complications from the flu. The Cochrane group is an independent medical research group designed to help physicians put evidence into practice. The latest article by the Cochrane group is titled, “Are Neuraminidase inhibiters effective for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults and children?” (1) This article analyzes whether it is wise to use anti-viral medications to treat a patient who already has the flu. Tamiflu is the most commonly prescribed anti-viral medication for treating the symptoms of the flu. 
You would think that Tamiflu must work well as it is widely prescribed by conventional doctors. However, the new Cochrane report stated, “Treating previously healthy patients with Tamiflu reduces the duration of influenza symptoms by approximately 21 hours.”

Folks, I can’t make this stuff up. Read more

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DIY Cold and Flu Remedies

Forget the over0the-counter nostrums; these cold and flu remedies have stood the test of time, says Tess Pennington.
With fall setting in, cold and flu season can’t be far behind. As miserable as a cold or flu might be now, with the pharmacy shelves bursting with over the counter remedies, one day relief might not be that close at hand.

Most of our prep kits have a stash of OTC medications but in a long-term disaster situation it will be important to make those last as long as possible. You might be surprised to discover that your kitchen cupboards may hold the key to curing your stuffy nose, scratchy throat, cough and chills.

Turning toward natural remedies now will give you the knowledge and skills you need to keep your family well during the onset of a disaster or extended disaster. Consider learning ways to make homemade lozenges to soothe sore throats, or possessing basic knowledge on which herbs may be used to treat cold/flu symptoms. Further, knowing how to combine these together to make cold/flu syrups will only better your family’s chances at beating the cold/flu season when OTC medicines aren’t as readily available.

Listed below are some other homeopathic ways to care for yourself and your family when you are ill. Read more

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Weight Loss Benefits of Kelp

When diet and exercise just aren't enough, boost your metabolism and lose weight with seaweed, says Edward Group.
 Kelp Supports A Healthy Metabolism
Kelp is a form of seaweed found in shallow ocean waters and forms thick colonies that could almost be described as an “underwater forest.” If you’ve ever gone for a morning run on the beach, you may have seen it washed ashore, often attracting flies. For most people, this scene is enough to discourage the idea of eating seaweed. However, kelp is a natural superfood loaded with trace minerals, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Most notably, kelp is a rich, natural source of iodine which can provide adequate levels to stimulate a sluggish thyroid and encourage a healthy metabolism. Read more

Friday, October 5, 2012

Orgasms and Other Surprising Ways to Lose Weight

If you're trying to lose weight, having more orgasms might help, according to a British study.
While there’s no doubt that the right diet, strength training and cardio routine will help you shed the pounds, there are some other secrets to a smaller waistline that may just surprise and delight you.

Have more orgasms: A 2002 report from a large British population of men said researchers found a 50 percent reduction in overall mortality in the group of men who said they had the most orgasms. Read more

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Top 9 Herbs for Liver Cleansing

Edward Group lists nine powerful liver detoxifiers that have been used successfully for centuries.
Imagine a fish tank with a motorized water filter. If the filter is clogged with toxins from the tank, the entire tank becomes filled with the same contaminants. In our system, the filter is the liver, the tank is the body, and the fish that has to live in it is you.

Thankfully, a number of herbs for liver cleansing do exist. But first, let’s examine the role of the liver in detoxification a bit further.

The liver is the primary organ responsible for expelling and breaking down toxins entering the body. In particular, it produces bile, a detoxifying agent metabolically indispensable in breaking down fats from food. Even many traditional medical doctors are fully aware of just how important the health of your liver plays in the outcome of your overall health. Read more