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According to Mayo Clinic, cold viruses thrive in dry weather. That explains why we don’t get these nasty bugs during our super-humid N.C. summers!
It’s unlikely that you will have a humidifier in your dorm, but humidity can be created temporarily at your sink.
Fill your sink with the hottest water you can get. then, place a towel over your head (to keep the steam from escaping) and breathe in the steam. this process should help clear up congestion and open the sinuses.
I’m sure you’ve heard of drinking honeyed tea to help soothe a sore throat. I find it very effective at easing the scratchiness for a little while. Mixing a couple teaspoons into hot tea (some people recommend adding lemon and ginger to the mix as well) is one of the easiest cold remedies there is.
And, it may have other benefits!
In a recent research study, doctors found that consuming two teaspoons of honey before sleep was as effective of a cough-suppressant as some over-the-counter medications. It’s cheaper and better tasting than cough syrup, so why not give it a try?
3. Hit the hay
While I realize this is easier said than done, getting some extra sleep gives your immune system some more time to recover. try to get as close as possible to the recommended daily allowance for adults — seven to nine hours.
4. Healthy foods
There have been a lot of research studies on the effects of vitamin C and zinc in cold relief. while vitamin C seems to be best for arming yourself against your roommate’s cold, it wouldn’t hurt to work a little more into your diet. Zinc, on the other hand, might help with actual cold symptom relief.
After a quick Google search, the only miracle food containing both happens to be artichokes. If you’re not feeling that intimidating, spiky thistle for dinner, try a combination of foods to get the vitamin C and zinc you need.
For vitamin C, try oranges, kiwi, sweet red and green peppers, and strawberries. for zinc, try sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, and peanuts. I’m sure you can find a tasty combination!
And finally, if all else fails, you can revert to over-the-counter medications. I personally swear by Advil Cold & Sinus for day and NyQuil for night. but, try a few natural remedies first. You never know if you’ll find a great new trick that will work for you!
Any other tried and true cold remedies you’d like to share? Tweet us at @PitTalk.
I know it is a long shot, but I am looking for something that is going to help arthritis and weight control, is there anything available in the US for it?
There are a number of things that can be used for both weight loss as well as helping to alleviate your arthritic symptoms. you may want to try something that will not make you jittery such as Pyruvate Calcium or Choline/Inositol these two both help to boost your metabolism. If you could handle it Hydroxycut works extremely well, some people may not be able to take it due to the fact that it contains caffeine, however they do offer a caffeine free version. Hoodia and Fucoxanthin are good appetite suppressants. Adding exercise of any kind into your daily regimen will help to kick start your weight loss program, as well as your metabolise. be sure to drink plenty of water, for it helps to keep your body "flushed" of all the toxins that come and go throughout the day. I have taken both with great success. As for the arthritis, you can try some natural anti-inflammatory like boswellia, ginger, turmeric, bromelain, as well as a good solid joint formula. The one I'm currently using has Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM plus Type II Collagen. you may also want to look into adding
Essential Fatty Acids into your diet, look for a total EFA complex which will include Omegas 3,6, and 9. The three of these components work synergistically to tackle a number of different symptoms like joint lubrication, cardiovascular health, it even helps in the moisturization of your skin.
Certain types of weight bearing exercise may be beneficial to you as well. Water aerobics would put less stress on your joints and may even help you to build up your muscles quicker.
Hope I could be of some assistance, good luck in your quest.
It is called Prosit, it is from Africa and it is amazing for Arthritis, they have a money back policy, so try it out. Search for: prosit african cures on yahoo or google to get it here in the USA.
Are there any HERBAL REMEDIES that anyone has found to be effective in easing the pain of OSTEO ARTHRITIS
No – sadly not, speaking from experience. I have tried lots of things. Colchizine from your GP helps, and paracetamol.
I hope you feel better.
Some are : Alfalfa, Celery, Ginger, Ginseng, Hops, Licorice, Oregano, Nettle, Turmeric, Yucca, Feverfew, Devil's Claw.
punch in osteo arthritis on google there are loads of links you can look up including herbal remedies personally i take glucosamine sulphate tablets daily do they work? who knows!! good luck
the only thing i have ever found that helps is a prescribed medication
go to your gp and ask him for some co-codamol eff 8mg codine
and 500mg parcetamol. and disolve them in water, and drink it will getinto your system quicker than any other medication. it goes straight into the blood stream, and gets to the pain .
I have felt like i need to throw up for days and I just won't. if i do i know i'll feel better but i've tried my finger, a toothbrush, soda, water, milk. Nothing's working! does anyone have anything? I want to feel like myself again.
Throwing up might not help but to throw up, they have pills for that. Im not sure what they are called. You can probalbly ask them at the drugstore. Dont worry, they wont look at you like you are creepy.
have ginger ale or sugar water (basically water mixed with sugar)
that is so bad for you, don't try
it'll go away, and if it doesn't see a doctor
look in the mirror
With so many dangers of arthritis drugs like Vioxx and Naproxin recently exposed, it’s no wonder more and more people are turning to herbal remedies for relief. Here are a few herbs that will treat arthritis pain and joint inflammation.
For thousands of years, the Chinese have used ginger to treat arthritis. Recent studies have shown that ginger is helpful in relieving pain from both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
The Scottish and other Nordic peoples discovered years ago that Cod Liver Oil reduced pain and stiffness in the joints, especially during the frigid winter months. Cod Liver Oil is available in supplement form at most health food stores, and has been shown in studies to have numerous health benefits, including reduction of pain from rheumatoid arthritis.
Glucosamine has also recently been tested for the treatment of arthritis pain, and proven very effective for reducing pain from osteoarthritis. Glucosamine also works to repair joint damage and rehabilitate the cartilage.
Everyone’s body produces glucosamine, but as your body grows older production slows down. this causes cartilage in weight-bearing joints to harden, and become painful. Glucosamine therapy can help repair damage and reduce pain, in both humans and in pets.
All these and more herbal remedies are available at most health food stores. Additionally, herbal creams can be purchased, many made with peppermint and/or rosemary, that are very soothing when applied topically (mint and rosemary are natural analgesics).
You do not have to take drugs to relieve your arthritis pain. Stop worrying about dangerous side effects. Talk to your doctor about controlling arthritis pain naturally.
Revered in the Orient for its powerful healing qualities and its culinary uses, Ginger has been in use since ages. a perennial herb, ginger is a greenish yellow rhizome. The botanical name of the spice is Zingiber Officinale. Ginger is been used extensively in the Orient; its benefits covering a spectrum so wide, that it includes the medicinal, culinary as well as aromatherapy fields. a pungent and flavorful spice, ginger is one of the most widely used spices in the East.
Ginger is known to be beneficial to the body in a number of ways. Ginger can be used in its raw as well as dried form. Raw ginger is thermogenic, anti-flatulent, appetiser, digestive and a powerful laxative.
Dried ginger is thermogenic, appetizer, laxative, expectorant, stimulant and effective to cure stomach disorders. Dried and ground ginger is used to cure cold, cough, cholera, nausea ad vomiting, inflammations, diarrhea, colic, flatulence, anorexia, asthma and headaches.
Ginger has extensive uses in aromatherapy as well. Ginger yields an essential oil that is steam distilled from the unpeeled, dried and ground root. Ginger oil is used in combination with sandalwood, cedar wood and patchouli, which renders a woody-spicy scent to the mixture.
The uses of ginger as a digestive aid can be largely attributed to the presence of gingerols and shogaols, which help neutralise stomach acids, enhance the secretion of digestive juices and tone the muscles of the digestive tract.
The active ingredient in ginger is terpenes and an oleoresin, which is called ginger oil. these active agents are responsible for its antiseptic qualities, lymph-cleansing, circulation-stimulating and mild constipation relief. Research has shown that ginger lowers blood cholesterol by reducing cholesterol absorption in the blood and liver.
Other Ginger health benefits
o Ginger has been known to reduce inflammation of the joints and muscle tissue for people suffering from arthritis or rheumatism. o Ginger improves blood circulation, hence thought to improve the complexion too. It is also known to have reduced nervousness, ease tendonitis and relieve sore throats. o Ginger is an effective herbal remedy for all kinds of motion sickness and even morning sickness during pregnancy. a great way to get rid of the uneasy, queasy feeling in the stomach. o Scientists have found that ginger can block the effects of prostaglandin – a substance that causes inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain, which leads to migraine. o Many women believe that consuming ginger tea during periods helps minimize menstrual cramps. o Known for its warming action, ginger is an effective treatment in colds and flu. o An effective remedy for cramps caused by flatulence, ginger stimulates digestion. o Ginger is a mood enhancer, the Cineole present in ginger helps provide stress relief. o It is a great mouth freshener and ginger tea is known for its refreshing properties.