Natural Relief for Sinus Infections

Posted on April 24th, 2007 in Conditions and Diseases by admin

Sinus infections are a common ailment with many people, and they are never easy to deal with. Any given sinus attack can have various symptoms such as congestion, sinus headache, and runny nose. Sinus infections most commonly occur as a result of viral or bacterial infections, and allergies. Some people are more prone to getting sinus infections than others. People who are continually exposed to dust or other micro air pollutants are more likely to develop a sinus infection. This includes smokers, as the tobacco smoke has a detrimental effect on the sinuses.

Most people see sinus infections as a major annoyance, since they need to continually blow their nose throughout the day and often get chapped nostrils from using so much facial tissue. Surely on multiple occasions we’ve all had congestion so bad that we can’t even successfully blow our nose. Relief is always the first priority when experiencing a sinus attack; so many people often turn to over the counter nasal decongestants. Most people have a hard time even finding a nasal decongestant that works for them, and often take more than the recommended dose. Too many over the counter drugs can have adverse effects on the well being of other parts of the body such as the liver or the kidneys. In this case it seems to be healthier to try natural alternatives, such as noni juice. There are several cases of people who have used noni juice to treat acute and even chronic sinus infections with favorable results. Noni juice has an abundance of anthraquinones, which helps reduce the inflammation of the sinuses, as well as fight any bacterial infections that cause the sinus attack. Of course, the immune boosting properties of noni juice could help prevent sinus infections in the first place.

Some of us may experience sinus infections quite regularly, and some of us may only experience them at certain times of the year. It is always a good idea to determine what triggers your sinus problems so you can take preventative measures. It is important to maintain your state of well being, and a wise choice to do it naturally.

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Natural Care for the Common Cold

Posted on April 23rd, 2007 in Conditions and Diseases by admin

Catching the common cold can be frustrating and can make daily life more difficult. It is so common that it’s usually not seen as a good enough excuse to call in sick at work. The common cold is actually a viral infection which attacks the upper respiratory system. There are a wide range of symptoms, but universally the nose and throat are affected the most. The symptoms are usually most potent for about 5 days, but coughing and the releasing phlegm can last a few weeks. Children get colds about 3 or 4 times more often than adults, usually because of the daily exposure at schools with a large population of children. Adults who work in similarly high populations tend to catch colds more often as well. Basically, the higher the population is, the more viral infections are easily spreadable. Although the common cold is near impossible to avoid, there are always natural methods for building up our immune system for extra protection.

When you find yourself experiencing early cold symptoms it is the best time to take extra care of yourself. Studies have shown that people who start caring for the common cold before it fully manifests tend to recover much faster. Daily doses of vitamin C will help build up the immune system. Another powerful immune system booster is noni juice. The anthraquinones, sterols, and terpenes found in noni juice all have beneficial effects on the immune system. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day is also very important if you wish to maintain a healthy immune system. Taking the extra care to build up your body’s defenses is the best way to care for a cold, rather than consuming over the counter medicines that only work to suppress symptoms.

Any doctor will tell you that the most important thing to do when you get a cold is to get plenty of rest and drink clear liquids. However, those same doctors may be quick to prescribe you with pharmaceutical cold treatments. The more natural treatments are not only very effective at fighting colds, but also help prevent them in the first place.

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Mono and the Path to Recovery

Posted on April 19th, 2007 in Conditions and Diseases by admin

Infectious mononucleosis is a disease that goes by many names such as glandular fever, the kissing disease, or more commonly, mono. The second most popular nickname, “the kissing disease”, relates to the fact that mono is usually passed through sharing saliva, making it a very contagious illness. The Epstein-Barr virus is the more common cause of mono, which infects B cells and produces T cells that react against the body. The symptoms then manifest at first with strong fatigue, a sore throat, and varying degrees of fever. Later on some other symptoms may develop such as body aches, weakness, and depression. What makes mono such an unpleasant illness is that the symptoms normally last 4 to 6 weeks.

While there is no cure for mono, there are ways to treat the symptoms naturally, and even speed up recovery. The most important thing you should do when the early symptoms of mono begin to appear is to get as much rest as possible. If you force yourself to be physically active, whether at home or in the workplace, you could make your symptoms dramatically worse. Drinking hot liquids is a good way to treat the sore throat, although you should avoid caffeine. Drinking noni juice has been used by many people for treating a few aspects of mono. The anti-inflammatory agents in noni juice help reduce fever and relieve body aches. Once the worst of the symptoms begin to subside, many have found that drinking noni juice helps with boosting energy when the body is ready to become active again. It is also a good idea to stay away from candy and other sweets, which could possibly inhibit recovery.

For an illness that has no cure and lasts such a long time span, the best thing a person with mono can do is take measures to reduce the symptoms and let the body rest. For a time span of 4 to 6 weeks, a carefully treated case of mono could disappear within 4 weeks, making the other 2 weeks unnecessary. Overall, recovery is best attained through rest and natural treatments.

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Children and Obesity

Posted on April 12th, 2007 in Conditions and Diseases by admin

Every parents fear revolves around the idea of obesity. They cringe at the fact of imagining their kids with overgrown tummies and larger than life appetites. Though the average size is anything but tiny, no one likes to be drastically obese. Let’s face it, between the teasing and health hazards, it is no shocker that children are prone to [tag]self esteem[/tag[ issues. For this reason, it is important to establish health values into our children, before it's too late.

From an early age, parents need to teach their children that eating in moderation is vital to one's health. We are so used to super size menus and fast food restaurants that a normal mindset is usually out of the picture. While we understand that everyone needs a quick fix while they're on the go, children should be taught of the food pyramid. Stress to them the importance of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Make it a task to reward them every time they are eating healthy. Some nutritionists recommend that you set up a nutrition program. When your children eat veggies and milk for snack, give them a gold star. Perhaps once they get to a certain number of stars, they get a prize. This alone can show your kids just how important it is to eat a balanced diet. Keeping it light and fun will also make the process less painful.

In addition to teaching your children how to eat healthy, you should also make sure you are cooking nutritious meals for the entire family. Studies have shown that children who are obese actually have a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other long term illnesses. Just think how difficult it would be to face such a burden. Would you blame yourself if you were at fault? With today’s society hooked on diets, you’d be surprised at how many delicious meals you can make.

If you’re worried about nutrition, you may want to look into herbal supplements. Noni Juice is a delicious fruit juice that is 100% natural. As a result, it is the perfect alternative to soda for your child. Not only will they be healthy, but it will actually speed up their metabolism. Moreover, it will boost their immune system, reducing the risk of germs and viruses. For children who are continuously at public places, this is a great way to keep them healthy even during the winter. Looking to promote great health? Noni Juice is certainly the safest way to go.

Exercise is also an obvious factor. While physical education classes are no longer as required, schools often opt for other classes. If this is the case, encourage your child to join a sports team or a gym class. There are many different alternative exercise routines, such as Pilates and even Kickboxing. Chances are likely that if they find something they enjoy at an early age, they will take care of their bodies later on. With such an abundance of factors determining obesity, why not try and stop the clock? It is never too late to put your child on the right track.

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The Effects and Treatment of Pneumonia

Posted on April 2nd, 2007 in Conditions and Diseases by admin

Pneumonia is one of the most common respiratory illnesses affecting people of all ages. Whether it’s cause is fungal, bacterial, viral, or parasitic, this illness can have devastating effects on the body. Your body strains to breathe properly and the oxygen supply becomes significantly reduced. Most of the time people become bed ridden while suffering from pneumonia, though the severity also depends on the overall health of any given person. Elderly people with pneumonia tend to suffer so badly that hospital care may be required. There is no set time span for how long pneumonia lasts, but will subside much quicker if taken care of properly.

The invasion of viral and bacterial micro organisms in the lungs is the most common cause of pneumonia. When the air sacs of the lungs (known as the alveoli) become infected and inflamed, they flood with a fluid substance. This cuts off oxygen from the blood system and results in severe symptoms such as fever accompanied with chills, coughing up greenish phlegm, chest pains, short breathe, fatigue, and clammy skin. The treatment of pneumonia depends on whether it’s bacterial or viral. Often times it can be difficult to establish what type of pneumonia a person has. Usually antibiotics are administered in both cases, but other types of medicine are used in the case of viral pneumonia. Understandably, many people become weary of relying only on the pharmaceuticals and have used noni juice as a helpful supplement. The anthraquinones in noni juice help reduce the inflammation of lung tissue while at the same time fighting bacterial infections. Although pneumonia should be treated on a case by case basis, drinking noni juice could help speed up the process of recovery.

It is clear that pharmaceutical treatments are always given the first place in line. Often we’re told that pharmaceuticals are the only option. That is simply not true, as people have reported success with using alternatives. They have recovered much faster than normal by going the extra mile and trying natural remedies. This doesn’t mean that you should completely defy medical advice, but it never hurts to research the world of natural remedies and seeing what it has to offer.

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Becoming More Conscious of Cholesterol

Posted on April 1st, 2007 in Conditions and Diseases by admin

High cholesterol is a blood condition that usually results from a poor diet. Those who have a diet with too much fast food and trans-fatty snacks run a greater risk of building up high levels of cholesterol. People aged over 20 years old need to be cautious about their cholesterol levels. More often than not, the most common heart conditions can trace back to high cholesterol as a major contributing factor, if not the primary contributor.

In order to maintain low levels of cholesterol, it is important become extra conscious of what types of food you consume. The best place to start is to cut out saturated fat from your diet as much as possible. When you’re at the grocery store, read the labels on each item to how much fat is contained in each serving. Always remember to steer clear of products with high amounts (or any) saturated fat and cholesterol. Unsaturated fat is much safer to consume since it generally doesn’t lead to high cholesterol. It is also very important to add more fiber to your diet to help keep your cholesterol levels at bay. For example if you normally buy white bread, replace it with a darker bread such as whole wheat or rye. There are also several fruit juices with healthy amounts of fiber. Probably the best cholesterol fighting juice is noni juice. The high amount of plant sterols found in noni juice is rich in dietary fiber. Even people who already had high cholesterol levels have used noni juice to significantly lower it. In general, high cholesterol could easy be avoided by cutting out saturated fat and adding more fiber in our diet.

Our body needs cholesterol to properly function. It is used to produce vitamin D, hormones, and to aid in digesting fatty substances. However, excess cholesterol in the bloodstream will build up in the arteries and block the supply oxygen and nutrients. This could eventually lead to a variety of heart complications. It would be a healthy choice to take natural measures to prevent high levels of cholesterol, while at the same time reaping all of the other benefits that come with a natural diet.

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