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Flatulence (Passing Gas)

Stop bloating, belching and flatulence: Top natural remedies for abdominal gas

Posted May 17, 2013

An excess of abdominal gas leaves the body in three main ways: abdominal bloating, belching, and flatus. The average person passes gas around 12 to 25 times each day, but it is generally not noticeable. Large, frequent expulsions of gas are not typical. When air instead gets trapped in the colon or small bowel, abdominal bloating is seen. Air that is swallowed may stick around in the stomach until a person belches. To combat these uncomfortable situations, natural remedies can be used to decrease intestinal gas and prevent embarrassing releases.

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The Vitamin Which Can Cut Your Flu Risk Nearly in Half

Posted April 30, 2012

According to the findings from a 2010 study that didn’t get any widespread attention, vitamin D is a highly effective way to avoid influenza. In fact, children taking low doses of Vitamin D3 were shown to be 42 percent less likely to come down with the flu.

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Combat winter colds with natural remedies

Posted April 30, 2012

Your throat feels a little sore, then the sneezing starts along with the body aches and congestion and low grade fever. You know what is coming, something we all dread, the common cold. Not only does December mark the beginning of winter; it also is the time that cold and flu season kicks into high gear.

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Homeopathic Treatments for Prevention of Colds and Flu

Posted April 30, 2012

Catching a cold? Homeopathic medicines can help prevent a cold as well as treat the symptoms. The remedies are available in most health food stores and online. Homeopathy is a system of medicine pioneered by Samuel Hahnemann over a hundred years ago. The remedies work by treating along a specific Law of Cure, described as like cures like. Homeopathic pharmacies prepare the remedies according to a specific protocol that involve using the most minute doses needed for a cure.

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The five best home remedies for colds, coughs and the flu

Posted April 30, 2012

A well-known immune system strengthener, garlic shines as an antibacterial and antiviral herb for fighting colds, coughs and the flu. One of the best ways to take advantage of garlic’s healing properties is by drinking fresh garlic tea. Sweetened with a little raw honey, it’s delicious and helps to heal what ails you.

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Vitamin C and the flu

Posted April 30, 2012

Well, another flu season is right around the corner (seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October) but the good news is there are things you can do to keep yourself well. Here’s a list of a few lifestyle measures you can begin practicing now.

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Are You Ready for Cold and Flu Season? 10 Ways to Prepare Your Immune System Before It Hits

Posted April 30, 2012

Believe it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner, which means that now is the perfect time to prepare your immune system to defend you from infection. Its always a good idea to follow sanitary practices like frequent hand washing, staying home when you are sick and avoiding or being very careful when using facilities where you may be exposed to other sick people during cold and flu season (or any other time). But staying healthy and doing all you can to boost your immunity can make the difference between a mild cold or case of the flu and getting very sick.

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Could a Cup or More of This a Day Keep the Flu Away?

Posted April 30, 2012

Green tea contains antiviral components that can prevent flu infection. A recent study examined the association between green tea consumption and the incidence of influenza among schoolchildren. More than 2000 elementary school pupils were given anonymous questionnaires about their tea consumption and illness during influenza season. The results showed that drinking green tea, up to a certain amount, was associated with a lower rater of infection.

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Vitamin D may be key to avoiding illnesses this flu season

Posted April 30, 2012

Flu season is just about upon the U.S., and this means that many people will soon start coming down with infections. However, a vitamin D test may help individuals prepare for the season and understand if they need to do more to boost their immune system.

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Ginger: Healing Medicine for the Cold and Flu Season

Posted April 30, 2012

Valued for its therapeutic and culinary properties, Zingiber officinale, or ginger has been used by Asian, Indian and Arabic traditions since ancient times. Hippocrates used it as medicine, but the Greeks and Romans valued ginger for its aromatic and pungent flavor. Rediscovered later by Marco Polo, it became one of the most important trade items of the Far East.

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