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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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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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Homeopathic Flu Remedies and Alternatives

Posted April 30, 2012

Homeopathic flu remedies offer an excellent alternative to the flu shot that so many are becoming weary of. With the holiday season upon us our immune systems become compromised due to lack of sleep and rest. Who is there ready to capitalize on a weakened immune system? The flu! Looking for the best way to protect yourself from the flu? Homeopathic flu remedies are growing in popularity as the negative affects of the flu shot are becoming apparent.

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7 Effective Ways to Avoid the Flu No Flu Shot Required

Posted April 30, 2012

I wrote to you about why I wont be getting the flu shot. My basic reasoning is that a) its not actually as effective for preventing the flu as weve been led to believe, and b) the documented risks associated with getting the vaccine are not worth any potential protection it may confer.

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Influenza: Can Homeopathy Help In Burning Sore Throat Cough and Chest Coughing?

Posted April 30, 2012

Dulcamara is not typically supplied in an emergency remedy kit. However, this remedy commonly known as Woody Nightshade or Bittersweet comes in handy for colds in the Autumn season.

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Green tea supplements prevent flu better than vaccination

Posted April 30, 2012

Flu season is now in full swing and seasonal vaccinations are being pushed from every corner. Nonetheless, a recent clinical trial showed that green tea-based supplements reduced the risk of flu by 75%. This is far better than the 60% risk reduction recently reported in the Lancet for vaccinations. Given that green tea provides a host of other health benefits and none of the risks of injections, it would appear to be a far superior alternative to vaccination.

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