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This Kitchen Staple Cures Your Cold Better Than Medicine, Study Says

Next time you find yourself reaching for something to subdue your sniffles, you might want to consider heading to the kitchen instead of your medicine cabinet. A recent study found that nature has a stronger solution for the common cold than anything you might find in a pharmacy. The new research, published in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, found that honey can actually cure your cold better than medicine.



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Honey has been touted as a miracle elixir for colds and coughs for years, but this new meta-analysis, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, backs that notion by science. The researchers conducted a review of 14 previous studies that involved 1,761 individuals to find out whether or not honey is a worthwhile replacement for over-the-counter and prescription cold and cough medicine. And lo and behold, the researchers found that honey proved to be a

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Is Cold Weather Beneficial For Testosterone

Perhaps you were not aware of the fact that seasonal changes coincide with changes in blood testosterone concentrations. If so, then you are not alone. A report that was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism examined free and total testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), which is a hormone in the brain that stimulates the testes for testosterone secretion), and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), which is a protein that binds to estradiol, dihydrotestosterone and testosterone to carry it throughout your circulation; when its concentration is changed it significantly affects the ratio of estradiol in plasma to unbound (biologically active) testosterone. These effects were examined in 1,549 males residing in Norway.

The findings were very interesting. Total testosterone peaked in October and November. In February, there was a smaller peak. The lowest total T levels were in June. Free T was at its lowest level in August and … Read More

Building an Herbal Medicine Cabinet For the Cold and Swine Flu Season

The headlines are blaring “swine flu.” We hear the horror stories about the at-risk groups, many people don’t want to get a flu shot or give it to their children. What are our choices? No one has talked about natural medicine alternatives much in this heated debate. Yet, my son just got over swine flu and I can tell you that it was not an easy experience. Was he very sick? No. Was he afraid and asking me if he was “going to die?” Yes. He ran a low-grade fever that spiked one day and he had some mild congestion. Otherwise, he slept soundly every night and recovered within a week. While he was sick, he was prescribed TamiFlu (the whole family took it). I also treated him before his illness because I knew it was coming, and I continued to treat him with herbal remedies during his illness to … Read More