WITH the winter months upon us, many people will be picking up a dreaded cold or even flu. As we reach for the vitamin supplements to get us through the cold and dark, here’s the lowdown on what you’re paying for. Do vitamin supplements really work? According to the NHS, most people don't need to take supplements and are able to get all the vitamins and minerals they need by eating properly. The evidence for taking vitamins to fight colds is pretty thin. Research in published in the British Medical Journal in 2013 concluded that daily vitamin C had no effect on common cold incidence in the ordinary population. The Australian Medical Association president, Michael Gannon was scathing about vitamin supplements saying they produce “very expensive urine”. What are the health benefits and is it healthy to take them every day? Certain supplements are helpful for some groups of people who are at risk of vitamin deficiency, the Department of Health says. Some … [Read more...] about Do vitamin supplements really work, what are the health benefits and is it healthy to take them every day?
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Friday, August 24, 2018 by: Rhonda Johansson Tags: cleaning products, DIY products, household cleaning products (Natural News) Don’t buy in to all that commercialism — cleaning products do not need to be filled with all those chemicals to work. Sure, a lot of these big-brand products smell really nice and come in attractive bottles, but what are we really after? Decorative pieces or products that actually work? A lot of the cleaning products you see in stores can be easily made from scratch in the comfort of your own home. The best part is that most of the ingredients you’d need are relatively inexpensive. Listed below are a few cleaners you can make yourself. All-purpose cleaner Our brains live on a diet of superlatives. Popular media has made it so that we never buy products that aren’t the “best” or “most superior.” This extends to everything from the food we eat (mouthwatering food, loaded with processed sugars and fats) to the … [Read more...] about Make your own natural cleaning products that actually work
There's no shortage of good diet advice, but the following tips have scientific research to support them. For starters, take the advice to never go shopping hungry one step further by eating a piece of fruit before you go. Researchers found this encouraged people to buy 25 percent more produce. It's always a good idea to limit snacking while watching TV, so never eat right out of the bag. This is even more important advice to heed when you're caught up in the action of a program: The more distracting the show or movie, the less aware you are of how much you're eating. Most people know that it takes diet and exercise to lose weight. But a three-part approach may be even better. Staying in contact with a diet coach, just by phone, helped dieters in one study maintain a 10 percent weight loss. Another study found that first learning maintenance skills for healthy eating -- before any attempt to diet -- led to greater weight loss success. Here's how to get smarter about weight loss before … [Read more...] about Science-Based Diet Tips That Really Work
0 Comments Many of us swear by herbal remedies like Echinacea and St John's Wort... but do they really work? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Herbal remedies have been the foundation of healthcare throughout history, and many modern drugs are derived from plants. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/many-of-us-swear-by-herbal-remedies-like-echinacea-and-st-johns-wort-but-do-they-really-work-37023871.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37023880.ece/324ca/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-19_lif_41849423_I7.JPG Email Herbal remedies have been the foundation of healthcare throughout history, and many modern drugs are derived from plants. But while sometimes only prescribed drugs and medical treatments are suitable, the British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA) points out that even today, herbs can be ideal complements to modern medicines. It's estimated that more than a third of us regularly use traditional herbal medicines to treat minor ailments, such as coughs … [Read more...] about Many of us swear by herbal remedies like Echinacea and St John’s Wort… but do they really work?
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Picture this: Your tummy is protruding and painful, your favorite clothes don't fit, and you might also be emitting embarrassing gas. It's so bad, in fact, you may even be reluctant to leave the house.Sound familiar? What we're talking about is abdominal bloating, and it can be frustrating—and pretty hard to ignore."Bloating is usually caused by a sensation of stretching or spasming of the gut," says Jonathan Rosenberg, MD, a gastroenterologist at Illinois Gastroenterology Group. From your diet to stress, there are many different factors that can trigger it. You might be eating too fast (which leads to swallowing excess air), have a disorder like celiac disease, or have an intolerance to lactose or fructose. Constipation can also be a factor: When things move too slowly through your GI tract—or foods are broken down in the colon instead of the stomach—you end up with fermentation, which produces gas, says Rosenberg. … [Read more...] about 6 Gas and Bloating Remedies That Really Work