Thursday, December 14, 2017

Reduce The Flu's Impact With Sorrel

There's a traditional African flu remedy that reduces the flu's impact. It's called Jamaican sorrel and is meant to be brewed as a tea. In studies with rats, it's also been shown to stop skin cancer, lower blood pressure, as well as, preventing healthy cells from becoming cancerous.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Let's Talk More About Sambucol

It is made from elderberries, which is why you might find it under the name Elderberry. In a study researchers gave half the patients Sambucol and the rest a placebo. In 3 days, 90% of the patients taking Sambucol were completely cured. Blood tests showed the flu was completely gone. You can purchase Sambucol at your local health food store.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Herbs That Give You An Option

Here are several herbal approaches to take to prevent or cure a cold or the flu:

1. Many studies have shown that Echinacea is an excellent cold and flu fighter. Whatever the bottle says to take, double it and take it morning and night.

While you can get Echinacea at the drugstore or health foods store,Dr. Julian Whitaker has discovered a new, highly potent form of Echinacea called Echinamide(tm).

2. Astragalus is a Chinese herb. It stimulates the immune system. You can look at using it as a preventative by using it to boost your immune system. Again, whatever the bottle says to take, double it.

With both Echinacea and Astragalus, you can start taking them before you even get the flu. This activates your immune system to operate at higher levels of effectiveness, which means you might not even get the flu.

3. There's a natural cough syrup for chest congestion that goes under two names. The brand name is Sambucol or you might find it under the herbal name Elderberry.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Place To Start For Flu Prevention Is With Soap

Soap is the place to start for protection from the flu. Just by washing your hands for 15 seconds will wipe out most of the disease causing organisms on them. Within 5 seconds of soap hitting our skin dormant viruses and bacteria like E. Coli get caught in the soapy water. The soap also tears off the outer coating of flu viruses. It also flushes away yeast and staph.
Remember it will take 15 seconds of lathering for all of this to happen. Also, anti-bacterial soap is not the best choice as bugs can develop resistance. So…just some regular soap, thank you.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Concept For Humanizing Hospitals

There is a hospital in Norway called Rikshospitalet that has doubled its number of patients, lowered its staff turnover and absentee rates and even reinvigorated its recruitment. How did they do it? It was simple. They built an inviting, soothing hospital with soft lighting, great views, single rooms, relaxing gardens, art on the walls, skylights, large works of art, windows that open. None of it is "rocket science", but much of it has been ignored in hospitals in the US. Just think of how much faster someone will heal being in a lovely environment. Something to think about…

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Your Doctor's Tie, It May Be Spreading Disease

Since medically caused illnesses have now become the leading cause of death in this country, doctors need to be paying attention to their ties. That's right, their ties! Researchers at New York Hospital Medical Center swabbed 42 ties of medical personnel and 10 ties worn by security guards who had no contact with patients. Almost half the ties of the medical staff carried several strains of bacteria that could cause infection while the tie of only one security guard was contaminated.

Maybe it's time for us to take charge and bring scissors with us when we need to go to the doctor or hospital and start clipping ties. Just kidding, but be aware, if the doctor's tie is coming too close to you, ask him to please move it.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Traffic Noise Has Negative Consequences

In most cities, traffic noise has been getting louder and louder. Research is now showing that noise levels that are well below levels that damage our hearing can cause increased blood pressure, fatigue, stress and near schools it interferes with learning. Children exposed to noise that was greater than 60 decibels learned far more slowly and have difficulty with speech recognition than children who experienced noise levels below 40 decibels. These children in the higher decibel schools learn to tune out the noise, but they also tune out speech.

A study of lower income people living in homes in the Los Angeles-Long Beach region found that 220,000 were so troubled by traffic noise that they wanted to move.

Since SUVs and other light trucks produce twice as much noise as cars, just by requiring quieter tires and exhaust systems would have a major impact on reducing noise levels. As a matter of fact, that is precisely what the Japanese government is requiring of it auto makers.