Showing posts with label sick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sick. Show all posts

Saturday, August 13, 2016

1. Chicken soup
why: It's been called nature's penicillin and is at the top of the list for its curative powers. Hot chicken soup helps clear clogged airways,

2. Hot and spicy food
Chilies or spicy sauces to help ease congestion. Cook Indian or other ethnic foods that contain
these ingredients, or simply add a spicy sauce to foods for extra zip

3. Garlic
This fragrant bulb contains a flavoring agent called alliin which acts as a decongestant. Garlic is also believed to act as an antioxidant and destroy free- radicals, the active oxygen molecules that damage cells

4. Fluids
To keep you liquefied.

5. Citrus fruits
Reach for citrus fruits to increase your vitamin C intake. Drink orange juice for breakfast, snack on half a grapefruit, or add tangerine slices to a lunchtime salad. Getting an increased
amount of vitamin C is especially important if you smoke, as smoking increases both your risk
of catching a cold and your body's need for this protective vitamin.

6. Ginger
Many people find fresh ginger root helps treat the coughing and fever that often accompany colds and flu. Try making a ginger tea:

7. Vitamin C sources
Citrus fruits aren't the only foods high in vitamin C. Potatoes, green peppers, strawberries and
pineapple can help as your daily cold-fighting food arsenal.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

How can we question the act of the Creator who is the author of all things on earth? We are witnessing the increasing number of natural disasters occurring unexpectedly. We won't know wherethe calamities will happen and how they will affect us. However, humans have higher intellect than any other animals on earth - so we are expected to take dominion.

We cannot do and control anything if Mother Nature is in motion, we just can protect our family by being prepared in any disruption that we might have to face. Food and water are the most essential things for survival during calamities. Not all kinds of food can last extensively over harsh climate. In order for us to be prepared for the unknown, know these affordable foods that can be kept for longer duration:
  1. Load your kitchen with brown rice. Brown rice belongs to the group of "super foods" aside from its essential nourishment, it can be kept up to five or more years when properly stored in a sealed and dry container.
  2. Reach out for almond butter and raw almonds. Almonds are good sources of healthy fats, immune boosting nutrients and natural proteins that can nourish the body to survive longer in case of food scarcity. Just make sure to keepthem in a vacuum-sealed plastic bag or container and put them in the freezer. They can last for many months up to 1 year. Almond butter is also a magnificent survival food. It can last to up to 9 months or longer when stored in vacuum sealed jars. Learn more from The Gourmet Survivalist web page for more radiant ideas about raw almonds and almond butter remedies.
  3. Pack more apples. Apples are nutritious and can safely be kept for longer period of time. Pick some varieties of thick skinned, tart and unwashed apples. Wrap them one by one with dry newspapers and keep them in cardboard boxes. Sliced, dried and vacuum sealed apples will also last long inside the freezer.
  4. Horde for carrots. Carrots will stay fresh and nutritious when kept unwashed and covered with mulch. It will last up to six months when properly stored in a dark, cool and well-ventilated area - according to the Sweetwater Organic Farm. They can also be kept in longer duration inside the freezer when peeled, cut and blanched.
  5. Fresh farm eggs. Eggs are surprisingly part of the list but fresh, unwashed farm eggs will last up to 1 year inside the refrigerator. Eggs containenergy-boosting nutrients that are helpful in case of food shortage. The outside unique coating of fresh chicken eggs protects the eggs from contamination and spoilage. When at room temperature, fresh farm eggs can be kept up to 3 months as well.
  6. Save some packs of "super food" seeds in your kitchen. Hemp, Chia and other super seeds are superb endurance foods. These can be stored safely for several years without worries they will get rancid. The good thing is, these seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin and minerals plus other nutrients that will help people survive in their dwellings during calamities for a substantial period of time. You can purchase the seeds from the Natural News Store.
These super foods will have Sildenafil Citrate kind of effect so, natural body heat will surely be ignited which is helpful in beating the freezing cold. There's nothing more natural than a human blanket that can provide sufficient warmth.

By Elena Grace Flores
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Friday, June 01, 2012

You'd probably rather not think about it, but there are hundreds of species of bacteria on your desk, according researchers who sampled offices in three U.S. cities.

The study identified at least 500 species of bacteria in the offices, and found that men's offices tended to be germier than women's.

And although offices in New York City and San Francisco had similar types of bacteria, those in the Golden State were less contaminated than those in the Big Apple, the researchers said.

But don't go running for the hand sanitizer just yet although the findings have an "ick" factor, bacteria in your office are not necessarily something to worry about, the researchers said. After all, many bacteria are harmless, and actually helpmaintain human health.

"You shouldn't be worried in your own office it's you; it's just a reflection of who you are," said study researcher Scott Kelley, an associate professor of biology at San Diego State University, referring to the bacteria you find on your typical desk or keyboard. These bacteria are "with us all the time, and they don’t make us sick," he said.

Rather, the researchers said they hope that by documenting the various bacteria present in buildings with generally healthy people, scientists will be able to spot out-of-the norm bacteria that cause health problems, Kelley said. Such bacteria might turn up when something in the building changes, such as the air vents, he said.

Although we spend about 90 percent of our lives indoors, surprisingly little is known about the diversity of bacteria in environments such as offices, Kelley said, including how much is there and where it comes from.

Kelley and colleagues sampled a total of 90 offices from buildings in New York City, San Francisco and Tucson, Ariz. The researchers swabbed employees' chairs, phones, desktops, computer mice and keyboards. They analyzed the bacterial DNA to identify the types and amounts of bacteria present.

Most of the bacteria they found came from human skin or the nasal, oral or intestinal cavities, the researchers said. Bacteria from soils were also common, Kelley said.

Although you might expect the computer to be a germ magnet, more bacteria were found on office chairs and phones than on keyboards and computer mice, the researchers said.

Men had about 10 to 20 percent more bacteria in their offices, on average, compared with women.
This may be because men, research finds, tend to be less hygienic. "Men are known to wash their hands and brush their teeth less frequently than women, and are commonly perceived to have more slovenly nature," the researchers wrote in the May 30 issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

In addition, men are typically larger than women, and thus have a greater surface area for bacteria to live in and shed from, the researchers said.

New York City offices were the germiest, and those in San Francisco were the cleanest in terms of bacteria quantities. However, more buildings would need to be sampled before conclusions could be drawn about whether this is a typical pattern for offices in these regions, and what might be causing these differences, Kelley said.

While similar types of bacteria were found in New York and San Francisco, samples from Tucson looked different, possibility because the southern city has a different climate. Samples from Tucson tended to have fewer bacteria from the groups called Bacteroidetes and Cyanobacteria compared with the other two cities.

The researchers next plan to look at the types of molds present in offices, Kelley said.
The study was funded in part by Clorox Corporation; the cleaning product manufacturer had no role in study design, data collection or analysis.

By: Rachel Rettner

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The more convenient it is the more consumers gravitate to it, especially with busy lives we all live. And that convenience for consumers can lead to dangers when children are involved.

That's why poison control officials have issued a warning to parents about the new brightly colored little packets that combine laundry detergent with other cleaning agents.

It's a new convenience for consumers, and now new danger for kids. Nearly 250 people have called poison centers in a past couple of months after small children swallowed or bit into the packets, the Associated Press reports.

And some of the kids have gotten very sick much sicker than kids usually get when they swallow a little detergent, says an alert from The American Association of Poison Control Centers.

For example:
-- A 15-month-old child developed "profuse vomiting" and had to be put on a ventilator at a hospital to keep breathing.
-- A 17-month-old child developed nausea and vomiting and also inhaled some of the product. That child also needed a ventilator.

"The rapid onset of significant symptoms is pretty scary," says Michael Beuhler, medical director of the Carolinas Poison Center. He says he's not sure what's making kids so sick.

Then there's the question of why toddlers are biting into cleaning products in the first place. One possibility: They look like candy, some parents and kids say. One blogging pediatrician says they look like toys -- and that the product is "engineered to dissolve rapidly in water so will do the same in a child's mouth."

The poison centers' warning does not name particular products, but one new brand on the market is Tide Pods, made by Procter and Gamble. The company says consumers should keep the product -- like all cleaning products -- out of the reach of children. And a Tide representative told ABC News that the packets will start coming in child-proof containers this summer.

BY: USA Today and Digtriad