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7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Watch Out For

7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Watch Out For

Grapefruit seed extract uses are numerous due to its action as a highly concentrated, natural general antimicrobial and antioxidant. Grapefruit seed extract benefits include killing all kinds of infectious microbes—bacterial, viral, and fungal—at least in test tube and animal studies.[1,2]
What’s in Grapefruit Seed Extract?
The main compounds in grapefruit seeds

5 Amazing Oregano Oil Benefits

5 Amazing Oregano Oil Benefits

Oregano oil is truly a remarkable little miracle herb. Research studies confirm oregano oil benefits a variety of conditions. But the most impressive use of oregano oil is the ability to fight a variety of infections. Oregano oil is such a powerful home remedy, it may very well be the

Sore Throat Causes and Treatment

Sore Throat Causes and Treatment

Sore throats often begin with a slight tickling sensation that progresses to a painful irritation, which ultimately makes swallowing and talking difficult. Also called pharyngitis, the condition occurs when your throat becomes infected from either viruses or bacteria. Other types of bacteria that can cause sore throats include canker sores,

5. Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that often starts in childhood but can occur for the first time in adulthood, even later in life. In the United States, about 19 million adults and seven million children have asthma.
People with asthma have inflammation in their airways. This inflammation causes episodes of coughing,

UHN Blog: Antibiotics Are Over-Prescribed

UHN Blog: Antibiotics Are Over-Prescribed

If your physician prescribes antibiotics, question it. And do some research on your own before taking them. Some doctors are a little too quick with the prescription pad, and some patients (myself included) a little too trusting.

Truth is we’ve been over-prescribing antibiotics in this country for quite some time. It’s

Do You Really Need That Antibiotic?

Since their initial use in the 1940s, antibiotics have greatly reduced death rates from infectious illness—however, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 50 percent of the time that antibiotics are used they are not optimally prescribed. The wrong drug might be given to a patient,

EN on Foods: Basil King of Herbs

The Folklore
Basil is the common name for the culinary herb Ocimum basilicum, which is a member of the mint family. Thought to originate from Africa, the herb was domesticated in India, and then introduced to America in the 17th century by way of the English. The name “basil” is derived

EN on Foods: Corn, An A-maize-ing Plant

The Folklore
Maize, known in the U.S. as “corn” (Zea mays,) was domesticated in Mexico at least 7,000 years ago. While corn was a staple in early American cultures, it spread to the rest of the world via the Spanish explorers in the late 15th century. Among Native American tribes, corn

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