Antihistamines are medications that help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. Most are available over-the-counter (OTC) and come in the form of tablets, liquid, nasal sprays or gels, and eye drops. As the name suggests, antihistamines reduce or block histamine, a chemical produced by the body during an … Read More
Ginger is commonly produced in India, Jamaica, Fiji, Indonesia, and Australia. The root or underground stem (rhizomes) of Zingiber officinale (from the Zingiberaceae family) can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. Any of those forms will help you enjoy the health benefits … Read More
In our post on food poisoning, you learned how to kill foodborne pathogens by using oregano oil, a botanical medicine (herb) with antibacterial, antiviral, or other antimicrobial properties. Here, we’ll examine natural cures for nausea, vomiting, and dehydration.
Natural Cures for Nausea
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has a long history … Read More
Barfing, puking, hurling, ralphing, blowing chunks, tossing cookies—whatever you happen to call it, vomiting is no fun at all. But it’s one of the ways our body tells us that something’s wrong. Think of it as an alarm system going off, but directly in our stomachs. Yuck!
If you’ve ever had … Read More
Motion sickness is common and affects people traveling in a moving vehicle—a car, train, airplane, boat, or fairground ride. It can even affect people in virtual reality simulators. It is also known as travel sickness, airsickness, carsickness, and seasickness. Symptoms—including dizziness, nausea, and vomiting—can affect people at any … Read More
With literally billions of people traveling by air every year now, researchers are finally starting to gather and publish more data about the health risks associated with airplane travel. In terms of the common cold, it is now well-accepted that acute respiratory infections are frequently experienced after air … Read More
Niacin is a member of the family of B vitamins, which also includes vitamins B6 and B12, riboflavin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin, and thiamin. Like a lot of its B brothers, niacin—a.k.a. nicotinic acid, nicotinamide, and vitamin B3—is essential for converting carbohydrates into fuel and … Read More
Many cultures use a variety of herbs and spices in their traditional foods; America is no different. Herbs and spices from plants—in addition to offering flavor and even food preservation power—amplify the health potential of every meal. You want healthy dinner ideas? The phytonutrients in spices and herbs have Read More
Diet Soda Dangers, Natural Remedies for Nausea, & Treating Seasonal Allergies: News Bulletin for July 12, 2013
Diet Soda Will Make You Sick, Fat and Ugly!
by Jami Cooley, RN, CNWC
A shocking study released this week by Purdue University researchers has blanketed the web and television news outlets all over the country. If … Read More