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How to Make Your Own Strep Throat, Cold and Flu Tonic

In experimenting with a number of tonics over the years, I've whittled my favourites down to a simple concoction of six ingredients that are highly effective in offering protection against strep throat, colds and flu.

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Here's what you need to make this simple and highly effective sore throat, cold, and flu tonic: Read more about How to Make Your Own Strep Throat, Cold and Flu Tonic

 

Natural Treatment Options for Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernia is a condition that produces one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Discomfort behind the breastbone (sternum), usually towards the bottom of the chest wall

  • Difficulty swallowing, a feeling that an obstruction in the lower chest wall is making it hard for food to pass through to the stomach

  • Heartburn

  • Chronic burping

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A Natural Approach to Overcoming Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Back in high school, I remember a student who did her science fair project on her sweaty hands. My memory is not good enough to remember the specifics of what she talked about that day, but I do remember her walking around the classroom, giving all of us a chance to see and feel the sweat that literally dripped off her hands. She said that it was a genetic problem, and that her hands sweated almost all of the time. Read more about A Natural Approach to Overcoming Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

 

Exercises for Pain and Stiffness in the Hands

This video provides a look at mobility exercises that can be used to support healthy elbows, forearms, wrists, and fingers.

Please be sure to turn the volume up on the video itself, which you can do via the volume control section along the bottom of the video screen, as well as the volume on your viewing device. Read more about Exercises for Pain and Stiffness in the Hands

 

Masks, Hats, and Sleeves to Protect Against Sunburn

When I was 19, I developed a skin depigmentation disorder called vitiligo, something I've written about on a few occasions over the years.

Now in my 40s, I have come to embrace the many life lessons that living with vitiligo has gifted me. As I'm guessing others can attest to, when one is markedly different in physical appearance, every moment spent around others is an opportunity to be more than just our outer shell. Every moment also offers the potential of meeting those who treat others for who they are, not just what they appear to be. Read more about Masks, Hats, and Sleeves to Protect Against Sunburn

 

A Fun Game that Improves Balance, Core Strength, and Joint Position Sense

Here's a simple game that you can do anywhere with a soft belt or rope or anything similar that you and a partner can wrap around your waists and be connected with each other.

Have each person wrap one end of the belt around the waist so that the belt takes on an "S" shape. Each person should hold on to his or her end of the belt with the hand on the side where the belt ends, right along the side of the waist. Read more about A Fun Game that Improves Balance, Core Strength, and Joint Position Sense

 

A Game that Develops Reaction Time, Agility, Balance, and Hand-Eye Coordination

A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon the work of Patrick Herzog, a functional therapist in Germany who makes use of an Indiaca when training his clients.

I was fascinated by this "floating pin," as I called it, and reached out to Patrick to find out what it was and where to get it. Read more about A Game that Develops Reaction Time, Agility, Balance, and Hand-Eye Coordination

 

Cherry Smoothies To Combat Arthritis

Cherries have long been used to sooth chronically inflamed joints. In my experience, cherries aren't consistently effective in helping cases of degenerative arthritis, but when used in conjunction with a dairy-free diet, I find that they can significantly reduce joint pain caused by metabolic-type arthritides like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and psoriatic arthropathy. Read more about Cherry Smoothies To Combat Arthritis

 

What to Do When You Have Impacted Stool

Never a comfortable topic to discuss, but it's good to have some idea of what to try if you or a loved one ever experiences hardened stool that won't come out on its own.

First, it's vital to remember that whenever you have the urge to have a bowel movement, it's best that you relax rather than try to force stool out with exertion. Read more about What to Do When You Have Impacted Stool

 

6 Tips for Overcoming Constipation Naturally

What follows are six simple suggestions that I have found to consistency help people overcome constipation and experience regular and comfortable movements.

1. Ensure that you are optimally hydrated.

If your body and gastrointestinal tract are not provided with enough water through healthy liquids and water-rich foods, waste materials that travel through your colon will tend to be harder by the time they reach your rectal pouch. Read more about 6 Tips for Overcoming Constipation Naturally

 

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