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NATURAL SORE THROAT REMEDIES

A sore throat can be an uncomfoortable pain in the uh…throat. Like blinking, we never notice how much we swallow until we paying attention to it, and when it hurts like nobody’s business, it’s kind of difficult not to pay attention. But before you go getting down about how long you’re going to have to suffer with it, consider taking some action-relief may be close than you think. Below are  simple at home sore throat remedies that will help you get  on naturally soothing the ache.

. Gargle With Warm Salt Water:

When  Grandmother told you to gargle with salt water, she knew what she was talking about. Gargling with salt water isn’t an old wives tale-it’s about one of the closest to a cures for a sore throat you can get.
When our throats hurt, regardless of what causes it, it’s because the cells in the mucous membranes are swollen and inflamed. By gargling with salt water you decrease the swelling, as salts primary function is to draw out water, which in turn shrinks the swollen cell and…

BUILDING IMMUNITY AGAINST THE FLU VIRUS

Prepare yourselves! It's that time of year where health enthusiasts go the extra mile to provide the public with influenza vaccines at health institutions, local pharmacies, and miscellaneous locations across the country. Despite the vaccine's function to keep you flu free, you may doubt its protection. Studies have shown that three out of ten health care workers opt out flu vaccines. Imagine this number among the public population. Contrary to what health professionals suggest, some believe the flu vaccine leads to the flu itself. There is a solution to that anxiety: Strengthening the immune system. It's possible even for those with compromised immune systems. With the right foods, exercise, substantial rest, and the vaccine, you can beat the invading germs that infects you with a nasty virus. Let's start with everyone's favorite, food. As you know, what you eat and drink determines your immunity, so here's a list of food and drinks that'll help boost tha…

NATURAL ACNE SCAR REMEDIES.

Acne is one of those things that everybody seems to get at one point or another, and yet nobody really likes it. While some cases are mild, other cases are quite severe and can lead to visible scarring. So, not only do these people have to suffer through a bad outbreak of acne, they then have to live with the scars for the rest of their lives. Or do they? The answer to that is no they don't, or at least they can try any number of acne scars remedies that will minimize the scars that are there. Not all of these treatments will work the same on everybody, but they are worth trying if it means you can feel better about yourself.

One of the best known remedies for acne scars is citrus juice. You can apply the juice of a lemon or lime directly to the problem areas. However, some people find that pure citrus juice irritates their skin, so you may want to try different dilutions until you find the one that's best for you. Apply it once or twice a day for several weeks and see how mu…

New Apple Ingredient Discovery Keeps Muscles Strong! by: Michael Clonts

Natural Component of Apple Peels Found To Help Prevent Muscle Weakening 

In search of an effective method to prevent muscle wasting that comes with illness and aging, researchers have located a natural compound that is very promising. 

The findings reported in the June issue of Cell Metabolism (a Cell Press publication), identify a natural component of apple peels known as Ursolic Acid as a promising newnutritional therapy for the widespread and debilitating condition that affects nearly everyone at one time or another. 

"Muscle wasting is a frequent companion of illness and aging," explained researchers from The University of Iowa, Iowa City. "It prolongs hospitalization, delays recoveries and in some cases prevents people going back home. It isn't well understood and there is no medicine for it." 

The research team first looked at what happens to gene activity in muscles under conditions that promote weakening. Those studies turned up 63 genes that change in resp…

FOODS THAT CAN BOOST IMMUNITY (YOGURT)

I read in the guardian newspaper of Sunday 7th September 2014 that  some virologist who specialize in Ebola are suspecting that part of the population in West Africa are immune to the virus and that members of the special group can play a crucial role in efforts to contain the epidemic.This has lead me to research into natural foods that can boost our immunuty especially in this times that infectious diseases of all kinds are flying around.
In today's posting I want to talk about  our very common YOGURT.
Yogurt contains pro biotics  or live active cultures which are healthy bacteria that keep the gut and intestinal tract free of disease causing germs.It also contains lactobacteria especially acidophilus which promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon and reduces the conversion of bile into carcinogenic bile acids.basically, the friendly bacteria in yogurt seams to deactivate harmful substances such as nitrates and nitrites before they are converted into carcinogenic  ni…

PRACTICAL STEPS IN MAKING SOYBEAN POWDER

Ensure that you first rinse the soybean very well to remove all dirt and dust.Drain the beans thoroughly to remove as much water as possible and please avoid using a paper towel to dry the beans since this can introduce fibers from the towel.You may prepare the beans a day earlier and allow it to stay overnight and dry properly.When you are certain the soybean is dry,roast the soy bean in a popcorn machine or frying pan to make it nice and brown.for which ever method you are using to get it brown,ensure that you stir the beans occasionally .constant stirring keeps the soybeans from roasting unevenly and whether you use a popcorn maker or a frying pan,10-15 minutes completes the roasting process.you may also wish to taste it.Tender tasting beans confirms that the roasting process is complete.Place beans immediately in a blender.A quick transfer from the heat to the blender ensures that the beans will grind to a smooth powder.If beans is allowed to cool before grinding,it makes the soyb…

PRACTICAL WAYS OF USING SOYBEAN MILK CONTINUED ( SOY MILK)

Put a trainer over a large pot then start blending the soybeans in batches i.e, place one cup of saoked soybean in the blender then add either 2 or three cups of water and  blend for about 3-5 minutes until the beans has completely broken down.Pour mixture unto the strainer ,allow to strain for a minute or two.Then bring all the ends of the cloth together and twist until all liquid is squeezed out.Remove the remains of soybean and set aside and repeat process again until all the ground soybean has been squeezed out which is about three batches considering the amount of beans that was soaked.Place the pot with the soybean extract over medium low heat .stir from time to time and bring to boil.be careful to keep an eye on the soymilk because it can bubble and overflow.Once the milk has boiled ,add salt ,flavoring and sweetener you may want to add.Turn heat down to low and allow it to cook for another 20 minutes.Turn heat off  and allow the milk to completely cool before you use it or sto…