The popular rub that parents use on their children’s chests to help with cough and congestion can cause babies and young children to have respiratory distress, said US researchers. They looked into the product after a young child was sent to the emergency room after having some Vicks put on her top lip just under her nose.
Another great cure for a common cold that is right in your cupboard is black pepper! We don’t normally think of it as a medicinal substance but rather as a basic seasoning. But did you know that it possesses powerful cold-fighting properties? Not only is it great for the immune system, but it can do many beneficial things for your body.
According to a new study, a lack of sleep can cause parts of the brain’s synapses to be ‘eaten’ by other brain cells.
Astrocytes play an essential role in regulating sleep. They are a cell in the brain that get rid of worn-out cells. The study discovered that sleep-deprived mice had more active astrocytes than well-rested mice, meaning the brain started eating itself.
There is a science proved reason to drink pickle juice daily. For years, athletes have been drinking pickle juice to relieve muscle cramps after exercising, and hydrate their bodies. A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise discovered that pickle juice is better than water at reducing muscle cramps. Another study found that pickle juice may lower blood sugar spikes in healthy adults. In addition, pickle juice is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins including vitamin C and E.
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound that is a white solid crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder. It has an alkaline and salty taste.
The ancient Egyptians used natural deposits of sodium bicarbonate creating a paint for their hieroglyphics.
In 1846, John Dwight and Austin Church, two bakers from New York established the first factory developing baking soda.
New studies find that drugs commonly used for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can raise the risk of stomach cancer.
There are a lot of sensational articles being passed around the internet about the coronavirus. Indeed, it seems to be a very alarming virus! We are constantly hearing from the media about the numbers of dead and the numbers of cases reported (nowworld-wide, though the vast majority are connected to Wuhan China in some way).
Apparently, according to scientists, tea drinkers live longer. The study on 100,000 adults finds that those who drank tea regularly lived for an average of a year and a half longer.
Gardening has been found to have many health benefits and is beneficial in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
So getting your hands dirty in the garden can increase your serotonin levels. This is due to a specific soil bacteria, Mycobacterium vaccae, that can trigger the release of serotonin in our brain. Serotonin is a natural anti-depressant that can make you happy. A lack of serotonin in the brain causes depression and anxiety.
Apple Cider vinegar has been used for Medicinal purposes for at least 12,000 years, in Assyria Babylon, used by the Egyptians and it was used by the Greeks 2,400 years ago.
Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples. This fermented juice, is likely to contain vitamins and minerals found in the apples the cider is produced from. These vitamins and minerals include: