Category Archives: Cold & Flu

Cold and flu treatment and prevention; boosting immune system

Honey and Coffee Better Than Oral Steroids for Persistent Cough | Natural Medicine Journal

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Got a chronic cough? If your respiratory infections and simple colds and flu’s lead to days and weeks of coughing spells, you might want to consider a simple drink of coffee with honey as your treatment. Coffee has properties similar … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Case of a Mistaken Identity!

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Breaking news in vitamin world: a vital hormone has been mistakenly known and referred to as a vitamin for years! It has been receiving huge claim in recent years as more and more studies point to its necessity in the prevention … Continue reading

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Licorice for Spasmodic Coughs, fatigue & …

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The history of licorice as a medicinal plant dates back thousands of years. From treating gastric ulcers to stopping a coughing fit to raising your blood pressure and boosting your exhausted adrenals, licorice does all that and more. The name … Continue reading

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Role of Sugar in the Immune system…

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Refined carbohydrates (sugar of any colour, white flour products, etc.) depress immune function and should be removed from the diet in anything but small amounts. Consuming just three ounces of honey or fruit sugar (or fruit juice) or sucrose (sugar) … Continue reading

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Why Taking a Week’s Dose of Vitamin D in One Go is O.K.!

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 I’ve often struggled in trying to explain to my dear patients that it was ok if they chose to combine a weeks dose of Vitamin D and take it once every week. Turned out, that choice, made things slightly complicated! … Continue reading

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the Yin & Yang of the Cold & Flu

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Traditional medicines -Chinese, Ayurveda & those of other less well known cultures- all hold that there are two opposing forces (or energies) in nature and that they need to be in balance for the harmonious functioning of all things. With regards to … Continue reading

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