Thanks to a mild winter, the flu season began much later than normal, and was not as severe as in recent years. There are immunizations and pharmaceutical drugs like Relenza and Tamiflu available to stave off or treat the flu. However, nature has provided safer alternatives to ward off influenza and its unpleasant symptoms. Elderberries and their extract have are showing great promise in attacking flu and other viruses, with no known unpleasant side effects.
The latest health lifestyle change that is being heard of more and more is juicing. The basics of juicing are known by most people but the numerous health benefits that go along with this act may not be as well known. In its most basic explanation, juicing is taking fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, placing them into a juicing machine that will squeeze out all of the juice from the item. This juice is then consumed.
There is always something special about making your foods completely from scratch. Whether it is a delicious pot of warm organic vegetable soup or a recipe that has been handed down for generations, a special reward of fulfillment comes with growing your own edibles and then preparing them exactly as you see fit. In this way, you can be sure that you are getting the healthiest and most delicious foods possible.
The term asthma is derived from the Greek word for “short-drawn breath or panting.” The disease involves attacks of breathlessness that can be quite serious. The air passages in the small bronchi get inflamed and clogged with mucus, leading to more difficulties exhaling than inhaling although the sufferers appear to gasp for breath. Asthma bronchitis is more troublesome at night, particularly during sleep, and the symptoms may come either gradually or abruptly although they are often preceded by coughing spells associated with itching of the nose, chin, chest or back of the neck.