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This summer as temperatures soar and you head out to get a little exercise, be it biking with the kids, playing ultimate Frisbee or even beach volleyball, you may be reaching for your water bottle and scanning for quick and easy energy boosters that don’t weigh you down or cost a lot.
Ever wonder what someone like 3-time Olympic gold medal athlete like Kerri Walsh Jennings reaches for as a quick pick-me-up? Well, chances are, you have her golden, sweet secret right in your pantry. It’s pure with just one ingredient, all-natural honey! Kerri, who started working with the National Honey Board in 2014, loves the taste and convenience of honey and started incorporating it into her routine years ago as a natural boost of energy on the sand.
Lori* called me the other day because she is having horrible night sweats and wanted to get advice about hormone free remedies that might help. She is desperate to have more sleep at night and feels as if she’s popping up out of bed every hour to stand in front of her fan or the open fridge. She’s given up on changing the sheets, but has been running cold water on her wrists to try and get some relief.
Lori’s in her early 50’s and is still having regular periods, so was surprised when I mentioned that her night sweats sound suspiciously like she’s in the midst of what I affectionately call the wild hormonal roller coaster ride of Peri – Menopause.
Every day in the US 45 children 5 and younger are rushed to emergency rooms because they’ve accidentally ingested dishwasher detergent, ammonia and other household cleaners. That’s 2 every hour of every day. All of this is entirely preventable. Child proofing your home can be as simple as putting dangerous household items and medications out of reach and out of sight. Kids are curious and will open cabinets, drawers and look under sinks for hidden treasures. They like to play at cooking and mixing and don’t know the difference between dangerous and safe products.
One of my patients called yesterday and said that her elderly mother had suddenly started leaking urine. Her mom just couldn’t get to the bathroom fast enough. The family was worried that this might mean that mom needed adult protection (diapers) and they worried that this would “crush” her spirit.
April Hussar from Self.com and I spoke recently about some surprising ways to stay healthy. Check out these 6 surprising ways to boost your immunity.
1. Don’t Stress! As SELF reported in a recent issue of Self.com, a new study in Epidemiology shows that feeling stressed can increase your chances of getting a cold. “A lot of social anxiety masquerades as stress — whether it’s fretting about what to wear to a family event or what to bring to a potluck. It can be easier said than done, but just taking a few moments out of your day to focus on your breath and all the positive things in your life, can really alleviate some of your stress and anxiety. Find more of SELF’s great holiday stress-busting tips here.
Of course, cutting back on your to-do list is also a major stress-reliever, which brings us to our next point…
Have you been treated for a Bladder Infection? In addition to taking the prescribed antibiotics, it’s also been shown that a healthy dose of probiotics can help reduce the risk of having a recurrent infection.
When children get sick and are coughing, parents are often at their wits end especially at night. It’s beyond difficult when everyone in the house is up because of a persistent cough. Parents are understandably reluctant to give medications that may not work well and have side effects.
Acupuncture and Herbs are natural options to treat menopausal symptoms
Ted Ray, L.A.c., DNBAO helps explain.
While many women experience a common set of symptoms associated with menopause (night sweats, hot flashes, fatigue, and irritability), it’s important to take an individualized approach. One strength of Chinese Herbal Medicine is its ability to combine herbs into a formula that is both right for the patient and right for the symptoms. When done correctly, an herbal formula will quickly relieve symptoms without side effects commonly seen in medications.
A while back, I wrote about bladder infections. Today, we’ll dive into more detail about a great home remedy that really works to prevent and sometimes treat bladder infections.
Many of my patients have cranberry juice every day or a few times each week to keep the keep their bladders happy and healthy, and I recommend it. Here’s why:
New Evidence Proves What Women Already Know
It doesn’t take a genius to know that cranberry juice works. However, a very smart researcher, who also happens to be a woman, figured out how. (more…)
For the dehydration that comes from Stomach Bugs, I’ve got some tried and true, road tested tips.
We use this to help people get re-hydrated. Wait at least 30 minutes after throwing up to even try to get some liquids. Then, mix water with clear juice or tea and whatever you do, DO NOT give more than a teaspoon at a time and wait 5 minutes between small sips. The liquids will be absorbed in the mouth and esophagus before they reach a very irritated stomach, so are less likely to come back up.