Monday, February 15, 2010

Nasal Rinse for Sinus Infection

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I've had many sinus infections over the years. Hay fever in Omaha and flowering trees are the main culprits. I've tried prescription and over the counter medications. Nothing is really effective at preventing an infection. The high powered medications normally work to stop an infection. In a few cases, they were not effective.

The thing that helps us the most is a salt water nasal rinse with a pinch of bicarbonate of soda to stop the burning sensation. I use an old dish soap dispenser and do my nasal rinse before getting out of the shower. Sue uses a neti pot, before doing her morning exercises. It is best to do your nasal rinse first thing in the morning.

During seasons when we don't have sinus problems, we don't use the rinse. Research indicates that daily nasal rinsing could be bad for you. Do not use a nasal rinse before bed. You don't want to got to bed with water in your sinus cavity. It could be that those who are experiencing infections, while rinsing or using a neti pot daily, are violating this rule.

Rather than buy the expensive individual salt packets from a pharmacy, we mix one pound of fine salt (non-iodized or kosher, if available) with three tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda. We use one teaspoon for about 10 ounces of warm water.


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Friday, September 26, 2008

The Power of Sunlight By Stormie Omartian

Visit Stormie's WebsiteOver the last few decades we have increasingly left natural light and fresh air out of our lives. Man now constructs buildings with no windows at all. Already many of our schools have classrooms with no windows and our children are studying in artificial light and artificial ventilation.

SUNLIGHT IS MEDICINE
Sunlight is a powerful healer, tonic, germ killer, remedial agent, and relaxer, especially when it is used in conjunction with the other seven steps. When you spend time in the fresh air and sunlight, your body drinks in their life-giving elements. Scientists are now discovering a great connection between light and health. They have found that natural light has a very significant effect on our immune system. Light is already being used for treating various diseases of the blood and skin, and for curing certain kinds of depression and nervous disorders.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Miraculous Disease-Fighting Fruit: Apples


The emerging data on apples is impressive and should have a profound impact on making healthy eating choices. Apples are packed with powerful phytonutrients that can support the body’s healing and disease-fighting ability.What are the benefits of the ordinary apple? According to research, apples may have beneficial effects for diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and asthma.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Healing Super Snacks

byDavid Zinczenko, with Matt Goulding
If some doctors had their way today, Americans would be more medicated than industrial feedlot cattle. But what most people don’t realize is that the first line of defense against stress, fatigue, depression, and so many other maladies is found in supermarket aisles, not in the drug store.

Research shows that the vitamins, minerals, and active compounds specific to certain fruits, vegetables, and even chocolate and red wine have an immediate and lasting impact on your mood, your health, your fitness — even your sex life.

Whether you have a big presentation at work, or the need to burn a few hundred extra calories a day (and who doesn’t want to do that?), why not put food to work for you? Here are seven research-backed quick cures just waiting for you in the fresh produce bins and supermarket shelves.
David is the author of the New York Times bestsellers the Abs Diet and the Abs Diet for Women, and co-author of the new national bestseller Eat This, Not That!

Read David and Matt's list of 7 super snacks

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