Articles - Flu Prevention
Difference Between a Weed and a Flower Is The Reference Book
really don't like pumping my kids up with some drug to make
them feel better. Laugh all you want, especially if you knew
me in college, but it's true. If my kids get sick, I refuse
to pick up a bottle of ibuprofen or cough syrup or baby-anything
drug. Now before you pick up the phone and call CPS, hear me
It a Cold or the Flu?
nose feels blocked, your throat is sore and you’re starting
to feel achy. You’re sure you’ve caught the cold
that’s making the rounds — but then again, flu
season is under way. Is there a simple way to figure out what
exactly you’re coming down with? If so, should colds
and flu be treated differently?
The pharmacy shelves are stocked with cough
syrups full of chemicals, alcohol and dyes. Are there natural
cough remedies to try?
Remedy for Coughs
Here are two of my favorites (excerpted
from my book, Gentle
Healing for Baby and Child ... A Parent's Guide).
The first is prepared and consumed right away, while the second
may be prepared and stored in your refrigerator all winter
Good enough for dinner any
night, this soup is of special benefit for those in the midst
of chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Variations on this soup
are a regular part of my anti-cancer lifestyle.
Infections and Homeopathy
When my first boy had an
ear infection when he was a baby, I was able to figure it out
by paying close attention to him. No, he didn't really tug on
his ear; he more or less flapped it with his hand, a lot like
a hound dog scratching his ear. But Joey developed a sudden breast
preference and was using the definitive "pain" cry at
More Than Poultry Stuffing!
The wise gardener who planted
salvia officinalis has an abundance of sage for valuable
medicinal use. Prepared as an infusion (1 teaspoon of the herb
steeped 15 to 30 minutes in a covered cup of boiled water), sage
has a multitude of applications.
blue? Maybe you’re SAD
SAD is greatly misunderstood like other
forms of depression. Many people tell Denise that they
feel less energetic or depressed when the weather is
cloudy or winter hits — but feeling blue because
of the weather and being knocked on your feet for months
antihistamines and night-time coughs
much as your sick child and yourself need sleep, it does not appear that cough
an antihistamine will help either of you sleep. Parents completed
a survey about their child’s coughing
and its effect on sleep. Then, the children were randomly assigned
to either receive the cough syrup Benylin, the antihistamine
Diphen AF or simple syrup (placebo) for one night. The next
day, the parents again completed the survey.
for Winter Health
Holiday cheer isn’t
the only thing that abounds this winter: Cold weather ushers in
the sniffles, sneezes and coughs of cold and flu season. Check
with your health care provider to see if any of these supplements
can help your family avoid illness or feel better quickly in the
event you do get sick.
About Flu Vaccine Shortages?
3 Big Reasons Not to Panic
Take a deep breath and relax! The best way to keep
from getting sick this winter is to prevent the spread of germs.
NFO dispels three big myths about the flu and gives you insight
on flu prevention.
have three children, and it seems like someone is always
sick at our house.
Is there any thing I can
do nutritionally to help keep my family healthy and illness-free?
My kids tend to
get frequent colds once school and day care start. Is this normal?
How can I minimize their symptoms?
About Common Wintertime Illnesses
Many parents dread wintertime because
of the illnesses that tend to be more common during the cold season.
We are barraged at every turn by misinformation in the media,
fueling our anxieties.
Winter’s Health Ally
One of the finest stimulators
of the immune system, echinacea (ehk-ih-NAY-shah) is a valued
herbal medicinal for colds and flu and their prevention. Its chemical
constituents --polysaccharides, fatty acids and glycosides --
stimulate the functions of helper T-cells, which are important
in the production of antibodies, and killer T-cells, which are
responsible for anti-viral activity.
Illness With a Hot Cup of Tea
Do green tea and black tea really help your body
fight serious disease? After hearing that tea is effective in
cancer prevention, writing a report on SARS and having the small
article above submitted the next day, I set off to investigate.
Allies to Strengthen Your Immune System
Faith in your body's ability to protect itself
will continue to bolster and reinforce the immune system as your
mental well-being improves. Enjoy the upward spiral of health.
Kid’s Got the Sniffles! Now What?
It’s been a long day. You’re ready
to take a break. One look at your child, though, and you see the
signs of a dreaded winter cold. What can homeopathy do for your
child? A lot.
The Right Dosage for Homeopathic Remedies
Ok, you’ve got a cold
or just banged your knee hard. What’s the best dosage for
a homeopathic remedy? To figure out the best dosage, you need
to consider many factors: whether the condition is acute (sudden
onset) or chronic (present for a longer time), the severity of
pain and even your age.