Dear Patient, If You Have to Treat a Cold, Know  This:
BY HANS DUVEFELT Americans hate being sick. There are too many cold medicines out there to remember by name. But there are really only a handful of different drug classes to consider. In order to choose any one of them, be clear about what you want to accomplish. It’s actually very simple. 1) Make my cold go away faster: Zink, echinacea, visualization/manifesting, sauna, prayer (may be mostly placebo effect ). 2) Stop my nose from running (including post nasal drip): You’ll want the crud to leave your body as soon as possible, so turning off the drain pipe that your nose has become can increase the risk of ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Medical Practice Cold Hans Duvefelt Medical Education Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 3rd 2022
In conclusion, based on the analysis of proteomics and transcriptome, we identified four SRMs that may affect aging and speculated their possible mechanisms, which provides a new target for preventing aging, especially skin aging. A Popular Science Article on the State of Epigenetic Clocks https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2022/09/a-popular-science-article-on-the-state-of-epigenetic-clocks/ This popular science article is a good view of the present state of development and use of epigenetic clocks, covering the issues as well as the promise. Epigenetic age can be measured, with many different clocks...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 2, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

A Small Lifespan Study of Combined Interventions
My attention was drawn recently to a small mouse life span study run by one of the groups that has been in the longevity community for a while now. It is interesting for testing combinations of interventions that have in the past been demonstrated to modestly slow aging in mice (such as rapamycin), or modestly improve aspects of cell function in old tissues (such as nicotinamide mononucleotide). Combinatorial studies are rare in academia and industry, for reasons that have a lot to do with (a) the perverse incentives produced by the existence of intellectual property, in that the rights to use specific interventions can be...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 26, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

How to Just Bee
If I had to come back as an insect, I’d want to be a bee. Imagine having your nose stuck deep inside flowers all day and then coming home and making honey. On summer days I’m a human bee. I’m working in my garden as much as I possibly can — despite a little arthritis, the threat of ticks, and poison ivy. Most people love my garden when they pass by walking with their masks and their dogs. Most of them also say that they couldn’t do it — they cite reasons like black thumb or too much work — but I wish they’d rethink that. Gardens are good for the soul and good for the plan...
Source: Susan's Blog - September 20, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Susan Senator Tags: Uncategorized color creating flowers gardening perennials Source Type: blogs

The March of the Flowers
Here is the sacred order of the flowers. Use this list as a way of putting your garden together. I’ve listed bloom times, colors, and most of the heights. Your work here is to figure out how much sun you have because these are mostly full sun. Every now and then a supposedly sun-loving plant will survive (gasping and leggy) in partial sun but it’s no fun for either of you. Now go forth and garden. March 1) crocus 2) snowcaps (white) 3) scylla sibirica (blue, low-growing, spreads beautifully) 4) hyacinth 5) forsythia 6) heath (piney flowering low shrub that spreads) April  1) Bulbs like daffo...
Source: Susan's Blog - September 20, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Susan Senator Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Preventing and treating colds: The evidence and the anecdotes
Oh, who doesn’t hate colds. You’re miserable, achy, tired, congested, and coughing. You may need to miss work, or go to the doctor. But it seems that no one really feels sorry for the person with a cold because colds are so common. “It’s just a virus, it’ll get better on its own,” says your doctor. “There’s no cure.” Well, colds cost the U.S. an estimated 40 billion dollars per year considering lost financial productivity, plus spending on medical care, pharmaceuticals, and supplements (and that estimate is from 2003)!1 It’s just a virus? There’s got to be more we can do to effectively prevent and tre...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Cold and Flu Health Prevention cold prevention Source Type: blogs

Naturopaths have no place providing health care to children
Naturopaths hate it when I draw attention to examples of patient harm resulting from naturopaths failing to uphold medical standards of care. The Ezekiel Stephan case was a prime example of the harm that can come from naturopaths trying to play doctor. Nineteen-month-old Ezekiel Stephan died in 2012 from bacterial meningitis after his parents sought medical advice from naturopath Tracey Tannis. Per Tannis’s recommendation, Ezekiel’s parents treated him with echinacea. Tannis’s prescription fit right alongside the assortment of natural therapies Ezekiel’s parents had already been giving him. Further details about th...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/britt-marie-hermes" rel="tag" > Britt Marie Hermes, ND < /a > Tags: Physician Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

How to Beat a Cold Before It Gets Its Hooks into You – 5 Easy Natural Steps
At the first sign of a cold you can employ this easy and natural five prong attack to wipe out any cold before it gains any steam. To be most effective this strategy needs to be started as soon as you feel the first signs of a cold such as headache, sniffles, sneezing, or a sore throat. In fact I just used this successfully yesterday. I had a cold coming on last night: headache, sneezing, tired. I followed this protocol and by the time I went to bed I already felt better! By the morning I was 100% healthy. Zero symptoms. This is amazingly effective. It’s effectiveness is directly proportional to how soon you get star...
Source: Life Learning Today - October 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AgentSully Tags: Family Healthy Living How To Solving Problems common cold common cold remedy flu remedy natural cure Source Type: blogs

How to Beat a Cold Before It Gets Its Hooks into You – 5 Easy Natural Steps
At the first sign of a cold you can employ this easy and natural five prong attack to wipe out any cold before it gains any steam. To be most effective this strategy needs to be started as soon as you feel the first signs of a cold such as headache, sniffles, sneezing, or a sore throat. In fact I just used this successfully yesterday. I had a cold coming on last night: headache, sneezing, tired. I followed this protocol and by the time I went to bed I already felt better! By the morning I was 100% healthy. Zero symptoms. This is amazingly effective. It’s effectiveness is directly proportional to how soon you get star...
Source: Life Learning Today - October 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AgentSully Tags: Family Healthy Living How To Solving Problems common cold common cold remedy flu remedy natural cure Source Type: blogs

How to Beat a Cold Before It Gets Its Hooks into You – 5 Easy Natural Steps
At the first sign of a cold you can employ this easy and natural five prong attack to wipe out any cold before it gains any steam. To be most effective this strategy needs to be started as soon as you feel the first signs of a cold such as headache, sniffles, sneezing, or a sore throat. In fact I just used this successfully yesterday. I had a cold coming on last night: headache, sneezing, tired. I followed this protocol and by the time I went to bed I already felt better! By the morning I was 100% healthy. Zero symptoms. This is amazingly effective. It’s effectiveness is directly proportional to how soon you get star...
Source: Life Learning Today - October 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AgentSully Tags: Family Healthy Living How To Solving Problems common cold common cold remedy flu remedy natural cure Source Type: blogs

Naturopaths should be restricted from treating children. Here’s why.
You may be aware of Ezekiel Stephan, a 19-month-old boy, who died in 2012, after his parents chose home remedies and naturopathy for the treatment of viral meningitis. The parents currently are on trial in Canada for failing to provide the necessities of life. Over the course of many days, Ezekiel’s condition rapidly deteriorated, but his parents chose to “give him as much natural product as possible,” including syrup, frozen berries and a mixture of apple cider vinegar, horseradish root, hot peppers, mashed onion, garlic and ginger root. By the time Ezekiel began slipping in and out of consciousness, ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

How to boost your child’s immune system the right way
If you’re like most parents, you want your kids to be healthy. And if your kids are like most kids, that isn’t always the case. The most frequent illness of childhood is the common cold, and children — especially those in daycare — can get several of these infections per year. While cold viruses rarely result in significant complications, they certainly cause their share of discomfort, lost sleep, and time away from work and school. Because illnesses like the common cold are so common, there’s no shortage of people looking for ways to prevent them — or of Internet sites offering “natural”...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

Is Hoof Maker cream for horses really good for your nails? Episode 111
This study is often quoted as saying it worked better than or as well as 4% hydroquinone but 4 weeks is not long enough to judge that and again, and this was not about hexylresorcinol itself .” Finally, the website Truth in Aging says… ”HR’s ability to target pathways in the skin that lead to hyperpigmentation has propelled it into the skin lightening ingredient category. There is also thought that Hexylresorcinol has more benefits as well, including an ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase protection against UVB and UVA rays, and improve the skin’s barrier against pollution an...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry RomanowskiDiscover the beauty and cosmetic products you should use and avoid Source Type: blogs

Meals and Snacks to Make “Back To School” Easier
It’s time for parents to rejoice, the kiddos are headed back to school! We all know that “time crunch” of getting the kids up, dressed, fed, and off to school WITH a nutritious lunch in hand – it’s like a race. I appeared on WBAL to share food ideas to make getting back in the school grove easier and healthier. Be sure to check out the segment clips below–I’ve even got after school snacks and dinner covered too! Power Up with Peanut Butter Including foods like peanut butter in your “quick and easy” breakfasts helps make sure your child’s day kicks off in a nutritious way and keeps them sa...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - August 25, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: nutrition Source Type: blogs