The next time you accidentally brush up against a hot skillet or nick your finger chopping veggies, reach for a jar of honey. When applied topically, honey creates a protective barrier for minor burns and cuts, plus its antibacterial compounds kill germs that can cause infection. What’s more, honey’s antioxidants help stop damaging inflammation that slows healing. Simply apply a coat of honey to your wound, then cover it with a bandage. Tip: Opt for raw honey since processing destroys the sweetener’s protective compounds.
Taming arthritis pain is as easy as opening your fridge – especially if you love parsley! USDA researchers say just 1/4 cup of the fresh herb contains 300% of the RDA of vitamin K, plus a rich supply of myristicin and eugenol. That’s key since these three nutrients are powerful anti-inflammatories that tamp down joint pain. For natural relief, steep 1 packed cup of washed parsley in 1 quart of boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes, then strain and refrigerate the liquid. Drink 1/2 cup before breakfast, dinner and anytime your pain is severe.
If you’re feeling tired and scattered despite fall’s fresh air, there’s a reason for that: Seven in 10 women have an overgrowth of candida, a type of yeast that lives in our body and feeds on sugar in our diet. And high candida levels trigger a sensitivity to mold, which thrives in piles of leaves and garden much. This triggers tiredness, forgetfulness, and achy joints. The easy fix? Adding a spoonful of coconut oil to your daily diet. Investigators at the University of Southern California found that the oil’s monolaurin cuts candida growth in half.
No need to reach for painkillers the next time a backache flares. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that when people with back, neck or other joint pain took 1200 mg. of fish oil daily for 75 days, 60% of them reported significant pain relief – enough to decrease or discontinue their use of pain medications. That’s because the fish oil’s omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) block pain-triggering inflammation. Note: Talk to your doctor before supplementing if you take warfarin or other blood thinners.
Planning a long-overdue vacation or trip to visit family or friends? Taking elderberry extract 10 days before traveling (and continuing for five days after you return) will help you enjoy your trip to the fullest.
If you’re battling tiredness, brain fog, and bloat, parasites could be to blame. Our favorite swimming holes this past summer (and even our pets) may have exposed us to these invaders, which doctors rarely diagnose. Women over 50 are most at risk since levels of parasite-destroying stomach acid drop with age. I recommend black walnut and cloves to restore energy. Both contain antimicrobial agents that kill parasites, their larvae, and eggs. To try: Verma-Plus (Unikey-Health.com), which delivers the ingredients in a tincture you add to water.
For the nearly 20 million women who have trouble catching their breath due to asthma or COPD, a trio of nutrients can help.
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The FDA recently approved a new – and pricey – drug (Aduhelm) to treat Alzheimer’s. But there’s an inexpensive supplement that can stave off the effects of the disease and other brain disorders, with no side effects!